Spiti Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys of the world, is nested in Himachal Pradesh and is famous as one of the best places to visit in India. The Spiti valley has been getting a constant tourist flow for a while because of its serenity.
- Additionally, While thinking of Spiti we can easily imagine the marvelous paths that lead us to the villages and its people, have you visited the valley? No, then why to wait, just hop on with us and for now, let’s tell you what we’re gonna do on the road trip to Spiti Valley.
- Spiti also acts as a bridge between India and Tibet providing us with a place where the two cultures collide. As you begin the trip from Shimla, you will notice a gradual rise of the altitude along with the ruggedness.
- This duration of the Spiti trip takes a full 7-day course to complete, starting from Shimla and ending at Manali. So, you get to experience the two common ways which lead an individual to the Spiti Valley.
- Before reaching Spiti valley, you get to stay at some of the famous villages in Kinnaur Valley namely Narkanda and Chitkul. Also, Kalpa by the River Sutlej is a town that mesmerizes us with its serene landscapes and great viewpoints.
- Other than the lofty mountains, Spiti Valley is famous for its people and the local cultures. The locals are heartwarming with their culture and the hospitality is top-notch. While you are in Spiti, you have to visit the villages of Kaza, Dhankar, Tabo, and Kibber. Without a visit to these villages, you’ll never get to experience Spiti Valley to its fullest.
- Buddhism influential the Spiti Valley and here you get to see some of the best monasteries in the country. The Nako and Tabo monasteries in Spiti Valley are not only old, but they also hold the history of the valley.
- Kaza is a key village and you have to visit the main market in the Spiti Valley for it is the best place if you’re looking for souvenir items. The village has always been a trading hub and it currently hosts the Ladarcha Fair in July or August. You can even find handicraft pieces made of human bone.
- Kaza is the gateway to Hikkim which houses the highest Post Office in the world, and you may send a letter to a dear one from there if you like. You should also stop at the Key monastery which is at 12 KM from Kaza. Along with its historical importance, the Tibetan monastery provides a panoramic view.
- 18 KM from Kaza, you can visit Kibber, which is one of the highest inhabited villages in Spiti Valley at 14,200 ft. above sea level. Roam around the village to take in the culture or have a tour of the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
- The Spiti valley is also known for its streams and lakes. Among them, Chandra Tal Lake is a famous one because of its shape and the crystal blue water. You can also enjoy camping in Spiti Valley which is organized near the beautiful lake. Also, experience the vast meadows which turn lit green in summers.
- As Spiti turns freezing cold during winters, the best time to visit Spiti Valley is during the months of May to October. The pleasant weather allows you to explore the Spiti Valley along with having adventures. Do not forget to carry your woolens as Spiti can be quite cold.
- If you love adventures, then this trip with the Rangers will allow you to take part in many. You can river raft in Spiti or Pin or you can even take a Yak Safari to explore the surroundings.
- The reasons you need to check out the Spiti Valley Tourism in 2020 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Spiti Valley with Sahyadri Rangers.
Start Point : Mumbai/Delhi/Shimla
End Point : Mumbai/Delhi/Manali
Tour Duration : 6 Nights & 7 Days
Places visited : Sangla / Chitkul / Kalpa / Nako / Giu / Tabo / Dhankar / Mudh / Kungri / Kaza / Langza / Komic / Hikkim / Kee Monastery / Kibber / Cheecham / Losar / Kunzum Pass / ChandarTal Lake Camping/ Gramphoo / Rohtang Pass / Manali
Shimla To Manali
- 16500 Per Person
18500 Per Person ( Twin sharing )
Delhi To Delhi
- 19,600 Per Person
- 21,000 Per Person ( Twin sharing )
Mumbai To Mumbai
- 27,999 Per Person (By Flight)
- 29,999 Per Person ( Twin sharing ) (By flight)
Cost Inclusion :
- Transportation : Tampo Traveller /AC Volvo
- Food : Veg
- Stay : Guest house / Homestays/ Hotels
Fixed Departures :
- 6th June - 12th June
- 25th July- 31st July
- 22nd Aug-28th Aug
- 12th Sep -18th Sep
- 10th Oct - 16th Oct
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- 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.
