This journey is a mountain-bikers dream, passing through remote villages, high passes & mighty snow peaks. Tucked away in the craggy fold   of  the Himalayas is a land that  few people know about, fewer still  have crossed this way, for it has been one of the world's best kept secrets for thousands of years. You gain a real sense of "adventure travel" as you ride to the amazing Chandratal Lake (14,420 ft) and Kibber (14,000 ft), the highest village in the world.


Day 1
Arrive Delhi.
15 seater internal flight to Kullu.
O/n hotel in Manali.

Day 2
Day to relax and enjoy Manali & Naggar.
Visit to Hadimba Temple.
O/n hotel in Manali.

Days 3-11 
Mountain bike from Manali
to Shimla.
Crossing :
Rohtang Pass (13,220 ft)
Kunzam Pass (15,150 ft)
Chandratal Lake (14,240 ft)
Ki (13,320 ft) 
Kibber (14,000 ft)
Pin Valley National Park.

Day 12
Day to relax and enjoy Shimla.
O/n sleeper train to Delhi.

Day 13

Shopping & sightseeing in Delhi.
O/n hotel in Delhi.

Day 14

Beginning June - Middle Sept.

Level: Tough.

     Although access to the high valleys of Spiti, North India, this remote and rugged corner of the world, has only been possible since 1992, you will be one of the Fist few mountain bikers to explore this idyllic region. Punctuated with villages reminiscent of a time gone by.

     Now the challenge begins: leaving the India known to many to find the India known to very few. A journey of beauty and unanswered mysteries. The roads and dirt tracks follow old trade routes leading to Tibet, a wilderness. Passes and plains offer a feast of snow-clad peaks and bizarre rock formations, often under clear blue skies. The peace and quite is only broken by the roar of fast-flowing streams, the wind and the beating of your heart.

     We witness spectacular Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, including Ki, Dhankar and Tabo Gompas. The monastery at Tabo considered the 2nd most important in the world, celebrated its 1000 th birthday in 1996 and played host to the 14 th Dalai Lama. His Holiness returned in August 2000 to Ki to give teachings.

     Soon after Tabo the Spiti-Winter joins the mighty Sutlej River that has its source in Manasarovar Lake in Tibet. The river, our companion for this journey, accompanies us  into  the region of Kinnaur through a deeply cut narrow gorge. The views of the mighty kinner Kailash Massif (20,150 ft) are a rare sight to behold.

     Shimla, the British Summers Capital, is steeped with reminders of the grand days of the Raj. You will have time to celebrate your achievement and reflect on a dramatic journey through a part of India quite removed from the rest.