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A road trip to Spiti Valley is on every traveler's bucket list and the reason is that Spiti, with its desert mountains, snow-covered valleys, and lush green meadows remains one of the most beautiful destinations that our country has to offer. 

Nestled between India and Tibet, the word Spiti itself translates to “the middle land.” 

In recent times, the valley has gotten an abundance of tourists seeking the place for the serenity it provides as well as the adventure that the wicked terrains of Spiti provide you.

In this Spiti valley road trip, we make sure that you get to make the most out of the experience and witness the mesmerizing Spiti Valley in all its glory as well as indulge in the thrill that the impassable roads of Spiti have to offer. 

Spiti Valley acts as a bridge between two distinct cultures and is the horizon where people from these diverse cultures come together to build the foundation that Spiti itself stands upon. The valley is known for its century-old monasteries and the rich Buddhist influence that is still prevalent in every village today. 

The people of Spiti believe in leading simple lives. It wasn’t until only five or six years ago that they even had electricity and since water is scarce in the cold desert that is Spiti, life can be tough. But the resilience with which people live their lives is not only commendable but also inspiring. Spending even a few days amidst the locals, interacting with them, and witnessing Spiti through their eyes is enough to make you fall in love with the land of Lamas. 

This road trip to Spiti valley allows you to witness the wonder of nature and marvel at the blending landscapes of lofty mountains, green meadows, and barren roads that are perfect for off-roading, all existing in one place.  

It is also the perfect kind of long drive where scenic views rush you by in the backdrop as you embark on a journey of a lifetime. The best part is that since this Spiti valley road trip starts from Delhi, with Manali as its first halt, there’s a chance for you to indulge in local sightseeing at Manali and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

After a brief tour session conducted by our trip leader, we will officially start our journey by heading towards Kaza which is known for its ancient monasteries and vibrant cultural festivals. 

The Spiti river flows relentlessly through the northwest regions of this beautiful town, providing a serene backdrop that never fails to mesmerize the onlookers. Apart from its natural beauty, Kaza also holds extreme significance as it is the connecting link between Spiti and Lahaul and remains one of the oldest towns in the entire country. 

Other than the majestic mountains and impassable roads that provide thrill-seekers the opportunity for offroading, Spiti Valley is famous for holding some of the most quaint villages in its embrace. 

Mudh, Komic, and Langza are one of the few villages where you will get to experience life at a small pace. Without a visit to these villages and interacting with the locals, you’ll never get to experience Spiti Valley to its fullest.

Buddhism has its roots running all across the valley and influences the lives of the people here so it's only natural that you get to see some of the best monasteries in the country. 

The first monastery that we will visit is Kungri monastery. Built-in the 14th century, it is the only monastery that follows the Nyingmapa order of Buddhism, which is the oldest order of Tibetan Buddhism. It represents the prevalence of Tibetan culture and its richness that has been present in the Pin valley for centuries now.  

After paying our reverence at the monastery, we will visit Mudh, a village nestled at the banks of the Ping river with Parbati ranges overlooking the tiny hamlet. It is also the gateway to Pin valley national park. Pin valley itself is a cold desert region surrounded by alpine forests.

Founded in 996C.E, Tabo monastery is the oldest operating domain with the walls still covered in murals and thangka paintings depicting tales from the Buddhist pantheon. Apart from that, there are manuscripts, statues, and other wooden structures of historical as well as the spiritual significance that have made the monastery a national historic treasure of India. 

Initially built as a fort monastery, Dhankar monastery now sits atop a spurring rock, overlooking the confluence of Spiti river and Pin river just between the town of Kaza and Tabo. The jagged yet charming landscape, a statue of Buddha, and various thangka paintings are just a few things that add to the charm of the Dhankar monastery. 

Kaza is the gateway to Hikkim which houses the highest Post Office in the world, and if you are someone who loves all things old school, then you can send a letter to a dear one from here. Many tourists love taking a trip down nostalgia lane with Hikkim as it allows you to experience the simple intimacy of writing words instead of simply typing them. 

