Overview/Itinerary

Spiti Valley Road Trip

Spiti Valley unknown destination on the tourist map,  Cold desert with rugged mountains and snow-capped peaks welcomes you. Valley is a difficult place to live. The temperature during winter can reach -30 degrees. 
It has some of the most treacherous roads in the world, an Exposed deep gorge on one side of the road, and on the other side rocks keep falling from the rugged mountains. 

On your road trip, you can experience  Ancient Monastery, Rugged Mountains, Quaint villages, Stay in homestays with locals, explore enchanting valleys, sample local food, take awesome selfies and landscape images, camp under the night sky, visit beautiful hidden lakes, slow down see colorful sunrise and beautiful sunsets. Witness Milkyway and Starry nights on new moon nights. Enjoy the fantastic hospitality of Spiti valley.

 

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Spiti Valley Road Trip Details

  • Duration: 8 Nights and 9 days
  • Chandigarh to Chandigarh
  • Cost: Rs. 22,999 /- per person (excluding 5% GST)
  • Block your spot now by Paying Rs 3000.
  • Balance to be paid 20 days before trip start date. 

Spiti Valley Road Tour Package Itinerary

Day One: Chandigarh to Rampur 

  • Total Distance: 235 kilometers 
  • Time required: 7 to 8 hours
  • Route: Chandigarh > Kufri > Fagu > Narkanda > Rampur

Arrive at Chandigarh railway station/airport. Board your vehicle at noon & start driving towards Rampur. En-route visit Kufri.

A good drive on a well-built road with some fantastic spots on the way for sightseeing. From Chandigarh to Rampur, the route is full of beautiful landscapes and some good eateries to relax and rejuvenate. Depending upon your buffer time, you may plan some sightseeing and cuisine tasting sessions in-between. Once you reach Rampur, the night is for you to enjoy some bonfire and listen to local Himachali songs. The next day you wake up to some fresh air and healthy breakfast and prepare to move towards Rackchcham.

 

Day Two - Rampur to Rakchham

  • Total Distance: 108.4 km. 
  • Time: 5 hours.
  • Route: Rampur> Sangla>Sarahan>Rakchham

The route to Rakchham passes by Sangla and Sarahan. Sangla is one of the most beautiful valleys in the country, and in Tibetan, the word Sangla means "Passing of the light," and the place truly lives to its name during the sunlight when the view around is just mesmerizing. 

Sarahan Bushahr is another beautiful village, where streams pass by, and orchards cover the whole landscape. The pines and oaks provide a picture-perfect pastoral background, and the river Sutlej will ring its song into your ears. 

Once you reach Rakchham after spending some quality time throughout the day, you will be served some lovely dinner, and you can retire for the day at your allocated rooms in the hotel.

 

Day Three - Rakchham to Kalpa

  • Total Distance: 52.2 km. 
  • Time: Four hours
  • Route: Rakchhan - Batseri - Chitkul - Kalpa

An exciting day where you explore Batseri and Chitkul on the way. Once you reach the hotel at Kalpa, we head out to Reckong Peo Market, The Kothi Temple, and the suicide point. Arrive at your hotel in the evening. Dinner & night stay at hotel in Kalpa. With beautiful views of the Kinnaur Kailash mountains. 

 

Day Four: Kalpa to Nako to Tabo

  • Total Distance: 161.4 kilometers
  • Time: Six hours
  • Route: Kalpa - Nako Lake Himachal Pradesh- Gue Monastry - Tabo

From Kalpa, we head to Tabo another beautiful village. Again, this route has some fantastic sightseeing opportunities, and the famous ones are the Nako Himachal Pradesh lake and the Gue Monastery. The variety of scenic beauty and the brownish mountains is to be witnessed here. You may experience here some slight drizzles on the way. 

 

Day Five: Tabo to Dhankar - Pin Valley National Park to Mud to Kaza:

  • Total Distance: 48.1 kilometers 
  • Time: 1 hrs 26 mins.
  • Route: Tabo - Dhankar - Parvati Valley - Kaza

Another busy day, where on the way you get to visit Dhankar, the confluence of Parvati and Spiti River, the Mudh Village, and the Pin Valley National Park. The overnight stay is arranged at Kaza.

Tabo Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful ancient Buddhist village located in the lap of the Himalayas. Tabo Spiti is named the 'Ajanta of the Himalayas.'
Tabo India is famous for its Tabo monastery, Tabo caves. Tabo monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in India, and it's notable for being one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the country that has been continuously inhabited.

Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh offer picturesque landscapes, pleasant weather, a pristine environment, and cultural heritage.

 

Day Six: Kaza Local Sightseeing - Langza to Komic to Hikkim to Kaza 

Today we will visit some of the highest inhabited villages in the world. After a cozy night in your comforters, wake up to a beautiful morning in Kaza. Though small, the village has ample sightseeing options.

Today is the records breaking day. We wil visit the highest village in India, Komic, which has a motorable road. We will drive today to Langza. A giant painted Buddha statue stands in front of the new monastery on a hill above the settlement. The Buddha is shown contacting the soil in the figure, which faces west and looks out over the Spiti valley. 

The Geological Survey of India considers Spiti one of the world's most fossil-rich regions. Fossils reaching back a few hundred million years have been discovered in isolated villages of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti valleys. Now banned for tourists to buy fossils by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. 

We will finally send a postcard from Hikkim to our loved ones from the highest Post office in the world. Don't forget to bring some stamps and postcards. 

