Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Winters in Spiti are extremely harsh and temperatures sometimes fall to -20 degrees Celsius. Spiti in the winters is frigid and there is no running water in the taps. There is an endless thrill of visiting Spiti in winters. The general thought is that Spiti valley is closed in winters, but it not like so, as you may visit many places in Spiti valley like Kaza, Kibber Key Monastry, Dhankar and Tabo in winters and experience the way of living in Such cold area. Spiti is accessible from Shimla, as Shimla – Kaza road is open throughout the year.
At “Highway to Himalayas” we are operating “Wintry Spiti Valley Expedition” . The Winter Expedition Tour to Spiti valley is designed by taking all safety and comfort measures in mind. We will provide you with a comfortable 4*4 SUV Vehicle for the tour with best local experienced drivers, stay at cozy and comfortable places and a tour manager to take care of all aspects during your travel. The best way to experience the see endless snow, life at remote and cold conditions in Spiti.
Highlights of Tour:-
- You can find the Soul of Place at Spiti valley in winters as it will be uncrowded.
- Wildlife: – You can see Blue Sheep, Red fox, Himalayan Ibex. And if you are Lucky you may spot a Snow Leopard.
- Snow Laden Landscape.
- Be a part of Local family during your visit and experience and understand the living in winters in Cold dessert Spiti valley.
Name of Tour – Spiti winter Expedition
Duration – 06 nights/07 days
Pickup and Drop – Shimla
Travel style – Friends/Off – beat/Adventure
Mode of Transportation – 4*4 Gypsy/Scorpio/Safari/XUV
Accommodation – Home Stay
Day wise Itinerary:-
Day 1: Shimla – Kalpa (230 kms;8 hrs)
In the morning Start your journey to Kalpa at 08:00 am. Full day journey. Enroute you will see places like Kufri, Narkanda, Rampur bushar & Recong Peo.Take appropriate breaks on the way and enjoy the beauty as you leave the hustle and bustle of Shimla behind. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kalpa homestay.
Day 2: Kalpa – Nako – Tabo (154 kms)
After healthy breakfast in homestay, we continue driving on the famous Hindustan – Tibet Highway or the NH 22 – This stretch famously known as one of “most treacherous roads of the world” by the lonely planet in a visual spectacle. Don’t let that little piece of information deter you because your local drivers are highly skilled and experienced while driving on these roads. Reach Nako enroute and take a halt. Visit frozen Nako lake and Nako village. Post Lunch proceed towards Taboo. Dinner and Overnight stay at Tabo.
Day 3: Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza
Have an early breakfast and head towards Dhankar. Enroute you will see white mountains and snow laden valleys. Visit Dhankar Monastery- Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. Post Lunch drive to Kaza. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 04: Kaza – Key Monastry – Chicham – Kibber
Post breakfast at homestay start the day and drive towards Key monastery. Key Monastry is the oldest monastery in the region. Later visit Chicham Bridge(Asia highest Altitude bridge) and Chicham village. Transfer to Kibber village. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kibber homestay.
Day 05: Kibber – Komic – Hikkim – Langza – Kaza9If Road allows)
This day also visit Hikkim- the highest post office in the world, Komic- one of the highest villages in the world at 4600 meters and Langza – said to most beautiful village in Spiti valley. Back to Kaza for Overnight stay.
Day 6: Kaza – Kalpa(210 Kms)
After early breakfast we will take departure to Kalpa. Full day journey. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kalpa.
Day 07: Kalpa – Shimla (230 kms)
After breakfast take the leave from the family and take transfer to Shimla. Drop at Shimla.
Tour Ends with Life Time Memories !!!!!!
- Individual cab for the complete Tour.
- Pickup & Drop from Shimla.
- 06 night’s accommodation.(Twin/Triple Sharing).
- All stay at Homestay.
- 06 Breakfast & 06 Dinners.(Veg Food).
- Service of Tour manager/Guide for Complete tour from Shimla till Shimla.
- Oxygen cylinder to travel in high altitude.
- Assistance on arrival.
- Hotel taxes.
- 5% GST Charges.
- Any additional expenses.
- Early check in and late check out at the hotel.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities
- You can book your tour with 50% payments.
- 100% payments on arrival.