Take a bike trip to India’s one of the most unexplored and offbeat destinations - Spiti Valley. Get on the bikes from Manali and ride to some of the most surreal places in India which will leave you breathless. You will agree with us when we say that for some of us mountains are like second home and you feel like you belong to them. Once you are amidst these grand structures of pure awe you feel at home. If you are in an eternal love with mountains then Spiti Valley will be a paradise for you.
The ever-changing tinge of the barren mountains in Spiti is the sight to behold. The starry sky with stars shining bright like diamonds and the rare sight of Milky Way will leave you speechless. The Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Tabo which dates back to 996 AD is located in Spiti Valley and visiting it is like taking a trip through history. Key Gompa has the picture perfect location by the Spiti River at the height of 13668 feet. The beautiful monastery amidst the mountains is a must visit place. Spiti offers a perfect blend of beauty and adventure!
The spellbinding Spiti Valley will surprise you. You’ll see the dreamlike Chandratal Lake before concluding the journey at Manali. Cross the Jalori Pass and explore the offbeat Tirthan Valley. Take back home unforgettable memories from Spiti. This is the ultimate adrenaline pumping adventure!
Day 0: Delhi to Manali
On the first day of your trip, board a Volvo bus to Manali from Delhi .It will be an overnight journey so make sure that you are well prepared.
Day 01: Delhi - Manali (560 kms/ 12hours)
Today, you will set out on your expedition to Spiti valley. The destination for today is Manali. Our team will meet with you at the pickup point and will move with you from here on. The journey will take 11-12 hours in total and it will be a fun bus ride.
Day 02: Manali (Local City Tour)
Reach Manali in the morning and immediately check in to your pre-booked hotels to get some rest. Later, your bikes will be provided to you along with detailed maps, routes, destinations, rules and regulations.
Spend the day touring the locals attractions in Manali. The tourist spots in Manali as well as Old Manali include Hadimba Temple, Mall Road, Tibetan monasteries, Natural Reserve and Manu Maharishi temple. You can explore the local cafes for delicious continental food, brimming marketplaces and niche temples for cultural expeditions.
Overnight stay at a hotel
Day 03: Manali – Jibhi - Tirthan Valley – Jalori Pass- Rampur - Sarahan(233 km)
Rise up in the morning for a delicious breakfast. Today you will be riding for approx 233 kilometers towards Sarahan. On your way, visit Rampur which is a small commercial hub. Here, Satluj river is at a lower height than the areas nearby.
Reach Sarahan in the evening to enjoy the exhilarating views of this small settlement in Himachal Pradesh. This village has considerable modern technologies and is known for a number of famous sites including Bhimadevi temple dedicated to the Bhimakali, deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr state. Spend overnight in camps and enjoy camping under the starlit skies.
Day 04: Sarahan – Sangla(85 km)
Today’s destination is Sangla valley, a scenic station also known as Baspa valley as the river Baspa is nearby.
You will be entering the border of Kinnaur district today and that will take you from beautifully made roads to picturesque villages of the district.
Overnight stay in a camp/hotel.
Day 05: Sangla to Chitkul – The Last Village (60 km)
Post breakfast, head towards Chitkul also known as the Crown of Kinnaur. As you travel alongside river Baspa toward Chitkul valley, you will likely pass through Rakcham village (3,450 m). This is the highest altitude village of Baspa valley in Himachal Pradesh and is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The Indian road ends here.
Overnight stay in camps at chitkul.
Day 06: Sangla – Kalpa – Nako - Tabo(178 km)
After breakfast in the morning, head out towards Sangla valley. Start out by riding towards Reckong Peo, the headquarter of Kinnaur. A few minutes from here, you will reach Kalpa, a beautiful place overlooking the Kinner Kailash. You will find the famous apple orchards here in Kinnaur.
From Kalpa, you will move towards Nako, at an altitude of about 12,014 ft. In the backdrop, enjoy the wonderful views of Reo Purgyal, the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh. Nako, famous for its lake and the footprints of Guru Padmasambhava on a rock nearby, is a holy Buddhist site.
You will touch Spiti valley at Sumdo and further ahead this link road is Gyu where you can visit the famous mummy of the old monk. Later, you drive towards Tabo, the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, the well renowned translator is said to have built this famous monastery. Surprisingly, the statues here are similar to the ones at Alchi monastery in Ladakh.
Stay overnight at camps/hotel in Tabo.
Day 07: Tabo - Kaza(50 km)
In the morning, start heading to Kaza, Spiti valley of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on a ridge at a height of about 11,980 ft above the sea level. A scenic treat, Kaza is overlooked by high mountain ridges on all fronts. In the splendid greens, the town is incredibly rich in high-altitude flora and fauna.
Enjoy the serenity of this town; the town is segregated into two parts: the old and the new. The old town is located on the outer edge of the city and you can visit an ancient monastery here.
Spend the day exploring the surroundings.
Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 08: Kaza Excursion Day to Key monastery, Langza, Komic, Hikkim villages
Post early morning breakfast, take your bike out today to explore the spectacular beauty of Kaza. Visit the tourist spots including Key Gompa monastery that is nestled between the mountains in a bowl shape, in the small village Langza of Spiti valley. This village is at a whopping height of about 14,500 ft above sea level. It is also considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road and Komic is the highest village with a road.
Another location, Hikkim is a village in the Spiti district, close to Kaza. This is one of the highest year-round inhabited locations in India.
Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 09: Kaza to Chandratal (100km)
As we ride our motorbikes out of Kaza, the next location on our maps is the beautiful crescent shaped Chandratal Lake. Parking here is available two kilometers away from the lake. The lake is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district and is also called “Moon Lake” (courtesy its shape). It is overlooked by the mountains on one side and a cirque on the other. After sunset, it is a beauty to behold. Enjoy the night in camps under a starry sky.
Day 10: Chandratal to Kullu Manali (160km)
Today you will start riding back to Manali. Once you check into the hotel, your bikes will be collected back and this is the end of your motorbiking expedition.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 11: Manali to Delhi
Today is a day kept free for you to relax and explore the natural beauty of Manali just one more time.
Later in the evening, you will be leaving for Delhi in the volvo.
Reach Delhi in the morning.
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Activity: Motorbike Ride
Region: Spiti Valley
Maximum Altitude: 14931 feet
NOTE: (The check-in time is 12 noon/ and early check-in is subject to availability of room
|Package name||Actual Price||Dicount||Offer price|
|Own Bike Without fuel||5000||22500|
|Single Rider 350 cc RE with fuel||5000||43750|
|Dual Rider 350 cc RE with fuel||5000||32500|
|Own vehicle (SUV only)||5000||22500|
|Seat in SUV/Traveler||5000||35000|