 

Day Seven: Kaza to Key Monastery to Kibber to Chicham Bridge to Chandratal Lake

  • Total Distance: 60 kilometers 
  • Time: Seven hours ( Due to road condition ).
  • Route: Kaza - Key Monastery - Kibber Village - Chandratal

Day seven holds more promises of capturing the picturesque views in your memories and your cameras. While driving towards Chadratal, en-route, you can visit the Key Monastery, The Kibber Village, and the Chicham Bridge. The night stay is at Chandratal hence the other half of the day, and you can stroll around Chadratal Lake or in the local area to have some "Me Time."

 

Day Eight: Chandratal to Manali

  • Total Distance: 133 kilometers 
  • Time: Seven to eight hours.
  • Route: Chandratal - Koksar - Atal Tunnel - Solang Valley - Manali

As you wind up your tents at Chandratal and drive ahead to Manali, on the way, you can visit Koksar, Gramphu, Sissu Waterfalls, Atal Tunnel, and Solang Valley near Manali. Once you reach Manali, you can laze around in the local market. 

 

Day Nine: Manali to Chandigarh

  • Total Distance: 186.1 kilometers 
  • Time: Six hours
  • Route: Manali - Koldam Dam - Bachchretu Fort - Bilaspur

Once you check out from the Hotel in Manali, we head to Chandigarh. This is a lovely drive from Manali to Chandigarh, and the picturesque views and beautiful weather will add to your excitement. Just loiter around in Chandigarh before boarding your train or a flight. Else enjoy the ride of Chandigarh before you bid goodbye to the most dreamt tour of 

Himalayas.

 

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    What is included in the tour

    • All hotel, guesthouse and camping charges on triple sharing basis.
    • All Hotels and camps with breakfast & dinner (MAPAI Plan: - Room + Breakfast + Dinner).
    • Welcome drink on arrival.
    • Tempo Traveller for all transfers and sightseeing for all members.
    • Driver allowance and toll taxes

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Snacks, beverages and Lunch(all days)
    • Bus/Train/Air fare till Chandigarh 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
    • Thermals
    • Woolen socks, Woolen cap, Muffler
    • Wind cheater
    • Sweat shirt, Jacket
    • Woolen gloves
    • Toilet paper
    • Moisturizer
    • Extra camera batteries / Portable Charger
    • Personal first aid kit and personal medicines 
    • Identity proof
    • Cap
    • Face Wash
    • Body Soap
    • Vaccine Certificate of 2 Doses Completed / RT-PCR Certificate in case of 1 Dose completed


       

    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:

    • 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
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    Spiti Valley Road Tour

    We will drive from Chandigarh towards Shimla district covering Kinnaur and finally reach Himachal Pradesh Spiti Valley. Beautiful tour through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur. Our journey from Spiti Valley to Manali will be incredibly unforgiving roads, and with the weather, we will cross the high pass of Kunzum la. This trip is only possible from June when the road between Kunzum and Atal Tunnel was built beneath the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. On the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India. Lahaul Spiti Valley nearest airports is Chandigarh and Bhuntar Kullu.

    We have planned the perfect Spiti Valley road trip, your perfect guide to the best vacation ever. It covers all the elements you need for a complete holiday, from hotel bookings, meals, and cars to sightseeing and trip captain.

     

    Spiti Valley Road Trip

    Himachal Pradesh Spiti Valley is an unknown destination on the tourist map. A cold desert with rugged mountains and snow-capped peaks welcomes you. The Valley is a difficult place to live. The temperature during winter can reach -30 degrees. 

    It has some of the most treacherous roads in the world and Exposes a deep gorge on one side of the road, and on the other side, rocks keep falling from the rugged mountains. 

    On your road trip, you can experience Ancient Monasteries, Rugged Mountains, Quaint remote villages, Stay in homestays with locals, explore enchanting valleys. Sample local food, take excellent selfies and landscape images, camp under the night Spiti valley sky, visit beautiful hidden lakes in Himachal Pradesh, and see colorful sunrise and beautiful sunsets. Witness Milkyway and Starry nights on new moon nights. Enjoy the fantastic hospitality of Spiti valley.

    Spiti valley night sky has some of the best views in India. With minimal light pollution and dry weather, it offers an excellent environment for astrophotography. If you're interested in capturing the Milkyway galaxy uniquely, you should visit Spiti valley at night.

     

    Things to see on Spiti Valley Tour - Spiti valley itinerary

    It is bordered by Ladakh, Lahaul, Kullu and Kinnaur. Spiti Valley at the height of 2,745 metres above sea level. The Kumzum La or Kumzum Pass, located at an altitude of 14,930 feet above sea level, is the gateway into Spiti Valley from Lahaul.

     

    Day One - Chandigarh to Rampur Route: 

    1. The Himalayan Nature Park, Kufri: 

    Full of some remarkable species of animals and diverse birds, it's a place famous amidst trekkers and bird-watching enthusiasts. If you are visiting in winter, then Fagri Festival is a must-visit.

    2. Banthia Devta Temple, Fagu: 

    Famous for its wooden carvings, it gives a glimpse of the culture of the town Fagu. It's known as Kul Devta Temple, the local God protecting the town. 

    3. Stokes Farm, Narkanda:

    Set up by a man named Satyanand Stokes, Apple Orchard is famous for its varieties of apples. The grandsons of the Stokes keep on experimenting with the varieties to provide unique tastes to everyone. 

