29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley

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5th Jun 2019
Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Day 1

Jaipur To Chandigarh

Starting from Home @8.30 pm

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma

Jaipur it is

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma

Reached Chandigarh
Stayed at Friends Place

Photo of Chandigarh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Mera bhai #RIP

Photo of Chandigarh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Vikas you will be in our Hearts Forever

Photo of Chandigarh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 2

•Early morning i started from Chandigarh
• Reached Mandi around 10am
• Had Breakfast and droves towards Prashar Lake

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

On The way

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Sun rise at Prashar Lake

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

• By 3 pm ive reached Prashar Lake, Exploring the near by areas and hills
• Overnight  Stay

Day 3

• Tripping at Prashar Lake

Monsoon Day

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Catchy Clouds

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Happy Face

Photo of Prashar Lake Camping And Trekking, Bagi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 4

Prashar Lake  to Waichin Valley

 
• Pitched camp at Waichin Valley for a Night
• Night time - Bonfire and Getting High

Heading to Waichin Valley

Photo of Waichin valley camps, Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Between Malana Village and Waichin Valley

Photo of Waichin valley camps, Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Way to Waichin Valley

Photo of Waichin valley camps, Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 5

Waichin Valley To Jibhi

• Ive reached Tirthan Valley, it was all raining, so ive planned  to hault at Jibhi
•Reached Jibhi by evening had a fine stay

JIBHI

Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Jibhi Waterfall

Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

•Goodmorning

Day 6

JiBHi to KALPA

From Jibhi to Jalori pass Roads are perfectly fine, views are mesmerising and scenic !

Jalori Pass

Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Jalori Pass

Photo of Jalori Pass, Jalori, Sajwar, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Terrific place, hanging legs from the cliff
Overnight stay at Roghi 4km ahead of Kalpa

Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Sucide point, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 7

Kalpa to Chitkul
• I planned to stay for just one night, but beauty of the place some how convinced me to stay for one more night😍

♡CHITKUL♡

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 8

Chitkul- Mesmerising and must visit Place
Staying todays night as well
Exploring Chitkul
Overnight Camping

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Chitkul Village from the Top

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Happy Faces- Local Kids

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Somewhere in Chitkul

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Locals ♡

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Bike Hiking

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Morning Scenes at Chitkul

Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 9

C H I T K U L    to    K A Z A

While going Towrds Kaza
I have visited
•Gue Monastery
•Nako Village
•Tabo Monastery and Village

Tabo bridge

Photo of Spiti Expedition, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Gue Monastery - Preserved Mummy

Photo of Spiti Expedition, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Spiti Expedition, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Kaza 24 more

Photo of Spiti Expedition, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

HIMALAYAN CAFE

Photo of Spiti Expedition, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

• Overnight STAY at Kaza

Day 10

K A Z A

KAZA - Adaptation day
•Over Night stay at a beautiful Dormitory
•Stayed Kaza for 7 Nights

@Himalayan Cafe

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 11

K A Z A

HiKKiM ~ World Highest Post Office
K○MiC  ~ W●rld Highest Village
LANGZA ~ Buddha statue down hill biking

Overnight Stay at Kaza

The only direction with the wrong spelling

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

HIKKIM - World highest post office

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

A different Pose

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Dow hill biking

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Day 12

K A Z A

Exploring KeY Monastery

Photo of Key Gompa, Key Monastery, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Exploring Kibber Wild Life Sanctuary and Village

Photo of The White Lady Homestay, Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of The White Lady Homestay, Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of The White Lady Homestay, Kibber, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Visited Chicam bridge and Village,
Enjoyed many off roading this day

Photo of Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chicham Khas, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Back to Kaza by evening
Overnight Stay

Day 13

KAZA TO MUD VILLAGE #pin valley

Visited Dhankar Monastery and Trekked to Dhankar Lake

Dhankar Lake

Photo of Dhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Dhankar Village

Photo of Dhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Dhankar Lake trekking

Photo of Dhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

LOCAL FRIEND _ TONY GUIDE????

