Spiti Valley: Bike Edition

₹29999 for 8 Days 7 Nights

Description

Bordering with Tibet and home to some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, Spiti is a cold desert mountain valley, sparsely populated region whose beauty unveils after a challenging and tricky ride through the most treacherous roads of the mighty Himalayas. The term ‘Spiti’ means ‘The Middle Land’ - land between the lush green valleys and the cold mountain deserts of the Himalayas. Thanks to the thrilling roadways, rustic landscapes and beautiful clear skies, road trip to Himachal’s Spiti Valley is a once in a lifetime experience. Decorated with beautiful villages, welcoming locals and their 1000 year old culture, Spiti is an ancient Himalayan kingdom so unique that it was kept a secret for centuries. Come and experience with us as we travel to Himachal’s cold desert.

Prices - 

Hero Xpluse (With Pillion)  - Rs 29,999 Per Person

Royal Enfield Himalayan (With Pillion) - Rs 32,999 Per Person

Hero Xpluse (With Pillion)  -  - Rs 34,999 Per Person

Royal Enfield Himalayan (Solo) - Rs 36,999 Per Person

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Narkanda | Overnight Journey

    Assemble at the boarding point in Delhi (location to be shared). 

    Start an overnight journey to Chandigarh and socialize with your co-travellers.

    After arriving in Chandigarh, hop-on to your bikes as they await you and start your ride from Chandigarh to Narkanda via Shimla.

  • Day 2

    Narkanda Arrival | Acclimatization & Day At Leisure

    After arriving in Shimla, we will take a halt for breakfast and soak in the much-needed #MountainVibes. Post breakfast, we will ride ahead to reach our relaxing abode in Narkanda.

    After arriving in Narkanda, check in to our comfy hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure. Regroup and head out for a quick hike to Hatu Peak, treat yourself with a gorgeous sunset view over the Himalayas.

    In the evening, don’t miss out the much-needed acclimatization session by your trip captain followed by home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 3

    India's Last Village: Chitkul

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will ride ahead from Narkanda to reach the last Indian village before the Indo-Tibetan border.

    After arriving in Chitkul, take a stroll around the village and visit Mathi Temple dedicated to the Goddess of the local people of Kinnaur. Treat your stomach with a satisfying plate of steamy momos or rajma chawal at ‘Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba’. What can be more magical than relaxing near the pristine Baspa River? A perfect location in the lap of majestic Himalayas to disconnect from the urban madness and connect with nature.

    Post Chitkul village exploration, check in to our cozy hotel/swiss tents, freshen-up and have some leisure. 

    In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/swiss tents.

  • Day 4

    Nako : The Sleepy Village

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, ride from Chitkul to Nako village. Get mesmerized by the shape-shifting landscapes of mountains, from green to brown; with every turn.

    Enroute Nako, we will take a pit stop at Spillow or Pooh Village to grab a satisfying lunch at small Tibetan food joints.

    After arriving in Nako, check in to our hotel/homestay and have some leisure. Feel free to scroll around this sleepy village. Visit the famous Nako Lake and Monastery, hike upto the Nako prayer wheel to treat your eyes with a panoramic view of this quaint Himalayan village.

    In the evening, chill with your travel clan, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/homestay.

  • Day 5

    A Day On Road | Gue, Tabo & Dhankar Villages | Kaza Arrival

    Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast, ride from Nako to Gue - a small village 9kms off the Tibetan border to see from your naked eyes the 500-year-old mummified remains of the Buddhist monk, Sangha Tenzin.

    From Gue, we will ride ahead towards Tabo Village. After arriving in Tabo, take a walk inside the Tabo Monastery and learn about the history of this Tibetan spiritual site also known as ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’.

    Before arriving at our homely abode in Kaza, we will take a halt at Dhankar Village, interact with the Buddhist monks in cliff top Dhankar Monastery or village locals if you feel like.

    Treat yourself with jaw dropping scenes of pristine Spiti river and the gorgeous Himalayas. After arriving in Kaza, check in to our cozy hotel/homestay, freshen-up and have some leisure.

    The ones with high energy levels, feel free to take a stroll around Kaza and old bazaars. In the evening, enjoy a warm bonfire, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/homestay.

  • Day 6

    Exploring Langza, Komic & Hikkim Villages | Kaza - Cafes, Bazaars & More

    Wake up to a relaxed mountain morning in your homely abode and post breakfast, quickly head out for an action packed exploration of various quaint villages nestled in and around Kaza. 

    Visit Spiti’s gorgeous fossil village Langza and get clicked with the iconic statue of Medicine Buddha with your clan. Feel proud for making it to the World’s highest motorable village Komic and absorb in the jaw dropping vistas of snow-laden Himalayas. The day will come to an end at Hikkim village known for its World’s highest post office.

    Since this is your last day in Kaza, therefore make the most out of it by chilling with your travel clan at various quaint cafes and take authentic souvenirs for your loved ones back home.  

