Overview

Spiti to Manali becomes accessible in the month of June soon after the Kunzum Pass opens & yes, we're taking you there!!! Join us for this beautiful-epic journey

Beautiful lakes, mighty passes, invincible snow peaked mountains, deep gorges, vast landscape, huge river bed, highest villages in the world, humble people, oldest monasteries, dramatic set-up, centuries old culture, connections to Tibet- Yes, this is Spiti valley. Explore Spiti valley and your inner self as we take you through a journey of a lifetime

Itinerary
Itinerary
Day 1
Day 0 & 1: 'Delhi to Kotgarh'
Meeting Time 11 pm . From here we leave for an overnight journey for Kotgarh.

Beautiful drive along the lower himalayas and eventually gain an altitude of 6500 feet..Beautiful road snaking through forests of pine, deodar and oak trees offers glimpses of small beautiful villages on the way. Overnight at a homestay with apple+cherry orchards all around.

Day 2
Day 2: 'Kotgarh to Rakkcham'
Roadtrip

Enjoy an early morning orchard walk followed by breakfast in Kotgarh. After that we’ll drive to Sarahan, a pretty hamlet in Kinnaur Valley. After a nice picnic en-route, we’ll continue our drive onward to Sangla. Reach in time for evening tea to enjoy the crisp twilight zone. Sangla is known for its day hikes. Those looking for soft adventure can join the Raksham walk that takes you along rivers, through meadows and forests and over glaciers. And for the hardier lot, there is the challenging meadows walk that will have you seek a masseuse at the end of the day. Also visit the pretty villages around, and enjoy sitting along the Baspa river.

Day 3
Day 3: 'Rakkcham -Chitkul - Kalpa'
Roadtrip

Enjoy the beauty and adventure of Sangla Valley to the full on this day. We drive to Chitkul, a pretty village on the ancient Hindustan – Tibet route. Those interested can hike 5 km to the armed forces border post overlooking China, while others enjoy a picnic. This will be a day of driving fun. We start pre- dawn to catch the early morning serenity of Kalpa, the only place in India where pine nuts (chilkozas) grow. And you cannot but feel over- awed with the Kinner Kailash peak looking upon you.

Day 4
Day 4: Kalpa- Nako - Geyu Mummy- Tabo
Roadtrip

Have your breakfast early and head out to enter the cold desert terrain (also known as Trans Himalayan Terrain). As we leave Kalpa, you shall notice the change in terrain where you shall find lesser trees, greenery and increasing rocky, dry kind of mountains- this is when you know that you are entering cold deserts. We shall take a 10 minutes break at Khab- the confluence of Sutlej and Spiti river which is a beautiful scenic spot for photography. From here we head into the high mountains and climb to a beautiful village called Nako- we shall stop here for lunch. Walk through the village and spend sometime next to the lake. Head to the entry point of Spiti from the southern side- Sumdo where we make our visitor entries before heading to Gue to see the 550 year old Mummy of a Monk. The mummy is one of its kind in the entire Himalayan region and was found a few years back after an earthquake. You can spend sometime wandering around the village and then we head to our final destination of the day- Tabo. By the time we reach it will be evening and the monastery will be shut. So we shall visit the Monastery next morning. Rest in Tabo

Day 5
Day 5: Tabo - Dhankar - Dhankar Lake - Kaza
Roadtrip

Start your morning with a nice breakfast and a visit to the Ajantas of Himalayas- Tabo Monastery. A 1000 year old monastery and not even a single day has passed since it’s inception that prayers have not been offered. The murals, wall paintings and thankas will leave you speechless- especially the wall of the 1000 Buddhas in the main sanctum. We shall walk to the other side of Tabo where we shall visit the caves where the monks used to meditate during ancient times. We shall head out of Tabo and our next stop will be Dhankar Monastery- a 1000 years old monument whose setting is like none other. Dhankar Monastery hangs on a cliff overlooking the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. Dhankar use to be the seat of the King in the ancient times and the monastery use to follow the sect of the King. The ones who want to check their lung capacity and are adventurous can hike to Dhankar lake which is a 45 minutes hike from Dhankar village. The non-adventurous ones will walk around the village and get ready for Lunch.

