Spiti Valley Motorbike Ride
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Head out on a less-travelled route for this Spiti motorbike trip, where the route takes you to the final frontier between Tibet and India. In this stark landscape, two cultures mingle peacefully, with only the sweeping mountains to bear witness. This 12 night, 13 day adventure takes you past monasteries, through high altitude passes, and makes you navigate treacherous roads, snow-covered mountains and green valleys. Explore the land of secret treasures, ancient civilization, and Tibetan traditions in a once-in-a-lifetime Spiti motorbike trip that will make a forever impression in your mind.

    NOTE: This package is for those who have their own bikes. You will have to arrange to ship your bike to Chandigarh, and coordinate your travel to pick it up when you arrive. The costs of shipping are not included in the package.

    Destination

    On this Spiti motorbike trip, you'll be moving from the green fields and orchards of Chandigarh, up into the stark landscapes of Pin Valley, Kaza, Kunzum La, and Chandratal. Your bikes will carry you through all sorts of terrain, from rocks and ice, to sand and earth. En route, you'll ride to the last Indian village on the India-Tibet border, visit quaint villages where time seems to have stopped, stop at Buddhist gompas and monasteries, and send a postcard from Hikkim, the highest post office in the world. You'll also ride up to Chandratal, a gorgeous blue lake surrounded by arid mountains. This is one of the most beautiful regions in India, and you'll be exploring it all on your bikes.

    Destination highlights

    • Take a bike trip through some of India's most spectacular terrain
    • See what Ladakhi life looks like
    • Visit Moon Lake or Chandratal at an altitude of 14,100 feet!
    • Visit monasteries that date back to the 13th century
    • Make friends with a like-minded group of biking buddies

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    There will be a two-by-two formation for riding, and 4-5 riders per leader for the Spiti motorbike trip. No breaking away from your formation is allowed. Please maintain formation and stick to the correct side of the road.

    Riders are not allowed to race or compete with each other. It is imperative to stay focused on the road.

    Please keep to the time schedule set by the operator for the Spiti motorbike trip.

    There is strictly no alcohol consumption on or before the riding hours for the day.

    All riders must have the following: valid driving license, motor vehicle insurance, PUC certificate, bike registration papers/ smart card, and ID-proof for rider and pillion.

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation is made 15 days prior to departure of Spiti motorbike trip, 75% of the tour price will be refunded.

    If a cancellation is made 10 days prior to departure of Spiti motorbike trip, 50% of the tour price will be refunded.

    No refund will be made for cancellations made 0-10 days before departure of the Spiti motorbike trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will have to book their own travel to Chandigarh and back.

    Lunch is not included in the cost of the Spiti motorbike trip and is payable by participants on the spot.

    The tour operator reserves the right to disallow participants from beginning or continuing the Spiti motorbike trip if deemed necessary. In this case, you will not be entitled to any refund.

    Participants are required to book their own travel to Chandigarh and back and the cost of the trip does not include the cost of travel.

    The operator may have to cancel or modify the trip schedule if weather conditions, political situations or due to events beyond the control of the operator. Extra costs for stay, food will have to be borne by the participants in this case.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick up point for this trip
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop off point for this trip
    Mode of transport
    NA
    Start point
    Chandigarh
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    End point
    Chandigarh
    Time of departure
    05:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1061 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    Off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    No
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    1148 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    13943 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    1148 feet
    Total distance
    1061 kms
    Average per day distance
    150 kms
    Crew on trip
    Utility vehicle
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    NA
    Bike model
    NA
    Key bike features
    NA
    Age of bike
    NA
    Day-wise elevation details
    Breakdown assistance
    Instructions for own bike
    Minimum requirements are as follows| Headlights and tail lights| All four functioning indicators | Mirrors |Tyres in good condition| Number plate should not be broken
    Weight or height restrictions
    Yes
    Maximum Weight
    120 kgs
    Minimum Height
    5 ft
    Maximum Height
  • Day 1 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Arrival at Chandigarh

    You should arrange your travel so that you get to Chandigarh by early evening, at the most by 17:00 hrs. This gives you time to check into your hotel, and pick up your bikes from the cargo office. In the evening, you'll have a briefing session during which you will meet your trip leader, and everyone else whom you'll be spending the next few days of this Spiti motorbike trip with. After the briefing session, it’s time for dinner. Overnight in deluxe hotel.

