All Girls Road Trip to Spiti Valley
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In this all girls road trip to Spiti Valley, we explore “the middle land” that’s nestled between India and Tibet. For a long time, life in Spiti had been all about herding cattle, chanting the name of Buddha and silent valleys. However, in recent years due to Spiti valley being the embodiment of peace whilst also providing the thrill of driving on impassable roads, tourism in Spiti Valley has increased a lot. The picturesque landscapes, the rocky terrains, majestic mountains and patches of green meadows make this place one of the most beautiful destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The aim of curating this Spiti valley trip specially for girls, is because we believe in encouraging female solo travelers to rediscover themselves while bonding with other women who share the same passion for traveling as them. If you're someone who has always wished to go on an all girls backpacking trip, then this trip is exactly what you need because we cover all the best places in Spiti Valley that you simply can’t miss out on. The ever flowing Spiti river is overlooked by highlands and Himalayan peaks. The winding roads and rocky terrains make the drive to Spiti full of thrill and adventure while in the lap of crescent moon shaped lakes such as Chandrataal, one finds the peace of mind that they crave for in metropolitan cities. In this all girls Spiti Valley trip, We begin our journey from Delhi and head towards Chitkul after making a brief stop at Shimla. The Hindustan-Tibet highway is arguably better because it helps your body to get acclimatized, not to mention that the view is to die for. The glimpse that this route provides to the landscape of Himachal too is one of the reasons that make this the best route to reach Spiti valley. This trip starts on a high note as the first halt in this Spiti valley road trip is Chitkul. Famous for being the last village on the Indo-Tibet border, not many people know that Chitkul also has the cleanest air in the country. As you spend some time in Chitkul, you will start to understand the slow paced, quaint life people live in the mountains but it’s only just the beginning as we will have a long journey ahead of us that will provide you a different outlook on life, as we unravel all the different layers of Spiti. Our next stop is Kalpa, a tiny hamlet nestled in the Sutlej river valley, known for its apple orchards. A rich history, scenic views of the Kinnaur Kailash ranges, ancient temples, monasteries and century old traditions are just a few things that Kalpa has to offer. We will spend some leisure time in this small village and let ourselves marvel at the wonder of nature in peace. Before reaching our next designated stop, we will stop briefly at Nako, home to many Stupas as well as a 3000 year old Monastery. Nestled in the heart of the trans Himalayan ranges, every nook and corner of Nako overflows with peace and even spending a few moments by the Nako lake and paying reverence at the Nako Monastery will leave a lasting impression on you. Kaza, overlooked by high mountain ridges, with the Spiti river running from North to South, is the binding link between different districts and valleys. It connects Spiti to Lahaul as well as Kinnaur valley and is one of the coldest towns in India. Kaza would be our designated stay for the time being that we spend exploring Spiti and visiting all the attractions that the valley has to offer. Our sightseeing tour of Spiti includes all the places that have the true essence of Spiti valley present in their walls. As most people are aware that Spiti is abode to many Monasteries, some of them dating back to the 1st Millenia. The Key Monastery, locally known as Kye Gompa situated at an altitude of 13,668 Ft is the biggest center of Buddhist learning and is the place where all the Llamas get their training from an early age. The monastery has managed to preserve not only ancient relics including the images of Buddha but is one of the strong pillars upon which the foundation of Spiti stands strong. The next attraction of this tour, the Chicham Bridge is Asia’s highest bridge, perched upon a height of more than 13,000 feet and links the village of Chicham with Kibber. A 1000ft deep gorge called Samba Lamba Nallah runs below the bridge and is a sight to behold. It took approximately 15 years to construct this bridge but it was worth it, as it helps both locals and tourists to traverse easily. Situated at an altitude of 14,400ft, The highest post office in the world, Hikkim, is another marvel that the Spiti valley has to offer. A functional post office with a tendency to turn every visitor into an old school soul, a visit to Hikkim is incomplete without diving into the 90s nostalgia of writing letters to your loved ones and then dropping them in the red mail box. A lot of travelers especially women adore this place because of its ability to make words pour out of you even if you are not expressive with them in the first place and hence we make a point to not miss a visit to Hikkim on our all girls trip to Spiti valley. In Komic, a village popular for being the highest village in the world connected by a motorable road, you can take a stroll and experience the slow-paced life of Spiti from up close. On our way to the crescent moon shaped lake, Chandra