Historic Monastic Tour
The name ‘Spiti’ means ‘The Middle Land’, the land between Tibet and India. A raw and untouched
landscape that gives you a real off-road experience and a feeling of being on the roof of the world.
This tour is for those that hold a keen interest in the history, culture and meaning behind Tibetan
Buddhism that was introduced to Spiti Valley by Guru Padmasambhava, along with Ladakh and Tibet.
Visit the 1000-year-old monasteries of the Valley still conserved and protected through a history of
invasions. Know the depth and meaning of the philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism and how this has been a way of life for people here since 100s of years.
No. of Travel Days: 6 nights/ 7 Days
Best Season: June – Oct
Max. Altitude: 4500 m
Accommodation: Hotels, Village Home Stays and Camps
Price Design: Min 5 People: 14,500
Price Inclusions: All Transportation
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (Please read detailed inclusions at the end)
Day 1: Manali – Kaza
We receive you from Manali in the morning, you can arrive one day before to Manali, there are options
to stay in Manali that you can book online, and we begin our journey toward Kaza via Rohtang pass and
Kunzum Pass. It’s a 10-12 hours’ drive depending on the road and traffic conditions. Night stay will be at Kaza.
Day 2: Kaza – Key Gompa -Hikkim
We will start the day easy after the treacherous drive. We drive to the famous Key Gompa (Monastery),
from there we move towards Langza (Buddha Statue), from Langza we drive to Komic Gompa which is
also the world’s highest motorable village and cease the day at Hikkim’s post office which is the world’s highest post office and stay there for the night at a family run local homestay.
Day 3: Hikkim – Lalung– Dhankar
From Hikkim We visit the famous Dhankar Monastery and village and then Lalung Village and Monastery. We will be hosted by a local homestay there for the night.
Day 4: Dhankar-Tabo-Kungri
From Dhankar we drive to the famous Tabo, the village that homes the oldest monastery of the ancient
Tibetan Buddhist Era which is also known as the Himalayan Anjanta and Elora. From Tabo, we drive to
Kungri Monastery in Pin Valley. Stay for the night will be at the last village of Pin Valley – Mudh.
Day 5: Pin Valley – Gowang -Kaza
Next early morning we leave towards Kaza Via Gowang Monastery and Nunery. One can spend the post noon doing some local shopping at Kaza and enjoying the last evening at Kaza.
Day 6: Kaza- Chandratal
Next early morning we leave from Kaza towards to Chandratal Lake (Moon Lake). The drive is about 6-8
hours from Kaza. We enjoy the sunset at the lake and then rest at our campsite at Chandratal.
Day 7: Chandratal-Manali
Next early morning we leave from Chandratal to Manali Via Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass, we have come to the end of the journey.
Hello Fellow Travelers, Thank you for choosing Spiti Expedition, at the offset, we are extremely excited and totally
looking forward to hosting a memorable trip for you. We love living in outdoors and the adrenaline,
we also believe that it is truly the greatest gift of God, the beauty and magic outdoors, hence the
need to respect it. We are laying very basic and easy to do guidelines for the same with the
motive of leaving a minimum footprint, preserving the flora, fauna, biodiversity and ecology of the
region along with coming close to local communities and culture of the region. We truly believe
that you will help us in initiating this and become an Eco-Traveler, if not already one. A little on what Ecotourism exactly is, A dictionary defines it as tourism directed towards unspoilt natural environments and intended
to support conservation efforts. In addition, Eco-Traveler believes in supporting, protection and
at the same time experiencing local culture and heritage. Tourism results in social, as well as
environmental impacts, and a responsible tourist needs to be aware of this.
Here is how you can help
- Carrying your own water bottle, cups, plates and filling water from a natural resource, drinking locally brewed products served in a glass or recyclable materials.
- Using litter bins to trash items that do not decompose, minimum use of purchases packed in plastic, carry a waste bag for your personal non-biodegradable waste.
- Enjoying watching the biodiversity of the geography, not playing loud music or being loud,
when we go outdoors, we are borrowing home of animals and birds, it’s our responsibility to ensure they are not disturbed.
- Purchasing locally produced items- from handicrafts to breweries to savouries
Keeping minimum carbon footprint and nil plastic footprints on the trail through not burning plastic or wood.
Things an Eco-Traveler carries
Apart from personal clothing and toiletries following items need to be carried in order to make
this do it yourself and minimum footprint trek and also for your personal convenience-
- Carry your own water bottle, tea up and a tiffin box for packing lunch, instead of using
disposable packing material.
- Water bottle with filters are available, however the natural
resources are clean and pristine.
- It’s good to carry dry fruits and nuts for personal use.
- Carry a day bag pack, we will provide potters for those need it, however, only essentials can be carried for an overnight trek in a daypack. A waste bag to collect waste on the way in your day pack.
Travel light and easy to enjoy the true essence of backpacking!
Inclusions and Exclusions:
Trip Cost Includes
- Pick up from Manali and drop at /Manali
All accommodation ( Day 1- Day 6)
- Meals on MAP: Breakfast and Dinner
Area Permit & TIMS Cards.
- All transportation, tourist service charge, GST and Office Service charge.
Trip Cost Excludes
- Any meals outside of accommodation and lunch anywhere.
- Travel insurance
- Personal Equipment’s and rescue operation in case of emergency
Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
- Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and Wi-Fi services.
Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip
price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide your details for a tailor-made program.
Travelling and Trekking in high altitudes require basic fitness and mental endurance, our team will
ensure successful completion and will provide guidance and support, in case of an unforeseen event
however, we will handle it to the best of our capacity, and the ultimate responsibility lies with each traveller.