Ride your way to Spiti Valley, India - 9 Days

Overview

Just close your eyes and imagine monasteries perched on mountain edge against a backdrop of blue sky. Spiti is not just a figment of your imagination. Sparsely populated, Spiti offers you warmth even though it is mostly surrounded by barren desert. Pristine lakes to widen your horizon and enormous trekking opportunities to quench your soul. It definitely calls for a week long long drive and in return, you get postcard perfect memories.

Highlights

  • Shimla
  • Sarahan
  • Chitkul
  • Nako
  • Kaza
  • Key Monastery
  • Tabo
  • Chandratal Lake
  • Manali
Day 1
New Delhi - Shimla

You will start the day early and meet your gang at India Gate in Delhi. After a quick briefing by the tour leader, you will start your ride. You will cover a distance of 750 odd km passing through Chandigarh and Karnal, and finally reaching Shimla by evening. Later in the evening, explore Shimla town and visit the Jaku temple before retiring for the night at your accommodation.

Day 2
Sarahan

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will ride to Sarahan covering a journey of about 160 km. You will reach Sarahan by evening and incase you reach early enough, you can visit the bird sanctuary and Bhimakali temple, regarded as a shakti peetha. After a delicious dinner, retire for the night.

Day 3
Chitkul

Get a tummy full of breakfast and set off for Chitkul, the last village of India on the side of Tibet border.

Stay overnight in Chitkul and rest your aching backs.

Day 4
Nako

Post breakfast, you will proceed for Nako. Enjoy your ride through Kalpa, soak in the views of Kinner Kailash and apple orchards and visit the confluence of Sutlej and Spiti rivers at Khab. You will arrive at Nako village by evening. Indulge in this charming little hamlet located on the banks of a lake.

Overnight at Nako

Day 5
Kaza

You will enter Spiti valley on this day. After your first stop at Tabo, home to a 1000-year old monastery, you will continue onward to Kaza. It is one of the bigger villages you will find in the valley, with a school, a BNSL exchange (this is the only place where you will get telephone network and sketchy wi-fi), hospital and a bustling market. If you arrice before it gets too dark, attend the evening prayers at Sakya monastery.

Overnight at Kaza.

Day 6
Kaza

Proceed to visit Ki/Key monastery on this day. Perched precariously on a hill, watching over Key village, is the monastery. Climb the rooftop to take in the views. Thereafter, ride to Kibber village, a few miles from Key. You will get walk through the narrow lanes and get a peek at Spitian life. The traditional flat-roofed white houses with blue-red windows are a sight to behold. Also, visit the highest post office in the world at Hikkim village and the highest village in the world connected by motorable road, Komic.

By evening, return to Kaza.

Day 7
Chandratal

Get ready with your tanks filled, you will ride to Chandratal on this day while passing through many picturesque villages. Take a quick stop awhile at Kunzum Pass where a thousand prayer flags flapping in the strong winds will welcome you, surrounding a resplendent Stupa and Kunzum Mata temple.

The route to Chandratal is a treacherous, but what awaits you at the end precedes the trouble. Camp in near Chandratal and spend your night talking to the fellow travellers and the stars above.

Day 8
Manali

Start your day early and be ready to ride for Manali. Bright and early, set off for Manali. On the way, you will ride through idyllic villages like Batal and Gramphu, and the magnificent Rohtang Pass, one of the highest passes for motor vehicles, also known for being dangerous.

Enjoy your evening at Manali town. Ensure you have a good night’s sleep as the next is your long ride back to Delhi.

Day 9
Manali to New Delhi

Start your ride for Delhi!

Trip Cost Includes

  • T-shirt
  • Guide charge
  • Bike mechanic
  • Welcome drink
  • Accommodation
  • Inner line permits
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Support backup vehicle
  • Emergency equipment
  • Theme dinner with bonfire
  • Stickers for bike & helmet

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Bike hiring
  • Fuel for bike
  • Personal expenses
  • Charge on spare parts
  • Transportation charges
  • Majeure service expenses
  • Recommended gratuities
  • Insurance or medical charges
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Any additional services provided

Advisory:

  • Tour leaders will lead the tour
  • It is advised to wear comfortable clothes
  • Kindly do not litter and scatter plastics and bottles on the roads
  • The providers hold the right to club different bookings adding up to a maximum of 40 people
  • Guests should take care of their own belongings such as mobile phones, wallets and cameras
  • Not advisable for people with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • In case if local associations doesn’t allow outside bike to go beyond Leh, one has to hire bike for 4 days
  • Guests are advised to be prepared for the weather in Northern states before they pack for the experience
  • Duration of transfers mentioned is approximate. The exact duration would depend on the time of day and traffic at the time.

Things to bring:

  • ID proof
  • Helmets
  • Day bag
  • Balaclava
  • Water bottle
  • Monkey cap
  • Riding Jacket
  • Driver’s license
  • Warm clothes
  • Change of clothes
  • Gloves 2 pairs, one with grip and waterproof and normal one after the ride

Price From INR  39,000/person
39000
Total 39,000 INR

Trip Facts

  • 43,000 / person - Single rider
  • 39,000 / person - Dual rider

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