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Spiti Valley with Leh Ladakh Tour Package - 12 Nights / 13 Days

Most popular summer holiday covering the Spiti valley with Leh Ladakh together in one tour package is perfect for those looking for a soft adventure and who wish to witness awe-inspiring scenery. This exciting road trip through Spiti valley to Leh Ladakh tour package covers the most beautiful and less explored the best offbeat destinations of India in the Himalayas. While driving on the Indian Tibet Border road, through Kinnaur valley we cross over the Central Himalayan range in Spiti valley to the snow capped mountains of the Greater Himalayas to reach Leh Ladakh, over the World’s five high Mountain passes.

Tour Briefing

Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Loction : Spiti and Ladakh Himalayas

Best Season : June End to Mid September

Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature

Covering : New Delhi, Shimla, Narkanda, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin valley, Kaza, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh

You can take it : As a private, personalise tour with a escorting Guide (tour dates would be of your choice)

Special About Tour :

Most popular summer holiday covering the Spiti valley with Leh Ladakh together in one tour package is perfect for those looking for a soft adventure and who wish to witness awe-inspiring scenery. This exciting road trip through Spiti valley to Leh Ladakh tour package covers the most beautiful and less explored the best offbeat destinations of India in the Himalayas. While driving on the Indian Tibet Border road, through Kinnaur valley we cross over the Central Himalayan range in Spiti valley to the snow capped mountains of the Greater Himalayas to reach Leh Ladakh, over the World’s five high Mountain passes.

People of all age groups can take these Jeep safari tours one of the worlds’ most spectacular road journeys through the heart of Himalayas covering Spiti with Ladakh. Starting from New Delhi to Shimla the Spiti valley with Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari tour continue to Kinnaur to explore the beautiful temples, monasteries and the villages of Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, and Nako. Nature presents the most striking contrast as we enter the Spiti valley the less explored and the best off beat destinations of India in the Himalayas. We discover the mysteries of the naturally preserved Mummy (15th Century old) of a Buddhist monk at Gue village, ancient old monasteries at Tabo and Kaza. 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 Leh over the five mountain passes in Ladakh valley, home to many Tibetan Buddhists and its capital, Leh, is often referred to as a “Little Tibet”.

Spiti valley to Leh Ladakh road trip is community based , eco tour which provides you the authentic travel experience through history, food, culture, insight to the day to day life of the culturally diverse Himalayan tribal communities from very closely and on the other hand it benefits the locals directly. Each day of the Spiti Valley to Leh Ladakh Tour Package offers an opportunity to explore the oldest monasteries in the Himalayas, the local villages, land of barren and beautiful wilderness, the culturally diverse tribal people which add to the charm and interest to this mystical and a lifetime tour through the Himalayas. We stop at villages and camps on the way to interact with these tribal people.

Treat the below Spiti valley with Leh Ladakh Holiday Tour 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 travel experience….!

Brief Itinerary : New Delhi > Shimla ( 1 Night) > Sarahan ( 1 Night) > Sangla ( 1 Night) > Kalpa ( 1 Night) > Nako ( 1 Night) > Tabo > (1 Night)> Kaza ( 2 Nights) > Jispa( 1 Night)> Sarchu ( 1 Night)> Leh ( 2 Nights) and fly back to New Delhi at the end.

Today on arrival at New Delhi airport/ railway station you will be met by our driver and we will drive you to Shimla (380 kms/ 8.30 hrs). Enroute we will stop for various comfort breaks and lunch break. On arrival at Shimla we will transfer you to the hotel. Evening is free to relax.

Meals Plan: Dinner is included.

Please Note: This day even we can pick you up from Ambala railway station or Chandigarh railway station / airport. Chandigarh airport is close to Shimla (120 kms/ 4 hrs) and flights to Chandigarh are available from New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai and from many other major cities in India.

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. After visiting the temple we will continue our walk through the village of Sarahan.

Later we continue our driving to Sangla 2,680 metres / 8,792 feet, (90 kms / 4.30 hrs) where you will check in to the hotel or luxury tented accommodation as preferred by you at the time of booking your holidays with us.

