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Spiti Valley Bike and Backpacking Trip

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A bike trip to Spiti valley where you get to traverse through some of the most mystifying valleys of Himachal is a dream for many travelers. The reason why Spiti is in the bucket list of many, be it adventure enthusiasts or people looking for a peaceful retreat is that, in its embrace, Spiti Valley holds both calm and chaos. 

The rugged terrain, harsh weather and high altitude makes it a challenge for people to reach Spiti but the valley rewards them with beauty and peace that one won’t find anywhere else. 

The perfect embodiment of Tibetan culture, the word “Spiti” itself means the middle land and signifies the importance of this winter wonderland that is nestled between India and Tibet. 

The cold desert mountain that is covered in a heavenly blanket of snow melts to give way to all the riders who wish to drive on the trans Himalayan roadways making it the best time for a bike trip to Spiti valley

During the summer months, since the average temperature during day time in Spiti is 15-16 degree celsius, the weather becomes pleasant making it far more comfortable for travelers to indulge in activities without worrying about the cold weather seeping through layers of clothes. 

Apart from the golden charm that the summer sun adds to it’s eternal beauty, the people of Spiti also celebrate many festivals during these months, giving the outsiders an opportunity to get a closer look at the rich, vibrant culture that locals have preserved for centuries. 

This Spiti valley bike trip during summers initially starts from Delhi where the group gathers before embarking on this journey but the true starting point of this road trip is Jibhi. 

Nestled on the banks of Tirthan river, away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, Jibhi is a tiny haven in Himachal Pradesh that serves the purpose of rejuvenating your mind and soul before you take on this adventurous bike trip to Spiti. The lush green meadows, sparkling waterfalls and echo of bird songs make your time here peaceful and comforting.

As we embark on our journey to Spiti Valley on our bikes, we will be traversing through many highways and byways that provide scenic views of majestic mountains, cobalt blue skies and stunning canopies of wild forests making the long drive from Jibhi to Chitkul seem short and sweet. 

Providing you a breath of fresh air, quite literally since it has the cleanest air in the entire country, Chitkul is popular among travelers for being the last village of India. Located at the banks of the Baspa river, Chitkul is indeed the last village on the Hindustan-Tibet trade route. During winters, the village is covered in snow but even when the snow melts away, the wooden houses and apple orchards covering the vast expanse of the valley make Chitkul a beautiful sight to behold. 

The next stop in our bike and backpacking trip to Spiti is the breathtaking Kalpa. 

A small village nestled in the Sutlej river valley, close to the town of Reckong Peo where we will make a pit stop to take a closer look at the rich culture, Kalpa has many scenic views to captivate travelers. One being the suicide point, named so because of the steep cliff surrounded by rugged mountains. The view from the suicide point is definitely to die for as it’s the vantage point for the magical view of the Kinnaur valley along with the trans Himalayan ranges. 

In its embrace, Kalpa holds an extremely special destination that is sought by many travelers which is the 3000 year old Kalpa monastery. A cultural heritage, the monastery is the symbolic representation of the rich history and spirituality associated with Buddhism and its influence on the regions of Himachal. 

On top of a clip, with spurring rocks as it’s foundation, The Dhankar Monastery beckons you closer with its age old charm and the rugged landscape that mimics the shape of the moon. Originally built as a fort, the monastery overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin river. 

As we move forward on our Spiti valley bike and backpacking trip, we unravel the many mysteries that stay hidden in the Land of Lamas. One such hidden gem is the Nako village, a remote destination located on the Indo-Tibet border in the trans Himalayan regions. With mystical waterfalls and lakes such as Nako lake, this tiny hamlet is a much needed breather that you will need after being on the road for so long, driving your bikes with the winds blowing on your face. 

Our next stop is the largest as well as one of the oldest monasteries in Spiti, dating back to 996 C.E, The Tabo monastery has its roots going back to the Tibetan monarchy. The religious as well as political history associated with the monastery can be found on documentation on the walls, along with thangka paintings , frescoes, murals as well as preserved statues. The monastery has been deemed as a national treasure and is protected by ASI. 

