Somewhere in the middle of Ladakh and Tibet, lies a vastly remote stretch of land, untouched and serene, as in depicting a kingdom from Lord of the Rings. Just replace the castles with monasteries and strange magical creatures with the humble yak!
The enchanting Spiti Valley, with its dreamy landscapes, leaves every traveller spellbound as a whole new world opens up to embrace you in its beauty. Our Spiti Kinnaur valley holiday package is the best way to explore this area. We will start the journey from Chandigarh and drive into the Himalayas. The winding roads will lead us to Spiti-Kinnaur Valley through beautiful towns and hill stations of Shimla, Sangla, Nako, Kaza, Kibber and Manali.
So fasten your seat belts and get ready for the roadtrip of a lifetime! Book Spiti-Kinnaur Valley tour packages from Travel Trikon for a memorable experience.
About Spiti Circuit Kinnaur Trip
Spiti is truly a delight for those who are looking for the roads less travelled. Untamed mountains, vivid landscapes, monks, cascading rivers and the bluish Chandratal Lake make Spiti, a paradise for offbeat travelers. The Spiti Circuit is indeed the best way to explore the entire valley; we call it a circuit tour as we just don’t stick to the usual itinerary for Lahaul-Spiti valley but also encompass the Kinnaur valley, which is an eye charmer known for the drastic change in greenery and laidback hamlets. Right from the queen of Hill stations Shimla to the tucked away paradise of Chitkul-Sangla Valley, this trip is bound to give you a once in a lifetime experience for sure. The Budda land embraced by the monks is truly a bliss to witness and connect with your innerself. So, what stops you from taking this dream Himalayan Road trip with Trikon! Come on let’s land to the Monkland and soak in some peace and tranquility.
Batch 1: 14th Aug - 23rd Aug 2021
Chandigarh to Chandigarh: 27,999/-
Try to reach Chandigarh Airport before 11 AM
We will be reaching Chandigarh by 6 AM
Day 1, 14th Aug: Chandigarh – Narkanda / Rampur [7-8 hours]
We start the roadtrip at 11 AM by driving out of city limits, leaving the hustle-bustle behind, in quest for calmer mountains. The twisting and turning path leads us to Narkanda / Rampur where we spend the night.
Day 2, 15th Aug : Narkanda / Rampur - Sangla – Chitkul - Sangla [7-8 hours]
We wake up early today and start at 6 am for the traverse through Sangla valley. Known predominantly for its agriculture, almost every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes.
We will be going for a short drive from Sangla to Chitkul which will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Bapsa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. We will spend the night at Sangla Camps.
Day 3, 16th Aug: Sangla - Kalpa [6-7 hours]
We leave Sangla valley and drive towards Kalpa after breakfast to enjoy vistas en route, visit Baspa Dam. Upon arrival in Kalpa visit Brelengi Gompa Reckong Pio, Suicide Point Roghi, Chandrika Devi Temple, Kalpa Gompa and Market. Enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Kailash from Kalpa.
Day 4, 17th Aug: Kalpa - Nako – Tabo [7-8 hours]
We then drive through Sumdo, the first village of Spiti Valley on this road. En route visiting the village of Nako which is home to a monastery established back in the 11th century.
Tabo would be our first stop in the glorious, mystical Spiti Valley. The second largest village of the Spiti Valley, Tabo, is known worldwide for its 1000-year-old Tabo Monastery. Walk around this UNESCO world heritage site and gain a deeper insight into Buddhism. Unlike other monasteries in the Spiti Valley, the Tabo monastery is located at the bottom of the valley.
Day 5, 18th Aug: Tabo – Dhankar - Pin Valley - Kaza [7-8 hours]
On the fifth day, we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley, which is home to the rare snow leopard and its prey, the ibex. It derives its name from the Pin river.
We will be proceeding to Dhankar which is renowned for its 1200-year old monastery balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. If time and energy permit, we do the easy 45-minute trek to the stunning turquoise coloured Dhankar Lake.
We will visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. By evening, drive to Kaza, the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 6, 19th Aug: Kaza - Komik - Hikkim - Langza – Ki Monastery – Kibber [5-6 hours]
On the sixth day of this Spiti Valley tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, cut-off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year.
Later we drove to Hikkim which has the world's highest post office! Don't forget to write to your dear ones in the good old traditional way. You will find beautiful postcards and stamps here to send a memorabilia home!
After lunch we head to Key Monastery. Founded in the 11th century, the Key Monastery was built on top of a hill at an altitude of 13,668 ft. It is the biggest monastery in Spiti Valley and also a religious training centre for the Lamas. Ancient murals, paintings and religious books can be found here. Later, we will head to Kibber for a night stay.
Day 7, 20th Aug : Kibber - Losar - Kunzum La - Chandratal Lake [6-7 hours]
We now drive to one of the most photogenic places in Spiti Valley – the Chandratal Lake. Before that, we pass through the high altitude pass of Kunzum La. Stop by at the stupa and pay tribute to the local goddess, “Kuzum Mata” as she's known. At 15,000 feet above sea-level, the Kuzum Pass connects Kullu and Lahaul to the Spiti Valley. At 15,060 ft, the Kunzum La is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu and Lahaul valleys. From there, we head to Chandratal Lake – A visual marvel, this stunning blue-colored lake is set at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level in the heart of high Himalayas and is a must-see on a full moon night. It derives its name, “Chandra'' (Moon) and “Taal” (Lake) from the crescent shape of the lake. Watch the lake change colours from crystal clear shades of blue to emerald greens by dusk. Overnight at a camp 2 km away from Chandratal Lake.