Another village that we will visit while on this road trip to Spiti valley is Komic which is the highest village in the world at an altitude of 15,500ft connected by a motorable road. Another village, Langza where you’ll find an abundance of fossils as well as the warm hospitality of the locals is where we make sure to pay a visit. Not just because of the quaint life of this tiny hamlet but to make you see the 1000-year-old Buddha statue that overlooks the village as a watchful protector and to ward off all kinds of evil.

Key monastery or as the locals call it Kye Gompa is the largest as well as the oldest monastery in Spiti valley. It is also the training center for Lamas who will grow up to serve and preserve the culture of Spiti. Ancient relics, murals, and even images of Buddha are still preserved in the monastery and remain the main attraction for tourists. 

On our way to our next destination, we will make brief stops at a few places. One of them is Kibber, one of the highest inhabited villages in Spiti Valley elevated at an altitude of 14,200 ft. above sea level, and an abode to snow leopards and if you are lucky, you might get a chance to see one. And even if you don’t, the serene beauty of the village itself is enough to captivate you. 

The next attraction before we resume our actual journey is Asia’s highest bridge, Chicham which is elevated at a staggering height of more than 13,500ft and connects the village of Chicham with Kibber.

Nestled in the Kunzum Range of the Himalayas, India’s highest motorable mountain road, Kunzum pass is our stop where you can see traces of Buddhist influence in the form of prayer flags all around the pass, fluttering along with the winds. 

The Chandratal lake, shaped like a crescent moon remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spiti valley. The crystal clear lake provides a peaceful backdrop for people to just sit and spend some moments completely at peace and is the perfect spot to conclude this Spiti valley road trip before we start our return journey.  

The best time to visit Spiti Valley, especially if you want to make sure to experience it in all its glory, is from February to April as the entire region is covered in a thick blanket of snow. 

If you love adventures, then this trip will allow you to take part in many. You can river raft in Spiti river or Pin valley, take a safari on a Yak to explore the premise. 

In a nutshell, the Spiti valley road trip is a perfect combination of adventure and peace, an experience you simply cannot miss out on.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey

2nd Day: Manali Arrival | Day at Leisure

3rd Day: Manali to Kaza (200 Kilometers, 9 Hours Drive)

4th Day: Spiti Sightseeing Day 01 (Pin valley, Tabo, Dhankar )

5th Day: Spiti Sightseeing Day 02 (Hikkim, Komic, Langza )

6th Day: Kaza to Chandratal/Batal (90 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)

7th Day: Chandratal/Batal to Manali (125 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)

8th Day: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends

Batches

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10th Sep to 17th Sep Open {10th Sep (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 17th Sep (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

17th Sep to 24th Sep Open {17th Sep (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 24th Sep (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

Price

Delhi to Delhi:

Tempo Traveller
Triple Occupancy 22500 19500 / Person
Double Occupancy 24500 21500 / Person

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    1st Day : Delhi to Manali | Overnight Journey

    • The group will assemble at the pick-up point by 06:00 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 Manali. 

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

  • 2

    2nd Day : Manali Arrival | Day at Leisure

    • We will reach Manali early in the morning.
    • Post-check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure. Travelers are advised to indulge in cafe hopping, local sightseeing, and more.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
  • 3

    3rd Day : Manali to Kaza (200 Kilometers, 9 Hours Drive)

    • After early morning breakfast, we will head out to Kaza.
    • En route, we’ll be traversing through Kunzum Pass.
    • We will reach Kaza by late evening and check in to our designated stays.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Kaza.
  • 4

    4th Day : Spiti Sightseeing Day 01 (Pin valley, Tabo, Dhankar )

    • Post breakfast, we will head towards Kungri Monastery in Pin valley followed by a visit to Mudh Village.
    • En route, we will make a brief pit stop and visit the Tabo Monastery.
    • Our next stop on the sightseeing tour would be Dhankar where we will visit the thousand-year-old Dhankar Monastery.
    • We will head back to Kaza where we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kaza.
  • 5

    5th Day : Spiti Sightseeing Day 02 (Hikkim, Komic, Langza )

