Overview

Adventure Geek invites you to Spiti Valley Backpacking trip.
One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretches of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear lakes dot the highlands of Lahaul, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti.

Spiti valley lies in the western Himalayas at 3680 meters, in Himachal Pradesh in north India near the Tibetan border. Closed to the outside world for over 30 years, this ‘forbidden’ valley opened to foreigners only in 1992. Spiti Valley is as much a journey within as it is without. The lofty Kunzum pass will trivialize our place in the world. The stillness of the Chandratal lake will talk to you of contentment.

The legendary ki monastery will speak to you of man’s industry - physical, yet transcendental. And since all life is cyclical, you’ll again be jolted into insignificance as you trek the ragged & spartan route to some of the highest Himalayan villages in the world. Rise to one of the world’s highest motorable roads en route to Lanza and sway to the sinuous Spiti River below. Indulge the yaks and refresh your paleontology. Lunch with the rank and file at demul and bow to Spitian regalia at Dhankar.

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Short itinerary

  • Day 0: Delhi to Shimla | Overnight Journey
    Day 1: Pickup Shimla - Sangla
    Day 2: Sangla - Via Rakcham - Via Nako - Tabo/Poh
    Day 3: Tabo/Poh - Via Dhankar - Kaza 
    Day 4: Tabo/Poh - Via Dhankar - Kaza 
    Day 5: Kaza - Key Monastery - Kibber - Chicham Bridge - Poh/Tabo
    Day 6: Poh/Tabo - Via Nako - Kalpa
    Day 7:Kalpa - Via Rampur - Shimla 
    Day 8: Shimla - Delhi Drop 
7 Nights 8 Days 27 Jul Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Highlights
  • Drive through the mountains
  • Send a postcard from the world's highest post office
  • Drive through a raw, white, and rugged winter.
  • Visit the beautiful key monastery
  • Experience village life and stay in a homestay
  • Indulge in local cuisines
  • Visit age-old temples.
  • Experience Upper Himalayas.
  • Explore the beautiful rustic lands of Kinnaur.
  • Photography Walks.
  • Interaction with Monks.
  • Local Food & Drinks.
  • Stargazing & Bonfire.
  • Experiencing Wildlife.
Itinerary

Shimla to Shimla:- 18999/- (Triple Occupany)
Delhi to Delhi:- 20999/- (Triple Occupany)
Delhi to Delhi:- 23499/- (Double Occupany)

Note: Pay 7000/- to block your seats, the rest of the payment is 20 days prior.

Day 00:- Delhi Meeting Point - Shimla 

Meet Leaders at Majnu Ka Tilla (9.00 pm), and board the Volvo Bus to Shimla From Delhi.

Day 01 Shimla - Sangla
Early in the morning, we’ll arrive in Shimla via the Hindustan-Tibet highway. • We’ll be changing our transportation from bus to Tempo Traveler at this point and will head out for Chitkul/Sangla. On Arrival at Sangla/Rakcham, check in to the Stay and Retired for the Day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Sangla/Rakcham.
(NOTE: All Guests have to Report to the Common Pickup Point. Pickup Time between 06:00 - 08:00 AM. The vehicle will pick up all the travelers together only From One Point. As early as you depart, As early as you will arrive at your next destination). Distance Covered: 220-250 Kms Travel Time: 08-09 hrs Cab  
(Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)


Day 02: SANGLA - VIA RAKCHAM - VIA CHITKUL - VIA NAKO - TABO/POH
This morning after breakfast, Visit - Rakcham and Chitkul Village (The last Village on the old Indo-Tibetan Trade Route). On the Way enjoy the great views of Baspa River and Valley. Later on, Start your Journey for Tabo/Poh. En route, you will find an amazing view of the Satluj & Spiti Rivers at Khab. You can stop for lunch in Nako village which is famous for its beautiful lake. Later on, continued the journey to Tabo/Poh. On Arrival, check in to the Stay & Retire for the Day. Dinner and Overnight stay at Tabo/Poh. (Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 3: TABO/POH - VIA DHANKAR - KAZA
This morning after breakfast check out from the Stay and Visit - Tabo Monastery and Caves (Minimum 1 hour hiking for the Same). Later on, Start your Journey for Kaza Via Dhankar. First Visit - Dhankar village and Visit Gompa which is situated high above the valley. Later On, Move towards Kaza Via Lingti Waterfall. On Arrival at Kaza, check in to the Stay and retire for the day. 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. 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 Buddhist culture
(Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 04: KAZA - LANGZA - KOMMIC - HIKKIM - KAZA
Post breakfast, we will head towards the headquarters of Spiti which is Kaza. • En route to Kaza, which serves as the connective link between the districts, we will find ourselves surrounded by many monasteries. We will visit the thousand-year-old Tabo Monastery followed by a visit to the Dhankar Monastery and the Dhankar Fort. • We’ll reach Kaza before evening and will check in to our designated accommodations. • The rest of the day is at leisure. However, travelers are free to explore the small town. • Dinner followed by an overnight stay at Kaza.KAZA - LANGZA - KOMMIC - HIKKIM - KAZA This morning, get ready for the Tour - 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. Langza, Is famous for its fossil hunting. Due to its 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 is 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 of sending a postcard to your family, or loved one from the nominated Post Office. Komic, Is the world's highest connecting Village with the motorable road which 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 griffon, rock pigeon, etc. 
(Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 05: KAZA - KEY MONASTERY - KIBBER - CHICHAM BRIDGE - POH/TABO
This morning, get ready for the Tour - Key Monastery, Kibber, Chicham Bridge. Later on move towards Poh/Tabo. On Arrival at Poh/Tabo, check in to the Stay and retire for the day. Dinner and Overnight Stay at Poh/Tabo. Key Monastery, Founded more than 1000 years ago by Dromton, Key Gompa Monastery is located in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Key Monastery or Kye Gompa is a 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 its 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 of 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. 
(Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 06 POH/TABO - VIA NAKO - KALPA
This morning, After Breakfast start your journey towards Kalpa. On the way Visit Gue village to see the Mummy (Depends upon the road condition). We will again cross the Nako Village (From the Outer side) which is famous for its beautiful lake. En route you will find the best viewing of the Satluj & Spiti Rivers at Khab. Upon arrival at Reckong Peo, You can Visit and Explore the Peo Market (On Your Own If Time Permits). On Arrival at Kalpa, 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. 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. (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).
(Meals:- Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 07 KALPA - VIA RAMPUR - SHIMLA - DELHI
This morning, After Breakfast Check-out from the Stay and Start your Journey towards Shimla. On the way, enjoy the Outer view of the beautiful Karcham Dam and the Lovely Outer Villages of Wangtu, Tranda Mata Mandir, Tranda Dhank, Rampur, Kufri, and Shimla. Upon arrival at Shimla, We will wait for Volvo Bus to Take us to Delhi 
Depending on the Time of arrival we will book our Volvo Bus 
(Due to traffic and road blockages if any we can't miss the bus so we will book when we are close to the Reaching point)
(Meals:- Breakfast)

