SPITI VALLEY OVERLAND TRIP
Starting From INR 32,500*
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One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretch of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear lakes dot the highlands of Lahaul, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti.
The Spiti Valley lies in the Western Himalayas at 3680 meters, in Himachal Pradesh in North India near the Tibetan border. Closed to the outside world for over 30 years, this ‘forbidden’ valley opened to foreigners only in 1992. Traversing Spiti valley is as much a journey within as it is without. The lofty Kunzum Pass will trivialize our place in the world. The stillness of the Chandratal Lake will talk to you of contentment. The legendary Ki Monastery will speak to you of man’s industry – physical, yet transcendental. And since all life is cyclical, you’ll again be jolted into insignificance as you trek the ragged & Spartan route to some of the highest Himalayan villages of the world.
Rise to one of world’s highest motorable roads enroute Langza and sway to the sinuous Spiti River below. Indulge the yaks and refresh your palaeontology. Lunch with the rank and file at Demul and bow to Spitian regalia at Dhankar. Destiny Tours invites you on a most spectacular journey through the mountain desert of Spiti Valley. In the dramatic backdrop of stark barren mountains, Spiti, Ladakh’s lesser-known cousin, offers travellers a glimpse in the life and culture of some of India’s most remote villages, which remain practically cut off from the rest of the country for 6 months of the year! The journey begins from Shimla, and through Hindustan – Tibet Highway – which is known as one of the world’s most adventurous roads, we drive via Kinnaur Valley, and head towards Kaza – the district capital of Spiti Valley. On this journey, we visit the various tranquil villages including the highest Himalayan village in Asia, we take a peek into two 1000 year old monasteries, gaze at the milky way and millions of stars and live the magic of Spiti Valley.
CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA
Pick up from Chandigarh Railway station/Airport and Proceed to Shimla. Evening arrival at hotel, check in. After freshen up spend time on Mall Road visit famous Church, Scandal point & Lakkar Bazar i.e. Tibetan market. Back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
SHIMLA – SANGLA
After breakfast Check-out from the hotel at the hotel, and drive through the mountains to Sangla. The pictorial hill town is located in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. Close to the Tibetan border, the town is surrounded with forest slopes and mountains that range of the greater Himalayas which in turn is the reason for the cold climate.
On arrival in Sangla, check in camp/hotel. Freshen up and later visit the remote villages of Rackcham and Chitkul. Untouched and unexplored, both these locales are in the essence, the bliss of the Himalayas. These are places closest to the border. With picture-perfect views it is truly a wonderful sight warming your hearts. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
SANGLA – CHITKUL – KALPA
After breakfast Check-out from the hotel, Later proceed for a visit to Kamru village and fort at Sangla. The beauty of the mountains makes these attractions all more appealing. Later, continue with drive to Kalpa. Set in the backdrop of Kinnor Kailash mountain range, the charming town is an idyllic beauty of the Himalayas.
On arrival in Kalpa, check in at hotel. In the evening, you are free to explore Kalpa village. Revel in the beauty, interact with the amiable folk and have a cherished experience. Overnight stay at hotel.
KALPA – NAKO – TABO
Today have breakfast at hotel, check-out from the hotel then start your drive to Tabo. En-route stop for a visit to Nako village. Explore the monastery of Nako that compromise of four temples. Marvel at the ancient murals, Buddhist painting dating back to the 11th century. Attend the ritual prayers of the monks at the monastery. On arrival in Tabo, check in at hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
TABO TO KAZA (70 KM / FULL DAY WITH DHANKAR AND LALUNG VISIT)
Today have breakfast at hotel, check-out from the hotel later on start towards Tabo Monastery which is considered next in importance Tholing Gompa in Tibet. Established about 1000 years ago, Tabo Chos-Khor Monastery was established as an advanced centre for learning by the King of western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge, Lotsawa Rinchen Tsang Po. Tabo is on the list of suggested UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out the unrivalled collection of manuscripts and thangkas (Buddhist scroll paintings), beautiful statues in stuccos, frescos and murals illustrating tales from the Mahayana Buddhist Pantheon.
Also visit the Tabo village, dotted with stately houses surrounded by well-cultivated fields produce abundant crops. Spend time with the locals. Attend a theatrical performance Buddhist morality linked, religion and social life in Buchen, a sect of artistes.
