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Spiti Valley – Summer Jeep Tour

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Min Age : 18+
Max People : 10

Day 1 : Drive from Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Losar – Kaza. Overnight in a Kaza Hotel

Day 2 : Drive from Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komik – Ki Monastery – Kibber – Gette – Kaza. Overnight in a Kaza hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Kaza to Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza. Overnight in a Kaza Hotel.

Day 4: Drive from Kaza to Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake Trek – Lhalung. Overnight in a Lhalung Homestay

Day 5: Drive from Lhalung to Losar – Kunzum La – Chandratal Lake. Overnight in Camps near Chandratal Lake

Day 6: Drive from Chandratal Lake to Rohtang Pass – Manali

Day 7: Check Out of Manali

Tour Details

Spiti Valley consists of stark high alpine lands, scattered with small postcard-perfect villages of whitewashed mud-homes and monasteries. Prepare to travel to a world where villages appear like a mirage after miles of trailing a turquoise green river nestled betyween snow-capped barren mountains and blue lakes; a world which has the coldest winters you’ll ever see, but therein reside the warmest people you will meet.

This comfortable and carefully curated seven-day Spiti Valley Innova Jeep tour is designed for travellers looking for an authentic Spiti Valley experience in a week’s time. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Tour includes travelling in a comfortable Toyota Innova to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber. Marvel at the wondrous structure of the Ki Monastery and get ready to be amazed by the Tabo Monastery – a 1020-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. End this tour on a high note (literally), as you spend a night, gazing at the Milky Way and the millions of stars while camping around the stunningly beautiful Chandratal Lake.

Departure & Return Location

Manali

Highlights

  • Camp beside the beautiful Chandratal lake
  • Visit Pin Valley National Sanctuary
  • Comfortable Toyota Innova Transfers

Price Includes

  • Accommodation at all hotels and camps as per the itinerary on triple sharing basis.
  • Accommodation at Lhalung in a homestay of a local family.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps except in Manali
  • Comfortable non-AC Toyota Innova for all days as per the itinerary (Day 1 - Day 6).
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll
  • Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags / blankets at Chandratal Lake
  • All Applicable Monastery / Museum Fees

Price Excludes

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Guide / Porters
  • Lunch / Any Beverages / Meals in Manali and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing in Manali / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

What to Carry

  • Appropriate clothes, footwear & Accessories to suit the temperature & Travel
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Policies

Cancellations Incur 100% penalty

Itinerary

Day 1

The Spiti Valley tour begins with hitting the road from Manali, as you pass through the popular adventure-haven Rohtang Pass. Then you drive into the desolate and stunning brown-badland landscape and approach Chattru and Batal. At 14,931 feet, you catch our first chill at the august Kunzum Pass and then descend into Losar Village, the first in Spiti valley.

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

Day 2

On the second day of the Spiti Valley Tour, you 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, you drive to Hikkim where you 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, you 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 youre here millions of years ago.
You drive back down to Kaza for lunch. After that, you visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as youll 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 you 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. You drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where you absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag.

You drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza hotel

Day 3

On the third day of our Spiti Valley tour, you 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.
You first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley.
Declared 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, youasel, red fox, and marten. Birds such as the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, Chukor and Raven paint the skies a pretty picture.
You drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza hotel.

Day 4

After a delicious breakfast, you continue your 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, you drive towards Dhankar. Perched high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin River, 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, you 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.

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

Day 5

This day, you commence your journey back home and trace your steps back on the Kaza – Manali road. However, you 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, you drive to your camping site where a hot supper under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way awaits us.

The camps at Chandratal Lake are equipped with camping equipment including tents, high altitude sleeping bags / blankets and a comfortable mattress

Day 6

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

Day 7

Check Out of Manali

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