One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretch of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear lakes dot the highlands of Lahaul, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti. The Spiti valley lies in the western Himalayas at 3680 meters, in Himachal Pradesh in north India near the Tibetan border. Closed to the outside world for over 30 years, this ‘forbidden’ valley opened to foreigners only in 1992.Spiti valley is as much a journey within as it is without. The lofty Kunzum pass will trivialize our place in the world. The stillness of the Chandratal lake will talk to you of contentment. The legendary ki monastery will speak to you of man’s industry - physical, yet transcendental. And since all life is cyclical, you’ll again be jolted into insignificance as you trek the ragged & spartan route to some of the highest Himalayan villages of the world. Rise to one of world’s highest motorable roads enroute langza and sway to the sinuous Spiti river below. Indulge the yaks and refresh your paleontology. Lunch with the rank and file at demul and bow to Spitian regalia at dhankar.
- Drive through the mountains
- Camp at moon lake or Chandratal lake
- Send a postcard from the world's highest post office
- Drive through rohtang pass, kunzum la
- Visit the beautiful ki monastery
- Experience village life up and stay in homestay
- Indulge in local cuisines
- Visit Shimla, Manali hill stations.
Day 1 Delhi- Shimla
Day 2 Shimla- Kalpa(9,711ft,225 kms 8-9 hours)
Today, we begin our epic road trip by driving on the Hindustan -Tibet Highway - towards the
apple-orchard dotted town of Kalpa. Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he
couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner Kailash and Jorkandan Peaks looming right above the village. A winding road about 7 km above Rekong-Peo brings you to this gem of a little village where modernity is only just beginning to make an appearance
Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa
Day 3 Kalpa - Nako - Kaza(12,000 feet 189 kms 8-9 hours)
Today, the landscape changes from green-mountains to desert-mountains. We continue our journey through Kinnaur and enter the Hindustan-Tibet Highway - often called the world’s most adventurous roads. We drive via Puh, which is the last fuel station on this road before Kaza. After a fuel refill, we drive towards Nako,a village situated at 3600m , finally making our way to Kaza- the district capital of Spiti Valley.
Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.
Day 4 Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar -Lhalung(12,774 feet 45 kms 5-6 hours)
We continue our Spiti Valley tour and drive towards the only other town of Spiti Valley – Tabo.
After spending a couple of hours at Tabo, we drive towards Dhankar. Perched high above the
confluence of the Spiti and Pin River, in a hidden bowl, is the tiny hamlet of Dhankar. The former
capital of the Royals of Spiti Valley, also known as the Nono, who ruled the dust-coloured badlands of Spiti Valley.Later, we take a short drive to Lhalung – another beautiful high altitude Spiti valley village.
Overnight at a homestay in Lhalung.
Day 5 Drive from Lhalung - Pin Valley - Kungri - Mudh Village - Kaza( 12,450 feet 49 kms 4-5 hours)
Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes
when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and
We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Later, we head to Kaza.
Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.
Day 6 Drive from Kaza - Ki Monastery - Gette - Kibber - Komik - Hikkim - Langza - Kaza
(14,800 feet 26 kms 5-6 hours)
Today, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery, situated at a height of 13,668 feet. Then we will move farther down the
valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Next, we drive to Komik - The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally
translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4513 metres. After Komik, we head to Hikkim - which houses
the highest post office in the world, making our way to the picturesque village of Langza. We return to Kaza in the evening.
Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.
Day 7 Drive from Kaza - Losar - Kunzum Pass - Chandratal Lake (14,000 feet 115 kms 7-8 hours)
This day, we commence our journey back home and trace our steps back on the Kaza –
Manali road. However, we take a last stop at another Spiti an wonder – Chandratal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Lake, which translates to “Moon Lake”, is located at a height of 14,000 feet. The camps near the Lake are equipped with camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags / blankets and a comfortable mattress.
Overnight at camps near Chandratal Lake.
Day 8 Drive from Chandratal Lake - Batal - Chattru - Rohtang Pass - Manali
Today, if time permits, we can visit the lake one more time before we bid goodbye to Spiti Valley.
We continue driving on the Kaza – Manali road and after a few hours of driving and
some more stunning landscape,we pass through the famous Rohtang Pass and reach Manali
to end your breath-taking Spiti Valley sojourn.
Shopping in Manali Market and Continue take a Ride to Delhi OVernight Journey by Semi Volvo.
(Note:- We Request you to keep one Day Buffer time after Reaching Manali)
Day 9 Delhi Station
Tour ends with Good Memories and meet all of the soon
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation on triple sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.(double sharing on extra cost)
- Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps except in Shimla and Manali.
- Comfortable non-ac toyota innova / force traveller for all days as per the itinerary
- Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags at Chandratal lake
- Monastery / Museum entrance fees
- Adventure geek expertise
What is NOT included in the tour
Train/flight travel to and fro from Chandigarh and Delhi
- Lunch on all day
- Meals in Shimla and Manali and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- 5% tax (Gst)
- Sightseeing in Chandigarh, Shimla and Manali
- Any permits, activities, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of god.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.