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  • Trip introduction

    The Spiti homestay trek is a 10-day adventure in the desolate mountains of Spiti with 4 days of trekking in the valley's barren hills. As you walk on relatively unexplored trails, you'll encounter vantage points that overlook dramatic views of Spiti's sky-high mountains. Trekking across sprawling farmlands, you'll visit remote villages, where you'll stay in cosy homestays and experience Spitian hospitality. You'll also drive on some of the highest motorable roads in the world, travel to the famed monasteries of Spiti and explore local tradition and art through the eyes of an insider.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley, a collection of mountains that reach breathtaking heights in northern Himachal Pradesh, connects the two areas of Lahaul and Tibet. Home to snow-capped peaks like Kanamo and Gya, the valley offers some of the most terrific views of the mighty Himalayas. Spiti is also home to some of the world's highest villages tucked away in the folds of these mountains, such as the village of Komic at over 14,600 feet. On this Spiti homestay trek, you'll get to visit such remote villages and travel to 1,000-year old monasteries. All throughout, astonishing views of the grey and brown landscape decorate your days.

    Destination highlights

    Spend four days trekking on high-altitude trails in Spiti Valley. | Visit the 1,000-year old monasteries of Key and Tabo. | Treat yourself to the terrific views of mountains and peaks in Spiti. | Experience local culture at cosy homestays and monasteries.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Spiti homestay trek: Arrive at Manali

    Reach Manali and check-in to a pre-arranged hotel. Today, you're free to explore Manali and visit local attractions like the Hidimba or Manu temple, or have a bath in Vashisht hot water springs. In the afternoon, you will have a briefing session at the hotel led by your trek leader. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    You will check-in at the hotel in Manali and spend the day at leisure. No meals will be provided today. You are free to explore Manali.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Spiti homestay trek: Manali to Kaza
    Day 3 of the Spiti homestay trek: Day trip to Key and Kibber
    Day 4 of the Spiti homestay trek: Kaza to Komic
    Day 5 of the Spiti homestay trek: Komic to Demul
    Day 6 of the Spiti homestay trek: Demul to Lahlung
    Day 7 of the Spiti homestay trek: Lahlung to Kaza
    Day 8 of the Spiti homestay trek: Kaza to Chandrataal Lake
    Day 9 of the Spiti homestay trek: Chandrataal Lake to Manali
    Day 10 of the Spiti homestay trek: Depart from Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made more than 45 days before departure of the Spiti homestay trek: 90% refund.

    Cancellations made between 16 to 45 days before departure of the Spiti homestay trek: 80% refund.

    Cancellations made between 8 to 15 days before departure of the Spiti homestay trek: 75% refund.

    Cancellations made between 4 to 7 days before departure of the Spiti homestay trek: 50% refund.

    Cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of the Spiti homestay trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Spiti homestay trek.

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

    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 homestay trek.

    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 Spiti homestay trek.

    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.

    The tour operator requires a minimum of 4 confirmed travellers to run this trek to Spiti Valley. In the event that there are less than four travellers, the trip can still be operated with a revised costing.
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    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
    • Spiti Valley Homestay Trekking Culture Explore Himalayas Himachal Pradesh Manali Snow The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All transit in a tempo traveller from Day 2 to Day 9

    • Experienced local guide and trek leader
    • Accommodation for 9 nights on twin sharing basis (accommodation in homestay depends on the layout, either twin, triple or quad sharing basis; accommodation on the Day 8 in dome tents)
    • All meals from breakfast on Day 2 to dinner on Day 9
    • All equipments required for camping and trekking including tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc.
    • All entry fees and permits
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Manali

    • Any cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Services of porter/mules to carry your personal luggage
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length trousers and track pants
    • Woollen sweater and down jacket
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Fleece jacket
    • Woollen socks
    • Trekking shoes
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Muffler
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Sandals and floaters (while trekking)

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tempo Traveller for transport, as per itinerary

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Walking stick/trekking pole (optional)
    • Small torch (with extra batteries)
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen lotion, moisturizer and lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Power bank and camera
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Sunglasses
    • A pair of sandals for post-trekking hours
    • Sturdy trekking shoes or boots
    • Thermal inner wear
    • A fleece or down jacket
    • Trekking pants
    • Woollen hat, gloves
    • Dry snacks (chocolate, energy bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

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