Overview/Itinerary

About Spiti Valley

Spiti valley, also known as the “Middle Land” is a Trans-Himalayan terrain bordering with Tibet at an average altitude of 4000 meters. Spiti valley is home to some of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayan region like Tabo monastery, Dhankar monastery, Sherkhang monastery and Kye monastery, strong hold of Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley, famous for Tibetan medicine system and Amchis, fossils of Langza village, highest motorable villages and passes, scenic lakes, a 1000-year-old culture, tough life, beautiful villages and people and out of this world landscape. Come and explore with us as we travel to a civilization frozen in time. Spiti Fixed Departures have been planned in a way that you explore Spiti like a local and at a pace that helps you acclimatize and enjoy at the same time.

Highlights of the trip

  • Visit the region where the scenery throughout the trip is drop-dead gorgeous and calls for a life-changing experience
  • Experience the traditional blend of Buddhism and Tibetan culture and interact with the locals of Himalayan villages
  • Relive your adventurous side by taking a drive through one of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads
  • Send a postcard from 'Highest Post Office' in the World to your loved ones and make them proud
  • Lean on to the edge of Asia's highest suspensded bridge - Chicham Bridge, to capture the sight of a truck that appears ant like
  • Drive to the 'World's Highest Motorable Village' - Komic and feel like you are on top of the world
  • Capture a timelapse of the changing colours of Kinner Kailash mountain peaks as painted by the sunrays
  • Travel to the Last Village of India at Chitkul and plan your lunch at 'Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba'

Kinnaur - Spiti Valley Event Details

  • Duration: 7 nights/ 8 days
  • Cost: Rs. 15,500/- (excluding GST)

Spiti Valley Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Journey from Chandigarh to Shimla 03 hrs journey to enter the queen of hill

  • Get on our Private traveller vehicle by 4:00 pm from the pick-up point at Chadigharh railway station.
  • Enjoy the view play games and sing song Safarnama begin.
  • 3 hours journey to enter in the queen of hills.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Shimla hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Melas - Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 2 - Explore Shimla And Head To Kalpa A Beautiful Town Encapsulated by Magical Misty Hills

  • Welcome to the soothing, soul-filling mountains!
  • Explore Shimla, and head ahead towards Kalpa from your Tempo Traveller.
  • The drive will be scenic and you will love it!
  • Check-in at the hotel.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Kalpa hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 3 - Start Your Journey & Head Towards Nako Kinner Kailash Ranges: Kalpa is famous for its views of the snow-covered Kinner Kailash Ranges.

  • Arise to a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains, enjoy your breakfast and start your ride for the day 7 head towards Nako.
  • Take a pit stop to explore local sightseen & beautyfull view
  • Nako lake is a high-altitude lake, which looks pristine and divine!
  • Reach Nako by the evening.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 4 - Explore Nako & Two Majestic Monasteries And Move Ahead To Kaza Nestled on the Indo-Tibetan border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh

  • Wake up, enjoy your breakfast, and start your exploration for the day at nako village & head to kaza!
  • Your first stop will be Tabo Monastery, the oldest one in the Himalayas.
  • The next will be Dhankar Monastery, the second-highest monastery in the world.
  • Move ahead towards Kaza for an overnight stay.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Kaza hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 5 - Exploring The Best Of Lahaul Spiti Visit Key Monastery Chicham Bridge Kibber Hikkim Komic Langza.

  • Today you will be exploring all the highlights of the Spiti valley.
  • The first one will be Hikkim, home to the highest post office in the world. Send postcards to your loved ones and yourself from here.
  • Next is Komic, don’t miss enjoying a hot bowl of Maggi from the world’s highest restaurant.
  • We will also visit Langza village which is famous for its holy buddha statue.
  • Overnight stay in your camp in Kaza.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Kaza hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 6 - Drive To The Last Village - Chitkul | Overnight Stay at Chitkul

  • Wake up, have your breakfast and check out from the hotel.
  • Your first stop for the day will be theKaza market for some Souvenirs for family & friends & head to kaza monasteries
  • Head back to Chitkul.
  • 360° panoramic views of magnificent mountains range throughout the journey.
  • Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in Chitkul.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Chitkul hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 7 - Explore The Village Is Known As The Land Between Earth And Paradise Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of ‘Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba’ at Chitkul the last village in India

  • Before heading to the end of this trip, we will take a stop at the last village on the India-Tibet border.
  • The snow-peaked mountains and crystal clear river makes an amazing scene for you to enjoy this place!
  • Head back to Chandighar & time to say good bye to mountains.

Travel - Bus Tempo traveller

Stay - Hotel Overnight stay in Chitkul hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

 

Day 8 - Check out day Board our train and flight to respective city

  • Wake up and enjoy your breakfast.
  • check out from the hotel.
  • board our train and flight to respective city
  • Back home with memories of the land far away but forever etched in us.

Meals - Breakfast (Unlimited Meals)

 

Note: There is no single occupancy available for this trip. Rooming will be on double occupancy in hotels or double/ triple occupancy as per the layout of the homestay.

