7 Day Road Trip

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MARCH 2023

Fixed Departures
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Road Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the famous Sangla Holi with Abhinav Chandel (@abhiandnow)
  • Expert guide with local experiences and local food
  • Breakfast and dinner included on all days
Jeep Transfers
Hotel Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹30,950
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions

Offbeat Kinnaur & Holi Celebrations with Abhinav Chandel, 4th March

Kinnaur, the land of demigods, isn’t what you think of when you think of Holi, and yet, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. 
And so the lands where Himalayas rise from till the mountains,  
where the sun rises from behind the Kinner Kailash,  
and sets with the golden light illuminating the snowclad peaks,  
where rivers boisterously flow through the dense cedar forests,  
where prayer flags fluttered in the cold winds,  
while the smoke emerges from the wooden cottages, 
Those lands await to welcome the explorer in you, as they open up their secrets to bestow upon you the knowledge and experiences that stay unexplored by many, 

Kinnaur Holi is one of the most unique celebrations in India, and something everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime to be able to understand the true diversity of India. 

Here Holi is more of a carnival, being celebrated over a course of 3-4 days, with each day offering a multitude of colorful visuals in a land that stays deserted during the long winters. As the Holi comes along with the colors of Spring. 

So come along with us, and explore what’s been unseen, and be a part of the journey that’ll open up a new world for you.

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Departure dates

  • March
  • 04 Mar - 10 Mar 2023

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Shimla – Kalpa

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 9711 feet
  • 218 KMS
  • 6 - 7 hours
  • Meals included

On the first day of this Spiti Valley tour, we start our epic Himalayan road trip by driving to Kalpa.

Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks looming right above the village.

Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.

Destinations Covered

Shimla | Kalpa

Day 2

Kalpa local sightseeing. Drive to Sangla

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 9711 feet
  • 40 KMS
  • 2 - 3 hours
  • Meals included

Today we wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Kinner Kailash range in Kalpa, and after local sightseeing we head to Sangla village. Here we will be visiting the historical village of Kamru, catching sunset from the temple there, and then observe traditional ceremonies in the village before Holi.

Overnight at a hotel in Sangla.

Destinations Covered

Kalpa | Sangla

Day 3

Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8900 feet
  • KMS
  • hours
  • Meals included

Today we visit the main temple of Sangla, where we will watch the Ramayana characters get ready for the procession. We will join the procession, which will walk through the villages around Sangla, dancing, singing, experiencing the local way of celebrating holi, eating with the locals, and also getting a taste of the local liquor. This will be the day when the Holi energy truly kicks in!

Overnight stay in Sangla

Destinations Covered

Sangla

Day 4

Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8900 feet
  • KMS
  • hours
  • Meals included

Today is the big day - we move to the Sangla temple to play holi. Almost the entire town will be slowly becoming part of the procession, which will then move through the rest of the town until dusk. In the evening, there’ll be holika dahan at the temple grounds.

Overnight stay in Sangla

Destinations Covered

Sangla

Day 5

Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 8900 feet
  • KMS
  • hours
  • Meals included

Today is the day of Faguli - the festival marks the beginning of Spring. We will be joined by the idols of local Gods, who will be dancing along with the folks of Sangla town throughout the evening. It is a sight that one must witness, to see the way faith still binds the lives of people living in these parts of Himalayas.

Overnight at a hotel in Sangla

Destinations Covered

Sangla

Day 6

Drive from Sangla - Rakchham – Chitkul - Sangla

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 11320 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 3 - 4 hours
  • Meals included

On this day, we drive to Rakchham, where we can hike and explore the beautiful meadows. After this we will drive to the last inhabited village of India towards Tibet border, Chitkul

Chitkul can be described as one of the most scenic settlements in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border. This short drive from Rakchham to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Baspa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. After spending time in Chitkul, we turn around and head back to Sangla.

One can choose to visit the famous Mela of Sangla as part of the continued Holi celebrations or simply stay back and soak in the natural beauty of Sangla on our last night here.

