Here is The Land Of Wanderlust’s blueprint to a road trip through Kinnaur & Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which is also known as the world within a world because of its absolute remoteness, rugged roads and high altitude villages.

 TRIP DATES: 13th-23rd May, 2018

TRIP COST: RS 22,000 + 5% ST = Rs 23,100/- 

Inclusion: 

  • Accommodation. (3 to 6 based on room size)
  • Travel begins and ends at New Delhi.
  • Entry Fee.
  • Permits.

Exclusion:

  •  Food.

This road trip will have a minimum of six backpackers.

Only on payment of 50% of the trip cost will a seat be confirmed.

For more information please contact us on the phone numbers mentioned below:

Ankit Chaube :+91 8454961928

TLOW Office :  +91 9004594935

or mail us at: [email protected]

Things to carry along

  1. Valid Photo id proof with address & 5 photo copies.(No Pan card)
  2. Two pass port size photographs.
  3. Essentials to pack.

Day 1:

  • Board a Tata AC HRTC bus from ISBT New Delhi to Rampur at 19:00 HRS.

Day 2:

  • Reach Rampur by 09:00 HRS and check into our guest house.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the banks of the River Sutlej.

Day 3:

  • Post breakfast, leave for the town of Sangla. (111km= 4.5 Hrs)
  • Reach Sangla by 16:00 HRS and check into a guest house.
  • Spend the rest of the day exploring the town and the surrounding woods.

Day 4:

  • Post breakfast, leave for the border village of Chitkul. (22 km = 1 Hr)
  • En-route explore the nomadic village of Rakcham
  • Visit the village temple and spend the rest of the day interacting with the friendly locals.
  • Reach Chitkul  around tea time and check into a guest house. (No Network Coverage)
  • Spend rest of the day wandering through the village lanes and chill by the River Baspa.

Day 5:

  • Post breakfast, leave for the tiny village of Nako. (129km = 4.5 hrs)
  • Reach Nako by 11:00 HRS and check into our guest house.
  •  Visit the beautiful village of Nako, lake and monastery.
  • Spend rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6:

  • Early morning start for the village of Tabo, to start off the road trip to Spiti Valley.
  • Reach the village of Tabo by lunch time, 63 km drive and check into the monastery guest house.
  • Hike to the meditation caves, wander through the arid village of Tabo.

Day 7:

  • At 10:00 HRS leave for the clif village of Dhankar 32km drive.
  • Reach Dhankar and check into guest house.
  • Visit the cliff monastery and the Dhankar village.
  • Hike to the breathtaking Dhankar Lake – 2 hr hike.

Day 8:

  • After breakfast, leave for the village of Komik. (Highest village in the world) 22km drive
  • Visit the village and the monastery of Komik.
  • En route visit the village of Hikkim. (Highest post office in the world)
  • Spend a night in our humble Spitian home stay in the fossil village Langza .

Day 9: 

  • After breakfast, leave for the hill monastery Key Gompa.
  • Post lunch, leave for the town of Kaza 19km drive.
  • Check into a guest house and visit the local bazaar.

Day 10:

  •  Leave by 06:30 HRS for the town of Rampur.
  • Reach Rampur by 12:00 HRS.
  • Board a TATA Ac HRTC night bus from Rampur to ISBT New Delhi at 17:00 HRS.

Day 11:

  • Reach ISBT New Delhi by 08:00 HRS. 

17 Responses

  1. Edric

    this trip was built up for a long time and when Ladakh was cancelled for logistical reasons we were dissapointed. However Divya and Shewin acted quickly and changed the entire plan in a few hours.
    Spiti was beautiful, loved the villages and the food, the roads were deadly but thrilling am going to do this stretch on a bike after completing Ladakh.
    The group we travelled with was amazing and we had fun exploring new places together and ending almost everyday with a game of bang.

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  2. Prakash

    Before the trip to Ladakh could even start we were excited like children, however soon dissapointment came in as the roads to Leh and Ladakh were not open yet and then a miracle, we decided to travel to spiti valley and it was one crazy and awesome decision, from treacherous roads to beautiful monastries, crystal clear waters, star gazing, eating plenty of tibetan food and most memorable touching SNOW for the 1st time.
    This was one incrdible and memorable journey.

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  3. Erita

    I was a tad bit dissapointed when the ladakh trip was cancelled. I really am glad the trip to Spiti happened instead. The places we visited were absolutely worth it. Every one of the places…the villages, monasteries, the people…everything. This is my first backpacking trip and its been an incredible experience

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  4. Dylan

    Initially I was a bit dissapointed about the whole ‘Ladakh’ trip not happening since we had built it up in our heads. But then Sherwin and Divya mentioned about Spiti valley- about how it had a similar terrain, etc. So we decided we’d check it out since the road to Leh had not opened up as yet. That was one of the best decisions ever! Spiti valley was absolutely amazing!
    The entire experience was something else. The places were absolutely beautiful. Although I’d have liked the journey to have been rushed but i understand the trip wasnt planned for Spiti, and i must say Sherwin and Divya did an amazing job.

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  5. Dylan

    Although our Ladakh trip got cancelled our trip to Spiti was just dreamy. I enjoyed it throughly as tiring as it was. My first trip up north was truely memorable and incredibly inspiring. Hope to make this a yearly tradition. It was a perfect mix of luxury and the outdoors. keep up the good work

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  6. Pritham Dsouza

    This was my first time up north and I am really glad i did this trip. Desperately needed a change in scenery and this trip was absolutely perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever travelled so much in such little time definitely a life changing experience. The majestic views and the cultures we exposed to we definitely made me feel part of a something bigger than myself and it did put things into perspective. Considering that I had just graduated , this trip was a very necessary thing and helped me get a very different perspective on things.
    Spiti valley was absolutely beautiful and spending my birthday in the monastery at Tabo was probably the highlight of my trip.

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  7. Ujwal Dey

    Last minute plans have big paybacks. On the eve of the trip I became an addition to the gang only cause my brother dropped out so I owe him that favour. Before then I have never been anywhere north of Delhi so the beauty of north India hit me hard. You can look at pictures all you want but to be in one and soak up all the beauty of that place is incredible. This is how I have felt all through this trip.
    The beauty of the place, culture and the people have blown my mind open. Spiti especially had a huge impact. Nako, Tabo, Dankar were outstanding and I enjoyed very bit of Spiti right from the travel to the people.

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  8. Manuel

    We were supposed to visit Leh, Ladakh but since the pass to Leh was closed we ended up going to Spiti. The best change of plans ever. Spiti is so much fun. Being completely secluded from the world.
    No network, no whatsapp, no phone calls…
    the stay in the Tabo monastery was the highlight of the stay in spiti. there was also the short visit to parvati valley.
    I just loved how chill it was in old manali and Tosh and Kasol. I could stay here forever. I also enjoyed the other places on this trip.
    Especially Dhankar ‘people sleeping in one room in -4 temperatures is absolutely insanly awesome 🙂

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  9. Amit and Shubi

    Our first backpack trip.would want to do it again? definitely. It was so different from any of our trips. The highlight was ‘the group’.
    Met some amazing people which turned even the most ordinary places amazing.
    our best memories were:
    sleeping in one room in Dhankar
    Tabo monastery
    Dinner at Kapla
    Awesome stay at Dorji
    Loved Nako and how we went crazy with the dinner orders

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  10. Dale

    Really well planned and good pictures to compliment the place. I really wish to backpack with you’ll in the near future.

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  11. Roshni

    Hi Sherwin, amazing blueprint. Can i know the tentative dates for the above mentioned trip..

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