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Kinnaur and Spiti Valley Tour From Shimla - 7 Nights / 8 Days

When the Kunzum Pass between Spiti and Manali remain close due to snowfall, Kinnaur and Spiti Valley Tour Package from Shimla or Chandigarh is the only option for a road trip to explore Spiti. Planning this 7 Nights / 8 Days tour with the best itinerary from Chandigarh or Shimla to Kinnaur and Spiti, you can take in the Spring Months of April, May and in the Autumn Months of October, November. The Shimla to Spiti Tour is customisable and covers the best off beat destinations of Himachal to visit with you Family and friends in summers or early winters. Kinnaur and Spiti valley road trip from Shimla is suitable for couples or Solo travellers.

Tour Briefing

Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

Loction : Kinnaur and Spiti Valley

Best Season : April, May and October, November

Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature

Covering : Chandigarh, Shimla, Narkanda, Sangla, Rakcham, Chitkul, Nako, Tabo, Mummy Of Gue, Dhankar, Pin Valley Kungri, Mudh, Kaza, Hikkim, Komic, Langza, Key, Kibber, Chicham, Kalpa, back to Shimla and to Chandigarh by end of the tour

You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)

Special About Tour :

When the Kunzum Pass between Spiti and Manali remain close due to snowfall, Kinnaur and Spiti Valley Tour Package from Shimla or Chandigarh is the only option for a road trip to explore Spiti. Planning this 7 Nights / 8 Days tour with the best itinerary from Chandigarh or Shimla to Kinnaur and Spiti, you can take in the Spring Months of April, May and in the Autumn Months of October, November. The Shimla to Spiti Tour is customisable and covers the best off beat destinations of Himachal to visit with you Family and friends in summers or early winters. Kinnaur and Spiti valley road trip from Shimla is suitable for couples or Solo travellers and can be taken by people of all age groups. A unique travel experience where you get the insight to the day to day life of some of the ethnic tribal communities from very closely, on the other hand it benefits the locals directly.

Our local, knowledgeable, reliable and experienced driver acts as a guide too and shows you fantastic places full of natural wonders. Being a local travel company Summit Safari brings Best offers with Best price and great service with standards on Chandigarh, Shimla to Kinnaur Spiti valley Private Tour Package with Innova which can even be done using Swift desire or any other Sedan car for 2-3 people. Starting the tour from Chandigarh or Shimla this Most Popular Spiti Summer Road Trip in specially designed tour package only for the Month of April, May, October and November that finishes back in Shimla or Chandigarh. You follow the Hindustan Tibet Road to discover the Buddhist monasteries, alluring villages of Sangla, Rakcham, Chitkul, Kalpa, and Nako in Kinnaur valley. You do Visit the World’s highest village Komic, World's Highest Post Office at Hikkim along with Key, Kibber, Chicham, Tabo, Dhankar, Mudh, Kungri Monastery in Pin Valley and unfold the mysteries of the naturally preserved "Mummy of Gue".

Treat the below Kinnaur and Spiti Tour package from Chandigarh and Shimla just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your Kinnaur and Spiti Tour package from Shimla and Chandigarh a memorable and extra ordinary ;that will be sure to stay with you for many years to come….!

Brief Itinerary : Chandigarh > Shimla > Narkanda (1 Night) > Sangla - Chitkul (1 Night) > Tabo (1 Night) > Kaza > (2 Night) > Kalpa (1 Night) > Shimla (1 Night) > and back to Chandigarh

Today to start with your Kinnaur and Spiti Valley Tour from Shimla or Chandigarh, you will be met from your train / flight at Chandigarh by our driver, and we will drive you to Narkanda (180 kms/ 6.30 hrs) via Solan, Shimla. Enroute you will stop for lunch break. We drive through the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog, Matiana, and will arrive Narkanda by late afternoon where we will stay in a lovely home stay overlooking the Apple, apricot and cherry orchard. Evening visit Hattu Peak (3,400 metres / 11,154 feet) at Narkanda, from where you can have a spectacular view of the mighty Central Himalayas and the valleys below covered with apple orchards and terrace farms. Overnight in home stay in Narkanda for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Dinner is included

Please Note: This day even we can pick you up from New Delhi railway station / airport which is going to cost extra. You can even travel with an overnight or day A/C luxury Volvo coach from New Delhi to Shimla to start with your tour and we can arrange those tickets for you.

