SPITI VALLEY (Explore Epic & Scenic Little Tibet)
One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretch of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear lakes dot the highlands of Lahaul, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti. The Spiti Valley lies in the Western Himalayas at 3680 meters, in Himachal Pradesh in North India near the Tibetan border. Closed to the outside world for over 30 years, this ‘forbidden’ valley opened to foreigners only in 1992.
India's most remote places like Lahaul and Spiti Valley are accessible for 3-4 months for tourist visits. This mainly happens due to heavy snow falls on its high passes. Lahaul & Spiti is a big district having international boundary with Tibet. The mountainous desert valley is located in the north eastern part of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas. The valleys, mountains, glaciers, rivers, forests, pastures, gompas (monasteries) and ancient buildings of the former ruling dynasty are the main attraction for every Tourist. The rugged awe-inspiring snow clad mountains are standing invitation to the adventurers. The entire district is full of natural scenery exhorting the tourists and visitors to explore and imbibe its hidden grandeur. The customs, myths, beliefs and conventions of the simple unsophisticated people are the unique features of this border highland. Every village or a hamlet has a prayer flag fluttering over the Buddhist monastery. These shrines are the centers of the cultural life of the people that have influenced their religious beliefs for centuries and round which their social life revolves.
Spiti Valley is an extraordinary place to explore on Royal Enfield Motorcycle & also Spiti Valley Motorcycle trip is known as an epic riding through rapidly changing scenery, geography, gurgling rivers, crunchy apples, breathtaking view & in last Spiti Valley turns the rider into a storyteller after the motorcycle trip.
Royal Enfield Motorbike tour through the highest mountain ranges and the deep valleys to experience the most thrilling and adventurous experience, which is quite awe inspiring. In this trip you will explore destinations like Shimla, Narkanda, Sangla Valley, Kalpa, Tabo, Nako, Kaza, Kibber, Chandratal Lake and Manali on legendary Royal Enfield Bike. Riders will definitely experience serenity while travelling through the serene passes of the valley. Spiti Valley is renowned for its deadliest road that can be viewed when travelling through Shimla route. If you have a love for adventure, a heart that beats faster in the face of awe-inspiring natural beauty and the nerve needed to challenge yourself as you soar around high altitude passes, then this is the Motorcycle adventure tour for you in India.
Country / Region & Location: Himachal Pradesh (North Area)
Best Time: June to September
Number of Days: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Number of Riding Days: 08 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star & 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate (Must be a Motorbike Fits)
Terrain: 65% Tarmac & 35% Gravel
Tour Type: On Road but some rough terrain & full of Adventures
Duration of Ride: Between 3 to 7 Hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 980 KMS / 610 Miles
Temperature: During nights & early mornings 5º C to 12º C & in day time 18º C to 30º C
What to bring on ride
Find below the detailed list of items that are required in the Tour for the safety & comfort level. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest to our all Riders to bring all of the required items mentioned below:
CLOTHING & OTHER ESSENTIALS
- DRIVING LICENSE (Rider): Full and valid for 500cc motorcycle
- TRAVEL INSURANCE: Must cover riding 500 cc motorcycles
- Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
- Lip balm
- Insect repellent
- Fleece/under jacket
- Kidney belt
- Warm cloths
- Strong pair of Jens pant
- Sun Hat / Cap
- Ear Plugs
- Your regular medicine (if any)
- Crash Helmet
- Riding Jacket, with Built-in Armour and removable inner lining
- Riding Trousers, with Built-in Armour
- Knee and Elbow Armour
- Protective Gloves, warm for the Himalayas.
- Ankle High Leather or Riding Boots
- Rain Gear
- Sunglasses or Goggles
- Hydration Pack
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name. He will escort you for fast & smooth hotel check-in. Overnight in Delhi.
DAY 2: DELHI - SHIMLA (360 KM / ABOUT 6-7 HRS DRIVE)
After early breakfast, drive to Shimla in air-conditioned Car exclusively for you. Shimla often referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations" & it was the summer capital of India under the British. It is a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. Arrive Shimla, check into the hotel & relax. Later enjoy the sightseeing of Shimla including Jakhoo Hill, Institute of Advance Studies, Christ Church & Mall Road. Overnight in Shimla.
DAY 3: SHIMLA - NARKANDA (65 KM / ABOUT 2 HRS RIDE)
After breakfast, you will be introduced to our Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle & our road Captain will make you aware about the driving rules of India & complete information about handling Royal Enfield in Indian Himalayas. Later start ride to Narkanda. Today’s ride is short but very exciting & challenging. You will ride over the foothills of Himalayas on the winding roads of Shimla amidst Pine forests and apple orchards experiencing a breath of fresh air till you reach Narkanda. On arrival, check in Hotel & relax. Later enjoy beautiful weather & panoramic view of the destination. Overnight in Narkanda.
DAY 4: NARKANDA – SANGLA (175 KM / ABOUT 7 HRS RIDE)
After breakfast start ride to Sangla. Sangla Valley or the Baspa Valley (It is also known as Baspa Valley since Baspa river flows through this area) starts at Karcham and ends at Chitkul. Ride from Karcham onwards is enjoyable and adventurous throughout the valley. The natural scenery all around and the eternal snow view are picturesque and charming. The beautiful ride through Kinnaur valley which is surrounded by forested slopes and offers views of the high mountains. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Sangla.
DAY 5: SANGLA – KALPA (55 KM / ABOUT 2 HRS RIDE)
Morning after breakfast, start ride to Kalpa. Kalpa is a beautiful and main village of Kinnaur. Across the river faces the majestic mountains of the Kinner Kailash range. These are spectacular sights early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light. The Kalpa village is considered to be one of the heritage villages of the world. On arrival check into the camp/hotel & relax. Later visit the temple and the village & also enjoy the amazing view of mountain Kinner Kailash and its changing colours. Overnight in Kalpa.