Before reaching our next destination, we would pay our respects at the Kungri Monastery. Built in 1330, it is Spiti’s second oldest monastery and is notable for its sword dance performed by the buzhen cult belonging to the village of Mudh. The monastery has also managed to preserve silk paintings depicting various Buddhist deities, along with huge statues as well as sacred Tibetan texts. 

We will also be traversing through Pin valley and Mud village which is located on the bank of Pin river with the towering Pin Parbati ranges surrounding it. The village also serves as the backdoor for the Pin valley national park where many endangered species such as the snow leopard, Ibex as well as alpine and cedar trees.

At an altitude of 11,890 Ft, situated along the banks of Spiti river is Kaza, the core of Spiti that connects the valley to neighboring districts. Along with being the commercial center of Spiti, it also serves as the site for many rich and vibrant festivals and fairs that are organized throughout. Kaza is also the ideal base camp for trekkers, mountaineers as well as bikers who intend to explore the valley beyond its reaches. 

This bike and backpacking trip throughout Spiti is specially curated to make sure that the travelers get to have a closer look at the slow paced life in Spiti and in order to bridge the gap between the distinct yet similar cultures. 

Buddhist influence is omnipresent in the valley and the symbolic icon of its significance as well as influence stands tall in the form of the Kee Monastery, locally known as the Kye Gompa. The oldest as well as the largest monastery in Spiti where you can find murals, relics, and thangka paintings still preserved. All of them being an ode to monastic architecture. The monastery also has images of Budhha as well as sacred text that tells the story of Buddhism and it’s roots. 

Other attractions that we will be exploring during our Spiti bike trip include the Chicham Bridge which is at the staggering height of 13,500ft, known as Asia’s highest bridge as well as one of the highest remote villages in Spiti where you can have the chance to stumble upon a snow leopard, as they roam the premise surrounding the village quite often. 

We will also be visiting Hikkim, world’s highest post office, situated at an elevation of 14,400ft, from where you can send a letter to a loved one as well as enjoy the picturesque view of the valley that surrounds you. We will also visit Komic village which is the world’s highest village connected by a motorable road.

Langza, popular for its abundance of fossils as well as the 1000 year old colorful Buddha statue is also a must visit when on a backpacking trip to Spiti as the experience is not only enthralling but peaceful too. 

Among other beautiful destinations, a crescent moon shaped lake is also something that you will find only here in Spiti. The Chandra taal, also known as the moon lake is a scenic lake where you can spend some peaceful moments as we conclude this trip and start our journey. 

In a nutshell, Spiti valley has more to offer than just lofty mountains and rugged terrains. But it’s only when you have driven on the impassable roads of Spiti during this bike trip will you finally discover the Spiti that we love and are positive that you will too. 

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Delhi to Jibhi | Overnight Journey

2nd Day: Jibhi Arrival | Bike Introduction | Day at Leisure

3rd Day: Jibhi to Chitkul (214 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive)

4th Day: Chitkul to Kalpa (60 Kilometers, 03 Hours Drive)

5th Day: Kalpa to Dhankar (200 Kilometers, 07 Hours Drive)

6th Day: Dhankar to Kaza (40 Kilometers, 4 Hours Drive)

7th Day: Spiti Sightseeing Day

8th Day: Kaza to Chandratal/Batal (100 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)

9th Day: Chandratal to Manali (250 Kilometers, 12 Hours Drive)

10th Day: Manali Leisure Day

11th Day: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends

Batches

11th Jun to 21st Jun Open {11th Jun (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 21st Jun (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

18th Jun to 28th Jun Open {18th Jun (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 28th Jun (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

25th Jun to 5th Jul Open {25th Jun (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 5th Jul (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

2nd Jul to 12th Jul Open {2nd Jul (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 12th Jul (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

9th Jul to 19th Jul Open {9th Jul (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 19th Jul (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

16th Jul to 26th Jul Open {16th Jul (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 26th Jul (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

23rd Jul to 2nd Aug Open {23rd Jul (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 2nd Aug (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

30th Jul to 9th Aug Open {30th Jul (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 9th Aug (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

6th Aug to 16th Aug Open {6th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 16th Aug (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

13th Aug to 23rd Aug Open {13th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 23rd Aug (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

