Spiti Valley Road Trip
Starts and ends in Shimla covering Kinnaur Sangla and Kalpa along the way to Spiti. A beautiful trip through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur to Spiti and ending back in Shimla. Since Manali route is shut till June end and hence we suggest this trip. The right time to visit throughout the year
Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Tour Itinerary
Day One - Drive to Narkanda Hill Station Today you will meet our guide cum driver he will pick you from Chandigarh Airport. As you start driving into Himachal Pradesh weather will get more relaxed, and you spot beautiful cottages perched on hilltops. We will drive pass Shimla and Kufri tonight we will stay at Narkanda Hill Station. Narkanda is famous for Hatu Peak and is also a skiing resort during winter.
Route map for today - Chandigarh - Shimla - Kufri - Narkanda
Distance to be covered180 km time required 7 to 8 hours
Day Two - Drive to Kinnaur District Good morning we will descend towards Rampur a significant town in Shimla District also a major army base. We will drive past Sarahan Busahr former capital of Shimla District and Famous Bhima Kali Mandir. On our way, we will see the Gateway of Kinnaur and cross-district from Shimla to Kinnaur District.
Kinnaur district is famous for apples and has some of the most significant hydropower projects in India. You will also see many army bases along your way. Tonight we will stay in Sangla Valley famous for Kinnaur Kailash and Chitkul last village on India - Tibet Border.
Route Map for today Narkanda - Rampur - Sarahan- Wangtoo - Sangla
Distance to be covered 160 km time required 7 to 8 hours
Day Three - Kalpa Hill Station and Monastery Visit
We will visit Chitkul last village on India Tibet border. Roads of Sangla Valley are stunning and peaks covered in snow. There are many beautiful small villages along the way. Sangla Valley Forest is gorgeous. You will find many opportunities to click beautiful images.
After exploring Sangla Valley and Baspa River, we will head towards Reckong Peo largest town in Kinnaur the last city before you begin Spiti Valley Tour. Kalpa Hill Station you can view Kinnaur Kailash from here. Reckong Peo is the last place we can refuel the next petrol pump will be available in Kaza. Withdraw cash here for future daily expenses. After Kalpa network reception is very weak and, Bsnl network will work mostly in Kaza.
Route Map for today Sangla - Chitkul - Kalpa
Distance to be covered 100 km time required 4 to 5 hours
Day Four - Welcome to Spiti Valley
We will start early morning today. We will drive past Pooh village one of the Army settlement in Kinnaur District. Khab village to Nako to Maling Nala drive is one of the most remarkable journeys in India. You will be traveling on the worlds most treacherous roads.
Nako village beautifully located overlooking the Himalayas. Nako is famous for Nako Lake, Nako Monastery, Homestays, and good Tibetan food. After crossing Sumdo checkpoint, we will enter Lahaul Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. We will stay at Tabo Village tonight.
Route Map for today Kalpa - Pooh - Khab - Nako - Sumdo - Tabo
Distance to be covered 170 km time required 9 to 10 hours
Day Five - Natural Beauty Spiti Valley Tabo Monastery also is known as Ajanta of the Himalayas, The Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now. The landscape completely changes once you enter Tabo village. Rugged and Dry Cold Mountains everywhere. Tabo Village has ancient caves on the right side mountains they offer a birds-eye view of Tabo Monastery worth the climb.
Dhankar Monastery Seat of the King in ancient times the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti River and Pin River. Spiti valley trek you can trek till Dhankar lake around 2 hours above Dhankar village.
Route map for today - Tabo Village - Dhankar Village - Kaza
Distance to be covered 65 km time required 4 hours.
Day Six - Spiti Valley Road Trip Continues
Kye monastery or Key monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and Spiti Valley large river bed. Most beautifully located Buddhist monastery, you get fantastic landscape images used on most postcards for Spiti Valley.
Kibber Village o The highest motorable village in the world. We will also visit Chicham bridge the highest in Asia.
Route map for today Kaza Village - Kye monastery - Kibber Village - Chicham Bridge - Kaza
Distance to be covered 65 km time required 5 hours.
Day Seven - Spiti Valley Himalayan Range
Today we will visit Hikkim village, which has the highest post office in the world and India, Pin code 172114 commenced on November 5, 1983, and by the postmaster Rinchen Chhering. You can send your loved one's postcard from here it comes stamped that you have received the letter from the highest post office in the world.
Langza is the main area for Fossils kids sell fossils as a souvenir, Langza is famous for Astro Photography when you enter the village huge Buddha statue which is believed to be around 1000 years old is visible. Milkyway rises behind it on new moon night. We will drive to Demul and Pin Valley for our night.
Route map for today Langza - Hikkim - Koumik - Demul - Pin Valley
Distance to be covered 70 km in 4 - 5 hours
Day Eight Pin Valley National Park and your return journey begin today.
We will explore Pin Valley today, Kungri monastery the last hold of Buchen Lamas in Sangam. Mummy of a Monk 550 years old in Gue. We will stay at Nako Village tonight.
Route map for today Pin Valley - Nako Village
Distance to be covered 120 km in 4 - 5 hours
Day Nine - Narkanda Village last night of the Spiti Valley Road Tour
Today will be a long drive we will cross Kinnaur district and stay Narkanda Hill Station.
Route map for today Nako - Narkanda
Distance to be covered 250 km in 10 hours
Day Ten last day on Spiti Valley Trip
Good morning we drive today towards Chandigarh Airport we will start early morning today to reach Chandigarh airport on time.
Route map for today Narkanda - Shimla - Chandigarh
Distance to be covered 180 km in 7 hours
Leave early in the morning to catch your afternoon/evening flight/train from Chandigarh back to your hometown. Trip ends here.
What is included in the tour
Breakfast and Dinner. (except in Chandigarh).
Accommodation on twin sharing.
Taxi for 10 days as per the plan.
Driver to act as basic guide.
All expenses for the driver are paid for, including tolls.
What is NOT included in the tour
Journey tickets for Chandigarh or back.
Lunch, snacks and beverages.
Any kind of insurance.
Cost of any emergency.
Bus ticket, Monument entry fee, cost of permits, camera charges.
Any personal expenses.
- Basic hiking/ training shoes
- Lip balm
- Some thermals
- Woolen socks
- Woolen cap
- Wind cheater
- Sweat shirt
- Woolen gloves
- Toilet paper
- Extra camera batteries
FAQ Spiti Valley Road Tour
Will we cover Kunzum Pass ?
We will not be able to cover Kunzum Pass on this trip we will be returning back to Kinnaur - Shimla after visiting Kaza, Kunzum pass is open from June to October only.