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The Tale Within Two Cities: How To Go About On Roads To Spiti Valley From Delhi

Out of all the motorcycle expeditions, Delhi to Spiti Valley and back is one of the most explored routes. If you are planning for a motorcycle expedition to this destination then following below itinerary will work greatly.

Delhi – Shimla / Narkanda

  • Sightseeing in Shimla including Mall Road, Famous Ridge, Jakhu Temple , Lakkar Bazaar
  • From Shimla, about 60 KMs is Narkanda that takes about 2 Hrs
  • Either you come back to Shimla after an 8 Hrs drive and stay overnight, or
  • Overnight at Narkanda, according to you suitability.

Shimla / Narkanda – Sangla / Chitkul (Kinnaur Valley)

  • If you leave from Shimla, start early and enjoy the scenic beauty en route
  • You can have lunch at Rampur
  • Go on an 8 – 9 Hrs of breath taking drive via Kinnaur Valley
  • Overnight at Sangla

Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla – Kalpa

  • Leave early and reach the beautiful Chitkul Village to spend some quality time
  • At Sangla visit the Kamru Fort before moving back to Kalpa
  • Next day behold the divine sunset and sunrise at Kalpa on the Mount Kinner Kailash
  • A total drive of 4 – 5 Hrs altogether on this day
  • Overnight at Kalpa


Kalpa – Nako – Nako Lake – Geyu Mummy – Tabo

  • Start your day in the early hours and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries on the Hindustan Tibet Highway
  • Explore Khab, Leo Purygal Peak from the Khab Bridge , Satluj Rivers and Confluence of Spiti
  • Lunch at Nako Lake
  • Ahead of Nako, come across the dreading Malling Nalla
  • Then after Chango – Sumdo you enter the beautiful Spiti Valley.
  • At Sumdo you need to go through a police registration, after that en route for Geyu Village to stopover the 500 Year old Mummy
  • Total drive of 8 – 9 Hrs, depending on the number of breaks you take.
  • Overnight at Tabo

Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake – Pin Valley (Mud Village)

  • Visit Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Lake
  • Enjoy the splendid views all day
  • Navigate the Pin Valley | Kungri – Sagnam – Mud – Tailing
  • Total drive: 4 – 5 Hrs in the day
  • Overnight at Mud Village in Pin Valley

Pin Valley – Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Kaza

  • Move for Kaza, Spiti Valley
  • Lunch at Kaza
  • Visit Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang
  • Explore monasteries and other places with a lovely drive
  • Road ends at Tashigang
  • Total drive: 4 – 5 Hrs in the day
  • Overnight at Kaza


Kaza – Hikkim – Komik – Langza – Kaza / Losar

  • Visit the offbeat places near Kaza
  • Behold the splendid view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza
  • Stopover at the Statue of the Buddha near Langza to have a view down the valley
  • Explore the important and highest monastery of Spiti Valley
  • You can drive to Losar if you want.
  • Total drive: 2 – 3 Hrs in the day excluding Losar
  • If planning for Losar, enjoy the scenic drive of complete Spiti Valley at an easy swift
  • Total drive: 2 – 2.5 Hrs between Losar and Kaza, depending on breaks you take
  • Overnight at Kaza or Losar

Kaza / Losar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal / Battal

  • Visit Chandratal via Kunzum Pass
  • About 2.5 KMs from the lake, you can set up camps and stay at Battal tosave time as well as energy for next day.
  • Total Drive: 4 – 5 Hrs drive minimum
  • Overnight at Battal or Chandratal Camps

Battal / Chandratal – Kunzum Pass – Rohtang Pass – Manali

  • Drive back to Manali through the Rohtang Pass
  • Move via Battal – Chattru – Gramphu route to the Rohtang Pass
  • Total Drive: 7 – 8 Hrs easily if there isn’t any bottleneck at Rohtang Pass
  • Overnight at Manali

Manali – Delhi

  • If you have time then go ahead and explore Manali
  • Manali Local sightseeing includes Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Mall Road, Old Manali, Local Monastery, Vashisth Hot Water Springs
  • Total Drive: 12-14 Hrs, depending on the breaks taken in between
  • Back Home

Spiti Valley holds some of the most breathtaking sceneries. A motorbike journey to this place will definitely one of the most incredible and life changing expeditions for you.

Images: Wikipedia, Himalayantrails