Day 6
Day 6: Kaza – Ki Monastery – Tashigang – Chicham – Kibber
Roadtrip

We shall head out to Langza this morning after breakfast. Langza is the 2nd highest motorable village after Komic and is home to Fossil search in the country. If you are lucky then you shall surely find some beautiful fossils while you take a stroll here. To make it a little more interesting at this altitude, the interested ones can hike from Langza to Komic via a small stop at Hikkim. In order not to forget our loved ones, visit the world’s highest post office in Hikkim and post a few post cards to your loved ones. Trust me you will be amazed looking at the post office here. Head to our last point for the day, Komic and enjoy the spectacular view of snow capped peaks around over a cup of tea and chat with the monks. The monastery in Komic is functional in winters when temperatures dip down to -30 degrees and roads get blocked and it will be very interesting to understand life and survival of such happy souls at this altitude.

Day 7
Day 7: Kaza – Komik – Langza – Kaza
Roadtrip

On this day, you will stay at Kaza and explore the nearby villages of Kibber, Komik, Langza, Hikkim etc. Leave your luggage at the hotel itself and get an early start from Kaza. First visit the famous Kye Monastery and then drive up to Kibber and Chicham. Drive back down to Kye once again and then take the second road that goes towards Hikkim, Langza. Your entire day today will be spent in exploring these remote villages of Spiti valley.

Day 8
Day 8:Kaza - Kunzum Pass - ChandraTal Lake
Roadtrip

Destination for today will be the famous Chandratal, the highlight of your entire journey. A trip to Spiti valley in my opinion is incomplete unless you have spent a night camping at Chandratal. From Kaza, you will drive towards Losar and then climb up to the top of Kunzum Top. After Kunzum you will descend down towards Batal. About 2 kilometers before Batal is the narrow 14 kilometers road that takes you all the way to Chandratal Lake. This road is barely wide enough for one car so please exercise caution while driving on it.

Day 9
Day 9:ChandraTal to Manali via Rohtang Pass
Party

This day will have you drive on the worst stretch of road that you had ever been on; the notorious Batal – Gramphoo stretch. This 60 kilometers of the road is a non-stop series of water crossings, one after another. There will be slush, lose rocks, narrow sections, boulders and anything bad that you can imagine to handle. From Chandratal, drive back on the 14 kilometers long road back towards Kunzum Pass and then arrive at Batal. Take a short break here if you wish to and then continue driving to Gramphoo. Once you reach Gramphoo, climb up to the top of Rohtang Pass and then drive down to Manali while getting annoyed by the infamous Rohtang Traffic.

Day 10
Day 10: Manali - Chandigarh
A long drive

Once again, nothing much to write about this day except that this too will be a long and monotonous journey of 550 kilometers and 15 hours back home. An early start from Manali is highly advised on this day. This of course is just one of the many ways that this trip can be completed. Traveling in the manner that I suggested is perfect for someone who is visiting Spiti valley for the first time. You will cover all that there is to see in Spiti valley; and the trip will not get tiring on any given day except for the first and last one.

Day 11
Day 11: Chandigarh - Delhi
Early morning arrival in Delhi

Morning arrival in Delhi around 6:00AM

Inclusions
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners
  • Sight-seeing as per the itinerary
  • All transportation arrangements as per the itinerary
  • 1 certified trip leader for your guided tour & safety throughout the trip from Delhi to Delhi
  • First Aid Safety Kit
  • All accommodation on twin sharing (triple sharing in a tent only at Chandratal)
  • GST
Exclusions
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions
  • Food in Manali is not included only because we will be partying there once our tiring road trip reaches the last leg & we shall try the most popular Italian/Israeli restaurants in Manali
Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund
Safety

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

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