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Spiti Sojourn

Let's go on a tribal trail

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  •  Leh Ladakh
  •  June
34700/- 9D/8N

Overview

“Lahaul-Spiti is trekker’s delight, a writer’s imagination, a poets thought and heaven for photographers”. “Spiti” literally means “The Middle Land”, the land between Tibet and India. Cut off from the tourist map because of its remoteness, Lahaul-Spiti has retained its pristine charm.

Life in Spiti seems intact for thousands of years. Quaint old monasteries, prayer flags fluttering in the wind and monks in their ochre robes, add to the mystic beauty of Spiti. The scenic mountain villages perched on mountain crests, flawless rivers, vast landscapes and the harsh conditions are all a part of the package that constitute this adventurous Himalayan journey.

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Highlights

  • Experience the tribal life of greater Himalayas.
  • Taste the world’s best grape wine at Ribba.
  • Be amazed with the beauty of Pin Valley, the home of Snow Leopard.
  • Explore Tabo, the oldest monastic compound in Himalaya, called Ajanta of Himachal.
  • Visit Komic, world’s highest village with a drivable road.
  • If you are lucky enough, find sea fossils at Langza.
  • Make a post from the world’s highest post office at Hikkim
  • Spend a night at the Chandra Tal, one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
  • Free photography tips by Delhi based travel photographer Vinod Verma

Stay: Hotels, Camps, Homestays

Meals: All 3 meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner

Activities: Rural Living, Road Trip, Camping, Scuba Diving, Village Homestay, Participate in Local Traditions

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Itinerary

  • Day 1, 15 July: Delhi – Fagu (361 km)

    Start early morning for the first leg of the journey – Lovely drive through Shivalik foothills. We stop over at Fagu, a quaint little town beyond maddening city crowd.
  • Day 2, 16 July: Fagu – Kalpa (220 km)

    Situated at a height of 2758 mtr above the sea level, Kalpa is one of the most beautiful village of Kinnaur. The rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and golden light can mesmerize any one. Kalpa offers fabulous views of the Kinnaur Kailash. Also we can see a 70 Mtr Shiv Ling at the top of the peak. Chilgoza plantations and apple orchards are other attractions there. Overnight stay at Kalpa.
  • Day 3, 17 July: Kalpa – Nako (100 km)

    The most fabulous drive is through mesmerising Kailash Hills to Nako. We also discover Ribba where world’s best local grape wine is produced. Passing through Khab which is hardly 13 km from Tibbet border we reach Nako, situated in Hangrang Valley. The existence of lake formed out of the masses of the ice and snow above adds beauty to the village.
  • Day 4, 18 July: Nako – Tabo – Mud (127 km)

    We explore Tabo during the day. Flanked on either side by hills, it is one of the most important Buddhist monasteries regarded by many as only next to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet. It is also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. After an hour drive, leaving the main road, enter Pin valley, reputed as the home of Snow Leopard. Reach Mud village by late afternoon and stay overnight.
  • Day 5, 19 July: Mud – Kaza – Kibar – Kaza (92 km)

    Early morning check out for Kaza and later for Kibar (4205 mtr) the highest permanently inhabited village of India, visiting Ki Monastery enrout. This centuries old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Overnight stay at Kaza.
  • Day 6, 20 July: Kaza–Langza-Hikkim-Komic-Kaza (48 km)

    Have breakfast and leave for an awesome experience of real life of Spiti. Spend the day in looking for fossils of maritime life, making post from the highest post office in the world, knowing simple tribals life of this lesser known side of Himalaya. Overnight stay at Kaza.
  • Day 7, 21 July: Kaza – Chandratal (126 km)

    Next morning lead us to Chandratal (4300 m) also known as the moon lake. The lake was once a halting place for traders who traveled to Spiti and the Kullu valley from Tibet and Ladakh attracts a large number of adventure lovers. This crystal clear blue water lake lies in a broad grassy plain which in ancient times was a glacier, and is ideal for camping. Overnight stay in a camp at Chandratal.
  • Day 8, 22 July: Chandratal – Naggar (165 km)

    The last leg of the journey take us to Naggar through Rohtang Pass.
  • Day 9, 23 July: Naggar- Delhi (580 km)

    Missing those beautiful memories of a lifetime journey we reach Delhi by late evening.
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Inclusions

  • Transportations from Delhi to Delhi
  • 9D/8N Accommodation on sharing basis (Hotel/Camps/Homestay)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
  • All permits and permissions.

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry, and extra meal ordered.
  • Expenses incurred due to anything beyond our control like natural calamities, landslides, political insurgencies etc.
  • Soft drinks and other beverages.

Other Important Information

  • Fee mentioned above is from Delhi to Delhi.
  • Registration of expedition will be done on first come first serve basis.
  • “ToRoots” reserves the right to amend/alter the program.
  • Due care is taken for the safety of the participants but organizer will not be responsible for any mishap/accident/injury/illness etc.
  • If the participant does not attend/complete the expedition or to consume benefits included in the price, he/she will have no right to claim a refund.

Cancellation policy

  • 75% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
  • 50% Refund if cancelled 15 days before the trip start date.
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