Kinnaur Spiti Trans Himalayan Motor Bike Safari - Ride To The Forgotten LandA 09 days/ 08 nights motor bike tour including unlimited fun & challenge to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh, viz Kinnaur & Spiti valley. It involves visiting remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes Rohtang Pass (3980 m) & Kunzum Pass (4550 m) providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. The tour ends in Shimla which was once the capital of India during the British era. Come prepared for every possible weather imaginable from scorching sunshine to freezing blizzards, even in mid-summers.
About the motorbike ROYAL ENFIELD:-
Royal Enfield was the name under which the Enfield Cycle Company made motorcycles, bicycles, lawnmowers and stationary engines. This legacy of weapons manufacture is reflected in the logo, a cannon, and their motto "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet". Use of the brand name Royal Enfield was licensed by the Crown in 1890. The original Redditch, Worcestershire based company was sold to Norton-Triumph-Villiers (NVT) in 1968. Production ceased in 1970 and the company was dissolved in 1971.
In 1956 Enfield of India started assembling Bullet motorcycles under license from UK components, and by 1962 were manufacturing complete bikes. Enfield of India bought the rights to use the Royal Enfield name in 1995. Royal Enfield production, based in Chennai, continues and Royal Enfield is now the oldest motorcycle brand in the world still in production with the Bullet model enjoying the longest motorcycle production run of all time.
Highest Altitude gained: Kunzam Pass 4558 m
Manali / Rohtang Pass / Chandertal Lake / Kunzam Pass / Kibber / Ki / Gungri / Dhankar / Tabo / Nako / Kalpa / Sangla Valley / Sarahan / Narkanda / Shimla
Day 01: Manali to Chatru to Chandertal (116 km / 7 hrs)
On your Royal Enfield bikes start the journey up to Rohthang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu. From here we ride along the Chandra river. From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges. Accommodation: Camp at base of Chandertal Lake.
Day 02: Chandertal to Kaza (170 km / 6-7 hrs)
Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) visit Chandertal (The moon lake at 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 ride your Royal Enfield bikes climbing over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley.Accommodatin: Hotel in Kaza.
Day 03: In Kaza
Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 km from Kaza. These 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. Accommodation: Hotel in Kaza.
Day 04: Kaza to Pin Valley to Dhankar (60 km / full day)
An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. 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 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. Accommodation: Guest House in Dhankar.
Day 05: Dhankar to Tabo to Nako (90 km / 3-4 hrs)
Morning ride to Tabo and explore the village. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richen Zang-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 monk’s chamber and a nun’s 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. Afternoon continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp. Accommodation: Camp at Nako.
Day 06: Nako to Kalpa (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. Later we bike from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. 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. Accommodation: Hotel in Kalpa.
Day 07: Kalpa to Sangla to Chitkul to Sangla (103 km / 6 hrs)
Travel from Kalpa to Sangla enroute visiting Kamru Fort & village. We continue further Sangla valley to visit the remote village of Chitkul. We ride back to Sangla and check in at camp. Accommodation: Camp at Sangla.
Day 08: Sangla to Narkanda (198 km / 6-7 hrs)
Travel from Sangla to Narkanda enroute visiting the famous Bhimakali temple in Sarahan, regarded as one of the Shaktipeeths. Continue ride to Naraknda. On arrival check in at hotel/ camp. Later you have option to ride up till Hatu Peak (3300 m) to enjoy a magnificent view of the region. Accommodation: Hotel / camp in Narkanda.
Day 09: Narkanda to Shimla (69 kms / 3-4 hrs)
Travel from Narkanda to Shimla enroute visiting the hill resorts of Kufri. Tour ends in Shimla.