7 Nights 8 Days 31 May
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transfers from Chandigarh to Shimla and Back
  • Entire expedition via Tempo Traveler
  • Accommodation for 6 nights – 1 Night at Chitkul,1 Night at Tabo, 2 Nights at Kalpa, 2 Nights at Kaza.
  • Meals (14 Meals Including 7 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners)
  • Team Leader throughout the trip.
  • Availability of oxygen 24x7 in case of any emergency.
  • All applicable toll, parking, and driver charges.
  • All inner line permits.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till Chandigarh and back
  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits.
  • 5% GST (Tax).
  • Guide / Porters.
  • Meals in Transit / Lunch in Kalpa or Rampur / Any Beverages / Any meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing in Shimla / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3-liter water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Goggles
  • Basic hiking/ training shoes
  • Lip balm
  • Some thermals
  • Woolen socks
  • Woolen cap
  • Muffler
  • Wind cheater
  • Sweat shirt
  • Jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Moisturizer
  • Extra camera batteries
  • Identity proof

Cancellation Policy

In case you need to cancel your plans for the trip due to avoidable/unavoidable reasons, please do notify us via email.

The cancellation charges will be as follows:

  • Booking amount is non refundable - Rs. 3000/-
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

Spiti Valley is best from mid-May to mid-October. Clear skies, mild days, and cold nights define this season. From mid-July to mid-September, monsoons can cause landslides and blockages, making travel difficult. Snowfall closes several routes and passes in the winter. If you want a winter adventure, visit between November and February to see the stunning snow-covered landscapes. But harsh temperatures and road restrictions make travel difficult.

 

Distance from Kinnaur to Spiti Valley

There are many ways to get from Kinnaur to Spiti Valley, so the distance between the two places varies depending on which route you take. The most common way to get from Reckong Peo, the main town in Kinnaur, to Kaza, the main town in Spiti Valley, is to take the NH-5 and NH-505 highways. This route is about 200 to 220 kilometers long and takes about 7 to 9 hours to drive, depending on how the roads are and how much traffic there is.

The Hindustan-Tibet Road is another popular route. It goes from Shimla to Kinnaur and then to Spiti Valley. This route is longer, but the views of the Himalayas and the Sutlej river valley are breathtaking. Shimla and Kaza are about 450–500 kilometers apart. The trip can take anywhere from 2–3 days, depending on how many stops are made and what kind of transportation is used.

 

Is Spiti Valley safe?

Spiti Valley is generally considered a safe destination for travelers. The local people are friendly and welcoming, and the region has a low crime rate. However, it is always recommended to take necessary precautions to ensure your safety while traveling.

One of the main safety concerns in Spiti Valley is the terrain and altitude. The region is located at an average altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level, and the lack of oxygen can cause altitude sickness, which can be life-threatening in severe cases. It is advisable to acclimatize properly before engaging in any physical activity or undertaking treks.

 

What are the major tourist attractions in Kinnaur - Spiti Valley?

Kinnaur and Spiti Valley have several noteworthy tourist attractions. Popular ones are:

  • Tabo Monastery: This 1000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Tabo. Its murals and old treasures are famous.
  • Key Monastery: The oldest and greatest monastery in the region is in Kaza. Its architecture and mountain views are famous.
  • Kalpa: Kinnaur's apple orchards and Kinner Kailash mountain views make Kalpa a lovely settlement.
  • Nako Lake: Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, this tranquil lake in Nako is a popular picnic and trekking location.
  • Pin Valley National Park, a wildlife sanctuary in Spiti Valley, is home to various rare and endangered species, including the snow leopard.

 

What are the different modes of transportation available for traveling to Kinnaur and Spiti Valley?

Road: The most common way to get to Kinnaur-Spiti Valley is by road. There are a lot of roads in the area, but they can be hard to drive on because of the high altitude and rough terrain. From Shimla and Manali, you can take a bus to Reckong Peo and Kaza, respectively. There are also taxis and shared Jeeps that you can hire.

Air: The closest airport to Kinnaur-Spiti Valley is in Bhuntar, which is close to Kullu. Major cities in India have flights to Bhuntar, but from there, you have to take the road to get to Kinnaur-Spiti Valley.

Train: Shimla is the closest train station to Kinnaur-Spiti Valley. India's big cities have trains that go to Shimla, but from there, you have to take the road to get to Kinnaur-Spiti Valley.

 

Why doesn't Spiti Valley have any trees?
Since the area is in a rain shadow, it doesn't rain much, so the mountains don't have any plants. The climate has sharp changes in temperature, high-speed winds, an atmosphere at a high altitude, and low humidity. All of these things make the soil dry and almost completely devoid of organic matter.

 

Does Spiti Valley have an oxygen problem?

Spiti Valley is at a high altitude. At this altitude, the air is thin, which can make it hard for some people to breathe because there isn't enough oxygen. Most people, though, can get used to the altitude over time, and altitude sickness can be avoided by getting used to the altitude slowly and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.

It's important to remember that some people may be more likely to get altitude sickness, like those who have problems with their lungs or hearts. Before going to Spiti Valley or any other high altitude place, people in these situations should talk to a doctor.

 

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