Fixed Departures Spiti Behind The Scenes

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$1250 per person
Duration
10N / 11D
Destination
Manali
Travellers
15+

EVERY MILE A MEMORY Spiti Behind The Scenes

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan Mountains in the north-eastern part of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
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Spiti valley is accessible throughout the year via Kinnaur from Shimla route on a difficult 412 km long road. Tourists from outside India need inner line permits to enter Spiti through Kinnaur. Spiti’s border start at Samdo [74 km from Kaza] which is quite near to India-China border. In summer it can be reached via Manali through Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass. Manali is 201 km away from Kaza headquarter of Spiti subdivision. Due to high elevation, one is likely to feel altitude sickness in Spiti.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Manali
Return Location
Manali
Price includes
  •  Inner line permits/monuments entrance fee
  • Accommodation ( 4 star + wherever applicable )
  • All toll and GST Taxes
  • Back up vehicle
  • Backup Rider/Helper
  • BBQ night
  • Corpsman
  • English speaking guide
  • First Aid Kit
  • Food MAP Basis
  • Mechanical Team
  • Medical assistance 24x7
  • Medicines
  • Mineral water, Snacks, Dry fruits
  • Mobile chargers on Bike
  • Motorbike (500cc UCE)with fuel for the whole trip
  • Oxygen Canister
  • Photos and video of the whole trip.raw
  • Stickers of your Club on Motorcycles
  • Team Leader
Price does not include
  • All expenses of personal nature such as Alcohol, laundry etc.
  • Any item not included in the above “INCLUSIONS”.
  • India Visa
  • Insurance against or for accidents/loss of life, loss of goods etc.
  • International /Domestic flights
  • Medical insurance/Travel insurance coverage
  • Motorbike damage will be covered from your Refundable security amount
  • Personal insurance and evacuation charges
  • Riding Gears.
  • Third party insurance.
  • Tips to guides, drivers etc.
  • Trip extension in case of road blockage /Natural crisis.

Spiti Valley, with an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, is a desert mountain which lies nestled between India and Tibet. With clear shining blue skies, snow-capped mountains piercing up and turquoise green streams. This 10 day Spiti Valley and Kinnaur round trip on the Hindustan-Tibet highway and the Manali – Kaza highway is by far the most unforgettable drives you’ll take in your life.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
Day 1

Manali

In morning we come to pick you up at the Kullu Airport or at the bus station and drive you to your hotel. Our representatives are there to provide you all the services and soon you’ll be introduced to the bikes and all details about the tour. Go-Pro Cameras on helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let’s start riding around Manali Valley with Adventure activities!

Day 2

Manali - Banjar

We begin our motorcycle trip in direction of Banjar Valley. Also known as the "Valley of Tranquility", Banjar is noted for the splendid scenery, sparkling streams, lakes, meadows, thick forest, and high mountain ranges. Its beauty and its majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards will make you feel like in a veritable heaven upon earth.

Day 3

Banjar - Sarahan

We follow our route in direction of Saharan, the gate way to Kinnaur. Known as the land of fairy tales and fantasies, Kinnaur has a spectacular terrain of lush green valley, orchards, vineyards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains. Kinnaur is extremely rich in flora & fauna and the culture and language is different from other parts of the state. Criss-crossing one of the most picturesque valley of the region, we follow the road to Sarahan which composes pictures of pastoral perfection, as the apple orchards gardens of rare medicinal herbs, a variety of wild flowers and fields surround the small hamlets with their slate roofed houses. A visit of Bhimakali temple is planned. The temples' unusual architecture and wealth of carvings, have made it a resplendent example of pahari hill style.

Day 4

Sarahan - Chitkul

Head to Chitkul through the beautiful Sangla valley surrounded by thick forests, apple orchards, rushing waters and towering Himalayan ranges. Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border and is renowned for its houses with either slate or wooden plank roofs, a Buddhist temple and a small tower.

