A special kind of adventure through the impressive Himalayas. On Royal Enfields, we explore the beautiful and wild region of Himachal Pradesh in North East India. The Characters you will meet on this journey and their mind blowing stories are as impressive as the diversity and wonders found in the Spiti and Lahoul Valley.
What Awaits You
Hidden in north eastern of India, the Spiti & Lahaul Valley of the Himachal Pradesh region is the most remote place in a country defined by massive contrasts and population. Strongly influenced by Buddhism, the cultural depth of the valley unveils the many layers of diversity to be found on the road in India.
Exploring this region on Royal Enfields, it is an epic ride through rapidly changing scenery, customs, myths and beliefs. You will experience first hand the dust of India’s remoteness, the smells and sounds of the traditional way of living and the moving stories of the characters you will meet on this journey. Due to the heavy snowfalls in Winter, the route is only accessible for a short period of time in Summer. The roads are not for the faint hearted and the conditions are challenging.
With altitudes of more than 4500m and unplanned surprises that shape memories and experiences, the encounters you will find on this trip will turn every rider into a storyteller. Exploring this region on Royal Enfields, it is an epic ride through rapidly changing scenery, customs, myths and beliefs. You will experience first hand the dust of India’s remoteness, the smells and sounds of the traditional way of living and the moving stories of the characters you will meet on this journey.
The trip will start in Chandigarh, 4 hours north of New Delhi. If you need help with flights or transportation to Chandigarh, we can organize transports for you, just contact us.
As the roads are far from western standards, this tour requires not only a licence, but also experience on motorbikes. Not only are the roads difficult to handle, but you will regularly encounter everything from cows, donkeys to yaks in the middle of the roads. You should not be shy to use your horn!
The route of Spiti Valley is not your classic tourist track, therefore, some of our stops are unable to offer higher standards of accommodation. Majority of the trip we will have private rooms with hot water and comfortable beds. While, some nights will be spent camping. The normal camp tents are comfortable and sleep two people.
This trip requires some experience with high altitudes as we will often sleep above 3000m and some of the passes bring you to 4500m. If you have never slept on altitudes like this, we strongly recommend to try before booking.
Meet our amazing local guides
The term “Baba” is used in multiple languages and has different meanings. Sometimes it means grandfather, friend and in some cases, it means guru or spiritual leader. Babaji, is a little bit of everything. He lives in the small village called Diyaugi that you won’t find on google maps and is rarely visited by tourists.
We talked about the Yak that stood by the house, Jordan told us that this is not any Yak but the Holy Yak of the village. He further said that he saw one of us touching it, and that this is normally not a good idea, but the Holy Yak knew that we didn’t know, so he let us leave with no harm. Located 5150m above sea level, Komic Village is one of the highest on earth.
7th – 19th September 2020
Min. 4, Max. 8
Motorbike & Hike
Physical fitness required
Experience required for the different activities
How for to push into the unknown
The Package Includes
- Motorbikes, Royal Enflield 500ers or Himalayans + Fuel
- Backup Vehicle with driver and mechanic
- Twin room accommodation for the whole trip
- Breakfast and Dinner & Tea
- Water and Snacks on the road
- Tour Guide from Austria
The Package Does Not Include
- Alcohol, tobacco & tips
- Your personal expenses
- Damage to the bikes
- Hiking shoes
- Proper functional clothing (including warm jacket)
The tour will be accompanied by our local partner Makemyride and guided by our Austrian Snowmad Steve. Steve speaks fluently in both English and German,
however, in order to get the most out of your journey and the characters you meet, it would be ideal if you can speak English.
The hiking on this trip provides a perfect balance to sitting on a motorbike for hours.
While the hiking tours are not very long,
the mountains surrounding our route are simply breathtaking
and we strongly recommend you to join our Guide Steve and explore some places higher up.
Anyone who feels like resting or doing some cultural activities, is welcome to do so.
We recommend to use the online Visa application via https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html.
Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India.
The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
International travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,
with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
Visa application should be done at least 1 Week before departure.
For more Informations and Instructions, visit: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html.
India is known for its food. A broad variety of spices and colourful dishes make this trip a highlight.
Though we will not always be able to eat a-la-cart.
Depending on the stop, there are sometimes many option and sometime we get the common Thali-Dish.
There will always be vegetarian options available as this is also what most locals eat.
This trip is not suitable for people with physical handicaps.
How to book your trip
- Place your non-binding booking request
- You will receive your personal or group offer + a standard information sheet from us within three days
- Let us know if you want to accept the offer (valid for seven days)
- When you are ready you will immediately receive the travel contract with all further information
- Transfer the 20% advanced payment within seven days (you now have a spot for the trip)
- The remaining amount is due 20 days before the start of the trip (you will receive a reminder email)