Short Itinerary :
- Day 0- Delhi To Shimla Overnight Journey
- Day 1- Shimla to Chitkul and back to Sangla
- Day 2- Sangla to Kalpa to Nako
- Day 3- Nako to Giu to Tabo to Mud to Kaza
- Day 4- Kaza to Langza, Komic, Hikkim
- Day 5- Kaza to Ki, Kibber, Chicham
- Day 6- Kaza to Chandartaal
- Day 7- Chandartaal to Manali
- Day 8- Reach Early Morning Delhi ISBT
Detailed itinerary :
Day 0 : Departure from Delhi to Shimla
- You will meet our Trip Lead at ISBT Kashmere Gate by 6 PM. After the initial introduction to the group, we start our 9-day journey by Volvo from Delhi to Shimla.
- We are taking overnight Volvo from Delhi to Shimla.
Day 1- Shimla to Chitkul and back to Sangla :
- The expedition to Spiti valley starts from the colonial summer capital of India, Shimla, state capital of Himachal Pradesh. The most famous hill station of India, Shimla is bustling all year around with tourist from not only India but from all over the world. The journey start around 7 in the morning from Shimla, take an overnight journey from Delhi or Chandigarh to reach Shimla early morning, or one can come day earlier and spend a day taking in the beautiful views of Shimla.
- Hitting the road from Shimla we pass through the famous towns of Kufri, Rampur Bushehar, Sarahan. from Rampur we take the road going with Sutluj river till we reach Karcham, from Here we take the road going right toward Sangla. Following the Bhabha river from Karcham we take on the road going to Sangla. The entire Bhabha valley is very beautiful. On the right we can see the mountains which work as natural border between Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. On left we can soak in the mesmerizing views of Kinnaur Kailash range. We take a night halt in Sangla.
- Drive from Karcham to Sangla on rock cut road is one of the major adventure of the trip. From Sangla we head to Chitkul, the famous last village of India in Bhabha valley. Nestled deep in the valley Chitkul, once a sleepy village where only the shepherds of the region ventured with their flocks of sheep and goats, is now a major tourist destination. Today we take a night halt at Sangla.
Day 2- Sangla to Kalpa to Nako :
- From Sangla we trace back the road till the Karcham and get back on the highway for Reckong Peo where we take a detour going toward Kalpa. From Reckong Peo we get views of majestic Kinnaur Kailash peak. After having our intake at Reckong Peo we continue further up to Spillow, which is the last point where we can connect to outer world and virtual world. Further ahead from Spillow only BSNL network works that to only calling no internet accessibility. Soaking in the views of snow laden mountains and sleepy villages hanging from the mountain cliffs, we make our way to Nako. On the way to Nako we pass by the confluence of Satluj and Spit rivers, the road is going on true left of Spiti River.
- Nako is a small village nestled on mountain face, overlooking half frozen Spiti river. Nako is famous for its lake and the 360degree view of surrounding mountain ranges. We take shelter in a home stay for night.
Day 3- Nako to Giu to Tabo to mud to Kaza :
- Today we will be covering a lot of ground so we will be starting early in the morning, it is advisable that we get going before 8 in morning. From Nako we start by crossing the famed Malling Nallah to get down till Chango village which famous for the Chango Apples. From Chango we move ahead to Sumdo which marks the end of Kinnaur, there is army check post at Sumdo. A little ahead of Sumdo there is a diversion going right, which will take us to Giu monastery which is home to a 800 old mummy of a monk. Another half an hour of drive and we are at Tabo where we take a halt and pay a visit to 1000year old monastery and meditation caves.
- From Tabo we move ahead toward Dhankhar. Dhankar was once capital of Spiti region, age old monastery of Dhankhar is perched right at the top of a cliff which looks like almost hanging from there. The view of confluence of Spiti and Pin river from top of Dhankhar is something to behold.
- Getting down from Dhankhar we take the bridge going left over the Spiti river for Pin valley to visit the Pin Valley National Park which is home to some magnificent flora and fauna. After spending quality time observing the beauty of Pin valley we head to Kaza where we will be taking a night halt at SoloYolo Homestay.
Day 4- Kaza to Langza, Komic, Hikkim :
- After covering a lot ground yesterday, today we take it easy and just go for three villages of Langza, Komic and Hikkim. The uphill zigzag drive starts right out of Kaza, the first village we will be visiting is Langza which is famous for the gigantic Buddha statue and the fossil park.
- Next one is the Komic village which is the highest motorable village of Asia. Komic monastery is home to a stuffed snow leopard. From Komic we get down to Hikkim, home to the highest post office of world. All three villages offer a great panoramic view of Himalayan ranges. It is a true delight for the man with the lens, a heaven for shutterbugs.
