6 Day Road Trip

Available from

JUNE - OCTOBER 2024

Fixed Departures
Customizable

Road Trip Highlights

  • Guided Road Trip with activities for an exclusive group of ten people
  • Local activities, Day Hike, Monastery tour with a monk and local cooking session included
  • Camp overnight at Chandratal Lake
Force Traveller Transfers
Hotel, Homestay and Camps Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹18,950
5 % GST is applicable. Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions.

Spiti Valley - Summer 6 Days - Fixed Group Departure

In the upper Himalayan region exists Spiti Valley - the middle land, which is filled with wonders and sights that are unparalleled. Spiti Valley – where birds fly across the blue skies, while the towering mountains keep the secret of this land, safe in their shadows.

Spiti Valley – where chants ring across the rustic monasteries, and the villages lay perched on the far away slopes. Each looking like a dream you'd want to live.

Spiti Valley – where rivers meander through deserted valleys, where you'd stand and stare in disbelief that something like this can continue to exist beyond the usual destinations.

So join us on this journey to Spiti Valley, where you'd be taken away from the mundane by a monk on one of the afternoons, where he'd tell you about life in this land. Where you'd sit and stare at the stars, while sitting beside the river and wonder, how lucky are those who could experience this.

Spiti Valley is the land where you'd listen to stories that belongs to a lifestyle you had never imagined about ; where you'd visit a lake existing in the middle of nowhere, as if an oasis for the Gods who once lives here.

At 12,500 feet above sea level, Spiti Valley is where you'd see, a different side of Himalayas.

This guided and curated seven-day Spiti Valley road trip is designed for travellers looking for an authentic Spiti Valley experience in a week’s time. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Tour includes travelling in a comfortable Force Traveller to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber.

Marvel at the wondrous structure of the Ki Monastery and get ready to be amazed by the Tabo Monastery – a 1020-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. End this tour on a high note (literally), as you spend a night, gazing at the Milky Way and the millions of stars while camping around the stunningly beautiful Chandratal Lake.

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Departure dates

  • June
  • 22 Jun - 27 Jun 2024
  • 29 Jun - 04 Jul 2024
  • July
  • 06 Jul - 11 Jul 2024
  • 20 Jul - 25 Jul 2024
  • August
  • 11 Aug - 16 Aug 2024
  • 25 Aug - 30 Aug 2024
  • 31 Aug - 05 Sep 2024
  • September
  • 14 Sep - 19 Sep 2024
  • 28 Sep - 03 Oct 2024
  • October
  • 12 Oct - 17 Oct 2024

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Manali

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

Your six-day Spiti Valley Tour begins as you leave the urban scape for the Himalayan town of Manali, where you get your first taste of the Himalayas. Manali today is an attractive blend of a hill town and holiday resorts. As there is no sightseeing scheduled for this day, you are free to rest at the hotel or you can explore the town on your own.

Overnight at a hotel in Manali.

Destinations Covered

Manali

Day 2

Drive from Manali - Atal Tunnel - Kunzum Pass - Kaza

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 12000 feet
  • 202 KMS
  • 9-10 hours
  • Meals included

We begin our journey on the 200-kilometre (125 mile) road from Manali to Kaza in Spiti. As we pass through the popular Atal Tunnel, we experience a dramatic change in the landscape around us, from dense forested Hills to Rocky barren plains and peaks. This road is a scenic rollercoaster, into the desolate and stunning brown landscape approaching Chattru and Batal. At 14,931 feet, we are welcomed by the chilly air at Kunzum Pass, descending into Losar Village, the first in Spiti Valley.

We reach Kaza by evening, and enjoy our night at a comfortable hotel.

Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.

Destinations Covered

Manali | Atal Tunnel | Kunzum Pass | Kaza

Day 3

Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar - Dhankar Lake Hike - Kaza

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 12774 feet
  • 45 KMS
  • 5-6 hours
  • Meals included

Today, we continue our Spiti Valley Tour, and drive towards the ancient, 1020-year-old - Tabo Monastery. The UNSECO world heritage site, famous for its intricate portraits of gods and demons, along with ancient paintings depicting the life of Buddha, is a fusion of western, Indian and Kashmiri style.

After walking around Tabo, we drive words the Tiny hamlet of Dhankar. Perched high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin River, the former capital of the Royals of Spiti Valley also known as the Nono, who ruled the dust-coloured badlands of Spiti Valley is a historic delight. Walk back in time, as you explore the 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa which perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. If time permits, do take an hour’s climb above the village to visit the stunning turquoise Dhankar Tso or Dhankar Lake.

With a stunning sunset at Dhankar, it's time to end the South Spiti excursion and head back to Kaza.

Overnight accommodation in Kaza.

