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 and Kibbar.
So fasten your seat belts and get ready for the roadtrip of a lifetime! Book Spiti-Kinnaur Valley tour packages from Trikon for a memorable experience.
About Spiti Kinnaur Trip
Spiti is truly a delight for those who 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.
Ex Chandigarh : 22,999/- ( Transport from Chandigarh to Chandigarh )
Ex Mumbai : 35,999/- ( Mumbai to Chandigarh & Return by Air Tickets )
Batch 1 : 23rd - 31st May 2020
- Try to reach Chandigarh Airport Before 2 pm
- We will be reaching at Chandigarh by 5 pm
Day 1 : Chandigarh - Narkanda [6-7 hours]
We start the road trip at 1 pm by driving out of city limits, leaving the hustle-bustle behind, in quest for calmer mountains. The twisting and turning path leads us to famous hill station of Shimla and Kufri. We drive pass these places and come to quieter place Narkanda for stay at night. We enjoy Bonfire and light music at camp site today.
Day 2 : Narkanda - Sangla – Chitkul [7-8 hours]
We wake up early today and start at 6 am. After drive pass Rampur we come to Karcham, confluence of Sutjaj and Bapsa rivers. From here we take road 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.
Sangla to Chitkul drive provides 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 Chitkul Camps. Chitkul is the last village on Indo Tibetian borders where civilians are allowed.
Day 3 : Chitkul - Nako [7-8 hours]
We leave Chitkul and Sagla valley and drive towards the village of Nako which is home to a monastery established back in the 11th century. We will spend the night at Nako Guest House.
Day 4 : Nako - Tabo - Dhankar - Mudh [7-8 hours]
Today we drive through Sumdo, the first village of Spiti Valley on this road, to Tabo, which 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.
We will be proceeding to Dhankar after this 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.
From Dhankar we move towards Pin valley and we will be staying in Pin valley today.
Day 5 : Mudh - Lhalung - Kaza [3-4 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 first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley.
After the trek, we drive to the nearby village of Lhalung. Literally translating to the “Land of God”, Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains. The locals believe their God lives in these mountains and the mountain changes its colors through wide arrays of reds, yellows, browns depending on the mood of their God. We will spend the night here in a homestay.
By evening, drive to Kaza, the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 6 : Kaza - Komik - Hikkim - Langza – Ki Monastery – Kibber - Kaza [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 drive 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 Kaza for night stay.
Day 7 : Kaza - Kalpa [6-7 hours]
Today we start return journey from Spiti towards Shimla. First lag is Kaza to Kalpa. Sightseeing of Roghi village and suicide point.
Day 8 : Kalpa - Shimla [6-7 hours]
On the eighth day, drive from Kalpa towards Shimla queen of Hills. Enroute we do sightseeing of Saharan temple, Kufri, Shimla local market. Today evening you can take a stroll at Shimla.
Shimla today is an attractive blend of a hill, town and holiday resorts. With its distinctive retro style, hand-painted signs in bazaars, cars banned in the main town, Shimla has an old-world charm to it which feels as if the British left just yesterday.
Day 9 : Shimla - Chandigarh [4 -5 hours]
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.Book your Flight Tickets from Chandigarh 3pm / Delhi post 11 pm.
Things to Carry
- Identity card
- 2 ltrs water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Warm clothing for night
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Mosquito Repellant
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or Backpack
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
Its cold in mountains!
- Thermal innerwear helps shield against cold
- Scarf or mufflers or ear muffs can be of use in windy areas
- Balaclava, woolen caps always prove useful
- Woolen gloves and socks will help keep hands, feet warm
- Moisturizer, sunscreen and lip balm will help prevent sunburn
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in triple sharing rooms for all the days in home stays / camps / hotels (Double sharing can be done at additional costs)
- Breakfast & Dinner at all hotels, home stays, camps
- Comfortable non-AC Force Traveler / Innova for all days as per the itinerary
- Camping fees, comfortable tents and sleeping bags / blankets
- Monastery / Museum Entry Fees mentioned on the itinerary
- Trikon Expertise fees
What is NOT included in the tour
- Train / Air Fare
- 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
- Post a card from Hikkim, the world's highest post office
- Visit Pin Valley
- 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