Overview

Adventure Geek invites you to Spiti Valley Tour

Located in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh, ‘Spiti Valley’ or ‘Lahaul-Spiti’ as it is alternatively known, is a cold desert mountain valley famous for its panoramic landscapes and unexplored tourist spots. The word ‘Spiti’ literally translates into ‘middle-land’ in English, as it signifies the land between Tibet and India. One of the most sparsely populated regions in India, Spiti Valley is predominantly home to Vajrayana Buddhism followers. Also regarded as the gateway to the mystical Ladakhi region, Lahaul-Spiti is directly accessible only by road to the general public during the summer months of April to October.

The Spiti Valley is surrounded by high mountain ranges on both sides as it is separated from the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh by the Rohtang Pass (13,054 feet or 3979m), and Lahaul and Spiti are separated by the Kunzum Pass (15,059 feet or 4590m). Both the mountain passes are connected by the Leh-Manali national highway which often gets disconnected during the winter months due to excessive snowfall but Spiti is connected through the Shimla Kinnaur route.

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Short Itinerary

DATES DAYS STAY SHORT ITINERARY
July- Aug-Sept  Day 1 Sangla/Rakcham Arrival/Pickup Shimla - Sangla/Rakcham
July- Aug-Sept Day 2 Kalpa Sangla/Rakcham - Kalpa
July- Aug-Sept Day 3 Tabo/Dhankar Kalpa - Via Nako - Via Gue - Tabo/Dhankar
July- Aug-Sept Day 4 Kaza Tabo/Dhankar - Via Pin Valley - Kaza
July- Aug-Sept Day 5 Kaza Kaza - Key Monastery - Kibber - Langza - Hikkim - Komic - Kaza
July- Aug-Sept Day 6 Chandratal Kaza - VIa Losar - Via Kunzum - Chandratal
July- Aug-Sept Day 7   Chandratal - Via Batal - Via Chhatru - Manali - Drop/Departure

 

 

 

 

 

6 Nights 7 Days Available on request Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Highlights
  • Drive through the mountains.
  • Send a postcard from the world's highest post office
  • Visit the beautiful kii monastery
  • Experience village life up and stay in homestay
  • Indulge in local cuisines
     
Itinerary

Spiti Valley Tour

Short Itinerary 

  • Day 0: Meet Adventure Geek Leader at Shimla (21st Aug/24 Sep) 
  • Day 1: Shimla- Transfer To Sangla Overnight Stay At Sangla. (22nd Aug/25 Sep)
  • Day 2: Drive To The Last Indian Village - Chitkul. Overnight Stay At Kalpa. (23rd Aug/26 Sep)
  • Day 3: Transfer From Kalpa To Tabo Via Nako - Ka Loops. Overnight Stay At Tabo. (24thAug/27 Sep)
  • Day 4: Visit Key Monastery, Chicham Bridge, Hikkim, Komik & Langza - Overnight Stay At Kaza. (25th Aug/28 Sep)
  • Day 5: Visit Dhankar Monastery and Chicham Bridge
    Lesiure Time at Kaza - Overnight Stay At Kaza. (26th Aug/29 Sep)
  • Day 6: Depart For Chandra Taal Lake - Overnight Stay Near Chandra Taal. (27th Aug/30 Sep)
  • Day 7: Depart For Manali - Overnight Stay at Manali/ Can Catch Bus to Delhi/ Chandigarh. (28th Aug/30 Sep)
  • Day 8: Reach Delhi by morning. (29th Aug/1st Oct).



From all over India we will assist you with where to meet and in booking flight/ train tickets

DAY 01 | ARRIVAL/PICKUP SHIMLA - SANGLA/RACKHAM
Today Morning, On your Arrival at Shimla Bus Stand, Our representative/driver will pick you up and your
journey to Sangla will start. On the way, enjoy the Outer view of the beautiful Shimla and Kufri. Treat your
eyes to the stunning views of the snow-clad peaks and lush environs. Also, enjoy the beautiful views of the outer
lovely villages of Rampur Wangtu and Karcham.
Upon arrival, check in to the stay and take a rest from the long hectic journey. Dinner & Overnight stay at
Sangla/Rakcham/Chitkul.
Distance Covered: 220-250 Kms Travel Time: 08-09 hrs Cab Meal: Dinner

