11 Days Spiti Valley Road Trip

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Spiti Valley Road Trip Highlights

  • Travel with India's leading Instagrammer - Abhinav Chandel
  • A no-itinerary road trip with travel photography enthusiasts
  • Experience the magical adventures of Spiti like a local
Jeep Transfers
Hotel, Homestay and Camps Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

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

About the Spiti Valley Road Trip

Meandering roads through the snow-clad mountains.

Turquoise rivers flow down in the valley.

A few travellers venture ahead.

To a land where peace prevails, and galaxies appear up in the sky at night.

Enter Spiti Valley – known for some of the highest inhabited regions of the Himalayas.



Walking through wilderness in the middle of nowhere.

The most beautiful mountain stories.

The world's oldest Monasteries.

Songs of the Himalayan locals.

Eleven days in the mountains of Spiti Valley.

And no itinerary to restrict your footsteps.

Ask yourself -- how many times has the wilderness called and you have said no?

That’s about to change as you embark on this unforgettable eleven-day Spiti Valley Tour – no plan and no itinerary – just a group of like-minded photo-explorers, finding one story after another, while traversing into the unknown pockets of the far-flung Himalayan valleys of Spiti Valley.

This tour is hosted by Abhinav Chandel (@AbhiandNow), one of India’s leading Instagrammers. This former city boy now lives in the mountains and chronicles his life through his stunning photographs and poetry. He describes himself as being “constantly on the move; trying to uncover and collect stories from corners of the world”.

The last Winter Exploration Tour happened in February 2018, where Abhinav and Spiti Holiday Adventure collaborated on a Winter Exploration Tour to Spiti Valley with sixteen photo explorers.

If you hate being a tourist and want to explore (truly explore) Spiti Valley, this tour is tailored for you. No fixed plan. No itinerary. Just the explorers with their cameras and an insatiable hunger to know Spiti Valley - lead to the most enchanted lands with spellbinding views, and a never before experience in the mountains.

You may want to spend time interacting with the locals or find a village where no one goes and listen to the stories from there, or who knows maybe spot a Snow leopard. Whatever it is that the group feels like doing -- that’s what you’ll end up doing.

It’s highly likely that on this 11-day holiday to Spiti Valley, you'd spend time in a monastery and learn about Buddhism through conversations with monks or spend a day with the local farmers in their farm. You could trek from one village to the other or spend a day driving through the valley. Also, if herbs and ancient science fascinates you, you could meet and interact with the Amchi (a local medical practitioner) and learn about the ancient form of Spitian medication or spend the day interacting with the postmaster from the highest post office in the world at Hikkim; Volunteer for a day in an old age home or spend a day in a village school. The possibilities are limitless. The maps are with no horizon.

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Departure dates

  • September
  • 12 Sep - 22 Sep 2018

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

No Itinerary

  • Hotel and Homestay Accommodation
  • 0 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 0 hours
  • Meals included
None! You create your own itinerary on the go. On September 12, 2018, 5 AM – we start from Shimla and drive towards Kaza (the district capital of Spiti Valley) via Kalpa / Reckong Peo. From there, you and your group can decide which part of Spiti you would like to visit. Once inside Spiti Valley, the group will communally decide where they want to go and how they want to explore the valley – in a way, that they get the best travel / photo stories. On September 22, the group will drive down to Manali, where the tour will end in the afternoon at around 3 PM.

Destinations Covered

Spiti Valley

Cost per person

  • The cost is INR 33,625 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. 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

  • Tour lead by Abhinav Chandel
  • Accommodation at all destinations as per the itinerary on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Experienced local English Speaking guide in Spiti Valley 
  • Only Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast, lunch and dinner from Day 2 to Day 10, Only Breakfast on Day 11.
  • Comfortable non-AC Force Traveller (10 / 12 seater) for all transfers
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
  • Camping fees, tents and sleeping bags and meals at any place the group decides to camp.
  • All Applicable Monastery / Museum Fees

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 1 / Lunch and Dinner on Day 11.
  • Any Beverages / Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any activities or transfers other than what is communally decided by the group lead by Abhinav Chandel
  • 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…



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29 years of experience

29 years of experience in organising tours within Spiti valley

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