     

    Day Two Spiti Valley Trip - Rampur to Rakchham

    1. The Bering Nag Temple, Sangla:

    Holding a high religious space in people's hearts, this architectural marvel is dedicated to Lord Jagas, considered one of Lord Shiva's forms. Every year it organizes Phulaich Fair for its devotees and visitors. 

    2. The Tibetan Wood Carving Centre, Sangla:

    The hotspot for shoppers, this place is flooded with tourists who would like to purchase Tibetan Woodworks. A must-visit to witness how much time and effort an artist puts into creating marvelous pieces out of wood.

    3. Sarahan Bushahr

    Sarahan is a tiny town in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Bhimakali Temple, also known as Bhimadevi Temple, is dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, the ruling deity of the kings of the old Bushahr State. The temple is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. 

    Because of its proximity to the historic Indo-Tibetan Road, the town is renowned as the "gateway to Kinnaur." The river Satluj is seven kilometers below Sarahan and 17 kilometers by road. Sarahan is linked to Shonitpur, which is mentioned in the Puranas. The summer capital of the Bushahr kingdom is Sarahan Bushahr, whereas the winter capital in Rampur Bushahr.

    4. Bhima Kali Temple, Sarahan:

    Considered one of the Shakti Peeths, Bhima Kali Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhimakali, the protector and head of rulers of the Bushadr State in ancient times. Emanating positive energy, this place is set in the beautiful town of Sarahan and is never to be missed.

    5. Gateway to Kinnaur:

    A Rock Tunnel, Gateway of Kinnaur. The site's name is Tranda Dhank, and the word "dhank" means "cliff." This is known as "Kinnaur's Gateway." You will enter the Kinnaur Valley, which the Sutlej River flanks.

    6. Taranda Maa Mandir

    The Maa Taranda temple in Nigulsari is located on NH-5 after the Gateway to Kinnaur. The shrine is a stopover for all cars traveling to and from Kinnaur. Taranda Devi is said to safeguard you on these treacherous paths. We always come to a halt here to offer prayers.

    7. Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plant

    The Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Plant, located on the Sutlej River in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, is a 1,091 megawatt run-of-the-river hydroelectric generating facility.

     

    Day Three Spiti Valley Trip - Rakchham to Kalpa

    Things to See from Rakchham to Kalpa

    1. Apple Orchards: Batseri is the Apple Village of Himachal Pradesh, known for its beautiful landscapes. The orchards are spread all over the village; you may take permission and smell the delicious produce.

    2. Chitkul: Famous for being the last village of India. Chitkul is the final beautiful village of the Baspa Valley and the last settlement on the traditional Hindustan-Tibet trade route, located on the right bank of the Baspa River. It's also the final place in India where you may visit without a permit.

    3. Sangla: The town in Himachal Pradesh, India, near the Tibetan border, in the Baspa Valley, also known as the Sangla Valley. It is located in the Kinnaur District. The Sangla Valley, also known as the Baspa Valley, begins in Karcham and finishes in Chitkul. The locals speak the Kinnauri language and have their own culture and accent. Many well-known trek routes pass through Sangla Valley, including Rupin Valley Trek, Sangla Kande Trek, and Charang Chitkul Trek.

    4. Brelengi Gompa: The Buddhist monastery near Chitkul is a must-visit, as it's known for its quiet and serene ambiance. Set up by the Mahabodhi Society of Dalai Lama, the Kalchakra ceremony is regularly performed there.

    5. Reckong Peo Market: Being the headquarter of the district of Kinnaur, Rechong Peo's market is famous for all the hustle-bustle and availability of essentials throughout the year.

    6. The Kothi Temple: Dedicated to the Divine Mother Goddess, it's one of the oldest and auspicious temples of the district. It's believed all your wishes come true if you offer prayer here.

    7. The Suicide Point: Having dangerous trenches, it's the most photographed tourist spot. Interestingly it's known as a suicide point because of the breathtaking views.

     

    Day Four: Kalpa to Pooh village to Nako village to Gue to Tabo village 

    1. The Nako Lake: Charming you with its pristine beauty, it's known as a remote reservoir. Surrounded by Tibetan caves, it is believed Saint Padmasambhava meditated here and held discourses here for his disciples.Nako lake is one of the most photographed Lakes in Himachal Pradesh.   

    Nako temperature ranges from -10 to -20 in winters causing the Nako Lake to freeze. In summers, the weather is Nako temperature is enjoyable. The Nako Village Walk provides an understanding of the way of life in an isolated village that was not even accessible to the outside world till recently.  

     2. Gue Monastery: The mysterious mummy that sits quietly in this Monastery has been a center of attraction and a mystery for many. The Mummy Lama " Sangha Tenzin" sits in a glass case right in the center as you enter the Monastery, and there is just one empty room. The Monastery is beautifully carved, and a BSF Jawan always takes care of its security.

    The little townlet of Giu, perched at about 10,000 feet above sea level, is famed for a mystery 500-year-old mummy kept naturally. 

    3. Nako is a Himalayan hamlet in northern India, close to the Indo-China border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh's Trans-Himalayan area. Where it borders the settlement, Nako Lake is a notable feature.Nako to Tabo distance is 64 kilometers. 

    Nako village is located on the slopes of the Reo Purgyil mountain, close to the India-Tibet border. Reo Purgyil, at 6,816 meters, is the highest mountain peak in Himachal Pradesh and is encountered in the Kinnaur district. 

    Reo Purgyil, also known as Leo Purgyil and Leo Purgyil, is a high peak in the Western Himalaya near the southern extremity of the Zanskar Range.

