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Spiti Valley Bike Trip Highlights

  • Explore the quaint town of Kalpa that encompasses surreal views of Kinnaur Kailash peaks.
  • Send post-cards to your loved ones from 'World's Highest Post Office' at the Hikkim village.
  • Marvel at the Chandra Tal Lake which means the Moon Lake exquisitely crafted crescent shape that flamboyantly nestles under the azure blue skies.
  • Vibrant monasteries, picturesque hamlets, snow-laden mountains, lush forests and marvellous lakes will surely make your Spiti Valley Trip worth it.
  • Soak in the spellbinding beauty of the Manali Valley and explore places like Hidimba Temple, Solang Valley, Great Himalayan National Park, and Jogini Waterfalls.

Spiti Valley Bike Trip Overview

Start Point: New Delhi

End Point: New Delhi


Route: Delhi - Manali - Jibhi - Rampur - Chitkul - Kalpa - Kaza - Chandra Tal - Manali - Delhi


About the Destination:

Spiti Valley is a true paradise and it is also known as the ‘Little Tibet' of India. It is a place that is full of monasteries and Tibetan culture. Spiti Valley is a must-visit destination in Himachal Pradesh and is famous for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This Spiti valley bike trip promises a Himalayan trip of a lifetime. You will be visiting many places by this Spiti bike trip, such as Komik, Hikkim, Langza, Tabo Monastery, and Key Monastery.

About the Tour:

  • This trip will start from Delhi and you will ride through Narkanda, Chitkul to the Spiti Valley.
  • During this trip, you will be visiting the ancient monasteries, which are famous all over the world like Key monastery, Tabo monastery.
  • You will get to experience the traditional blend of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Meet the local people and will get to know about their lifestyle.
  • You will also be witnessing the amazing Chandratal and will visit villages like Komic, Hikkim.
  • During the trip, your comfort will be our priority you will be staying in a comfortable hotel/homestay, will get well-maintained bikes, and will get to eat delicious local food.
  • Get ready to lose yourself amidst the beauty of this scenic valley. This Spiti valley bike tour will give you once in a lifetime experience through the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh.

More Details about Spiti Valley Bike Trip

Know Before You Go for Spiti Valley Bike Trip

  • For safety purposes, a biking tour is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; it is advisable that you take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the tour. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the tour. The advisable baggage weight is 60 litres as you might have to carry the luggage to the backup vehicle, the accommodation, etc.
  • Rates may fluctuate with any change in services/hotels. The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to an increase in the number of guests, hotel change, etc., before the beginning of the trip.
  • The hotels are subject to their availability. In case they are not available, the travellers will be accommodated in a property of similar standard.
  • Thrillophilia reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any kind of disturbance that occurred (i.e weather condition, political condition or any others) without changing the total number of days and without compromising any service.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the tour or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • Pay heed to the tour guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound tour.
  • All entry tickets for stupas, monasteries, sightseeing, state and entry fees, monument entrances, camera charges, permits, etc. are not a part of the package.
  • GST is applicable to the package cost.
  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be included in the package. Any meals or transfers not mentioned in the itinerary are to be considered an exclusion in the deal. Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Usage of the swimming pool at any accommodation is strictly according to government guidelines.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Carry dry snacks/food, granola bars, etc. from home. Carry a regular and another insulated water bottle with you, so that you can refill.
  • Carry enough cash as the number of ATMs in high-altitude regions are comparatively less and there are long queues at times.
  • Please note that BSNL and Airtel Postpaid mobile connections are operational and roaming Prepaid SIMs are non-functional in Ladakh.
  • We work with local guides and leaders who have the expertise of the region. They are fluent in Hindi and Ladakhi, and at times even English.
  • All the travellers are requested to carry a copy of their medical certificate (if any) with them.
  • Optional activities mentioned in the itinerary are not actually included in the package cost.
  • Transportation during the trip would be in Non AC & Non-Heater vehicles. Please wear clothes according to the weather while travelling.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
  • While visiting the religious sites, maintain proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
  • There may be changes in the route and final programme due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • It gets very cold in winter i.e. December through February with temperatures hitting – 30C. You will need to be mentally and physically fit and must have done some high altitude travel in order to be able to handle travelling through this high altitude terrain.
  • All hotels and guest houses will be shut at the time and you will only get homestays which have dry eco friendly squatting toilets. You will need to be okay with this as wet toilets are not available due to water lines freezing.
  • Because of the water lines freezing, the locals need to carry the water all the way in the freezing cold from a nearby water source and hence having a bath while you are in Spiti will not be possible.
  • In peak winter i.e. January and early February all the places might not be open due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you updated of the same in case any last minute changes need to be made to your plan.
  • Winter time is off season in Spiti, and you will not have many options in terms of activities, and because of the cold, you won’t be able to move around as much and will end up spending time in the homestay. We recommend travellers to make the most of the situation, and turn their time at the homestay as getting to know more about Spitian life, food and culture from the locals.
  • Because of winter, there will not be many options in terms of food and in a homestay you will need to be understanding and eat the hearty but basic food that your hosts provide.
  • Be prepared to be understanding and flexible, as we can make last minute plan changes due to bad weather for your safety and wellbeing.