    • After early morning breakfast, we will go sightseeing and visit Hikkim (the highest post office in the world).
    • We will also visit Komic village, Langza (where the iconic Budhha statue is situated), and then head towards Kee Monastery.
    • Finally, we’ll head back to Kaza where we will have dinner and spend the night.
  • 6

    6th Day : Kaza to Chandratal/Batal (90 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)

    • Post-breakfast we will head towards Chandratal or Batal.
    • En-route, we will make brief stops at Kibber, Chicham Bridge (Asia’s Highest Bridge), and Kunzum Pass.
    • Post-check-in, we'll relax for sometime before visiting the Chandratal Lake.
    • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Chandra Taal or Batal.

    *Staying in Chandratal totally depends on weather conditions.

  • 7

    7th Day : Chandratal/Batal to Manali (125 Kilometers, 7 Hours Drive)

    • After early morning breakfast we'll start our return journey to Manali. 
    • We will reach Manali by late afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    • In the evening, we will board the bus for our overnight drive to Delhi.
  • 8

    8th 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 Traveler from Manali to Manali.

Bus tickets from Delhi to Manali and return.

Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary.

Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast + Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 7 Breakfast)

The trip Leader will be present at all times during the tour.

Mechanical Support

All permits Required

First Aid Kits

Oxygen Cylinders

Infrared Thermometer

Oximeter

Exclusions

Early check-in at the hotel.

Any additional expenses of personal nature.

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

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.

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 on 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

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

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

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

The time it takes to go from Kaza to Manali is approx 4 hours including leisure and the pit stops that we make on the Spiti valley road trip. The total distance between Kaza and Manali is 182 kilometers.

 

The total time it takes for us to visit Spiti from Manali during this road trip to Spiti valley is 16 hours. 

 

There are two ways to reach Spiti. One is via Manali while the other is via Shimla.  On this road trip to Spiti valley from Manali, we traverse the Manali route. It takes about 12-13 hours to reach Spiti from Manali in this Spiti valley road trip. It is considered to be one of the best routes to reach Spiti Valley especially when it comes to road trips as the duration of this trip via the Manali route is shorter in comparison. Not to mention that the roads are wider and better. The route that one needs to follow is first, go to Kaza from Manali and then change buses for Spiti from Kaza.

 

The temperature at Chandratal Lake always goes negative. In summers, the temperature goes as low as -5 degrees Celsius during the day and -10 degrees Celsius during the nighttime.  In the winters, the temperature in the day goes as low as -15 degrees Celcius and in the nighttime, it can drop up to -30 degrees Celcius as well.

 

 

The Manali route to Spiti Valley is open at all times but during the winter seasons, due to heavy snowfall, the roads become slippery and hostile which is why it’s not recommended for a common tourist to embark on a Spiti valley road trip in winter all on their own.

 

The weather in Spiti Valley is cold throughout the year but it is comparatively colder during winter. The temperature drops to -30 degrees. There is no water running in the taps, that’s how cold it gets. But it is during the winter season, especially from February to May that we schedule the winter Spiti valley road trip because the entire valley is covered in a thick blanket of snow. 

 

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, we board an overnight bus from Manali to Spiti Valley.

 

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

 

We provide hygienic and nutritious food during the trip. Since the Spiti valley road trip consists of visiting many villages, we can assure you that every meal of yours would not only be delicious but be cooked from homegrown ingredients, making it ten times better than any meal you’ll ever have. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as vegetarian or food without any onions and such, then we can make arrangements beforehand. You will just have to make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.

 

Our itineraries are curated after keeping in mind everything from accommodations, food, and other services. We are open to suggestions and can make changes if we find your demands feasible.

 

Our accommodations include staying in Hotels, camps, and Homestays. We have made sure that the most basic facilities such as running water and sanitation are available during all our designated stays.

 

First, you’ll 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 the winter Spiti valley road trip with us, then you don’t need to fret. Since Key Monastery is one of the most prominent spots in Spiti, we make sure that we cover it in the itinerary.

