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Spiti Road Trips

All plans have been made factoring in the amount of time needed to travel to Spiti valley and cover the must see places. We can customise any plan for you.

Shimla-Kinnaur-Spiti-Shimla (10 Days) Starts and ends in Shimla covering Sangla & Kinnaur along the way to Spiti. The best time to travel via this route is from May till October. You’ll need a minimum of 10 days to enjoy this trip. All necessary details can be found below or you can also Download PDF

Manali-Spiti-Manali 8 DaysStarts and ends in Manali and the best time to travel is mid June till mid October. A minimum of 8 days are required for the ultimate Spiti experience. All necessary details can be found below or you can also Download PDF

Shimla-Kinnaur-Spiti-Manali 10 Days Starts in Shimla and ends in Manali covering Sangla & Kinnaur and Spiti. We recommend you take this route between mid June till end October. You’ll need a minimum of 10 days to make the most of the trip. All necessary details can be found below or you can also Download PDF

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Shimla-Kinnaur-Spiti-Shimla Plan- 10 days

A beautiful trip through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur to Spiti and ending back in Shimla. Since Manali route is shut till June end and hence we suggest this trip.

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Places covered Manali, Rohtang, Gramphoo, Chatru, Batal, Chandrataal, Kunzum, Lohsar, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kye, Khibber, Langza, Komic.

Right time to visit May to October

 

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Day 1- Chandigarh- Shimla- Kufri- Narkanda (180 kms/ 7-8 hours)

Land in Chandigarh and head towards Shimla. Take appropriate breaks on the way and enjoy the beauty as you leave the crowd behind in Shimla. View the lush green valleys and apple orchards on both side of the road. Stay in the midst of nowhere in Narkanda.

 

Day 2- Narkanda- Rampur- Sarahan- Wangtoo- Sangla (160 kms/ 7-8 hours)

Have a nice breakfast with a view of the mountains and head to Sangla via Rampur. You shall meet the Sutlej river at Sainj and from there on it will be with you till Spiti. Sangla is one of the most beautiful valleys in India. We recommend a walk to Baspa river from your hotel.

 

Day 3- Sangla- Chitkul- Kalpa (100 kms/ 4-5 hours)

Go for an early morning walk to Basteri village if you want. Visit the ancient temple there and walk around the village. After breakfast, we take you Chitkul- last village on Indo-Tibet border. From Chitkul, we head to Kalpa. Enjoy the stunning view of Kinner Kailash peaks over a cup of tea.

 

Day 4- Kalpa- Pooh- Khab- Nako- Sumdo- Tabo (170 kms/ 9-10 kms)

Have a walk to the Old Shiva temple and Buddhist monastery in Kalpa, if time permits. Have an early breakfast and head to Tabo this day. The terrain will change after Pooh and you will see the end of tree line. See the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab. Lunch at a beautiful village called Nako. If time permits then we visit Gue to see the Mummy.

 

Day 5- Tabo- Dhankar- Kaza (65 kms/ 2.5 hours)

Take the morning easy, have your breakfast and visit the “Ajanta of Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now. The murals, thankas and paintaings is believed to have been made in a night by the Gods themselves. You can also hike to the meditation caves, if time permits. Visit Dhankar Monastery- Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. Hike to Dhankar lake, if you lungs permit. Stay in Kaza

 

Day 6- Kaza- Kye- Khibber- Kaza (40 kms/ 2 hours)

Take the morning easy and walk through Kaza village if you want. After breakfast we shall head to Kye Monastery and Khibber Village. Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and huge river bed. It is also the main learning centre for Lamas following Geluk sect of Buddhism housing some 100 odd monks. We shall climb a little further and visit Khibber Village- which use to be highest villages in the world once upon a time. Lunch will be Picnic style next to the river.

