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