Trans Himalayan Motorcycle Tour
Come and experience the pleasures of mountain biking as we take you on an exciting and wondrous journey through the scenic locales of Himachal Pradesh.
On this adrenalin-pumping bike ride, you will enjoy some pure biking fun as we explore the mesmerizing terrains of Spiti Valley, ride along the beautiful River Chandra, pass through numerous quaint villages and make our way towards the breathtaking Kinnaur Valley.
Also known as ‘The Middle Land’, Spiti Valley is a beautiful mountain valley in the Himalayas, standing between India and Tibet in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
There is a whole lot of adventure, stunning natural beauty and socio-cultural experiences awaiting you. The fresh mountain air beckons. Are you ready?
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport you will meet & greet and transfer to your hotel. Free time for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi = Kalka = Dharampur – Shimla by surface (Approx 120 kms/04 hrs journey)
Morning departure transfer to railway station for catch the train to Kalka, on arrival at Kalka station, transit to Himalayan queen to experience the world heritage toy train ride till Dharmpur. Disembark at Dharmpur railway station and drive to Shimla (Capital of Himachal Pradesh).
Evening interaction & briefing about upcoming epic adventurous journey.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Visit Shimla on the Royal Enfield
Morning after breakfast we proceed on Royal Enfield to visiting the capital of Himachal Pradesh with Vice Regal Lodge (known as Indian advance studies) and Jakho temple
Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass – windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon visit Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, well known picnic sport during British raj, this is an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty.
Afternoon visit The Christ Church, The Ridge, The Mall and bustling Lower Bazaar market. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04: Shimla – Sarahan (Approx 175 Kms / 06-07 Hrs Ride)
Morning ride to Sarahan (known as Baspa Valley) is a most holy place in Baspa Valley. On arrival check in at hotel.
After refreshment walk in the village where you will see old Himachali traditional houses
Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay at Sarahan.
Day 05: Sarahan – Kalpa (Approx 90 kms/ 3-4 Hrs Ride)
Travel from Sarahan to Kalpa located next to District town Rikongpio of Kinnur Valley. After refreshment at hotel proceed to administration office for obtaining special permit to entering the restricted zone of Spiti valley. During the process of permission in Rikongpio will have chance to visit local market of district town.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Nako -Kalpa – Nako – Tabo (Approx 150 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs Ride)
Morning post breakfast ride to Tabo en route visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab, proceed to Tabo with take a stop at Gyu Village known as the mummy of Monk (approx 6000 years old).
On arrival, check in, after refreshment evening visit the magnificent Tabo Gompa which is the one of highlight in Spiti monasteries. This 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 stay at Tabo.
Day 07: Tabo – Dhankar Lake – Kaza (Approx 85 kms/ 05 – 06 Hrs Ride)
After breakfast will ride towards Kaza while stopping to admire the serenity of village life at the Shichling and Chhorden villages. Interestingly, these scenic villages are situated on the banks of a peaceful river.
Next stop at Dhankar a unexplored village of Spiti Valley. After the visit continue our ride to Kaza (the major town of Spiti Valley). Overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 08: Ride to Ki Monastery – Hikkim & Komic Village
After breakfast, you will ride to Ki monastery (the Highlight of Spiti Valley) and world highest village Komic (4587 meters). Later come back to hotel and time free for personal activities. Overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 09: Kaza – Tandi over Kunzum Pass (Approx 170 Kms/ 5-6 Hrs Ride)
Today your machine will have challenging day with crossing rough patch, bumpy/rugged rode or no road till the junction of Gramphu where will take a break for lunch, This is a dirt road experience but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges, moreover today we cross highest motorable pass of Spiti valley (Kunzum Pass (4558 m), which is exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Overnight at Cottage.
Day 10: Tandi – Rohtang pass – Manali (Approx 116 Kms/ 7 Hrs Ride)
Early witness breathtaking sun-rise from the camp-site, post mountain breakfast proceed to Manali climbing over Rohtang Pass (3980 m), stop at Marhi for lunch. Post lunch head to Manali.
Evening farewell dinner + cocktail with cruise members. Overnight stay at Manali.
Day 11: Manali – Chandigarh (Approx 295 Kms / 08 Hrs Drive)
Chandigarh = Delhi (By Evening Train)
Morning transfer to Chandigarh railway station for board the train back to Delhi.
Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 12: Adieu
Transfer to Delhi International airport for onward journey