Himachal Motor Bike Tours
Area: Trans Himalaya
Duration: 16 Days
Altitude: 5600 mts/18368 ft
Season: July & August
Destinations Covered: Delhi- Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Kalpa - Tabo - Losar - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra Valley - Leh - Delhi
Himachal is nestled in the north-western part of India and is surrounded by beautiful Himalayan ranges with huge snow-capped mountain peaks. One can get a breathtaking view of landscapes and experience the thrill of riding a motor bike in Himachal. Motor biking in Himachal is best meant for people who have courage to face the challenges and want to have ultimate fun and adventure in life. Himachal is certainly one of the most beautiful hill stations of the country that is famous for its immense natural beauty, snowy mountains, scenic landscapes, lakes and majestic rivers. It is also popular among the tourists from across the globe for housing major holy places. That is why Himachal is also known as Dev bhumi or 'Abode of the Gods'.
Himachal motor biking will allow you to explore the rich culture and tradition of the people of Himachal. Himachal motor-biking tour will start from Shimla and will end at Manali while leaving you with lots of unforgettable experiences and memories for a lifetime. This trip will give you a chance to visit many small villages like Sarhan, Kalpa, etc. Also, you can see the old Tabo monastery and Ki monastery. Further, you will be driving to Keylong via Kunzum Pass. You can get beautiful views of CB ranges from here and visit some remote villages of Spiti and Lahaul valley.
At Trekking in India, we offer refreshing Himachal Motor Biking holidays that can best meet your adventure and travel desire. You can enjoy your holidays in Himachal by riding a motor bike and witnessing the most stunning landscape, mountainous regions, villages and valleys. Best time for motor biking in Himachal is between Mid June to Mid Oct.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and transfer to a hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay will be in the hotel at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Delhi. In the afternoon, practice time adjusting to motorcycle, Enfield Bullet 350 cc/500 cc. in the evening our Motorbike expert will brief you about the trip. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Shimla (340 Km / 7 - 8 hrs)
Start early in the morning to avoid city traffic on your drive to Shimla. En-route, stop for lunch at picturesque Parwanoo. Continue your drive to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Shimla - Sarahan (185 Kms/7-8 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Sarahan. The former Capital of Bushahar Empire, Sarahan is a wonderful little village located amidst lush green and beautiful surroundings of Deodar forests. Visit the historical Bhimakali temple, having an unusual architecture and wealth of carvings, a fine example of Hindu-Buddhist architecture. Deep down in the alley flows the river Sutlej and across lies the scenic snow-clad Shrikhand Peak. Overnight stay at Sarahan.
Day 05: Sarahan - Sangla (92 Kms/4 - 5 hrs)
After breakfast, we move on from Sarahan, delving deeper into the breathtaking, secret world of the Kinnaur and Spiti Valleys. Ride on to Wangtu and further to Kar Cham and move down to right to Sangla, a picturesque little village with a small population, famous for its trout fishing possibilities. Situated on the slope with houses rising one above the other, and the Kinner-Kailash Peak towering behind, Sangla is also known for the impressive and historical Kamru Fort, which has now been dedicated to the Kamakshi Temple.
Day 06: Sangla - Kalpa (57 Kms/3 hrs)
After breakfast, at leisure backtrack to Karchham and drive to Kalpa. En-route cross Powari and proceed to Recong Peo (7 Km). Both places have the most stupendous settings in all of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy a spectacular view of the mighty Kinnaur Kailash Mountain Ranges from anywhere up the road. Located at an altitude of 2,670m, Kalpa is also famous for good quality Chilgoza. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 07: Kalpa - Tabo (163 Kms/ 7 - 8 hrs)
After an early morning breakfast, start riding on Sutlej Bed and in the surrounding lush green forest. Drive 18 km from Powari to Ribba. This region is also known for the famous Kinnaur apples, grapes and the alcohol distilled from grapes. There are a number of bridges you will cross en-route. Then drive to Ribba to Puh (40Km) while riding on the paved road on the Bank of the Sutlej River, known as the Indo-Tibetan road. In northwest direction one can distinctly see some snow-covered peaks in the Pin Valley Range (subject to clear weather). After crossing the cantonment of the Puh, come out of the Gorge of Khab (another 11 Km). Khab is the point where two rivers, Tabo and Sutlej merge, producing the resounding sound. Navigate the hairpin bends and ride ahead for 24 km on paved road till Yangthang. Descend to Yangthang, considered as the ideal entry point in the Land of Lamas.
