MOTORCYCLE & SUV EXPEDITION TO LAHAUL & SPITI (2018)

May 5th 2018 Day 01
Reporting at New Delhi & Orientation, Stay at New Delhi in hotel

May 6th 2018 Day 02
New Delhi to Shimla (350 km), Stay at Shimla in hotel
Shimla is the present day State Capital of Himachal Pradesh and the former 'summer capital' of British India. Its several attractions include two recently built monasteries. The Geluk-pa sect has one at Sanjauli and the Nyingma-pa one is at Kasumpti. Visit the Jakhoo Temple - This temple of lord Hanuman is situated at a height of around 8500 ft. in the east of the historical ridge ground in Shimla city. Stroll around the mall road, lined with numerous café’s, restaurants, hotels, small eateries etc.

May 7th 2018 Day 03
Shimla to Sangla (230 km), stay at Sangla in swiss-camps
Cross Rampur on the way - Built by the waters of the Satluj, this was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bushair and even today is an important trading center. Rampur also has an old Buddhist temple. Chilli by the riverside camp & a bon-fire for the rest of the evening!

May 8th 2018 Day 04
Sangla to Kalpa via Chitkul (90 km), stay at Kalpa in hotel
Post a kingsly breakfast, we ride to the last village before the Indo-Tibet border, Chitkul....have some chai & snacks & then turn back towards Peo/ Kalpa. Reckong Peo is the district headquarters of the Kinnaur district. There are 33 Buddhists monasteries and temples in Kinnaur and the Nyingma-pa, Druk-pa and Geluk-pa sects are well represented. Recknong Peo has a recently built gompa where his Holiness the Dalai Lama conducted a 'Kalachakra' ceremony in 1992. The ancient settlement of Kalpa with spectacular views lies just above Reckong Peo.
Here is the Hu-Bu-lan-kar gompa said to have been founded by Rinchensang-po (950-1055 A.D.). We stay 7 kms from Peo at the hill top town Kalpa.

May 9th 2018 Day 05
Kalpa to Kaza (197 km), stay at Kaza in hotel
Today we ride past the scenic village of Nako - On a side-road bifurcating near Yangthang, the village of Nako is built around a lake. On its northern side are 4 Buddhists temples with stucco images and murals. Within the village, two temples house large prayer wheels. Near Nako is a rock where a footprint-like impression is ascribed to Padmasambhava.This is the base for the trek to Pargail peak and is en-route to the Thashigang monastery, where an image is said to grow hair.

May 10th 2018 Day 06
Rest day at Kaza (check bikes/ gear up)
After a hearty breakfast, set out for local sightseeing, exploring Kaza and the neighboring attractions. Kaza has the administrative offices for Spiti. It has accommodation and essential facilities. The Ki (Kye), Hikkim (Tangyud), Komic and Langja monasteries are accessible from Kaza.
Kye Monastery - This labyrinth of rooms and corridors once formeds a fort. It houses valuable 'thanka' paintings and offers a panoramic view of the area. Some scholars believe this to have been built by Dromton (1008-64 A.D.). Others differ and place its origins in later centuries, but by and large, most concur that it was built before the fifteenth century. In the architectural definitions given to various monasteries, Ki falls in the 'pasada' style which is characterized by more stories than one and often plays the role of a fort monastery.
Kibber – 11 kms from the Ki monastery used to be the highest permanently inhabited village of the region connected by a motorable road and has a small Buddhist monastery. Now it's Komic....we also visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim village enroute Komic!!!

May 11th 2018 Day 07
Kaza – Tabo via Mud (Pin Valley) (120 km), stay at Tabo in hotel
Today we start our day a bit late as the distance is less!! Mud village in the picturesque Pin Valley will be our 1st stop post a hearty breakfast, seeing a lot of small inhabited villages accessible by rickety wooden bridges!!! Tabo will be our final destination for the night - Tabo is in arid Spiti where there are thirty monasteries spread over its rugged terrain. This is the largest monastic complex in Spiti and has nine temples, 23 'chortens', a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. The Tabo 'Chos-hkhor' or Doctrinal Enclave, was founded in 996 A.D. by the great teacher Rinchensang-po and is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco statues. This has been declared a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO. In terms of sanctity in Trans Himalayan Buddhism, this is regarded as next only to the Tholing monastery in Tibet.

May 12th 2018 Day 08
Tabo - Rampur (265 km), stay at Rampur in hotel
Start the ride back home, towards Rampur Bushahr riding through the superb roads of Spiti & the awesome off-roads of Kinnaur districts ;)

May 13th 2018 Day 09
Rampur - Mashobra (Shimla) (120 km), stay at Mashobra in hotel
Check out the other side of shimla....which is much quieter than it's noisier neighbour!!!

May 14th 2018 Day 10
Mashobra – New Delhi
Take the roadway from Shimla to Delhi riding through the NH1, treating the eyes with soothing scenic pastures on either side of the highway.

Tour Concludes……….


What we provide:-
•    All accommodation for 9 nights
{from DAY 01 at New Delhi till
DAY 9 at Mashobra} (twin/ triple
sharing basis) in comfortable
hotels/ guest houses or swiss- camps in scenic & off beat destinations
•    Breakfast & Dinner at gourmet eating joints on the way
•    Chai/ Coffee & cookies (11am & 5pm) twice on ride days
•    Inner Line Permits and Wildlife fees for restricted areas for Indian Nationals
•    Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
•    Services of certified & experienced guides/ instructors for high altitude trekking/ biking/ jeep safaris in the Himalayas
•    Services of Wilderness Medicine Institute Certified guides/ instructors from NOLS,USA http://www.nols.edu/wmi
•    Services of a Royal Enfield trained specialist mechanic for the full duration of the trip

Itinerary options and pricing:-
•    9 Nights/ 10 Days INR 30,000/- per person for riders/ pillions
•    INR 40,000/- per person in a SUV (4 - 5 people per SUV/ all
front facing)


Exclusions:-
•    Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
•    GST @ 5%
•    Lunch; we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then
•    Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water, aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
•    Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
•    Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
•    Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind
•    Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
•    The cost of motorbike rental (if applicable)
•    Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as clearly mentioned
within the inclusions and itinerary
•    Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
•    Additional accommodation & or food charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey

Terms & Conditions:-
•    100% Payment in advance

•    The program schedule / route/ mode of transport might be changed due to unforeseen circumstances or for the safety of the group; the decision of the Program Director and/ or the
Field director will be final & binding in this regard

•    In case any participant falls sick during the tour, the expenses for medical treatment, travel & porter charges etc. will be borne by the concerned individual

•    During the tour, the decision of the Program Director and/ or
the Field director will be final and binding

•    I AM ADVENTURE shall not be held responsible for any
accident, illness and loss of valuables or such other
unforeseen events during the tour

Cancellation Policy:-
•    Upto Sixty (60) days or more before the tour departure; 100% 
of the tour amount is refunded
•    Between Forty-five (45) days to Fifty-nine (59) days before
the tour departure; 75% of the tour amount is refunded
•    Between Thirty (30) days to Forty-four (44) days before the
tour departure; 50% of the tour amount is refunded
•    Twenty-nine (29) days or less before the tour departure; No
refunds
•    The above are subject to a deduction of Rs.2,100.00 towards
administration charges