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.
Spiti, in the local language, stands for middle land, because it lies between India and Tibet, and offers you a rare and beautiful combination of both cultures. This epic road trip takes you deep into the desolate, gorgeous landscape of the Spiti Valley, where you’ll see turquoise rivers, quaint Spiti villages, and the ancient monasteries of Ki, Nako, Tabo, and Kundri, 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. On your way back, you’ll stop for a night at the stunning Chandratal Lake, a blue, blue lake shaped like a crescent moon. You’ll camp here for the night, in Swiss tents and watch the lake change colour as the sky changes from dusk to night.
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 Innova shared by 6 people, and will enjoy an easy ride over 7 days.
In the midst of the bleak craggy rocks and towering mountains, you'll find all the charm and majestic beauty of this spectacular region. You’ll stay in quaint hotels or in homestays with local families, seeing how they live their daily lives in this extreme terrain. The Spiti Valley is bleached white and grey with the weather, but has patches of green oases and sparkling water bodies, making for some wonderful photography opportunities. It is home to the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox, and of course, the land's most famous resident, the snow leopard, so do keep your eyes peeled!
Tumble into a history lesson with the ancient monasteries of Spiti. | Spend 7 days in one of the most beautiful regions in India. | Send a postcard from the world's highest post office in Hikkim. | Watch herds of yak grazing in the sparse vegetation of the Spiti Valley. | Drive through high altitude passes of Rohtang and Kunzum Pass. | Camp about 2 kms away from the blue waters of Chandratal Lake. | Try your hand at night photography and capture star trails and the Milky Way.
8 years and above
Your journey begins in Manali, with a pick-up in the morning. You'll be driven up to Kunzum La, at 15,000 feet, from where you'll see scenic views of the mountains around. The route takes you through Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La, the highest motorable roads in the world, so you can expect to feel the altitude a bit. Take it easy in the car, and enjoy the views. Overnight in hotel.
Overnight in hotel room.
You will be accommodated in Kaza in a cozy hotel room on twin sharing basis with comfortable beds and clean linens.
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.
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.