20th Aug to 30th Aug Open {20th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 30th Aug (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

27th Aug to 6th Sep Open {27th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 6th Sep (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

3rd Sep to 13th Sep Open {3rd Sep (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 13th Sep (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

10th Sep to 20th Sep Open {10th Sep (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 20th Sep (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

17th Sep to 27th Sep Open {17th Sep (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 27th Sep (Tuesday) 08:00 AM}

Price

Delhi to Delhi:

Own Bike - Dual Rider
Triple Occupancy 24000 / Person
Own Bike - Solo Rider
Triple Occupancy 27000 / Person
Tempo Traveller
Triple Occupancy 29000 / Person
500 CC - Dual Rider - With Fuel
Triple Occupancy 34000 / Person
Himalayan - Dual Rider - With Fuel
Triple Occupancy 37000 / Person
350 CC - Solo Rider - With Fuel
Triple Occupancy 40000 / Person
500 CC - Solo Rider - With Fuel
Triple Occupancy 43000 / Person
Himalayan - Solo Rider - With Fuel
Triple Occupancy 46000 / Person

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    1st Day : Delhi to Jibhi | Overnight Journey

    • The group will assemble at the pick-up point by 07:00 PM.
    • We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing session will be conducted.  
    • After which, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Jibhi

    *The pick up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).

  • 2

    2nd Day : Jibhi Arrival | Bike Introduction | Day at Leisure

    • The travelers who opted for the Tempo Traveller option, will get off at Aut Tunnel and head towards Jibhi directly.
    • The travelers who opted for a Bike Trip will head down for Manali to collect their bikes, followed by a test run. After which, they will head to Jibhi as well.
    • Upon reaching Jibhi, we will check into our designated hotel where we will have dinner and spend the night.
  • 3

    3rd Day : Jibhi to Chitkul (214 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive)

    • After spending a peaceful night and waking up to the sound of birds chirping, we will have breakfast. .
    • Afterwards, we will head out towards Chitkul which is renowned as the last village of India. 
    • En-route, we will be traversing through many byways where you will get a glimpse at some extremely beautiful views of mountains, valleys and green meadows.
    • Upon reaching Chitkul, we will check in to our respective rooms.
    • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Chitkul.
  • 4

    4th Day : Chitkul to Kalpa (60 Kilometers, 03 Hours Drive)

    • After breakfast, we will head towards Kalpa which is known for its scenic landscapes
    • En-route Kalpa, the small town of Reckong Peo town, serves as the perfect pit stop. If the weather gods are in your favor, you will be able to catch a glimpse of Kinner Kailash Peak.
    • Upon reaching Kalpa, after spending some leisure time, we’ll head out to visit the 3000 year old Kalpa Monastery and the Suicide Point which offers a picturesque view of the Kailash ranges. 
    • Post-check-in, Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Kalpa.
  • 5

    5th Day : Kalpa to Dhankar (200 Kilometers, 07 Hours Drive)

    • After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards our next destination, Dhankar.
    • En-route Dhankar, we will be traversing through Nako Village and pay our respects at the Tabo Monastery.
    • After checking in, we will have dinner served followed by an overnight stay in Dhankar.
  • 6

    6th Day : Dhankar to Kaza (40 Kilometers, 4 Hours Drive)

    • Post breakfast, we will head towards Kaza.
    • En-route we will visit Kungri Monastery in Pin valley followed by a visit to Mudh Village.
    • Check in at Kaza, followed by dinner and overnight stay.
  • 7

    7th Day : Spiti Sightseeing Day

    • Post breakfast, we’ll start our Spiti sightseeing tour.
    • We will visit the Key Monastery, the Chicham Bridge (Asia’s Highest Bridge) and Hikkim (the highest post office in the world).
    • After that, we’ll move towards Komic village (one of the highest villages in the world located at an altitude of 4600 meters).
    • We’ll also visit Langza and see the iconic Buddha statue.
    • Finally, we’ll head back to Kaza where we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kaza.
  • 8

    8th Day : Kaza to Chandratal/Batal (100 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)

    • After an early morning breakfast, we will head to Chandratal or Batal.
    • Midway, we'll visit the Kunzum Pass for a sightseeing tour.
    • Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Chandra Taal.

