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Spiti Valley Road Trip

from 19,000.00

Chandigarh – Narkanda – Chitkul/ Sangla – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Pin Valley- Dhankar – Kaza – Key Monastery – Hikkim – Komik -Kalpa – Shimla.

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Spiti Valley Road Trip

8 Days (winter edition) (Tempo Traveller/ Bolero/ Jeep)

Chandigarh – Narkanda – Chitkul/ Sangla – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Pin Valley- Dhankar – Kaza – Key Monastery – Hikkim – Komik -Kalpa – Shimla.

YES, WE ARE HEADING TO WHITE SPITI VALLEY TO WITNESS WHITE SPITI VALLEY, COVERED WITH FULL SNOW. While Spiti is beautiful in any month of the year, winter is completely different and magical, but quite adventurous and cold at the same time. Reaching Spiti itself in winter is a task. Spiti starts getting snow by end of October, which gradually closes Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass, makes it impossible to reach from Manali side. The only hope to reach Spiti in winter is through Shimla side which again gets heavy snowfall during winter.

The Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. With an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, Spiti Valley consists of stark high alpine lands scattered with small postcard-perfect villages of whitewashed mud-homes and monasteries. As far as the eye can see, every house to hamlet, roads, and villages comes under flat cottony snow. you can not tell where the land ends and the skies begin. The horizon becomes a myth. Here we have curated a special 8 Days Road Trip to Spiti for travelers who are looking for a perfect adventure in winter. This Spiti Winter Expedition includes traveling in a comfortable and safe vehicle to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber. Marvel at the wondrous structures of the Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery shrouded in snow.

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on Double/Triple sharing basis as per itinerary in guest house/homestays/camps
  • Breakfast and Dinner during the trip with Morning & Evening Tea (Day 01 dinner to Day 08 breakfast)
  • Comfortable Bolero/Sumo shared by 6-7 people and non-AC Force Traveller shared by more than 7 people for all days as per the itinerary
  • Experienced driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area
  • Driver allowance, Road tax, and Fuel charges
  • An oxygen cylinder 24×7 in the backup vehicle in case of emergency.
  • All drives, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary.
  • All governments’ fees and taxes for normal journey within Spiti.
  • Great experience & memory of lifetime
  • Company of like minded individual

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusion.
  • 5 % GST tax on package.
  • Any Travel expense to Chandigarh/Shimla and Back.
  • Any item not specified under cost inclusions.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone/ fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the client directly on the spot).
  • Tips to Driver and tour escort person.
  • Any entrance fees to the monastery and monuments.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Back-up vehicle incase of Bike Ride
  • within the sightseeing in inclusions and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
  1. Day1 Chandigarh - Narkanda (175 km, 8-9 hrs)

    We pick you from bus stand at Chandigarh ISBT Sec 43 and so our trip begins. Start ride from Chandigarh by 7 am. Halt for breakfast and lunch is enroute. Enjoying driving/ riding through cities and later the majestic mountains welcome you. The drive takes you over the hills of the Shimla district through the towns of Kufri, Fagu, Theog. Being the longest part of the ride, you will riding majorly on tarmac. Arrive at Narkanda by evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.

  2. Day2 Narkanda – Sangla - Rakcham - Chitkul (180 kms 7-8 hours)

    We rise and shine early in the morning and get a head start on our road trip to cover 180 kilometers towards Sangla valley and Chitkul  in 6-7 hours. This small village in the Kinnaur district is the home to some of the finest potatoes of the world. Popularly known as the last inhabited village near the Indo- Tibetan Border, the Indian roads end here at Chitkul. The village is famous for its traditional pahadi houses with roofs made of either slate or wooden planks. Adorned with high snowclad mountain peaks, Chitkul is also often known as the Swiss Alps of India! After feasting on some lunch and dinner en route, we spend the night tucked in in a comfortable campsite.

