Myths and Legend Tales of Sacred Himalayas with Bike Tour
Uttarakhand is popularly known as the Devbhumi “the Land of Gods” is a heavenly place on earth. It is said that this charming state was handpicked by the Gods. The mesmerizing and surreal landscape of Uttarakhand is embraced with the unblemished and glorious natural beauty. The Uttarakhand is considered as one of the biggest pilgrimage places in India.The two most sacred rivers of India, Ganga, and the Yamuna are originated from Uttarakhand. This state is the home of four sacred sepulchres of Hindus which is also known as Char Dhams – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The North Indian State is the perfect travel destination for those who want to experience the essence of spirituality and nature. The entire state is enriched with sacred Hindu temples where one can indulge in the alluring adventures and other relaxing activities.
- Pilot (Twin sharing Room) - INR 57,500 per person
- Pillion (Twin sharing Room) - INR 47,000 per person
- Single room supplement - INR 12,250 per room We hold the right to cancel the tour if minimum 10 pax are not booked.
Riding Start/End From Rishikesh
Total Riding Days 08 Days
Total Riding Km Approx. 1021 Kms
Riding Difficulty Level Moderate ride
At TrekNtales, we don’t believe in providing certain training but the never-ending experience that comes with it. Our certified and experienced trainers work with utmost dedication to make sure our skiing training lessons remain as an unforgettable experience where you create wonderful memories, adopt new skills and receive more than just worth of your money.
If you love riding bikes, then this trip could be the most awaited adventure for you. It consists of long riding days which demands the experience of riding. One must have ample skills and experience to handle the motorbikes professionally. The majority of locations of Uttarakhand have rugged terrain and bumpy roads. All this makes the entire journey challenging for the riders. Along with that, you must be confident with your health and physical condition. So, if you feel ready for everything then nothing can stop you to enjoy this beautiful journey.
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of this location. The tour would begin from Rishikesh enrooting the locations: Hanol, Lakhamandal, Harsil, Nelong Valley, Gangotri, Sem Mukhem, and Dhanaulti. The Trek n Tales is the excellent expeditions in India that would help you explore the Uttarakhand. So, book your tour today with us!
- Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing basis. Check in/ out time is 12 noon
- Half board basis at places of stay (breakfast & dinner included).
- All arrival/departure transfer by Toyota Innova/Tempo Traveler as per above program
- Assistance for arrival/departure at airport/railway station
- Fuel/Gas and engine oil are included
- Basic spare parts (Tyres-Tubes, Clutch & Accelerator wire, Engine oil, chain lock etc) are included
- Royal Enfield Motorbike (350 / 500 CC) with mechanic.
- Road captain/route expert with private motorbike
- 4x4 Support vehicle to carry the luggage/ spare parts/fuel etc…
- Entrances Fee to places of visit (one time only)
- Bonfire (once)
- Inner line Permit & all wildlife/environmental fees
- First Aid kit with Oxygen cylinder containing adequate stock of the most frequently – needed medicine (if you have any medicine suggested by your physician then please carry at your end)
- All current applicable taxes
- Airfare (International/domestic)
- Bike Damage
- Still & Video Camera fee
- Travel Insurance
- Lunch & beverages
- Security deposit (INR 10000) refundable amount
- Personal nature expenses like tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks
- Any item not specified under cost inclusions
The journey begins with your arrival in Rishikesh. You will meet the representative of our company. They would give you complete details about the entire scheduling of your tour. On the first day of your journey, you can enjoy thrilling activities which include camping, hiking, bungee jumping, rafting, etc (By paying extra/On availability). You can also visit the devotional places in Rishikesh. Dinner & relax at your stay at Rishikesh.
Rishikesh to Hanol (via Chakrata, Hanol) (218 Kms - 7 Hours 30 mins)
On day two, we have to cover the 7 Hours 30 minutes long journey from Rishikesh to Mahasu Devta. One our way we would cross Dehradun, Kalsi & Chakrata. The itinerary also includes visiting a beautiful albeit lesser-known temple in Uttarakhand – Mahasu Devta Temple. Dinner & relax at your stay at Hanol.
