A Ride Through Spiti - 10 days, 9 nights

Visit : Manali, Sarahan, Sangla, Chitkul, Tabo, Kaza, Chandra Tal

The mighty Himalayas are a true paradise for bikers, with roads that cut through the scenic mountains at dizzying heights. Join us for an exhilarating experience as we wind our way through the high roads, passing by old monasteries, enamouring villages, quiet towns, and gushing rivers along the way. This journey will take us through some of the most gorgeous valleys in Himachal Pradesh ...

The mighty Himalayas are a true paradise for bikers, with roads that cut through the scenic mountains at dizzying heights. Join us for an exhilarating experience as we wind our way through the high roads, passing by old monasteries, enamouring villages, quiet towns, and gushing rivers along the way. This journey will take us through some of the most gorgeous valleys in Himachal Pradesh, where we can revel in the natural beauty all around. Get ready to challenge yourself on this epic journey into the mountains.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • This adventure isn't for the faint-hearted. The rides will be along some of the highest roads in the world and along rough terrain. This is why we recommend that only experienced riders who have ample off-roading experience sign up for this amazing excursion through the Himalayas.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Motorbike
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Explore Manali and experience its unique culture
  • Visit the villages on the border of the Kinnaur district
  • Pass through Rakcham Village, the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibetan border
  • Enjoy stunning views of Reo Purgyil, the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh
  • Ride across some of the highest motorable roads in the world

Start of Tour

Manali

Total Riding Distance 971KM.
End of Tour

Tabo

  • Day 1Arrive Manali
    • Reach Manali in the morning and complete the check in formalities, following which there's time to rest and relax. There will also be a trip orientation, where the bikes will be provided along with detailed routes of the upcoming journey, maps, and a rulebook. After the orientation, it's time to kick-start the bikes and explore the city.

      Enjoy the vibrant culture of Manali by interacting with the locals. Today's schedule includes visiting tourist attractions in both Manali and Old Manali. Ride down Mall Road, and ask for blessings from Hadimba Devi at the Hadimba Temple. Admire the beauty of Mother Nature at Manali's Nature Park before finding inner peace at the Tibetan Monasteries that dot the city's landscape. Offer prayers at the Manu Maharishi Temple in Old Manali before enjoying a quick shopping adventure in the bustling marketplaces of this Himalayan town.

      Return to the hotel for a delicious dinner and a good night's rest.

    • Meals - Dinner
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  • Day 2Manali - Sarahan
    • The first day of the ride will commence after a sumptuous breakfast. Today's destination is Sarahan, which is more than 230 kilometres away from Manali. The journey starts off quite smoothly. There are a few switchbacks before the Tirthan Valley and Jibhi. The route from Jibhi to the Jalori Pass is across rolling hills and requires some skilful riding. Just before the final destination, visit the commercial hub of Rampur and admire the crystal clear waters of the River Sutlej, which flows through the town.

      Arrive in Sarahan by evening and take in the breathtaking views that the rural settlement has to offer. This village incorporates most modern technologies and has many famous sights including the Bhimadevi Temple, which was worshipped by the monarchs of the former Bushahr state. After dusk, it's time to retire at our accommodation in Sarahan.

    • Riding Distance - 233 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 3Sarahan - Sangla
    • Wake up early to relish a truly spectacular mountain sunrise. After a delicious breakfast, it's time to embark on today's adventure. The ride ahead isn't very long, but it is across high mountain passes, so it's bound to be memorable. Leave Sarahan and begin the ride to the Sangla Valley. The route winds through the Kinnaur district and the many quaint hamlets that it houses. After riding through the hills, a series of tight switchbacks will lead to the Sangla or Baspa Valley, through which the River Baspa flows. The valley is beautifully nestled between towering, snow-capped mountains. Spend the evening relaxing before enjoying a hearty dinner and turning in for the night.

    • Riding Distance - 85 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 4Sangla - Chitkul
    • Today, ride to the end of the road - quite literally. After a sumptuous breakfast, gear up and ride towards Chitkul (the last village), a valley that is known as the Crown of Kinnaur. The road is alongside the River Baspa, providing scenic views all through. During the ride, pass through the Rakcham Village, which is located 3,450 metres above mean sea level, making it the highest village in the Baspa Valley.

      Rakcham is the last inhabited village before the Indo-Tibet border, and the Indian road ends here. Spend the night here, at the end of Indian civilisation.

    • Riding Distance - 60 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 5Chitkul - Tabo
    • The day starts with a hearty breakfast, following which it's time to start the ride to Tabo. Ride back to Sangla before heading towards our destination for the day. On the way, pass through Reckong Peo, the headquarters of Kinnaur. A few moments later, arrive in Kalpa, a truly picturesque place that overlooks the Kinnaur Kailash peak. Through Kinnaur, there are a number of beautiful apple orchards, which are a treat to the eyes.

