Spiti Valley Trek
Want to explore the scenic wonders of Spiti Valley? Join our all-inclusive trekking tours to experience the magic of this pristine Himalayan paradise.
Experience the adventure of a lifetime. Spiti Valley is a remote and untouched region located in Himachal Pradesh in north India. This is a challenging but rewarding trek, as you will witness landscapes that have been unchanged for centuries.
A trip you won't forget. We offer an authentic homestay experience, which means you'll sleep in the traditional dwellings and eat with locals.
An insider's view of one of India's least explored regions. With us, you'll get the opportunity to explore local markets and monasteries, examine ancient fortresses and walk through villages that have never seen westerners before or any modern influences.
- Spiti valley trek cost is Rs 22,499 +5 %GST
You can block your Spiti valley trek package spot by paying Rs 2999/- in advance balance to be paid 20 days before your trip date.
Spiti Valley Trek
At an average altitude of 4000 meters, the Spiti valley, commonly known as the "Middle Land," is a Trans-Himalayan landscape bordering Tibet. The Tabo monastery, Dhankar monastery, Sherkhang monastery, and Kye monastery are some of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayan area.
During the trek experience, Amchis was renowned for Tibetan medicine. Pin Valley is a stronghold of the Buchen Lamas. Langza village's fossil exploration and the magnificent Buddha statue overlook the snow-capped peaks of Spiti. Chicham Bridge is the highest in Asia, connecting Kibber to Chicham,
Komic and Khibber's are the highest motor-able settlements globally, Hikkim is the highest post office globally. Passes like Kunzum and gorgeous lakes like Chandrataal are just a few places in Spiti Valley Trek.
Lahaul Spiti is a 1000-year-old culture, with lovely villages, modest and humble people, and a breathtaking setting. See a civilization that has been frozen in time.
Spiti Valley Trek fixed departures have been designed so that you may see Spiti like a native at a pace that allows you to acclimate while still enjoying your vacation. Allow us to guide you around this gorgeous location and assist you in exploring it in the manner you like.
Highlights of the Spiti Valley Trek 2023
- Visit Atal Tunnel and Rohtang pass
- Local homestay experiences throughout Spiti valley
- Komic village trek to one of the highest motorable villages in the world
- Send postcards from the highest post office in the world at Hikkim village
- Visit the Chicham bridge, the highest Asia bridge above sea level
- Visit Pin Valley National Park
- The famous Mudh village and Khungri monastery
- Trek to the picturesque Demul village and Serkhang monastery in Lahlung village
- Hike to Dhankar Lake
- Hike to the meditation Tabo caves in Tabo village optional
- Fossil Excursion at Langza village
- An overnight camping experience near Chandratal Lake
- Visit the Tabo monastery
Spiti valley trek itinerary
Day One: Reach Manali and rest
After an overnight journey from Delhi/Chandigarh, arrive at Manali in the morning and check into the hotel. You are free to do whatever you like on this day, but the essential thing is to rest and acclimate rather than overexert yourself.
This evening, we'll have a quick briefing session with the guide. Today will also be an excellent opportunity to meet the rest of the group. We recommend getting a good night's sleep because your body will need it for the long voyage ahead. We'll be going exceptionally early the next day; getting enough rest will aid your acclimatization.
Things to do today in Manali:
- Visit Manu temple
- Visit Hidimba Devi Temple or Hadimba Devi Temple
- Visit Vashisth temples
- Go for a walk in the Great Himalayan National Park Manali
- Relax in the cafes around old Manali
- Catch up on last-minute shopping
- Briefing with the guide in the evening
- Trek Jogni Waterfall
Day Two: Manali to Kaza via Atal Tunnel and Kunzum Pass
Today we will go to Spiti Valley, which will take around seven to eight hours and 200 kilometers if all goes according to plan. We depart early in the morning since we have a long journey ahead of us, including crossing the Atal Tunnel. At nine kilometers above 10,000 feet, the tunnel is the world's longest. Take your time approaching Gramphu village in Himachal Pradesh after crossing the tunnel.
You'll notice a shift in terrain as you leave Gramphu town, with fewer trees, steeper mountains, and the beginning of a desolate environment. From here, we travel to Chatru, passing through some of the most spectacular waterfalls. These may be a nightmare for inexperienced drivers, but you'll be in good hands from the start. From Chatru, the environment will significantly alter, with enormous torrents pouring over the road and uniting in the merciless Chandra river.
