This is not one of those regular tourist trails. Ladakh's lesser-known neighbor, the cold mountain desert of Spiti, is for travelers who dare to travel off-beaten paths. Spiti Valley's scenic and quaint villages remain remotely nestled in the lap of the mighty, barren Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, and it is here that you can hike along Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf habitats, visit monasteries dating back to over a 1000 years, savor a delicious cuisine and sample a fascinating culture different from the rest of India, Amaze yourself by meeting the kindest of people who live the harshest of lives. "This is a world within a world", as Rudyard Kipling once described it.
Apart from Spiti Valley there is a bonus treat of 3 dreamy days at Manali and Kullu Valley, which is one of the most popular Himalayan destinations. On this tour you do not have to worry about anything, be it accommodation, transportation or even food. We have got you covered.
Malhar cottage located at scenic Manali.
This 3 star property is a combination of both traditional architecture as well as modern designs which blends beautifully into the environment and offers its residents the best of both world.
Located just a couple of kms from the Chandratal Lake, there is a common camping site at Chandratal. Our camps are comfortable, neat, clean, and with all meals included. The camp's are set up at picturesque meadows, and the Chandratal lake is around 30 minutes hike from the camps.
A boutique 3 star hotel located in Kaza, Delek House is located 0.5 km from Kaza bus stand. This 3 storey hotel has a total of 18 rooms with balcony. In-room amenities available are tea/coffee maker, wardrobe, room heater and an attached bathroom with toiletries.
Have the experience of a genuine local Spiti home. Savour the delicious local delicacies and Spiti cuisine. You cannot learn about people and culture of a place by staying at a hotel. Experience the warm hospitality of the Spiti Valley first hand, at the homestay in Langza.
Sonam Guest House is less of a hotel and more of a homestay. Spiti Valley is famous for its soft natured and welcoming people. This boutique guest house is run by local family. Experience the warmth in their hospitality and delicious local food of Spiti Valley.
Pick up from Chandigarh and heads towards Manali, Situated at a height of 6260 feet above sea level, Manali is one of the most popular, beautiful and awe-inspiring hill stations in this country. Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the world's attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The pristine River Beas flows right through the town, creating a mesmerising and spellbinding landscape.
Check-in at hotel and relax. The evening is at your leisure.
We will check-out from the hotel early morning. Sharp at 4:00am and will leave for Chandratal via Rohtang-La, Gramphu, Chatru and Batal. The distance is about 114 km and it will be around 8-9 hours journey. Stop at Marhi for breakfast. After Gramphu the road actually disappears and path gets really bumpy and adventures. On the way you will witness numerous beautiful waterfalls, the never ending Chandra River flowing by the side throughout the way, sheeps and horses grazing in the green fields, tiny little wild flowers, snow peaks. The landscapes change from green mountains to dry Rocky Mountains covered with snow but one needs to be focused to see and feel the beauty around. The wind gets really chilling at Batal and sky looks clear blue. At Batal we will take a short break for lunch at famous Chacha Chachi dhaba.
Reach Chandratal by 3:00pm, check-in to Camps on arrival and if time permits then hike to Chandratal lake. You will see the banks of the lake are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. The evening is at your leisure. Spend your time walking around the heavenly lake or just relax in you camps. Dinner & overnight stay is at camps overlooking the Chandrabagha peak and the mind blowing night sky. Dinner & overnight at camps in ChandraTal.
After breakfast we will head towards Kaza crossing Kunzumla which is the highest Pass (4590 m) in the region and offers spectacular views. The capital of Spiti, Kaza is about 77kms from ChandraTal and sits on the eroded flood plain of the Spiti River; it is the biggest settlement you’ll encounter in this empty corner of the planet.
Kaza is also the starting point for trips to Ki Gompa and the villages of Kibber, Langza, Hikkim and Komic, high on the east side of the valley. The landscapes between Losar and Kaza are the most beautiful and captivating. For whole of the time you will be looking out of the window admiring the mesmerizing, pure and untouched beauty of Mother Earth. Overnight stay at hotel in Kaza.
After breakfast check-out from Kaza and head towards Tabo . Welcome to the land of famous Buddhist monastery – ‘Tabo Monastery’ which according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old, founded back in 996 A.D. The land here looks barren and desolate moonscape with no vegetation. It is the largest monastic complex of Spiti which has since been declared a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. Check-in at hotel on arrival. In the evening visit Tabo Monsatery . You can explore the caves behind the monastery, which are used by the monks for meditation. There is also an assembly hall in the caves and some faded paintings on the rock face. Dinner & overnight stay is hotel in Tabo.
After breakfast head out for Gue Village tour. Gue Village is a small indiscreet village at an altitude of almost 3000 metres, houses India’s only known mummy preserved naturally. The mummy has been supposedly identified as that of monk Sangha Tenzin. According to carbon dating, the mummy is believed to be around 500 to 600 yrs old. In the evening visit Tabo monastery, it is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The ancient paintings here depict the life cycle of The Buddha, and legends from the Jataka Tales and were made in the Tibetan style by artists from Kashmir. It is also called the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Tabo.
After breakfast check out from hotel and head towards Langza village. The village is surrounded by green pastures, snow-clad mountains and barren landscapes. Langza is adorned by a beautiful Golden statue of Buddha which can be noticed instantly and an ancient temple called ‘Lang’ said to be the Abode of the Deities of the region and it is over 1000 years old.
On the way visit Key Monastery. It is the most important and the biggest Buddhist centre in Spiti Valley. It also serves as a religious training centre for Lamas. The monastery is famous for its murals, thankas, rare manuscripts, stucco images and wind instruments. It was founded in 11th century.
On arrival, check-in to a home stay & relax. Evening at your leisure. Dinner & overnight stay is at a home stay in Langza.
Now it’s time for return journey. After breakfast check-out from home stay and head towards Manali. On the way you will see some breathtaking patches of precipitous ravines where any sound echoes three times. One can actually hear the sound of silence in villages of Spiti valley. It will be around 10 hours drive. Have lunch on the way and reach Manali by late evening. Check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Manali.
Wake up early morning and head towards Chandigarh. It will be around 9-10 hours journey. Bid farewell to the days spent in Spiti valley. Reach Chandigarh by evening hours. We will drop you at Chandigarh Volvo stand, from where you could take overnight Volvo for your return journey.
Bid farewell with pleasant memories of this amazing adventurous trip to ChandraTal & the Spiti Valley.
A big thanks to bout India for one of the best and most adventurous trips and memories that we would cherish lifelong. A special thanks to our guide Himanshu for organising it so well and making it all the more fun. Looking forward for more trips with you guys! :D
One of the most adventurous trips of my life. Well organized. Experienced guide. Overall trip is very memorable and close to each one of our hearts.
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The most adventurous and memorable trip in my life .. Mr. Himanshu Coordinated the trip so well .. monasteries , waterfalls, tents , lakes , landslides , dangerous roads , bridges these things just can't get better anymore .. one amazing trip thank u Bout India and Himanshu
I have travelled with Bout India twice, once to kheerganga and then to spiti valley in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Travelling with the same group of best friends both times, our tour operator Himanshu, also the founder of Bout India took personal care that we had an experience like no other. Always looking for unconventional experiences & adventure, he made sure we ventured into places that were less commercial and hidden away from the crowded touristy spots. To sum it up, if you are looking to be a traveller rather than tourist, you have come to the right place!
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