Spiti Valley Biking and Backpacking Trip



About The Trip

If adventure flows in your veins and your heart skips a beat every time you hear about a road trip on the Himalayas, this Spiti Valley Backpacking and Biking Road Trip awaits you. We call you for 11 days filled with surprises from 9 places on the vehicle of your choice. 

Believe it or not, we are going on a rendezvous of rolling hills, stunning landscapes, offbeat locations, and dramatic enlightenment of our inner self. From insane views from the last inhabited village of India to the highest post office, you will cross paradisiacal monasteries, beautiful temples and babbling rivers. 

As a traveller, it would not be easy, but the thrill and adventure will keep you going. The road will take the following route: Delhi -> Jibhi -> Chitkul -> Kalpa -> Dhankar -> Kaza -> Spiti -> Batal -> Manali

This is going to be too exciting, and we sincerely want you to join us. Here is a brief itinerary of the Spiti Valley Backpacking and Biking Road Trip with Plan the Unplanned: 

Trip Highlights

  1. Meet fellow travellers and kick off your journey from Delhi to Jibhi.
  2. Enjoy the heavenly Cedar and Pine forests in Jibhi.
  3. In Chitkul, eat apples, play along the side of river Baspa, and enjoy snow-clad mountains.
  4. Eat snacks at India’s Akhiri Dhaba in the Sangla Valley.
  5. Meditate in Kalpa Monastery and go to Suicide Point.
  6. Exploring Kungri Monastery, Pin Valley and Mud Village in Kaza.
  7. Go to attain peace in Key Monastery in Spiti and see the breathtaking views from the Chincham bridge – India's highest bridge. 
  8. Also, go to the highest village in the world – Komic village.
  9. Go shopping, cafe-hopping, talking, exploring in the local market of Manali.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi to Jibhi | Overnight Journe

Day 2: Jibhi Arrival | Bike Introduction | Day at Leisure

Day 3 : Jibhi to Chitkul (214 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive

Day 4 : Chitkul to Kalpa (60 Kilometers, 03 Hours Drive

Day 5 : Kalpa to Dhankar (200 Kilometers, 07 Hours Drive

Day 6 : Dhankar to Kaza (40 Kilometers, 4 Hours Drive

Day 7 : Spiti Sightseeing Day

Day 8 : Kaza to Chandratal/Batal (100 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive

Day 9 : Chandratal to Manali (250 Kilometers, 12 Hours Drive

Day 10 : Manali Leisure Da

Day 11 : Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Selected Two-Wheeler for the trip

  • Transportation from Jibhi to Manali (Tempo Traveller)

  • Fuel for the trip duration according to the itinerary (if applicable)

  • Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary

  • Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast+ Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 10 Breakfast

  • Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour

  • Delhi to Manali Bus Tickets and Back

  • Spare Parts of Bike (Personal Expense)

  • Toolkit

  • Backup Vehicle

  • Mechanical Support

  • Permits Required

  • First Aid Kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder

  • Infrared Thermometer

  • Oximeter

Exclusions

  • Early check-in at the hotel
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  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature
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  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel
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  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions
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  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation
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  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing
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  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities
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  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions
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  • Riding Gears for the rider which can be hired (Knee pads and Elbow guards - Rs. 750/- for the whole trip
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost and security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts required.)

Detail Itinerary


Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

After meeting, shaking hands with each other, and settling in the bus, trek Leaders will brief about Spiti Valley Backpacking and Biking Road Trip. Strangeness or any shackle of fleeting doubts will disappear into thin air after the initial introduction. Then, you will be free to explore things yourself. We will leave Delhi at 7:00 pm and will reach Jibhi in the morning.  


*The pickup point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

Participants who opt for the Traveller option will get down at Aut Tunnel and head towards Jibhi. As for others, you will head to Manali to collect bikes. Later, after the test run, all will move towards Jibhi. 

Jibhi is a small hamlet famous for fishing, hiking and birding. It’s also a hotspot for offbeat trail lovers. Amidst the Cedar and Pine forests, as you will make yourself comfortable, let the sunset into the hills. If you have time, take a stroll around, and Jibhi will not disappoint you. 

The evenings are colder, and so we will return to our homestay by sunset. After dinner, rest for the night and gear up for the trek that follows the next day.



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

After breakfast, we start to the last inhabited village of India – Chitkul, which is 215 km from Jibhi. We will finally reach the magical Chitkul. Snow-clad mountains, green-red apple orchards, deodar trees, and the gurgling Baspa river contribute to the beauty. 

Mathi Temple and Chitkul Fort are sightseeing locations and of religious and historical significance. Take a halt at India’s Akhiri Dhaba in Chitkul and sprawl through the beautiful Sangla Valley.

You can enjoy the sunset on the way to homestay. Post-check-in, a delicious dinner will be served in the evening. Stay here for the night and slip into a deep slumber in Chitkul’s atmosphere. 



