KINNAUR SPITI TRANS HIMALAYAN RIDE

KINNAUR SPITI TRANS HIMALAYAN RIDE

KINNAUR SPITI TRANS HIMALAYAN RIDE

ABOUT THE TOUR: A 10 days/ 9 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, old monasteries, stunning landscape  and crossing over high mountain pass Kunzum Pass (4550 m) providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks and rugged terrain. One of the favourite motorcycle rides in Trans Himalayan regions. 

 

PLACES COVERED: Manali, Chandertal Lake, Kunzam Pass, Kibber, Ki, Gungri, Dhankar, Tabo, Nako, Kalpa, Sangla Valley, Jalori Pass, Shoja

 

HIGHEST ALTITUDE GAINED: Kunzam Pass 4558 m

 

OPERATIONAL PERIOD: 15th June to 30th September

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

     

DETAILED PROGRAMME

 

Day 01: Arrive Manali 

Arrive Kullu airport, meet on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Manali. Morning free. Afternoon we assemble at the hotel for a small briefing about the tour and then we meet our Royal friend – The Himalayan. Later we take you on a test ride to Naggar Castle and Roerich Art Gallery. Ride back to your hotel for a relaxed evening. Overnight at hotel. 

 

Day 02: Manali/ Tirthan (110 kms/ 3 - 4 hrs)

Morning after breakfast we start our Motorbike adventure. On your Royal Enfield bikes from Manali to Tirthan Valley. Ride from Manali on NH 21 crossing Kullu town and after crossing tunnel at Aut, we turn to enter Tirthan valley. We ride along Tirthan river entering the valley to our abode by the river bank. Enjoy the gurgling river or ride further deeper into Tirthan valley to explore its scenic views and villages. Overnight at guest house.

 

Day 03: Tirthan/ Sangla (209 kms/ 8- 9 hrs)

We start our ride in morning, climbing up and crossing over Jalori Pass from where on a clear day a long necklace of Himalayan Range can be viewed including peaks of Kullu region like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba etc. We now descend down towards Satluj valley. We ride crossing Rampur and continue riding Satluj valley, entering Kinnaur and taking a detour entering the beautiful Sangla valley from Karcham. After a long and a very interesting ride we halt for the night in a camp/ guest house at Sangla. 

 

Day 04: Sangla/ Chitkul (90 kms/ Kalpa (51 kms)

Today we ride to explore the Kinnaur belt, riding to Chitkul the last remote village towards Indo China border. We then return to Snagla and continue our ride further to Kalpa village. 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 05: Kalpa/ Nako/ Tabo (190 kms/ 8 hrs)

Another day of an interesting ride. Its exciting riding the narrow Satluj valley till Khab where Satluj river meets Spiti river and this points is also the reference where we enter the Spiti valley. We ascend upto Nako village, the last among Kinnauri villages located on banks of a small lake. We walk around village and later continue further towards Tabo. 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. Overnight at Guest House in Tabo

 

Day 06: Tabo/ Dhankar/ Pin Valley/ Kaza (105 kms/ 06-07 hrs)

Today we ride around Spiti valley, exploring the mesmerizing landscape, varied colors of mountains and remote villages & gompas. We start our ride in morning towards 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. We ride further towards Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. We end the day on reaching Kaza, the main town of Spiti valley. Evening free to explore Kaza town and make some noise “ride hard, party hard”. Overnight at guest house. 

 

Day 07: 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 08: Kaza/ Chandertal (117 kms/ 4 – 5 hrs)

What a ride is going to be today, hold your breaths to ride into the Himalayas. Today we ride inside deep into Himalayas. From Kaza we start our ride crossing few Spitian villages. We cross Losar which is the last Spiti village and start the ascend towards Kunzam Pass (4558 m) which lies on main Great Himalayan Range. We get beautiful views of CB ranges and continue further towards Chandertal Lake (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. We check into our camp and after a brief rest, start our walk towards the lake which is about an hour away. Enjoy the beauty of lake and after spending sometime, we walk back to our camp for overnight.

 

Day 09: Chandertal/ Chatru/ Manali (116 kms/ 7 hrs)

Today is last stage of our adventure. Morning we start our ride from Chandertal lake for yet another breathtaking day of charming scenic views and exciting rides. We ride through the trans Himalayan region crossing Batal, Chatru entering into Lahaul valley. From Gramphoo we ride to Sissu following Chandra river and we enter the Atal Rohtang Tunnel which is the longest tunnel at 3000 m of altitude. Crossing the tunnel we enter Sollang valley and end the motorbike adventure in Manali. We bid farewell to our companions The Royal Enfields, carrying fond memories & promise to meet again. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 10: Depart Manali

Intime transfer to Kullu airport to connect your flight back to Delhi. 

Tour Cost

Cost based on min. 4 - 15 riders:-

 

  • Motorbike rider 
    USD 1750 per person on twin sharing
     
  • Pillion rider
    USD 1050 per person on twin sharing
     
  • Single room supplement
    USD 550 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

 

YOUR PRICE INCLUDES

 

✓ Transfers to/from Airport and Hotel
✓ Accommodation on twin sharing basis in A category hotels/ guests houses/ camps/ tents 

✓ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the tour (during ride in remote areas Lunch can be at a local dhaba/ restaurant/ packed box)

✓ Royal Enfield Himalayan or Standard 500
✓ All Fuel for the ride 
✓ English speaking guide
✓ First Aid Box and Oxygen on high altitude adventures
✓ Mechanics with all necessary spare parts
✓ Support vehicles to carry your luggage, spare, extra fuel
✓ Bottled mineral water throughout the adventure
✓ Tea/Chai & snacks en-route
✓ Permits & environment fees for restricted areas
✓ All entrance fees to places of visit

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

✗ Any flight international or domestic 

✗ Travel Insurance 

✗ Personal expenses

✗ Tips

✗ Alcoholic drinks

✗ Anything not mentioned in above price include column

 

BOOKING A SEAT & PAYMENT

INR 50000 deposit must be made at the time of booking to enable us hold your seat on confirmed basis. Balance payment would have to be made maximum 8 weeks before the tour start date. 

 

For other Terms & Conditions please write to us at info@himalayanmotorbike.com or whatspp on +919418005235