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.
Manali to Rangrik (203 kms, 9 hrs of Drive)
Rangrik to Kibber via Kee (50 kms, 4-5hrs of Drive)
Kibber to Dhankar ( 90 kms, 4-5 hrs of drive)
Dhankar to Nako ( 120 kms , 5 hrsof drive)
Nako to Rangrik (120 kms , 6 hrs of drive)
Rangrik to Chandrataal Lake (90 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Chandrataal to Manali (125 kms, 7 hrs 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 melting of snow & Glacier and also rainfall.
Reach Rangrik by evening.
Dinner and overnight stay at Rangrik
After breakfast start towards Kibber. You will visit Kee Monastery en route. Learn the amazing culture of the people living there.
Dinner and overnight Stay at Kibber
Today, you will be moving from Kibber to Dhankar
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.
Day sightseeing will include Hikkim, Komic and Langza. 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
Explore Dhankar lake . Dinner and overnight stay at Dhankar
Today, you will be moving towards Nako.
Today's sightseeing also includes Tabo Monastery.
Dinner and overnight stay at Nako.
After breakfast, we will be traveling to Rangrik, which was our first-night stay.
We will be traveling through Pin Valley, spend some time in Kaza exploring the cafes.
Will reach Rangrik by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Rangrik
After breakfast leave for Chandrataal Lake. We will leave early this morning and will spend some good quality time at Chandrataal lake.
Return to the campsite by evening.
Dinner and overnight stay at Camp
Today is the last day of our tour and we will start for Manali after breakfast.
You are already familiar with the route its the same we took on day one, crossing Bada darra and Rohtang Pass to finally 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.
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
• Lip Guard
• Sunscreen Lotion