Spiti Valley Bike Trip

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trip overview

The Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.

itinerary

sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination

Delhi – Manali (560km/12hrs)

The Spiti Valley Bike Trip  expedition will start from Delhi; our team will be receiving you from the pickup point and we will be heading towards Manali the valley of gods. 

The journey from Delhi to Manali will approximately be an 11-12 hours journey and it will surely be all fun as it will keep you all excited and enthusiastic about your Spiti Valley Bike Trip. Volvo will be the in charge of your comfort concerns during overnight journeys.

Arrive Manali – Local City Tour

We will drop in at Manali in the morning and check-in to the hotels and take some rest. After that the bikes will be handed over to you along with the detailed information about the routes, maps, destinations, rules and regulations which will be provided to you by our team. 

Now you are ready to take a local city tour of Manali where you witness the charming beauty of nature with a historical and mythological touch in it, 

the places that are worth visiting are: Hadimba Temple , Local Tibetan Monasteries, Nature Reserve and Old Manali (swaying eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little eateries, small kitschy marketplaces and cafes that serve your favourite continental food), Manu Maharishi temple (one and only temple in India dedicated to Rishi Manu after whom the town is named). 

And after enjoying the appetizing local food of Manali the night stay will be at the hotel.

Manali to Rampur (197km)

After having some yummy breakfast, we ride on for 197 kilometres while heading on towards Rampur it has all the modern facilities and it can be used as stopover before the long journey to Lahaul Spiti. 

Rampur is a small commercial hub. Satluj River is at lower height than the surrounding areas. Arriving at Rampur will be all for the first day of our trip from Manali. Stay will be overnight at Rampur in camps directly under a luminous star-studded sky with exhilarating Campfire.

Rampur to Chitkul (133km)

After enjoying some enticing breakfast we will start riding towards Chitkul-The Crown of Kinnaur. While travelling to Chitkul valley, river Baspa will be at your right side. On the way you will pass through Rakcham village. 

There are several camp sites located within the apple gardens by the side of Baspa River. It is situated at an altitude of 3450 Metre. (11,345 ft.), this makes it the highest village of Baspa Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here. Arriving at Chitkul, the overnight stay will be in camps.

Chitkul to Tabo (200km)

We start riding towards Tabo it is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Tabo is a typical Himalayan village on Rekong Peo and Kaza highway in Lahaul-Spiti region of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh around high mountains. The small village Tabo located at bank of river Spiti and situated on 10,000 ft. above sea level. 

Tabo is famous for its ancient monastery; this monastery is awarded with World Heritage site by UNESCO. Tabo Monastery also known as “Himalayan Ajanta “ due to number of collection of fresco, painted on wall. These fresco was painted by Kashmiri artists by using herbal colors, you can find “Jataka Tales” is painted throughout the wall. On arrival check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

Tabo to Kaza (48km)

In morning we will be riding to Kaza and here you are into the Spiti Valleys. Kaza, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh is a famous and important town in the Spiti Valley in Lahaul and Spiti district. Situated on a ridge 11,980 ft above sea level, Kaza is a very beautiful place to visit. Kaza is overlooked by high mountain ridges on all sides. 

The town is entirely surrounded by greenery and is rich in flora and fauna. Kaza Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its natural beauty and serene vegetation. The town is divided in two parts- The old and the new. The old town is located on the outer edge of the city and the major attraction here is an ancient monastery. Now, you have your bike and awe-inspiring with its shining colours to be explored rest of the day. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Kaza Excursion Day to Key monastery, Langza, Komic, Hikkim villages

After having breakfast, we will explore the magnificient beauty of Kaza. We will visit the Key Gompa Monastery and 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 the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. 

Langza is also considered to be one of the highest villages in the world with a motorable road. And Komic the world’s highest village with a road. Hikkim is a village in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. It is near to the Kaza location. It is one of the highest year-round inhabited locations in India, with residences from 4330 to 4400 meters. Overnight stay will be at hotel.

Kaza to Chandratal (100km)

From Kaza we will ride towards Chandratal here is also a motorable road available till a parking made 2km before the lake. ‘Chandra Tal’ (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. 

It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. Chandra Tal offers magnificent view at night (after sunset).

While temperature drops below Zero degree Celsius during pre-winter, the sky is filled count-less stars & offers Spectacular Milky way view. After having dinner we will spend the night at campsite and doze off in the tents under the dazzling sky.

Chandratal to Manali to Delhi (120km)

Early morning after having breakfast, we start riding back toward Manali. After reaching Manali, it is time to say goodbye to your best companion, the bike which has been your best buddy throughout the entire adventurous trip. This will be the end of motor biking. Bye the evening we will depart for Delhi by Volvo bus.