DAY 02 | SANGLA/RAKCHAM - KALPA
Today morning after Breakfast, Visit Rakcham and Chitkul Village (Last Village on the old Indo Tibetan
Trade Route). On the Way enjoy the great views of the Baspa River and Valley.
Later on, Start your journey for Kalpa. On Arrival at Reckong Peo, You can Visit - Peo Market (On Your
Own). Later on, Visit - Roghi Village and Suicide point. At Kalpa, catch a glimpse of the famous Kinner
Kailash mountain range.
Later on Check-in to the Stay and retire for the day. Enjoy the Dinner & Overnight stay at Kalpa.
Distance Covered: 95-120 Kms Travel Time: 05-06 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 03 | KALPA - VIA NAKO - TABO/DHANKAR
Today morning after breakfast drives toward Tabo/Dhankar. Enroute you will find the amazing view of Satluj
& Spiti Rivers at Khab. You can stop for lunch in Nako village which is the first village of the Spiti valley region
and is famous for its beautiful lake. On the way Visit Gue Village to see the Mummy (Depending upon the road
condition). Later on, continued the journey to Tabo/Dhankar. You can explore the Tabo Market, Tabo
Monastery and Caves. On Arrival, Check-In to the Stay & Retire for the Day. Dinner and Overnight stay at
Tabo/Dhankar.
Gue Mummy- Believed to be over 500 years old, this rare natural mummy belongs to Sangha Tenzin, a Buddhist
monk who started the self-mummification process while still living! In 1975, an earthquake in the wind-sculpted
Spiti Valley opened up a time-worn tomb in Gue.
Tabo, Is a small town in Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River. The town lies on the road
between Reckong Peo and Kaza. Visit the Tabo village, surrounded by Buddhist Monasteries which is more
than 1000 years old and are considered one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world. There are several caves
nearby that are used by Buddhist monks for meditation in solitude.
(NOTE:- Please note Road Conditions to - Gue Village are not good. If at the time of the travel roads are closed
or not in good condition then will not cover the same. It’s for Guest Safety Only).
Distance Covered: 181-220 Kms Travel Time: 06-07 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 04 | TABO/DHANKAR - VIA PIN VALLEY - KAZA
Today morning after breakfast Visit - Dhankar village and visit Gompa which is situated high above the valley.
Later on, Visit Pin Valley. Visit Mudh, the Last village in Pin Valley, explore village life and spend some time in
Kungri monastery.
Later on, move towards Kaza. On arrival at Kaza, Check-In to the Stay, Dinner, and Overnight stay at Kaza.
Dhankar Village, Is known as a fort and residence of the king of Spiti. The views from this point are mind-blowing.
Pin Valley, Is famous for its wildlife which includes critically endangered snow leopards, Siberian ibex,
Himalayan bear and wolf.
Kaza, Is the sub-divisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley and is known as the Heart of Spiti. Kaza is a high
altitude or cold desert having close similarities to the neighboring Tibet and Ladakh regions in terms of
terrain, climate, and the Buddhist culture.
Distance Covered: 90-110 Kms Travel Time: 04-06 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 05 | KAZA - KEY MONASTERY - KIBBER - LANGZA - KOMMIC - HIKKIM - KAZA
Today morning, get ready for the Tour - Key Monastery, Kibber, Chicham Bridge, Langza, Hikkim, Komic.
Later on, you can explore the Kaza Market (On Your own). After Exploring the market come back to the Stay.
Dinner and overnight stay at Kaza.
Key Monastery, Founded more than a 1000 years ago by Dromton, Key Gompa Monastery located in the
Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Key Monastery or Kye Gompa is an absolutely transcendent
place of worship that is now officially the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training center for
Lamas.
Kibber is the best place for travelers in the entire Spiti Valley. Located at a dizzying altitude of 4200m above
sea level, Kibber village is famous for a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.
Chicham Bridge, Located at a height of around 4500 meters above sea level in the Himalayan mountain
ranges, the Chicham Bridge is said to be the world's highest suspension bridge and is one of the most
spectacular bridges in the world. The bridge is situated across a deep gorge around 1000 feet in height. The
bridge connects Kibber village with the Chicham village in the Spiti valley and is frequently used by motorists
for approaching the Kunzum Pass. The bridge was opened to the public in the year 2017.
Langza, Is famous for its fossil hunting. Due to its close proximity to the China border, most of the population
in Langza practice Tibetan Buddhism. It is an interesting place for handicraft lovers as the primary
occupation of the villagers is mud craft. Vessels, ornaments, and souvenirs of all shapes and sizes are produced
in this village and sold all across the country.
Hikkim, The world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you might even meet the postmaster and hear
his stories and have the experience to send a postcard to your family, and loved ones from the nominated Post Office.
Komic, Is the world's highest connecting Village with the motorable road which literally translates to ‘eye of a
snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4580 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in
utter isolation, cut off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year. This little hamlet ensures to bring
you thousands of miles away from your familiar settings to a place of soft brown pastures and snow-white
mountain peaks. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, red fox, hare,
snow cock, Himalayan griffin, rock pigeon, etc.
Distance Covered: 90-100 Kms Travel Time: 05-06 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 06 | KAZA - VIA LOSAR - VIA KUNZUM - CHANDRATAL
Today morning After Breakfast drive for Chandratal, the Best attraction for the adventure of trekking & camping
experiences. On the way, Visit Losar village and you can also take a tea break. Drive to chandratal enrouting
Kunzum Pass, Take blessings from Kunzum Mata Mandir for our better welfare. By late afternoon or evening
reach Chandratal campsite and check in to camps in the midst of overwhelming landscapes and do some hiking
nearby on your own.
Later on, you can go trekking to Chandratal Lake and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake. Spent some time
there and enjoy the view of Beautiful Moon lake.
Later on, come back to the camp for dinner and overnight stay under the stars and have an Amazing experience
of Stargazing & Milky-way Photography shoots.
(NOTE:- In Chandratal all camps are at the campsite and a minimum 2.5-3 Kms distance from the lake - One
Side and Don't forget to bring your camera, and DSLR if you have one. Otherwise, You will regret it).
Distance Covered: 90-120 Kms Travel Time: 05-06 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 07 | CHANDRATAL - VIA BATAL - VIA CHHATRU - MANALI - DROP/DEPARTURE
This Early Morning, After Breakfast proceeds to Manali. On the way, you will be fascinated by the snow-clad
mountains. We will drive towards Manali Via Batal and Chhatru. Chacha Chachi Dhaba is the only Dhaba and
attraction at Batal. Here's one such story of generosity, love, and kindness. Meet Chacha and Chachi, pride of
Spiti's unassuming Batal valley.
Till late Afternoon or Evening, We will be reaching Manali (Via Atul Tunnel Route). On arrival at Manali,
Our driver will drop you at the Manali Bus stand and from there onward you can move on your onward
destination.
You will remember this unexplored Spiti Trip for a lifetime with the beautiful memories- The Unexplored
Hidden Gem of India. Tour Ends.
Distance Covered: 140-150 Kms Travel Time: 07-08 hrs Cab Meal: Breakfast.

