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Spiti Valley Tour with Camping at Chandratal - SUV and Motorbike Tour (5 Days)

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Trip Overview

Why Chose Our Spiti Road Trip

  • We are truly local operators specialising in Spiti Valley road trips for 10 years now
  • Stay in carefully handpicked homestays and best available hotels
  • Travel with professional driver cum guide specialising on Spiti roads


  • Tour of ancient remote monasteries in Ki, Kibber, Komic

  • Camping at Chandertaal lake at 4270 meters

  • Drive over high altitude passes Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La and through Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Visit the highest villages in world including Komic, Tashigong, Langza and highest post office in Hikkim

  • Experience unique homestays to experience the true local culture and cuisine


An off road ride to Spiti offers a rush of a lifetime and a view of the Promised Land. Chandrataal is known as the Moon Lake (from its crescent shape) and shimmers at an altitude of 4,300 m (14,000 ft) in the Spiti region of the Lahoul and Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Chandrataal feeds the fierce river Chandra and is almost 2.5 Km in circumference. It is in turn fed by glacier Samudri Taapu.

We will start the drive in comfortable SUVs from dA Base in Manali and pass through the lush green forests of Marhi and Gulaba and on to Rohtang Pass (a 3 to 4 hour ride depending on your riding skills and the killer traffic). The non-existent road leads to Chhatru and then on to Batal. Chandertal is just 38 km from here and we will camp just before the lake at an exotic location in luxury tents. The terrain is treacherous and needs to be navigated with great skill and caution. But the sights and sounds that one gets to witness are beyond belief.



  • This is a high altitude tour where we would be sleeping at altitudes above 14000 feet, It is strongly recommended that you arrive a day earlier, walk around and initiate the process of acclimatization in the Himalayas.
  • we'll recieve you upon your arrival in Manali and check-in at the base in comfortable rooms
  • Hike to the ancient village of 'Soil'. Experience the culture and cuisine of the valley
  • Reach dA Base by early evening for “around the bonfire” conference with the other climbers. Break the ice with some great dinner and chill with your fellow travelers.   

Day 1: Arrive in Manali  Report at Basecamp - Drive to Chandertaal | 140 km - 8 hr

Get dropped at Patlikulh bus stop, 16 kms before main Manali bus stop. Get picked-up by the team member and report at the base camp in Haripur and meet the team members over refreshments. After bike (RE 350 cc) allotment, we will depart at 7:00 am sharp for our off roading trip through the beautiful lush green forest of Marhi and Gulaba and on to Rohtang Pass. We'll take a refreshment break at Gulaba. We'll have an early lunch at Chhatru (estimated time: 4 hour from the start). Next stop Batal, where we'll stop for tea break. Chandertal is just 38 km from here and we will camp just before the lake at an exotic location in comfortable premium camping tents.

Day 2:  Chandrataal – Kunzum La  Losar  Ki – Kibber – Kaza I 4 hrs

After an early breakfast, we will leave from Chandrataal and head on to Kunzum La, which is also the highest point of the trip. Enjoy this magical drive over Kunzum Pass to enter the middle land called Spiti Valley. You will enjoy the drive to Kaza greatly. Visit Ki Monastery, villages of Chicham and Kibber. Enjoy the most scenic drive of entire Spiti Valley between Losar and Kaza at an easy pace. 

Day 3: Kaza – Dhangkar – Tabo I 3 hrs

Explore Tabo an around, check out monastery and old caves of monks. Travel back the 47 km to Kaza from Tabo via Dhangkar villages, visit Dhangkar Monastery and leave after early lunch. Enjoy the magnificent vistas all day and visit Dhankar Monastery, Tabo Monastery.

Day 4: Tabo – Langza – Komik – Hikkim – Kaza I 4-5 hrs

Today take the road less travelled and visit offbeat places in this valley - Great views of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza, Statue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley & Tanggyud monastery at Komik, is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley.

Day 5: Kaza – Kunzum La – Batal – Chhatru – Rohtang Pass – Manali Basecamp

After an early breakfast, we will leave from our camping site. From here, we will ride/drive back to Chhatru for lunch and then continue to basecamp in Manali while passing Rohtang Pass. Upon reaching basecamp your trip ends and guests who are taking bus back to Delhi/Chandigarh can get dropped to bus station.

