This introduction motorcycle tour will take you around Manali's most picturesque countryside and sites. Orchards, forests, rivers, waterfalls, towering snowy mountains and fairy memories await you.
Info about Manali:
Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. The small town, with a population of 8,096, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh.
Manali is named after the lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is regarded as the changed name of "Manu-Alaya" which literally means "the abode of Manu". Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali is also often referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, prior to this no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apple—along with plum and pear—remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown Trout was also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonisers
The pass provides a natural divide between the humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north)
|Riding hrs.||4 min. - 6 max. /day of ride|
|Rohtang pass ride 3978 mts|
Day 1 - Manali
Day 2 - Rohtang La-Anjani Mahadev-Solang Valley
Day 3 - Vashisht-Jogini waterfall-Old Manali-Hadimba Temple
Day 4 - Naggar-Jana warterfalls-Bijli Mahadev-Kasol (Overnight stay)
Day 5 - Kasol-Manikaran-Malana-Kullu (Rafting)
Day 6 - Manali (Rock Climbing)
Day 7 - Manali, end of the tour
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: Rohtang La - Anjani Mahadev - Solang Valley
Let’s go for an extreme ride in direction of Rohtang pass (4050m altitude). From the top, you can see the snow white peaks of Lahaul Mountains that contrast with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags along the way. The pass provides a natural divide between the sub-humid/humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid/semi-arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture (in the north).
Back to Manali, a little trek to Anjani temple will be organized. After the visit, we move down to Solang Valley, a picturesque setting where we’ll do many adventure activities such as, paragliding, zorbing or horse riding.
Day 3rd: Vashisht - Jogini waterfall - Old Manali - Hadimba Temple
Visit of Vashisht well known for its hot springs and old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama. After taking a little bath in the holy hot spring waters, we’ll go for a little trek to Jogini waterfall, 3 KM from Vashisht temple, through apple orchards, tall pine trees and small water streams.
We continue our visit towards Old Manali, on the other side of the river.Popular among foreign tourist and the entire market, the village is as idle as a fairy tale but at the same time it is exposed to the comfort of today’s world.The Guests Houses with cafes are important facets of Old Manali. There’s only one main road (Shops on both sides) and most cafes are located on this slanting road that leads deeper to the village.
Cafes are cozy and exhibit hippie’s exuberance. This is a small place where all nationalities met.
Finally, we’ll end our day full of discoveries by the visit of Hadimba temple built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in the year 1553 in the worship of Hidamba Devi. This wooden temple is beautifully designed in a Pagoda style and there are many wooden carving works in the walls and main entrance door of the temple.
Day 4th: Naggar - Jana warterfalls - Bijli Mahadev - Kasol (Overnight stay)
Head to Naggar and visit of its castle.The place is very scenic from where entire Kullu valley on both sides can be seen. There is a belief that the JagtiPatt stone, sacred slab of stone of the castle, rescues the local people against all ill effects.
After the visit we follow our trip towards Jana and its beautiful natural waterfall. There we’ll taste home cooked food of the villagers. The food includes Rajma, Kadhi, Red Rice, Chutni and a local dish called 'SIDDHU'. After tasting this delicious dish, we hit the road again in direction of Bijli Mahadev, one of the most sacred temples of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460m and from the temple, a panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys can be seen. The name comes from the fact that, the lightening (Bijli) strikes the Shiva linga (Mahadev) inside the temple and breaks it into pieces. The priest of the temple collects all the pieces and joins them together with the help of a local butter acting as an adhesive.
We leave this place full of mystery and reach Kasol, a village situated on the bank of Parvati River, where we’ll spend the night. Known as the "mini Israel" in Himachal Pradesh, Kasol offers the much needed respite for young Israelis desperate for a break after their compulsory military service. With a sizeable Israeli population, it comes hardly as a surprise that the signboards outside shops are also written in Hebrew and the recent inflow of Israeli tourists has triggered mushrooming of restaurants, hotels and shops catering to their needs. Kasol is an ideal destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts due to its scenic valley, untouched mountains and great climate throughout the year.
Day 5th: Kasol - Manikaran - Malana - Kullu (Rafting)
Situated few km far from Kasol only, Manikaran 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.A little trek will be organized to Malana, one of the oldest democracies of the world and, according to a tradition, Malana was founded by remnants of Alexander the Great’s Army.
To end this adventurous day a little rafting will be organized down the Kullu River.
Day 6th: Manali
On the program, a rock climbing activity will be organized. Once at the top, you’ll fully appreciate a spectacular view of the Kullu valley.
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 7th: 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 New Delhi airport or Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule
Dates & Services
Departure Date: 21st to 27th May
Contact us for tour cost
The Service Includes:
- Motorbike (500cc UCE)with fuel for the whole trip
- Backup vehicle to carry luggage, spare parts and mechanic for the entire trip as per the itinerary.
- Road captain with Motorbike
- Mechanic. with all Spare parts and tool kit
- Accommodation for 6 Nights (Twin sharing)
- Food MAP basis (Breakfast , Dinner )
- Juices and water will be provided
- Helper / Back-up- Rider
- Medical kit (inc. Oxy. cylinder)
- Farewell party on a last day of ride.
- Photos and video of the whole trip.
- Inner line permits/monuments entrance fee
- Pick up & Dropping at (Kullu) airport /Bus Stand.
The Service Excludes:
- 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.
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.
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