Spiti attracts many riders because of its undisturbed beauty and less crowded roads. The roads are rugged yet too scenic to be tired! Nature is truly in its best form and amazes us every single time. It is one of the toughest terrains in India but trust us, it is totally worth it! So load your saddle bags, tune your bikes and get ready to be mesmerized by the serenity of Kinnor & Spiti!
On arrival at Chandigarh , Our Tour Captain will greet you at the Hotel. You will be checked into a hotel. In the evening briefing followed by dinner.
An early start from Chandigarh. The first 40kms in plains and ride turns into full of twisties as we begin our ascent from the plains to the higher mountains. The moment we leave Shimla road and get on Kandaghat road the roads similar to interior Westernghats starts. We will get on the main road again from Kufri. The traffic will be lesser and the wider roads with good smooth corners starts.
Arrive in the beautiful town of Narkanda by late afternoon. Narkanda is known for its stunning scenery surrounded with pine trees & apple orchard. Stay in Narkanda.
The descent from Narkanda to Rampur is a boon for Ghats lovers with the view of Sutlej River. The company of Satluj river starts for a couple of days. The feel of Kinnaur Valley starts, Steep mountains, narrow roads & breathtaking views will make you stop for a couple of pictures. From Karcham Dam we will be taking right towards Sangla and then the ride along the Baspa River. The terrain changes to lush green mountains again. The route to Chitkul is completely scenic with rocky patches. This would be a slow ride to experience the green mountains at its best. We will be mostly settling in to the Camp which is located next to Baspa River.
Kalpa- Kinner Kailash
Today we descend from Sangla and ride along the river Sutlej. The adjoining valley is one of the prettiest in Himachal with tiny villages along slopes one one side and the Gigantic Kinnaur Kailash peak dominating the scene on the other. Just before reaching our destination for the day, we halt at Reckong Peo to get the inner line permits, which are compulsory for all foreign visitors (if any). In front of Kalpa is an impressive view of Raldang Kailash massif across the Sutlej River.
The landscape changes dramatically as we enter the rain shadow region today. In Hangrang Valley, Nako is the largest village above sea level. Nako is also famous for Nako Lake which has boating facilities in summer and during winter its frozen surface is used for ice skating. A Buddhist monastery is also located here.
Today we arrive in Tabo after having ridden close to the Chinese border. The ancient village of Tabo (3050 Mtrs) is situated on the left bank of river Spiti. It is known for its monastery which contains a large number of scriptures and pieces of art, and wall paintings.Visit to Dhankar monastery on the way to Kaza. The stunning view of Spiti River is one of the best views.
Stunning lunar landscape on offer! At the foot of steep ridges, and on the left bank of the river Spiti is the Ki Monastery, which is the biggest monastery in Spiti and is located between Kibber and Kaza. Hundreds of Lamas receive their religious training in this monastery and are famous for its Murals and books. Go further to Kibber (4140m), one of the highest villages in the world.Visit of Village Langza, It is the one of the most beautiful villages in Spiti Valley. Visit to World highest post office at village Hikkim. It’s fun to send letters to your loved ones from this post office.
Langza: 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 Spiti
Langza is also considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road. Owing to its proximity to Tibet in China, the population of the village is predominantly Buddhist and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetian Buddhism. The village has a population of about 137 people living in 33 houses.
Half ride till Losar is going to be a bit easy one. The moment we cross Losar the exiting off road terrain starts till Chandratal. An early arrival at Chandratal will enable us to experience the shades of lakes from evening 4pm till sunset.
It isa 30 minutes walk to reach the lake. Chandratal (Moon lake) A beautiful crescent shaped lake as the name suggests! It is a very popular tourist destination of Spiti. Serene, peaceful and beautiful location. Be prepared for bone chilling cold at night with wind gusts. Though the night at the campsite will be very cold it would be
This journey is a little tougher than other routes of tour which adds on more excitement to this day. The route is completely boon for off-road lovers. The journey parallel to Chandra river is memorable. The route becomes more tough after Chataru. From Gramphu we will be connecting to the route of Rohtang Pass. We will settle for the day at Manali.
310 kms of downhill till Chandigarh. Reach Chandigarh and bid adieu to the group.