      From Kalpa, the journey will continue towards Nako, situated at a height of 3,660 metres. In the background lies the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh, Reo Purgyil. Nako is a holy town for Buddhists and is famous for its serene lake and a rock that has the impressed footprints of Guru Padmasambhava.

      The road will continue towards Sumdo, the place which marks the beginning of the Spiti Valley and will further lead towards Gue, where the mummy of an old monk can be found.

      From here, we will bike towards Tabo, which is popularly known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. The famous monastery here is believed to have been built by Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, an eminent translator. The statues found in Tabo are surprisingly similar to those found in the Alchi Monastery at Ladakh. After a long ride exploring the beauty of the area, it's time to retire at our accommodation in Tabo.

    • Riding Distance - 178 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 6Tabo - Kaza
    • As always, the day will begin with a scrumptious breakfast spread. Today's destination, Kaza, is located in the Lahaul and Spiti districts of the Spiti Valley. It is a sleepy town surrounded by high mountain ridges on all sides. Located at a height of 3,650 metres, this town is known for its unique flora and fauna. The old town is located towards the outer edge of the city and houses an ancient monastery that is definitely worth visiting. After exploring Kaza, return to the hotel for a toothsome dinner and a good night's rest.

    • Riding Distance - 50 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 7Kaza
    • The agenda for today includes further exploring the beautiful town of Kaza. After an early morning meal, ride towards popular tourist spots like the Key Gompa Monastery, which is housed between the mountains of a Spiti Valley hamlet called Langza. This small village is situated at a dizzying height of 4,420 metres, making it one of the highest inhabited places in the world.

      Continue towards Komic, the world's highest village with a road. Today's journey is especially exciting, as riders will manoeuvre along some of the highest motorable roads known to man. After one final visit to Hikkim, another one of Spiti's high-altitude villages, the group will return to the hotel for the night.

    • Riding Distance - 105 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 8Kaza - Chandra Tal
    • For this adventure's penultimate ride, we shall head towards the crescent-shaped Chandra Tal Lake. A couple of kilometres away from the lake, there's space to park the bikes. This lake is located in the Spiti portion of the Lahaul and Spiti district and is also referred to as the 'Moon Lake' due to its unique shape. It is surrounded by towering peaks on one side and a cirque on the other. The camp for tonight will be set up under the starry sky along the banks of the lake.

    • Riding Distance - 100 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 9Chandra Tal - Manali
    • After two tough riding days, today get a well-deserved break. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then choose to spend the day at your leisure. Spend some time strolling along the lake, clicking mesmerising pictures or enjoying a picnic near the tranquil waters. Of course, if you can't manage a single day without your bike, you can kick-start your ride and head to the nearby town of Spangmik along Pangong Lake.

      As the sun starts to set, return to the accommodation, ready for a peaceful night's sleep.

    • Riding Distance - 160 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner.
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  • Day 10Depart Manali
    • Unfortunately, it's the last day that all of us will spend together. The day is at leisure, and riders can explore the city and do a little last-minute shopping before hopping aboard the bus to Delhi in the evening or journey ahead. You can say goodbye to your new-found friends before heading back home.

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    • Meals - Breakfast.
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Inclusions

  • Motorbike - Royal Enfield - 500 cc or similar.
  • 09 nights accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking road captain.
  • Mechanic throughout the journey and back up vehicle camper/tempo for luggage and recovery.
  • Medical kit and oxygen cylinder.
  • Fuel for mentioned motorbikes.
  • Inner line permits / wild life charges.
  • Travel insurance.

Exclusions

  • A reimbursable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike (If bike is damaged, the amount required for the damages shall be deducted at the end of the tour). Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Upgrade to other available motorbikes.
  • Personal riding gears / helmets.
  • If, the rider because of any circumstances leaves the ride in between then the charges for transporting the bike from the leaving point till end are chargeable from the rider.
  • International / domestic air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges.
  • Any transport to Manali / from Manali. Your tour price starts ex Manali.
  • Over-seas mediclaim Insurance.
  • Admission fees or guide charges to various monuments, temples, forts etc.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary 'HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES' head.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 30 Sep 2020

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Pillion Rider
Ex Manali ₹ 26,000 ₹ 39,800
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Note:

  • Tour operates with a minimum of 08 adults travelling together.

