Salubrious Spiti Tour – 13 Days 12 Nights
Time to get back on your steeds and ride through the most scenic routes of Spiti and Lahaul Valley.
Chitkul For The Starters, Pin Valley for Appetizer and Chandratal for Dessert
Type: Off Road Tour Level: Intermediate
Cold weather – Chandrataal Camps Min 0 and Max 7 Degree Celcius (Rain/ Light Snow Probability on Kunzum La)
The only heat you will feel, will be of your engines…. Be Ready for spending nights at freezing temperatures
Summary of Mobile Networks in Spiti & Kinnaur
|Places & Routes||Mobile Phone Network|
|Shimla – Narkanda – Rampur – Sarahan – Tapri||BSNL, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone|
|Karcham – Sangla Valley||BSNL, Airtel, Reliance Jio|
|Rakcham – Chitkul||BSNL / JIO works, Airtel is spotty.|
|Reckong Peo – Kalpa||BSNL, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone|
|Akpa – Ribba – Jangi – Spello||JIO/Airtel, BSNL – Spotty|
|Spello – Khab – Ka Zigs||JIO/No network zone mostly|
|Nako||BSNL / JIO|
|Chango – Sumdo (enter Spiti Valley)||JIO /No network zone mostly|
|Giu Village – Hurling – before Tabo||JIO /No network zone mostly|
|Tabo – Dhankar – Guling (Pin Valley)||BSNL / JIO– Spotty outside villages|
|Pin Valley – Mudh Village||No network zone mostly|
|Kaza – Rangrik – Khurik – Moorang||BSNL, Reliance Jio|
|Ki, Kibber, Langza, Komic||BSNL / JIO– Spotty outside villages|
|Hal – Pangmo – Kiato – Hansa||No network zone mostly|
|Losar||BSNL / JIO|
|Kunzum Pass – Chandratal – Batal||No network zone, Batal has a Satellite payphone|
|Batal – Chatru – Gramphu||No network zone|
|Gramphu – Rohtang Pass – Marhi||Airtel, BSNL / JIO – Spotty|
|Marhi – Manali – Mandi – Delhi||BSNL, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone|
A JOURNEY TO THE “ MIDDLE LAND” —— SPITI
Separated from fertile Lahaul by the soaring 4551m Kunzum Pass, the trans-Himalayan region of Spiti is another chunk of Tibet marooned within India, a kind of ‘mini-Ladakh’ with fewer tourists. The scattered villages in this serrated moonscape arrive like mirages while the turquoise-grey ribbon of the Spiti River is your near-constant companion, albeit sometimes way below in precipitous gorges.
We will make sure to make your Journey full of Adventure when Sun is shining and as luxurious as possible when Night falls.
WELCOME TO LAND OF GODS—- HIMACHAL PRADESH
In our adventurous journey to the Middle Land (Spiti) we will be traversing through some of the most breathtaking views available on planet earth . We also will be charting on some of the most gruel some routes that used to be main trade routes viz. Hindustan Tibet road.
Day 1: Arrival in Chandigarh. Dinner and overnight in 4/5 Star hotel.
Day 02: Chandigarh To Theog 155 Kms – 6 Hrs
Highlights: You will witness the beauty of the Dhauladhar mountain range and valleys of the lesser Himalayas. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Theog – Rampur Bushahr – Kamru Fort – Sangla 190 Kms – 6 Hrs
- Leave early, from Theog and enjoy the vistas en route – Padam Palace
- Photo Stop at Tranda Dhank En route
- Visit Kamru Fort
- Overnight at Hotel in chitkul
Day 04: Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla 40 Kms 3 Hrs
After breakfast, explore Chitkul (Last Village of India Tibet Border). Afternoon onwards indugle in option licensed trout fishing or an optional Cocktains snacks can be arranged for evening gala dinner on optional chargeable basis
Dinner and Overnight in Sangla
Day 05: Sangla –Chitkul – Kalpa 70 Kms – 4 HRS
Drive from Sangla to Kalpa via Reckong Peo. Take a short trip to nearby Roghi village to get a glimpse of Kinnauri rustic life and get yourself clicked on the edge of that famous cliff known as “Suicide Point”. Stay at hotel in Kalpa at night.
