June - Oct
Spiti Valley is one of the most picturesque destinations in the entire Himalayas. The word Spiti means ‘Middle Land’, the land between Tibet and India. Travelers love the remoteness & treacherous roads of Spiti. Spiti Biking Expedition is India’s most demandable expedition for every motorbike lover.
Spiti is a cold desert mountain valley and is approachable from both Shimla & Manali sides. The altitude gain is gradual from the Shimla-Rampur-Kinnaur route while it is sudden if you arrive via Manali. Riding motorbikes through the toughest roads is a lifetime experience. The trip starts from Chandigarh and you’ll ride through Shimla, Narkanda, Chitkul to Spiti valley. You will explore the ancient monasteries, highest post office in the world, high altitude villages and get to experience the real blend of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. You’ll witness the serene ‘Chandratal Lake’ one of the gems of Lahaul & Spiti. Tourists from outside India must obtain inner line permits in order to visit Spiti.
Heaven Riders India offers you an opportunity to experience the Spiti Biking Expedition.
Reach Chandigarh & Check-in at Hotel, this is the first stop of the Spiti Biking Expedition, where you meet our representatives and fellow travelers. Freshen up and rest time. Meet the group captain, he will introduce you to your bike, a lesson on safety. Later free time to roam or buy required items as per things to carry/essentials list. Return hotel on time for Dinner.
Wake up early in the morning to start the Spiti Motorbiking Expedition. Bike will be allotted and Group captain will brief you about today's plan over breakfast. Please follow group ride and traffic rules. We'll start early from Chandigarh in order to reach Narkanda by late afternoon. Evening tea and Dinner at Hotel.
Route - Chandigarh - Solan - Shimla - Theog - Narkanda
Route: Narkanda - Rampur - Sangla - Chitkul
Post breakfast, you will start your Spiti ride towards the beautiful Kinnaur district. It will take 7-8 hours to reach todays destination. Sangla Valley is also famous for its natural beauty and villages. Evening tea and Dinner at Hotel.
Chitkul is the last village on Indo-China border. Chikul is very peaceful village. You'll provided one hour to experience the tippical himalayan village life. You can roam around the village or talk with locals over tea/coffee or Maggie. Later, we'll ride towards Kalpa. It will take around 5 hours to reach there. Don't forget to witness Sunset and Sunrise at Kalpa. Dinner and stay at Hotel.
Route: Kalpa - Spillow - Nako - Tabo.
Post early breakfast, ride towards Spiti; Kaza via old Hindustan - Tibet road. On this day you'll enjoy the confluence point of Spiti & Satluj rivers at Khab. We'll stop for lunch (not in package) at Nako lake. Nako lake is high altitude lake situated at 12,014ft above sea level.
We will be entering Spiti valley at Sumdo and little further we will take the link road to Geu village where you will be visiting the famous 500-Year-Old Mummy of old monk. Head to Tabo, dinner and overnight stay at Hostel/hotel/Home Stay.
Route: Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Kaza
This is the most beautiful and picturesque day of your tour. Start the day with Tabo monastery and on the way Dhankar Monastery and then you'll visit the highest villages in the world connected to motorable road. Also world's highest post office Hikkim, fossil village Langza and many of you have seen the pictures of famous huge Buddha statue of Spiti. Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza.
Route: Kaza - Kee Monastery - Chicham Bridge - Kunzum - Chandra Tal
After early breakfast, start your ride towards Chandra tal. Today we will be at the highest point of the trip, The Kunzum Pass. Kee Monastery and Chicham bridge to be covered enroute. You will have your lunch (not in package) at Batal.
Road to Chandra Tal starts from Batal. The road comes to a stop about a kilometre before the lake, and you must walk the remaining distance to the lake. Chandra Tal is a crescent-shaped lake filled with crystal clear water. The area around Chandratal has been blessed with breathtaking beauty and as such, one can experience the serenity of nature everywhere. Dinner and overnight stay in Swiss camps.
Route: Chandra Tal - Batal - Atal Tunnel - Manali
Post breakfast, you will ride towards Manali via Rohtang Pass so better to start early in the morning. On some points water level is so high. The ride from Batal to Chhatru to Gramphu is most treacherous in the entire Spiti Motorbiking expedition.
You will reach Manali in 7-8 hours, rest depends on road & weather conditions. Dinner and overnight stay at Manali.
Route: Manali - Mandi - Bilaspur - Chandigarh.
After breakfast, we will start journey towards Chandigarh, Ride carefully. Submit your bikes, rental gears at Chandigarh. Dinner and stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from Hotel. Spiti Biking Expedition brings to an end with a lifetime experience. Services end here. Fly back to Home destination.
Because Spiti is a high-altitude, cold desert, you must have a baseline level of physical fitness. Basic workout sessions can help you acquire.
The Spiti Biking Expedition goes up to 15,000 feet, so you’ll need to have very strong lungs. In such high-altitude weather, your body also needs to stay active. Begin by jogging 4-5 times each week. Begin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.
Remember to bring appropriate clothing, remain hydrated, and stay warm to properly acclimate.
We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully.
In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.
In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative activity or offer you with a voucher (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).
However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking cost is non-refundable in any case while using the partial payment mechanism.
All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid* for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info : Terms & Condition
Itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on information available at the time of preparation. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” retains the right to change expedition dates, people, or itinerary. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.
– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back
– Carry original and copy of valid ID
– Insurance is mandatory for all
– Participants should be 15+ years old.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the climbers
– Behave well with staff and respect the locals & also their beliefs & rituals
– consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the trip/expedition/trek.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy.
– On Expeditions, at Base Camp, ration and equipment equally distributed among the climbers for load ferry.
– All Technical Gears will be UIAA Certified. Any loss/damage will be charged @1.5 times of actual value to cover up shipping and custom duties OR you can arrange by you
– No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable
– In case reserve day for summit attempt is utilised, an additional amount would be charged.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan/itinerary in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the climber/you.
– Carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t wish to carry it, you can give it to the porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay extra on the basis of per day per bag.
– Extreme Himalayan Trips require a good amount of physical fitness, stamina and endurance so prepare accordingly.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund to be provided. Participant has to bear all the cost beyond.
For any further clarifications ask while bookings