Red Panda Adventures will take you on a Himachal Pradesh bike touring experience across the adventurous high mountain roads to the regions of Kinnaur, Spiti, Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh. This is a wonderful route and lets you be a part of the experience and thrill of riding a himalayan motorbike and traveling around this beautiful region through – valleys, high plateaus, villages, streams, rivers, high mountain roads, temples, monasteries, and make numerous friends all along.
Experience the most adventurous as well as the most enriching cultural experience on motorcycles by exploring the unique culture and region of the mountain people with Red Panda Adventures.
Booking confirmation: 50% of the total trip fee is to be paid as advance to reserve the place in the trip. This payment has to be made at least 90 days before the start of the trip.
Balance payment: The balance 50% has to be paid 60 days before start of the trip.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We will provide a pickup and drop to this airport as part of the package. Inland train journey from Chandigarh to New Delhi and back is included in the cost.
Ladakh's lesser-known neighbor, the cold mountain desert of Spiti, is for travelers who dare to drift from the tourist trails. Spiti's postcard villages remain remotely tucked away in the lap of the mighty, barren Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, and it is here that you can hike along Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf habitats, visit monasteries dating back over a 1,000 year, sample a fascinating culture and cuisine different from the rest of India, and meet the kindest of people who live the harshest of lives. This is a world within a world, as Rudyard Kipling once described it.
On arrival at Delhi airport your Red Panda Adventures representative will greet you and drive you to the train station. You will be checked into a hotel at Chandigarh. Briefing will be done after dinner and we get prepared to ride the next day.
We start early. The ride is full of twisties as we begin our ascent from the plains to the higher mountains. Arrive in the beautiful town of Narkanda by late afternoon. Narkanda is known for its ski slopes (only in the winters) and also for its stunning scenery. You could climb up the Hatu peak or alternatively just relax in the Hotel which has great views of the landscape and apple orchards.
Today we descend from Narkanda and ride along the river Satluj. The adjoining valley is one of the prettiest in Himachal with tiny villages along slopes one one side and the Gigantic Kinnar Kailash peak dominating the scene on the other. Just before reaching our destination for the day, we halt at Reckong Peo to get the inner line permits, which are compulsory for all foreign visitors. In front of Kalpa is an impressive view of Raldang Kailash massif across the Sutlej River. Overnight stay in a hotel in Kalpa.
The landscape changes dramatically as we enter the rain shadow region today. In Hangrang Valley, Nako is the largest village above sea level. Nako is also famous for Nako Lake which has boating facilities in summer and during winter its frozen surface is used for ice skating. A Buddhist monastery is also located here.
Today we arrive in Tabo after having ridden close to the Chinese border. The ancient village of Tabo (3,050 Mtrs) is situated on the left bank of river Spiti. It is known for its monastery which contains a large number of scriptures and pieces of art, and wall paintings. As we move on towards Kaza, stunning lunar landscape on offer! At the foot of steep ridges, and on the left bank of the river Spiti is the Ki Monastery, which is the biggest monastery in Spiti and is located between Kibber and Kaza. Hundreds of Lamas receive their religious training in this monastery and is famous for its Murals and books. Go further to Kibber (4,140m), one of the highest villages in the world.
We move away from the barren region of Spiti and enter the green valley of Lahaul. On the way, we ride over Kunzam La (4551 m). We halt at Sissu where the overnight stay is at a campsite.
From the Lahaul Valley we travel along the winding road to reach the famous Rohtang pass at 3,978m / 13,050ft. We then begin our descent from Rohtang la to reach Kullu, a popular hill station. It is set amidst pine-clad mountains, which gradually close in on both sides of the Beas and nestling in their shade, as though carved out of primeval forest, is a scattered hamlet, which comprises this picturesque summer resort.
Today we finally begin our descent from the higher mountains to the plains. We finish our ride at Chandigarh followed by a farewell dinner party.