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Every biker in the world irrespective of gender dreams of conquering the Himalayas. Lush green landscapes, snow-clad mountains, and the rugged Himalayan terrain is something that will surely pump up your adrenaline. Lahaul Spiti is one of the largest districts in Himachal Pradesh in terms of area occupied. This place is so beautiful and opulent that one needs to rub his or her eyes in order to believe it actually exists. In some parts of Spiti, there are folk Flores of aliens visiting the famous Chandratal Lake so you can imagine how beautiful Spiti Valley is.
The package includes accommodation in hotels / camps / guest houses on double or triple sharing during the motorcycle tour.
Be prepared about the route you are going to take to understand what challenges lie ahead in the journey to Spiti Valley. The route from Manali to Spiti goes through Kaza. The roads and peculiar terrain are enough to make your heartbeat high with excitement. The journey begins from Manali in the morning. Cross the Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass to reach Kaza. The eatery points are Chatru, Batal, and Losar on the way.
Today, board a Volvo bus to Manali from Delhi / Chandigarh. It will be an overnight journey so make sure that you are well prepared.
On the very first day, one needs to reach Manali either by Volvo bus or by the hired cab. At bus stand Manali, you will meet the tour guide of Motorbike Expeditions. The tour guide will take you to the respective hotels, where one can rest for a few hours. After taking a short nap, the guide will introduce you to your motorbikes.
Arrival day in Manali is all about acclimatization to high altitude climate and understanding how the rugged terrain of Himalayas behave while riding. This day will help you connect your soul to the bikes which will be your partner for the next 10 days. You will cover all the major sightseeing points around Manali on this very day and later in the evening after having dinner, the day comes to an end.
On the second day, you will leave after having the local Kulluvi food towards your next destination Shoja. The route to Shoja from Manali is enough to feel the real vibes of the countryside road. Lush green mountains and gushing Beas River is the common sight on this route.
On your route to Shoja, you will cover places like Kullu, Bhuntar, Aut, Banjar and the famous town of Jibhi. These all places are among the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh, so just imagine how beautiful your journey is going to be.
Shoja is about 108 kilometers from Manali, and all this time the Motorbike Expeditions team will be just behind you in case of any help required. After reaching Shoja, you will check-in into your homestays, where local food along with a bonfire will be served to an entire member of the expeditions.
The third day of your journey is the most adventurous day as you will cross the famous Jalori Pass, which is the high altitude pass connecting inner Siraj to outer Siraj. It’s only after leaving Siraj, when one feels the real wrath of Himalayan roads.
The roads are offbeat, places are isolated and the presence of tribal lands marks the beginning of Kinnaur region. The entire route from Jalori pass to Kalpa cover places like Aani, Luri and the famous town of Rampur. The ride through these places is a dream ride for many but only a few are able to fulfill it.
After reaching Kalpa, a place famous for apples, you will check into the hotels. After having some rest, you will meet for dinner where your guide will lay plans for the next day.
On the fourth day, after having breakfast, you will leave for the most beautiful village of Spiti Valley, Nako. This beautiful village is situated at a distance of 99 kilometers from Kalpa. On the way to Nako from Kalpa, you will cover villages like Ribba, Pooh, and Khab.
If one loves peace and nature at its best then nothing can be better than bike expedition to Spiti. The way from Kalpa to Nako binds India’s most beautiful barren terrain and cold desert. On one side one can hear the sound of gushing Satluj River and on the other, the cold surreal wind that rustles through one’s ear while riding.
After reaching Nako, you can explore the beautiful village and later check-in into the hotel. After having dinner, you go to sleep.
The fifth day of the expedition to Spiti is going to be of moderate level. On this very day, you will visit the two most famous monasteries of Spiti. The first one is going to be the Tabo Monastery which is also known as “Ajanta of the Himalayas” due to the presence of Thangka Paintings.
After visiting Tabo, you will head towards one of the oldest monasteries in the world, known as Dhankar Monastery. This day will be all about exploring the culture of Spiti.
