A motor bike tour including unlimited fun & challenge to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh, viz Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti valley. It involves visiting remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes Rohtang Pass (3980 m) & Kunzum Pass (4550 m) providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. The tour ends in Chandigarh with stay at Camps & Hotels at the highest village of Asia. Start your trip from Delhi for this exciting & adventurous experience of life time.
Delhi-Lahaul Spiti-Manali-Delhi @ $2299 Per Person
13th Jul to 25th Jul | 21st Aug to 2nd Sep
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Delhi – Chandigarh
Day 3: Chandigarh – Shimla – Narkanda
Day 4: Narkanda – Sarahan
Day 5: Sarahan – Chitkul
Day 6: Chitkul – Nako
Day 7: Nako – Gue – Tabo
Day 8: Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza
Day 9: Kaza – Key – Langza – Komic – Kaza
Day 10: Kaza – Chandertal Lake
Day 11: Chandertal Lake – Manali
Day 12: Manali – Chandigarh
Day 13: Chandigarh – Delhi
Delhi-Agra-Lahaul Spiti-Manali-Delhi @ $2649 Per Person
11th Jul to 25th Jul | 19th Aug to 2nd Sep
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Delhi – Agra – Delhi
Day 3: Delhi Local
Day 4: Delhi – Chandigarh
Day 5: Chandigarh – Shimla – Narkanda
Day 6: Narkanda – Sarahan
Day 7: Sarahan – Chitkul
Day 8: Chitkul – Nako
Day 9: Nako – Gue – Tabo
Day 10: Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza
Day 11: Kaza – Key – Langza – Komic – Kaza
Day 12: Kaza – Chandertal Lake
Day 13: Chandertal Lake – Manali
Day 14: Manali – Chandigarh
Day 15: Chandigarh – Delhi
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, International Airport, Assistance on arrival (Hotel check in time 1200hrs), Transfer to your Hotel. Briefing of the tour by the executive Delhi – discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – Agra – Delhi (Approx 215Kms – 4Hrs Drive Each Way)
Breakfast in the hotel, Today you will be taken on a full day excursion to Agra. Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the Moslems, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While it’s significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, it’s architectural wealth has secured it’s place on the international map.
Upon arrival in Agra conduct the sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Taj Mahal (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). After Taj visit AGRA FORT (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra’s World Heritage Sites. A stone tablet at the gate of the Fort states that it had been built before 1000 but was later renovated by Akbar. The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shah Jahan’s time, and reworked extensively with marble & Pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e’Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jahagir Palace, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace). Also visit local market and a marble factory where you can actually see the inlay work being done on marble like it was done for Taj in the past. After finishing the tour return to Delhi.
Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Delhi Local
Morning sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi, Drive past the Red Fort (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE – Red Fort was built by the mughal emperor famous for its architectural wonders one of which is Taj Mahal – Shah Jahan. Red Fort is famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers), Drive through India Gate (The war memorial) and President’s Palace. Afternoon you will be taken to visit Kingdom of Dreams – The ultimate entertainment and leisure destination, sprawling across acres of land, This fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art…all with the technological wizardry of today. Nautanki Mahal: showcasing an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical. Culture Gully: an elaborate culture, arts, crafts and food boulevard. Showshaa Theatre: a fabulous, colourful drama marquee spotlighting Indian mythology productions, a mock wedding show and the great Indian talent circus. IIfa Buzz: a glamorous Bollywood themed café. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Delhi – Chandigarh (By Train / Private Transfers)
Transfers to Delhi Station and we are ready to move towards Chandigarh. Assistance on arrival (Hotel check in time 1200hrs), Transfer to your Hotel in Chandigarh. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore Chandigarh. Motorcycle Induction in the evening. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 5: Chandigarh-Shimla-Narkanda (Approx 220Km, 6Hrs Drive)
Start your biking journey from the beautiful city Chandigarh. The road from Chandigarh to Shimla is broad enough to roar your bikes. After 45 mints drive we enter the mountain area and you start experiencing the biking on the beautiful roads of Himachal Pradesh. With couple of stoppages reach Narkanda via Shimla. Dinner at Narkanda; overnight stay in Hotel / Camps with bonfire.
Day 6: Narkanad-Rampur-Sarahan (Approx 80Kms – 3Hrs Drive)
Early in the morning walk to the peak of the Hatu Peak. Enjoy the mesmerising sunrise view above 10,500ft; above the clouds. After breakfast we leave for Sarahan which is approx 80km from Narkanda. Sarahan is small town in Himachal Pradesh of India. It is the site of famous Bhimakali temple, dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr State. BHIMAKALI TEMPLE COMPLEX; the historical temple is a multistoried structured building, a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The tall tower like structure and unusual roof of the temple dominate the complex. The centuries old temple is now locked and in the newly built temple, the goddess Bhimakali is portrayed as a maiden and as a woman. Overnight stay at Hotel with Dinner.
Day 7: Sarahan – Sangla – Chitkul (Approx 110Kms – 5Hrs Drive)
After Breakfast in the morning leave for Chitkul a village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, which is approx. 110km from Sarahan. Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The Indian road ends here & is also the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Of particular interest at Chitkul are its houses with slate or wooden plank roofs, a Buddhist temple and a small tower. The Kagyupa temple has a highly valued old image of the Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala and four Directional Kings on either side of the door. Overnight in hotel or camps with dinner.
