Spiti valley travel guide | Places to visit | Travel tips | Budget
For those who want to know the budget, place to visit, accommodations and some tips for a bike trip or a road trip to Spiti valley. I’ll share my experience and the expenses occurred during my Spiti valley trip.
I visited the Spiti Valley back in the first week of October’2017 on a 500cc Royal Enfield Desert Storm with my wife as a pillion.
Let me brief you the points that we are going to cover in this video.
1. Facts to know about Spiti Valley. 0:58
2. Why you should visit this place? 2:26
3. Best time to visit Spiti Valley? 3:53
4. Best routes to Spiti Valley? 4:46
5. Point of interest / Places of attraction. 6:21
6. How many days are required for a Spiti valley trip? 18:42
7. Places for stay/availability of accommodation. 19:18
8.Mode of transportation. 24:35
9. Availability of fuel stations. 26:49
10. Budget / Travel expense. 27:18
Our Spiti Valley Itinerary:
Day 1: Delhi-Chandigarh-Solan (https://youtu.be/LfbSKqXDPkY)
Day 2: Solan-Shimla-Rampur (https://youtu.be/LfbSKqXDPkY)
Day 3: Rampur-Chitkul (https://youtu.be/Co_ePpebkO0)
Day 4: Chitkul-Kalpa-Pooh (https://youtu.be/paHPttGiIRI)
Day 5: Pooh-Nako-Tabo (https://youtu.be/kHw9-llC9ME)
Day 6: Tabo-Kaza-Langza-Hikkim-Komic-Kaza (https://youtu.be/D1BtLaC-88E)
Day 7: Kaza-Ki-Kibber-Tashiganj-Chandratal (https://youtu.be/pxAstVJP_G8)
Day 8: Chandratal-Manali (https://youtu.be/2541-TRxbJQ)
Day 9: Manali-Manikaran-Mandi (https://youtu.be/2vQLEWy3NoA)
Day 10: Mandi-Chandigarh-Delhi (https://youtu.be/2vQLEWy3NoA)
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Very well explained everything. Fabulous job you did in aquring information, photography and other information.
How did you managed riding on spoke wheel. Didn't you feel if puncture occur than what, I have same bike with same spoke wheel , what to do before planning solo.
If puncture occurs to any nearby village or town then you'll get roadside assistance. Else, your bike need to tow to the nearest puncture shop. Many riders learn to fix punctures so they carry the puncture kit with them and help themselves.
Off-road bikes use spokes wheels because they often run on low tyre pressure to deal with difficult terrain. Whereas the alloy wheel cannot keep the tyre bead seated at low pressure as they are more prone to fail from hard impact and are heavier than spoke wheels.
The alloy wheels are rigid in nature and cannot damp the vibrations of the bike. Moreover if we hit a pothole, the spoked wheels which is made of a steel and is a seperate part from the rim may adjust to it and not suffer much deformation. Even if it does, you can fix it. But alloy wheels, due to its rigidity might not be able to withstand the force and may deform. And once deformed there's no other way but to replace it. Also installation of alloy wheels causes the shaft bearings to fail often due to the vibrations not being damped.
So my suggestion would be to keep the classic and vintage look going, and avoid alloy wheels.
I have replaced with a brand new tyre during my Spiti valley trip to minimise the chance of tyre puncture.
I'm not sure about your profession. But no doubt you are well educated and very disciplined. Well controlled over the language, the way you are narrated any layman also could understand. No show off. Perhaps you are from Mount Carmel. And top of the all my regards to your mom who has given you that much of culture. Your way of presentation is touched me. Very mesmerising. God bless you and your family.
Thanks & Regards
Very good valuable information. Thank you very much Artphilia. Hey I have a question. If we planned to go, should we prebook the rental bikes, hotels and guest houses and go or will we get them on the fly ? I am planning in September though.
The reason we didn't pre-booked because we were not certain about the destination. e.g On day one there was some trouble with the bike. So we stayed on Solan instead of Shimla. On day 3 while returning from Chitkul, we skipped Kalpa and also we couldn't reached Nako on time so we decided to stay at Pooh. So if you feel uncertainties better you book on the spot, there's not much of a difference in the price. But I must say you may get the Hotels occupied at some places if there's a rush. Same we faced in Chitkul.
