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Spiti Valley Tour Holiday Adventure Package - 8 Nights / 9 Days

Especially handcrafted for our domestic Indian clients Spiti valley tour takes you on a holiday adventure package of lifetime to explore the places whose existence is still unknown to many and is far away from crowds of tourists. One of the most popular road trip through Spiti Valley takes you on a soft adventure holiday to discover the beautiful temples, ancient monasteries and the villages of Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, and Nako in Kinnaur valley. We do Visit the World’s highest villages, Chandra Taal Lake and unfold the mysteries of the naturally preserved Mummy of a monk at Gue village.

Tour Briefing

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Loction : Kinnaur and Spiti Valley

Best Season : June End to Mid September

Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature

Covering : Chandigarh, Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Kibber, Chandra Taal Lake, Manali

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

Special About Tour :

Especially handcrafted for our domestic Indian clients Spiti valley tour takes you on a holiday adventure package of lifetime to explore the places whose existence is still unknown to many and is far away from crowds of tourists. One of the most popular road trip through Spiti Valley takes you on a soft adventure holiday to discover the beautiful temples, ancient monasteries and the villages of Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, and Nako in Kinnaur valley. We do Visit the World’s highest villages, Chandra Taal Lake and unfold the mysteries of the naturally preserved Mummy of a monk at Gue village.

Suitable for family or couples the Spiti Valley tour Holiday adventure Package cover the Best Offbeat Destinations of India, where nature presents the most striking contrast. You follow the Indian Tibet border road and our local, knowledgeable and reliable experienced driver takes you from Shimla on the circular route to Manali covering the Spiti valley on this fantastic holiday tour package which provides a unique travel experience.

Explore the villages; enjoy history, local culture, food, dances, and traditional arts and crafts on Spiti valley tour a holiday adventure package. 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. We explore the local villages set up in the dramatic and cultural charms of Spiti valley walk through the land of barren and beautiful wilderness before heading to Kullu Manali Valley over the two high mountain passes of Kunzum pass and Rohtang pass. We do explore the World’s highest villages, post offices connected to the road along with the most and beautiful bluish water lake of Chandra Taal.

The Tribal People of these valleys follow the same Buddhist culture as that of Tibet and Ladakh. For centuries people in these remote villages lived largely isolated from one another, holding and preserving the treasures and secrets of ancient civilizations untainted by modernity unmatched outside these mountains. The Spiti valley family holiday adventure tour package is a very good combination of driving and hiking Holidays, where you can walk in the local villages and valleys as per your interest and time.

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

Brief Itinerary : Chandigarh > Shimla (1 Night) > Sarahan (1 Night) > Sangla (1 Night) > Kalpa (1 Night) > Tabo (1 Night) > Kaza (1 Night) > Kibber (1 Night) > Manali (1 Night) > and back to Chandigarh

Today to start with your Spiti Valley tour holiday adventure package, you will be met from your train / flight at Chandigarh by our driver, and we will drive you to Shimla (4 hrs) via Barog, Solan. Enroute you will stop for lunch break and comfort breaks and would have enough time to stop for photo breaks. If time permits visit he Pinjore gardens on the way. You will reach Shimla in the evening and will transfer to your hotel in Shimla. Overnight stay in Hotel in Shimla. Evening is free to explore the mall road of Shimla.

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 from the hotel / home stay and set off with your guide at around 8:30 A.M. to Sarahan 2,150 metres / 7,055 feet, (170 kms/ 8 hrs) a tiny little village in the Himalayas. We drive through the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog, Matiana, Narkanda and Rampur. En route we will have many comfort breaks and will stop for short village hikes and will visit the 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. We will stop for lunch on the way to Rampur and reach Sarahan by evening and check in your hotel. Sarahan, the tiny village offers the splendid views of Shrikhanda Mahadev Peak (5,155 metres). The major attraction in Sarahan is centuries-old Hindu temple of Bhimakali, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. Steeped in legend, the temple complex is a resplendent example of hill architecture. Sarahan is also the gateway to the famous Kinnaur valley. Overnight in Sarahan for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit the famous temple of Bhimakali at Sarahan. Later we continue our driving to Sangla 2,680 metres / 8,792 feet, (140 kms / 8 hrs) where you will check in to the hotel. Later we continue our drive to visit Chitkul (20 kms, total 1 hrs, each side – 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet.) which is the last village on Indian side on the Indo–Tibetan border. 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 them and talk to the local people. Later Return back to Sangla by evening . 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 in hotel in Sangla for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast at the hotel check out and walk through Kamru and Sangla villages and we will visit the beautifully carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. Later we will drive you to Kalpa village 2,960 metres / 9,711 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Reckong Peo the district headquarters of Kinnaur district and will have a walking tour around the local market. You can also choose to have light lunch in a local restaurant in Reckong Peo where you can enjoy Indian or Tibetan food.

