Overview

Embark on an unforgettable Spiti bike trip, a thrilling adventure through some of the most remote and breathtaking landscapes of the Indian Himalayas. Your journey begins with an overnight Volvo bus ride from Delhi to Manali, setting the stage for the adventure ahead. Arriving in Manali,

The first leg of the ride takes you from Manali to the serene village of Sojha, winding through the lush Kullu Valley and ascending to higher altitudes. This picturesque route offers a mix of dense forests, mountain streams, and stunning vistas. From Sojha, the adventure continues as you cross the challenging Jalori Pass, descending into the beautiful Sangla Valley, renowned for its apple orchards and scenic landscapes.

Leaving Sangla, you’ll ride through the dramatic terrains of Kinnaur to reach the tranquil village of Nako.  Here, you can visit Nako Lake and soak in the serene beauty of this high-altitude village. The journey from Nako to Kaza, the largest town in the Spiti Valley, takes you past historic monasteries and ancient villages, including the iconic Tabo Monastery and Dhankar Village.

In Kaza, you’ll explore some of the highest villages in the world, such as Langza, Komic, and Hikkim. Each village offers unique cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes, making this a highlight of the trip. The route from Kaza to Chandertal Lake, via the Chicham Bridge and Kunzum Pass, is both challenging and rewarding. You will visit Key and Kibber village on the way. Chandertal, known as the Moon Lake, is a pristine high-altitude lake surrounded by towering mountains, offering a serene and picturesque camping experience.

The final leg of the trip takes you from Chandertal back to Manali, crossing rugged terrains and the iconic Atul Tunnel. This descent provides a last opportunity to enjoy the stunning Himalayan landscapes before reaching the vibrant town of Manali. After a memorable journey, you’ll take an overnight Volvo bus back to Delhi, reflecting on the incredible experiences and breathtaking views that defined your Spiti bike trip.

 

7 Nights 8 Days 20 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, and more Prini, Himachal Pradesh
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give & What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Tour Completion Certificate
  • Accommodation is on a triple sharing basis in camps/hotels mentioned or similar (for couple on Double sharing basis)
  • Breakfast and Dinner throughout the tour 
  • All inner line permit for the mentioned itinerary.
  • Complimentary riding jacket and Knee guard
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc
  • Fuel for the trip (mentioned itinerary)
  • Helmet for both rider and pillion
  • A Backup vehicle for support 
  • A Skilled mechanic for assistance
  • A Tour Marshall
  • Daily maintenance and spare parts. 
  • First Aid box in the car
  • An oxygen cylinder in the car 24/7. 
  • All the sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary. 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion 
  • Cost arising by damage to the bike 
  • Any cost arising due to unforeseen events like a landslide, road block etc.
  • GST @ 5%
Highlights
We don't want you to miss these places

This meticulously planned itinerary covers approximately 745 km (463 miles) by bike, with altitudes ranging from 2,050 meters (6,726 feet) to 4,551 meters (14,931 feet). Key highlights include mountain passes, ancient monasteries, high-altitude villages, and stunning natural vistas, making this Spiti bike trip a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

 

Itinerary
How the days are going to look like

Day 1: Delhi to Manali in Volvo Bus

  • Overview: Begin your Spiti bike trip with an overnight Volvo bus journey from Delhi to Manali. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive as you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and head towards the serene mountains of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Distance: Approximately 540 km (335 miles)

Day 2: Manali to Sojha

  • Overview: Start your riding adventure from Manali to Sojha, passing through the lush Kullu Valley. Navigate through dense forests and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayan foothills as you ascend to the tranquil village of Sojha.

  • Route: Manali – Kullu – Aut – Banjar – Sojha

  • Altitude: Sojha at 2,650 meters (8,694 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 110 km (68 miles)

Day 3: Sojha to Sangla

  • Overview: Continue your journey from Sojha to Sangla via the challenging Jalori Pass. Experience the thrill of riding through high-altitude terrain and descending into the beautiful Sangla Valley, renowned for its apple orchards and stunning mountain views.

  • Route: Sojha – Jalori Pass – Ani – Rampur – Karcham – Sangla

  • Altitude: Sangla at 2,680 meters (8,793 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 160 km (99 miles)

Day 4: Sangla to Nako

  • Overview: Ride from Sangla to Nako, Visit Chitkul on the way,  traveling through the dramatic landscapes of Kinnaur. Stop at the serene Nako Lake and explore the ancient village of Nako, nestled high in the Himalayas and offering breathtaking views.

