Day 1 : Delhi To Jibhi
Day 2 : Jibhi to Chitkul/Sangla
Day 3 : Chitkul to Kalpa
Day 4 : Kalpa to Dhankar Via Nake - Tabo
Day 5 : Dhankar to Kaza
Day 6 : Kaza - Lanza - Komic - Hikkim - Key Monastery
Day 7 : Kaza - Chicham Bridge to Chandra Taal Lake
Day 8 : Chandra Taal Lake - Manali / Departure for Delhi
Challenging Terrains, high passes, exhilarating views and one hell of a machine are what all bikers dream of. If you too are one of those who have a passion to ride on seemingly endless roads, then perhaps a bike trip to Spiti Valley is all that you need.
Spiti Valley is a high-altitude desert whose beauty unveils after a tough and tricky ride through the most challenging roads of the Himalayas. If you feel the need for adrenaline, you got your share of the dose right throughout your trip to Spiti.
A bike expedition to Spiti can give you the feel of riding through the passes of Leh Ladakh, as this place is popularly called the mini version of it! As you begin your journey to Spiti from Manali, you travel through the popular Rohtang Pass located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. This ride will feed your appetite for thrill and vast soul-satiating panoramas.
As you leave behind the chaos of cities, Spiti Valley will happily embrace you into a zone of peace and love. Soak in the holy vibes at Key Monastery, which is an important place of pilgrimage for the Buddhist population residing in Spiti. Explore the long-lost stories in the fossils of Langza Village and witness the grandeur of the golden statue of Buddha. Ride up to the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and send a postcard to your loved ones and also to yourself! In short, just forget about the metropolis life for a few days and spend some time in a natural retreat in this high-altitude desert.
On a bike trip to Spiti Valley, you will get plenty of such spots especially between Sangla – Chitkul, Nako – Tabo – Kaza, etc.. There is a limit to the amount of time you can keep yourself concentrated. Plus, always remember that what matters most is the journey, not the destination.
The summer months of March-June are considered to be the best to visit Spiti not only due to the pleasant weather but also fewer crowds. For that perfect winter vacation, the months of October-February are the best time to visit Spiti.
15000ft high, Kunzum Pass is the highest motorable point on the Manali to Spiti to Shimla or reverse route.. The Manali route has a steep ascent in altitude till Kunzum Pass.
There are two routes to reach Spiti. One is via Manali while the other is via Shimla. Shimla route is considered to be one of the best routes to reach Spiti Valley especially when it comes to winter Spiti road trips. The gradual ascend makes it easy for people to get acclimatized to the high altitude and weather conditions. Not to mention that the views in the backdrop of the Hindustan-Tibet highway make it all the more worth it.