Hanol to Lakhamandal (Pandav Caves) via Purola (84 Kms - 3 Hours 30 mins)i
The day 3rd would begin after having the scrumptious breakfast in Hanol. We would move further towards the Lakhamandal, another remarkable location in Uttarakhand. During this voyage, you would be able to witness the abundance of nature and forests. The Lakhamandal is the home of most sacred shrines of Lord Shiva where you can chant your prayers to eternity. This route is 84 KMs long which would take 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can spend some quality time with your friends Dinner & relax at your stay at Lakhamandal.
Lakhamandal to Harsil (via Uttarkashi, Gangnani) (188 Kms - 6 Hours 30 mins)
On the fourth day of your tour, you would wake up in the glorious sunshine of Lakhamandal. After having the delicious breakfast here we will depart to the Harsil via Uttarkashi and Gangnani. This trip is 6 hours and 30 mins long. The snow-crowned mountain range looks enormous when the sun rays turn them into gold in the morning and red-orange sky at sunset. There would be the arrangements for the overnight stay at a hotel in Harsil. If the time allows you can also roam around the nearby location of Harsil.
Harsil to Nelong Valley (45 km - 2 Hours) (via Dharali (Seven Lakes village), Gartang Gali) to Gangotri (40 Kms - 2 Hours) and back Harsil (25 kms/ 1 Hours)
The fifth day of the tour is all set to take you to the Nelong Valley. It is one of the most untouched places situated near the Indo-china border in Uttarakhand. The Nelong Valley is just 45 KMs away from this. We would reach the valley via Dharali. After exploring the Nelong Valley, the trip moves further to Gangotri. This tranquil location has heart-capturing views of the Ganga River that would give you blissful refreshment. You can spend a couple of hours here. Evening we are back in Harsil for overnight stay followed by dinner.
Harsil to Sem Mukhem (via chaurangi khal) (140 Kms - 5 Hours) with (2+2 return trek - 2 hours)
On the Sixth day of we are heading towards Sem Mukhem crossing chaurangi khal. We have to cover 140 KMs to reach there and it would take a maximum of 5 hours. The 2+2 return trek would take an extra two hours. You can visit the sacred temple of Snakes called Sem Mukhem Nagraja temple. After the completion of this thrilling day, we would make all the arrangements for your stay.
Sem Mukhem to Dhanaulti (via New Tehri - Chamba) (176 Kms - 6 Hours)
The day seven of adventure begin your ride to the Dhanaulti via New Tehri & Chamba. On the way to Dhanaulti you can explore Tehri Dam & Water sports activities at Tehri Lake, further you push off to Dhanaulti exploring the panoramic view of Himalayas while driving through New Tehri to Chamba and ahead Dhanaulti. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel in Dhanaulti.
Dhanaulti to Rishikesh (via Mussoorie, Dehradun, Gagalheri) (105 km - 4 Hours 30 mins)
After the beautiful morning and the hearty breakfast, we would be all set to take back to your home. You can pack your bags as the eighth day would be the last day of your journey. You will be head out to Rishikesh from Dhanaulti via Mussoorie.
We provide a 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle in our Tour to Rajasthan, South India, Ladakh, Lahaul & Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. In this Motorbike the gearshift on the left and the brake pedal on the right. Royal Enfield is in highly demand for Tours in India & Indian Sub-continents because it is powerful bike of India & very easy to handle. It gives you a comfortable & trouble-free riding experience with full fun of riding a Motorbike in India. Before you get to see a Royal Enfield, you hear it. With its significant sound and it ́s retro chic, the Royal Enfield bike is a real head turner!
The origins of the Enfield Bullet go back to 1948, when manufacture of the 350cc G2 Bullet started in Red ditch. Royal Enfield Motorcycles built a factory in Madras, South India, in 1955. At the very beginning the bikes where basically used by the Indian Army and Police. The Indian borders, formed by deserts, tropical rain forests and passes in the Himalayas, as high as 5600 m where the bikes are challenged.
