Inclusions

Total Price :
Rs 22,999

Grand Total :

Rs 22,999

No of Adults (12+ YRS)

No of children (2-11 YRS)

Date of Travel:

White Spiti - 7 Day Winter Road Trip

7 Days / 6 Nights

   Price Table

Start City: Shimla

End City: KALPA

Places covered: Shimla,KALPA,TABO,Pin Valley,Mudh,KAZA,KI MONASTERY,KIBBER,KOMIK,LANGZA,Rampur

5
Shimla

Activities

ADVENTURE, Bonfire, Campfire, DISCOVERY, HIKING & TREKKING, SIGHTSEEING,

Overview

Winter, which embraces Spiti Valley in the first week of November, and stays on until the fourth week of March, is a cold, harsh and tough time in the valley. While it may not be the easiest time to travel through Spiti Valley valley, it certainly is the most rewarding time to come visit.

Everything – every house, hamlet, road and village – dons a cloak of white. The cottony snow is constant - stretching on for as far as the eye can see. The horizon is a myth, for you can never tell where land ends and the skies begin.

As winter sets in, Spiti Valley assumes a timeless nature – like an enchanting postcard waiting for you to dive right in. With temperatures going below -20 degrees centigrade, the Spiti river has more or less frozen up. A few defiant streams tirelessly cut through the ice, giving a surreal glazed feel to the basin.

During these months, the famous Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Kaza road closes due to heavy snowfall. Hence, the only way of reaching Spiti Valley is through the Hindustan – Tibet Highway (Shimla – Kalpa – Kaza). You will be using this road both ways – to enter and exit Spiti Valley.

This curated seven-day Spiti Valley Winter Expedition is designed for travellers for an authentic Spiti Valley tour through the winter months. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition includes travelling in comfortable and safe Force Traveler to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber. Marvel at the wondrous structures of the Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery shrouded in snow. 


Road Trip Highlights

  • Guided road trip to a snow-clad white Spiti Valley in a car driven by experienced local drivers.
  • Day Snow Hike, Ki Monastery tour with a monk and local food cooking session included
  • An adventure of a lifetime - stay at homestays with local families and experience the warm Spitian  hospitality.
  • 7 Day Road Trip

Tour Highlights

  • Winter, which embraces Spiti Valley in the first week of November, and stays on until the fourth week of March, is a cold, harsh and tough time in the valley. While it may not be the easiest time to travel through Spiti Valley valley, it certainly is the most rewarding time to come visit.

    Everything – every house, hamlet, road and village – dons a cloak of white. The cottony snow is constant - stretching on for as far as the eye can see. The horizon is a myth, for you can never tell where land ends and the skies begin.

    As winter sets in, Spiti Valley assumes a timeless nature – like an enchanting postcard waiting for you to dive right in. With temperatures going below -20 degrees centigrade, the Spiti river has more or less frozen up. A few defiant streams tirelessly cut through the ice, giving a surreal glazed feel to the basin.

    During these months, the famous Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Kaza road closes due to heavy snowfall. Hence, the only way of reaching Spiti Valley is through the Hindustan – Tibet Highway (Shimla – Kalpa – Kaza). You will be using this road both ways – to enter and exit Spiti Valley.

    This curated seven-day Spiti Valley Winter Expedition is designed for travellers for an authentic Spiti Valley tour through the winter months. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition includes travelling in comfortable and safe Force Traveler to some of the most popular villages of Spiti Valley including Asia’s highest villages – Komik and Kibber. Marvel at the wondrous structures of the Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery shrouded in snow. 


    Road Trip Highlights

    • Guided road trip to a snow-clad white Spiti Valley in a car driven by experienced local drivers.
    • Day Snow Hike, Ki Monastery tour with a monk and local food cooking session included
    • An adventure of a lifetime - stay at homestays with local families and experience the warm Spitian  hospitality.
    • 7 Day Road Trip

Tour Notes

  • WHAT TO PACK IN WINTERS -

    This document contains a list of what to carry for your vacation to Spiti Valley during winter. During the months between November and April, wintry conditions prevail in Spiti Valley where temperatures may plummet to as low as -30 degrees centigrade. Despite the extreme cold, a visit to the valley can certainly be managed if you are equipped with the right gear. This article will serve as a packing list for your Spiti Valley Winter tour.