 

The distance between Delhi and Lahaul Spiti is 712 Kilometers. There are no airports on the route that you take while traveling to Spiti. You're recommended to take flights from wherever you are coming to Delhi only. After that, you need to move by road. If you think 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 Spiti Valley and will shorten your road trip by a couple of hours. Then for your return journey to Delhi, you need to travel by road only.

 

If you're going by road and choosing the Shimla route from Delhi then it would take approximately 18 hours of driving for you to reach there if you don’t make many pit stops but that’s entirely up to you. Now, if you're taking the Manali route then at least 24 hours in the car, driving is required and you need to make a pit stop after reaching Manali or you'll be very much exhausted otherwise. The total distance between Lahaul Spiti and Delhi is 708 Kilometers if we go by the shortest route.

 

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 traversing. A pair of Quechua or Forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will do.

 

After selecting the Spiti valley road 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.

 

Himalayan water is considered to be the purest water there is and is completely safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

 

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

 

Well, it depends from person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you have 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 you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.

 

Definitely! One of the most integral priorities of our treks and trips is the safety of women. Every person going on this excursion is carefully handpicked to avoid any kind of trouble. However, you will still need to take care of your personal belongings.

 

It depends on the tour. On this Spiti valley road trip, we will be staying in hotels, camps, and Homestays.

 

We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best-in-class vehicle by the wicked terrains and rocky roads of Spiti. For the Spiti valley road trip, the on-ground vehicle that we use to travel in is Tempo Traveller.

 

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

 

Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be sent to you which will include all the necessary information including an extensive packing list.

 

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,  you can choose the Manali route as it is shorter in distance but in comparison, the Shimla route contains more scenic views and also helps your body get used to the weather as well as the increasing altitude.

 

Kaza is an administrative town. So, in terms of distance, there's no proper way to measure it. But once you enter Spiti Valley, you'll soon find Kaza there after a short distance of 4-5 kilometers.

 

We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. We believe that this is the perfect number as smaller groups are easy to manage and people in smaller groups are more likely to bond and have fun.

 

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

 

All our trips are led by professional trip captains who have years of experience. Apart from them, there will be a local guide, cook, helper and other staff for your convenience.

 

The distance between Manali to Kinnaur is 328.9 Kilometers and the best time to visit Kinnaur valley 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 to your route.

 

The conditions are good enough for travelers to be able to experience Spiti in all its glory and the winter Spiti tour is conducted starting from March only.

 

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 you need to visit Spiti from March to May. Otherwise, one can visit from May to October and get to experience a different side of Spiti.

 

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.

 

If you're coming from Delhi, then consider the route via Shimla to be the best one as it contains the best scenic views and also helps your body get acclimatized better. The route is a bit longer which makes up for a good road trip if this factor is taken into consideration.

 

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.

 

No! Rohtang Pass is closed during December due to heavy snowfall. So, if you're going for a winter Spiti tour then there are high chances that you won’t be able to go through Rohtang Pass.

 

The distance between Chandigarh to Lahaul Spiti 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 route is shorter than the distance we need to cover when going to Spiti valley from Delhi.

 

The Spiti Valley is open all around the year but it is recommended that you do not visit the region if you're just a tourist. The reason is 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.

 


Additional Information About Spiti Valley

The world within world “SPITI VALLEY” is a cold desert located in the Northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 12,500 above sea level. It is also known as the “Middle Land” i.e. the land between India & Tibet. It is known for its beautiful and remote valleys, snow-crowned mountains, adventurous trekking trails, quaint villages, and Buddhist Monasteries.

Spiti Valley is well connected by road to other cities and adjoining states from May to November and remains closed for the remaining time of the year due to the rigid weather conditions. The nearest airport to Spiti Valley is Kullu Airport at Bhuntar. Spiti Valley is on the bucket list of every traveler and there are plenty of reasons for that. Even though the beauty of Spiti valley is spread across the entirety of its land, there are few places in Spiti valley that you simply cannot miss out on as they reflect the true essence of Spiti. 

