12 Days Spiti Village Trek

 

 

 

 

Spiti Hidden Valley

Witnessing the simple Buddhist culture, untouched from the masses

Highlands of the spectacular Spiti Valley

Medieval Buddhist monasteries

Traversing through some of the highest human settlements in the world

Spiti Valley

Chandra Tal

Spiti forts

Spiti settlements

The spectacular and magnificent Spiti valley

Itinerary & Cost

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi
Day 02: Arrive Manali
Day 03: Drive to Kaza
Day 04: Acclimatisation and Sightseeing in Kaza
Day 05: Kaza to Dhankar (3800m) via Tabo
Day 06: Trek to Lalung (3670m)
Day 07: Trek to Demul (4330m)
Day 08: Trek to Komic (4450m)
Day 09: Trek to Langza (4500m)
Day 10: Drive Langza to Chandratal
Day 11: Drive Chandratal to manali & board the overnight bus
Day 12: Arrive Delhi

SPITI VILLAGE TREK

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi
We board the overnight Volvo which starts from Himachal Bhawan at Mandi House in Delhi. Buses generally depart between 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the evenings.
Overnight Bus. (15-16 hrs)

Day 02: Arrive Manali
Arrive Manali(1950m) in the morning and transfer to Hotel. Spend the day resting and doing any last minute shopping.
Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Kaza (120 km; 3600 m): 9/10 hrs
The drive takes us into the Trans-Himalayan terrain after crossing the Rohtang Pass (4000m). The pass is a busy place flocked by all the tourists from Manali. We descend to the Chandra river from the pass and drive upstream along it till we reach Chhatru. From here we drive further north into the mountains gaining a lot more height. We stop regularly along the way for chai (tea) and plenty of photo opportunities. We are taking it slowly as it aids in acclimatizing to the relatively rapid gain in altitude.
Overnight Hotel.

Day 04: Acclimatization and Sightseeing in Kaza
Spend a rest day, walking around the small town of Kaza. We could also make an optional visit to Ki monastery and Kibber Village.
Overnight Hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Dhankar (3800m) via Tabo
We drive to Tabo(1.5 hrs) and visit the 1000 year old monastery complex. From there, we drive to Dhankar (45 mins), the former capital of the small kingdom of Spiti. The location of the castle and the old monastery is spectacular. We take a hike to a nearby lake, from where you have beautiful mountain views.
Overnight Guest House/Homestay.

Day 06: Trek to Lalung (3670m)
We walk behind the Dhankar Castle, get onto the jeep track and walk for a while before we can catch the mountain trail which runs almost parallel to the jeep track. There are many options of descending to Lalung. We could trek all the way to the high point from where we get amazing views and where shepherds bring their flocks to graze. We then descend back to the Jeep track a little before Lalung and walk to the homestay next to the monastery. Trek Time: 2-3 Hrs
Overnight Homestay.

Day 07: Trek to Demul (4330m)
We descend all the way to the Lingti River crossing many terracced farm fields, cross it by bridge and walk further to a small settlement with more farmfields. From there we turn right follow the stream for a distance and then start climbing steeply till the top where the Village of Demul comes into view. Demul lies in the middle surrounded by cultivated lands on top and below. A beautiful place surrounded by high Mountains. Trek Time: 5 hrs
Overnight Homestay.

Day 08: Trek to Komic (4450m)
We trek above the village to Komic Pass (4700m) and continue on till the village of Hikkim comes into sight before Komic emerges from further away. Komic is famous for its ancient Tangyud Monastery which is built like a fortified castle and houses a stuffed snow leopard. Here you are sure to have a lot of village kids coming up to you to show off their priceless fossils.Trek Time: 4-5 hrs
Overnight Homestay.

Day 09: Trek to Langza (4500m)
Langza village is an easy half day walk from Komic. Located in the Shilla Valley, the village is divided into two parts, Lower and Upper Village and is home to a 900 Year old Buddhist Temple. From the village you get spectacular views of the peak Chau Chau Kang Nilda, a perfect pyramid of a mountain. (4 – 5 hrs)
Overnight Homestay.

Day 10: Drive Langza to Chandratal
We drive down to Kaza and continue on to cross the Kunzum La and descend into Lahaul. We then turn right from Batal and drive towards the extremely picturesque Moon Lake surrounded by mountains and camp at the fixed camp next to the lake.Driving time: 5 hrs
Overnight Fixed Camp.

Day 11: Drive Chandratal to Manali & board the overnight bus
We start early and trace back the way we drove to Batal and continue on till we meet the Manali-Leh Highway at Grampoo. We turn left from here and ascend to Rohtang La and descend another 51kms to Manali. (Driving time: 6-7 hrs). We’ll have wash and change rooms where we can freshen up before boarding the overnight bus to Delhi.
Overnight Bus Journey.

Day 12: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Trip Ends!

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $ 1200

Tour Code: IND-SV-12

Date: 13-24 Jul 2016
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare:
SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 450 including taxes

LAND Price includes

  • Transport from Delhi to Manali & back by AC Volvo bus.
  • Twin Share accommodation for 01 night hotel in Manali & 02 nights in Kaza on Full board
  • Twin Share accommodation in Home Stay for 06 nights on the trip
  • All meals on the trip & Entry fees
  • Local experienced Guide
  • All Transport from Manali to Manali as per the itinerary above
  • Includes local Service tax &  Clean India Cess
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Bus station/ Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees

 

 

 

 

 

Reservation

A deposit of S$ 800 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

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Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.

 

 

Payment
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