Spiti Valley Road Trip from Manali

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Chandrataal Lake

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Route from Kaza to Kunzum Pass

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Towards Kaza

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Kee Monastery

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Towards Komic

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Chandrataal Lake

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Group at Kalpa

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Chandrataal Lake

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Langza

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Komic

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About

Some people say it takes a certain amount of madness to go on a trip like this and we agree with those people.

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.The best way to explore this amazing place 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 is on a road trip. 7 day road trip to Spiti Valley from Manali covers most of the destinations like Kaza, Chandratal, Kibber, Dhankar, Pin valley.

 


Short Itinerary

Manali Arrival - Acclimatization Day

Manali to Kaza (203 kms, 9 hrs of Drive)

Kaza to Nako , Tabo and Night stay in Dhankar

Dhankar to Pin Valley, Mudh Village to Kaza ( 120 kms , 5 hrsof drive)

Kaza to Hikkim - Komik - Langza- Kee- Kibber

Kibber to Chandrataal Lake (90 kms, 7 hrs of drive)

Chandrataal to Manali (125 kms, 7 hrs drive)

package details

Location

:

Kaza

State

:

Himachal Pradesh

No. of Days

:

7

Mode Of Transport

:

Tempo Traveller / Taxi

Meals Included

:

Yes

Type Of Stay

:

Hotel, Camp And Homestay

Start/End Location

:

Trip Type

:

Adventure

Route Plan

:

Manali - Kaza - Kibber - Dhankar - Nako - Chandrataal - Manali

Best Time to Visit

:

June to September

Cost

:

16500 /-

(GST @ 5% Extra)

Upcoming Event Dates

June

23rd Jun to 29th Jun Open

30th Jun to 6th Jul Open

July

7th Jul to 13th Jul Open

14th Jul to 20th Jul Open

28th Jul to 3rd Aug Open

August

4th Aug to 10th Aug Open

11th Aug to 17th Aug Open

18th Aug to 24th Aug Open

September

1st Sep to 7th Sep Open

8th Sep to 14th Sep Open

Itinerary

Day 1
Manali Arrival - Acclimatization Day

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.

Day 2
Manali to Kaza (203 kms, 9 hrs of Drive)

Today we start early from Manali. On our first day, we will be crossing 2 major passes, Rohtang and Kunjum Pass and also the Bada Darra and Chota Darra. Darras are seasonal streams(nalas) formed due to the melting of snow & Glacier and also rainfall. 

Reach Kaza by evening. 

Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza

Day 3
Kaza to Nako , Tabo and Night stay in Dhankar

Today, we will be continuing our journey to other villages of Spiti Valley, namely Nako, Tabo and Dhankar.

Nako is a small village near the border of India and Tibet. The place is famous for its lake and 1000 years old Monastery.

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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Dhankar

Day 4
Dhankar to Pin Valley, Mudh Village to Kaza ( 120 kms , 5 hrsof drive)

Today, we will be travelling from Dhankar village to Kaza. We will be covering Mud, Pin Valley while going from Dhankar to Kaza.

Leave Dhankar after Breakfast visiting the old and New Monastries. Mud, one of the villages in Pin Valley of Spiti is about 50 km from Dhankar. Enjoy the changing landscapes and the cool breeze. After reaching Mud, spend some time exploring the place and interacting with the local people. Lunch at Mud.

Start your journey to Kaza which will take 2 -3 hrs and travelling distance of about 50 km. Evening at Leisure and can be spent exploring cafes in Kaza market.  

Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza

 

Day 5
Kaza to Hikkim - Komik - Langza- Kee- Kibber

Today we cover the remaining major locations in Spiti Valley.

Start our day after breakfast and towards Komik which is 25 kms from Kaza. Our first stop will be at Langza, famous for the big Buddha Statue, which is en route Komik and 18 km from Kaza. Spend some time at Komik, the highest inhabited village in the world. Get clicking with the locals and spend some time at the monastery.  Later start your journey to Hikkim, the hight post office in the world, which is about 5 km from Komik. Send postcards to your near and dear ones. 

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. 

Evening at Kibber. Explore the village

Dinner and Night stay at Kibber

Day 6
Kibber to Chandrataal Lake (90 kms, 7 hrs of drive)

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.

Return to the campsite before sunset and if the skies are clear, wait for an amazing sunset on CB12 ( Chandra Bhagha 12). 

Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Chandra Taal.

