Lahaul Spiti Valley Bike Tour

Manali - Shoja - Sarhan - Sangla - Kalpa - Nako - Kaza - Ki Kibber - Langza Village - Kaza - Chandra Tal Lake - Manali

Overview

Biking for many is no less than a passion. Such people like to explore challenging landscapes on mean machines like Royal Enfield. If you are also one of these people, opt for the Spiti Valley bike tour 2019. The journey starts and comes to an end in Manali. You will dive past towns and villages, such as Shoja, Sangla, Kalpa, Kaza, Nako, and some famous Monasteries.Spiti on Bike tour also comprises of a night stay in camps. While you drive on high-altitude passes such as Kunzum, Jalori, and Rohtang, enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings. This well-planned tour, spanning in the duration of 10 days, lets you experience a challenging road trip on one of the most challenging Indian landscape of Lahaul and Spiti Valley.

Trip Highlights
  • Riding the mean-machine, a Royal Enfield 
  • Exploring the mesmerizing Kullu Valley 
  • Driving on high-altitude passes such as Jalori Pass, 
  • Motorbike ride across Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass 
  • Night stay in camps 
  • Exploring remote villages like Shoja, Sarahan, and Sangla surrounded by the Himalayas 
  • Excursion to the Mall Road in Kalpa 
  • Explore scenic villages such as Khab, Tabo, and Dhankar 
  • Visit the popular Key Monastery, near Kaza 
  • Camping at Chandra Tal
Tour Map route map
Itinerary Details

A serene morning will welcome you at the beautiful hill station Manali. Get the assistance of our tour representative for a transfer to your hotel and completing the check-in process. After breakfast, relax for some time. Lunch is followed by assembling at the parking of the hotel where your mean machine- Royal Enfield is parked. The group is briefed about the bike and the journey. Now is the time when you can explore the charming Kullu Valley so that you can practice the art of driving on challenging roads, rugged landscape and winding bends on your bike. After enhancing your driving skills on the exciting turns of Kullu Valley go back to have your dinner at the hotel.

Overnight stay in Manali.

After breakfast, get onto your bike to travel to Banjar, crossing the high-altitude Jalori Pass. Situated at an elevation of 10,800 ft., this high mountain pass is full of thrill and excitement. After riding up for around 1.5 hours, you arrive at Shoja, which is just above the pass. Have lunch here and rest for some time. Now is the time to explore the place on foot. Shoja is famous for adventure activities and trekking. You will also love the tranquility offered by the place. Spend the evening as per your liking.

Enjoy overnight camping in Shoja.

On day 3, of your Spiti bike tour have breakfast and start the journey to Sarahan through Rampur Bushahr. After riding your bike for a few kilometers, you reach Jalori Pass, surrounded by the wonderful beauty of nature. From here, start descending to Shimla valley through Khanag so that you reach Sainj. Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Sainj valley which is an offbeat place in the vast Himalayas. The bike ride continues along River Satluj. You will arrive in Sarahan in the late afternoon. Check-in at the hotel and take some rest. After resting for a while, you are free to visit the place. Sarahan is a small village lined with terraced farms and slate-roofed houses in the lap of the Himalayas. Walk in the dense pine forest and spot gushing streams. You can also visit the famous Bhimadevi Temple.

Enjoy an overnight stay in Sarahan.

Start driving along the superb Hindustan Tibet road, carved in a rock, along the River Sutlej. On driving towards Sangla, do not miss the stunning views of Kinner – Kailash Peak. Do not miss visiting the scenic remote villages such as Chitkul and Rakcham, boasting of tranquil and wonderful natural surroundings. As you reach Sangla, check-in at the Sangla camp. You can explore the place on your own if energy and time permits. Sangla is a small city close to the Tibetan border. The immense charm of the city will win over you.

Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp.

In the morning, leave Sangla while riding your Royal Enfield. You have started your journey to Kalpa. This is the head quarter of Kinnaur district. As you reach, go for the the check-in formalities. Now, you have time in hand to visit the attractions of Kalpa including the Mall Road as well as the local temples. Explore Reckong Peo, a beautiful town nearby. Savor the wonderful views and the salubrious climate.

Stay overnight in Kalpa.

After breakfast on the 6th-day of the Spiti valley tour, start your bike for beginning the journey towards your next destination driving along River Sutlej, till Khab village. On the way, stop to visit Pooh, a tiny beautiful hamlet, located on the confluence of Rivers Spiti and Khab. Continue the bike ride to reach Nako. Complete the check-in formalities and take rest. The evening is free to discover the well-preserved secret of Nako village. Bordered with the beautiful Nako Lake, this a dreamlike village on the Indo-China Border. Visit the ancient monastery and learn about the secret stories of the land.

After exploration, stay overnight at Nako.

On day 7, the road journey to Kaza starts. Halt en-route for visiting villages like Chango and Sumra, which are placed on the bank of a small lake and feature beautiful scenery. Again, start your journey. The next stop is at Tabo village for visiting the wonderful Tabo Monastery. This ancient monastery was built by the Buddhist king and a royal Lama Yeshe O'd in 996 A.D. Later on, start your journey again with another stoppage at Dhankar village. Also known as Dhankar Gompa, the place is famous for a beautiful Buddhist temple. Now you will ride straight towards Kaza. Go for check-in at the hotel after reaching.

Enjoy overnight stay in Kaza.

On the 8th-day of the Spiti valley road trip, visit the popular Key Monastery, just 12 km from Kaza. This centuries-old Tibetan monastery is placed on a hilltop and has a number of corridors and rooms. Key Monastery is known as the Spiti Valley's largest monastery. Thereafter, travel 9 km farther from here and visit a smaller gompa in Kibber. After exploring Kibber village, move your bike towards Langza Village. Do not miss the stunning views of the Gaya Peak from here at a height of 6000 m.

Return to Kaza in the evening and stay overnight.

Post breakfast, begin driving towards Chandra Tal (lake). You drive past a number of pristine villages such as Rangrik, Pangmo and Losar. After crossing Losar, drive past Kunzum Pass, positioned at a height of 4600 m. You can stop for enjoying the lovely views of the Chandra Bhag ranges. Continue driving towards Chandra Tal. On reaching, get ready for camping by the lake. The glistening water of the lake is more beautified by the green Chandra Bhag Mountain that offers an excellent opportunity for trekking. You can take a walk to explore the place.

Enjoy a pleasing night in the camp.

The last day of the tour starts early when you begin your road journey via Batal, Chota Dhara, and Chatru. En-route, have tea and snacks at Chatru. Continue your journey towards Manali, through the popular Rohtang Pass. You can stop here to enjoy the spectacular views. Drive down to Manali. The tour comes to an end.

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