It’s known as Little Tibet Motorbike Tour because we remain in the Indian Himalayas, yet the landscape is just as spectacular as in Tibet proper or perhaps even better. In Little Tibet, we can travel without having minders watch our every move, and the Tibetan exiles still live as they did before the annexation of Tibet by China.
The little Tibet motorbike tour will take us through the Sutlej and Spiti valleys to the very roof of the world. It’s an otherworldly landscape.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi By Flight
Arrive Delhi, meet assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Delhi – Kalka By Train
Kalka – Nahan By Road 85 Kms. / 02 -03 hrs. appx.
After breakfast you will leave Delhi by AC vehicle for Nahan. Reach in Nahan, first time you will be introduced to our Royal Enfield Bike. Get important instructions for the tour to Himachal Pradesh. Take a warm up ride in Nahan & around Nahan. Nahan is situated on an isolated ridge in the Shivalik hills, overlooking Greenfields
Day 03 Nahan – Shimla By Bike 125 Kms. / 03 -04 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride Royal Enfield for Shimla from Nahan. We will ride through amazing scenery & beautiful picturesque of Shimla. Shimla was the Summer capital of India under British rule. Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 04 Shimla
After breakfast full day sightseeing various view points around Shimla like Mashobra, naldehra, Kufri, Shilon Bagh & Chail Including Golf course at Naldehra. Nestled between the beautiful lofty ranges of the Himalayas, lies the Naldehra hill station. The Naldehra hill resort near Shimla is no less than a picture perfect destination. The blue skies, lush green forests and an occasional rainbow thrown in makes the place look like it has been painted on a canvas. The most famous attraction of Naldehra hill station is the 18 – hole golf course that is considered to be the most challenging golf course. This is because it is situated at an altitude of 2044 meters! The golf course is one of the most gorgeous stretches of land in Naldehra. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 05 Shimla – Sarahan By Bike 150 Kms. / 04-05 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Sarahan.
Soaked in nature’s beauty, Sarahan is flanked on the banks of the meandering Sutlej River. The way to Sarahan through Fagu, Theog, Narkanda, Rampur, and Jeori is extremely scenic-traversing through mountains flanked by steep cliffs on one side and deep ravines on the other, dense emerald pine forests, terraced farms, apple orchards. Once in Sarahan, one beholds a range of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and one of them is the Shrikhand Peak. The rather peculiar thing about this peak is that it is only one whose tip remains uncovered with snow. In the evening, sunrays adorn the peaks and the sight is simply stupendous. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 06 Sarahan – Sangala By Bike 85 Kms. / 03-04 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Sangala valley.
About 85 km from Sarahan lies in the Sangla valley. The road to Sangla is narrow, rough, and hazardous, taking one through Wangtu and Karchham. The Sutlej River that meanders below now emerges in all its frenzied ferocity. The sheer force with which it gushes down makes it awesome. The road to Sangla is crudely carved out of rocks and runs parallel to the river that is deep down in the forge. At some places, there is barely enough space for the bus to wriggle through the rough road and the rock above. Sangla Valley is also famous for its natural beauty and few old villages. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 07 Sangala – Kalpa By Bike 50 Kms. / 02 -03 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Kalpa.
Kalpa has all the makings of an Indian Fairyland. At a height of 10,900 feet in Himachal Pradesh, 265 kms ahead of Shimla on the NH22 in Kinnaur District is this hideaway town. It is located at the base of the imposing Kinner Kailash ranges and Shivling peaks which rise upto 20,000 feet, towering above the clouds, kissing the heavens, encircling the area around. Kalpa itself is spread amidst chilgoza forests, apple plantations and the holy deodhars. It is reached after crossing the quaint town of Recong Peo, which has a hundred-year-old monastery
Day 08 Kalpa – Nako By Bike 110 Kms. / 04 -05 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Sangala Nako lake.
Nako lake is surrounded by willow and polar trees. There is a small village on the bank of this lake – and the village seems to be half buried by the lake’s borders. On the water’s northern side, are four Buddhist temples with stucco images and murals. Near Nako is a footprint-like impression ascribed to the saint Padmasambhava. It freezes in winter and people enjoy skating on this lake. Nako Lake is a pilgrim destination for the Buddhists. Because the Nako Lake is situated at such a great height, there are only a few species of fishes that populate the lake. Overnight stay in Nako.
Day 09 Nako – Tabo By Bike 70 Kms. / 03 -04 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Tabo.
The Tabo Gompa, or Buddhist monastery, is second in importance only to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet in the entire Himalayan region. It was developed as an advanced centre for learning by the great teacher and translator Lotsawa Rinchen Tsang Po, the king of western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge – also known as Lha Lama Yeshe O’d or Mahaguru Ratnabhadra. The Chos-Khor at Tabo remained one of the most important Buddhist establishments during the time of Lotsawa after the Chos-Khor at Tholing, the capital town of Guge. It is known that the Chos-Khor at Tabo commanded great importance, and hosted for a considerable period, many great scholars and translators in the Buddhist history studies. To date, it is the preserver of the Buddhist Legacy and is one of the most important Gompa of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world. Overnight stay in the guesthouse of the monastery.