 

Day 7- Kaza- Langza- Hikkim- Komic- Demul- Pin Valley (70 kms/ 4-5 hours)

Take the morning easy and head to Langza- the main area for Fossils, Hikkim- the highest post office in the world and Komic- one of the highest villages in the world at 4600 meters. Also, visit the Tangyud monastery in Komic. You can see some snow laden peaks during this drive. Visit the postmaster of the highest post office in the world and send some postcards to your loved ones and head Pin Valley via Demul. Homestay in Mudh (Pin Valley)

P.S.- We can add a hike on Day 7 where you hike from Langza to Komic via Hikkim. It will be a 4 hours hike where you will hike at 4200 meters plus altitude.

 

Day 8- Pin Valley- Nako (120 kms/ 4 hours)

Early morning, take a walk inside the Pin Valley National Park- home to Snow Leopards and Siberian Ibex. Pin Valley is also the starting/ ending point for 2 famous treks- Pin Parvati Pass & Bhaba Pass trek. Visit Khungri Monastery in Sagnam and Mummy of a Monk (550 years old) in Gue. Reach Nako and spend sometime walk around the village and spending time next to the famous Nako Lake. Stay in Nako

 

Day 9- Nako- Narkanda (250 kms/ 10-11 hrs)

This day will be a long day for travel and hence we leave early from Nako. Feel free to spend sometime around Khab- confluence of Sutlej and Spiti river. Rest in Narkanda

 

Day 10- Narkanda- Shimla- Chandigarh (180 kms/ 6-7 hours)

Leave early in the morning to catch your afternoon/ evening flight from Chandigarh back to your hometown. Trip ends here 🙂

 

 

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Manali- Spiti- Manali Plan- 8 days

A short trip for those who plan to have the best what Spiti valley has to offer. A trip starts from Manali and takes you to Spiti valley through the high passes and tough roads and is jam packed with adventures like none other. This route is only possible post June when the road between Manali and Spiti opens.

Places covered Manali, Rohtang, Gramphoo, Chatru, Batal, Chandrataal, Kunzum, Lohsar, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kye, Khibber, Langza, Komic.

Right time to visitJuly to October

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Day 1Manali and Around

Reach Manali early in the morning by taking an overnight bus from Delhi. Check-in and take rest. This day is to get used to  the altitude and to help you acclimatize. You can go for a walk through Old Manali, do some shopping, withdraw money if you need to, eat a good meal and get ready for the adventure ahead. Night’s stay is in Manali

Day 2- Manali- Rohtang Pass- Gramphoo- Batal- Lohsar- Kaza (220 kms/ 10-12 hours)

The adventure begins as we leave Manali and head to the Rohtang Pass. Spend sometime at the pass and head to Spiti valley. Once you cross Gramphoo, the stunning beauty of Spiti valley will leave you speechless. High snow capped mountains, dry and rugged terrain, many waterfalls crossing the non-existent roads, the rough Chandra river –these are some of the things that will be waiting for you. Meet Chacha and Chachi at Chandra Dhaba and head to Kaza. Relax in Kaza

Day 3- Kaza- Kye- Khibber- Kaza (40 kms/ 2 hours)

Take the morning easy and walk through Kaza village if you are feeling up to it. After breakfast we shall head to Kye Monastery and Khibber Village. Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and a huge river bed. It is also the main learning centre for Lamas following Geluk sect of Buddhism. Kye houses approximately 100 odd monks. We shall climb a little further and visit Khibber Village- which was once the world’s highest village. There will be a picnic for lunch on the river bed.

Day 4- Kaza- Dhankar- Tabo (65 kms/ 2.5 hours)

Take the morning easy and head out to visit the “Ajanta of the Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is currently close to 1000 years old. The murals, thankas and paintings are believed to have been made in a single night by the Gods themselves. You can also hike to the meditation caves, if time permits. Visit Dhankar Monastery – Seat of the King in ancient times – the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. You can hike to Dhankar lake, if your lungs permit. Stay overnight in Tabo

Day 5- Tabo- Sangam- Mudh- Kaza- Langza (90 kms/ 4 hours)

Take the morning easy and head to Pin Valley- home to Snow Leopards, Siberian Ibex and a strong hold of Buchen Lamas. We shall visit Khungri Monastery on the way to Mudh (last village in Pin Valley). Spend some time around Mudh and head to Langza for a homestay. Langza at 4300 meters is famous for its fossils and a statue of Buddha overlooking the mountain ranges. Stay in a homestay and see the life of locals at this high altitude.