· After Check in at Hotel, proceed for photo stop at Suicide Point in Kalpa
· Day at Leisure in Kalpa and Dinner /Overnight stay in Kalpa overlooking the Kinner Kailash mountainous view
Day 06: Kalpa to Tabo via Nako & Gue 190 Kms – 6 Hrs
Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway
- Check Out Khab, Confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers
- See the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge
- Have your lunch at Nako Lake
- Meet the dreaded Malling Nalla ahead of Nako
- After Chango – Sumdo you will enter Spiti Valley.
- After Sumdo police registration, detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500-Year-old Mummy
- About 8 – 9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
- Visit Tabo Caves in Evening – a small walk from Hotel and Tabo Monastery the following morning
- Overnight at Tabo
Day 07: Tabo to Mud (Pin Valley) via Dhankar – Kaza (100 Kms -4 Hrs)
- Visit Tabo Monastary in morning next to Hotel and after breakfast depart for Kaza
- Visit Dhankar Monastery
- Enjoy the magnificent vistas all-day
- Traverse the Pin Valley | Kungri –Sagnam –Mud –Tailing – Kaza
- Visit Mud Village and Pin and return to Key for overnight.
- Overnight at Kaza.
Day 08: Key – Langza, Hikkim, Komic – Kaza (60 Kms – 3 Hrs)
Today visit the road less traveled or offbeat places near Kaza
- Great view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza
- Statue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley
- Send a Post card back home from The World’s Highest Post Office at Hikkim
- The Tanggyud monastery at Komik is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley
- Overnight at Kaza
Day 09: Kaza to Kee, Kibber – Chicham –Chandrataal – (100 Kms 5 Hrs)
Start from Kaza towards the 1000 year old Key Monastery (7 Kms/ 15 mins). Talk to the monks, and have a cup of herbal tea, if they offer. The tea eases altitude sickness, in case you are feeling it. After that, drive to Kibber Village (12 Kms/ 20 mins) and explore it. You can walk around the village, visit local monastery and shrines, and talk to the locals. Continue to drive a bit further to Chicham Bridge, which is the Highest Motorable Bridge in Asia. The area beyond the village is Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Later you will continue your journey to Kunzum Lal. This will be one of the most challenging stretches for driving as the road will be hostile. Enjoy the surreal views of the bluish green lake, which is the origin of the Chandra river. Take a parikrama on Bikes at kunzum La. Sleep at the Luxury Swiss tents in Chanrataal. It can get really cold, so be prepared for it. Dinner and Overnight a Chandrataal.
- Key Monastery
- Photo stop Chicham Bridge
- Kibber Village and Kunzum LA Photostop and proceed for Chandrataal Lake
- Chandrataal Swiss Tents Luxury Overnight
Day 10: Chandrataal – Batal – Gramphu – Manali – 108 Kms 5 Hrs
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.
Wake up early and enjoy morning views of the Mountains. Today you shall encounter the most notorious terrain of Chandrataal – Baatal till Gramphoo. Take a stop at Batal over for a tea at famous Chacha – Chachi Dhaba.
Later Proceed to Manali via Atal Tunnel (105 KMs/ 5 hrs). Click pictures or have option to return back take atal tunnel via sissu. Once you cross Atal Tunnel, you will soon reach Manali and your phone and internet will start working after many days. Check in to Hotel in manali, relax and have some good food in Dinner.
- Tea Break and Photo Stop at Famous Chacha Chachi Dhaba in Batal
- Atal Tunnel
Day 11: MANALI – DAY AT LESURE
The day is at leisure today in Manali. You can enjoy the day by visiting Hampta Pass, Hidimba Temple and Solang Valley. Solang offers various adventure sports activities like ATV Quad Biking, Paragliding, Zorbing etc.
In the afternoon, guests can visit the trout farm for some lip smacking himalayan trouts freshly catched and cooked.
Visit some of the best cafes in town like Lazy Dog, Ride Inn, 1947 Cafe, Johnson Lodge and Johnson Cafe
Dinner and Overnight stay at Resort in Manali
Day 12: Manali – Chandigarh 306 Kms 9 Hrs
After breakfast, depart for Chandigarh. Lunch en routre in and Check in to hotel in Chandigarh. Later in evening take a stroll in sukhna lake or visit some of the best night clubs of chandigarh for after party.
Dinner and Overnight stay in Chandigarh
Day 13: Chandigarh – Depart
A goodbye breakfast with loads of Hugs among each other and wishing safe travels for our ways part from Chandigarh to our respective destinations.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street