Lahaul Spiti Valley Bike Tour 2021 10 Nights / 11 Days

10 Nights Itinerary Covering: Shimla – Sarahan - Sangla – Kalpa - Tabo – Kaza – Ki Kibber – Kaza – Chandra Tal Lake – Keylong – Manali

Overview

Embark on a trip to the most beautiful destinations of Himachal Pradesh with our 10 days Lahaul Spiti Motorcycle tour from Shimla. Nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Lahaul and Spiti Valleys share their international boundaries with Tibet. Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, sprawling meadows, mighty snow-capped peaks, glistening rivers, ancient monasteries, and gushing rivers. The landscapes of Lahaul and Spiti Valleys are completely different. The Lahaul Valley is dotted with lush greenery and dense forest, however, Spiti Valley is renowned as the cold desert of the Himalayas with the barren hills. Experience this majestic transformation from lush surroundings to jaw-dropping locales during the bike trip from Shimla. This road trip is an ideal way to explore the scenic vistas of these majestic places.

With our well-planned Lahaul and Spiti tour, you will ride past the high altitude passes and into the interior towns. Visit some of the popular monasteries of the region and amazing tourist attractions, which will leave you to spell bounded. You will be provided with cozy accommodations, scrumptious meals, and guided sightseeing tours. Here is the detailed itinerary of the tour packages, take a look to gather more information.

Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting beauty of Shimla.
  • Seek blessings at Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan.
  • Explore Kamru Fort and Kamakhya Devi Temple in Sangla.
  • Visit Buddhist Hu-Bu-Lan-Khar Gompa in Kalpa.
  • Explore Dhankar and Tabo Monasteries.
  • Offer prayers at Sakya Tangyud Monastery in Kaza.
  • Sightseeing tour to Ki Kibber.
  • Cross Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass.
  • Indulge in stargazing during the night at Chandra Tal.

Itinerary - Lahaul Spiti Valley Bike Tour 2021

Day 1 - Arrival in Shimla

Your bike trip for Lahaul and Spiti Valley starts with your arrival in Shimla, which is popularly known as the 'Queen of Hills Stations'. This erstwhile summer capital for the British is encompassed by deodar and pine forests.

On your arrival in Shimla, our tour representative will meet you and assist you to the pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. In the evening, you can visit Mall Road and Ridge for shopping or enjoy the scenic vistas.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel and have a sound sleep in your room.

Day 2 - Shimla - Sarahan

Arise to a hearty meal and then you will get your bikes. In a brief meeting, the tour guide will introduce you to all the rules of driving in India. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and begin your motorbike ride to Sarahan, which is a quaint village. This former summer capital of Bushahr Kingdom is renowned for its striking architectural marvels. From there you can enjoy the enchanting view of the Srikhand Mahadev Peak.

On arrival in Sarahan, you will head towards the accommodation and check-in at the pre-booked guest house. Spend the rest of the time at your wish. You can take a stroll in the village and soak in the serene aura of this tranquil place.

Savor a delectable dinner at your stay and have a restful sleep for the night.

Distance from Shimla to Sarahan: 160 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 5 hours (approx.)

Day 3 - Sarahan - Sangla (107 Km / About 4 Hrs Ride)

On the 3rd day of the tour, have your breakfast, and then head towards the sightseeing tour of the village. Visit the Bhimakali Temple, which is being constructed in a typical Kinnauri style with stone and timber layering. This temple was originally built in the 12th century. Seek blessings at the temple and then head towards the hotel to complete the check-out formalities.

Later, start your tour for Sangla. Enjoy the scenic vistas en route. Sangla is nestled on the bank of the Baspa River, owing to the name of the river, the valley is also known as Baspa Valley. On arrival, check-in at the guest house and relax for a while. Afterward, visit the Kamru Village, which is the original capital of Bushahr kingdom. Head towards the Kamru Fort, which is renowned for its notable tower-style architecture. The fort complex comprises a temple, dedicated to Kamakhya Devi. Offer prayers at the temple, witness the majestic view of the valley from the fort and then return to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay at the guest house in Sangla.

Distance from Sarahan to Sangla: 84 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 4 hours 20 minutes (approx.)

Day 4 - Sangla - Kalpa (55 Km / 2 Hrs. Ride)

Wake up to a healthy breakfast and enchanting views. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and hit the road to visit Kalpa, which is one of the largest and most beautiful hamlets in the Kinnaur region. On arrival, check-in at the guest house and relax for a while. Thereafter, head for the sightseeing tour of the village. Admire the mesmerizing view of Kinner Kailash Peak while taking a stroll. Visit the Buddhist Hu-Bu-Lan-Khar Gompa, Durga Temple that comprises the tower-style architecture, and Narayan Nagini Hindu Temple. Marvel at the architectural beauty of these temples and enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley.

Return to the guest house in the evening. Enjoy lip-smacking dinner and then retire for the day.

