Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti

Tripoto
22nd Aug 2015

Key Monastery

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

sunrise at Shimla

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

somewhere at Rampur Bushahar

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

The famous tunnel on the Hindustan Tibet Highway

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Rainy Mornings at Sangla

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Hindustan ka aakhri dhaba, at Chhitkul

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Buddhist Prayer flags at Kalpa

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Enroute Nako

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

The mighty Enfield

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

the actual Highway to Heaven, from Nako to Tabo

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Tabo Monastery

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Entrance to Tabo

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Dhankar Village

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Langza Village

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

kids at Langza village

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

a bird's eye view of Kaza town

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Key Monastery

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Bharat Daak

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

and the flags finally adorn my bike :)

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

road to Chandrataal Lake

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Kunzom Mata Mandir, Kunzom Pass

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

12.5kms of this :D

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

The magnificent Chandrataal Lake

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

the end of an epic road trip, at Manali

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

breaks be like...

Photo of Highway to Heaven – Road trip to Spiti by Kush

Royal Enfield motorcycles demand respect. Now I know the reason why. Stark blue skies, barren landscape, the so called roads made of stones and sand, at 12,000ft above msl, riding your beloved Royal Enfield, there you stand, atop one of the world’s most beautiful places. No, I am not talking about Ladakh. Welcome to Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, the lesser known of the destinations.

The sound of Royal Enfield motorcycles still resonates in my ears, long after the ride is done, where those are the only bikes that can sustain the harsh terrain. Are they made of “Valyrian steel” ? was a question that came to my mind umpteen times as I rode through ascending and descending paths (yes, paths and not roads) of sand, stones, water crossings, mud, dirt and what not. This is a story of two friends, amateur bikers, riding all the way from Mumbai to Spiti valley and back. A 2-week, 5458 km road trip on a RE Classic 350 and a RE Thunderbird 350. Yes we were mad enough to do such a thing. But only true bikers will understand the meaning of taking such a road trip.

click here to read the full story - Highway To Heaven – Road Trip To Spiti

Shorter version -

Day 1 - Mumbai - Baroda- Ahmedabad - 569 kilometers

Day 2 - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Jaipur - 766 kilometers

Day 3 - Jaipur - Gurgaon - Delhi - 310 kilometers

Day 4 - Delhi (servicing and break) - 60 kilometers

Day 5 - Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - 360 kilometers

Day 6 - Shimla - Rampur - Sangla - 210 kilometers

Day 7 - Sangla - Chhitkul - Sangla - Reckong Peo - Kalpa - 136 kilometers

Day 8 - Kalpa - Reckong Peo - Nako - Tabo - 184 kilometers

Day 9 - Tabo - Kaza - Langza - Kaza - 124 kilometers

Day 10 - Kaza - Lossar - Kunzom Pass - Chandrataal Lake - 148 kilometers

Day 11 - Chandrataal Lake - Batal - Manali - 137 kilometers

Day 12 - Manali - Kullu - Delhi - 656 kilometers

Day 13 - Delhi - Jaipur - 303 kilometers

Day 14 - Jaipur - Pali - Ahmedabad - 774 kilometers

Day 15 - Ahmedabad - Baroda - Vapi - Mumbai - Home

Happy riding :D

Be the first one to comment
Related to this article
Things to Do in India,Places to Stay in India,Places to Visit in India,India Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Himalayas,Places to Stay in Himalayas,Places to Visit in Himalayas,Things to Do in Himalayas,Himalayas Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Ahmedabad,Places to Visit in Ahmedabad,Places to Stay in Ahmedabad,Things to Do in Ahmedabad,Ahmedabad Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Gujarat,Places to Stay in Gujarat,Things to Do in Gujarat,Gujarat Travel Guide,Things to Do in India,Places to Stay in India,Places to Visit in India,India Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Jaipur,Places to Visit in Jaipur,Places to Stay in Jaipur,Things to Do in Jaipur,Jaipur Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Rajasthan,Places to Visit in Rajasthan,Things to Do in Rajasthan,Rajasthan Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from New delhi,Places to Visit in New delhi,Places to Stay in New delhi,Things to Do in New delhi,New delhi Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Shimla,Places to Visit in Shimla,Places to Stay in Shimla,Things to Do in Shimla,Shimla Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Himachal pradesh,Places to Stay in Himachal pradesh,Things to Do in Himachal pradesh,Himachal pradesh Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Sangla,Places to Visit in Sangla,Places to Stay in Sangla,Things to Do in Sangla,Sangla Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Kinnaur,Places to Visit in Kinnaur,Places to Stay in Kinnaur,Things to Do in Kinnaur,Kinnaur Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Reckong peo,Places to Visit in Reckong peo,Places to Stay in Reckong peo,Things to Do in Reckong peo,Reckong peo Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Tabo,Weekend Getaways from Tabo,Places to Visit in Tabo,Things to Do in Tabo,Tabo Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Lahaul and spiti,Places to Visit in Lahaul and spiti,Places to Stay in Lahaul and spiti,Things to Do in Lahaul and spiti,Lahaul and spiti Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Kaza,Places to Visit in Kaza,Places to Stay in Kaza,Places to Visit in Kaza,Things to Do in Kaza,Kaza Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Kaza,Things to Do in Kaza,Kaza Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Manali,Places to Stay in Manali,Places to Visit in Manali,Things to Do in Manali,Manali Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Kullu,Places to Visit in Kullu,Places to Stay in Kullu,Things to Do in Kullu,Kullu Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Mumbai,Places to Visit in Mumbai,Places to Stay in Mumbai,Things to Do in Mumbai,Mumbai Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Maharashtra,Places to Stay in Maharashtra,Things to Do in Maharashtra,Maharashtra Travel Guide,