  • Route: Sangla – Karcham – Pooh – Nako

  • Altitude: Nako at 3,625 meters (11,893 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 125 km (78 miles)

Day 5: Nako to Kaza

  • Overview: Journey from Nako to Kaza, the largest town in the Spiti Valley. Along the way, visit the iconic Tabo Monastery and explore the ancient village of Dhankar. Also visit Langza, Hikkim, and Komic. Arrive in Kaza, which serves as the hub for exploring the high-altitude villages of Spiti.

  • Route: Nako – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza

  • Altitude: Kaza at 3,800 meters (12,467 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 110 km (68 miles)

Day 6: Kaza to Chandertal via Chicham

  • Overview: Ride from Kaza to the stunning Chandertal Lake, you will visit Key and Kibbar ( Highest village)  crossing the Chicham Bridge, the highest in Asia. Navigate the challenging Kunzum Pass and arrive at Chandertal, known as the Moon Lake, for its crystal-clear waters and scenic surroundings.

  • Route: Kaza – Chicham – Kunzum Pass – Chandertal

  • Altitude: Chandertal at 4,300 meters (14,108 feet); Kunzum Pass at 4,551 meters (14,931 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 100 km (62 miles)

Day 7: Chandertal to Manali

  • Overview: Conclude your Spiti bike trip with a ride from Chandertal back to Manali. Cross the rugged terrains of Batal and the iconic Atul tunnel. Reflect on your adventurous journey as you descend back to the vibrant town of Manali.

  • Route: Chandertal – Batal – Rohtang Pass – Manali

  • Altitude: Rohtang Pass at 3,978 meters (13,051 feet)

  • Distance: Approximately 140 km (87 miles)

Day 8: Departure from Manali to Delhi

  • Overview: After a memorable Spiti bike trip, take an overnight Volvo bus back to Delhi or you can explore Manali on your own expense. Reflect on the incredible journey and the stunning landscapes you experienced as you relax on the comfortable ride back to the city.

 

Summary:

  • Total Distance: Approximately 745 km (463 miles) by bike, 1080 km (670 miles) by bus

  • Altitudes: Range from 2,050 meters (6,726 feet) to 4,551 meters (14,931 feet)

  • Key Highlights: Mountain passes, ancient monasteries, high-altitude villages, and stunning landscapes.

 

Frequently Asked Question

 

1. What is the best time to go on a Spiti bike trip?

The best time for a Spiti bike trip is from mid-May to mid-October. During this period, the weather is relatively mild, and the roads are accessible.

2. What kind of bike is suitable for a Spiti bike trip?

A sturdy and reliable bike, preferably a Royal Enfield (350cc or 500cc) or similar, is recommended due to the rough terrain and high altitude.

3. Do I need a special permit for Spiti?

Indian citizens do not need permits to visit Spiti Valley. However, foreign nationals require an Inner Line Permit to travel to certain areas like Kaza and beyond.

4. What kind of riding gear should I bring?

Essential riding gear includes a helmet, riding jacket and pants with armor, gloves, knee guards, and sturdy riding boots. Additionally, carry warm clothing, as temperatures can drop significantly.

5. Is it safe to travel solo on a Spiti bike trip?

While many travelers do undertake solo trips, it’s important to be well-prepared, carry a detailed map or GPS, and inform someone about your itinerary. Joining a group or hiring a guide is recommended for first-timers.

6. How should I prepare my bike for the trip?

Ensure your bike is in top condition by servicing it before the trip. Check brakes, tires, clutch, lights, and other essential components. Carry spare parts, a puncture repair kit, and basic tools.

7. What is the condition of the roads in Spiti?

Roads in Spiti Valley range from well-paved highways to rough, unpaved tracks. Be prepared for a mix of smooth stretches and challenging sections with gravel, mud, and water crossings.

8. How is the mobile network connectivity in Spiti?

Mobile network connectivity is limited in Spiti Valley. BSNL has the widest coverage, but it is still patchy. It's best to inform family and friends about limited communication options.

9. What kind of accommodation is available in Spiti?

Accommodation options in Spiti include guesthouses, homestays, and a few hotels. In more remote areas, expect basic facilities. Camping is also an option at places like Chandertal Lake.

