This annual mountain biking extravaganza takes the riders through the most remote areas in the Himalayas, where they experience the true Indian hospitality and above all- extreme adventure. The riders get to experience a good mix of culture immersion and adventure.
With profound topographical features to the endorsement of different ecological systems, nature has equipped the Himalayas with vegetation ranging from the grasslands and coniferous forests at the higher altitudes to the tropical rainforests that are scattered at the lower elevations.
Being a home to the exotic species of animals like snow leopard and black bear to the many diverse and beautiful species of birds like brown rock chat and Himalayan bulbul, the habitat in the Himalayas is the only true reason that makes this place a perfect destination to ride.
|#||Name||Competitive Distance||Elevation Gain||Feed Stations||Service Points||Average Temperature|
|1.||Balkhus Epiphany||55.2 Kilometers||1680 Meters||2||1||24°C|
|2.||Sutlej Symphony||89 Kilometers||2061 Meters||3||2||28°C|
|3.||Conquest of Garh (Queens Stage)||76.5 Kilometers||3000 Meters||3||1||23°C|
|4.||Mystical Passes||77 Kilometers||2100 Meters||3||1||22°C|
|5.||The Kings Mutiny||91 Kilometers||1975 Meters||3||1||30°C|
|6.||Heaven's Ridge||56.2 Kilometers||1590 Meters||2||1||28°C|
|7.||Into the Wild||89 Kilometers||2150 Meters||3||1||25°C|
|8.||Land of the Lamas||55.5 Kilometers||1350 Meters||2||1||27°C|
With 8 days of riding and equal nights of delight, this 16th version of Hero MTB Himalayas would bestow riders to explore the unabridged Himachal Pradesh state of India starting from the “queen of hills” Shimla to the “Valley of Gods” Kullu followed by the “Himalayan Pyramid” Kangra and finally concluding to the “land of his holiness” Dharamshala with delicious Himalayan cuisine and amazing people along the way. To what one calls amusement, to what other says recreation, this journey would be full of adventure to explore the potential within you, be it mind or be it body. From highest elevation point of race, Jalori pass (3120 m) to the mighty rivers of Sutlej and Beas, this 580 km journey is going to test every sense in you with their entire wilderness and eventually would reward you with all their beauty. So, come prepared and plan your strategy because Himalayas are calling you and now is the time to conquer the same.