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  • Trip introduction

    This 9-day road trip to Spiti Valley takes you deep into the cold and barren mountains of Himachal, where spellbinding views of the dramatic landscape are a regular feature of daily life. You'll 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'll 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. You'll also visit Gue to see the only 'mummy' found and preserved in India and explore the charming hill-station of Shimla.

    Destination

    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 the inner sanctum of Spiti will showcase some of the most riveting landscapes of India, taking you over high-altitude mountain passes to visit quaint villages in the valley. A perfect way to explore the cultural and scenic delights of Spiti, this journey offers a perfect combination of nature and tradition.

    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 quaint home-stays to experience Tibetan culture and cuisine. | Visit the world's highest post office and Asia's highest inhabited village. | Explore the charming hill-station of Shimla.

    Activity Details

    14+

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

    Arrive at New Delhi by 19:30 hrs and board a state transport bus to Aut in Himachal Pradesh. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit.

    You will board a state transport bus from Delhi at 19:30 hrs to reach Aut. 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

    19:30 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided

    Day 2 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Aut to Tirthan Valley
    Day 3 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Tirthan to Sarahan
    Day 4 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Sarahan to Nako
    Day 5 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Nako to Langza
    Day 6 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Langza to Kalpa
    Day 7 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Kalpa to Shimla
    Day 8 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Depart from Shimla
    Day 9 of the road trip to Spiti Valley: Arrive in 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

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

    Includes

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

    • Accommodation for 6 nights in guesthouse/home-stays on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Services of experienced tour guide and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • Entry fees at monuments, monasteries and local attractions, as per itinerary
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Delhi, plus airport transfers

    • Any meals, throughout the trip
    • Personal expenses like gear, apparel, tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything 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
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    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

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Lip balm and moisturizing cream
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, chocolate etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

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