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7 days Offbeat Spiti Valley Via Manali Road Trip | Backpacking

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From₹ 18,900
Price
From₹ 18,900
10/06/2024
Plan A | Group of 6
  • Plan A | Group of 67 days Spiti @ 16,800
  • Plan B | Standard sharing 7 days Spiti @ 18,000
  • Plan c | Double sharing7 days Spiti @ 20,000
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12th-18th Oct‘24
Availability : Private Trip For Group of 6+ Adults
RK Ashram, New Delhi
ISBT Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 4-12

Offbeat Spiti Valley Via Manali

With the zeal to discover new places on the rise and the ever-reducing leave situation for young cooperates who want to explore but can never get more than a week away from the desk job, we at tlow have come up with a 7-day backpacker road trip around Spiti Valley which covers everything in a nutsell without you having to break the bank or the need to plead with your HR team for too much leave.

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Recommended Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Meeting Point

RK Ashram Metro Station; New Delhi 

Price Includes

  • Accommodation. (3 to 6 based on room size)
  • Travel starts and ends at New Delhi.
  • Entry Fee.
  • Permits
  • Veg Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Lunch (Approx. (₹150-₹400 per person)
  • Camera Fee if any

Must Have

  • Valid Photo id proof with address & 5 photocopies.(No Pan card)
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Essentials to pack
What to Expect

A quick dash into Spiti Valley & back. That’s how this trip literally is. So unless time is really really a big constrain don’t opt for this trip. Have a look at our other 9 to 11 day trip options. 

If time is your biggest concern & this is your only option then in that aspect this is an excellent trip since it includes a night stay at Tabo, Langza & covers Chandartal. With a visit to Hikkim, Komic, Kaza & Key your actually cover more places that people do in the same time frame. 

Since it’s a eight day trip it’s a one of our best sellers so if your planning on enrolling make pay the advance and book a slot. Since the time frame is perfect for the working cooperates the trip usually sells out at least four weeks before departure. 

  • Best Season: July to Oct
  • Internet: Airtel & Jio 4G
  • ATM: unreliable (Carry cash)
  • Temperature: -3 to 30°C
  • Must Do: Send Post Cards from Hikkim
  • Expect no luxuries
  • Driver Lead
Blueprint

Day 1New Delhi --> Manali

– Arrive at New Delhi by 14:00 HRS
– Reach RK Ashram Metro station gate no.3 by 17:00 HRS.
-Board a Volvo semi-sleeper bus to Manali at 18:00 HRS.

Day 2Manali | 4500ft | Full Network

– Reach Manali by 11:00 HRS & check-in.
– Freshen up & relax it’s a day to acclimatise
– Spend the rest of the day relaxing

Day 3Chandratal | 14,000 ft | No network

– Post Breakfast by 9:00 AM leave for Chandratal (101 km = 4-6 HRS)
– First cross Atal Tunnel
– Cross Kunzum La 15,059 ft.
– Reach Chandratal Lake by 14:00 HRS and check into campsite
– Hike to the beautiful Chandra Tal and return back in 2 hours.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 4Tabo | 10,760 ft | Jio/Airtel

– Post breakfast drive to Tabo. (144km = 5-7 hours)
-> Enroute visit Key Monastery & Chicham Kibber Bridge.
– Lunch at Kaza
– After Lunch Drive to Tabo for your night stay.
– Visit Tabo Monastery
– Spend the rest of the evening exploring the town on foot and shopping.

Day 5Langza | 6,730 ft | Full Network

– Post breakfast, Drive to village of Komic, Hikkik & Langza for night stay.
– Reach Komic the world’s highest village with a road in 60 minutes.
– Wander around the monastery & drive to the village of Hikkim.
– Hikkim houses the highest post office in the world at 14,440 ft.
– Post your post cards & drive to the village of Langza.
– Reach Langza & check into our home stay for the night.

Day 6Manali --> Delhi

– Wake up by 6am for early breakfast.
– Drive from Langza to Manali Via Atal Tunnel. (200km = 6-7 hr)
– Reach Manali volvo bus stand by 7pm.
– Board an AC Volvo Semi sleeper bus to New Delhi by 8pm.

Day 7New Delhi

– Arrive at New Delhi by 9am.
– Book Return Train/Flight post 12pm.

Plan A

Group of 6
1,00,800/-
  • 16,800 x 6= 1,00,800
  • Stay:Guesthouses/homestays
  • 4 in a room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Volvo Bus + SUV/Tempo-Traveller
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals: Veg Breakfast & Dinner

Plan B

Solo / Small Group
18,900/-
  • Price is for.1 Human
  • Stay:Guesthouses/homestays
  • 3-4 in a room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Volvo Bus + SUV/Tempo-Traveller
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals: Veg Breakfast & Dinner

Plan C

Couple= 2 people
42,000/-
  • 21,000 x 2= 42,000
  • Stay:Guesthouses/homestays
  • 2 in a room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Volvo Bus + SUV/Tempo-Traveller
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals: Veg Breakfast & Dinner
Map

FAQ

General Questions

Where is Kinnaur and Spiti Valley located?
In Himachal Pradesh of North India.

Is  Kinnaur and Spiti Valley safe?
Yes, Kinnaur and Spiti are an extremely safe region of Himachal Pradesh.

What about the Chinese issue?
The issues with China are an ongoing thing which is at the border where travellers are not allowed to go to. It’s the media who creates a mountain out of a molehill.

