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Experience Incredible Spiti

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13-Sept-2019 To 22-Sep-2019

Starting from  INR  55,200/-  per person

 

Every year for six months, the Himalayan valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti emerge from a thick cloak of snow to reveal a different secret world to man. Rivers start to flow with unseen fury, the earth turns a swathe of color, mountains unlock secret doorways and local inhabitants come out in celebration of itself. At dizzying heights of 2600m to 4200m, the experience is almost surreal. Gods and nature seem to lure man, perhaps even challenge him to make the journey into their den of barren deserts, fierce mountains, turbulent rivers, dense forests and moody skies. This is your journey of discovery in the lesser known Himalayas.

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    All about the Experience Incredible Spiti.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • The classic drive on the old Hindustan – Tibet route.
    • Visit to the monasteries at Tabo, Dhankar and Key.
    • Visit one of the highest villages, Kibber & the pristine Chandratal.
    • Enjoy the local culture, folklore and dance at Spiti festival in Kaza.

    FACT FILE

    • Type of Tour : Road Trip
    • Grade : Moderate
    • Maximum Altitude : 4551m/14,932 ft.
    • Tour Duration : 09 Nights
    • Tour Date : 13-Sept-2019 To 22-Sep-2019
    • Reporting Time & Venue : 11:00 hrs at Chandigarh Airport / Rly. Station
    • Dispersal Time & Venue : 09:00 hrs at Chandigarh Airport / Rly. Station
    • Accomodation: Hotel -08; Deluxe Tented Campsite : 01
    • Requisite Group Size : 12 Pax
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Accommodation:

    • In a Premium category hotel on twin sharing basis.
    • Chandratal: In a Deluxe Tented Campsite with attached bathrooms on twin sharing basis.

    Food

    • All meals including lunch on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 10. Meals include breakfast, lunch, evening tea & dinner only.
    • Lunches are organised en-route in neat and clean basic restaurants or dhabas.Travel:
    • Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV.

    Others

    • Complimentary Sack & cap.
    • Permit fees.
    • One local guide from Day 05 to Day 06.
    • One experienced Tour Leader from “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt.”
    Whats not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Goods & Service Tax at 05%
    • Travel to & from Chandigarh.
    • Camera fees.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
    • Tips to camping team, driver, guide, hotel staff, etc.
    • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
    • Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
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    We can customize a similar tour to suit your requirements or for independent small groups you can check our packages.

    1. Day 1 Arrival in Chandigarh; Drive to Narkanda (2760m/9060 ft; 186 km; 6-7 hrs.)

      The meeting place for the group is Chandigarh airport at 11:00 hrs. We get picked up either at the Airport or the Railway station and start for Narkanda. As we leave behind the plains the air gets cooler and we negotiate the winding mountain roads. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Narkanda.

    2. Day 2 Narkanda – Kalpa (2960m/9711 ft.; 174 km; 6-7 hrs.)

      Today we drive to Kalpa. This picturesque little hamlet offers a breathtaking view of the Kinner- Kailash range. Kalpa is also home to the Chilgoza tree. In the evening, we walk to Old Kalpa and visit Kalpa Monastery, alternately we can drive to Rogi Village. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kalpa.

       

    3. Day 3 Kalpa - Tabo (3280m/10,762 ft.; 170 km; 6-7 hrs)

      After an early morning breakfast we drive to Tabo. This is the day when we encounter the change in landscapes. From lush green valley we enter the barren hills. Time permitting we visit Giu Mummy. Giu is the only real mummy of a lama discovered till date, which is so well preserved. Located 3050m above sea level nature has endowed Spiti with a dust free environment where everything is preserved for posterity. We arrive in Tabo by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Tabo.

    4. Day 4 Tabo – Dhankar – Demul – Kaza (3650m/11,976 ft.; 68 km; 4-5 hrs)

      We leave very early to visit Tabo Monastery – a 1000 year old monastery. We can also attend the early morning prayers at the monastery. Post breakfast, we leave for Dhankar Gompa. We proceed further to Kaza taking slightly detour to Lalung and Demul. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kaza.