Day 5

Chitkul - Kalpa

We take the road towards Kalpa, one of the biggest and beautiful villages of Kinnaur. Situated at the height of 2758 m above the sea level and 110 km from Sarahan, Kalpa is the main village of Kinnaur. Across the river faces the majestic mountains of the Kinner Kailash range. These are spectacular sights early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light.

Day 6

Kalpa - Nako - Tabo

Ride to Nako. On the route an amazing change of scenery awaits you. From the greenery of the scenic valleys, you’ll move to the stark magnificence of the high cold desert. We’ll make a halt to Nako, 3600m altitude, where you’ll be immediately absorbed by the traditional atmosphere and architecture. Founded in 996 AD, the village looks like it hasn't change in hundred of years. On the programme, visit of the old temples, founded in the 10th -11th century with fine sculptures and frescoes and a walk through the village and near its small and beautiful holy lake. After the visit, head to Tabo and visit of one of the most important Buddhist monasteries of the region. Founded in 996 CE, Tabo is the largest monastic complex of Spiti and has been declared a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. It is here that the 14th Dalai Lama held the Kalachakra ceremonies in 1983 and 1996.

Day 7

Tabo - Kaza

Gear up for the ride to Kaza, capital and regional headquarters of Spiti valley. With freckles of green over a dry, weather-beaten face, Spiti is a cold desert where the monsoon rain never comes. It is characterized by stark beauty, narrow valleys and high mountains. A century ago, Rudyard Kipling in Kim called Spiti "a world within a world" and a "place where the gods live" - a description that holds true to the present day.

Day 8

Kaza - Kibber - Komic - Kaza

From Kaza, we’ll start riding to Kibber, the highest village of Asia. On the way, we’ll stop to “Key Monastery”, the largest monastery and most colorful in Spiti Valley. Established in the 11th century, the monastery has ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings. Before reaching our next destination, we’ll make a halt in Langza village where we’ll climb to the large and colorfull Buddha statue overlooking Spiti valley and nicely contrasting with the dark brown mountains and stark blue sky. We follow our route towards Kibber. Located at an altitude of 4300m, Kibber has only 80 houses and plenty of cultivation that contrasts sharply with the arid backdrop of lofty hills. We take the road again in direction of Komic where, if we are lucky, we’ll be able to find some fossils near the streams flowing from the mountains. After our archeological excavations, back to Kaza.

Day 9

Kaza - Chandratal Lake

We take the road in direction of the next mother’s nature masterpiece! Chandratal Lake or "Moon Lake" is a breathtaking place situated at a height of 4300 m. The sweet water lake is around 2.5 km wide. It can be visited only during the three summer months. For the rest of the season, the lake remains cut off and frozen. This lake, changing colour with the colour of the sky, is surround by Chandra Bhaga mountain range which forms the perfect backdrop. This magic view will take your breath away.

Day 10

Chandratal Lake - Manali

Back in town of adventure through the beautiful valley of Manali. The rest of the day is yours to visit Manali and its surroundings which will always astonish you with its natural and cultural wealth.

Day 11

Manali (Departure)

End of the tour. In the morning, you are free to do some shopping for the family and friends. Shawls, Tweed jackets, costume jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts are the local arts and crafts that you can find easily in Manali and for a reasonable price. After lunch, a transfer to the New Delhi airport or Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule.

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Spiti valley is accessible throughout the year via Kinnaur from Shimla route on a difficult 412 km long road. Tourists from outside India need inner line permits to enter Spiti through Kinnaur. Spiti’s border start at Samdo [74 km from Kaza] which is quite near to India-China border. In summer it can be reached via Manali through Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass. Manali is 201 km away from Kaza headquarter of Spiti subdivision. Due to high elevation, one is likely to feel altitude sickness in Spiti.

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Spiti Valley, with an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, is a desert mountain which lies nestled between India and Tibet. With clear shining blue skies, snow-capped mountains piercing up and turquoise green streams. This 10 day Spiti Valley and Kinnaur round trip on the Hindustan-Tibet highway and the Manali – Kaza highway is by far the most unforgettable drives you’ll take in your life.

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan Mountains in the north-eastern part of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.