Distance from Sangla to Kalpa: 55 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Day 5 - Kalpa - Tabo

After having a scrumptious breakfast complete the check-out formalities and ride towards Tabo, which is situated at an altitude of 3,050 m above sea level. Nestled on the bank of the Spiti River, Tabo is a pristine town located amidst the mighty Himalayas.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery en route while riding your bike on the winding roads. On your arrival in Tabo, you will be assisted towards the pre-booked campsite. Check-in at the camp and unwind. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. You can take a stroll to the nearby places and explore the village on your own.

Return to the camp for overnight stay.

Distance from Kaza to Tabo: 180 km (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Day 6 - Tabo - Kaza

Wake up to a beautiful day and have a delicious breakfast. Then, head towards the Tabo Monastery, which is renowned as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. This is among the significant monasteries of the region that was erected in 996 AD. This is the largest monastery complex in Spiti Valley. After admiring the magnificence of the monastery, begin driving to Kaza. Perched at an altitude of 3,600 m above sea level, Kaza is located on the left bank of the Spiti River.

En route, take a halt at Dhankar Monastery, which was built in the 16th century and originally used as a prison. There is a new monastery located just below the old one. The next halt is at the Pin Valley, situated below the Kungri Glacier. This valley is a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. Later, continue to Kaza.

On arrival, you will be assisted towards the pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can explore this idyllic town and visit the monastery situated near the bus stand. You can also explore the market of Kaza and interact with locals.

Overnight stay in Kaza.

Day 7 - Kaza- Ki – Kibber – Kaza

On the 7th day of the tour, enjoy the scrumptious breakfast and then get ready for the full-day sightseeing tour of the Spiti Valley. Visit the Key Monastery, which is situated on a hilltop. This centuries-old Tibetan Monastery offers awe-inspiring views of the valley from the top of the Gompa. This 1000-year-old monastery dates back to 1100 AD is a popular monastery, which is renowned for its breathtaking architecture. The monastery is notable popular for the most prized Thangka paintings.

Afterward, visit another village of the valley named Kibber, which is known to be the highest inhabited village of the region. Your next stop will be Langza Village from where you can spot the most enchanting mountain peak of the region named Gaya Peak with a height of 6,000 m. Also, this town is known for its fossils. The town is primarily popular for the statue of Lord Buddha with the backdrop of snow-clad Himalayas.

Return to Kaza after the exploration tour. If time and energy permit, you can enjoy shopping in Kaza and have a sip of hot steamy coffee/ tea while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kaza.

Day 8 - Kaza – Chandra Tal

On the 8th day of the bike tour to Spiti Valley, relish the mouthwatering breakfast and check out from the hotel to start your journey for Chandra Tal Lake. En route, drive past the beautiful villages of the Spiti Valley such as Rangrik, Pangmo, Kiamo, and Losar. You will cross Kunzum Pass, which is among the highest motorable passes in the world. Nestled at an altitude of 4,600 m above sea level, Kunzum Pass connects Spiti Valley with the Lahaul Valley. There is a temple on the mountain pass of Kunzum Devi, it is believed that the deity guards the pass and saves the travelers from the evil powers. Seek blessings at the temple and then proceed towards the Chandra Tal.

On arrival, check-in at the camp. This is the most charismatic lake situated in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 m above sea level, Chandra Tal Lake is renowned for its turquoise blue water. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can take a stroll near the lake and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunset.

Stay overnight at Chandra Tal Camp.

Stay overnight in Manali.

Day 9 - Chandra Tal Lake - Keylong

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the enchanting sunrise and you can also spot some of the exotic species of birds near the lake. Afterward, return to the camp to savor the breakfast and then complete the check-out formalities, to begin with, your bike ride to Keylong. Driving past the Chenab and Chandra Valley, you will reach Keylong by the afternoon.

On arrival, you will be assisted to the hotel. Check-in at the pre-booked hotel and relax for a while. You can spend the rest of the day at your wish. You can take a stroll nearby the hotel and enjoy the natural setting of the resort. Soak in the serene aura of this pristine place.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 Keylong - Manali

Enjoy the last day of the bike trip on the enchanting roads of the Lahaul Valley. Have a toothsome breakfast, complete the check-out formalities and start your bike tour towards Manali. En route, you will cross Rohtang Pass, which is a high-altitude mountain pass and remains covered with snow throughout the year. Delight in the lovely scenery en route.

On arrival in Manali, you will head towards the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and relax. Manali is among the renowned hill towns of Himachal Pradesh, which is situated on the left bank of the River Beas. Boasts about its paradisiacal beauty, Manali is home to some of the popular attractions and also offers ample adventure opportunities to thrill-seekers. Nestled amidst the lofty mountains, Manali is a haven for nature lovers.

The rest of the day is at your leisure and you can choose to relax in your room or explore the town. The cafes of Manali are famous among tourists. If time and energy permit, then you can also visit the temples of Manali including Vashisht Temple, Hidimba Devi Temple, and Manu Temple.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Manali.

Day 11 Manali Departure

This is the last day of your Lahaul and Spiti Valley trip. Have a lip-smacking breakfast and then check out from the hotel. If time permits, then you can explore Manali and the popular attractions of the hill town. Also, enjoy shopping in Mall Road. You will have an assisted transfer to the Kullu Airport or Manali bus stand to board the flight or bus respectively for your onward journey.

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