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. 6 day road trip to Spiti Valley from Manali covers most of the destinations like Kaza, Chandratal,Kibber, Dhankar.of this scenic valley with freckles of green over a dry weather –beaten face, Spiti is a cold desert that is characterized by a start relentless beauty, narrow valleys and high mountains.
Day 1 : Manali Arrival
Day 2 : Manali to Rangric /Kaza ( 203 kms, 9 hrs)
Day 3 : Kaza to Dhankar via Komic and Langza ( 120 kms, 6-7 hrs of drive)
Day 4 : Dhankar to Kaza via Kee and Kibber (90 kms, 4-5 hrs of drive)
Day 5 : Kaza/Rangrik to Chandrataal (90 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Day 6 : Chandratal to Manali.(125 kms, 7 hrs drive)
Arrive in Manali by afternoon or evening as per your convenience and check in the Hotel. Day is at leisure and you are free to roam about in the streets of Manali and maybe even spend some time at various cafes in Manali.
Final check of list of items to be carried for Spiti road trip. If you are missing onto anything now is the time to stock it for the coming days.
Night stay in Manali.
Today we leave early from Manali and start our road trip to Spiti Valley. We will be crossing 2 high passes, Rohtang pass and Kunzum Pass. We will be reaching Rangrik which is 4kms before Kaza by evening.
Night Stay at Rangrik
Today, you will be moving towards Dhankar village enroute visiting Komik & Langza
Dhankar, the former capital of the Spiti Valley, offers panoramic views of valley. It stands perched above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin river.
Explore Dhankar lake and dinner and overnight stay at Dhankar village.
This day start your road trip towards Kee and Kibber village. Visit the beautiful Key Monastery. Explore the amazing culture of the people living there.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza/ Rangrik.
Head towards one of the most scenic lakes in India, i.e.,Chandrataal also called as Moon Lake. 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.
Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Chandrataal.
Today is the last day of our road trip to Spiti Valley. We leave in the morning after breakfast for Manali. Crossing various streams/nalas towards Rohtang Pass.
Reach Manali by evening.
Accommodation on twin sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.
Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps
Comfortable non-AC Xylo for all days as per the itinerary
Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking 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 / blankets at Chandratal Lake if included in the itinerary.
Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals in Shimla and Manali 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.
Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
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.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
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
Q. What will be the group size for Spiti Valley?
Usually, we take a maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
Q. Who all will go along with us on Spiti Valley Road Trip?
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups, they are also well versed with the local region.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for road trips. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Spiti Valley trip?
Once you confirm the trip and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are always your lifeline on the trek. Although there aren’t any treks that we do on this trip, but small hikes to Dhankar Lake and Chandrataal lake also require good shoes, as the trails are definitely tricky.
Carry a shoe with the proper sole which won’t slip. A Quechua or forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the Spiti trip?
As we will be staying in Hotels, camp and Homestays- we have constructed washrooms with proper running water facility.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. In the Spiti tour, we are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.
Q. How many travelers will be in one room?
We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly.
Q. How can I book a trip with you?
After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trip?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trip. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Jain food will also be available, but you will have to inform the team at the time of booking.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trip?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip?
Yes, we can customize any trip as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the Spiti trip.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on 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.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
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.
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