From Jammu and Kashmir in the North West to Sikkim in the North East, the Himalayas form an inevitable part of the beauty and ambiance of India, a reflection of her very soul– tall, strong and unrelenting. The arid semi desert of Spiti valley lies on the northern flank of the Great Himalayas, and is geographically very similar to Ladakh, which is why it is usually ignored by travellers. But if you visit this beautiful kingdom of the skies you will curse yourself for ignoring it forever. At an elevation of 12,500 feet, Spiti is the wild and untamed valley of the clouds, with the Himalayas guarding it like a mother; it is where the skies speak, and the mountains echo, and the poppies and the edelweiss bloom.ROyal .Indulge in the Expedition.!!.Spiti Valley Royal Enfield Tour Let you experience the core of Motorbiking.

Overview: Spiti Valley Royal Enfield Tour

  • Total Duration of the trip:  11 Days
  • Place Covered: Manali-Chandrataal-Kaza-Kibber Village-Pin Valley National Park-Tabo Village-Nako Village-Kalpa-Sangla Valley-Rampur
  • Maximum Elevation: 15000ft-17000 ft.
  • Starting Point of the Trip: Manali
  • Best time: May to October
  • Price for Foreign Nationals is 1750 € per person. Please read the FAQ's for further details
Batch 1 Departs: 22nd July 2017

Per Person Cost

₹35,000.00

All Inclusive Fuel + Bikes on Dual Rider ; Excludes service tax cost of 9% as per updated government regulations

Itinerary

Day 1: Manali Local Discovery

Day 1: Indulge yourself in the local discovery and find the hidden gems of this enchanting Himalayan town. Visit Haddimba Devi Temple, perhaps the one and only shrine in the whole of India where the main deity is not a goddess in the real sense of the term, but a ‘Rakshasi’ or a female demon. Short visit to Vashisht Rishi Temple dedicated to sage Vashisht and houses a natural hot spring with therapeutic properties, the local Tibetan monastery and captivating solang valley.

Day 2: Manali to Chadrataal

Day 2: After breakfast start your biking journey from Manali to Chandrataal, over Kothi, Beas Nalla, Marhi, Rohtang Pass(3980m), Himalayan hamlets, Chhatru, Batal a high altitude lake in the Himalayas.
The Chandrataal Lake is located on Samudra Tapu plateau of Spiti valley and is listed among the high altitude lakes falling in the Himalayan region. The Chandrataal Lake is the source of the Chandra River which is a major tributary of Chenab River. You can spend the day relaxing here or hiking around the lake.

Day 3: Chandrataal to Kaza

Day 3: Have fresh breakfast and accelerate towards Kaza district headquarters and transport hub of Spiti. Kaza serves as the place to base yourself for your explorations of Spiti. Situated along the Spiti River at an elevation of 3,650 metres (11,980 ft.) above mean sea level, Kaza is the largest township and commercial center of the valley. Its high altitude cold deserts have close similarities to the neighbouring Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of terrain, climate and the Buddhist culture.

Day 4: Ride around Kaza (Key Monastry and Kibber Village)

Day 4: Ride around Kaza. Start your journey by visiting Key Monastery, it is the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley and was established in the 11th century BC. The monastery treasures ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings and is home to the largest number of Buddhist monks and nuns. Then to the north, visit Kibber village(4500m) which is the supposedly the highest Village in Asia. Its mere geography turns an avid traveler into a hard core Himalayan enthusisast. Kibber is a sheer phenomenon in itself.

Day 5: Kaza to Pin Valley National Park

Day 5: After breakfast ride to Pin Valley National Park. The snow laden virgin reaches and slopes set against the backdrop of awe inspiring icy mountain range, a region of hills, cliffs and mountain fissures dispersed with grassy lower slopes harbours rarest of the species in animal kingdom. Snowed in for a good part of the year a trek to this fascinating wildlife habitat should be attempted once in a lifetime. The perennial streams, springs and glaciers along with rich high altitude wild habitat make Pin Valley national park a hot shot destination for spirited adventure travellers. It was established in 1987 by Government of India to prevent the further degradation of high altitude deserts in India.

Pin valley arises from the glaciers of Pin-Parvati pass and is located at a height of 4802 m. It further flows down to meet Spiti, a large tributary of Sutlej at Lingti Village lower in the valley. Pin Parahio and Khamengar are major rivers that flow through the park. At most 400 species of plants have been recorded in Pin valley which is largely devoid of vegetation. Best known for its Siberian Ibex and rare snow leopard it also harbours several interesting wild animals. Tibetan wolf Canis Lupus, the Tibetan gazelle, Royale’s pika, Himalayan brown fox and the Himalayan blue sheep are some of the endangered species that can be encountered her. Several rare species of Birds can also be spotted here.