We'll make frequent stops so you can take in your surroundings, observe the beautiful scenery, and breathe in the fresh air. At Batal, we'll stop for lunch at the legendary Chandra Dhaba, where you may meet Chacha and Chachi. They've saved the lives of at least a few hundred people who have been stranded in harsh weather throughout the years. As you approach Spiti Valley, we will go to Kunzum Pass, where we will stop to pay our respects to the Kunzum Goddess.
Starting in Gramphoo, the bumpy trip over non-existent roads would terminate in Lohsar. After a short rest, go to Kaza from Lohsar. It will take another two hours of breathtaking scenery. Arrive in Kaza, check in, and relax with a cup of tea. At the dining table, we'll have a briefing session. This exhausting day will close with you gazing at the beautiful Spitian sky, which is ablaze with a million stars and the bright milky way.
Things to do Manali to Gramphu to Chota Chatru to Kaza:
- Stop for pics after Atal tunnel.
- Breakfast at Marhi or Chota Chatru
- River crossing Chota Dhara
- Lunch at Batal
- Meet the famous Chacha and Chachi at the Dhaba
- Stop at Kunzum pass
- Stop in Lohsar for Chai
Day Three: Kaza to Key Monastery, Kibber ,and back
Start the day off right with a delicious local breakfast. We'll travel to Kye monastery or Key Monastery, the learning center of the Spiti valley. The monastery is situated on a tiny hill with a panoramic view of the valley. At the monastery, have a cup of tea and spend some time on the roof, where you may take photos and videos.
After that, we'll travel to Khibber village or Kibber village, which used to be the world's highest motor-able settlement before Komic took it over. Kibber village is renowned for spotting and photographing the snow leopard.
Kibber, also known as Kyibar, is located at 4270 meters or 14,200 feet. The Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary is 20 kilometers from Kaza, and during the summer, a bus service connects the two.
The rare Snow Leopard, red foxes, and Siberian Ibex live in the highlands near Kibber. You could get a glimpse if you're lucky. Chicham Bridge, Asia's highest bridge above sea level, is a short stroll from Khibber hamlet, and you may climb to the bridge or drive there if you're feeling adventurous.
From here, we return to Kaza just in time for a team-organized local-style lunch. For you to receive a modest flavour of our cuisine, the meal will include several major dishes and staples of the people of Spiti.
Things to do today:
- Visit Key Monastery and spend time with the monks there.
- Enjoy a cup of tea at the monastery.
- Hike to the hill behind Key monastery.
- Visit Kibber village, an optional hike to Chicham bridge
- Local lunch in Kaza.
Day Four: Kaza to Langza by car, Trek from Langza to Komic.
This morning, pack your luggage, eat an early breakfast, and leave for the trek in Spiti valley. The taxis will take you to Langza, where we will spend some time before beginning our day's journey. Spend some time roaming around the hamlet and admiring the Buddha statue's beautiful scenery.
Langza village's whole landscape was previously under the Tethys Sea and is rich in fossils. You can look for some, but don't bring them back with you.
Begin the Spiti trek to Komic, the highest motorable road village globally, with a brief stop at Hikkim, where we will see the world's highest post office. Send some postcards to your loved ones from here, then have tea with the mailman to learn about his life.
Today we will make our final journey to our target, Komic village, one of Asia's tallest communities. Visit the monastery, eat lunch there, watch the sunset, and get to know your homestay host. This will be your first night in the homestay, and it won't be easy because some individuals may have difficulty acclimating.
Komic village, in the magnificent Spiti Valley, is known for being one of the world's highest settlements. The settlement is bordered by snow-capped mountains and deep valleys, making it seem like a dream where every frame is lovely. The Tangyud Monastery, a relatively poor monastery, is said to have been founded in the 14th century. The village of Komic is located at an elevation of 15027 feet above sea level.
There's no need to be concerned; drink plenty of water and eat well. Learn about your host and their way of living at such a high altitude. When life in Spiti might be hard, it also has a warm side, which you will see while sharing space with a local family. After an early meal, get some rest for the night.
Things to do today in Komic village, Langza village, Hikkim village:
- Go fossil hunting in Langza
- Trek from Langza to Komic
- Send out postcards from the highest post office in the world in HIkkim and meet the postmaster
- Visit Komic monastery
Day Five: Komic village to Demul Village Trek
Enjoy the dawn at Komic village, eat breakfast, and begin your trek to Demul village this morning. The walk will start with an ascent to 4700 meters, where we will reach the highest point of the hike, and then it will be flat till we reach Demul village. The day trek will be tough and exhausting, but it will reward you with one of the most breathtaking vistas available.
Things to do today on the Komic village to Demul village trek:
- Trek from Komic village to Demul village
- Spend time with your homestay host over dinner.
