The name ‘Spiti’ means ‘The Middle Land’, the land between Tibet and India. A raw and untouched landscape that gives you a real off-road experience and a feeling of being on the roof of the world. This tour is for those that hold a keen interest in the history, culture and meaning behind Tibetan Buddhism that was introduced to Spiti Valley by Guru Padmasambhava, along with Ladakh and Tibet. Visit the 1000-year-old monasteries of the Valley still conserved and protected through a history of invasions. Know the depth and meaning of the philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism and how this has been a way of life for people here since 100s of years.
This is a comprehensive experience for those looking to explore the valley and cover all the most important destinations along the way.
Spiti Expedition 2020
1000 km, 200 kms/day
20 June - 29 June
No. of Travel Days: 9 nights/ 10 Days
Best Season: June – Oct
Max. Altitude: 4500 m
Accommodation: Hotels, Village Home Stays and Camps
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
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Day 1: Arrival in Manali – Drive to Jalori
Travellers have to arrive in Shimla arrange their stay if required. The trip starts the morning of day 1, you can arrive in Manali the same morning or a night before. Night stay at Jalori Pass
Day 2: Jalori – Kalpa
The drive from Jalori to Kalpa is a long one, we would be covering a distance of 200+ km, we will start early in the morning. Sangla Valley homes Chitkul which is the last village on the Indo-Tibetan border. One gets visuals of one of the most spectacular sights of the higher Himalayas. We stay the night at Sangla.
Day 3: Sangla – Kalpa – Nako
We start the day early in the morning towards Kalpa. The drive is along Spiti through the arid landscape to reach Nako, a small village in Kinnaur region of Himachal. Nako is famous for its magnificent Nako Lake (3661m) a small clear water lake. We call it a night at Nako
Day 4: Nako – Gui- Tabo – Mane
From Nako we drive to the famous Tabo, the village that homes the oldest monastery of the ancient Tibetan Buddhist Era which is also known as the Himalayan Anjanta and Elora. We would also visit Gui village that homes the 500-year-old mummy. We then make our way to a quaint village called Mane, we will be hosted by a local homestay there for the night.
Day 5: Dhankar – Lalung – Pin Valley- Kaza
It has famous for its monastery which is quite old but has stood the test of time. The lake is grand and the hike is highly rewarding. Pin Valley National Park is frequently visited by wildlife enthusiast looking to catch a glimpse of elusive snow leopard. From Pin Valley, we drive to the Heart of Spiti – Kaza. The night will be at Kaza.
Day 6: Kaza – Key – Kibber – Chicham
We begin the next day early from Kaza, we drive to Key monastery followed by Kibber, and we drive to Gyate and Tashigang. Lastly, we take a very exciting cable car to go to Chicham. We spend the night at Kibber.
Day 7: Kaza – Langza – Komic – Hikkim – Kaza
Today we drive to the highest villages and the most scenic ones too. Langza, the home of the Buddha Statue, then we drive to Komic village which is the village with the hight motorable road and in the end, we visit Hikkim which has the World’s highest post a-office and Asia’s highest polling booth. We return to Kaza for the night.
Day 8: Kaza – Chandratal
Next early morning we leave from Kaza towards to Chandratal Lake (Moon Lake). The drive is about 6-8 hours from Kaza. We enjoy the sunset at the lake and then rest at our campsite at Chandratal.
Day 9: Chandratal – Manali
Next early morning we leave from Chandratal to Manali Via Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass, we have come to the end of the journey.
*Itinerary is subject to change based on road conditions, and weather forecast.