Ride the Himalayan Dream – Winter Edition

Total Trip = 1241 km*Total Carbon = 0.3 ton*Your Trip = 0 Carbon

31,490.00

Ride through the pristine wintry landscapes of Kinnaur & Spiti and experience the unique Holi celebrations at Sangla valley, on an adrenaline-fueled motorcycle adventure.

  • 23 March - 30 March
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Highlights

Embarking on a motorcycle tour to Spiti in winter is a thrilling adventure like no other. Riding through the snow-covered landscapes, you’ll witness the stark beauty of the Himalayas in their pristine glory. The frozen rivers, remote villages, and breathtaking vistas make this journey a true test of both skill and resilience. With the crisp mountain air and the challenge of the icy terrain, it’s an unforgettable experience for those seeking the ultimate winter riding escapade in the heart of the Himalayas.

  • Surrender to the exhilarating rush of adrenaline as you ride on rugged terrains and cross majestic high-altitude mountain passes.
  • Celebrate the festival of colours – Holi amidst the breathtaking Sangla Valley, dancing to the traditional tunes and indulging in festive delicacies against the majestic backdrop of snow capped mountains.
  • Witness the captivating charm of some of the highest remote villages in the world, where ancient traditions and warm hospitality welcome you with open arms.
  • Ride your way through a kaleidoscope of sights, from snow-capped Himalayan peaks piercing the deep blue sky to the pristine meadows painted in vibrant hues. 
  • Marvel at centuries-old monasteries perched on mountain cliffs.
  • Bask in the mesmerizing glow of starlit skies, sharing stories and laughter with fellow adventurers.

Join us on this extraordinary biking expedition, where thrill and serenity merge and the beauty of Himachal unfolds before your very eyes!

Route

Chandigarh - Shimla - Rampur - Sangla - Chitkul - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Kee - Kibber - Chicham - Kaza - Rampur - Chandigarh

Day 1Chandigarh - Rampur
Day 2Rampur - Sangla Valley
Day 3Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Kalpa
Day 4Kalpa - Nako - Giu - Tabo
Day 5Tabo - Dhankar - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Kaza
Day 6Kaza - Ki - Kibber - Chicham - Kaza
Day 7Kaza - Rampur
Day 8Rampur - Chandigarh

Hotel

8 – 9 hrs

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232 km

1021 mt

None


Day 1Chandigarh - Rampur

  • Embark on a thrilling ride through the scenic lower Himalayas.
  • Traverse the winding roads through the Apple Orchards of Shimla.

Hotel

3 – 4 hrs

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95 km

3000 mt

Dinner


Day 2Rampur - Sangla Valley

  • Arrive in the legendary Sangla Valley and settle into pristine surroundings slightly ahead of Sangla town.

Hotel

4 – 5 hrs

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70 km

2960 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 3Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Kalpa

  • Indulge in the Festival of Holi against the backdrop of majestic snow capped mountains in Sangla and Kalpa. The region resonates with the spirit of unity, laughter and unbridled merriment during the holi festival, creating an unforgettable cultural spectacle.
  • Ride to Chitkul, the last village nestled in the valley near the Tibet border.
  • Continue your adventure to Kalpa, a charming village that unveils awe-inspiring vistas of the magnificent Kinner Kailash range.

Guesthouse

6 – 7 hrs

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164 km

3280 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 4Kalpa - Nako - Giu - Tabo

  • Ride through the contrasting landscapes as you transition from the lush Satluj Valley to the rugged desert terrain of the Spiti Valley.
  • Explore the serene beauty of Nako Lake.
  • Experience a moment of intrigue and spirituality as you visit Giu, renowned for its Self-Mummified Monk.
  • Thrilling rides along roads carved out of rocks – commonly known as one of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads.

Hotel

4 – 5 hrs

2 hrs (optional)

110 km

3800 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 5Tabo - Dhankar - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Kaza

  • The mystical realm of Tabo – the Ajanta of the Himalayas, where the ancient Tabo Monastery stands for over a millennium.
  • Visit Dhankhar, the once-thriving capital of Spiti, adorned with architectural wonders that stand as a testament to its glorious past.
  • Ride to the highest village in the world, Komic at over 15000 feet. Visit the monastery and take in the panoramic views.
  • Visit Hikkim, home to the highest post office on the planet.
  • Make a stop at Langza village, a picturesque hamlet adorned with a captivating Buddha statue and a revered temple, renowned for its exquisite mud craft and pottery.

To the serene Dhankar Lake.

Hotel

2 – 3 hrs

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45 km

3800 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 6Kaza - Ki - Kibber - Chicham - Kaza

  • Head to the iconic Kee Monastery, a captivating sight perched atop a conical hill.
  • Ride over the Chicham Bridge – highest bridge in Asia.
  • Traverse the hunting grounds of the Snow Leopard as you ride along the buffer of the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and if lucky spot the elusive Leopard.

Hotel

9 - 10 hrs

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294 km

2313 mt

B'fast


Day 7Kaza - Rampur

  • Follow the Spiti river down the valley through Nako and Spillow, head back to Rampur for the night.

