Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour

key monastery spiti

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. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation. Spiti Valley Motorcycle Tour is an adventure-filled journey to the Greater Himalayas. Bike riding through the challenging terrain is not just a hobby but a passion. Indus Trips presents well-planned itinerary for Spiti Valley on Motorcycle Tour, an adventure of a lifetime. It is a spectacular journey across amazing landscape where you experience the elements of life and visit some of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. Add beats to your heart with this motorcycle tour of Spiti Valley.

Duration: 15N/16D

Itinerary:  Delhi > Chandigarh > Manali > Chatru > Chandratal > Kaza > Pin Valley > Tabo > Nako > Kalpa > Sangla >  Chitkul > Sangla > Sarahan > Shoja > Manali > Delhi

Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Delhi International airport

Meet and greet by our representative on arrival in India at international airport and transfer to hotel for installation. Overnight at hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 02: Delhi = Chandigarh – Manali by surface (alt 2000 m.) (Approx 310 kms/09 hrs journey)

Morning departure transfer with packed breakfast to catch the train to Chandigarh, on arrive at Chandigarh station then proceed Manali by private car. In the evening check in the hotel in Manali. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Manali/ Chatru / Chandertal (Approx 116 kms/ 7 hrs)

After breakfast interaction with cruise staff, later we start our motorbike adventure on Royal Enfield to Chandertal over climbing Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

From here we drive along the Chandra river.

chandra river himachal pradesh
chandra river himachal pradesh

From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges.  On arrival check in at camp at base of Chandertal Lake.

chandertal lake himachal pradesh
chandertal lake himachal pradesh

Overnight at camp.

Day 04: Chandertal / Kaza (Approx 170 kms/ 6-7 hrs)

Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) to visit Chandertal (The moon lake – 4270 m) which is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Enjoy the charming scenery and drive to Kaza over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley.

Kunzum Pass
Kunzum Pass

On arrival in Kaza check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Kaza

After breakfast, you will ride to Key monastery and world highest village comic (4587 meters). Later come back to hotel and time free for personal activities.

key monastery spiti
key monastery spiti

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Kaza/ Pin Valley/Tabo (Approx 85 kms/ full day)

An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards.

Pin Valley
Pin Valley

Here we also visit Gungri Monastery. After the visit we continue our ride to visit the old monastery at Lalung village and then continue to Tabo village & monastery. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.

Tabo monastery spiti
Tabo monastery spiti
Tabo monastery caves
Tabo monastery caves

Overnight at Tabo.

Day 07: Tabo/ Nako (Approx 90 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

Morning explore the village.. later continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp.

nako village
nako village

Overnight in camp at Nako.

Day 08: Nako/ Kalpa (Approx 125 kms/ 6 hrs)

Early morning visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava.

nako village temples
nako village temples

Later we drive from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range.

Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab
Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab

On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Kalpa/ Sangla (Approx 103 kms/ 6 hrs)

Travel by from Kalpa to Sangla en route visiting Kamru Fort & village.

kamru fort sangla
kamru fort sangla

We continue further Sangla, on arrival installation at camp. Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Sangla/Chitkul/Sangla

Full day excursion to Chitkul Village, A spectacular sight of Chitkul village and its surrounding left you speechless. 270 degrees of snowy, jagged panorama and 90 degrees of the arid boulder panorama, the Himalayas cover this village from all the sides and that view is breathtaking.

chitkul village himachal pradesh
chitkul village himachal pradesh

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Sangla/ Sarahan (Approx 198 kms/ 6-7 hrs)

Travel from Sangla to Sarahan. On arrival check in at hotel.

bhimakali temple sarahan
bhimakali temple sarahan

Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay at Sarahan.

Day 12: Sarahan/Shoja (Approx 140 Kms / 05-06 Hrs)

Morning drive to Soja (called Sohja) is a Himalayan hamlet (8500 ft asl) 5 kms short of Jalori Pass. The area is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty and is excellent for walks, treks, bird watching and a nature centric experience.

shoja himachal Pradesh
shoja himachal Pradesh

On arrival installation at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 13: Shoja

Morning after breakfast walking tour to Serolsar Lake (5 kms – half day) through thick forests. Bird watching around the area in the evening.

Serolsar Lake himachal Pradesh
Serolsar Lake himachal Pradesh

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 14: Shoja/Manali (Approx 110 Kms / 04 Hrs)

Morning depart to Manali, en route visiting Kullu Valley, on arrival, installation at hotel.