Later drive to Kaza. En route visit Dhankar Monastery, settled at an altitude of 3890 m in the Himalayas. Explore the 6th century Gompa, where you can check out some beautiful murals relating to Buddhism legends and the local tales.
On arrival in Kaza, check in at hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
KAZA – PIN VALLEY – KAZA (140 KMS)
Today proceed to Pin Valley which has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian Ibex, Bharal, Weasel, Red Fox and Marten. Birds such as the Pika, Griffon, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Chukor and Raven can be spotted flocking the skies of the picturesque valley.
We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mud — the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Overnight stay in Kaza hotel.
KAZA – KEY MONASTERY – KIBBER – HIKKIM – KOMIC – LANGZA – KAZA (46 KMS)
Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Key Monastery is a world famous centre for learning and is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm. Declared a national park in 1987, Visit some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia — Komic, situated at a height of 4513 m, has a population of 84 people and is cut off from rest of the world for most parts of the year.
Later, we drive to Hikkim, where we have a chance to send postcards from the world’s highest post office!
At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago. Overnight at Kaza.
KAZA – LOSAR – KUNZUM LA – CHANDRA TAAL LAKE (100 KRN, 6-7 HRS JOURNEY)
We start tracing our steps back towards Manali. However make one last stop to witness another Spitian wonder — Chandra Taal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Chandra Taal Lake or the Moon Lake is located at a height of 14,000 feet. The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky. Later check in to the Campsite near Chandra Taal Lake, and overnight stay at the tents under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way Galaxy.
CHANDARTAAL LAKE — ROHTANG PASS — MANALI (101 KMS, 4-5 HRS JOURNEY)
Today, Early Morning proceed for Manali we commence our way back on Manali — Kaza Road. We pass through some more stunning landscapes and cross the Rohtang Pass to reach Manali by afternoon. On arrival check in to hotel. Remaining time free for own activity.
MANALI – CHANDIGARH (350 KMS, 9 HRS JOURNEY)
After breakfast Check-out from Hotel & Proceed to Chandigarh. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay in Chandigarh.
After breakfast your vehicle will drop you at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station. Tour Ends with Sweet memories of Unseen Himachal
If 2 Adults are travelling then PER PERSON PRICE
Rs. 45,950/- Per Person on Twin sharing basis
If 4 Adults are travelling then PER PERSON PRICE
Rs. 34,550/- Per Person on Twin sharing basis
If 6 Adults are travelling then PER PERSON PRICE
Rs. 32,550/- Per Person on Twin sharing basis
Validity – Till Mid November 2019
- Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis with all destinations.
- Meal like Daily breakfast and Dinner at all places.
- All sightseeing which is part of Tour Itinerary will be done by Separate Vehicle
- Driver Allowance, Toll, Permit and All Parking Charges
VEHICLE USED – Toyota Innova or similar category
- GST 5% as applicable
- Airfare / Train fare
- Boating, Rafting and any type of Adventurous Rides etc.
- Any type of Natural Crises, Road Blocking and Flight Delay Charges.
- Extra meals above Itinerary, Laundry, Telephone Charges, and Room service.
- Mediclaim and Insurance.
- Lunch at any places
- Entry tickets, Camera Fees, Guide charges of the Monument
- Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
- Anything not specified under the head “Prices included”.
- Hotel accommodation is strictly subject to availability at the time of booking
- Please note that all rooms are based on standard category
- All accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking and the ‘next best’ alternative will be provided if your first choice is not available. Supplements may apply if the level required is not available
- There must be minimum 2/4/6 adults traveling together at all times
- Early check-in & late checkout would be “on request”, subject to availability
- If you want guaranteed early check in / late check out, you need to pay 1-night cost extra
- Rates are subject to change based on availability and date of travel
- Hotel rates are not valid during trade fairs, exhibitions & special events. A surcharge will be levied
- Super peak period / Conference/ Holiday season surcharges would apply
- 45 days prior to departure – booking amount
- 30 days prior to departure – 50% cancellation charges
- 15 days prior to departure – Full cancellation will be applicable
- No any refund of unused service
- Airline cancellation charges as per airline norms