8-day Spiti Valley adventure
Kaza, Baglan, India
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14+
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Date
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2019
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
12
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
12
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  • Duration in Days
  • 12
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  • 14
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    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
12
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
12
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Physical (3)

Cultural (4)

Nature (5)

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  • Trip introduction

    Sign up for an adventure-packed road trip to Spiti and travel over some of the highest roads and highways in the world. You'll visit the famed monasteries of Key, Tabo and Dhankar. You'll send a postcard from the world's highest post office at Hikkim and try your hand at spotting fossils at Langza, the fossil village of India. Another major highlight of this adventure, you'll camp under the starlit sky near the crescent-shaped Chandratal Lake. All throughout, you'll travel on winding roads in the valley, swamped with dramatic views of dark grey mountains, and stay at local home-stays at quaint villages.

    Destination

    Located deep in the Indian Himalayas of north-eastern Himachal Pradesh, the Spiti Valley sits at the intersection of India and Tibet. Rife with the rich Indo-Tibetan culture, the valley is home to historic monasteries that are renowned houses of worship for Buddhists all around the world.

    During this road trip, you will embark on an itinerary that combines sightseeing trips to such monasteries with a journey through the stark and imposing landscapes of Spiti. You will travel through high-altitude mountain passes offering breathtaking views to explore quaint villages brimming with local tradition and hospitality.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit Komic and Kibber, some of the highest inhabited villages in the world.
    • Stay in Swiss tents near the famed Chandratal Lake.
    • Send a postcard from the highest post office in the world at Hikkim.
    • Explore the incredible landscapes and mountains of the Spiti Valley.
    • Visit historic monasteries and stay at local home-stays.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the tour guide during the Spiti Valley road trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 45 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 16-45 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made between 8-15 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 4-7 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: no refund.

    In case of show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Spiti Valley is located at an altitude with low internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking this Spiti Valley road trip.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Additional costs arising from such a change in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up point for this Spiti Valley road trip.
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller or SUV
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    11:00 AM
    Time of return
    11:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    NA
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    NA
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    14+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and check into a pre-booked hotel. Here, you'll have a short briefing session conducted by your tour guide. This orientation offers details on your upcoming itinerary and introduces your fellow travellers. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Rest in your hotel rooms or head out to explore local attractions in Manali. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Manali to Kaza

    With an early morning start, you'll begin your road trip and leave for Kaza, the largest town in Spiti. En route, you'll cross the popular Rohtang Pass. The landscape begins changing from lush, green forests to wild, barren mountains. While travelling, you'll take frequent halts at villages like Batal and Chatru to take in the beautiful mountain views. Overnight in a home-stay at Kaza.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Key and Kibber

    After a lazy morning, you'll explore Kaza and take a walk along the scenic Spiti River. In the afternoon, head out from Kaza to visit the ancient Key Gompa, a hilltop monastery and home to over 100 monks that follow the Geluk sect of Buddhism. Continue from Key and proceed onward to the Kibber village, one of the highest inhabited villages in the world. From Kibber, you can go on a short hike to the Chicham Bridge and return to Kaza by late evening. Overnight in a home-stay at Kaza.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Kaza to Dhankar via Tabo

    Today, you'll drive out from Kaza and visit the historic Tabo Monastery, home to murals and paintings that radiate the local Indo-Tibetan culture. You can also embark on a short optional trek to the meditation caves at Tabo. Continue onwards toward Dhankar. Here, you'll visit the Dhankar Gompa, a cliff-top monastery that overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin rivers. You can also embark on a short optional trek to the Dhankar Lake. Overnight in a home-stay at Dhankar.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Dhankar to Langza via Demul, Hikkim

    The morning begins with a scenic drive to Demul, a small village popular for handicrafts and toys made by the local natives. Continue forward from Demul to the village of Hikkim, home of the highest post office in the world. After sending a postcard to your loved ones back home, you'll visit Komic, one of the highest inhabited villages in the world. Your day ends at Langza, the fossil village of India, where you can try your luck at spotting fossils. Overnight in a home-stay at Langza.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Langza to Chandratal Lake

    After a lazy morning, you'll drive out from Langza and continue forward to the high-altitude Chandratal Lake. This crescent-shaped lake is a sight to behold in the beauty of gorgeous Spitian hills. Inaccessible via road, the lake can be reached only with a short 30-min trek. Tonight, you'll stay in cosy Swiss tents pitched under a hundred twinkling stars of the night sky. Overnight in Swiss tents at Chandratal Lake.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Chandratal Lake to Manali

    Begin your return journey from Chandratal Lake to Manali. En route, you'll bid goodbye to the Spiti Valley and re-enter the lush, green forests of the hill-station. You can stop at the Rohtang Pass to enjoy the view and click some pictures. Celebrate the end of the road trip with your fellow travellers at Manali. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Depart from Manali

    Check-out from the hotel in Manali and proceed to your next destination. Your Spiti Valley road trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    11:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Dhankar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhankar
    End point
    Langza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Langza
    End point
    Chandratal Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandratal Lake
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller or SUV
    • Accommodation in guesthouses and home-stays for 7 nights on a twin-sharing basis (multi-sharing for home-stays)
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 7
    • Services of an experienced tour guide and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Entry fees and photography/video charges at sighteeing locations, if any
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windproof jacket
    • Waterproof footwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Shirts/t-shirts and jeans/track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tempo Traveller or SUV for transport as per itinerary
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Arrive in Manali

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Manali. No meals are included in today's meal package, but you may visit any of the restaurants or cafes in Old Manali to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Manali to Kaza

    Overnight in a home-stay at Kaza.

    Travel from Manali to Kaza. You'll spend the night in a home-stay at Kaza. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, you'll have lunch either at your destination for the day or you'll stop at restaurants and eateries while travelling.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Key and Kibber

    Overnight in a home-stay at Kaza.

    Go on a day trip to visit Key and Kibber. You'll spend the night in the same home-stay at Kaza as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Kaza to Dhankar via Tabo

    Overnight in a home-stay at Dhankar.

    Travel from Kaza to Dhankar. En route, you'll stop to visit Tabo. You'll be accompanied by an experienced tour guide who will also act as your driver. You'll spend the night in a home-stay at Dhankar. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Dhankar to Langza via Demul, Hikkim

    Overnight in a home-stay at Langza.

    Travel from Dhankar to Langza. En route, you'll stop to visit Demul, Hikkim and Komic. You'll spend the night in a home-stay at Langza. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note that all meals will be vegetarian since non-vegetarian food may not always be available everywhere.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Langza to Chandratal Lake

    Overnight in Swiss tents at Chandratal Lake.

    Travel from Langza to Chandratal Lake. You'll spend the night in Swiss tents near the Chandratal Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note that due to the high-altitude, there may be limited road access and availability of services like cellular network or bank ATMs.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Chandratal Lake to Manali

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Travel from Chandratal Lake to Manali. You'll spend the night in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Depart from Manali

    Your trip ends by early morning.

    Check-out from the hotel and proceed to your next destination. No meals are included in today's meal package. Your Spiti Valley road trip ends here.

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