The ‘Trans Himalayan Motorbike Tour’ is an excellent way to explore the lesser known regions of Himachal Pradesh. This biking tour is packed with unlimited fun and challenges in one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh passing via Kinnaur and Spiti Valley.
You will cross over two high mountain passes: Kunzum La (4551m) and Rohtang Pass (3980m). En route you will also get to see a few picturesque and isolated villages, get to meet and interact with the locals, get to visit old monasteries and get to experience remote cultures.
The tour starts from Manali and then continues to the Trans Himalayan Regions of Kinnaur valley, Spiti Valley and so on. The tour will have a combination of camps and guesthouse stays.
What to expect from this package:
- Crossing two high mountain passes: Kunzum La (4551m) and Rohtang Pass (3980m)
- Ride to the the highest altitude villages in the world to be populated all year round: Kibber (14,200 feet) and Komic (14,830 feet) villages.
- Visiting the highest Post Office in the world (Hikkim village)
|Multiple Batches||3rd July – 13th July, 12th Aug – 22nd Aug, 12th Sep – 22nd Sep, 12th Oct – 22nd Oct|
|Route||Manali – Sarahan – Kalpa – Tabo – Kaza – Chandertal – Manali|
|Trip Duration||10 Nights / 11 Days|
- 80 % refund before 15 days prior to the event date
- 50% refund between 15 – 5 days prior to the event date
- No refund or 50% credit between 0-48 hrs prior to the event date
|Rider Type||Solo Rider, With Pillion, Getting your Bike|
Day1 - Arrive in Manali
Reach Manali, check-in to the hotel and relax till afternoon. Have your lunch and then leave for your motorbike ride. Go all the way riding through the rough roads along the Valley. There are tricky bends and stretches on the road which will help you know the torque characteristics of the bike. Enjoy the ride along the beautiful Valley. Come back to the hotel and have a comfortable stay and dinner in Manali.
Day 2 - Manali - Tirthan Valley
Start off the ride and head south, riding alongside Beas River. We head towards Tirthan Valley, it’s along the Tirthan River in Banjar. The valley is the entry point to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), famous for its rich bio-diversity. We stay at our river touch campsite in homely atmosphere. Overnight Stay & Dinner at Tirthan Valley.
Day 3 - Tirthan Valley - Sarahan
Leave Tirthan valley and ride along the GHNP, climbing up towards the Jalori Pass (10,800 feet) through dense Deodar jungles. This is a challenging part of the day’s journey because the road goes from bad to worse towards the top, with some tricky curves thrown in as well. After the descent from Jalori pass, we reach the beautiful town of Sarahan, famous for the Bhimakali Temple. The hotel at Sarahan where we stay for the night has a grand view of Mount Srikhand.
Day 4 - Sarahan - Kalpa
Ride on the famous Hindustan -Tibet Highway along the Sutlej river. A tarmac road with easy riding conditions with beautiful views of the Sutlej, it helps us reach Kalpa comfortably. Kalpa is the main town of Kinnaur district, home to the delicious Kinnaur Apples. Kalpa also offers a spectacular view of one of the holiest mountains in India: Kinner Kailash. Overnight Stay & Dinner at Kalpa.
Day 5 - Kalpa - Tabo
After an early breakfast, we continue riding upwards along the narrow valley within which flows the Sutlej River. After some grueling stretches of dirt tracks and water crossings, we enter the barren land of Spiti Valley. The landscape changes from lush green to rocky and then to barren.
Overnight Stay & Dinner at Tabo.
Day 6 - Tabo - Dankhar - Kaza
Visit Tabo monastery (10,010 feet) in the morning. This monastery is famed for its vast collection of frescos and stucco paintings and is called the “Ajanta of the Himalayas”. We also visit Dankhar monastery (12,774 feet), one of the oldest monasteries in the world. The monastery is built on a high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers. Dankhar was the capital of Spiti valley until the necessities of modern life forced it to shift to Kaza. Overnight Stay & Dinner at Kaza.
Day 7 - Kaza
A well-deserved rest day that you may use to just chill out or check out the town. There are internet cafés in Kaza for you to go online from, if you so wish. It’s a good idea to get enough rest for the upcoming rides in the next couple of days. Overnight Stay & Dinner at Kaza.
Day 8 - Kaza - Kibber - Komic - Kaza
Kaza (11,980 Ft) is the capital of the Spiti region. Today’s highlight is the ride to the Kibber (14,200 feet) and Komic (14,830 feet) villages, the highest altitude villages in the world to be populated all year round. The village of Hikkim (14,435 feet) has the highest Post Office in the world (Pin Code 172114). It’s a good idea to mail a postcard from this Post Office as a souvenir of your journey. Finally, a visit to the beautiful Ki Gompa (aka Kee, Key), the largest monastery in Spiti, wraps up the day’s ride. Overnight Stay & Dinner at Kaza.
Day 9 - Kaza - Chandratal lake
Today’s ride is special because we ride over Kunzum La (15,050 feet), the highest point of the journey. The pass offers magnificent views of the Chandra-Bhaga range of mountains. Getting close to our destination, we ride on a dirt track to reach the Chandratal lake. Since vehicles are not allowed near the lake, we have to hike for 20 minutes from our campsite to this pristine Himalayan lake. Overnight Stay in Swiss tents & Dinner at Chandratal lake.
Day 10 - Chandratal lake - Manali
It’s the last day of the ride, but the initial section is quite rough and has many water crossings that will test your riding skills to the max. After crossing Batal, we behold the amazing sight of Bara-Sigri glacier, the second longest glacier in the Himalayas after Gangotri. Once on the Manali-Leh Highway, we have a comparatively smooth ride till Manali via the picturesque Rohtang pass (13,990 feet).