On your Royal Enfield bikes we start our journey up to Rohtang Pass (3980 m) and then meandering our way down to Gramphu. From here we ride along the Chandra river. From Gramphu to Chandertal Lake is a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges. On arrival check in at camp at base of Chandertal Lake. Overnight at camp.
Early morning by walk (1 hrs one way) to visit Chandertal (The moon lake - 4270 m) which is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Enjoy the charming scenery and ride your Royal Enfield bikes climbing over Kunzum Pass (4558 m) and passing some beautiful villages of Spiti valley. On arrival in Kaza check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries - old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors - and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Ride back to Kaza and evening free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel.
An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Here we also visit Gungri Monastery. After the visit we continue our ride to visit the old monastery at Lalung village and then continue to Dhankar village & monastery. This Monastery at Dhankar rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. It is regarded to have once been a fort and was also the residence of the ruler of Spiti - the Nano. Overnight at Guest House in Dhankar.
Morning ride to Tabo and explore the village. Tabo monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images - and is often called "The Ajanta of the Himalayas". The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo's sanctity is next only to Tibet's Tholing gompa. Afternoon continue your journey to Nako. On arrival at Nako, a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, check in at camp. Overnight in camp at Nako.
Early morning visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava. Later we bike from Nako to Kalpa enroute visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab. Kalpa village is located in backdrop of Kinner Kailash mountain range. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to explore Kalpa village. Overnight at hotel.
Travel by from Kalpa to Sangla enroute visiting Kamru Fort & village. We continue further Sangla valley to visit the remote village of Chitkul. We ride back to Sangla and check in at camp for overnight stay.
Travel from Sangla to Narkanda enroute visiting the famous Bhimakali temple in Sarahan, regarded as one of the Shaktipeeths. Continue ride to Naraknda. On arrival check in at hotel/ camp. Later you have option to ride up till Hatu Peak (3300 m) to enjoy a magnificent view of the region. Overnight at hotel/ camp.
Travel from Narkanda to Shimla enroute visiting the hill resorts of Kufri. Tour ends in Shimla.
|Motorbike Rider||Rs. 75000 per person|
|Pillion Rider||Rs. 19999 per person|
|Single room supplement||Rs. 15999 per single on twin sharing cost|
|Per couple or 2 friends||Rs. 47500 per person (sharing one bike & one room)|
|Destination||Hotel / Camp||Meal Plan|
|Chandertal||Trekking style Alpine tents (fixed camp)||Full board|
|Kaza||Spiti Sarai or similar basic hotel||Full board|
|Dhankar||Guest house or option of home stay||Full board|
|Nako||Kinner Camp or similar camp||Full board|
|Kalpa||Kinner Villa or Grand Shagrila or similar||Full board|
|Sangla||Kinner Camp or similar camp||Full board|
|Narkanda||Agyatvas or similar camp or Guest House||Full board|
|Group No||Departure Date||Seats|
|SPI IA||29 June/ 7 July 2012||Available|
|SPI IIA||26 Aug/ 3 Sep 2012||Available|
Mr Vivek Sharma