Spiti Valley is a vast cold desert mountain valley located in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The word “Spiti” depicts “The Middle Land”, which was a bridge where the two great traditions of India and Tibet diffused in the trans-Himalayan region.
There are two routes by which one can reach Spiti, which are one from Manali via Rohtang & Kunzum Pass and other from Shimla via Hindustan Tibet highway, which is often considered one of the most treacherous road.
Some people say it takes a certain amount of madness to go on a trip like this and we agree with those people. Spiti is one of the remotest regions of India which remains blocked for most of the year is ideal for Travellers looking to explore places. Our Spiti Valley Road Trip provides all these experiences which you can cherish forever.
Given schedule is tentative and depends on the climatic and other conditions.
Day 1: SHIMLA – KALPA (9711 feet)
Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. Don’t miss the fantastic sunset at Kalpa. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Day 2: KALPA – NAKO – TABO (10,000 feet)
Today, we drive on the Hindustan – Tibet Highway, towards Tabo. Nako – originally known as ‘Kyangoh’ or ‘Gateway to the Holy Place’, We later drive to Tabo – home to the famous Tabo Monastry. Overnight at a homestay in Tabo.
Day 3: TABO – PIN VALLEY – MUDH VILLAGE – KAZA (12,450 feet)
Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. We return to Kaza in the evening. Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.
Day 4: KAZA – KI MONASTERY – KIBBER – KAZA (13,800 feet)
We hit the road again for a short drive today. Today, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 metres and 18 km from Kaza, We return to Kaza in the evening. Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.
Day 5: KAZA – KOMIC – LANGZA – KAZA (14,800 feet)
Today, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. Once you are here, you can walk about the village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. We return to Kaza in the evening. Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.
Day 6: KAZA – KALPA (9711 feet)
Today, we retrace our steps on the Hindustan – Tibet Highway and start driving towards the apple-orchard dotted town of Kalpa.A winding road about 7 km above Rekong Peo brings you to this gem of a little village where modernity is only just beginning to make an appearance. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Day 7: KALPA – SHIMLA (8100 feet)
Today, we descend back to Shimla where we rest in the comforts of modern civilization. Tour ends.
1) Accommodation at all hotels and home-stays as per the itinerary on double sharing basis.
2) Breakfast and dinner at all hotels (Kalpa / Rampur). Breakfast, lunch and dinner at all homestays (Kaza and Tabo).
3) Comfortable non-AC Force Traveller (10 seater) shared by eight people for all days as per the itinerary
4) Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
5) Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
6) Monastery / Museum Fees
1) Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
2) 5% Tax (GST)
3) Guide / Any meals in transit
4) Lunch in Kalpa or Rampur / Any Beverages / Meals in Shimla and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
5) Sightseeing in Shimla / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
6) Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
7) Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions