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Offbeat Lahaul & Spiti – Luxury Tour

Trip Rating

Review

Days/ Duration

8 nights 9 days

Tour Style

Offbeat Tours

Group Size

4 people

Season

May to October

Location

Spiti

Meeting Point

Chandigarh

Skill Level

Intermediate

Accommodation

Hotels / Homestays

Weather

Moderate weather

Starting From Heart

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Overview

Numbers of passes have opened the Spiti valley to the areas outside. The natural border of this valley with the neighboring areas is formed by watersheds. The valley is landlocked from all the sides. On these watersheds some passes have linked the Spiti valley from time immemorial with the surrounding areas of Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Tibet. For understanding areas of Spiti valley it is essential to understand the layout of these passes…

  • Kunzum Pass- 4551 meters
  • Rohtang Pass- 3980 meters
  • Lean on to the edge of Asia’s highest suspended bridge – Chicham Bridge, to capture the sight of a truck that appears ant like
  • Visit the 1000 years old high altitude Key Gompa that stands aloof the rugged land of Spiti
  • Capture a time lapse of the changing colors of the Himalayas as painted by the sun rays
  • Best Season: May – June /  September & October
  • Lahaul & Spiti Tour

Itinerary


Day 1 | Chandigarh to Narkanda  ( Theog / 200 km )
Our vehicle will pick you up from the Airport / Railway station or your hotel in Chandigarh and start the drive towards the small mountain town of Narkanda ( 2708 meters )
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 | Narkanda to Sangla( 163Km / 5 Hrs approx )
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart by surface to Sangla  via Rampur. Sangla valley in Kinnaur district with its lush green valleys, fruit laden orchards, snow-clad peaks and widespread fields is undoubtedly a magical place and a complete package in itself. Sangla Valley is also named Baspa Valley because of the Baspa River flowing through the valley. Kinnaur however still maintains the age-old culture and social habits.
Overnight at hotel in Sangla.

Day 3 | Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla
Post breakfast we head towards Chitkul last inhabited village of the Sangla Valley. The small village greets us with majestic landscapes filled with open valley, small hamlet and Baspa river flowing by its side.
Overnight at Sangla.

Day 4 | Sangla – Nako – Tabo ( 188 Kms / 5 Hrs )
After breakfast drive to Tabo(3200 m) en-route visit the Lake at Nako Village, situated at an height of 3662 meters the lake at Nako is completely frozen during the winter months, continue with the drive to tabo and cross the check post at Sumdo. Tabo is famous for its thousand year old monastery which is an ordinary mud structure from outside but on the inside it has frescoes which earned Tabo the epithet of “Ajanta of Himalayas”.
Overnight at Tabo.

Day 5 | Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza ( 65 Kms / 2 Hrs )
After the breakfast drive to Kaza (3450 m), via Dankar ( 3894 meters ) Dhankar is known for its Monastery and an abandoned fort which is at the highest point in the Village and has commanding views of the Spiti valley. The monastery is also famous as it has been the home of the Dalai Lama for a short duration in the past. visit every place and enjoy the relaxing drive .
Overnight in stay at Small town Kaza.

Day 6 | In Kaza
After breakfast drive to Ki monastery (4116 m), . The monastery with rare paintings and scriptures is the oldest and biggest in Spiti. Go further to Kibber (4140m), one of the highest villages in the world and then on to Chicham Bridge, the high altitude suspension bridge that is the only road connect between Chicham village and the rest of the Spiti Valley. Time permitting you can also village Komic Village which is the highest village in Asia that is connected with a road.
Overnight at Kaza.

Day 7 | Kaza – Kunzum Pass – Manali  ( 183 Kms / 7 Hrs )
After early breakfast drive towards Kunzum pass (4551 m) the pass separates the areas of Spiti & Lahaul amnd is covered in snow for nearly 7 months in an year. Continue with the drive and take an diversion to visit the Chandratal Lake (4270 m). This blue water lake is situated about nine kms from Kunzum pass. The lake is placed between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range with an outlet into the Chandra River. The lake lies in a broad grassy plain, cranes and ducks abound in the lake. You will have to take  a 30 Mins hike till the lake as vehicles are not allowed in its vicinity.  post visit continue with drive to Manali, cross Batal, Koksar en-route to Atal Tunel and then Manali.

Day 8 | In Manali
Day free for leisure in Manali, vehicle on disposal for local run.
Overnight in Manali

Day 9 | Manali to Chandigarh ( 308 Kms / 9 Hrs )
Drive to Chandigarh, end of trip.

Thing to do extra


– Authentic food explore
– Cycle ride (bring you own cycle or hire one from us )
– Hiking in the mountains
– Meditation and yoga
– Visit Oldest Buddhist Monetary
– Photography
– Relax and enjoy the views

Food and Meal


Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast – Daily breakfast will be at the hotels where we stay.

Dinner – Daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay.

Type of stay


Hotels / Camps / Homestays

  • Theog  : Taj Theog
  • Sangla : Hotel Batseri / Banjara Camp
  • Tabo : Mud House
  • Kaza : Hotel – Best available
  • Manali : The Himalayan

Getting there


STARTS AND END POINT OF TOUR
The Tour starts & ends in Chandigarh, you vehicle will pick you up from the airport, railway station or your hotel in the City.

For those coming from far away cities, we can make additional arrangements for accommodation / flight for you. ( charges applicable )

Any one with basic medical fitness can travel on this tour

Including the package cost

  1. 8 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis at Good ROOMS & tents.
  2. Meals Breakfast & Dinner for duration of trip
  3. Travel in Toyota Fortuner / Ford Endeavour  for the tour.
  4. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  5. Things to carry list with Map.
  6. Dedicated tour manager available on call 24 x 7 for duration of trip.

Not including the cost


  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  4. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  5. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  6. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  7. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  8. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  9. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  10. GST on billing
PAX COST
02 Pax in SUV Rs 128500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
04 Pax in SUV Rs 95500 Per Pax on twin / Double share basis of room
Single room supplement Rs 64500 per Single Room
Extra Bed Rs 42500 per extra Bed

Durations

08 Nights / 09 Days

Month

Aug
July
June
October
September

Tour's Location

Spiti

FAQs

Why are your tours so expensive?
Travelling in the Himalayas requires as lot of preparation and a lot of specialty equipment, this along with the cost of the highly experienced travelling crew and their vehicles increases the cost of the Expedition in the Himalayas.
Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, sure we can book hotel stay for you for your pre and post tour days.
What is your cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive mail in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:
• Once the booking is confirmed – 25% of the tour/service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival – 75% of the tour/service cost.
• Less than 72 hours or no show – NO REFUNDS
Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes we always send the tour program before you book.
Note - as we travel in the Himalayas at time if necessary we have to make changes in the itinerary due to snow fall / road closure or any other natural calamity that is beyond our control.
How do we communicate with other team mates when where is no mobile signal en-route
We provide walki-talki sets for communication to all travelling vehicles, so there we can have uninterrupted communication.
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use

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