After breakfast check out around 8:30 A.M, from the home stay and set off on the Kinnaur and Spiti valley tour Package from Shimla. Today we drive from Narkanda to Rakcham/ Chitkul (182 kms/ 8 hrs) the last Indian Village on the Indo -Tibet Border in Baspa Sangla valley. On arrival at Sangla walk to Kamru village and visit the temple, Monastery and the tower like Kamru fort. Later continue drive to Chitkul (3,450 metres / 11,318 feet). The village of Chitkul is like something from a fairy tale, and you will have a chance to walk slowly around it. The landscapes are stunning, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. "This Land between Heaven and Earth is Kinnaur and is known as the Baspa Sangla valley, after river Baspa which flows through the valley. Here you will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the mountains, rivers and nature full of Himalayan cedar trees, fruit orchards, barley fields and picturesque hamlets". Overnight stay in hotel at Chitkul / Rakcham for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included

Today morning after breakfast around 08:30 A.M check out from the hotel and take a walk around Rakcham village - A hidden paradise of Kinnaur valley, where you can enjoy a nature walk across the Baspa River. Later we will drive you to Tabo 3,280 metres / 10,760 feet, (210 kms / 8 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Khab the meeting point of Sutlej and Spiti Rivers. Today the mountain views changes from green to brown as we arrive at the beautiful Nako village with traditional houses, where you can have your lunch and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nako Lake, village and the Himalayas in the backdrop. You will take a walking tour around the village which will provide you chances to interact with the local tribal community. The village of Nako in the upper Kinnaur valley is famous for the Nako lake and the Buddhist monastery related to guru Padma Sambhava (a great Buddhist scholar, whose teachings spread to Tibet from India).It also has the residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama ji, which was made here for the Kalchakara teachings.

Today at Sumdo Check post we will be entering the beautiful Spiti valley the Land between Tibet and Ladakh is the best offbeat Tourism Destination in Himalayas. In Spiti you will experience the wonders and natural beauty that will keep you spell bound for a long time. We will arrive Tabo by evening where we will stay in a hotel for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included

Day 4 of our Kinnaur and Spiti valley road trip from Shimla, after breakfast check out from the hotel and visit the Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas founded in 996 A.D. Tabo Monastery is famous for its art and History and is the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monument in the World and the Himalayas with its original decorations, iconographic and wall paintings. The Tabo monastery compound have 9 chapels and the 32 life size clay sculptures in the main Assembly hall are the major highlights to experience.

Later we continue to visit the famous Dhankar village - set up in the most dramatic settings of Spiti, famous fort (in ruins) and monastery. It is a small pretty village on a hill with an open view of valley down the side. Views are majestic from the top of the fort and monastery and one can see vast expanses of the Spiti valley. The setting is so beautiful and dramatic that this monastery should not be missed. If interested you can even walk uphill to the Dhankar Lake (1 hrs each side).

Today we will also visit the Kungri monastery in the famous Pin valley, which is a side valley in Spiti and famous for the Pin valley National Park- home to a variety of rare animals like the snow Leopard, snow ibex, the Himalayan blue sheep and the thar.

Depending on the road condition we do visit the last village Mudh in Pin Valley. The stunning landscapes, colourful mountains with natural formations, traditional houses with prayer flags, green fields, Pin River flowing through the valley will not disappoint you and Pin Valley is in the list of the Top 10 best Places to visit in Spiti Valley. Later we continue our drive to Kaza where you will check in to the hotel for 2 nights. Evening is free to explore the local market in Kaza.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast you will leave for the full day sightseeing tour to explore the World's highest Himalayan villages and monasteries around Kaza. We will drive you to Hikkim village where you visit the World' highest Post office located (4,400 metres / 14,436 feet). You can write and send the post cards to your loved ones from here.

Later we will drive you to Komic village (4,587 metres / 15,050 feet) which is now the world's highest village joined to a motorable road. We will visit the Komic monastery (women are not allowed inside the monastery.) The village provides magnificent Himalayan Mountain views.

Later we will drive you to visit the Langza village where you will visit the village monastery and will have local lunch with a local family which belongs to the Himalayan ethnic tribal group. This will provide you a change to interact with the locals and have a deep insight to the day to day life of the people living in these remote regions of the Himalayas in Spiti valley. Langza village is the part of the most fossil rich areas in the world by the Geological Survey of India and the Geological Society of America.

After lunch we will take a walk around the statue of the Buddha overlooking the snow capped mountain peaks.