Network related FAQ

Q. Is there cell phone network in Kinnaur and Spiti Valley?
Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Kinnaur but not in Spiti Valley. BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone postpaid connection work in Kinnaur Valley up to Poh, BSNL and Airtel are the best.  Only BSNL postpaid connections works in Spiti Valley. Even Jio works in Spiti Valley

Q. Is there 3G/4G in Kinnaur and Spiti Valley?
As of October 2017, Kinnaur and Spiti Valley had only edge and edge plus (2G) in Tabo, Dhankar and Kaza. So basically, WhatsApp works. BSNL has the best and is the only data provider in Spiti Valley.

Q. Does Airtel, BSNL or Vodafone work in Chandar Tal?
Only BSNL has a cellular connection near Chandar Tal.

Delhi meeting point and how to reach there

Q. Where does the trip start in New Delhi?
The trip starts at New Delhi bus station.

Q. What time should we reach the bus station?
Around 60 minutes prior to the departure of the bus is a good time to reach the bus station.

Q. How to reach RK Ashram via metro?
1st Train Towards → HUDA City Centre → Platform 1 → Yellow Line (New Delhi to Rajiv Chowk) Change here
2nd Train Towards → Dwarka Sec 21 → Platform 2 → Blue Line (Rajiv Chowk to RK Ashram Marg)

How to reach ISBT Kashmiri Gate?
-From the airport take a direct AC bus which leaves every 30 minutes. Good options if you want to avoid the metro rush.
-Take a shuttle bus to the airport metro and then an express metro to New Delhi and finally take the yellow line to Kashmiri Gate.  (Fastest way to reach ISBT)

Q. Where will we meet the tlow representative for the trip?
Our tlow representative will meet you at Yolo Manali based on the start point of the trip.

Q. So we have to board the bus all alone?
You won’t be alone, you’ll be with the rest of the group and our WhatsApp group which is made 36-40 hours before the start of the trip will be used as the platform to co-ordinate.

Accommodation related FAQs

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided?
We will be using homestays and guesthouses all along the trip.

Q. Will the accommodation be clean?
Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Q. Will we get a bed, blankets and pillows?
Yes, at every place we stay at you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Q. Will we get hot water for a bath?
Every guest house and home stay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

Q. Will the rooms be based on gender or mixed?
It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Q. What if we want to opt for a couple room?
Yes you can. Our website will let you opt for an add-on when booking. The couple room add-on option will pop at check-out page.

Food-related FAQ

Q. Why is Lunch not included?
Since this is a backpacking trip, we want to leave the eating for you’ll to explore on your own. You’ll never go hungry in Spiti Valley.

Q. What to expect for breakfast & Dinner?
A. Basic Himalayan village food Paratha / Spitian bread for breakfast
Dinner will be Dal rice, roti & sabji

Q. Do we need to carry food along?
Not needed.  Every place we stay at will have either a cafe or a Spitian family who will cook for us.

Q. What kind of food should we expect to get?
In every town and village, you’ll get a variety of food options from pastas and to pizzas to choose from. There will also be home cooked meals in remote villages which the locals will prepare.

Q. Can we cook?
Yes, you can cook in our homestays. Provided you make the time.

Sickness related FAQ

Q. How to I avoid altitude sickness?
The only way to avoid altitude sickness is to rest well, keep yourself hydrated and have plenty of water.

Q. What about motion sickness?
Consult your local physician is the best for motion sickness.

Q. What about the oxygen level?
The oxygen is indeed very thin in Spiti Valley but if you remember to keep yourself hydrated with small sips of water, it should not bother you.

Q. Is there a hospital in Kinnaur and Spiti Valley?
Yes, every town and village of Spiti Valley has a health centre.

Solo travelers FAQ

Q. Is it okay if I enroll solo for a trip?
Yes, it’s absolutely fine to enroll solo. All our trips have 70% solo travelers who enroll.

Q. What if I don’t get along with the other backpackers?
If no one talks to you, don’t worry our tlow team members will be your friend and give you an experience of a lifetime.

Travel related FAQ

Q. What will be our mode of transportation?
While in Kinnaur and Spiti Valley we will be using a combination of Semi Sleeper Volvo buses and a tempo traveller (14 seater mini bus).

Delhi to Rampur or Mandi
HRTC Volvo bus. (Semi-Sleeper)

Within Himachal?
A 14 seater Tempo traveller or an SUV

Manali/Rampur to New Delhi
HRTC Volvo bus. (Semi-sleeper)

Natural Calamity FAQ

What if there is a natural calamity or delay due to an external factor?
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances(strikes), or any delay arising due to an external factor etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

What is cancellation policy?

TLOW, based on the Cancellation Date, shall withhold the following amounts stated in the table below, from the Booking Amount or Trip Price as cancellation charges and refund the remainder to you. The refund shall be paid to you, within (21) calendar days from the Cancellation Date.

Cancellation Date is: Cancellation charges
– Before forty (40) calendar days prior to the date of commencement of Trip, 15% of the Trip Price
– On or after forty (40) calendar days but prior to thirty (30) calendar days day of commencement of Trip,
30% of the Trip Price
– On or after thirty (30) calendar days but prior twenty five (25) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
50% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty five (25) calendar days but prior to twenty (20) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
75% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty (20) calendar days but prior fifteen (15) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
100% of the Trip Price

You may claim refund only in case of a confirmed booking where you have paid the entire Booking Amount. Where there is part payment of Booking Amount made the same shall be forfeited and there shall be no refund. The mode of payment of refund amount to you (whether through cash, e-wallets, bank transfers, or cheques), shall be determined at the sole discretion of TLOW.
Notwithstanding anything stated in the Terms & Conditions, there are no refunds of any kind, provided for ‘Camping Trips’.

For more information on cancellation & refund policy please read our T&C.

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