DAY 6: KALPA – NAKO (120 KM / ABOUT 4 HRS RIDE)
As you ride further up the Hindustan-Tibet highway, the landscape changes from green to rocky & barren. Still riding along the Sutlej you’ll reach Spello where your permits will be checked at a police check-point. Another 35km ride will bring you to Khab, a small village at the confluence of the Spiti & Sutlej rivers. From this point on you’ll be riding along the Spiti river to reach Nako, a village situated near the small but beautiful Nako lake (Altitude 3660m). This is first of the many high altitude lakes visited by you on this tour. The location of this village is remote & infrastructure is basic. Accommodation here, is in a comfortable tent camp.
DAY 7: NAKO – TABO – KAZA (120 KM / ABOUT 4 HRS RIDE)
Today’s ride will take you further up into higher mountains. Enroute enjoy the visit of Tabo village. Tabo is situated on the bank of Spiti River & is surrounded by brown hills. The town surrounds a Buddhist monastery which, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. Also enjoy the confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers & enjoy the view of Reo Purgyil Peak (also known as Leo Pargil) from Khab Bridge. Also enjoy your first major water crossing through infamous “Malinga Nala” then down to Chango where you’ll enter Spiti Valley.
After having lunch, start ride 50 Kms to reach Kaza. Kaza is situated at an altitude of 3600 meter above sea level on left bank of river Spiti is presently the headquarters of Spiti sub division. Translated, 'Spiti' means the 'middle country' - a name obviously given as a result of its ties with both India and Tibet. With freckles of green over a dry, weather-beaten face, Spiti is a cold desert where the monsoon rain never comes. It is characterised by stark beauty, narrow valleys and high mountains. A century ago, Rudyard Kipling in Kim called Spiti "a world within a world" and a "place where the gods live" - a description that holds true to the present day. Enroute visit the Dhankar monastery & Pin valley, the valley lies below the Kungri glacier & has several monasteries. On arrival in Kaza, check into the hotel & relax. Kaza is known for its colorful festivals and the ancient Sakya Tangyud Monastery. Later visit the Monastery & village. Overnight in Kaza.
DAY 8: KAZA-TASHIGONG – LANGZA – KAUMIK– KAZA
Kaza is the headquarters of the Spiti sub-division and you’ll be staying here for two consecutive nights. You’ll be able to use facilities like Internet and make long distance phone calls again, “luxuries” you left behind at Kalpa. You’ll also be visiting the Key Gompa and Komic village (4275m), considered to be one of the highest villages in Asia, on your motorcycle & langza is famous for very old fossils found here which you can even buy if interested. It also has a small restaurant where you can eat and also see some fossils. Overnight in Kaza.
DAY 9: KAZA - CHANDRATAL LAKE (120 KM / ABOUT 5 HRS RIDE)
Morning after breakfast ride to Chandra Tal Lake via Kunzum Pass. Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. On arrival check into the camp & relax. Overnight stay in camp.
DAY 10: CHANDRATAL - MANALI (120 KM / ABOUT 4 HRS RIDE)
Morning after breakfast, ride to Manali over Rohatang Pass. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. Enroute enjoy the amazing view of the beautiful villages situated among the green Hills On arrival in Manali, check into the hotel & relax. Evening enjoy the farewell Dinner with crew Members. Overnight in Manali.
DAY 11: MANALI LOCAL SIGTSEEING
After breakfast start your sightseeing of Manali including Hadimba Devi & Manu temple in Old Manali, hot water spring at Vashist temple, Arjun Gufa (Cave of Arjun) & take a walk on Mall Road to see the colorful Market of Manali. In evening board comfortable air-conditioned bus for overnight journey to Delhi. O/n in Volvo Bus.
DAY 12: ARRIVE DELHI
Morning on arrival in Delhi, you will be received by our representative & transferred to hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure or enjoy the local city sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 13: DEPART FROM DELHI
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Airport to board your flight to home. You will leave India carrying fantastic memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
In our Fixed departure we take minimum 5 Riders & maximum 8 Riders.
|Price-||US $ 2400 Per Rider|
|US $ 4200 Price for Rider + Pillion|
|US $ 1950 Price for Car Passenger|
|US $ 390 Single Room Supplement|
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Early Bird Discounts for Individual: 5% Off the Total Cost for Bookings of 4 months prior to tour start date & 10% Off the Total Cost for Bookings of 6 months prior to tour start date.
Group Booking Discounts: 10% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 4 Riders Registers Together & 15% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 6 Riders Registers Together.
Early Bird Discounts for Group: 15% Off on Per Rider Cost if a Group of 4 Riders Registers together prior of 05 months tour start date.
Package Cost Includes
- 11 Nights Hotel/ Camp accommodations on Twin / Double Sharing basis.
- Breakfast & Dinner throughout the Tour.
- All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
- Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorcycle on all riding days.
- Fuel (Gasoline) for Motorcycle.
- Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation & food.
- Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation & food.
- Spares parts change in Motorcycle during tour. –Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate.
- First-Aid Medical kit.
- Refreshment during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.
- Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) for your Luggage & Pillion Rider.
- One Time Monument / Monastery / Temple Entrances.
- The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
- Inner Line Permits.
- All required Video / Camera fees.
- Farewell Dinner with Unlimited Beer.
- Manali-Delhi Volvo Tickets.
- Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.
- All Currently Applicable Taxes.
International Flights, Lunch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), Bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc & anything which is not mentioned in included section.