Overnight at a hotel in Sangla.

Destinations Covered

Rakchham | Chitkul | Sangla

Day 7

Drive from Sangla - Shimla

  • No Accommodation
  • 8900 feet
  • 214 KMS
  • 6 - 7 hours

On the seventh day of this Kinnaur Valley tour, we head back to our homes with a heavy heart but plenty of memories, new friends and such unique experiences that will stay with us for years to come.

We shall be back in Shimla after a 7 hour drive by 5-6 PM.

You can choose to take an overnight Volvo bus to Delhi, anytime after 8 PM.

Destinations Covered

Sangla | Rampur | Shimla

Cost per person

30,950*
  • The cost is ₹30,950 per person.
  • If you want to be a part of the fixed departure group but do not wish to share the car 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 / triple sharing basis, depending on the final gender composition. 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 on double sharing basis at all destinations as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels except in Shimla.
  • Comfortable non-AC Force Traveller (12-seater) shared by 10-11 people, for all days as per the itinerary (Day 1 to Day 7)
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Local coordinator for the tour from Day 1 to Day 7.
  • Kinnaur exploration on Day 2 & 6. Sangla Holi celebration on Day 3,4 and 5.
  • Driver and coordinator charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
  • Monastery / Museum Entrance Fees

Cost Exclusions

  • Lunch / Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals in Manali and those that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 5% Tax (GST)
  • Any trasfers or Car / Driver / Coordinator before or after the tour
  • Guide / Porters
  • Any activities, permits, services, accommodation 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!

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Experiece the best of McLedoganj with this short weekend trek. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight with millions of Himalayanstars. Be it Paragliding, or touring around McLeodganj, or climbing mountains, amazing packages. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight.

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Experiece the best of McLedoganj with this short weekend trek. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight with millions of Himalayanstars. Be it Paragliding, or touring around McLeodganj, or climbing mountains, amazing packages. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight.

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Itinerary for Offbeat Kinnaur & Holi Celebrations with Abhinav Chandel, 4th March


  • Day 1

    Drive from Shimla – Kalpa

  • Day 2

    Kalpa local sightseeing. Drive to Sangla

  • Day 3

    Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Day 4

    Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Day 5

    Holi Celebrations at Sangla

  • Day 6

    Drive from Sangla - Rakchham – Chitkul - Sangla

  • Day 7

    Drive from Sangla - Shimla

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What people say about us


Ramya Balakrishna

My travel in Spiti was made amazing by Spiti Holiday Adventure. Good Itinerary, Including all the prominent spots in Spiti, and will stop in good landscapes when asked for unless there is a time crunch. The drivers are a fun group of people from Himachal, They usually carry forward the trip, they are very experienced in the harsh terrains, like landslides and water sliding over the roads. They help you and guide you well. The accommodations provided were decent enough. If you are a group of 4-6 you can customize your itinerary as well. So overall a free-spirited fun group to travel along while having your alone time as a traveler if required. And Spiti landscape, I simply don't have words enough describe that. Overall they create memories everlasting.

Harshil Vora

Thank you @spitiholidayadventure for giving me this experience! Words can't do justice for this trip! These days shall always be with me. I have always preferred backpacking and exploring by not sticking to an itinerary but this was the first time I preferred such a travel. Even after booking, I never saw the itinerary of this trip and also stayed away from all the Spiti images and videos on social media! The arrangements by this org just took my experience to another level! Our guide Sonam is a rockstar! thank you!!!

Kajal Magazine

Right from trip planning when I had innumerable questions and your team was answering each one of it patiently (special mention for Rahul and Abhikshit) till the end of the trip you ensured we had an amazing trip. Your team at Spiti Holiday Adventure has been way too awesome. And not to mention the several times during the trip, you went way beyond the scope of your work to take care of us (a big thanks to Ramesh ji). It's been over a week since our return but we seem to be still living in those mountains somewhere. Hope to visit the place again soon :) wish you all the success in the good work you are doing!!

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