KINNOR & SPITI VALLEY - 2019Mountain Biking Motorbike Expedition Car Tours Wildlife
What's This About?
Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The valley is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.
Spiti attracts many riders because of its undisturbed beauty and less crowded roads. The roads are rugged yet too scenic to be tired! The nature is truly in its best form and amazes us every single time. It is one of the toughest terrains in India but trust us, it is totally worth it! So load your saddle bags, tune your bikes and get ready to be mesmerized by the serenity of Kinnor & Spiti!
Overall we will be exploring Kinnor Valley (Baspa & Hangrang Valley), Spiti Valley, Pin Valley & Lahaul Valley. Major passes Kunzum top & Rohtang L, Chandratal Lake, . Also riding along Sutluj River,Baspa River, Spiti River, Chandra River, Bhaga river & Beas River. Covering ancient Monasteries Tabo, Ki, Dhankar & Komic. So overall this itinerary offers a great mix of places, terrain, Monasteries, valleys & rivers
Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh
1.Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles or 350 cc for the tour (if hired from us).
2. Royal Enfield Himalayan 410ccwill be at additional Cost.
3. Rental SUV/MUV with an experienced driver for the complete tour for non riders only.
4. Meals throughout the stay (Breakfast & Dinner) & Packaged drinking water.
5. Fuel (Petrol).
6. Entry Charges to all monuments
7. All inner line permits for National & International traveler.
8. First aid All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc on the tour.
9. We have a varied choice of food in most places.
10. Accommodation in good listed hotels and luxury camps on double occupancy basis.
11. A local guide from the region accompanies us wherever required.
12. A kit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc to keep with you at all times.
13.Tour Captain - Our highly experienced guide accompanies you on the tour (English and Hindi speaking)
Basically you just need to sit back and relax while we have everything in order for you.
1. Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure.
2. Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, drinks, water etc.
3. Any other items not mentioned in the inclusions.
4. Flight Tickets
Chandigarh to Narkanda via Sadhupool & Chail
An early start from Chandigarh. The first 40kms in plains and ride turns in to full of twisties as we begin our ascent from the plains to the higher mountains. The moment we leave Shimla road and gets on Kandaghat road the roads similar to interior Westernghats starts. We will get on main road again from Kufri. The traffic will be lesser and the wider roads with good smooth corners starts.
Arrive in the beautiful town of Narkanda by late afternoon. Narkanda is known for its stunning scenery surrounded with pine trees & apple orchid. Stay in Narkanda
Narkanda to Chitkul
The decent from Narkanda to Rampur is boon for Ghats lovers with the view of Sutluj River. The company of Sutluj river starts for couple of days. The feel of Kinnor Valley starts, Steep mountains, narrow roads & breathtaking views will make you stop for couple of pictures. From Karcham Dam we will be taking right towards Sangla and then the ride along side of Baspa River. The terrain changes to lush green mountains again. The route to Chitkul is completely scenic with rockey patches. This would be slow ride to experience the green mountains at it best. We will be mostly settling in to the Camp which is located next to Baspa River.
Chitkul to Kalpa
Today we descend from Sangla and ride along the river Sutluj. The adjoining valley is one of the prettiest in Himachal with tiny villages along slopes one one side and the Gigantic Kinnar Kailash peak dominating the scene on the other. Just before reaching our destination for the day, we halt at Reckong Peo to get the inner line permits, which are compulsory for all foreign visitors (if any). In front of Kalpa is an impressive view of Raldang Kailash massif across the Sutlej River.
Kalpa to Nako
The landscape changes dramatically as we enter the rain shadow region today. In Hangrang Valley, Nako is the largest village above sea level. Nako is also famous for Nako Lake which has boating facilities in summer and during winter its frozen surface is used for ice skating. A Buddhist monastery is also located here.