Day 6- Langza- Komic- Lohsar- Kunzum Pass- Chandrataal (125 kms/ 5 hours)

Early morning, we drive to Chandra Tal- The lake of the moon after a short visit to Komic- the highest monastery in Asia. We shall cross Lohsar village and Kunzum Pass on our way to Chandra Tal. Hike to Chandra Tal lake is 20 mins from the barricade. This lake is not as big as the ones in Ladakh, but it is sure to leave you speechless. We don’t have words to describe it. The night’s stay is at the Parasol camps.

Day 7- Chandrataal- Batal- Chatru- Gramphoo- Rohtang Pass- Manali (120 Kms/ 7 hours)

This is the last day of your trip in the secluded beauty of Spiti before you see civilization again. Gaze at the mountains as we approach the hustle and bustle of Rohtang Pass and Manali. You can spend some time at Rohtang if your schedule permits. Stay in Manali

Day 8- Around Manali

Take your bus back to Delhi in the afternoon. Trip ends.

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Shimla- Kinnaur- Spiti- Manali Plan – 10 days

A beautiful trip through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur to Spiti and ending back in Manali crossing the high pass of Rohtang and Kunzum. This trip is only possible from July when the road between Kunzum and Rohtang opens.

Places covered Shimla, Kufri, Narkanda, Rampur, Sarahan, Sangla, Chitkul, Recong Peo, Kalpa, Pooh, Khab, Nako, Sumdo, Gue, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kye, Khibber, Langza, Komic, Lohsar, Kunzum, Chandrtaal, Batal, Chatru, Gramphoo, Rohtang, Manali, Kullu.

Right time to visit July to October

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Day 1- Chandigarh- Shimla- Kufri- Narkanda (180 kms/ 7-8 hours)

Arrive in Chandigarh and head towards Shimla. Take appropriate breaks on the way and enjoy the beauty as you leave the hustle and bustle of Shimla behind. View the lush green valleys and apple orchards on both sides of the road. Stay in the midst of nowhere in Narkanda.

Day 2- Narkanda- Rampur- Sarahan- Wangtoo- Sangla (160 kms/ 7-8 kms)

Have a nice breakfast with a view of the mountains and head to Sangla via Rampur. You shall meet the Sutlej river at Sainj and from there on it will be with you till Spiti. Sangla is one of the most beautiful valleys in India. We recommend a walk to Baspa river from your hotel.

Day 3- Sangla- Chitkul- Kalpa (100 kms/ 4 hours)

Go for an early morning walk to Basteri village if you are up for it. Visit the ancient temple there and walk around the village. After breakfast, we take you Chitkul- last village on Indo-Tibet border. From Chitkul, we head to Kalpa. Here you will enjoy the stunning view of Kinner Kailash peaks over a cup of tea.

Day 4- Kalpa- Pooh- Khab- Nako- Sumdo- Tabo (170 kms/ 9-10 hours)

You can walk to the Old Shiva temple and Buddhist monastery in Kalpa, if time permits. Have an early breakfast and head to Tabo this day. The terrain will change after Pooh and you will see the end of the tree line. See the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab. Lunch at a beautiful village called Nako. If time permits then we visit Gue to see the Mummy.

Day 5- Tabo- Dhankar- Pin Valley (70 kms/ 4 hours)

Take the morning easy, have your breakfast and visit the “Ajanta of Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now. The murals, thankas and paintings are believed to have been made in a single night by the Gods themselves. You can also hike to the meditation caves, if time permits. Visit Dhankar Monastery- Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. Hike to Dhankar lake, if your lungs permit. We shall head to the last village in Pin Valley- Mudh- for a homestay.