Kullu Valley himachal Pradesh
Kullu Valley himachal Pradesh

En the evening promenade on the Mall. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 15: Manali Departure

Morning free to explore the Manali town, afternoon in time departure transfer to Bus stand to catch the Volvo Bus to Delhi.

manali market
manali market

Overnight journey in the Bus

Day 16: Arrive Delhi in The Morning

On arrival, welcome with our local representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities, Evening in time departure transfer to International airport to catch the flight to onwards destination

Tour End

Cost

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Manali to Leh Motorcycle Tour

lamayuru-monastery

Have the thrilling motorbike safari tour from Manali to Leh which gives spectacular views of mountains, high passes, lakes, monasteries and much more. This Manali to Leh motorcycle tour covers the most scenic highway in the world, the 475 KM long Manali-Leh highway. Biking into and around Ladakh is the Holy Grail of biker-trails anywhere in the world. It also covers the pristine Pangong Tso, Nubra valley, and the three highest motor-able passes in the world. Relish delicious Ladakhi cuisines. Drive across Baralacha Pass, Rohtang Pass, Chang la and Tanglang La. Visit Shey, Thiksey and other Leh monasteries. Explore Jispa, Sarchu and Pang villages. Shopping and sightseeing in Leh.

Duration 12N/13D

Itinerary: Delhi > Chandigarh > Manali > Jispa > Tso Khar > Leh > Lamayuru > Alchi > Khardung La > Pagong Lake > Leh > Sarchu > Manali > Chandigarh > Delhi

Tour Plan

Day  01: Arrival Delhi

Meet and greet by our representative on arrival in India at international airport and transfer to hotel for installation.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Delhi = Chandigarh – Manali by surface (alt 2000 m.) (approx 310 kms/09 hrs journey)

Morning departure transfer with packed breakfast to catch the train to Chandigarh, on arrive at Chandigarh station then proceed Manali by private car. In the evening check in the hotel in Manali. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Manali – Jispa (alt 3400 m.) ( approx 129 kms/05 hrs)

After breakfast interaction with cruise staff, later we start our motorbike adventure on Royal Enfield to Jispa climbing over Rohtang Pass (3978 meters).

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

This would really turn out to be a challenge as the roads you will bike through are really bad and the weather conditions are also uncertain. Further pass through the Lahaul Valley where there are mountains capped with snow all around.

Lahaul Valley
Lahaul Valley

Enjoy mountain dinner of steamed momos and thukpa. Thukpa is a very famous traditional Himalayan soup which is made by mixing meat and vegetables.

thukpa dish
thukpa dish

On arrival at Jispa, Installation at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Jispa – Tso-Khar (alt 4600 m.) (approx 180 kms/06 – 07 hrs)

Today, you will be leaving for the next destination, Tso-khar. When you leave from Jispa, you will enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. While you are on this route, you will see that the mountains are bigger on this part of the highway. Enjoy the view and later cross the Baralachha Pass (4850 meters).

Baralacha Pass
Baralacha Pass

From there, head towards Sarchu which forms the border line between Kashmir and Himachal. From there continue ride to Tso-khar climbing over Naki La (4877 m) and Lachalung-The first giant above 5000 m (5065 m).

Lachalung La
Lachalung La

Later lunch at Pang after lunch continue ride to Tso-khar en route you will ride the bike through flatlands and get into the mountain-range-horizon. Tso-khar is a place where you will witness a mix of different natural formations which are seen through the roads and sand.

Overnight at camp

Day 05: Tso Khar – Leh (altitude 3524 m.) – (Aprrox 150 km/04-05 Hrs)

The 5th day comes with a lot of challenges with more plain and get into the mountain-range-horizon. Cross the Tanglang-La Pass which is the second-highest motorable mountain pass in the world at the height of 5300 meters.

Tanglang-La-pass
Tanglang-La-pass

After crossing this pass, you will have to bike through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh. En-route you will get to see the monasteries of Thiksey and Shey which are set on the top of a hill.

thiksey-monastery-ladakh
thiksey monastery ladakh
Leh-Bazaar
Leh Bazaar

On arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening free to explore the Market of Leh. Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Leh – Lamayuru – Alchi (alt 3100 m.) – (Approx 174 kms/05-06 Hrs)

After breakfast we ride to explore some very unique landscapes of Himalayan region. A scenic ride through some fine rocky faces to visit the Lamayuru Monastery and Moonland en-route visit Nimmu; there we will witness the confluence of the Green Indus river and the brown Zanskar river.

lamayuru-monastery
lamayuru monastery

Afterwards ride back towards Alchi on arrival installation at hotel, Later visit the Alchi Gompa on the banks of the Indus. The monastery has lots of small Buddha statue in different form but the main attraction is the 1000-year-old wall paintings, Unesco heritage. In the evening free time to walk around the village.

