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  • Trip introduction

    Although trekking and camping in remote locations is great fun, absorbing the unique cultures of remote villages has a charm of its own. There is no better way to experience the culture of a place than to walk the trails between the villages and live with the locals. On this trip, you will not only get an enriching experience but also get to enjoy the Spitian hospitality. The trip involves both walking at high altitudes and the comfort of sleeping at a cozy village home. You will get to see ancient mummies, monasteries, prehistoric fossils and some of the highest villages in the world, including Chitkul which is the last village of India.

    Please note that the minimum group size required to book this trip is 6 people.

    Destination

    Spiti Valley is located in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh, connecting the neighbouring valleys of Lahaul and Tibet. It is home to many monasteries, some of the highest villages in the world and some spectacularly tall mountains. This trip takes you into the heart of the Spiti Valley and lets you experience all of it. You will hike to high altitudes, spend nights in villages with terrific views of the snow capped mountains all around, and see some of the most unique landscapes.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy the Spitian hospitality on the Spiti Valley homestay trek. | Live in gorgeous high-altitude villages. | Experience the culture of Northern Himachal Pradesh. | Visit beautiful monasteries.

    Activity Details

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    35 km

    20 hours

    8 hours

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Shimla to Narkanda

    You begin your trip at Shimla, from where you will be driven to Narkanda in a private shared vehicle. It is a 65 kms drive. Narkanda is located at an elevation of 11,155 feet, and is a great stop for the first night. You will find green orchards all around the place. Overnight in homestay at Narkanda.

    Overnight in homestay at Narkanda.

    You trip begins in the morning from Shimla. Today's meal package includes breakfast which will be served at Shimla and dinner which will be served at Narkanda homestay. Remember to carry extra cash for lunch which you will have on your transit to Narkanda.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Shimla

    Narkanda

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Narkanda to Sangla
    Day 3 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Sangla to Tabo
    Day 4 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Tabo to Lallung
    Day 5 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Lallung to Langza
    Day 6 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Langza to Chicham
    Day 7 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: day hike to the ancient caves
    Day 8 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: Chicham to Manali
    Day 9 of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: depart from Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 90 days or more before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 60-89 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-59 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 days before departure of the Spiti Valley homestay trek: 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 must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    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 Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the Spiti Valley homestay trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Spiti Valley homestay trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
    • Spiti valley Trekking Homestay Culture Tour High Altitude Villages Himalayas Manali Shimla Himachal Pradesh The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodations in homestays from Day 1 to Day 7, and in a hotel on Day 8

    • Breakfast and dinner at all properties from Shimla to Manali
    • Packed lunches and refreshments from Day 4 to Day 7
    • Services of a trek guide
    • Porter services for luggage and stand-by emergency transport on all days
    • Comprehensive first-aid kit and support including oxygen cylinders
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Shimla

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Lunch from Day 1 to Day 3, and Day 8 and Day 9
    • Any kind of personal expenses like alcohol, extra meals, etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc
    • Inner line permit for foreign nationals
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Full sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Jeans/track pants
    • Fleece jackets
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Woollen cap/balaclava
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley bags or suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, shared vehicle transport from Manali to Manali
    • All equipment required for trekking
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch
    • Sunscreen and lip balm
    • Dry snacks
    • Personal toiletries including toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.

    Medical Kit

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