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SPITI VALLEY WINTER CIRCUIT

Spiti Valley

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  • 7 Days  6 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Easy Moderate
  • For 16+ years

Nestled high up in the Himalayas, Spiti Valley is a place of wonder and adventure. Picture towering mountains, ancient monasteries, and clear blue skies. It's like stepping into another world.

Explore old villages, and meet friendly locals with stories to share. There's so much to do here! You can trek through rugged landscapes, camp under the stars.

In Spiti Valley, it's not just about the scenery—it's about the people too. Imagine joining a community trip where solo travelers come together, forming a batch of new friends. As you explore the stunning landscapes, you'll share laughter, stories, and the joy of discovery with your newfound companions.

Together, you'll trek through rugged paths, camp under the stars, and immerse yourselves in the rich culture of the region. But the real highlight? It's the bond you'll form with your fellow travelers, as you marvel at the beauty of Spiti Valley and create memories that will last a lifetime. So come, join the adventure, and let's explore Spiti together!
 

Highlights

  • Breathtaking Landscapes: Snow-capped peaks, desert expanses, and pristine rivers await.
  • Ancient Monasteries: Key, Dhankar, and Tabo Monasteries reveal Tibetan Buddhist heritage.
  • Kaza: Base yourself in this town for amenities and exploring the valley.
  • High-altitude Villages: Langza, Hikkim, and Komic offer stunning views and local culture.
  • Adventure Activities: Trek, bike, or motorbike on some of the world's highest roads.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interact with locals, learn customs, and join festivals.
  • Nako: Serene village with a lake and ancient monastery.
  • Khawb Sangam: Witness the striking confluence of Spiti and Pin rivers.
  • Kinnaur Gateway: Start your journey amidst lush valleys and Kinnauri culture.
  • Chitkul: Last village near Indo-China border, showcasing rugged Baspa Valley.
  • Gue Village and Gue Mummy: Discover ancient history through the well-preserved monk.
  • Stargazing: Marvel at the Milky Way and countless stars in Spiti's clear night sky.

Who should attend?

The Spiti Backpacking Trip is ideal for:

  • Solo travelers seeking adventure and the opportunity to meet new friends along the journey.
  • Individuals looking to forge new partnerships or deepen existing connections amidst breathtaking mountain landscapes.
  • Those in search of peace of mind and spiritual rejuvenation amidst the serene surroundings of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers eager to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Individuals seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life to reconnect with nature and themselves.
  • Travelers with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to immerse themselves in local cultures and traditions along the way.

Semi Sleeper Bus.

Bus

Volvo Semi Sleeper Bus

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

  • All guests are advised to arrive at the boarding point 45 mins prior to the scheduled departure time. start overnight journey towards Shimla by Volvo without delay

Volvo Bus
Volvo Semi Sleeper
Volvo Bus
Narkanda Kinnaur Gate

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Hotel

Deluxe Rooms

Dinner

(Buffet Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • Arrive in Shimla at 8:00 AM.

  • Stop in Kufri for breakfast.

  • Begin the journey to Kinnaur via Narkanda, known as the "Apple Capital of India," along the Indo-Tibetan highway towards Sangla.

  • Enter the Kinnaur valley by passing through Kinnaur Gate, a famous rock tunnel on the Shimla-Kaza road, around 170 kms from Shimla.

  • Arrive in Sangla by evening.

  • Have dinner and spend the night there.

Kinnaur Gate
Kinnaur Gate
Chitkul village Chitkul Monastery Akhiri Dhabha Chitkul River Khab Sangam Nako Monastery Nako Lake

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Hotel

Hotel / Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • Depart from Sangla after breakfast.
  • Explore Chitkul village, visit Chitkul Monastery, Akhiri Dhabha for refreshments and spend time by the Chitkul River.
  • Continue the journey towards  Nako Via Khab Sangam.
  • Witness the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej rivers at Khab Sangam.
  • Proceed towards Nako, enjoying the scenic Spiti Valley landscapes.
  • Arrive in Nako and visit Nako Monastery.
  • Take a leisurely stroll around Nako Lake.
  • Check-in to accommodations in Nako for the evening.

Chitkul - The Last Village of India
Chitkul / Baspa River
Khab Sangam
Gue Village 500-year-old mummy Dhankar Mud Village

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Homestay

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • After breakfast and checking out from Nako.
  • Visit Gue Village, known for the 500-year-old mummy of a Buddhist monk.
  • Explore the village and its ancient monastery.
  • Explore Tabo, the Ancient Monsatery of all.
  • Ride to Dhankar, a village famous for its monastery perched on a high cliff.
  • Explore Dhankar Monastery and enjoy panoramic views of the Spiti Valley.
  • Check into your accommodations upon arrival and relax.

