Event Name: Spiti Valley Circuit Tour – Batch 1 Event Date: 11th – 19th June 2020 Event Price: 24,999 (Ex Chandigarh) / 39,999 (Ex Mumbai) No Of Participants: 15 Grade: Easy Location: Spiti
Introduction: Somewhere in the middle of Ladakh and Tibet, lies a vastly remote stretch of land, untouched and serene, as in depicting a kingdom from Lord of the Rings. Just replace the castles with monasteries and strange magical creatures with the humble yak! The enchanting Spiti Valley, with its dreamy landscapes, leaves every traveler spellbound as a whole new world opens up to embrace you in its beauty. Our Spiti Kinnaur valley holiday package is the best way to explore this area. We will start the journey from Chandigarh and drive into the Himalayas. The winding roads will lead us to Spiti-Kinnaur Valley through beautiful towns and hill stations of Shimla, Sangla, Nako, Kaza, Kibber, and Manali. So fasten your seat belts and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime! Book Spiti-Kinnaur Valley tour packages from Travel Trikon for a memorable experience.
About Spiti Circuit Kinnaur Trip Spiti is truly a delight for those who are looking for the roads less traveled. Untamed mountains, vivid landscapes, monks, cascading rivers and the bluish Chandratal Lake make Spiti, a paradise for offbeat travelers. The Spiti Circuit is indeed the best way to explore the entire valley; we call it a circuit tour as we just don’t stick to the usual itinerary for Lahaul-Spiti valley but also encompass the Kinnaur valley, which is an eye charmer known for the drastic change in greenery and laidback hamlets. Right from the queen of Hill stations Shimla to the tucked-away paradise of Chitkul-Sangla Valley, this trip is bound to give you a once in a lifetime experience for sure. The Budda land embraced by the monks is truly a bliss to witness and connect with your inner self. So, what stops you from making this dream Himalayan Road trip with Travel Trikon! Come on let’s land to the Monkland and soak in some peace and tranquility.
Highlights · Drive through the grandeur of Himalayas · Embrace the transition of lush green Kinnaur · Explore Sangla, Chitkul, Kibber, Kaza regions · Camp at Moon lake or Chandratal Lake · Post a card from Hikkim, the world's highest post office · Cross Asia’s highest Bridge Chinchan Bridge · Visit Pin Valley · Drive through Rohtang Pass, Kunzum La · Visit the beautiful Key Monastery · Explore Dhankar, Kibber and Tabo Monastery · Experience village life up and close in a homestay · Indulge in local cuisines · Ample photography opportunities · Visit Shimla, Manali hill stations
Detailed Itinerary:- Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla [4-5 hours] We start the road trip at 2 pm by driving out of city limits, leaving the hustle-bustle behind, in the quest for calmer mountains. The twisting and turning path leads us to the famous hill station of Shimla where we spend the night.
Shimla today is an attractive blend of a hill, town and holiday resorts. With its distinctive retro style, hand-painted signs in bazaars, cars banned in the main town, Shimla has an old-world charm to it which feels as if the British left just yesterday. You are free to rest at the hotel or you can explore the town on your own.
Day 2: Shimla - Sangla – Chitkul - Sangla [7-8 hours] We wake up early today and start at 6 am for the traverse through Sangla valley. Known predominantly for its agriculture, almost every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes. We will be going for a short drive from Sangla to Chitkul which will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with 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. We will spend the night at Sangla Camps.
Day 3: Sangla - Nako [6-7 hours] We leave Sangla valley and drive towards the village of Nako which is home to a monastery established back in the 11th century. We will spend the night at Nako Guest House.
