Spiti Valley is a Himalayan desert mountain valley situated at an average height of 13,000 feet in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Often regarded as a chunk of Tibet marooned in India, Spiti Valley is enigmatic and is interspersed with tiny hamlets and serene monasteries sitting precariously on mountain crags spread across its notched moonscape. Spiti Valley road trip is the stuff of dreams. It boasts of some of the most 360 panoramas in the world and some of the highest villages of the world. The scattered villages comprise of whitewashed mud-brick homes amid rugged mountains and barley fields. Spiti is famous as the ‘Land of the Lamas’, and the Tabo Monastery situated here has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and includes scriptures and wall paintings like Tankhas and Stucco.
Apart from the above, there are some great places to visit in Lahaul and Spiti like Chandra Tal Lake, Suraj Tal Lake and Dashir Lake, which delight every tourist and make them return here again and again. Last but not the least, a wildlife park- Pin Valley National Park is also the prime attractions for tourists and has a huge variety of rare animals like wooly hare, Tibetan Gazelle and snow Leopard.
Gautam Buddha was one of the principal individual to work and teach on relaxing. The cloisters are the best spot for individuals looking for harmony, joy and reason in their life. Individuals like Steve Jobs arrived at these Himalayan religious communities a long time back looking for life and reason of presence and so on. Cloisters like Key, Tabo and Dhankar are visited by enormous number of individuals from one side of the planet to the other. Quiet petitioning God chambers, old original copies, library and sacrosanct parchments polarize individuals of all age bunch towards them.
There is an alternate vibe in adventuring alone. You are the expert of your own. Going from skiing, yak safari, setting up camp, journeying to boating Spiti valley offers you incredible number of experience exercises.
Yak safari or hose riding can be liked in any town as practically all occupants keep a yak. Hoses are kept primarily for vacationer as it were.
Spiti is brimming with traveling ways. Model - Kibber, kee and Kunzum La. You can savor the longest glacial mass of the world at Kunzum. Boating in flowing Spiti and Pin waterways are lively on your cake. The quiet encompassing that one observer will be lifetime memory.
The entire spiti is a setting up camp ground, yet Chandratal and Dhankar lakes gives a glorious inclination. Jispa, Sarcha, Chota Dara, and so on are likewise normal setting up camp spots.
Shaligram Shales: in Langza town is a place of fossils 150 billion years of age close to the Jurassic age. Other than it, fossils have been found in Mudh as well as Guling. As per the researcher there was water in spiti previously. The spot in wealthy in fossils.
Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and Pin Valley National Park are spots to see colorful fauna like snow panther, chakor, brilliant hawk, red fox, ibex, and Himalayan blue sheep intently.
You will met by our representative in Delhi. Drive to Shimla. Shimla sightseeing includes Famous Ridge, Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Temple. Narkanda is about 60 KMs from Shimla. Overnight at Shimla or Narkanda.
Leave early, if from Shimla and enjoy the vistas en route. Lunch at Rampur. About 8 – 9 Hrs of beautiful drive through Kinnaur Valley. Overnight at Sangla.
Leave early to spend some time at beautiful Chitkul Village. Visit Kamru Fort at Sangla as well before going back to Kalpa. Watch the lovely sunset and sunrise (next day) at Kalpa over Mount Kinner Kailash. Overnight at Kalpa.
Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway. Check Out Khab, Confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers. See the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge. Lunch at Nako Lake. Meet the dreaded Malling Nalla ahead of Nako. After Chango – Sumdo you will enter Spiti Valley. After Sumdo police registration, detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500 Year old Mummy. Overnight at Tabo.
Head for Kaza, headquarters of Spiti Valley. Have lunch at Kaza and check in to Hotel. Visit Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang in the second half of the day. Ki is a famous monastery and others are places to explore as a lovely drive. Tashigang is where the road ends but again beautiful drive. Overnight at Kaza.
Today visit the road less travelled or off beat places near Kaza. Great view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza. Statue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley. Tanggyud monastery at Komik, is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley. Overnight at Kaza or Losar.
Visit Chandratal via Kunzum Pass and enjoy the day there. Camps are about 2.5 KMs from the lake, either stay there or back to Battal where there is a PWD rest house now though without electricity. Overnight at Battal or Chandratal Camps.
Head back to Manali via Rohtang Pass. Drive through Battal – Chattru – Gramphu towards Rohtang Pass is out of the world. Overnight at Manali.
After Breakfast back to Delhi with Beautiful memories….
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1. Transportation from Delhi/Gurgaon.
2. Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary.
3. Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast + Dinner, starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 7 Breakfast)
4. Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
5. Mechanical Support
6. All permits Required
7. First Aid Kits
1. Early check-in at the hotel.
2. Any additional expenses of personal nature.
3. Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay in travel.
4. Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
5. Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation.
6. Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
7. Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
8. Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Things to Carry on Spiti Valley Road Trip
1. Rucksack (60 Liters+)
3. Backpack Rain Cover
5. Woolen Cap
6. UV Protected Sunglasses
7. Inner Thermals (2 pairs)
8. Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )
9. Fleece Jacket
10. Warm Jacket
11. Down Jacket /Main Jacket
14. Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)
17. Sturdy Comfortable Shoes
19. First Aid Kit
20. Personal Medication
22. Water Bottle
23. Power Bank
24. Mobile Charger/Travel Charger
25. Hand Sanitizer
27. Cold Cream
28. Lip Guard
29. Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)
30. Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)