    Nako Himachal Pradesh village temperature can touch -20 degrees in winter. Nako weather is windy primarily, cloudy and freezing in winters. During summer, the days are pleasant and nights frigid. Nako village is a famous pitstop among travelers on the way to Tabo.     

    Nako temperature ranges from -10 to -20 in winters causing the Nako Lake to freeze. In summers, the weather is Nako temperature is enjoyable.    

    4. Nako Monastery is a Tibetan-oriented monastery that dates from the 11th century or 1025 AD. It is identical in architecture to the Tabo Monastery. Nako Monastery Gompa buildings were damaged in the 1975 earthquake, and the monastery's brilliant artworks were destroyed in large numbers. The Nako Preservation Project (NPP) was founded in July 2002 to preserve the sanctuary and other structures in Nako.

     

    Day Five: Tabo to Dhankar to Pin Valley to Kaza

    1. Dhankar is famous for its fort and the monastery. Famously known as Dhankar Gompa, its 1000 years old civilization exists and continues to protect its roots. Spread out as a multistorey; the monastery appears like a fort. Named Lha-O-Gompa, this monastery has a small chapel for monks to offer prayers.

    The Dhankar Village in Himachal Pradesh is located at the confluence of Parvati and Spiti River, also commonly known as Pin Parvati confluence. You get to witness this beautiful conjunction that they announce with the music played by their waters.Each day we will visit different villages, monasteries, high passes, and many more unique destinations.  

    2. The Mud Village is a place to witness in the Pin Valley. This greenest patch of the valley is covered with snow in winters and remains quite cozy during spring and summer. You will feel teleported to a different world with its breathtaking scenery. Quiet villages of Spiti valley will make time stand still and allow you to focus on the present. 

    3. Pin Valley National Park: Located in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district. It's in the very north of India, located in the Cold Desert biosphere reserve.

    Soaked in history and contemporary Buddhist Tibetan civilization, has numerous Tibetan Buddhist influences, which can be seen in the architecture of monasteries and stupas and the day-to-day lives of its residents and lamas. Pin Valley National Park was established in 1958, protecting 675 square kilometers. 

    Pin Valley National Park creates a natural habitat for a multitude of endangered wildlife, including Snow Leopards and Siberian Ibex, attributable to its snow-covered, unexplored upper reaches and peaks.

    Kaza Spiti valley is the main town for tourists and locals. You can refill your bikes, cars, and buses here at the Indian Oil Pump. 

     

    Day Six: Kaza Local Sightseeing:

    1. Langza village: Blessed with some ancient buildings and monasteries, Langza village in Himachal pradesh surrounded by snowclad mountains. It has statues of Lord Buddha installed everywhere that overlook the sanctuary, and the mud houses are a center of attraction for tourists and locals alike. Langza village is famous for fossils that local hunters can find. Please note buying and selling fossils is illegal in Himachal Pradesh.  

    2. Komik village: The highest village in India located at 18000 feet, its beauty can only be felt with naked eyes. Drenched in countless breath-taking delights, it's home to Lundup Tsemo Gompa Buddhist Monastery. The Komic monastery is also the world's highest motorable monastery, where bikers and tourists stop by worldwide. 

    Spiti valley location is popular among bikers and tourists alike for the world's highest motorable villages, and Komic is the highest motorable village in Asia. 

    3. Hikkim village: Housing the world's highest post office, Hikkim village is covered in snow for considerable parts of the year. The Korzok Monastery is the most promising place for offering prayers for the villagers who follow Buddhism as their primary religion. Besides the height, the landscapes are too breathtakingly beautiful that you cannot fathom.

    You can send a postcard sharing your travel experience with your loved ones. The postcard comes with a stamp that was mailed from India's highest village. 

    4. Demul: Known for its homestays, it is believed Demul is named after female yak "Demu," who went grazing in the landscape to be discovered by her owner. It supports sustainable tourism and is a well-knit unit, which supports and standby by each other at all times. The green pastures and the roofed mud houses are a center of attraction for the visitors.

     

    Day 7: Kaza to Kibber Village to Chicham Bridge to Chandratal Lake 

    1. The Key Monastery: One of the oldest training centers for Lamas, Key Monastery is located at 13668 feet. Dromton founded it, a disciple of Atisha, in the 11th century; its famous for its Pasada Style architecture. It's a massive architecture, and the rooms having the murals of the Tangyur are not to be missed.

    2. The Kibber Village: Kyibar Village, aka Kibber, is another lovely village with a scarce population that is warm and polite. Famous for its Wildlife century, Kibber is located at 14200 feet.

    Kibber beautiful village, a tiny community high above the isolated Spiti Valley in Northern India, has become a one-of-a-kind destination for snow leopard enthusiasts worldwide.

    Kibber village's conservation efforts, including its location in the heart of India's snow leopard habitat. Have put it on the map as a wildlife photography destination, offering photographers the rare opportunity to see and photograph rare high-altitude wildlife surrounded by snowy trans-Himalayan peaks.

    3. The Chicham Bridge: Right Next to Kibber Village is Chicham Bridge, famous as Asia's highest man-made bridge. Built over Samba Lamba Nallah, it's astounding to pass over this bridge, and you are left with not only some spectacular views but also memories.

    Chicham Village, at an altitude of 4150 meters or 13,615 feet, is a tiny village about 22 kilometers from Kaza. It's just close to Kibber Village, a steep gorge across the Samba Lamba Nallah. Chicham Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the gorge that separates the villages of Kibber and Chicham.

    4. The Chandratal Lake: Located at the height of 14100 feet, this barren but beautiful lake is a view to watch in the night hours. Shaped like a crescent, this sweet water lake is 2.5 km wide.

     

    Day Eight: Chandratal to Koksar to Gramphu to Sissu Waterfall to Atul Tunnel to Solang valley to Manali

    1. Koksar: Being one of the coldest places, you get ample cozy places to sit and sip tea here. Especially the PWD arranged resting places and eating outlets are in vogue there. The population here is of Indo -Aryan and Tibetan origin. They look beautiful with Hazel Eyes and fair skin. You may spot foxes, bears, and even snow leopards here if you are lucky.

    2. Gramphu: It's a small civilization, and you may find some quick snack corners here. It's a stop for the people who wish to witness the silence and serenity of the Himalayas. 

    3. Sissu Waterfalls: The Sissu Waterfalls are located in Khagling, a residential area in Lahaul. The place is known for its Greenery Content, and it's a beautiful patch as you head to your final destination. Sissu Waterfalls are a part of Chandra River and are host to the beautiful Geypan Sanctuary. 

    4. Atal Tunnel: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world's longest tunnel in 2020. Stretch over 9.02 km, and it connects Manali and Lahaul - Spiti Valley India. 

    5. Solang Valley: Famous for its snow-capped mountains and adventure sports, Solang Valley is flooded with tourists throughout the year. During the winters, the landscape becomes even more beautiful and mesmerizing. Its winters are spell-bounding, and you get to experience every kind of winter sport you can think of. 

     

    Day Nine - Manali to Bilaspur 

    Koldam Dam, Bilaspur: Built on River Satluj, this Dam attracts many engineering enthusiasts because of its great make. Considered a quick getaway by the locals. The reservoir is a sight to memorize, and the abundance of natural beauty is a view to capture for a lifetime.

    The Bachchretu Fort, Bilaspur: An ancient fort built in the 14th century, under Raja Ratan Chand, is picturesque and is of immense importance to the country's history. The height of the walls is a unique feature and attracts many visitors.

     

    Day 10 - Bilaspur to Chandigarh 

    You will start your day with a light breakfast and then drive to Chandigarh. You can enjoy some moments in nature and keep looking at mountains and hills around as you cross them on your way. We will drive you from Bilaspur to Chandigarh. You will enter the grand city of Chandigarh and enjoy your day at leisure before catching a connecting flight or train.

     

     

    Famous Restaurant on your Spiti Valley Tour. 

    Day One - Chandigarh to Rampur route:

    1. Northern Lights Restaurant in Kufri: Established in 2013, this lovely place is known to serve the local cuisine and varieties across the country. The courteous staff makes the place more amicable and a must-visit when you are in Kufri and super hungry.

    2. Hotel Snow Shelter, Fagu: Located in the main bazaar in Fagu, it serves some lip-smacking local cuisines, and not to forget the ever famous Rajma Chawal, a must-have in this hotel. It also has a lodging facility; you can book a place here if you wish to spend the night amidst the beautiful landscape. 

    3. Palki Restaurant, Narkanda: One of the most loved restaurants in Narkanda, it has beautiful wooden interiors. It serves both Indian and Continental. The Chefs here serve you authentic Himachali dishes that are lip-smacking for sure.

     

    Day Two - Rampur to Rakchham

    1. The Café 42, Sangla: A fantastic restaurant and lovely ambiance, and it's a go-to place for every traveler. 

    2. Sonu's Café: Located in the primary market of Sangla, this outlet will serve you food for your soul.

    3. Tenzin Kitchen, Sarahan: A small outlet that serves one of the best momos. The appearance may not appeal to you, but their food is excellent. If you love Tibetan food, then this place won't disappoint you. 

     

    Day Three - Rakchham to Chitkul to Kalpa

    1. Café Chitkul: An in-house café of Zostel, known for its hot coffees and some delicious munchies.

    2. Hotel Batseri: This has an in-house restaurant and serves some lip-smacking cuisines. 

     

    Day Four - Kalpa to Tabo

    1. Café Kunzom Top: Serving some traditional dishes, this café is known to be a happening place in Tabo. Located near the Monastery gives it a massive footfall as most tourists and travelers rest and rejuvenate here.

    2. Café Himalaya, Tabo: It's another café near the Monastery, and its Tea and Pakoras are must-haves. Reasonably priced, it serves basic Indian Meals.

     

    Day Five - Tabo to Kaza 

    1. Sol Café Kaza: The quiet and serene ambiance and a lovely décor welcome you here. Famous for chocolates, pancakes, and sandwiches, it serves Indian Meals too. 

    2. Park View Restaurant: Located in Old Kaza, it serves Indian Cuisine from across the country.

     

    Day Six - Kaza to Langza to Hikkim to Komic village to Kaza 

    1. Hotel Deyzor: The warm staff and beautiful location, what else would you ask for being on such a height. Despite being at such a height where cooking is not that easy, they serve some delicious food. A must-visit while you are in Langza.

    2. The Spiti Organic Kitchen: Boosting of being the highest kitchen in the world. This restaurant serves some best coffees and teas. Laze around in the sun to sip some adrak chai and lip-smacking snacks. Made from local cheese, their pasta is delicious.

     

    Day Seven - Kaza to Kibber to Chandratal 

    1. Batal Dhaba: Famous for its Daal Chawal, this Dhaba is run by fabulous people. One of the best places to grab some delicious food on your way to Chandratal.

