Overview/Itinerary

About Spiti Valley

Spiti valley, 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, strong hold of Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley, famous for Tibetan medicine system and Amchis, fossils of Langza village, highest motorable villages and passes, scenic lakes, a 1000-year-old culture, tough life, beautiful villages and people and out of this world landscape. Come and explore with us as we travel to a civilization frozen in time. Spiti Fixed Departures have been planned in a way that you explore Spiti like a local and at a pace that helps you acclimatize and enjoy at the same time.

Important Notes

  • Access to high altitude regions of Spiti Valley, especially Hikkim, Komik, Langza villages and Pin Valley etc. may be blocked during winter months due to excessive snow-fall. Hence, the visit to these locations is weather  dependent. In such case, we will look for best possible alternatives, as feasuible.
  • Travellers residing outside Delhi are suggested to book trains/flights reaching Delhi not later than 4 PM on the trip start date. Similarly, on trip end date, book returning flight/trains leaving post 2 PM.
  • Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. may cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing.

Highlights of the tour

  • Visit to Oldest Monastery in spiti
  • Only sitting mummy in world
  • Experience the Milky way and watch shooting stars.
  • Asia's Highest Bridge in Chicham
  • Komic Village- Highest Village connected to Motorable road
  • Hikkim Village- highest Post Office in the world 
  • Last Village of India on Indo-Tibet Border - Chitkul
  • Travel through the toughest roads in the world- NH05 & NH505
  • Experience  the local life and subzero temperatures

Spiti Valley Winter Fixed Departure Date

  • 15th - 23rd Oct 2022
  • 22nd - 30th Oct 2022
  • 29th Oct - 6th Nov 2022
  • 5th - 13th Nov 2022
  • 12th - 20th Nov 2022
  • 19th - 27th Nov 2022
  • 26th Nov - 4th Dec 2022
  • 3rd - 11th Dec 2022
  • 10th - 18th Dec 2022
  • 17th - 25th Dec 2022
  • 26th Dec 2022 - 3rd Jan 2023
     

Spiti Valley in Winter Event Details

  • Duration: 8 nights/ 9 days
  • Cost: Rs. 18,499/- per person (Delhi to Delhi)

Spiti Valley Winter Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi to Shimla

Get ready to be departed from Delhi. Reach 45 minutes prior to bus departure time. Reach Shimla next morning by an overnight in Volvo.

Note: Carry your essential in day pack, to avoid hassle for next day freshen up.

 

Day 2 - Shimla to Chitkul

  • The Spiti quest Adventure starts from here. You will reach Shimla and transfer to our vehicle.
  • Have breakfast freshen up and drive through Kufri, with Narkanda, Pit stop at Karcham dam and continue your journey towards Sangla valley.
  • We will be reaching Chitkul by evening. Enjoy chilling winds with great views of the mountains have delicious food and sleep while listening to the sound of bespe river.

Note: Breakfast on this day is not included. We'll stop at restaurant / dhaba on the route for freshen up.

 

Day 3 - Chitkul to Nako

  • Wake up early morning to experience one of the best sunrises. Chitkul is the last Indian village towards China border. Explore the best of it. Explore the local village of Chitkul.
  • Enroute visit khab - confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river.
  • Reach Nako. Check- in to the homestay
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Nako.

 

Day 4 - Nako to Kaza

  • Freshen up and leave for Kaza.
  • On the way visit Gue Monastery, famous for 500 ear old mummy of Sangha Tenzin.
  • Visit Dhankar Monastery which was a Capital of spiti in the past.
  • Reach Kaza check into your homestay, overnight stay at Kaza.

 

Day 5 - Kaza to Langza - Hikkim - Komic and back to Kaza

  • Divine Spiti Valley sightseeing awaits you after having breakfast. Langza is a high-altitude village known for ancient marine fossils & the popular Langza Buddha statue
  • Visit Komic Gompa at the World's Highest motorable village and have a delicious lunch.
  • At 4,400 m above sea level in, the Hikkim post office is a vital connection to the outside world. Send postcards to friends and family. Come back to Kaza.
  • Visit kaza market.
  • Have delicious food at the homestay & overnight stay at Kaza.

