MOTORCYCLING TOURS INDIA / HIMALAYA
The remote regions of Spiti & Kinnaur will enchant you and test your riding skills.
Centuries old monasteries and high altitude villages dot this regions. The roads are challenging and the vistas breathtaking. Several river crossings ensure that every day has an element of drama.
We begin this Royal Enfield motorcycle tour in the gorgeous Banjar Valley in the Indian Himalayas crossing the technically challenging and visually stunning Jalori Jot (Pass) to enter a distinct part of Himachal Pradesh. Tibetan Buddhism with a heady mix of Himalayan shamanism and the harsh remoteness of this region has created a Eco system unlike any other in India. Centuries old monasteries and towns for trading caravans, a geographical location between India and Tibet make the, “Five Valley Trail” one of the most captivating rides both in terms of landscape and in terms of culture.The strength of human endeavor is visually evident as you cross Martian landscapes that suddenly sprout small villages that are more than a few centuries old. The ride into the beautiful Sangla valley with its apple orchards, blending into the apricot groves of Kinnaur. Mount Kinner Kailash, accompanies our journey as we cross into Spiti and its innumerable monasteries. From the spectacular Tabo (ajanta of the Himalayas) to the humble monastery at Dhangkar to the 1000 year old Kee, there are treasures lining our complete circuit.
Road trip through Eastern Himachal. Ancient Temples and Monastaries and many river crossings, Jalori pass, Narkanda, Kalpa, Chitkul, Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Kee, Kunzum La, Chandra Taal
Unpredictable weather ranging from rain, to bright sunshine, snow blizzards to sand storms.
INR 125,000/ Person (Rider)
The erstwhile capital of this region is a perfect start for your Himalayan adventure. Meet & Greet the team. A short ride to introduce you to your bike.
We descend from Sangla valley and continue through Kinnaur on good roads and some that are being constructed. Sharp cliffs and interesting road signs take you to the gorgeous village of Nako. The final descent into Spiti valley and the monastery of Tabo
We take a rest day and soak in the vibe of this remote village. Take short walks to the river or climb the surrounding mountains for breath taking views. Or just lie down next to the fire and stretch your legs.
We have breakfast at our hotel before we start on today's ride. A stunning ride through the great Himalayan national park, we cross the challenging Jalori pass before descending to the Shimla-Kaza highway
Many interesting stops today so be prepared for another early start. We stop briefly at Dhangkar, descend to Kaza and the highest petrol station. We proceed onward to Kee monastary, the village of Kibber and the picture perfect village of Cheecham. Traditional homestay
Some serious off-roading today. We start with a climb upto Kunzum La, the highest point of the whole trip. We divert towards Chandra Taal, spending some time having a picnic lunch.Several river crossings and gravel roads lead you out of Spiti and into Lahaul valley.
An early start today, breaking for a local style breakfast at a "Dhaba". Today's ride is fast paced on great stretches of tarmac before we divert and start climbing high into the Sangla valley.Overnight in tents
A well earned late start and a spectacular road that rides high along the Spiti river giving you incredible visuals of the valley. We have a short ride so we spend time on the road. Overnight at Losar
We join the Leh-Manali highway, crossing Rohtang pass. We ride past bikers who are just beginning their trip, while you ride the last stretch to where it all began 9 days ago.
- Accommodation for 9 nights
- Meals for 9 days
- All entries & Permits
- Motorcycles (inclusive of fuel)
- First aid with Oxygen back-up
- Back–up vehicle
- Support team (3 members)
- Internal transfers
- International Air travel
- Alcohol & Cigarettes
- Tips (recommended 10%)
- Personal Shopping
- Personal Equipment
- Camera Equipment
- Medical Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation
- Max – 10 bikes ( pillion extra)
- Min – 6 bikes (pillion extra)
We reserve the right to cancel a group in case the minimum group size is not met. We will inform you a minimum 1 month in advance and allow you to change to tour dates or receive a full re-fund
“The very first ride that Karma Yatri ever did. There were several starting troubles but once the trip got into the flow the memories kept pileing up with every passing KM. The only tour done on the older versions of the Standard 500cc bikes, this set the tone for all future tours ”
– Shashank Jaykumar- 2011
“The organisation of the ride and mixture of experiences was beyond all my expectations. The bikes, team and types of accommodation gave an amazing mix to the adventure. Awesome value for money”
– Suhas Huddar -2017
“This is not just a motorcycle ride, rather a leadership workshop on the road. The challenges one faces and overcomes draw striking parallels with the corporate world.A must-do for every leader”
– Abbas Ali – 2017
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