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The part of the trip follows the first Himalayan car rally route, starting and finishing at the foothill towns of Haldwani & Dehradun respectively. This is a moderate tour through Shivalik ranges with highpoints at Mukteshwar, Jageshwar, Chakori, Gwaldom, Chopta, Chamba, Mussoorie, offering views of the majestic `Great Himalayan Range` on one end and varied terrain on the other - the crisscrossing rivers, finest forests, historical monuments, religious shrines and traditional lifestyle. Best period is from March, April & Oct to mid Dec. Total distance can be varied from 400kms to 700kms and maximum height gained is approx. 3000m only.

This trip is one of the Great Himalayan traverse ~ crossing three important ranges namely Zanskar, Great Himalayan Range &PirPanjal ~ four high passes-Tanglangla 5340m (the second highest motorable point in the world), Lachalangla 5065m, Baralachala 4830m &Rohtang pass 3980m. It offers a tremendous variety of landscape and culture-from the lush green Kulu-Manali valleys with Hindu temples, through the semi-arid plains of Lahaul to the Tibetan-influenced high plateau of Ladakh dotted with ancient Buddhist monasteries. In this programme you may also reach Khardungla (5359m) -one of the world's highest motorable road, and as well opt for a longer run to finish the trip at Srinagar via Kargil. Total cycling distance: 500kms to 1000kms and best period is from June to September.

This trip gives you a deep insight into the eastern part of Himalayas - The evergreen forest, tea plantations, colourful markets, Buddhist monasteries, panoramic views of Kanchenjunga & Bhutan mountain ranges, lovely old colonial buildings of British era in Darjeeling with Himalayan railway train-listed as a `World Heritage Site` of UNESCO, quiet & charming country side of Bhutan. Total cycling distance will be approx : 700kms plus a bit of driving between Dooras in India to Thimphu in BhutanBest Period is from March, April & Oct, Nov.



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