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SPITI KINNAUR ROAD TRIP

Experience the Best of Sangla Valley and Spiti Valley - Two of the most Beautiful valleys in the Himalayas!

Sector: Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Rekong Peo - Kalpa - Nako - Giu - Tabo - Pin Valley - Kaza - Komic - Kaza - Kunzum La - Chandra Taal - Rohtang Pass - Manali

Tour duration: 12 Days 11 Nights


Tour Program:

Day

Trip Details

1

On arrival at Shimla, you will be received by our representative and commuted to your Hotel for rest and refreshment. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Shimla.

2

After breakfast, we shall begin our journey to the small town of Sarahan (approx. 180 kms/ 6- 7 hours), known as the Gateway to Kinnaur. Enroute, we shall visit the Sun Temple at Nirath and the bustling town of Rampur, situated on the banks of the Sutlej river. You shall be checked into your accommodation on arrival. Evening, we shall visit the renowned Shri Bhimakali Templewhich is said to be one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion and is also an architectural wonder. Overnight stay at Sarahan.

3

After breakfast, we shall drive to Sangla (approx. 115 kms/ 5 hrs) in Kinnaur. Sangla, situated at a height of 2,700 meters, is a small picturesque village with the Baspa river flowing alongside. Baspa valley or popularly known as Sangla Valley is widely acknowledged as one of the “most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas”. Overnight stay at Sangla.

4

After breakfast, we shall go for a sightseeing excursion to the beautiful villages of Chitkul, the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. Enroute, we shall visit the beautiful Rakcham village. The drive to Chitkul is extremely scenic amidst snow -clad mountains, apple orchids and wooden houses. One can witness the unique architecture, local lifestyle and also visit the beautiful 500 years old Goddess Chitkul Mathi temple here.  Later, we shall drive back to Sangla. Overnight stay at Sangla.

5

After breakfast, we shall make a steep climb up to the magnificent five-storied high Kamru Fort at Kamru village. The main holy deity of the Kamru Fort is Kamakhyi Devi, whose idol had been brought from far away Guwahati, in Assam.

Later, we shall drive to the beautiful town of Kalpa (approx. 51 kms/ 3 hours) via Rekong Peo, the district headquarters. One can enjoy spectacular views of the sacred Kinner Kailash Peak, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas on the way.  Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Kalpa.

6

After breakfast, we shall drive to the village of Tabo (approx. 170 kms/ 8 hours) in Spiti valley. Enroute, we shall visit Nako village, famous for its serene Nako Lake.  Later, we shall reach Sumdo which is the last village in the Kinnaur District and the entry point to the Spiti Valley. The last point of the Hindustan-Tibet road, Kaurik, is only 19 km from Sumdo. 

We shall take a detour here to Giu village famous for its naturally preserved mummy that is almost 500 years old. The mummy is said to be of a Tibetan Buddhist Lama and is in a sitting posture. We shall continue our drive and end our journey for the day at Tabo. Overnight stay at Tabo.

7

After breakfast, we shall visit Tabo monastery, 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 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.

8

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.

9

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 to spot the preserved fossils of the ancient Tethys sea. Later, drive back to Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza.

      10

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 most beautiful lakes in the country. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Tents.

11

After breakfast, we shall drive towards Manali (approx. 200 kms/ 10 hrs) crossing the popular Rohtang Pass (altitude 13,051 ft), that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. We end our drive at Solang, near Manali. Overnight stay at Solang.

12

Morning free at leisure. If interested, you can try Paragliding/ Zorbing activities here. Later, we shall drive to Manali Bus stop for your onward journey with memories of a Lifetime!

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