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Himachal Bike Tour

POSSIBLE ITINERARY
Day 1
– Delhi – Chandigarh – Bilaspur – 395 kms
– Hotel Stay
Day 2
– Bilaspur – Manali – 175 kms
– Hotel Stay
Day 3
– Manali – Rohtang Pass – Chandertal – 116 kms
– Camp Stay, Explore
Day 4
– Chandertal – Kaza – 170 kms
– Basic Hotel Stay
Day 5
– Kaza – Ki monastery – Explore Kaza
Day 6
– Kaza – Pin Valley – Lalung – Dhankar – 78 kms
– Guest House, Home Stay
– Gungri Monastery, monastery at Lalung village, Dhankar monastery
Day 7
– Dhankar – Tabo – Nako – 90 kms
– Camp Stay
– Tabo monastery, Explore Nako, Nako monastery
Day 8
– Nako – Kalpa – 132 kms
– Hotel, Villa Stay
– Explore Kalpa
< strong>Day 9
– Kalpa – Sangla – 103 kms
– Camp Stay
– Chitkul Village
Day 10
– Sangla – Narkanda – 200kms
– Camp, Guest House Stay
– Hatu Peak
Day 11
– Narkanda – Shimla – 69 kms
– Hotel Stay
– Explore Shimla, The Ridge of Shimla, The Mall, Viceregal Lodge, Kalka Shimla Train, State Museum
Day 12
– Shimla – Chandigarh – 116 kms
– Hotel Stay
Day 13
– Chandigarh – Delhi – 259 kms

Total – 1903 kms

TIME FOR THE TRIP
– June to September

Other Info
– Fuel is available at Kaza and Narkanda.
– Mobiles work in patches and coverage is not throughout
– Repair shops are at Kaza

THINGS TO CARRY
Personal Items
– Camera+Charger+Memory Stick +Tripod, extra batteries etc
– Phone + Charger
– Power Bank (Optional)
– Bungee Ropes
– Elbow and Knee Guards
– Biking Gloves
– Swiss Knife or Small Sharp Knife (Good to have)
– 2 Warm Jackets
– 2 Warm Sweaters,Pullovers
– 2 pair Woolen Gloves
– 1 pair Leather/Waterproof gloves
– Woolen head gear to cover neck and ears
– Sun Cap
– 2-3 Inner Thermals (Upper and Lower)
– Waterproof Boots/Boot Covers (Preferable)
– Spare Light Shoes (For Emergency)
– Slippers (Optional)
– 3 Pairs of Water Proof Socks (Preferable/Optional)
– 3 Pairs of Woolen socks (Depends on Individual/Optional)
– UV Protection Sunglasses
– Rucksack/Haversack
– Waterproof Bag cover
– Rain coat
– Waist Straps to keep Cash, Phones etc (Optional)
– Sun Screen Lotion, Moisturizers, Moov/Iodex/Pain Relief Sprays
– 1 Torch
– Extra bag/rucksack/haversack
– 5 medium Poly Bags + 5 Large Poly Bags
– Small Air Tight container to keep medicines
– Locks for Bags
– Multiplug
– Itinerary Printout
– Map Print out
– Other General Items
– Toothbrush, Paste, Lip balm, Facewash, Soaps, Deos, Shampoo pouches, Razor, Blades, Foam/Gel, Aftershave, Handkerchiefs, Tissues, Towels
– Thermos

Medicines/Eatables
– Chocolates
– Dry fruits
– Biscuits

– Diamox for AMS – 4 Strips (People allergic to sulphur drugs, please consult your doctor as this is a sulphur based medicine. The 250mg tablet can be taken thrice a day for the duration of the trip. It is advisable to start taking this medicine 2-3 days before you start from Manali.
– Soframycin/ Betadine ointment for cuts and bruises
– Savlon/Dettol for cuts and bruises
– Bandaids for cuts and brusies
– Cotton and Crepe Bandage
– Norflox TZ – 2 strips for Diarrhea and Loose Motions
– Aciloc – 2 strips for Acidity
– Domstal – 2 strips for Vomiting
– Thermometer – 1
– General Meds for headaches, stomach aches – Dispirin 1 strip, Aspirin – 1 strip
– Small Scissor
– Fever medicines Like Crocin, Paracetamol, Combiflam – 1 strip each
– Medicines for cold and cough – Dcold-1 strip, Honeytus-1 Bottle, Vicks Lozenges – 20

Documents
– Passport (Advisable)
– UID (Advisable)
– Voters ID (Advisable)
– Driving License
– All Bike Documents (Insurance, Pollution and RC in Original)
– 5 Copies of each document (Not required but sometimes these are asked at check posts to be submitted so good to have as photocopy shops are not available at these places)
It is advisable to carry two different ID proofs as bike rental shops generally keep one document in original. Indians do not require any permits but it is better to keep identification documents.

Bike Spares
– Spare tube
– Puncture kit
– Clutch wire
– Brake wire
– Chain lock
– Engine oil
– Spark plugs
– Toolkit
– Spare Clutch and Brake Levers (Advisable)
– Spare Handle Bars (Advisable)

Here is the link to an excel which can be used as a checklist when packing for the trip.
Click Here to Download The Checklist File

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