Nako to Kaza
Today we arrive in Tabo after having ridden close to the Chinese border. The ancient village of Tabo (3050 Mtrs) is situated on the left bank of river Spiti. It is known for its monastery which contains a large number of scriptures and pieces of art, and wall paintings.Visit to Dhankhar monastery on the way to Kaza. The stunning view of Spiti River is one of the best view.
Kaza to Langza, Komic, Hikkim, Kibber & Ki Monastery
Stunning lunar landscape on offer! At the foot of steep ridges, and on the left bank of the river Spiti is the Ki Monastery, which is the biggest monastery in Spiti and is located between Kibber and Kaza. Hundreds of Lamas receive their religious training in this monastery and is famous for its Murals and books. Go further to Kibber (4140m), one of the highest villages in the world.Visit of Village Langza, It is the one of the most beautiful village in Spiti Valley. Visit to World highest post office at village Hikkim. It's fun to send letter to home town from this post office.
Langza: Nestled between the mountains in a bowl shaped area in the Spiti Valley is a small remote village named Langza. This village is situated at an altitude of 14,500 feet above sea level in Spiti
Langza is also considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road. Owing to its proximity to Tibet in China, the population of the village is predominantly Buddhist and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetian Buddhism. The village has a population of about 137 people living in 33 houses.
Kaza To Chandratal
Half ride till Lossar is going to be bit easy one. The moment we cross Lossar the exiting offroad terrain starts till Chandratal. A quick Stop An early arrival at Chandratal will enable us to experince the shades of lakes from evening 4pm till sunset.
There is a walk of 30minutes to reach to lake. Chandratal (Moon lake) A beautiful crescent shaped lake as the name suggests! It is a very popular tourist destination of Spiti. Serene, peaceful and beautiful location. Be prepared for bone chiiling cold in night with wind gust.
Chandratal to Manali
This journey is little tougher than other routes of tour which adds on more excitement to this day. The route is completely boon for off-road lovers. The journey parallel to Chandra river is memorable. The route becomes more tough after Chataru. From Gramphu we will be connecting to route of Rohtang Pass. We will settling for the day at Manali.
Manali Break day
A one day break before the last ride.
Manali to Chandigarh
A 310kms of downhill till Chandigarh.
About Your Hosts
Tourbugs, a venture by an adventure loving couple who left their corporate desk jobs to explore and appreciate the beauty around.
Looking for a lifetime adventure? then this is just the right place for you. Motorcycle tours have been our way of exploring India. Come, experience unusual, scenic and rugged India with us! We specialise in bike rides to Ladakh, Spiti, Zanskar, North East of India, Western Ghats & Coastal trails. Our itineraries are different from regular tourist agents or travel companies. We want you to explore and experience and not just visit the places. Each itinerary is curated as per the region and includes all the things one should experience when on the ride. Some of the itineraries are extreme for motorcyclists who want to ride in the unexplored terrain.
When not riding in the mountains, we host weekend campings at Tourbugs Nest. We are the pioneers of camping and have been hosting guests for more than 6 years in Sahyadris Westernghats.
We are one of the biggest camping experience providers in Maharashtra. We host groups from of 5 to 300 people. Our Camping season starts from September & ends in May. We host on all the weekends and for a group of 8 or more on weekdays too.
Some of our signature camping events include New Year camping, Full Moon, No moon camping. These are the year’s largest camping events and we are overbooked for these.
Our guests are from different domains and walks of lives. We host motorcyclists, corporates, trekkers, photographers, kids, families and many more. Oh, and we love having pets around! The campsite is pet friendly and gives a different experience to them as well. We absolutely adore pets who camp. <3
We also specialize in camping events for motorcycle manufacturing companies. We host camping events for them at Tourbugs Nest as well as other locations selected by them. Another characteristic about us is that our love for food is undying. We love feeding people good food and believe that food is one of the main aspects of experience that we are providing. We are known for simple, wood fire cooked, village food that will leave you wanting some more. Our BBQ is a must have while camping. Everything is unlimited and of great quality. The food will never disappoint you.
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