- The Trans Himalayan regions of Leh, Kargil, Lahaul, and Spiti are landscapes that are one of their kind and cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
- It comprises a high-altitude cold desert, high-altitude snow-capped peaks, and bare stretches of peaks of various colors shaped by the various forces of nature.
- These Trans Himalayan regions are quite remote with extreme climatic conditions, high-altitude mountain ranges, and impenetrable mountain passes.
- Despite this, the people of the region have adapted themselves to the conditions and happily live here.
- This region also has a number of Buddhist Monasteries (locally called gompas) because Buddhism is practiced majorly by the people of this region who can visit.
- These monasteries have absolutely serene surroundings and are situated in really pretty locations.
- The best times to visit this area are from early June to the end of September. It is also fine to travel during the monsoons as it does not rain much here in this region.
- You will also visit 1000 years old lang(temple). Key Monastery: A must-visit tourist place in Spiti Valley, the Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. During this trip, you will be visiting the ancient monasteries, which are famous all over the world like Key monastery, and Tabo monastery.
About this trip :
- Route: Shimla – Chitkul – Nako – Giu – Tabo – Dhankar – Pin Valley – Kaza – Losar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal – Chhatru – Rohtang Pass – Manali
- Tour Type: Road Trip
- Highest Altitude: 4,600 m
- Total distance covered: 1000+ km (approx)
- Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights
- Day 01: Delhi to Shimla | Overnight Journey
- Day 02: Shimla to Chitkul/Sangla (Kinnaur Valley) (214 Kilometers, 10 Hours Drive)
- Day 03: Chitkul to Kalpa (60 Kilometers, 03 Hours Drive)
- Day 04: Kalpa - Nako Lake - Geyu Mummy - Tabo (200 Kilometers, 07 Hours Drive)
- Day 05: Tabo -Pin Valley - Dhankar Monastery - Kaza (40 Kilometers, 4 Hours Drive)
- Day 06: Kaza - Key Monastery - Hikkim - Komik (gompa) - Langza - Kaza
- Day 07: Kaza - Chicham Bridge - Kunzum La - Chandratal (100 Kilometers, 5 Hours Drive)
- Day 08: Drive from Chandratal Lake to Manali (250 Kilometers, 12 Hours Drive)
- Day 09: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends
Delhi to Delhi :
- June: 11, 18, 25
- July: 9, 23
- August: 13
- September: 10, 17, 24
- Delhi to Delhi: 19,900/- per person
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Ad-on ( per person ) :
- Double Sharing: 3000/- per person
- Mumbai to Mumbai sleeper train tickets: 2,500/-
- 3AC train from Mumbai: 5,500/-
- Pune to Pune Sleeper train tickets: 2,700/-
- 3AC train from Pune: 5,500/-
Note: Pay 2000/- to block your seats and pay the rest 15 days prior to the event.
Day 01: Delhi to Shimla
- The group will assemble at the pick-up point by 09:00 PM.
- We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing session will be conducted.
- After which, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Shimla
The pick-up point would be RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila (tentative).
Day 02: Shimla-Chitkul/Sangla (Kinnaur Valley)
- Arrive at Shimla by morning and proceed to Sangla/Chitkul. With mesmerizing glimpses of mighty vistas and dense foliage, the road to Sangla/Chitkul in winter is covered in fog and snow, especially in the mornings.
- Along the way, the river Satluj follows the trail, flowing in the opposite direction. As the day progresses, the clouds clear up slightly, revealing towering mountains and deep valleys. After some time, we will come across a small waterfall by the roadside.
- Spiti Valley in winter is a majestic sight, sprawling across misty forests and furrowed trails marked by sodden soil. After that, we proceed toward the Karcham Wangtoo dam before absorbing the transcendent beauty of the towering snow peaks that follow the trail until Sangla/Chitkul.
- Overnight stay in guest house/homestay.
Day 03: Chitkul to Kalpa (60 Kilometers, 03 Hours Drive)
- Kalpa lies almost 65 kilometers away from the pristine village of Chitkul and the entire journey takes approximately 3 hours by road.
- Spiti Valley Winter Road trips are one of the best and most popular in the region, as travelers get a glimpse of numerous villages on the way without spending too much time at once. The exhilarating adrenaline rush and the thrill of passing through rugged trails, half tunnels, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains persists throughout the journey.
- The entire drive is quite smooth and the road remains mostly good. Before entering Kalpa, we catch a glimpse of the spectacular Kinner Kailash Peak at 7549 feet. Kinner Kailash is the major attraction of this place.
- As you draw closer to Reckong Peo and further up to Kalpa, the magnificent peaks do not fail to astound the passing onlooker.
Day 04: Kalpa - Nako Lake - Geyu Mummy - Tabo
- We start our day early as we proceed with our road trip en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway. The road is famous for its magnificent views and proximity to Tibet, snaking through the northern parts of Nako, the last village in the Kinnaur district.
- After visiting the alluring Nako Lake, we proceed to Tabo by crossing a bridge over the Spiti River after Sumdo and make a detour of approximately 7 km to reach the serene hamlet of Geyu.
- The village is mostly isolated with no other village in the vicinity. This village is mostly famous for its 500- year-old mummy believed to be the remains of a Buddhist monk. From here, we advance towards Tabo, a tiny hamlet in Lahaul and the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. You will notice a drastic change in landscape as you enter Spiti Valley. Tabo Monastery is one of the highlights of the village.
- Overnight stay at Tabo.