Spiti valley is accessible throughout the year via Kinnaur from Shimla route on a difficult 412 km long road. Tourists from outside India need inner line permits to enter Spiti through Kinnaur. Spiti’s border start at Samdo [74 km from Kaza] which is quite near to India-China border. In summer it can be reached via Manali through Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass. Manali is 201 km away from Kaza headquarter of Spiti subdivision. Due to high elevation, one is likely to feel altitude sickness in Spiti.

We start our ride from manali:

Banjar is a beautiful town in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Banjar is also known as the ‘Valley of God’. The beautiful and green Tirthan valley is also located in Banjar.

Sarahan is a small picturesque village in Himachal Pradesh of India. It is the site of famous Bhimkali Temple, originally known as Bhimadevi Temple, dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former State. The temple is situated about 170 kilometres from Shimla and is one of 51 Shakti peeths. The village is known as the gateway of Kinnaur it being near the old Indo-Tibetan Road

Chitkul (Chittkul) is a village in Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. The Indian road ends here. During winters, the place mostly remains covered with the snow and the inhabitants move to lower regions of Himachal. Potatoes grown at Chittkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly

Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh, Nothern India, in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards.

Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti districts on the banks of the Spiti river in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town lies on the road between Recong Peo and Kaza (alternative spelling: Kaja), the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti

The town of Kaza, Kaze or Kaja is the subdivisional headquarters of the remote Spiti valley in the Lahaul and Spiti of the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himachal of India. Spiti, which is a part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal, is a high altitude or cold desert having close similarities to the neighbouring Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of terrain, climate and the Buddhist culture. Kaza, situated along the Spiti river at an elevation of 3,650 metres (11,980 ft) above mean sea level, is the largest township and commercial centre of the valley.

Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONManali, Himachal Pradesh, India
TOTAL KMs1100km
TOUR TIME11 Days
CULTUREHinduism , Buddhism
RIDING LEVELChallenging
RIDING HOURS/DAY6-8 hrs
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Camp in Chandratal Lake in comfortable and well-equipped fixed Swiss Tents and gaze at the Milky Way and the millions of stars above,
    Visit the 1000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site –Tabo Monastery and the Ki Monastery, Visit Asia’s Highest Himalayan Villages  Komik and Kibber.
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Dear Riders,

Hardev Motors Welcomes you for Superlative Moto ride adventures experience in Asia, Hardev Motors is registered under Firm Act IPA 1932, Himachal tourism Act 2002, MTOA (Motorbike tour operator association Act 1860, GST registration no. 02AAHFH9134M1ZB.

Kindly read all terms & conditions before the booking.

  1. Online Booking
  • A deposit of 50% of the total estimated bill is required to hold the booking with in 10 days of inquiry on 100% confirm basis to secure your seat on our rides.
  • HARDEV MOTORS required the Rider/Pillion to Book your  Seat 90 days before the ride, As In the Himalayas there are limited resources/Hotels/Other executive services to have a hassle free ride.
  • 50% Due amount have to deposit on day 1st of your arrival.
  • According to your transfer details booking/confirmation letter will generate and send to you by mail for visa process.
  • A PDF file of the ride will send to you by Hardev Motors office team. Kindly carry a PDF file of your ride with inclusions and exclusions.
  1. Motorcycle Security deposit
  • Our motorcycles are third party insured and according to INDIAN law there’s no claims covered from that Insurance: Life/Motorcycle damages compare to EUROPEAN law.
  • Security amount USD150 have to deposit on prior of your ride. Travel cheques are not accepted.
  • The company is not responsible for the bikes damages. If the body, clutch plates damaged because of rough riding the applicant will be charged. The total amount is Refundable if there is no physical damage on the motorcycle.

