8 Days Spiti Valley Road Trip

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AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2018

Fixed Departures
Customizable

Spiti Valley Road Trip Highlights

  • Exciting Add-on activities included
  • Camp beside the beautiful Chandratal Lake
  • Visit the 1000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site – Tabo Monastery
Innova Transfers
Hotel, Homestay and Camps Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹21,950
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions

About the Spiti Valley Road Trip

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

Helen Keller is right. Life is a daring adventure. But imagine the cherry on the cake when a stupendous adventure comes with all the security possible? The 'All Women Spiti Valley Tour' is just that. With its rugged roads, rustic dreamy surroundings, secluded magical villages, the Spiti Valley at an average height of 12,500 feet above sea level, is every adventure-seeking enthusiast's dream.

From Yak Safaris and riding tractors to Momo making classes and local alcohol tasting sessions this specialised Spiti Experience tour is designed for a delightful time with your girl gang! Trek to a stunning blue glacial lake, herd cattle, indulge in farming activities, rest by the Spiti River listening to the crackling of the bonfire, visit a little (by little we mean five families little!) village which specializes in ancient Spitian astrological predictions and know what lies in your future!

Starting and culminating in Manali, this 8 day All Women Spiti Valley Tour is designed for women who want to experience an authentic and comprehensive holiday in Spiti, but do not wish to travel alone. Shared by other like-minded women, this tour is perfect for you when you don’t want to drag a friend or partner along on a trip and want to interact with women from diverse backgrounds. With the cushion of having other women travellers sharing the journey with you, convincing your loved ones about a solo getaway promises be a hassle free affair.

With over 28 years of experience in the Spiti Valley, we understand Spiti Valley best. Being the only tour operator in Spiti to be recognized by Lonely Planet, be assured that your comfort and safety is our priority on this highly memorable Spiti Valley tour.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Manali

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6726 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 0 hours

Arrive in the popular Himalayan town of Manali.

We spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Manali.

Destinations Covered

Manali

Day 2

Drive from Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Losar – Kaza

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 11980 feet
  • 202 KMS
  • 9 - 10 hours
  • Meals included

On the second day of this 'All Women Spiti Tour', we drive from the green mountains of Manali towards the barren browns of Spiti. Start your road trip early morning as you pass through the famous Rohtang pass and Kunzum Pass. Pay your tributes to the local deity, Kuzum Mata and drive on further towards Kaza. As you cross over from the Lahaul valley into Spiti, prepare to be awed with the change of colours in the landscape. Stop for lunch along the way and by evening, reach the capital of Spiti, Kaza.

Spend the night in a comfortable Kaza Hotel.

Destinations Covered

Manali | Kaza

Day 3

Kaza sightseeing

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 11980 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 0 hours
  • Meals included

Spend today exploring the wonders of Kaza.

Fun activities to be done today! Ride a tractor, Riverside Momo Making, Meet the traditional Spitian doctor and bonfire dinner to name a few.

Destinations Covered

Rangrik

Day 4

Drive from Kaza – Komik – Hikkim – Langza – Kaza

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 15027 feet
  • 25 KMS
  • 3 - 4 hours
  • Meals included

Known for being the highest inhabited village in Asia, today on this 'All Women Spiti Valley Tour' we visit Komik. See the beautiful monastery overlooking the village. Although women are not allowed in the main prayer room, visit the monastery at Komik. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Komik village from here. At Komik, start your day with a cheese-making tour.

From here, we descend towards Langza. Holding huge appeal for the history-lover, this area is very rich in fossils of marine life and animals. In prehistoric times, Spiti was a part of the Tethys Sea and remnants of that can still be found here. Here, we enjoy a session of Yak Safari in turns, and then move towards a tasting session of the local alcohol. After lunch, we drive back to Kaza.

Spend the night in the comforts of a hotel in Kaza.

Destinations Covered

Langza | Komik

Day 5

Drive from Kaza – Ki Monastery – Tashigang – Gette – Chicham – Kibber

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 13800 feet
  • 19 KMS
  • 4 - 5 hours
  • Meals included

On the fifth day of this 'All Women Spiti Valley Tour', drive to the picturesque Kibber village. On the way to Kibber, stop by the 1000-year-old Ki (Key) Monastery. The largest monastery in the Spiti Valley, at an altitude of 13,667 feet above sea level, this fort like structure is perched overlooking the winding Spiti river. With stunning snow-capped mountains in the backdrop, this monastery built in the Pasada style, houses nearly 250 monks in its premises. If we reach early, we can see the divine prayer offering ceremony by the monks and nuns.

From here we drive towards Tashigang and Gette. See (or even ride) the daunting Chichum Jhoola (a pulley attached at both ends of a valley with a basket carrying people) which ferries locals across a steep valley. Head to the villages, participate in some exciting farming experience. Herd the cattle, plough the fields, harvest the crop or just enjoy the magnificent views. Later in the afternoon, meet the traditional Spitian astrologer who will give you an insight into your future.

Delve into the Spitian culture as you spend this night in your first homestay. Enjoy an organic, home-cooked meal for dinner.

Destinations Covered

Ki Monastery | Kibber

Day 6

Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 11380 feet
  • 34 KMS
  • 4 - 5 hours
  • Meals included

On this day of this Spiti Valley tour, from Kaza, we drive into Tabo, famous for the 1020-year-old Tabo Monastery. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and see the stunning paintings depicting the life of Buddha.

