Essence of Himachal Ride

Overview

This motorcycle tour will take you to Himachal most famous sites, Himalayan landscapes, hill stations and temples, giving you an excellent overview of its sumptuous sceneries.

Its area is 21,495 sq mi (55,670 km2) Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. The history of the area that now constitutes Himachal Pradesh dates back to the time when the Indus valley civilization flourished between 2250 and 1750 BCE.

Himachal is in the western Himalayas. it is a mountainous state. Most of the state lies on the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range.

Himachal has a rich heritage of handicrafts. These include woolen and pashmina.

The state is endowed with variety of landscape and vivid topographic features which attract tourists.

Himachal has a rich heritage of handicrafts. These include woolen and pashmina shawls, carpets, silver and metal ware, embroidered chappals, grass shoes, Kangra and Gompa style paintings, wood work, horse-hair bangles, wooden and metal utensils and various other house hold items. These aesthetic and tasteful handicrafts declined under competition from machine made goods and also because of lack of marketing facilities. But now the demand for handicrafts has increased within and outside the country.

The region also has some of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Asia. Himachal was one of the few states that had remained largely untouched by external customs, largely due to its difficult terrain. on this ride we will visit most of the untouched parts of Himalayas .

Tour Highlights

Total Kms 1150
Suitable Riding period Feb - October
Culture Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism
Riding hrs. 5 min. - 9 max. /day of ride
Riding level Intermediate
Day 1 - Manali
Day 2 - Manali-Manikaran 80 km
Day 3 - Manikaran-Rewalsar Lake 117 km
Day 4 - Rewalsar Lake-Kangra- Dharamsala 135 km
Day 5 - Dharamsala 21 km
Day 6 - Dharamsala-Shimla 240 km
Day 7 - Shimla
Day 8 - Shimla-Rohru-Narkanda 169 km
Day 9 - Narkanda-prassure Lake 166 km
Day 10 - Prashar Lake-Manali 154 km
Day 11 - Manali, end of the tour

Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1st: Manali

In morning we come to pick you up at the Kullu Airport or at the bus station and drive you to your hotel. Our representatives are there to provide you all the services and soon you’ll be introduced to the bikes and all details about the tour. Go-Pro Cameras on helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let’s start riding around Manali valley with Adventure activities!

Day 2nd: Manali - Manikaran (80 km approx.)

In morning we start riding to the beautiful valley of Manikaran. The small town of Manikran is located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati at an altitude of 1760m.

Manikaran attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its pilgrim centres and hot springs. According to an old legend, Manikaran is connected with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parvati, who lost her ear rings here, which gave birth to hot waters on the bank of Parvati River. Surrounding by mountains and lush greenery, you’ll fully appreciate taking a holy dip in that amazing place.

Day 3rd: Manikaran - Rewalsar Lake (117 km approx.)

On this day, we take the road in direction of Rewalsar Lake, known as Tso Pema (Lotus Lake) by Tibetan Buddhists. It is a mid-altitude lake (1360m) located on the mountainside. According to the legend, the lake was created when the king of Mandzi tried to burn alive the Guru Padmasambhava, to prevent his daughter Mandarava running off with him. A view of Rewalsar town with lake from the top of surrounding hills, some Hindu Temples and Buddhist monasteries, makes a majestic panoramic appearance.

Day 4th: Rewalsar Lake - Kangra - Dharamsala

We follow our trip in direction of Kangra, the capital of the district with the same name. There you’ll be able to visit some temples, the Wildlife Sanctuary and the famous Kangra Fort built in the 4th century.

In addition of its places of interests, the Kangra Valley, sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range, is one of the most picturesque valleys of lower Himalayas and offers you an incomparable green and luxuriant landscape. We Continue our ride are reach to Dharamsala.

Day 5th: Dharamsala (21 km approx.)

We will discover on that day Dharamsala, also called the little (Lhassa) because 15 000 Tibetan refugees live there around the 14th Dalai Lama residence.

The rest of the day is yours for sightseeing in the city. Its many temples, its lake, its art gallery, Dharamsala has a lot to offer in that field. On the schedule, lots of adventure activities such as temples visits, a hike to the wonderful Bhagsu waterfalls, paragliding or, for the most courageous, an ascent to admire the spectacular view of Himalayan peaks.

Day 6th: Dharamsala - Shimla (240 km approx.)

After many adventure activities, get ready to hit the road towards the capital of Himachal Pradesh through the beautiful valley of Kullu. Pretty mountain villages, roaring rivers, orchards and terraced fields, thick pine forests and snow-flecked ridges await you.

At the end of the afternoon, we transfer you to your hotel. A walk down the Mall, main shopping street of Shimla, and a visit of Christ Church will be organized.

Day 7th: Shimla (Local Visit)

Ancient summer capital of India under the British Empire, Shimla will make you feel like you are in a 60’s British town due to his architecture buildings.

Large and growing city with 171,817 inhabitants, Shimla is well known as a hub for India's tourism sector and is among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. Visits, shopping, cultural activities, you will not remain indifferent to that charming city.

