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LAHAUL SPITI ROAD TRIP

Explore some of the most scenic landscapes, breathtaking lakes and remotest cultures with this Specially Designed Road Trip to the Himalayas!

Sector: Manali - Rohtang Pass - Keylong - Jispa - Udaipur - Triloknath Temple - Kunzum Pass - Tabo - Dhankar - Pin Valley - Kaza - KunzumLa - ChandraTaal -Manali

Tour duration: 11 Days 10 Nights


Tour Program:

Day

Trip Details

1

On arrival at Manali Bus stop, you will be received by our representative and commuted to your Hotel in Solang for rest and refreshment. Later, if interested, you can enjoy Paragliding/Zorbing activities in the evening. Overnight stay at Solang valley.

2

After breakfast, we begin our drive towards Jispa (137 kms/ 6 - 7 hrs). The drive starts slowly winding up mountain roads till Rohtang Pass (altitude 13,051 ft). This high altitude road beyond the great Himalayan range connects the densely fertile and green Kullu valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. Enroute, we shall visit Gondhla fort, confluence of rivers Chandra & Bhaga at Tandi, Guru Ghantal monastery and Keylong town. Overnight stay in Deluxe tents at Jispa/Keylong.

3

After breakfast, we go for a sightseeing excursion wherein shall drive to Udaipur (55 kms) situated at the confluence of Chenab & Mayar Nallah in the beautiful Pattan Valley. This is home to the Markula Devi temple famous for its wooden carving on the roof and ceiling. Later, we shall also visit  the famous Triloknath temple, a place of worship for both Hindus and Buddhists. Triloknath and Udaipur are on the opposite sides of the river Chadrabhaga. Later, we shall drive back to Jispa.  Overnight stay in Deluxe tents at Jispa/Keylong.

4

After breakfast, early morning, we begin our drive to Tabo village (approx. 9-10 hrs), crossing the famous Kunzum La Pass, (altitude 14,931 ft), the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. Enroute, we shall pass via Losar and Kaza villages. Overnight stay at Tabo.

5

Full day sightseeing excursion wherein we will visit the famous Tabo Monastery. The monastery is also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas due to its priceless collection of thangkas (scroll paintings), manuscripts, well-preserved statues, frescos and extensive murals which cover almost every wall.

 Later, we will drive to the village of Giu, one of the remotest villages in Spiti. Giu village is famous for its naturally preserved mummy that is almost 500 years old. The mummy is said to be of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk and is in a sitting posture. Later, we shall drive back to Tabo. Overnight stay at Tabo.

6

After breakfast, we shall drive towards Pin valley National Park, the greenest part of Spiti that lies below the Kungri glacier. The valley is famous its Chamurthi Horses, one of four recognized Indian horse breeds that are found only in this part of the Indian Himalayas. We shall check into our Homestay at Kungri village. Later, we visit the Kungri monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Spiti and the picturesque village of Mud. Mud is the last village of Pin Valley and an important point on the trekking routes to Parvati and Kullu valleys. Overnight in Homestay at Kungri.

7

After breakfast, we leave Kungri and drive towards the village of Kaza.  Enroute, we shall visit the magnificent Dhankar monastery. Dhankar (meaning fort on a cliff) was the erstwhile capital of Spiti Valley Kingdom during the 17th century.  The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers - one of the world's most spectacular settings for a gompa. Evening free to explore local markets at Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza.

8

Full day sightseeing excursion wherein we will visit Kibber village and the magnificent Ki monastery, the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley that offers spectacular views of the valley.

 Later, we shall drive to Langza village via one of the world’s highest motorable roads. The village is located at an altitude of 14435 ft with a towering Buddha statue on the mountain top in the background. We shall drive to  Komic village, said to be Asia's highest village, with an altitude of almost 14,800 ft. On the way, visit Langza’s Natural Fossil Centre wherein we can see the preserved fossils of the ancient Tethys sea. Later, drive back to Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza.

9

After breakfast, we shall leave Kaza and drive towards the beautiful ChandraTaal Lake (Lake of the Moon), located at an altitude of 14,100 ft (approx. 5 hrs). ). Enroute, we shall drive via the famous Kunzum Pass (altitude 14,931 ft), the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul . You will be checked into your fixed camps located around 2 kms from the lake. Depending on the road conditions, we shall drive towards the lake till the permissible jeepable point and then trek for 15 mins to reach the lake. This lake is one of the beautiful lakes in the country. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Tents.

10

After breakfast, we shall drive back towards Manali (approx. 165 kms/ 7 - 8  hrs) via Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass. We end our journey at Manali, where you will be checked into your Hotel. Overnight stay at Manali.

11

Morning free at leisure.  Later, we shall drive to Manali Bus stop for your onward journey towards Delhi with memories of a Lifetime!

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