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Spiti Valley Circuit | Shimla - Spiti - Chandratal - Manali

Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

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  • 7 Days  6 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate

  • The Trans Himalayan regions of Leh, Kargil, Lahaul, and Spiti are landscapes that are one of their kind and cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
  • It comprises a high-altitude cold desert, high-altitude snow-capped peaks, and bare stretches of peaks of various colors shaped by the various forces of nature.
  • These Trans Himalayan regions are quite remote with extreme climatic conditions, high-altitude mountain ranges, and impenetrable mountain passes.
  • Despite this, the people of the region have adapted themselves to the conditions and happily live here.
  • This region also has a number of Buddhist Monasteries (locally called gompas) because Buddhism is practiced majorly by the people of this region who can visit.
  • These monasteries have absolutely serene surroundings and are situated in really pretty locations.
  • The best times to visit this area are from early June to the end of September. It is also fine to travel during the monsoons as it does not rain much here in this region.
  • You will also visit 1000 years old lang(temple). Key Monastery: A must-visit tourist place in Spiti Valley, the Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. During this trip, you will be visiting the ancient monasteries, which are famous all over the world like Key monastery, and Tabo monastery.

Highlights

  • Route: Shimla – Chitkul – Nako – Giu – Tabo – Dhankar – Pin Valley – Kaza – Losar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal – Chhatru – Rohtang Pass – Manali
  • Tour Type: Road Trip
  • Highest Altitude: 4,600 m
  • Total distance covered: 1000+ km (approx)
  • Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights

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  • The group is gather at the designated pick-up point by 8:00 PM. (Location: RK Ashram or Majnu Ka Tila - Tentative). Upon arrival, we will convene with the team captains for a brief tour briefing session.
  • Departure from Delhi is scheduled for 8:00 PM with an anticipated arrival in Shimla the following morning (Day 1).  Upon reaching Shimla in the morning, we will freshen up and enjoy breakfast before transitioning to a tempo traveler from the bus. 
  • Our journey will then continue towards Sangla/Chitkul via Kufri and Narkanda. Upon reaching Chitkul/Sangla, we will proceed with hotel check-in.
  • The evening will be dedicated to dinner and an overnight stay in Sang 

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Breakfast, Dinner

  • Begin your day by rising early, embracing the morning's freshness, and indulging in a hearty breakfast before embarking on your journey to Tabo.
  • En route, marvel at the meeting point of the Spiti and Satluj Rivers at the iconic Khab Bridge.
  • After passing through Sumdo and entering the picturesque Spiti Valley, take a moment to explore the Gue Monastery nestled in the village of Gue. 
  • Renowned for its 500-year-old mummy with remarkably preserved teeth, the Gue Monastery offers a unique opportunity for reflection and relaxation before continuing your voyage to Tabo.
  • In Tabo, treat yourself to a delectable dinner and enjoy a restful night's sleep. 

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Breakfast, Dinner

  • Start your day by rising early in the morning and enjoying a hearty breakfast before embarking on a journey to Kaza.
  • Along the way, make a stop at the enchanting Dhankar Monastery, situated amidst picturesque rocky ridges that have endured for centuries.
  • Take a moment to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this ancient village before resuming your travels towards Kaza.
  • Arrive in Kaza by evening, where you'll check into your hotel.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner and retire for the night, ready for more adventures tomorrow.

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Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

  • Start your day by rising early in the morning and enjoying a hearty breakfast before embarking on a journey to Dhankar Village.
  • Explore the breathtaking Key Monastery, renowned as one of the most picturesque monasteries in Spiti Valley.
  • Afterwards, continue your drive to marvel at the highest suspension bridge in Asia, the Chicham Bridge.Next, venture to the iconic villages of Spiti, including Hikkim, home to the World's Highest Post Office, Komik, recognized as the highest village in the world accessible by a motorable road, and Langza, famous for its sacred Buddha Statue.
  • Return to Kaza by evening to indulge in a delicious dinner and retire for the night.