Alchi-monastery
Alchi Monastery

Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Alchi – Kardunng-La – Leh (3524 m alt.) – (Approx 140 kms/06-07 Hrs)

After breakfast ride to Khardung la pass (5600 m), which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 m and has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Later ride back to Leh. Rest of the day free to explore Leh town. overnight at hotel

Day 08: Leh – Panggong-Tso Lake (alt 4298) – (Approx 147 kms/05-06 Hrs)

Early in the morning ride to the Pangong Lake which is the largest brackish water lake in Asia. The Pangong Lake situated at the Chinese-Indian border. The road takes us through picturesque villages. The Pangong lake is situated at an altitude of 4267 meters. From there, we get a view of the highest mountain peaks. Visit to the villages along the lake.

Pangong Lake ladakh
Pangong Lake ladakh

After this visit, you will cross the Chang La (5500 meters). Have a comfortable stay at night in the resort

Day 09: Panggong-Tso Lake – Leh (3524 m alt.)

Have your breakfast and get ready to head towards Leh en route you can visit Thiksey monastery.

Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery

On arrival in Leh check in at hotel. In the afternoon time at leisure to stroll down in the Leh town.  Overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 : Leh – Sarchu (alt 4200 m.) – (Approx 258 kms/08-09 Hrs)

On your bikes from Leh to Sarchu crossing over Tanglang La pass (5300 m), later more plane (45kms straight ride through the breathtaking valley). After lunch at Pang continue ride to Sarchu. On arrival in Sarchu by evening. overnight at Camp

Day 11: Sarchu – Manali (2000 m alt.) – (Approx 228 kms/08-09 Hrs)

On your bikes from Sarchu riding upto Baralacha Pass which is an entry into Lahaul valley.

Baralacha Pass
Baralacha Pass

We continue our descend crossing Zingzingbar, Darcha, Jispa and riding across Lahaul valley to Khoksar where after much needed tea break we start another ascend of our last challenge, The Rohtang Pass.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

We cross the pass to enter the lush green Kullu valley ending our Motorbike Safari in Manali. We bid farewell to our companions The Royal Enfields, carrying fond memories & promise to meet again. overnight at hotel

Day 12: Manali – Chandigarh = Delhi by Train (altitude 250 m.)

After breakfast drive back with private vehicle to Chandigarh railway station to catch the train to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi railway station, where our representative will meet and take to you the hotel, Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Drop at Delhi International airport

Tour End

Cost

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Sach Pass Motorcycle Tour

Sach Pass

Sach Pass

This adventure tour starts at Delhi and takes you across northern India to travel through the Sach Pass, which is a 4,420-metre-high (14,500 ft) mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, India on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It connects the Chamba valley with the Pangi valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. The pass is open from June or early July to mid October. The road is narrow and unmetalled. It is the gateway to the Pangi Valley. Sach Pass motorcycle tour presents an unforgettable experience that builds upon hideous turns and strenuous paths and enriches with the natural splendor, which is encircled with snow clad Himalayan peaks forming a shimmering horizon to the stunning blue sky. Further, the journey is weighed with the traditional colors of the remote villages that are perched in the mountains. For thrill seekers it is the ultimate challenge and a must for anyone who wishes to test their own limits of endurance.

Duration: 13N/14D

Itinerary: Delhi > Amritsar > Dharamshala > Chamba > Tissa > Sach Pass > Killar > Purthi > Udaipur > Chandartal > Manali > Delhi

Tour Plan

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Meet and greet by our representative on arrival in India at international airport and transfer to hotel for installation. Overnight at hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 02: Delhi – Amritsar by Train

Morning departure transfer to Delhi railway station to catch the train to Amritsar, Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. The same cannot be said for the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple.

Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Amritsar is divided in two by a tangle of railway lines. The old city, containing the Golden Temple and other historic sights and bound by 12 medieval gates, is southeast of the railway lines. This is a fascinating area to explore, with a capillary network of narrow bazaars that seems to float between the centuries.

On arrive at Amritsar, welcome with our local representative and transfer to hotel

Aarti ceremony Golden Temple
Aarti ceremony Golden Temple

In the evening witness the Aarti ceremony, which is kept in the main gurudwara is carried to its night abode, the Akal Takth. This is called the Palki Sahab & it is a highly charged ambience in which this happens, the hymns which go on the entire day completely stop, there is a pin drop silence and an occasional blowing of trumpet kind of instrument. The witnessing of the same is highly recommended and the entire atmosphere is spiritually charged.

