Spiti is the sub division of Lahaul & Spiti district and literally known as “Middle Country.” The region has a strong Tibetan influence as you encounter ancient monasteries, temples, and monuments here. Also, the region’s climate, scenic pleasure, vegetation resemble closely with the Tibet, making it a twin sister of the latter. The locals speak Bhoti language and most of them follow Buddhism as their faith. People are simple, hard working and honest here. Here, life is away from modern development amidst the natures lap encompassing variety of vegetation and animals. The central Spiti Valley is divided in eastern and western valleys. Ladakh and Tibet meet the valley on eastern side whereas, Kinnaur and Kullu meet the Spiti Valley on western side through high passes, making it looks exotic and unmatchable.
Day 01: Transfer From Chandigarh to Narkanda
Arrive and meet us at Chandigarh Airport or Railway station, driven to Narkanda in about -8 hours journey by a cab. On the way to Narkanda, you can get to visit the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog, Matiana, Narkanda and Apple orchards. Enjoy the overnight stay at the hotel in Narkanda.
Day 02: Transfer From Narkanda to Sangla via Sarahan
Post breakfast; proceed for Kinnaur Sangla via Sarahan which is also known as the gateway to Kinnaur valley. Following, visit the Hattu peak (3,400 metres/ 11,154 feet) and submerged in the scenic beauty of Himalayas. Next on your trip map is the traditional wooden carved temple of Goddess Kali, Hawa Mahal, Cricket Ground, and Oldest Mahal of King of Himachal. After the temple tour, drive to Sangla valley. The day ends with an overnight stay in hotel in Sangla valley.
Day 03: Local Sightseeing of Chitkul Sangla Valley
Enjoy the local sightseeing of Chitkul Sangla valley. The tour starts with a visit to Kamru village and Kamru Fort having a dedicated temple to Goddess Kamaksha Devi. Next is the visit to Sangla, a popular village known for its incredible sloping architecture and scenic charm. There, you can chat with the local and explore their simplicity and hospitality. Chitkul is another village which is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibetan border. There, enjoy being in the hands of nature at the Baspa valley. Enjoy the overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Sangla to Kalpa Local Sightseeing 2,759 metres / 9,048 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
After breakfast visit Kalpa Village which is about 2-3 hours drive from Sangla valley. On the way, you can explore visiting Recongpeo, the district headquarters of Kinnaur district, enjoy a delicious lunch of choice at the local restaurant and head towards the Kalpa and Roghi village. Famous for their production of apricots and apples, these villages also get you to catch a sight of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain. Spend the night at the hotel in Kalpa valley.
Day 05: Kalpa to Tabo 3,050 metres / 10010 feet (190 Kms / 9-10 hrs)
Drive to Tabo which is about 9-10 hrs drive from the Kalpa valley. On the way, you can explore Puh, Nako, and Gue villages – the last Indian village on Indo-Tibetan border. There, you can visit the naturally preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk about 600 years old. Upon arriving on Tabo, check into hotel.
Day 06: Tabo to Kaza 3,200 metres / 10,500 feet, (49 kms / 9 hrs).
Visit the Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas. Later, reach Kaza which is about 3 hours drive from Tabo. You will also visit the Dhankar village and Dhankar monastery and fort and stop over for a cup of tea or lunch with a local family. The day ends at checking into the hotel at Kaza.
Day 07: Sightseeing around Kaza (5-6 hrs).
Drive to Lagnza after the breakfast and explore the offerings of the local market and meet & spend time the natives. Enthusiasts can visit the monastery located at the top of the village. If weather condition permits, you can drive to Hikkim, which is the highest located village in the world. Later in the day, continue the drive towards Kee Monastery and the Kibber village. During the afternoon, you can dine at the restaurant with a choice of Indian and Tibetan delicacies. Return to Kaza in the evening to spend your night at the hotel.
Day 08: Kaza to Chandertal Lake
Drive to Chandratal Lake by crossing Kunzum Pass and Baltal. Enjoy mesmerizing scenic view of CB ranges peaks to absorb the nature’s aura inside you. Spend the complete day cherishing beauty of the beautiful lake and natural surrounding; followed by an overnight stay in a camp at Chandratal Lake.
Day 09: Chandertal to Manali 2,050 metres / 6,726 feet ( 100 kms /05 hrs)
Drive early for Manali; stop for breakfast at Chandertal Lake camp and lunch at the hotel. This day covers the crossing over two high mountain passes Kunzum pass (4,558 metres / 14,950 feet) and Rohtang Pass (3,980 metres / 13058 feet). On the way, you can visit the temple and catch the glimpses of unparalleled beauty of CB ranges and Glaciers. Reach to Manali in the evening and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 10: Manali to Chandigarh (310 kms – 09-10 hrs).
After breakfast, drive to Chandigarh via Kullu, Aut, Hanogi devi temple and Pandoh Dam. Continue your drive to Chandigarh. Arrive in Delhi by evening. The tour ends here.