Suggestions on December bike trip to Himachal

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Aniket Bhanu, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Aniket Bhanu

    Aniket Bhanu New Member


    Thank you for your great website and forum, it has helped a lot in planning.

    Can you please provide inputs on our proposed bike trip in Himachal starting 3rd December? We are two guys and plan to visit less touristy places and experience December cold (been to Manali/Mcleodganj/Dalhousie earlier).

    I understand that both Rohtang and Sach passes are closed now, so have come up with the following itinerary.

    Dec 3: Chandigarh to Bhuntar
    Dec 4: Bhuntar to Pulga
    Dec 5: Pulga to Tirthan Valley
    Dec 6: Tirthan Valley to Narkanda
    Dec 7: Narkhanda to Chandigarh

    In reality, we have to reach Chandigarh on 9 December morning, so there are two additional days. There are following options we are considering for the remaining two days:
    1. Keep them as buffer and spend extra time at one of these places on the itinerary where we feel like.
    2. Start from Mcleodganj and go to Bhuntar on Day 2 (making an exception to no touristy places).
    3. Go to Kalpa from Narkanda and come back

    Could you please give us your comments on the plan - are we sufficiently avoiding possible road closures, and your suggestion on the plan for the two extra days.

    Also happy to hear a completely different itinerary for the trip.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Aniket - Your itinerary looks good. For the 2 additional days, I would recommend the following.

    Dec 6: Tirthan Valley to Rampur
    Dec 7: Rampur to Kalpa
    Dec 8: Kalpa to Chail
    Dec 9: Chail to Chandigarh (Start by 5 in the morning and you will make it to Chandigarh by 9)
  3. Aniket Bhanu

    Aniket Bhanu New Member

    Thank you very much Vargis bhai
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome Bhai !!!

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