- Engine: 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled
- Engine Start: Kick & Electric
- Displacement: 499 cc
- Max Power: 27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
- Max. Torque: 41.3 Nm @ 4000rpm
- Transmission: 5 Speed, 1 down - 4 up
- Ignition: Digital TCI
- Seat Height: 760mm
- Weight: 187 Kg
- Front brakes: 280mm Disc Brakes
- Rear brakes: 153mm Drum brakes
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 Ltr
- Ground Clearance: 135 mm
- Security deposit per motorbike. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip)
- Rider / Pillion will be responsible for paying for their personal transportation and snacks other than that included in Package
- If at all unavoidable circumstances or natural calamities arises due to which the trip gets extended then extra charge will be taken for the same
- This biking tour to Uttarakhand is 8 days where you have to cover the distance 1021 KMs. Therefore, it is advisable to prepare yourself for this.
- You must pack all the essential things with you.
- The riders should be trained to handle the vehicles professionally.
- We would appoint a tour guide for you and in addition to this, there would be a bike technician available too. In case you have any trouble with the vehicle then this technician would assist you with that.
- There are different kinds of food available in different locations of Uttarakhand. Avoid eating indigestible and unhealthy food.
- The tipping is completely optional. So, if you feel that our staff and drivers have performed well then you can appreciate their efforts by giving them tips.
There are some essential components that are necessary for making this journey successful and the most memorable adventure of your life. So, here is the checklist for you:Clothing essentials
Jeans/ Pants/ Shirt/ Jackets/ SweatShirts/ Bathing Suit/ T-shirts/ Sweater/ Socks/ Gloves/ Cap/ Warmers/ handkerchiefs/ Towels/ Slippers/ Sport Shoes/ Trekking Shoes/ Raincoat/ Sunglasses/ Other essential garments.Other Important Things
- Personal Medicines
- Skin Disinfectant
- First-Aid kit
- Lip Balm
- A couple of small and handy water bottles
- Other items: paper soap, sanitizer, toilet papers, face wipes, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste
- Driving licenses
- ID card/ Secondary ID
- Medical Insurance card
- Other traveling documents
Rishikesh is the celestial city of Uttarakhand, known for its tranquil and spiritual environment. The Ganges, the most sacred river of India flows through Rishikesh. The exquisite setting of this river is completely surrounded by the forest and beautiful hills. The meaning of the word Rishikesh describes a lot about the place. It consists of two words: Rishi and Kesh. The city is also addressed as “Gateway to the Himalayas”. The word Rishi means Sage and the Kesh means locks or hair.
This suggests Locks and hairs of the sage. It is equally popular for both the pilgrimage and adventure tour. It is also a popular destination for meditation and yoga. This place has a lot to offer. Rishikesh perfect blend of holy, adventuresome, surreal and comely location. Some of the popular shrines in this location are Shri Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Vashistha Gufa, Shartughna Mandir, and Bharat Mandir.
The gems of Uttarakhand are not limited to natural beauty or adventure activities. One of the holy places here is Mahasu Devta Temple. It is situated in Hanol village on Chakrata road. According to Hindu mythology, there was this demon named Mandarth. He used to gobble one man every day from the village he used to reside in. The devotees started praying to Lord Shiva. The Load asked Deolari Devi to send her four sons to fight Mandarth. A fierce battle was fought between them and somehow all the four brothers managed to kill the demon. Later after some years when a villager was ploughing the field, he found four Shivlingas.
All these Shivligas were named after the brave sons of Deolari Dev. Since then Lord Shiva is worshipped as the Mahasu Devta in this place. He is worshipped by people at Hanol and other nearby villages. This temple was developed in the 9th century and is located in a valley surrounded by jaw-dropping beautiful mountains and forests. The entire structure of the temple is built in Nagar or North Indian style which is typical in this region. The simplicity of the temple also demonstrates the inhabitants of this region. The head priest told us about the four Mahsus and the various traditions and rituals around the Gods or Devtas. The sanctum sanctorum has idols of Mahasu brothers who are known for their sense of justice. You can see the goats roaming around the premises of the temple. Apparently, when a devotee’s wish is granted, they donate a goat in the temple.