Destinations Covered

Kaza | Tabo | Dhankar | Dhankar Lake

Day 4

Drive from Kaza - Langza - Komik - Hikkim - Ki Monastery - Kibber / Chicham

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 14800 feet
  • 69 KMS
  • 6-7 hours
  • Meals included

On the fourth day of our Spiti Valley Tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.

We begin our day by heading to Komik, which literally translates to “eye of a snow cock”, the highest village in Asia situated at the height of 14,806 feet. With the tiny population of 84 people, this isolated farm village is surrounded by soft brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks.

We further drive to the world’s highest post office in the world in Hikkim, where you may even meet the post-master and hear his stories.

After sending a postcard out, we drive to the picturesque village of Langza. As you walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.

Today, we also visit the world-famous Ki Monastery, situated at a height of 13,668 feet. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, Ki Monastery was founded by the discipline of the famous Atisha in the 11th century CE. Before making our way to the monastery, the we’ll make a quick stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo-opportunity of this remarkable structure. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent centre of learning.

A monk guides us through the monastery as we overlook the endless plains, seeking peace and calm.

We then head to the second biggest village of Spiti, Kibber and its sister village of Chicham to visit the world's highest suspended bridge.

Overnight stay in a homestay at Kibber / Chicham

Destinations Covered

Kaza | Ki Monastery | Langza | Komik | Hikkim

Day 5

Drive from Kibber / Chicham - Losar - Kunzum Pass - Chandratal Lake

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

This day, we commence our journey back home and trace our steps back on the Kaza – Manali road.

However, we take a stop at the picturesque village of Losar, before heading to another Spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake. Located at a height of 4,205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, Kunzum Pass is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snow-tipped mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike.

From Kunzum Pass, we make our way to the mystical and beautiful Chandratal Lake, which translates to Moon Lake, located at a height of 14,100 feet. The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky. After capturing the colours of the beautiful Chandratal Lake, we drive to our camping site where a hot supper under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way awaits us.

The camps at the campsite which is almost 3 km from the lake, are Swiss Tents with attached washrooms.

Destinations Covered

Kibber | Losar | Kunzum Pass | Chandratal Lake

Day 6

Drive from Chandratal Lake - Batal - Sissu - Atal Tunnel - Manali

  • No Accommodation
  • 6726 feet
  • 138 KMS
  • 6-7 hours
  • Meals included

With visuals of the stunning Chandratal Lake captured in our minds and cameras, we continue driving on the Kaza – Manali road. After a few hours of driving and some more stunning landscapes, we pass through the famous Atal Tunnel and reach Manali. We bid goodbye to our driver to end our breath-taking Spiti Valley sojourn.

Destinations Covered

Chandratal Lake | Batal | Chattru | Sissu | Atal Tunnel | Manali

Cost per person

18,950*
  • The cost is ₹18,950 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 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 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 on double sharing basis at all destinations as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels, homestays and camps except in Manali.
  • Comfortable non-AC Force Traveller shared by ten people, for all days as per the itinerary (Day 2 to Day 6)
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Local coordinator for the tour from Day 2 to Day 6.
  • Guided tour with a monk of Ki Monastery on Day 3, and a local food cooking session at a homestay in Kibber/Chicham on Day 4.
  • Driver and coordinator charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
  • Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags at Chandratal Lake if included in the itinerary.

Cost Exclusions

  • Lunch / Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals in Manali and those that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 5% Tax (GST)
  • Any transfers or Car / Driver / Coordinator on Day 1
  • 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.

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Itinerary for Spiti Valley - Summer 6 Days - Fixed Group Departure


  • Day 1

    Arrival in Manali

  • Day 2

    Drive from Manali - Atal Tunnel - Kunzum Pass - Kaza

  • Day 3

    Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar - Dhankar Lake Hike - Kaza

  • Day 4

    Drive from Kaza - Langza - Komik - Hikkim - Ki Monastery - Kibber / Chicham

  • Day 5

    Drive from Kibber / Chicham - Losar - Kunzum Pass - Chandratal Lake

  • Day 6

    Drive from Chandratal Lake - Batal - Sissu - Atal Tunnel - Manali

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Nishita Biyani

We experienced the land of Gods with the best in the land. Spiti Holiday adventure (the entire team) ensured we were safe at all times during the journey. Their hospitality, warmth and presence made a good trip one of the best we've had. Invaluable stories about the valley, ever smiling faces and grace towards people from other parts of the country is true hospitality. We can't wait to be back and experience this beautiful part of India once again.

Sharayu Bafna

It was the most amazing and indelible trip with Spiti Holiday Adventure. It's the most mystic land and called land of gods for a reason. Serenity and solitude is best experienced in Spiti. Away from the hustle and bustle of city. Spiti Holiday Adventure made sure that the trip be an memorable one.

Abhikshit Sharma

Just came back from a lovely tour with these amazing professionals. These guys have a heart of gold. Definitely recommendable.

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