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To discover the unknown and unexplored regions of the Himalayas motor biking and cycling can be an interesting option. So here is some information on the Himalayan adventure tour.

Himalayas : Adventure : Riding through the Himalayas

Riding through the Himalayas

Adventure Sports in Himalayas
Exploring the Himalayas through motor biking or cycling is quite an exciting and interesting option. On your cycle or motorbike you can ride across the valleys, snow capped mountain peaks, lakes and glaciers because when it comes to adventure sport the Himalayas is paradise on earth. But if you are that sporty and adventurous type then you can go for this adventure activity. Cycling in the mountains involves traveling by bus, walking and cycling. The journey involves various sections like long, uphill climbing. The roads from Kathgodam to Nainital, or Kalka to Shimla or Chandigarh to Manali mostly experiences heavy bus and car traffic so it is not a very good journey for the mountain cyclist.

If you want to experience the local culture and people than there is no better option than traveling the Himalayas on your cycle or bike. If you are traveling on a cycle than you will have the opportunity to visit the remote villages and towns to get a deep insight into their life and culture. It will be a totally different experience. To experience the local tradition and culture motor biking is the best option. The best options to opt for cycling and mountain biking in the Himalayan region are Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim. These places in the Himalayas will give you the opportunity to explore some discovered and unexplored regions, which won't be possible if you travel by bus or car.

How to plan your trip
Before you decide anything it is important to obtain clearances because of the security reasons. It is mandatory nowadays to have clearance beforehand. You have to apply to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for cycling and biking expeditions six months before the schedule journey with relevant details of the members, the route, duration etc. There are some royalty charges, which are to be paid depending on the peaks you climb. The rate depends on the altitude and popularity of the peak. For mountain cycling and biking you need a special cycles and bikes. Cycles specially made for mountain expeditions are easily available and are fitted with the appropriate gears so that a cyclist needs to do less effort. The main items you should carry on your expedition are specially designed cycle or mountain bike well equipped with gears and items like bicycle helmet, water bottles, shorts, back pack, water bottle cages, t-shirt, windcheater. You should be physically fit and mentally strong. Your bike or cycle should be fitted with well multi-speed gears to help you cope with the sloppy and steep heights of the mountains. Also carry repairing tools.

Cycling in the Tarai regions of the Himalayas along the foothills of Nainital and Himachal Pradesh is a journey to remember. Mountain biking in Ladakh is also a very good option. So don't wait for a single day the breathtaking milieu of the Himalayas is calling you so get set and go.

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