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Ride to Spiti Valley



Rides Description

This epic journey is the very essence of the “World’s most Dangerous Road”. The land of surrealism promises amazing adventures, but only for those who have an adventurous streak in them. After all, “the traveller sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see”. Traversing some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, including one of the most dangerous roads in the world, every kilometre is breath-taking. Imagine living at an altitude of 4,513 metres, in a neighbourhood of 13 households, and a 6-hour hike away from the nearest signs of civilization. That’s life for you at Komic, the highest inhabited village of the Himalayas, and perhaps the world. Its landscape will leave you in awe. It’s not easy to build a life at 4,000 metres. In fact, Spiti is recognized for having the world’s highest post office at Hikkim, and the world’s highest petrol pump at Kaza. Surely, using them is a worthwhile travel achievement to boast about!

 

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Lahaul and Spitiare surrounded by high mountain ranges. The Rohtang Pass, at 13,054 feet (3,979 m), separates Lahul and Spiti from the Kullu Valley. Lahul and Spiti are cut off from each other by the higher Kunzum Pass, at 15,059 feet (4,590 m). A road connects the two divisions, but is cut off frequently in winter and spring due to heavy snow. The valley is likewise cut off from the north up to eight months of the year by heavy snowfalls and thick icing conditions.

 

Riding on this 15 day adventure it is going to be a one of a kind experience!

 

Route:

Chandigarh - Shimla - Sangla - Kalpa - Kaza - Komic - Kaza - Keylong - Chamba - Chandigarh

 

[Ride plan is subject to change at the discretion of the club depending on on-road situations and incidents.]

 

FARE: Rs. 27,000/- Per Person

Note: Carry some additional cash to meet any unforeseen situations.

 

REGISTRATION TERMS:

REGISTRATION FOR SPITI VALLEY RIDE IS STRICTLY FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY. AS OFFICIALLY, FOREIGN NATIONALS NEED TO TRAVEL IN GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE WITH OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS. 

FOR REGISTRATION KINDLY SEND A MAIL TO info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com AS THE RIDE IS LIMITED TO 15 RIDERS ONLY. 

REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED ONCE THE CLUB HAS 15 CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS. HENCE, REGISTRATION WILL BE ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE’ BASIS. 

UPDATES REGARDING THE CONFIRMED & AVAILABLE SLOTS WILL BE MADE ON BMC FB PAGE & FB GROUP TILL THE CLUB CLOSE THE REGISTRATION.

 

PAYMENT TERMS:*

1st Payment - Rs. 13,500/- By 10th MAY 2016 

Final Payment - Rs. 13,500/- By 10th  JULY 2016

* Participation will be confirmed strictly on receipt of 1st payment. Any cancellation after the 1st payment will attract 15% cancellation charges. Bank details for NEFT payments towards the ride will be shared only if the willing participant has sent mail to info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

 

THIS FARE INCLUDES:

14 Breakfasts with 15 Nights stay only

Inner line permits

Mechanic charges 

THIS FARE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Flight/Train/Bus fare for riders to reach Chandigarh.

To & Fro Cargo charges for bikes.

Lunch, Dinner, Mineral Water, Snacks, Coffee/Tea etc.

Entry tickets, Camera charges etc. in sight seeing places.

Other than those mentioned in INCLUDES.

 

OTHER TERMS:

Stay will be in Hotels/Guesthouses at(Chandigarh, Shimla, Sangla, Kalpa, Kaza, Keylong, Killar&Chamba); Village Homestay(Komic); Tents(Chandratal) 

All rooms/tents will be 2 to 4 bedded (Strictly on room sharing basis).

Participants must be acceptable to the changes in itinerary if required due to road or climatic conditions. All decisions by the club and our logistics partner will be final. 

Riders should be fit for high altitude long rides for consecutive days even though we have kept non riding days in between.

Fuel stations are available throughout, however participants should be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. We will be trying our best to make arrangements for carrying fuel. We expect riders to co-operate in carrying a few bottles in Saddle Bags, Carriers etc.

General Rules of the ride

 

CONTACT:

A NIRANJAN PRASAD - Ph: +91 98459 88986

ANIL - Ph: +91 9886555024

info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com


Ride Plan


DayDateRoute & Distance DescriptionOvernight
12016-07-30Arrive in CHANDIGARH

Arrive and check into hotel and collect bikes. Evening ride briefing. Overnight at Chandigarh.

CHANDIGARH
22016-07-31CHANDIGARH TO SHIMLA - 120 KMS

We start our ride from Chandigarh to Shimla and reach by afternoon. Explore Shimla in the evening. Overnight at Shimla.