THE MUST-VISIT PLACES IN SPITI VALLEY:

KAZA:

Kaza is the administrative district and the largest settlement of Spiti Valley.  Located at an elevation of 3,800ft. Kaza is divided into two parts i.e. Old Kaza and New Kaza. Old Kaza as the name suggest embodies the Buddhist culture perfectly and is known for its historically significant structures like the King’s Palace, Tangyud Monastery, etc. On the other hand, New Kaza represents the modernization of the town as has all the Government offices, restaurants, and hotels. The Kinnaur Valley route is open throughout the year while Lahaul Valley only opens during summers. Kaza is also the base camp and a gateway to various trekking trails in Spiti.

NAKO:

Nako is a beautiful village near the Indo-China Border in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. Lovingly it is also known as the “Dream Village in the Himalayas”.  At an altitude of 3600mtrs above sea level,  Nako village is the perfect place to provide you peace and comfort on this road trip to Spiti valley. Nako Monastery, Nako Lake, and Guru Padmasambhava are some of the major attractions of this tiny hamlet. Nako Village is the base trek to Reo Purgyil Peak.

TABO:

Tabo is a charming small town in the Lahaul Spiti District nestled on the banks of the Spiti River. Nestled at 3280mts above sea level, It lies between Reckong Peo and Kaza. Founded in 996 C.E, the Tabo Monastery is a 1000 years old Buddhist Monastery that has managed to preserve ancient relics. It is also known for its cave shrines. 

DHANKAR:

Situated at the confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers, Dhankar is a picturesque village located at an elevation of 3,894ft. It is also known as the Ancient Capital of Spiti for housing many historical monuments in its embrace.  The Dhankar Monastery which is the second-highest monastery in the world, along with the Dhankar Fort which is amongst the 100 most endangered sites is the major attraction of Dhankar Village.

PIN-VALLEY:

Pin Valley National Park is located in Lahaul-Spiti at an elevation of 3,300-6,632 meters above sea level. It is one of the most famous high altitude National Park due to which there are rare species of animals found here like Woolly Hare, Tibetian Gazelle, Snow Leopard, and Ibex. There is a wide variety of flora that can be found in the Pin-Valley National Park as well. The spectacular National Park marks the border between the formerly separated districts of Lahaul & Spiti.

MUDH VILLAGE:

Mudh Village is an ancient village located in Pin Valley at an elevation of 14,500 feet. The population of this offbeat village is about 200 people and it is surrounded by picturesque mountains. It is a must-visit the place on this road trip to Spiti valley as it gives insights into the rich culture of Spiti. 

HIKKIM:

This peaceful village is located at an elevation of 4,400 feet above sea level and is a 15km drive away from Kaza. It is one of the highest inhabited locations and has the world's highest post office Hikkim, which is open throughout the year and can be easily accessed by road. It is a beautiful village with a bowl-shaped setting and major Buddhist influence. Hikkim also offers a marvelous view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda Peak.

KOMIK:

Asia’s highest village “ Komik” is in the Lahaul Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh and is located at a height of 18,000 feet above sea level. The village offers breathtaking views, charming festivity, shopping, and trek trails. Komik also has the Lundup Tsemo Gompa Buddhist Monastery which is also the world’s highest motorable Buddhist Monastery. The village remains completely cut off from the rest of the world during the winter season due to the heavy snowfall. It remains cold throughout the year and this is why summers are the best time to visit this small village to beat the heat.

LANGZA:

Langza is a quaint village in Spiti valley. Langza is divided into two parts Langza Yogama i.e. the lower Langza and Langza Gongma i.e. the upper Langza. Langza is known for its ancient Monasteries, buildings of the prehistoric era, green pastures, rugged mountains, barren landscape, mud houses, treks to a few high altitude lakes, and abundance of fossils. The 1000-year-old statue of Lord Buddha overlooking Langza is a major attraction. Apart from that, it is also known as “The Village of Gods” for its spiritual significance. 

