Group Departure Spiti Valley 2021

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5

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$290 USD /Person

About tour

This is not one of those regular tourist trails. Ladakh's lesser-known neighbor, the cold mountain desert of Spiti, is for travelers who dare to travel off-beaten paths.

Spiti Valley's scenic and quaint villages remain remotely nestled in the lap of the mighty, barren Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, and it is here that you can hike and get a chance to see rare Snow Leopard (In Winters) and Himalayan birds and wolf, visit monasteries dating back to over 1000 years, savor delicious local cuisine and sample a fascinating culture different from the rest of India.

Amaze yourself by meeting the kindest of people who live the harshest of their lives. "This is a world within a world", as Rudyard Kipling once described it.

Apart from Spiti Valley, there is a bonus treat of 2 dreamy days at Manali and Kullu Valley, which is one of the most popular Himalayan destinations.

On this tour, you do not have to worry about anything, be it accommodation, transportation, or even food. We have got you covered.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Manali

Chandigarh - Manali

Arrive at Chandigarh, afterwards board your tempo traveller and head towards Manali - A beautiful driving experience through the Himalayas and then you arrive at Manali in the evening.

It will be around 09 hours’ drive. Manali lies at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. Check-in to hotel on arrival, relax. 

The evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.

Meals : Dinner

Day 2 : ChandraTal

Manali - Solnag - Atal Tunnel - Chattru - Batal - Chandratal

We will check-out from the hotel early morning. Sharp at 6:00 am and will leave for ChandraTaal via Atal tunnel, Gramphu, Chhatru, and Batal. The distance is about 114 km and it will be around a 7-8 hours journey. After Gramphu the road actually disappears and the path gets really bumpy. On the way, you will witness numerous beautiful waterfalls, Chandra river flowing beside, sheep and horses grazing in the green fields, tiny little wildflowers, snow peaks. The landscapes change from green mountains to dry the Rocky Mountains covered with snow but one needs to be focused to see and feel the beauty around. The wind gets really chilling at Batal and sky looks clear blue.

At Batal we will take a short break for lunch. From Batal you will get a nice view of the Lahaul ranges; peaks like Akela Killa (6005 m), Minar (6172 m), Phabrang (6172 m), Talagiri(6279 M), Tara Pahar(6227 M), Chandrabhaga (6280 m) and Mulkilla (6517 m).

Reach ChandraTaal and check-in to the camps; the evening is at your leisure. Dinner & overnight stay is at camps overlooking the Chandrabagha peak and the mind-blowing night sky.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 : Kaza

Chandratal - Kunzum Pass - Losar - Kaza

After breakfast hike to Chandra Taal lake. You will see the banks of the lake are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. You may see some Himalayan birds. Spend some time walking around the heavenly lake. Afterward head towards Kaza, crossing Kunzum-La which is the highest Pass (14,928ft or 4550 m) in the region and offers spectacular views. The capital of Spiti, Kaza is about 77kms from ChandraTaal and sits on the eroded flood plain of the Spiti River; it is the biggest settlement you’ll encounter in this empty corner of the planet. It will be around 5-6 hours’ drive.

On the way visit Key monastery. It is the most important and the biggest Buddhist center in Spiti Valley. It also serves as a religious training center for Lamas. The monastery is famous for its murals, thankas, rare manuscripts, stucco images, and wind instruments. It was founded in the 11th century. The landscapes between Losar and Kaza are the most beautiful and captivating. For the whole of the time, you will be looking out of the window admiring the mesmerizing, pure, and untouched beauty of Mother Earth. Overnight stay at hotel in Kaza.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 : Langza

Kaza - Tabo - Hikkim - Komic - Langza

After breakfast check-out from hotel and head towards Tabo. Welcome to the land of – ‘Tabo Monastery’ which according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old, founded back in 996 A.D. It has been declared a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The land here looks like a desolate moonscape

Monastery has large and priceless collection of scroll paintings, manuscripts, well-preserved statues, frescos and extensive murals which cover almost every wall in the monastery. The Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire to Tabo, since he maintains that the Tabo Monastery is one of the holiest.

Afterwards head towards Langza village, it is well known for its rich fossil reserves of marine animals and plants. Langza is also adorned by a beautiful Golden statue of Buddha which can be noticed from afar. The evening is at your leisure, overnight stay at a homestay in Langza.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 : Manali

Langza - Manali

 

Now it’s time for the return journey. Bid farewell to the days spent in Spiti valley. After breakfast check-out from Langza and head towards Manali. On the way, you will see some breath-taking patches of precipitous ravines where any sound echoes three times. One can actually hear the sound of silence in the villages of Spiti valley. The distance is about 195kms. and it will be around 7-8 hours’ drive. Have lunch on the way and reach Manali in the evening.

The evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Manali.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

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Start: Manali

Finish: Manali

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