9-day Spiti Valley Road Trip (with Shimla)
Kaza, Spiti, India
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  • Trip introduction

    This 9-day road trip to Spiti Valley takes you deep into the cold and barren mountains of Himachal, where spellbinding views of the dramatic landscape are a regular feature of daily life. You'll visit the ancient monasteries of Key, Dhankar and Tabo, where the cool air is scented with incense and the walls are decorated with Buddhist art. You'll drive up to 15,000 feet to visit Komik, one of Asia's highest inhabited villages, and send a postcard from Hikkim, the highest post-office in the world. You'll also visit Gue to see the only 'mummy' found and preserved in India and explore the charming hill-station of Shimla.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley is a high-altitude cold desert valley that connects India and Tibet. With a heavy Buddhist influence, the valley is dotted with historic Buddhist monuments and monasteries. This road trip to the inner sanctum of Spiti will showcase some of the most riveting landscapes of India, taking you over high-altitude mountain passes to visit quaint villages in the valley. A perfect way to explore the cultural and scenic delights of Spiti, this journey offers a perfect combination of nature and tradition.

    Destination highlights

    • Travel along lofty mountain peaks and towering hills on a road trip to Spiti Valley.
    • Visit the famed monasteries of Key, Dhankar and Tabo.
    • Live at quaint home-stays to experience Tibetan culture and cuisine.
    • Visit the world's highest post office and Asia's highest inhabited village.
    • Explore the charming hill-station of Shimla.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

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

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-21 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-14 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    During this road trip to Spiti Valley, travellers will visit destinations at altitudes from 9,000 ft to 14,500 ft and may experience altitude sickness.

    Spiti Valley is located at an altitude with no internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking the trip.

    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 trip.

    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
    New Delhi Kashmiri Gate/Chandigarh at 19:30 hrs
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    Drop off point
    New Delhi Kashmiri Gate/Chandigarh at 09:00 hrs
    Mode of transport
    Public bus, SUV or Tempo Trave
    Start point
    Aut
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    End point
    Shimla
    Time of departure
    07:30 PM
    Time of return
    09:00 AM

    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
    NA
  • Day 1 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Delhi to Aut

    Arrive at New Delhi by 19:30 hrs and board a state transport bus to Aut in Himachal Pradesh. Overnight in transit.

    Day 2 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Aut to Tirthan Valley

    After arriving in Aut by morning, you'll take another state transport bus for a 2-hr journey to Tirthan Valley. A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley is full of natural delights with plush greenery flowering all around town. The gorgeous Tirthan river flows right through the small town. Overnight in a guesthouse at Tirthan.

    Day 3 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Tirthan to Sarahan

    After a lazy morning at Tirthan, you'll board a private vehicle and travel to Sarahan, a little-known hill-station in Himachal Pradesh. Here, you'll visit the Bhimakali temple. Local legends say that human sacrifices were held at the temple until only 100 years ago. Take an evening walk around the hill-station to end to the day. Overnight in a guesthouse at Sarahan.

    Day 4 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Sarahan to Nako

    Travel from Sarahan to Nako, the last village in the Kinnaur region. Here, you'll visit Nako's holy lake, dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava. You can also spot traditional houses at Nako, traditionally built with stacked stones. Overnight in a home-stay at Nako.

    Day 5 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Nako to Langza

    Your day begins with a visit to Tabo to visit the second-oldest monastery in the world, over 1,000 years old. The next stop is Kaza, the largest city in Spiti and home of the Key Gompa, an important hill-top monastery. Before reaching Langza, you'll also visit Komik, the highest village with a motorable road in the world, and Hikkim, site of the world's highest post-office. Overnight in a home-stay at Langza.

    Day 6 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Langza to Kalpa

    Your day begins with a visit to Dhankar to visit the local monastery that was once an old Mongolian prison. The next stop is Gue to take a look at the only 'mummy' found and preserved in India. You'll end the day at Kalpa, a small town famous for sprawling apple orchards. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in a home-stay at Kalpa.

