Overview

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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 adventure trip is a great way to explore the wonders of Kinnaur and Spiti in Winters. Experience the rugged & thrilling road journey to the remotest region of the Himachal. Travel along the turquoise-grey (Sometimes frozen) ribbon of the Satluj and Spiti Rivers.
Along the journey, we indulge in exploring spectacular snow capped landscapes. Get the glimpses of small settlements, Life style of locals in winters, ancient monasteries, chortens, mane walls, fluttering flags, prayer wheels, Buddhist monks and so on. This road trip also offers a chance to view rare Himalayan wildlife. All this is surely going to leave a deep impact on our mind for a lifetime.

8 Nights 9 Days 21 Dec
Highlights
  • Well designed itinerary for adventure seeking explorers
  • A rugged & thrilling drive through the spectacular regions of Kinnaur and Spiti in Winters
  • A road trip of a lifetime in the lesser explored Tibetan plateau of Himachal state
  • Chance to view rare Himalayan wildlife including Snow Leopard, Bharal, Ibex, Red Fox, Golden Eagle etc
  • Stay in home-stays, Meet local people of the Spiti Valley and understand their culture and lifestyle
  • Visits to Tabo, Ki Monasteries that showcases the Buddhist culture of the region
Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh - Narkanda | Overnight at Narkanda
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 190 kms / 6-7 hrs
Assemble outside Chandigarh Airport at 8:30 am. Board our chartered vehicle & proceed to Narkanda.
Overnight at Narkanda (Altitude: 2700 m)
Highlights: The scenic travel through Himalayan foothills & through a popular town Shimla.
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Narkanda - Kalpa | Overnight at Kalpa
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 180 kms / 6-7 hrs
Post breakfast proceed to Kalpa through the scenic Kinnaur region.
Overnight at Kalpa (Altitude: 2800 m)
Highlights: Drive through higher Himalayan landscapes along Satluj river. Up close views of Kinner Kailash peaks and mountains in Kinnaur region.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Kalpa - Tabo | Overnight at Tabo
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 160 kms  / 5-6 hrs
Continue the drive along the Satluj till Khab sangam and enter into the Spiti valley.
Overnight at Tabo. (Altitude: 3300 m)
Highlights: Khab Sangam, Tabo gompa from AD 996, Unique ancient architecture, Tibetan plateau.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Tabo - Dhankar -  Kaza | Overnight at Kaza
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 70 kms / 2-3 hrs
Proceed to Kaza along the Spiti river. En route visit Dhankar Monastery.
Overnight at Kaza (Altitude: 3660 m)   
Highlights: Snowscapes, Dhankar Monastery.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Kaza - Ki - Kibber - Kaza | Overnight at Kaza
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 40 kms / 3-4 hrs
Visit to Ki Monastery, Kibber Village & Kaza local market.
Overnight at Kaza (Altitude: 3660 m)
Highlights: Spectacular views of Spiti valley. Ki monastery with its best picturesque location, Chance to see rare wildlife.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Kaza | Overnight at Kaza
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 50 kms / 3-4 hrs
Visit to Key Hikkim & Komic Villages.
Overnight at Kaza (Altitude: 3660 m)
Highlights: Visit to highest village on earth, Highest post office on earth - Hikkim, 3rd highest permanent settlement - Komic village. Open air buddha statue of Langza.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Kaza - Kalpa | Overnight at Kalpa
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 210 kms / 7-8 hrs
Return journey along the Spiti & Sutluj.
Overnight at Kalpa (Altitude: 2800 m)
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: Kalpa - Shimla | Overnight at Shimla
Travel distance / Time (approx.): 230 kms / 8-9 hrs
Return journey along Sutluj through Kinnaur Valley.
Overnight at Shimla (Altitude: 2200 m)
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Shimla - Chandigarh | Tour ends
Post Breakfast proceed to Chandigarh Airport. Drop to airport by around 2 pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast
END OF TOUR

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Non-AC chartered vehicle for entire circuit of Chandigarh - Kaza - Chandigarh
  • Stay in Hotels/Home-stays
  • Meals (Breakfast + Dinner) - From Dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on day 9
  • Sightseeing & exploration as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Exploration Leader from Foliage Outdoors
  • Travel Insurance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel arrangements up to and from Chandigarh
  • Lunch on all days
  • 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
  • Unforeseen expenses that demand a change in itinerary like natural forces, changes in weather, road blockages, flight/train cancellations and illness etc
  • GST
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”
Route Map
Camp Category
Adventure - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages