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10 Day Guided Motorcycle Tours In The Indian Himalayas Sach Pass

Delhi, India

Sach Pass Motorcycle Tour India

Motorbike Expeditions have 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 these routes and experiences with like-minded people. And more importantly, to encourage more people to take up motorbike travel. Motorbike Expeditions is a 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 our success of running truly world class motorbike adventure tours.

Key information

  • Terrain: Off-road
  • Bike: Rental bike (Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike)
  • Daily rides: 105 kilometers / 65 miles
  • Riding gear: included: standard size helmet (used) ; not included: knee pads and elbow guards
  • Meals: All breakfasts and dinners

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Manali
  • Evening bonfire and sharing sessions
  • Experience breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas
  • Ride through Sach Pass at an altitude of 14500 feet above sea level
  • Backup vehicle to carry luggage
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Your accommodation for this tours will be at guest houses, hotels, and camps.

Program

Sach Pass bike tour takes 8-9 days and usually starts from Delhi. Twelve hours of overnight journey from Delhi will drop you in Manali from where the real exploration of Himalayas will begin. This Sach Pass Bike Tour is more than a tour, its an experience for life. Secluded mountains, lush green landscapes, and the sound of the roaring engine is something which will surely make your heart pound widely. So if you are planning a bike tour to the Himalayas and confused with where to and when to, then this itinerary is surely for you.

Motorbike Expeditions have collated every possible information so that you can plan an impeccable bike tour with their company. These 8 to 9 days long Sach Pass Motorbike Tour will help you experience every possible aspect of Himalayan touring. The best part of this tour is that it starts from Manali and ends up in Manali, where the returning route is different.

The journey follows through famous places like Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Killar, Keylong, and Manali. The route from Manali to Sach and then back to Manali is marked by dense deodar forests, snowcapped peaks, Adrenaline gushing water crossings, and offbeat unmetalled roads accompanied with local delicacies and traditional folk dance.

From beautiful Manali, you will ride into the trans-Himalayan range, warming up your riding skills before entering into the region of the world's best mountain roads. So if you are planning a bike tour to Sach Pass and confused with how to, when to, and where to, then it's your lucky day that you have landed on this page.

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi / Chandigarh to Manali

On the first day of your trip, you will board a Volvo bus to Manali from Delhi / Chandigarh. It will be an overnight journey so make sure that you are well prepared.

Day 2: Manali exploration

On the very first day, one needs to reach Manali either by Volvo bus or by the hired cab. At bus stand in Manali, you will meet the tour guide of Motorbike Expeditions. He will take you to the respective hotels where you can rest for few hours. After taking a small nap, your 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 you partner for the next 10 days. The tour will cover all the major sightseeing points around Manali. Later in the evening after having dinner, your day comes to an end.

  • Daily mileage: 108 kilometers / 67 miles

Day 3: Manali to Dharmshala

After having breakfast, you will leave towards the famous hill station Dharmshala in the laps of Dhauladhar ranges. This place is also referred to as the little Lhasa of India, as it is home to the Buddhist Dharma guru Dalai Lama. Inspired by flawless Tibetan architecture and intricate designing, this place is home to some of the world’s most beautiful monasteries, located about six hours east of Manali. Later in the evening, you will ride towards Mc Leodgunj, a place known for its cafes and nightlife, which is just at a mere 2 kilometers from Dharmshala.

The journey on this day will be pleasant and beautiful as most of the journey will be on metaled roads and through the countryside villages. In Mc Leodgunj, after exploring the nightlife, you can check into your hotel and enjoy the entire city view. These 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 team of Motorbike Expeditions 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.

  • Daily mileage: 227 kilometers / 141 miles

Day 4: Dharamshala to Dalhousie

After having the traditional Pahadi breakfast, ou will leave for your next destination which is Dalhousie. This hill station is named after the Lord Dalhousie, the British Governor-general in India from 1848 to 1856. On this day, much of your time will be spent on riding northwards toward the inner summits of Himalayas through pastoral landscapes and magical fairy tale villages. The entire journey of 5 to 6 hours from Dharmshala is breathtaking and will surely become part of your eternal memories.

