Manali-Kinnaur-Spiti-Manali Motorbike Tour
Season : July to October
Duration : 8 Night/9 days
These areas of Himachal Pradesh are a real challenge to the riders. The route lies in difficult terrain, rough road and inclement weather conditions passing over the passes Kunzam and Rohtang. The highlight of this tour is Spiti valley. The mountainscape in Spiti has an exotic appearance. All around, there is a marvelous panorama of rugged crags and slopes that change their colours from pale pink to bright scarlet. The safari trail leads from one valley to another crossing passes of 4000 mts heights. You start from the lush green forests and pastures of Kullu Himalaya and enter into the cold desert of Kinnaur and Spiti; and to complete the circuit you again enter into Kullu – Manali crossing over Rogtang Pass.
DAY 1:- Manali (2000 mtrs)
Arrival at Manali in the forenoon; after checking in hotel and breakfast there will be a short briefing on the Motorcycle Tour. After a quick review of road safety precautions and checking personal equipment, you will start out on the narrow side roads into the mountains. This will make you acquainted with your bike and get to know the mountain roads.
Day 2:- Manali to Banjar Valley
Your actual journey starts today. After breakfast you leave Manali for Bhuntar. From Bhuntar you take a left turn to enter into Parvati valley. Following Parvati river upwards we reach the famous tourist destination of Manikarn known for gushing hot water springs. After lunch we come back to Bhuntar and further south wards to a place Aut. From Aut we enter into Tirthan Valley which is also known as Banjar Valley. After reaching at Banjar town an uphill zigzag road starts that take you to Soja. … Soja is a small village and campsite high on the mountain slopes. You halt here for overnight stay.
Day 3:- Banjar to Sarahan (2165 mtrs) – over Jalori Pass (3134 mtrs)
Leaving Shoja after breakfast, you cross the Jalori Pass. The road winds through lovely dense forests of pine. Crossing over the pass you descend through winding road to Ani , down in the valley. You arrive Saharan by late afternoon.Sarahan presents a gorgeous spectacle of snow covered mountain ranges around it. A mixture of Hindu and Budhist architecture, the ancient temple of Bhimakali is the main attraction of tourists and pilgrims. You halt here for overnight stay.
Day 4:- Sarahan – Sangla – Kalpa (3300 mtrs)
Today you follow the Hindustan-Tibbet road cut into the hard rocks beside the Satluj river. To drive on this road in itself is an adventure. Sangla and Kalpa are two most picturesque places of Kinnaur. Sangla village is situated on the rightbank of Baspa river which is a tributary of Satluj River. You first enter into this valley to visit Sangla and then come back to Kalpa….. Kalpa is the district headquarters of Kinnaur and is nestled on the mountain slope in the main valley of Satluj. You halt here for overnight stay.
Day 5:- Kalpa to Nako (3663 mtrs)
Now the vegetation in the valley starts thinning as you further progress along the river Satluj. It starts appearing mountain desert around you though you find green patches of willows grove or apple orchard near habitation. Nako is a famous and large village in Hangrang valley of Kinnaur. It is a typical village with a lake ideal for camping. You halt here for overnight stay.
Day6:- Nako to Kaza (3700 mtrs)
On the way to Kaza your prominent midway tourist spots are Tabo Monastery and Dhankar Monestery. Built around the year 996 A.D., Tabo is the oldest and archeologically the most important monastery of Spiti. It is situated on the bank of Spiti River down in the valley while your next destination on the route, 25 km from Tabo, Dhankar Gompa is perched on a hillside looking over Spiti River. Dhankar is a big village and earstwhile capital of Spiti King. It takes time to explore both of these monasteries and you reach Kaza late afternoon for overnight halt.
Day 7:- Sightseeing around Kaja—Key & Kibber
Today is free day. You take a short ride to Key Gompa built on a hillock near Kaza and further to Kibber village situated high on the Spiti plateau. You have a free afternoon today to stroll around Kaza town. Overnight stay in Kaza itself.
Day 8:- Kaza to Chandertal
After breakfast you start your journey upward along the Spiti river. After passing Losar, the last village on this end of the valley, you start climbing zigzag road for Kunzam Pass.This pass is main approach to Lahoul from Spiti. Crossing over Kunzam Pass down to Chandra River valley on the other side you take a right diversion for Chandertal Lake. After covering 8.5 km you arrive at Chandertal. It is a natural lake situated at 4270 M. and is about a kilometer in length and half a kilometer in breadth. This crystal clear blue water lake lies in a broad grassy plane. You halt here for overnight stay.
Day 9:- Chandertal to Manali
The last day of the tour- first you descend down to Batal where you again join main Kaja-Manali road. From Batal, you follow Chandra River downwards to Chhatru. Here you go across the river over a bridge to the left bank of the river. Greenery once again starts appearing on the slopes as you are nearing Rohtang Pass. From Gramphu a winding uphill ride starts till the top the Pass and then again a winding downhill ride for Manali in the Beas River valley. Overnight stay at Manali in a Hotel.
Day 10:- Departure after Breakfast.
Cost of the Trek –
Rs. 28000/- per person for a group of minimum 10 persons (two person share one bike)
Rs 38000/- per person for a group of minimum 10 person (one bike for one person)
If you opt for single room/tent – Extra Charge: – Rs. 10000/-
*Service tax 9% extra
If you are less than ten people please send a separate inquiry
1. Hotel/Guest House/ Camping on twin sharing basis on the route.
2. Breakfast and Dinner
3. Motor Bikes – 350cc/500cc Royal Enfield
4. Backup Jeep or Tempo Traveller
5. Mechanic with spare parts.
6. First aid kit and oxygen cylinder.
7. Inner Line Permits wherever required.
1. Travel Insurance
2. Medical Evacuation
3. Lunch and Beverages like mineral water and soft drinks etc.
4. Any expense arising out of unforeseen circumstance like roadblocks, landslides, snow fall etc.
5. Any other expense not mentioned under ‘cost includes’
6. Monument entrance fees during the entire trip
7. Any damage to the motorcycle (will be borne by the client/rider only)
8. Cost of the Spare Parts (after covering 10km from starting point rider/client will bear the cost of the spare parts)
1. Travel Insurance Documents
2. Motorcycle Driving Licence
3. International Driving License/ Permit in case Foreigner
4. Passport and Visa in case of Foreigner.
2. Knee protection
3. Waist belt
4. Riding gloves
5. Day Pack to carry a water bottle, rain suit and other stuff you will use during the day
6. A money belt or waist pack to carry your passport and other valuables
7. Strong bungee cords or cargo nets
8. Sunglasses or bike glasses
9. Thick warm socks; and also light socks
10. Personal Medicines