  • Begin your day by rising early in the morning and enjoying a hearty breakfast before bidding farewell to the campsite.
  • Embark on your journey towards the enchanting Chandra Taal Lake. Along the way, make a refreshing pit stop at Losar, the final village of Spiti Valley, to grab some snacks.
  • Arrive at Chandra Taal by evening and settle into your cozy camps. Indulge in a Delicious dinner and spend the night in tents,
  • marveling at the spectacular sight of countless stars and the Breathtaking Milky Way Galaxy Overhead. 

  • Wake up early morning & after breakfast depart for Manali.
  • Reach Manali by evening Check-in to the hotel.
  • Old Manali café crawl Enjoy and Have Fun 
  • Dinner and Sleep Overnight.

  • Wake up early morning & enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
  • Manali self-exploration Places to visit- Hadimba Devi Temple, Old Manali street, Mall Road.
  • Depart for Delhi by evening. Reach Delhi the Next Morning. 

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Triple Basis as per itinerary in Homestays/camps 
  • Breakfast and Dinner during the trip with Morning & Evening Tea (6 Breakfast and 6 Dinner)  
  • Tempo Traveller shared for all days as per the itinerary 
  • Experienced driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area
  • Driver allowance, Road tax, and Fuel charges
  • An oxygen cylinder 24x7 in the backup vehicle in case of emergency.
  • All drives, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary.
  • All governments’ fees and taxes for normal journeys within Spiti. 
  • Great experience & memory of a lifetime.
  • Company of like-minded individuals. 

Exclusions

  • Meals that are not mentioned in inclusion.
  • 5 % GST tax on package.
  • Any Travel expense to Chandigarh/Delhi/Manali and Back.
  • Any item not specified under cost inclusions.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone/ fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  • Cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the client directly on the spot).
  • Tips to Driver and tour escort person.
  • Any entrance fees to the monastery and monuments.
  • Travel insurance

THINGS TO CARRY

Mandatory Documents

  • Medical Certificate
  • Govt id card with name and address
  • Self-declared form

Bags

  • Backpack (40-60 liters)

Footwear

  • Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to
  • have soles with good grip and ankle support.
  • Socks (3 pairs): 2 pairs of cotton (for trekking) + 1 pair of woolen pair
  • (used only for sleeping)Sandals/Slippers for walking
  • around

Clothes

  • Trek pants (2) including the one you are wearing.
  • Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing)
  • Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts.
  • Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof
  • jacket/down jacket.
  • Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower
  • (optional)

Accessories

  • Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in
  • the mountains)
  • Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears)Hand gloves:
  • (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.)
  • Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent
  • snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.

Other Toiletries

  • (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)
  • Headlamp/LED torch(Mandatory)
  • Camera: Carry all accessories - spare batteries, charger, etc.
  • Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each.
  • Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. You can also
  • rent wooden stick from Gaurikund.
  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to
  • compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastics
  • bags for wet clothes.

Personal Medical Kit

  • Mandatory. All these things need to go into one
  • backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.



Policy and Terms

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Before starting the trek, calculate your BMI (Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9)
  • Health and Safety checks mentioned below should be made before getting prepared for the trek
  • A balanced mind and body is the first thing that should be given importance before taking off because this is what will bring out the best of you in every condition.
  • Your body should be fit enough to cover the entire trek with the backpacks on your back along with your body weight. That is why proper stamina and strength are needed. Also because trekking is done in uneven multi terrains and not on smooth paths. So in order to gain leg strength, perform simple squats.
  • Flexibility is very important when it comes to trekking. Good flexibility will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing, etc. Attain flexibility by simply stretching or doing yoga.
  • As the Himalayan treks are basically ascending and descending the slopes, you will need a proper transmission of Oxygen from the lungs and heart to the body muscles. For this, trekkers should have good cardiovascular endurance that can be gained by doing cardio exercises like running, swimming, cycling, etc.

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