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Kinnaur-Spiti-Shimla

(10 Days)

Starts and ends in Chandigarh covering Kinnaur (Sangla & Kalpa), Spiti & Shimla.

Kinnaur-Spiti-Shimla

A beautiful trip through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur to Spiti and ending back in Shimla. Since the Manali route is shut till June we suggest this trip for people wanting to visit Spiti between May till October end. 

Places Covered

 Narkanda, Rampur, Sangla, Chitkul, Recong Peo, Kalpa, Khab, Nako, Gue, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kye, Khibber, Langza, Komic, Hikkim, Shimla

Best Time to Visit

All year round

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Includes

Stay and Meals 

Local Experienced Driver 

Local on ground support 

Local coordinator in Kaza

Visit Kinnaur and the apple belt of Himachal covering Narkanda, Sangla and Kalpa.

Visit one of the highest motor-able villages in the world – Komic

Send post cards from the highest post office in the world – Hikkim

Visit Asia’s highest bridge above sea level – Chicham bridge

Hike to Dhankar Lake (optional)

Hike to the meditation caves in Tabo (optional)

Homestay experience in Pin Valley

Fossil Excursion at Langza

Day 1: Chandigarh to Narkanda (180 kms/ 7-8 hours)

Land in Chandigarh and head towards Narkanda. Take appropriate breaks on the way and enjoy the beauty as you leave the city crowd behind. 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 to 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 to Kalpa via Chitkul (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 to Tabo via Nako (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 to Kaza via Dhankar (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 to Key, Khibber and back (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.

Day 7: Kaza to Pin Valley via Langza, Hikkim, Komic and Demul (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 to Pin Valley via Demul. Homestay in Mudh (Pin Valley)

Day 8: Pin Valley to 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 to 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 to Chandigarh (180 kms/ 7-8 hours)

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

Inclusions

Breakfast and Dinner

Transport and experienced local driver for10 days as per the plan

Stay at the list of hotels shared as per the plan on twin sharing basis

Driver to act as a basic guide

All expenses for the driver are paid for, including all tolls, fuel, meals and accommodation

Exclusions

GST

Lunch, snacks and beverages (except the ones with meals)

Any kind of insurance/ emergency  and evacuation cost

Local Guide

Bus ticket cost/Monument Entry fee/Cost of permits

TRIP DETAILS – COST PER PERSON

Please note: We only allow 5 people per car for safety reasons.

Homestay Package (Per person cost in INR excluding 5% GST)

Group Size

Etios/ Dzire

Scorpio/ Xylo

Innova

Tempo

Traveller

2

28600

32100

33900

 

4

20600

22400

23300

 

6

 

25600

26800

21700

8

 

22400

23300

19500

10

 

20500

21200

18100

12

 

22400

23300

17200

Budget Package (Per person cost in INR excluding 5% GST)

Group Size

Etios/ Dzire

Scorpio/ Xylo

Innova

Tempo

Traveller

2

30600

34100

35900

 

4

22600

24400

25300

 

6

 

27600

28800

23700

8

 

24400

25300

21500

10

 

22500

23200

20000

12

 

24400

25300

19200

Deluxe Package (Per person cost in INR excluding 5% GST)

Group Size

Etios/ Dzire

Scorpio/ Xylo

Innova

Tempo

Traveller

2

32800

36300

38000

 

4

24800

26600

27500

 

6

 

29800

31000

25900

8

 

26600

27500

23600

10

 

24600

25300

22300

12

 

26600

27500

21400

Luxury Package (Per person cost in INR excluding 5% GST)

Group Size

Etios/ Dzire

Scorpio/ Xylo

Innova

Tempo

Traveller

2

41700

45300

47000

 

4

33800

35500

36400

 

6

 

38800

40000

34900

8

 

35500

36400

32600

10

 

33600

34300

31200

12

 

35500

36400

30300

Fixed departures

scheduled group trips and treks

Travel through beautiful Spiti Valley, trek through some of the highest villages in Asia, learn about life in the valley, make new friends and take back memories that last a lifetime!
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