 

Day 6 - Kaza to Tabo (via Key - Chicham bridge)

  • Wake up early morning & head towards todays sightseeing.
  • Visit the iconic key Monastery.
  • Head towards the highest suspension bridge in Asia - Chicham bridge.
  • Head Towards Tabo.
  • Visit the Tabo Monastery which is know as the Ajantha of Himalayas
  • Overnight Stay in Tabo.

 

Day 7 - Tabo to Kalpa

  • After Breakfast drive to Kalpa. On the way enjoy the great outer Views of Spiti.
  • We will again cross the Nako village (From Outer side) and drive.
  • Enroute the best viewing of Sutlej & Spiti Rivers at Khab.
  • Enjoy the Road journey.
  • Arrival at Kalpa. Check-ln to the hotel and Overnight stay.

 

Day 8 - Kalpa to Shimla

  • After breakfast, Check-Out from the hotel and move for your return journey to Shimla
  • On the way to enjoy the beautiful views of outer Narkanda and Kufri.
  • Arrival at Shimla.
  • Overnight Journey To Delhi By Volvo Bus from Shimla ISBT/bypass.

 

Day 9 - Arrival at Delhi

The group will reach Delhi by early in the morning. You will remember this unexplored Winters White Spit( Trip till the lifetime with an amazing group and its beautiful memories- The Unexplored Hidden Gem of India. Tour Ends.

8 Nights 9 Days 03 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Volvo transfer from Delhi to Shimla & back to Delhi.
  • Entire sightseeing by tempo traveler.
  • Accommodation for 6 nights on triple/quad sharing basis (1 N Chitkul, 1 N Kalpa, 1 N Tabo, 2 N Kaza, 1 N Nako)
  • 12 Meals - (B & D) in Chitkul, (B & D) in Kalpa, (B & D) in Tabo, (2B & 2D) in Kaza, (B & D) in Nako
  • All inner line permits for the trip.
  • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
  • Team Captain throughout the trip.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bus/flight/train tickets till Delhi and back
  • Snacks and beverages (except the ones with meals)
  • Lunch on all days
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Early check in to the hotels.
  • Meals while Volvo journey and transfers.
  • Additional food and stay cost due to any travel delay.
  • Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather, flood, etc.
  • Cost of any medical emergency or other emergency if required
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
Things to Carry
Things to Carry

Must Carry

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness (a must)

Essentials

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray
  • LED torch light
  • Mobile charger and powerbank
  • Camera and charger (optional)
  • Personal medicines and first aid kit

Clothes

  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pair of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

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:

  • 30 days prior to date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
  • 29 to 15 days prior to date of departure: 75% of the tour cost
  • Less than 15 days prior to date of departure: 100% of the tour cost (means 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
  • In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Important points to know before you book this tour

  • This is backpacking adventure tour
  • You will be staying with locals of the region in their homestays
  • Food served will be local menu and what people generally eat in the region
  • One cannot expect hotel like services in homestays.
  • Conditions in winters are extremely harsh, Dry toilets will be used
  • Water in the pipelines freezes so no running water will be available
  • Locals have limited supply of wood so Bukhari will work for limited time
  • Air is thin and dry winds flow during winters, you have to take care of your own health
  • Vehicle ac will not work in the mountains
  • Tour may get cancelled if we don't receive enough bookings and Treks and Trails India will not be responsible for any charges borne by customers like flight cancellation charge or train cancellation charge
  • We will provide you a free date change option or full refund.
  • Any extra charges due to change in itinerary due to any reason will borne by travellers (except - if company changes the itinerary)
  • This trip takes you through high altitude regions of Himalayas and certain level of fitness is required to complete this trip