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  • Trip introduction

    This epic road trip to Spiti Valley takes you deep into the desolate, gorgeous landscape of the Indian Himalayas that offer a rare and beautiful combination of Indo-Tibetan culture. You will 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 will 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. Visit the small, discreet village of Gue and take a look at the only “mummy“ found and preserved in India.

    During the trip, you will stay with local families in home stays and guest houses at the quaint villages of Nako, Langza, Sarahan and Kalpa. You will also spend a night camping besides the famed Chandratal Lake. On this road trip to Spiti Valley, travel along winding roads of snow-capped mountains and revel in the charm and majestic beauty of the stark Himalayan landscape.

    Please note that a minimum of 6 travellers are required to book this trip. If you don’t have a group of 6 travellers, you can join a fixed departure on Wed, 15-Aug-2018.

    Destination

    Located deep in the heart of the Indian Himalayas, 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 Spiti Valley will take you to the inner sanctum of Himachal and showcase some of the most riveting landscapes of India. The journey will take you over high-altitude mountain passes to visit quaint villages that boast imposing monasteries built with Tibetan architecture. A perfect way to explore the cultural and scenic delights, this road trip to Spiti Valley offers a perfect combination of overwhelming beauty and enriching local traditions.

    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 monastery guesthouses and experience Tibetan culture and cuisine. | Visit the world's highest post office and Asia's highest inhabited village.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Depart from Delhi

    Arrive at New Delhi or Chandigarh by 17:00 hrs and board a state transport bus to Rampur. If you board the bus from New Delhi, the bus will pass through the towns of Panipat, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh and Shimla before reaching Rampur. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in bus journey.

    You will board a state transport bus from Delhi at 17:00 hrs to reach Rampur. You will spend the night in the bus. Make sure to buy some dry snacks at Delhi to munch on during the journey. 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 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Delhi

    17:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided.

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    Day 2 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Reach Rampur
    Day 3 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Rampur to Sangla
    Day 4 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Sangla to Chitkul via Rakcham
    Day 5 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Chitkul to Tabo via Nako, Gue
    Day 6 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Tabo to Dhankar
    Day 7 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Dhankar to Langza via Demul, Komik, Hikkim
    Day 8 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Langza to Kaza via Key
    Day 9 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Kaza to Chandratal lake
    Day 10 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Chandratal lake to Manali
    Day 11 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Depart from Manali
    Day 12 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Reach Delhi
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  • 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.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on 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 liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the road trip to Spiti Valley.

    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 limited 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.
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    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Touring Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Delhi on Day 1 to Delhi on Day 12 in Tempo Traveller/SUV and state transport bus

    • Accommodation in guesthouse/home stay/tents on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • All required equipment for camping at Chandratal Lake (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc.)
    • Services of experienced tour guide and camping crew
    • All permit fees, camping charges and entry fees
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city and Delhi

    • Airport transfers at Delhi or Chandigarh
    • Any meals throughout the trip
    • Additional adventure activities like rafting
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Any item 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tempo Traveller or SUV for transport as per itinerary
    • All required equipment for camping at Chandratal Lake (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc.)
    • Any technical equipment required during the tour
    • First Aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Day pack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.