January, 2023January 12, 2023
A Road Trip from Kyelang to Jispa – A Birthday Trip
Yes, August is my birthday month and the best way to celebrate my birthday is to take a road trip. And that too on some really treacherous roads of Jispa from Kyelang. The two wheeler that I had wasn’t capable enough of dealing with such roads but somehow it managed. And this road trip from Kyelang to Jispa became an adventure.
The road from Jispa from Kyelang finished in multiple stops. I didn’t think of doing everything in one go. That would surely ruin the fun of this Jispa road trip. Afterall, road trips are supposed to be fun. This road trip passed through some really nice military roads to some broken, dusty roads which really challenged the vehicle a lot.
A Honda Activa and Road Trip from Kyelang to Jispa – An Adventure for Birthday
After spending one day in Old Manali, I rented a bike and headed to Keylong (though the guy warned me that the Activa may not survive those roads and heights). Passing through Solang Valley, this journey gave me enough nostalgia since I had visited Solang Valley back in August 2021 already. And then I passed in front of Sissu Waterfall, yet another nostalgic moment. It was a bit challenging at some places, considering Activa wasn’t that powerful to be easily ridden on such altitudes and there was a constant fear of it breaking down in the middle of nowhere. However, it didn’t throw any major challenges. There are some issues which were dealt with somehow.
So, this road trip from Keylong to Jispa started from Old Manali initially. Passing through the Atal Tunnel, it almost felt as if I were heading to Leh-Ladakh on this Activa. But it was just a feeling, nothing real. There were a couple of petrol pumps on the way to Jispa from Kyelang and Old Manali where I had got enough fuel to go to Jispa without any fuel shortage. However; it’s better to have some extra fuel.
Just after a couple of kilometers from Kyelang on the way to Jispa is the first village called Yurnath. Next to it, is Commander Nala which is a beautiful sight. Passing it, heading to Jispa, the main village Stingri comes. This small hamlet also has a helipad and it’s a military area. The next village is Kawaring which has a couple of accommodation options. The next village is Gemur which is known for its monastery. This village also has some accommodation options in case you plan to stay here. And then comes the destination, Jispa.
Where to Stay and Where to Eat in Jispa
Jispa village is quite an affluent one. This Lahaul village is known for its pristine beauty and natural elegance. It serves a major halt for bikers and other travelers who are heading to Leh-Ladakh from this route. Thus, you won’t have any problem if you plan to stay here and need accommodation. You will have multiple options. From hotels, homestays to camps, you have everything here. Also, there are cafes and local dhabas where you can have your meal.
A major spot next to Jispa is Deepak Tal on the same route. This tiny lake is located around 20 KM from Jispa and is easily accessible. The roads are nice, thus, riding or driving here is a feeling in itself which I lived and enjoyed. This road trip from Kyelang to Jispa took more than one hour. There were multiple stops on the way to relax, unwind and click photos. Good thing was that Activa didn’t break down or stop anywhere on the way, it did slow down at some places even at full rev.
If you are planning to take a road trip to Jispa from Keylong, make sure that your fuel tank is full, no matter if it is a two wheeler or four. Ensure that your vehicle is serviced and running smoothly. You don’t want to drag your bike all the way to find a mechanic in case it breaks down. Also, there are no network zones at multiple places on the way to Jispa from Keylong, so keep that thing in mind also.
I am a food & travel enthusiast, a music aficionado, poet, artist, and someone who loves to explore unexplored/off-beat places. I started this blog to share my food and travel journey.