Popularly known as Little Tibet, Spiti is nestled in the Himalayan Mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. Accessible only during summer, Spiti is as remote as it gets. Surrounded by mountains and glaciers – villages perched on mountain crests, quaint old monasteries, crystal clear rivers and streams, prayer flags fluttering in the wind and monks in their robes evoke strong comparisons with Tibet and leaves tourists to this remote region spellbound.
Spiti literally means ‘middle land’ as it is bordered by Tibet in the east, Ladakh to the north, Kinnaur to the southeast and Lahaul and Kullu to the south. Situated at an average height of around 12,500 feet above mean sea level, Spiti lies along the Himalayan river of the same name. Cut off from the tourist map because of its remoteness, Spiti, along with its twin valley of Lahaul, has retained its pristine charm. Spiti and Lahaul are sub-divisions in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
It is not just culture and natural beauty that Spiti offers. Trekking and jeep safaris are some of the activities that you can do here. Trekkers flock to Spiti attracted by its scenic mountains, enchanting landscapes, glaciers, and pristine environment. Pin-Parvati, Parang-La, and Pin-Bhaba are some of the popular trails.
Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest Buddhism centers in western Himalaya, is located here. Murals of Tabo monasteries are quite similar to Ajanta paintings. Lamas practice dance, sing and play a musical instrument or enchanting mantras.
Spiti remains snowbound during winter. The closure of Kunzum Pass results in Spiti remaining cut-off from the rest of the country. With temperatures falling below 15 degree Celsius and even locals remain in their houses and venture out only if absolutely necessary. The locals stock food supplies to last the winter and utilize their time to produce handicrafts.
Join us with one of the economical Spiti Valley tour package available online with a planned Spiti valley itinerary that let you explore all the beautiful places that Spiti valley tourism has to offer.
What is included in the tour
- Rooms on Double occupancy
- 1 Night stay in Manali Hotel
- 2 Night stay in Kaza Hotel
- 1 Night stay in Khibber/Dhankar Homestay
- 1 Night stay in Chandratal Camp
- Meals: 6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners
- Tour lead at all times
- Transportation & Sightseeing in Group Vehicle
- Parking, Tolls, Driver expenses
What is NOT included in the tour
- Flight/Train Fares
- GST 5%
- Entrance Fees/Activities Costs
- Sightseeing spots not mentioned
- Personal expenses, snacks, and beverages
- Meals not mentioned
- Costs due to flight cancellations/weather delays
- Costs that are beyond our control
- Things not mentioned in “Inclusions”
- Visit Various high altitude Tibetan Monasteries
- Remote villages in Spiti
- World's Highest Post Office at Hikkim
- Chandratal - Crescent Shaped Lake
- Spiti River
- Monasteries of Dhankar, and Key
DAY 1: ARRIVE MANALI & ACCLIMATIZE
Arrive in Manali and meet your tour lead who will head with you to check in at the hotel. Spend the day at leisure, relax at the Manali cafes or market area to get acclimatized to the rarefied air
Stay: Hotel in Manali | Meals: Dinner
DAY 2: MANALI - KAZA
The trip starts from Manali at sharp 6 am - ride with the group towards Kaza in Spiti (7-8 hrs drive) and visit the famous Rohtang Pass on the way to Spiti. Arrival and check-in at hotel in Kaza Spiti (3700 m). On the first day, one should rest to acclimatize body with altitude. Kaza is the main or capital Town of Spiti Valley. It is a tranquil town is surrounded by snow-crowned mountains and on the bed of Spiti River.
Stay: Hotel in Kaza | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3: KAZA - NAKO - TABO
After breakfast, we will be continuing our journey to small but beautiful villages of Nako, Tabo and Dhankar. Nako is situated near the Indo-Tibet Border - famous for its lake and monastery. Dhankar, on the other hand, is the former capital of Spiti - it offers panoramic views of the valley perched above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin river.
Stay: Homestay in Dhankar | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4: DHANKAR - PIN VALLEY - MUDH
After breakfast, head from Dhankar to Kaza - on the way visit Mudh and Pin Valley where you'll explore and interact with the local people. Later, head to Kaza after a drive of 2-3 hours and explore the local markets and cafes of Kaza.
Stay: Hotel in Kaza | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: KAZA - HIKKIM - KOMIK - LANGZA- KEE- KIBBER
After breakfast, head towards Komik - on the way stop at Langza, which is famous for the big Buddha Statue. Explore Komik, the highest inhabited village in the world, which also has a monastery. Later, head to Hikkim, the highest post office in the world. Visit the beautiful Key Monastery, once a fort - it houses monks and scholars. Head to Kibber (4200 m) - the highest inhabited village in the region. Explore and unwind in Khibber.
Stay: Homestay in Khibber | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6: KIBBER - CHANDRATAAL
After breakfast, head towards Chandra Tal via Kunzum Pass - which is an epitome of natural Himalayan beauty. Enjoy the jaw-dropping views and changing colors of the lake. Enjoy an amazing sunset on Chandrabhaga 12 (if skies are clear) before heading back to the camp.
Stay: Camp in Chandrataal | Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7: CHANDRATAL LAKE - MANALI
After breakfast, head back to Manali via the route taken on Day 1. End the tour with beautiful memories.