Spiti Road Trip
March – October
Surreal Spiti is waiting for you !!
Spiti is ‘a world within a world, a place where the gods live’. – Rudyard Kipling. A trans himalayan valley, Spiti offers a blunder of myths and magic to the visitor. The thousand years old holistic monasteries and the soul touching landscape gives a spiritual experience of human exsistence.
10 Days / 09 Nights
Cost depends upon the no. of persons in a group. This cost is per person cost in a group of six people.
On your arrival at Chandigarh Airport/Railway/Bus stand, you’ll be welcomed by our experienced travel cum guide who’ll accompany you throughout the trip. After merely 40 km of driven distance, the beautiful hills of Shiwalik range starts erupting and watching these hills moving alongside will put your journey more sweetness. This first-day journey will take you through the most famous hill stations of India, Shimla & Kufri. You can take a walk to the famous Ridge ground and Christ church of Shimla if you have spare time.
Situated at a height of 9000 feet, Narkanda attracts tourists for its ethereal natural beauty and its beautiful apple orchards. Surrounded by tropical forests and majestic hills, this is one place that tourists to Himachal Pradesh should not miss. Narkanda also has a lake called the Tannu Jabar Lake which is one of the most important tourist attraction here. There also exists a temple near the lake which is a must-visit for all tourists and devotees coming here. Narkanda also has various trekking routes which all adventure-seekers should go for. Narkanda has a beautiful hill called Hatu Nag which one can trek up to. This hill offers a panoramic view of the town below and all adventure lovers travelling to this town should try it. One can also go for skiing during the winters.
Total Distance; 175 Kms (06 Hrs)
Famous Food Joints; Ishar Sweets, Jabli ( 1 hr drive from Chandigarh )
Khadu Café , Matiana ( Near Narkanda )
Points of Interests; Ridge & Mall road of Shimla
Kufri, one of the famous Hill Station in India
Tani Jubber Lake
Shilaroo Hockey Stadium, World’s Highest Hockey Stadium
The day 02 journey will take your adrenaline to a different level as you are driving through the cliffhanger roads of Kinnaur. This journey will take you from lush deodar hills of Shivalik to the high peaks of greater Himalayas. The best part of this journey is that till the end it offers you different landscapes and if you reach Kalpa a good time it will surely offer you the world’s best sunset view you have ever witnessed.
Kalpa is situated at an elevation of 9711 feet and is located in the Sutlej Valley. Often known as the connector of Spiti, Kalpa is also the base of Kinner Kailash, a Shivling peak rising up to 20,000 Ft). Kinnaur Kailash is visible from all over Kalpa and tends to change colours based on the reflections throughout the day.
Kalpa’s syncretism of the Hindu and Buddhist religions leads to a way of life that is defined by peace and harmony. So much so, there’s even a considerable settlement of Bengali people, thanks to multiple pilgrimages nearby. This culmination of cultures and acceptance of a similar pace of life makes life in this hamlet seem easy, relaxed.
The beautiful town of Kalpa in Kinnaur Valley is a picturesque little sleepy village with views that can’t be compared. Once you reach this wonderland of Kalpa, you’ll be hard-pressed to let the memories faint for a lifetime. It is a shame that this beautiful village is often treated as a transit town en- route to Spiti Valley trip.
Total Distance; 160 km ( 05 hrs )
Food Joints ; Naunabh, Rampur
Little Chef, Badhal
Little Chef, Reckong Peo
Points of Interests; Padam Palace, Rampur
Taranda Dhank, Kinnaur
Kinner Kailash range
Suicide point ( Rolla Cliff ), Kalpa
The beauty of this day journey lies on the road you are travelling, by passing the Kalpa region you’ll start noticing the change in the terrain after merely 40-50 kms drive, the whole landscape turns into cold desert and the beauty of these deserted peaks is out of this world. In this journey you’ll see the confluence of Sutlej and Spiti river in Khab ; the serene Nako lake ; Malling Nullah, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous stream in the Himalayan region ; the moonland region of Chango ; Gyu monastery , where you can see evidences of a living mummy and the most beautiful and the oldest monastery in India, the Tabo monastery.
Total Distance ; 150 kms ( 06 hrs )
Food Joints ; Kuber Restaurant , Spillow
Somang Café , Nako
Point of Intersts ; Confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab
Moonland at Chango
After morning breakfast and a visit to Tabo monastery, we’ll take you to Dhangkar first, the amazing architectural view of Dhangkar fort & Gompa is awe-inspiring, the cafes in Dhangkar monastery offers authentic Tibetan food. You can also go for a small hike to Dhangkar lake, which is best for enjoying some solitude. After Dhangkar you’ll enter the most picturesque valley of Spiti, The Pin Valley. Pin valley offers an amazing landscape, high deserted peaks with few green patches on it is the beauty your eyes will never forget.
Nestled in one corner of the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Kaza happens to be a tranquil and serene destination in Spiti Valley. Packed with majestic snow-covered mountains, bubbling rivers, picturesque landscape, and shimmering streams, this dreamy place is no less than a paradise on earth.
Apart from the awe – inspiring landscapes, Spiti is also famous for holding few world’s highest records.
Today’s drive will take you to the world’s highest motorable village of Komic, after that in the village of Hikkim write post cards to your loved ones from world’s highest post office. After Hikkim it’s time to explore the most beautiful village of the valley, the Langza village. The Buddha statue on the top of village adds a charm to the village.
Today after breakfast it’s the time to explore the jewel of Spiti; Key Monastery.
Today you’ll cover the infamous monastery of Kee , and the villages of Kibber and Chicham. The Kibber wildlife sanctuary is the second largest sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh and is famous for sighting Snow leopard and Himalayan Ibex. Every year during winter many wildlife photographers around the world visit this village to shoot the Ghost Cat.
It’s time to leave the vast deserted landscapes of Spiti to the highlands of Kinnaur. Kalpa offers the best sunrise and sunset views.
After having breakfast in front of the high peaks of Kinner Kailash. It’s time to move to the holy village of Sarahan. Sarahan is famous for the site of Bhimakali Temple. Temple’s unique and ornate architecture and colorful history make it showpiece of the region.
Today the cab will take you back to Chandigarh, via Narkanda and Shimla.