I posted some questions about Himachal Pradesh in a forum, but could not get any answers. I am looking some information on travelling in Himachal Pradesh before I head that way next month. Below is what I posted on the forum, if you know anything about these, please do drop a comment and let me know.
I am planning to rent a bike in Manali and drive around in Himachal Pradesh for a week. From whatever research I have done, it is possible to rent Bullet 500cc or 350cc bikes, but I did not see mention of modern bikes. I am not too particular to hire a Bullet and would rather prefer a Pulsar or equivalent and if they are not available, may be smaller bikes. Bajaj Avenger is my ideal choice though.
I will be on Manali approximately on 5th of June.
Now the info I am looking for.
1. I am wondering if any of these bikes can be hired in Manali or Bullets are the only available choice.
2. I have nearly a week for biking ex-Manali. I am thinking of riding to Darcha and back to Manali, and then via Kunzum La to Kaza and back. I presume road to Darcha would be bikeable anyway, but how about the road to Kaza? Is it worth taking? Or should I simply head to Leh instead?
3. I also want to bike to Sangla, but doing it from Manali would be too much. Will there be any bikes available for rent in Shimla?
Thanks in advance for all the information.