Lakhamandal is the famous temple situated in Chakrata. This temple, not just an ordinary temple as there are many legendary stories attached to it. The Lakhamandal is known as the miraculous abode of Lord Shiva. The Lakhamandal means lakh Shivling. During the ancient times, there was a fight between Brahma and Vishnu because they wanted to establish their superiority over each other. This all resulted in a raging debate and a burning flame pillar occurred there. Both Brahma and Vishnu tried to find the origin of the flame but they couldn’t find it and they ultimately accepted their defeat. The lord Shiva blessed them both and the first Shivlinga was established there and it is known as Mahamandleswar.
This place has one more popular story linked with it. People believe that during the time of Agyatvaas, this temple and the Shivling was established by the Yudhishtra (the elder brother of Pandavas). As soon as Kauravas found out about their whereabouts they decided to burn them alive. Later the Maa Shakti saved them. This is one of the reasons why Lord Shiva and Maa Shakti are worshipped here. Many devotees from all over the world visit this place to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu Mythology, Jalandhar was the daring king of demons. He had unbeatable powers that even terrorized the gods. Whenever the Gods tried to defeat him, all his power would increase. This is because of his devoted wife Vrinda. She used to pray to Lord Vishnu for the victory of her husband. All the Gods decided to seek help from Lord Vishnu and they requested him to vow Vrinda, as her husband could only be defeated if his beloved wife would commit adultery outside her marriage.
This is the time when Vishnu used his charm to tempt the Vrinda. Even after this attempt, the love and devotion of Vrinda didn’t shake her morality. Later the Lord Vishnu disguised as Jalandhar to violate her chastity. The Jalandhar was eventually killed by Lord Shiva. At this time Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu that he would turn into a rock. She also said that he would scatter everywhere in the territory of Jalandhar. This is the reason why this place got the name “Harshil” which suggests that Lord Vishnu is present here in the form of rock.
The Gangotri is devoted to the Goddess Ganga. The river originates at Gaumukh directly from the Gangotri glacier. It is some 18 km away from the town of Gangotri. It is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The story in Hindu Mythology states that Goddess Ganga took the form of a river. She did this to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha’s precursors. King Sagar held Ashwamedha Yagna as the proclamation of his supremacy. He sent his 60,000 sons along with a horse. The horse got lost. To trace the horse, the 60,000 sons stormed to the Sage Kapila’s ashram and disturbed sage who was indulged in deep meditation.
The sage Kapila opened his fiery eyes he turned all 60,000 of his sons into ashes. Later, Anshuman (Sagar's grandson) prayed to Goddess Ganga to come down to earth to cleanse the ashes of his relatives. He wanted salvation for them. The Anshuman failed to achieve that; the Bhagirath rigorous meditation made Ganga come down to earth. Lord Shiva tied Ganga and distributed its water in several streams to save the earth from its mighty force. Lord Shiva had to mat his locks to minimize the impact of her fall.
The Sem Mukhem Nagaraja is another popular ancient temple devoted to Lord Krishna. It is also known as Nagaraja. The Sem Mukhem Nagaraja temple or the king of snakes is recognized as the biggest snake pilgrimage sites in the entire Indian subcontinent. The temple complex is very sturdily built and quite old. The style used in the architecture of Sem Mukhem Nagaraja temple is very familiar with the one that was adopted to build the revered seat of Lord Shiva in the Kedarnath Temple. This temple has religiously built doors which demonstrates the mythological scenario in which the Nag raja is spreading out his fan.
This happened when the great proprietary god, Lord Vishnu was playing his flute atop the Nag raja. The visitors from different locations of the country visit this temple for offering prayers and receiving blessings from God.
The Dhanaulti is the home to many popular shrines of India. It is the picture-perfect place full of peace and tranquillity. One of the holiest temples of India the “Sukandra Devi temple” is 10 KMs from Dhanaulti. This temple is devoted to Goddess Sati. She was the wife of Lord Shiva. She immolated herself in the Daksha’s sacrifice of her father because he insulted Shiva by not inviting them to the Yajna. The death of Sati enraged Shiva and he performed Tandav. The Gods requested Lord Vishnu to stop his rage. The Lord Vishnu then Sudharshana Chakra to completely destroy the corpse of Sati. The small pieces of her body fell over the entire region and they become Shakti Peeths. This temple is popular for its beautiful architecture. It is also surrounded by the snowy Himalayan Peaks.