    *Staying in Chandra Taal totally depends on weather conditions.

  • 9

    9th Day : Chandratal to Manali (250 Kilometers, 12 Hours Drive)

    • Breakfast will be served in the morning before we start our return journey.
    • En-route, we'll be passing through the iconic Rohtang Pass.
    • We'll reach Manali by the evening where we will leave our bikes as we will be continuing our journey via Volvo from here onwards.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali

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  • 10

    10th Day : Manali Leisure Day

    • Post breakfast, the group will enjoy a Leisure Day at Manali. 
    • The travelers are advised to spend their time by going for cafe hopping, market shopping, local sightseeing, and more.
    • Later in the evening, we will take an overnight bus from Manali to Delhi.
  • 11

    11th Day : Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends

    • The group will reach Delhi by early in the morning and part ways with fond memories.
    • End of tour.

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Inclusions

Transportation in Tempo Traveller from Jibhi to Manali.

Bike Rent & Fuel from Manali to Manali.

Riding Gears (Knee guard, Elbow guard, Helmet).

*Note: Due to comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you all to carry your own helmets for the ride. The helmets which we provide are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes.

Accommodation on Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.

Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast + Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 10 Breakfast)

Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.

Delhi to Manali Bus Tickets and Back.

Spare Parts of a Bike (Personal Expense)

Toolkit

Backup Vehicle

Mechanical Support

Permits Required

First Aid Kits

Oxygen Cylinders

Infrared Thermometer

Oximeter

Exclusions

5% GST

Early check-in at the hotel.

Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.

Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.

Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.

Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation.

Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.

Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.

Any other services not specified above in inclusions

Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost and security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts required.)

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over phone calls or WhatsApp messages. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

 Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within  44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.

You are not eligible for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand. 

There would be no refund provided in case some problems occur due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.

If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.

 JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).

Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.

Things To Pack

Rucksack (60 Liters+)

Daypack

Backpack Rain Cover

Suncap

Woolen Cap

UV Protected Sunglasses

Inner Thermals (2 pairs)

Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )

Fleece Jacket

Warm Jacket

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Raincoat/Poncho

Gloves

Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)

Undergarments

Slippers

Sturdy Comfortable Shoes

Towels

First Aid Kit

Personal Medication

Torch

Water Bottle

Power Bank

Mobile Charger/Travel Charger

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Deodorant

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

FAQs

The temperature at Chandratal Lake always goes negative. The summer temperature goes as low as -5 degrees Celcius in the day and -10 degree Celcius in the night time while in the winters the temperature in the day goes as low as -15 degree Celcius and in the nighttime it can reach up to -30 degree Celcius as well.

 

The time it takes to go from Kaza to Manali is approx 4 hours including rest and stoppage time. The total Kaza to Manali distance, one needs to cover is 182 kilometers.

 

The temperature in Spiti Valley is cold during the whole year but it is comparatively colder from November to May. This is the time when we schedule the winter Spiti Expedition. 

 

The Manali to Spiti Valley road is open at all times but during the winter seasons, the roads get filled with snow and one cannot pass through it easily. The extreme adventurers do go and explore extreme Spiti Valley expeditions sometimes but it is definitely not recommended for the common tourist.

 

The usual route that we follow to move from Kasol to Spiti Valley is through Manali. First, we take a bus from Bhuntar to Manali which is a two-hour drive. Then secondly, you can board a bus leaving from Manali to Spiti Valley.

 

The Delhi to Lahaul Spiti distance is 712 Kilometers and as there are no airports in Shimla and only one in Himachal Pradesh, which is totally off route. You're recommended to take flights from where ever you are coming till Delhi only. After that, you need to move by road only. If you thinking that the distance between Delhi to Spiti valley is way too much for you in terms of a road trip then you can land in Chandigarh which is a little closer to the Spiti Valley and will shorten your road trip by a couple of hours. Then for coming back from Spiti valley to Delhi, you need to traverse by road only.

 

First, you have to reach the administrative town of Spiti, which is Kaza. From there, you can rent a bike or Taxi to move towards Key Monastery. Otherwise, if you've booked a package then Key Monastery being one of the most prominent destinations, it'll likely be covered in the itinerary.