Day 8, 21st Aug: Chandratal Lake – Atal Tunnel - Manali [6-7 hours]
On the eighth day, drive from Chandratal Lake towards Manali. Known for its unpredictable weather, the Rohtang Pass witnesses many snowstorms and blizzards. It is a frequent trade route of high importance. We will end the day in the famous hill station of Manali which serves as a gateway to Spiti as well as Leh regions.
Day 9, 22nd Aug: Explore Manali, Manali - Chandigarh [8-10 hours]
During the day, our lead with make you experience the lesser known Manali in terms of hidden waterfalls and natural hot water springs. As a whole the group may also choose to go for rafting or paragliding. The last day of the journey will be no less adventurous or breathtaking. By now, we bet your camera and phone's memory cards will be full to capacity with mind-blowing snaps and your heart full of joy as we end the grand Himalayan road trip today! The best Spiti - Kinnaur valley holidays will give you a lifetime of memories. . Post evening start our journey back to Delhi.
Day 10, 23rd Aug: Reach Chandigarh
Reach Chandigarh early Morning and Book your flight ticket to your respective city post 8 am
Things To Carry
Valid Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card), along with 5 Photocopies for each document.
5 Passport Size Color Photographs
A light-weighted Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
Woolen Gloves, woolen socks, Monkey Cap/Balaclava, Neck Scarf
Snow Jackets and Fleece Jackets
Waterproof gloves and windcheater/poncho
Personal clothing (Dressing Moderately is mandatory to visit Monasteries and Dzongs)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
Extra Polythene Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor
Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
We almost never cancel our events. But in case we cancel an event because of natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, unexpected global health issues, Trikon will issue a voucher for the full amount of your event fee. You can redeem the Event Voucher on any of our events over the next one year.
We strongly recommend to all the participants to do a COVID test before travelling to Meghalaya or any other long tour.
We also recommend to all the participants to give the RT-PCR test not less than 96 hours before the travel and carry COVID negative certificates with them.
Doing a test strongly reduces the probability of participants coming to the mountains as asymptomatic carriers. It makes it a lot safer for all the participants and staff in the team.
Each member of the group (participants/leaders/ clients & staff) wears protective masks while interacting with each other. Do carry few unused, disposable masks.
It is strongly recommended to wear caps, full sleeves shirts and full trousers and shoes for adventure activities. It reduces exposure of your body parts.
It should be ascertained from the participants that they are not residing / have not traveled in a containment zone and have not come in contact with any person who was tested positive in the last 14 days.
Ascertain whether any participant has any symptoms of Influenza like illness (ILI) like fever, dry cough, weakness, severe body ache etc. at the time of beginning of activity. If it is so then he/she should be asked not to participate in the activity and be evacuated on medical grounds and should be asked to report to the local health authority with his own expenses.
Strictly avoid eating gutkha, pan masala, cigarette or sniffing which induces spitting, coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching external surfaces and touching your face when outdoors.
If the location of your adventure activity is too crowded then be prepared to leave or wait for the crowd to disperse/for your turn.
It is mandatory that a participant informs the organizers if he tests positive for Covid within 14 days of returning from adventure activity. It will help the organizers to inform and alert all other persons in the group, so that they can follow the medical/government norms in this regard. Here it is absolutely essential that the participant observes transparency and informs the organizers/group leaders about his Covid test results.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in triple sharing rooms for all the days (Double sharing can be done at additional costs)
- Breakfast & Dinner at all hotels, homestays, camps
- Comfortable non-AC Force Traveler/Innova for all days as per the itinerary
- Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags / blankets at Sangla and Chandratal
- Volvo bus from Manali to Chandigarh
- Rest and Halt rooms in Manali
- Chandigarh airport to Chandigarg Airport drop local transport
- Monastery / Museum Entry Fees mentioned on the itinerary
- TTrikon Expertise fees
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train / Air Fare from Chandigarh & Chandigarh to Mumbai
- Meals during travelling
- Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages that are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any permits, activities, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary
- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God
- Ticket cancellations
- 5% GST
• Drive through the grandeur of Himalayas
• Embrace the transition of lush green Kinnaur
• Explore Sangla, Chitkul, Kibber, Kaza regions
• Camp at Moon lake or Chandratal Lake
• Post a card from Hikkim, the world's highest post office
• Cross Asia’s highest Bridge Chinchan Bridge
• Visit Pin Valley
• Drive through Atal Tunnel / Rohtang Pass, Kunzum La
• Visit the beautiful Key Monastery
• Explore Dhankar, Kibber and Tabo Monastery
• Experience village life up and close in homestay
• Indulge in local cuisines
• Ample photography opportunities
• Visit Shimla, Manali hill stations