Day 4: Nako - Tabo - Dhankar - Lhalung [4-5 hours] We then drive through Sumdo, the first village of Spiti Valley on this road, to Tabo, which would be our first stop in the glorious, mystical Spiti Valley. The second-largest village of the Spiti Valley, Tabo, is known worldwide for its 1000-year-old Tabo Monastery. Walk around this UNESCO world heritage site and gain a deeper insight into Buddhism. Unlike other monasteries in the Spiti Valley, the Tabo monastery is located at the bottom of the valley. We will be proceeding to Dhankar after this which is renowned for its 1200-year old monastery balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. If time and energy permit, we do the easy 45-minute trek to the stunning turquoise-colored Dhankar Lake.
After the trek, we drive to the nearby village of Lhalung. Literally translating to the “Land of God”, Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains. The locals believe their God lives in these mountains and the mountain changes its colors through wide arrays of reds, yellows, browns depending on the mood of their God. We will spend the night here in a homestay.
Day 5: Lhalung - Pin Valley – Kungri - Mudh - Kaza [3-4 hours] On the fifth day, we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley, which is home to the rare snow leopard and its prey, the ibex. It derives its name from the Pin river.
We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. By evening, drive to Kaza, the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 6: Kaza - Komik - Hikkim - Langza – Ki Monastery – Kibber - Kaza [5-6 hours] On the sixth day of this Spiti Valley tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik. 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 we drove to Hikkim which has the world's highest post office! Don't forget to write to your dear ones in the good old traditional way. You will find beautiful postcards and stamps here to send memorabilia home!
After lunch, we head to Key Monastery. Founded in the 11th century, the Key Monastery was built on top of a hill at an altitude of 13,668 ft. It is the biggest monastery in Spiti Valley and also a religious training center for the Lamas. Ancient murals, paintings, and religious books can be found here. Later, we will head to Kaza for a night stay.
Day 7: Kaza - Kunzum La - Chandratal Lake [6-7 hours] We now 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” as she's known. At 15,000 feet above sea-level, the Kuzum Pass connects Kullu and Lahaul to the Spiti Valley. At 15,060 ft, the Kunzum La is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu and Lahaul valleys. 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. Overnight at a camp 2 km away from Chandratal Lake.
Day 8: Chandratal Lake - Rohtang Pass - Manali [6-7 hours] On the eighth day, drive from Chandratal Lake towards Manali. Known for its unpredictable weather, the Rohtang Pass witnesses many snowstorms and blizzards. It is a frequent trade route of high importance. We will end the day in the famous hill station of Manali which serves as a gateway to Spiti as well as Leh regions.
Day 9: Manali - Chandigarh [12-14 hours] The last day of the journey will be no less adventurous or breathtaking. By now, we bet your camera and phone's memory cards will be full to capacity with mind-blowing snaps and your heart full of joy as we end the grand Himalayan road trip today! The best Spiti - Kinnaur valley holidays will give you a lifetime of memories.Book your Flight Tickets from Chandigarh post 10 pm.
Travel Options. · Try to reach Chandigarh Airport Before 2 pm · We will be reaching at Chandigarh by 8 pm
Inclusions: Accommodation in triple sharing rooms for all the days (Double sharing can be done at additional costs) Breakfast & Dinner at all hotels, homestays, camps Comfortable non-AC Force Traveler/Innova for all days as per the itinerary Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags/blankets at Sangla and Chandratal Volvo bus from Manali to Delhi Rest and Halt rooms in Manali Delhi Bus stop to Delhi Airport drop local transport Monastery / Museum Entry Fees mentioned on the itinerary Travel Trikon Expertise fees
Exclusions: · Train / Air Fare from Chandigarh & Delhi to Mumbai · Lunch · Meals during travelling · Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages that are not mentioned in the itinerary · Porters · Any permits, activities, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary · Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God · Ticket cancellations · 5% GST
Things to Carry · Identity card · 2 ltrs water · Camera (Optional) · Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder · Snacks & Biscuits · Extra Pair of Clothes · Warm clothing for night · Clean napkin or small towel · Sunscreen · Torch · Mosquito Repellant · Cap, sunglasses, scarf · Haversack or Backpack · Please carry medicines if you need any · Hand Sanitizer