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Cycling in Garhwal Himalayas

It is a country with a variety of landscapes, embedded in a long and interesting history. An eviable culture that embraces the arts, nature, heritage, religion, innovation and a strong sense of justice for all.

Delhi - Rishikesh - New tehri - Dharasu - Uttarkashi - Bhatawari - Harsil - Gangotri - Gangnani - Uttarkashi - Barhmakhal - Barkot - Nainbag - Mussoorie - Delhi

17 Nights / 18 Days

Day 1

Arrive - Delhi

Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi

Morning after breakfast, full day guided sightseeing tour of New and old Delhi like Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, President House, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Swami Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple etc. Overnight stay at hotel. New Delhi is the capital of India and its third-largest city. In Old Delhi you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to India's Muslim history. The other Delhi in New Delhi, the imperial city created as the capital of India by the British. It is a spacious, open city and contains many embassies and government buildings.

Day 3

Delhi - Rishikesh

In the morning transfer to railway station to catch Dehradun Shatabdi train for Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. On arrival at Haridwar by 11:20 hrs met our representative and drive to Rishikesh (25 kms). Check in and after leisure by evening explore the Rishikesh your own/familiars with your cycle. Overnight at hotel. Rishikesh : Rishikesh, situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims.

Day 4

Rishikesh - New Tehri (770 mts/76 Kms)

Cycling in Garhwal Himalayas

Morning after breakfast start the day one cycle trip up to New Tehri, the kitchen staff and luggage will go by supporting vehicle. Lunch will serve enroute, evening reach New Tehri check in and overnight stay at the hotel. New Tehri: The newly established township is the districts headquarter of Tehri Garhwal. It is situated at an elevation between 1550 to 1950 mts. above sea level. A modern and well planned town, only 11 Kms. From Chamba & 24 Kms. From Old Tehri, it overlooks a massive artificial lake and a Dam. It will soon become an important centre of attraction on the completion of the dam.

Day 5

Tehri - Dharasu (1036 mts/42 Kms)

Morning after breakfast. Get ready for cycling up to Dharasu the road begins to rise, winding its way along the Bhagirathi and passing through a fertile valley studded with patches of trees and clusters of small houses. Here the Khuromla meets the Bhagirathi and the roads to Uttarkhashi and Gangotri trails its way along the banks of the Bhagirathi. Lunch will be enroute reach Dharasu. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.

Day 6

Dharasu - Uttarkashi (1158 mts/28 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek starts towards Uttarkashi, On the banks of the Bhagirathi, surrounded by the rivers Varuna and Assi, this sacred fast developing town is the capital of the newly constituted western most district of the Uttarakhand. On arrival at Uttarkashi check in at the hotel, evening visit Vishwnath Temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7

Uttarkashi - Bhatwari (1218 mts/35 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, start the cycle trek to Bhatwari along with the river Bhagirathi, reach Bhatwari It is an important town, with a small market. Check in at Tent Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8

Bhatwari - Harsil (2623 mts/40 Kms)

Harsil

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek start from Bhatwari to Harsil, lunch enroot, after 40 km. cycle trek reach Harsil, check in at tent dinner and overnight stay at tent. Harsil: This beautiful sylvan hamlet with its winding shady roads, swinging conifers, sun-kissed mountains and scintillating Bhagirathi to add to its allure, charmed a British settler who introduced apple trees here.

Day 9

Harsil - Gangotri (3200 mts/30 kms)

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek starts from Harsil to Gangotri along with Bhagirathi River. Reach Gangotri check in at the hotel Dinner and overnight stay. Gangotri : beyond the gorge where the Jadh Ganga meets the Bhagirathi, heralding the approach of the Gangotri temple, the narrow, Bhagirathi revine, dramatic and beautifully wooded, opens out into the Goddess Ganga stands on the right bank simple, but dignified in the valley of the gods surrounded by the majesty of the mountains, the beauty of nature . A valley flanked by jagged snowy peaks. Here is the start point of Ganga River source pilgrimage which attracts every year thousands of devotees.

Day 10

Gangotri - Gangnani (2133 mts/50 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek to Gangnali reach Gangnani check in at the tent. Dinner and overnight stay at tent. Gangnani: a little paradise offering peace and solitude surrounded by beauty and overlooked by the snows, is an ideal place for meditation. There are hot water springs.

Day 11

Gangnani - Uttarkashi (1158 mts) (50 Kms)

Biking in Garhwal Himalayas

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek starts from Gangnani to Uttarkashi, Lunch enroot evening reach Uttarkashi, check in and dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12

Uttarkashi - Barhmakhal (1958 mts) (40 Kms)

Morning after breakfast cycle trek starts from Uttarkashi to Barhmakhal, Lunch will be enroot, reach Barhmakhal check in and overnight stay at tent.

Day 13

Barhmakhal - Barkot (2118 mts) (51 kms)

Morning after breakfast, cycle trek start towards Barkot, reach Barkot village, this village situated the bank of river Yamuna, she is coming from Yamunotri, Barkot Village view is good from Hotel Balcony. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14

Barkot - Nainbagh (1115 mts) (50 Kms)

Morning after breakfast, Cycle trek starts towards Nainbagh, along with River Yamuna, the beautiful Village during the trek time is Naugaon, Barnigad, Sarigad, Damta, reach Nainbagh check in at tent overnight stay at tent.

Day 15

Nainbag - Mussoorie (2005 mts) (41 Kms)

Kempty Fall

Morning after breakfast, Cycle trek start towards Mussoorie, enroot see the Majestic view of Himalayas. Enroot Visit Kempty Fall, than start cycle trek and Reach Mussoorie check in at the hotel, in the night see the view of Dehradun imagine like a valley of stars of Sky. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel. Mussoorie: Rising as a horseshoe shaped foothill that overlooks on the one side, the great plains sweltering in their pestilential heat with the holy Ganges, oiling its way through slowly, sluggishly across them, on the other, the vibrant, magnetic, silhouette of the Himalaya, is Mussoorie where the mountains to gay and the nobility mingles with the elite, when they sojourn there for the summer.

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Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

Climate

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

Footwear

  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs

Foreign Exchange

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Exclusions

  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destination
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle