The Adventure Paradise
Enjoy the Snowclad Vistas of this Cold Desert
Once a remote valley, a distant land, and inaccessible villages now Spiti Valley is one of the favorite destinations of travellers out there! Also known as the Middle Land, this valley offers you views and experiences which are just unparalleled and unique in and every-possible way! How come you haven’t been there yet? Maybe this is your sign to plan that long-awaited trip to the valley.
Home to the world’s highest post office in Hikkim, the world’s highest motorable village and restaurant in Komic, Asia’s highest suspension bridge in Chicham, the highest electric or EV charging point in Kaza, and also the highest petrol pump in Kaza. Perched at a height of 12,500 ft. this marvelous valley is a gem of Himachal Pradesh and should be on top of your bucket list! You must not miss the postcard-perfect Spiti in winter.
This memorable journey of yours will commence from the stunning mountains of Shimla. You will start your trip a night before from Delhi to Shimla, to the summer capital of Britishers and the queen of hills. From there you will head towards Kalpa, to witness the stunning view of Kinner Kailash. Kalpa is one of the most beautiful villages you will cross on your journey to the Spiti Valley.
Moving ahead from Kalpa towards Spiti Valley, your first stop will be Tabo. Before reaching Tabo you will also explore Nako village and lake. Next will be Tabo Monastery, the oldest one in the Himalayas. You will love exploring here, learning about history, shopping for souvenirs, and trying herbal tea. You will also visit the world’s first and second-highest monasteries. Ki Monastery and Dhankar Monastery respectively. This journey will take you to all the highest places in the world and you will witness views that can be compared to those of paradise! By the end of this trip, you will also visit the last border village, which is Chitkul, and can enjoy food at the Akhiri Dhaba!
Spiti Valley -The land of a myriad of experiences awaits you! Book your trip with Bhatakna today!
COST FOR SPITI VALLEY TOUR
Room Sharing Cost (Per Person)
Double Sharing ₹ 21,999/-
Triple Sharing ₹ 19,999/-
- Visit the region where the scenery throughout the trip is drop-dead gorgeous and calls for a life-changing experience
- Experience the traditional blend of Buddhism and Tibetan culture and interact with the locals of Himalayan villages
- Relive your adventurous side by taking a drive through one of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads
- Send a postcard from 'Highest Post Office' in the World to your loved ones and make them proud
- Lean on to the edge of Asia's highest suspensded bridge - Chicham Bridge, to capture the sight of a truck that appears ant like
- Drive to the 'World's Highest Motorable Village' - Komic and feel like you are on top of the world
- Capture a timelapse of the changing colours of Kinner Kailash mountain peaks as painted by the sunrays
- Travel to the Last Village of India at Chitkul and plan your lunch at 'Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba'
ITINERARY (Delhi to Delhi)
- Get on your Private traveller vehicle by 2:00 pm from the pick-up point at Majnu Ka Tila.
- Wnjoy the view play games and sing song Safarnama begin.
- Sleep overnight but don’t miss the morning views from your window and enter in the hills.
- Welcome to the soothing, soul-filling mountains!
- Reach Shimla, and head ahead towards Kalpa from your Tempo Traveller.
- The drive will be scenic and you will love it!
- Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
- Arise to a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains, enjoy your breakfast and start your ride for the day to Kaza via Nako and Tabo.
- Take a pit stop at Nako to explore Nako village and Nako Lake.
- Nako lake is a high altitude lake, which looks pristine and divine!
- Reach Nako by the evening and stay overnight in the hotel.
- Wake up, enjoy your breakfast, and start your exploration for the day!
- Your first stop will be Tabo Monastery, the oldest one in the Himalayas.
- The next will be Dhankar Monastery, the second-highest monastery in the world.
- Move ahead towards Kaza for an overnight stay.
- Today you will be exploring all the highlights of the valley.
- The first one will be Hikkim, home to the highest post office in the world. Send postcards to your loved ones and yourself from here.
- Next is Komic, don’t miss enjoying a hot bowl of Maggi from the world’s highest restaurant.
- We will also visit Langza village which is famous for its holy buddha statue.
- Overnight stay in your camp in Kaza.
- Wake up, have your breakfast and check out from the hotel.
- Your first stop for the day will be the key monastery, the highest and one of the most talked about monasteries in the world.
- The next stop will be the Chicham bridge, the highest suspension bridge in Asia.
- Head back to Kalpa. Overnight stay in Kalpa.
- Before heading to the end of this trip, we will take a stop at the last village on the India-Tibet border.