Day 6: Pin Valley National Park to Tabo Village to Dhankar Gompa

Day 6: Ride to Tabo Village. Tabo is an ancient village situated on the left bank of river Spiti. The village is home to one of the most important Buddhist monasteries regarded as next to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet. The monastery has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India and is called the Ajanta of the Himalayas. There are meditation caves adjacent to the premises, which mark the border of the town. 4 stupas, 9 temples, dormitory and classrooms make up the premises of the Tabo Monastery. Unique paintings form a significant part of the monasteries’ interiors. The monastery sees a lot of footfall from local people and tourists.

Your next attraction on the stop is The small settlement of Dhankar Gompa which is calm and runs at its own pace like an ordinary hamlet. Strings closely knit to its nomenclature, the village of Dhankar Gompa complex is set on 1000 foot high spur. The spectacular setup is away from the worldly echoes and noisy materialistic trumpets that we see in the bigger cities. Resting high over the valley, this is an exquisite norm of Spiti’s traditional architectural skills. With a tradition Tibetan pattern enriching its beauty, it is a fort monastery with bright colourful flags adding to the richest charm. There are small houses with roofs covered by the layers of dry twigs and woods. There is a broad road which goes to the monastery from the new monastery towards the upper side of the village. Road is marginal and full of crag. One has to exercise extra caution while climbing on that cliff. From the top of the hill that extends above the village, Dhankar looks like a bowl-shaped structure in the hills. It seems like almost all the old Dhankar houses emerged straight from the mountains with their main wall on the back being merged on the hills. This is a specialty of Dhankar houses and from wide angle or from distance provides spectacular views.

Day 7: Tabo to Nako village

Day 7: After breakfast we ride to Nako village crossing Sumdo village. Cosily fitted with the village of Nako is the sacred picturesque Nako lake in the eastern Himachal Pradesh, India. The lake remains frozen during the winters and is at a 3 minutes walking distance from the village. Adding to the beauty of the lake are the snow-crowned Himalayas. Lying in a rain-shadow region, the lake is encompassed by a stone path of about 75 m radius which offers a breathtaking walk for nature lovers. This lake is leveled at a height of 3662m (12,014 ft.) above sea level. We leave Spiti and enter the Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh.
Due to its remote location topped with limited tourist infrastructure, the Nako Lake is a rarely-visited but rewarding destination. The fauna of the lake includes a few species of fishes that populate at such a great height in the lake and numerous species of overhead flying birds. People enjoy skating on this lake when it freezes in the winter.

Day 8: Nako Village to Kalpa

Day 8: The most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestation of God, Kalpa kindle to the religious consciousness standing like a devout worshipper waiting to be blessed. The river hurtling through deep gorges, the winding mountain bordered by chilgoza forests and the serenity of this sleepy hamlet provides the most stunning pleasure retreat to a traveller. Perched on the hilltop overlooking the Kinner Kailasa (the abode of God Shiva) and fed by Sutlej river Kalpa is a part of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The massive snow clad scene dominated by Kinner kailash provides Kalpa a regal dignity. These mountain display a grand theatre for spectacular sights early morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light. The evenings are equally mesmerizing and romantic. Coupled with fruit laden orchards of Apples, apricots, pears and flower bedecked meadows it is a traveler's paradise nowhere to be found in India. The traditional architecture steeped in time showcases an exemplary example of the local craftsmanship.

Day 9: Kalpa to Sangla Valley

Day 9: Ride through the beautiful and remote region of Baspa valley following the immense Sutlej River, before arriving at Sangla Valley. Check into the hotel at Sangla Valley and simply relax. If a landscape had the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla valley would be an extraordinary magician. Once seen, it is a place that can never be forgotten. Even the rushing waters of the Baspa river, that flow through its 95 km length, seem to absorb some of the magic and slows down to savor its snow-frame beauty.

You can simply wish to relax yourself at the hotel or go for a local discovery to Kamru fort at a distance of 2 km or to Chitkul village at the Indo-China Border.

Day 10: Sangla Valley to Rampur

Day 10: Ride towards Rampur and enter Shimla District. Overnight at Rampur.

Day 11: Rampur to Kullu Manali

Day 11: We enter the Kullu District crossing Jalori Pass, Shoja and Banjar. Jalori pass join Shimla to Kullu valley. Shoja is a breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan hamlet. The mornings in Shoja are particularly invigorating. One can just stroll around, walk up to the meadows or perhaps take the pathway into the jungle. Nature lovers can enjoy thick wooded hill slopes starting from bottom as far down or up or sideways or deep as one can look. Reach Manali by evening.