Delhi (Trip Ends Here)

We will arrive at Delhi around 10 A.M. in the morning and now you have a bunch of good friends an extra luggage to carry home and that is a bag full of adventurous fun-filled memories to cherish for lifetime.

trip cost & policies

Per Person (Own Bike)

Per Person (Two Person - One Bike) Rented Bike

Per Person (One Person - One Bike) Rented Bike

  • One Enfield 350 cc motorbike per rider and as per the above itinerary from day 02 to day 09. (Rented Bike Package)
  • Accommodation during The Spiti Valley Bike Trip(camping)
  • Fuel For the whole Spiti Valley Bike Trip (Rented Bike Package)
  • Sharing based accommodation in a double bedded room in hotels/camps/guest house.
  • Breakfast and Dinner (Starting from Dinner on day 02 on Arriving in Manali till Breakfast on departure from Manali on day 09)
  • Experienced Motorbike Mechanic for the entire Spiti Valley Bike Trip in bike
  • All Permission fees of Spiti Valley Bike Trip
  • Volvo transportation from Delhi to Manali & Back
  • 01 backup jeep for more than 10 riders
  • All taxes and tolls for Spiti Valley Bike Trip
  • Bone fire on Camp Sites (Depends upon Availability) 
  • Memories for Lifetime of Spiti Valley Bike trip
  • Achievement Certificate of Spiti Valley Bike Trip.
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Lunch is not included and any other meal than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any insurance
  • Early check-in or a late checkout room at any hotels unless specified above
  • Any entry fees to visit any place
  • Any airfare, visa fees, airport tax
  • Any personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
  • Any portages at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel)
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  1. Full payment / Rs.5,000 for Trek / Rs.10,000 for Road Trip / Mountain Expedition to be made in advance at the time of booking
  2. Remaining / Rest Payment to be made before the start of the trip
  3. Booking can be made via NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT / Bank Transfer / Cash
  4. GST @ 5% will be additional on all the bookings
  5. Last Date of the booking will be closed before 07 days prior trip departure
  6. Cross confirm the dates and seat availability from our team via mail or call before any online booking/reservation
  7. If any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  8. Full payment is required as per applicable airfare in case of flight booking
  1. In the event of cancellation of any trip/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified the same via mail at [email protected]
  2. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice on mail and cancellation charges would be as follows
            -Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 21−30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 11−20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Less than 10 days: No refund
  3. Refund will be processed within 10 working days after the cancellation date.
  4. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  5. No Refund will be payable:
            -For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason
            -If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
            -If any client decides and/or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in Itinerary or trip
            -If the client is not satisfied with any service of the operator
  1. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt Ltd can change the Sequence of the day-wise tour program/Itinerary without any prior notice. It may Change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions, landslides, flight amendments, weather conditions or any other travel related unforeseen circumstances.
  2. In case of cancellation of the group from our end due to any unavoidable circumstances, we will either transfer the booking in our other fixed departure trips or refund the complete amount except flight charges if any.
  3. Aahvan Adventures takes utmost care to ensure the safety of its members during any of the adventure programs. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Aahvan Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes arising due to the above will be subject to the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which traveller would not be allowed to participate in any of the adventure programs.
  4. The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage/ offloading charges during any trip, monument fees, camera fees etc.
  5. Package rates are subject to change without prior notice, Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels/flights, cancellation/re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of a visit, etc. We would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  6. It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  7. Aahvan Adventures reserves right to dismiss any client from the tour due to any form of misbehaviour, unreasonable quarrel or physical/verbal assault affecting a client or any of the Ground Field Staff.

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Essentials

pack your bag for great adventure

  • Day Bag(20-30 litre) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • Back Pack(50-60 litre) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Personal Medicines, Sunscreen lotion, Lip balm, Glucose
  • Couple of water bottles
  • Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Other essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper.
  • Full Face Helmet with Clear Visor
  • UV sunglasses
  • Gloves Riding
  • Riding pants
  • Shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Driving License
  • Registration Certificate (We will provide you)
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Secondary ID
  • Map and itinerary (We will provide you)
  • Jeans/pants
  • Shirts/t-shirts/sweatshirt
  • Sweater, Socks
  • Cap
  • Warm inner
  • Innerwears
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • Slippers
  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves,
  • 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

faqs

Who questions much, Shall learn much.

  • A. July to October is best time for Spiti valley trip.
  • A. During the daytime, the temperature will be around 8° to 12° and during the night it will fall down to -10°
  • A. There is no provision for a bath on the trip.
  • A. 20-30 People will be in a batch of Spiti Valley Trip
  • A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.
  • A. We provide food for 2 times a day i.e. Breakfast and dinner.
  • A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.
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Short Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Manali (560km/12hrs)
Day 02: Arrive Manali – Local City Tour
Day 03: Manali to Rampur (197km)
Day 04: Rampur to Chitkul (133km)
Day 05: Chitkul to Tabo (200km)
Day 06: Tabo to Kaza (48km)
Day 07:Kaza Excursion Day to Key monastery, Langza, Komic, Hikkim villages
Day 08: Kaza to Chandratal (100km)
Day 09: Chandratal to Manali to Delhi (120km)
Day 10: Delhi (Trip Ends Here)

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