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 bikers 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 pack your bags, tune your bikes and get ready to be mesmerized by the serenity of Kinnor & Spiti!
12 to 14 Slots
Motorcycle Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers, Adventure Seekers, Road Trip Lovers, and the likes.
- Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles or 350 cc for the tour (if hired from us)
- Rental SUV/MUV with an experienced driver for the complete tour for non riders only
- Meals throughout the stay (Breakfast,Lunch&Dinner)
- Entry Charges to all monuments
- Tour Leader for the entire trip English, Hindi & Marathi Speaking
- All inner line permits
- First aid with Diamox Capsules
- All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc on the tour
- We have a varied choice of food in most places
- Accommodation in good listed hotels and luxury camps on double occupancy basis
- A local guide from the region accompanies us wherever required
- A kit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc to keep with you at all times
- 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.
- Any expenses incurred due to Force Majeure.
- Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, drinks, water etc.
- Any other items not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Flight Tickets.
Arrival Chandigarh (00Kms)
On arrival at Chandigarh , Our Tourbugs representative will greet you at Hotel. You will be checked into a hotel here. Briefing will be done after dinner and we get prepared for the tour next day.
8 Aug 2018 (Saturday)
- Chandigarh to Narkanda via Shimla. (175 kms)
We start early. The ride is full of twisties as we begin our ascent from the plains to the higher mountains. Arrive in the beautiful town of Narkanda by late afternoon. Narkanda is known for its ski slopes (only in the winters) and also for its stunning scenery. You could climb up the Hatu peak or alternatively just relax in the Hotel which has great views of the landscape and apple orchards.
- Narkanda to Chitkul (200 kms)
We will start the ride early in morning, the descending roads to Rampur adds up real fun in riding through the Ghats with the view of Sutluj River. The company of river starts from here and it stays till another two days. From Karcham Dam we will be taking right towards Sangla and then the company of Baspa River starts from here. The terrain changes to lush green mountains again. The route to Chitkul is completely scenic with rockey patches. We will be mostly settling in to the Camp which is located next to Baspa River.
10 Aug 2018 (Monday)
- Chitkul to Kalpa (65 kms)
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. In front of Kalpa is an impressive view of Raldang Kailash massif across the Sutlej River.
- Kalpa to Nako (110 kms)
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.
12 Aug 2018 (Wednesday)
- Nako to Kaza (118 kms)
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(70kms)
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 (Moon Lake) via Kunzum La (115kms)
We will head towards the Kunzum pass. The 50 kms till Losar is completely barren region of Spiti. The terrain become more rough from Kunzum to Chandratal this will be one of the most memorable day of the journey. We will try to reach to campsite by 3pm and we will spend the evening next to the lake.
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. The night at the campsite will be very cold.
- Chandratal to Manali (130 kms)
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.
- Check Out
Check out from the Hotel. Big adieu to all the group members.
Carry only essentials that you need for your use since the flight allowance is only 15+5 kgs. Avoid paying excess baggage. Essentials you should have:
- Just enough clothes to last you for the trip since you will get laundry services in Leh directly.
- Warm wear - Pull overs, sweaters, thermal inners or anything else you feel is required by you in low temperatures.
- Good tint or clear glasses to wear for protection against sun and dust.
- One pair of sandals, chappals or sneakers that you are comfortable with.
- Hiking pants / shorts or any other basic hiking gear you might want to carry.
- Enough underclothes and socks.
- Medicines if you are on a certain routine medication and any other medication you think you might need.
- Free luggage space if you intend to shop for souvenirs from the trip.
All the above gear should preferably be waterproof in case the weather goes bad. It gets really cold when it rains or snows.
-Good certified helmets, full face.
-Jacket and riding trousers with protection. Alternatively a good set of knee and elbow guards.
-Riding boots with protection. Alternatively, you may wear a good pair of high ankle boots with steel / composite toe protection.
-Riding thermal gloves with protection.
-Good tint or clear glasses to wear in the helmet for protection against sun and dust
-All the above riding gear should preferably be waterproof in case the weather goes bad or proper rain gear to wear over the riding gear. It gets really cold when it rains or snows.
-You may carry hydration packs, tank bags, GPS systems, etc as per your convenience.
Other things to carry:
-Phone, camera, video camera, spare memory cards and chargers. Spare spectacles if you wear powered lenses.
-Energy bars / Dry fruits / Electrolytes to carry on you at all times. Anything else that you feel you need to have.
We are a group of enthusiasts bitten by the touring bug looking to inspire people to take up adventure on wheels. We have explored some of the best places across India and would love to take you along on a tour you will never forget. We all come across many beautiful pictures, blogs, places on the internet. What we do? We get inspired to try adventures. We read yet continue the same life thinking we will do this one day. We, at Tourbugs believe, “that” one day should be soonest for each one of you. We specialise in Ladakh rides, customised trips, kids’ camps, family tours, corporate tours. So get ready to experience the most adventurous journeys to spectacular places in India. An unforgettable journey which will make you forget rest of the world.
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