    Day 2 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Chandigarh to Narkanda

    For your first day of riding for this Spiti motorbike trip, you'll be covering the scenic route from Chandigarh to Narkanda. It's a 175 kms ride, and will take you up into the lush valleys of Himachal. You'll stop at Shimla for lunch, and then proceed onwards. This is a good day to get used to your bike and to riding in the mountains. You'll be camping here tonight. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Narkanda to Sangla

    Today you'll ride from Narkanda to Sangla, in a beautiful 160 kms journey. The route will take you along the Sutlej river, and through the valleys of Kinnaur. You'll stop en route to visit the Bhimakali temple, and then proceed to the campsite in Sangla. Overnight in tents.

    Day 4 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sightseeing in Sangla

    Today you'll be sightseeing in Sangla. It's a fun day filled with plenty to see and do. You'll visit Chitkul, the last village before the Indo-Tibet border. You'll visit Kamroo fort, the oldest fort in Himachal, and the beautiful village of Batseri, with its charming wooden houses. You'll end the day with views of Kinner Kailash and wrap up the evening with a campfire before dinner. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sangla to Nako

    Today’s ride from Sangla to Nako is 130 kms long, and you'll start seeing the landscape changing. You'll visit Reckong Peo, the district headquarters of Kinnaur. You will arrive in Nako by late evening. Nako is about to be declared a heritage village and is built around a small lake. It's the perfect place to spend the night. In the evening you can visit a 1000 year old Buddhist Gompa if you have the time. Overnight in tents

    Day 6 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Nako to Mud village, Pin Valley

    Wake up early today and eat a healthy breakfast before starting the 130-kms ride to Pin Valley. En route, you'll visit the ancient village of Tabo, two monasteries (one built as far back as 996 AD) and the Dhyan Buddha statue. You'll stop by some caves located on top of a cliff, that offer sprawling views of the valley floor below. After this, you will continue the ride to Mud Village where you will check in to a hotel. Dinner and overnight in deluxe hotel.

    Day 7 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Pin Valley to Kaza

    Get a headstart today with a 07:00 am departure. You'll be visiting Hikkim today. Hikkim has the world’s highest post office, and many visitors like to send a postcard from here as a souvenir. Follow this up with Langza, the last village of Spiti valley. After this fulfilling day, you will proceed to Kaza and check-in to a hotel for a comfortable night’s rest.

    Day 8 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza sightseeing

    Another day that demands an early start. Today kicks off with a visit to Ki Monastery situated on top of a hill, with steep ridges behind, and the Spiti river alongside. The Ki Monastery is a place where hundreds of Lamas receive their training and the place is a treasure trove of ancient murals and books. From here, it’s time to head to Kibber, also known as pasture country, thanks to the hundreds of kilometers of pastures it holds. You'll return to Kaza after this. Overnight in deluxe hotels.

    Day 9 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza to Batal

    After breakfast, you'll head off to do see another wonder of Spiti – the enchanting Chandratal lake. Located at an altitude of 14,000 feet, this blue blue lake with the Chandrabhaga mountain as its backdrop is the perfect place for you to sit and take in its beauty for hours without tiring of the view. The lake reflects the colours of the sky and that makes it even more magical than it already is! After this, you'll proceed to Batal. Overnight in tents.

    Day 10 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Batal to Manali

    Today’s journey from Manali to Batal is a hard one that will test your riding skills. Over the 114 kms, there are lots of off-road patches and Paagal nala (rogue streams) to deal with. Don’t get nervous, these patches are most exciting and you will feel a sense of victory after crossing over to the other side. En route you will make a stop at Rohtang pass, a short way away from Manali. You'll check in to your hotel in Manali, and have the rest of the evening free to explore Manali. Overnight at deluxe hotel.

    Day 11 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Return to Chandigarh

    292 kms to cover today – the longest of the expedition. But it is your last day, so make the most of it and enjoy this ride to the utmost. You'll pass through the green valleys around Mandi, Sundarnagar, and Roopnagar, and should get to Chandigarh by late evening. Check-in to your hotel for the night. Overnight in deluxe hotel.

    Day 12 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Trip ends in Chandigarh

    Say your goodbyes as you head home today from Chandigarh but not before you pack away your precious bike by courier! The trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandigarh
    End point
    Chandigarh
    Day start time
    05:00 PM
    Maximum elevation
    1150 ft
    Maximum elevation
    1150 ft
    Total distance covered
    0 kms

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandigarh
    End point
    Narkanda
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    8900 ft
    Maximum elevation
    1150 ft
    Total distance covered
    175 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Narkanda
    End point
    Sangla
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    8900 ft
    Maximum elevation
    8900 ft
    Total distance covered
    160 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sangla
    End point
    Sangla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    8900 ft
    Maximum elevation
    8900 ft
    Total distance covered
    0 kms