Day 6- Pin Valley- Kye- Khibber- Kaza (80 kms/ 4 hours)

Wake up to the stunning landscape of Pin Valley National Park. Enjoy a cup of tea and walk around. From Pin, we shall head to visit Khungri monastery- the last hold of Buchen Lamas in Sangam. After this, we make our way to Kye monastery and Khibber Village. Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and a huge river bed. It is also the main learning centre for Lamas following Geluk sect of Buddhism. This monastery houses some 100 odd monks. We shall climb a little further and visit Khibber Village- which was once the highest motorable village in the world.

Day 7- Kaza- Hikkim- Komic- Langza- Kaza (70 kms/ 3 hours)

Take the morning easy and today we head to Langza- the main area for Fossils, Hikkim- the highest post office in the world and Komic- one of the highest villages in the world at 4600 meters. A visit to the Tangyud monastery in Komic is also worthwhile. You can see some snow laden peaks during this drive. To make this memorable, you can also hike from Langza to Komic- 3-4 hours. Visit the postmaster of the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and mail some postcards from here. Drive back to Kaza P.S.- We can add a hike on Day 7 where you hike from Langza to Komic via Hikkim. It will be a 4 hours hike where you will hike at 4200 meters plus altitude.

Day 8- Kaza- Lohsar- Kunzum Pass- Chandrataal Lake (12o kms/ 5 hours)

Early morning, we drive to Chandra Tal- The lake of the moon via Lohsar village and Kunzum Pass. The drive on this day will be one of the highlights of the trip. Have a cup of tea at the last village of Spiti valley- Lohsar. After this you will just get closer to the high mountains and all you will see is snow capped peaks from Kunzum Pass and beyond. The hike to Chandra Tal lake is 20 mins from the barricade. The lake is a mesmerizing sight that will leave you speechless for sure. We don’t have words to describe it. Spend the night at camp close to the lake.

Day 9- Chandrataal- Batal- Chatru- Gramphoo- Rohtang Pass- Manali (120 kms/ 7 hours)

Some people call it tough, some call it adventurous and some call the drive of their life- this is the last day of your trip before you head back to civilization in Manali. The road between Chandra Tal and Manali is the toughest, roughest, most scenic and we guarantee you will skip a few breathes this day. The non-existence of roads, a few water falls, dry and dusty make this terrain difficult. On the other hand, snow capped mountains, Chandra river flowing to meet Bhaga and the vast landscape make your drive memorable. Spend some time at Rohtang if time permits.

Day 10- Manali- Kullu- Mandi- Chandigarh (290 kms/ 10 hours)

Leave early in the morning to catch your evening flight from Chandigarh back to your hometown. Trip ends here

 

 

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Some other activities
Cycling
Cycling in the Spitian terrain is a real test of your stamina. So this is one thing that we can easily add to your trip. You can cycle down from Khibber/Komic village. There shall be an additional cost of Rs 700 for the cycle per day plus transportation cost.

 

Hikes
Another test and best way to see and feel Spiti is to hike from one place to other. Two optional hikes have already been included in the plan. If you are looking for more adventure then we can add day hikes but it might require customization and additional days.

 

Rafting
One of the best way to see the valley, various villages and mountains in Spiti. A morning can be dedicated to rafting in the Spiti river and we can customize the plan in such a way that it is accommodated easily.

 

Camping
If you are interested in gazing at a billion stars sitting under the open sky then a night of camping is must for you. We can add a night of camping next to the river or high up in the mountains but you will have to tell us in advance.

 

Meditation
We can organize a meditation session with a local lama and you pay directly whatever you want to pay.
Things to carry
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Basic hiking / training shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Thermals
  • Woolen socks
  • Woolen cap
  • Muffler
  • Wind cheater
  • Sweat shirt
  • Jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Moisturizer
  • Extra camera batteries
Weather

May – October

Day time- 18 to 24 Degrees Celcius
Night time- 2 to10 Degrees Celcius
Some important information
a) Please carry sufficient cash as there is only 1 SBI ATM in Kaza and that too doesn’t work at times
 
b) Only BSNL/MTNL sim cards will work in Spiti. So please carry the appropriate sim cards if you want to. 
 
c) Internet is available in Kaza, Lohsar and Pin Valley but please don’t rely much on it, as Spiti is a low connectivity zone.

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