Spiti Valley Road Trip
Spiti Valley unknown destination on the tourist map, Cold desert with rugged mountains and snow-capped peaks welcome 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, Exposed deep gorge on one side of the road and 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.
Spiti Valley Road Tour
We will drive from Delhi towards Shimla district covering Kinnaur and finally reach Spiti Valley. Beautiful tour through the high mountains and deep valleys of Kinnaur. Our journey from Spiti Valley to Manali will be incredible unforgiving roads and Weather we will cross high pass of Rohtang and Kunzum. This trip is only possible from July when the road between Kunzum and Rohtang opens.
Spiti Valley Road Tour Package Itinerary
Day One - Meet your guide and driver for the tour
Today we will drive from Chandigarh leaving behind traffic as we head into the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. As we enter the Shimla climate will change, and we can start feeling fresh mountain air. It will be a long drive on the winding roads of Himachal Pradesh till Narkanda.
Route map: Chandigarh - Shimla - Kufri - Narkanda
Distance to be covered 400 km in 8 hours
Day Two - Drive to Kinnaur district Sangla
We will visit Narkanda attractive skiing destination in Shimla district also famous for Hatu Peak second highest in Shimla district. Overnight stay will be in Sangla. You will enter Kinnaur district, you will pass through the gateway of Kinnaur, and beautiful rock cut formation welcoming adventure tourist. Deep valley will accompany us throughout the journey now. You can see many Indian army and ITBP Force settlements on this route. China border is close to Kinnaur district.
Route map: Narkanda - Rampur - Wangtoo - Sangla
Distance to be covered 160 km in 8 hours
Day Three - Last village of India and Beautiful Kinnaur Kailash
Sangla is a picturesque town in Baspa Valley with snow-capped mountain and apple orchards everywhere. Chitkul is the last inhabited village near Indo Tibet China border. We will drive to ReoKong Peo main town of Kinnaur district after visiting Chitkul. We will spend the night in the beautiful Kalpa village overlooking Kinnaur Kailash mountains.
Route map - Chitkul - Reokong Peo - Kalpa
Distance to be covered - 100 km in 6 hours
Day Four - We enter worlds most treacherous roads today.
Labeled as worlds most treacherous roads on road signs by BRO or Border Road Organisation you can find the boards along the road and take a selfie. Roads will be winding and high with extreme valley exposure and some of the most beautiful you ever been. Keep hydration level high today as you will be gaining height today. You will be passing Nako loops, Nako Lake, Nako monastery, Pooh army base, Malling Nallah after Sumdo check post we finally enter Spiti Valley. We will halt for the night at Tabo Village.
Route map: Kalpa town - Pooh - Khab - Nako village - Sumdo check post - Tabo village
Distance to be covered 170 km in 10 hours
Day Five: Raw Beauty Pin Valley and Seat of the King Dhankar
Tabo Monastery is the oldest in the Himalayas. Tabo village you will find caves and cliff-like structures which was used by the monks for meditation. Tabo Monastery is of 2nd importance to the Tholing Gompa Tibet. Also known as Ajanta of Himalayas it is close to 1000 years old now.
Dhankar Monastery located on a cliff is awe inspiring it overlooks Pin and Spiti River confluence. It offers bird's eye view of Spiti Valley. One hour trek from Dhankar village is the beautiful Dhankar Lake you need good endurance and stamina for this small trek.
Pin Valley located in Spiti Valley you will find the Pin river along the road throughout the journey. Kungri Monastery is Spiti second oldest monastery. Pin Valley National Park is famous for its wildlife and Natural beauty well known for its beauty among trekkers. Mudh village is the last destination in Pin Valley.
Route map: Tabo Village - Dhankar Village - Pin Valley
Distance to be covered 70 km in 4 hours
Day Six: Drive to Kaza - Kye monastery - Khibber- Kaza
Kaza is the main town Spiti valley on the banks of Spiti River. Indian oil operates here India's highest petrol pump ASL 12,250 feet. You can only refill fuel here.
Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and a vast river bed. Kye monastery is the most famous monastery in Spiti Valley among tourist.
Kibber Village was once the highest motorable village in the world. It is famous for wildlife and amazing narrow valley hugging roads.
Route map: Kaza - Kye Monastery - Kibber
Distance to be covered 80 km in 6 hours
Day Seven: World highest locations today
We will drive to Langza famous for fossils found around the village and excellent for Astrophotography.
Hikkim Village has the highest post office in the world. Rinchen Chhering runs it since its inception in 1983. You can buy a postcard here and post it to your friends. It comes with a stamp saying from the highest post office in the world.
Komic now the highest motorable road in the world.
Route map: Langza - Hikkim - Komic
Distance to be covered 70 km in 3 hours
Day Eight: Chandratal Lake Camping
We will drive to Losar the last village of Spiti valley then Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake. Lake is famous for pristine beauty; it is a sacred place.
The lake of the moon located at ASL 14,100 feet popular for camping and treks is accessible during the summer season.
Route map: Losar - Kunzum La Pass - Chandratal Lake
Distance to be covered 120 km in 5 hours
Day Nine: Manali and Rohtang Pass
The final long stretch from Chandratal to Manali is the most beautiful part of the Road Trip. Surrounded by Mountains, crossing glacier feed rivers at Chatru, beautiful meadows. The road on this route will be unpaved mostly and difficult to drive; we will make slow progress. It is one of the most scenic drives in India.
Route map: Chandratal - Batal - Chatru - Gramphoo - Rohtang Pass- Manali
The distance we will be covering today 120 km in 7 hours
Day Ten - Board flight to your home destination
Leave early in the morning to catch your evening flight/ train/ bus from Delhi back to your hometown. The trip ends here.
Route map: Manali - Kullu - Mandi - Chandigarh - Delhi
Distance covered 360 km in 10 hours
What is included in the tour
Breakfast and Dinner. (except in Manali)
Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
Taxi for 10 days as per the plan.
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, camera charges.
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 Spiti valley road trip?
Best time to visit Spiti Valley?
Spiti Valley can be visited throughout the year via Kinnaur route, though to complete circuit from Delhi to Shimla to Kinnaur to Spiti Valley to Manali July to October will be the best time.
Can we customize Spiti valley tour packages?
We offer customizable packages you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of Vehicle is available for Spiti valley tour?
Xylo, Innova, Tempo Traveller depending on the group size