In the late afternoon we visit Key Monastery which is the largest monastery in Spiti valley. The monastery is an irregular jumble of low rooms and narrow corridors on a conical hill. The prayer chambers are interconnected by dark passages, tortuous staircases and small doors. Hundreds of monks receive their religious training in the monastery.

We will also visit the Kibber village which is the part of Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you have an option to walk to the nearby mountains where there are chances to search the big herds of Himalayan blue sheep and snow ibex , which can be seen in the nearby mountains. We will also visit the Chicham village and the Suspension bridge on a gorge.

The villages or Hikkim, Langza, Gette and Kibber are home to the Snow Leopards in the winters when they come down from the Himalayan Mountains to the villages in search of food. We do organise Spiti Snow Leopard Winter Tour during January and February, which is the best time to see these beautiful animals.

Later we drive you to Chicham village through the suspension bridge on a gorge. Later return back to Kaza for the second night stay in the same hotel.

Breakfast + Dinner and lunch with a local family at Langza is included

Please Note: You can stay this night in a Home Stay with a local family in Chicham village which will provide you a deep insight to local culture, food and lifestyle of the ethnic tribes of the valley.

Today morning after breakfast check out at 08:30 AM and we will drive you to Kalpa (208 kms / 8 hrs). Enroute we will visit the Gue village in Spiti valley which is famous for its naturally preserved Mummy of a Buddhist monk (Sangha Tenzin). The 15th century old, mummified body, in a sitting meditation pose of the Buddhist monk is naturally preserved due to the cold, dry and harsh weather of Spiti valley. The mummy of Gue village is believed to be around 600 years old, which was discovered here from a Stupa after the earth quake in 1975, while the Indo Tibet Border Force was clearing the area and building the road. Very clearly you can see the teeth, hairs and the well preserved skin on the bones of the Mummy of Gue in the Himalayas.

Later continue to Kalpa where you will arrive by evening and check in to the hotel overlooking the village and the magnificent Kinner Kailash Mountain Ranges. The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain (6,050 metres / 19,850 feet) can be had from Kalpa. This is a spectacular sight early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light. The Kalpa village is covered with thick pine forests and is famous for fruit orchards of plums, apricots and apples. Evening is free to walk around Kalpa. Overnight stay in Kalpa for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included

After Breakfast continue on the day 7th day of the Kinnaur and Spiti Tour Package from Shimla and Chandigarh, we check out and visit the so Called Suicide Point near Roghi village - Surprisingly which has been converted into a beautiful photo place saying "I Love Kinnaur" and is famous for its cliffs and Himalayan Mountain views.

Later drive to Reckong Peo the district headquarters of Kinnaur district and will have a walking tour around the local market. Further continue your drive to Shimla via Tapri and Rampur. Arrive Shimla by evening and explore the Mall road of Shimla. Later transfer to the hotel for 1 night in Shimla.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included

Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel, on the last day of Kinnaur and Spiti Valley Tour from Shimla and we will drive you to Chandigarh (120 kms / 4 hrs). Our driver will drop at the Chandigarh railway station / airport from you will board your train/flight back home.

Meals Plan: Breakfast is included

Please Note:This day or at the night of Day 7, you can even travel with an overnight A/C Luxury Volvo coach from Shimla to New Delhi at the end of the tour, which is going to cost extra and we can arrange those tickets for you Or you can extend your tour by 1 extra night and choose to stay 1 night at Sarahan to explore the Bhimakali temple.

End Of The tour and the services....!

It is a private tour not a group tour, means it will be organised for you, your family, and friends or for your group only - No other people will be clubbed to travel with you. The Car and the driver will be provided exclusively for you, your family or friends.

This is the tour itinerary for the Kinnaur and Spiti Tour package from Shimla for the Month of April may, October and November which we run regularly. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get proper time to acclimatized while travelling through high altitudes.

You can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.

The above cost and tour is for Indian Nationals, can be altered for Inbound clients.

Foreign tourists require an Inner Line permit to visit some of the areas which are close to the Tibetan border. These inner line permits can be obtained for this tour from the district magistrate at Shimla or Reckong Peo in Kinnaur valley and takes around 2-3 hrs depending on the availability of the signing authority for the inner line permits. We will assist you to the government office and help you completing the formalities to obtain the Inner Line permits.

Permits needs to be applied in the morning around 10:30 A.M, on working days, from Monday to Saturday. Permits are not processed on Second Saturday and other public holidays.

