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  • All tourists coming to Uttarakhand have to register themselves on the Smart City Web Portal ( http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/ ) prior to their travel.
  • Always carry a Hand sanitizer, Face mask, Hand gloves and practice social distancing. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible.
  • People aged above 60 years, pregnant women and children younger than 12 years old have been advised to stay home.
  • Participants will have to adhere to strict health protocols, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distance.

Hospitality Precautions

  • All our Hotels/Homestays follow the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • All supplies and materials used for cooking are sanitised before being admitted into restaurant premises.
  • All materials provided by us for trekking use are sanitised thoroughly.
  • Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and before a trip begins.
  • Hotel and Vehicle accommodations are dependent on groups and individuals. Individual trekkers may request for separate rooms*. (*Prices may vary.)
Overview

Spiti means ‘The Middle Land’ and its lies between Tibet & tourists’ favourite, Himachal Pradesh, south-east of Ladakh. The most amazing trip of your life is through this wonderful mountain desert. Everything about it is so magical. Clean and clear blue waters, vegetation free, multicoloured mountains and a patch of green around the lakes. The dominant feature of Spiti valley is its Buddhist culture. Spiti is home to some thousand-year-old Gompas (Buddhist Monasteries) and Tibetan art. The place also boasts of the world's highest motorable and inhabited villages.  

Spiti is a smaller and more untouched version of Ladakh, it is truly is one of the hidden wonders of the Himalayas in many ways, but be prepared for fairly basic conditions in some parts of Spiti. The terrain is harsh, desolate & inhospitable but your final destination makes it all worth it. The naked & rugged snow top mountains, sparsely populated villages at long distances, beautiful blue sky & equally beautiful blue Spiti River are the main features of this isolated land. A place where a lucky few can still find fossils in the valleys or manage to sight Snow Leopards, Ibex etc.

Spiti is the land of several perennial rivers - Spiti, Pin and Chandra, whose gurgling sounds will soothe you in the night and whose ferocity will awe you when you travel alongside them in the day time. There are beautiful green rivers formed with the melting ice through the route. Kinnaur has these beautiful green mountains while Spiti turns to these dry Rocky Mountains. The people of this place are very friendly, but this place is not for people who need luxury and comforts. 

Beauty of Spiti cannot be expressed, you need to experience it. The beauty of rugged yet gorgeous terrain once you cross Spillow village,small mountainous villages, stunning blue skies, pristine lakes and above all simplicity of locals will mesmerise you. This will come with a bonus of no mobile connectivity, so no disturbances from the outer world!

 

7 Nights 8 Days 22 May
Trek Details
  • Region: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
  • Activity Type: Sightseeing and Road trip
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude: 15000ft
Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi to Shimla through overnight Volvo. Distance 380km, Altitude 7500ft, Duration 8/9 hrs.

Overnight journey to Shimla by Volvo bus. The drive from NJP to Shimla is very scenic and is an adventurous journey which takes 8/9 hrs. Volvo buses are the most convenient and comfortable mode of travel between Delhi and Shimla. The eight-hour overnight journey is comfortable as twists and winding roads start only close to Shimla.

 

Day 2: Shimla to Kalpa by private vehicle, Distance 230, Altitude: 9700ft,  Duration 7/8 hrs.

Your beautiful road journey start from Shimla by private car. Kalpa is magnificent and its offers great views of the Kinner Kailash range. The road from Shimla to Tapri to Kalpa is one of the most adventurous roads in India. On the way, you cross a famous tunnel between Wangtu and Karcham. The Sutlej River, close to overflowing its banks and the road runs right beside it in places. The scenery is really dramatic, one can enjoy the Kinner Kailash range and the local people here are very friendly and helpful. You reach Kalpa around 3/4 pm. Check in to the hotel and later you visit local market and the Kalpa Monastery.

 

Kinnaur is a district in Himachal Pradesh, mainly famous for Kinnaur Kailash. Head quarter of Kinnaur Distt. is Reckong Peo and the main place to visit is Kalpa approximately 15 Km. The landscape of the area varies from lush green orchards of the scenic Sangla Valley to the stark magnificence of the Hangrang Valley. The massive snow clad ranges that provide a regal dignity to the scene are dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash. Overnight stay in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening tea snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 3: Kalpa to Tabo by private vehicle, Distance 150km, Duration 4/5hrs, Altitude 10000ft.

After having breakfast we start our next journey towards Tabo. Tabo is a small town located at a height of 3050m in the cold desert region of  Lahul spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. The Tabo monastery is considered to be one of the oldest and most important. There are lots of pea and apple trees all around the Tabo village

 

After taking tea break you continue your journey and as you cross the bridge to move into Lahul and Spiti valley at Khab, the confluence of Satluj and Spiti river, you could clearly see the difference in the colour of water. On the way you cross the beautiful Nako village. From here Tabo is just 2hrs drive through the valley with Spiti river gorging through with huge flow. Finally, you reach Tabo village in the evening around 3/4pm. Overnight stay in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening tea snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 4: Tabo to Kaza by private vehicle, Distance 50km, Altitude: 12500ft. Duration 2 hrs.