    Day 7 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Kalpa to Shimla

    From Kalpa, you'll travel south and exit the Spiti Valley in the hill-station of Shimla. This town, steeped in a unique old world charm of its own, is a great destination to explore with a vibrant marketplace and local attractions. You'll reach Shimla by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse at Shimla.

    Day 8 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Depart from Shimla

    After a lazy morning, you can check-out of the guesthouse and spend the day at leisure in Shimla. Explore the mall road, visit quaint cafes and restaurants, stop by the local church or go shopping to get gifts for loved ones back home. In the evening, you'll board a state transport bus back to Delhi. Overnight in transit.

    Day 9 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Arrive in Delhi

    You will reach New Delhi by early morning. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    07:30 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Aut
    End point
    Tirthan
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tirthan
    End point
    Sarahan
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sarahan
    End point
    Nako
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nako
    End point
    Langza
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Langza
    End point
    Kalpa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kalpa
    End point
    Shimla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shimla
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Delhi
    End point
    Delhi
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller/SUV and state transport bus
    • Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouse/home-stays on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Services of experienced tour guide and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and local attractions, as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Delhi, plus airport transfers
    • Any meals, throughout the trip
    • Personal expenses like gear, apparel, tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Windproof jacket
    • Waterproof footwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Shirts/t-shirts and jeans/track pants
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tempo Traveller or SUV for transport, as per itinerary
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Lip balm and moisturizing cream
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, chocolate etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Delhi to Aut

    Overnight in transit.

    You will board a state transport bus from Delhi at 19:30 hrs to reach Aut. You'll spend the night in the bus. Since no meals are included throughout the trip, make sure to eat before the bus journey and get packed eatables in case you get hungry during the ride.

    Day 2 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Aut to Tirthan Valley

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Tirthan.

    Spend the night at Tirthan in a comfortable guesthouse on triple/multi-sharing basis. No meals are included throughout the trip, but you will stop at local restaurants and eateries to have meals at an additional cost.

    Day 3 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Tirthan to Sarahan

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Sarahan.

    Spend the night at Sarahan in a comfortable guesthouse. The number of travellers accommodated in one room during overnight stay often depends on your group size and the availability of rooms at the guesthouse. No meals are provided in today's package, but you'll get ample opportunities to eat or parcel meals during stop overs and market visits.

    Day 4 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Sarahan to Nako

    Overnight in a home-stay at Nako.

    Spend the night at Nako in a traditional home-stay. Overnight stay at home-stays often give you the chance to interact with the local natives and get a first hand insight in their daily life. No meals are included throughout the trip, but you can eat local cuisines at restaurants and eateries during stop overs.

    Day 5 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Nako to Langza

    Overnight in a home-stay at Langza.

    Spend the night at Langza in a traditional home-stay. No meals are included throughout the trip, but you can eat local cuisines at restaurants and eateries during stop overs.

    Day 6 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Langza to Kalpa

    Overnight in a home-stay at Kalpa.

    Spend the night at Kalpa in a traditional home-stay. No meals are included throughout the trip, but you will stop at local restaurants and eateries to have meals at additional cost.

    Day 7 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Kalpa to Shimla

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Shimla.

    Spend the night at Shimla in a guesthouse. No meals are included throughout the trip, but you can visit the many restaurants and cafes at Shimla to have meals at additional cost.

    Day 8 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Depart from Shimla

    Overnight in transit.

    Spend the day at Shimla and board an overnight bus to Delhi. You'll spend the night in the bus, travelling back to Delhi. Since no meals are included throughout the trip, make sure to have dinner before the bus journey and get packed eatables for the ride.

    Day 9 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Arrive in Delhi

    Your trip ends by early morning.

    The bus arrives in Delhi by 9:00 hrs. Your Spiti road trip ends here.

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