Later after lunch you will be taken on a guided walking tour through Kamru and Sangla villages and we will visit the beautifully carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. You will have plenty of opportunity to interact with the local tribal people of these beautiful valleys, and our guide will be happy to interpret.

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/ luxury tented accommodation in Sangla for 2 nights.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included

This morning after breakfast we will be driving you to Chitkul 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet (1.30 hrs each way) which is the last village on Indian side on the Indo–Tibetan border. It is a short driving day and a relaxed day to have comfortable walks in various Himalayan villages around the Baspa-Sangla valley. Enroute we will take a hike around the village of Rakcham and later continue our drive to the village of Chitkul which is like something from a fairy tales with traditional old house overlooking the Himalayan Mountains. You will have plenty of time to walk slowly around the village, to interact with locals and to enjoy the stunning views of the Trans Himalayan landscapes.

You can have local lunch/ tea at Chitkul and later we will drive to Kalpa village 2,960 metres / 9,711 feet (40 kms/ 2 hrs). Arrive Kalpa by late afternoon and visit 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 is included.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and visit Kalpa village. Later we continue drive to Nako 3,662 metres /12,014 feet (120 kms / 6 hrs) On arrival at Nako check into the hotel / luxury tented accommodation overlooking the Nako Lake. In the late afternoon you will take a walking tour to the nearby mountains from where you enjoy the spectacular views of the Nako Lake, village and the Himalayas in the backdrop.

You will also 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. Overnight stay in Nako for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is included.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and we will have a short walk around Nako village and later drive you to Tabo 3,280 metres / 10,760 feet ,( 90 kms / 5 hrs). 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.

Enroute we will drive you to 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. In the evening we will take you to 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.

We will visit the Tabo monastery in the late afternoon which is the hidden gem of the Himalayas and preserves an extra ordinary wealth of documentation, history and culture of the centuries old Indo Tibetan culture. 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. Overnight stay in Tabo for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is included.

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Kaza. Enroute we drive you to 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 .The evening is free to explore the local market in Kaza. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza for 2 nights.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is 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.

By evening return back to the same hotel for the second night stay.

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

Please Note: There are opportunities to stay couple of nights in the home stay during the tour specially at Langza or Kibber with the local tribal communities. The home stay accommodations are with neat and clean, basic rooms overlooking the mountains. Some home stays have common western toilets and a few have attached western toilets. There is no shower, but hot water is provided in bucket. If interested to stay in home stays, we can discuss all this with you at the time of planning your holiday tour.

You can even increase 1 night stay at Kaza.

Today early morning we will have our breakfast/ morning tea at 6:00 A.M and will check out from the hotel in the next 30 minutes as it is a long day of driving to Jispa 3,200 metres / 10,500 feet ( 200 kms/ 9-10 hrs). Today we will cross our first Mountain Pass Kunzum La (4,551 metres/ 14,932 feet), which provides beautiful views of CB ranges and Himalayan Glaciers. We will stop for many comfort breaks, and photo breaks.

If time permits and depending on the weather we can also visit Chandra Taal Lake. 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 we continue our journey to Jispa via Keylong the district headquarters of Lahaul valley and reach Jispa by late evening. On arrival at Jispa check into the hotel and rest of the time is free to relax and walk nearby. Overnight at Jispa for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is included.

After breakfast check out from the hotel at 9:00 A.M and we will drive you to Sarchu 14,500 feet (85 kms / 4 -5 hrs), which includes many hairpins, especially in the scaling of a sinuous ribbon of tarmac up to our second mountain pass, Baralacha La (4,830 metres/ 15, 847 feet) the second mountain pass on our journey. The view from the top is extraordinary.

Today we enter from the brown mountains of the Lahaul to the golden sandy mountains at Sarchu. On the other side of Baralacha descend onto a huge, open plain with an azure river frothing at its centre, surrounded by huge mountains. Sarchu is situated on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh region, where on arrival we will stay in a fixed tented accommodation with attached toilets in a seasonal camp at Sarchu. Evening is free to walk around Sarchu Plains.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast around 7:00 A.M we will leave for Leh 3,524 metres / 11,562 feet ( 252 kms / 8 hrs) the Union Territory Of India, since August 2019, earlier it was the part of Jammu & Kashmir state. Today we ride through 21 hair pin bends to Lachlung La Pass (5,019 metres/ 16, 467 feet) the third mountain pass on our journey and Enroute we enjoy magnificent views of the Mountains and the valleys.

