What could be better than long drives away from the office desks, to the snow capped mountains and lakes! Spiti Valley Tour on Bike from Manali offers an incredible experience away from the city. Imagine yourself sitting by the Chandratal or standing at the edge of one of the oldest monasteries in Spiti Valley, isn’t it amazing. So let adventure take over you and take you on an unforgettable journey to Spiti Valley!
Spiti Valley is one of those amazing places which have the perfect blend of cultures as well traditions of Tibet and India. The trip is excited enough that you would be travel to the land of snowy yet barren mountains, pristine lakes, clear starry skies, and unique culture. Our trip starts from Manali, crossing Rohtang Pass. Through Kunzum Pass, which acts as a bridge between Lahaul and Spiti Valley, then finally we reach the largest settlement in Spiti Valley, Kaza. Also we are covering the essence of the Spiti Valley like Key Monastery, Kibber, Demul, Komik, Langza, Dhankar, Dhankar Lake and Chandratal.
The places are untouched by tourism and are not very easily accessible due to the harsh weather conditions, so it is very important to understand that the communities and people have very limited resources. We will make sure that you travel responsibly and contribute to the development of the communities, and help them in the issues related to environment and livelihood. Spread awareness about eco - tourism and minimize the use of carbon and plastic in the regions.
Day 1 Delhi to Shimla
Reach at the base camp in delhi. Start engine from Delhi early Morning with Nrivana travel guide and crew members. Travel from GT highway towards Chandigarh. Have breakfast enroute to Chandigarh. It will be the whole day ride. Ride comfortably, reach Chandigarh by post lunch. After lunch you will start riding to mountains. Reach shimla by evening and check-in to hotel and take a rest for sometime. Have evening tea and explore Shimla Mall road in evening . Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 Shimla to Kalpa
On the second day of this Spiti Valley Tour, from Shimla, we ride through Narkandha and head towards the apple-orchard dotted town of Kalpa. Foreigners entering Spiti Valley through this route need a permit which can be obtained through a quick twenty-minute procedure in Reckong Peo from Monday to Saturday. After a 7 kilometer winding road through pine forests, Kalpa is a splendid gem. According to legends, this is the winter abode of Lord Shiva. With the majestic views of the Kinner Kailash and Jordan Peaks, this enthralling village has spectacular sunrises with the crimson sunlight glowing on the snow-capped peaks. 3 kilometers away from Kalpa at Kothi, is a temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika. An exquisite image of the goddess is enshrined in this sanctum. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Day 3 Kalpa – Nako – Tabo
On the third day of this Spiti Valley tour, from Kalpa, we continue driving on the famous Hindustan – Tibet Highway or the NH 22 – This stretch is famously known as one of “most adventurous roads of the world” by the ‘Lonely Planet’ in a visual spectacle. Don’t let that little piece of information deter you because your local drivers are highly skilled and experienced while driving on these roads. As you begin embracing the jaw-dropping views, watch the mountains change their colours from the lush greens of the Kinnaur valley to the many hues of brown. After a quick refueling stop at Puh, we proceed to Nako – the last hamlet of Kinnaur, before we enter the gates of Spiti Valley. After lunch at Nako, we drive through Sumdo, the first village of Spiti Valley on this side of the road, to Tabo, which would be our first stop in the glorious, mystical Spiti Valley. The second largest village of the Spiti Valley, Tabo is known worldwide for its 1020-year-old 'Tabo Monastery'. Walk around this UNESCO world heritage site and gain a deeper insight into Buddhism. Unlike other monasteries in the Spiti Valley, the Tabo monastery is located at the bottom of the valley. Overnight at a hotel or a Homestay in Tabo.
Day 4 Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake Trek – Lhalung
On the fourth day of this Spiti Valley tour, we ride to the charming and high villages of Dhankar and Lhalung. Dhankar, the former capital of the Spiti Valley, offers panoramic views of Spiti Valley. Dhankar stands perched above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin river. Perhaps there must have been a fort here once, but today Dhankar is renowned for its 1200-year old monastery balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. If time and energy permit, we do the easy 45-minute trek to the stunning turquoise coloured Dhankar Lake.After the trek, we drive to the nearby village of Lhalung. Literally translating to the “Land of God”, Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains. The locals believe God lives in these mountains and the mountain changes its colors through wide arrays of reds, yellows, browns depending on the mood of their God. Visit one of the oldest gompas in the Spiti Valley which the natives say was built by angels one night. Bear in mind not to touch the walls of this monastery for people believe that it will make the angels go away. In Lhalung, visit the Lhalung Monastery famous for its statue of the three-cornered Buddha which symbolizes the Buddha looking in all directions at one time. If time permits, take a short, traditional Yak safari or learn how to make steaming hot momos with the locals. Gain a better understanding of the Spiti culture as you spend this night in a homestay. Enjoy authentic, freshly prepared cuisines, and sleep in the comforts of a clean, warm and comfortable bed. We spend the night at an authentic local homestay with a local family, listening to stories of life, at above 12,000 feet. Overnight at a homestay in Lhalung.
