Spiti Valley Tour with Camping at Chandratal - SUV and Motorbike Tour (5 Days)
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.
Day 0 (OPTIONAL ADD-ON): ACCLIMATIZATION IS THE KEY
- 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.
- 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)
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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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