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Delhi - Manali – Tirthan – Sangla – Kalpa - Spiti – Chandertal - Manali – Delhi

 

Day 01: Arrival Delhi - Manali

Arrive Delhi by morning flight, meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening assemble at Volvo pick up point at 17:30 hrs and board Volvo coach (seat in coach basis). Start your journey to Manali.

Day 2: Manali (B/D)

Arrive Manali at 8 AM. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel (check in time 12 noon, early check in subject to room availability). Time to fresh ‘n’ up. Assemble at Motorbike garage at 2 PM for a small briefing about the tour. Today we take you on acclimatization ride to Naggar village. Return back to Manali and spend the rest of evening at leisure or last minute purchases in the market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Manali - Shoja (111 kms/ 5 hrs) (D)

Today we start our motorbike adventure and ride to Shoja in Tirthan Valley. Ride from Manali on NH 21 crossing Kullu town and after crossing tunnel at Aut, we turn to enter Tirthan valley. We ride along Tirthan river and cross Banjar and start our climb towards Jalori Pass which we cross the next day. We end the ride for the day with a break at Jibhi or Shoja. Overnight at camp/ guest house.

Day 4: Shoja - Sangla (209 kms/ 8- 9 hrs) (B/D)

We start our ride in morning, crossing over Jalori Pass from where on a clear day a long necklace of Himalayan Range can be viewed including peaks of Kullu region like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba etc. We now descend down towards Satluj valley. We ride crossing Rampur and continue riding Satluj valley, entering Kinnaur and taking a detour entering the beautiful Sangla valley from Karcham. After a long and a very interesting ride we halt for the night in a camp/ guest house at Sangla.

Day 5: Sangla - Chitkul (90 kms/ Kalpa (51 kms) (B/D)

Today we ride to explore the Kinnaur belt, riding to Chitkul the last remote village towards Indo China border. We then return to Snagla and continue our ride further to Kalpa village. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Kalpa - Nako - Tabo (190 kms/ 8 hrs) (B/D)

Another day of an interesting ride. Its exciting riding the narrow Satluj valley till Khab where Satluj river meets Spiti river and this points is also the reference where we enter the Spiti valley. We ascend upto Nako village, the last among Kinnauri villages located on banks of a small lake. We walk around village and later continue further towards Tabo. 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. Overnight at Guest House in Tabo

Day 7: Tabo - Dhankar - Pin Valley - Kaza (105 kms/ 06-07 hrs) (B/D)

Today we ride around Spiti valley, exploring the mesmerizing landscape, varied colors of mountains and remote villages & gompas. We start our ride in morning towards Dhankar village & monastery. This Monastery at Dhankar rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. It is regarded to have once been a fort and was also the residence of the ruler of Spiti – the Nano. We ride further towards Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. We end the day on reaching Kaza, the main town of Spiti valley. Evening free to explore Kaza town and make some noise “ride hard, party hard”. Overnight at guest house.

Day 8: Kaza (B/D)

Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Ride back to Kaza and evening free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel

Day 9: Kaza - Chandertal (117 kms/ 4 – 5 hrs) (B/D)

What a ride is going to be today, hold your breaths to ride into the Himalayas. Today we ride inside deep into Himalayas. From Kaza we start our ride crossing few Spitian villages. We cross Losar which is the last Spiti village and start the ascend towards Kunzam Pass (4558 m) which lies on main Great Himalayan Range. We get beautiful views of CB ranges and continue further towards Chandertal Lake (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. We check into our camp and after a brief rest, start our walk towards the lake which is about an hour away. Enjoy the beauty of lake and after spending sometime, we walk back to our camp for overnight.

Day 10: Chandertal/ Chatru/ Manali (116 kms/ 7 hrs) (B/D)

Today is last stage of our adventure. Morning we start our ride from Chandertal lake for yet another breathtaking day of charming scenic views and exciting rides. We ride through the trans Himalayan region crossing Batal, Chatru entering into Lahaul valley. From Gramphoo we start our ride up the mountain to conquer the mighty Rohtang Pass (3980 m). Crossing Rohtang we enter the Green Kullu valley. We descend towards Manali and end the motorbike adventure in Manali. We bid farewell to our companions The Royal Enfields, carrying fond memories & promise to meet again. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Manali - Delhi ​(B)

Morning at leisure. At 3:30 PM we transfer you to Volvo stand to board the coach to Delhi (seat in coach basis). Overnight in Volvo

Day 12: Arrival Delhi (B)

Arrive Delhi in morning, meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 13: Depart Delhi (B)

Morning on time pick up from hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey. Tour & our services end.

Note: Highest Altitude gained: Kunzam Pass 4558 m

Included: Accommodation on twin/ triple sharing basis, meals as per itinerary, transfers in Delhi using 01 medium car (maximum 03 pax in 01 car), transfer by jeeps from Manali bus stand to hotel & back, one Enfield Motorcycle 350 cc per rider with fuel, one Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour, back up jeep to carry mechanic, guide, baggage & spares etc, basic spares for the motorcycles (any damage/ change of spares/ engine oil payable as extra directly), travel from Delhi to Manali & back by Volvo coach (seat in coach basis), Innerline permit for foreign nationals, all government taxes applicable presently.

Excuded:Any airfare/ train fare, any other meal than mentioned in itinerary, bike damages, any personal or travel Insurance, tips, gratuities, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature, any item not specified under cost inclusions.