An overland journey carries the essence of a high adventure, over spectacular road journeys through remote and previously forbidden areas of the Himalaya. Some are old Caravan routes along beautiful valleys.
A range of interesting journeys by jeep/car/bus can be undertaken in the Indian subcontinent. The popular ones are from Delhi to Manali and on to Leh travelling jeep-safari style. There are other exciting routes via the relatively unknown regions of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh.
The IBEX back up team of cooks and staff with complete camp and kitchen gear follow, providing safety as well.
– On the wheels of endeavor
Biking in the Indian Himalaya can be an activity-based holiday combined with the opportunity of absorbing the natural spectacular views at a leisurely pace.
Your journey through interesting mountain villages and as you cycle through landscapes, you can witness mountain folk and their lifestyles, and feel the music of the mountains waft through.
With over 5000 kms of metaled and unmetalled mountain road ranging in altitude from 400 to 5000 meters, a vast number of biking opportunities exist. From short day trips in the foothills to extended tours over the highest road passes in the world there are tours to suit any biker.
For the mountain biker, the ultimate journey in India is on the Manali-Leh Highway.
Ibex can provide Indian mountain bikes or if you are serious amateurs or professionals, you can bring your own from overseas. The tour has an Ibex vehicle following with staff, camp, safety and repair equipment. Cycling nights are spent in camps punctuated with hotel nights.
Mountain Biking possibilities
14 days – Manali to Leh over 3 passes: Delhi – Manali – over Rohtang Pas – Keylong – Baralachala – Lachungla, Pang, Rumtse – Thiksey – Leh – New Delhi
21 days – Delhi to Kathmandu: Delhi – Kosi – Agra – Allahabad – Varanasi – Gorakhpur – Pokhara – Kathmandu
21 days – Kulu Spiti Kinnaur traverse – Delhi – Manali – Rohtang – Batal – Kaza – Tabo – Pooh – Kalpa – Sarahan – Simla – Nalagarh – Delhi.