Naggar to Bijli Mahadev Cycling Expedition

Naggar, Manali

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Naggar to Bijli Mahadev Cycling Expedition

If you want to get some fresh air and see some beautiful scenery, cycling is the way to go. It puts you in touch with everything, giving you a comprehensive adventure that gets you far closer to the raw character of different landscapes. Hilly terrain, with its inherent exposure to wind and rain, makes for a much more impromptu cycling experience. Taking the time and trouble to navigate the mountains in a way that minimizes your impact on the environment is a significant step toward environmental preservation and appreciation. The route from Naggar to Bijli Mahadev is the most beautiful in the valley, since it winds past little towns and thick forests. In addition to being possible at any time of year, it also finishes all possible varieties of trailing. The route takes cyclists from the lowlands to the alpine summit of Bijli Mahadev, passing through paved towns and rainforests along the way. From Naggar, you may make your way to Jana and then on to Bijli Mahadev. All the way to the Bijli Mahadev Temple after Jana is mostly rocky. Trail users, whether they are hikers, bicyclists, or equestrians, unanimously agree: the view is stunning.

Somewhere in the middle, you may find a quiet spot surrounded by unspoiled nature to relax and recharge. Near the middle of the journey, you'll emerge from the woodland onto the beautiful open meadow of Matikochar. Below, in the valley, are breathtaking landscapes, and the glittering Beas River winds its way tortuously to the lowlands, making its way through the mountains. Our steady ascents will continue from here, eventually giving way to more manageable terrain. This path takes you through the Kais Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area where a wide variety of wildlife freely roams. The forest density fluctuates with each passing kilometer as we approach the 16 tank campground. At the powerful pilgrimage of Bijli Mahadev, your adventure will come to a close. They say the Shivling within the temple draws in all of the devastating thunder strikes that have hit the region. The Shivling absorbs the full force of the strike and shatters into fragments, which are then reassembled using butter as a mold and glue. The temple has a breathtaking vantage point since it is situated atop a mountain range. We ride our bikes back along the same route, pausing at several checkpoints. After a short uphill stretch, the rest of the path is entirely downhill to Naggar. At this point in the day, we will have completed the whole journey and may return to our accommodation.

Cost Per Person

₹ 13,500

₹ 10,750

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➽ Itinerary of Cycling Expedition

Check into the Hotel upon your arrival to Naggar in the morning. After breakfast, go off on our cycles in the direction of the right side of the river valley. We'll take a trip down the Beas's left bank all the way to the center of sanity. We'll ride over a bridge, turn left, and go a short distance before taking another left and continuing down the arroyo's designated path. This road is quite steep and set in a breathtaking landscape. We're going to take a journey into the countryside and check out a few other towns. Not short after that, we'll see a huge iron bridge where we'll turn left; beyond that is the only road leading to Vyasar. Crossing this bridge is just the beginning of the ascent; from here on out, you'll need to put up all your effort if you want to reach the summit. The route is designed to test the rider's stamina in preparation for the next section of trail. We'll take a trip to a nearby hamlet called Vyasar, have lunch there, take it easy, and then hike back to Naggar. As the path rises, you'll get a bird's-eye perspective of the valley that you can't get anywhere else. Most flat or somewhat sloping areas will lead to a simple pickup. Perhaps we'll get to Naggar that night. In the hours after dinner, it's best to tidy up, drink some liquid comfort, and turn in for the night.

The course has saved the best for last: today you'll experience the most incredible variety of terrains, followed by the least amount of asphalt and the most challenging roads, period. At first, we take our cycles through flat, pine deodar-covered forests. The gradient of the path steadily increases, exhausting travellers with apparently endless ascents. The winding road to the top of the valley provides a scenic lookout over the scattered communities below. After around two or three hours of hiking, we reach Jana, a thriving old town with a wealth of distinctive architecture and ancient traditions. To prepare for the long drive ahead, we'll take a break at Jana Falls. The path re-enters the wild forest, this time passing under dense canopies that play tricks on the eyes. The road disappears into the thick forest and is hidden from any vantage point. As it meanders through the valleys, it sometimes reveals breathtaking panoramas of the mountains in the distance. On the halfway point, we find the alpine meadow of Matikochhar, within a forest of wild trees and with breathtaking vistas in front of us. Thereafter, we use streams and dirt roads back to the woods. A water refill station, the last climb up, and the full descent may be found on the way from Matikochar to 16 Tanks. The vegetation is thickening as we get closer to the Kais wildlife sanctuary. By nightfall, we'll have arrived at the campground. After that, let's have some hot beverages and unwind. In the evening, we'll construct a fire and enjoy our meal over its glowing embers. We'll have to spend the remainder of the day inside our tents. The plan is to construct a fire at night, at which point we will have our meal. We'll have to stay in our tents for the remainder of the day.

A stunning dawn above the Bijli Mahadev Temple awaits you. You may ride your bike through the forest for three flat kilometres. The trees will thin out as we approach the grassy areas around Bijli Mahadev. After the trees and bushes have been cut down to size, you can finally make out the temple. As we cross the summit, the snow-covered mountains in every direction spread out before us. The Beas River flows peacefully between two enormous hills that guard the Kullu Manali valley's teeming population.


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➽ Preparation for Cycling Expedition

You must be well prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually for the magnificent Himalayan expedition, as you know any high expedition requires careful preparation. So, here are a few things to keep in mind as you get ready for your cycling expedition:

⦿ Physically –

The physical demands of a bicycle tour need a month of training prior to embarking on any given riding excursion. Strengthen your legs to the proper level by regularly cycling 70-100 km and working out to increase your endurance. Mountain routes are steep and frequently followed by downhills since riding on plains is quite different from riding in the mountains. If you're used to biking in the mountains, 100 kilometres on the plains will seem like a breeze. Therefore, if you smoke, you should give it up and undertake breathing exercises twice a day to strengthen your lungs and help you acclimatise to the circumstances while remaining resilient on the journey. Get out and play, try some Yoga, or do anything else that gets your heart pumping.

