Spiti Valley

ITINERARY

DAY 1: 1st June - CHANDIGARH TO NARKANDA (5.5 hrs) 

Arrive at Chandigarh. Pick-up and transfer to Narkanda. Check-in at your hotel, and rest of the day ia at leisure. Overnight at Narkanda.

DAY 2: 2nd June - NARKANDA TO NAKO (7 - 8 hrs) 

Post breakfast, depart for Nako. It will take about 9 - 10 Hours to reach Nako. 

En-route, we take a halt at Khab village. Khab sangam is the confluence of the Spiti River and Sutlej River.

Welcome to Spiti Valley – with few signs of vegetation. Yet, this land renders visitors speechless with its harsh raw beauty of the landscape. Rudyard Kipling describes Spiti in “Kim” in these words: “At last they entered a world within a world – a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble & refuse from off the knees of the mountains…surely the Gods live here.”

Arrive at Nako & check-in to Kinner Camps.

Visit Nako Lake:  Kinnaur’s most picturesque hamlets. Nako is slated to be declared a heritage village built around a small lake. It has an important Buddhist Qompa which is 1000 yrs. old, & a small temple. A footprint like impression on a rock is ascribed to the saint Guru Padmasambhava.

Dinner & overnight at Nako camp. 

DAY 3: 3rd June - NAKO to KAZA (2 hrs)

We move on further to explore Tabo – also known as the ‘Ajanta of the Himalayas’. Visit the Tabo monastery. A short drive away is the Giu mummy lama temple. Next, proceed to visit Dhankar Gompa, the traditional capital of Spiti, which sits pretty on a hilltop. We head to Kaza for overnight stay.

Dinner & overnight at Kaza.

DAY 4: 4th June -  KI, KIBBER, LANGZA, KOMIK & HIKKIM

After an early breakfast, check-out from Kaza hotel & we leave for an excursion to the Ki Monastery (approx. 15 km), situated at the foot of steep ridges on the left bank of the river Spiti. From here, a scenic drive takes you into the pasture country of Kibber. From Kibber, the pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometers. 

Komik is highest motor able village in Asia at 15,027 feet, 18Kms from Kaza. The village is about 500yrs old. Next, brace yourself to send a postcard to your friends & family from the highest post office in the world at Hikkim 14,400 feet. Last but not the least, Langza is yet another beautiful village nestled in the picturesque landscape of Spiti.

Dinner & overnight at Kaza. 

DAY 5: 5th June - PIN VALLEY (O/N Kaza)

Post breakfast, we start the day by exploring the other side of Spiti in the Pin Valley area. Pin Valley is popularly known as a photographer’s paradise for the vibrant landscapes and beauty it beholds. One can relax in the middle of these majestic mountains.

Mud Village on the other hand, is a very small village nested in the Pin valley of Spiti. One can interact and take a walk around the village in order to understand and explore the culture of this region.

Dinner & overnight at Kaza. 

DAY 6: 6th June - KAZA TO CHANDRATAL (85km) 

After an early breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Motor able road ends a couple of kms before the lake. A short trek takes you to Lake Chandrataal. Have a picnic lunch on the banks of the lake. Spend some time at Chandrataal.

Dinner & overnight at Chandrataal camps. 

Day 7: 7th June - CHANDRATAAL TO MANALI (126km)

Leave early morning for Manali. Enjoy the scenic drive through Battal – Chattru – Gramphu towards Rohtang Pass. Check-in and relax after the journey. Evening is free for exploring the market and shopping.

Dinner & overnight in Manali.

DAY 8: 8th June - MANALI to CHANDIGARH (7 - 8 hrs)

Today, we come to the last leg of our trip, as we say goodbye to Spiti and start our journey home. After the long drive, stay overnight at Chandigarh.

Dinner & overnight in Chandigarh.

DAY 9: 9th June - DEPARTURE FROM CHANDIGARH

Depart for home, with wonderful memories of the ‘Desert Mountain Valley’.

Trip Cost: Rs. 35,000/- + 5% GST per Person

Travel Dates1st to 9th June, 2019

Resort Links

Narkanda (1 Night) - Tethys Ski Resort: Visit Website

Nako - Kinner Camps (1 Night): Visit Website

Kaza - Deyzor (3 Nights): Visit Website   

Chandrataal (1 Night): Tented Accommodation

Manali - Citrus Hotel (1 Night):  Visit Website  

Chandigarh - Best Western Zirakpur (1 Night): Visit Website