Manali is one of the biggest tourist hubs in Himachal Pradesh, and can be reached via overnight bus from Delhi, or by flight (to Bhuntar Airport, 50 kms from Manali) from most major cities in India.
This 7 day roadtrip takes you from Manali into the dramatic landscape of the Spiti Valley, where you’ll see turquoise rivers, timeless villages, and the ancient monasteries of Ki, Nako and Tabo, where the air is heavy with incense. You'll also visit Komik, one of Asia's highest inhabited villages, and send a postcard from Hikkim, the highest post-office in the world. You'll spend a night at the stunning Chandratal Lake, where you'll camp for the night in Swiss tents.
Apart from the lovely views, you'll also enjoy some fun activities: a riverside bonfire in Pin Valley, a guided tour by a monk in Ki Monastery, a cooking session in a homestay in Lhalung, and, if time permits, a short trek to Dhankar Lake.
Spiti has a majestic beauty of its own, with craggy rocks and towering mountains all around. The landscape is bleached white and grey with centuries of extreme weather, but the patches of green oases and sparkling water bodies offer lovely contrasts and make for some wonderful photography opportunities.
Your jeep odyssey begins and ends in Manali, and takes you through some truly spectacular landscape. You'll be comfortably seated in a non-A/C Force Traveller shared by 10 people, and will enjoy an easy ride over 7 days. You'll stay in quaint hotels or in homestays with local families, seeing how they live their daily lives in this extreme terrain.
Spend 7 days exploring one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in India. | Discove the ancient monasteries of Ki and Tabo. | Send a postcard from Hikkim, the world's highest post office. | See Langza, the fossil capital of Spiti. | Enjoy a riverside bonfire in Pin Valley. | Go on a guided tour with a monk in Ki Monastery. | Try your hand at Spiti-style cooking in a homestay cooking session. | Drive through high altitude passes of Rohtang and Kunzum Pass. | Camp about 2 kms away from the
You'll arrive in Manali and make your way to your hotel. You can check in and enjoy a relaxed day in this beautiful Himachali town. Overnight in a hotel.
Overnight in hotel in Manali.
You will arrive in Manali and check in to a hotel here. No transport, pick-up, or meals are included today. The Manali hotel room is shared by 2 people, with comfortable beds and clean linen. You are free to spend this day as you please, but if you have any last minute essentials to buy, do head to the market today.
No meals are included today.
If a cancellation is made 0-7 days before departure of Spiti Valley road trip: No refund.
If a cancellation is made 8-14 days before departure of Spiti Valley road trip: 35% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made 15-29 days before departure of Spiti Valley road trip: 70% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made 30 days or more before departure of Spiti Valley road trip: 90% of the trip cost will be refunded.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/ drugs is not permitted before any adventure activity.
Please respect the culture and property of the Spiti homestays when you're here.