Photo of Dhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

MapLust

Photo of Dhankar Lake, Dhar Nipti, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Dhankar to MuD Village

Mud Village _ Bhaba Pass trekking

Photo of Pin Valley National Park, Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Pin Valley National Park, Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Rahul Bhai -urf- Tony Guide

Photo of Pin Valley National Park, Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Tara cafe

Photo of Pin Valley National Park, Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Overnight stay at Mud Village

Day 14

M U D    TO    K A Z A

Back to Kaza
Enjoyed Cafe and Leisure Time
Overnight Stayed at Kaza

Day 15

K A Z A

Exploring local market, Food, Exploring Best Hotel Properties, Smoking Pots 😉 etc etc !!

• Most Importantly- waiting for Kunzum pass to get open 🥴

Day 16

Kaza -Langza -Kaza

Went for a Photoshoot 😎🕺
Pic Credit : @assambikers (Mayur)

DSLR PRINT

Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Natural Pose

Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Mere bhe Picture le lo

Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Edit work

Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

BACK TO KAZA
Overnight Stay

Day 17

K A Z A

Jaipur se Aye mere Dost
4 friends came to Kaza to Meet me😍
Visited all 6 places
Langza, Hikkim, Komic, Key, Kibber, Chicham

Also we went till Damuel Village above Langza

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Got this Amazing art this day

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

BEER TIME WITH FRIENDS
Also
Got News about Kunzum Pass has been Opened
Overnight Stay and Planning to go Kunzum Pass next Morning  !!

Day 18

Kaza to Chandartaal _ The Moon Lake

Blessed off roads

• Roads has mesmerising view both the side

•Reached Loasar, had lunch.

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Subhash Bhaia- we meet twice

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Afer Lunch at Losar headed towards Kunzum Pass

•The point i saw Snow, i decided to Thrashed my bike into the Snow, it was fun.
Visiting Kunzum Temple is Compulsory (Dm to know the story)😎

For more pictures of Kunzum pass
•VISIT INSTAGRAM : Dhruv_explorer_clan

Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Ig : dhruv_explorer_clan

Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Ig : dhruv_explorer_clan

Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Kunzum Pass, Dhar Thachakarpo, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

By evening reached Chandartaal and Pitched Tent

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

OVERNIGHT AT CHANDARTAAL
(Beautiful Camping sights 25 min before Chandartaal lake)

Day 19

Early morning Trekked to Chandar Lake

Alluring View

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

The Clouds at Chandartaal

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Possing Time

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Mountain ♡

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

Sheeps at chandartaal

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Dhruv Sharma

After visiting Chandartaal, i planned to visit Batal and check out the Road Situations, that it has been opened or not ?

• At Batal i found my Bike front tyre is Puncture
(Tent pitched at Chandartaal in solitude 🥴🤕)

• Stayed Overnight at Batal - Chaca Chaci Dhaba
•Made unforgettable Friend - Tenzing Bhaia
(Son of Chaca Chaci Dhaba)

Chaca- Chaci Dhaba & Tenzing Camps Batal
   ● Good place to stay (can buy RUM & Local Alcohol)

Day 20

Today i got little disappointed as there were 4 Glaciers points that still needs to cut out and make roads, also My bike tyre is puncture.
Planned to stay at Batal till i get Any help.

● Well see this was the situation

Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Saw a sign Bord, it was written

" YOU ARE ENTERING INTO STRESS FREE ZONE  "

Day 21

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME 🍻🎂

Birthday Gift was -  Himalayan Bikes Tyre front Tube😍

It was the 3rd day at Batal and my birthday too
• Without Network 🏕
•Bike tyre Puncture 🛸
•Tent Pitched at Chandartaal 🤦‍♂️
•No Tube and Air Pump😄

DESTINY : I FEEL BLESSED

Around 3 pm Tenzing Bhaia took me to Chandartaal for my Birthday Treat and throw a Liqur Party !

• I packed up my Tent
• Was full Tipsy
•Getting birthday wishes from Strangers

~Around 10:30pm i saw a guy struggling with his Himalayan Bike, i assured him  that i will help him by tomorrow morning as it was night and too dark.