From Yangthang the road condition also deteriorates to unpaved in between some loose mud and mountain river crossing till Chango (3,658 m). From Chango drive another 8 Km in arid landscape till Sumdo. Another 9 Km drive in the plateau area, takes you to Hoorling and from here 24 Km ride ends up in Tabo.
Visit Tabo Gompa (temple). Founded in 996 AD, the Gompa has some of the best-preserved examples of Indo-Tibetan art remaining in the world. Dinner and overnight in the tent.
Day 08: Tabo - Losar (171 Km)
In the morning, leave for Kaza (3,600 meters), at about 47 Km from Tabo and then to Kibber, 18Km up. Visit the scenic Kibber Village (4,025m) and the famous Ki-Monastery (4,116m). Though the distance to Ki is not much, but you have to ascend a height of more than 1,000 M on a difficult road. Ki is the oldest and largest Gompa in Spiti having a spectacular location. Later, ride down to Rangrik and then into the barren landscape in a gorge for next 30 Km to Hanse (3,950m) clinging to the road cliffs and the unpaved stretch of roads with not many villages falling en-route. Then, ride further 20Km to arrive at Losar (4,079m). Dinner and overnight camping at Losar.
Day 09: Losar - Jispa (174Km)
Enjoy an early morning ride up to Kunzum Pass (4,551 m) & then proceed to visit the picturesquely beautiful Chandratal Lake (4,270m), about 12 Km from the Pass. Spend some time and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the surroundings around the lake.?
Thereafter, drive to Batal- Chatru - Gramphoo and then to Tandi. Have your lunch en-route. Later, proceed to Keylong. Dinner and overnight in the hotel at Keylong.
Day 10: Ride - Sarchu (104 Km)
After breakfast, drive to Jispa-Darcha and proceed through the hairpin bends entering into the Higher Himalayan Range. After reaching the top of the gorge, drive straight to Himmatnagar Cantonment. It is again an unpaved stretch of the Patseo & ZinZing Bar hairpins bends, as you get closer to Suraj Tal. Then, proceed to Baralacha La (4,883m). Later, descend down to arrive at Bharatpur. Enjoy your packed lunch and enter to the gorge of Sarchu. Come out of the gorge after crossing the bridge and enter the Sarchu Plateau (4,100m). Here you can enjoy a cool and refreshing breeze, soothing your body and nerves. Dinner and overnight in tents at Sarchu.
Day 11: Sarchu - Leh (246 Km)
Today, you will enjoy a long but pleasurable ride. Ride in the plateau area for next 30 Km with a good speed but be cautious of the bad patches en-route. Ascend the road bends of Gata Loops early in the morning to beat the uphill traffic and scale the height of Takh (3,950m) and then it is a downhill. Cross over the low-lying road in the stream and ascend uphill again to the height of Lachung La Pass (5,060m) about 54 km from Sarchu. Then, drive downhill for 25 km till you hit the base of bridge before Pang (4,630m). Ensure to cross over Pang before 12.00 noon as traffic is not allowed in afternoon. Later, cross Tanglang La (75km from Pang) and another 30 km to Rumtse. Thereafter, proceed further to Leh, the saddle of Buddhist Culture. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Leh.
Day 12: Leh
Day at leisure for own personal activities. Bike Maintenance.
Leave the bike with the mechanic and explore the delights of Leh on your own. Visit the 16th Leh Century Palace (once the seat of power), the splendid World Peace Pagoda and the busy marketplace.
Day 13: Leh - Khardung La - Leh
In the morning ride to the world's highest motorable road, Khardung La. At 18,380 feet (5,602m), the ride will take a few hours of climbing out of Leh. After exploring the area back to Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Leh - Delhi
Board an early morning flight from Leh airport for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, transfer to international airport to catch onwards flight.