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 Komik & Lanza ( 120 kms, 6-7 hrs of drive)
Day 4 : Dhankar to Kee and Kibber ( 90 kms, 4-5 hrs of drive)
Day 5 : Kaza/Rangric to Chandratal (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 Rangric which is 4kms before Kaza by evening.
Night Stay at Rangric
Today, you will be moving towards Dhankar village enroute visiting Komik & Lanza
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/ Rangric.
Head towards one of the most scenic lakes in India, i.e., Chandra tal 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 Chandra Taal.
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.
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