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Winter 2015-2016 news

Spiti Valley Motorbike tour

This tour takes you up to the incredible Spiti Valley riding through the Banjar Valley, Pin Valley& into Kinnaur. Some of the highlights include the tunning Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan and the beautiful village of Nako on the Tibetian /Chinese border

For a fully organized and guided trip to remote areas of Himachal Pradesh and/or Ladakh the costs are follows:

  • 1. To & From Domestic Airport Transfer
  • 2. A Royal Enfield Machismo 500cc motorbike for the duration of your trip
  • 3. Professional Driver and Guide
  • 4. Accommodation 10 night
    • -Luxury package tour-best in area hotels or camping (single stay or twin sharing)
    • -Standardpackage tour-simple hotels or camping’s (twin sharing basis only)
  • 5. All Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner+ snacks, mineral water and juices on the way)
  • 6. Gas for the all the trip
  • 7. Tour Video DVD and Photos DVD sent to you after the trip (only for luxury package tour)
  • 8. First- aid kit with all necessary medicines in the mountains area
  • 9. All inner line permits controlled area for Kinnour Valley and around Ladakh
  • 10. Monument & Museum entrance fees
  • 11. Personal company T-Shirt from the tour (only for luxury package tour)
  • 12. Unforgettable memory for the all life!!

Exclusive:

  • 1. All Domestic/International Flights
  • 2. Travel/Medical Insurance
  • 3. Over nights in Hotel
  • 4. in case of major mechanical damage, participant will have to pay for replaced parts
  • 5. Accident damage will have to be paid by rider
  • 6. Cost incidental to any change in itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and road block and/ or any factors beyond control
  • 7. Driving gear
  • 8. Tips, Phone Calls
  • 9. Alcohol
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Trip Details

  • Season:Summer / June - october
  • Destination: Manali- Naggar- Solang Valley- Banjar Valley (Soja)- Sarahan (over Jalori Pass(3134 m)- Kalpa- Naco- Kaza(over Kunzam Pass(4551m)-Chatru (camping) – Keylon (over Rohtang Pass(3980m) –Manali
  • Duration: 10 days/9 nights tour
  • Leadership: Local Leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: On Request

Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

Trip Itinerary :

  • Day 1Manali (2000mtrs) On arrival you will be warmly welcomed at Bhuntar airport (if you are flying up from Delhi) and checked into a very comfortable hotel just outside Manali. You will meet the team and have an opportunity to do some local sightseeing depending on the time you arrive.
  • Day 2manali Today you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield motorbike and have a chance to explore the local area. We ride up to the Solang Valley and out to Naggar Castle. There is a chance to visit the Nicholas Roerich museum and then visit some Hindu temples and see the Vashisht Hot Springs.
  • Day 3Manali to Banjar Valley The first day takes us South towards Bajar Valley to Soja (2683 mts).From Manali we take a ride till Bhuntar where we take left turn to Parvati Valley, following Parvati river we reach Manikaran (temple complex with hot springs), have a lunch a go back to Bhuntar where aim to beautifull Bajar Valley, enjoying views around finely we reach Soja village (6km from Bajar) stay night here.
  • Day 4Banjar to Sarahan (2165 mtrs)- over Jarori Pass(3134mtrs) We aim to arrive into Sarahan mid afternoon enabling a tour of the stunning Bhimakali temple. This Temple a sacred temple of the Hindus and is an architectural marvel. It is believed to be at least 800 years old.
  • Day 5Sarahan to Kalpa (3300 mtrs) There are a number of temples to see in Kalpa and we stay in a comfortable hotel and enjoy the views.
  • Day 6Kalpa to Nako (3663mtrs) Naco is a small village in Kinnaur and at an altitude of 3663 meters.Lake Nako in the centre of the village, formed out of the masses of ice and snow is a highlight of the Naco is dotted with at least seven temples of different periods , including a monastic complex on its western edge.
  • Day 7Naco to Kaza (3700mtrs) On the way to Kaza we will pass Dankar monastery(an ancient monastery build 12 century, over a ridge. Stay night in hotel in Kaza and next morning take a ride to Key Monastery-the oldest and biggest monastic complex standing on the hill in the Spiti valley)/Kibar (4400),8km from Key village-highest village in the world with a motor able road and electricity)/evening come back to Kaza/email phone calls.
  • Day 8Kaza to Chutru (camping) Today we take a day ride from the Kaza to the Chandatar Lake, have a lunch, enjoy the view, and after rest get on riding to Chutru(camping)
  • Day 9Chutru to Keylong (3080 mtrs) nice hotel overlooking the valley.
  • Day 10Keylong to Manali
  • Today last Day of tour. At Evening Farewell Dinner. Sharing emotions after journey. Hot Spring in Vashisht for relaxation. Shopping in manali, some gifts for friends. Presents from our Company for memory. Next Morning Transfer to Bhuntar Aiport, Flight to Delhi.
  • Landscape and culture that bears this comparison. It lies to the east-northeast of Kashmir and forms a part of the State. For many years, the caravans from Kashmir and Yarkand (in Central Asia) met in the bazars of Leh. The ethnic mixture can still be observed in its streets.