Wholesome Culinary Tour
This is a special experience for those that live to eat, not many know about the food that is consumed by
locals at the high altitudes. Spitian/Tibetan/Ladakhi food is much alike with slight variations. The food is
not just delicious beyond measure but also healthy and wholesome. It a different world of Momos, Thenduk, Tsaja (Butter Tea) just to name a few. In this experience, we organize your stay in Authentic homestays along with cooking, knowing, tasting and enjoying a new local dish every day of the tour. Is your tongue watery yet?
No. of Travel Days: 4 nights/ 5 Days
Best Season: June – Oct
Max. Altitude: 4500 m
Accommodation: Hotels, Village Home Stays and Camps
Min Group – 5 – 9900 PP
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner (Please read detailed inclusions at the end)
Day 1: Manali – Kibber
We receive you from Manali in the morning, you can arrive one day before to Manali, there is an option
to stay in Manali that you can book online, and we begin our journey toward Kibber Village 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 Kibber Village in a local homestay.
Day 2: Kibber – Key – Kaza- Langza – Komic – 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 stays there for the night at a family run local homestay
Day 3: Hikkim – Demul – Pin Valley
We start the day early in the morning towards Demul, We will catch some breathtaking views in our
drive from Hikkim to Demul, from Demul we decent towards Pin valley making our way to Mudh which
is the last village in Pin Valley national park, night stay will be at a homestay in Mudh.
Day 4: Mudh – Tabo – Lalung – Dhankar – Mane
From Mudh 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 then visit the famous
Dhankar Monastery and village and then Lalung Village and Monastery. 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: Mane – Manali
From Mane we leave early in the morning towards Manali, if time permits we will make a halt at Chandratal or we will drop you to Manali by evening.
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(Day1-Day5)
- Guide and porter for the trek and all expenses pertaining to them
- All Camping gear (tents and sleeping bag)
Trip Cost Excludes
- 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 wifi services.
- Porter charges for carrying extra luggage.
- 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.