from/per person Rs 38,850
  • 12 Days


Description

About the Lahaul-Spiti Valley Bike Expedition :
Spiti Valley known as an “Unknown World” The definition of word “Spiti” means middle land i.e. land between Tibet and India. It is located in trans Himalayan belt of Himachal Pradesh. This area has lots to explore and hold treasures and secrets of ancient civilization, Tibetan Monastic traditions. Wanderers and explorers always have fascination for this place due to its isolated location, rich cultural heritage and spiritual prosperity. The beauty of this location is as beautiful as Ladakh and its worth visit Destination. Very few people knows about it and hence its a perfect destination for any hardcore traveller who are interested in less traveled destinations only. 
Outing Date : 14th-25th July 2018
Travel Itinerary:-
Day 00 : 
Mumbai to Chandigarh – Board Paschim Express from Bandra Terminus by 10:30 am.
Day 01 :
Chandigarh – Reach Chandigarh by 05:00 pm. Check in hotel and collect your bikes from Cargo office. Late evening introduction and briefing session followed with dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Shagun or Similar
Day 02 :
Narkanda to Sangla (160 kms) – Gear up for the very first day of the most awaited Lahaul-Spiti bike ride.  Enjoy breathtaking views of Sutlej River and deep valley of Kinnaur throughout the ride. En route visit Bhimakali Temple. Late evening arrival at Camp Site. Overnight at Sangla.
Day 03 :
Sangla Sightseeing –  This is the day to explore the land of fairy tales – Sangla ! Start your ride to the last village of Indo-Tibet Border -Chitkul where the Indian roads ends. Explore Chitkul and return to Sangla. Visit famous Kamroo Fort. Evening take a walk to Batseri Village, with its modern wooden houses and beautiful wood carvings of lord Badrinarayan Temple. Then further take a leisure walk along baspa river to the quaint Rakcham village. One can also see the magnificent view of Kinner Kailash from Sangla. Evening camp fire followed by dinner. Overnight in Camp.
Day 04 : 
Sangla to Nako (130 kms) – Start riding towards Nako. En route visit Reckong Peo (districts headquarter of Kinnaur). Late evening arrival at Nako. Nako is slated to be decleared a heritage village and its built around a small lake. It has an important Buddhist Gompa which is 1000 years old and a small Temple. Overnight in Camp.
Day 05 :
Nako-Tabo-Pin Valley (130 kms) After breakfast start the drive to Pin Valley. On the way visit the ancient village of Tabo which is situated on the left bank of the river Spiti. It is the seat of one oetf the most famous Buddhist Monasteries regarded next to the Tholong Gompa in Tib. It is also known as ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’.
It was constructed in 996 AD; – not just in Spiti but in the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist world is called Chogs – Khor [‘Doctrinal Circle’ or ‘Doctrinal Enclave’]. It is a complex that holds 9 Temples, 23 Chortens, a Monk’s Chamber & an extension that houses the Nun’s Chamber. On the sheer cliff-face above the enclave are a series of Caves, used as dwellings by the Monks & includes an Assembly Hall. The monastery contains large number of Scriptures & Pieces of Art, Wall Painting & Stucco. There is also a modern Gompa & Painting School founded by the Dalai Lama. Check-out from Tabo after Lunch. After Tabo stop at Dhankar Gompa, Samling; the traditional Capital of Spiti, which sits pretty on a hilltop. The hill-top Fort that overlooks the Spiti Valley also used to serve as a jail in old days. Today, more than 160 Lamas reside here. A Statue of Dhyan Buddha where four complete figures of Buddha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than 7th Century old Monastery.
Continue drive to beautiful Mud Village. Arrive at mud & check-in to your Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 :
Mud village-Hikkim – Langza-Kaza (100 kms) – After early breakfast by 07 am; start the scenic ride towards Hikkim. Hikkim- highest post office of world Langza – last village of Spiti valley. Reach Kaza for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07 :
Kaza – Ki Monastery – Kibber Village – Kaza (40 Kms) – After early breakfast by 07 am; excursion to Ki Monastery. Situated at the foot of steep ridges & on the left bank of river Spiti is the Ki Monastery which is the Biggest Gelupa Sect Monastery in Spiti. It’s hilltop position points to a post 13TH Century construction. The three storied structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level while the middle floor houses the Dukhang – the Assembly Hall & the uppermost floor has another Temple & Head Lama’s Quarters on the one side of an Open Terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of ‘Thangkas’salvaged with difficulty from the devastating raids of the Dogars & the Sikhs in the 19TH Century. Hundreds of Lamas receive their Religious Training in this Monastery & is famous for its ancient Murals & Books. From here a scenic drive takes you into the Pasture Country of Kibber. From Kibber, the Pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometres. Return back to Kaza for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel. Evening free time to explore Kaza Market. Overnight at Hotel
Day 08 :
Kaza-Kumzum La-Chandratal Lake (95 kms) – Today after breakfast we commence our journey towards another spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Chandratal lake which is also known as moon lake is located at a height of 14,100 feets. A Chandrabhaga mountain range forms a perfect back drop for the lake. which changes its appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky.
After visiting Chandratal lake we Stay at Batal. (Basic Tented Stay)
Day 09 :
Batal – Manali (114 kms) – After breakfast start riding towards Manali. The road towards Manali is going to taste your riding skills. Lots of off-roading patches and Paagal Nala’s to deal with. En route ride through famous Rohatang pass. Arrival at Manali. Evening leisure time to explore Mall road. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 :
Manali : Rest day to explore Manali and to service your vehicle for the next day longest run. Overnight at Manali
Day 11 :
Manali to Chandigarh (292 kms) – It will be the longest leg of the bike expedition. Post breakfast, start riding towards Manali via Kullu-Mandi- Sundarnagar-Roopnagar. Late evening arrival at Chandigarh. Overnight stay at Hotel Sunpark or Similar
Day 12 :
Chandigarh – Transfer your bike by Gati/Safex Courier. Return journey back to Mumbai.