    2. Kunzom Dhaba: Giving a feel of home-cooked food, this Dhaba is run by immensely nice people, who can even guide you around about the local sightseeing and glimpse the village life.

     

    Day Eight - Chandratal to Manali 

    1. Yak Café: Located near Main Bazaar in Lahaul Spiti, this Café serves Continental, Tibetan, and Chinese cuisines. 

    2. Hotel Dupchen: Located in Keylong, Spiti Valley, it serves Indian and Tibetan cuisines.

    3. Cafe 1947: The incredible Himalayas are warmly welcomed at Cafe 1947. The cafe's name represents freedom, as India gained independence in 1947. 

     

    Day Nine - Manali to Bilaspur 

    1. The Himachal Café and Restaurant: Great ambiance and some lip-smacking Paranthas. You would get a taste of Punjab here for sure. A place of great variety and taste, your appetite may get satisfied but not desired.

    2. Hot Spot Café: Once you pay a visit to Kandrour Bridge, drop in here for coffee and some delicious cakes that melt in your mouth. The staff is quite attentive and courteous, and you would feel welcomed and attended.

     

    Day 10: Bilaspur to Chandigarh:

    1. Picannte Chandigarh: It is a great place to have dinner with friends and family, delicious food, and a superb restaurant. Offers a great ambiance a perfect place to end your trip. 

    2. Backpackers Cafe: It is a cafe in the center of Chandigarh from backpackers to business travelers; they've got all customers covered. Backpacker's cafe is a place for travelers to gather and share stories. It offers a clean and cozy environment with great food, good music, and friendly staff.

    3. Boathouse Elante: It is a great place to hang out at Chandigarh. It has a delicious food menu, with reasonable prices. It has a nice ambiance, is well lit, and is located in the city's heart. Recommend if you want to meet friends and have a few drinks over some food.

     

    Frequently asked questions 

    Question 1: What is the distance between Manali and Spiti Valley India?

    Answer: Manali and Spiti Valley location are 196 kilometers apart. You can cover this distance in 10 hours. The shortest route that crosses NH505 is around 177.1 km.

     

    Question 2: What is the distance between Delhi and Spiti Valley?

    Answer: Delhi and Spiti Valley are 747 kilometers apart.

     

    Question 3: What is the Temperature in Spiti Valley?

    Answer: From January to March, the temperature in Spiti valley remains between -4 to -35 degrees centigrade. Depending upon your height, it varies from -4 to 17 degrees centigrade from April to October.

     

    Question 4: How is the weather like in Spiti Valley? 

    Answer: The winters are frigid. The heavy snowfall makes the weather harsh. The entry points like Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass remain closed from the end of October till June sometimes. You may still enter the valley through other routes if you can bear the chill. The best weather conditions are between the end of June and October.

     

    Question 5: What is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

    Answer: Best time to visit Spiti Valley is June to October every year. During these months, you can complete the entire circuit tour from Chandigarh to Kaza to Manali. 

     

    Question 6: What is the height of Spiti Valley?

    Answer: The valley of Spiti is encircled by steep mountain ranges. The high Kunzum Pass, at 15,059 feet, separates Spiti and Lahaul valleys 4,590 meters.

     

    Question 7: What are the conditions of the roads that lead to Spiti Valley?

    Answer: The Road conditions are average; you do have some patches where you need to drive carefully. Due to high altitude, travelers will get affected during their travel. 

     

    Question 8: Where is Spiti Valley?

    Answer: Spiti Valley is located in Himachal Pradesh, and it's known as the cold desert of the north.

     

    Question 9: How to reach Spiti Valley?

    Answer:  You can reach Spiti through various ways of transport.

    By Road: Spiti doesn't have its airport or railways hence you have to travel to it by road.

    By Train: The nearest railway station to Spiti is Shimla, Chandigarh, Ambala, or Delhi.

    By Air: Bhuntar Kullu's nearest airport, but you can also plan air travel to Chandigarh and then a road trip to Spiti.

     

    Question 10: When does it snow in Spiti?

    Answer: October to March of the year are the months when it snows in Spiti. The temperature hovers between 8 degrees centigrade to minus 10 degrees celsius.

     

    Question 11. Best time to visit Spiti Valley? 

    Answer: Spiti Valley can be visited via the Kinnaur route throughout the year. June to October will be the best time to complete the circuit from Chandigarh to Shimla to Kinnaur to Spiti Valley to Manali.  

     

    Question 12. Can we customize Spiti valley tour packages?

    Answer: We offer customizable packages. You can write to us at highfive@treksandtrails.org. Please mention your travel date number of days available. 

     

    Question 13. What kind of vehicle is available for the Spiti valley tour?

    Answer: Xylo, Innova, Tempo Traveller, depending on the group size

     

    Question 14. Tabo monastery is located in which of the Indian states?

    Answer: Tabo Spiti Valley, a religious town, is located in Himachal Pradesh, India. Tabo has an extensive collection of monasteries and caves. Tabo Spiti was named after the monastery it houses, which is the home of meditation in the Tabo Monastery and is said to have been founded around 996 CE. Tabo is an ancient town that became a revered Buddhist center, with several monasteries being established here as per dates inscribed on them. Some are cave types, and some are built of bricks or wood.  

     

    Question 15. What is the Village Tabo Height? 

    Answer: Tabo is known for being India's and the Himalayas' longest continually running Buddhist enclave. Tabo Himachal Pradesh is 3,280 meters - 10,760 feet above sea level, and it is one of the most visited monastery in Himachal Pradesh.    

