9-Day Trek to Spiti Valley
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This adventure across the Spiti Valley combines trekking to secluded destinations in the valley with a road trip across Spiti's breathaking landscape. After trekking to small villages tucked in the corners of Spiti's rugged terrain, you'll spend the nights in homestays to experience the local lifestyle and tradition. In the morning, you'll begin again and continue trekking across Spiti's barren mountains painted with shades of grey and brown. You'll also visit destinations in valley that are inaccessible via a trek, as you travel in a private, shared vehicle across some of the most breathtaking landscapes in India.

    On this Spiti Valley trek, you'll stay in tents pitched near the famed, crescent-shaped Chandratal Lake, trek to the world's highest post office at Hikkim, visit one of Asia's highest inhabited villages at Kibber and Komic and try your hand at spotting fossils at Langza.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley, located in northern Himachal Pradesh, connects the neighbouring valleys of Lahaul and Tibet. With several important Buddhist monasteries spread all over the valley, it projects an interesting Indo-Tibetan culture. The small villages of the Spiti Valley, tucked away in the folds of imposing mountains, are brimming with hospitable people eager to showcase the beauty of Spiti to travellers from all over the world.

    Your 9-day Spiti Valley trip includes 4 days of trekking to the villages of Komic, Demul, Lhalung and Dhankar. On the remaining days, you'll travel in vehicles to visit Kaza, Langza and Chandratal Lake.

    Destination highlights

    • Embark on a trek across the Spiti Valley.
    • Camp near the famous Chandratal Lake.
    • Experience Buddhist culture at monasteries and stupas.
    • Visit some of Asia's highest inhabited villages.
    • Trek to the world's highest post office at Hikkim.
    • Visit Langza, the fossil village of India.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide during the trek to Spiti Valley.

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

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-6 days before departure of the Spiti Valley trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-2 days before departure of the Spiti Valley trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this trek to Spiti Valley, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,000 ft to 14,500 ft and may experience altitude sickness.

    Spiti Valley is located at an altitude with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking the trip.

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali Bus Stand at 17:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Manali Bus Stand at 16:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Innova, Sumo, Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Manali
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    05:00 PM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    Trekk
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    NA
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    12+
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley trek: Arrive at Manali

    Arrive at the government bus stand in Manali by 17:00 hrs. You'll check-in to a hotel in Manali, and attend a short briefing session by the tour guide, with your fellow travellers. Overnight at Manali in hotel rooms.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Begin your journey in the lush green valleys of Manali.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley trek: Manali to Kaza

    Today, you'll board private, shared vehicles and begin your journey by travelling to Kaza, the capital of Spiti Valley. You'll drive across the Rohtang Pass, and cross a number of small river streams and rivulets. A small distance from the Rohtang Pass, the road forks with one heading to Ladakh and the other heading to Spiti. You'll take the one to Spiti and arrive at the town of Kaza by evening. Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Trek to quaint villages perched atop towering mountains.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley trek: Kaza to Langza via Key and Kibber

    Continue your journey across the Spiti Valley. Today's destination is the small village of Langza, but your day begins with a short drive to the Key Monastery, one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist houses of worship in the Spiti Valley.

    En route to Langza, you'll also visit Kibber, one of the highest villages in Asia. You'll pass through the village of Tashigang where you can stop to view the Cho Cho Khang Niyta, the tallest mountain peak in the Spiti Valley. Continue onwards to Langza, the fossil village of India. Overnight at Langza in homestay.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Explore small communities settled in the shadows of Spiti's mountains.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Langza to Komic via Hikkim

    Today marks the first day of your trekking adventure. Beginning from Langza, you'll embark on a 6-hr trek to the village of Komic. En route, you'll halt at the village of Hikkim to visit the world's highest post office. Resume trekking until you arrive at Komic, and head straight for the Komic monastery. Overnight at monastery homestay in Komic.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Winding roads on mountainous terrain.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Komic to Demul

    Wake up early in the morning. Today, you'll trek to the village of Demul. Located at a 5-hr trekking distance away from Komic, Demul is famous for its artistic handicrafts made by the local residents of Demul. Overnight at Demul in homestay.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Explore the multi-coloured mountains of Spiti.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Demul to Lhalung

    On the trail to Lhalung, you'll be trekking on an entirely descending route, making it one of the easiest treks of the trip. You'll arrive at Lhalung after a 3-hr trek. The monastery at Lhalung houses a tree believed to have been blessed by divine powers with magical, medicinal properties. Overnight at Lhalung in homestay.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Live in local homestays to experience the local culture.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Lhalung to Dhankar

