8 Day Road Trip

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JANUARY - MARCH 2024

Fixed Departures
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Road Trip Highlights

  • 4X4 Expedition with experienced local drivers
  • Offbeat itinerary, Day Snow Hikes, Monastery visits & food, culture sharing with locals 
  • An adventure of a lifetime - stay at homestays with local families and experience the warm Spitian hospitality.
SUV / 4x4 Transfers
Hotel and Homestay Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹48,950
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions. 5% GST is additional.

4X4 SUV - Winter Spiti Expedition 8-Day Trip

Get ready to embark on this unforgettable 8-day Spiti Valley Winter Tour, traversing into the unknown pockets of the far-flung Himalayan valleys amidst shining turquoise rivers, clear blue skies and a blanket of untouched white snow all around.

If Spiti wasn't enough off-the-beaten path already, during this 8-day tour, we shall explore some of the remotest regions of the valley - From visiting the iconic Key monastery and interacting with the monks, to crossing Asia's highest bridge at Chicham, and from walking in the snow-clad lanes of Kaza, to staying and hiking in some of the highest villages in the world. May be we shall spot a Blue Sheep or Red Fox somewhere on the way too. And if we are really lucky, perhaps the elusive Snow Leopard as well.

All this while the entire valley is covered in snow and there aren't many tourists around. You will get to stay in the homes of the locals and get to learn about the difficulties of life in such harsh winter conditions when the temperature plummets to -30 degrees. But interacting with them, sitting around the tandoors in the kitchen, you will feel the warmth in their hospitality and heart.

This is not just another holiday in the mountains. This is one of those bucket list items - an experience to remember for life.

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Departure dates

  • January
  • 25 Jan - 01 Feb 2025
  • February
  • 16 Feb - 23 Feb 2025
  • March
  • 02 Mar - 09 Mar 2025
  • 15 Mar - 22 Mar 2025
  • 29 Mar - 05 Apr 2025

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Shimla to Rampur

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 3350 feet
  • 120 KMS
  • 5 - 6 hours

We begin this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition by hitting the road from Shimla. We pass through the popular towns of Kufri and Narkanda and drive next to the Sutlej river. We arrive at Rampur Bushahr's historic Padam Palace, enjoy a piping cup of tea before checking into your warm hotel room.

Overnight at a hotel in Rampur.

Destinations Covered

Shimla | Rampur

Day 2

Drive from Rampur - Nako - Tabo

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 10760 feet
  • 247 KMS
  • 8 - 9 hours
  • Meals included

After a comfortable night’s rest at Rampur, we set off on the famous Hindustan-Tibet Highway to enter Kinnaur. Famed for its spectacular views and proximity to Tibet, this road snakes north into Nako, the last hamlet of Kinnaur district.

We have a steaming hot lunch at Nako, before entering the magical Spiti Valley. Here, we spend the night at a comfortable and authentic homestay in Tabo.

Overnight at a homestay in Tabo.

Destinations Covered

Nako | Tabo

Day 3

Drive from Tabo - Dhankar / Pin Valley - Mudh - Kaza

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 12500 feet
  • 115 KMS
  • 5 - 6 hours
  • Meals included

We start the day with a visit to the 1021 – year old Tabo Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk around this sacred site and gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism. Unlike other monasteries in Spiti Valley, the Tabo monastery is located at the bottom of the valley.

From Tabo, we drive to the spectacular Pin Valley. Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties and a river that is frozen. Pin Valley promises all this. We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox and marten. Birds such as the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, chukor and raven paint the skies a pretty picture.

Depending on the road condition, we can head to Dhankar and explore the ancient monastery and village here, before heading to Kaza.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

Destinations Covered

Mudh | Dhankar | Kaza

Day 4

Drive from Kaza - Ki Monastery - Kibber - Chicham

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 13600 feet
  • 26 KMS
  • 2 - 3 hours
  • Meals included

We begin the fourth day, with a drive to renowned Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure amid white snow. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.

Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village in this region, 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 snowy mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike.

From Kibber we head to the famous Chicham Bridge - the highest bridge in Asia, before heading to Chicham village and checking in to our warm homestay.

Overnight at a homestay in Chicham.

