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  • Trip introduction

    Head out on a less-travelled route on 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 forever leave an 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 motorbiking 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

    Embark on a motorcycling tour of Spiti Valley and ride through some of India's most spectacular terrain. | Visit the moon-shaped Chandratal Lake at an altitude of 14,100 feet. | Visit historic monasteries that date back to the 13th century. | Make friends with a like-minded group of motorcycling enthusiasts.

    Activity Details

    Off-road biking

    No

    Yes

    1148 feet

    13943 feet

    1148 feet

    1061 kms

    150 kms

    Utility vehicle

    Minimum requirements are as follows| Headlights and tail lights| All four functioning indicators | Mirrors |Tyres in good condition| Number plate should not be broken

    Yes

    120 kgs

    5 ft

    Trip details
  • 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 at Chandigarh in hotel.

    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 1 Milestone

    Chandigarh

    Chandigarh

    17:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Jain
    Day 2 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Chandigarh to Narkanda
    Day 3 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Narkanda to Sangla
    Day 4 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sightseeing in Sangla
    Day 5 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Sangla to Nako
    Day 6 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Nako to Mud, Pin Valley
    Day 7 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Pin Valley to Kaza
    Day 8 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza sightseeing
    Day 9 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Kaza to Batal
    Day 10 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Batal to Manali
    Day 11 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Return to Chandigarh
    Day 12 of the Spiti motorbike trip: Trip ends in Chandigarh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 46 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley motorbike trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 31-45 days before departure of the Spiti Valley motorbike trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 22-30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley motorbike trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Spiti Valley motorbike trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of the Spiti Valley motorbike trip: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited while motorcycling in Spiti Valley.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    The road captain maintains a two-by-two motorcycle formation while riding with 4-5 riders per road captain. Please strive to maintain formation and stick to the correct side of the road.

    It is imperative to stay focused on the road and not engage in any competition or race while riding.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the road captain while motorcycling in Spiti Valley.

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

    The cost of motorcycles and travel between base city and Chandigarh is not included in the trip cost.

    The itinerary of this motorcycling trip in Spiti Valley includes high-altitude destinations with no internet connectivity and limited road access and availability of services. Riders are requested to take such circumstances into consideration before booking.
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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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery/accessories such as wrist watches
    • Expensive electronic items
    • Hard top luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    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