Ride the winds – Spiti Mountain Biking Expedition

Spiti Mountain Biking Trip – At a glance

Duration: 8 nights/ 9 days

Tour: Manali, Kaza, Tabo, Gyu, Chandrataal, Kaza, Manali

Getting there: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali and Back or flight to Kullu and back

Difficulty level: Extreme – huge climbs

Be prepared for: Good climbs and exhilarating downhills – Mix of tarmac, single tracks and gravel

Bike suitability: Hardtail MTBs

What is the Spiti MTB Expedition all about?


Mysterious snow covered mountains, pure blue skies dotted with white clouds, a barren landscape above 3,000 meters altitude, hidden lakes and an adventurer on her mountain bike exploring these vistas that gods themselves created. Does this describe you and a dream come true? Read on…

What the Spiti Mountain Biking expedition encompasses

The challenge – grueling uphill climbs to reach some of the most spectacular spots you can possibly imagine. Don’t forget, the altitude will vary from anywhere between 3,500 to 4,500 meters. Add to that cold and thin mountain air. Once you do it, you can proudly tell yourself what you’re truly made of.

The more fun challenge – after those uphill climbs, don’t forget there will be a massive decent into the valley. Some single tracks, some gravel tracks, some roads and all will have a few things in common – you, a spectacular adventure, the fresh mountain air and the landscape which you can’t imagine while sitting here.

The places you’ll visit – will leave you speechless to say the least. Those pictures which you bring back will be a memory of a lifetime

The break days – breathe the air, walk in villages, short recovery rides, hot tea, local food and a complete rejuvenation of senses.

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Pictures from Spiti

Spiti Mountain Biking itinerary

Arrive in Manali in the morning and spend the day walking/ hiking to acclimatize to the altitude

You’ll be picked up early in the morning from your hotel for the 10 – 11 hours drive across the Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass to Kaza.

From Kaza to Tabo, the distance is roughly 50 km. The ride is predominantly downhill, however as every mountainous ride goes, there are several uphill sections on the ride. Kaza lies at an altitude of about 3,600 meters and Tabo is at an altitude of about 3,280 meters.
At Tabo, after checking into the guest house, visit the Tabo Monastery which is said to be over 1000 years old. The walls of the monastery are adorned with beautiful frescos. You may need to carry a torch to be able to see these as it is quite dark inside the temples.

Ride distance is about 68 km (return). Today will be a good challenge as there will be several climbs and downhill sections. The last 8 km to Gyu village is a steep climb. Be prepared as the ride today is going to be spectacular.
After visiting the mummified lama, you will ride back to Tabo.
Tabo altitude: 3,280 meters (First downhill, then uphill) Gyu: 3,000 meters

Komic, the highest village in Asia is about 23 km away from Kaza. What this means is simply that there is a massive 23 kms incline to be tackled today. Once again, the views at Komic will leave you speechless. Those spectacular meadows above 4,000 meters, the blue skies, the beautiful monasteries with fluttering prayer flags are simply delightful to the senses.

After Komic, you will ride downhill to Langza village and then continue downhill to Kaza.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight Kaza

You’ll give the bikes a rest today and head out for a short walk to explore Kaza town.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (lunch will be at a café in Kaza)

Overnight Kaza

You’ll settle into the vehicle today for a beautiful drive to Chandrataal lake across the Kunzum pass. You’ll have a lot of opportunities to click picture and enjoy the day.

You’ll camp close to Chandrataal and get an opportunity to walk alongside the lake and in the meadows.

Overnight camping at Chandrataal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prepare to be overwhelmed! The day starts off with a gorgeous single track downhill to reach Batal.  At Batal, your bikes and you will be loaded up in the support vehicle and from there, you will be driven to Rohtang pass. Depending on the time of arrival at Rohtang, you’ll either cycle downhill 50 kms to Manali or be driven to Manali.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Manali.

Check out from your hotel in Manali. Trip ends.

Trip Price
INR 39,990/- Per person (Inclusive of 9% Service Tax)
Bike Rental
INR 7,500/- Per bike (mechanical v-brakes. Mechanical v-brakes, 7×3 drive train. Btwin rock rider 5.1)
INR 9,500/- Per Bike (Mechanic disc brakes. 8×3 drivetrain. Trek 4300)
INR 11,500/- Per bike (with Hydraulic components – Trek, Scott, Giant, Merida, Focus)

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Price includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis (3 nights Kaza, 2 nights Tabo, 1 night camping at Chandrataal, 2 night in Manali)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner from Kaza to Chandrataal
  • All road transfers during the trip
  • Camping (tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses) near Chandrataal
  • Cycle mechanic to accompany the group
  • Escort vehicle for the duration of the trip – the vehicle will be big enough to carry cycles and riders
  • Transportation for the bikes during the ride
  • GoMissing Chief Experience Officer to accompany the group – who is an expert cyclist
  • Hydration, fruits and energy drinks while cycling

Price does not include

  • Travel to/from Manali from your hometown
  • Meals apart from what is included
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Costs of optional activities
  • Accommodation apart from what is specified in the itinerary
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances (landslides/ road blocks/ bad weather conditions etc)
  • Anything not mentioned in price includes

Trip Dates

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Status
 
03-Jun-2017
11-Jun-2017
9 days
Available
 
 

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