An epic road trip to Spiti Valley

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29th Jul 2018
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
Day 1
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

There are only tents here. And it's really cold in the night. Temperature falls to 1 Degree . Star Gazing in the night is the best thing to do here after visiting the Lake.

Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Day 2

Day 3 - Set to depart Tabo ( 150 Km ) Early Morning At Kalpa, with the Kinnaur Kailash in the background, and our Machines ????

Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Road from Shimla To Kalpa is nice until Rampur and after that you will get a bad paych of around 50KM just like in this photo.. And then you will reach Kapla.. and can adore the massive Kinnaur Kailash.

And you are gonna really enjoy till Rampur . The twisteies, curvy roads.. with greenary on both side and Apple Orchards all over.

Stuck here for 30 mins as there was a huge water crossing and our the first one of our Ride . We were on our way to Tabo.

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh

Bad Patch after Rampur

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Kinnaur Kailash - shivling is not visible due to clouds. It takes 2 days to reach the shivling and the road opens only for 15 days each year.

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Day 3

And yes, we cannot ride as our bikes are really thirsty for this liquid . Fueling up at Kalpa, as the next pertrol pump is at Kaza which is too too too far .

Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

It was Kalpa to Tabo.

With few bad patches , the road condition is all good. BRO did an awesome job. Hats off to BRO.

In this route you are going to climb up mountains and then descend. And be careful as one miss and you will be falling straight down.

Be aware of local buses. Rest of all enjoy the scenic beauty.

We were on our way to Tabo , and Oh Man !! Drive cautiously, as there are shooting stones and it really hurts. I got one on my backside, though I was fully geared up so nothing happened.

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Day 4

F*L*G

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh

View from Dhankar Monastery

Photo of Dhankar Monastery, Sichling-Dhankhar Gompa, Dhankhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

20 Km's before Kaza , and it was mesmerizing view. Any camera cannot do the justice , you need to visit this for real to see this beautiful land.

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Kaza is a small town with the highest petrol pump.

You can visit many places nearby like Kye Gompa, Chicham Bridge, komic Village. And the highest post office at Hikim which is still operational.

Do visit Himalayan cafe at Kaza market . It's an awesome place to hang out with.

There are any home stays around Kaza market if you need an cheap stay.

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Dhankar Monastery, Sichling-Dhankhar Gompa, Dhankhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Dhankar Monastery, Sichling-Dhankhar Gompa, Dhankhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Dhankar Monastery, Sichling-Dhankhar Gompa, Dhankhar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Day 5

Iron Bridges - You will see many such bridges all over the route . Hats off to BRO

Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh

Key Monastery

Photo of Key Gompa, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Towards Chicham Bridge

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Morning View from Hotel Room

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Key Gompa, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Key Gompa, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

And I jumped @ 13496 ft.

Photo of Chicham Bridge, Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Day 6

Only thing I know. This is Asia's highest bridge.

Asia's Highest Bridge @ 13596 ft.

Photo of Chicham Bridge, Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

On our way to Chandratal Lake

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh

2nd Water crossing - towards Chandrataal Lake

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh

ChandraTaal or the moon lake get it's name due to it's moon shape .

It's beauty cannot be described until and unless you visit this and

Photo of Chandrataal Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of An epic road trip to Spiti Valley by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
Day 7

And we did it - 7 Days , Spiti Valley Completed !!!

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh

Famous Chacha Chachi Dhaba - Saviour of the Mountains

Photo of Chacha-Chachi's Dhaba, Gramphu-Batal-Kaza Road, Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gurprit Singh
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Gurprit Singh
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