Arrive Manali and check into the hotel. In the afternoon set out for exploratory hike. In the evening visit one can take a stroll in the local market. Overnight in a hotel.
The day starts from Manali with an adventurous drive via Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La pass to reach Kaza. In the evening explore Kaza which is considered as the Capital of Spiti. Overnight in the hotel at Kaza.
The day starts early with a short drive to Rangrik. From here we get into some exiting River Rafting on Spiti. After the briefing from the expert we start our river run on the Spiti till Schilling. From here we drive back to Kaza. Break for lunch. Post lunch drive for 10 kilometers to reach Dhankar monastery. Dhankar is the ancient capital of Spiti and seat of the Spitian Kings and is home to their ruined castle as well as a splendid 16th Century Monastery.Visit one of the traditional and ancient monastery. In the evening drive back to Kaza. Overnight in the hotel at Kaza.
In the morning ride on mountain bikes Shego. It’s a awesome ride for about 2-3 hours Return to Kaza for lunch. Post lunch drive towards the famous Kye Monastery. From Kaza it’s a beautiful drive of 14 kms to Kye village and visit the monastery. From here you drive further 11 kms to reach the village at Kibber. Spend some time here and then drive another 6 kms to reach the extremely scenic and possibly the highest village in the world, Gete (4270m). Have lunch at the village and from there walk to the village at Kibber. This is a great hike and you’re going to relish every second of it. From here drive back to Kaza. Overnight in the hotel.
This day we start early and drive towards Chandratal. Intially we drive via Losar village and later we ascend to Kunzum Pass. From here we will trek all the way to Chandratal (4300m). On arrival explore the beautiful lake. Overnight in the camp at Chandratal.
From Chandratal we will drive towards Grampoo, from where we will hit the Manali Leh highway, crossing the Rohtang Pass at an altitude of 13050 Ft, arriving at our destination Manali. Trip ends here.
Note: Triple Sharing - Applicable only If there is a group of 3
For travel from Delhi to Manali & back, one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport. There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport
Train travel though not very popular is available to cover a certain distance. One can either take a train to Pathankot or Jogindernagar (narrow gauge). From both these places one will need to drive to Manali. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in .
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Season for this trip is from mid-June to September. In the early season from month of June to August in Spiti valley we will have sunny days. Days are generally going to be sunny and warm (12-22 °C) while the night temperature would be in the range of 3 to 10 °C. In the latter part of the season (Sep) the days are sunny with day temperatures hovering around (12-18 °C) and the evenings start getting cold and tempreatures are between (0 to 8 °C).
Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage
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Day 1: Manali
Day 2: Manali Kaza 8-10 Hrs/ 200 Kms
Day 3: Kaza _ Rangrik Schilling Dhankar - Kaza
Day 4: Kaza - Shego Kaza Kye Monastery- Kibber - Kaza
Day 5: Kaza - Chandrtal Lake Drive 90 Kms/ 4hrs & Trek 3-4hrs
Day 6: Chandratal Manali
This trip is a great way to explore the wonders of Spiti. You will trek, bike and raft in some of the remotest regions of the country. Spiti valley is in every sense as beautiful, if not more, than its famous neighbour, Ladakh. Only, it is still untouched by the impact of tourism and not too many people are aware of its surreal existence. The landscape of this valley is stark and spectacular and challenges ones idea of beauty at all stages. This valley is open only for a few months every year as the high passes leading to it get blocked by heavy snowfall. Along the trip, as you drive, ride, raft & hike through the wonderful vistas of this valley you come across small settlements with ancient monasteries, chortens, mane walls, fluttering flags, prayer wheels & Buddhist monks, leaving an image which is sure to last a lifetime. Spiti is surrounded by ranges of the Greater Himalaya in a semi circular arc, separating it from Lahaul on the west, Kullu to the south and Kinnaur to the southwest. These ranges prevent the moisture laden monsoons from reaching the region, thus creating in Spiti, a bleak and arid landscape in common with Ladakh and Tibet. Lacking vegetative growth, the exposed terrain is a geologists paradise. It records every geological age from the Pre-Cambrian to the recent, in pristine formations.
We start the trip with a day spent in the charming town of Manali and next day set out on an amazing road journey to reach Kaza the headquarter for Spiti region. In the days to follow we indulge in hiking, rafting & cycling in this spectacular landscape. Last but not the least you will drive to the top of Kunzum La pass and from there trek all the way to Chandratal (moonlake). Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this lake. Chandratal is a spectacular high altitude lake with turquoise green water and snow capped mountains all around. You will camp here for a night before moving to Manali the next day. We end the trip at Manali and one is free to take a return journey or an extension trip in the region
|Region||Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh - Spiti|