Spiti Valley Road Trip via Shimla (ex-Chandigarh)

Book this Spiti Valley road trip which takes you through the breathtaking landscape of the cold desert valley and lets you explore the cultural and natural wonders of remote villages tucked in the folds of Spiti. On this trip, you'll visit the world's highest village accessible by road at Komic, world's highest post office at Hikkim, and the fossil village of Langza. You'll also visit various ancient monasteries of Kalpa, Nako, Gue, Key, Dhankar, etc. and cross high altitude passes of Rohtang La and Kunzum La. Another highlight of this trip the visit to Chandratal lake, where you'll spend the night in tents on the banks of the lake.

NOTE: A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this trip.

Destination

Spiti Valley, located at the intersection of India and Tibet, is a cold desert valley perched high in the heart of Himalayas. It is a popular tourist destination in India, famous for its dramatic landscape that consits of barren valleys, rugged rocky slopes, high altitude passes, and snow capped mountain tops. It is also home to some of the world's highest villages like Komic and Hikkim. The villages of this valley are rich with an Indo-Tibetan cultural heritage, and historic monasteries.

Destination highlights

Visit remote villages and explore the rich Indo-Tibetan culture of Spiti Valley. | Send a post card from the world's highest post office at Hikkim. | Cross Rohtang La and Kunzum La to reach remote villages. | Experience the dramatic landscape of the Spiti Valley on this road trip. | Spend a night on the banks of the Chandratal Lake.

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10:00

19:00

Today, you'll be picked up in Chandigarh and drive to Narkanda where you'll meet your fellow travellers and the tour guide. The route will pass through Shimla, where you'll make a short halt to explore the markets of Shimla. Overnight in hotel at Narkanda.

Overnight in hotel at Narkanada.

Today's meal package only includes dinner which will be served at the hotel in Narkanda. You can have your lunch en route to Narkanda on your own expense.

Food

Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Chandigarh

Narkanda

10:00 AM

Today, you'll drive to Kalpa through the scenic landscape of Shimla and you'll catch your first glimpse of snow capped mountains. The route passes through Rampur Bushahr and Tranda. You'll also visit the Kalpa Monastery and Roghi Suicide Point. You'll reach Kalpa by evening. Overnight in hotel at Kalpa.

Overnight in hotel at Kalpa.

Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served at the hotel in Narkanda, and dinner which will be served at the hotel in Kalpa. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

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Day 2 Milestone

Narkanda

Kalpa

07:00 AM

Today, you'll drive to Tabo via Nako and Gue through a scenic route and you'll bid farewell to green landscapes as you enter into the barren landscape of Spiti. En route, you'll get to visit the gorgeous Nako Lake, and the ancient Gue Monastery. You'll even visit the Tabo Monastery upon reaching Tabo. OVernight in a guesthouse at Tabo.

Overnight in guesthouse at Tabo.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the hotel in Kalpa, and dinner will be served at the guesthouse in Tabo. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

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Day 3 Milestone

Kalpa

Tabo

07:00 AM

Today, you'll drive to Kaza via the Pin Valley National Park. En route, you'll visit Dhankar Monastery, Kungri Monastery, Mudh Village and upon reaching Kaza, you'll visit the Kaza Monastery. You'll reach Kaza by evening. Overnight in tents at Kaza.

Overnight in hotel at Kaza.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the guesthouse in Tabo, and dinner will be served at the hotel in Kaza. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

Veg

Day 4 Milestone

Tabo

Kaza

07:00 AM

Today, you'll drive to Kibber and en route, you'll visit Langza, the fossil village. From there, you'll drive to Komic, which is the highest village in the world accessible by road, and then you'll visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim. En route to Kibber, you'll make a halt at Key to visit the famous Key Monastery. Overnight in guesthouse at Kibber

Overnight in homestay at Kibber.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the hotel in Kaza, and dinner will be served at the homestay at Kibber. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

Veg

Day 5 Milestone

Kaza

Kibber

07:00 AM

Today, you'll drive to the enchanting Chandratal Lake. En route, you'll cross the thrilling Kunzum La to reach the lake. You'll reach the lake by later afternoon, and you'll spend the evening on the banks of the lake and at night, you'll retire in tents close to the lake.

Overnight in tents at Chandratal.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the hotel in Kibber and dinner will be served at the Chandratal campsite. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

Veg

Day 6 Milestone

Kibber

Chandratal

07:00 AM

Today, you'll check out of the campsite in the morning and begin your drive to Manali. You'll cross the mighty Rohtang La on your way. Upon reaching Manali, you can spend the evening exploring the colourful streets of Manali. Overnight in hotel at Manali.

Overnight in hotel at Manali.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Chandratal campsite, and dinner will be served at the hotel in Manali. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

Veg

Day 7 Milestone

Chandratal

Manali

07:00 AM

Today is the last day of your tour, and you'll drive to Chandigarh from Manali. It is a long yet relaxing drive through serene landscapes. You'll reach Chandigarh in evening. Your trip ends here.

Your journey ends before nightfall.

Today's meal package only includes breakfast which will be served at the hotel in Manali. No lunch will be provided today, but you can stop at a restaurant or café en route for lunch on your own expense. You'll be dropped back in Chandigargh by evening.

Food

Breakfast

Veg

Day 8 Milestone

Manali

Chandigarh

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Accommodation in hotel/tents on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Dinner on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Private vehicle from Chandigarh and back
  • Driver fares, fuel costs, parking charges, toll fees, etc.
  • Services of an experienced tour guide
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Transport from your home city to Chandigarh
  • Lunch throughout the trip
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any additional cost like tips, extra meals, beverages, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • 1 windproof jacket (heavy or feather jackets if you are visiting between Oct-June)
  • 1 pullover
  • 1 woollen sweater
  • 1 pair thermal inners
  • Woollen socks (for the night only), gloves, mufflers, socks
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes
  • Cotton socks for the day
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • 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

  • Private vehicle from Chandrigarh and back
  • Driver fares, fuel costs, parking charges, toll fees, etc.
  • First aid kit

You need to get

  • Rucksack
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight or head lamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Cold cream
  • Extra poly bags for soiled clothes
  • Power banks
  • Camera
  • Lip balm
  • BSNL prepaid or postpaid sim card
  • Inhaler (if you suffer from asthma)
  • ID proof
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Wet wipes
  • Lightweight towel
  • Dry snacks

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the Spiti Valley Road Trip: Full refund.

For cancellations made 30-44 days prior to the Spiti Valley Road Trip: 50% refund of the deposit.

For canellations made less than 30 days prior to 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 follow instructions of the tour guide during the Spiti Valley road trip.

Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

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

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Spiti Valley is located at an altitude with low internet connectivity and moderate road access/availability of services. Travellers are advised to take such circumstances under consideration before booking this Spiti Valley road trip.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident 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. Additional costs arising from such a change in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

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