Spiti Valley Homestay Trek and Culltural Tour
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Although trekking and camping in remote locations is great fun, absorbing the unique cultures of remote villages has a charm of its own. There is no better way to experience the culture of a place than to walk the trails between the villages and live with the locals. On this trip, you will not only get an enriching experience but also get to enjoy the Spitian hospitality. The trip involves both walking at high altitudes and the comfort of sleeping at a cozy village home. You will get to see ancient mummies, monasteries, prehistoric fossils and some of the highest villages in the world, including Chitkul which is the last village of India.

    Please note that the minimum group size required to book this trip is 6 people.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley is located in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh, connecting the neighbouring valleys of Lahaul and Tibet. It is home to many monasteries, some of the highest villages in the world and some spectacularly tall mountains. This trip takes you into the heart of the Spiti Valley and lets you experience all of it. You will hike to high altitudes, spend nights in villages with terrific views of the snow capped mountains all around, and see some of the most unique landscapes.

    Destination highlights

    • Enjoy the Spitian hospitality on the Spiti Valley homestay trek.
    • Live in gorgeous high-altitude villages.
    • Experience the culture of Northern Himachal Pradesh.
    • Visit beautiful monasteries.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    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 Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 90 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 60-89 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-59 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: no refund.

    In case of no 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

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Spiti Valley homestay trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for the Spiti Valley homestay trip.
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Shimla
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    20 hours
    Total distance covered
    35 km
    Start point elevation
    7238 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15049 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7238 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 hours
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Shimla to Narkanda

    You begin your trip at Shimla, from where you will be driven to Narkanda in a private shared vehicle. It is a 65 kms drive. Narkanda is located at an elevation of 11,155 feet, and is a great stop for the first night. You will find green orchards all around the place. Overnight in homestay at Narkanda.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Narkanda to Sangla

    The real Himalayan experience begins today as you make an early start from Narkanda for Sangla Valley. You will be driven through mountain roads with deep valley on one side and mountain slopes on the other. You will pass by the Karcham-Wangtoo dam too and climb up to Chitkul which is the last village of India. It is a 180 kms drive which will take you 8 hours to reach Sangla which is located at an elevation of 8,858 feet. Overnight in homestay at Sangla.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Sangla to Tabo

    Today, you will get the first views of Spiti as you make your way for Tabo, elevation: 10,761 feet. It is a 200 kms drive, which will take around 8 hours. You will get your first glimpse of the barren brown mountains. Tabo is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the region which was built in 994 A.D. Overnight in homestay at Tabo.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Tabo to Lallung

    You begin your day with a short 30 kms drive to Dhankar, from where you begin your 9 kms trek to Lallung. Dhankar is located quite high, at an altitude of 12,467 feet from where you will begin your trek. You will see the confluence of Pin and Spiti rivers from that height. You will also see the 1000-year-old monastery in Dhankar. It will be an easy trek to Lallung which will take you around 5 hours. Lallung is relatively lower, at an altitude of 11,975 feet. Overnight in homestay at Lallung.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Lallung to Langza

    Today, you will begin your trek to Demul in the morning and then drive to Langza from there. Demul is one of the high villages of Spiti at 14,173 feet, so the trek will be slow. It is a vantage point for some great views of the Himalayas. After a short break, you will begin your drive to Langza, which is called the fossil village. It is located at an altitude of 13,779 feet. Overnight in homestay at Langza.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Langza to Chicham

    Today, you will begin your trek to Komic through Hikkim. It is a 9 kms trek which should take you around 4 hours to complete. You can even send a postcard to yourself or your loved ones from the world's highest post office at Hikkim, located at an altitude of 14,400 feet. You will then visit the world renowned Ki Monastery, at an altitude of 13,615 feet. Your final destination is the high altitude villages of Kibber and Chicham, 14,000 feet, home to the endangered snow leopards. Overnight in homestay at Chicham.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: day hike to the ancient caves

    Today will be an easy going day, you will trek to an ancient cave atop a hill next to Chicham. It is a hidden gem in Spiti Valley.It has some ancient art on its wall which is a sight to behold. It will be an 8 km trek, should take you 6 hours to complete. Overnight in homestay at Chicham.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Chicham to Manali

    Today, you will begin your drive to Manali via Chandra Tal which is an enchanting high altitude lake at an elevation of 13,944 feet. You will also cross the famous Kunzum La (15,059 feet) and Rohtang Pass (13,058 feet). It will be a 180 kms drive which will take 11 hours. Overnight in hotel at Manali.

    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: depart from Manali

    Today is the last day of your trip. After a good night's sleep, you will prepare to leave. Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shimla
    End point
    Narkanda
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Narkanda
    End point
    Sangla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sangla
    End point
    Tabo
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tabo
    End point
    Lallung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lallung
    End point
    Langza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Langza
    End point
    Chicham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chicham
    End point
    Chicham
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

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

    Day 9 - Milestone

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

      Includes
    • Accommodations in homestays from Day 1 to Day 7, and in a hotel on Day 8
    • Breakfast and dinner at all properties from Shimla to Manali
    • Packed lunches and refreshments from Day 4 to Day 7
    • Services of a trek guide
    • Porter services for luggage and stand-by emergency transport on all days
    • Comprehensive first-aid kit and support including oxygen cylinders
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Shimla
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Lunch from Day 1 to Day 3, and Day 8 and Day 9
    • Any kind of personal expenses like alcohol, extra meals, etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc
    • Inner line permit for foreign nationals
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    What to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private, shared vehicle transport from Manali to Manali
    • All equipment required for trekking
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch
    • Sunscreen and lip balm
    • Dry snacks
    • Personal toiletries including toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Shimla to Narkanda

    Overnight in homestay at Narkanda.

    You trip begins in the morning from Shimla. Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served at Shimla and dinner which will be served at Narkanda homestay. Remember to carry extra cash for lunch which you will have on your transit to Narkanda.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Narkanda to Sangla

    Overnight in homestay at Sangla.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served at Narkanda and dinner which will be served at Sangla. It is a long drive, so remember to carry extra cash for lunch which you will have on your transit to Sangla.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Sangla to Tabo

    Overnight in homestay at Tabo.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served at Sangla and dinner which will be served at Tabo. Remember to carry extra cash for lunch which you will have on your transit to Tabo.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Tabo to Lallung

    Overnight in homestay at Lallung.

    Today is the first trekking day, so the meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breafast will be served to you at Tabo, packed lunch on the trek itself and dinner will be served at Lallung.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Lallung to Langza

    Overnight in homestay at Langza.

    Today is the second trekking day, so the meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served at Lullung, packed lunch on the trek and dinner will be served at Langza.

    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Langza to Chicham

    Overnight in homestay at Chicham.

    Today is the third trekking day, so the meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served at Langza, packed lunch on the trek and dinner will be served at Chicham.

    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: day hike to the ancient caves

    Overnight in homestay at Chicham.

    Today is the fourth and last day trekking day, so the meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served at Chicham, packed lunch on the trek and dinner will be served at Chicham.

    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Chicham to Manali

    Overnight in hotel at Manali.

    Today, you will begin your drive to Manali. The meal package includes breakfast which will be served at Chicham and dinner which will be served at the hotel in Manali. Remember to carry extra cash for lunch which you will have on the transit to Manali.

    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: depart from Manali

    Your jouryney ends before nightfall.

    Today is the last day of your trip, and the meal package only includes breakfast which wil be served at the hotel in Manali.

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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.