Overview

Separated from the fertile land of Lahaul by the soaring 4551m (15018 Ft) Kunzum La, Spiti is another chunk of Tibetan plateau marooned in India. This trip is a great way to explore the wonders of Spiti. You will trek in some of the remotest regions of the country. Spiti valley is in every sense as beautiful and rugged, if not more, than Ladakh. The turquoise-grey ribbon of the Spiti River is your near-constant companion, running along a fairly broad valley. This valley is open only for a few months every year as the high passes leading to it get blocked by heavy snowfall.

In the days to follow we indulge in exploration, hiking and soft trekking in this spectacular landscape. You come across small settlements with ancient monasteries, chortens, mane walls, fluttering flags, prayer wheels and Buddhist monks, leaving an image which is sure to last a lifetime. Last but not the least you will drive to the top of Kunzum La pass and also go for a circuit trek along the Chandratal (moonlake). Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this lake. Chandratal is a spectacular high altitude lake with turquoise green water and snow capped mountains all around.

Highlights :

  • Designed for an explorer by heart.

  • A road trip of a lifetime in the lesser explored tibetan plateau of Himachal state.

  • Experience the area like a local.

  • Trek to Dhankar lake.

  • Witness the huge 25 ft. golden statue of Lord Buddha which overlooks Rangrik.

  • Visit the 1000-year-old Key Monastery!!

  • Send home a letter from the Highest Post office in the world!

  • Feel dwarfed amongst the Himalayan “moonscapes” and under the wide starlit sky.

  • Drive through two high altitude passes of the Himalayas, Rohtang (13,050 ft) and Kunzum(15,060 ft)!

  • Camping at Chandra Taal.

  • Ride through high altitude pass “Rohtang La”

9 Nights 10 Days 25 Jul, 08 Aug, and 29 Aug
Age Groups
For All Ages
Camp Category
Adventure - Open Age
Route Map
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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • AC Transport from Delhi - Manali - Delhi
  • Transport : Manali - Kaza - Manali circuit by chartered non-AC vehicle.
  • Stay in Homestay for 4 Nights ( Kaza and Tabo)
  • Camping for 2 nights (Chandratal and Manali)
  • Hotel stay 1 night (Manali)
  • Food (Tea, Breakfast + Dinner) - from dinner on Day 1 to dinner to day 9 dinner.
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Exploration Leader from Foliage Outdoors
  • Travel Insurance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel arrangements to and from Delhi.
  • Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks / any other beverages purchased during journey or at the Destination
  • Personal expenditure of any kind (Porterage, Telephone, Laundry, etc.).
  • Medical Expenses if incurred.
  • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organisers.
  • GST
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”
Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Manali | Overnight Volvo

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 540 kms / 10-12 hrs

Arrival and reporting at Delhi. Proceed to Volvo start point. Depart to Manali.

 

Day 2: Acclimatization day at Manali | Overnight at Manali

Arrival Manali. Orientation season and acclimatization walk at Prini.

 

Day 3: Manali - Kaza | Overnight at Kaza

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 210 kms / 6-7  hrs

Altitude during night halt: 12400 feet

Highlights : Rohtang Pass, Kunzum Pass, a road trip with beautiful landscapes

 

Day 4: kaza - Tabo | Overnight at Tabo

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 50 kms  / 2 hrs

Altitude during night halt : 10700 feet

Highlights : Spectacular drive near Spiti river.

Tabo gompa from AD 996, Unique ancient architecture.

 

Day 5: Tabo - Dhankar -  Kaza | Overnight at Kaza

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 50 kms / 2 hrs

Trek to Dhankar :   1.5 hrs one way.

Altitude during night halt : 12400 feet

Highlights : Moonscapes, Dhankar monastery, Hike to Dhankar lake.

 

Day 6: Kaza - Hikkim -  Key - Langza - Kaza | Overnight at Kaza

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 60 kms /2-3 hrs  

Altitude during night halt :12400 feet

Highlights : Key monastery with its best picturesque location. Highest post office at Hikkim, Open air Buddha Statue at Lagza.

 

Day 7: Kaza - Chandra Taal | Overnight at Chandra Taal

Travel distance / Time (approx.) :  78 kms / 4 hrs

Altitude during night halt : 13500 feet ( Approx)

Highlights : Camping, Walk around Chandra taal, Photography, Beautiful topographical location.

 

Day 8: Chandra Taal - Manali | Overnight at Manali

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 87 kms / 4-5 hrs

Altitude during night halt : 6200 feet

Highlights : Rohtang pass, Chataru, Views of Chandrabhaga mountain ranges. Drive alongside Chandra river.

 

Day 9: Manali - Delhi | Overnight Volvo

Travel distance / Time (approx.) : 540 kms / 10-12 hrs

Highlights : Walk around mall road, visit to Hadimba temple, cafes of old Manali.

 

Day 10: Arrival Delhi | Tour ends

Time to depart with bag full of rugged cloths but filled with fresh memories.

Route map