SPITI MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION 2019

SPITI MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION 2019

January 23, 2019

The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh. This adventure takes on board hazards such as landslides, snow-melt waters, desert sands and glacial movements. The mighty Himalayas with its wilderness and barren landscapes will eclipse anything you might have ridden through before or ever imagined of in your wildest dreams.

It is a world where every rider desires to step in while riding his beloved motorcycle. We guarantee these journeys will definitely leave a remarkable impression on you.

 

Your Responsibility:

You participate with HMC knowingly as a competent rider and do so entirely at your own risk. Understanding that motorcycle touring on and off-road involves certain amount of risk and you need to have the openness and the ability to adapt to your environment. Riding through developing regions – besides the terrain – challenges are prevalent.

A full motorcycle license comes in handy with at least a year to two’s riding experience. One thing we do ask of everyone is please respect your fellow riders and the people whose lands your cross.

Our Responsibility:

Is to make sure you have the time of your life. But at our discretion any rider seen taking unnecessary risks en-route will have their journey terminated, thereafter travelling in one of the support-vehicles for remainder of the tour or their tour ended forthwith. No reimbursement will be given. It is also our duty to make sure in the event of any unforeseeable circumstances – we keep your adventure on track with-out too many interruptions.

ITINERARY:  09 Nights / 10 Days | 4th May’ 2019

Day 01: 4th MAY 2019 – SATURDAY: Reporting at Naggar & Orientation
Arrive Naggar, 20 kms short of Manali on the Kullu – Manali highway by Volvo bus from New
Delhi or Chandigarh by 9 am. Check into your rooms, freshen up, post a hearty breakfast and orientation
we go and test ride our machines! Overnight stay in hotel at Naggar.

Day 02: 5th MAY 2019 – SUNDAY: Naggar to Rampur Bushahr (180 km), stay at Rampur
After breakfast start the ride to Rampur. Enroute we will cross the mighty Jalori Pass (10,000 ft) – Built by the waters of the Satluj, this was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr and even today is an important trading center. Rampur also has an old Buddhist temple. Overnight stay in hotel at Rampur.

Day 03 : 6th MAY 2019 – MONDAY: Rampur Bushahr to Sangla via Chitkul (110 km)
Post a big breakfast, we ride to the last village before the Indo-Tibet border, Chitkul. Enroute we shall stop for chai and the ride on towards our lovely campsite in the stunningly beautiful Sangla valley.
Arrive at the camp and enjoy chai and snacks, and end the evening with drinks and bonfire.
Overnight stay in Swiss camps at Sangla valley.

Day 04: 7th MAY 2019 – TUESDAY: Sangla to Kalpa (95 km)
Start the ride to Kalpa from Sangla where we shall ride along the Satluj River. Enroute we shall reach Reckong Peo.Reckong Peo is the headquarters of the Kinnaur district. Recknong Peo has a recently built gompa where his Holiness the Dalai Lama conducted a ‘Kalachakra’ ceremony in 1992. The ancient settlement of Kalpa with spectacular views lies just above Reckong Peo. Overnight stay in hotel at Kalpa.

Day 05: 8th MAY 2019 – WEDNESDAY: Kalpa to Kaza (210 km)
Today we ride past the scenic village of Nako – On a side-road bifurcating near Yangthang, the village
of Nako is built around a lake. On its northern side are 4 Buddhists temples with stucco images and
murals. Within the village, two temples house large prayer wheels. Near Nako is a rock where a
footprint-like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava. This is the base for the trek to Pargail peak
and is en-route to the Thashigang Monastery, where an image is said to grow hair. We arrive at Kaza
by early evening, which is the heart of Spiti Valley. Overnight stay in hotel at Kaza.

Day 06: 9th MAY 2019 – THURSDAY: Local sightseeing in/ around Kaza (75 km)
After a hearty breakfast, set out for local sightseeing, exploring Kaza and the neighboring
attractions. Kaza has the administrative offices for Spiti. The Ki (Kye), Hikkim (Tangyud), Komic and Langja monasteries are accessible from Kaza. Kye Monastery – This labyrinth of rooms and corridors once formed a fort. It houses valuable ‘thanka’ paintings and offers a panoramic view of the area.
Kibber – 11 kms from the Ki monastery used to be the highest permanently inhabited village of the
region connected by a motorable road and has a small Buddhist monastery, which is now known as Komic village. We will also visit the world’s highest post office at Hikkim village, and post a letter back home. Overnight stay in hotel at Kaza

Day 07: 10th MAY 2019 – FRIDAY: Kaza to Tabo via Mudh village/ Pin Valley (125 km)
Start the day’s ride to Tabo where enroute we shall visit Mudh village. Tabo is in arid Spiti where there are thirty monasteries spread over its rugged terrain. Tabo is the largest monastic complex in Spiti and has nine temples, 23 ‘chortens’, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. The Tabo ‘Chos-hKhor’ or Doctrinal Enclave, was founded in 996 A.D. by the great teacher Rinchensangpo and is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco statues. This has been declared a ‘World Heritage Site’ by UNESCO. In terms of sanctity in Trans-Himalayan Buddhism, this is regarded as next only to the Tholing monastery in Tibet. Overnight stay in hotel at Tabo.

Day 08 : 11th MAY 2019 – SATURDAY: Tabo to Rampur (240 km)
Start the ride back home, towards Rampur Bushahr riding through the superb roads of Spiti & the
awesome off-roads of Kinnaur districts. It’s going to be one long day on the road!! Overnight stay in hotel at Rampur.

Day 09: 12th MAY 2019 – SUNDAY: Rampur to Naggar (180 km)
Ride back to Naggar, crossing the Jalori Pass once again. Overnight stay in hotel at Naggar

Day 10 : 13th MAY 2019 – MONDAY: Departure to HOME
Relax in the village for the first part of the day and then catch the early evening Volvo
Bus back to New Delhi/ Chandigarh.

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INCLUSIONS:

  • All accommodation for 9 nights {from DAY 01 at Naggar till DAY 9 at Naggar} (twin/ triple sharing basis) in comfortable hotels/ guest houses or camps.
  • Breakfast & Dinner at gourmet eating joints on the way.
  • Inner Line Permits and Wildlife fees for restricted areas for Indian Nationals.
  • Basic First Aid Kit & medicines.
  • Services of certified & experienced guides/ instructors for high altitude trekking/ biking/ jeep safaris
    in the Himalayas.
  • Services of a Royal Enfield trained specialist mechanic for the full duration of the trip.

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EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
  • GST @ 5%
  • Lunch; we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water,
    aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
  • Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind (engine oil, clutch wires, spark plugs etc.)
  • Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
  • The cost of motorbike rental (if applicable)
  • Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions
    and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road
    blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation & or food charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey.

FOR REGISTRATION, OR FOR ANY OTHER QUERY, PLEASE CONTACT US.