July 21 – Aug 1
3 star hotels/ Homestays
Arrive at airport around 7pm today , We will meet the group at a restaurant near airport and start the overnight trip to Shimla by 8pm . We will be taking the UNESCO toy train from Kalka to Shimla if we reach on time to catch the train. Overnight at a pristine hotel in the middle of the hills.
Today we Leave early to the beautiful valley of Chitkul , which is also the last village towards china from our end here. We will be staying at beautiful campsite at Rakcham.
Next day morning, people who are game can go for a hike with our camp host, who also trains siachin soldiers for rescue. You will get to learn a plethora of things from him, so make sure not to miss it.
We will spend some time at beautiful Chitkul Village .We will Watch the lovely sunset and sunrise (next day) at Kalpa over Mount Kinner Kailash .Today is a relaxed day, about 4 – 5 Hrs of total drive only . Overnight at Kalpa
DID YOU KNOW?
Tabo Monastery is UNESCO world heritage site and located 3500 meters above sea level, aging 1000 years old
Today we will see the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway , Khab, Confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers. , the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge .
After lunch at Nako Lake, you will enter Spiti Valley via Chango – Sumdo . After Sumdo police registration, we will take a detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500 Year old Mummy if we can reach here before 4pm .
About 8 – 9 Hrs drive, today would be one of the longest days on our trip. Overnight at Tabo
DID YOU KNOW?
The Dalai Lama wants to retire in Tabo, as he considers the Tabo monastery to be the holiest
Today is the day we get see the beautiful architecture of spiti valley : Tabo and Dhankar Monastery.
These monasteries are a 1000 year old and to see them preserved till now is a joy in itself : in case you wonder that’s 13 lifetimes. We stay at Pin valley for the night.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name Spiti means “The Middle Land” i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
Today you will wake up to : Pin valley, this place cannot be described in words , nor by pictures. It’s a feeling. This hidden gem is the end point of famous and difficult pin parvathi trek. Its so raw that there are only a handful of guesthouses here and the one we stay in ,makes Pizzas. Do I need to say more :D.
This is probably my favourite place in the whole trip so I am keeping the pictures to minimum so that you can see it for real. Sometimes I envy people for their feeling when they see a place for the first time, and this is one of those places.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best time to visit Spiti Valley is during the months of May and June.
Let’s head for Kaza today, the headquarters of Spiti Valley. We will be finally staying at this hotel for 2 days. Just to get a better view and an authentic experience, we are not going to stay in Kaza town, we will be staying in Rangrik . This small village overlooks Kaza from the other side of the river.
We will visit Kibber, Chicham bridge and key monastery today Incase you are wondering where do we post letters from spiti , this is the day for it. We will also visit the famous Buddha statue at Langza and if you are super lucky, you get to take home a fossil that is a million years old.
DID YOU KNOW?
The world’s highest village is in Spiti- the comic village which is home to the world’s highest post office and polling station.
We bid goodbye to spiti valley and start our journey towards manali via kunzum pass. We will halt at a campsite near the spectacular chandratal lake. It is at an altitude of 13,940 ft making it one of the highest lake accessible by vehicle, in the state.
If you are up for it, take a walk around the lake which takes a little more than an hour. Tonight is going to be COLD 😀
You will see the worst roads today and mountains at the rawest. This region get a lots of rundown river streams which damages the road throughout the year. So basically there is no road.
We will reach Manali by 5ish and We can chill at our amazing balcony in our property itself.
If you are up for it , we can also go out for a a nice dinner .
DID YOU KNOW?
The Geological Society of America and the geological survey of India considered Spiti valley to be the most fossil dense area in the world.
We can roam around old Manali before we take an Overnight Bus to Delhi .
