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  • Spiti Valley Trek Overview

    In recent years, Spiti Valley has become a go-to destination for trekkers, thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts from all around the country. The high-altitude desert valley, located in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, has many trekking trails that run across the landscape. Trekking through the bleached landscape of Spiti is truly a mesmerizing experience as you get to see the breathtaking topography of the valley along with some of the most unique and remote villages of the world.

    Spiti is one of the best Himalayan trekking destinations in India, and while trekking in Spiti, you will get to experience the dramatic contrast of the arid desert with the radiant blue sky, along with the sky-piercing mountains that are crowned by sparkly snow. You'll also see cerulean lakes, glaciers and much more.

    And apart from the magnificent landscape, you will also get to visit some of the remotest villages of the world that are brimming with rich culture and heritage. You'll visit Langza where you can try your hand at finding ancient fossils; you'll stop by Komic, the highest village in Asia; and you can send a postcard to your loved ones from the world's highest post office at Hikkim. You can also spend some time with monks at some of the most famous and historic monasteries at Key, Gue, etc.

    Here are some of the top Spiti Valley treks:

    Spiti Valley trek

    If you’re an avid trekker and want to experience the breathtaking topography of Spiti along with the rich cultural heritage of the remote villages, then the Spiti Valley trek is the one for you. This trek lets you experience Spiti on foot, starting from the headquarters at Kaza and ending at Dhankar.

    Your first destination is the historic Key Monastery built over a thousand years ago, followed by a night at Langza where you can look for ancient dinosaur skeletons. You then head to Kibber, followed by a visit to Komic which is Asia’s highest village connected by a road. You can then send a postcard to your loved ones back home through the world’s highest post office at Hikkim.

    You then enter Demul, enjoying the barren mountainous terrain and cross the Chemai Lepcha Pass into the Lingti Valley to reach Lulang. The village is located at the base of the mighty Tangmar Mountains. Your final destination is Dhankar where you get to visit the 1200-year-old monastery and watch the splendid confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers.

    Mt. Kanamo trek

    Located at an altitude of 19,600 feet, Mt. Kanamo is a peak located in Spiti. The peak is covered in snow, giving it the name Kanamo, which means ‘White Hostess’ in the local language. Mt. Kanamo offers breathtaking views of the Kinnaur Mountain Range along with the valleys of Lahaul-Spiti and Parvati, and the high altitude pass of Parang La in the distance.

    The trek starts from the village of Kibber, and the trail is mostly of scree and boulder moraines. And since the trek takes you nearly to an altitude of 20,000 feet, it has become a great alternative to the Stok Kangri trek.

    Parang La trek

    The Parang La trek is one of the most off-beat and unconventional treks in Himachal Pradesh that takes you from Spiti to Ladakh via a snow-packed route across the two valleys. It goes through one of the most unexplored and remote regions of the Indian Himalayas that includes high-altitude wetlands of Pare Chu, sprawling snowfields and glaciers. En route, you also stop by the shimmer Tso Moriri Lake.

    Pin Bhaba Pass trek

    This is another trek that takes you across a high altitude pass into another region. Here, it takes you from the stark landscape of Spiti to the lush valleys of Kinnaur, across the Pin Bhaba Pass at 15,900 feet. The trek also lets you explore the vibrant Pin Valley National Park. But what makes this trek one of the unique treks in Spiti is its accessibility even in the monsoon season.

    Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek

    The Hampta Pass trek is one of the best treks in the Indian Himalayas that begins in the vibrant valleys of Kullu-Manali and takes you across Hampta Pass (14,100 feet) into the arid Spiti Valley. The trail winds across the magnificent Pir Panjal Range in the foothills of the Himalayas. Another highlight of the Hampta Pass trek is the visit Chandratal Lake, an alpine body of water shaped like the moon.

    Know more about the Hampta Pass and Chandratal Lake trek here.

    Pin Parvati Pass trek

    The Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas of India that takes you via a 100 km trail at an altitude of 17,000 feet. The trek begins in the lush valleys of Parvati in Kullu and crosses the Pin Parvati Pass to enter into the desolate valley of Spiti. En route, you encounter hidden trails, the mighty Parvati River, and the sheer beauty of valleys full of thick forests, high waterfalls and glacial moraines.

    Spiti Valley Trek Summary

    • State: Himachal Pradesh
    • Nearest city: Manali
    • Total days: 5-14 days
    • Grade: Easy to challenging
    • Max altitude: 19,600 feet
    • Season: Summer (April to June)
    • Avg temperature: 10-30 degrees Celsius
  • Spiti Valley trek

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Drive from Kaza to Langza via Key and Kibber

    • Driving distance: 53 km
    • Driving duration: 3 hours
    • En route, visit the 1000-year old Key Monastery and Kibber, one of the highest villages in the world
    • Try your luck at unearthing dinosaur bones at Langza before retiring into your homestay

    Day 2: Trek from Langza to Komic

    • Trekking distance: 9 km
    • Trekking duration: 4 hours
    • Send a postcard from the world’s highest post office at Hikkim
    • Overnight in a homestay at Komic, the world’s highest village

    Day 3: Trek from Komic to Demul

    • Trekking distance: 14 km
    • Trekking duration: 5 hours
    • Cross the Chemai Lepcha Pass and learn to make momos with the locals at Demul
    • Overnight in a homestay

    Day 4: Trek from Demul to Lalung

    • Trekking distance: 10 km
    • Trekking duration: 5 hours
    • Enter the gorgeous valley of Lingti at the base of the Tangmar Mountain Range
    • Overnight in a homestay at Lalung

    Day 5: Trek from Lalung to Dhankar, followed by a drive to Kaza

    • Trekking distance: 9 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hours
    • Trek to the former capital of Spiti, Dhankar and see the confluence of the rivers of Spiti and Pin
    • Overnight in a homestay at Kaza
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Drive from Kaza to Langza via Key and Kibber

    Report at Kaza in the morning and board the vehicle that will take you Langza. En route, you’ll stop by the Key Monastery and Kibber, one of the highest villages in the Himalayas. At Langza, you can try your luck at finding ancient bones of dinosaurs.

    Day 2: Trek from Langza to Komic

    Today, you’ll take a moderate trek to Komic which is Asia’s highest inhabited village at 15,000 feet. En route, you’ll visit the world’s highest post office at Hikkim. You can spend the day interacting with the locals

    Day 3: Trek from Komic to Demul

    Today, you’ll take a relaxed trek through the barren mountain terrain and en route, you’ll cross the Chemai Lepcha Pass. At Demul, you can go for a yak safari or learn how to cook momos from the locals

    Day 4: Trek from Demul to Lalung

    Today’s trek will take you along a sharp downhill trail into the Lingti Valley. The village is located at the base of the Tangmar Mountains. Spend the evening exploring the gompa and the folklore of the people here.

    Day 5: Trek from Lalung to Dhankar, followed by a drive to Kaza

    Trek from Lalung to Dhankar, followed by a drive to Kaza Today is the last day of the Spiti Valley trek. You’ll first head to Dhankar while enjoying the magnificent views of the Valley and you’ll also see the confluence of Spiti and Pin rivers. From there, you’ll board the vehicle to Kaza. The Spiti Valley trek ends here,

    Inclusions:

    The Spiti Valley trek package includes transport from Kaza to Langza and from Dhankar to Kaza in a private shared vehicle. The package includes accommodation in homestays for four nights in twin-triple sharing basis along with meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 5.

    The Spiti Valley trek package also includes the services of an experienced trekking guide and support crew along with first aid kit and all applicable taxes.

    Exclusions:

    The Spiti Valley trek package does not include transport from your home-city or from Manali to Kaza and back. The package also does not include accommodation in Kaza or any kind of meals during the drive. The cost also does not include porters or mules to carry personal luggage. Any add-on activities like yak rides, Bhuchen performance or local brew tour will be charged additionally.

    The cost does not include any kind of insurance, nor does it include any personal expenses such as extra meals, tips, etc. nor does it include any additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, etc. Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions will be charged additionally.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to go for the Spiti Valley trek is from April to June, during the summer season. During these months, the Manali to Spiti route via Rohtang La opens and the temperatures rise over 0-degree Celsius. During this season, the temperature hovers between 0 and 15 degree Celsius, making travelling easy and safe.

    During the monsoon season, due to heavy rains in the Valley, the travelling gets really difficult and there is a high chance of getting stuck during this time. Heavy showers can also hinder sightseeing. So going during the monsoon season is not recommended.

    And lastly, the winter season is when the valley turns into an arid desert with sub-zero temperatures ranging from -20 to 0 degree Celsius. Due to such harsh and extreme winters, this season is also not recommended for trekking in Spiti Valley.

  • Spiti Valley Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Spiti Valley Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I have to worry about AMS/altitude sickness?

    Acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness sets in at altitudes over 8000 feet. Symptoms include nausea, headache, breathlessness, etc. and if it’s not addressed on time then it can be fatal.