Day Six: Demul village to Lahlung village Trek
We'll start late after a wonderful breakfast at Demul village and stroll down to Lahlung village through the farmlands of Demul village and Rama village because this day trek won't be that lengthy. Most of the day will be downhill, with a minor ascent right before reaching Lahlung. Visit the Sherkhang monastery and listen to a monk tell you about the monastery's mythology. Meet your day's host and take a break.
Things to do today Demul village to Lahlung village trek:
- Trek from Demul village to Lahlung village
- Visit Serkhang monastery in Lahlung.
Day Seven: Lahlung village to Kaza via Dhankar village, Tabo and Pin Valley
Your transport will come early in the morning, and we will return to Kaza via Dhankar, Tabo, and Pin Valley. Dhankar and Tabo are both known for their monasteries. We'll start at Dhankar monastery, a 1000-year-old fortress perched on a rock overlooking the Spiti-Pin River confluence.
Only a few other monuments can compare to Dhankar in terms of beauty. Enjoy a cup of tea while seeing the monastery as you visit this monastery. Hiking to the adjacent Dhankar Lake is an option for those up for it. We'll travel to Tabo monastery, often known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas, which has a 1000-year-old monastery.
Murals, wall paintings, and thankas will transport you to another era and render you speechless. The location's atmosphere will make you wonder where all of this is coming from. You can also go to the ancient caves where monks have meditated for centuries. Pin Valley has become a popular starting location for many high-altitude wilderness treks in the Spiti Valley.
Before driving to Kaza for the evening, you'll stop at Mudh Settlement, the valley's final village, and Khungri monastery.
Things to do today:
- Visit Dhankar monastery
- Hike to Dhankar Lake
- Visit Tabo monastery and hike to nearby meditation caves
- Visit Pin Valley National Park
- Visit Mudh village
- Khungri monastery
Day Eight: Kaza to Chandrataal Lake via Lohsar and Kunzum pass
We go after breakfast with a local family towards Chandrataal Lake. This is another spot where it will be difficult to put your camera down. So, if you don't own a camera, get one RIGHT NOW!
This lake is a landscape photographer's dream come true, changing its appearance virtually every hour and each time looking as beautiful as the last. Tonight, we'll camp in true adventure fashion, with great dome tents to keep you warm and safe from the bitter night winds.
Things to do today at Chandratal Lake:
- Stop at Lohsar for a cup of Chai
- Do the Parikrama around Chandra Taal Lake
- Camping experience near Chandra Tal Lake
- Night photography at Chandratal Lake
Day Nine: Chandratal Lake to Manali drop via Rohtang Pass
Your tour concludes with an early start on the last day. After an early breakfast, we continue our road trip to Manali. We'll stop in Batal to say our goodbyes to Chacha and Chachi at Chandra Dhaba.
At Batal, bid your guide farewell as he boards the bus back to Kaza. The goal is to cross the Rohtang pass as early as possible in the afternoon so that you may catch your evening bus back home.
Things to do today last day of Spiti Valley Trek:
- Stop in Chatru for Lunch
- Stop at Rohtang Pass for pictures.
What is included in the tour
- All Transport in Tempo Traveller from Day 2 to Day 9
- Stay on a twin sharing basis at hotels/ guesthouses on Day 1 at Manali
- Stay in the homestay from Day 2 till Day 7 as per the layout of the home (2-3 people in 1 room)
- Camping at Chandrataal Lake for 1 night on Day 8 on twin sharing basis
- 2 meals on each day (breakfast and dinner) from Day 2 to Day 8 and Breakfast on Day 9
- Local lunch during trek from Day 4 till Day 6
- Local Spitian Guide on all days (He will return back to Kaza from Batal on Day 8)
- All entry fees to monasteries in Spiti (if any)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Snacks, beverages and Lunch (except the ones with meals)
- Meals in Manali
- 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
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Important Notes Spiti Valley Trekking
- As per the local COVID-19 guidelines, a negative RT-PCR test report is mandatory for traveling to Spiti Valley. You are suggested to take up the test 2 days before departure dates.
- Access to high-altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komik, Langza villages, Pin Valley, etc., may be blocked during winter months due to excessive snowfall. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather dependent. In such a case, we will look for the best possible alternatives.
- Travelers outside Delhi are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Delhi no later than 4 PM on the trip start date. Similarly, book returning flights/trains leaving post 2 PM on the trip end date.
- Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, participants' physical ability, etc., may cause itinerary change. We reserve the right to change any schedule in safety, comfort, and general wellbeing.