What the Motorbike Expeditions team has experienced from their previous tours is that most people travel to these regions without having much knowledge of the cultural aspect, but Motorbike Expeditions teams believe in providing the cultural knowledge along with world-class motorcycle tour. After reaching Kaza, you will check-in into the hotel and later in the evening after having dinner you will wish each other goodnight.
On the sixth day after having breakfast, you will leave towards the famous village of Hikkim. This village is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Kaza and is famous for its location for the world’s highest post office.
The most unique thing which people do here is that they send a post from Hikkim to their relatives and loved ones so that this act stays in their memories for life. After that, you visit the famous Ki Monastery, the largest monastery in Spiti Valley. Komic village is the last village for the day and later by evening you return back to Kaza.
The seventh day of the bike expedition marks the visit to the world’s most beautiful lake, Chandratal. This lake is so surreal and calm that one has to rub his or her eyes in order to believe it actually exists. The most interesting thing which the Motorbike Expeditions team does here is that they take all the mobile phones from fellow travelers and insist them to just enjoy nature rather than clicking pictures.
The folk Flores related to this place also suggests that there have been several cases when people have spotted unidentified flying objects in the region. After spending some valuable time and exploring the sky blue Lake Chandratal you head towards your stay for the night.
On the eighth day, after having breakfast at Chandratal, you will leave for the most dreaded Himalayan road that is the road from Chandratal to Manali. On this very day, you cross the number of water crossings feeling the real adventure.
The roads are offbeat, isolated and mostly clogged with water enough to submerge your bikes completely. If someone wants to understand the real adrenaline rush as a biker then Chandratal to Manali is a route for you.
After reaching Batal, you will witness the second largest glacier of Himalayas Bara Sigri on the way to Chatru. One more Interesting thing which one experiences on the way to Chatru from Batal is the famous Chota Dhara Nala, the most dangerous Himalayan Nala.
Chatru to Manali via Rohtang is the main high light of this bike expedition, the landscape changes from barren desert to lush green and riding experience to smooth. After reaching Manali, you finally end the trip by going for a complimentary dinner with all the riders of motorbike expeditions.
On the final day of your trip, you will greet all fellow riders and bid them farewell along with best wishes for life in the hope of meeting them soon again. The overnight journey of 12 hours will finally drop you in the nation’s capital Delhi, from where one can continue their journey back home.
If you are planning a trip to Spiti Valley then this itinerary is surely and undoubtedly the best itinerary you can get online. Motorbike Expeditions team has been running tours on the same plan for the past 3-4 years.
This is a standard Spiti Valley Bike tour itinerary and can be modified on the request if needed. The itinerary has covered all the major aspects, but if you feel like you want to add a place or two you can send an inquiry to the Motorbike Expeditions team 24/7.
Motorbike Expeditions has been designing motorbike tours since 2014. Motorbike and touring came into their lives slowly and later became an addiction. The next thing was to connect and share our routes, experiences with like-minded people. And more importantly, to encourage more people to take up motorbike travel.
Motorbike Expeditions is an Indian owned company that has always operated with the aim of combining expert local knowledge with high western standards. It is this winning combination that has resulted in their success of running truly world-class motorbike adventure tours.
For this tour, you can bring your own motorcycle (for local riders) or rent one from the Motorbike Expeditions team (for international travelers). If you decide to rent one, you have options between Royal Enfield 350cc, Himalayan 411cc, or Bullet 500cc. The price depends on the type of bike you choose.
If you decide to rent, the price includes motorbike rental, standard size helmet for rider and pillion ride (used helmet not new) from day 1 to day 8, and extra fuel for back up.
This tour takes place in India. From Delhi, you will board a bus to Manali, the starting point of the tour. The route includes Shoja, Kalpa, Nako, Kaza, Chandratal, then back to Manali then Delhi.
Please note that you will spend one night on the bus on the way from Delhi to Manali. You will have overnight accommodation starting from Manali.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Then, you will have to board an overnight bus to Manali, which is the starting and ending point of the tour. Return volvo bus tickets from Manali to Delhi / Chandigarh are included.
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