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: 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 Valid Photo id proof with address & 5 photo copies.(No Pan card) Two pass port size photographs. 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. Post breakfast, visit the 1000 year old Tabo Monastery. 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. Drive from Key Monastery to the village of Kibber. 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 08:00HRS Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 17 Responses 10 reasons why you should backpack with The Land Of Wanderlust | The Land Of Wanderlust September 26, 2014 […] heard of Kasauli but not Kasol, Zanskar Valley and Spiti Valley, so this is where The Land Of Wanderlust stands out as you get the unique experience of backpacking […] Reply Edric July 16, 2014 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. Reply Prakash July 16, 2014 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. Reply Erita July 15, 2014 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 Reply Dylan July 15, 2014 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. Reply Dylan July 15, 2014 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 Reply Pritham Dsouza July 15, 2014 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. Reply Ujwal Dey July 15, 2014 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. Reply Manuel July 15, 2014 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 🙂 Reply Amit and Shubi July 15, 2014 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 Reply Kay Fernandes (@sarcobabble) February 11, 2014 When is the deadline to give in our entries? Reply sherwin rebello February 11, 2014 The earlier the better. We just have 10 spots. Reply Dale February 8, 2014 Really well planned and good pictures to compliment the place. I really wish to backpack with you’ll in the near future. Reply Himalayan Travel= Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand | The Land Of Wanderlust November 11, 2013 […] New Delhi -> Kufri -> Spiti Valley -> Shimla -> New Delhi => 12 days […] Reply Nandini November 3, 2013 Himachal, where I grew up! Beautiful photos! Enjoy your travel! Reply Roshni November 3, 2013 Hi Sherwin, amazing blueprint. Can i know the tentative dates for the above mentioned trip.. Reply sherwin rebello November 3, 2013 Hi Roshni, The season for this trip is from mid May to end of September. Do let us know if you’re interested in travelling with us. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.