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  • Tour guide cum driver 
  • Pick-up & drop from Patlikulhl bus stop
  • High clearance SUV or Gypsy
  • Stay on triple sharing
  • Breakfast and Lunch (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)


  • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
  • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature  or any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
  • Any meals during travel and meals at "Dhabas"/restaurants during road travel
  • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
  • Porterage for your personal bags @ Rs. 600 per person per day day for 10 Kg.
  • Personal Tent (2men alpine) on Trek - INR. 1200

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Important Information

  • We strongly recommend that participants spend at least one night in Manali to acclimatize. On this trip you would be sleeping at realy high altitudes and uneasiness and discomfort due to altitude is very likely therefore please spend atleast one night in Manali before planning to spend the night at Chandertaal at 4200 meters.
  • Please note that the roads in Spiti after Rohtang pass are not in good condition. Be prepared! If in case of a mechanical breakdown of the vehicle, the guests may have to wait for long for the substitute vehicle to arrive or for any alternate arrangements to be made. We suggest that you carry a bag of nick-nacks such as chocolates, dry fruits and biscuits for personal consumption, in case of unforeseen waiting periods..
  • Please note that the lunch and meals during travel (not included) are at dhabhas and are very basic in nature, though clean. We suggest that you carry a bag of nick-nacks such as chocolates, dry fruits and biscuits for personal consumption.
  • Please note that there are no real luxury stay options available in Spiti. Stay in this package is in some of the best options available. 3 participants shall share one room, however couples can be given a room subject to availability and prior request.
  • All programs are subject to change due to political reason, natural calamities, serious sickness, and special reasons. 
  • Please note that cancellation charges also apply to reductions in group size, not only for cancellations of entire bookings.
  • The tour will not be cancelled unless we are forced to do so because of unusual or unforeseen circumstances, such as a major natural disaster, major political unrest or war. If we cancel the tour we will promptly refund all payments made to us including the deposit (less the unrecoverable costs such as air tickets cancellations). We shall not be liable to refund any additional expenses that you may have incurred (such as insurance, visas, vaccinations and other incidental costs).
  • If you do not show up at the meeting point specified on the agreed date, we will assume you have been delayed and will wait for you to contact us with your new expected arrival date. If you do not contact us within 48 hours we will assume you have cancelled the tour. There is no refund of any money paid.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 7 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 3 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some of our own trek leaders are qualified, experienced ladies. All treks are extremely safe for ladies and we have a lot of solo clients who are ladies.

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There are no doctors on the trek; however our trek leaders are experienced in first aid and basic medical protocols.

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Our thoroughly researched itineraries are designed to offer you access to some of the world\'s best-kept secrets. We have personally explored the destinations we offer with in-depth knowledge that goes towards making your experience more than worth your while. However, at times due factors beyond any one’s control, situations may arise which can pose a challenge to the safety and security of the group members. To minimize any negative impact, we subscribe strictly to “Safety Protocol” which is an intensive and comprehensive compilation of safety and security measures undertaken to ensure a seamless and safe experience for its guests. There are factors which are controllable and attention to them ensures lower risks and toned down consequences.

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You need to carry an original ID card and a photograph.

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Our trip will start from the base camp in Haripur, 14 km short of Manali. If you are travelling by Volvo bus, you are requested to de-board at the Patlikuhal bus stand and we will receive you from there and drive you to the base camp

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The water during the trip is fresh and it is recommended to carry your personal reusable water bottles and filters as well.

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Review (1)


Gurinder singh

27 Jul 2019

It was an experience of a lifetime. Team took care of every small detail- the punctuality, the road trip to start with. The driver - Nandi was the safest one can get. I may give him 10 stars out of 5.LOL. The guide-Aakash Asthaana was so thorough- he knew every detail and shared every bit with us. Nidhi and Parminder did not leave a stone unturned to make our journey and stays comfortable. Many thanks to Trodly for making this experience a memorable one for us.

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