Day 05: Tabo - Pin Valley - Dhankar Monastery - Kaza
- At the break of dawn, we proceed to Pin Valley. Pin Valley is a gorgeous valley situated on the banks of Pin River that runs throughout its length, before joining with the Spiti River.
- Pin Valley is home to a famous wildlife reserve called “Pin Valley National Park”. Spiti valley roads are easy to maneuver, divulging at various junctions.
- This beautiful monastery is mounted at the top of a cliff in the beautiful hamlet of Dhankar village. We proceed on our journey to Kaza, the largest township and commercial center in Spiti Valley.
- The scenic hamlet is situated on the banks of the Spiti River. Frozen icicles are deposited on the terrace of houses as the sun shines brightly, and water drips down from the roofs onto the ground, creating small pools.
- Night Stay at Kaza.
Day 06: Kaza - Key Monastery - Hikkim - Komik (gompa) - Langza - Kaza
- In the morning, we continue our Spiti Valley Road Trip with a drive to the renowned Key Monastery. Key is predominantly the largest monastery in Spiti Valley and presumably one of the oldest in the region.
- An excellent opportunity for travelers to get to know the culture and tradition of the monks.
- After this, we advance towards the quaint village of Hikkim, sequestered between the townships of Komik and Langza, the two other elegant high-altitude villages in the region. The last village on our journey is Langza, a popular spot for hunting marine fossils and catching a glimpse of the Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak sitting at the top of the village.
- Drive back to Kaza for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Kaza - Chicham Bridge - Kunzum La - Chandratal
- In the morning, we advance towards Chicham Bridge, the highest bridge in Asia.
- The spectacular bridge stands at a staggering height of 13596 ft and precariously connects Chicham and Kibber.
- A 1000 ft deep gorge lies below the bridge, known by the name of Samba Lamba Nallah. The bridge is an easy alternative to Kibber from Losar. After crossing Chicham Bridge, we proceed with a drive to Chandratal Lake. The sparkling blue color of the lake has a tranquilizing effect on the onlooker.
- After relishing the serene lake's grandeur and beauty, we camp under the glittering stars at Chandratal.
*Staying in Chandra Taal depends on weather conditions.
Day 08: Chandratal to Manali (250 Kilometers, 12 Hours Drive)
- Breakfast will be served in the morning before we start our return journey.
- En route, we'll be passing through the iconic Atal Tunnel.
- We'll reach Manali and leave for Delhi
Day 09: Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends
- The group will reach Delhi by early in the morning and part ways with fond memories.
- End of tour.
- Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis as per itinerary in guest house/homestays/camps
- Breakfast and Dinner during the trip with Morning & Evening Tea ( 6 Breakfast and 6 Dinner)
- Innova or Tempo Traveller shared for all days as per the itinerary
- Experienced driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area
- Driver allowance, Road tax, and Fuel charges
- An oxygen cylinder 24x7 in the backup vehicle in case of emergency.
- All drives, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary.
- All governments’ fees and taxes for normal journeys within Spiti.
- Great experience & memory of a lifetime.
- Company of like-minded individuals.
- Meals that are not mentioned in inclusion.
- 5 % GST tax on package.
- Any Travel expense to Chandigarh/Delhi/Manali and Back.
- Any item not specified under cost inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone/ fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
- Cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the client directly on the spot).
- Tips to Driver and tour escort person.
- Any entrance fees to the monastery and monuments.
- Travel insurance
Things to carry :
- Medical Certificate
- Govt id card with name and address
- Self-declared form
- Backpack (40-60 liters)
- Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to
- have soles with good grip and ankle support.
- Socks (3 pairs): 2 pairs of cotton (for trekking) + 1 pair of woolen pair
- (used only for sleeping)Sandals/Slippers for walking
- Trek pants (2) including the one you are wearing.
- Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing)
- Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts.
- Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof
- jacket/down jacket.
- Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower
- Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in
- the mountains)
- Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears)Hand gloves:
- (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.)
- Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent
- snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.
- (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)
- Headlamp/LED torch(Mandatory)
- Camera: Carry all accessories - spare batteries, charger, etc.
- Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each.
- Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. You can also
- rent wooden stick from Gaurikund.
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to
- compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastics
- bags for wet clothes.
Personal Medical Kit
- Mandatory. All these things need to go into one
- backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.
Health & Safety:
- Before starting the trek, calculate your BMI (Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9)
- Health and Safety checks mentioned below should be made before getting prepared for the trek
- A balanced mind and body is the first thing that should be given importance before taking off because this is what will bring out the best of you in every condition.
- Your body should be fit enough to cover the entire trek with the backpacks on your back along with your body weight. That is why proper stamina and strength are needed. Also because trekking is done in uneven multi terrains and not on smooth paths. So in order to gain leg strength, perform simple squats.
- Flexibility is very important when it comes to trekking. Good flexibility will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing, etc. Attain flexibility by simply stretching or doing yoga.
- As the Himalayan treks are basically ascending and descending the slopes, you will need a proper transmission of Oxygen from the lungs and heart to the body muscles. For this, trekkers should have good cardiovascular endurance that can be gained by doing cardio exercises like running, swimming, cycling, etc.
Payment Details :
UPI ID: 7387523876@upi
Net banking :
- Name- RAJBALA YADAV
Bank name - HDFC BANK
ACC No.- 50100308491863
IFSC code- HDFC0002501
- Name- NITIN YADAV
Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
ACC No.- 0530001500002688
IFSC code- PUNB0053000
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- If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
- For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.
- Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
- Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
- A complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
- Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
- Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
- We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.
The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
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