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Thread: Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

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    Default Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

    Hello Freinds!
    Last year i had a successful Ladakh solo bike trip, and how much i loved it i cant put it in words, it was truly a brief experience of Heaven. Anyways!
    This time i am here to plan my upcoming bike trip to Spiti Valley which i will start on 1st of June 2018.

    My proposed Itinerary looks like this:

    Starting from DELHI to SHIMLA

    • Shimla – Kufri – Fagu – Narkanda [63 kms]
    • Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Rampur [65 kms]
    • Rampur – Jhakri – Jeori [24 kms]
    • Jeori – Sarahan [ 16 Kms]
    • Sarahan – Jeori – Wangtu – Tapri – Chooling – Karcham [67 kms]
    • Karcham – Sangla [18 Kms]
    • Sangla – Chitkul [ 22 Kms]
    • Chitkul – Sangla – Karcham – Powari – Reckong Peo [60 Kms]
    • Reckong Peo – Kalpa [10 Kms]
    • Kalpa – Reckong Peo – Pooh – Khab – Nako [110 Kms]
    • Nako – Malling Nullah – Sumdo – Hurling – Tabo [67 Kms]
    • Tabo – Dhankar [33 Kms]
    • Dhankar – Kaza [34 Kms]
    • Kaza – Tashigong – Langza – Kaumik – Kaza [60 Kms]
    • Kaza – Losar [60 kms]
    • Losar – Kunzum Pass [ 25 Kms]
    • Kunzum Pass – Chandrataal [14 Kms]
    • Chandrataal – Batal – Gramphu [63 Kms]
    • Gramphu – Rohtang Pass – Marhi – Manali – [70 Kms]
    • Manali- Delhi (580Kms) Journey Ends Here.

    Kindly enlighten me with your views if my plan is workable. and also let me know if any of you would like to join me.

    Regards!
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    Default Re: Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

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    Yes, this route is doable. How many days do you have for the trip?
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    Default Re: Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

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    Yes, this route is doable. How many days do you have for the trip?
    Time is no hurdle for me i have plenty to spend on this one.
    I would try to cover as much distance as i could comfortably and without loosing a nap, the only thing i would like to get suggestions for:

    1. if the above mentioned route plan is workable?
    2. Accommodation/Camping sites on this route.
    3. Fuel Availability on this route.
    4. Chandrataal road status

    Also if anyone would like to join.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by sambak View Post
    Time is no hurdle for me i have plenty to spend on this one.
    I would try to cover as much distance as i could comfortably and without loosing a nap, the only thing i would like to get suggestions for:

    1. if the above mentioned route plan is workable?
    2. Accommodation/Camping sites on this route.
    3. Fuel Availability on this route.
    4. Chandrataal road status

    Also if anyone would like to join.

    Thanks
    1. Yes
    2. Yes. I don't think accommodation is available in Karcham. Never heard of anyone staying there. You can't stay at the top of Kunzum, some people have. But because of the altitude it is not advisable. After Losar, the next place to stay is Batal or Chandra Tal.
    3. Fuel available easily. After Reckong Peo, next fuel bunk is Kaza. Your bike should easily do those 200 odd kilometres on one tank.
    4. There is no 'road' to Chandra Tal. It is a rocky path. No problem for motorcycles
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    Default Re: Bike Trip Delhi-Spiti valley-Delhi starting 1st June 2018

    Is there anybody who is planning the same route around the same time as mentioned above?
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