Spiti Road Trip

1st - 7th July 2017

A trip with 2 separate ecosystems – it is everything green when you start and you land up to a desert with beautiful blue skies. Treat your eyes with the landscapes spanning 200 kilometres without a single stop sign or traffic light. The winding rocky terrain through the barren cold desert gives you a little ‘high’ at the highlands of Lahaul & Spiti.

The faraway valley connected only through a narrow road that traverses through mountains over 10,000 feet high, this region offers vistas and heritage that can keep a travel photographer in a click-frenzy for months together. Quaint old monasteries, prayer flags fluttering in the wind and monks in their ochre robes, add to the mystic charm of Spiti.

This place is unmatchable for the solace it offers you. So, book your tickets to one of the most unexplored destination, surrender yourself to a pristine world. You will be served with the best hosts, delicious cuisine and inescapable terrains in Himachal Pradesh for making your journey worthwhile.

Itinerary

Check into COTTAGES / ROOMS

Today we all meet at Manali. Our trip leader will help you check-in the hotel. We relax and meet for Breakfast. Share stories and interact or relax in the hotel. There is a first round of introduction and then meet for lunch at the hotel. Post lunch the trip leader will briefthe group about the trip.

After briefing, we leave the hotel to explore Manali on foot. Enjoy the beautiful terrain and tranquil environment. After a great evening, walk on the mall road which has some interesting shops that sells exquisite stuff. You can buy essentials for the trip (if any). Chill out at the most famous cafes in Manali and raise a toast for your trip. Dine out and then return to the Hotel.

Rohtang pass : 13051ft , kunzum : 15059 ft , Kaza : 11980 ft

Check out from the hotel and leave early morning by 0600 hrs. One of the most important days of the trip, the long journey of around 9 hours will take you through the most treacherous roads. The road trip will be full of adventures and scenic beauty of Spiti Valley will leave you speechless.

We will stop at different places in between and enjoy the experience of being in between the glaciers and cold desert.
On our way we will cross Rohtang pass and Kunzum pass (one of the highest motorable passes in the world). It is in itself an experience to drive through one of the most breath taking views that these roads offer. Visit the Kunzum temple, try sticking a coin to the magical stone at the famous stone. If your coin sticks to the stone it is considered as a blessing by goddess Kunzum. We reach Kaza by 2000 hrs. The long journey will be tiring, sleep under the stars and see Kaza in its ultimate visuals at night. Kaza will be totally different the next morning when you wake up.

Avoid doing sudden physical activity as you are at very high altitude now and give time to your body to acclimatize.
Enjoy the small little town called Kaza, wake up in the morning and walk around the place and feel the totally different setting of Indian community residing here. You get to see the world’s highest fuelling station in Kaza. Relax and enjoy the sumptuous breakfast at the Hotel. We leave to visit Key Gompa Monastery. It is believed to be a centuries-old monastery and one of the most important in Buddhism. Established in 11 century, it has ancient Buddhist scrolls and thangka paintings. It also houses over 350 Buddhist monks and nuns.

After exploring Key we move to Kibber, believed to be the highest village in the world which is connected by a motorable road. It is also the highest habitated village in the world having its own polling station during elections.

For the daredevils and raw adventure lovers, we will head to Chichum which has Asia’s highest manual ropeway bridge. Trust u don’t want to look down in the gorge – it’s breath¬taking. The experience is as thrilling as paragliding fromhigh peaks. After this we get back to Kaza and head to our hotel. Have dinner and relax.
Dhankar :- 12,774 ft , Tabo :- 10,010 ft

Post breakfast we leave for Tabo. Drive along the Spiti River. After Tabo we explore Dhangkar - one of the oldest monasteries ever constructed inside the mountains. Tabo and Dhangkar are more than 1000 year old monasteries where monks still practice meditation. If time permits and everyone is fit enough we can also trek to Dhangkar Lake.

We head back to Kaza to our hotel to enjoy the last night in Kaza.
Altitude: Langza : 14000ft , chandartal : 14300 ft.

Early morning leave for Komic¬and Langza. Explore Langza¬ a wild and unhabitated area of this cold desert. You can easily spot a blue sheep and ibex here. The mornings in Langza are beautiful and worth an experience. We come back to Kaza, have our breakfast and load our bags and drive back to Battal. It’s time for lunch and detouring back we now reach Chandratal { The moon lake }

At Chandartal we camp out at the world’s highest lakes. For Chander Tal Lake we need to take a 3km long trek to see the crystal clear water. Here you can witness the first water formed from the glaciers and learn how the rivers are formed. It is a source of Chandrabhaga River. We do an overnight stay at base camp. Uou can see a galaxy milky¬way from here.
To see the beauty of Chandratal, we again trek early morning to watch the sunrise. Have breakfast at basecamp once you return back to the base camp. We are now in our last leg of our trip. We leave from Chandartal to Chattru where we have our lunch. After crossing Gramphu and Rohtang we reach back to Manali by late evening. Here we are back to moderate altitudes, we check in to rooms/cottages and have dinner. Take rest after a long journey.
Our last day of the tour talks about the memories we have had over the week. We get easy in the morning and have breakfast together. Enjoy, Shop or Chill at some café. Bid farewell to other travellers, share your unforgettable memories of the trip and exchange contacts.
Cost Inclusions
  • 1. All Stay on double sharing.
  • 2. All Breakfast and Dinners.
  • 3. All permits and all entry tickets wherever required.
  • 4. Camping at chandartal.
  • 5. All Travels during the tour from Manali to Spiti and return.


Cost Exclusions
  • 1. Any personal Expenses.

  • 2. Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary.

Pricing Table

Book the plan that suits you best.
Backpacking
INR 16500 Per Person
  • Travel by AC traveller.

  • Rest all inclusions same.


SUV
INR 20000 Per Person
  • Travel by a comfortable SUV like innova / xylo etc with max 5 people in one suv.
  • Rest all inclusions same.

Motorcycle
INR 25000 Per Person
  • Travel by motorcycle - Royal Enfield 350 CC CLASSIC / STANDARD / ELECTRA / THUNDERBIRD
  • Rest all inclusions same

Bring your own vehicle
INR 11800 Per Person
  • Other then travel rest of the inclusions same.


Change in Pricing

Costing is supposed to change as the season approach. There are limited resources at such place and costing shoots up as demand rises. Hence would suggest interested candidate to pre-book the order.

Pre booking fees is non refundable. Prices will not change for pre-booked candidates. Balance payment have to be cleared 25 days prior to the Trip

Refund Policy
  • 1. 100% before 25 days of the trip.
  • 2. 80 % before 20 days of the trip.
  • 3. 70% before 15 days of the trip.
  • 4. No cancellations before 10 days of the trip.
Suggestions for people outside New Delhi

People travelling from places other than Delhi should try to reach a day prior or in the morning. They should also arrange for their return tickets keeping a day Buffer. ROOTS will assist you to make best arrangements at reasonable prices @Delhi too.



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