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11 Day Spiti Himalayan Adventure and Guided Motorcycle Tour
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Delhi, India

Guided Motorbiking Tour Himalayas

Spiti Himalayan adventure motorcycle tour is designed to explore the beautiful Himalayan Valleys, Kullu Valley, Spiti Valley, and Lahaul Valley. You will ride through greener valleys to no vegetation (barren) valley and again to greener valleys. Though the route would be a mix of paved and unpaved roads but would be a real adventure motorcycle tour in India-Himalaya.

Key information

  • Terrain: 60% asphalt, 40% off-road
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (Royal Enfield 350 and 500 cc)
  • Mileage: 860 kilometers / 534 miles
  • Daily rides: 45 - 200 kilometers / 28 - 124 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmet, knee, and elbow guard; not included: riding jacket, rider gloves, rain cover
  • Meals: buffet breakfast and dinner

Meet the guides

Neeraj
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Highlights

  • Start and ends in Delhi
  • Visit monasteries and Chandratal lake
  • Enjoy breathtaking villages, mountains, and waterfalls
  • Cross two high mountain passes - Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass
  • Ride along the Great Himalayan National Park
  • Buffet breakfasts and dinners
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


8 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated in deluxe hotels and camps.

Program

You will be living the real culture of Spiti Himalaya - Buddhism life, monasteries, villages, 'gaddi', the sheep and goat herders lifestyle in Himalayas, and how 'gaddi' migrates every year with their huge cattle from lower Himalayas to higher Himalayas and back?

The major attractions of the motorcycle trip in Spiti-Himalaya would be crossing two high mountain passes - Rohtang Pass, 13054 feet (3900 meters), which connects Kullu Valley to Lahaul Valley and Kunzum Pass, 15059 feet (4590 meters), which connects Lahaul Valley to Spiti Valley.

You will also get to see Chandratal Lake - a scenic high-altitude lake in Himalayas, on the route from Kaza to Tandi.

This motorcycle ride in Himalaya is defined as a challenging one, but Sand2Snow Adventure team and it's experience will ensure your motivation, safety as well as comfort on top priorities.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Manali (overnight bus journey)

The assembly venue and time to board into AC Volvo bus at Delhi will be communicated well in advance. The bus departs in evening so you are requested to arrive Delhi either one night prior or early morning of tour departure date.

Sand2Snow Adventure's representative will receive you at bus station and will help you to board into the correct bus. This overnight journey to Manali would be very comfortable in AC semi sleeper bus.

Day 2: Manali (rest and ride practice day)

You will reach Manali in the morning. Check into a comfortable hotel and take rest till afternoon. Have your delicious lunch and get your motorbikes to have a small ride in hills and have a ride briefing session.

You will meet your tour captain and rest of crew members today. Please listen to the ride briefing notes very carefully. Evening is free and night stay in hotel.

Day 3: Manali - Jibhi (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

After having breakfast, you will ride along with the Bias River. After crossing Aut village, you will leave Bias and ride along with more greener and beautiful villages. Arrive in Jibhi, a small village situated in the Tirthan Valley. Check into riverside guesthouse / camp.

Today you will have a practice of off-road riding here to get used to your motorbike and the terrain that you will ride later in the tour.

Day 4: Jibhi - Kalpa (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

Today is the day to cross the first high pass. Leave Jibhi Village in morning and ride along the great Himalayan National Park, cross the stunning, but steep Jalori Pass (10,800 feet) through scenic Deodhar Jungle. Now, time to focus on skilled riding, road will not be so easy to take you on top. After crossing the Jalori Pass, you will ride along the Sutlej River on the famous India-Tibet highway.

Till Kalpa, it offers a tarmac road with good riding conditions and beautiful views. Kalpa is a small town famous for the delicious kinnaur apples. Kalpa offers a breathtaking view of one of the holiest mountains in India - Kinnaur Kailash.

Day 5: Lalpa - Nako (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

Have breakfast and start riding along the Sutlej River in a narrow valley. Great stretches of dirt tracks and water crossings will be there to be defeated by the riders today. Later, you will enter the barren land of Spiti Valley. You will see a great change in the landscape from lush green to rocky, and then to barren. Stay tonight in Swiss tents in the small but old time Nako Village, near the Nako Lake.

Day 6: Nako - Kaza via Dhankar (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

Today is an easy riding day to Kaza. You will spend the day visiting monasteries and having some rest to regain energy. Visit the Tabo Monastery (10,010 feet) famed for its vast collection of frescoes and stucco paintings.

Also visit the Dhankar Monastery (12,774 feet), one of the oldest monasteries in the world. The monastery is overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers. You can take some rest in the afternoon and have some walk in the evening. Stay for the night.

