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We understand that many of you do not get enough leaves for your holidays. Therefore, we have come up with this short 8 nights and 9 days Quick Spiti Valley tour. In this trip, we will cover three destinations — Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, and Manali. We offer various Honeymoon Tours Packages, Family Packages, and more for this tour.
Our main attention will be on giving you the best of Spiti Valley while giving you short trips of Chandigarh and Manali as well. As these destinations are very near to each other so there won’t be any delay during the travel. Moreover, we have booked some of the best hotels in all these three places!
Some of the places you will get to visit in this quick Spiti Valley tour are:
- Spiti Valley: Chandratal Lake, Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Pin Valley National Park, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Monastery, Tabo Monastery, and more.
- Chandigarh: Sukhna Lake, Zakir Rose Garden, Zoo, and International Doll Museum
- Manali: Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Manali National Park, Van Vihar, and Jogini Falls.
However, if you wish, Himalayan Destinations can customize this trip according to your wishes. If you wish to visit certain places in this short trip, you can inform us before the start of the trip and we will make all the necessary arrangements.
Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport to ShimlaAfter pick from Chandigarh / Kalka Railway station / Airport, start your wonderful vacation to Hidden Himachal Spiti Valley called Mini Ladakh with Kalpa-Kinnaur, starting from Shimla. Shimla renowned its name as Queen of hills due to its flattering sceneries and colonial heritage which has retained its charm from British India time to till now. Reach Shimla within 4 hours and check into the hotel. After some rest and post lunch explore Mal & Kali Bari by own. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Shimla.
Shimla to RampurToday morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Sarahan. On the way to Sarahan, cover the sightseeing of Kufri Fun world, Fagu Valley, Green Valley & Narkanda. In Narkanda you can enjoy a short sightseeing Hatu Peak by own. You can complete your lunch at Narkanda. Afternoon reach Rampur, check-in to the hotel. After some refreshment explore the small town by own in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Rampur.
Rampur to KalpaToday morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Kalpa. On the way to Kalpa your only companion is Satluj river. Enroute cover the sightseeing of Karchan Dam, Songtong & Reckong Peo and the new Monastery. Reckong Peo is the district headquarter of Kinnaur district. On reaching at Kalpa, Check in to the Hotel, after getting some refreshment explore the hamlet with sightseeing Roghi village, Chini Village, Chaka Peak, Sapni Fort, Suicide Point, Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar Monastery, Narayan-Nagini Temple & Kinnor Kailash. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Sangla.
Kalpa to Tabo Via NakoToday morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Tabo. On the way to Tabo your companion till Khab is Satluj river after Khab follow Spiti river. En-route you will pass through Reckong Peo, Karsang Nala, Ribba, Akpha, Janghi, Spillo, Pooh & Khaab. You can enjoy the beautiful confluence of Spiti and Satluj river at Khab. After Khab further proceed towards Nako and reach Nako visit the beautiful Monastery and Nako Lake. The Nako Lake freezes in the winter and villagers play ice hockey during winters. After enjoyment take complete lunch at Nako and proceed towards your further journey to Tabo via Maling Nalla, Chango. On reach Tabo check in to the hotel. After some fresh up explore the beautiful village. Don’t forget to enjoy the spectacle view of Galaxy with lots of stars from the Tabo in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Tabo.
Tabo to Kaza Via Dhankar MonasteryToday morning enjoy the sunrise from Tabo and after fresh up proceed towards beautiful Caves by walk, those are used by local villagers and enjoy view of beautiful Tabo village from the hill. Explore the Tabo Monastery which is famous for the painting, which describe the life story of Lord Buddha. Tabo Monastery is known as Ajantas of Himalayas. Back to the hotel and after breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Kaza. On the way to Kaza your companion is Spiti river. En-route enjoy the beautiful Pin Valley, which is famous for Snow Leopard. After Pin Valley visit one of the oldest monastery in Spiti is Dhankar Monastery. It is situated at an elevation of 3894m. After spend some memorable time at Dhankar Monastery proceed towards Kaza. After reach Kaza check in to the hotel and take lunch. After some rest explore the beautiful small town. Visit local Monastery & Temple. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Kaza.
Key Monastery And Kibber Village ExcursionToday morning after breakfast proceed towards beautiful Key Monastery. Key Monastery which is located at the top of the Hill close to the Spiti River. This monastery is one of the oldest and holly monastery entire Spiti and was founded in11th century by Dromton. Don’t forget to take a sip of hot tea offer by Monk. After enjoy some memorable moment proceed towards Kibber village. This small village contains a monastery and Kibber Wild Life Sanctuary. One can see the beautiful and rare animal IBEX en-route the journey. Anyone can taste the local food and complete the lunch at Kibber with local food. After spend some beautiful time back to Kaza. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Kaza.