We will also cross Naki La Pass (4,740 metres/ 15,551 feet) the forth mountain pass before we drive down into the valley to Pang . Today there are chances to see the Snow ibex and the herds of wild Himalayan blue sheep in between Sarchu to Pang. Lunch will be taken at the small eating places with fresh food at the temporary village of Pang, before we ride through the vast More Plains the highest of the Tibetan Plateau at 4,200 metres.

This region also has rare wild life like the Tibetan wild Ass, wolf, and the elusive Snow Leopard, the black-necked Crane and Tibetan Snow Cock. We continue driving to Tanglang La pass (5,358 Metres / 17,582 feet) the second highest Motorable road in the world that commands breath taking views of the Zanskar range and the upper Indus valley in Ladakh region. We stop on the way in the local eating places to sip a cup of tea and while following the Indus River and the spectacular mountains views with green fields and purple mountains, sandy landscape we arrive in Leh by late afternoon. On arrival check in to the hotel and evening you can explore the local market of Leh by foot.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is included.

After breakfast at 08:30 A.M we will be driving you for a half day sightseeing tour around Leh to visit the Thiksay monastery, Stok village and Palace. These monasteries are a research and cultural centre for Buddhism. We will be back to Leh by late afternoon and will visit the Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa at Leh. Evening is free to visit the local market and do your final shopping. Second night in the same hotel in Leh.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner is included.

Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and we will transfer you to the airport in Leh to board your beautiful flight over the Greater Himalayas back to New Delhi.

On arrival at New Delhi continue for your further journey back home.

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 AM, 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 with Leh Ladakh tour Package, which we run it 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.

Extension Tours Idea:
Nubra Valley with Pangong Lake Tour
3 Nights/ 4 Days

Kindly ask us for the tour details ;If you choose the above tour as an extension tour, it would be 3 Nights - 4 Days extra in the total number of your Tour, making it 15 nights- 16 days tour, as per the below details:

Day 13: Leh to Nubra
Day 14: Nubra to Pangong Lake
Day 15: Pangong Lake to Leh
Day 16: Fly back to New Delhi

  • 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 and Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh.
  • Sightseeing tour of Leh town, popularly known as the “Little Tibet”.
  • Get closer to glaciers and a number of crystal clear high altitude Himalayan lakes of Nako, Chandra Taal, Suraj Taal and Deepak Taal .
  • Cross the five Himalayan mountain passes by jeeps - Kunzum La 4,850 metres, Baralacha La 4,830 metres, Naki La 4,740 metres, Lachalang La 5,019 metres, and Tanglang La 5,358 Metres / 17,582 feet (the second highest motorable road in the world).
  • Visit the traditional Himalayan villages, nomadic camps and meet the local tribal people.
  • Take a beautiful flight over the greater Himalayas from Leh to New Delhi.
  • Enjoy the Indian and Tibetian 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. 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

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 or as per your choice.
  • All transportation, using 1 Air conditioned SUV car including all sightseeing as per the tour details, fuel, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
  • Meals Including Breakfast and Dinner during the entire tour.
  • 1 lunch with the local tribal people in Langza village, local house.
  • 1 bottles of mineral water per person, per day.
  • All arrival and departures.
  • All kind of hotel taxes and 5 % GST.
Exclusions
  • Any kind of lunch during the tour, other than 1 which is included with a local family in Himalayas.
  • Any kind of international/ internal domestic flights tickets / visa charges.
  • Any kind of tips to tour escort / local guides/ drivers/hotel staff.
  • Any kind of alcohol drinks ( Beer/ wine etc).
  • Any kind of camera fees.
  • Your travel Insurance.
  • Extra Baggage cost on the Domestic flight in India.
  • Any change in the tour management / additional arrangement due to road blockage / 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”.

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