Spiti Road Tour 7 days packages with Fixed Departure
Spiti valley is 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 stronghold of the Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley, Amchis; famous for Tibetan medicine, the fossils of Langza
Village, highest motor-able villages of Komic and Kibber, passes like Kunzum and scenic lakes like Chandrataal. A 1000 years old culture, beautiful villages, simple, humble people and an out of the world landscape.
Spiti Fixed Departures have been planned in such a way that you explore Spiti like a local, at a pace that helps you acclimatize 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.
Spiti Valley Packages Date
- 21st - 27th June 2020
- 9th - 15th August 2020
- 13th - 19th September 2020
Spiti Valley Road Trip Details
- Duration: 6 Nights and 7 days
- Cost: Rs. 18,700 /- per person (excluding 5% GST)
Itinerary for Spiti Valley Road Trip Package
Day 1 - Reach Manali and Rest
Reach Manali in the morning from Delhi / Chandigarh after an overnight journey and check-in to the hotel. You will be free to do whatever you want on this day, but the most important thing is to relax and acclimatize and not overexert. In the afternoon we will hold a small briefing session along with the guide. We will be leaving very early the next day; proper rest will help you in acclimatizing.
Day 2 - Manali to Kaza via Rohtang and Kunzum Pass
Today we head to Spiti valley which will take around 10 hours 220 km if everything goes as planned. We leave early in the morning as we have a long way to go and ascend the mighty Rohtang Pass. We shall spend some time on the pass and then head towards Gramphoo.
From Gramphoo you will start noticing a change in terrain with fewer trees, more steep mountains and the start of a barren landscape. From here we head towards Chatru and cross some of the biggest waterfalls. The terrain will change drastically from Chatru, and all you will see is rocks all over with huge streams overflowing on the road and converging in the cold Chandra river.
We will take a lunch break at Batal at the famous Chandra Dhaba, where you can meet the famous Chacha and Chachi. They have been a saving grace to at least a few hundred who have been stuck in bad weather over the years. We head to Kunzum Pass, and at Kunzum top, we will stop for you to pay our respects to the Kunzum Goddess and as you enter Spiti valley. The jumpy ride on non-existent roads which started from Gramphoo will end in Lohsar. From Lohsar head to Kaza after a small break. Reach Kaza, check-in and enjoy a cup of tea. We shall have a short briefing session at the dinner table.
Day 3 - Kaza to Key to Kibber and back to Kaza
Start the day easy over an excellent breakfast. We will head out to spend our afternoon next to the river where we shall serve you lunch picnic style, and you can spend time relaxing and soaking in the Spitian sun. After lunch, we shall head to Kye monastery, the center of learning in Spiti valley. The monastery is set on a small hill from where you get a complete view of the valley. Have a cup of tea at the monastery and spend some time on the roof from where you can click pictures and videos.
Next, we shall head to Khibber village, which used to be the highest motorable village in the world before Komic took that place. The mountains around Kibber are home to the rare Snow Leopard and Siberian Ibex. If you are lucky, you can get a sighting. A short hike from Kibber village is Chichum Bridge which is the highest bridge above sea level in Asia. If you want you can hike to the bridge, or even go by car. We head back to Kaza from here.
Day 4 - Kaza to Dhankar via Tabo and Pin Valley
After relaxed breakfast in the morning, we will head to 1000 years old Tabo Monastery, a UNESCO heritage site, also known as the “Ajanta of the Himalayas.” Paintings and murals on the walls of the main sanctum make it a masterpiece and worth visiting. You can visit the nearby meditation caves that the monks have been using for centuries. This is an optional hike for those interested.
After lunch, we will head to Dhankar where you will visit the Monastery, and for those up to it, hike to the nearby Lake which is a steep 45 min walk one way. Dhankar monastery claimed to be 1000 years old, is on the cliff of a mountain overlooking the confluence of Pin and Spiti rivers. Spend some time at the lake if you end up doing the hike and head to your homestay in Dhankar. You can spend the evening with your host family, helping them in the kitchen to prepare the evening’s meal.