Day 8: Chitkul – Poo – Nako (Approx 160Km, 5Hrs Drive)
Breakfast in Chitkul & then leave for Nako. On route visit Poo; is renowned for its natural beauty, green fields, apricot orchards, vineyards and almond trees. Passing through Poo reach Nako. Nako at a height of 3600mtrs (11800ft) a beautiful village located by the banks of lake, visit the village, the Buddhist temples with stucco images & murals and a rock where a footprint like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava. Overnight in Hotel with Dinner.
Day 9: Nako – Gue – Tabo (Approx 90Km, 4Hrs Drive)
Start an easy day with morning tea, bread & butter & leave for Gue 45km from Nako. Located near the Indo-Tibet border, the village has a naturally preserved unique Mummy, which is more than 500 years old and is an attraction for the visitors. The village Gue is situated at a height of approx 10,000 feet above the sea level. The mummy in the village is placed in a room constructed on a hilltop. It is believed that this mummy is of a Lama, who died at the age of around 45 years and was found in a sitting posture. Presently, the mummy is kept in an open glass box.
Now leave for Tabo. Tabo situated on the left bank of the Piti river at an altitude of 10004 feet. The biggest attraction of this village, for that matter of the whole valley, is the Tabo monastery. 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”. Overnight stay at Hotel with Dinner.
Day 10: Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake – Kaza (Approx 70Km, 3Hrs Drive)
After Breakfast at Tabo move towards Dhankar. Dhankar is a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an altitude of 3894mtrs (12774 ft) in the Spiti Valley between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers – one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a gompa. Dhankar was built as a fort monastery on the Central Tibetan pattern. It was reported to have had 90 monks in 1855. Dhankar was the traditional capital of the Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century. After visiting the Dhankar Monastery, move towards Dhankar Lake, a 2Hrs up and down walk. Take a Dip and move back to Dhankar. Lunch at Dhankar and leave for Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza with Dinner. Evening at Leisure.
Day 11: Kaza – Key – Komic – Langza – Kaza (Approx 70Kms 4Hrs Drive)
Enjoy Breakfast at Kaza and then move towards Key, Langza & Komic. Key Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres (13,668 ft) above sea level, close to the Spiti River.It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas. It reportedly had 100 monks in 1855. The tiny hamlets of Langza and Komic symbolize the human spirit.
Now time to move to Langza village, situated at an altitude of 4400 meters is divided into 2 sections, namely Langza Yongma (Lower) and Langza Gongma (upper). This Homogeneous Buddhist village belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. The mainstay of this village in the olden days was mud craft.
Now we move to Komic crossing Langza, at Komic you will witness mesmerizing view of handful peaks (all above 6000 meters). Komic situated at an elevation of 4513 meters is one of the highest villages in Asia and literally means the eye of a snow cock. One of the world’s highest monasteries (4513 meters), called “Komic Lundup Chhemo” is situated in this village and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After spending time at Komic move back to Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza with Dinner.
Day 12: Kaza – Kunzum Pass – Chandertaal Lake (Approx 100Kms – 5Hrs Drive)
Leave Kaza early In the morning for Chandertaal Lake. On route visit Losar 60Kms from Kaza the last village of Spiti Valley & enter Lahaul Valley. Have breakfast at Losar & enjoy the scenic view. Then leave for Chandertaal Lake & on route witness Kunzum Pass.
Kunzum Pass (4,590 m or 15,060 ft), is a high mountain pass which connects the Kullu Valley and Lahul Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Kunzum Pass is popular with tourists visiting Lahaul, Spiti and Manali. It offers spectacular views of Bara-Sigri glacier, the second longest glacier in the world. Kunzum Pass doesn’t have hotel or any option to stay as in lodges, resorts or budget hotels. Spend some time at Kunzum Pass & then move to Chandertaal Lake.
Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground. Reach Chandertaal by late afternoon. Lunch at Chandertaal. Overnight in camps with dinner & bonfire.
Day 13: Chandertaal – Rohtang – Manali (Approx 155kms, 8hrs)
Today early in the morning we leave for Manali, crossing Rohtang Pass which is at a height of 3,979 mtrs and then meandering our way down to Gramphu. From Chandertal Lake to Gramphu its a dirt road but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges. Our first stoppage would be at Batal for Breakfast & then move to Chatru. Lunch at Chatru & then we ride along the Chandra river 14km more towards Gramphu. Then drive uphill to Rohtang and reach Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel with Dinner.
Day 14: Manali – Chandigarh (Approx 320kms, 10hrs)
This is the last day of the drive and a lengthy one. Leave early in the morning for Chandigarh. Breakfast & Lunch on the way & reach Chandigarh by Evening.
Day 16: Chandigarh – Delhi (By Train / Private Transfers)
Transfer to Delhi by Private Tranfers or by Train. Reach Delhi & private transfer to Hotel. Overnight Stay in Hotel. Next Day Transfer to Airport. Tour Ends !!!
Oldest Monastries; Key, Dhankar, Tabo, Nako Sakeya
Asia Highest Village Komic
Last Habbitat Village Chitkul
Highest Lake – Chandertal
Camping with Bonfire
Professional Mechanic and Guide
350cc Royal Enfield with Petrol througout the trip
All Private Transfers Hotel – Airport & Airport – Hotel
Walkie Talkie within in the group to communicate
All Accommodations (Hotels & Camps) : Best in the area (twin sharing)
All Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Mineral water, Tea, Coffee on the way
First- aid kit with all necessary medicines in the mountains area
All inner line permits Kinnour Valley and around Ladakh
Monument & Museum entrance fees
Knee / Elbow Gaurds for driving
Unforgettable memory for the lifetime!!
Any other meal than mentioned in itinerary
International air fare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative
Medical & Travel insurance
Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘PACKAGE INCLUDES’
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