Gateway to Tibet – Spiti Valley

“The middle land” is a literal translation of the Spiti region in local language. This is an epic motorcycle road trip. A secret Gateway to Tibet, it is a remote Himalayan valley between Tibet and India, where Buddhist traditions are intact.

RIDER BRIEF

Challenging terrain, high mountains, monasteries, lakes, mighty rivers, deep gorges, these are few sights which are ever present on this ride. Stop at a village, talk to the locals make a connection and absorb the panorama. Once you ride on these mountains you would long to come back, I know I have.

 

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Arrive Delhi and Depart Overnight for Manali

    Welcome to Delhi and be met by TurtleTrails at the airport. Drive through the busy streets and bazaars to reach your hotel to freshen up. Evening depart for Manali by deluxe Bus. Overnight in the bus.

  • DAY 2

    Manali

    In the morning we arrive the beautiful town of Manali. Check in to the hotel and sleep off all the fatigue of last nights travel. Late evening if mood permits get acquainted with your ride for the next few days – The Legendary Royal Enfield. Enjoy today at leisure. Overnight in Manali.

  • DAY 3

    Manali to Narkanda (190Km)

    Your motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas begin. After an easy morning we ride towards Jibhi through Banjar Valley and around great Himalayan National Park (UNESCO). The mountains of the area are lush with Pine and Cedar forests making the ride of today extremely picturesque. After crossing Jalori Pass we explore uncharted roads of Tirthan Valley on our way to a boutique homestay nestled among apple orchards. Overnight in Narkanda.

  • DAY 4

    Narkanda to Chitkul (170kms)

    After Breakfast we proceed towards Chitkul. A small village in the Kinnaur valley that lies in the border of India and China. Riding today through villages in the valley with houses of traditional Kinnaur style roofs. Overnight at comfortable camps in Chitkul.

  • DAY 5

    Chitkul to Nako (160kms)

    After an early breakfast, we ride towards Nako through barren landscapes and gravel roads twisting along balcony roads. Once in Nako we visit the hundred years old Nako Monastery, the Lake or just simply walk around this village where the architecture has not changed in hundreds of years. Overnight in Nako at a permanent camp.

  • DAY 6

    Nako to Kaza via Tabo (150kms)

    A packed day today, we ride through old villages and army controlled area before reaching the picturesque town of Tabo. After a brief halt we head for the oldest monastery in the region. If time permits we take a short detour to Mudd village in Pin valley before arriving at Kaza. What Leh was 50 years ago, Kaza is now. We are Mid-way in our motorcycle road trip.

  • DAY 7

    Kaza (50kms)

    Three sister villages await us, each famous in its own right. Langja Village (A village famous for Fossils), Hikkim Village (A highest post office), Comic village (A high altitude inhabitant village). Return by late afternoon. Lounge day.

  • DAY 8

    Kaza to Losar (90kms)

    A short 70 kms ride and we reach village Losar. Last and the remotest village of the valley in winters. Along the way we visit Ki monastery and gorgeous village of Kibber.

  • DAY 9

    Losar to Manali (170kms)

    Last leg of our journey is the most rewarding. Tough terrain, unbelievably barren but gorgeous landscapes, a high altitude lake with water so pristine it’s like a mirror to the sky and a mountain pass. Riding here is tough and rewarding, making this an epic motorcycle road trip.

  • DAY 10

    Manali (80kms)

    Ride around this beautiful town exploring untrodden paths and inviting cafes. Village of kasol or vashisht, or a holy sikh shrine. The day is yours to explore. We leave for Delhi by overnight private coach.

  • DAY 11

    New Delhi 

    We reach Delhi by mid-day. The day is yours as you please. Garden walks, monuments, evening lights. A fantastic motorcycle road trip comes to an end.

  • DAY 12

    Delhi Airport

    Airport transfers as per your flight schedule. See you again next season.

PRICING

Trip starts from Euro 2150 for Per Person i

(accommodation on twin sharing)

WE HAVE 3 PACKAGES

Join us on one of our rides in three different ways. If you are travelling alone or with a friend, you can come with us on one of our fixed departures and ride alongside other like minded individuals. If you are a group of four or more friends you can either choose your own dates for the itineraries listed or could even go for an la carte and make your own itinerary for the dates of your choosing.

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  • Jun 06, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 Available Seat: FULL
  • Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Available Seat: FULL
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