 

We will be staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays-we have constructed washrooms with proper running water and sanitation facilities. 

 

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.

 

We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.

 

The Reckong Peo temperature is usually cold and you need to carry some winter clothes when visiting the same.

 

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

 

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking. In case you find any clean water on the trek, make sure to fill your bottles with the same. Do not try out stable water, always go for running water.

 

After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking process.

 

Manali receives heavy snowfall during December and it is advised to wear warm winter clothes which can save you from the same. 

 

Yes, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.

 

Yes, you should carry your medication on the Spiti trip. Although, for common symptoms and even more, we have first aid boxes and all our trip leads have basic knowledge about basic paramedics practices.

 

The Kaza temperature is usually cold and is much colder in November to May, which is the cold season in Spiti. In the remainings months, it is comparatively less cold, which is again not hot in any terms. The weather Kalpa, Reckong Peo, Himachal Pradesh is all the same as well. The weather in Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, affects the oncoming of tourists. 

 

It depends on the tour. On the Spiti tour, we are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.

 

We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in the class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.

 

We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly. 

 

Since we do not have any trekking to do while on the journey, you might not need trekking shoes specifically. But still, a good pair of shoes that have proper soles and are equally comfortable is recommended. You might need a good pair of shoes when travelling to Dhankar Lake and Chandratal lake. A Quechua or Forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do. 

 

If you're going by road and choosing the Shimla route from Delhi then it would take approximately a time of 18 hours of drive. You can choose to take a stoppage or not, that's up to you. Now, if you're taking the Manali route then a total of 24 hours on the drive is required and you need to take a stoppage after reaching Manali or you'll be very much exhausted otherwise. The total distance between Lahaul Spiti and Delhi is 708 Kilometer is we go by the shortest route.

 

Manali is opened all around the year and only the Passes connecting Manali to other regions gets closed due to extreme snow. The weather conditions in Manali during December is the region received heavy snowfall and is considered one of the best times to visitation.

 

We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. The reason being that smaller batches are better in terms of collaborative group experience and trip coordination as well. You’re more likely to gel up with everybody in a short group as compared to a group that has more participants in number.

 

Yes! You should board with us on the departure date without any hesitation being the solo girl travelling alone. The reason is that we will make sure to take care of your experience during the whole journey. Additionally, all our trip leads are trained to deal with several situations and they’ll be there for you during the trip. 

 

Well, it totally depends from person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor for the same. Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.

 

There are only two ways in which one can reach Spiti Valley, one is the Manali Route and the other is the Shimla Route. Out of these two, if you want to reach faster then you can choose the Manali route as it is shorter in distance but in comparison, the Shimla route contains more scenic views and make up for a full-fledged road trip.

 

Spiti Valley is the district under which Kaza is an administrative town. So, in terms of distance, there's no proper measure and we cannot have one. But once you enter Spiti Valley, you'll soon find Kaza in there after a short distance of 4-5 kilometers.

 

There are two routes for visiting Spiti, namely the Manali route and the Shimla route. The Shimla route is longer and contains more scenic views but the Manali route is shorter and you'll reach in comparatively shorter times. There's one more route and that is from Delhi to Reckong Pea, you can take a bus from Delhi heading towards the same and then change buses heading towards Kaza.

 

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

 

Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list. 

 

The Manali to Kinnaur distance is 328.9 Kilometers and the best time to visit Kinnaur is from April to June. Now, if you want to move from Kinnaur to Kaza to visit the Spiti Valley then add another journey of 158 Kilometers in your route, which is the Kinnaur to Kaza distance.

 

We have fully qualified and functionally trained Trip Leads, Assistant Trip Lead, Driver accompanying the group during all our journeys. Apart from that, Local Guides and Porters (personal expanse) will also be tagged in if required on a trip/trek.

 

Routes to Spiti Valley are opened all around the year, but there is a little distinction. While the Shimla route is opened all around the year, the Manali route closes for a brief time due to the closing of Kunzum Pass. Moreover, the Manali route is opened from June to October.

