Kinnaur-Spiti Road Trip
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.
This is a comprehensive experience for those looking to explore the valley and cover all the most important destinations along the way.
No. of Travel Days: 8 nights/ 9 Days
Best Season: June – Oct
Max. Altitude: 4500 m
Accommodation: Hotels, Village Home Stays and Camps
2 People: 26,500
4 People: 16,500
6 People or more: INR 13,500
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (Please read detailed inclusions at the end)
Arrival in Shimla – Drive to Rampur
Travellers have to arrive in Shimla arrange their stay if required. The trip starts the morning of day 1, you
can arrive in Shimla the same morning or a night before. Night stay will be arranged at Rampur
Day 2: Rampur – Sangla
The drive from Rampur to Sangla is a day long one, we would be covering a distance of 210 km, we will
start early in the morning. Sangla Valley homes Chitkul which is the last village on the Indo-Tibetan
border. One gets visuals of one of the most spectacular sights of the higher Himalayas. We stay the night at Sangla.
Day 3: Sangla – Kalpa – Nako
We start the day early in the morning towards Kalpa. The drive is along Spiti through the arid landscape
to reach Nako, a small village in Kinnaur region of Himachal. Nako is famous for its magnificent Nako
Lake (3661m) a small clear water lake. We call it a night a Nako
Day 4: Nako – Gui- Tabo – Mane
From Nako 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. We would also visit Gui
village that homes the 500-year-old mummy. We then make our way to a quaint village called Mane, we will be hosted by a local homestay there for the night.
Day 5: Dhankar – Lalung – Pin Valley- Kaza
It has famous for its monastery which is quite old but has stood the test of time. The lake is grand and
the hike is highly rewarding. Pin Valley National Park is frequently visited by wildlife enthusiast looking
to catch a glimpse of elusive snow leopard. From Pin Valley, we drive to the Heart of Spiti – Kaza. The night will be at Kaza.
Day 6: Kaza – Key – Kibber – Chicham
We begin the next day early from Kaza, we drive to Key monastery followed by Kibber, and we drive to
Gyate and Tashigang. Lastly, we take a very exciting cable car to go to Chicham. We spend the night at Kibber.
Day 7: Kaza – Langza – Komic – Hikkim – Kaza
Today we drive to the highest villages and the most scenic ones too. Langza, the home of the Buddha
Statue, then we drive to Komic village which is the village with the hight motorable road and in the end, we visit Hikkim which has the World’s highest post a-office and Asia’s highest polling booth. We return to Kaza for the night.
Day 8: 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 9: 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 Shimla and drop at /Manali
All accommodation ( Day 1- Day 8)
- 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.