13 Days – SPITI VALLEY – THE TRAILER OF TIBET

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, Sarahan Valley, Sangla Valley, Kalpa, Tabo, Kaza, Kibber 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 adventure for you.


ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive New 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 to Shimla (Approx. 360km / 6.5 hour 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. Evening enjoy leisure walk on colorful mall road. Overnight in Shimla.

Day 3: Shimla to Narkanda (Approx. 65km / 2 hour 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 enjoy the sightseeing of Shimla including Jakhoo Hill, Institute of Advance Studies, Christ Church & Mall Road. Later ride to Narkanda. On arrival, check in Hotel & relax. Later enjoy beautiful weather & panoramic view of the destination. Overnight in Narkanda.

Day 4: Narkanda to Sangla (Approx. 165km / 7 hour 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 to Kalpa (Approx. 55km / 2 hour 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 to Tabo (Approx. 160km / 6.5 hour ride)

Morning after breakfast ride to Tabo. 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. Enroute enjoy the confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers & enjoy the view of Reo Purgyil Peak (also known as Leo Pargil) from Khab Bridge. On arrival check into the Camp & relax. Overnight in Tabo.

Day 7: Tabo to Kaza (Approx. 70km / 2.5 hour ride)

Morning after breakfast visit the Tabo Monastery is known as Ajanta of Himalaya. Tabo Monastery was founded in year 996AD & It is considered to be the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas. Later ride to 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 to Chandratal Lake (Approx. 110km / 5 hour 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 9: Chandratal to Keylong (Approx. 140kms / 6.5 hour ride)

Morning after breakfast ride to Keylong. Keylong is located about 7 km north east of intersection of the Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley, on the banks of Bhaga River. The region is exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Keylong.

Day 10: Keylong to Manali (Approx. 115km / 4 hour 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 Sightseeing

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. Ovoernight in Volvo Bus.

Day 12: Arrive Dehli

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 Dehli

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.

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13 Days – Spiti Valley – The Trailer Of Tibet Summary

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh (North Area)
  • Best Time: June to September
  • Number of Days: 12 Nights / 13 Days
  • Number of Riding Days: 10 Days
  • Duration of Ride: Between 3 and 6 Hours a day on Average
  • Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1400 Kms
  • Grade: Adventurous
  • Temperature: 10º C to 25º C
  • LMR Rating: **** / 5

13 Days – Spiti Valley – The Trailer Of Tibet Pricing

  • 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From AU$ 3,900 per person
  • 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From AU$ 3,350 per person
  • Pillion Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 2,550 per person
  • Car Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 2,750 per person

What’s Included:

  • 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

Rates Exclude:

  • International Flights
  • Lunch
  • Personal medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Bike damage
  • Extra drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the included section.

What to bring on the ride:

Following is a 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 Kit:

  • Sun Hat / Cap
  • Your regular medicine (if any)
  • Warm cloths
  • Strong pair of Jeans
  • Fleece/under jacket
  • Underclothes
  • Shoes or boots leather & scarf
  • Money Belt
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
  • Lip balm
  • Thermos for Hot & Cold

Bike Gear:

  • Helmet
  • Goggles/sunglasses
  • Bike gloves
  • Snood/Dust mask
  • Kidney belt
  • Water resistant backpack
  • Bungee/Cargo net

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