⦿ Mentally –

As essential as physical training is for a cycling journey, so too is mental preparation. Enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a cycling adventure. Put your mind at ease by avoiding making any rash assumptions about the vacation. Meet together with your closest friends before setting off on your bike excursion to gain inspiration and de-stress before the journey. Your pre-trip preconceptions will prove to be unfounded once you join the group and discover the other cyclists. As the journey progresses, so will the traveler's mental readiness. There will also be mental repercussions from the physical difficulties. So, when you bike, pay attention to different areas of your body and purposefully relax them. One of the best ways to keep one's mind in good shape is to just take it easy and enjoy the journey.

⦿ Technically-

Get the right size cycling shoes and you'll be ready to ride for hours. You should equip yourself with a high-quality protective headgear, riding gloves, a watch (if you have one), elbow and knee pads, a puncture repair kit, LED lights, lubrication of any sort, a hydration bag, and spare brake and gear cables.


➽ Things to Carry

  1. Shoes: You may either ride in regular sneakers or invest in a pair of cycling-specific shoes. Flip-flops, worn at the campground, are as practical as a pair of sport shoes since they are lightweight and airy.
  2. Clothing: Take along some cycling attire, including shorts, t-shirts that can withstand perspiration, a fleece, a down jacket, a wool hat, gloves, and some underwear.
  3. Sanitary: Sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50, lip balm, cold cream, moisturiser, body lotion, hand sanitizers, TP, wipes, antibacterial powder, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a quick-dry towel. Personal items like toilet paper, etc.
  4. Socks: Pack a few pairs of athletic socks in addition to your nighttime woollies.
  5. Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
  6. Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses when riding.
  7. Lunchbox & Water bottle: Each person has to bring their own lunch and water supply (either in a bottle or a Hydration Pack). Plastic Bags / Garbage Bags,
  8. Raincoat/Ponchos: Because snow and rain are so prevalent at high elevations, everyone must always have a poncho on hand.
  9. Cycling Gear: A spare tube, a puncture repair kit, a headlamp, a water bottle, and protective knee and elbow protectors.
  10. Day Pack: with water proof cover. 25 to 30 ltr.
  11. Electronics: Optional Camera, USB Cable/Solar USB Charger, USB Charger/Earbuds
  12. Energetic dry ration: Candy bars, lemonade bars, gels, dried fruits,
  13. Documents Required:
    a) Registration Form
    b) Signed Medical Certificate by a registered MBBS doctor
    c) NOC form (by trekker)
    d) 2 Passport size photos
    e) Photocopy of Valid I.D. (PAN is not allowed)


➽ How to Reach

How to reach Manali:

Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at and Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.

 How to reach Naggar:

Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.

The closest train station is:

Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.

The closest airport:

The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.

➽ Trip Cost Includes

  1. Guide from our team who is both experienced and proficient on a mountain bike and has a thorough familiarity with the area.
  2. Transport vehicle for all of our tools and supplies.
  3. There will be a backup vehicle available.
  4. Repair technician for simple issues.
  5. Equipment essential to mountain biking.
  6. All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour will be vegetarian.
  7. Staff include chefs, cooks, and helpers.
  8. Shared tents, sleeping bags, and mats
  9. Along the way, we'll be carrying oxygen tanks, first aid kits, pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, and other essential medical equipment.
  10. There will be three or four people to a tent, depending on the size of the party, and three or four people to a hotel room.
  11. Camping fees, wildlife fees, and forest permits.
  12. Certificate of Completion.

➽ Trip cost Excludes

  1. Equipment for riding mountains, including a bike and a protective helmet.
  2. Tips, phone calls, and other individual expenditures.
  3. Insurance for oneself or the money needed to pay for a rescue mission.
  4. Buying things for oneself (bottled water, canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruits, etc.)
  5. Feeding yourself to and from the trailhead.
  6. Replacement costs and repairs to the bicycle are not included in the rental fee.
  7. To ride a rented bike from Manali back to Manali would cost as much as renting two motorcycles.
  8. While staying at the hotel Peak Rovers arranges for in Leh, guests are expected to pay for their own meals and housing.
  9. Please bring any necessary bike tubes or other replacement parts; we will supply a mechanic.
  10. GST of 5%.



➽ Special Casual Leaves

Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.



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What kind of exciting journey can you expect to have while the Himalayas are all around you? Most of us probably picture going on a long hike or scaling a mountain. But a small bike adventure through the alleys of Naggar, Manali, is even more exciting. The Himalayan Adventure Trips crew gave me an unforgettable experience over the course of three days and two nights during my Navratri holidays. It was my first time doing anything like that, and I was blown away by the freedom of riding a bike around the city while taking in the majesty of the surrounding mountains. We also had a fantastic day at Jana Falls. The gorgeous hillstation of Manali is the perfect setting for a new riding journey, and learning about the local culture is essential. The efforts of the Himalayan Adventure Trips staff were commendable in every way. Feel free to go out into the unknown.

Prachi Bhatt

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  1. Rajveer

    The cycling route from Manali to Bijli Mahadev offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for adventure enthusiasts. The scenic views of the Himalayas and the lush greenery make the journey worthwhile. However, the steep uphill climb may not be suitable for beginners. Overall, a great option for avid cyclists seeking a challenge. beautiful trail recommended for all for short leave.

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