Spiti- The middle-land between the lush green valleys and the cold mountain deserts of Himalayas. A Spiti Valley Trip is a traveler’s delight, thanks to the thrilling roadways and rustic landscapes. While most parts of India undergo unbearably high temperatures, the beauty of Spiti shines like a diamond under sun during peak summer months. The best time to visit Spiti is from June-September when the glacial lakes will welcome you in all their glory.The treacherous curves that lead to the valley of Spiti from Manali will give you a dose of adventure and beauty all at once. When you finally enter Spiti Valley you’ll realize that it is much more than just a picturesque place of Himalayas. There’s an abundance of rich Buddhist-Tibetan culture that resides in the serrated villages of Spiti. Other than the skies, there stands another blue marvel on your Trip to Spiti-The Chandratal Lake! Take your time to absorb peace at this splendid glacial lake and click some postcard-perfect shots here.
ItineraryDay 1: Manali Arrival | AcclimatizationPass By: ManaliDepart from Delhi on Day0 Evening (06:30 PM)Reach Manali by morning and check-in to the Hotel.After having breakfast and some leisure, feel free to explore the local area of Manali according to the place that interests you.You can visit the Mall road, Hidimba Temple, Old Manali for some good cafes to chill or Vashisht temple for the Hot water Spring.Come back to the hotel by evening.Briefing about the next day and sleep overnight.Meals included: • Breakfast: BrunchAccommodation included: Hotel in Manali Himachal PradeshDay 2: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – KazaPass By: Rohtang Pass, Himachal PradeshPost early breakfast, we start our journey to the valley of the Gods – Lahaul & Spiti!Crossover to Lahaul by passing through the adventure haven – The Rohtang Pass, and watch the terrain shift from lush green valleys to brown arid desserts.At 14,931 ft we cross another high altitude pass & the gateway to the Spiti Valley – Kunzum La.We continue our drive through the stunning landscape to reach Kaza by evening, and overnight stay in the camps/hotel.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: WanderOn Camps at KazaDay 3: Kaza - Key Monastery - Kibber - Pin Valley - KazaPass By: Key Monastery, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshBeing remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Key Monastery is a world famous center for learning and is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards.In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian Ibex, Bharal, Weasel, Red Fox, and Marten.Birds such as the Pika, Griffon, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Chukor, and Raven can be spotted flocking to the skies of the picturesque valley.We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mud – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley.Overnight at Kaza.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: WanderOn Camps at KazaDay 4: Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - KazaPass By: Hikkim, Kaza, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshVisit some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.The highest village in Asia – Komic, situated at a height of 4513 m, has a population of 84 people and is cut off from rest of the world for most parts of the year.Later, we drive to Hikkim, where we have a chance to send postcards from the world’s highest post office!At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.Overnight at Kaza.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: WanderOn Camps at KazaDay 5: Kaza - Chicham - Losar - Kunzum La - Chandra Taal LakePass By: Chandratal Lake, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshWe start tracing our steps back towards Manali.However, make one last stop to witness another Spitian wonder – Chandra Taal Lake.The mystical and beautiful Chandra Taal Lake or the Moon Lake is located at a height of 14,000 feet.The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky.Later check in to the Campsite near Chandra Taal Lake, and overnight stay at the tents under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way Galaxy.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Camps at Chandratal LakeDay 6: DeparturePass By: Chandratal Lake, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal PradeshToday, we commence our way back on the Manali – Kaza Road.We pass through some more stunning landscapes and cross the Rohtang Pass to reach Manali by afternoon.After some leisure at the Café, we board the Volvo to Delhi and reach by next morning with lots of amazing memories to remember for a lifetime!Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Journey from Chandrataal to Manali to Delhi