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The Ultimate Spiti Road Trip 2019 (10 Days) - ex. Manali via Banjar, Sarahan, Kinnaur, Rohtang

 Manali, Spiti, Kinnaur    9 Nights/10 Days 102 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Program Type: Multi day Adventure and Off Roading Trip

Vehicle: Bolero SUV/Innova and Gypsy/Camper for backup

Bikes: Enfield 350 cc

Accommodation: in the best available home stays and Swiss camps wiyh all modern facilities

Highlights 

  

  • Explore remote areas of Himachal and visit exclusive places, guided tour.

  • Stay in Homestays to experience the true local culture of Spiti Valley  

  • Camp at exotic locations    

  • Visit the highest villages in the world namely - Hikkim, Komic, Ki, Kibber, Langza.

  • Option of Paragliding, Zip-lining and Angling

 

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Manali – Jibhi (104 km)
Day 02: Jibhi – Sarahan (123 km)
Day 03: Sarahan – Chitkul (112 km) 
Day 04: Chitkul – Recong Peo – Kalpa (77 km)
Day 05: Kalpa – Nako (123 km)
Day 06: Nako – Tabo (68 km)
Day 07: Tabo – Kaza via Dhankar and Kungri Monastery (97 km)
Day 08: Kaza – Kibber/ Ki/ Comic back to Kaza (99km)
Day 09; Kaza – Chandertaal (116 km)
Day 10; Chandertaal – Manali (110 km)

Overview

The mysterious valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are like gateways to another world. Once we cross Kullu Valley and enter Spiti, we see why. The cold barren landscape seems unbelievable when you recall the lush shrubbery and thick forests of Manali that you just left behind. A majority of the inhabitants of these regions are Buddhists and their culture and traditions stand out as one of the most unique practices in the country. Visit the beautiful monasteries, designed with unique architecture and adorned with ancient murals, thankas, wood carvings and golden images of the Padmasambhava. The inhabitants don’t usually get a lot of visitors so are very warm and courteous to passing travelers. Immerse yourself in the local traditional dances, ballads, folk tales and legends.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Report at dA Base, Manali (10 AM), drive to Jibhi (104 km) 
Guests who arrive on the day of the trip are requested to report at dA Base, Haripur. Our team will meet you there for pre trip debriefing and orientation. We then depart and head out towards Jibhi. We cover the lush wilderness of Kullu valley on the way, riding along the banks of the River Beas before turning at Aut to follow the River Tirthan all the way to Jibhi, covering Tirthan Valley on the way. The  region is famous for white water rafting as well as a host of local attractions like Cheeni Kothi and Shringa Rishi Temple to name a few. We check in at our homestay/camp and settle down here for the night.

 

Day 02: Jibhi – Sarahan (123 km)

After an early breakfast, we head out for Sarahan, a tiny yet beautiful village nestled in the Sutley Nalley. This lush landscape is covered with apple orchards and thick forests of oak, deodar pine trees. Sarahan itself is a modest little hamlet but sports and amazing view of the Shrikhand Mahadev Peak. Once known as the ancient capital of Rampur Bushehr, one of the largest princely states in the region, Sarahan is rich in culture and tradition. On arrival, participants can check in at your guesthouse before heading out to visit the Bhimakali Temple, Dharinghati Wildlife sanctuary and the Sarahan peasantry.

 

Day 03: Sarahan – Chitkul (112 km)

Heading out promptly in the morning, we venture into yet another valley, namely the Sangla Valley. This valley comes straight out of a romantic novel and is flush with breathtaking views, lush green pastures on both sides of the river, meadows spread out close to the river, offering a large variety of beautiful flowers and fruit trees surrounded by huge, barren snow covered ranges. We arrive at Chitkul , the last point of the Sangla valley. Chitkul is a picturesque little village, surrounded by vast fields and high mountain ranges. Visit the village temples and gompas and mingle with the locals before checking in to your home stay for the night.

