Spiti Valley Jeep Safari Manali - Kunzum La - Kaza - Langza - Hikkim - Ki Monastery - Pin Valley - Mudh - Tabo Monastery - Dhankar Lake - Chandnratal Lake

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About Spiti Valley: Spiti Valley is situated in Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude ranging between 10,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level. The word "Spiti" literally means "The Middle Land", and the valley gets its name because it's a cold desert mountain valley. The valley has terrains and views which are child blank at certain point, and deeply disturbed the next. It has recently gained popularity among the youth, particulatly the ones with adventure in their veins.

Duration
6N / 7D
Endurance
Easy
Weather
Summer - 7 °C to 25 °C
Guided
Optional
Group Size
Any

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TOUR ITINERARY Highlights Of Your Journey

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Place 1
DAY 1
Manali to Kaza
Duration - 9-10 Hours

We begin this Spiti Valley tour by hitting the road from Manali. We pass through the popular adventure-heaven Rohtang Pass. Then we drive into the desolate and stunning brown-badland landscape and approach Chattru and Batal. At 14,931 feet, we catch our first chill at Kunzum Pass and then descend into Losar Village, the first in Spiti valley.

Having warmed up with cup of chai (tea), we continue driving through the stunning landscapes and reach Kaza where we spend the night at a comfortable hotel.

  • Mobility:
    Local Govt. Bus, Taxi, On Foot
  • Highlight:
    Rohtang Pass, Kunzum La, Losar
  • Food Options:
    Meals Included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Hotel
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Stunning landscapes
DAY 2
Exploring Kaza
Duration - 6 to 7 Hours

On the second day of the Spiti Valley Tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4,513 meters. This farm-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. This little hamlet brings you thousands of miles away from your familiar settings to a place of soft brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan Wolf, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Hare, Snow Cock, Himalayan Griffin, Rock Pigeon, etc.

Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you may even meet the post-master and hear his stories. After sending out a postcard, we drive to Langza. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. Once you are here, you can walk into the village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.

We drive back down to Kaza for lunch. After that, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photography opportunity of this remarkable structure. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery is situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.

Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4,205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest, permanently inhabited village in this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snow-tipped mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike. From Kibber, you can trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversable only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where we absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag.

We drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Mobility:
    Jeep/SUV, On Foot
  • Highlight:
    Langza, Hikkim, Komik, Ki Monestery, Kibber, Gette
  • Food Options:
    Meals included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Hotel
NOT TO BE MISSED:
Ki Monastery
Place 2
Place 3
DAY 3
Pin Valley
Duration - 4 to 5 Hours

On the third day of our Spiti Valley Tour, we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley.

Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and more.

We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared as a National Park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian Ibex, Bharal, Weasel, Red Fox, and Marten. Birds such as the Pika, Griffon, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Chukor and Raven paint the skies a pretty picture.

We drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Mobility:
    Jeep/SUV, On foot
  • Highlight:
    Pin Valley, Kungri, Mudh
  • Food Options:
    Meals Included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Hotel
NOT TO BE MISSED:
Kungri Monestery
DAY 4
Kaza to Lhalung
Duration - 4 to 5 Hours

After a delicious breakfast, we continue our Spiti Valley Tour and drive towards the only other town of Spiti Valley – Tabo. Also known as the ‘Ajanta of the Himalayas’, Tabo houses the 1020 year-old Tabo Monastery – which is a UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its ancient paintings that depict the life of the Buddha, and intricate portraits of gods and demons along with life-size statues of bodhisattvas, in a fusion of western Tibetan, Indian and Kashmiri styles.

After spending a couple of hours at Tabo, we drive towards Dhankar. Perched high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin valleys, in a hidden bowl, is the tiny hamlet of Dhankar. The former capital of the Royals of Spiti Valley, also known as the Nono, who ruled the dust-coloured badlands of Spiti Valley. Go back in time as you explore the 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa which perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. If time permits, do take an hour’s climb above the village to visit the stunning turquoise Dhankar Tso or Dhankar Lake which offers views over the valley and towards the twin peaks of Mane Rang (6593 meters).

Later, we take a short drive to Lhalung – another beautiful high altitude Spiti valley village. The word Lhalung means ‘land of god’ and the village of Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains which supposedly transforms in colour depending on the mood of the deities. Red denotes anger while yellow signifies happiness. Apart from being home to hospitable local families, the village of Lhalung is also home to one of the oldest gompas in Spiti valley. The Lhalung Monastery – also known as Sarkhang and golden Temple – is situated at a height of 3658 meters.

We spend the night at an authentic local homestay with a local family, listening to life tales at above 12,000 feet.

  • Mobility:
    Jeep/SUV, On Foot
  • Highlight:
    Tabo Monastery, Dhankar, Dhankar Lake Trek, Lhalung
  • Food Options:
    Meals included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Homestay
NOT TO BE MISSED:
Dhankar Lake
Place 2
Place 3
DAY 5
Chandratal Lake
Duration - 4 to 5 Hours

This day, we commence our journey back home and trace our steps back on the Kaza – Manali road. However, we take one last stop at another Spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Chandratal Lake, which translates to Moon Lake, is located at a height of 14,100 feet. The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky.

After capturing the colours of the beautiful Chandratal Lake, we drive to our camping site where a hot supper under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way awaits us.

Our camps at Chandratal Lake are equipped with state of the art camping equipment including tents, high altitude sleeping bags and a comfortable mattress.

  • Mobility:
    Jeep/SUV, On foot
  • Highlight:
    Losar, Kunzum La, Chandratal Lake
  • Food Options:
    Meals Included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED:
View of Chandratal lake at a full moon night
DAY 6
Chandratal Lake to Manali
Duration - 6 to 7 Hours

With visuals of the stunning Chandratal Lake captured in minds and cameras, we continue tracing our steps back, driving on the Kaza – Manali road and after a few hours of driving and some more stunning landscapes, we pass through the famous Rohtang Pass and reach Manali where we bid goodbye to our drivers.

You can choose to explore Manali’s markets in the evening if you are up for it or you can rest in the comforts of your Manali hotel.

  • Mobility:
    Jeep/SUV
  • Highlight:
    Rohtang Pass, Manali
  • Food Options:
    Meals included
  • Accommodation Type:
    Hotel
NOT TO BE MISSED:
Landscapes
Place 2
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