A link to reset your password has been sent to your email

presents

8 Day Undisturbed Beauty of Spiti Guided Motorcycle Tour in India

Shimla, India

Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour India

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 is just amazong. It is one of the toughest terrains in India but it is totally worth it! So load your saddle bags, tune your bikes, and get ready to be mesmerized by the serenity of Kinnaur and Spiti!

Key information

  • Terrain: 50% tarmac, 50 % off road
  • Bike: rental bike (411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan or 500cc Royal Enfield Classic)
  • Mileage: 740 kilometers / 460 miles
  • Daily rides: 150 kilometers / 93 miles
  • Riding gear: included: standard size helmet (used) and gloves (used); available to rent: riding jacket or shoes
  • Meals: all breakfasts and dinners

Meet the guides

Shivam
Read more

Highlights

  • Starts in Shimla and ends in Manali
  • Ride along the right bank of Spiti River
  • Experience the shades of Chandra Taal Lake
  • Cross ghats and bending roads and climb to Kalpa at Reckong Peo
  • Visit the biggest monastery in Spiti, Ki Monastery
  • Go to the world's highest post office at Hikkim
  • Ride to the ancient village of Tabo
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$35 per person)
Hide all

Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

You will be staying in various hotels and camps during this tour on double occupancy basis. Your accommodations are as follows:

  • The Pine Cottage or similar in Shimla
  • Grand Sambha la in Kalpa
  • Grand Dewachen in Tabo and Kaza
  • Swiss Camp in Chandra Taal
  • Johnson’s Lodge in Manali

Program

Day 1: Arrival Shimla

Upon arrival to Shimla your tour manager will greet you and settle you in the hotel. The day is free for you followed by an evening briefing and introduction. Diner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Shimla - Kalpa (233 kilometers / 145 miles / 8 hours)

Morning after breakfast, you will leave for Kalpa. The roads today are beautiful till Rampur, crossing ghats and bending roads. Later you will climb to Kalpa at Reckong Peo. You will stop for lunch mid way. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Kalpa - Tabo (160 kilometers / 99 miles / 6 hours)

Morning after breakfast, you will leave for Tabo. The landscape changes dramatically as you 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. Today you arrive in Tabo after having ridden close to the Chinese border. The ancient village of Tabo (3050 meters) 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. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Tabo - Kaza (50 kilometers / 31 miles / 2 hours)

Morning after breakfast, you will leave for Kaza. Riding along the right bank of Spiti River, head for a stop at Dhankar village on the way to Kaza. The rest of the day is at leisure in Kaza. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Around Kaza - Komik, Hikkim, Ki Monastery (70 kilometers / 43 miles / 3 - 4 hours)

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 (4140 meters), one of the highest villages in the world. Visit the village of Langza. It is the one of the most beautiful village in Spiti Valley. You will also visit the world's highest post office at village Hikkim. It's fun to send letter to home town from this post office.

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. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Kaza - Chandra Taal (90 kilometers / 56 miles / 5 hours)

A half ride till Lossar is going to be bit easy one. The moment you cross Lossar, the exiting off-road terrain starts till Chandratal. A quick stop an early arrival at Chandratal will enable you to experience the shades of lakes from evening 4:00 p.m. till sunset.

There is a walk of 30 minutes to reach the lake. Chandratal (Moon Lake) is 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 chilling cold in the night with wind gust. Through the night at the campsite will be very cold. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 7: Chandra Taal - Manali (90 kilometers / 56 miles / 5 hours)

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, you will be connecting to route of Rohtang Pass. You will settling for the day at Manali. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Manali.

Day 8: Manali departure

Post breakfast, the services end with transfer for people using the Volvo bus in the evening.

Bike rental deposit

Inescape Travel and Living requires a 1000 USD deposit which is refunded at the end of the tour. The deposit also takes care for wear and tear.

Skill level

Beginner

  • can ride for two to three hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Shivam Tomar

Location

Spiti Valley, 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.

Food

Included in your package are all breakfasts and dinners as well as packaged drinking water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle (411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan or 500cc Royal Enfield Classic)
  • A SUV / MUV vehicle with experienced driver for the complete tour for non riders only
  • Meals throughout the stay (breakfast and dinner) and packaged drinking water
  • Fuel from day 1 to 8 (if opted at the time of booking)
  • All inner line permits for national and international travelers
  • First aid
  • All sightseeing, tolls, permits, etc. on the tour
  • Varied choice of food in most places
  • 7 nights accommodation in good listed hotels and camps on double occupancy basis
  • A local guide from the region
  • A lit with essentials like maps, basic tools, etc. to keep with you
  • Tour captain - highly experienced guide accompanies you on the tour (English and Hindi speaking)
  • A backup vehicle
  • A mechanic with all necessary spares and tools
  • All applicable taxes in India

What's not included

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours / extra meals ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “What is included”
  • The services of vehicle is not included on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions, and any other circumstances beyond Inescape Travel and Living's control.
  • Camera fee and any monument entrances
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
  • Bike rental deposit (1000 USD)
  • Jackets (150 USD)
  • Shoes (200 USD)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is not included. A transfer from Delhi to Shimla and back is 35 USD via an overnight Volvo bus.

If you are already in India and want to directly arrive at the starting location, please contact Inescape Travel and Living for details.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
from --

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookMotorcycleTours.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose BookMotorcycleTours.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites