Overview/Itinerary

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. A strong hold of the Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley, Amchis; famous for Tibetan medicine, the fossils of Langza village, highest motor-able villages of Komic and Khibber, passes like Kunzum and scenic lakes like Chandrataal are some of the places in Spiti Valley.

A 1000 year old culture, beautiful villages, simple, humble people and an out of the world landscape. Come and explore a civilisation frozen in time.

Spiti Fixed Departures have been planned in such a way that you explore Spiti like a local, at a pace that helps you acclimatise and enjoy your trip at the same time. Let us take you through this breathtaking region and help you explore the place the way you would want to.

Important Notes

  • As per the local COVID-19 guidelines, a negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory for travelling to Spiti Valley. You are suggested to take up the test 2 days prior to departure dates.
  • Access to high altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komik, Langza villages and Pin Valley etc. may be blocked during winter months due to excessive snow-fall. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather  dependent. In such case, we will look for best possible alternatives, as feasuible.
  • Travellers residing outside Delhi are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Delhi not later than 4 PM on the trip start date. Similarly, on trip end date, book returning flight/trains leaving post 2 PM.
  • Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. may cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing.

Fixed Departure Dates (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 13th - 20th August 2022
  • 27th August - 3rd September 2022
  • 3rd - 10th September 2022
  • 10th - 17th September 2022
  • 17th - 24th September 2022

Spiti Valley Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
  •  Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  •  Highest Altitude:  14010 feet
  •  Temperature: 0 – 10°C
  • Age group: 18 to 35 yrs
  • Cost: Rs. 18,499 + 5% GST (per person)

Spiti Valley Trip Itinerary

Day 0: Departure from Delhi

Meet our tour leader at Delhi in the evening. And move towards Manali by Volvo. Overnight journey by bus. 

 

Day 1: Reach Manali and rest

Arrive at Manali and check in to the hotel. Have breakfast. After breakfast you can explore Manali by your own. You can visit Mall road, Hidimba temple, Old Manali cafes. Return back to hotel by evening. Dinner and stay at the hotel.

Meals - Dinner.

 

Day 2: Manali to Kaza via Atal Tunnel and Kunzum Pass

Wake up early and have breakfast. Then move towards Kaza. Cross over to Lahaul by crossing the Atal tunnel and watch the terrain shift from lush green valleys to brown and deserts. At 14931 feet we cross another high altitude pass and the gateway of Spiti valley - Kunzum LA. Reach Kaza by the evening. Dinner and Stay in camps/hotel.

Meals - Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 3: Kaza - Key - Pin Valley and back to Kaza

Wake up early and grab breakfast. After breakfast start your local sightseeing around Spiti. You will visit Key monastery and then you will depart for Pin valley. Visit the Tailing hanging bridge and Mud village. Return back to Kaza. Dinner and stay at Kaza.

Meals - Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 4: Komic - Langza - Hikkim

Wake up early and grab breakfast. After breakfast start your journey to Komic which is the highest village in Asia. Visit the highest post office of the world in Hikkim and Langza Buddha statue. Return back to Kaza by evening. Dinner and stay at Kaza.

Meals - Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 5: Kaza to Chandrataal

Wake up early and grab breakfast. After breakfast depart for Chandratal lake which is located at 14,100 feet. On the way, visit the highest bridge in Asia i.e Chicham bridge. Reach and visit Chandratal lake. Stay will be in camps.

Meals - Breakfast and Dinner.

 

Day 6: Chandratal to Manali and Departure for Delhi 

Wake up early and grab breakfast. After breakfast depart from Manali. Reach Manali by the afternoon. Depart for Delhi in the evening. Overnight journey by bus.

Meals - Breakfast only.

 

Day 7: Reach at Delhi

You'll reach Delhi by 8 am. Although it depends on traffic and rain. So do book your return flights/trains for the night.

Trip ends here.

5 Nights 6 Days Available on request
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at highfive@treksandtrails.org if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give/What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Delhi to Delhi transfers
    • Stay on share basis
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Guided local sightseeing as mentioned
    • Local transfers
    • Camping equipment
    • Expert trip leader
    • Permits First Aid & Emergency Assistance

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Snacks, beverages and Lunch(all days)
    • Bus/Train/Air fare till Delhi and back
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Service tax exclusive (GST)
    • Personal expenses like camera charges, etc.
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
    • Cost of any medical emergency or other emergency if required
    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • 2/3-liter water bottle
    • Masks and sanitizer
    • Sunscreen
    • Goggles
    • Hiking/ trekking shoes
    • Lip balm
    • Some thermals
    • Woolen socks, Woolen cap, Muffler
    • Wind cheater
    • Sweat shirt, Jacket
    • Woolen gloves
    • Toilet paper
    • Moisturizer
    • Extra camera batteries
    • Personal first aid kit and personal medicines 
    • Identity proof

    Cancellation Policy

    • 60 to 46 days prior to date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
    • 45 to 16 days prior to date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
    • Less than 15 days prior to date of departure: No refund
    • No show No Refund
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation
    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to book for Spiti Valley Tour?

    Please email us at highfive@treksandtrails.org, we have many customisable plans 

    Fitness level required for Spiti Valley Road Trip?

    You will be coming to a high altitude cold desert mountain area, good fitness and hydration habits will help in coping with Spiti Valley. 

    Is acclimatization necessary for Spiti Valley?

    Yes please plan your stay for one or more days in Manali before starting your road trip?

    Chandratal Lake Camping?

    We will be camping at Chandratal Lake, a designated area is marked for tourist.

     

    A few things to note:

    Minimum requirement: The trip runs if we have a minimum of 4 confirmed participants. In the event that we don’t get the requisite numbers we can run with less than 4 participants if participants are willing to pay extra. We will revise the costing according to the no. of participants. Alternatively in the event the trip gets cancelled, we will reimburse the amount paid to the participants minus any minimal bank charges that may have been cut.

    Room Sharing: All stays in guesthouses will be on a twin sharing basis except for homestays where it will be as per the layout of the homestay i.e 2,3 or 4 people in one room basis the size of the room. Rooms are divided amongst same sex participants which is most comfortable for solo travellers and friends. Only if there is a couple amongst the group will they get to stay together.

    Type of participants: Our groups usually have participants between the ages of 20-40 and we have a healthy 50-50 male to female ratio in the group, with friends, couples and solo travellers alike. 

    Homestays: You shall stay in a homestay for a night where you shall be sharing some space with a local family. It will be a wonderful experience to see the life of people at this altitude and how content they are. Stay and food will be very basic and your host will serve you local cuisine. 

    Dry Toilets: Since there is lack of water in cold deserts and carrying water is not easy at such high altitudes- the concept of dry toilets have been prevalent in Spiti since the beginning. In your homestay, you will either get a common bathroom which you will be sharing with your host family or a dry toilet. We can also provide a stool if some people have difficulty squatting but there shall be an extra charge for the same

    Bathing and Hot Water in a Homestay: Since we shall be around 4000 meters, getting hot water for everyone in a homestay will not be possible. Hot water for drinking shall not be an issue but for bathing it will not be possible.

    Activity
    Road Trips
    Destination
    Himachal Pradesh
    Duration
    5 to 7 Days