 

You need to prepare well for the Spiti Valley expedition. The packing list for Spiti Valley expeditions contains Rucksack (60 Liters+), Daypack, Backpack Rain Cover, Suncap, Woolen Cap, UV Protected Sunglasses, Inner Thermals (2 pairs), Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants ), Fleece Jacket, Warm Jacket, Down Jacket /Main Jacket, Raincoat/Poncho, Gloves, Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton), Undergarments, Slippers, Sturdy Comfortable Shoes, Towels, First Aid Kit, Personal Medication, Torch, Water Bottle, Power Bank, Mobile Charger/Travel Charger, Hand Sanitizer, Toiletries, Cold Cream, Lip Guard, Deodorant, Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+), Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals).

 

Yes! We can visit Spiti Valley in November. But the climate changes from summer season to winter one in Spiti during the months of mid-October to Mid November, so carrying good enough winter gears and accessories is recommended.

 

No! Rohtang Pass is closed during the months of December due to heavy snowfall. 

 

No! We cannot visit Chitkul during December due to heavy snowfall, the roads get blocked and we can't move further ahead than Sangla Valley. The water also freezes up and keeping yourself hydrated becomes a challenge.

 

The best time to visit Spiti Valley is divided into two parts, the winter season and the summer season. If you want to experience Winter Spiti then one needs to visit Spiti from March to May. Otherwise, one can visit in May to October for experiencing Summer Spiti.

 

The weather conditions are not suitable for tourists and one cannot go without proper guidance. Expeditions and all keep on running during the months but those are for trained professionals only.

 

The weather conditions for Kaza in December are not suitable for traveling. Due to extreme snowfall, the weather becomes harsh for travelers and reaches up to negative 30-degree celsius. 

 

Delhi to Spiti distance is around 700 Kilometers but we cannot go directly. There are two routes for the same, namely the Manali route and the Shimla route. Out of both, the Manali route is the short one but the Shimla route contains more scenic views. The Delhi to Spiti via Shimla is considered the ideal route for most travelers.

 

If you're coming from Delhi then consider the Delhi to Kaza by road route via Shimla being the best one as it contains the best scenic views and is a little bit longer. It makes up for a good road trip if this factor is taken into consideration. The Shimla to Spiti valley distance is counted up to be a total of 413 kilometers.

 

Reckong Peo is comparatively cold all around the year and you can expect snow during the winter Spiti Valley Expedition. 

 

The conditions are good enough for travelers and the winter Spiti tour is conducted starting the month of March only. 

 

Yes! We can visit Spiti Valley in January. But it is recommended only for expeditions and not tourists as you might need an expert's guidance there.

 

The Spiti Valley is opened all around the year but it is recommended that you do not visit the region if you're just a tourist. The reason being that Spiti receives heavy snowfall and the area becomes highly dangerous for enthusiasts or travelers, expert guidance is required otherwise conditions can become fatal too.

 

In order to move from Spiti Valley to Manali, you need to first go to Chandratal which is a 8-hour drive, and then move towards Manali from there, which is also a 8 hours drive approximately. The total journey is covered in 12-16 hours depending upon the stoppage and rest time that you take in.

 

The Chandigarh to Lahaul Spiti distance is about 450+ Kilometers and one can take a bus from Chandigarh for the same route. The time it takes for an individual to reach Spiti from Chandigarh is around 12-13 hours. The Chandigarh to Spiti valley distance is shorter than the distance we need to cover during the Delhi to Spiti distance.

 

The Manali route to visit Spiti is considered one of the best routes for visitation. It takes about 12-13 hours to reach Spiti from Manali. The route that one needs to follow is first, go to Kaza from Manali and then change buses for Spiti from Kaza.

 

Yes! It is safe to visit Manali all around the year and also in the month of December. The reason being that Manali do receives heavy snowfall during the said months but it is still habitable.

 

The Shimla to Lahaul Spiti distance is 418 Kilometers and it takes about 16 hours to reach including rest and stoppage times if we're taking a road trip.

 

The total time it takes to visit from Manali to Spiti is approx 16 hours. First, you visit Chandratal from Manali which takes 8 hours and the rest hours is spend crossing Kaza.

 


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