Day 8th: Shimla - Rohru - Narkanda (169 km approx.)

From Shimla, we follow our route towards Rohru. This little town of 14,953 inhabitants is located at the bank of Pabbar River and is famous for its apple farms and for trout fishing.

Rohru offers you the best view of the valley with its pine trees. The ideal place to have a beer, to fish for trout and spend a relaxing moment near the river. After a pleasant moment head to Narkanda, a gateway to apple country of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an attitude of 2708m Narkanda offers a spectacular view of the eternal snow ranges, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. An ideal pace to spend the night.

Day 9th: Narkanda - Prassure Lake (166 km approx.)

Our trip continues to Prashar Lake . Gear up for the ride to Prashar Lake! Located at a height of 2730m, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there.

With deep blue waters, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas, you’ll be captivated by an immense and sumptuous panorama.

Day 10th: Prasar Lake - Manali

After taking pictures of that little piece of heaven, resting soothed at the sound of the ripples of the lake or, for the more intrepid, taking a bath in its fresh and crystalline water, we begin our trip back to Manali.

For our last night a warm farewell with camp fire, barbecue and guitar live show will be organized with Hardev Motors Team. We hope that you spent an enjoyable trip with us.

Day 11th: Manali

End of the tour. In the morning, you are free to do some shopping for the family and friends. Shawls, Tweed jackets, costume jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts are the local arts and crafts that you can find easily in Manali and for a reasonable price.

After lunch, a transfer to the Kullu airport or Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule.

Dates & Services

Departure Date: 10th to 20th April

Contact us for tour cost


THE COST INCLUSIONS IN THE RIDE:

  • Royal Enfield 500cc (UCE)  with fuel
  • Road captain (Bike + fuel+ accommodation)
  • Backup jeep with luggage carrier
  • Mechanic with spare parts & tool kit
  • Accommodation (Twin sharing basis)
  • Food (M.A.P Basis)
  • Inner line monuments entry fee
  • Pick up/drop at bus stand
  • Farewell party o Medical kit
  • Photos & Videos of the tour


THE COST EXCLUSIONS IN THE RIDE:

  • Lunch on all days
  • International /Domestic flights
  • India Visa
  • Motorbike damage will be covered from your  Refundable security amount
  • Medical insurance/Travel insurance coverage
  • Trip extension in case of road blockage /Natural crisis.
  • Riding Gears.
  • Personal insurance and evacuation charges
  • All expenses of personal nature such as Alcohol, laundry etc.
  • Insurance against or for accidents / loss of life, loss of goods etc.
  • Third party insurance.
  • Tips to guides, drivers etc.
  • Any item not included in the above “cost Includes”.

Terms and conditions

 

1. Online Booking
A deposit of 30% of the total estimated bill is requiredto hold the booking on a confirm basis at least 90 days before the tour starts.

2. Security deposit
Required deposit: Rs. 10000/- per bike & one original ID proof. Refundable if there is no damage on the bike.

3. Cancellation and refunds
40% of the total estimated bill is refundable until 30 days before the tour starts. Above the stipulated time, 20% will be reimbursed.

4. Responsibility of the applicant
-The company is not responsible in case of physical or fatal injuries.

-The company is not responsible for the bikes damages. If the body, clutch plates or riding gears are damaged because of rough riding the applicant will be charged.

5. Trip extension
If unforeseen circumstances necessitate a trip extension or if the participants decide to extend the motorbike tour, additional costs will be charged to them.

6. Unexpected disruptions
Hardev Motors organizes guided motorcycle tours in some of the wildest areas on earth, accordingly the weather and environment can be unstable especially in the Himalayas.
Company is not responsible for changes in the itinerary or program  that are a result of roadblocks, landslides, monsoon, heavy rain or snow fall and any natural crisis.

7. Rights
HM Holds the rights to refuse/ remove you while on a tour In case of   not follow the rules of ride /command of team leader/Unacceptable behavior with other group members etc. No amount is refundable in that situation.

8. Conditions to participate in our rides
To participate as a rider an individual has to be equal or above the age of 18 years at the time of the tour and be in possession of a valid motorcycle driving license and international driving license (for foreigners), be in good health condition and have at least 2 or 3 years experience in riding a motorcycle.

As a pillion, an individual has to be equal or above the age of 12 years at the time of the tour, in good health condition and with at least some motorcycle co-riding experience.

9.Number of participants
A minimum of 6 riders is required to start a tour.

 

Bank details
HARDEV MOTORS A/C 790920110000215
(Bank of India) Manali Distt. Kullu (H.P) INDIA.
Swift Code (BKIDINBBCHD)
IFSC: BKID0007909

Contact Info

Contacts

+91 8262800005
+91 9805318889
+91 9805888458
+91-1902 250115
hardevmotorsinfo@gmail.com
On the way to Vashisht,
opposite of Sita Cottage
Manali, Distt. Kullu (H.P.) 175131, India

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