    1. A Backpack with min. 50-60ltr. storage
    2. Heavy windproof down jacket
    3. 2 - 3 pairs of inner warmers / thermals
    4. 3 pairs of comfortable cotton pants / comfortable jeans (Avoid torn jeans)
    5. Reliable waterproof hiking / sports shoes with a good grip
    6. 3 – 4 pairs of woollen socks
    7. Gloves – 1 pairs of woollen gloves and and 1 pair of insulated waterproof gloves.
    8. UV resistant sunglasses to protect the eyes from intense sunlight reflection off the snow
    9. Woollen Monkey cap / Beanie
    10. Woollen Mufflers / Scarves
    11. An extra pair of shoes
    12. Sunscreen (SPF40 and above)
    13. Personal medicines
    14. Water bottle
    15. Flashlight
    16. Power banks / Solar chargers
    17. Lip Guard
    18. Hat
    19. Inhalers (If you suffer from asthma)
    20. BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid SIM Card

     

    If you are buying new shoes for your Spiti Valley tour, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday. It’s very important that these shoes are waterproof – so that your feet stay warm. Most of the above products can be purchased online from a reliable e-commerce portal of your choosing. If you are looking to buy all of these in one sweep, we recommend visiting a Decathlon store closest to you.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Shimla to Kalpa ( 220 kms – 8 hours drive)

We begin this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition by hitting the road from Shimla. We pass through popular towns of Sarahan and Rampur-Bushahr before entering the spectacular Kinnaur Valley. Before entering Kalpa at 7549 feet, we catch a glimpse the famous Kinner Kailash Peak – said to be the summer adobe of Lord Shiva.

At Kalpa, you will warm up with a piping cup of tea before checking into your warm hotel room.

Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.

Destination Covered – Shimla – Kalpa

Day 2 : Drive from Kalpa – Nako – Tabo (160kms – 5 hours drive)

After a comfortable night’s rest at Kalpa, we set off on the famous Hindustan-Tibet Highway. Famed for its spectacular views and proximity to Tibet, this road snakes north into Nako, the last hamlet of Kinnaur district.

We have a steaming hot lunch at Nako, before entering the magical Spiti Valley. Here, we spend the night at a comfortable and authentic homestay in Tabo.

Overnight at a homestay in Tabo.

Destination covered – Nako- Tabo

Day 3 : Drive from Tabo –Pin Valley – Mudh –Kaza (50kms – 2 hours drive)

We start the day with a visit to the 1021 – year old Tabo Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk around this sacred site and gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism. Unlike other monasteries in Spiti Valley, the Tabo monastery is located at the bottom of the valley.

From Tabo, we drive to the spectacular Pin Valley. Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties and a river that is frozen. Pin Valley promises all this. We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox and marten. Birds such as the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, chukor and raven paint the skies a pretty picture.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

Destination Covered – Mudh/Kaza

Day 4 : Drive from Kaza - Ki Monastery – Kibber – Kaza

We begin the fourth day, with a drive to renowned Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure amid white snow. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.

Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village in this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snowy mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike. From Kibber you can trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversible only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive back to Kaza for the night.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

Destination Covered – Ki/Kibber

Day 5 : Drive from Kaza – Komik – Hikkim –Langza – Kaza

On the fifth day of this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.

The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4513 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, mostly cut-off from the rest of the world during this part of the year. If accessible during this tour, we will make the drive to Komik. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, red fox, hare, snow cock, Himalayan griffin, rock pigeon etc.

Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you might even meet the post-master and hear his stories.

