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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this 12-day road trip to the cold desert valley of Spiti and explore the cultural and natural wonders of the valley. You'll drive through the breathtaking landscape of the valley, crossing high altitude passes like Kunzum La and Rohtang La to reach remote villages. At the villages, you'll get to experience the authentic Indo-Tibetan culture of the natives, and you'll spend the nights in traditional homestays. You'll also visit Chandratal, one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the country. Some of the other highlights of this road trip are the visit to the highest post office of the world at Hikkim; a visit to Komik, the last village of India; crossing the Chicham Bridge, the highest bridge in the world; and a night spent at Langza, the fossil village.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley is a high altitude desert valley located in the heart of Himalayas. This cold desert offers some of the most riveting sceneries of India, including soaring mountains, gushing rivers, and arid valleys. The valley is also dotted with remote villages located at high altitude, and high altitude roads which connect these villages. The valley is not only famous for its breathtaking landscape, but also for its Indo-Tibetan culture which is heavily influenced by Buddhism. This road trip gives you a perfect opportunity to explore and experience the cultural and natural wonders of this surreal valley.

    Destination highlights

    Cross the mighty Rohtang La and Kunzum La on your road trip through Spiti Valley. | Explore the rich heritage and culture of remote villages of the Spiti Valley. | Send a postcard from the world's highest post office at Hikkim. | Explore the colourful markets of Manali. | Try and find fossils at Langza. | Visit the enchanting Chandratal Lake.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Depart from Delhi

    Today, you'll report to ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi at 17:00 hrs and board the HRTC bus which will drive you to Mandi. Since it is an overnight bus journey, you may carry an extra blanket or shawl for the night. You'll reach Mandi by early in the morning.

    Overnight in transit bus.

    You will board a state transport bus from Delhi at 17:00 hrs to reach Mandi. 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 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    Delhi

    17:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided.

    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Mandi to Tirthan Valley
    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Tirthan Valley to Sarahan
    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Sarahan to Chitkul via Sangla and Rackcham
    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Chitkul to Nako
    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Nako to Mud via Gue, Tabo and Dhankar
    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Mud to Langza via Lallung, Demul, Komik, and Hikkim
    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Langza to Losar via Kaza, Key, and Kibber
    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Losar to Chandratal via Kunzum La
    Day 10 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Chandratal to Manali via Rohtang La
    Day 11 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Explore Manali and Depart for Delhi
    Day 12 of the Spiti Valley Road Trip: 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.

    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.

    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 alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged from Chandigarh instead of Delhi if you notify the tour operator at the time of the booking.

    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.
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    • Spiti Valley Chandratal Manali Langza Hikkim Komic Rohtang La Kunzum Pass Road Trip Culture Nature The Great Next
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    • Spiti Valley Chandratal Manali Langza Hikkim Komic Rohtang La Kunzum Pass Road Trip Culture Nature The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Chandratal Manali Langza Hikkim Komic Rohtang La Kunzum Pass Road Trip Culture Nature The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Chandratal Manali Langza Hikkim Komic Rohtang La Kunzum Pass Road Trip Culture Nature The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Chandratal Manali Langza Hikkim Komic Rohtang La Kunzum Pass Road Trip Culture Nature The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller/Sumo/Xylo/Innova and state transport bus

    • Accommodation for 8 nights in guesthouse/homestays on triple/multi-sharing basis, and 1 night in tents at Chandratal on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and local attractions, as per itinerary
    • All government permits and charges
    • Services of experienced tour guide and support staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Bus from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh and back can be upgraded to an additional cost of INR 1000 - INR 1800 per person, depending on the bus type and sector

    • Travel arrangements between you home city and Delhi
    • Airport transfers
    • Any meals throughout the trip
    • Additional adventure activities like rafting
    • Personal expenses like gear, apparel, tips to staff, etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the 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 gadgets or jewellery

    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 travel
    • 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)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, fruits etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.