MOTOR BIKE EXPEDITION TO LAHAUL & SPITI

MOTOR BIKE EXPEDITION TO LAHAUL & SPITI

Overview

 

Spiti valley lies in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh, a Himalayan state in India. Spiti means The middle land, in reference to it lying between mainland India and Tibet.

Spiti is cut off from the rest for India from November to May every year due to heavy snowfall. This means that on the tour we have 30-70 mix of paved and unpaved roads with numerous stream crossings. An ideal place for an adventure motorcyclist. But this ride is not just about adventure, the landscape is stunningly beautiful and changes harmoniously from lush green to barren mountains to lush green again. You also visit some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries for a rich cultural experience, ride across three high-altitude passes, visit the highest villages in the world to remain populated year-round and to top it all off, ride to Chandratal lake, a beautiful high-altitude lake in the Himalayas.

A motorcycle ride to the remote Spiti valley is by no means easy, but using our experience we have crafted a route that lets you have a comfortable stay after each days gruelling ride and return home saying you had the ride of your life.

What we Provide

  • All accommodation for 9 nights {from DAY 01 at Naggar till DAY 9 at Naggar} (twin/ triple sharing basis) in comfortable hotels/ guest houses or camps in scenic & off beat destinations
  • Breakfast & Dinner at gourmet eating joints on the way
  • Chai/ Coffee & cookies twice a day on ride days (11am & 5pm)
  • Inner Line Permits and Wildlife fees for restricted areas for Indian Nationals
  • Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
  • Services of certified & experienced guides/ instructors for high altitude trekking/ biking/ jeep safaris in the Himalayas
  • Services of Wilderness Medicine Institute Certified guides/ instructors from NOLS,USA http://www.nols.edu/wmi
  • Services of a Royal Enfield trained specialist mechanic for the full duration of the trip

Itinerary options and pricing:

9 Nights/ 10 Days

  • Rs.30,000 per rider/ pillion with own motorcycles
  • Rs.35,000 per person when 2 people share our 500 cc motorcycles
  • Rs.40,000 per SOLO rider with our 350 cc motorcycles, add Rs.5,000 for an upgrade to 500 cc
  • Rs.35,000 per person for a seat in our back up SUV

Exclusions

  • Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
  • GST @ 5%
  • Lunch; we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water, aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
  • Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind (engine oil, clutch wires, spark plugs etc.)
  • Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
  • The cost of motorbike rental (if applicable)
  • Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation & or food charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey

Other Terms and Conditions

  • 100% Payment in advance
  • The program schedule / route/ mode of transport might be changed due to unforeseen circumstances or for the safety of the group; the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final & binding in this regard
  • In case any participant falls sick during the tour, the expenses for medical treatment, travel & porter charges etc. will be borne by the concerned individual
  • During the tour, the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final and binding
  • I AM ADVENTURE shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness and loss of valuables or such other unforeseen events during the tour

Cancellation Policy:

  • Upto Sixty (60) days or more before the tour departure; 100% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Between Forty-five (45) days to Fifty-nine (59) days before the tour departure; 75% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Between Thirty (30) days to Forty-four (44) days before the tour departure; 50% of the tour amount is refunded
  • Twenty-nine (29) days or less before the tour departure; No refunds
  • The above are subject to a deduction of Rs.2,100.00 towards administration charges

FULL ITINERARY
DURATION: 10 Days

Day 01

Reporting at Naggar & Orientation, stay at Naggar
Arrive Naggar, 20 kms short of Manali on the Kullu – Manali highway by
Volvo bus from New Delhi or Chandigarh by 9 am. Check into your rooms, freshen up,
post a hearty BF and orientation we go and test ride our machines!
Overnight stay in hotel at Naggar

Day 02

Naggar to Rampur Bushahr (180 km), stay at Rampur
Cross the mighty Jalori Pass (10,000 ft) while riding towards
Rampur on the way - Built by the waters of the Satluj, this was the capital of the
erstwhile princely state of Bushahr and even today is an important trading center.
Rampur also has an old Buddhist temple.
Overnight stay in hotel at Rampur