Day 5- Kaza to Ki, Kibber, Chicham, Gite, Tashigang :
- With leisure we get out of our comfy beds and finish our breakfast before heading toward Ki, Kibber, Chicham, Gite and Tashigang. The iconic monastery of Ki looks really beautiful and is a true delight to camera lens. Pay a visit to monastery and engulf with monks residing there for some words of wisdom. The road going up from Ki monastery will take us to Kibber village which is famous for being very frequented by snow leopards. The region surrounding the Kibber village is a perfect place to sight the elusive cat in winters.
- 3 kilometers out of Kibber is a suspension bridge which connects Chicham village to Kibber, the bridge is said to be the highest suspension bridge of Asia. From Chicham we make our way for Tashigang, Tashigang monastery is home some 1000year old mural decipting about Buddhist culture and history. From Tashigang we take the same road to get a bird’s eye view of Ki monastery at Gite village. There is a trail going down to Ki from Gite, if you believe in your legs and have some energy to spare than we can take the trail to Ki or we can trace our way back to kibber and then to Kaza.
Day 6- Kaza to Chandartaal :
- Today we will be driving on the most adventurous or one can say most treacherous road of the entire journey. The road from Kaza to Chandar Taal passing through Rangrik, Hansa and Losar, takes us to mighty Kunzum La. Getting from Kunzum La on other side of pass is more difficult than getting up. There are a lot of water crossing and the whole road from Batal is almost dirt track.
- But once we see the crescent moon shaped lake, all the pain of driving on bad road vanishes in a second. Both sunset and sunrise from Chandar Taal lake are out of the world beautiful. Because of the fragile ecosystem of region it is banned to camp right beside the lake, all the camps are 3 km from lake, which are night halt.
Day 7- Chandartaal to Manali :
- After having our breakfast at campsite we make our way toward Manali passing through famous Chacha-Chachi Dhaba at Batal, treacherous Chhota Dara and Chhatru. Today we will cross the famous Rohtang pass on our way to Manali. We will be reaching Manali early in evening.
Day 10 : Reach Delhi. End of tour.
- Reach Delhi by morning. Tour ends.
- Back Pack/Rucksack- 50 to 60 litres.
- Head torch or Torch- 1 nos.
- Water bottle 1L- 2 nos.
- Trekking/Hiking boots/Floaters/Sleepers- 1 pair
- Sports/ trekking socks – 4 pair
- Woolen socks - 1 pair
- Down jacket– 1nos.
- Pants 2 -3 nos
- T shirts – 3 nos
- Fleece – 1 nos
- Gloves-1 Nos
- Sun cap- 1 Nos
- Woolen Cab – 1 nos
- Warmer/bandana – 1 nos
- Quick Dry Napkin/Towel – 1 nos
- Fleece Jacket – 1 nos
- Undergarments – 3 to 4 pairs
- Thermal inner wear – 2 Pair
- Toilet paper ( Wet Tissues) Toothpaste,Toothbrush, Facewash, Petroleumjelly,Cold creams,
- Sun- screen SPF 40 etc
First Aid medical Kit :
(Medication for common disorders i.e.cold, fever, diarrhea, vomits etc, Crepe bandage, Stick
band aid, ORS, glucose, instant pain relief spray i.e Volini, Relisprey etc and personal
medication if any)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION :
- Trip schedule is subjected to change as per road, weather and other unavoidable conditions so take a day or two in buffer.
- This is not an ordinary place its "Spiti". Only Team members have the right to take decision depending on above.
- Any extra cost (Transportation/ Accommodation) arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances or change in law will be extra.
- Any hotel/camp stay apart from fixed schedule (as per the itinerary) will be extra.
- Cancellation Policy: 100% refund policy is there if the trip got cancelled or called off by SAHYADRI RANGERS otherwise there is no refund of any kind.
- Participants will be responsible for their personal belongings on the trip; company will not be responsible for the same.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation at all hotels/homestays as per the itinerary on sharing basis.
- Breakfast and dinner at all hotels and homestays.
- Comfortable tempo traveler/sumo for all days as per the itinerary.
- Reliable,experienced,adept English-speaking local driver and guide with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
- Services of Tour manager. All Applicable Monastery /Museum Fees
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Personal expenses/Tips/Permits
- 5% GST(Tax)
- Lunch/ Any Beverages/Meals in Spiti and enroute to spiti from Shimla that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
- Extra days stay/food at any place during the tour because of bad weather or road blocking due to snow.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.