 

  1. Cancellation and refunds
  • 40% of the total estimated bill is refundable until 60 days before the tour starts. Above stipulated time, 0% will be refundable.
  • While on a ride in rear extreme case by natural crisis/road blockage/Accident/snow fall/earthquake etc, Hardev Motors Holds the rights to changes Route plans /Abort/Detour, As rider safety is our prime concern. No amount is refundable in that condition.
  1. Responsibility of the applicant
  • We are Riding in Asia and Indian sub continent so we will witness while riding Cows, Monkeys, Road crossing/Schools, Villages etc on the road, so we need to understand the riding speed to be maintain according to that expect As well to have safe ride on both ends (riders and Public).

As we are riding to experience  beautiful Nature, Culture, Lifestyle,History and point of views of the region not to race

  • Riding is a fatal disease so kindly confirms your health insurance and travel insurance. Hardev MOTORS is not responsible in case of physical / fatal injuries.
  • On our rides we explore some of the untouched mountains and roads, To keep it still pure we carry garbage bags on back up jeeps so kindly feel free to ask team where to dump Bottles/plastic bags.
  • We welcome and ride with riders from any Nation. Causing Fatal/Danger environs to other group members is not acceptable. Hardev Motors holds the rights to remove you from the ride without notice and refund.
  1. Riding Rules:
  • “Speed thrills but kills”, According to Indian driving laws for Motorcycles 65KMPH is valid speed. But this was not implemented on the road and you will see over speeding cars on highways and accidents as well,
  • In the Himalayas (Ladakh, Spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Tibet, North east India) the Motorcycle speed will be 40-70KMPH depending on Road conditions/Water streams traffic etc. For (Rajasthan, South India, West Coastal Ride ) its 40- 85KMPH.
  • The Road captain is a person who Knows Road s, riding rules, Region situation and point of views of the people, No overtaking is allowed from him. As Pax’s of wolfs always travel in Group with Leader.
  • Certified Helmets, Riding Gears, Riding Shoes are mandatory to Join our rides. Your Safety is our prime concern.
  • Riders have to bring hydration bags. To avoid too much wastage of plastic bottles.
  • Carry your personal medical kit, Warm Inner and things to eat in a bag while you are riding.
  • ASIA and Indian-Sub continent most of the drive are left hand side so ride As much as possible on left hand side specially in the Himalayas to avoid crashes, while riding we must be aware of the Trucks as they carry heavy load there are not able to controls as quick as light vehicles can.
  • Clutch plates will burn of the motorcycle if you ride in half clutch.
  • Uphill and downhill riding rules to control motorcycle is to use hard gear braking system 50%on hard gear 25%Front brake & 25%Rear brake. While we ride uphill on the curve we use a little bit front disc brake first to slow down motorcycle and then hard gears to have enough power to climb with maximum left side riding. Totally opposite while doing Down hill as Motorcycle are heavy and fast. First to drop down to hard gear then 25% front brake.
  • In some of the days on the itinerary we have to ride early morning to avoid night ride.
  1. Trip extension

If unforeseen circumstances necessitate a trip extension or if the participants decide to extend the motorbike tour, additional costs are applicable.

  1. Conditions to participate in our rides
  • To participate as a rider an individual has to be equal or above the age of 21 years at the time of the tour and be in possession of a valid motorcycle driving license and international driving license (for foreigners), be in good health condition and have at least 2 or 3 years experience in riding a motorcycle.
  • As a pillion, an individual has to be equal or above the age of 18 years at the time of the tour, in good health condition and with at least some motorcycle co-riding experience.
  • A valid International driving license
  • Valid travel insurance.
  • Suite case is not allowed on a ride carry Rucksack bags/duffle bags.
  1. Number of participants
  • A minimum of 6 riders is required to start a tour.
  1. Things to Carry
  • Riding Jacket
  • Riding Lower
  • Riding shoes
  • Helmet
  • Face mask
  • Thermals
  • Water proof poncho
  • Personal medical kit.
  • Sun Glasses.
  • I-pod
  • Go-pro camera
  • 1 extra shoes
  • Sun protection.
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Sleeping bags (In rear case of Natural crisis in the Himalayas)
  • Warm and Light clothes.

 

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Spiti Behind The Scenes

Price
$1250 per person
Duration
10N / 11D
Destination
Manali
Travellers
15+

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