Day 7: Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Kaza (45 kilometers / 28 miles)

Capital of the Spiti region, Kaza is situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet. You will see the highest altitude villages in the world Hikkim (14,400 feet) and Komic (14,830 feet). The village of Hikkim has the highest post office in the world (pin code 172114).

You may send an mail to your loved ones as a souvenir of your Spiti-Himalayan adventure. Visit the beautiful Ki Kompa (aka kee, key), the largest monastery in Spiti. Ride back to Kaza and stay for the day.

Day 8: Kaza - Chandratal (90 kilometers / 55 miles)

Today you will ride to cross Kunzum La (15,059 feet) - 4590 meters, the highest altitude of the Spiti-Himalayan ride. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan mountain range from the pass and ride on a dirt track to reach Chandratal Lake.

Since vehicles are not allowed near the lake, be ready to hike for 30 minutes to get this scenic Himalayan lake. Stay for the night in Swiss tents and enjoy the night sky with million stars.

Day 9: Chandratal - Tandi (95 kilometers / 60 miles)

Today will be a mix of rough sections as well as smooth tarmac roads. At the start of the ride, you will be doing off-road riding and many water crossing. Stick to your handlebars and ensure full control over your motorbike. At Gramphu, you will join the Manali - Leh national highway.

Now the lush green landscapes will welcome you to a very beautiful village, Tandi. Tandi is a scenic village, offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers. Stay in camps/cottages for the night.

Day 10: Tandi - Manali (110 kilometers / 68 miles)

Today you will ride back to Manali. Riding along with river in Lahaul Valley would be a wonderful experience. A little stretch, before getting up to Rohtang Pass would be off-road and water crossings, but later it would be fantastic tarmac road till Manali.

The sight of lush green Himalayan mountains and waterfalls would be breathtaking. Reach Manali, the popular hill station in the Himalayas. You will have a small ride celebration party in the evening. Rest for the night in hotel.

Day 11: Manali - Delhi (bus journey)

Have breakfast and board into the AC volvo bus to start journey along with River Bias to get down the hills finally. Reach Delhi safely and proceed further for your individual destinations. Tour concludes with happy memories.

Bike rental deposit

There is no need for a bike rental deposit. The tour cost includes damage repair cost of 80 USD. Sand2Snow Adventure will not ask you to pay until the damage cost is more than 80 USD. Beyond that you will be asked to pay the cost difference of actual cost and the included 80 USD.

Skill level

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

Neeraj Bunker

Location

State of Himachal Pradesh in Indian-Himalayas is a home of many scenic valleys, from lush green jungles to barren lands. One of the most scenic valley out of them is Spiti Valley.

The word 'spiti' stands for "the middle land", lying between India and Tibet. It is a remote land and cold desert, cut off from the mainland India from November to May due to heavy snowfall. Kaza is the sub divisional headquarters, situated along with the Spiti river at an altitude of 12,500 feet (3800 meters).

Food

You will have buffet breakfasts and dinners served during this tour.

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

  • 10 nights accommodation in deluxe hotels or camps in twin sharing
  • 2 major meals - buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Royal Enfield 350 & 500 cc motorcycle with fuel for the itinerary
  • Essential ride accessories (helmet, knee, and elbow guard)
  • Third-party insurance
  • Well trained Royal Enfield motorbike mechanic support
  • Minor spare parts, flat tyre, and general service and maintenance of motorbike
  • Services of an expert, English speaking adventure/ride captain to lead the group
  • Backup vehicle to carry extra luggage, spares, tools, and occasional passenger
  • Medical kit and oxygen cylinder for high altitude
  • Inner line permits and wildlife fees for restricted areas
  • General-purpose medicines and first aid kit
  • AC Volvo - semi sleeper bus tickets for the Delhi-Manali-Delhi trip
  • Sand2snow Adventure Co. t-shirt
  • Ride celebration party at Leh before tour concludes (limited drinks)
  • All taxes

What's not included

  • Any air / bus / taxi / jeep fare which is not mentioned in what is included section
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone / fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments / museums, medical expenses, gratuities, any fine, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
  • Cost of fuel and spare parts of any kind, bike maintenance, etc. (if you are joining with your own motorbikes)
  • Any entry fees, any tips, porter / pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, rescue or evacuation, vehicle breakdown etc (factors beyond organizer's control)
  • Motorcycle damage cost, if the expenses are more than 80 USD
  • Riding jacket (210 USD)
  • Riding gloves (110 USD)
  • Rain cover (75 USD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. Sand2Snow Adventure will charge an additional cost of 75 USD per way or 150 USD for back and forth transfers.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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