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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!

Backpacking Batch Dates 

Chandigarh​ to Chandigarh

  • 16th Mar to 23rd Mar
  • 23 Mar to 30th Mar
  • 30th Mar to 06th Apr
  • 06th Apr to 13th Apr
  • 13th Apr to 20th Apr
  • 20th Apr to 27th Apr
  • 27th Apr to 05th May 
  • 05th May to 11th May 
  • 11th May to 18th May 
  • 18th May to 25th May 
  • 25th May to 01st June 
  • 01st June to 08th June 

By Train From Mumbai Pune Surat Vadodara Hyderabad

  • 15th Mar to 24th Mar
  • 22nd Mar to 31st Mar
  • 29th Mar to 07th Apr
  • 05th Apr to 14th Apr
  • 12th Apr to 21st Apr
  • 19th Apr to 28th Apr
  • 26th Apr to 06th May
  • 03th May to 12th May
  • 10th May to 19th May 
  • 17th May to 26th May
  • 24th May to 02nd June
  • 31st May to 09th June

COST FOR SPITI VALLEY TOUR

Chandighar to Chandigarh:- ₹.15,500/-

Mumbai to Mumbai:- ₹.19,500/-

Room Sharing Cost (Per Person)

Double Sharing ₹3000/- Extra

7 Nights 8 Days 26 Apr, 03 May, 10 May, and more
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • 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'
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Itinerary

PLAN IN DETAIL

 

Day 1 - Journey from Chandigarh to Shimla 03 hrs journey to enter the queen of hill

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Shimla hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Get on our Private traveller vehicle by 4:00 pm from the pick-up point at Chadigharh railway station.
  • Enjoy the view play games and sing song Safarnama begin.
  • 3 hours journey to enter in the queen of hills.
Day 2 Explore Shimla And Head To Kalpa A Beautiful Town Encapsulated by Magical Misty Hills

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Kalpa hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Welcome to the soothing, soul-filling mountains!
  • Explore 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.
Day 3 Start Your Journey & Head Towards Nako Kinner Kailash Ranges: Kalpa is famous for its views of the snow-covered Kinner Kailash Ranges.

Bus Tempo traveller

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Arise to a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains, enjoy your breakfast and start your ride for the day 7 head towards Nako.
  • Take a pit stop to explore local sightseen & beautyfull view
  • Nako lake is a high altitude lake, which looks pristine and divine!
  • Reach Nako by the evening.
Day 4 Explore Nako & Two Majestic Monasteries And Move Ahead To Kaza Nestled on the Indo-Tibetan border in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Kaza hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Wake up, enjoy your breakfast, and start your exploration for the day at nako village & head to kaza!
  • 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.
Day 5 Exploring The Best Of Lahaul Spiti Visit Key Monastery Chicham Bridge Kibber Hikkim Komic Langza.

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Kaza hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Today you will be exploring all the highlights of the Spiti 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.
Day 6 DRIVE TO THE LAST VILLAGE - CHITKUL | OVERNIGHT STAY AT CHITKUL

Bus Tempo traveller₹

Hotel Overnight stay in Chitkul hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • Wake up, have your breakfast and check out from the hotel.
  • Your first stop for the day will be theKaza market for some Souvenirs for family & friends & head to kaza monasteries
  • Head back to Chitkul. 
  • 360° panoramic views of magnificent mountains ranges throughout the journey.
  • Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in Chitkul.          
Day 7 Explore The Village Is Known As The Land Between Earth And Paradise Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of ‘Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba’ at Chitkul the last village in India

Bus Tempo traveller

Hotel Overnight stay in Chitkul hotel. (Triple Sharing)

Breakfast, Dinner (Unlimited Meals)

  • 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!
  • Head back to Chandighar & time to say good bye to mountains.
Day 8 Check out day Board our train and flight to respective city

Breakfast (Unlimited Meals)

  • Wake up and enjoy your breakfast.
  • check out from the hotel.
  • board our train and flight to respective city 
  • Back home with memories of the land far away but forever etched in us.
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

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 (14 Meals Including 7 Breakfasts and 7 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 Carry

THINGS TO PACK

  1. 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. 
  2. Floaters or Sandals: When you are spending your day at leisure, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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.
  11. Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands.
  12. Sanitizer: Prevent the risk of infections and maintain proper hand hygiene by making sure you carry a hand sanitizer.
  13. Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day. 
  14. Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.
  15. Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 
  18. Personal Basic Medical Kit: Carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, and medication for headaches, nausea, etc is necessary.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Documents: Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, and driver's License.
  22. 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. 
  23. 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.
Additional Information

Must Carry

  • 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)
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • How to reach Spiti Valley in winter?