Kaza to ChandratalEarly morning leave Kaza and proceed towards Khoksar with packed breakfast. En-route Spiti river will give you companion till Losar. En-route cross the beautiful village Rangrik, Khurik, Pangmo, Losar. In Losar complete you breakfast. After fresh up proceed towards Chandratal. En-route passes through Kunzum Pass (4590m), it connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal. After enjoy the scenic beauty of Kunzum Pass and Kunjum Mata Temple further proceed towards most beautiful lake Chandratal with beautiful Chenab River or Chandra River. It is located at an elevation of 4250m, name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Enjoy some memorable moment at lake side. Check-in to the camp at Chandratal. Enjoy the beautiful Galaxy view from the camp sight. Dinner & overnight stay in camp at Chandratal.
Chandratal to ManaliMorning after leisure breakfast proceed towards Manali. Further proceed towards Batal your companion will be Chenab River or Chandra River. Enroute cover Chota Dhara, Chatru. Reach Khoksar in the afternoon. Further proceed towards Manali en-route cover Rohtang Pass, Rani Nalla, Marhi, Rahala Water Falls, Kothi. Afternoon check in to the Manali hotel. You can enjoy Mall by own in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel at Manali.
Manali Volvo Stand DropAfter breakfast you can enjoy the Manali local sightseeing by own and after noon drop you at Manali Volvo Stand for your further journey while recalling all the memorable moments of your exotic trip…
Pick up from Chandigarh / Kalka Railway Station or Airport by individual Cab and drop at Manali Volvo Stand.
08 Nights Accommodation in double or triple or quad shearing basis.
Transfers & sightseeing by 1 Non AC cab (Tavera / Xylo / Scorpio / Tempo Traveler) as per the itinerary.
Taxes& Expenditures Included: Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Green Tax Fuel Exp. and Driver Exp.
08 Breakfast & 08 Dinner
Air Fare / Train Fare / Travelling or Accidental Insurance or Claim or settlement.
Monument Entrance Fee / Camera Fees.
Any Adventure Activity River Rafting, Yak ride, Boating, Paragliding Etc.
Any Personal Expenses – Laundry, Shopping, Tip, Extra Meals, Hard or Soft Drinks Etc.
Extra sightseeing other than specified or normal route.
It can be fully customized as per customer's choice. Customer can choose any date as per there availability.
Yes, you can. The mention costing is calculated based on mentioned persons. If no of persons have changed then costing will be automatically revised.
Spiti Valley is accessible from Shimla side throughout the year however from Manali side it is accessible only for 5 months, from June till September. So if you are planning from Shimla, from June till September, you can complete the circuit by exiting from Manali. However from late October till early May; you can only drive up to Kaza from Shimla and will have to return the same way. There is no high altitude pass between Shimla and Kaza however when it comes to Manali; you will cross two high altitude passes, Rohtang and Kunzum Pass. Both these passes remain close from anytime in October till May (depending on the weather and road conditions) so a journey from Manali to Spiti valley can only be done from June till September.
Please note that even though you can travel to Spiti from Shimla throughout the year, in peak winter the entire valley remains under a thick sheet of snow so a road journey will not be only difficult but also very challenging.
So, the best time to visit Spiti valley depends on what your preference is. If it is snow you are after, then the best time would be to go sometime in February or March otherwise July till September would be an ideal time to visit Lahaul & Spiti.
For safe and secure from June till September is the best time to explore the hidden Himalayan destination, Spiti Valley by road. This way you will be able to complete the circuit and will not be limited to just visiting from Shimla to Kaza. Places like Chandratal and Kunzum Pass are also accessible during this time only.
This 202 km long Kaza to Manali Highway usually opens up by the first week of June or latest by the second week of June.
Eventually, it will all get down upon the weather and snow conditions in the months April and May when snow clearance operations are at peak in many parts of the Himalayas including this belt of Himachal Pradesh too.
When making a road trip to Spiti Valley from Kaza to Manali, you must keep in mind that even when the road from Kaza to Manali opens, it takes some time to get them stabilized. Due to snow sliding and loose gravel, the roadblocks are very common in the initial days.
Hence, it is recommended that you wait for a couple of weeks before planning the trip on Spiti Valley to Manali after its official opening. The last thing you will want on your much-awaited Spiti Valley trip is to get stranded on the lonely stretch from Batal to Gramphu in early June.
Generally we used Non AC vehicle -
Upto 6 persons group - Xylo / Scorpio / Similar
upto 8 persons group - Sumo / Bolero / Tavera / Similar
upto 12 persons group - Tempo Traveler / Similar
Yes you can spent a night at Chandratal Lake and enjoy the galaxy more clear at night. Chandratal is open during June to September, so you can add that too to your itinerary. You can find few camping options are there. The camp sight are around 2 km from the lake sight. Suggested to book the camp before your journey.