     

    Question 16. Top ten must-visit Lahaul Spiti monastery?   

    Answer: Lahaul and Spiti are two remote districts in Himachal Pradesh. The physical isolation of this region has preserved the traditional monasteries, which make Lahaul-Spiti a place of great spiritual importance for Buddhists. 

    1. Tabo Monastery
    2. Kungri Gompa
    3. Kardang Monastery
    4. Lhalung Monastery
    5. Gemur Monastery
    6. Dhankar Monastery
    7. Shashur Monastery
    8. Sherkhang Monastery
    9. Key Monastery
    10. Sakya Tangyud Gompa

    Many beautiful, serene monasteries can be found hidden away in the beauties of Lahaul and Spiti. Though these typically isolated monasteries are meant to preserve Buddhist faith, they also serve as functional worlds in their own right, where monks lead lives devoted to prayer, contemplation, and learning.

    Monasteries in Spiti blend in perfectly with the local surroundings. They are such a lovely India's national historic treasure. 

     

    Question 17. What is Tabo to Kaza distance?

    Answer: Tabo village, located by the foothills of the Himalayas, is an ancient Buddhist village with a rich history in art, culture, and spiritualism. Tabo to Kaza distance is 48 kilometers. Tabo is famous for Himalayan caves, Tabo monastery, and temple complex. Tabo is also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas.   

    It has few homestays during the winter months, famous for the White Spiti expedition. Tabo has one of India's highest altitude SBI branches. Travelers prefer staying at Tabo Spiti during their travels from Tabo to Kaza.

     

    Question 18. What is Nako height and Nako to Kaza distance?   

    Answer: Nako village is established at 3,625 meters or 11,893 feet; Nako is the biggest settlement in the Hangrang Valley with the backdrop of Reo Purgyal, Himachal Pradesh's tallest peak at 6,816 meters or 22,362 feet. Nako to Kaza distance is 112 kilometers. 

    Question 19. Which is the highest village in India?
    Answer: In Himachal Pradesh's Komic Village, at an elevation of 18000 feet above sea level, Komic Settlement is India's highest village. Komic village was fully vaccinated for covid19 to welcome tourists, an integral part of its economy. Please chat with us for any information on our nine nights ten days Spiti Valley trip.

    Question 20. Is Nako located in the Lahaul Spiti district?

    Answer: Nako is located in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   

    Questions 21. Can you give more information about the Spiti valley trek?

    Experiencing a new environment is one of the best ways to learn about another culture. At Spiti valley trekking, we offer you the chance to stay with locals in their homes while also getting a real Tibetan village experience every day! Our expert team will lead you through the unrivaled adventure as you trek over high altitude passes and walk along ancient trails that have been used for centuries by the locals in these villages of Himachal Pradesh, India. We'll even let you hold onto some precious traditions yourself by visiting the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and sending your loved ones back home some postcards. 

    We will stay in the high villages of Komic, Demul, Lahlung trek. Higher villages offer great astrophotography options as there is zero night light pollution. 

    Camping at Chandrataal lake with the amazing night sky. All this fun and excitement makes Treks and Trails your ultimate adventure travel company!   

     

    Question 22. Spiti Valley Temperature?

    Answer: A holiday in Spiti is the perfect escape from a hectic lifestyle. The lush snow hills, the tranquil valleys, and the breathtaking high altitude landscapes are ideal for recharging your spirit. And all of this can be experienced in any season you choose!

    Spiti is an excellent region in India that is a must-visit for anyone who loves to trek, be a part of nature, and relax. It's hilly, rocky and lush. The best time to visit Spiti is from May to October. Spiti Valley Temperature will be extreme during the winter months. 

    Spiti Valley Temperature drops to -25°C on average. The best time to explore the snowy slopes of the Himalayas. Whatever be your endeavour, from trekking to snowboarding and skiing, you cannot afford to miss this frosty season. It's best to travel in the summer season from May to September, and there are chances of Landslides and rains during these months.

    Spiti Valley Temperature Chart 
    December to March, it snows in Spiti valley temperature will range from -7 to -30 degrees Celcius. Be ready to use dry toilets as most water freezes up, there are frequent power cuts, and most hotels are closed during the winter or not equipped for a winter stay. 

    Tourists will have to stay at a homestay built to withstand such extreme winters. Homestays are very comfortable and warm, and your host will be amiable. Ensure to carry snow chains for your vehicle as there are chances of black ice and slippery roads due to snowfall. 

    April to May, the Spiti valley weather ranges from zero to -12; roads to Manali are not open for transport. This is an excellent time to travel as road conditions are better than in the Spiti valley winter months. 

    June to November is the peak season for Spiti Valley as the road to Manali open up with tourist coming quickly from Manali to Kaza. The Spiti Valley Temperature is pleasant during this period. All hotels are open for business, and you can complete the entire circuit from Delhi to Chandigarh to Kinnaur to Spiti Valley to Manali during this season. 

     

     

    How is the weather in Spiti Valley?

    Lahaul Spiti is a picturesque valley in the Himalayas. Lahaul Spiti valley is the hidden gem of Himachal Pradesh and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and forests of oak, pine, and birch. This place is home to ancient monasteries, scenic hikes, remote villages and hospitable locals who welcome visitors with open arms. 

    Spiti Valley in Summer from April to June

    The climate in Spiti valley is pleasant between April and June, and the coldest weather during this time can go as low as -4 degrees Celsius. India's last pristine tourist spot.