Day 5 Kaza – Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza
On the fifth day of this Spiti Valley tour, we ride towards the beautiful Pin Valley. Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and more. We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley.Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox, and marten. Birds such as the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, chukor and raven paint the skies a pretty picture. By evening, drive to Kaza, the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel in either Kaza or the nearby village of Rangrik. Overnight at a hotel in Kaza / Rangrik.
Day 6 Kaza – Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza
On the sixth day of this Spiti Valley tour, we ride to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4513 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, cut-off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year. This little hamlet ensures to bring you thousands of miles away from your familiar settings to a place of soft brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, red fox, hare, snow cock, Himalayan griffin, rock pigeon etc. Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you can even meet the post-master and hear his stories.After sending out a postcard, we drive to Langza. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. Once you are here, you can walk into the village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.We drive back down to Kaza for lunch. After that, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm. Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village in this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snow-tipped mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike. From Kibber you can trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversable only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where we absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag. We drive back to Kaza / Rangrik in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza / Rangrik hotel.
Day 7 Kaza - Kalpa
On the seventh day of the Spiti Valley tour, we are almost towards the end of this magical trip. Today, we set out to return to Shimla across the Hindustan-Tibet highway. The first stop on this leg would be the charming village of Kalpa which we had previously visited on our way up to Spiti Valley. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Day 8 Kalpa – Shimla
On the final day of this Spiti Valley tour, from Kalpa, we head back to Shimla. Shimla is an attractive blend of a hill town and holiday resort. With its distinctive retro style, hand-painted signs in bazaars, cars banned in the main town, Shimla has an old-world charm which feels as if the British left just yesterday. Have evening tea or coffee. Explore Shimla mall road. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9 Shimla to Delhi
Morning have breakfast and check out from hotel. And ride back to Delhi.Reach Delhi by evening. Nirvana trip make sure that you have spent amazing time in Spiti valley. Have tasted adventure bike trip experience. Drop bikes in base camp Delhi. ** Trip Ends here **
- Welcome drink on Arrival
- 8 Nights of Stay on triple sharing basis
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Campfire During the trip
- Monastery or Gompas visit
- 3 Non Veg dinner meals includes
- Morning evening tea or Coffee
- Nirvana Rider Travel Guide
- Bike (Royal Enfield 350cc )
- Oxygen Cylinder & Medical Kit
- Helmet and Knee & Ankle Guard (Riding Gear)
- All Taxes Includes
- Any majeure service expenses.
- Any kind of Insurance/ medical.
- All entry tickets for stupas, monasteries, sightseeing, state and entry fees.
- Fees for camel ride or ATV ride.
- Any Air/Bus/Taxi/Jeep fare.
- Lunch throughout the tour.
- Any personal expences like room service, donation, tips, drinks, bar & beverage, mineral water, laundry and telephone.
- All items/services not specially mentioned in the inclusion.
- No bill will be reimbursed against any missed service/facility.
- Any part of package is not availed by the client; refunds cannot be claimed for any part of package exchangeable with any services.
- In case of extension of a tour is required, supplements as applicable would be paid directly to us by the clients.
- Govt. Service Tax as per actual would be charged on the package cost.
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things to do
Documents you must Carry
Before going there you need to carry following documents like Driving license, complete documents of the bike like insurance paper, registration paper of bike. Photocopy of all the things.
All carry Maps of the route where you want to visit.
Cloths and Accessories
As the weather can change any time you need to carry warm cloths and the following things:
•Saddle bags/ Magnetic tank bag/ Luggage carrier
•Comfortable clothes: tracks, raincoats, tee-shirts
•Wind-cheaters, Jackets and pullovers
•Flashlight with extra batteries
•Riding Shoes, a pair of slippers for the night, extra pair of socks
•Sunglasses, caps or hats, sunscreen lotion and insect repellents
•Water bottles etc.
Number of Days
Number of Days
Take some extra days as you can’t believe on weather as any time you can face landslides, heavy rainfall uncertain climate change and you have to stay there only without any option. So take some extra days also don’t forget to have day off in Manali to celebrate your success, Cheer up as its dream which comes true.
Medical kit with tablets for headache, cold, fever, muscle and joint pains etc. I will recommend to carry glucose packets as well as you need lots of energy.
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