Advice on Motorbike trip to Lahul-Spiti Valley

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Pandurang, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Pandurang

    Pandurang New Member

    Hello Vergis,

    First up all thank you very much for your various blogs, this is very much useful for everyone who is planning for adventure trips.

    We are group of 5-6 people planning motorbike to Spiti Vally from 29July to 7th Aug. Below is our itinerary. I am not expert rider and never drive in mountains. I am bit worried since monsoon will be there...so guess lots of water crossing & possibly slippery road?

    So would like to know is it safe to drive for me?
    Also do you have any suggestions in below itinerary?
    Any suggestions for AMC ?

    29 July - Pick up from Chandigarh airport (reaching around noon) and proceed to Narkanda
    30 July- Sangla
    31 July - Tabo
    1 Aug - Kaza
    2 Aug - Kaza
    3 Aug - Chandratal
    4 Aug - Udaipur
    5 Aug - Killar
    6 Aug - Killar
    7 Aug - Dalhousie and drop at Pathankot railway station. or goto Dharmshala

    Thank you very much.

    Regards
    Pandurang
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Pandurang - How is your riding experience? You said you are not an expert but have you done riding much?
     
  3. Pandurang

    Pandurang New Member

    Thanks a lot for your response.

    I used to drive my Spelndor almost daily for 5-6yrs but not now much as I work outside India so only when I come for my vacation.

    Also let me know if you have any suggestion for on our itinerary!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    In that case brother I will recommend that you either postpone the trip until September 1st week or give up Sach Pass. I would not really recommend someone who doesnt have much riding experience and no riding experience in hills to go to Sach Pass in Monsoon.
     
  5. Pandurang

    Pandurang New Member

    Thanks a lot... I will choose to sit in 4*4 support vehicle then :).

    Does Iternary looks okay??
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    LOL ... Yeah that will be a good choice too. Ride where you can or sit in the support vehicle.

    Itineary is a bit stretched at a few places. Chandratal to Udaipur will be way too long. Better do it till Keylong and then Keylong to Killar. Killar to Pathankot on the last day too seems a bit way too long a journey.
     
  7. Pandurang

    Pandurang New Member

    Thanks again,

    Yes I too felt so and additionally, google map showing road (tandi-kishtwar) closure till Nov 17 near "kirting", directions suggesting enroute via manali.. you aware of this road situation ?


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  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    That road is open, don't worry about it. Google map shows closed because the main road got washed away earlier this year in Monsoon but there was a temporary road constructed for traffic movement. I think even the main road is now restored.
     
  9. Pandurang

    Pandurang New Member

    Great, thank you very much again for prompt response. let me discuss with my friends to finalise plan based on your suggestion, will keep you posted. have a wonderful day ahead.
     
  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You too brother. Don't forget to share some pics once you are back.
     

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