In the winter, there are several methods to get to Spiti Valley: by road, by air, by vehicle rental, by bus, or by trekking.

By Road, The most common and reliable road route in winter is from Shimla and takes around 10-12 hours.

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation offers regular bus services from Shimla and Manali to Reckong Peo and Kaza (HRTC). The closest airport to Spiti Valley for air travel is Bhuntar Airport, which is situated close to Kullu and Manali. Following your arrival at Bhuntar Airport, you can drive to Manali and then on to Spiti Valley.

  • Is Solo Travel to Spiti in Winter a Good Idea?

Solo travel to Spiti Valley can be an excellent idea for certain travelers, however, it comes with its limitations and challenges. Due to the drastic weather conditions, remote locations, road accessibility, and language barriers, it is safe to plan well in advance and be realistic with your preferences & experience, if you choose to go on a Solo trip.

  • Are the Roads to Spiti Open During Winter?

Many a time, due to drastic weather conditions and heavy    snowfall, many of the roads and mountain passes can be closed or restricted. The most common routes to Spiti Valley, like the Manali-Kaza road, Kunzum Pass, and Rohtang Pass, are typically closed from late October or early November until late spring or early summer.

  • What Exciting Activities Can You Enjoy in Spiti During Winter?

Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice-skating, Stargazing, Camping, Photography, attending local winter festivals, and winter trekking are some of the activities you can partake in on your Winter Spiti Valley tour.

  • Can we go to Spiti Valley in winter?

Yes, visiting Spiti Valley in Winter offers a unique experience itself. However, it is important to know that weather conditions can make Spiti Winter trips challenging, as it can affect Road conditions, Food and accommodation availability, cause dipping temperatures, and restrict activities. 

  • Is Spiti closed in December?

Spiti Valley experiences a brutally harsh winter in December, due to which many roads and mountain passes can be closed due to heavy snowfall. 

While the Kinnaur route ensures year-round accessibility to Spiti, the frequently utilized pathways to Spiti Valley, including the Manali-Kaza road and routes through Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass, are commonly employed. and Kunzum Pass, are usually closed during this period due to the perilous conditions caused by road blockages.

  • ·Where is Winter Spiti located?

Winter Spiti denotes the Spiti Valley during the winter season, an elevated desert region situated in the northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh, India. Explore this mesmerizing destination with a customized Himachal tour package..

  • When does it snow in Spiti Valley?

Snowfall in Spiti Valley typically begins in late October to early November and continues through the winter months, lasting until March or even early April. The heaviest snowfall in Spiti Valley occurs during December, January, and February, which can often lead to the closure of some of the high mountain passes and roads.

  • What are the essential items to include in your packing list for a winter trip to Spiti Valley?

Warm clothing, Winter-wear, medical kit, Backpacks, Permits, food supplies, Trekking gear, Communication devices, Cash and cards, and Basic hygiene essentials are some of the things to pack for the Winter Spiti Valley trip.

  • How cold is it in Kaza during winter?

It is extremely cold in Kaza during winter, and the temperatures can drop extremely low, with the town witnessing heavy snowfall. Daytime temperatures in Kaza during the winter can vary but typically range from -5°C to 5°C. Nighttime temperatures can fall to -15°C to -20°C. Winter temperatures in Kaza can often remain below freezing even during the day, especially in the coldest months of December and January.

  • Which is the coldest month in Spiti?

The coldest month is usually January. Winters can be harsh in Spiti during January. Daytime temperatures often remain below freezing, and nighttime temperatures drop even further, sometimes reaching as low as -20°C (-4°F) or even colder. Severe winter conditions result in substantial snowfall, causing lakes to partially freeze and rendering numerous roads, remote areas, and high mountain passes impassable. the weather impact.

  • Which month is best for Spiti Valley?

The optimal time to explore Spiti hinges on your preferences and desired experiences. If you crave the enchanting winter vistas and are prepared for the exhilarating challenges of the cold, winter is ideal. However, if you lean towards a milder climate and an outdoor adventure, early autumn and summer are the recommended seasons to visit Spiti.

  • Why is Spiti Valley so famous?

Spiti is famous for a wide variety of reasons including its beautiful landscapes, pristine rivers, picturesque desert mountains, a unique mix of local culture, delectable local food, warm inviting locals, Tibetan Buddhist cultural influence, ancient monasteries, rich heritage, unique wildlife, for adventurous activities, and also for being a winter wonderland.

  • Which is the coldest village in Spiti?

Due to its elevated position, the Komic village, situated among the highest villages globally, experiences the most frigid temperatures in Spiti.

Cancellation Policy:
  • 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.
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