Morning rays of the sun had set fire to the snow-peaks. Each peak glowed like charcoal, and as it glowed, it drew a picture on the water which would not stay the same for very long. With every passing moment, the picture was changing, and yet there was beauty in every new moment. After breakfast head back to Manali via Rohtang Pass. On the way you ll get a magnificent view of Hanuman Tibba peak. If you still want some thrills and adventure then visit to Solang valley for Adventure sports activities like paragliding, zorbing, and many more. We will drop you at Manali Bus Stand by evening. Good Bye time with Happy Memories.
Spiti Road Trip
The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya’s in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
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Spiti Road Trip
The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya’s in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.It possesses a distinctive Buddhist culture similar to that found in the nearby Tibet Autonomous Region and the Ladakh region of India. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation.
Spiti valley is a research and cultural centre for Buddhists. Highlights include Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the World and a favourite of the Dalai Lama. It was the location of the spectacular scenery and cinematography in the Indian films Paap and Milarepa, a biographical adventure tale about one of Buddhism’s most famous Tibetan saints. The Buddhist monastery in the valley served as the locus of the set and some of the monks appeared in the film.
- Accommodation during trek on triple (Homestay/Camping)
- Breakfast & Dinner during road trip (Veg)
- Transport from Manali to Spiti Valley and return
- All necessary permits
- Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
- Any meals during transit
- Entry Fees
- Personal expenses
- Cost Escalation due to unforeseen reason
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Manali- Kaza (210 Kms/ 7-8 Hrs) via NH 505
Assemble at Manali Bus stand by 08.00 am. After meeting the group, our representative shall guide you for the trip ahead. We will start our trip, towards Kaza – The capital of Spiti, Kaza sits on the eroded flood plain of the Spiti River, with jagged mountains rising on either side, and is the biggest settlement you’ll encounter in this empty corner of the planet. Overnight stay at Kaza homestay.
Kaza – Pin Valley (50 Kms/ 2.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, head to Kye Monastery and Kibber-used to be highest motorable village in the world. It is a small village with about 100 houses and all painted in white with red rooftops. The architecture of the houses & fortified look of the village are worth seeing. Later proceed to Pin Valley National Park & Khungri Monastery in Sangam. Overnight stay in Pin Valley homestay.
Kaza – Tabo & Dhankar Monastry
Take the morning easy & head to Tabo Monastery & Dhankar Monastery. Both monasteries are 1000 years old. Dhankar Gompa (monastery) was built nearly 1000 years ago and has seen many upheavals in its history, from being the capital of Spiti to that of a jail. It is situated at an altitude of 3870 m.
Tabo Gompa – Situated at an attitude of 3050 m, about 48 km from Pin Valley National Park – Tabo Gompa (monastery) is the largest monastery complex of Buddhist religion. Built in ad 996 by Ringchen Zangpo, it has been declared as the place where the current Dalai Lama will retire. Its sculptures, stucco images and wall paintings are similar to the Ajanta-Ellora paintings. Stay at Tabo/ Dhankar Monastery Guest House.
Dhankar – Langza – Kaza (35 Kms/ 2 Hrs)
After morning breakfast on the route, we will head to Langza, do some fossil search(A visit to Langza is not complete without fossil hunting, the easiest way to find these fossils are to go higher around the mountains in Langza and to look for them under the rocks) and start the hike to Komic(highsest motorable village in Asia). Also visit the highest post office in the world and post some postcards to your loved ones. Next stop – Kaza. Evening at leisure.
Dhankar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal Lake (100 kms/4 hrs)
Visit Chandratal via Kunzum Pass and enjoy the day there. Camps are about 2.5 KMs from the lake. Beauty of Chandratal Lake also called as Moon Lake, is worth spending a day here, especially the sunset. The natural beauty of the place and adventurous nature of the road leading there. Sitting in between high rising snowcapped peaks, this place is heaven for anyone who has even the slightest of interest in photography or nature. During night, the sky lights up with countless starts and is perfect for some excellent night captures, or just siting ideal looking at the sky and getting wooed by it. Overnight camping at Chandratal.
Chandratal – Manali (130 Kms /5-6 Hrs)
- Backpack with rain cover(40-60lts)
- Daypack/Knapsack – Optional
- Floaters or Sandals
- Trekking Shoes – Medium or High ankle length(Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are on mountains)
- 2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
- 3 Pair of sports Socks and 1 pair of woolen
- Woolen Gloves
- Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- Windproof Jacket
- Sun Cap
- One Scarf/Balclava
- Quick dry towel/Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt – good quality plastic bottle
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit –
- General medicines comprising of headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer
-Anti-inflammatory -Nurofen or diclofenac sodium
- Dark Sunglasses
- Trekking Pole
- CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries.
- Extra Polythene bags.
- Dry fruits/Energy bars
P.S You may use and share common kit for toiletries and medicines if travelling in a group