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Overland Pir Panjal with Spiti

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

9 nights 10 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

10 to 16 Pax people


May to October



Meeting Point


Skill Level



Hotels / Homestays / Guesthouse


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



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…

The Road Trip from Spiti to Pir Panjal passes through some of the the trans Himalayan range and covers the areas of Spiti / Lahaul / Killar / Chamba and two mountain paases – Kunzum Pass and Sach Pass.

  • Kunzum Pass- 4551 meters
  • Rohtang Pass- 3980 meters
  • Saach Pass – 4220 meters
  • Camping in Chatru
  • Distance covered: 1400km approx
  • Best Season: June or Sep/ October


Day 1 | Chandigarh to Theog ( 148 km – 5 Hrs)
Assemble at predestinated place in Chandigarh and we start our drive towards the small mountain town of Theog ( 2301 meters )
Overnight at Theog

2 Day | Theog to Sangla( 186 Km )
Breakfast in hotel. Depart by surface to Sangla  (8/9 Hrs drive) via Rampur.  Sarahan is a beautifully located township amid mountains with Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5155m) looming as a backdrop. Overnight stay in Sangla valley. 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.
Overnight at Sangla.

3 Day | Sangla– Chitkul to Tabo ( 189 km )
After Breakfast we drive to Chitkul, the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border, positioned on the right bank of Baspa River. The place offers different landscapes that keep one intrigued in exploring all that there is to be seen. Pastures, Highlands, Views of Glaciers, Steppes, Woods, River, Orchids and beautiful wooden houses this place just possess everything to make one’s trip a remarkable experience, after visiting drive back to Sangla and then to Tabo. Tabo Monastery was founded   in 996 AD by Buddhist King YesheO’d. and houses  some of the exquisite wall paintings and mud statues, the monastery is a great preserver of the Buddhist legacy which earned Tabo the epithet of “Ajanta of Himalayas”

Day 4 | Tabo –  Pin – Kungri – Dankar – Kaza( 100 km)
After breakfast drive to Kaza (3450 m), via Pin, Kungri and Dankar monasteries visit every place and enjoy the relaxing drive.
Overnight at Kaza.

Day 5 | Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Komic ( Highest Village ) – Kaza (80 km)
After breakfast drive to Ki monastery (4116 m), Stands on top of a hill top and surrounded by high mountains the Key Monastery is the largest one in Spiti Valley and is an important center for learning and spirituality in the region, it is also the largest monastery in the region. Go further to Kibber(4140m), one of the highest villages in the world. Later drive back to kaza for over night stay.
Overnight at Kaza.

Day 6 | Kaza to Chandertal / Chatru ( Via Kunzum pass ) 120 km
After breakfast drive to Kunzum pass (4551 m) and Chandratal (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.
Overnight in tents at Chatru or Chandertal

Day 7 | Chutru/Chandertal to Tandi ( 160 km )
Today after breakfast we drove on the backside of PirPangal range ,which is always cover with rain and snow clouds with chill .cross water crossing on river bed, at evening reaching Tandi stay at near big water fall on camp /hotel .
Overnight at Tandi

Day 8 | Tandi to Killar ( 140 km )
Post Breakfast Drive to Killar  , fill up fuel for the next 2 days drive , Drive to  Trilokinath temple and exit via New Manali Route , Its remote route along with Chandra Bhaga river crossing small villages , road is very small no place to pass vehicles at some points , or most places you drive on edge of 1000 m deep river side road . After reaching the small town of Killar we stayed at a small guest house .
Overnight at Killar.

Day 9 |  Killar to Saach pass then drive till Khajjiar ( Mini Switzerland )
After morning meal  our drive starts for climbing Saach pass , in between we cross deep forest ,hard rock mountain or on top of saach pass grand view of valley . After saach pass we stop at check post where  Police make video for visitors and vehicle as entry , today we stay at mini swiss land of Himalayas Khajjiar.
Overnight at Khajjiar

Day 10 | Khajjar to Chandigarh ( 325 Kms / 7 Hrs )
After Breakfast drive to Chandigarh. You can also have an optional itinerary and ride through Himalayan highway. Cross a small town and jungle route until you reach Chandigarh for the end of the tour.