      (Note: Monastery opens at 0730-0800 am)

       

    5. Day 5 Kaza - Excursion to Kibber village & Key Monastery

      An exciting day – we have an excursion to Kibber village. Kibber (4270m/14,010 ft.) is one of the highest inhabited villages in the world. Perched on a vast stretch of land and surrounded by mountains of limestone rocks, the view from here is truly breath-taking. Post lunch we visit the Key Monastery, 18 km from Kaza, which is located above Kaza at a height of 4166m/13,669 ft. Fine murals and a valuable collection of Kangyur (ancient Buddhist texts) are its

      attractions. We drive back to Kaza to explore this small one street town, the administrative head quarter of Spiti Region. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kaza.

    6. Day 6 Kaza – Excursion to Langza, Hikkim, Komic and back

      Post breakfast, visit the highest motorable villages in the world Komic (4587mtr/15,049ft), spend time at the monastery. Send out postcards from Hikkim, the highest post office in the world (4,440mtr/ 14,456ft). We will go for fossil hunting in Langza. Yak cheese, rope and liquor making. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kaza.

       

      Additional possible activities:

      • Get a local pottery class in Langza village. (paid activity)
      • Early morning Thanka painting Class. (paid activity)

       

    7. Day 7 Kaza – Chandratal (4250m/13,944 ft.; 75 km; 4-5 hrs) via KunzumLa (4551m/14,932 ft)

      After an early morning breakfast, we start today’s journey. We pass Losar and climb the Kunzum La pass, the view from the top of the pass is beautiful. After a visit to the Kunzum Devi temple we descend to Chandratal. Overnight at Chandratal.

       

    8. Day 08 Chandratal – Manali (2560m/8400 ft.; 140 km; 5-6 hrs)

      After spending some time at Chandratal we start for Batal and procced further to Rohtang Pass and finally to our destination Manali. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in manali.

       

       

    9. Day 09 Manali– Chandigarh (316 kms; 8-9 hrs)

      Post breakfast drive from Manali to Chandigarh. Overnight stay at Chandigarh.

    10. Day 10 Final departure

      Post breakfast drive towards Chandigarh airport for Final Departure.

    Accommodation:

    • In a Premium category hotel on twin sharing basis.
    • Chandratal: In a Deluxe Tented Campsite with attached bathrooms on twin sharing basis.

    This tour is recommended for people with a good level of physical fitness. We do not recommend this tour to people with chronic problems like epilepsy and those related to blood pressure or heart or diabetes.

    It’s mandatory that all the participants carry a valid photo id., (Driving License, Voter Id., Passport or Aadhar Card) for issuance of permits and 02 passport size photographs.
    For accompanying children above 12 yrs. (who do not have a Passport or Aadhar Card), it’s mandatory to carry the School Id. Card/College Id. Card along with 02 passport size photographs.

    Day temperatures average between 20ºC – 25ºC and night temperatures can average between 10ºC – 15ºC.

    However, the temperatures would vary a lot depending on the season and altitude.

    The weather can change dramatically causing rain, thunder storm, flash floods, cloud burst, snow fall and severe drop in temperatures, causing severe physical hardships.

    • In certain restricted areas Foreign Nationals may not be allowed (e.g. Giu Monastery) or Special Permits may be needed.
    • Kunzum Pass may be closed due to bad road/weather conditions. In such case delays are expected. So it is advised that, you should book your return international flight 2-3 days after your expected date of arrival in Chandigarh.
    • Clients are expected to dress modestly and respectfully while visiting monasteries and other religious institutions and while attending festivals (you cannot wear Shorts, Short Skirts, Sleeveless tops, Hats / Caps / any Headgear).

    Our effort is to give a clear idea about the various aspects of the tour, to avoid any misunderstanding during the tour. We request you to please read the General Information, Booking Conditions, Travel Information for Himachal Pradesh, AMS Note and Kit List.

    This tour is a high-altitude tour and the maximum height gain will be approx. 4551m. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be caused due to high altitudes. The AMS may be avoided by taking precautions given in the document that will be attached on high altitudes, please read the document carefully. The high altitude can cause Acute Mountain Sickness and may lead to serious critical medical conditions such as cerebral or pulmonary edema.

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