Day 08 Delhi Arrival
We’ll reach Delhi early in the morning and the group will disperse with fond memories. • End of Winter Spiti Road Trip. Note: Please book your return flight on this day after consulting with your Trip Coordinator.

 

NOTE: Access to high-altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komik, Langza Village Pin Valley, etc may be blocked during winter months due to excessive snowfall. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather-dependent. In such a case, we will look for the best possible alternatives, as feasible.

NOTE: Travellers residing outside Delhi are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Delhi not later than 4 PM on the trip start date. Similarly, on the trip end date, book returning flights/trains leaving post 2 PM.

NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. may cause itinerary changes. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort, and general well-being without any notice.

 

Booking Procedure:

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  • Select your date & proceed.
  • Select the Number of TIckets. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage)
  • Fill in our details and proceed.
  • Select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card) and proceed.
  • Once your tickets are booked, you will receive a confirmation email and WhatsApp on your Number 
  • WhatsApp group will Make and will add you in the Group one day prior to the Departure 
  • Further details about the trip will be shared on that WhatsApp group 1 day prior to the trip. 

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Step 2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online where you have to fill in relevant details including your complete address.

Step 3: Now your participation is confirmed the organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the event day for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.

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FAQ for Spiti Valley Tour

Q. How big will the group be?

We usually take no more than 12-15 individuals in one group. We believe that larger groups have less enjoyment and coordination, which is why we prefer smaller groups.
Our set departure tours/treks require at least 6 participants to operate.

Q. Who will accompany us on the trip/trek?
All of our hikes are led by certified mountaineers who are professional trek leaders. Aside from them, there will be a local guide, a cook, a helper, porters, and other personnel.
All of our trips are led by expert trip organizers with group leadership experience.

Q. As the only female in the party, is it safe for me to travel/trek alone?
Yes, absolutely; the safety of females is of the utmost importance to us. For trips/treks, all of our guides and other staff are carefully selected. They are trustworthy, but we recommend that you protect your stuff.

Q. What do we need to bring with us on the trek/trip?
We will give you the packing list for the trip/trek once you have confirmed the trip/trek and completed the booking.

Q. What mode of transportation will be used on the trip?
Our vendors provide us with taxis such as the Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, and Tata Sumo.

Q. Where we will Stay on the Spiti Valley Tour?
We will stay in a Hotel/ Homestay with Modern facilities 

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Train Travel SL coach ticket from Mumbai to Delhi & back to Mumbai.
  • Volvo transfer delhi to Shimla and back.
  • Accommodation on double / triple sharing basis at all destinations as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, and homestays.
  • Comfortable non-AC vehicle Traveller/ Innova shared by ten people, for all days as per the itinerary 
  • Tour Leader assistance from Day 1 to Day 8.
  • Monastery / Museum Entrance Fees

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train/flight travel to and fro from Delhi
  • Lunch on all-day
  • Porters
  • Sightseeing in Shimla 
  • Any permits, activities, accommodation, or transfer other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and act of god.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

 

Note
Note: Access to high altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komik, Langza Village and Pin Valley etc may be blocked during winter months due to excessive snowfall. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather dependent. In such a case, we will look for the best possible alternatives, as feasible. Note: Travelers residing outside Chandigarh are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Chandigarh no later than 6:00 PM one day prior to the trip start date. Similarly, on the trip end date, book returning flight/trains leaving post 6:00 PM Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. may cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort, and general wellbeing.
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