    Begin trekking from Lhalung and head to the village of Dhankar. En route to the village, you'll visit the lake of Dhankar, where snow leopards have been sighted by local residents a number of times. You'll also visit the old monastery at Dhankar, perched on a mountain slope providing a great vantage point for panoramic views of the Spiti valley. Overnight at Dhankar in homestay.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Snow-capped mountain peaks overlooking small villages.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley trek: Dhankar to Chandratal Lake

    Today, you'll travel to the crescent-shaped lake at Chandratal in private, shared vehicles. You'll arrive at the Chandratal campsite, located a short distance away from the lake, by evening. Overnight at Chandratal campsite in tents.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Interact with the local villages to get a taste of life in the valley.

    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley trek: Chandratal to Manali

    Early in the morning, you'll begin the last trek of your trip as you hike the 1-hr trail to Chandratal Lake. Spend some time reflecting in the morning views of the high-altitude lake, and make your way back to the campsite. Once again, you'll board vehicles and travel back to Manali. Your trip ends here.
    /Spiti Valley Trek Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Visit the crescent-shaped Chandratal Lake.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Langza
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Langza
    End point
    Komic
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Komic
    End point
    Demul
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Demul
    End point
    Lhalung
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lhalung
    End point
    Dhankar
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhankar
    End point
    Chandratal
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandratal
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements as per itinerary in private shared vehicles (Innova, Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar)
    • Accommodation in hotels/homestays/tents on twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All required equipment for camping (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc.)
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 9
    • Trekking pole and any other technical equipment required for the trek
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Forest entry fees and camping charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel costs between base city and Manali
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Sandals or slippers
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Jeans/track pants
    • Fleece jackets
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Woollen cap or balaclava
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley bags or suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private, shared vehicles (Innova, Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar) for transport from Manali-Manali
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Trekking pole and any other technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Lunchbox and spoon (for packed lunch)
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, fruits etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley trek: Arrive at Manali

    Overnight at Manali in hotel rooms.

    Your Spiti valley trek begins as you arrive at the government bus stand in Manalu by 17:00 hrs. You'll be accommodated at Manali in hotel rooms. Today's meal package only includes dinner at the hotel in Manali, but you can visit any of the restuarants in Manali to have additional meals at your own expense.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley trek: Manali to Kaza

    Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms.

    Board private, shared vehicles and travel to Kaza, capital of the Spiti Valley. You'll be accommodated at Kaza in hotel rooms. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Marhi, lunch at Batal and dinner upon arrival at Kaza.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley trek: Kaza to Langza via Key and Kibber

    Overnight at Langza in homestay.

    Drive around to multiple desinations around Kaza, including Key and Kibber on your way to Langza. You'll be accommodated at Langza in a homestay. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Kaza, lunch at Kibber and dinner at Langza.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Langza to Komic via Hikkim

    Overnight at Komic in monastery homestay.

    Embark on the first trek of your adventure and hike the 6-hr trail from Langza to Komic. You'll be accommodated at Komic in a monastery homestay. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Langza, packed lunch at Hikkim and dinner at Komic.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Komic to Demul

    Overnight at Demul in homestay.

    Begin trekking from Komic and head for Demul. You'll be accommodated at Demul in a homestay. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Komic, packed lunch en route to Demul and dinner at Demul.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Demul to Lhalung

    Overnight at Lhalung in homestay.

    Today, you'll undertake the easiest trek of this trip from Demul to Lhalung. You'll be accommodated at Lhalung in a homestay. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Demul, packed lunch en route to Lhalung and dinner at Lhalung.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley trek: Trek from Lhalung to Dhankar

    Overnight at Dhankar in homestay.

    You'll trek to the village of Dhankar and visit the Dhankar Lake and monastery. You'll be accommodated at Dhankar in a homestay. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Lhalung, packed lunch en route to Dhankar and dinner at Dhankar.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley trek: Dhankar to Chandratal Lake

    Overnight at Chandratal in tents.

    Drive to the campsite near Chandratal Lake. You'll be accommodated at Chandratal in tents, with bedding and mattresses inside tents for a restful night's sleep. Today's meal package includes breakfast at Dhankar, lunch at Batal and dinner at Chandratal.

    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley trek: Chandratal to Manali

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Go on a short trek to visit the Chandratal Lake and drive back to Manali. No accommodation is provided today, since your trip ends before nightfall. Today's meal package includes only breakfast at Chandratal and lunch at Marhi.

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