Winter Spiti Biking Expedition

₹32999 for 7 Days 6 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 located in the northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh. The term ‘Spiti’ means ‘The Middle Land’ - the land between Tibet and India. Snow laden landscapes and sub-zero temperatures, road trip to Himachal’s Spiti Valley during winters is a once in a lifetime experience. Winters in Spiti are extremely harsh, frigid and there is no running water in taps. Decorated with beautiful villages, welcoming locals and their 1000 year old culture, Spiti road trip during winters is all about never-ending adventure and white blanket of snow. Come and experience with us as we travel to Himachal’s cold desert frozen in time.

  • Self Bike(Without Fuel)  -                             Rs 18,499/- (Solo Rider)
  • Xpulse 200CC (With Fuel) -                         Rs 42,999/- (Solo Rider)
  • Royal Enfield 500 CC (With Fuel) -              Rs 42,999/- (Solo Rider)
  • Royal Enfield 500 CC (With Fuel) -              Rs 32,999/- (With Pillion)
  • Royal Himalayan (With Fuel) -                     Rs 44,999/- (Solo Rider)
  • Royal Himalayan (With Fuel) -                     Rs 35,499/- (With Pillion)

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Shimla | The Expedition Begins

    Assemble at the boarding point in Delhi - RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila.

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

  • Day 2

    Shimla to Rampur

    After arriving in Shimla, we will collect the bikes and start our journey from Shimla to Rampur.

    Take a halt near Kufri or Narkanda and soak in the much-needed #mountainvibes.

    Enroute visit Hatu peak.

    After arriving in Rampur, check in to our cozy homestay/hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure.

    Enjoy your evening with fellow riders.

    Home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay/hotel.

  • Day 3

    India’s Last Village : Chitkul | Sangla Valley

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will ride from Sarahan to reach the Sangla/Chitkul - 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 exploration, check in to our cozy homestay/hotel in Chitkul/Sangla, freshen-up and have some leisure. 

    In the evening, enjoy a warm bonfire, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay/hotel.

  • Day 4

    Chitkul to Nako

    Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast.

    Begin your ride from Chitkul/Sangla to Nako village (Around 5-6 hours Ride)

    Get mesmerized by the shape-shifting landscapes of snowy mountains with every turn.

    We will take a break at Khab Sangam (Confluence of river Spiti and Sutlej).

    After arriving in Nako, we will explore the sleepy Nako village, and visit the famous Nako Lake and Monastery.

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay/hotel.

  • Day 5

    A Day On Road | Exploring Dhankar, Tabo, Gue

    The day you waited for so long on this Winter Spiti biking expedition is finally here. Post breakfast, drive from Nako to Kaza along the frozen Spiti river, for an action packed exploration of various monasteries & villages nestled in Spiti Valley.

    Enroute Kaza, we will take a halt at Gue Monastery, Tabo & Dhankar Village.

    Take a walk inside the Tabo Monastery and learn about the history of this Tibetan spiritual site also known as ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’. Interact with the Buddhist monks in the monastery or village locals of Tabo if you feel like.

    After arriving in Kaza, check in to our cozy homestay, freshen-up and have some leisure. 

    Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay.

  • Day 6

    Julley Kaza | Hikkim, Komic, Langza, Ki Monastery, Chicham & Kibber Villages

    Wake to a peaceful mountain morning in your homely abode in Kaza offering stunning views of snowy mountains. Post breakfast, 

    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 end at Hikkim village known for its World’s highest post office.

    Head out to visit the biggest and most popular Buddhist monastery nestled in the gorgeous Spiti Valley - Ki Monastery. Spend quality time speaking to the monks or sip a cup of herbal tea in Ki 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.

    In the evening, return to your cozy rooms in Kaza and have some leisure. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay.

  • Day 7

    The Kinnaur Kailash

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, bid adieu to Kaza and the mighty Spiti Valley and ride towards Kalpa located in Kinnaur region.

    After arriving in Kalpa, take a stroll in the beautiful Kalpa village, visit Hu-Ba-Lan-Kar Monastery and Chandika Devi Fort.

    In the evening, feel free to explore and sip a cup of hot coffee with your clan in Reckong Peo’s local market. Don’t miss out on a plate of hot momos and delicious thukpas.

    Check in to our cozy hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure. Enjoy the last night of the trip with your clan. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 8

    The Expedition Ends

    Wake to a stunning view of the snow-covered Kinnaur Kailash range and post breakfast, visit the famous Roghi (suicide-point) and treat your eyes with the mind blowing view of the holy Kinnaur Kailash. 

    Begin your ride from Kalpa to Shimla.

    Start off your overnight journey from Shimla to Delhi and reach Delhi next morning with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Delhi to Shimla and back (AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo/Bharatbenz) and Bike + Fuel at all other times as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on Sharing Basis: Hotels & Homestays.
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Backup Vehicle & Mechanical Support.
  • Bike rent for 7 days.
  • Oxygen cylinder & First aid kit.
  • Bonfire (if weather permits), explorations and activities.
  • Meals: Dinner (6), Breakfast (6).

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of 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.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Departures

For customising this trip call/whatsapp : 7015750288

Things to Pack

Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags

Comfortable clothing & body thermal wear

Warm woolen jackets/sweaters, gloves, caps, extra pair of socks etc, to avoid

frostbite and sustain sub zero temperatures

Waterproof trekking/sports shoes

Iso thermal water bottles (avoid single-use plastic and normal steel bottles)

Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates, energy bars

Personal care items, toiletries, wet wipes, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and medicines

Phone, camera and photography equipments, power banks

Board games/UNO/playing cards

Personal medicines and glucose sachets

ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses

Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport


Important Update

Access to high altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komic, Langza villages & Chitkul/Sangla in Kinnaur region etc may be blocked due to excessive snow-fall during winter season. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather-dependent. In such a case, we will look for the best possible alternatives, as feasible. 

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. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing as per the call taken by locals, the driver and your trip leader.

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