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

Post breakfast, we will be on the road to Kalpa. It lies at a distance of 60 km from Chitkul. Midway we will make a stop at Reckong Peo town. It is a chief village of the Kinnaur region, nestled at the height of 2,768 m and is famously known as “the abode of god”. It also serves as the entry point to Kalpa. As we head towards Kalpa, if the weather is clear, Mount Kailash boldly will offer its panoramic views. 

In Kalpa, we will spend the rest of the day in Kalpa Monastery and Suicide Point. This will mark the day as complete, and after a healthy dinner, we will spend the night here.



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

After early breakfast, the group will start at Dhankar. It is at a distance of 200 km and is approximately a seven-hour drive. On the journey, we will stop at Tabo Monastery and Nako Village

Later after check-in, dinner and conversations, we will call off the day and sleep. 



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

Dhankar to Kaza is the journey of inner realisations. It is known as the largest township in Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Beautiful rocky mountains covered in all shades, crystal clear rivers, peaceful monasteries improves not only the beauty of Kaza but gives it a different angle altogether. What else should we say? Go and find out yourself. 

On the way from Dhankar to Kaza, we will stop at Kungri MonasteryPin Valley and Mud Village

Slowly the sun will set, and following nature’s rules, we will have our dinner in magical Kaza and stay overnight here. 



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

We will start the day with a stroll at Key Monastery and Chicham Bridge (Asia’s highest bridge). Later, we will visit Hikkim – the highest post office in the world. 

We will then go to one of the highest villages in the world, marooned at the height of 4600 m and connected by motorable roads; Komic village will surely surprise you. 

Finally, we will go to Langza – the most beautiful village in Spiti Valley – known as Fossil Village. 

Later, we will head back to Kaza, have dinner, play, dance, repeat, and last sleep. 



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

Head start the day with an energetic breakfast. Move to Chandratal or Batal, midway stop at Kunzum Pass. The whole distance is 100 km. Later, we will serve dinner that will follow an overnight stay.



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

Manali is at a distance of 250 km and is an 8 hours dashing ride. Additionally, we will pass the Rohtang pass on the way. We will reach Manali in the afternoon. There is so much to do in Manali that will keep you occupied for the day. 

Post dinner, we will either take a stroll of the town or play at the homestay, whichever the group will decide. 



Breakfast, Dinner

Bike

Homestay | (Accomodation on sharing basis for both men and women)


Details

The group will be left at their discretion. You can engage in activities that you love doing the most – shopping, cafe hopping, sightseeing, talking to locals, or just taking a break from everything and meditate in a nearby temple. 

Then later in the evening, we will start our journey to Delhi.



Breakfast

Bike

Stay Not Applicable


Details

We will reach Delhi early in the morning. With heavy hearts and sweet smiles, it is time to bid goodbye with bundles of memories. 

We will ensure that your Spiti Valley Backpacking and Biking road Trip with PTU will not be the last one. You are our companion, and taking you on such trips is always a pleasure. Meanwhile, check out our other itineraries. We will wait for your call. Till then, keep living each second of your life and keep inspiring. 


Policy and Terms

No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

 Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within  44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

FAQ's

Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.

Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travellers and outdoor leaders.

The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/

Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.

Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)

Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails has a washroom facility during the trek.

Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/

We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever (family/health/work emergencies). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same

The Spiti Valley is renowned for its scenic landscapes and rich cultural history. One of Spiti's most well-known sights is Tabo Monastery. Spiti's monasteries are well-known for their magnificent paintings, historic temples, and many stupas.

The Spiti Valley, also known as Piti in Bhoti, is a frigid alpine valley high in the Himalayas, in the northeastern region of the Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. Spiti refers to the region that is between Tibet and India and means "The Middle Land."

Not just because of the lovely weather, but also because there are fewer tourists, the summer months of March to June are said to be the finest for visiting Spiti. The best time to visit Spiti is from October to February if you're looking for that ideal winter getaway.

The Spiti valley is an outstanding adventure location because of its very difficult terrain and breathtaking scenery. There are areas of India that are bordered by perilous lanes that are covered in frozen snow for most of the year.

In the Spiti Valley, which includes the villages of Kaza, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Key, Kibber, Langza, and Komic, only the BSNL or MTNL mobile network is functional. Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone are the only networks that operate in Spiti Valley.

By Air The closest airport is Kullu Airport. To get there, one may take a cab or rickshaw from the airport. By Rail The closest railroad station is at Shimla. To go to Spiti, one can rent cabs and Jeeps. The location may also be reached from the station by bus. By Road Since Spiti lacks an airport or a railroad, only roads may be used to go there. In Spiti, the roads are largely open all year round. In any event, considering that parts of the routes are six months blocked, one can verify the itinerary.

Additional Information

How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)

Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.

Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.

Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU

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