10. What are the must-visit places in Spiti?

Key attractions include Kaza, Key Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, Chandertal Lake, Tabo Monastery, and the villages of Langza, Hikkim, and Komik.

11. How should I deal with altitude sickness?

To prevent altitude sickness, acclimatize properly by ascending gradually, stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol and smoking. Carry Diamox (after consulting a doctor) and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

12. Are there fuel stations along the route?

Fuel stations are sparse in Spiti Valley. Ensure you fill up at major towns like Manali, Kaza, and Reckong Peo, and carry extra fuel if possible.

13. What is the average daily riding distance?

The average daily riding distance varies between 100 km to 200 km, depending on the terrain and stops. Plan your itinerary to allow for acclimatization and rest days.

14. Can I rent a bike for the Spiti trip?

Yes, bikes can be rented in major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Manali. Ensure the rental bike is in good condition and comes with necessary documents.

15. What should I pack for the trip?

Pack essentials like warm clothing, a first-aid kit, toiletries, a flashlight, energy snacks, a water bottle, and basic camping gear if you plan to camp.

16. Are there any medical facilities in Spiti?

Medical facilities are limited. Kaza has a basic hospital, but for serious medical issues, you might need to travel to Manali or Shimla. Carry a first-aid kit and necessary medications.

17. What are the food options in Spiti?

Local food options include Tibetan dishes like momos, thukpa, and traditional Himachali cuisine. In tourist areas, you can find basic Indian and continental food. Carry some dry snacks for remote areas.

18. How do I handle bike breakdowns?

For minor issues, carry a basic tool kit and know-how to fix common problems like flat tires or chain adjustments. For major breakdowns, locals and fellow travelers can often assist, or you might need to transport your bike to the nearest mechanic.

19. Can I visit Spiti during winter?

Visiting Spiti during winter is possible but challenging due to heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures. Roads are often closed, and many accommodations shut down. A winter expedition requires careful planning and experience.

20. What is the approximate cost of a Spiti bike trip?

The cost varies depending on factors like accommodation, food, fuel, and bike rental. On average, a week-long trip can cost between INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per person, excluding bike rental.
    Pickup point
    Directions.
    Keylinga Inn (Your Home in The Himalayas), Major District Road 29, Prini, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India View on Map
    Package Details

    Own Bike Own Fuel - ₹ 17900
    Solo Rider with Himalayan Bike - ₹ 31800
    Dual Rider with Himalayan Bike - ₹ 26800
    Seat in Suv/Backup - ₹ 24400

    Things To Carry
    • Thermal Shirts , 
    • Driving License and I.D Proof
    • Comfortable boot for riding
    • Pre on post or postpaid Airtel or Jio sim card
    • Worm clothes in winter.
    • Camera and power bank.
    • Comfortable clothes.
    • Cap,Jacket,    
    • Raincoat.
    • Personal medication 
    • Sunglass, Sunscreen cream,
    • Personal toiletries
    • Most of which you are going to carry boils down to your personal pereference.
    Terms and Conditions
    • The check-in time is 12 noon/early check-in subject to the availability of the room.
    • If there are any additional expenses due to bad weather or any other reason beyond the control of the tour operator on account of a hotel stay, transportation, meals, etc. extra bill will be raised. Neither Mototour Ladakh nor the participating partners/hotels will be responsible for the additional expenses.
    • The sequence of the day-wise itinerary tour program may change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions on some roads and other unforeseen events.
    • If any group member wants to leave the group in-between the tour then he/she has to pay the cost for transportation of bike from point of leaving the tour till the tour endpoint.
    • Group members would have to carry a valid ID proof & Driving license is mandatory.
    • All guests will be responsible for the safety and security of their own luggage. Only backpacks are allowed. You can carry luggage weighing not more than 50 Litre backpack per person with you. Extra luggage will cost you INR 500 per Kg. Compensation for any damage/accident done by you during the tour to others property/person would be directly payable by you.
    • If someone cancel the trip on arrival he or she has to pay the total billing amount.
    • We have the right to cancel the departure due to insufficient members in the batches. In such a situation, guests are eligible for a full refund.
    • Basic First Aid Kit - It’s advised that one should bring his/her own medicines which are known and suitable to him.
    • Road Captain will be responsible to manage the group by taking all safety measures. The group has to follow him to make the tour a success. 
    Cancellation Policy

    Booking Amount of 5000/person is non-refundable. 

    Tour Type
    Bike Tour
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