Spiti Valley Road Trip from Manali

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A road trip to Spiti Valley is no less than a boon for people who are craving peace of mind as well as travelers who want to experience the thrill that comes with off-roading on impassable roads and jagged terrains.

This road trip to Spiti valley from Manali is the perfect opportunity for people to have a closer look at the many distinct cultures the state of Himachal has to offer which is also why we believe that the best way to reach Spiti Valley is via Manali.

The word "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", and is itself the perfect depiction of the union between India and Tibet. 

Also known as The land of the Lamas, the cold desert mountain valley of Spiti is nestled between India and Tibet with rich cultural history dating back to the 17th century. 

With ancient monasteries, monks chanting the name of Buddha, nomadic sheep grazing in the fields and quaint villages, life in Spiti moves at a slow pace with tranquility filling the stillness that is omnipresent in the valley.

At the same time, the majestic grandeur of the great Himalayas, wicked trekking trails, slanted slopes and chilly breeze make it a land full of opportunities for adventure enthusiasts, to satiate their incessant need of exploring the unknown.

In this Spiti valley road trip starting from Manali, we start from the verdant terrains of Manali where we make a brief stop to recharge ourselves before we start the long journey that lies ahead of us. 

There are two routes to reach Spiti, one is from Manali and the other is from Shimla. Most people prefer going on a road trip to Spiti valley from Manali as the route is shorter and also gives ample opportunity for adventure. 

The roads are tough to drive upon especially when you’re headed towards Kunzum Pass, and the water crossings make conditions even tougher, but the journey becomes ten times better when you are traveling to Spiti valley from the Manali route, not to mention that even though the roads are extremely hostile, they are less susceptible to landslides, and the entire journey is less time consuming. 

The Manali to Spiti route is also more accessible to people compared to others, public buses run from Manali to Kaza every morning and are also relatively cheaper. Since the Manali route is often the road frequently taken, there is also a sense of security that travelers feel whenever a vehicle passes them by. 

Also, the best part of driving to Spiti from Manali is that you get to see the iconic Kunzum Pass which contributes to making your road trip to Spiti more memorable.  

The distance from Manali to Spiti stretches to an expanse of about 200kms making it an ideal road trip where it ends neither too soon nor too late, with scenic views of clear blue skies and majestic mountains keeping you company. 

Our first halt is the town of Kaza that serves as the binding force and connects different parts of the valley, making it the ideal base camp for trekkers, mountaineers or campers who are partaking in a Spiti Valley road trip. 

Overlooked by lofty mountain ranges, Kaza is one of the coldest towns in the country and is known for its rich culture, festive celebrations and age-old monasteries. Kaza is also the commercial hub of Spiti valley and even spending a few moments in this beautiful town brings travelers immense peace.

In the treasure chest that is Spiti valley, there is an abundance of gems that one can find. One of them being the beautiful Pin Valley, a cold desert region popular for its wildlife reserve Pin valley National park. The reserve is surrounded by alpine forests and due to its slanted slopes and inaccessibility has managed to preserve many endangered species including the snow leopard. 

Apart from the sanctuary, Pin valley holds Kungri monastery in its embrace. Built in 1330, Kungri is Spiti Valley’s second oldest monastery and is known for the sword dance performed by buzhens, which is a tantric cult known throughout the Buddhist regions of Himalayas. 

Nestled at the base of Pin Parbati ranges and on the bank of Pin river, our next stop, Mud village is a hamlet that gives you a closer look at the slow paced life that people of Spiti live. From meditation caves, shelters and Buddhist nunneries, there are many unexplored spots in this village alone and it just shows how Spiti holds many wonders in its embrace.

We will also visit the Tabo Monastery to pay our reverence.. Founded in 996 C.E, the frescoes displayed on each and every wall of this monastery narrate the tales of the early Buddhist pantheon. Many unique and priceless collections of thangka paintings, ancient relics and murals are preserved in the monastery making it a national treasure. 

Overlooking the confluence of Spiti and Pin river, sitting atop a huge spur is the Dhankar Monastery that consists of a cosmic Buddha statue known as Vairocana as well as many thangka paintings and a small museum.

Other places that you will get to see on this Spiti valley road trip include Hikkim, Komic and Langza. All of them offer a unique experience exclusive to their premise.

For example, Hikkim is the world's highest post office and is situated at an altitude of 14,400 ft. You can write a letter to people you cherish and the experience is quite like no other. You get to relive the old school nostalgia that was an integral part of communication before the digital age  while experiencing the unique feeling that comes with being that high.

Komic, nestled at an altitude of 15,500 ft is the highest village in the world connected by a high motorable road while Langza is known as the village of gods as well as for its abundance of fossils. However, what puts this village on the radar of tourists is the 1000 year old Buddha statue that overlooks the village as if with vigilance. 

Kye Gompa, more popularly known as Kee Monastery is the training center for the Lamas who grow up to follow the path of Buddha. It is also the largest as well as the oldest monastery with relics and images of Buddha still preserved within the walls of the monastery. A trip to Spiti valley is incomplete without visiting the Kee monastery and it’s only when you have spent some peaceful moments there, will you realize why it's an integral part of this road trip to Spiti valley. 