SHIMLA
32016-08-01SHIMLA TO SANGLA - 230 KMS

After breakfast start from Shimla and pass small hill stations like Kufri and narkhanda to enter Kinnaur district at Rampur. Kinnaur is a mountainous district, ranging in altitude from 2,320 to 6,816 meters and is also one of the smallest districts in the country in terms of population. By late evening we reach Sangla, located on the banks of the Baspa river. Overnight at Sangla.

SANGLA
42016-08-02SANGLA - CHITKUL - KALPA - 100 KMS

After breakfast we leave for Chitkul the last village close to the Tibet border on the HIndustan - Tibet Road. Chitkul is extremely scenic with meadows and fields againts the backdrop of the mountains and the river flowing through it. Later we drive to Kalpa and reach by late afternoon. The Kinnuries have unique customs and attire.They follow a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many temples in Kinnaur are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses. Explore Kalpa and ReckongPeo in the evening. See the majestic views of the Kinnaur – Kailash mountains, visit the temples and monasteries and experience the life style of the Kinnauries. Overnight at Kalpa.

KALPA
52016-08-03KALPA - NAKO - TABO - KAZA - 200 KMS

After breakfast leave for Kaza. On the way we stop at Nako and explore Nako village and the beautiful Nako lake. Nako Lake (12,014 ft above sea level) is a high altitude lake on the border of Kinnaur and Spiti. It forms part of the boundary of Nako village and seems that the village is half buried in the lake's border. The lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. Nearby are Buddhist temples, a foot like impression ascribed to the saint Padmasambhava and several caves where it is believed that Guru Padmasambhava meditated and gave discourse to followers. Later leave from Nako and stop by at Tabo on the way to Kaza. Reach Kaza by evening.

KAZA
62016-08-04KAZA - KI - DANKAR - KOMIC - 100 KMS

Today we ride to the beautiful Ki Monastery. Ki Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Lahaul - Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas. In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the 'Pasada' style which is characterised by more stories than one and often plays the role of a fort-monastery. Situated on a hilltop it enjoys splendid views with the mountains all around and the Spiti river flowing down in the valley. Later we visit DhankarMOnastery and Dhankar Lake. By afternoon we reach Komic village. Komic village has been declared as the highest inhabited village in the world. We stay at a village homestay in Komic and experience the Spitian village life. Overnight at Komic village Homestay.

KOMIC
72016-08-05KOMIC TO KAZA - 30 KMS

After breakfast ride down to Kaza town and day for rest and exploring Kaza town. Overnight at Kaza.

KAZA
82016-08-06KAZA TO CHANDRATAL VIA KUNZUM LA - 110 KMS

After breakfast we ride towards the pristine and beautiful Chandratal Lake crossing the magesticKunzum Pass at 15060 feet above sea level. Visit the lake and later stay in tents near the lake. Overnight at Chandratal.

CHANDRATAL
92016-08-07CHANDRATAL TO KEYLONG - 120 KMS

After breakfast we ride to Keylong through rugged terrain along the banks of the Chenab river to reach Keylong. Overnight at Keylong.

KEYLONG
102016-08-08KEYLONG TO KILLAR VIA SACH PASS 140 KMS

After breakfast we leave and fuel up at Tandi before entringPangi valley. Pangi valley is a remote, rugged and poorly developed tribal area in Himachal Pradesh mostly inhabited by the Pangwal and Bhoti people. Ride through these dramatically beautiful mountains with very less traffic and cross Saach pass at an altitude of 14500 meters. Overnight at Killar town.

KILLAR
112016-08-09KILLAR TO CHAMBA - 170 KMS

Today we ride from Killar down to Chamba town on the Banks of the River Ravi.Chamba is an ancient town with numerous temples and palaces, and hosts two popular jatras (fairs), which last for several days of music and dancing. Chamba is also well noted for its arts and crafts, particularly its Pahari paintings. Overnight at Chamba.

CHAMBA
122016-08-10CHAMBA

Today we have the option of resting and if some people are interested we can do Chamba - Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba round (about 80 kms). Riding for this day can be optional. Overnight at Chamba.

CHAMBA
132016-08-11CHAMBA TO CHANDIGARH - 330 KMS

The last day of riding we cover the longest stretch from Chamba to Chandigarh via Pathankot. Overnight at Chandigarh.

CHANDIGARH
142016-08-12CHANDIGARH

Day in Chandigarh to pack bikes. Overnight at Chandigarh.

CHANDIGARH
152016-08-13DEPARTURE

After breakfast leave for airport. Leave to hometown with loads of memories.

BANGALORE

Ride Details

  • Team Lead: Ròshan Manuel
  • Date: 30 July, 2016 - 13 August, 2016
  • Place: Bangalore - Spiti
  • Start Time: 06:00:00
  • Total Distance: 1500KM
  • Ride Cost: Rs. 27000
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