KEY MONASTERY:

Key Monastery, locally known as Kye Gompa is an ancient monastery located at 4,166 meters above sea level on a hilltop close to the Spiti River. Key Monastery is over 1000 years old and is the largest monastery in Spiti Valley. The monastery is home to 11th-century Buddhist scrolls and thangka paintings. The Monastery is majorly visited by tourists in June & July as the Monastery celebrates a festival that displays the Buddhist culture beautifully. Key Monastery is located at a  distance of 12km from Kaza and 120 km from Manali.

KIBBER:

Kibber Village in Spiti is a beautiful village located at a staggering height of 14,200 feet. Kibber is the world’s highest continuously inhabited village and garners attention because it allows travelers to sight the Snow leopard and other rare species as well.  

CHANDRATAL LAKE:

Chandratal Lake also known as The Moon Lake is a crescent moon-shaped lake that keeps changing its color from reddish-orange to blue to emerald green over time. Chandratal lake is a 9km hike from Kazam Samudra Tapu Plateau which overlooks Chandratal river.

CHITKUL:

Chitkul is a majestic village in the Kinnaur district at an elevation of 3,450 meters above sea level. Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China Border and is mostly covered in snow.  Situated along the banks of the Bispa river, Chitkul is about 28 km from Sangla. Mathi temple, Charang Chitkul Pass, Baspa river front and Sangla Chitkul river are few attractions of Chitkul. 

KALPA:

A small village in the Sutlej river valley, Kalpa is known for its apple orchards and has a history of ancient temples. It's one of the highlights of this Spiti valley road trip. Surrounded by chilgoza forests, the serenity that Kalpa provides is unmatched.  

Reviews

Siddharth Sahu
Siddharth Sahu

It was an amazing experience. Spiti is not a conventional tourist spot hence going with experts like Justwravel is better option. They introduced us to many places which we might have missed had we planned ourself(Dhankar is a good candidate). Overall the experience was good and it was value for money. Will surely plan next trip with them.

Kshipra Panwar
Kshipra Panwar

It had been an alluring experience..... Our trip leader Kamran guided us throughout and was a great help in finding the best places to hv the meals. The arrangements were fabulous and no doubt it is going to be my first preference to travel with justwravel the next time :)

Neha Kalra
Neha Kalra

It was my 1st trip with JustWravel. I had an incredible time. Nishant and Rahbar took excellent care of all and ensured that everyone had a safe, memorable and enjoyable time. Thank you JustWravel Team.

Debashish Biswal
Debashish Biswal

Road trip to Spiti Valley was so amazing and adventurous with JustWravel. Everything was perfect that we got to see each and every place. One of my best road trips with awesome people (Apne log). Thanks to Kamran for leading us and our pilots Ankhush & Akash Bhaiya for the memorable trip. Special thanks to Nishant for all the information and help regarding the trip. I will definitely recommend Justwravel, surely join them in their next trip.

Rakhi
Rakhi

Had the most incredible road trip to Spiti with Kamran as the group leader and Ankush bhaiya and Akash bhaiya. The itinerary was inclusive as it incorporated all the must see places. The home stays and hotels were good and the quality of food was amazing. Met new people on the trip for the first time and we bonded really well. Thank you Just Wravel for making this happen. Here’s to exploring newer places and creating more memories ??

Paras Arora
Paras Arora

GREAT EXPERIENCE LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE ..well managed ..kamran (our TL) was friendly and helpful advice: souvenirs should be provided like a bandana/mufler/ winter cap etc or some magnets or bag pin etc.

Apoorva Srinivas
Apoorva Srinivas

This was my first time with Just Wravel and the experience was fantastic. You guys did an outstanding job from planning to execution! I was a part of an amazing group and our trip leader Kamran was super cool and friendly. Occasionally we shared our plans with the trip leader of what we wanted to do, got sufficient time in each location and excellent recommendations on where to eat and relax, ultimately ended up with a tailored vacation that everyone loved.

Praver Kachroo
Praver Kachroo

Had a great time with Justwravel. Spiti itself is so beautiful and on top of that, the service of Justwravel was the icing on the cake. Our team leader was Kamran and is a great guy having knowledge about the places and history. Overall, had a great time and met some good people on the trip as well. Will plan for some other trips with these guys as well :-)

Neha Khot
Neha Khot

Great trip. Shadab and Shivam were amazing. The entire experience- journey, destination, stay and food everything was great. It is going to be difficult to get over the spiti hangover. Looking forward to many more trips.

