Group at Kunzum Pass
Camping at Chandrataal Lake
Some people say it takes a certain amount of madness to go on a trip like this and we agree with those people. Spiti one of the remotest region of India which remains blocked for most of the year is ideal for Wravelers looking to explore places.
Spiti Valley is a vast cold desert mountain valley located in Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The word "Spiti" depicts "The Middle Land", which was a bridge where the two great traditions of India and Tibet diffused in the trans-Himalayan region.
The subdivisional headquarters or capital of this valley is Kaza, which is situated near the Spiti River at an elevation of around 3,800 meters. There are two routes by which one can reach Spiti, which are from Manali via Rohtang and Kunzum Pass and from Shimla via Hindustan Tibet highway, which is often considered one of the most treacherous road.
Spiti Valley is fed by several fast flowing streams that drain into Spiti river.Being one of the remotest regions of India which remains blocked for most of the year is ideal for Wravelers looking to explore places. A circular 9 days spiti road trip can be the best way to explore this amazing place with freckles of green over a dry weather –beaten face, Spiti, a cold desert that is characterized by a start relentless beauty, narrow valleys and high mountains.
Delhi Pickup and Drive to Narkanda - 9 Hrs
Reach Narkanda. Night stay at Narkanda
Narkanda to Kalpa. Night stay at Kalpa - 7 Hrs
Kalpa to Dhankar. Via Nako ,Tabo. Night stay at Dhankar - 8 Hrs
Dhankar to Kaza, via Pin Valley. Night stay at Kaza - 6 Hrs
Kaza to Kee, Kibber . Night stay at Kaza - 7 hrs
Kaza to Chandrataal via Kunzum Pass. Night stay at Chandrataal. - 6 Hrs
Chandrataal to Manali. Night stay at Manali - 7 Hrs
Manali local sightseeing. Leave Manali by evening for Delhi
You will be received by our Trip Lead at Akshardham Metro Station by 8:30 PM. After the initial introduction to the group, we start our journey to Spiti Valley.
Today we will be driving overnight to Narkanda which is our 1st stay.
We reach Chandigarh early morning and continue our journey towards Narkanda, crossing Shimla which is the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Narkanda, which is famous for its apple orchards, is about 65 km from Shimla and surrounded by Shivalik ranges. Hatu peak, which is the highest peak in Shimla district is in Narkanda. After resting through the afternoon, guests can go for local sightseeing or even for a hike till Hatu Peak.
Dinner and Night Stay at Narkanda.
After breakfast at the stay, we start our today's journey to Kalpa.
Kalpa is a small but beautiful town situated in the Sutlej river valley in the Kinnaur district. While crossing the mountains, you will find several points with scenic views. After reaching, explore the place.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel/homestay at Kalpa.
Today we will be travelling to Dhankar village from Kalpa.
Dhankar, the former capital of the Spiti Valley, offers panoramic views of the valley. It stands perched above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin river.
En route we will be covering Nako and Tabo. Nako is a small village near the border of India and Tibet. The place is famous for its lake and 1000 years old Monastery.
Night stay at Dhankar
Today, you will be moving from Dhankar village to Kaza. We will be covering Mud, Pin Valley while going from Dhankar to Kaza.
Day sightseeing will include Hikkim and Komic. Komic is the highest inhabited village. Meet people and get to know how they plan for winters when all the roads leading to the village are closed
Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza
This day start your road trip towards Kibber village. Visit the beautiful Key Monastery, which at one time acted as a fort. Explore the amazing culture of the people living there. Move further to Kibber which is at a height of 4200 mts and is the highest inhabited village in the region.
Return to Kaza by evening. Evening at leisure for cafe hopping and local market.
Bonfire, Dinner and Night stay at Kaza
Head towards one of the most scenic lakes in India, i.e., Chandra tal also called as Moon Lake via Kunzum Pass and Losar. The lake is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and is situated at an altitude of 4300 meters. Enjoy the views, get yourself clicked with the lake and spend some leisure time.
Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Chandra Taal.
Today is the second last day of our trip and our last day in Spiti Valley. We start from Chandrataal lake after breakfast. We will be crossing the Bada Darra and Chota Darra before reaching Rohtang Pass. Spend some time at the pass.
Reach Manali by evening. Evening at Leisure for cafe hopping and explore the local market.
Dinner and Night stay in Manali
After breakfast, you can leave for Manali local sightseeing. Solang Valley and Vashist caves can be explored ( personal expense). Have lunch in Manali.
Leave Manali by afternoon for Delhi. Overnight travel to Delhi
Reach Delhi by 11 in the morning.
End of Tour.
Accommodation in double sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.
Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps, starting from Day 1 Dinner till Breakfast on Day 8
Comfortable non-AC Tempo Traveller / Xylo / Innova for all days as per the itinerary
Reliable, experienced and adept local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags at Chandrataal Lake
Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals from Delhi to Shimla and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Guide / Porters
Sightseeing in Manali / Any permits, activities, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
Monastery / Museum Fees
Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
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)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
This will be a mixed group
Cost is per person
Mode of transport will be Tempo Traveller if group size is above 6 members, for < 6 Sumo / Innova
In Kalpa Hotel Aucktong or Hotel Destination or similar
In Dhankhar Rabsal Homestay or similar
In Kaza Norbiling Inn Homestay
In Chandertal Lake Devachann camps Or similar
In Manali Himalayan Home Homestay