  • Visit and Enjoy the spectacular view from the Hattu Peak at Narkanda 3,400 metres.
  • Enjoy the memorizing views of Kinner Kailash peak 6,050 metres from Kalpa.
  • Every day – Comfortable Hikes in the Himalayan tribal villages during the tour.
  • Interaction with the local tribal communities.
  • Discover the mysteries of the naturally preserved Mummy (15th Century old) of a Buddhist monk at Gue village in Spiti valley.
  • Visit to the villages of Chitkul and Gue the last villages on the Indian Tibetan border.
  • Explore Rakcham Village the Hidden Jem of Baspa Sangla Valley.
  • Visit to the World's highest village "Komic" attached to the road.
  • Send a post card to your loved ones from the world’s highest post office at Hikkim.
  • Visit Langza village part of the most fossil rich areas in the world by the Geological Survey of India and the Geological Society of America.
  • Visit to the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the Himalayas including Tabo monastery (996 A.D), Key monastery in Spiti valley
  • Get closer to glaciers and a number of crystal clear high altitude Himalayan lakes including Nako Lake and Dhankar Lake.
  • Visit the side valleys of Spiti, including the Mudh, Kungri in Pin valley National Park.
  • Visit the traditional Himalayan villages, nomadic camps and meet the local tribal people.
  • Enjoy the Indian and Tibetan Local Food from the Indian Himalayas.
  • Explored the best off beat destinations of India in the Himalayas.
  • Chances to see the rare Himalayan wildlife including the Himalayan blue sheep and the snow ibex.

Arrangements

You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour. Internal travel by road from Chandigarh, Shimla to Narkanda, Sangla, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Kaza, Kalpa and back to Shimla and Chandigarh is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV car / similar vehicle.


Accomodation

These destinations are still hidden by groups of tourist, but still a good number of tourists come to explore these beautiful parts of Himalayas in North India. These places have plenty of hotels, which are well equipped with all modern amenities and comprises variety of deluxe hotels, budget hotels, guest houses, home stay with local people, fixed luxury tented accommodation. Most of these are run by the locals of these areas. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.

You stay in comfortable Neat and Clean local hotels , including some charming home stay properties and in a luxury tented camp all as preferred by you.

Your living arrangements are not going to be 5 star on this tour, but we do believe that we cater to people requiring different levels of comfort, and most importantly where you stay is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.

Meals Plan: Room + Breakfast + Dinner

Cloths:Cottons with light woollens

Tour Cost :The Cost would be provided on Request

Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with our experienced local driver. This all we discuss with you, while planning your tour and work out the best cost for you, accordingly.

We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you start your tour with us until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.


Inclusions

  • All accommodation on twin sharing using hotels with modern amenities as per your choice and budget.
  • All tour by taxi Toyota Innova / Crysta similar car starting from Chandigarh to Chandigarh back (a/c will not work in the hill area)
  • Meals Including Breakfast and Dinner during the entire tour.
  • All sightseeing as per the tour itinerary including fuel, parking charges, toll taxes, green tax, e permits.
  • All airport / railway station arrival and departures.
  • All kind of hotel taxes and GST.

Exclusions

  • Any kind of lunch during the tour.
  • Any kind of flights / Train tickets/ local guide.
  • Any kind of tips to drivers/ hotel staff.
  • Any kind of alcohol drinks (Beer/ wine etc).
  • Any kind of camera fees.
  • Any kind of entrance tickets to monuments/ museum/ parks
  • Any kind of room heater in hotels.
  • Any adventure activity skiing, paragliding, pony rides, rafting etc.
  • Any change in the tour management / additional arrangement due to road blockage or sudden change in tour plan by you / flight cancellations/ flight missed or things beyond our control etc.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or things which are not mentioned in the "Cost Includes".
  • Please Note: Kindly contact the hotel reception directly, in case you need a room heater and any extra cost to use the room heater had to be paid directly by you, which is charged for per night basis by the hotelier.
  • A/c in the car will not work in the hill area of Himachal Pradesh; it will be available in the plains during the rest of journey. In case you need full A/c service in the car during the tour, It is going to cost you extra and you need to discuss it with us while planning your holiday tour with us. us.