Gue Monastery
Mud Village Pin Valley
Dhankar Monastery
Tabo Monastery
Inhabited villages Asia Highest Suspension Bridge Tibetan Monastery

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Homestay

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • After breakfast in Home stay, embark on your journey.
  • Visit Chicham, a picturesque village known for its thrilling suspension bridge (approx. 14 km from Kaza).
  • Cross the suspension bridge for a unique experience and enjoy the scenic beauty of Chicham.
  • Proceed to Kee Monastery (also called Key Monastery), a renowned Tibetan Buddhist monastery 
  • Explore the ancient halls and soak in the spiritual atmosphere of Kee Monastery.
  • Next, head to Kibber, one of the world's highest inhabited villages.
  • Delight in the breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in the village's unique charm.

Chicham Bridge
Kee Monastery
Kibber Village
Highest Motorable Road World's Highest Post Office Fossil Village and Gaint Buddha Statue

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Homestay

Double / Triple - Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • After breakfast in Kaza visit Hikkim, home to the world's highest post office.
  • Explore the post office and send a postcard from this unique location.
  • Proceed to Komic, one of the highest villages in Asia with stunning vistas
  • Immerse yourself in Komic's serene landscapes and engage with the locals.
  • Conclude your journey in Langza, renowned for its large Buddha statue and fossil-rich terrain 
  • Admire the Buddha statue and explore the fascinating fossil beds.

Komic Village
Langza Village
Fossil in Langza
Highest Post Office

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveler

Hotel

Double / Triple Sharing

Breakfast, Dinner

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • Ride to Reckong Peo / Kalpa from Kaza
  • Depart from Kaza and Drive to Reckong Peo (202 km).
  • Explore the town and possibly visit the Kalpa viewpoint.
  • Continue to Kalpa and Explore:
  • Continue to Kalpa (8 km) and explore the village with apple orchards.
  • Visit Narayan-Nagini Temple and Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar Monastery.
  • Optionally, go to Suicide Point for panoramic views (3 km).
  • Check-in to accommodations in Kalpa for relaxation.

Suicide Point - Kalpa
Valley View - Kalpa
Valley View - Kalpa
Kinnaur Kailash - Shivling View

Private Vehicle

Tempo

Breakfast

(Buffet Breakfast & Dinner - Veg | Non Veg | Jain)

  • Check-out from Kalpa:
  • Drive Back to Shimla:
  • Drive back to Shimla (244 km) through scenic Himalayan terrain.
  • Arrive in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Conclude the memorable journey and proceed with departure plans to Delhi.

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Shreya Mehta
Shreya Mehta

Recently, I had the pleasure of booking a trip to Spiti Valley with Travelonama Expeditions, and I couldn't be more impressed with the level of service they provided.

The booking process was a breeze, with their staff offering affordable tour package. The customer service was exceptional - the staff was friendly, helpful and always available to answer any questions I had.

During my trip, the accommodations were pretty much good. The hotels were comfortable, and conveniently located, making my stay truly enjoyable.

Overall, I highly recommend Travelonama to anyone looking for a stress-free and memorable travel experience. I will definitely be booking with them again in the future. Thank you, for making my trip unforgettable!

Special thanks to our Captain Mr. Sahil for ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the voyage.


Inclusions

  • Transportation: Volvo transfer from Delhi to Shimla and back.
  • Sightseeing: Entire sightseeing conducted by tempo traveler.
  • Accommodation:
    • 1 Night at Sangla
    • 1 Night at Nako
    • 3 Nights in Kaza
    • 1 Night at Kalpa
  • Meals Included: Total 12 meals provided throughout the trip.
    • Day 1: Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner
    • Day 7: Breakfast
  • Inclusions:
    • All inner line permits for the trip.
    • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
    • Team Captain throughout the trip.
    • Oxygen Cylinder available 24X7 in the car for emergency situations.

