Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is a Himalayan desert mountain valley situated at an average height of 13,000 feet in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The rugged scenery is extraordinary: high above the tree line, with barren slopes surrounded by high mountain peaks and isolated settlements, like little green oases with some cultivated farmlands.

Often regarded as a chunk of Tibet marooned in India, Spiti Valley is enigmatic and is interspersed with tiny hamlets and serene monasteries sitting precariously on mountain crags spread across its notched moonscape. The scattered villages comprise of whitewashed mud-brick homes amid rugged mountains and barley fields.

Spiti valley is home to some of the highest motorable villages in Asia (Langza and Komic), highest post office in the world (Komic), Chandratal lake, beautiful and vast landscape, ancient and intact culture and simple people. The valley has a distinctive Buddhist culture similar to that found in Tibet and the Ladakh region in India.

The Tibetan influence and the rich Buddhist heritage can be seen all across the valley with numerous Gompas that dominate the area. Perched high up in the mountain ridges, these enchanting medieval monasteries, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags, are still places of active worship and hold treasure troves of artifacts, images and ancient frescoes.

Whatever you do here you can be sure of an extremely unforgettable unbeatable experience in one of the most remote and fascinating places on earth.

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WHEN TO VISIT

June – September

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE

4,590 mts / 15,059 ft

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels / Camps

TRIP TYPE

Overland Roadtrip

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis in comfortable guest houses, hotels or camps.
  • Meal inclusions as specified in the plan.
  • One Royal Enfield 500 cc per rider.
  • A pickup jeep as backup vehicle for entire duration of the trip.
  • Fuel for bikes.
  • A dedicated trip leader with a bike for the entire duration of the trip.
  • Mechanic included for the trip along with spare parts backup.
  • Dedicated SUV for all non-rider participants.
  • Wireless communication support and backup oxygen with the crew.
  • All Inner line permits and road permits as required.

Essentials:

  • T-Shirts (preferably dry fits)
  • Tracks / Riding Lowers / Cargos
  • Thermal Inners (Upper and Lower)
  • Rain Suit (Upper and Lower)
  • Sweat Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sun Cap and Balaclava
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Flashlights (preferably a head torch)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Sunscreen (minimum 50spf)
  • Sunglasses
  • Down Jacket / Riding Jacket
  • Personal Medication – if any
  • Backpack – Large and a Daypack
  • Pen Knife
  • Socks – Cotton and Woollen
  • Gloves
  • Some Identification