We will reach next day early morning at New Delhi airport by 6am . If you guys are game , we can also go for rafting on the way. See last trip pictures here
So… it all started with a big NO… Me and Road Trip.. Nooo, that too for so MANY DAYS.. Nooo, that too solo travelling… Nooo, It was a BIG BIG NOOOO for me. I had just simply made an enquiry with this amazing person One in the Orange Jacket – Mr. Vyshakh Nair🤗, Never knew this small enquiry would change my life not completely but yes positively for sure 😍. I told him I want to come but I am sure I won’t be able to do it😒 His words were I am sure You will be able to DO it… and at any point if you think you won’t be able to do it I won’t push you to finish It… Argghhhh tht was a big lie..😂😂😂 Don’t fall for it guys.. hahahhaa I am glad I fell for it or else I would have missed the surreal experience of SPITI!!!
Thank you is a really small word to say to you Vyshakh the faith you show in each one of the tripper is just unexplainable. I still can’t believe I did SPITI just because you made me feel it’s the easiest trip to start discovering places hahahhahaha U LIAR!!! But I think u see the potential in people which even we can’t see in ourselves. You have made us all feel at home when we were far far away from homes. Choice of places for all the stays in the trip… Bang On!!! Places to Visit… Bang On!!! Favorite game MAFIA.. HAHAHHAHA … Bang on!!! Fellow trippers… Bang on!!! You were like Ginnie like Aladin ka Ginnie you had all the necessary things available up in the mountains, just name them and you had in your kitty.. WOW kaise I mean kaise. Choosing your brand to kick of my journey of exploring new places was not at all a bad decision😍😍 You are more than a trip leader to all your trippers for sure w🤗 Those who all travel with you earns your friendship which is priceless in all means… Thank You… One in the Orange Jacket – Vyshakh Nair.. Your fav line.. See you in the mountains soon🤗🤗🤗
Rs. 29,500 / Person ( Before June 1 )
Rs. 29,999 / Person ( After June 1 )
FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :
Onwards : July 21, Friday, before 8 pm
Outwards : Aug 1 , after 11 30am
SLOTS AVAILABLE :
You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 18,900 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank transfer. As discussed the total amount is 29,500 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are there ATM facilities available in Spiti Valley?
ATM facilities are limited in Spiti Valley, and it’s recommended to carry enough cash for your trip. The last ATM facility is available in Reckong Peo or Kaza, so it’s advisable to withdraw enough cash before heading to remote areas.
2. How is the mobile network connectivity in Spiti Valley?
Mobile network connectivity is limited in Spiti Valley, especially in remote areas. BSNL and Jio networks have better coverage compared to other providers. It’s advisable to check with your service provider about network availability and consider purchasing a local SIM card if required.
3. Are there any precautions to take while traveling to Spiti Valley?
Traveling to Spiti Valley involves navigating high altitudes and rugged terrain. It’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and avoid exertion. Carry necessary medications, follow safety guidelines, and consult with a doctor before the trip, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
4. Is it true that Spiti Valley is the birthplace of yetis?
While the legend of yetis is fascinating, their birthplace remains a mystery. However, you might encounter friendly locals with captivating stories about mythical creatures during your trip.
5. Are the roads in Spiti Valley designed for driving or for practicing extreme off-roading stunts?
The roads in Spiti Valley can be quite adventurous, with steep curves and jaw-dropping cliffs. While they might tempt you to showcase your off-roading skills, it’s best to drive safely and enjoy the scenery without any daredevil stunts!
6. Can I survive in Spiti Valley solely on momos and chai, or should I pack my own stash of snacks?
While momos and chai are undoubtedly delicious, it’s a good idea to pack some snacks for your trip. Trust us, the stunning views in Spiti Valley taste even better with a bag of chips or a chocolate bar!
7. Can I engage in adventure activities like trekking and camping in Spiti Valley?
Yes, Spiti Valley offers several opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. You can embark on thrilling treks like the Pin Parvati Pass or visit the high-altitude lakes for camping. However, it’s important to be well-prepared, carry the necessary gear, and follow safety guidelines. It’s advisable to go with a local guide or join organized trekking groups to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂
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Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn’t matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn’t gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.
Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren’t sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.
I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don’t worry, We are there :).
you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.
If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.
Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .
For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.
We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.