Taal, we make a brief pit stop at Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La as the locals call it. The high mountain pass connects Lahaul and Spiti Valley and is a gateway to Chandratal by a 15km trek. Chandra Taal, loosely translating to the Moon lake, is a pristine lake usually surrounded by flowers and wildlife in summer. The lake is surrounded by a vast expanse of green meadows which give birth to many blooming flowers during spring adding more charm to the lake's beauty. Last, but in no way the least, stop of ours is Langza which is home to many fossils that were once creatures of the sea, as experts believe. Langza is also known as the village of gods for it’s spiritual significance and the 1000 year old Buddha statue that overlooks the village as an ever vigilant protector of the locals. The return journey of our all girls Spiti road trip would be no less exciting than the actual trip, for we will be traversing through Rohtang Pass and witnessing the panoramic view of the Pir Panjal ranges of Himalayas throughout the entire drive. The experience of Spiti Valley largely depends on the quaint villages, vibrant towns, ancient monasteries, high altitude passes, green meadows and more. A perfect blend of all beautiful landscapes possible is why Spiti remains on the bucket list of so many travelers and why you must go on a trip to little Tibet. The best time to visit Spiti Valley, especially if you want to make sure to experience it in all its glory, is from the months of February to April as the entire region is covered in a thick blanket of snow. However, if you don't want to miss out on visiting the scenic Chandratal and want to have the best of both worlds then the best time to visit Spiti Valley for you and your girl gang would be from the month of June to September. Even if an all girls road trip to Spiti Valley wasn’t on your bucket list before, we urge you to go on this trip because it’s an experience of a lifetime. One you must have.
The group assembles at the pick-up point by 06:00 PM. We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing session will be conducted. After which, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Shimla.
We will reach Shimla in the morning. After making a brief pitstop in Shimla, we'll head towards Chitkul. Upon reaching Chitkul, we'll check into our hotels. Dinner and group bonding activities followed by an overnight stay in Chitkul.
After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Kalpa. Upon reaching Kalpa, we will check into our designated hotels and have some leisure time. Sightseeing tour followed by dinner and overnight stay in Kalpa
After early morning breakfast, we will head towards our next destination, Dhankar. En-route Dhankar, we will be traversing through Nako Village and pay our respects at the Tabo Monastery. After checking in, we will have dinner served followed by an overnight stay in Dhankar.
Post breakfast, we will head towards Kaza. En route, we will visit Kungri Monastery in Pin valley followed by a visit to Mudh Village. Check-in at Kaza, followed by dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, we’ll start our Spiti sightseeing tour. We will visit the Key Monastery, the Chicham Bridge (Asia’s Highest Bridge) and Hikkim (the highest post office in the world). After that, we’ll move towards Komic village (one of the highest villages in the world located at an altitude of 4600 meters). We’ll also visit Langza and see the iconic Buddha statue. Finally, we’ll head back to Kaza where we will have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kaza.
After early morning breakfast, we will head to Chandratal or Batal. Midway, we'll visit the Kunzum Pass for a sightseeing tour. Post-check-in, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Chandra Taal.
Breakfast will be served in the morning before we start our return journey. En-route, we'll be passing through the iconic Rohtang Pass. We'll reach Manali by the evening and check into our respective hotel rooms. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
Post breakfast, the group will enjoy a Leisure Day at Manali. The travellers are advised to spend their time by going for cafe hopping, market shopping, local sightseeing, and more.\ Later in the evening, we will take an overnight bus from Manali to Delhi.
The group will reach Delhi by early in the morning and part ways with fond memories.
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Spiti trip has been amazing. All the accommodations and services provided by JustWravel were really great and comfortable. Will definitely pick JustWravel for my future expeditions.
views. There will be some places that'll make you speechless and you'll want to just sit and appreciate the beauty of nature. Would definitely plan next trips with Piyush and justwravel! :D
Great Experience! We took Justwravel's road trip package to Spiti Valley. The package is well organized covering main sightseeings and places to visit. All the accommodations and travel arrangements were comfy and included most of the promised amenities. Special thanks to Piyush Rawat, our coordinator, he managed and acted his best in all the situations. His jolliness added more fun to the trip. Although many destinations were covered in a short period of time, the trip was relaxing. Thanks for such memorable moments of our lives.