    Post exploration, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/homestay.

  • Day 7

    Key Monastery | Kibber & Chicham | Chandratal Stargazing

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, bid adieu to your hosts in Kaza and ride towards Key Monastery - biggest and most picturesque Buddhist monastery nestled in the gorgeous Spiti Valley. Spend quality time speaking to the monks or sip a cup of herbal tea in Key Monastery’s kitchen.

    Explore the Kibber village - home to snow leopard and various other wildlife species like Himalayan Ibex and Red Fox to name a few. Take some #InstaPerfect shots at Chicham Bridge - Asia’s highest suspension bridge connecting the peaceful Kibber village.

    Enroute Chandratal, we will take a pit stop at Losar to grab a satisfying lunch and continue towards Kunzum La situated at 15,000ft approx. This stretch is indeed the journey’s most adventurous and beautiful part.

    After arriving at Chandratal, check in to our scenic campsite. Quickly head out to soak in the calmness of the Moon Lake and capture some #InstaPerfect shots.

    In the evening chill with your travel clan under the gaze of million stars and the Milky Way Galaxy. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in swiss tents.

  • Day 8

    Chandratal To Manali | Manali Arrival

    Wake up quite early in the morning and ride towards Manali from Chandratal via Kunzum La. Enroute Manali, we will take a pit stop for morning tea at the famous Chacha-Chachi Ka Dhaba or Chhatru.

    Cross the iconic Atal Tunnel, bidding goodbye to Lahaul & Spiti Valley and say hello to Kullu Valley. After arriving in Manali, handover your bikes to the local team, check-in to our comfy hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure.

    The ones with high energy levels, feel free to take a stroll around Manali. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel. 

  • Day 9

    Manali To Delhi | A Day At Leisure & Trip Ends

    Wake up to a relaxed mountain morning in your homely abode and post breakfast, check-out from our hotel in Manali.

    Feel free to take a stroll around The Mall Road, visit the famous Hidimba Devi Temple or go for the Jogini Waterfall hike.

    Start-off your return journey to Delhi in the evening. Reach Delhi next morning with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo/Bharatbenz/Cabs (Delhi to Chandigarh & Manali to Delhi) and Bikes at all other times from Chandigarh to Manali as per the itinerary.
  • For Bikes: backup vehicle, pro support staff & mechanic will be included.
  • Accommodation on Sharing Basis: Hotel/Homestays (Narkanda, Chitkul, Nako, Kaza & Manali), Swiss Tents (Chitkul & Chandratal).
  • Meals: 7 Breakfast & 7 Dinner (starting from Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 09).
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes and inner line permits.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals and stay arrangements apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions as per the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.

Departures

13th August (Saturday Night) to 21st August (Sunday Night) 2022

20th August (Saturday Night) to 28th August (Sunday Night) 2022

27th August (Saturday Night) to 4th September (Sunday Night) 2022

3rd September (Saturday Night) to 11th September (Sunday Night) 2022

10th September (Saturday Night) to 18th September (Sunday Night) 2022

17th September (Saturday Night) to 25th September (Sunday Night) 2022

24th September (Saturday Night) to 2nd October (Sunday Night) 2022

Things to Pack

Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack is recommended over trolley bags since you’ll be changing multiple accommodations during the entire trip.

Warm woolen jackets/sweaters, air/water resistant jackets, body thermal wears, gloves, caps and extra pairs of socks to protect yourself from wind chill and low temperatures.

Sunglasses, comfortable clothing and sports shoes.

Personal water bottle (avoid single-use plastic) to avoid dehydration issues.

Quick snacks for journeys like dry fruits, biscuits, chocolates, energy bars, glucose sachets.

Personal care items, sunscreen lotion (prefer SPF30 or higher), lip balm, toiletries, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.

Diamox (altitude sickness drug), camphor tablets, medicines for motion sickness, fever, stomach ache, headache, cold, body pain and any other personal medicines.

Phone, camera, power banks and photography equipment.

ATMs and an adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits.

Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport, etc, since it is needed while applying for inner line permit and other security checks.

Important Note

Travellers residing outside Delhi are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Delhi not later than 4 PM on the trip start date. Similarly, on the trip end date, it is advised to book returning trains/flights leaving post 2 PM.

Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. may cause itinerary change. In such a case, we will look for the best possible alternatives, as feasible. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing as per the call taken by locals, the rider and your trip leader.

Reviews

30 Aug 2022

Kashish

This was a really exhilarating trip. The trip itinerary was well curated to make sure we get the most of all the places.

30 Aug 2022

Nikhil

The trip leader was well experienced. All the stays and food were also managed well. Overall, the trip was fantastic.

30 Aug 2022

Vanshika

The trip was really thrilling and amazing. I would surely recommend and also prefer travelling with Go4Explore community for the best experience.

30 Aug 2022

Sakshi

The whole trip was so well organised. The trip leader took care of everyone during the trip. All the arrangements were really good.

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