Kaza, the biggest town in this remote region of India. After having breakfast, we drive to Kaza village, the scenery as is usually the case when driving on mountain roads, is dramatic. One the way we visit Dhankhar Monastery, located between Tabo and Kaza. Dhankhar monastery overlooking the confluence of Spiti and Pin river, from the top you will be greeted with mesmerizing view of Dhankhar Lake, in the backdrop you can see snow-capped mountains range, crystal clear water and blue sky with fluffy clouds. Best part is you can reach Dhankhar Monastery by trekking only.

 

Scenery as expected is spectacular, especially the river bed of Pin River which later joins the Spiti River. Kaza is the largest township and commercial center of the Spiti valley. The temperature varies greatly in different seasons and during the day, January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature of -25 °C,while July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 10 °C. In the evening we reach Kaza, after taking some rest at the homestay, one can visit Kaza market and also explore nearby places. Overnight stay in homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening tea snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 5: Kaza local sight-seeing

Kaza is the HEART OF SPITI and also the central location for all major attractions. Today you will drive through amazing motorable villages in the world specially Komic – highest motorable village, Hikkim - highest post office in the world, Lanza and many more places as per the time and road conditions. These 3 villages are on the same route and are covered in a single route. These are picturesque small villages and you will enjoy the view. Then you come back to Kaza and now you have time for shopping.

 

Overall Spiti valley is a trip full of fun and adventure besides mesmerizing scenes, deep valley, clear skies, beautiful monasteries, great walking, every place here is a key attraction. Overnight stay in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening tea snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 6: Kaza to Kalpa via Tabo. Distance 200km, Duration 8/9 hrs.

 

Early in the morning we started from Kaza. Kalpa is famous for its scenic beauty. The road in Kalpa is very narrow and inclined. Kalpa is on the opposite side of the road and is situated in lush green forest cover and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains with amazing views.

Meals: Breakfast, Evening tea snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 7: Kalpa to Shimla by private vehicle, Disatnce 230, Duration 7/8 hrs.

 

The road from Kalpa to Shimla is quite good all the way. It always remains in good conditions except for a few bad patches in between. After having breakfast at the hotel, we continue our journey towards Shimla. On the way, near Roghi village we stop the vehicle for a beautiful view point ‘Suicide Point”.On the way you will be crossing the small towns like Powari, Jeori, Rampur, Reckong Peo. The entire road journey will take 7/8 hrs time, which includes a few sightseeing spots on the way to Shimla. Today is our last day of Spiti valley trip, we reach Shimla in the evening and your Delhi bus will be around 9pm at night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 8: Reach Delhi and back home.

You reach Delhi in the morning, get ready for return journey. To be on the safer side, you can book your travel plan any time after 11am. Thanks for great teamwork, Trip ends here with Lifetime memories!

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Volvo/Scania semi sleeper Transfer (Delhi to Shimla, Shimla to Delhi).
  • Transportation through Innova/Jeep/Tempo Traveller or similar as per itinerary only.
  • Accommodation in Hotel/Home Stay as per itinerary.
  • Certified Co-ordinator throughout the tour.
  • Food as per the itineraries (Veg & Eggs).
  • Sightseeing of Kufri, Narkanda, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Kaza, Key Monastery, Kibber as per itinerary (rest points are depending on snow, road & weather conditions).
  • Driver night charges, toll, parking, etc.
  • Necessaries permits
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kit
  • Full power fun

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Lunch is not included
  • Personal expenses like mineral water, hot water, drinks, snacks, meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any insurance, emergency evacuation, cost arises due to road blockage or any cost beyond our control to be borne by tourist/you on the spot

 

Things to carry
  • Ruck Sack: Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
  • Ruck sack cover: Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
  • Day Pack: Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack, then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality, rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well used before trek.
  • Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
  • T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
  • Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
  • Warm Jacket: Highly recommended one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
  • Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advise you to carry one as it resists wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
  • Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach the campsite. Thermal will keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
  • Towel: One medium sized light weight towel quick dry type            
  • Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoats/ ponchos are water-resistant to protect the body from rain.
  • Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
  • Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
  • Undergarments: As per your need.
  • Socks: Hiking socks have the ability to wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
  • Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending  while also reducing pressure on knee.
  • Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
  • Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
  • Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
  • Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, as per your need
  • Toilet Kit: Must carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
  • Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
  • Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
  • Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compared to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
  • Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
  • Personal Medical Kit: Must carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
  • Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Experience unique Indian Buddhist monasteries.
  • Experience Tibetan culture.
  • Kaza’s Market
  • World’s Highest Post Office - Hikkim
  • Khab Sangam – The confluence of Satluj and Spiti River

 

Number of Days
5 to 10
Difficulty Level
Beginner
Activities
Adventure Activities, Backpacking