  3. Day3 Chitkul to Kalpa (Kinnaur Valley) (60 kms - 6-7 hrs)

    Post breakfast we will check out and head towards exploring Chitkul village. Visit the Chitkul bridge and Mathi temple and have lunch at the famous ‘Hindustan ka akhri Dhaba’. After lunch, proceed to Kamru Fort in Sangla. On the way, you can also stop at the Buddhist temple in Kamroo. Post that we depart for Kalpa. Before entering Kalpa at 7549 feet, we catch a glimpse the famous Kinner Kailash Peak – said to be the summer abode of Lord Shiva. If time permits then one can also visit Suicide point and Roghi village-a place where you can witness and enjoy the ethnicity and traditions of people of Kalpa. Overnight stay at Kalpa guest house. 

  4. Day4 Kalpa – Nako – Gue Mummy - Tabo (150 Kms, 8 - 9 hrs)

    Today is the day where we enter the Spiti Valley. We leave Sangla and drive on Indo-Tibet highway at Karcham and continue upstream of Sutlej river till Khab, the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej. Suddenly you can see the landscape has transformed with barren mountains all around. After an hour’s climb we reach Nako, another little village situated at an altitude of 3800m. The main attraction of this village is the artificial lake, which in the late spring is a sight to behold with pink flowers bloom all around the lake. After a brief stop at the lake we descend down to the river bed and continue upstream of Spiti crossing several villages – Chango, Shalkar, Sumdo, Gue; before we enter the town of Tabo. Chos Khor Gompa is a 1020 year monastery located in the quaint village of Tabo. You can spend some time here talking to the monks trying to understand what a thangka painting is. Spend your day relaxing in the fields of Tabo or hike up to the caves, where the monks used to meditate. Overnight stay at Tabo.

  5. Day5 Tabo – Pin Valley- Dhankar - Kaza ( 114 Kms, 5 - 6 hrs)

    We will start our day by visiting Tabo Monastery in the morning. It is regarded as an essential monastery and is often called the Himalayan Ajanta.  After Tabo monastery, we will proceed to Pin Valley and will take a stroll around Mud Village and have tea at a local dhaba. We will be going to Dhankar, Have lunch and check out Dhankar monastery. We will proceed to Kaza in the evening. Night stay in Kaza, which is a center in Spiti with cafes and hotel accommodation.

  6. Day6 Kaza – Key Monastery – Hikkim - Komik (gompa) – Langza – Kaza (75 kms, 7-8 hrs)

    On this day , we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4,513 meters. Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you may even meet the post-master and hear his stories. After sending out a postcard, we drive to Langza. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After that, we visit the world famous Key Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. We drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza hotel.

  7. Day7 Kaza – Kalpa (197 km, 9 hrs)

    We start our journey back towards the bigger cities but not without a final blast, not without witnessing the beauty of Himalayas for one more time at Kalpa. Kalpa is a little village above the town of Recong Peo, it offers one of the most magnificent views of snowcapped peaks called the Kinner Kailash range,  winter abode of Lord Shiva. The mountain is deeply worshipped by the locals. Every year in the month of August several pilgrims scale the peak of Kinner Kailash to worship a 70ft rock which stands out from the rest. Kalpa is a great place to see the entire range. Overnight stay at a guest house.

  8. Day8 Kalpa to Shimla (230 km, 9 hrs)

    Last day of the trip, we leave to Shimla after witnessing the beautiful sunrise against Kinner Kailash. As your minds wander back to the lives that lay ahead we bid goodbye to you at Shimla, with the breathtaking visuals of the last week leaving you wanting for more.

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Things to carry:

  • Backpack with rain cover(40-60lts)
  • Daypack/Knapsack – Optional
  • Poncho
  • 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(Or as per your need and schedule)
  • 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/handy tissues
  • Candles/Lighter/Safety pins/Multi-Plug/Swiff Knife
  • Pen & Diary
  • Personal Medicine Kit –

General medicines comprising of headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer

Anti Diarrhoearal

Aspirin/Paracetamol

Diamox

Anti-fungal powder/Absorp Powder

Anti-inflammatory -Nurofen or diclofenac sodium

  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Hand Gloves
  • CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries and POWER BANK
  • 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

Documents:

  • Original ID ie Aadhar Card/Voter’s ID and couple of photocopies of the same
  • Passport incase you are foreigner
  • Copies of flight tickets
  • Emergency contacts which needs to be submitted before the trip
  • Medical insurance if any
  • Photographs
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