Spiti Valley Information
Spiti Valley is known as the land between Tibet and India. Spiti refers to the middle land. It is the last frontier for adventure tourism in India. Spiti Valley is famous for high cold mountains and the worlds most treacherous road. It is ancient land untouched by modernization.
Spiti Valley Road Trip Plan
Start and ends in Manali covering Rohtang and Kunzum Pass. A short trip for those who plan to have the best what Spiti valley has to offer. A trip starts from Manali and takes you to Spiti valley through the high passes and rough roads and is jam-packed with adventures like none other. This route is only possible post-June when the road between Manali and Spiti opens. Spiti Valley Right time to visit July to October this tour is only possible during the period
Spiti Valley Itinerary
Day One - Manali arrival and Sightseeing
You will arrive early morning at Manali you can use the day to simply rest and acclimatize for the coming days or you can indulge in sightseeing around Manali on your own. Local transport is available for sightseeing. You can also shop in Manali market for your Spiti Valley Road trip
Places to see in Manali
- Johnson cafe - Manali market
- The Shed cafe - Old Manali
- The Alternate Terrain and The Big Bear Cafe
- Vashisht Manali - Jogini waterfalls
- Nature park Manali
- Solang Valley
Day Two - Manali to Kaza, Spiti Valley
We begin early morning today before sunrise, it will be challenging drive till Kaza high altitude of Spiti Valley provides different challenges. You will be driving on the worlds most treacherous road today. We will also be crossing the famous Rohtang pass.
Route map - Manali - Rohtang Pass - Gramphu - Batal- Losar- Kaza
Distance to be covered 220 km
The time required driving from Manali to Kazi 10-12 hours
Day Three - Kaza to Kye monastery to Kibber Village
Welcome to Kaza you will explore the beautiful Kye Gompa and beautiful Kibber Village today. Kibber was once the highest motorable village in the world. Kibber is also famous for sightings Snow Leopard, Red fox, Ibex.
Route Map - Kaza - Kye monastery - Kibber village
Distance covered to be covered 40 km in 3 hours
Day Four - Kaza to Dhankar Monastery to Tabo Monastery
Today we will drive to Dhankar village and Tabo Village and visit two ancient Monastery
Tabo Monastery founded in 990 CE, called Ajanta of the Himalayas is the oldest operating Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas close to 1000 years old. It is located inside Tabo Village there are many caves near the village.
Dhankar Monastery was the seat of the king during the ancient period. The monastery is perched on a cliff overlooking confluence of Pin River and Spiti River.
Route Map - Kaza - Dhankar Village - Tabo Village
Distance covered today 65 km in 6 hours
Day Five - Pin Valley to Langza
Pin Valley is famous among trekkers for some amazing treks and glaciers. Langza is famous for fossils which can be found around the village.
Route Map - Tabo Village - Sangam- Mudh Village - Kaza - Langza
Distanced covered today 90 km in 4 hours
Day Six - Langza Village to Komic village to Losar to Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake
Komik the highest motorable village in the world
Chandra Tal the lake of the moon
Distanced to be covered today 125 km in 5 hours
Day Seven - Drive to Manali from Chandratal Lake
Distanced to be covered today 120 km in 7 hours
Chandratal to Batal to Chatru to Gramphoo to Rohtang Pass to Manali
Day Eight - Manali to Delhi bus drive
Your trip ends today with many adventures and memories to share with the world you can board the Volvo bus back to Delhi in the afternoon. Trip ends here
Things to see in Spiti Valley Tour
- Hikkim post office is the highest operating post office in the world, Pin code 172114 and Above sea Level 15,500 feet
- Kibber Village and Komic Village are the highest motorable villages in the world
- Key Monastery or Kye Gompa located near Spiti River. Is perched on top of the hill located 4166 meters above sea level.
- Chicham Bridge Asia highest bridge located at 13,244 feet above sea level, Chicham bridge connects Kibber village to Chicham village and is located above 1000 feet deep gorge.
- Tabo Monastery
- Dhankar Monastery
- Dhankar Lake
- Chandratal Lake Camping
- Pin Valley
What is included in the tour
Breakfast and Dinner except in Manali.
Taxi from day 2 to day 7 as per plan.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
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.
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
Frequently asked questions
How to book for Spiti Valley Tour?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.