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, Lunch & Dinner

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

Lunch – Daily lunch will be at small midway joints or it will be an picnic Lunch at some places where our team will cook food for you and serve it hot.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay. Dinner in Manali & Leh is not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in both cities where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the bottled standard water that we will carry for you.

Type of stay

Hotels / Homestays

  • Theog : Hotel
  • Sangla : Cottages / Camp
  • Tabo : Guesthouse
  • Kaza : Hotel
  • Chandratal / Chatru : Camp
  • Tandi : Cottages / Camp
  • Killar : Guesthouse
  • Khijjar : Hotel

Getting there

Decathlon Chandigarh is starting point of the tour, the team will meat you at the predefined time at the chosen venue.
For those coming from far away cities, we can make additional arrangements for accommodation / flight for you. ( charges applicable )


  • can drive for five to six hours
  • extensive driving experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with driving on a variety of surfaces
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Including the package cost

  1. 09 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis at Good ROOMS & tents.
  2. All meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner for duration of trip . [ NO dinner in Manali ]
  3. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  4. Lead vehicle and backup vehicle with mechanical Support throughout the trip.
  5. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  6. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  7. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  8. Evening bone fire with snacks at camp.
  9. Evening Snacks at Hotel / Camp ( Daily )
  10. Mid way Tea / Snacks during the tour.
  11. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  12. BWR Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
  13. All trip photos.
  14. W.R goody Bag & car stickers
  15. Things to carry list with Map.
  16. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.


Not including the cost

  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue) .
  4. Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
  5. Fuel of Bike/Jeep.
  6. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  7. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  8. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  9. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  10. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  11. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  12. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
With own SUV Contact for details
Seat Share in SUV Contact for details
Single room supplement Contact for details

GST ( 5 % ) Extra on billing 

Checklist 4×4 tour

Use this checklist to help you pack for your 4×4 trip!

Backpacking / Clothing 

  1. 1 / 2 Jeans
  2. 1 / 2 Cargo pant
  3. 2 / 4 Full sleeve shirt
  4. 3 / 4 T- Shirts
  5. 1 / 2  Sweatshirt / Sweater / Fleece
  6. 1 Warm Jacket
  7. Slippers / Sandals
  8. Night suit.( if u use )
  9. Raincoat / Poncho
  10. Cap / Hat / Warm Cap
  11. Warm Gloves
  12. Warm Muffler
  13. 2 / 3 Cotton Socks and Warm Socks
  14. Towel  ( lightweight )


Other items

  1. Sunscreen Lotion
  2. Lip Guard / Care
  3. Body Lotion
  4. Paper Soap
  5. Face Wash / Soap / Shampoo / Oil / Deo / Comb etc.
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Toothpaste / Toothbrush


For Your 4X4 / SUV / MUV

Before riding check your 4X4/suv/muv            ( Very Important )

(engine oil, all cables, all nut and bolts,  tire-tube, Coolant, Brake, Belts,Headlights, complete services  if you need etc.)


  1. Extra Engine Oil  ( 2 Litre )
  2. Extra  Tire’s Tube
  3. Extra Bulb
  4. Jerry Cans 20 ltr  For Fuel
  5. Complete Tool Kit
  6. Fevi quick / M-Seal
  7. Air Pump
  8. Jack
  9. Tow Strap / Tow Rope
  10. Fuel Siphon / Pipe
  11. Battery Jumper Cables
  12. Tire Patch Kit
  13. Duct tape
  14. Trapal ( Use to make various shelters as needed to protect your camp from sun or rain )
  15. Vehicle Papers ( Registration /  Insurance  / Pollution )


Camping Gear – Only if you want to camp some where on the trip not recommended for snow drive

  1. Tent  2 Man Ultralight   (Quechua )
  2. Sleeping Bag Ultralight  (Quechua )temp limit 5 ° C, 0 ° C
  3. Sleeping mat / Carry Mat (wildcraft )
  4. Pillow  (Quechua )If required
  5. Torch / Headlamp
  6. Knife / Camp Axe / Saw   ( Wood Cutting )
  7. Small Shovel ‐ This will be great for helping to manage your campfire
  8. Camp Chairs & Folding Table
  9. Canteen / Reusable Water Bottle

——————————————————————————————————————————————Please note: This list does not include everything, and you should check your own needs to make sure you pack everything for your personal health and well being while camping.


09 Nights / 10 Days



Tour's Location



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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