Mansi
Mansi

Extremely pleased to review this trip. This trip was one of the best expedition I have ever been to. With the excellent hospitality and professional behavior, our trip leaders Shadab and Shivam both were so well versed and experienced and there was not a single moment I felt as if I have come solo. Amazing vibes and for the amount they ask for the package is worth every single penny. The stays felt so homely with amazing 'ghar ka khana'. I still cannot get out of the vibes of this trip and still feel to travel with this company again and again. Extremely pleased and highly satisfied. Thankyou Justwravel for providing me with an experience that will last for a lifetime.

Poonam Bathija
Poonam Bathija

One of the most memorable trips. I had a great time made some real great friends. The trip leader Shivam was co-operative and friendly. He was entertaining, fun and extremely accommodating. In addition, his wide knowledge about thet place and other areas was helpful. He has great attention to detail to make sure that he could provide anything we might need. Tour - The range of sites was immensely rewarding and everything was well planned. Accommodations - Lodging and restaurants in most places was comfortable and excellent. In all cases we were very impressed and comfortable. Choice of restaurants was great and varied and meals were excellent. I would say it was the vacation of a lifetime and looking forward for more trips in the future.

surbhi khetan
surbhi khetan

It has been an absolute delight to had done three trips with justwravel. They provide a fantastic all round service and are very professional and easy to deal with. They always give attention to detail and deal with every element of the trip be it the bookings or the actual journey, very swiftly. Moreover, they proactively respond to every query and are clearly very knowledgeable, flexible, bespoke and friendly. Thank you for making my travel experiences always the best. Looking forward to many more trips with you guys. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

Harendra Kumar
Harendra Kumar

Awesome tour and perfect package for those who wants to go solo or with friendzz.everything was well organized from lodging to fooding highly recommend go and feel the awesomeness with JUSTWRAVEL...

Anjali Upadhyay
Anjali Upadhyay

Travelling with Justwravel was something that happened by chance in August 2017 to Spiti Valley..and since then it's been a never ending association with them. I have never met a team who is soo passionate and dedicated to creating an experience of a lifetime for all it's travellers..All I would say is..you have to travel with Justwravel once to know what a true travel experience is..Loads of love to the team..#WravelerForLife

Shivam Gupta
Shivam Gupta

my experience was fantastic

Tarana Singhal
Tarana Singhal

I had a great trip with justwravel! Everything was very well organised. Would love to travel more with justwravel!

Yatin Wadhwa
Yatin Wadhwa

Glad to be part of the Justwravel team, it was one of my best trip. I don’t think anyone can arrange the things better then Justwravel team, so I am not looking for another option in future to go with someone else.???? Food, transport all things managed very accurately by the team as in that we can’t think about the things which we received. Special thanks to the trip lead Mohit who made our trip so memorable, he knows each and everything about the trip and always ready to help someone. Will suggest each of my friend about the Justwravel qualities and try to came with few friends next time with the Justwravel team????

Harendra Rai
Harendra Rai

Awesome tour and perfect package for those who wants to go solo or with friendzz.everything was well organized from lodging to fooding highly recommend go and feel the awesomeness.....

Surbhi Khetan
Surbhi Khetan

It has been an absolute delight to had done three trips with justwravel. They provide a fantastic all round service and are very professional and easy to deal with. They always give attention to detail and deal with every element of the trip be it the bookings or the actual journey, very swiftly. Moreover, they proactively respond to every query and are clearly very knowledgeable, flexible, bespoke and friendly. Thank you for making my travel experiences always the best. Looking forward to many more trips with you guys. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

Sananda Kadagala
Sananda Kadagala

Ladakh with Just Wravel has been a wonderful experience for me. Very well organized and skipper @[559153972:Rohan] knew all the best places to takes us around. Would cherish this journey with Just Wravel for the rest of my life. Looking forward to travel with you guys in the again. Cheers!!

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