Things To Carry for Spiti Valley Bike Trip

  • Warm clothes
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Day pack (20-30l)
  • Biking gears
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Led torch (with extra batteries)
  • Thermal inners
  • Walking shoes
Top Reviews
02 Jul, 2019
Excellent
Vidur Namboothiri
It was a great trip for me. However, there were some pros and cons. Pros: • The bikes were in good condition, and there were regular breaks for riders. • The trip guide was excellent and very clear with instructions. • They selected excellent viewpoints and regular stops. All the pre-decided places were duly shown to us. Cons • The food could have been improved • The internet connectivity throughout was very poor.
02 Jan, 2020
Excellent
Aagam Panicker
Spiti was always in my bucket list when I got to know about this amazing tour of 9 days I had booked this for me and my friends. We were a group of 5 people and we all really had a great time there. All the things promised were provided to us. The guide was amazing and he was full of enthusiasm, the journey was very adventurous and was full of thrill. Talking about the accommodation and food all the things were properly organized. Thank you for this amazing and unforgettable experience.

Spiti Valley Bike Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Departure from Delhi to Manali (approx. 530 KM, 13 hours)
  • Report to the Volvo pickup point in the evening.
  • Board the bus and travel overnight in an AC Volvo from Delhi to Manali.
  • Tomorrow, you’ll wake up to the fresh lush greens and mesmerizing mountains of Himachal Pradesh.
Day 2
Manali; Hidimba Devi Temple, Mall Road, and more
  • Upon arrival in Manali, get transferred from the bus stand to the hotel.
  • Check-in to the hotels and gear up for exploring the beautiful town of Manali with your bikes.
  • You can head out to places like Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Devi Temple, Vashisht Village, Manali Mall Road, and many more.
  • In the evening our local tour caption will brief you about the various safety measures, riding tips, and gear checkups.
  • The group would have an opportunity to get acquainted with the fellow riders at bonfire time.
  • Relish delicious dinner and have an overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.
Day 3
Manali to Jibhi; Try your hands on the famous activity of 'trout fishing' (Approx. 102 KM; 4 hrs)
  • Today morning after a delicious breakfast, start your journey to Jibhi Village.
  • Take a diversion from Aut to Saraj Valley.
  • As your reach, Jibhi the favorite backpacker destinations you can try out trout fishing, and the Great Himalayan National park
  • Enjoy your delicious dinner at the hotel and snuggle into your beds for the night.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Jibhi.
Day 4
Jibhi to Narkanda; Explore the apple orchards and undulating forests of oaks and cedar (103 KM/3 hrs)
  • After breakfast, we start our journey towards Narkanda.
  • On the way, we visit Rampur where you may explore the local market.
  • In the evening after reaching Narkanda you may visit Hatu Peak which is famous for Hatu Mata Temple.
  • Enjoy your delicious dinner at the hotel and snuggle into your beds for the night.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Jibhi.
Day 5
Narkanda to Chitkul; Visit last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibet Border (183 KM/6 hrs)
  • Early in the morning, start for Kinnaur valley and head towards Sangla and further to Chitkul.
  • The road is quite adventurous and has been carved from the mountain and cling to cliffs for most of the journey and followed by the Baspa river adds extra charm to the route.
  • By evening reach Chitkul, upon arrival check in to the hotel/camps.
  • Enjoy your delicious dinner at the hotel and snuggle into your beds for the night.
  • Overnight stay at hotel in Chitkul.
Day 6
Chitkul to Kalpa; Savour mouth-watering delicacies at ‘Hindustan ka Akhiri Dhabha' (61 KM, 3 hrs)
  • Chitkul has magical beauty and the views which village provides are unmatched and incomparable. The temples are brilliantly carved here and even the houses.
  • Don’t forget to take a photograph with a signboard saying – ‘Hindustan ka Akhiri Dhabha'.
  • In the afternoon, head towards Kalpa.
  • By evening arrive at Kalpa, arrival check in to the hotel/camps.
  • Enjoy your delicious dinner at the hotel and snuggle into your beds for the night.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kalpa.