Exclusions

Exclusions:

  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Any food or beverage not included in the package, such as alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.
  • Personal expenses like tips to drivers, entry fees to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, laundry, telephone bills, etc.
  • Costs arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne directly by the customer on the spot).
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

THINGS TO CARRY

Must Carry:

  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing:
    • Woolen socks
    • Cap
    • Fleece jackets or warmers
    • Down jacket
    • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & few medicines for altitude sickness

Travel Essentials: Gears:

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle

    Clothes:
  • A sun cap and a woolen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favorable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

    Footwear:
  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals

    Medication:
  • One strip of Diamox 
  • Glucose powder
  • Medicines for headaches, diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
  • Dettol
  • Bandages
  • Cotton

    Personal Accessories:
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or sanitizer
  • Sunscreen minimum of spf40, lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray


PICKUP LOCATIONS

ISBT Kashmere Exit Gate No 5


Majnu Ka Tilla




Policy and Terms

  • No refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations.
  • Refunds for cancellations will be processed as per the following deduction guidelines:
    • Up to 30 days prior to the departure date: 0% deduction
    • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure: 60% deduction
    • Less than 15 days of departure: No refund
  • Booking amount is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to cancellation of the trip, and the booking amount will not be refundable.
  • No refunds or discounts shall be made towards any inclusions not availed by the client. This includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from the tour, sickness, accidents, death of a family member, late arrival, or premature departure.
  • Travelonama shall not be responsible for any delays or alterations in the program or indirectly incurred expenses due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, landslides, political closures, or untoward incidents.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted via email. Phone calls or WhatsApp messages will not be considered. Additionally, the booking amount for all packages/trips is non-refundable.
  • In cases of "force majeure" or situations beyond Travelonama's control after departure, refunds or compensation will not be provided.
  • Participants dropping out during the trip will not receive any refund. They will also be responsible for additional expenses incurred for their retreat, based on actual costs.
  • Participants can replace individuals in their bookings if the status is "Paid" and at least 12 days remain before the departure date. This does not apply to Volvo/Train/Flight transport bookings, which will be automatically canceled.
  • Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason but will not cancel a tour before departure except for force majeure or unforeseen circumstances beyond its control.

Terms and Conditions

Travelonama Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions shall apply to your booking with Travelonama. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them. These terms constitute the entire agreement between Travelonama and the Client relating to the subject matter herein.

  • Ownership of Content: Photos/videos created on Travelonama's trips are the property of Travelonama and can only be used by Travelonama for advertising across media platforms. Use of digital content by any other party requires permission from Travelonama.

  • Payment: Full payment of the trip cost must be made before the trip begins. Pending payments may lead to trip cancellation with no refund of the booking amount.

  • Identification and Boarding: Valid government ID verification is required before boarding. Bookings are non-transferable, and only names mentioned at confirmation are allowed to travel. Unless It is mentioned over email 15 Day prior before the departure.

  • Refunds and Discounts: No refunds or discounts for inclusions not availed by the Client, including termination/departure from the tour, sickness, death, late arrival, or premature departure.

  • Luggage Responsibility: Travelers are responsible for their luggage & belongings. The management is not accountable for missing items during the tour.

  • Departure and Timing: Travelers must update their status with the trip coordinator(s) and report 45 mins prior to departure. The departure time is fixed, and missing the bus renders one ineligible for refunds.

  • Air Conditioning: AC may be switched off in hills for safety. The driver may turn off the AC as required for safety & ease of travel.

  • Health and Safety: Drinking & smoking are not recommended due to health concerns. Tours involve physically demanding activities, so being in good shape is advised.

  • Conduct: Misconduct or indiscipline will not be tolerated. Participants are expected to maintain a friendly and respectful demeanor.

  • Delays and Alterations: Travelonama is not responsible for delays or alterations due to natural hazards, accidents, machinery breakdowns, weather conditions, or other untoward incidents.

  • Insurance: Travelonama does not provide insurance coverage for sickness, accidents, theft, or other losses incurred during travel. Unless It's mentioned in Inclusions.

  • Misbehavior: Any misbehavior with the team or fellow travelers will result in trip termination and possible legal action.

  • Cancellation by Travelonama: Travelonama reserves the right to cancel any trip for reasons beyond its control. It will not cancel a tour before departure except for Force Majeure or unforeseen circumstances.

  • Price Changes: Prices may change from the time of publication due to transportation costs, currency fluctuations, or other reasons. Clients are advised to check the most up-to-date prices before booking.

  • Flexibility: Travelonama may need to alter the itinerary for safety, comfort, or well-being reasons. Participants should allow for reasonable alterations.

  • Liability: Travelers are responsible for themselves during the trip. Travelonama is not liable for accidents or loss of life.

  • Independent Contractors: Travelonama is not responsible for independent contractors' services or products. These contractors work directly for the Client and are not supervised by Travelonama.

  • Severability: If any term or condition is unenforceable, it shall be severed from the agreement, and the remaining terms shall continue to be binding.

  • Refusal of Service: Travelonama reserves the right to refuse service to any Client for any reason, except for discrimination or protected class reasons.

  • Updates to Terms: Travelonama may update these terms and conditions at any time, and it is the Client's responsibility to be familiar with them. The latest terms may be found on Travelonama's website.

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