- The snow-peaked mountains and crystal clear river makes an amazing scene for you to enjoy this place!
- Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in Chitkul.
- Today will be your last day of your Spiti Valley trip.
- Wake up to the beautiful view and enjoy your breakfast. Post breakfast check out from the hotel.
- Get ready for a long journey from Chitkul to Shimla and then from Shimla to Delhi.
- Reach Delhi by morning.
- Head back home with happy memories!
What is included in the tour
✔ Transfers from Delhi to Shimla and Back
✔ Entire expedition from Delhi via Tempo Traveler
✔ Accommodation for 6 nights – 1 Night at Chitkul,1 Night at Tabo, 2 Nights at Kalpa, 2 Nights at Kaza.
✔ Meals (12 Meals Including Breakfasts and Dinners)
✔ Team Leader throughout the trip.
✔ Availability of oxygen 24x7 in case of any emergency.
✔ All applicable toll, parking, and driver charges.
✔ All inner line permits.
What is NOT included in the tour
✘ Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits.
✘ 5% GST (Tax).
✘ Guide / Porters.
✘ Meals in Transit / Lunch in Kalpa or Rampur / Any Beverages / Any meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
✘ Sightseeing in Shimla / 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.
THINGS TO PACK
- Day backpack (20 – 30 Ltrs): When you are on a local sightseeing tour, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one at your designated stay.
- Floaters or Sandals: When you are spending your day at leisure, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.
- 1 Down Jacket / Main Jacket: It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry an insulated jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.
- 1 Pair of Thermal: Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when traveling to cold regions.
- Outdoor Shoes: A comfortable shoe is required when traveling outdoors, especially in the mountains. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.
- 3 Quick Dry Tees: You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.
- 3 Pair of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.
- 1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.
- 1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from the rain.
- Quick-dry towel: A quick-dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.
- Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands.
- Sanitizer: Prevent the risk of infections and maintain proper hand hygiene by making sure you carry a hand sanitizer.
- Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.
- Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.
- Water Bottle 1 Lt.: Hydration is extremely important when it comes to traveling To carry a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.
- Bag for all your Toiletries: A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.
- Personal Basic Medical Kit: Carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, and medication for headaches, nausea, etc is necessary.
- Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses): Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.
- Mobile charger / Power bank: Although you'll get electricity at most places, it is always advisable to carry a charged power bank in case of emergencies.
- Documents: Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, and driver's License.
- Travel Laundry Bag: In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in the bag and keep them separate from your dry clothes.
- Camera: This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trip. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.
- Authentic Government ID Card
- Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
- Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
- Personal Medicines (if any)
Can we go to Spiti Valley in Winter?
Spiti Valley is accessible throughout the year. However, it lives up to its title of being the winter wonderland from December onwards. One can visit Spiti during the winter months to truly experience the charm that it has to offer. Since the terrains are rugged, the layer of snow adds more to the thrill of offroading in the valley which is why many people prefer visiting Spiti Valley in winter.
How much time does it take to cover the distance from Shimla to Kaza?
The distance between Shimla and Lahaul is 418 Kilometers and it takes about 16 hours to reach, including leisure time and the pit-stops that we make when we are on a Spiti valley winter road trip.
When is the Manali route to Spiti Valley open?
The Manali route to Spiti Valley is open at all times but during the winter seasons, due to heavy snowfall, the roads become slippery and hostile which is why it’s not recommended for a common tourist to embark on a Spiti valley road trip in winter all on their own.
Our skilled on-ground support team, professional trip leads, and experienced drivers are the reason for making this winter Spiti trip not only possible but also safe.
How cold is Spiti Valley during winters?
The weather in Spiti Valley is cold throughout the year but it is comparatively colder during winter. The temperature drops to -30 degrees. There is no water running in the taps, that’s how cold it gets. But it is during the winter season, especially from February to May that we schedule the winter Spiti valley road trip because the entire valley is covered in a thick blanket of snow.
What type of food is served during the Winter Spiti trip?
We provide hygienic and nutritious food during the trip. Since the Spiti valley winter trip consists of visiting many villages, we can assure you that every meal of yours would not only be delicious but be cooked from homegrown ingredients, making it ten times better than any meal you’ll ever have. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as vegetarian or food without any onions and such, then we can make arrangements beforehand. You will just have to make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
When is Spiti Valley Open?
Routes to Spiti Valley are open all around the year, but there is little distinction. While the Shimla route is open all around the year, the Manali route closes for a brief time due to the closing of Kunzum Pass. Moreover, the Manali route is open from June to October.
- No Refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations. However,
- If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.