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Kinnaur & Spiti

Dates: 4 - 12 September 2021
          11 - 19 September 2021


Cost: INR 49,000* / USD 690*

Located in the Himalayas at an average altitude of 12,500 ft, Spiti Valley is like a magic land nestled between India and Tibet. Being home to the endangered Snow Leopards, this place has everything from snow capped mountains, turquoise green rivers, clear blue skies to hundreds of years old mummy in a Buddhist Monastery.

 

Key Information

  • Skill level : Intermediate (touring experience mandatory)

  • Total Distance : 1300 kms

  • Terrain : 80% asphalt & 20% off-road

  • Daily rides : 150 kms approx

  • Duration : 9 days (8 days of riding)

  • Accommodation types : Hotel rooms / Guest houses / Camps 

Highlights

  • Visit the last village of India - Chitkul

  • Send a postcard to your friends & family from the World's highest post office

  • Watch the moon do its magic over the waters of Chandratal

  • Bring out the photographer in you while witnessing the millions of stars and the galaxy with naked eyes at Kaza

  • Explore the Asia's highest inhabited village - Komik

  • Listen to the monks chanting at 1000 years old Key Monastery

  • Ride through the newly opened engineering marvel - Atal tunnel

What's Included?

  • Overnights stay on a two/three sharing basis carefully selected hygienic & sanitized hotel rooms or camps

  • Two meals on all tour days (Buffet Breakfast and Dinner)

  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals 

  • Backup vehicle with driver to carry your luggage

  • Mechanic support with spares

  • Experienced English speaking Ride captains

  • Inner line permits & Green tax fees

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle & Fuel as per itinerary

  • Helmet for rider & pillion

  • Riding gear is available for rent at extra charge (Subject to size availability)

  • Limited edition Tour t-shirt* (Subject to size availability)

 

 

Exclusions

  • To & fro Air or train or bus fare to Chandigarh

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature 

  • Alcoholic beverages 

  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange appropriate insurance in your home country.

Itinerary

 

Day 1. Arrival at Chandigarh

 

Arrive at the hotel in Chandigarh. Collect your bikes. Meet the fellow riders from the tour. Tour briefing will happen in the evening during which the Tour captain will explain about the route and terrain in detail.

Day 2. Chandigarh – Narkanda ( 200 Kms)

Early start from the hotel and you start riding towards the Himalayas. You cross the beautiful hill-station named Chail which boasts of having the highest cricket ground in the world and ride through Apple and Cherry orchards to the reach Narkanda.

Day 3. Narkanda – Chitkul ( 200 Kms)

 

After breakfast, you proceed to Sangla watching the Bapsa river magically weave itself along the road. Sangla is noted for the cultivation of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes. From here, you ride to one of the most scenic routes in Kinnaur valley towards the scenic settlements of Chitkul, close to Indo-Tibet border. 

Day 4. Chitkul - Kalpa ( 80 Kms)

After a delicious breakfast, you ride to Reckong Peo which is one of the main town in Kinnaur. From here, you proceed to the hill station Kalpa for overnight stay. Watch the evening sunset over the holy Kinnaur Kailash from Kalpa. 

 

Day 5. Kalpa – Kaza ( 250 Kms)

Today's ride will be long but very scenic. First stop will be at Nako lake followed by a photoshoot at a remote Helipad. Then you visit the Gue Monastery: Home to 500-years-old Indian Mummy of a Buddhist monk. Then proceed to Kaza - the commercial capital of the Spiti valley.

 

Day 6. Kaza - Langza – Hikkim – Komik – Kaza ( 80 Kms)

 

After breakfast, visit the world famous Key/Ki Monastery which is around 1000 years’ old. It is situated at a height of 13,668 feet and was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Then ride to Langza and to the highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘Eye of a snow cock’, which is situated at a height of 4513 metres. Later, ride to Hikkim and visit the world’s highest post office in the world and send a postcard to your friends and family anywhere in the world. If possible, you can even meet the postmaster and hear his stories. In the evening, visit the Kaza market.

 

Day 7. Kaza – Losar – Kumzum la – Chandratal lake ( 100 Kms)

Ride to one of the most photogenic places of the Spiti Valley – the Chandratal Lake after paying tribute to the local goddess, “Kuzum Mata” on top of the Kunzum pass. If the conditions are favorable, you'll take a detour and visit the Asia's highest suspension bridge above 4500 ft - Chicham bridge before reaching Chandratalfor the night. You’ll stay in state of the art tents in the Himalayas and spend the evening gazing at the Milky Way and the millions of stars on a clear night.

 

Day 8. Chandratal Lake – Atal tunnel – Manali ( 110 Kms)

This day's ride will be the toughest and it will test your off-road riding skills. First stop will be at Batal for a cup of tea at a small tea-shop run by a beautiful old couple. After tackling few water-crossings, you'll ride through the newly opened Atal tunnel and return to Manali.

In Manali, you are free to explore the ancient temples like Vashisht Kund, Hidimba Mandir and Cultural Museum. For the daredevils who love watersports, you can try water rafting in Beas river. 

 

Day 9. Manali – Chandigarh ( 310 Kms)

This will be the last day of the ride as you come down the mountains to reach Chandigarh. Return the bikes. With this, the Tour of Spiti officially comes to an end.

 

Tour packages

Bring your own Bike - ₹ 34,500/-* (Early bird offer till Aug 22nd, 2021)

Single rider - ₹ 49,000/-

Pillion rider - ₹ 34,500/- 

(Can't be booked separately.  Must be booked along with a Single rider/ Bring your own Bike)

Safety & Precautions

This tour is termed as an Adventure motorcycle tour because of the various challenges it presents. Apart from the mind-blowing landscapes and various vistas you get to see, there is also the excitement of riding a motorcycle in such inhospitable terrains and treacherous roads.

 

We will be climbing very high altitudes in a short span of time on multiple occasions and riding in border roads with politically sensitive regions, it is mandatory to follow the safety precautions set by the organizers for your own safety. Also, you are advised to get a health checkup done not more than 15 days before the start of the trip and provide a copy to the organizers. Other safety precautions will be shared during the briefing on Day 1 before the start of the tour.

 

Please go through the FAQs section for information about the booking & ancellation policies.

 

Please note that in case of adverse weather conditions or any travel restrictions are placed by the government due to political situations or Covid-19 restrictions, Twisted Trails Adventures will adhere to the rules and can modify the route or cancel the tour as per the government's guidelines. 

For inquiries or further details, please reach out to us.