Holi in the Himalayas

Summary

DATES: 07/03/20 – 20/03/20

DURATION: 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 11 DAYS

DISTANCE: 1600 KMS

RIDE LEVEL: TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

JIM CORBETT: TIGER RESERVE

BINSAR: SCENIC VIEWS OF  GREATER HIMALAYAS

RISHIKESH: RIVER RAFTING, YOGA

PITHORAGARH: LITTLE KASHMIR

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HOLI 'THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS' IS A FAMOUS HINDU FESTIVAL THAT IS CELEBRATED IN EVERY PART OF INDIA WITH UTMOST JOY AND ENTHUSIASM. IT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE THIRD DAY OF THIS TOUR.
DELHI : Steeped in history yet overflowing with modern life, colourful, cacophonous Delhi pulsates with the relentless rhythms of humanity like few other cities on Earth.
CORBETT TIGER RESERVE : Established in 1936 as India’s first national park, covers 1318 sq km of wild forests. It’s named after legendary British hunter Jim Corbett (1875–1955), who brought this region international fame with his book The Man-Eaters of Kumaon.
RANIKHET: Queen’s prairie is the literal meaning of the place Ranikhet. Known for being the base for Kumaon Regiment, it is situated at a height of 1,869 metres above the sea level.
BINSAR: A picturesque, sleepy hamlet and one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of 2420 metres, it offers majestic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, from Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, to Shivling and Panchchuli.
PITHORAGARH: Spread across the hillsides above a scenic valley that’s been dubbed ‘Little Kashmir', Pithoragarh is the main town of a little-visited region that borders Tibet and Nepal.
MUNSYARI: Perched on a mountainside surrounded by plunging terraced fields, where the 6000m Panchachuli peaks scrape the sky across the Johar Valley, Munsyari (2290m) is one of the most scenic villages in Uttarakhand. Visited mostly by trekkers heading to the Milam Glacier, the surrounding landscape makes this a worthwhile destination.
KAUSANI: Perched high on a forest-covered ridge, this tiny, sleepy village has lovely panoramic views of distant snow-capped peaks, mountain-fresh air and a relaxed atmosphere. Mahatma Gandhi found Kausani an inspirational place to write his Bhagavad Gita treatise Anasakti Yoga in 1929.
RUDRAPRAYAG: The pristine town is nestled on the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. It is one of the Panch Prayag or five confluences of Alaknanda River.
KANATAL: Kanatal is arguably the most beautiful hidden gem in the lesser travelled regions of Uttarakhand. Nestled among the lofty mountain ranges of The Himalayas, the tiny, rustic hamlet is perched at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level.
MUSSOORIE: Perched on a ridge 2km high, the 'Queen of Hill Stations' is Uttarakhand’s favourite holiday destination. When the mist clears, views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb.
RISHIKESH: Ever since the Beatles visited the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late '60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Today it styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes.
Day 1 : Sat, 07/03/20  :  Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : Sun, 08/03/20:  New Delhi - Jim Corbett. 260 Kms.
Day 3 : Mon, 09/03/20: Jim Corbett - Ranikhet. 90 Kms.
Day 4 : Tue, 10/03/20  : Ranikhet - Binsar. 80 Kms.
Day 5 : Wed, 11/03/20  : Binsar - Pithoragarh. 130 Kms.
Day 6 : Thu, 12/03/20 :  Pithoragarh - Munsyari. 140 Kms.
Day 7 : Fri, 13/03/20 :    Munsyari - Kausani. 165 Kms.
Day 8 : Sat, 14/03/20 :   Rest Day.
Day 9 : Sun, 15/03/20 :  Kausani - Rudraprayag. 140 Kms.
Day 10: Mon, 16/03/20 : Rudraprayag - Kanatal. 140 Kms.
Day 11: Tue, 17/03/20 :  Kanatal - Mussoorie. 50 Kms.
Day 12: Wed, 18/03/20 : Mussoorie - Rishikesh. 80 Kms.
Day 13: Thu, 19/03/20 : Rishikesh - New Delhi. 230 Kms.
Day 14: Fri, 20/03/20 :  Departure from New Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • SCALA PACKTALK BLUETOOTH COMM DEVICE FOR EACH RIDER.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

RIDER :  £2500

PILLION :  £2300

4X4 DRIVER / PASSENGER : £2700

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £400

(All Prices Exclusive of 5% GST)

BOOKING AMOUNT : £250

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Summary

DATES: 07/03/20 – 20/03/20

DURATION: 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 11 DAYS

DISTANCE: 1600 KMS

RIDE LEVEL: TOUGH

VEHICLES :

