DESCRIPTION

                Zostel presents a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to Spiti Valley, spanning a week and led by a former member of the Indian Army. Beginning and ending at Shimla, this journey is carved out exclusively for eleven people, featuring the most pleasing experiences, villages, and landmarks of this unique valley in Himachal Pradesh.
            
17999 onwards
5.0 Rating
7 Days
5 Reviews

ITINERARY

Day 1
  • At 7 AM, gather up at the Tutikandi bus stand of Shimla. By 7.30, we leave for Spiti Valley, with breaks for snacks, lunch, and sightseeing at Kufri, the Tranda Temple, and Sangla. Reach Chitkul by sundown and check-in at Zostel Chitkul, followed by a hearty dinner. Stay the night amidst a thoroughly dreamy Himalayan landscape brushed by the winter, marking quite a fantastic start to the trip.
    
    
  • Chitkul at a glance: The last motorable hamlet on the Indo-Tibetan border, Chitkul is perched in a dreamlike setting of perennial snow. Charming wooden houses & the Baspa river surrounded by the Kinnauri Himalayas rule its landscape, bringing incredible valley views your way.
Day 2
  • Begin your day with a warm breakfast overlooking the snow-clad Himalayas at the dreamy cafe of Zostel Chitkul. After exploring the nearby hotspots, we leave for Tabo, stopping on the way for lunch at Spillo. At around 6 PM, check-in at Zostel Home Tabo, a quaint Himachali homestay overlooking the rugged Spitian mountains. End your day with dinner, games, and chitter-chatter with your newfound travel gang.
    
    
  • Tabo at a glance: Home to the world’s second-oldest monastery, ancient caves, and frozen lakes and rivers, Tabo is old, charming, and unparalleled in scenic beauty.
Day 3
  • After a filling breakfast, visit the Tabo Monastery and leave for Dhankar. Explore the stunningly located Dhankar Gompa and then stop once more for lunch before you reach Kaza. Check-in by 3 PM, which will spare you plenty of time to visit the colourful market & explore the town before heading back to the homestay for a hearty dinner.
    
    
  • Kaza at a glance: The heart of the surreal Spiti Valley, Kaza is rough snow-clad mountains, sparkling blue streams, and colourful little settlements. Perched at an elevation of 3800 m, it is the gateway to prolific wonders of the valley.
Day 4
  • Begin your day with a local spread of homemade breakfast. Today, you’ll step out to explore three enthralling villages of the Spiti Circuit, Hikkim, Komic, and Langza. Come back after an exciting day out just in time for a pleasant dinner. Make sure to gaze at the starry skies before you fall asleep, a must-do when in the valley of prolific natural wonders.
    
    
  • Your day at a glance: Hikkim is known for its iconic post office, the highest in the world, while Komic is home to the ancient Tangyud Monastery, covered in historical tales of monks. Langza, on the other hand, harbours the 1000-year old statue of Lord Buddha that stuns travellers. Throughout the stretch, the views are incredible, with hairpin bends, 1000 ft road drops, and terrific views of prominent Himalayan peaks.
Day 5
  • Wake up to a fulfilling breakfast for yet another day of checking epic places off your bucket list. Today, you’ll be visiting the legendary monuments of Key Monastery & Chicham Bridge. Have lunch at Hikkim and come back to Kaza by sundown. Spend your evening hours at leisure in the market and end your day with a nice, warm dinner at the homestay.
Day 6
  • After breakfast, we leave from Kaza to Kalpa. On the way, we cover Nako, a tiny settlement with a Gompa, an emerald-coloured sacred lake, and mandatory valley views. Post lunch, we continue our ride to Kalpa, where we reach and check-in by 7 PM. Unwind and dine with a view of the fort and then indulge in a pleasant storytelling session before you call it a night.
    
    
  • Kalpa at a glance: A bucolic hamlet by the Sutlej river, Kalpa treats you with an encompassing view of the Kinnaur Kailash peaks. It is known for its temples, fort, snow-clad views, and mesmerising sunsets.
Day 7
  • The adventure approaches a sweet end today. After the final group breakfast, leave from Kalpa to Shimla, with a break in Rampur for lunch. Bid goodbye to the extraordinary landscape as it gradually changes from a parched brown to a lively green. Part ways at Shimla, promising to yourself more epic journeys in the future.

INCLUSIONS

  • Breakfast & veg dinner for six days; everyday commute by a tempo traveller; accommodation for six nights with trusted partners; all inner line permits for the trip; driver night charges, toll tax, parking charges; an oxygen cylinder in case of emergency; travel insurance for all participants.

POLICIES

  • Exclusions: GST (5%); any kind of food items or beverages that are not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, refreshments/lunches on the highway; any personal expenses; any cost arising due to natural calamities; anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Note: Due to extreme weather conditions, travellers may have to adjust to a limited hot water supply. The team shall always try their best to make the journey smooth and comfortable for all participants, however, we urge you to accommodate minor inconveniences that are difficult to manage, given the altitude and remoteness of the locations.
  • Cancellations: The booking amount is 100% refundable if a cancellation is made one week before the trip commencement date. For cancellations made within 7 days of the trip commencement, no refund will be applicable.
  • A detailed itinerary along with necessary contact details shall be provided on your booking email address along with the booking confirmation. For any further queries, you may contact (Abhishek Katiyar) at (+919711578384).
  • Travellers are requested to respect Nature, the culture of the region, and the sentimental values of the locals. They must refrain from acts of littering, intoxication in public areas, and disrespecting people, animals, or any places of worship at all times.
  • Accommodation: Stay with us at Zostel Chitkul and Zostel Home Tabo, and with trusted partners at all other locations. You shall be provided with a bed in a dorm room or with private rooms on a twin or triple sharing basis, depending upon the limited availability at destinations.
  • This trip begins in Shimla and ends there. Travellers need to arrange their travels to and from Shimla on their own.
  • All travellers are mandated to carry a COVID-19 negative RT-PCR test report from an authorised laboratory. The report must not be older than 72 hours while entering the border of Spiti Valley.

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