Continue drive to Kalpa (7 kms), you will check in to your hotel. After some rest we will take you for a walk through Kalpa and the nearby Roghi village famous for its cliffs and Himalayan Mountain views. These villages are covered with thick pine forests and are famous for apricots and apples.

The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain (6,000 metres) 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. Overnight stay in Kalpa for 1 night at a hotel overlooking the beautiful Himalayan Mountains with the views of Mt. Kinner Kailash.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast we will drive you to Tabo 3,280 metres / 10,760 feet, ( 210 kms / 10 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Nako 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 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 continue our drive to Tabo and 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 15thcentury 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 belived 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 we continue to Tabo and check in to the hotel by evening for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today morning 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 Kaza, Enroute we will visit the famous Dhankar village, monastery and fort. 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.

Later we continue our drive to Kaza where you will check in to the hotel / tented camp .The evening is free to explore the local market in Kaza. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza for 1 nights.

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. We will also walk around the Langza village downhill to the road where we will be picked up by the driver.

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 Chicham village bridge on a gorge. 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.

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.

Overnight stay in Kibber for one night.

Meals Plan-: Breakfast + Dinner and lunch with a local family at Langza is included.

Today early morning we will have our breakfast/ morning tea at 7:00 A.M and will check out from the hotel as it is a long day of driving to Manali 2,050 metres/ 7,725 feet ( 200 kms/ 8-9 hrs). Today we will cross over the two Mountain Passes, Kunzum La (4,551 metres/ 14,932 feet), which provides beautiful views of CB ranges and Himalayan Glaciers and the Rohtang Pass (3,980 metres / 13,057 feet). We will stop for many comfort breaks, and photo breaks.

Enroute we will visit the Chandra Taal lake depending on the weather and road condition. We will have our lunch at Batal, where freshly cooked rice and lentils are served in a road side local Dhaba. The road stretch from Losar to Gramphoo over Kunzum Pass (80 kms), is a quiet rough, bumpy road and we cross couple of water streams this day. Our experienced and expert driver drives carefully and takes care of your comfort and safety on the Himalayan roads.

After lunch at Batal we continue our journey to Manali over the second mountain pass Rohtang pass and reach Manali by late evening. On arrival at Manali check into the hotel and rest of the time is free to relax and walk nearby to Old Manali or the Mall road of Manali. Overnight at Manali for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel, on the last day of Spiti valley tour holiday adventure package we will drive you to Chandigarh (290 kms/ 9 hrs). Our driver will drop us in the evening around 5:00 P.M.at 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 8, you can even travel with an overnight A/C Luxury Volvo coach from Manali to New Delhi at the end of the tour, which is going to cost extra and we can arrange those tickets for you.

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

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.

This is the tour itinerary for the Spiti Valley tour holiday adventure package which we run regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. 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 a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.

Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, 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.

  • Visit to the ancient Bhimakali temple at Sarahan.
  • 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 including lunch, tea with them.
  • 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.
  • 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 of Nako, Chandra Taal .
  • Cross the two Himalayan mountain passes by jeeps--- Kunzum La 4,850 metres, and Rohtang Pass (3,980 metres / 13,057 feet).
  • 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, where you are the curiosity to the locals.
  • 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, accompanied by one of our excellent Guides/ tour escorts through out the trip. Internal travel chauffeur-driven luxury jeep / car.

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

You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour. Internal travel by road from New Delhi to Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Jispa, Sarchu and Leh is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV Toyota Crysta / similar vehicle.

On request Internal Flights will be provided to travel from Leh to New Delhi back at the end of the tour---or you can book your flights directly.

Accomodation

This tour covers the Tribal and remote areas of Himachal Pradesh and Leh. To cater the number of tourist these valley has a good amount of Hotels, fixed tented accommodations, guest houses which are famous for their traditional Himalayan hospitality. The hotels are divided in A Class Hotels that guarantees optimum level of ease and luxury in the Himalayas; the B Class Hotels- are with moderate means with neat and clean rooms. Home stay option is also available in the valley where you can stay with the local people in their houses where your hosts will be an incredibly friendly and hospitable Indian family. There are no star category hotels in the valley. In some places, in the remote valleys of Himalayas only basic food (hygienic food) in fixed luxury tented accommodation with attached toilets is available, all which are run by the locals of these areas and is quite neat & clean. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one's requirement and budget.

We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.

Meal plans: Room + Breakfast + Dinner.

Cloths:Cottons with some Woolens

Throughout the year a good number of tourists come to visit these parts of Himachal Pradesh 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- which can be categorise from 2* to 4 * hotels. 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 , guest houses 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

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 , guest houses 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 local guides available wherever required during the tour. This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.

We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India 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 Etios / Swift Desire/ similar car starting from New Delhi to New Delhi 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, Rohtang Pass permit if required.
  • Welcome drink on arrival at the hotel.
  • 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 kind of entrance tickets to monuments/ museum/ parks
  • Any kind of 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.

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