THEN out of nowhere he came with a Himalayan bike's Front Tube, as a birthday Gift to me😍🙏

#gotHelp_after_3days

Stayed at Chandartaal ( Tenzing said sleep in any Tent in Chandartaal😂🕺 we were Fu**ing Tipsy )

Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Day 22

B A T A L

I helped the guy fixing his back tyre Puncture and he agreed to come with me to Batal and help me back with air pump !

Reached batal, after Lunch we started fixing my tyre, some how due to Tool malfunction it took one more day there.
( Elen key was of poor metal )
#stuck _again

But the good News was only last 2 Glaciers ate left to be cut out

Day 23

B A T A L

Frankly i dint felt like i got Stuck there, i was enjoying and chilling out with New local Friends, Army People and fellow travelers  !!!

Luckily I fixed my Bike and planned to stay at Batal tonight !

Day 24

K A Z A

Batal to Kaza

• I star my bike not to go back but to bring back my Luggage from Kaza
• Plan was to complete the Spiti Valley Circuit

Reached Kaza, Had Pan Cakes, Brownies, Tacos, Beer
, Bought Good Cigarettes 😍
Self Birthday Treat for me 🕺😉

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Overnight Stay at Kaza

Day 25

B A T A L

Kaza to Batal

• by 10am i left Kaza and ride towards Batal
•AT LOSAR i met Subash The Corp at Losar Check post, he was literally happy to see me back and said aap fir se aagye😄

Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

•Luggage fully Loaded
•by late afternoon i reached Batal

● at Tenzing's Bunker we Organized a Confidential Meeting 😉😂 as the Concern  was last Glaciers point still need to cut out.             

So we decided that next day early morning at 4:30am we will try and attempt to cross the area.
(Actually  Sneek Out the area till Chatru- as BRO is not permitting to go ahead untill road gets open )

● After Meeting -  Party time with Tenzing Bhaia, had Rum and good local wine and we enjoyed bonfire.

Overnight stay
Positive about tomorrow
Fingers Crossed 🤞

Day 26

The Finale Day BATAL to VASHISHT (MANALI)

•AROUND 5am (i am usually late) we started with few more Bikers, who has arrived last night.
• Had real Adventure and Adrenalin 😍😎
• Literally Climbed Glaciers
• Made way by own and with the help of other
• Crossed Successfully
• Made new Friends
• 1st  BATCH in 2019 to complete the Spiti Valley Circuit.

● Reached Vashisht & Overnight Stay

For Video visit my Instagram Page
Ig : dhruv_explorer_clan

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Find out my bike

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

My fav one, luckily captured

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Relaxing near Chota Darra

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Climbed uphill Before Chatru

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

Near Grampho

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

4th Glaciers point

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Day 27

I've been to Manali many a times, so after taking HoT spring Bath, i planned to leve for Jaipur.

BUT
BUT

AS THE PLAN WAS _ There is no Plan

• I went to Bijli Mahadev as i never visited

So i planed to do some off roading and climb the hill from Back side
30  km before Kasol, 4km before Jari

Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

•Unfortunately Heavy Rain started and i was searching a place to pitch my tent and it was about to get Dark.

A local name Maggu Bhaia, Invited me to stay at his house for a night and offered me food😍

MAGGU bhaia's House

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma

I Slept here last night and the morning view????

Photo of 29 Days Solo Trip _ Jaipur to Spiti Valley by Dhruv Sharma
Day 28

•Early morning we went for a short trek to Maggu bhaia's Apple Farm.
• After some more long talks i departed from there with lots of love and Blessing
• At the top  i have  parked my bike, as there is a trek of 30 min from there.

At Bijli Mahadev

Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Village View from the top

Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

Found Horses

Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma
Photo of Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Dhruv Sharma

•After 3 hours of visit, i treked back and headed back to Jaipur.

Day 29

Around 11 noon I've reached Jaipur Fully Tanned

Had a bath here

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma

Ive literally Dived from the pull wearing clothes. HAD REFRESHING BATH #Riding with wet clothes

Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Dhruv Sharma

Trip over But Trip Hangover Isn't 😍😉😎🕺

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