  • A Ride Through Spiti 1 Motorbike shared by
    2 Adults (with fuel)
    Per Person (INR)
    Rider - Solo
    (with fuel)
    Per Person (INR)
    Your Own Motorbike (without fuel) Per Person (INR)
    Motorbikes (Royal Enfield)
    350 cc 32000 38000 26000
    500cc 32900 39800 26000
    Himalayan 34000 42000 26000

  • Chandigarh - Manali - Chandigarh night bus - Approx. 2900 per person.
  • Delhi - Manali - Delhi night bus - Approx. 2900 per person.
  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver's license suitable for machine being hired.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • If you are looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we will be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you.

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

You will stay at various hotels, lodges, guest houses and campsites through the course of the journey.

Motorbikes

  • ManufacturerRoyal Enfield
  • ModelRoyal Enfield 500 cc Standard
  • ManufacturerRoyal Enfield
  • ModelRoyal Enfield 500 CC Classic

Things to Carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

BAGS:

  • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
  • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

  • 2 light pants
  • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
  • 1 bathing suit
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
  • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
  • Some sweats and cereal bars


PERSONAL MEDICINE:

  • Sun screen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoea
  • Elastoplast
  • Skin disinfectant
  • Bandages and special blisters bandage
  • Glucose

SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

  • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
  • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
  • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
  • A rain suit (just in case!)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Bandana

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    The food you will find in Himachal Pradesh is quite similar to the kind of cuisine served in North India. Most meals will include a broth, lentils, some rice, vegetables and bread. Non-vegetarian dishes are common here, and red meat and wheat bread are preferred in most meals. While you are here, you should definitely try some bhey, or spicy lotus stems, chha gosht, a yogurt lamb curry, and tudkiya bhath, which is a traditional pulao made by the pahadi people. You will also find several Tibetan dishes like momos, thupka and thentuk served in a number of restaurants.

  • Clothes to Carry

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

    BAGS:

    • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
    • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

    CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

    • 2 light pants
    • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
    • 1 bathing suit
    • Sun glasses
    • Hat
    • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
    • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
    • Some sweats and cereal bars


    PERSONAL MEDICINE:

    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
    • Paracetamol
    • Anti-diarrhoea
    • Elastoplast
    • Skin disinfectant
    • Bandages and special blisters bandage
    • Glucose

  • Equipment Checklist

    SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

    • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
    • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
    • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
    • A rain suit (just in case!)
    • Gloves
    • Helmet
    • Bandana

  • Medical facilities Available

    Basic first aid available.

  • Altitude considerations

    Acclimatization is one of the important things to prepare for while planning a trip to Spiti. The fact that Leh and most of the places in Spiti are located above the altitude of 10,000 feet, visitors may suffer from dizziness, headaches or even acute mountain sickness (AMS). So planning to acclimatize to the high altitude condition becomes one of the most important things to take into consideration while you are planning your trip to Spiti.

  • Luggage Info

    Luggage will be carried in the luggage van (1 piece per person).

  • Books to Read

    The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond - A few page turns and we are already in love with Binya, a young village girl who decides to trade in her lucky claw pendant for a delightful blue umbrella. As the villagers begin to get envious, we will be enthralled by the story and Garhwali landscape that Ruskin Bond brings to life with his words.

    Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul and Spiti by Manohar Singh Gill - This riveting novel, which is a cross between a memoir and a travel book, retraces the footsteps of the Indian administrator, Manohar Singh Gill. We learn about his relationship with Spiti and Lahaul, a bond that was forged when he lived there for a year. We will accompany him as he works alongside the locals and reflects on the generosity of the people - something that completely changed his life.

  • Approximate Group Size

    08 - 11 adults.

  • Money to carry

    Approximately INR 20000.

  • Tipping

    Restaurants and hotels generally include a service charge to the bill. Any additional tipping is optional. However, bellboys and porters will gratefully accept a tip of around Rs. 50. While it is not compulsory to tip taxi or rickshaw drivers, hired car drivers can be tipped on the basis of excellence in service.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of places to eat on the way.

  • Trip Summary

    • Start of tour: Manali
    • End of tour: Manali
    • Total days: 10
    • Riding days: 08
    • Rest days: 02
    • Total riding distance: 971 km
    • Average distance per day: 122 km
    • Route: Manali - Sarahan - Sangla - Chitkul - Tabo - Kaza - Chandra Tal - Manali
    • Season: June to September
    • Upgrade to other available motorbikes.

  • Generic Notes

    • Tour operates with a minimum of 08 adults travelling together.
    • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver's license suitable for machine being hired.
    • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
    • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
    • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
    • If you are looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we will be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you.

  • Flight Information

    Air India has connectivity options available from major cities in India.

  • Getting Around

    Motorcycle, walk.