Day 7
Chandrataal to Manali (125 kms, 7 hrs drive)

Today is the last day of our tour and we will start for Manali early in the morning after breakfast.

You are already familiar with the route it's the same we took on day two, crossing Bada Darra, Chota Darra and Rohtang Pass to finally reach Manali by late afternoon.

 

Tour ends.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

Accommodation on twin sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.

Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps 

Comfortable non-AC Tempo Traveller for all days as per the itinerary

Tour Lead

Reliable, experienced and adept, with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.

Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.

Camping fees, Luxury tents and sleeping bags/blankets at Chandratal Lake if included in the itinerary.

Exclusions

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.

Cancellation Policy

No refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.

50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.

90% refund if done between 21-90 days prior to schedule departure.

100% refund if cancelled 90+ days prior to schedule departure date.

Things To Know

Property Details 

Dhankhar in Rabsal Home Stay  / Similar

Kaza in Hotel Norbling 

Chandertal in Tenzin Camps  / Similar

Kibber - Homestay

Other Properties Homestays

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

Day 1
Manali Arrival - Acclimatization Day

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.

Day 2
Manali to Kaza (203 kms, 9 hrs of Drive)

Today we start early from Manali. On our first day, we will be crossing 2 major passes, Rohtang and Kunjum Pass and also the Bada Darra and Chota Darra. Darras are seasonal streams(nalas) formed due to the melting of snow & Glacier and also rainfall. 

Reach Kaza by evening. 

Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza

Day 3
Kaza to Nako , Tabo and Night stay in Dhankar

Today, we will be continuing our journey to other villages of Spiti Valley, namely Nako, Tabo and Dhankar.

Nako is a small village near the border of India and Tibet. The place is famous for its lake and 1000 years old Monastery.

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.

Dinner and overnight stay at Dhankar

Day 4
Dhankar to Pin Valley, Mudh Village to Kaza ( 120 kms , 5 hrsof drive)

Today, we will be travelling from Dhankar village to Kaza. We will be covering Mud, Pin Valley while going from Dhankar to Kaza.

Leave Dhankar after Breakfast visiting the old and New Monastries. Mud, one of the villages in Pin Valley of Spiti is about 50 km from Dhankar. Enjoy the changing landscapes and the cool breeze. After reaching Mud, spend some time exploring the place and interacting with the local people. Lunch at Mud.

Start your journey to Kaza which will take 2 -3 hrs and travelling distance of about 50 km. Evening at Leisure and can be spent exploring cafes in Kaza market.  

Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza

 

Day 5
Kaza to Hikkim - Komik - Langza- Kee- Kibber

Today we cover the remaining major locations in Spiti Valley.

Start our day after breakfast and towards Komik which is 25 kms from Kaza. Our first stop will be at Langza, famous for the big Buddha Statue, which is en route Komik and 18 km from Kaza. Spend some time at Komik, the highest inhabited village in the world. Get clicking with the locals and spend some time at the monastery.  Later start your journey to Hikkim, the hight post office in the world, which is about 5 km from Komik. Send postcards to your near and dear ones. 

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. 

Evening at Kibber. Explore the village

Dinner and Night stay at Kibber

Day 6
Kibber to Chandrataal Lake (90 kms, 7 hrs of drive)

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.

Return to the campsite before sunset and if the skies are clear, wait for an amazing sunset on CB12 ( Chandra Bhagha 12). 

Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Chandra Taal.

Day 7
Chandrataal to Manali (125 kms, 7 hrs drive)

Today is the last day of our tour and we will start for Manali early in the morning after breakfast.

You are already familiar with the route it's the same we took on day two, crossing Bada Darra, Chota Darra and Rohtang Pass to finally reach Manali by late afternoon.

 

Tour ends.

Inclusions

Accommodation on twin sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.

Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps 

Comfortable non-AC Tempo Traveller for all days as per the itinerary

Tour Lead

Reliable, experienced and adept, with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.

Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.

Camping fees, Luxury tents and sleeping bags/blankets at Chandratal Lake if included in the itinerary.

Exclusions

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 refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.

50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.

90% refund if done between 21-90 days prior to schedule departure.

100% refund if cancelled 90+ days prior to schedule departure date.

Property Details 

Dhankhar in Rabsal Home Stay  / Similar

Kaza in Hotel Norbling 

Chandertal in Tenzin Camps  / Similar

Kibber - Homestay

Other Properties Homestays

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

Reviews

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