Spiti Road Trip
Manali, Chandartal, Kibber, Kee, Kaza, Tabo
- Explore and Experience the land of Buddhist lore
- Drive over two high Himalayan passes – Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La
- Stay in comfortable hotels
- Visit ancient monasteries – Tabo, Dhankar, Lhalung, Kee
- Visit highest post office in the world (Hikkim) and highest village with a motorable road
- Enjoyable short treks – Dhankar Lake and Chandratal Parikrama
We prefer to call it a ‘wonderland’. Literally means, “The middle land” it forms a divide between India mainland and Tibet. Majorly a Buddhist populated region, Spiti is a cold deserted place like the popular Ladakh region. It’s carved magnificently by Spiti River and is home to some of the most amazing sights in the world. This is one place which one should go once in his lifetime.
The place is home to many historic and old Tibetan monasteries, awe-inspiring nature and simple & peace loving people. There are few places in the world which can match the beauty of the region. To top it up with the pristine Chandratal Lake is every adventurer’s dream place.
Tour Facts and Features
Meeting Point: Manali
Duration: 07 Days
Accommodation: 06 Nights – Deluxe Hotels, Camps, Homestays
Transport: Comfortable SUV Jeep (Mahindra Xylo / Scorpio / similar)
Guided: Services of professional and experienced trip leader
Safety: Medical Kit & Oxygen Support
Highest Point: 4,590 meters / 15,060 feet
Total Distance: 650 kms
DAY1: Manali – Kaza
Exciting journey awaits on a road less travelled as you start from Manali. You drive – above Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass, over the river beds & boulders along Chandra River surrounded by mile long glaciers and Snow peaks, before you enter the magnificient Spiti Valley in the fading hours to witness the golden mountains of Spiti
DAY2: Kaza – Mudh – Tabo
Drive to Pin Valley – a tributary of the Spiti river, ‘Pin’ originates deep in the Trans Himalayan mountains leading to one of the ancient trade routes and popular trek of Bhaba Pass. It is also home to the magnificent Snow Leopard and several Trans Himalayan animals and rare birds protected under the National Parks of India. You’ll drive through this beautiful valley up to last village of Mudh before heading towards Tabo. Tabo is the second most popular town in Spiti Valley know for its Chos Khor Gompa (1020 AD) – a monastery which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site depicts the lineage of Buddhism
DAY3: Tabo- Dhankar – Lhalung
Drive to Dhankar Monastery, perched on the edge of a 300m cliff is a sight to behold and looks straight out of a movie set. An hour trek takes you to the beautiful Dhankar Lake situated above the Dhankar village is a great way to get introduced to High Himalayan Trekking. After Dhankar you drive to Lhalung a lesser known village situated on the slopes in Lingti Valley also home to the most beautiful monastery of Spiti – Serkhong Gompa (The Golden Temple)
DAY4: Lhalung – Kee – Kibber – Kaza
A trip to Spiti is incomplete without a visit to its iconic monastery at Kee. Built on top of a hill the main shrine is surrounded by residential quarters, administrative buildings are built in the shape of a pyramid. This ancient marvel is a photographers delight. You’ll further visit the villages high villages of Kibber, Chicham before returning for overnight stay at Kaza
DAY5: Kaza – Hikkim – Komic – Langza
Drive on the twisting high roads of Spiti to reach Komic, the highest village in the world with a motorable road at 4580m. Have the most amazing expereince of sending postcards to your loved ones from World’s Highest post office at Hikkim (4440m). Continue driving on these high roads above 4300m with the magnificent Himalayas jutting in front of your eyes to reach Langza – the most beautiful Himalayan Village with a 6303m Peak Mt. CCKN adorning its backdrop.
DAY6: Langza – Chandartal
The drive retraces your path back towards Manali over Kunzum Pass before heading upstream of Chandra river till you reach the Hidden Jewel of the Himalayan mountains, the blue Jewel, Chandratal literally translated as Moon Lake. From the roadhead you will have to trek for 15 min to reach the lake and if you feel energetic enough you can do the Parikrama or Circumambulation of the lake to witness its true glory
DAY7: Chandartal – Manali
After the most memorable trip of your life you head back to Manali with lot of photos, videos and friends from high Himalayas. Overnight stay at Manali.