8 - 9 hrs

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235 km

300 mt


Day 8Rampur - Chandigarh

  • Head back to Chandigarh today where we end our trip.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodation Day 1 to Day 7 on a sharing basis
  • Breakfast & Dinner – Day 2 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast
  • Ride Leader Day 1 to Day 8
  • Support Vehicle Day 1 to Day 8
  • Mechanic Support Day 1 to Day 8
  • Monastery fees while in Spiti
  • First aid kit
EXCLUDES:
  • GST @ 5%
  • Mineral water and beverages (other than those provided)
  • Tips & Insurance 
  • Inner Line Permit (For Foreign Nationals only)
  • Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances, road blocks  or medical emergencies  
  • Add on Experiences entail an additional charge
  • Pick & Drop to Delhi or Chandigarh (this can be included at an additional cost)

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    Short but culturally-vibrant experiences that are windows to Spitian life.
    Enjoy these experiences as stand-alone programs or add them onto an existing Ecosphere trip.

    Cook Like as Local

    Work with our expert local chefs and learn how to cook mouth-watering Spitian delicacies.

    • January To December
    • 2 To 3 Hours
    • INR 550*pp*
    Cook Like as Local
    • January To December
    • 2 To 3 Hours
    • 550*pp
    Folk Expressions

    Keen on a rhythmic and melodic participation in Spitian social life? Join in for a magical evening of folk songs and dance.

    • May to October
    • 1 Hours
    • INR 9000*pp*
    Folk Expressions
    • May to October
    • 1 Hours
    • 9000*pp
    Bhuchen Performance

    Prepare to be transported at a mystical tantric performance by the Bhuchens. Unique to the Spiti Valley, these minstrel lamas perform Buddhist tantric dances to drive evil spirits away

    • May to October
    • 1 To 2 Hours
    • INR 15000*
    Bhuchen Performance
    • May to October
    • 1 To 2 Hours
    • 15000
    Throw a Pot!

    Get your hands dirty and learn the art of Pottery with the last-surviving potter in Langza village. Make your own Spiti Souvenir or a fossil replica!

    • May to October
    • 1 Hour to Full Day
    • INR 600 to 2000 pp*
    Throw a Pot!
    • May to October
    • 1 Hour to Full Day
    • 600 to 2000 pp
    Mountain Biking

    Hop on a mountain bike for an unforgettable ride through surreal Spitian landscapes! Cycle down at your own pace from Komic - the highest village in the World, or between Kaza and the iconic Kee Monastery

    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • INR 550*pp*
    Mountain Biking
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 550*pp
    Yak-Back Safari

    Not up for trekking. Travel through Spiti the traditional way on the back of a Yak!

    • May to October
    • 2 to 5 Hours
    • INR 2000 pp (min 2 persons) *
    Yak-Back Safari
    • May to October
    • 2 to 5 Hours
    • 2000 pp (min 2 persons)
    Spin Yak Rope

    Make and take back your own souvenir from Spiti. Learn the art of spinning yak wool and twine it into a yak rope.

    • January to December
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 550*
    Spin Yak Rope
    • January to December
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 550
    Say Yak Cheese!

    Discover traditional ways of churning butter, ghee, and cheese. Go back with a ton of learning and mouthfuls of Spiti’s unique Yak Cheese

    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 550*
    Say Yak Cheese!
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 550
    Session with Amchi

    Have your pulse read and get an insight into your internal health on a one-on-one session with the local Amchi (traditional Spiti doctor)! 

    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 600*
    Session with Amchi
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 600
    Nun for a Day

    Experience a day in the life of a Buddhist Nun. Hear their fascination stories, join their daily prayer sessions and discover your inner peace.

    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • INR 2500*
    Nun for a Day
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 2500
    Know your Leader Window to Spiti

    Deepak Santosh our Ride leader is based out of Bangalore. He is an experienced rider and has traveled on his motorcycle to Spiti multiple times over the years both during the summer and winter. He also has experience of riding across 25 states in India and across other countries like Australia, New Zealand, Spain & Portugal.

    Your ride leader is your window to Spiti, given the remoteness of the region, believe us when we say you will know Spiti better because of us

    I Love Spiti Drink and Drive Change!

    Potable drinking water is always a concern wherever we travel, as a result we end up buying bottled water and leave behind lots of trash.

    Ecosphere requests you to reduce your plastic footprint by carrying your own Water bottle that you can refill with filtered water. Most hotels have filters and we have set up water filter stations at various key locations in Spiti.

    NO ONE KNOWS SPITI LIKE US

    We are local and we are passionate. With us you will experience the hidden gems of Spiti like an insider.

    GOOD KARMA

    What you pay for your trip goes directly towards creating local livelihoods and supporting various development & conservation projects in Spiti.

    YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS

    Your safety is our utmost priority. We ensure our trips and staff follow highest safety standards and protocols. Our guides are all first aid trained and air ambulance services are just a call away.

    WE CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

    Traveling with us means you leave ZERO carbon footprint – all your emissions + more is offset by our award winning solar projects. We provide you reusable water bottles to ensure you don’t need to buy bottled water.

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