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sangla
    End point
    Nako
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    12000 ft
    Maximum elevation
    8900 feet
    Total distance covered
    130 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nako
    End point
    Pin Valley
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Maximum elevation
    12000 ft
    Total distance covered
    130 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pin Valley
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Total distance covered
    100 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Total distance covered
    40 kms
    Total driving time
    1 hr

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Batal
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14100 ft
    Maximum elevation
    12500 ft
    Total distance covered
    95 kms
    Total driving time
    2 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Batal
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14000 ft
    Maximum elevation
    6726 ft
    Total distance covered
    114 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Chandigarh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13800 ft
    Maximum elevation
    6726 ft
    Total distance covered
    292 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandigarh
    End point
    Chandigarh
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13800 ft
    Maximum elevation
    13800 ft
    Total distance covered
    0 kms
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • SUV/ Jeep for non-bikers
    • Accommodation on double/triple share basis in tents or deluxe hotels for 11 nights
    • All camping equipment required for camping nights
    • Breakfast and dinner for the duration of the trip
    • Utility vehicle charges
    • Professional guide, trained mechanic and staff fees
    • Peak fees, sanctuary fees / royalty / permits where applicable
    • Inner line permit charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transfers to Chandigarh and back from home towns
    • Lunch for the duration of the trip
    • Cargo charges for bike transfer
    • Fuel and maintenance charges
    • Items of personal clothing
    • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, insurance, camera fee
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond control
    • Medical evacuation or rescue costs
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Thermal underwear (upper and lower)
    • Quick dry trousers - 3
    • Shirts / T-shirts - 10/12
    • Warm fleece /jacket - 1
    • Insulating layers
    • Down clothing (optional)
    • Wind protection and rain protection gear
    • Hand gloves - 2 pairs
    • Socks - 2/3 pairs of nylon + 2/3 pairs of woollen
    • Balaclava or woolen hat
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable and sturdy sports shoes
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery/accessories such as wrist watches
    • Expensive electronic items
    • Hard top luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Sleeping bags and sleeping mats
    • Tents for camping
    • Toilet tents
    • Utility vehicle to carry breakdowns, bike accessories
    • SUV or jeeps for non bikers
      You need to get
    • Personal motorbike with fully functional head lights and tail lights, all indicators, mirrors, number plate
    • Full face helmet with ISI mark/ DOT approved
    • Riding gloves
    • Knee and elbow guards
    • Riding jacket with armour
    • Motorbike papers: Permanent Driver's License, motor vehicle insurance, PUC certificate, bike registration smart card/book
    • Pillion riders: Personal ID proof, personal details
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Camera

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific and personal prescribed medication only
  • Day 1 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Arrival at Chandigarh

    Overnight in hotel in Chandigarh.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes only dinner. If you want to buy any last minute essentials, today is a good day to do so.

    Day 2 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Chandigarh to Narkanda

    Overnight in campsite in Narkanda.

    Tonight you'll be camping in the midst of glorious greenery in tents, on double/triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats for the camping nights. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner. The group will be stopping en route for lunch, which you can choose and pay for yourself.

    Day 3 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Narkanda to Sangla

    Overnight in campsite in Sangla.

    Tonight you'll be camping on double/triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats for the camping nights. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner. The group will be stopping en route for lunch, which you can choose and pay for yourself.

    Day 4 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sightseeing in Sangla

    Overnight in campsite in Sangla.

    Tonight you'll be camping on double/triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats for the camping nights. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner. The group will be stopping en route for lunch, which you can choose and pay for yourself.

    Day 5 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sangla to Nako

    Overnight in campsite in Nako.

    Tonight you'll be camping on double/triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats for the camping nights. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner. The group will be stopping en route for lunch, which you can choose and pay for yourself.

    Day 6 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Nako to Mud village, Pin Valley

    Overnight in hotel in Mud Village.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner.

    Day 7 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Pin Valley to Kaza

    Overnight in hotel in Kaza.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza sightseeing

    Overnight in hotel in Kaza.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner.

    Day 9 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza to Batal

    Overnight in Batal in campsite.

    Tonight you'll be camping in a basic campsite on double/triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats for the camping nights. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner. The group will be stopping en route for lunch, which you can choose and pay for yourself.

    Day 10 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Batal to Manali

    Overnight in Manali in hotel.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner.

    Day 11 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Return to Chandigarh

    Overnight in hotel in Chandigarh.

    Tonight you'll stay in a deluxe hotel on double/triple sharing basis, depending on availability. Your package for today includes breakfast and dinner.

    Day 12 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Trip ends in Chandigarh

    Trip ends after breakfast.

    Trip ends after breakfast

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