On this very day, you will also cross the famous village of Khajjair, which is also referred to as mini Switzerland of India. This place is so picturesque that one has to rub his or her eyes in order to believe it actually exists. Khajjair also offers adventure sports like Zorbing and paragliding to satisfy one’s adventure bug. You will also explore the small Himalayan town of Dalhousie, which is known for its British architecture and churches dating 200 to 300 years old. This small town is surrounded by dense deodar trees with a small mall road to walk on.

At the end of the day after exploring the town, you will check into your hotel and get together for a bonfire session, where every rider will share his or her memory of the day. You must be thinking what kind of session is this, but Motorbike Expeditions have been doing this session from the past three years in every tour whether it is Leh, Ladakh, or the famous Spiti tour.

Day 5: Dalhousie to Bairagarh

After having breakfast, you will leave towards your next destination which is Bairagarh. It’s only after Dalhousie that one feels the real wrath of Himalayan roads. The offbeat terrain accompanied by freezing cold temperatures will surely give chill in your spines. The 119-kilometer journey from Dalhousie to Bairagarh for Sach Pass is a tough terrain journey, So if you are faint of heart or inexperienced, then this ride is surely not for you.

Unstable overhanging cliffs on one side and immeasurable steep gorge on other is the sight from Dalhousie to Bairagarh. Hence, Motorbike Expeditions always urge their fellow travelers to plan Sach Pass only with some proper and experienced touring company, if not with them. After 5 to 6 hours of tiring journey, you will reach this secluded hamlet in the Himalayas called Bairagarh. After reaching Bairagarh, one can explore the beautiful village and later check-in into the hotel. Later after having dinner, you will go to sleep.

Day 6: Bairagarh to Killar

After getting up in the morning and having breakfast, you will head towards Killar, a countryside village in the laps of Himalayas. This serene village is known for its nomadic life as it is the hub to the old shepherd route connecting Chamba District to Lahaul Spiti District. This 3-hour journey from Bairagarh to Killar is marked by the presence of the world’s most dangerous pass, The Sach Pass, situated at an altitude of 14500 feet above sea level in Himachal Pradesh.

The ride time from Bairagarh might be short but the experience this 3-hour ride provides will be enough for life. Clean mountain air with a sense of fear and howling of wild animals, this entire experience will be embarked in your hearts for life, especially when accomplished in the season of monsoons.

Another few characteristics of riding from Bairagarh to Killar is the presence of water crossings which will surely make your adrenaline rush to the next level. Sanskari Nala is one of the famous and dangerous water crossing in the region, testing your riding skills. Later by the evening, you will reach Killar and check into your hotel as the next day is going to be more enthralling.

Day 7: Killar - Kishtwar - Killar stretch

After having the traditional shepherd’s breakfast, you will ride out to Kishtwar and return in the evening. This 6 to 7 hour journey is not for everyone. If you are visiting Sach Pass to explore the toughest and most dangerous riding experience, then this is the stretch you want to do. It’s the Killar-Kishtwar-Killar stretch which is referred to as the most dangerous road in the world.

Most Himalayan motorcycle experts consider this region in Chamba to be the Mecca of riders and the dead-end of all the dangerous roads in the world. Sach Pass region is truly unique and offers a lot of possibilities for both nature lovers and bikers. Riding through snow caves and huge glaciers surrounding the entire road is an experience in itself. Later by the evening, you will return back to Killar for your overnight stay.

Day 8: Killar to Keylong via Pangi

After having breakfast, you will head towards the famous town of Lahaul and Spiti named Keylong via Pangi. The Pangi Valley is quite serene and is located in the Chamba District. It is a beautiful, unadulterated and calm tribal area or in other words, one can say that it is the perfect place to feel the real Himalayan vibes and culture. Killar to Pangi is about 3 hours by ride, where one can stop for some tea or snacks. The roads will be offbeat and unmetalled, making it challenging for both riders and pillions riding from Killar to Keylong.

This entire stretch will be surrounded by huge snow-capped mountains with very little vegetation making it look rugged and isolated. After 5 to 6 hours of riding, you will finally reach the famous town of Keylong, known for its hotels, climate, and beauty. This beautiful town will be your stop for the night. You will check into the hotel and will also have a bonfire session to freshen up all your memories of the trip.

Day 9: Keylong to Manali

On the ninth day of this journey, you will head back towards Manali from Keylong. This journey will be pleasant and lovely till Khokasar which is located at a distance of 80 kilometers from Keylong. On the way to Khoksar, you will cross Tandi, which is a sacred place for the Hindu religion as it as Sangam point for river Chandra and Bhaga. You will stop here for a while and see the magnificent convergence of two most sacred rivers.