Day 10 Tabo – Kibber By Bike 70 Kms. / 03 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Kibbar.
Kibber, the highest village in the world, is located in Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of about 4205 mThe main attraction is Kibber Sanctuary. Kibber also serves as a base camp for the trek to the Tso Morari Lake in Ladakh. Kibber Sanctuaryis the only sanctuary in the country which is situated in the cold desert area and covers about 1400 sq km. Wildlife species include blue sheep and ibex. Panoramic views of Shilla Peak and Parang La Pass are the added features. Kee Gompa, on the way to Kibber, is worth a visit. The Kibber sanctuary also covers the highest peak in Himachal Pradesh, Gya (22,290 ft) in the north and it will touch another high point of Kamelong (19,362 ft) in the south. Kibber Sanctuary is linked with road via Lalung, Langcha and Kibber village.
Day 11 Kibber By Bike
After breakfast visit Parang pass, Tabo, and Tso Morari lake.
Parang Pass: Parang Pass (Parang La), situated at an altitude of 5,580 m above sea level, connects the Spiti Valley with other parts of Laddakh. The Parilungbi River flows on the Spitian side of the pass and the track runs on its side. There is a glacier about 3 km north-east of this pass. There are a number of crevasses, which make it difficult to cross.
Tabo: Situated at the height of 3050 meters and On the left bank of river Spiti not far from Sumdo, Tabo is surrounded by high mountains. The thousand year old Tabo Gompa that was established by the painted stucco, the monastery has priceless collections of manuscripts and thankas.
Tso Morari Lake : Tso Morari, sometimes spelt Tsomiriri Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Laddakh region, is situated at an altitude of about 4900 m. This lake which is almost like an inland sea, has a length of about 22 km and a depth of more than 30 m at the deepest point.
Day 12 Kibber – Manali By Bike 195 Kms. / 06- 07 hrs. appx.
After breakfast ride to Manali.
Manali – Just 40 kms away from Kullu to the north, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travelers. Overnight stay in Manali.
Day 13 Manali – Nalagarh By Bike 246 Kms. / 06- 07 hrs. appx.
In the morning, depart by private car for Nalagarh. On arrival transfer to hotel, later visit to Nalagarh.
Nalagarh Fort: It is located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas offering a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills that is beyond the Sirsa river. It is assumed that this is the first one out of the three forts built by the kings of Jaipur. It has a series of structures built mostly in the Mughal style of architecture.
Ramgarh Fort: This is a heritage hotel with a history that dates back 350 years. It was built by Kushal Singh who built Khajuraho temple-a successor of the Chandel Rajput rulers. Here you will see a 37 feet door that is considered to be the tallest in India. There you will see the ancient well, sun clock and unused tunnels it all generate an atmosphere of mysterious charm and historical splendor. The interior are beautifully decorated.
Yadavindra Gardens: Here you will find seven downward terraced lawns that is placed at the foothills of the mount Shivalik that is made up in Mughal style located in Nalagarh.
Day 14 Nalagarh – Chandigarh By Road 60 Kms / 1 hr appx.
Chandigarh – Delhi By Road 238 Kms. / 5 hrs appx.
Delhi – Home By Flight
After breakfast drive to Delhi enroute take a short visit to Chandigarh.
The Capitol Complex: The capitol complex is the location of the major administrative buildings of the states of Punjab and Haryana. The main buildings located in this complex include the Legislative assembly, the high court, and the secretariat.
Rock Garden: This garden is an amazing example of the fusion of innovation and artistry.. It is the most popular among the places to visit in Chandigarh, and attracts many tourists every year. The park is adorned by waterfalls, pools and trees. An open air theater within the garden is used for many cultural activities.
Rose Garden: The rose garden is also known as Zakir Hussain rose garden. It is the largest rose garden in Asia and displays an amazing range of over 1600 rose species.
Arrive in Delhi & have time for fresh up & shopping. Have a cocktail Dinner party with in good restaurant in Delhi. Later you will be transferred to Delhi International Airport.
|City||Night (s)||Hotels / Camps|
|Nahan||01||Grand View Resort|
|Sarahan||01||Green Valley Resort|
|Sangala||01||Rupin River View|
|Kalpa||01||Rooling Rang Resort|
|Manali||01||Golden Tulip Manali|
– Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands
– Meet assist at the airport, railway stations, and hotels and during the excursions, sight seeing.
– 13 Nights Accommodation.
– Meal Plan – Full board basis.
– All currently applicable taxes including Government service tax and VAT.
– Lunch at good Indian restaurants.
– Entrance fees to the monuments.
– Royal Enfield 500 CC motorcycle rental for the entire trip
– Engine oil and fuel for the entire trip
– Delhi – Kalka Train fare in economy class.
– Back up by Tata / Toyota Jeep
– Service of a mechanic for the entire trip
– Presently applicable taxes.
– India Visa Fee.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– International Airfares, Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.