Traversing through the Chicham Bridge, which is Asia’s highest bridge at an altitude of 13,500ft and Kibber, one of the highest inhabited villages in Spiti Valley elevated at an altitude of 14,200 ft. above sea level, we will make our way towards Chandra taal. Also known as the Moon lake, Chandra taal is a crescent moon shaped lake overflowing with crystal clear blue water and serenity and is the perfect place to conclude this trip before starting our return journey. 

Spiti valley provides one of the most phenomenal views that one could get, even when it’s not necessarily covered in a blanket of snow as the natural beauty of Spiti is unmatched and eternal. In the summertime, you get to witness Spiti through a different eye as people are indulging in farming. 

You can always spot herds of Himalayan sheep grazing and the green landscape that is exclusive to spring time is also a visual treat for the eyes. Hence, the best time for a road trip to Spiti valley from Manali if you are not a snow fanatic is definitely from March to June. 

In a nutshell, Spiti is a beautiful destination that is perfect for a road trip for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. 

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

9th Jul to 16th Jul Open {9th Jul (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 16th Jul (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

16th Jul to 23rd Jul Open {16th Jul (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 23rd Jul (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

23rd Jul to 30th Jul Open {23rd Jul (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 30th Jul (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

30th Jul to 6th Aug Open {30th Jul (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 6th Aug (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

6th Aug to 13th Aug Open {6th Aug (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 13th Aug (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

13th Aug to 20th Aug Open {13th Aug (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 20th Aug (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

20th Aug to 27th Aug Open {20th Aug (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 27th Aug (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

27th Aug to 3rd Sep Open {27th Aug (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 3rd Sep (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

3rd Sep to 10th Sep Open {3rd Sep (Saturday) 06:00 PM to 10th Sep (Saturday) 08:00 AM}

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:

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Triple Occupancy 19500 / Person
Double Occupancy 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 pick up 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 in 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 Chandra Taal 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. 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 Traveller 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)

Trip Lead 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 delay in 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.

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 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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 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.

 


Reviews

Shouri Piratla
Shouri Piratla

Spiti trip has been amazing. All the accommodations and services provided by JustWravel were really great and comfortable. Will definitely pick JustWravel for my future expeditions.

Kelay Shah
Kelay Shah

Really enjoyed the trip with Piyush Rawat - our trip co-ordinator from JustWravel. Spiti is a relatively isloated place, and the roads are not very developed. We faced some difficulties during the trip when the vehicle couldn't move forward due to awful road condition, and we had to reach Kaza on another vehicle. The situation was handled really well and though a day was wasted due to the above issue, the itinerary was adjusted in such a way that we did not miss any place to visit and were assigned a new cab the very next day. The hotels assigned were well equipped and all facilities (hot water, proper blankets etc) were provided. The hotel staff was very friendly and the food (breakfast, dinner) was also pretty good. Even the camp stay at Chandrataal was very good and the tents can be termed as luxurious (there were proper beds and clean attached washrooms :P). Spiti is a very beautiful place with breathtaking views. There will be some places that'll make you speechless and you'll want to just sit and appreciate the beauty of nature. Would definitely plan next trips with Piyush and justwravel! :D

Brijesh Daiya
Brijesh Daiya

Great Experience! We took Justwravel's road trip package to Spiti Valley. The package is well organized covering main sightseeings and places to visit. All the accommodations and travel arrangements were comfy and included most of the promised amenities. Special thanks to Piyush Rawat, our coordinator, he managed and acted his best in all the situations. His jolliness added more fun to the trip. Although many destinations were covered in a short period of time, the trip was relaxing. Thanks for such memorable moments of our lives.

Pratik Chheda
Pratik Chheda

Spiti valley was a life time experience. Justwravel had been a good choice for the trip. It had managed professionally with minor ups and downs. Most of the places were covered. The hotels and homestays had good hygienic facilities and conditions. Overall it was a good experience!

Shubhra Bharadwaj
Shubhra Bharadwaj

I had the pleasure of visiting spiti this time with justwravel accompanied by Mr.Nishant Bhardwaj from the company .It was a nearly organised,well crafted trip where even small things were taken good care of.They add a personal loving touch in addition to the services they provide.I would recommend this to everyone ,whether going on a solo trip like me or going with friends / family .

priya chopra
priya chopra

It was my first solo trip with Justwravel and I couldn't Have asked for anything more. They gave me everything beyond expectations. The food, the people, the travel everything was superb. Once I came back I felt like I left my home and family there. Looking forward to more exciting trips with them :)

Sahil Singh
Sahil Singh

Ohk so as a travel blogger I have been on trips with various travel communities. The USP of JustWravel is their trips to offbeat destinations. You get a complete traveller like feel whenever going on a trip with them. All thanks to Rohan sir for his efforts and vision. Thanks to the team for curating such memorable trips! More power to you all...

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