Day 03

Rampur Bushahr to Sangla via Chitkul (110 km), stay at Sangla
Post a BIG breakfast, we ride to the last village before the Indo-Tibet border,
Chitkul....have some chai & snacks and then turn back towards our
lovely campsite in the stunningly beautiful Sangla valley.
Arrive at the camp to some more chai and snacks, enjoy a lovely evening with drinks and bonfire.
Overnight stay in Swiss camps at Sangla valley

Day 04

Sangla to Kalpa (95 km), stay at Kalpa
Reckong Peo is the district headquarters of the Kinnaur district.
There are 33 Buddhists monasteries and temples in Kinnaur and the Nyingma-pa,
Druk-pa and Geluk-pa sects are well represented.
Recknong Peo has a recently built gompa where his Holiness the Dalai Lama
conducted a 'Kalachakra' ceremony in 1992.
The ancient settlement of Kalpa with spectacular views lies just above Reckong Peo.
Here is the Hu-Bu-lan-kar gompa said to have been founded by
Rinchensang-po (950-1055 A.D.).
Our hotel for today is just a stone’s throw away from the holy Kinner Kailash mountain!!
Overnight stay in hotel at Kalpa

Day 05

Kalpa to Kaza (210 km), stay at Kaza
Today we ride past the scenic village of Nako - On a side-road bifurcating near Yangthang, the village of Nako is built around a lake. On its northern side are 4 Buddhists temples with stucco images and murals. Within the village, two temples house large prayer wheels. Near Nako is a rock where a footprint-like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava.
This is the base for the trek to Pargail peak and is en-route to the Thashigang monastery,
where an image is said to grow hair.
We arrive Kaza by early evening, this is the heart of Spiti Valley, Spiti in Tibetan language means ‘the middle land’!
Overnight stay in hotel at Kaza

Day 06

Local sightseeing in/ around Kaza (75 km), stay at Kaza

After a hearty breakfast, set out for local sightseeing, exploring Kaza and the neighboring
attractions. Kaza has the administrative offices for Spiti. It has accommodation and essential facilities.
The Ki (Kye), Hikkim (Tangyud), Komic and Langja monasteries are accessible from Kaza.
Kye Monastery - This labyrinth of rooms and corridors once formed a fort. It houses valuable 'thanka' paintings and offers a panoramic view of the area.
Some scholars believe this to have been built by Dromton (1008-64 A.D.).
Others differ and place its origins in later centuries, but by and large, most concur that it was built before the fifteenth century. In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the 'pasada' style which is characterized by more stories than one
and often plays the role of a fort monastery.
Kibber – 11 kms from the Ki monastery is used to be the highest permanently inhabited village of the region connected by a motorable road and has a small Buddhist monastery, now it's Komic village....we also visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim village, and post a letter back home, enroute Komic!!!
Overnight stay in hotel at Kaza

Day 07

Kaza to Tabo via Mudh village/ Pin Valley (125 km), stay at Tabo

Mudh will be our next stop en-route - Tabo is in arid Spiti where there are thirty monasteries spread over its rugged terrain. This is the largest monastic complex in Spiti and has nine temples, 23 'chortens', a monks chamber and a nuns chamber.
The Tabo 'Chos-hKhor' or Doctrinal Enclave, was founded in 996 A.D. by the great teacher Rinchensang-po and is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco statues.
This has been declared a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO. In terms of sanctity in
Trans Himalayan Buddhism, this is regarded as next only to the Tholing monastery in Tibet.
Overnight stay in hotel at Tabo

Day 08

Tabo to Rampur (240 km), stay at Rampur

Start the ride back home, towards Rampur Bushahr riding through the superb roads of Spiti & the awesome off-roads of Kinnaur districts 😉 It’s going to be one long day on the road!!
Overnight stay in hotel at Rampur

Day 09

Rampur to Naggar (180 km), stay at Naggar

Ride back to Naggar, crossing the Jalori Pass once again 
Overnight stay in hotel at Rampur

Day 10

HOME

Chill in the village for the 1st part of the day and then catch the early evening Volvo
Bus back to New Delhi/ Chandigarh

Tour Concludes....

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Itinerary options and pricing

9 Nights/ 10 Days

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 Rs.30,000 per rider/ pillion with own motorcycles
Rs.37,500 per person when 2 people share our 500 cc motorcycles
 Rs.45,000 per SOLO rider with our 350 cc motorcycles, add Rs.5,000 for an upgrade to 500 cc
Rs.35,000 per person for a seat in our back up SUV

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