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With an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, Spiti Valley consists of high alpine lands scattered with quaint villages of whitewashed mud-homes and monasteries. Prepare to travel to a world where time slows down. Miles of trailing a turquoise green river amidst snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes; a place which has really a really cold weather, but therein resides the warmest people you’ll ever meet. A perfect combination to disconnect from the pandemonium of everyday life. Spiti road trip is an absolute delight for travelers as it provides an opportunity to unlearn the trials and tribulations of monotony. This comfortable and curated nine days Spiti Valley Innova Jeep tour is designed for travelers looking for an organic Spiti Valley experience in a week’s time. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Tour includes travelling in a comfortable Toyota Innova to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including "Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber," Shimla-Kalpa-Pin Valley-Kaza-Hikkim-Chandratal-Manali* , Marvel at the wondrous structure of the Ki Monastery and get ready to be dazzled by the *Tabo Monastery – a 1000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site*. End this tour on a high (literally) as you spend a night, stargazing near the stunningly beautiful Chandratal Lake
What to carry: Essentials List 1 High Quality Winter Jacket 2 High Quality Winter Fleece 1 Rain Cover for Body Other Essential 1 Winter Cap( Balaclava). 1 Pair High-Quality Gloves. 1 Scarf and Muffler. 1 sport Shoes. 5 Pairs Socks. 1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.) 1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings. 1-Insulated Water bottle. Electronics 1-10000 MAH BATTERIES 1-2 Camera Battery pack 1-Head lamps Toilet Essential 1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection 1 Face Wash 1 Hand Sanitizer 1 Deodorant Documents needed: COMPULSORY Id Proof (Voter card/ Dl /Adhar Card) Passport and valid visa for foreign nationals. Extra Dry Fruits. Chocolates, Namkeen Personal Medication.
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After arriving in Shimla, our representative would help you with your hotel check-in. Take some rest. You can spend the day strolling on mall road to the shop and eat, take a trip to Jakhoo temple at the altitude of 2455 meters to bask in the glory of Deity Hanuman.
Today, we will start our incredible Himalayan road trip by driving towards Sangla. With the Baspa river magically weaving itself through the forested slopes, this exquisite 95-kilometer stretch of the Sangla Valley is a sight to behold. Known predominantly for its agriculture, almost every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes. Overnight stay at Hotel
Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway. Another beautiful sight on the way is Khab, Confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers. See the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge. Enjoy your delicious lunch at Nako Lake. Meet the dreaded Malling Nalla ahead of Nako After Chango –Sumdo we will enter Spiti Valley. After Sumdo police registration, detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500-Year old Mummy. We will spend the night at Tabo.
After breakfast, head towards Chitkul, one of the most scenic landscape in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border. This short drive from Sangla to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Bapsa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. After spending time in Chitkul, drive back to Kalpa. Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks looming right above the village. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Start your day with a wholesome breakfast. Today we will Get to Visit Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Lake and leave after a wholesome lunch. Enjoy the magnificent vistas all day. Dhankar is renowned for its 1200-year old monastery balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. Breathe in a beautiful atmosphere. Explore the locale through the day. drive to the nearby village of Lhalung. Literally translating to the “Land of God”, Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains. Retire for the night at Dhankar to get ready for the drive tomorrow.
After breakfast, drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley, A national park with an abundance of animals and birds, first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley 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, chukar and raven paint the skies a pretty picture. By evening, drive to Kaza, the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel.
Today, we will drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik, situated at a height of 4513 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, cut-off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year. Later, drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. Drive to Langza. Situated at an altitude of 4400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. 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. We drive back down to Kaza for lunch. After that, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 meters, From Kibber you can trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversable only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where we absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag. In evening back to Kaza.
Today, we will drive to one of the most photogenic places in Spiti Valley – the Chandratal Lake. Before that, we pass through the high altitude pass of Kunzum La. Stop by at the stupa and pay tribute to the local goddess, “Kuzum Mata”. At 15,000 feet above sea-level, the Kuzum Pass connects Kullu and Lahaul to the Spiti Valley. From there, we head to Chandratal Lake – A visual marvel, this stunning blue-colored lake is set at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level in the heart of high Himalayas and is a must-see on a full moon night. It derives its name, “Chandra” (Moon) and “Taal” (Lake) from the crescent shape of the lake. Watch the lake change colors from crystal clear shades of blue to emerald greens by dusk. spend your evening gazing at the Milky Way from your camp and the millions of stars on a clear night. Our camps at Chandratal Lake are equipped with camping equipment including tents, high altitude sleeping bags/blankets, and a comfortable mattress.
Today. We will head to Manali via Rohtang Pass. The drive through Battal – Chattru –Gramphu towards Rohtang Pass is thrilling. It will take around 7 – 8 hours drive easily if everything goes smoothly on Rohtang Pass. Overnight at Manali.
Wake up to some hot chai, a sumptuous breakfast and some brilliant views of the Himalayas from your hotel in Manali. The trip will conclude After breakfast, you can check out from your Hotel