Spiti - Heavens are always tough to reach

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  1. DevRider

    DevRider NOMAD - STUBBORN - MYSTIC

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    Finally i got a chance to visit SPITI VALLEY after years of waiting....

    Plan is finalized to start ride on 30 September-2017 (Dushehera). We are four bikers Me, Vikas, Satnam & Paras and cover Delhi-Shimla-Kaza-Manali-Delhi route in 9 days.

    Summarized Information of Bike Trip:
    Route: Delhi - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Peo - Nako - Tabo - Dhanakar - Kaza - Kunzum Pass - Chandartaal - Batal - Rohtang Pass - Manali - Mandi - Kiratpur Sahob - Ambala - Delhi

    Total Distance Covered: 1900 km
    No. of Days: 9
    No. of Bikes: 3

    Itinerary
    Day-1 Delhi - Shimla
    Day-2 Shimla - Narkanda - Hatu Peak - Rampur
    Day-3 Rampur - Reckong Peo
    Day-4 Peo - Pooh- Nako - Tabo
    Day-5 Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza
    Day-6 Kaza - Kunzum Pass - Batal - Chandrataal
    Day-7 Chandrataal - Batal - Rohtang Pass - Manali
    Day-8 Manali - Mandi - Kiratpur Sahib
    Day-9 Kiratpur Sahib - Ambala - Delhi

    Few Teasers
    Will complete blog soon!
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    #My RIDE

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    #Chitkul

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    #Satluj-River

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    #Mountains

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    #Kaza-Valley

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    #Gold-dust

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    #Dhankar-monestary #clicked-by-NIKON-b700

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    #Kunzum-Pass-4250m

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    #Chandrataal

    So Folks lets start with Journey!

    Day-1
    Delhi to Narkanda (Actuallly Shimla :p)

    So the day has finally arrived, we are ready to kick start out trip! We decided to assemble at Madhuban chowk near pitampura.

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    We assemble at sharp 4:30 at start journey after praying to GOD. Thats me and Vikas....

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    Whole Team clockwise order: Vikas, Paras, Me & Satnam!

    Not much to write about day-1, as we spend most of time on plain road. Just one problem we face is Flat Tire in my bike. I had a flat tire before solan and i have to push bike for good 2 km in hills to find a Puncture Shop. It was too tiring.

    After fixing it we land in SHIMLA after sunset, and to our suprise while shimla is celebrating DUSSHEHRA!

    So we enjoy local market and crach land in guest house for rest at 10pm. T

    Day-2
    Shimla > Hatu Peak, Narkanda > Rampur Bushar
    Second day we start early and leave shimla for Hatu Peak!
    Road till narkanda are in pretty good shape and one can touch 90km on bike smoothly. after Narkanda you find a tri-tular road left one goes to rampur, middle one goes to Hatu temple and right one goes to village!

    So we start from middle one to reach Hatu Peak, it is 7km steep trek from middle of Jungle. Road is not in good condition and has sharp slippery blind turns and it is also very narrow too even for bikes!

    It took 1 hour to climb UP due to road conditions bu it is worth! Here re few pics!

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    #Kufri

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    #Hatu-Devi-Temple

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    #View-from-Hatu-Peak

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    Spend good 2 ours here and here then start decent towards the Nh-22, fill petrol in bikes here as there are very rare chances you find petrol in peo or rampur and also fill jerry canes.

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    #Satluj-River

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    #satluj-View This borad appear before Rampur. It is advisable to stay here for 10 minutes and enjoy beautyfull valley.

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    View from satluj view point.
    Finally reached Rampur after driving mere 140km at 5:00pm. Find a hotel in maini market and did some walk in market.

    Day-3
    Rampur > Sarhan > Sangla > Chitkul > Peo


    Third day is very enjoyable, as we see nature very closely. The kind of mountains and landscape we see during our journe from rampur to peo is speechless and breathtaking.

    I will Share More pics soon and update whole blog shortly.

    Just adding a Teaser pic :)

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    #Small-Village-b/w-Sangla-and-Chitkul #RAYS-Looks-like-gods-is-pouring-blessings-on-village


     
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  2. Gaurav Chopra

    Gaurav Chopra zestbiker-if there is a SPIRIT,I ride it

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    Nice shoots @DevRider
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    adsatinder I am SATINDER at Delhi

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    awesome.
     
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