Spiti is a small
district having international boundary with Tibet.
It attained the status of a district in the
year 1960. Till then it was merely a tehsil of Kullu
Sub-division. The valleys. mountains, glaciers,
rivers, forests, pastures, gompas (monasteries)
and ancient buildings of the former ruling dynasty
are the principal objects of study. The rugged awe-inspiring
snow clad mountains are standing invitation to the
hikers, mountaineers and adventurers. The entire
district is full of natural scenery exporting the
tourists and visitors to explore and imbibe its
hidden grandeur. The customs, myths, beliefs and
conventions of the simple unsophisticated people
are the unique features of this border highland.
Day 01 : Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative
and transferred hotel Park (Five
Star) in the heart of New Delhi. Relaxed day.
Day 02 :
After breakfast, we fly to Kullu (Bhuntar airport).
On reaching, jeeps drive us up the valley of the
Beas river to the scenic town of Manali (6700 ft).
Transfer to hotel Silmog Garden. Visit the town,
its mall and the Hadimba temple after lunch. Overnight
stay at Manali.
Day 03 : A thrilling drive from Manali to
Chhatru (79 kms / 11670 ft). Camp. Today, we drive
up the Kullu valley over the Rohtang pass into the
Lahaul valley. We reach Chattru by lunch time to
make camp for the night. Overnight Camp.
Day 04 : Drive
Chhatru - Takcha / Losar (62 kms/ 13350 ft). We
drive up the valley of theChandra
river to Batal, from where we begin the climb to
the Kunzum pass (4570 meters) which separates the
Lahaul valley from the Spiti valley. Spectacular
views of the Chandrabhaga range of mountains are
possible from the top of the pass. We continue down
into the Spiti valley to Camp at a large meadow
at the base of the pass at Takcha. Overnight Camp
Day 05 :
Drive Losar - Rangrik ( 52 kms / 11800 ft). Today,
we drive on to Losar village, the first village
in Spiti from this direction and continue to the
nunnery at Pangmo village. This is a very beautiful
drive with mud towers rising hundreds of feet out
of the river valley below. We reach a large riverside
campsite after Rangrik village where we make camp
for the night.
Drive Rangrik - Kye Gompa - Kibber (15000 ft). Trek
begins. Walk over the Parang La pass to the banks
of the Tso Moriri, at Karzog.
Day 15 :
Today we visit the Changpa campsites on a large
meadow above Karzog. Spend the day watching nomadic
life at work. Return to Karzog by late afternoon.
Overnight at Camp.
Day 16 :
Drive Karzog - Mahe - Leh (226
kms / 7 hrs). A long day's drive back to Leh
via Mahe bridge and travelling along the Indus river
valley gets us to Leh by late afternoon.
Check into hotel Kanglhachhen. Overnight hotel.
Day 17 :
Sightseeing of Shey - Thikse - Hemis - Leh.
We visit the monasteries of Shey, the old capital
of Leh, and the monasteries of
Thikse and Hemis. Return to hotel by evening.
Day 18 :
Sightseeing of Alchi - Phiyang - Spituk - Leh.
Today, we drive west along the Indus river visiting
the monasteries of Phiyang, Spituk and Alchi. Return
to Leh by evening.
Day 19 :
Reserve day to be kept for flight delays. Can be
used at the end of the trip for an extension to
Day 20 :
Early morning transfer to the airport. Fly Leh
- Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free.
Sightseeing tour of New Delhi - we visit the Qutub
Minar, India gate and the Red Fort. Evening transfer
to the international airport for the flight home.