 

Day 04: Chitkul – Recong Peo – Kalpa (77 km) 
Today, we retrace our steps back into the Sangla Valley. We stop at Sangla, on the way, and pay a visit to The Bering Nag Temple and Buddhist Monastery. Sangla is well known for the colorful and vibrant festivals that take place here during August and September. Nearby, we also find plantations of Saffron, one of the most expensive crops in our country. We take off after a while and move on towards Kalpa. The next region we enter is Recong Peo, the capital of Kinnaur district and one of the least well known and most beautiful districts in Kinnaur district. Due to its proximity to the Tibetan border, the local Hindu population is largely influenced by Buddhist customs and traditions. We arrive at our last stop Kalpa, a beautiful village surrounded with vineyards and sheep farms. Bears and other large predators are known to invade the village lands. The locals, in turn, began breeding large sheep dogs, or Gaddis, as they are famously known. These otherwise gentle creatures have been known to be able to even kill large bears at times. We arrive at our home stay and settle in for the night.

 

Day 05: Kalpa – Nako (123 km) 
After an early breakfast, we take off for Nako, one of the largest and most famous villages in Hingrang Valley. A major source of sustenance for the locals comes from rearing yaks, kine, horses and donkeys. This little village also sports a spectacular view of the Leo Prugil Peak, the highest in the state. Arrive at Nako and explore the village and the beautiful Nako Lake. Take part in the local customs and gain a first hands experience of their unique culture and traditions. Check in at your stay for the night and try out some local delicacies before heading in for the night. .

 

Day 06: Nako – Tabo (68 km) 
After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to Nako and move on. Our destination for the day is Tabo, famous for housing one of the oldest monasteries in North India, the Tabo Monastery.  After some local exploring, we check in at our hotel and settle in for the night.

 

Day 07: Tabo – Kaza via Dhankar and Kungri Monastery (97 km)

We depart after breakfast and head to Kaza. On the way, we cross Dhankar village, the ancient capital and sitting place of the King of Spiti. We also visit the famous Kungri Gompa, a marvel perched at the top of a barren mountain slope. Kaza itself is located at the feet of steep mountain ridges and is famous for the traditional fair held here August. We check in our homestay for dinner and settle in for the night.   

 

Day 08: Kaza – Kibber/ Ki/ Comic back to Kaza (99km) 
We spend today in and around Kaza. First, we pay a visit to the famous and beautiful Ki Monastery. This magnificent structure is situated at the top of a pyramid shaped mountain and is an architectural wonder. We move on to visit Kibber, one of the highest consistently inhabitated villages in Asia. The Gompa here is definitely worth a visit. We head back to Kaza for some local exploring before heading back to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 09; Kaza – Chandertaal (116 km) 
We edge further along to the end days of our journey. Ride through numerous villages and mount the awe inspiring Kunzum Pass, before reaching the mystical Chandertaal Lake. ‘The Moon Lake’ or Chander Taal, is aptly named after its shape which resembles a half moon. The treat of nature is surrounded by lush green plains. We set up camp here by the lake for the night. Enjoy the warmth of a bonfire under a crystal clear starry night. Enjoy good food and company before settling in for the night.

 

Day 10; Chandertaal – Manali (110 km) 
The last day of the trip brings us back to the Kullu Valley via the Mighty and snow laden Rohtang Pass. Arrive at our base in Haripur to freshen up and unwind before catching your evening bus back to Delhi/Chandigarh. 

Basic Details

Start Point
manali
Finish Point
manali
Activity Level
Easy
Start time
9:00 am
Category
Road TripsLadakh ToursBiking and Cycling ToursFamily-friendlyMulti-day ToursOutdoor Adventures
Trip Code
O310A1392

Inclusions

 

  • Pickup and drop from patlikuhal bus stop
  • Road captain and tour leader
  • Tour guide & driver 
  • High clearance SUV or Gypsy
  • Stay on triple sharing in luxury hiking tents and really nice local homestays and Swiss tents
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies
  • 350 cc bike for bike option
  • mechanic and basic spares
  • backup for luggage

 

Exclusions

  • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.
  • 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.
  • All meals during travel in restaurants and dhabhas
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Important Info

  • 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* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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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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Base Camp, Haripur, Manali

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