After spending some quality time there, you will head toward Khoksar. This little tribal village is known for its famous delicacy called the Meat Chawal. This delicacy will help you rejuvenate your tiring body so that you can conquer the mighty Rohtang Pass. The journey from Khoksar to Manali will be the last tough part of the Sach Pass motorbike trip.

Rohtang pass is a connecting link between Kullu and Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an elevation of 14000 feet above sea level, this pass is regarded as one of the most beautiful motorable mountain passes in entire India. One is not advised to spend more than 10 minutes on the Rohtang top due to the lack of oxygen. So you will only stop here to click a few pictures.

The last highlight of Sach pass Motorbike trip is riding down experience from the Rohtang la. The first view that you are going to witness is the number of waterfalls originating from the glaciers in the Himalayas situated in the midst of large and wide valleys. The entire view will be so breathtaking and magnificent that you have to rub your eyes a thousand times to believe that it is actually exists. Lush green meadows and the meandering Beas River with pristine blue color will make you a complete Viragi (a wanderer who travels without reason).

Later by the evening, you will reach the final destination of the tour which is Manali where a small dinner accompanied with a bonfire and local folk dance will be presented to you as a gesture of love. Here you will sing, dance, enjoy your drinks, and try to remember the sweet memories that you created during this bike trip.

  • Daily mileage: 90 kilometers / 60 miles

Day 10: Manali to Delhi

On the final day of the trip, you will greet all your fellow riders and bid them farewell along with best wishes for life in the hopes 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.

Note: This is a standard Sach Pass Bike tour itinerary and can be modified on request if needed. Motorbike Expeditions have covered all the major aspects in this tour but if you feel like you want to add a place or two you can contact them.

Skill levels

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

Advanced:

  • Can ride for 5-6 hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

Sach Pass is one of the most beautiful and unexplored mountain passes in India. This mountain pass is located at an elevation of 14482 feet above sea level and acts as a connecting link between Chamba Valley and Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh. In recent years, Sach Pass has garnered a lot of attention from tourists all across the world due to its exclusiveness and dangerous terrain.

So if you are faint-hearted and not ready to embrace adventure, then this Sach pass motorbike expedition is surely not for you. But if you are adventurous and ready to explore the unexplored, then this tour is surely for you.

Sach Pass is also regarded as the toughest mountain pass not only in India but also across the globe. This mountain pass has also been featured in History Tv IRT deadliest roads. So you can imagine how tough this mountain pass is.

Every year, Motorbike Expedition gets a number of queries where people ask them if they have already done the dangerous part in the Himalayas by riding through Ladakh and Spiti and now there is nothing to do, then Motorbike Rxpeditions tell them about the thrilling and adventurous Sach Pass motorbike trip which leaves them awestruck as most of the people aren’t aware of this road trip.

Food

During this trip, your daily breakfast and dinner are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • 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

  • Sach Pass bike tour
  • Bike rental (Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike)
  • Standard size helmet for rider and pillion ride (used)
  • Extra fuel for back up
  • Services of a motorbike mechanic
  • Services of an experienced English speaking road captain
  • 1 backup vehicle to carry luggage
  • First aid box and oxygen cylinder
  • Spares parts change in bike (front tube / rear tube / spark plug / clutch and brake wire / clutch and disc brake pads / engine oil / clutch plate)
  • Return volvo tickets from Manali to Delhi / Chandigarh
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Environmental and permit fee
  • Goods and Services Tax

What's not included

  • Personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, and table drinks, etc.
  • Any type of insurance (medical, accidental, theft, etc.)
  • Any airfare / rail fare
  • Airport, railway station, or bus stop pick up or drop off
  • Cost of any spare part which will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in rider’s possession.
  • Cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost
  • Any lunch and other meals
  • Security deposit per motorbike of 10,000 INR /140 USD as per the deposit policy (this is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used)
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing
  • Any cost incurred due to extension,change of itinerary due to natural calamities, road, blocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues, and factors beyond Motorbike Expedition's control
  • Additional accommodation / food cost incurred due to any delay
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion sections

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bhuntar Airport (KUU).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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.
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End: Sunday September 27, 2020

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