If you're sure that you'll reach the destination on time. Then You can pre book the Hotels.
All of your description word to word is from Devil on Wheels Website Although you have spoken very well, but i do think that you should acknowledge their article and the Mentor of the site "Dheeraj Sharma".
One cannot post/copy word to word the entire article of any creator in the google platform and monetize it. Doing so Google itself will remove the content (You may have heard what the crawlers or bots do). You should recheck your observations and I urge you to watch the complete video. It takes a lot of effort to compose a script and give valuable information. And for that sometimes we take references from non profit websites like Wikipedia under the creative commons attribution. I also feel there's no shame to give credit to the creator if I use their content.
That's what I mentioned, for foreign nationals inner line permit is required if you go beyond Reckong Peo. Not required for Indians.
If you exit to Rohtang then no vehicle permit is required. It's only when you enter through Manali.
Hope I have cleared your query.
A vehicle permit is required for Rohtang Pass for anyone travelling from Manali.
For foreign national visiting the regions of upper Lahaul – Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley (beyond Reckong Peo), inner line permit is required to visit these protected areas nearby international borders.
Hi bro.. Really a great video.. I'm inspired to travel spiti this year June.. But I'm from bangalore and I just want to go rented bike road from Shimla n return back again Shimla.. As I'm planning flights from bangalore to Shimla.. Let me is this good idea.. Or any feedback
@Artiphilia thanks bro.. As I have already have travelled Ladhak 2 times its fine for me.. But bit worried about my wife, stay and is it good idea to travel in bike from Shimla cover till chandratal and come back again in bike
Yes planning via bus from Delhi to Shimla is a good idea. The road condition is Ok from Shimla till Kaza except few patches in between. Just be cautious beyond Losar and towards Chandratal as the road condition is rough.
During our Spiti Valley trip in first week of October 2017, we never wanted to skip Pin Valley. But due to some changes in itinerary we had to skip this valley. For those who are traveling to Spiti Valley, I'll always suggest to cover Pin Valley.
Thanks. For Kasol and Manikaran, When you drive towards Kullu from Manali, You need to divert from a place called Bhuntar, and is 50 km from Manali. And Kasol is further 30 km in distance from Bhuntar.
Thanks a ton bro... I have been to Sangla via Chandigarh , Simla & Rampur this October. I have promised my self to visit Spiti valley in summer 2019 & this video has helped very much to plan my trip. Once again thank you so much.
Excellent work 👏🏼👏🏼.. the way you are explained everything Is Awesome. You make very simple everything. You Done a Professional work 🙌🙌. If possible then please share your personal experience or difficulty you face in next videos.
While April cannot be termed as the best time. But you can plan your trip to Spiti in April via Shimla. And yes it's possible. But you cannot exit via Manali due to the heavy snowfall on Kunzum La and Rohtang La. Rohtang generally opens on April end or early May, whereas Kunzum opens on June. So you have to return via Shimla only if you have planned in April.
Hey Evan - I will be doing the same in mid-August. Did you end up doing the ride? We are basing out of Leh, riding down to Spiti/Kaza, and back the same way. Have any pertinent tips for us? We will be on RE Himalayas, and have hired a support vehicle to carry our gear.
Yes, You'll get help. The locals are very helpful. Even you may get support from the fellow travelers. I have seen many solo travelers. Just one thing to keep in mind.. never ride late or during night and reach your destination on time.So enjoy and all the best for your trip.
hi nice video
muje kaza jana he next yea,r so me plan kar raha hu delhi to manali and manli to kaza. muje esa wala environment chahiye jisme to show bhi ho clouds bhi ho blue sky bhi ho road bhi sahi ho, so konsa month thik rahega
Hi Ur videos are really awesome.. Spiti is mesmerizing.. Me n my husband are planning to visit Spiti in July mid. I just wanted to know if it's the good time to travel there or not. We ll be going through our own car TUV via manali. Please suggest.
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