Spiti valley was a life time experience. Justwravel had been a good choice for the trip. It had managed professionally with minor ups and downs. Most of the places were covered. The hotels and homestays had good hygienic facilities and conditions. Overall it was a good experience!
It was my first solo trip with Justwravel and I couldn't Have asked for anything more. They gave me everything beyond expectations. The food, the people, the travel everything was superb. Once I came back I felt like I left my home and family there. Looking forward to more exciting trips with them :)
I had the pleasure of visiting spiti this time with justwravel accompanied by Mr.Nishant Bhardwaj from the company .It was a nearly organised,well crafted trip where even small things were taken good care of.They add a personal loving touch in addition to the services they provide.I would recommend this to everyone ,whether going on a solo trip like me or going with friends / family .
Transportation in Tempo Traveller from Shimla to Manali.
Bus tickets from Delhi to Delhi.
Accommodation on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast + Dinner, Starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 9 Breakfast)
Female Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
All permits Required
First Aid Kits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay in travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
THINGS TO CARRY
Rucksack (60 Liters+)
Backpack Rain Cover
UV Protected Sunglasses
Inner Thermals (2 pairs)
Comfortable Pants (Prefer Cargo/Trek Pants )
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)
Sturdy Comfortable Shoes
First Aid Kit
Mobile Charger/Travel Charger
Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 40+)
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Policy and Terms
No cancellations will be taken over phone calls or WhatsApp messages. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 60 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 59 days to 45 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 Days to 30 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 15 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within15 Days to 8 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 7 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not eligible for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case some problems occur due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Q. What Will Be the Group Size for This Spiti Valley Tour?
We prefer a smaller group size consisting of only 15-18 participants. The reason being that smaller batches are better in terms of collaborative group experience and trip coordination as well. You’re more likely to gel up with everybody in a short group as compared to a group that has more participants in number.
Q. Who All Will Be Accompanying The Group During The Spiti Valley Tour?
We have fully qualified and functionally trained Trip Leads, Assistant Trip Lead, Driver accompanying the group during all our journeys. Apart from that, Local Guides and Porters (personal expanse) will also be tagged in if required on a trip/trek.
Q. Being The Only Girl In The Group, Will The Journey Be Safe For Me As Well?
Yes! You should board with us on the departure date without any hesitation being the solo girl traveling alone. The reason is that we will make sure to take care of your experience during the whole journey. Additionally, all our trip leads are trained to deal with a number of situations and they’ll be there for you during the trip.
Q. What Necessary Items Should I Pack For The Spiti Valley Tour?
Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list.
Q. What Type of Ground Transportation Will Be Used on the Trip?
We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.
Q. Do I Need to Buy Trekking Shoes for the Spiti Valley Tour?
Since we do not have any trekking to do while on the journey, you might not need trekking shoes specifically. But still, a good pair of shoes that have proper soles and are equally comfortable is recommended.
You might need a good pair of shoes when traveling to Dhankar Lake and Chandratal lake. A Quechua or forclaz shoes available at Decathlon will also do.
Q. What Are the Washroom/Toilet Facilities on the Spiti Tour?
We will be staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays-we have constructed washrooms with proper running water and sanitation facilities.
Q. What Will Be the Type of Accommodation?
It depends on the tour. On the Spiti tour, we are staying in Hotels, Camp and Homestays.
Q. How Many Travelers Will Be Staying in One Room?
We offer both Double sharing and Triple Sharing rooms. Depending on the package you book, you will be provided with the accommodation accordingly.
Q. How Can I Book a Trip With You?
After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking process.
Q. What Type of Food Is Served During the Trip?
We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
Q. How to Get Safe Drinking Water on the Trip?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, make sure to fill your bottles with the same. Do not try out water that is stable, always go for running water.
Q. Can We Change the Itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.
Q. Can You Customize the Trip According to My Preferences?
Yes, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.
Q. Do You Prefer I Should Bring Some Medicines With Me?
Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the Spiti trip. Although, for common symptoms and even more, we have first aid boxes and all our trip leads have basic knowledge about basic paramedics practices.
Q. Diamox Is Advisable or Not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor for the same.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problems on the trip then please consult with your trip leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. What Will We Do if It Rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Can I Take My Child Along on This Trip? What Is the Age Limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.