FAQ's

Question 1- Labour Cost and Repair

For any Repair during the expedition no Labour cost will be charged and you will bear the cost to cost of the spare part that is being repaired or replaced.In case the bike is not repairable you will be handed over a certain bike so that your journey don't end midway and you ride until your bike gets repaired.

Question 2- Speed


The speed limit depends on the regions you cross during your overland mountain expedition.You will be handed over the speed chart and the guidelines once you step in Manali.

Question 3- Damage to Bike, Insurance and Payable amount.(Important)


a) The bikes are insured.In case of minute damage to the bike(restricted to categories identified by the us) no damage will be borne by you and we will take the damage upon them in good faith.The list of categories of damage will be handed over to you in Manali.

b)In case the bike is damaged to such an extent that it becomes expensive to repair the bike.The expenses of the repairs will have to be transferred to you and the you will have to pay the amount to settle the damage.

c)In case the Bike becomes totally non repairable, which means the bike has suffered huge damage and not in a state to recovered to use it further, the amount discussed upon further discussion with the insurance companies have to be borne by you.

Question 4 - Accommodation

All accommodation throughout the trip will be on twin sharing basis.

Question 5 - How do Foreign Nationals Make Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 6 - Bikes Available

Type 1: 350 CC Royal Enfield Classic
Type 2: 350 CC Royal Enfield Electra
Type 3: 350 CC Royal Enfield Standard

Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to Do the Expedition?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you complete the expedtition safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the expedition. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured during the expedition ?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our rider, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan Expeditions?

We ensure the travel safety of all our guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while travelling. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while Expedition?

It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1-Accommodation in Guest house/hotel in on MAP (breakfast & dinner)
    2-Accommodation in Fixed Tented Camps
    3- MAP basis (Room+Breakfast+Dinner.) Breakfast will start on 2nd day And Dinner will start from day one.
    4-One support/ back-up vehicle (Mahindra Bolero camper) throughout the bike tour.
    5-350 CC Royal Enfield bike with fuel & helmet as per the itinerary.(Dual Rider)
    6-One bike mechanic through the biking tour with spare parts.
    7-Tour Guide & Entrances to place of visit & Restricted Area Permit and wildlife fee.
    8-First aid kit entire tour
    09-One time Bonfire during camping(based on permit and availability of wood)
    10-One Helmet + Go Pro Camera for Bike leader to shoot video and pictures of the entire tour.
    12-Delhi-Manali-Delhi Volvo Bus tickets


  • Inclusions for Foreign Citizens


  • 1-Accommodation in Guest house/hotel in on MAP (breakfast & dinner)
    2-Accommodation in Fixed Tented Camps
    3- MAP basis (Room+Breakfast+Dinner+ Day Meal.) Breakfast will start on 2nd day And Dinner will start from day one.
    4-One support/ back-up vehicle (Mahindra Bolero camper) throughout the bike tour.
    5-350 CC Royal Enfield bike with fuel & helmet as per the itinerary.(Single Rider)
    6-One bike mechanic through the biking tour with spare parts.
    7-Tour Guide & Entrances to place of visit & Restricted Area Permit and wildlife fee.Permits and Camping Charges are Different for Foreign and Indian nationals
    8-First aid kit entire tour
    09-One time Bonfire during camping(based on permit and availability of wood)
    10-One Helmet + Go Pro Camera for Bike leader to shoot video and pictures of the entire tour.
    12-Delhi-Manali-Delhi Volvo Bus tickets

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1-Any airfare & train fare apart from mentioned above in inclusion.
    2-Travel & medical insurance.
    3-Any rescue service expenses.
    4-Accompanied paramedic/ doctor.
    5-Main meal (lunch) throughout the tour.
    6-Any personnel expenses like, biking gears (optional), drinks, bar & beverages, laundry,telephone, tips, donations, video camera fees, room service, and anything which is not included in the above.
    7- Service Tax 9% is excluded in the itinerary cost.

  • Exclusions for Foreign Travellers


  • 1-Any airfare & train fare apart from mentioned above in inclusion.
    2-Travel & medical insurance.
    3-Any rescue service expenses.
    4-Accompanied paramedic/ doctor.
    5-Any personnel expenses like, biking gears (optional), drinks, bar & beverages, laundry,telephone, tips, donations, video camera fees, room service, and anything which is not included in the above.
    6- Service Tax 9% is excluded in the itinerary cost.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Riding Essentials

    1 High Quality Riding Gloves
    1 Barack Lava
    1 Pair Riding Arm Guard
    1 Pair Riding Knee Guard

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.