Day 7
Kalpa to Kaza; Explore the sacred lake in Nako (196 KM, 5 hrs)
  • Today, you will ride along with the Upper Kinnaur Area and on the way to Nako Village (3662m).
  • The Nako lies on the edge of the Kinnaur district but character-wise it is similar to Spiti valley in the centre of Nako village, there is a sacred lake.
  • Seeing the moving shadows of the floating clouds on the flood plains of Spiti and Pin River will make you feel that you are the God of these mountains.
  • Reach Kaza before the evening.
  • Overnight stay in Kaza.
Day 8
Kaza; Explore Key Kibber, Langza, Komik and Hikkim
  • Kaza (3800m) is the main headquarter of Spiti Valley.
  • Today will be our sightseeing day around Kaza in which we will cover the highest village and highest post office in the world.
  • We start from Kibber which is around 20 KM from Kaza. The Key Monastery in Kibber is approximately 1000 years old and Kibber village is also very beautiful.
  • Then move to Langza, a small village situated at an altitude of 4400 meters. The grand Buddha statue is the primary attraction of the village.
  • Langza is also known for finding ancient fossils and there is also a fossil centre in the village.
  • Komic village at an altitude of 4600 meters is the world highest motorable village.
  • The village has high vantage points with some awesome views and a Tangyud Monastery.
  • You can see the entire Spiti valley from here.
  • Then we will visit Hikkim village (4440 m) which has the world highest post office, you can also send postcards to your loved ones from here.
  • Relish delicious dinner and have a good sleep at your hotel in Kaza.
Day 9
Kaza to Chandartal; Soak in panoramic views of the cresent moon lake (51 KM)
  • In the morning, we will hit the road for Chandratal Lake (4300m).
  • After Losar, brace yourself for the ascent to Kunzum La and for another episode of World’s Worst Roads (which lasts until you reach Gramphu and merge with the traffic of Leh-Manali).
  • Kunzum Pass (4590m) has a small temple of the goddess Durga and lots of flags.
  • Chandratal is also known as the moon lake due to its crescent shape. In the midst of the brown shade of mountains, there is a turquoise blue patch of the lake.
  • Your eye is soothed by the beauty of the lake. The lake looks completely different at different times of the day.
  • We can also go to the Parikarma of the lake which will take around 2 hours.
  • If you dare enough you can also take a dip on the side of the lake.
  • Overnight stay in camps.
Day 10
Chandratal to Manali; Take an adventurous route to Manali via Pagal Nala (133 KM, 5 hours)
  • Today is our final day, the ride will be the toughest to get back home. We will try to leave as early as possible because water streams on the road start gushing at full speed as the rising temperature makes the snow melt rapidly. 
  • The infamous Pagal Nalla on the way will test your riding skills. Till Chatru road is followed by Chandra river and is a complete off-road trail full of water streams. From Gramphoo we will connect to the Leh – Manali highway and start the ascend for Rohtang pass towards Manali. 
  • Rohtang pass(3978m) connects the Lahaul valley and Kullu valley. 
  • The first time you will see the herds of vehicles and traffic jams in the entire tour. But the views of high Pir Panjal peaks are breathtaking from above. 
  • Finally, in the evening we will reach Manali.
  • Relish delicious dinner and have an overnight stay at the hotel
Day 11
Manali to Delhi; Say goodbye to the mountains (533 KM, 12 hrs)
  • Reach Delhi in the morning with loads of memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.


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Embark on an adventurous Spiti Valley Bike Trip and witness some amazing scenery along the way. The tour covers Fuel Expenses for the bike from Manali to Manali, Spare parts, Mechanical Backup, Team Captain throughout the trip, an Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of emergency.


Price Includes
  • Stay

    Hotels in Manali, Jibhi, Narkanda, Chitkul, Kalpa, and Kaza

    Swiss Camping in Chandratal

  • Meals

    Buffet breakfast and dinner 

  • Transfers

    Volvo transfer from Delhi to Manali & back.

    Manali to Manali Royal Enfield bike 350 CC/550 CC including petrol only use for as per the itinerary (fuel not included in own bike variant)

Spiti Valley Bike Trip Map

Starting Point
New Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi, India