Overview

Spiti is a desert mountain valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, rightly called as the Tibet of India. Spiti – ‘a world within a world' as described by Rudyard Kipling (of 'Kim' fame) - is a relatively unknown world, tucked away in the Trans-Himalayan belt of Himachal Pradesh. It is at a remote corner of the world to be accessed by traversing the highest mountain passes in the world. From Manali, one has to cross the Rohtang Pass and the tricky Rani Nala before that.


Spiti valley is home to some of the oldest monasteries (Tabo, Sherkhang and Dhankar - all around 1000 years old), highest motorable villages in Asia (Langza and Komic), highest post office in the world (Hikkim), Chandrataal lake, beautiful and vast landscape, ancient and intact culture and simple people. The valley is home to a distinctive Tibetan Buddhist culture similar to that found in Tibet and the Ladakh region in India.

7 Nights 8 Days August - September 2019
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay – Guesthouse and Camping (Day 1 night to Day 8 morning)
  • Breakfast & Dinner (Day 1 dinner to Day 8 breakfast)
  • Utility Support vehicle & Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
  • Experienced Crew and guide 
  • Inner line permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Fuel for entire biking expedition
  • Lunch & Snacks / Beverages
  • Entry ticket of Monasteries & Monuments
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Anything other than above mention inclusions
Highlights
  • Ride through the Kunzum and Rohtang Passes that connect the picturesque Spiti Valley with Kullu Valley
  • Experience euphoria riding the divide between the Kullu valley and the high altitude Spiti valley
  • Stay at Kaza, shop or window-shop the famous pure wool shawls, carpets and woollen clothes
  • We head out to discover some of the stunning scenery and roads that are part of this beautiful region like the Key Gompa, Chandertaal lake
  • Experience the cold desert at The Pin Valley National Park
  • Visit the high altitude offbeat villages inhabited all through the year like Komic, Hikkim and Langza
Itinerary

Day 0 – Arrive at Shimla
Day 1 – Shimla to Sangla 
Day 2 – Sangla to Chitkul to Nako
Day 3 – Nako to Tabo to Dhankar
Day 4 – Dhankar to pin valley to Kaza 
Day 5 – Kaza to Langza to Komic to Hikkim to Kaza
Day 6 – Kaza to Kibber to Tshigang to Kaza
Day 7 – Kaza to Chandartaal via Kunzum-la-camp
Day 8 – Chandartaal to Chattru to Rohtang pass to Manali 


DETAILED ITINERARY
 

Day 0 – Arrive at Shimla

 

Day 1 – Shimla to Sangla 
We start our journey from Shilma and move towards Sangla, going through old silk route. We would be crossing Narkanda, Rampur, Bushehr on the way. 
Stay at Sangla
 

Day 2 – Sangla to Chitkul to Nako
From Sangla we move towards Kalpa visiting Chitkul via Baspa Valley (the last village on Indo - China border).
We reach Nako by night and stay.

 

Day 3 – Nako to Tabo to Dhankar
Visit Nako lake and move towards Tabo to visit the oldest Monestary in India about 1200 years old.
Then we move to Dankar the old capital of spiti and if time permits go for  a  45 min hike to turquoise lake for amazing views.
Stay at Dhankar

 

Day 4 – Dhankar to pin valley to Kaza 
Move toward Lahlung Monastery and visit the Pin valley village of Mudh. We can visit the better side of Pin Valley where villages are more scarcely populated. We reach Kaza and stay for night.

 

Day 5 – Kaza to Langza to Komic to Hikkim to Kaza
We head to Langza for the much needed lush greenery after several days in the desert. After spending time near the Buddha statue, we head to Komic the highest village accessible by road and Hikkim which has the highest Post Office in the world. Then we head to have a panoramic view of Kaza city and head back for a good night sleep prepping for tomorrow.

 

Day 6  – Kaza to Key to Kibber to Kaza
Start your ride from Kaza to Key. Relax after the bumpy ride and visit picturesque Key Monastery and ride towards Kibber town. We will stop in Kibber for Lunch break and then return to Kaza. Enjoy the tiny little marketplace. *(TashiGang)

 

Day 7 – Kaza to Chandartaal via Kunzum La
After a good breakfast we take our bikes to Chandertaal Lake, we reach the campsite and park our vehicles and head for the lake. The lake in all its glory just lets you in it. The spine-chilling cold will force us to find warmth so we start the campfire and fill our starving stomach with hot soup and Rajmah-Chawal. (The Campfire is subject to availability of firewood). We tuck ourselves under the thick warm blankets in the chilly night by the lake.

 

Day 8 – Chandartaal to Chattru to Manali via Rohtang Pass (5/6 hrs)
After a nice breakfast, we head back to Manali through the whirlwind Rohtang Pass and culminate our trip.

Thus your Spiti Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

*We visit this place if time permits

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