About This Itinerary
Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "The middle land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India
Depart from Delhi by evening. Reach Manali by morning and check-in to the Hotel. After having breakfast and some leisure, feel free to explore the local area of Manali according to the place that interests you.You can visit the Mall road, Hidimba Temple, Old Manali for some good cafes to chill or Vashisht temple for the Hot water Spring. Come back to the hotel by evening. Briefing about the next day and sleep overnight.
Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Kaza
After breakfast, we start our journey to the valley of the Gods – Lahaul & Spiti! Crossover to Lahaul by passing through the adventure haven – The Rohtang Pass, and watch the terrain shift from lush green valleys to brown arid deserts. At 14,931 ft we cross another high altitude pass & the gateway to the Spiti Valley – Kunzum La. We continue our drive through the stunning landscape to reach Kaza by evening, and overnight stay in the camps/hotel.
Kaza - Key Monastery - Kibber - Pin Valley - Kaza
Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Key Monastery is a world famous center for learning and is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm. 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 can be spotted flocking to the skies of the picturesque valley. We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mud – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Overnight at Kaza.
Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Kaza
Visit some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia – Komic, situated at a height of 4513 m, has a population of 84 people and is cut off from rest of the world for most parts of the year. Later, we drive to Hikkim, where we have a chance to send postcards from the world’s highest post office! At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago. Overnight at Kaza.
Kaza - Chicham - Losar - Kunzum La - Chandra Taal Lake
We start tracing our steps back towards Manali. However, make one last stop to witness another Spitian wonder – Chandra Taal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Chandra Taal Lake or the Moon Lake is located at a height of 14,000 feet.The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky. Later check in to the Campsite near Chandratal Lake, and overnight stay at the tents under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way Galaxy.
Today, we commence our way back on the Manali – Kaza Road. We pass through some more stunning landscapes and cross the Rohtang Pass to reach Manali by afternoon. After some leisure at the Café, we board the Volvo to Delhi and reach by next morning with lots of amazing memories to remember for a lifetime!