After sending out a postcard, we drive to Langza. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. Once you are here, you can walk around the frosty-white village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

Destination Covered – Komik/Langza

Day 6 : Drive from Kaza - Kalpa /Rampur

The sixth day marks the beginning of the end of this expedition. We make our way south towards Kinnaur Valley. Along this journey, you can get to capturing some scenic visions that you might have missed out on your camera. After a scenic and memorable drive, we will end the journey at Kalpa.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kalpa.

Destination Covered – Kaza /Kalpa

Day 7 : Drive from Kalpa – Shimla

The last leg of this 7 Day Winter Expedition is here. We drive for Shimla with a bag of delightful memories and exciting stories to recount.

Destination Covered – Kalpa / Shimla

Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes:

    • Hotel /Homestay Accommodation with breakfast and dinner on  double sharing basis.
    • Transfers by  Innova/Force Traveller According to the Size of Group people for all days as per the itinerary (Day 1 - Day 7).
    • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
    • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
    • All Applicable Monastery / Museum Fees

Price Excludes:

    • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
    • 5% GST (Tax)
    • Guide / Porters
    • Meals in Transit / Lunch in Kalpa or Rampur / Any Beverages / Any meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Sightseeing in Shimla / Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
    • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions:

    • AC will not work in Hill Stations.

      The confirmation is subjects to availability.

      Check in and checkout time as per hotel policy.

      Base category rooms will be provided in every package category.

      Base category rooms will be booked in hotels until and unless specified in the quotation. In case the rooms are not available in selected hotels, rooms shall be booked in similar hotels.

      Please carry your valid  Photo identity proof (Adahar card,Voting Card,Driving License,Passport and in case of a Foreign National Passport  and Visa is Must) containing your photographs and address  at it is required at the airport and during check in to hotels. Pan card is not a valid identity proof.

      Meals Timings must be followed as per the instructions  of the hotels. For any un-availed meals we shall not be responsible.

      For early check- In and late check-out payments are to be settled directly by the guest at the hotel.

      Check-In and check-out time of most of the hotels is 14:00hrs  to 12:00hrs  and number of meals including breakfast is always corresponding to the No.of nights booked by the guest. The hotel does not provide breakfast on the day of arrival.

      In Himachal you cannot match the facilities & services of hotel to developed destinations. Hotels in HIMACHAL PRADESH  are categorized on the basis of location, services and costing and not as per Star Categorization i.e.; 1*, 2*, 3* and so on.

      The above  Quotation is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. If we are not able  to reserve the said hotels, shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.

      No refund will be made for any unused accommodation, missed meals, transportation sightseeing tours or any other service due to bad weather, ill health, strike, road -blocks or any other factor beyond  our control. Such unused items are neither refundable nor exchangeable.

Cancellation Policy:

  • You have booked group tour where Anytymfly requires to book services like hotel, air, transportation etc. in advance because all group need to travel at the same time and stay together in one hotel. And for blocking the reservations, we need to make the payment in advance. In such situation if tourist does not availed the services then we have to bare the cancellation charges. In order to cover our expected losses from the cancellation there’s a set scale of charges which must be paid by the guest if you or anyone traveling with you cancels the tour or cancel any services or arrangements that form part of your booking with us. The cancellation charges are a percentage of total tour cost which varies with the number of days prior to departure.


    General Terms applicable for all type of cancellations:

    • Applicable Refund as per cancellation policy will be paid within 15 working days from the date of cancellation in INR only.
    • No interest will be applicable on refund.
    • Cancellation shall attract the cancellation charges on total tour price.

     Tour cancelled by guest due to personal reason:

    • If the guest decides to cancel the tour for any reason, he/she shall make a written application to the Anytymfly and deliver it to the concerned sales booking person / Branch-In-charge at the sales outlet where guest/s booked.
    • Booking after cancellation will be treated as fresh booking for all purpose.
    • Cancellation can be due to any personal reason whatsoever, including but not limited to, the reason of inability to participate due to any illness, death, court order, tour cancelled by sharing partner, requiring to pay single occupancy and the like.
    • Air Ticket Cancellation charges plus deposit forfeit charges as are applicable under the rules of the concerned Airline are to be paid by guest/s immediately.

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