Shimla is well-connected to most major cities via frequent bus service to nearby towns like Dehradun, Chandigarh and Delhi.
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Sign up for an action-packed road trip across the Spiti Valley and spend 8 days taking in imposing views of barren mountains and snow-capped peaks. Apart from gorgeous views of this cold desert valley, you'll experience the Indo-Tibetan culture at historic monasteries at Dhankar, Tabo and Key, where the walls are decorated with intricate paintings and the architecture displays the traditional Buddhist design. You'll stay in the quaint villages of Kalpa, Langza, Lhalung and Tabo, where home-stays offer a personal insight in daily life.
A key feature of this itinerary is the visit to Chandratal Lake, a crescent-shaped lake with gorgeous mountains on either side. You'll also visit the village of Mudh, located in the sparse greenery of the Pin Valley National Park.
The land of high mountains and deep valleys, Spiti is most well-known for its awe-inspiring beauty, friendly local natives and the unique blend of Indo-Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. This is the most evident at the monasteries of Spiti Valley, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. They are often set to incredible backdrops of mountain beauty, with rolling hills painted in differing shades of brown and grey. This road trip takes you to such monasteries and other interesting destinations such as the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and the fossil village of India at Langza.
Click amazing photos of mountains in the Spiti Valley. | Visit the famed monasteries of Key, Dhankar and Tabo. | Live at home-stays and experience Tibetan culture and cuisine. | Visit Mudh on the outskirts of the Pin Valley National Park. | Spend a night in Swiss tents near the Chandratal Lake.
Your road trip begins from the Shimla bus stand, as you board a private vehicle and set off on the curving roads towards Sangla. The drive takes you past scenic views of the forest, passing small towns like Kufri and Narkanda. The Indo-Tibetan highway goes alongside the Sutlej River and the dam reservoir at the confluence where the Baspa and Sutlej rivers meet. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse at Sangla.
Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse at Sangla.
You will board an Innova or similar vehicle at the Shimla bus stand and travel to Sangla. You'll be accommodated in a hotel or guesthouse at Sangla. Today's meal plan includes dinner only, so make sure to have breakfast before arriving at the pick-up point. You can stop to have lunch at any restaurant or eatery en route to Sangla.
For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 90% refund.
For cancellations made between 15-29 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 75% refund.
For cancellations made between 10-14 days before departure of the Spiti Valley road trip: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 10 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.
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 road trip to Spiti Valley.