Lahaul Spiti Valley Kaza Tour

Location:
Manali
Availability:
Yes
Transport:
Toyota Innova
Occupancy/car:
1+6
Start of Journey:
Ex-Manali
Season:
June to Oct

Lahaul Spiti Kaza

Ex-Manali to Kaza

Departs
Arrives

Kaza to Ex-Manali

Departs
Arrives

Area covered : Manali - Kaza - Tabo - Manali

General Information About LAHAUL SPITI VALLEY KAZA TOUR

Lahaul and Spiti is one of the state lies on the international border with Tibet. Lahaul and Spiti are the perfect locations for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Many Bollywood have been filmed in this valley due to its aesthetic look and Buddhist culture. Hindi movie "PAAP" is one of those films. It is located at an altitude of 3340 m in the north eastern corner; these are the two remote villages of Himachal Pradesh. Before these two districts were combined, the Lahaul capital was Kardang and Dhankar was the capital of Spiti. But now, these are spread over an area of 13835 sq. km and as per 2001 census, the total populations of these districts were recorded around 33,224.
When you pass Rohtang pass and get an altitude of 4000 mtr and after crossing the pass you realize the clear impression of Buddhist culture. You see the road side chortens. By visiting this valley and snowcapped hills create a splendid view of the valley. Lahaul and Spiti are two isolated Himalayan valleys of Himachal Pradesh that lie on the Indo-Tibet border. A beautiful land of captivating Buddhist art and culture- Lahaul is distinguished by inflicting mountains and glaciers while the vegetation, climate and the landscape of Spiti are similar to that of Tibet. That's why the village of Spiti is also popular as 'Little Tibet'.
This is a perfect family holiday that offers you a pleasant experience that unfolds the stunning valley.

Day 01 - Manali

Our representative will receive you at ISBT and transfer to hotel. Have breakfast and rest for 4 hrs. After lunch in Afternoon local sight-seeing of Manali (Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar, Vashisht Sulphur spring). Overnight stay in Manali.

Day 02 - Drive from Manali – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum La – Losar – Kaza

Overnight in a Kaza Hotel. (11,980 feet / 9 – 10 hours)
We begin our Spiti Valley tour by burning the road from Manali. We pass through the popular adventure-haven Rohtang Pass. We begin to drive into the desolate and stunning brown-badland landscape and approach Chattru and Batal. At 14,931 feet, we catch our first chill at the August Kunzum Pass and then descend into Losar Village, the first in Spiti valley.
Having warmed up with a chai, we continue driving through the stunning landscape and reach Kaza where we spend the night at a comfortable hotel.

Day 03 - Drive from Kaza – Ki Monastery – Kibber – Gette – Kaza. Overnight in a Kaza hotel.

Today, on the second day of the Spiti Valley Tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.
Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world's highest post office. If possible, you can 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 about the 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.
We drive back down to Kaza for lunch. After that, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. 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 centre of learning as well as 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 metres and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village of 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 snow-tipped mountains makes 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 traversable only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where we absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag.
We drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza hotel.

Day 04 - Drive from Kaza to Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza. Overnight in a Kaza hotel.

On the third day of our Spiti Valley tour, we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley. Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn‟t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and more.
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.
We drive back to Kaza in the evening and spend the night in a comfortable and warm Kaza hotel.

Day 05 - Drive from Kaza to Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake Trek – Lhalung.

Overnight in a Lhalung Homestay
After a delicious breakfast, we continue our Spiti Valley tour and drive towards the only other town of Spiti Valley – Tabo. Also known as the „Ajanta of the Himalayas‟, Tabo houses the 1010 year-old Tabo Monastery – which is a UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its ancient paintings that depict the life of The Buddha, and intricate portraits of gods and demons along with life-size statues of bodhisattvas, in a fusion of western Tibetan, Indian and Kashmiri styles.
After spending a couple of hours at Tabo, we drive towards Dhankar. Perched high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin River, in a hidden bowl, is the tiny hamlet of Dhankar. The former capital of the Royals of Spiti Valley, also known as the Nono, who ruled the dust-coloured badlands of Spiti Valley, go back in time as you explore the 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa which perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. If time permits, do take an hour‟s climb above the village to visit the stunning turquoise Dhankar Tso or Dhankar Lake which offers views over the valley and towards the twin peaks of Mane Rang (6593 meters).
Later, we take a short drive to Lhalung – another beautiful high altitude Spiti valley village. The word Lhalung means "land of god" and the village of Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains which supposedly transforms in colour depending on the mood of the deities. Red denotes anger while yellow signifies happiness. Apart from being home to hospitable local families, the village of Lhalung is also home to one of the oldest gompas in Spiti valley. The Lhalung Monastery – also known as Sarkhang and golden Temple – is situated at a height of 3658 metres.
We spend the night at an authentic local homestay with a local family, listening to stories of life at above 12,000 feet.
Overnight in a Lhalung Homestay

Day 06 - Drive from Lhalung to Losar – Kunzum La – Chandratal Lake. Overnight in Camps near Chandratal Lake.

Today, we commence our journey back home and trace our steps back on the Kaza – Manali road. However, we take one last stop at another Spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake. The mystical and beautiful Chandratal Lake, which translates to Moon Lake, is located at a height of 14,100 feet. The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky. After capturing the colours of the beautiful Chandratal Lake, we drive to our camping site where a hot supper under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way awaits us. Our camps at Chandratal Lake are equipped with state of the art camping equipment including tents, high altitude sleeping bags and a comfortable mattress.

Day 07 - Drive from Chandratal Lake to Rohtang Pass – Manali. Overnight in a Manali hotel

With visuals of the stunning Chandratal Lake captured in minds and cameras, we continue tracing our steps back, driving on the Kaza – Manali road and after a few hours of driving and some more stunning landscape, we pass through the famous Rohtang Pass and reach Manali and here our tour ends. We drop you at ISBT Manali by 4:00 PM, for further journey.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on twin share basis in Upper Guest Houses or Economy hotels.
  • Food inclusion as mentioned.
  • Transfers/sightseeing by 01 non air - conditioned Toyota Quails or similar as per the itinerary.
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival by the company representative.
  • Driver’s expenses, parking charges, toll taxes.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Necessary permits for road travel.

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, room heater charges, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic, beverages, mineral water, room service, tea, coffee etc.
  • Foods as per the itinerary only.
  • Gandola riding.
  • Any train fare/air fare unless specified.
  • Garden entrance fees, permits camera fees, guide charges.
  • Any rides, boating charges, gondola ride, additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the inclusions/itinerary.
  • Any hike in fuel, tax structure (Luxury tax, transport tax or service tax) any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Tips & any other expenses not mentioned in Tour Itinerary.
  • Protected area permit and wild life fees

  • On arrival you will be required to deposit your photo ID‟s (Driving license/Adhar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport). Pan card is not valid, if required.
  • The participants must be covered with full medical insurance from their home town/ city. The organization does not cover any kind of insurance.
  • In case of any accident & death organization will not bear any medical/ doctor expenses, ambulance expenses, rescue expenses and airlift/ air ambulance expenses.

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Cost of the package : Rs 15,800/- @ 5% GST

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  • Sandeep says , 2017-05-12 14:46:54
    It was a great experience to have thrilling and adventurous biking holidays. Thanks
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