Destinations Covered

Ki | Kibber | Chicham

Day 5

Hikes / Explorations around Chicham

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 13600 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 0 hours
  • Meals included

We wake up in one of the remotest and highest villages in the world today. We shall head out on a hike to explore Chicham village and the nearby areas. It is a chance to witness the life of the villagers in these harsh terrains and weather conditions. Their lifestyle is unique to this trans-Himalayan region.

Overnight at the homestay in Chicham.

Destinations Covered

Chicham

Day 6

Drive from Chicham - Hikkim - Komic - Langza / Kaza

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 12500 feet
  • 16 KMS
  • 0 hours
  • Meals included

It’s another day of hiking and exploring the areas around Chicham. Chicham is located in the Kibber WIldlife Sanctuary. There are high chances of spotting wildlife around this area considering the remoteness of the region.

We will then drive back to Kaza.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza

Destinations Covered

Chicham

Day 7

Drive from Kaza - Rampur / Kalpa

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 3350 feet
  • 294 KMS
  • 9 - 10 hours

The seventh day marks the beginning of the end of this expedition. We make our way south towards Kinnaur Valley. Along this journey, you can get to capture some scenic visions that you might have missed earlier. No journey in Spiti is ever the same all the time. After a scenic and memorable drive, we will end the journey at Rampur.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Rampur / Kalpa.

Destinations Covered

Kaza | Rampur / Kalpa

Day 8

Drive from Rampur / Kalpa - Shimla

  • No Accommodation
  • 7467 feet
  • 125 KMS
  • 5 - 6 hours

The last leg of this 8 Day Winter Expedition is here. We drive to Shimla with a bag of delightful memories and exciting stories to recount.

Tour ends.

Destinations Covered

Rampur / Kalpa | Shimla

Cost per person

48,950*
  • The cost of this tour is ₹48,950 per person.
  • All transfers in 4X4 SUVs with local experienced drivers
  • Accommodation here will be on double sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, 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

  • Hotel Accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Kalpa / Rampur on double sharing basis.
  • Homestay Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tabo, Chicham and Kaza.
  • Transfers by 4X4 SUV for 3-4 people per vehicle for all days as per the itinerary (Day 1 - Day 8).
  • 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.

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Guide / Porters
  • Meals in Transit / Lunch enroute or Rampur / Any Beverages / Any meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing in Shimla / Any accommodation, 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!

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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 4X4 SUV - Winter Spiti Expedition 8-Day Trip


  • Day 1

    Drive from Shimla to Rampur

  • Day 2

    Drive from Rampur - Nako - Tabo

  • Day 3

    Drive from Tabo - Dhankar / Pin Valley - Mudh - Kaza

  • Day 4

    Drive from Kaza - Ki Monastery - Kibber - Chicham

  • Day 5

    Hikes / Explorations around Chicham

  • Day 6

    Drive from Chicham - Hikkim - Komic - Langza / Kaza

  • Day 7

    Drive from Kaza - Rampur / Kalpa

  • Day 8

    Drive from Rampur / Kalpa - Shimla

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What people say about us


Riddhi Sonigra

Thank you so much Spiti Holiday Adventure for arranging the absolute special 4X4 Winter expedition and giving us an experience of lifetime. It was great meeting so many wonderful people. Felt extremely safe in those harsh sub zero terrains. The meals and stays provided throughout the trip were too good. Special thanks to the the drivers and locals for making us experience the amazing hospitality of Spiti.

Sameer Anand

I just got back from my recent trip to Spiti, and it was one of the best trips I've ever taken! The group size was small, and they had a great support staff. The stays were comfortable in the bone-chilling cold, and the itinerary was exciting. 4X4 vehicles made it easy to get around. I had many memorable moments during the entire trip— definitely coming with Spiti Holiday Adventure again!

Anjali Maurya

Julley :) Thank you Spiti Holiday Adventure Team for organising the 4x4 Spiti winter expedition. I am nothing but grateful for the magic I got to witness in those 8 days, really made it an experience of a lifetime! :) The itinerary was well thought of - ensured that we acclimatize naturally. We had experienced local drivers and insightful travel coordinator who ensured a seamless journey. The accommodations were very comfortable and had such kind hosts. Was really impressed how the Spiti Holiday Adventure team was dedicated to the safety and well being of each traveller throughout the trip. Would definitely recommend Spiti Holiday Adventure for your next trip to Spiti!

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