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  • Trip introduction

    Witness the raw, natural beauty of the Spiti Valley as you take 5 days to visit monasteries and villages hidden away in Himachal's mountain peaks. You'll go camping under the stars at the Chandratal Lake, visit the 1,000-year old Key Monastery, travel to the highest post office in the world at Hikkim, try your luck at spotting centuries-old fossils at Langza and explore the high-altitude Pin Valley national park.

    En route to such destinations dipped in the charm of Buddhist culture, you'll travel in a trusty Tempo Traveller through the cold and arid desert of Spiti and across mountain passes as high as 15,000 ft.

    Destination

    Standing in stark contrast to Manali's heavily wooded mountains, Spiti Valley is known for barren mountain ranges that stretch endless across north-eastern Himachal. These mountain ranges are home to some of the most heavenly landscapes, offering views of rugged and rocky mountain slopes and snow-capped peaks on the horizon. Spiti is also home to some of the highest inhabited villages in Asia, from Komic to Hikkim, where clusters of mud-bricked homes form tiny communities of shepherds and farmers.

    Destination highlights

    Admire incredible scenes of the Spiti Valley on a road trip. | Visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim. | Go camping and visit the moon-shaped Chandratal Lake. | Visit Langza, the fossil village of India. | Explore the Pin Valley national park at Mudh.

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  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Manali to Kaza

    Arrive at the Manali Club House in Old Manali by 11:00 hrs. Here, you'll board a Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle and begin your road trip to Spiti Valley. Along the route, you'll cross over from the Lahaul valley and enter Spiti via Rohtang Pass. The landscape will transform from green, rich forests to brown, arid mountains. After driving across the Kunzum La, you'll reach Kaza, the capital city of Spiti, by evening and check-in to a hotel. Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.

    Overnight at Kaza in hotel rooms or luxury tents.

    Travel from Manali to Kaza via the Rohtang and Kunzum-La Pass. You'll be accommodated either in hotel rooms or luxury tents. Your accommodation will include attached washroom, comfortable bed and blankets. Today's meal package includes dinner only. However, you may stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Kaza for lunch. Meals are usually vegetarian, with non-vegetarian items subject to availability.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Kaza

    11:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

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    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Key and Pin Valley
    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Day trip to Komic, Hikkim, Langza
    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Kaza to Chandratal Lake
    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley road trip: Chandratal Lake to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    Consumption of drugs is strictly prohibited during the road trip to Spiti Valley.

    Travellers are required to carry a valid government-issued photo ID.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to report at the pick-up point in Manali by 11:00 hrs. Delay in arriving at the pick-up point may lead to missing the departure.

    The car's AC will be switched off during unsuitable road conditions, uphill travel on mountainous roads and waiting time.

    This road trip to Spiti Valley takes travellers to destinations at altitudes from 9,000 ft to 14,500 ft, with low cellular connectivity and limited access to services.

    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 road trip to Spiti Valley.

    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 Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Road Trip Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Manali-Manali in Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation for 5 nights in hotel rooms/luxury tents on twin/triple-sharing basis
    • In-hotel/tent amenities: attached washroom, bed, blankets
    • Vegetarian meal package of all breakfasts and dinners from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6
    • Services of experienced tour guide
    • Inner Line permits
    • Highway tolls and parking charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Manali

    • Lunch, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees, video/photography charges at sightseeing locations
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirt/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Fleece jacket
    • Trekking/sports shoes
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Monkey cap or muffler
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle for transport between Manali-Manali
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • ID proof
    • Towel and napkins
    • Camera (with batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion or moisturizing cream
    • Toilet paper
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (protein/granola bars, biscuits etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific, personal and prescribed medication