A few things to keep in mind while trekking in the Spiti Valley:
Spiti Valley trek expedition is the experience of a lifetime. Trekking to remote villages and landscapes in the Himalayas, staying with local families, playing with dogs in their homes, and exploring the breathtaking beauty of this ancient land.
You will be immersed in the culture of this ancient land while interacting with locals and learning about their way of life. You are always guided by our experienced team who are passionate about this region. Please go through our Spiti valley trek guidelines.
Minimum requirement: The Spiti valley trek 2023 will go forward if we have a minimum of four confirmed participants. If we don't acquire the required number of participants, we can run with less than four if participants are prepared to pay an additional fee. The price will be adjusted based on the number of participants. If the trip is canceled, we will refund the money paid to the participants, excluding any minor bank costs that may have been incurred.
Room Sharing: Except in homestays, where it will be as per the layout of the homestay, i.e., 2, 3, or 4 persons in one room depending on the size of the room, all stays in guesthouses will be on a twin sharing basis. Same-sex participants share rooms, making it the most comfortable option for solitary travelers and companions. They will only be allowed to stay together if a couple is in the group.
Type of participants: Our groups are often made up of people between the ages of 20 and 40, with a healthy 50-50 male to female ratio, as well as friends, couples, and solo travelers.
Homestays: You will stay in a homestay with a local family, sharing space. Seeing people's lives and how happy they are at this height will be a beautiful experience. The accommodations and meals will be pretty modest, and your host will prepare local cuisine for you.
Dry Toilets: Due to the scarcity of water in frigid deserts and the difficulty of transporting water at such high elevations, dry toilets have been used in Spiti since the beginning. In your homestay, you will have the option of sharing a bathroom with your host family or using a dry toilet. If specific customers have trouble squatting, we can supply a stool, but there will be an additional price.
Bathing and Hot Water in a Homestay: We won't be able to acquire hot water for everyone in a homestay because we'll be about 4000 meters. While hot water will be available for drinking, it will not be available for bathing.
Challenges of solo travel
If you're an avid traveler, you may have thought about going on a solo trip. But the challenge is that this kind of travel comes with its own unique set of challenges.
Solo travel seems exciting, but it's a daunting and scary idea for many. While there are many personal benefits to solo travel, there are also many challenges that come along with it.
People's reactions: Many people will react with shock when they learn about your solo trip, but there's nothing to worry about! Take some time to explain the advantages of going on a solo trip; most people are excited about it when they hear more!
Loneliness: It's not easy to find friends in a new place; it can be hard meeting new people or getting involved in the local culture, especially if they speak a different language. This might lead to loneliness, making the trip feel like work, not leisure. Luckily, there are ways to combat this problem! Take up some solo hobbies or volunteer opportunities in your destination to meet others and integrate into the community.
Personal safety: Traveling on your own can be intimidating, and you may worry about how safe you'll be in some states. It's essential to know your surroundings and know what to do in an emergency.
Gear safety: No one wants their expensive camera or laptop to get stolen while traveling. The best way to stop thieves from targeting you is not to bring any expensive gear in the first place!
Emergency situations: Emergencies happen when you least expect them, and they must have some plan in place before they travel. Things that should always be with you include an ID card and a credit card with a spending limit increasing option.
Concerns of the family and relatives: The family plays a significant role in our lives, but what do they think about us venturing out. Did you know that most people worry about their family when they go on a trip? We understand that your family is concerned about your health and safety. With the Challenges of Solo Travel, you can take care of them by sending them updates.
Trip planning: A great way to make your trip experience more fulfilling is to plan! With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that your trip will be as easy as possible. Challenges of Solo Travel helps with this by providing travel tips from experienced travelers. This should be one less thing for you to worry about!
Become a solo traveler. Exciting, thrilling, and adventurous, the life of a solo traveler is the best way to explore this planet. Safe and full of adventure, solo travelers have the freedom to explore with no worries.
Cancellation Policy Trek Spiti Valley
In case you need to cancel your plans for the trip due to avoidable/unavoidable reasons, please do notify us in writing regarding the same. The cancellation charges levied will be as follows:
60 – 46 days prior to the date of departure: 10% of the tour cost
45 – 16 days prior to the date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
15 – 8 days prior to the date of departure: 25% of the tour cost
7 – 4 days prior to the date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
Less than 72 hours prior to the date of departure: No refund
Frequently asked questions Trek to Spiti valley
Question 1: What is the Spiti valley trek difficulty level?
Answer: Trekking the Spiti Valley requires a long walk through mountain slopes, crossing precarious roads, and lodging with locals. Trekking the Spiti Valley is a great challenge that will take endurance and adrenaline! Any trek difficulty depends on the preparation of the hiker, fitness level, hiking gear, weather conditions.
