A motorcycle Ride in India! Spiti attracts many riders because of its undisturbed beauty and less crowded roads. The roads are rugged yet too scenic to be tired! The 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!
Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.”Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The valley is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.
Overall we will be exploring Kinnor Valley (Baspa & Hangrang Valley), Spiti Valley, Pin Valley & Lahaul Valley. Major passes Kunzum top & Rohtang La, Chandratal Lake, Also riding along Sutluj River,Baspa River, Spiti River, Chandra River, Bhaga river & Beas River. Covering ancient Monasteries Tabo, Ki, Dhankar & Komic. So overall, this itinerary offers a great mix of places, terrain, Monasteries, valleys & rivers.
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Arrival Chandigarh On arrival at Chandigarh, Our Tour Captain will greet you at Hotel. You will be checked into a hotel. In evening, briefing followed by dinner.
We start early from Chandigarh and head towards the mountains . The first 40kms in plains and ride turns in to full of twists & turns as we begin our ascent from the plains to the higher mountains. The moment we leave Shimla road and get on Kandaghat road it gives the feel of interior Western ghats in India. We will get on main road again from Kufri. The traffic will be lesser and the wider roads with good smooth corners start. Arrive in the beautiful town of Narkanda by late afternoon. Narkanda is known for its stunning scenery surrounded with pine trees & apple orchid. Stay in Narkanda.
The decent from Narkanda to Rampur is boon for Ghat lovers with the view of Sutluj River. The company of Sutluj River starts for couple of days. The feel of Kinnor Valley starts, Steep Mountains, narrow roads & breathtaking views will make you stop for couple of pictures. From Karcham Dam we will be taking right towards Sangla and then the ride along side of Baspa River. The terrain changes to lush green mountains again. The route to Chitkul is completely scenic with rocky patches. This would be slow ride to experience the green mountains at it best. We will be mostly settling in to the Camp which is located next to Baspa River.
Today we descend from Sangla and ride along the river Sutluj. The adjoining valley is one of the prettiest in Himachal with tiny villages along slopes one one side and the Gigantic Kinnar 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 Dhankhar 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 is 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 village in Spiti Valley. Visit to World highest post office at village Hikkim. It’s fun to send letter to home town 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 Lossar is going to be bit easy one. The moment we cross Lossar the exiting offroad terrain starts till Chandratal. A quick Stop An early arrival at Chandratal will enable us to experince the shades of lakes from evening 4pm till sunset. There is a walk of 30minutes to reach to 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 chiiling cold in night with wind gust. Though the night at the campsite will be very cold it would be
This journey is 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 tougher after Chataru. From Gramphu we will be connecting to route of Rohtang Pass. We will settle for the day at Manali.
Ride ends here. Check out and fly back.