After reaching Manali participants can stay back for a day or catch a bus to Delhi or Chandigarh Respectively.
Also Note:- We reach 1 day Prior to Shimla so that we can start our Tour Next Day early in the morning.
The cost of Stay need to be bear by participant which will be Divided 


 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation on Doube/Triple sharing rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary.
  • (Couple stay Extra 1500/- pp )
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays, and camps 
  • Comfortable A/c non-ac Toyota Innova 
  • Monastery / Museum entrance fees
  • Guided Tour Starting From Shimla
  • Adventure Geek expertise 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train/flight travel to and fro from Shimla
  • Lunch on all days
  • Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Porters
  •  Any permits, activities, accommodation, or transfers are 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.
Things to carry

1. Gov approved Id proof Compulsory ( NO Pan Card) 
2. A small Backpack (Avoid Suitcases)
3. A Day Bag to hold camera and essential during sightseeing .
4. Beachwear in case you decide to swim or enjoy water sports.
5. Torch (Must)
6. Personal Medicines If any
7. Cap, Shades, Sun-screen etc.
8. Sport shoes or Good quality Floaters
9. Camera (Optional)
10. Sanitary Kit
11. Mosquito Repellent

Note
  • Since it is not a luxury trip, do not expect any luxury.
  • All food is hygienic and authentic local delicacy.
  • You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident, reasons beyond control like Natural calamities, landslides, bad road conditions, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.; Man-Made calamities, Vehicle breakdown, vehicle dysfunction can happen & you agree that the organizer/leader shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances.
  • Adventure Geek is not responsible for any loss of illegal substances or items being carried by the participant.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Cancellation within 12 hours of payment 100% refundable. (Not applicable on payments made before or less than 20 days of the event. Only 90% will be refunded in this case.)
  • If cancellation is done between 6-10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is done between 11-20 days of outing 70% will be refunded.
  • If done between 21-40 days of outing 90% will be refunded
  • No refund will be provided if cancelled before or less than 5 days of the event.

  • Advance Payment is non-refundable before or less than 15 days of the event.
    Pickup point
    Chandigarh, India View on Map