Inclusions

• 12 Nights / 13 days accommodation in deluxe hotels/tents on triple sharing basis
• Breakfast and Dinner throughout the tour
• SUV or Jeeps for Non-Bikers
• Utility vehicle (For broken down Bikes and accessories)
• Trained Mechanic
• Inner line permits
• Entry tickets, wherever necessary
• Experienced experts and riders


Exclusions

• Any transfer till Chandigarh and back from Srinagar (Train/Airways/ Roadways)
• Lunch on tour. Any personal orders, soft/hard drinks and mineral water
• Charges of Bike Transfers by Cargo
• Fuel and Maintenance Charges
• Any personal expenses like Laundry Bills, Table Bills, Camera Fees, Tips or gratitude.
• Any medical / rescue evacuation due to mishaps like bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot.)
• Taxes as applicable.


Additional Information

Things to carry: 
• Legal Bike Papers and Helmet
• Balaclava 01 nos.
• Long pants
• Round neck T-shirts,
• Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
• Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
• Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Torch with spare batteries, 01 set
• Gears needed: COMPULSORY 
• Full face helmet(ISI mark/DOT approved)
• Gloves
• Knee & elbow guards
• Riding Jacket (with armour on long trips)
• Bag.
Documents needed:COMPULSORY
• Permanent Drivers License
• Motor Vehicle Insurance
• PUC Certificate
• Bike Registration Smart Card/Book
• Personal Details of Rider/Pillion
• Id Proof of Pillion(Pan Card/Dl/Adhar Card)
Rules & Regulations:
Riding order: Two by Two Formation. Single File Leader ahead formation.
• Road Rules to be decided by group leaders.
• 4-5 riders per leader
• No competition between riders or other vehicles…stay focused on road…
• No breaking away from the pack
• Keeping to time schedules
• No wrong side riding or overtaking
• No alcohol on Rides   
• Minimum Bike Condition:
• Headlights and Tail Lights.
• All four functioning Indicators.
• Mirrors.
• Tyre Condition.
• Number Plate
Terms & Conditions:-
• Some tours require your original passport or Government ID (Pancard/Driving Licence/Aadhar Card), tripXOXO will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory. 
• tripXOXO reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
•  Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, tripXOXO will provide alternate options if possible.
• Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.
• If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then tripXOXO will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.


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