Best For: Solo Travelers, Couples, Group of Friends & Families
Best Season: June to September
The Bike expedition will start from Delhi; our team will be receiving you from the pickup point and we will be heading towards Manali the valley of gods. The journey from Delhi to Manali will approximately be an 11-12 hours journey and it will surely be all fun as it will keep you all excited and enthusiastic about your bike trip to Spiti valley. Volvo will be the in charge of your comfort concerns during overnight journeys.
We will drop in at Manali in the morning and check-in to the hotels and take some rest. After that the bikes will be handed over to you along with the detailed information about the routes, maps, destinations, rules and regulations which will be provided to you by our team. Now you are ready to take a local city tour of Manali where you witness the charming beauty of nature with a historical and mythological touch in it, the places that are worth visiting are: Hadimba Temple , Local Tibetan Monasteries, Nature Reserve and Old Manali (swaying eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little eateries, small kitschy marketplaces and cafes that serve your favourite continental food), Manu Maharishi temple (one and only temple in India dedicated to Rishi Manu after whom the town is named). And after enjoying the appetizing local food of Manali the night stay will be at the hotel.
Highlights: Beas River, Hadimba Temple, Manali Mall Road, Tibetan Monasteries, Manu Temple
After having some yummy breakfast, we ride on for 233 kilometres while heading on towards Sarahan it has all the modern facilities and it can be used as stopover before the long journey to Lahaul Spiti. Rampur is a small commercial hub. Satluj River is at lower height than the surrounding areas. Stay will be overnight at Sarahan in camps directly under a luminous star-studded sky with exhilarating Campfire.
Sarahan is a small village in Himachal Pradesh of India. It is the site of the Bhimakali Temple, originally known as Bhimadevi Temple (Bhīmā Kālī), dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr State.
You will be travelling to one of the most beautiful valleys of Himalayas, Sangla valley also known as Baspa valley because of river Baspa. Once you enter the border of Kinnaur you will be passing through beautifully engineered roads that takes you to different villages of Kinnaur district. Overnight at camp/hotel.
After enjoying some enticing breakfast we will start riding towards Chitkul-The Crown of Kinnaur. While travelling to Chitkul valley, river Baspa will be at your right side. On the way you will pass through Rakcham village. It is situated at an altitude of 3450 Metre. (11,345 ft.), this makes it the highest village of Baspa Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The Indian road ends here. Arriving at Chitkul, the overnight stay will be in camps at Sarahan.
After breakfast leave towards in Sangla valley, we will start our drive towards Reckong Peo, the headquarter of Kinnaur and further few minutes drive will take you to Kalpa. Kalpa is a beautiful place overlooking the Kinner Kailash in the vicinity of famous apple orchards of Kinnaur. Nako is situated at an altitude of 12014 ft above sea level with the back drop of Reo Purgyal, the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh. Nako is famous for its lake, Guru Padmasambhava has his footprints on a rock near by and is revered by Buddhists all around the world.
We will be entering Spiti valley at Sumdo and little further we will take the link road to Gyu where you will be visiting the famous mummy of the old monk. Later drive towards Tabo, also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, the reknowned translator is said to have built this monastery. Interestingly the statues are very similar to that of Alchi monastery in Ladakh. Overnight at Camps/Hotel in Tabo.
In morning we will be riding to Kaza and here you are into the Spiti Valleys. Kaza, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh is a famous and important town in the Spiti Valley in Lahaul and Spiti district. Situated on a ridge 11,980 ft above sea level, Kaza is a very beautiful place to visit. Kaza is overlooked by high mountain ridges on all sides. The town is entirely surrounded by greenery and is rich in flora and fauna. Kaza Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its natural beauty and serene vegetation. The town is divided in two parts- The old and the new. The old town is located on the outer edge of the city and the major attraction here is an ancient monastery. Now, you have your bike and awe-inspiring with its shining colours to be explored rest of the day. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
After having breakfast, we will explore the magnificient beauty of Kaza. We will visit the Key Gompa Monastery and nestled between the mountains in a bowl shaped area in the Spiti Valley is a small remote village named Langza. This village is situated at an altitude of 14,500 feet above sea level in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Langza is also considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road. And Komic the world’s highest village with a road. Hikkim is a village in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. It is near to the Kaza location. It is one of the highest year-round inhabited locations in India, with residences from 4330 to 4400 meters. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
From Kaza we will ride towards Chandratal here is also a motorable road available till a parking made 2km before the lake. ‘Chandra Tal’ (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. Chandra Tal offers magnificent view at night (after sunset). While temperature drops below Zero degree Celsius during pre-winter, the sky is filled count-less stars & offers Spectacular Milky way view. After having dinner we will spend the night at campsite and doze off in the tents under the dazzling sky.
Early morning after having breakfast, we start riding back toward Manali. On arrival, check in at hotel and time to say goodbye to your best companion, the bike which has been your best buddy throughout the entire adventurous trip. This will be the end of motor biking. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Today is a free day to relax and for the restless ones to explore and soak the beauty of Manali and nearby places one more time! In the evening we will depart for Delhi by Volvo bus. We will arrive at Delhi around 10 A.M. on next day in the morning and now you have a bunch of good friends an extra luggage to carry home and that is a bag full of adventurous fun-filled memories to cherish for lifetime.
Starts at INR 19500 Per Person
Flights to Leh are available for booking all year round, even in winters. The Leh Airport is a military airport and security checks are a little more stringent than usual. Please carry a printout of your e-ticket before entering, failing which you might be denied entry. From the airport, you can easily get taxis that will take you to your hotel/resort.
From Jammu and Kashmir or from Manali, if you’re planning to approach Leh in a bus, get ready for an adventurous bumpy ride. It’s got what it takes to become the ride of a lifetime and will take at least 4 days (starting at New Delhi).
Pathankot and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations to Leh, still a three-day bus ride away. This is one route that most travellers to Leh avoid.
For adventure lovers around the world, hitting the road to Leh is a dream they look forward to living at all times. They may pick up a motorbike, a jeep, an SUV or try to tackle this journey on a bicycle, but driving to Leh is certainly an adventure. You can either take the (lower) road from Jammu and Kashmir or the (higher) road from Rohtang La via Keylong and Sarchu.