From Tabo, we drive to Dhankar, the erstwhile capital of Spiti. Built at the confluence of Spiti and Pin river, this village offers panoramic views of the valley. This little village is famous for its 1200-year old monastery which stands balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. If time and energy permits, we will hike to the stunning blue Dhankar Lake which is about sixty minutes away from the village.

After your high altitude hike, return to the comforts of your hotel in Kaza by evening.

Destinations Covered

Dhankar | Tabo

Day 7

Drive from Kaza – Losar – Kunzum La – Chandratal Lake

  • Camps Accommodation
  • 14000 feet
  • 63 KMS
  • 7 - 8 hours
  • Meals included

On the seventh day of this Spiti Valley tour, we drive to one of the most photogenic places in Spiti Valley – the Chandratal Lake. Before that, we pass through the high altitude pass of Kunzum La. Stop by at the stupa and pay tribute to the local goddess, “Kuzum Mata” as she's known. At 15,000 feet above sea-level, the Kuzum Pass connects Kullu and Lahaul to the Spiti Valley.

From there, we head to Chandratal Lake – A visual marvel, this stunning blue lake is set at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level in the heart of high Himalayas and is a must see on a full moon night. It derives its name, “Chandra” (Moon) and “Taal” (Lake) from the crescent shape of the lake. Watch the lake change colours from crystal clear shades of blue to emerald greens by dusk.

Otherwise barren and bereft of any human settlement, the blue lake bordered by carpeted green meadows couple with the pristine white of the Chandra Bhaga mountain range makes this an ideal camping ground.

Live your dream of camping comfortably in state-of-the-art tents in the Himalayas as you spend your evening gazing at the Milky Way and the millions of stars on a clear night.

Overnight at a camp 2 km away from Chandratal Lake.

Destinations Covered

Losar | Chandratal Lake

Day 8

Drive from Chandratal Lake to Manali

  • No Accommodation
  • 6726 feet
  • 139 KMS
  • 6 - 7 hours

On the last day of this 'All Women Spiti Valley Tour', we leave Chandratal and drive towards Manali. Stop along the route at Batal for tea and continue driving. As we cross the famous Rohtang Pass, watch the landscape change colours once again from the browns back to the greens.

As the trip ends in Manali, take home a bag full of unforgettable memories and friendships to cherish for life.

Destinations Covered

Rohtang Pass | Manali

Cost per person

21,950*
  • The cost is ₹21,950 per person.
  • This Spiti Valley tour can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and be arranged as a private tour.
  • If you want to be a part of the fixed departure group but do not wish to share the Innova with other people and want the car dedicated exclusively to you / your group, please let us know and we'll let you know the revised price for the same.
  • Accommodation here will be on double sharing basis. If you are a solo traveller, the cost will stay the same but you will be sharing the room with another solo traveller of the same gender. 
  • If you are looking for a single room at all places, do let us know and we'll help you with the revised costing.

Cost Inclusions

  • Accommodation at all hotels, homestays and camps as per the itinerary on double sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps except in Manali.
  • Comfortable non-AC Toyota Innova shared by four people as per the itinerary from Day 2 to Day 8.
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary: Yak Safari, Momo Making session, Local Alcohol Tasting Session, Tractor Driving, Hike to Dhankar Lake, Meeting a Fortune Teller and a local Amchi and farming experiences.
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
  • Camping fees, tents and sleeping bags / blankets at Chandratal Lake camps.
  • All Applicable Monastery / Museum Fees

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips
  • 5% Tax (GST)
  • Lunch / Any Meals in Manali and any Beverages / meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer to and from Manali / Sightseeing or driving in Manali / Any activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

What people have to say about this trek!

 

Vaishali Bhat

The 6 day Spiti holiday we had in the month of August 2016 was one of the most exciting, hassel-free and filled with enriching experiences.Big Thank you goes to each and everyone in Spiti Holiday Adventure for the amazing time we had.It was indeed a pleasure to meet Rahul Mansur who organised the trip for us at a very short notice.Special thanks to Team at Hotel Spiti Serai, Rangrik for their hospitality and our driver Tilak.Would definitely love to experience more off-beat destinations organised by you guys.

 

Sally Anderson

Do yourself a big favour and visit Spiti Valley using this company. The whole team is extremely professional and just a lovely bunch! We did 7-day jeep ride which provided a great itinerary to see a lot of what this amazing place has to offer. Spiti Valley is a once in a lifetime experience and totally worth the effort to go!

 

Nilesh Saigaonkar

Thank you for an amazing "Spiti" experience. This was one of the well arranged and managed travel experience that I have been part of. Still missing the hospitality of all the people who hosted us at all places be it Khansar at kaza, Home-stay at Kibber or Mountain Trail Hotel at Manali. Once again a thank you very much and of course hope to travel with you guys once again. As JRR Tolkien says... Home is behind, The world ahead; And there are many paths to tread…

 

 

Why travel with us?


28 years of experience

28 years of experience in organising tours within Spiti valley

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Itinerary for Spiti Valley Women Only Tour


  • Day 1

    Arrive in Manali

  • Day 2

    Drive from Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Losar – Kaza

  • Day 3

    Kaza sightseeing

  • Day 4

    Drive from Kaza – Komik – Hikkim – Langza – Kaza

  • Day 5

    Drive from Kaza – Ki Monastery – Tashigang – Gette – Chicham – Kibber

  • Day 6

    Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza

  • Day 7

    Drive from Kaza – Losar – Kunzum La – Chandratal Lake

  • Day 8

    Drive from Chandratal Lake to Manali

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