Day 5 - Dhankar to Kaza via Demul, Hikkim, Komic and Langza
Today you head to the beautiful village of Demul. Demul located at 4300 mtrs is most popular as a stop over village for trekkers doing the Spiti Left Bank Trek. The village is also famous for its efficient system of homestays and popular for its sustainable practices in both living and tourism. After spending the morning in Demul, we head to Komic. Komic is one of the highest motor able villages in the world and from a top the village you can enjoy the spectacular view of snow capped peaks around over a cup of tea. Komic is also home to the Tangyud monastery belonging to people from the Sakya sect of buddhism. The monastery in Komic is functional in winters when temperatures dip down to -30 degrees and roads get blocked and it will be very interesting to understand life and survival of such happy souls at this altitude.Next we visit the world’s highest post office in Hikkim and post a few post cards them. (collect them from us and write them in advance as there is a rush outside the post office most days). Trust us you will be amazed at the post office and meeting the post master. The last stop for the day in Langza, Langza is the 2nd highest motor-able village after Komic and is home to many a fossil. If you are lucky then you are sure find some beautiful fossils while you take a stroll across the village. The famous Langza buddha over looks the village and is a great spot for pictures to take back memories of Spiti.
Day 6 - Kaza to Chandrataal via Lohsar and Kumzum Pass
After breakfast, we head towards Chandrataal Lake early in the morning. This is one location where you will find difficult to stop clicking photographs. The lake is a landscape photographer’s dream come true, changing its appearance almost with every passing hour, each shot as stunning as the last one. Tonight we camp in style; great dome tents set up to protect you from the cold and biting night winds. If you are lucky and the communal fireplace is burning, you can warm up and meet other travelers over dinner.
Day 7 - Chandrataal to Manali via Rohtang pass
We leave early this morning to Manali after an early breakfast. We will take a small break at Batal to say goodbye to Chacha and Chachi at Chandra Dhaba. The aim is to try and reach Rohtang pass by early afternoon, so that you reach in time for your evening bus back home.
What is included in the tour
- All Transport in a Tempo Traveller from Day 2 to Day 7
- 2 meals on each day (breakfast and dinner) from Day 2 to Day 6 and breakfast on Day 7
- Stay in hotels/guesthouses from Day 1 till Day 3 and Day 5 on twin sharing basis
- Stay in a homestay on Day 4 as per the layout of the homestay (2/3 people in one room)
- Camping near Chandrataal Lake for 1 night on Day 6 on twin sharing basis
- Local Spitian guide on all days (He will return back to Kaza from Batal on Day 7)
- 1 local lunch provided on Day 3
- All activities mentioned in the plan
- All entry fees to monasteries in Spiti (if any)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Snacks, beverages and Lunch(all days)
- Bus/Train/Air fare till Manali 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
- 2/3-liter water bottle
- Hiking/ trekking shoes
- Lip balm
- Some thermals
- Woolen socks
- Woolen cap
- Wind cheater
- Sweat shirt
- Woolen gloves
- Toilet paper
- Extra camera batteries
- Personal first aid kit and personal medicines
- Identity proof
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:
- 60 to 46 days prior to date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
- 45 to 16 days prior to date of departure: 30% of the tour cost
- 15 to 8 days prior to date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
- Less than 7 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
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. 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 homestays 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 they shall serve what they eat.
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. While trekking we shall be covering a terrain where all the homestays have dry toilets. 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: Since we shall be around 4000 meters, getting hot water for everyone will not be possible. Hot water for drinking shall not be an issue but for bathing it will not be possible.
Important luggage during the trek: For the trek you shall be carrying only one-way pack which shall have all the important stuff that you shall need for the trek. Rest of the rest shall be left at Kaza in our hotel. You will also be required to carry your own water bottles which can be refilled at various places.
The guide won’t carry your luggage: The guide shall be carrying his own stuff so he won’t be able to carry your stuff. So be very particular about what you are carrying for the trek as you will have to carry it. In case extreme condition the guide will help but not otherwise. Please keep this in mind.