5-Day Spiti Valley Road Trip (Ex-Manali)
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    Witness the raw, natural beauty of the Spiti Valley as you take 5 days to visit monasteries and villages hidden away in Himachal's mountain peaks. You'll go camping under the stars at the Chandratal Lake, visit the 1,000-year old Key Monastery, travel to the highest post office in the world at Hikkim, try your luck at spotting centuries-old fossils at Langza and explore the high-altitude Pin Valley national park.

    En route to such destinations dipped in the charm of Buddhist culture, you'll travel in a trusty Tempo Traveller through the cold and arid desert of Spiti and across mountain passes as high as 15,000 ft.

    Destination

    Standing in stark contrast to Manali's heavily wooded mountains, Spiti Valley is known for barren mountain ranges that stretch endless across north-eastern Himachal. These mountain ranges are home to some of the most heavenly landscapes, offering views of rugged and rocky mountain slopes and snow-capped peaks on the horizon. Spiti is also home to some of the highest inhabited villages in Asia, from Komic to Hikkim, where clusters of mud-bricked homes form tiny communities of shepherds and farmers.

    Destination highlights

    • Admire incredible scenes of the Spiti Valley on a road trip.
    • Visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim.
    • Go camping and visit the moon-shaped Chandratal Lake.
    • Visit Langza, the fossil village of India.
    • Explore the Pin Valley national park at Mudh.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the tour guide during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of drugs is strictly prohibited during the road trip to Spiti Valley.

    Travellers are required to carry a valid government-issued photo ID.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to report at the pick-up point in Manali by 11:00 hrs. Delay in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the departure.

    The car's AC will be switched off during unsuitable road conditions, uphill travel on mountainous roads and waiting time.

    This road trip to Spiti Valley takes travellers to destinations at altitudes from 9,000 ft to 14,500 ft, with low cellular connectivity and limited access to services.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the road trip to Spiti Valley.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali Club House, Old Manali at 11:00 hrs
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    Drop off point
    Manali Club House, Old Manali by 15:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller
    Start point
    Manali Club House
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    End point
    Manali Club House
    Time of departure
    11:00 AM
    Time of return
    03:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Swimming Required
    NA
    Instructor/Traveller ratio
    NA
    Doctors on call/at location
    NA
    Appropriate Age Group
    14
    Instructor Gender
    NA
    Any activities outside campsite
    Yes
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Manali to Kaza

    Arrive at the Manali Club House in Old Manali by 11:00 hrs. Here, you'll board a Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle and begin your road trip to Spiti Valley. Along the route, you'll cross over from the Lahaul valley and enter Spiti via Rohtang Pass. The landscape will transform from green, rich forests to brown, arid mountains. After driving across the Kunzum La, you'll reach Kaza, the capital city of Spiti, by evening and check-in to a hotel. Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.
    /Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Visit tiny villages settled over mountain slopes.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Key and Pin Valley

    Begin the day's itinerary by visiting the Key Monastery, one of the oldest and most famous centres of learning in Buddhism. By noon, you'll proceed to destinations in the Pin Valley, a national park known to house the Siberian Ibex, the Bharal and even the Red Fox. In the Pin Valley, you'll visit the Kungri Monastery and the hamlet of Mud, before returning to Kaza. Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.
    /Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Visit monasteries and revel in peace and quiet.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Komic, Hikkim, Langza

    Travel to some of the highest inhabited villages of the world. Beginning with Komic, a small village that is the highest inhabited village of Asia, you'll also visit Hikkim, home to the highest post office in the world. You'll end the day at Langza, known as the fossil village of India due to the abundance of tiny fossils around the village. Return back to Kaza by evening. Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.
    /Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Travel to the highest post office in the world at Hikkim.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Kaza to Chandratal Lake

    Visit another of Spiti's wonders, the Chandratal Lake! Passing through the villages of Chicham and Losar, you'll cross the Kunzum-La Pass and arrive at the campsite near the lake. The moon-shaped lake's blue waters stand in an interesting contrast to the barren, sandy mountains of the Chandra Bhaga mountains that flank the lake. Overnight at Chandratal Lake in luxury tents.
    /Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Travel alongside the Spiti River to explore the valley.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Chandratal Lake to Manali

    Make your way back to Manali via the Rohtang Pass and arrive by late afternoon. Your trip ends here.
    /Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Make your way across rough and jagged mountainous terrain.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    11:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Kaza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kaza
    End point
    Chandratal Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Chandratal Lake
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    All Activities Mandatory
    Yes
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements from Manali-Manali in Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle
    • Accommodation for 5 nights in hotel rooms/luxury tents on twin/triple-sharing basis
    • In-hotel/tent amenities: attached washroom, bed, blankets
    • Vegetarian meal package of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Services of experienced tour guide
    • Inner Line permits
    • Highway tolls and parking charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between home city and Manali
    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees, video/photography charges at sightseeing locations
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirt/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Fleece jacket
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Monkey cap or muffler
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle for transport between Manali-Manali
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel and napkins
    • Camera (with batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion or moisturizing cream
    • Toilet paper
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars, biscuits etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal and prescribed medication
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Manali to Kaza

    Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.

    Travel from Manali to Kaza via the Rohtang and Kunzum-La Pass. You'll be accommodated either in hotel rooms or luxury tents. Your accommodation will include attached washroom, comfortable bed and blankets. Today's meal package includes dinner only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Kaza for lunch. Meals are usually vegetarian, with non-vegetarian items subject to availability.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Key and Pin Valley

    Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.

    Take a day trip around Kaza to visit the Key Monastery and Pin Valley. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel rooms or luxury tents as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries in Kaza for lunch. Meals are usually vegetarian, with non-vegetarian items subject to availability.

    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Komic, Hikkim, Langza

    Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.

    Take a day trip around Kaza to visit the Komic, Hikkim and Langza. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel rooms or luxury tents as yesterday. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries in Kaza for lunch. Meals are usually vegetarian, with non-vegetarian items subject to availability.

    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Kaza to Chandratal Lake

    Overnight at Chandratal Lake in tents.

    Travel from Kaza to the Chandratal Lake. You'll be accommodated in tents. The tents will include attached washroom, comfortable bed and blankets. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Chandratal Lake for lunch. Meals are usually vegetarian, with non-vegetarian items subject to availability.

    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Chandratal Lake to Manali

    Your trip ends by late afternoon.

    Travel back to Manali from Chandratal Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Manali for lunch. You'll arrive at Manali by late afternoon. Your trip ends here.

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