    While trekking in Spiti, AMS is the biggest worry since the valley is located at an altitude of 14,000 ft on average. Hence, you should acclimatize properly and not exert yourself during acclimatization days.

    All the itineraries are designed with acclimatization in mind, so you don’t have to worry about it yourself. As long as you follow the itinerary and the trek leader’s instructions, you’ll acclimatize properly.As for Diamox, it can be helpful for the acclimatization process but it is recommended that you check with your doctor before you use them.

    Do I need any kind of permit to enter Spiti?

    How is the mobile network connectivity in Spiti?

    What else can I do while in Spiti?

  • Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'Good organizers. I wanted to trek Triund and the person(Mr Mandhan) who responded to my enquiry was very patient to find the best way for us to do the trek. Also the guide(Sachin) provided was very experienced and professional. Overall, it was a good experience.'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      I went for the Hampta pass and Chanderthal lake trek with them ..... The whole process was amazing ... Right from the online support team to the trek guides everyone was highly professional and helpful .... The campsite, the food and the management was all upto expectations ... All in all I had a great trip ... Cheers !!

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      I booked through them for my first trek (Hampta Pass) and It was a great experience. The trek guides were amazing and very friendly. The trek itself was amazing and had all sorts of scenic views. I'm definitely going on more treks after this.

    • Rated : 1

      01-07-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      01-07-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      We've 5 day for frozen river trek.its a great experience. With good team and good take care from the staff make this trip is memorable journey for me.( 5star for food, tents and sleeping bags��.)

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 4

      01-07-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      01-07-2020

      The amazing team at The Great Next helped organise a trek to Hampta pass for me and my friends. Our experience during the trek was really good. I would definitely recommend TGN to everyone looking for an adventure filled trip in the Himalayas.

  • Getting There

    The only way to reach Spiti Valley is by road since there are no airports in the valley and due to the mountainous surroundings, nor are there any rail lines. Hence, there are two routes to reach Spiti, one from Manali and second from Shimla.

    So to get to Spiti, you first need to get to either Manali or Shimla. If you're coming via Manali, then you can either book a flight to the Bhuntar Airport located 50 km from Manali or take a bus from most major cities of North India. If you're coming via Shimla, then you can either take a flight to the Jubarhati, 23 km from Shimla or a bus from the major cities of North India.

    The Manali route connecting to Spiti is 200 km long and takes 13 to 14 hours to cross. It also goes through the high altitude passes of Rohtang La and Kunzum La which are only open from May to October. From Manali, you can either take a bus or private/shared taxi to reach Spiti. It is suggested that you leave for Spiti early in the morning to avoid the traffic jam on Rohtang La.

    The second route, Shimla to Spiti, is of 420 km and takes around 20 hours to cover. The route goes via Kinnaur Valley and it is recommended that you take an overnight halt at Reckong Peo or Kalpa. For this route, you can take a bus or a taxi first to Reckong Peo/Kalpa and then a bus from there to Spiti the following morning.

    What To Wear

    For trekking in Spiti, you need to wear quick-dry apparel like t-shirts with full sleeves and trekking pants. Additionally, since the weather of Spiti is harsh and cold, you also need to wear thermal inners, down and fleece jacket along with woollen/synthetic socks and gloves. You should also wear neck gaiters and a balaclava.

    At high altitudes like Spiti, the sun is also stronger, so you should also wear sunglasses and sun-cap.

    Lastly, it is important that you wear good quality trekking shoes that are well-broken in and provide ample grip.

    What To Carry

    While trekking in Spiti, you are required to walk long distances for multiple days, hence it is important that the bag you’re carrying is comfortable. Hence, carry a comfortable yet sturdy backpack/rucksack that will hold all your essentials.

     

    Apart from that, you need to carry a water bottle, personal essentials like toilet paper, toothbrush, etc. along with sunscreen and a personal first aid kit. The tour operator will also provide a packing list upon booking one of the Spiti Valley packages which you need to properly follow to ensure a safe and comfortable trekking experience in Spiti.

    Preparation/Fitness

    The preparation and fitness levels depend on which trek you’re booking. Spiti has treks for all fitness levels, from 5-day Spiti Valley trek packages to 10-day treks like Mt. Kanamo Peak trek.

    If you’re going for one of the easier treks, then you need good fitness levels. To prepare for these easy treks, you can start preparing a few weeks prior by starting a workout routine of either running, swimming, yoga, etc.

    However, if you’re going for one of the difficult treks then you need to start preparing a few months prior by starting a regular workout routine of cycling, running, yoga, etc. along with some strength training. It is also recommended that you have prior trekking experience in the Himalayas before you book one of the difficult Spiti Valley packages.