MOTORCYCLES – ROYAL ENFIELD

SUVs – TOYOTA, MAHINDRA

PLACES OF INTEREST :

JIM CORBETT: TIGER RESERVE

BINSAR: SCENIC VIEWS OF  GREATER HIMALAYAS

RISHIKESH: RIVER RAFTING, YOGA

PITHORAGARH: LITTLE KASHMIR

HOLI 'THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS' IS A FAMOUS HINDU FESTIVAL THAT IS CELEBRATED IN EVERY PART OF INDIA WITH UTMOST JOY AND ENTHUSIASM. IT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE THIRD DAY OF THIS TOUR.
DELHI : Steeped in history yet overflowing with modern life, colourful, cacophonous Delhi pulsates with the relentless rhythms of humanity like few other cities on Earth.
CORBETT TIGER RESERVE : Established in 1936 as India’s first national park, covers 1318 sq km of wild forests. It’s named after legendary British hunter Jim Corbett (1875–1955), who brought this region international fame with his book The Man-Eaters of Kumaon.
RANIKHET: Queen’s prairie is the literal meaning of the place Ranikhet. Known for being the base for Kumaon Regiment, it is situated at a height of 1,869 metres above the sea level.
BINSAR: A picturesque, sleepy hamlet and one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of 2420 metres, it offers majestic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, from Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, to Shivling and Panchchuli.
PITHORAGARH: Spread across the hillsides above a scenic valley that’s been dubbed ‘Little Kashmir', Pithoragarh is the main town of a little-visited region that borders Tibet and Nepal.
MUNSYARI: Perched on a mountainside surrounded by plunging terraced fields, where the 6000m Panchachuli peaks scrape the sky across the Johar Valley, Munsyari (2290m) is one of the most scenic villages in Uttarakhand. Visited mostly by trekkers heading to the Milam Glacier, the surrounding landscape makes this a worthwhile destination.
KAUSANI: Perched high on a forest-covered ridge, this tiny, sleepy village has lovely panoramic views of distant snow-capped peaks, mountain-fresh air and a relaxed atmosphere. Mahatma Gandhi found Kausani an inspirational place to write his Bhagavad Gita treatise Anasakti Yoga in 1929.
RUDRAPRAYAG: The pristine town is nestled on the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. It is one of the Panch Prayag or five confluences of Alaknanda River.
KANATAL: Kanatal is arguably the most beautiful hidden gem in the lesser travelled regions of Uttarakhand. Nestled among the lofty mountain ranges of The Himalayas, the tiny, rustic hamlet is perched at an elevation of 8,500 feet above sea level.
MUSSOORIE: Perched on a ridge 2km high, the 'Queen of Hill Stations' is Uttarakhand’s favourite holiday destination. When the mist clears, views of the green Doon Valley and the distant white-capped Himalayan peaks are superb.
RISHIKESH: Ever since the Beatles visited the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late '60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Today it styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes.
 
Day 1 : Sat, 07/03/20  :  Arrival in New Delhi. Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : Sun, 08/03/20:  New Delhi - Jim Corbett. 260 Kms.
Day 3 : Mon, 09/03/20: Jim Corbett - Ranikhet. 90 Kms.
Day 4 : Tue, 10/03/20  : Ranikhet - Binsar. 80 Kms.
Day 5 : Wed, 11/03/20  : Binsar - Pithoragarh. 130 Kms.
Day 6 : Thu, 12/03/20 :  Pithoragarh - Munsyari. 140 Kms.
Day 7 : Fri, 13/03/20 :    Munsyari - Kausani. 165 Kms.
Day 8 : Sat, 14/03/20 :   Rest Day.
Day 9 : Sun, 15/03/20 :  Kausani - Rudraprayag. 140 Kms.
Day 10: Mon, 16/03/20 : Rudraprayag - Kanatal. 140 Kms.
Day 11: Tue, 17/03/20 :  Kanatal - Mussoorie. 50 Kms.
Day 12: Wed, 18/03/20 : Mussoorie - Rishikesh. 80 Kms.
Day 13: Thu, 19/03/20 : Rishikesh - New Delhi. 230 Kms.
Day 14: Fri, 20/03/20 :  Departure from New Delhi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced British and Indian road captains.
  • SCALA PACKTALK BLUETOOTH COMM DEVICE FOR EACH RIDER.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • Third party insurance for the motorcycles.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, spares, medical kit and other essentials.
EXCLUSIONS
  •  Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  4. Travel Insurance Details
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
download (4)

PRICE (TWIN SHARING) :

RIDER :  £2500

PILLION :  £2300

4X4 DRIVER / PASSENGER : £2700

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) £400

(All Prices Exclusive of 5% GST)

BOOKING AMOUNT : £250