Extreme Leh – Spiti Valley Circuit
Leh-Spiti circuit attract more tough motorcycle enthusiasts than any other Himalayan moto adventure route. It is the most popular Himalayan route among the foreign nationals in India. It is not an ordinary route, You will face the sheer strength and glaze of Himalayas. It’ll test your limits and endurance. One shall must do it once in a lifetime. It begins from ancient Buddhist town of Leh and ends at hill station Manali. An annual rally also held on it. This circuit goes through the picturesque three high altitude lakes of Himalayas, many treacherous mountain passes, beautiful green valleys and plains of Himalayas. Almost 80% of the tour offers you the ancient looks of Himalayas. You will see many Buddhist Monasteries which are almost 500 to 1000 years old and the amazing hospitality of the people.
Places to See
- Leh City
- Poatala Palace
- Khardunga La
- Upshi , Chang La
- Pangong Lake
- Tso Moriri
- Tso Kar
- Moore Plains
- Baralacha La
- Kunzum La
- Ki – Kibber
- Dhankar and Tabo Monastery
Day 1: New Delhi – Leh (By Air)
Today you will meet us at New Delhi Airport on a given time. After brief intro, we will fly to Leh city in Ladakh situated deep into Himalayas at an height of 3500 m. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will be advised to not to panic as you will feel slightly delusional due to lack of Oxygen or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickeness). It takes a day to acclimatize these condition. But if you feel okay then you can go on short walks for sightseeing like ruin Potala Palace or Shanti Stupa.
Day 2: Leh City (Know Your Motorcycle)
Today you will feel refresh after a good night sleep and ready to explore. After lunch you’ll see your mean machines for the first time. Our representative will give you the brief guide on its spec and controls. And also guide you on Indian road condition and traffic. Now you have the bike, so take it on a short ride to understand its controls, feels and riding condition in India. while we arrange your permits for tomorrow ride, you feel free to see the city and enjoy its hospitality.
Day 3: Leh – Khardung La – Sumur (150 km)
After breakfast we start our first day of motorbike ride. Today we will take you to a mountain Pass widely considered to be the highest motorable Pass on Earth ‘Khardung La’ which is at the altitude of 18600 ft. A Mix of smooth, unpaved and muddy road will take you there, it’ll be your first step of learning and experience your bike. We shall end our ride at Sumur which lies in a high cold desert.
Day 4: Sumur – Pangong Lake (160 km)
Today we’ll left the hotel early in the morning for the first lake of the tour. And you are going to see the ancient Himalayas for the first time. 160km ride is a long ride specially when you are doing it on unpaved roads at altitude above 12000 ft, but Beautiful ultra high definition Himalayas and its few green lands comes along with small water streams will keep you going. At Pagal Nala water stream you get the first glimpse of blue water lake. Feel free to explore the banks of the lake. Accommodation in comfortable Tented Camps.
Day 5: Pangong Lake – Leh (170 km)
After Breakfast we will ride back to Leh through Chang La. Take rest or shop around all up to you for the rest of the day. This will be our last Day in Leh on this tour, So from Day 6 we will be spending few days at regions lack of certain amenities like cell phone network, Internet, quality restaurant, provisional stores etc.
Day 6: Leh – Upshi – Tso Moriri (240 km)
Today we will leave the Leh city and head for the second highest altitude lake on the tour Tso Moriri (Tso means Lake). Tso Moriri which is also a wetland conservation reserve serves as breeding ground for the rare black necked crane bird species. From Mahe Bridge the road turns into dusty and covered with loose gravel all the way upto Tso Moriri and village Korzok. Accommodation in comfortable tented camps at the lake. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the lakeside and the village which is famous for its Korzok monastery.
Day 7: Tso Moriri – Moore Plains – Sarchu (226 km)
Today will be our last day in Ladakh region. Joining the Leh-
Day 8: Sarchu – Baralacha La – Jispa (102 km)
Keylong a small town will be our next stop. We will be here after crossing over Baralacha La 15900 ft, one of the many high passes on this tour & considered to get the maximum snowfall during the winters. Going past small Suraj lake, we’ll ride along the Bhaga river all the way down to Keylong. Accommodation in comfortable hotel.
Day 9: Jispa – Kunzum La – Kaza (200 km)
Ride to Kaza from Jispa is a bit long journey, so we will leave early in the morning. Also to avoid water stream at numerous occasion because as Sun rise over the sky water streams gets stronger due to ice melt. After having breakfast at Gramphoo, we’ll take the left route to Kaza from here. We’ll ride through the narrow gravel road for almost 80kms over the Kunzum La 15060 ft. till Losar checkpoint and enter into the lost in time Spiti Valley. We’ll continue to ride for 65 kms till Kaza (capital of Spiti). Accommodation in comfortable hotel.
Day 10: Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Kaza (32 km)
Today We’ll see the 1000 years old Ki Monastery and Kibber village which is claimed to be highest inhabited village of the world connected by a motorable road. It is only 16kms from the Kaza. Rest of the Day belongs to you.
Day 11: Kaza – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza (140 km)
We will set ourselves for early day start for a long ride. First stop will be at Dhankar monastery which is like the Ki monastery a fort monastery situated on a cliff at 12770 ft. After Dhankar we will be stopping at Tabo village 10760 ft. which is home to the holiest monastery of the world said by Dalai Lama, considered to be 1000 years old. We will continue to ride till lake Nako where we’ll take a brief stop for last sights of Spiti valley as we will be entering to Kinnaur valley very soon. After few kms downhill we’ll enter into Kinnaur valley at Khab bridge which connects the two valley and built over the junction of two rivers Spiti river and Satluj river. From here we’ll continue till Kalpa which is a known for its Apple and view of Kinnar Kailash very sacred to Hindus. It is an famous tourist destination. Accommodation in comfortable hotel.
Day 12: Kaza – Chandratal – Manali (223 km)
Today will be our last day on motorcycle as we start for the final destination Manali. We will ride through same route till Gramphoo, from here we take right towards Manali through Rohtang Pass. Accommodation in very comfortable hotel.
Day 13: Manali
Explore the hill station at your will, you can go to the Mall Road, shop around and eat at very good restaurants. Today will also be your last day of the tour, so be prepared to leave tomorrow. We’ll have a group photo and feedback session by the end of the evening. And if you want to stay a bit longer here, let us know by the evening and we will refund your air ticket.
Day 14: Manali- Kullu Airport – Delhi Airport
Today a mini coach will take you to Kullu Airport where the tour officially ends. Your Air tickets to New Delhi which is 1.30 hrs long will be handed over to you by our rep and we will say goodbye to each other.