    Spiti valley is an outdoor adventurer's haven. Sunny days, clean air, and nature's sounds will make you feel at peace. There are many things to do here- trekking, camping, mountain biking, and even hiking in the Himalayas. And if that weren't enough, you can also sip on some authentic Chhang made from locally grown barley.

    Spiti Valley in Winter from October to March

    Spiti Valley has a harsh and cold climate, with temperatures dropping to minus 25 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit the Valley is between October and March if you plan to see the snow leopards. Spiti Valley mountains are covered in snow and the months that we call the winter season.

    Spiti Valley in Rains from July to September

    To plan a trip to the Himalayan region, knowing the weather conditions is essential. Weather in Spiti valley ranges from 13°C to 27°C during the rainy season. Most of the roads also remain unwelcoming owing to natural calamities and landslides. This is why it's essential to take precautions before planning a trip to this region. The condition of the road to Spiti valley has improved a lot over the years. 

     

    Manali to Spiti valley distance? 

    The road distance between Manali to Spiti Valley is 196 kilometres. It takes five hours to cover this distance. The prefered route is from Manali to Palchan to Dhundi to Atal Tunnel to Koksar to Chenab Bridge Chattru to Chhota Dara to Subhamoy Paul Memorial to Batal to Chandra Dhaba to Kunzum La Pass to Losar to Rangrik to Kaza. 

    Spiti Valley from Manali, driving through some of the most exciting roads in India. Beautiful mountain passes, river crossing, snow peaks and beautiful weather. The highways are only open from June to October, and roads are covered under snow for the rest of the year.

    Ready to cross the Himalayas? Well, we are too! And we'll show you a time of your life as you get high-quality adventure and breathtaking scenery. Pack your bags and hit the road with us through some of the most scenic places in Spiti Valley Manali, India.   

     

    Spiti valley packages from Chandigarh? 

    Chandigarh to Spiti Valley is not just another holiday destination; this is the Valley of all experiences. You will never find a better place to test your photography, video-making, and reel skills. Watch yourself on the windswept roads that are covered with fresh snow, and let our experienced driver take you to the best points in the Valley. Please chat with us today for your free quote. 

     

    What are the different Spiti valley packages?

    The best time to visit Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh? The summer, when colors burst, and the landscape looks stunning. The temperate climate makes it a perfect destination for trekking, road trips, and biking. Though it's one of the most remote regions in Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley is a must-visit location in India. Whether you're looking for adventure or peace, you'll find what you're looking for here.

    Below are the six options we have as Spiti Valley Packages; kindly chat with us for more information

    1. Below are the six options we have as Spiti Valley Packages; kindly chat with us for more information

    2. Winter Spiti Valley Trip 

    3. Full Spiti Valley Trip from Delhi with Chandratal Lake

    4. Full Spiti Valley Trip from Chandigarh with Chandratal Lake

    5. Manali to Spiti valley Kaza to Manali with Chandratal Lake

    6. Spiti Valley Trek with Chandratal Lake

    7. Chandigarh to Spiti Valley to Chandigarh  

    Lahaul Spiti Valley best time to visit, depending on the kind of activity, experience or weather you are interested in. The winter trip is the best for the visitor interested in seeing snow and experiencing winter. For the trekkers, the trek cum road trip is the best. For those interested in covering all the points of Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh, during the June to October trip is ideal with Chandratal Lake.    

     

    Places to visit in Spiti valley?

    Be mesmerized by the different colours of the Spiti landscape during the tour. The summer is a spectacular time to be there, with vibrant colors and picturesque villages dotting the landscape, and it's the perfect time to explore new places and have your fill of adventure.Below is the list of Spiti valley places to visit.   

    1. Kaza market
    2. Hikkim Post Office
    3. Komic is the highest village in the world 
    4. Chicham Bridge
    5. Key Monastery 
    6. Dhankar Monastery 
    7. Langza village
    8. Pin Valley 
    9. Gue Village 
    10. Chandratal Lake 

     

    Things to do in Spiti valley?

    Get ready for the trip of a lifetime with Spiti Valley's breathtaking night sky, forests, and charming villages. Photographers, artists, and dreamers all come with one thing in common: they're drawn to Spiti Valley's natural beauty's unspoiled beauty. Take a break from your everyday routine and explore this remote region; you won't regret it.

    1. Visit The Buddhist Monasteries
    2. Bike and hike in the woods
    3. Eat and drink, indulge your senses
    4. Yak Safari one of a kind adventure
    5. Camping by the Lake, Rivers, and Valleys
    6. Enjoy the hospitality at Hostels and Homestays
    7. Play with the mountain dogs
    8. Capture some great memories with Astrophotography
    9. Participate in a Spiti Valley Trekking excursion
    10. River Rafting in untamed rivers

     

    Which is the nearest airport to Spiti valley?   

    Depending on the time of the year, the nearest airport to Spiti Valley changes. During the winter months, Chandigarh is the nearest airport to Spiti Valley, and during the summer months, Bhuntar airport near Kullu is the closest to Lahaul Spiti Valley, India. Spiti valley from Chandigarh is open throughout the year.   

    Kaza Spiti Valley to Bhuntar airport distance is 230 kilometres; it will take six hours to cover this distance. Spiti Valley Kaza to Chandigarh airport distance is 490 kilometres. It will take 12 hours to cover this distance as per navigation maps, and ideally, you will need two days to cover this distance. 

     

     

    Activity
    Road Trips
    Destination
    Himachal Pradesh
    Duration
    7+ Days