No hotel options are there. Only limited camp sight are there. Few camps have attached toilet facility and few are common. Choose a good quality of tent to resist the chilled wing at night.
If you are traveling from Manali side to Rohtang Pass, you will not be allowed to travel on Manali – Rohtang Pass road. Also, the permit to cross Rohtang Pass will not be issued on Tuesday.
However, you can travel from Kaza side to Rohtang Pass on any day, including Tuesday also. Then you do not need and permit for Rohtang Pass when you travel to Manali from Kaza side.
So you can plan any day of the week.
Hikers, skiers, and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness. Other names for this condition are altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 feet, above sea level. Dizziness, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath are a few symptoms of this condition. Most instances of altitude sickness are mild and heal quickly. In rare cases, altitude sickness can become severe and cause complications with the lungs or brain.
Higher altitudes have lower levels of oxygen and decreased air pressure. When you travel in a plane, drive or hike up a mountain, or go skiing, your body may not have enough time to adjust. This can result in acute mountain sickness. Your level of exertion also plays a role. Pushing yourself to quickly hike up a mountain, may cause acute mountain sickness.
The symptoms of acute mountain sickness generally appear within hours of moving to higher altitudes. They vary depending on the severity of your condition. Few type of sickness are as follows with there general symptoms -
1. Mild acute mountain sickness : If you have a mild case, you may experience.
General symptoms are dizziness, headache, muscle aches, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, irritability, loss of appetite, swelling of the hands, feet, and face, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath with physical exertion etc.
2. Severe acute mountain sickness : Severe cases of acute mountain sickness can cause more intense symptoms and affect your heart, lungs, muscles, and nervous system. For example, you may experience confusion as a result of brain swelling. You may also suffer from shortness of breath due to fluid in the lungs.
Symptoms of severe altitude sickness may include with Mild acute mountain sickness as followed by coughing, chest congestion, pale, complexion and skin discoloration, inability to walk or lack of balance, social withdrawal etc.
Your risk of experiencing acute mountain sickness is greater if you live by or near the sea and are unaccustomed to higher altitudes. Other risk factors include the follows :
1. Quick movement to high altitudes.
2. Physical exertion while traveling to a higher altitude.
3. Traveling to extreme heights.
4. A low red blood cell count due to anemia.
5. Persons who have Heart or Lung disease.
6. Taking medications like sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers, or tranquilizers that can lower your breathing rate.
7. Past bouts of acute mountain sickness.
8. Taking Alcohol or Tobacco may increase the chances of AMS.
If you’re planning on traveling to a high elevation and have any of the above conditions or take any of the above medications, talk to your doctor about how best to avoid developing acute mountain sickness.
You can take some important preventive steps to reduce your chances of acute mountain sickness. Get a physical to make sure you have no serious health issues. Review the symptoms of mountain sickness so you can recognize and treat them quickly if they occur. If traveling to extreme altitudes (higher than 10,000 ft), ask your doctor about ACETAZOLAMIDE, a medication that can ease your body’s adjustment to high altitudes. Taking it the day before you climb and on the first day or two of your trip can lessen your symptoms.
When climbing to higher altitudes, then you have to plan accordingly to gain altitude gradually.
Yes, there are options of hotel in Shimla & Manali but limited options are Sarahan, Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, Tabo, Kaza & Khoksar. In Chandratal very few options are available of Tent, which are around a kilometre away from the lake. But please note that night stay at Chandratal is not suggested due to high altitude and very remote location. It may change on eleventh hour for smooth and healthy vacation.
Deluxe category hotel & camp will be used for this package. But anyone can upgrade there package options as per availability.
Inquire to us or reach us directly 7980464525 / 8697471273 and book your package with advance amount as directed to you & we will sent to you the confirmation detail within 7 working days from date of advance received.
More than 45 days advance amount is non refundable.
In between 44 to 30 days 50% of the total tour cost.
In between 29 to 15 days 75% of the total tour cost.
In between 14 to 07 days 85% of the total tour cost.
Less than 7 days / No show or after arrival in Bhutan 100% of the tour cost.
Yes you can. But it is fully depends on hotel / transportation availability. Cancellation policy may applicable as per hotel / transporter policy. Seasonal hike may applicable for this circumstances.
For all Indian citizen Voter Card / Passport / Aadhar Card / Driving License (Adult only) & Birth Certificate / Passport / Aadhar Card (Child only).
For all foreigner Passport is mandatory for all traveler.
Please note that without valid documents check-in at hotel is not possible. Better to ask before travelling for valid documents list.
Yes you can with prior information. Additional costing may applied for this up-gradation. Up-gradation is depends on availability.