Palki Sahib Golden Temple
Palki Sahib Golden Temple

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Amritsar – Dharamshala (1460m)  (Approx 200 Kms/04 – 05 Hrs drive)

After breakfast proceed to Dharamshala in private vehicle on arrival installation at hotel, after fresh up gather at hotel lobby for small briefing about your motorbike expedition. After that you will enjoy the test ride with Royal Enfield 500 CC around in beautiful Shivlaik view mountain at Dharamashala visiting Nadi / Bhagsunag / Mc Leodganj.

McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market

Evening welcome dinner with our crew members and its also introduction between us. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Dharamshala – Chamba – Tissa (1200m) (Approx 210 Kms/ 07-08 Hrs ride)

After breakfast ride to Tissa en route visiting Chamba town on arrival in Tissa set up of camp (trekking style camping) rest of the day free to walk around the surrounding. Overnight stay at tents

Tissa
Tissa

Day 05: Tissa – Sach Pass (4390 Mts) – Killar (Approx 150 Kms/ 07 Hrs ride)

Morning after breakfast at camp & carrying your packed lunch pack up of camp. Ride from Tissa to next camping point at Sural in Pangi Valley en route viewing beautiful remote villages of Chamba Valley and over Sach pass (4390 mts).

Chamba Valley
Chamba Valley
Sach Pass
Sach Pass

On arrival set up of camp. Rest of the day free to explore the surrounding. Overnight stay at basic guest house/villager houses

Day 06: Killar (Excursion To Sural And Dharwas Village)

After breakfast at camp, explore the remote village by walk and admire the breathtaking view of mountains surrounding the Sural Village, Overnight stay at basic guest house/villager houses.

Sural Village
Sural Village
Dharwas Village
Dharwas Village

Day 07: Killar – Purthi (2200m) (Approx 67 Kms/03 – 04 Hrs ride)

Morning after having breakfast at camp & carrying your packed lunch ride along The Chenab River to Purthi en route visiting Killar, Hudan and viewing some beautiful landscapes & remote villages of Pangi Valley.

pangi valley himachal
pangi valley himachal

On arrival in Purthi set up of camp. Overnight stay at basic guest house/villager houses.

Day 08: Purthi – Udaipur (Approx 85 Kms/04 – 05 Hrs ride)

Morning after an early breakfast at camp, ride to Udaipur in Patan Valley. On arrival set up of camp. Rest of the day free to explore Udaipur village and also visit the famous Mrikula Devi Temple of Udaipur.

Mrikula Devi Temple of Udaipur
Mrikula Devi Temple of Udaipur

Overnight stay at camps

Day 09: UDAIPUR

The day free to explore the remote Miyar valley is situated in NW of Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Miyar valley is stretching over 100 kms from Udaipur to great Kang la pass. Miyar is known as valley of flowers. It’s an unspoilt area similar to Zanskar and local people in the area follow Buddhist customs and are mainly shepherds and farmers. During summer cultivating green peas, potatoes and Barley are main cash crop in the valley. July and August is prime time to visit this magnificent valley, blossom with high altitude flowers, rare Blue poppy is quite famous among all. Miyar valley is comparatively easy to reach by road and there are plenty of unspoilt things to explore which is still hidden to outside world.

Miyar valley
Miyar valley

Overnight stay at hotel

Day 10: Udaipur – Chandartal (Approx 210 Kms/ 08 – 09 Hrs ride)

Morning after breakfast at camp ride to Trilokinath (8 kms) visit the Trilokinath temple and proceed to Chandartal with small stopover at Tandi to see the confluence of River Chandra & Bhaga.

trilokinath temple lahaul
trilokinath temple lahaul

Continue ride to Chandartal over the Kunzum Pass (4400 mts). On arrival at Chandartal check in at camp. Overnight stay at camp

Day 11: Chandartal – Manali (Approx 110 Kms/06-07 Hrs ride)

After breakfast ride to Manali, cross over the Rohtang pass (3580 meter).

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

On arrival check in at hotel, dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Manali

Till afternoon day free for relaxation. Later in afternoon foot massage therapy in traditional style with local oil which will give you extra ordinarily refreshment/relaxation.

foot massage therapy manali
foot massage therapy manali

Evening free to explore Manali market on your own.

manali market
manali market

Farewell dinner with crew members & overnight stay at hotel

Day 13: Depart Manali / Delhi By Overnight Volvo Bus

Morning at leisure for shopping. In the afternoon departure transfer to Volvo Bus stand to catch the Bus back to Delhi.

Day 14: Arrive Delhi in The Morning

On arrival, welcome with our local representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities, Evening in time departure transfer to International airport to catch the flight to onward destination

Tour End

Cost

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