You will most likely be awe-struck by the natural beauty on Spiti's trekking trail. The treks in Spiti are quite challenging since they are through rugged regions overflowing with vibrant vegetation and mountains that surround you. You'll feel as if you're flying thanks to the serene atmosphere of nature which surrounds you.
Question 2: Is the Spiti valley trek the best time to visit?
Answer: Spiti valley trek best time to visit. If you're planning a trek in Spiti Valley, this is the page for you. Are you looking for the best time to visit Spiti Valley? We deliver details on the best time to visit Spiti Valley and how you can plan your trek in Spiti Valley.
Weather conditions can change drastically in Spiti Valley. So what is the best time to visit Spiti Valley, our customers always ask? From June to early October, we conduct Spiti Valley trekking. You can thoroughly explore the high villages, alpine lakes, monasteries, and passes during this period. The roads open up from Manali to Kaza from June to October via the Kunzum pass. Summer is the best time to visit for Spiti valley trek.
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Question 3: Do you operate the Spiti valley winter trek?
Answer: Best time for the Spiti valley trek is from June to October when the Kunzum Pass is open for travel.
Question 4: Do you offer guides for the Spiti valley trek route?
Answer: Our dedicated guide will join you on the trek. The Spiti valley trek guide will help with local information and guide you throughout the trek. Experience the thrill of trekking without having to worry about the trek route! We take care of everything for you, and all you need to do is show up and enjoy every moment.
Question 5: Do you operate the Spiti valley trek in December?
Answer: The trekking plan is only available from June to October when the highest passes and villages are accessible by a motorable road. During the winter months, hiking is not available at Lahaul Spiti.
Question 6: What is the Spiti valley trek season?
Answer: To plan your adventure, you should be aware of the best period in which to go on your Spiti Valley Trek 2023. June through October is when the mercury hits its highest point with a low that dips to approximately 3 degrees, making it the perfect time frame for you to embark on this journey.
From June to October, all the mountain passes are open for vehicles. You can travel from Manali to Kaza and reach the highest villages through motorable roads.
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With our in-depth knowledge about the region, we have planned the perfect trail for you. With our vast network of experts and locals, we provide you with accurate information about the area and the best Spiti valley trek experience.
Question 8: Spiti valley trek distance?
Answer: We will cover a limited distance each day, and you will cover 20 kilometers distance. Spiti Trek in a region that's off-the-beaten-path and untouched by tourists! It will be just you in this pristine wilderness and your memories wherever you go.
The trek has been divided into trek and road trip. To maintain comfort and take the high altitude into account. Your comfort is our priority, and we've got all your needs covered. From cozy accommodations to delicious food, we make sure that your trek is as comfortable as possible so that your experience is unforgettable!
Question 9: What is the highest Spiti valley trek height?
Answer: Komic, the world's highest settlement, is located 15500 feet above sea level in the magnificent Lahaul Spiti District. Landscape and culture like nowhere else. The landscape here ranges from desolate mountains with no vegetation to lush green valleys with terraced fields. The culture here is equally varied, with Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples, small villages, nomadic shepherds, and many different festivals taking place all year round. Spiti valley trek elevation gain will be gradual, and the focus will be on acclimatization for hikers.
Question 10: Do you offer a Spiti valley trek monastery stay?
Answer: Sorry, we don't have a monastery stay option for this; you need to speak directly with monastery officials. Hiking in Spiti is one of the most challenging adventures because it involves arduous trekking made all the more fulfilling by pushing oneself to the next endurance level. Also, while doing so, you'll experience the beauty and vastness of nature along your path.
Question 11: What is my expected daily Spiti valley trek expense?
Answer: Your daily trek expense should range from 300 to 500, depending on the itinerary. Mostly you will spend on Lunch, snacks, bottled water if required.
Question 12: Is this a Spiti valley trek group tour?
Answer: Yes, this is a group tour; we also offer customized tour pricing. Please chat with us for a free quote. If you have a group and would like a private trek depending on our guide's availability and updated quote, we can offer the same for you.
Question 13: Can we get the Spiti valley trek Galaxy view during our stay?
Answer: Lahaul Spiti is famous for the night sky due to less night light pollution; you can easily see the milky way. It is best seen around the new moon nights. Spiti valley trek Milkyway galaxy is ideal for astrophotography.
Question 14: Can you tell us more about the Spiti valley trek mobile network?
Answer: The Lahaul Spiti region has low mobile network connectivity, mostly BSNL; Jio networks will work in Kaza. The region has patchy mobile connectivity; it is best to keep your loved ones informed when there is a network.