Overview of the guided e-Cycling excursion through the Pine forests to the Palpung Sherabling Monastery & the 108 Stupas
Experience the joy of riding our mechanically advanced, pedal-assisted E-bikes amidst the pine tree-covered mountains as you embark on a journey to the peaceful Palpung Sherabling Monastery in Bir, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. This architectural marvel spans 3 acres of land and offers a mesmerizing view of 108 small stupas.
Your adventure begins at the Bir Paragliding Landing Site, where you start pedaling in the morning while enjoying the panoramic view of lush land surrounded by the Dhauladhar mountain range. The advantage of our E-bikes is their ease of cycling uphill and downhill, allowing you to focus on the beauty that surrounds you. During your ride, you’ll have the opportunity to spot and appreciate a variety of exotic Himalayan birds, guided by our knowledgeable group leaders who are trained in bird-watching. Keep an eye out for stunning species such as the Yellow-billed blue magpie, Verditer Flycatcher, Great barbet, Himalayan bulbuls, spotted doves, Oriental white-eye, and Blue whistling thrush.
As you venture further, you’ll encounter rest stops nestled under the shade of pine trees. These hidden treasures offer moments of tranquility, especially a charming spot in the forest near a small water stream. Breathe in the fresh air and savor the earthy aromas of the wilderness. With luck, you might find yourself in a bird watcher’s paradise, surrounded by more avian wonders.
The highlight of your journey awaits at the Palpung Sherabling Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Himachal Pradesh. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere filled with Buddhist chants as you admire the picturesque beauty of the monastery against the backdrop of the Himalayas. Interact with the cheerful monks who reside and study within the monastery, gaining insights into their way of life and deepening your understanding of spirituality.
As you explore the monastery grounds, marvel at the sight of 108 small stupas that serve as spiritual markers. Follow their guidance as you delve deeper into the vastness of this sacred place. The journey is made even more enchanting by the fluttering Buddhist flags, bidding you farewell with their gentle dance in the wind. Capture these unforgettable moments to cherish the memories forever.
Conclude your remarkable adventure back at the Bir Paragliding Landing site, where you can reflect on the awe-inspiring experiences and connections with nature and spirituality. Our pedal-assisted E-bikes have not only made the journey effortless but have also allowed you to truly appreciate the magnificence of the natural surroundings. Embrace this extraordinary cycling experience and let it redefine your love for exploration and serenity.
- Bir Paragliding Landing Site (Start Point) – Start pedaling in the morning with the view of a vast expanse of lush land surrounded by Dhauladhar mountain range.
- Bird Watching along the way – Biggest advantage of the E-Bike is the ease of cycling uphill and downhill which allows you to focus on the beauty that surrounds you. Parabooking ensures all our group leaders are well trained to be able to spot and recognize a variety of exotic Himalayan birds, most prominently spotted is the Yellow-billed blue magpie among many others like Verditer Flycatcher, Great barbet, Himalayan bulbuls, spotted doves, Oriental white-eye, Blue whistling thrush, etc.
- Resting Point – With ample places to rest under the shade of a pine tree along the way, we ensure you get to experience some of our little hidden treasures as well. Our favorite is a sweet spot in the forest next to a small water stream, where you can enjoy some fresh air with the warm and earthy aromas of the wilderness. If you’re lucky, it can be a bird watcher’s paradise.
- Palpung Sherabling Monastery – Enjoy peaceful calm with the sound of Buddhist chants in one of the biggest monasteries in Himachal Pradesh. Interact with the cheerful monks who live and study in the monastery while experiencing the picturesque beauty of Buddhist architecture against the background of the Himalayas.
- 108 Small Stupas and Flags – Immerse yourself in the vastness of this monastery with 108 small stupas guiding the way for your E-bikes, accompanied by fluttering Buddhist flags bidding you farewell. This experience is one to be remembered, don’t forget to capture it for the gram!
- Bir Paragliding Landing site (End Point)
- Pickup from Hotel
- Pedal assisted E-bikes & Safety Gear (Riding level: Easy)
- Trained Group Leader
- Support team for any mechanical issues
- A fully supervised excursion with all safety precautions and medical aid
- Hydration at Stupa Guest House
- Hotel Drop-off,
- Food and Snacks,
- Anything not included in the Inclusions.
- Carry a water bottle.
- Wear some sunscreen, shades and always carry a cap.
- Shoes are a must and comfortable clothing suitable for cycling.
- Cover up to protect from sun/cold (As per weather/season)
Do visit The Stupa Guest House for an authentic Tibetan meal or purchase souvenirs.