Payment Modes: NEFT/ Bank Transfers/ Google Pay.
Booking of Tour:
  • 30% of the amount to be paid initially to book your tour package as an advance for the tour.
  • 50% of the Balance amount, you have to pay 20 days before the date of starting your tour making 80% of the total amount in advance.
  • Rest of the Balance 20% payment should be completed on arrival and the very first day in Cash or by online payment Mode.
  • Cancellation of a Tour:

    While cancelation - the motive of Summit Safari is to provide the maximum refund to the clients, which is possible to get back after all cancelations regarding the tour. Cancellation of a confirmed booking must be made by the client in writing or by email, to Summit Safari, and funds will be reimbursed as follows:

    Tour Cancellation policy:
    • Cancellation 30 days prior or above to the date of travel – 20 % of The Total tour Cost.
    • Cancellation 29-19 days prior to the date of travel – 30% cancellation charges
    • Cancellation 18-08 days prior to the date of travel – 60% cancellation charges.
    • Less than 07 Days Prior to the date of travel – 70% Cancellation charges + any amount that we cannot can get refund after the cancellations.

    Please Note: If due to lockdown by Government, you would not be able to travel, than you can postpone the tour without any extra Cost, till the next year (12 months). In such case we will not deduct any amount and will postpone your tour further, which you can book any time at the notice of 20 days or more, but minimum 50% of the tour amount we must have received for the tour.

    In case due to lockdown by the government, you do not want to travel and want refund back than we will deduct 15% from the total tour amount and transfer your balance amount back to your bank account. It might take 5 working days to make cancellations and refunds back to your account.

    Price Guarantee and Alteration of The Tour

    The price of your holiday is fully guaranteed and is not subject to any surcharges. The price guarantee applies to complete holidays bought from us and does not cover the purchase of individual items such as airline tickets / train tickets or any other items that are not booked with us. There are no hidden costs or extras.

    Where the change is due to circumstances beyond our control amounting to force majeure, such as weather conditions, road blockage, snow fall, technical problems, civil disorder, decisions by governments or other associations, etc., we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances amounting to force majeure occurs during a tour we reserve the right to alter the tour programme, as required depending upon the circumstance, without offering any compensation.

    You wish to alter your tour programme after the booking has been accepted for any reason; it would be altered only if, it is possible to alter the tour. Changing the date of departure, alteration of the tour will entail a charge of 1000 Rupees per person (adult or child both).Any request for alteration, once the tour has begun, will be treated sympathetically but we cannot guarantee that it can be made. Any cost incurred in making such alterations may cost extra and has to bear by clients directly.

    Terms and Conditions:

    The itinerary is subject to favourable weather and road conditions. In case of a bad weather and inaccessibility to certain destinations we will try our best to make alternate plans. The tour price will not be refunded / not to be adjusted in the event of unfavourable weather or road conditions. Any changes in travel itinerary/ hotel accommodations after the Spiti valley winter tour has begin will cost extra.

    • No Refunds will be made for any unused accommodation, missed meals, unused transportation car/ flights/ trains segments, sightseeing tours or any other activities/ services due to bad weather, ill health, strikes, political rallies, road blockage or any other factors beyond our controls. Such unused items are neither refundable, nor exchangeable and non transferable.
    • Rooms allocation is done by the hotel depending on the availability, at the time of your check in at the hotel and the room category are specified on your hotel confirmation vouchers provided by us. In Case of any complaint regarding the hotel services kindly contact the hotel reception/ manager directly.
    • No Refunds Shall be Claimed, if any of the services & amenities of the hotel were not up to expectations.
    • Kindly contact the hotel reception directly, in case you need a room heater and any extra cost to use the room heater had to be paid directly by you, which is charged on per night basis by the hotelier.
    • A/c in the car will not work in the hill area of Himachal Pradesh; it will be available in the plains during the rest of journey. In case you need full A/c service in the car during the tour, It is going to cost you extra and you need to discuss it with us while planning your holiday tour with us.
    • Hotel Check inn/Check Out Time as per the hotel Policies.
    • Meals Timings must be followed as per instruction given by the hotels.
    • Air / Bus / Train Tickets fare payment has to be made 100% in advance as the tickets have to be purchased in Advance from the concerned Authority.
    • When you receive the Booking confirmation Vouchers/Tickets please check the Name & Other details carefully and inform us immediately, if anything is incorrect. Names on travel documents must exactly match as per in details of your passport or any other identity proof.
    • Kindly carry your Identity Proof Passport/ Voter Card /Driver License/ Aadhar Card etc. have to show at the time of check in at the hotel / airport / railway.

    Hope we are able to provide you all of the required information that you are in need of your prospective tour package. If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you would like to have any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or mail us. Following Article will be helpful for you while planning a tour to Spiti Valley "A Complete Travel Guide To Spiti Valley Tour".

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