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Kinnaur Spiti Trans Himalayan Motor Bike Safari - Ride to the forgotten land

A 09 days/ 08 nights motor bike tour including unlimited fun & challenge to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh, viz Kinnaur & Spiti valley. It involves visiting remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes Rohtang Pass (3980 m) & Kunzum Pass (4550 m) providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. The tour ends in Shimla which was once the capital of India during the British era. Come prepared for every possible weather imaginable from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summers.

Highest Altitude gained: Kunzam la Pass 4558 m


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Places covered:

Manali, Rohtang Pass, Chandertal Lake, Kunzam Pass, Kibber, Ki, Gungri, Dhankar, Tabo, Nako, Kalpa, Sangla Valley, Sarahan, Narkanda, Shimla

Operational period:

15th June to 30th September

Detailed Programme

Day 01: Manali/ Chatru / Chandertal (116 kms/ 7 hrs)
On your Royal Enfield bikes we start our journey up to Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu. From here we ride along the Chandra river. From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges.  On arrival check in at camp at base of Chandertal Lake. Overnight at camp.

Day 02: Chandertal / Kaza (170 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) to visit Chandertal (The moon lake – 4270 m) which is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Enjoy the charming scenery and ride your Royal Enfield bikes climbing over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley. On arrival in Kaza check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: In Kaza
Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Ride back to Kaza and evening free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Kaza/ Pin Valley/ Dhankar (60 kms/ full day)
An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Here we also visit Gungri Monastery. After the visit we continue our ride to visit the old monastery at Lalung village and then continue to Dhankar village & monastery. This Monastery at Dhankar rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. It is regarded to have once been a fort and was also the residence of the ruler of Spiti – the Nano.  Overnight at Guest House in Dhankar.

Day 05: Dhankar/ Tabo/ Nako (90 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
Morning ride to Tabo and explore the village. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Afternoon continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp. Overnight in camp at Nako.

Day 06: Nako/ Kalpa (125 kms/ 6 hrs)
Early morning visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava. Later we bike from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Kalpa/ Sangla/ Chitkul/ Sangla (103 kms/ 6 hrs)
Travel by from Kalpa to Sangla enroute visiting Kamru Fort & village. We continue further Sangla valley to visit the remote village of Chitkul. We ride back to Sangla and check in at camp for overnight stay.

Day 08: Sangla/ Narkanda (198 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Travel from Sangla to Narkanda enroute visiting the famous Bhimakali temple in Sarahan, regarded as one of the Shaktipeeths. Continue ride to Naraknda. On arrival check in at hotel/ camp. Later you have option to ride up till Hatu Peak (3300 m) to enjoy a magnificent view of the region. Overnight at hotel/ camp.

Day 09:  Narkanda/ Shimla (69 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
Travel from Narkanda to Shimla enroute visiting the hill resorts of Kufri.

Tour ends in Shimla.

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Cost based on min. 4 riders:

  • Motorbike rider full paying
    INR 85,000/- per person on twin sharing
  • Pillion rider
    INR 38,000/- per person on twin sharing
  • Single room supplement
    INR 28,000/- per single on twin sharing cost

**Pillion rider cost does not include any transport in jeep/ car and would have to ride the motorcycle only with his/ her companion and includes only the accommodation on twin sharing as per plan

***arrangements for pickup or drop from Delhi/ Chandigarh or accommodation in Manali/ Shimla can be organized at extra costs

Hotels Included in the tour

Destination Hotel / Camp Meal Plan
Chandertal
Trekking style Alpine tents (fixed camp) Full Board
Kaza
Spiti Sarai or similar basic hotel
Full Board
Dhankar
Guest house or option of home stay
Full Board
Nako
Kinner Camp or similar camp
Full Board
Kalpa
Kinner Villa or Grand Shagrila or similar
Full Board
Sangla
Kinner Camp or similar camp
Full Board
Narkanda Agyatvas or similar camp or Guest House Full Board

The above rates include the following as:

  • Accommodation in mentioned or similar hotels on twin sharing basis. Check in/ out time is 12 noon
  • Full board basis starting with Dinner in Keylong till Breakfast on departure from Leh (breakfast & dinner would be hot and we provide packed lunches during long rides or excursions)
  • One back up van (utility or pick up jeep for spare parts / baggage etc.)
  • One Enfield Motorcycle per rider and as per the above itinerary (without Fuel)
  • One Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
  • Basic spares for the motorcycles (any damage/ change of spares payable as extra directly)
  • Accompanied co - coordinator for the entire tour (not riding motorbike)
  • Departure transfer to Leh Airport by car
  • Entrances to place of visit & Innerline Permit (camera fee not included)
  • Presently applicable taxes

Cost Does Not Include

Any airfare/ train fare, hotel accommodation in Manali/ Shimla, any transportation to reach Manali/ Shimla, Fuel for Bike, any other meal than mentioned in itinerary, any personal or travel Insurance, tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature, any item not specified under cost inclusions.

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