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9 days Backpacker Road Trip Spiti Valley

From₹ 25,200
From₹ 25,200
Plan A | Group of 6
  • Plan A | Group of 69 days Spiti valley
  • Plan B | Standard Sharing9 days Spiti valley
  • Plan C | Double sharing9 days Spiti valley
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8N/9D @ ₹ 25,200/-
Availability : 13th-21st July ‘24 | 14th-22nd Sept ‘24
RK Ashram Metro gate no3 New Delhi
ISBT Kashmiri Gate New Delhi
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12

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 nine-day backpacker road trip around Spiti Valley which covers everything in a nutshell without you having to break the bank or the need to plead with your HR team for too much leave.

Recommended Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Meeting Point

RK Ashram, New Delhi 

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Lunch (Approx. ₹ 150)
  • 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 lot of travel to start with, so come prepared to be in the road for at least 5-8 hours a day. With just nine days it become virtually impossible to have a break day given the number of places that need to be covered. If you don’t mind the travel the this is a cooperates delight.

The trip is always clubbed with two weekends & the max you’ll need to take is a five day break from the city grind. This road trip is specially made for people who are looking to travel to Spiti Valley & at the same time can’t manage to squeeze more time in. 

If Spiti Valley is on your mind & time is a constrain then this is your best option. 

  • Best Season: May to Oct
  • Internet: 4G Jio/Airtel
  • ATM: Unreliable (carry cash)
  • Temperature: -2 to 28°C
  • Must Do: Sent Post cards from Hikkim
  • Expect no luxuries
  • Driver Lead

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 | 6350 ft | 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 | 11,320ft | 4G Jio / Airtel

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

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

– Post Breakfast leave from Chandratal
– Post lunch Visit Key Monastery.
– Drive to Tabo for our night stay.
– Reach Tabo by 15:00 HRS & check into our Guest house for the night.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 5Dhankar | 12,780ft | 4G Jio

– Visit the Tabo Monastery & pack up post breakfast.
– At 10:00 HRS leave for the cliff village of Dhankar 32km drive.
– Reach Dhankar and check into a guest house.
– Visit the cliff monastery and the Dhankar village.
– Hike to the breathtaking Dhankar Lake – 2 hr hike
– Return back to the Guest house by sun down.

Day 6Langza | 14,500 ft | 4G Jio

– Post breakfast say good by to your family and drive to Komic.
– Reach Komic the worlds 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 tlow post cards & drive to the village of Langza.
– Reach Langza & check into our home stay for the night.
– Spend evening playing with the village children in the farm.
– Remember to watch the sky in the night. You’ll see a million stars.
– All meals will be provided by the home stay family

Day 7Manali | 6,350 ft | Full Network

– Post breakfast, head back to the town of Manali.
– Refuel at Kaza worlds highest fuel station.
– Drive back the same road to Manali.
– Lunch at Lossar.
– Cross Kunzum La & Rothan La + Atal Tunnal
– Reach Manali by 15:00 HRS.
– Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 8Manali -> Delhi

– Wake up at your own sweet time.
– Unwind on the banks of the River Beas or
– Spend time reflecting on the week gone by.
– Pack up & leave Manali by 16:00 HRS.
– Reach Volvo bus stand by 17:00 HRS.
– Board an AC Volvo Semi sleeper bus to New Delhi by 18:00 HRS.

Day 9New Delhi

– Arrive at New Delhi by 09:00 HRS.

Plan A

Group of 6
  • 22,050 x 6= 1,32,300
  • Stay:Guesthouses/homestays
  • 4 in a room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Volvo Bus + SUV/Tempo-Traveller
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals: Veg Breakfast & Dinner
  • 5% GST

Plan B

Single Human
  • 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
  • 5% GST

Plan C

Couple=2 People
  • 27,300 x 2 = 54,600
  • Stay:Guesthouses/homestays
  • 2 in a room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Volvo Bus + SUV/Tempo-Traveller
  • Entry Fees
  • Meals: Veg Breakfast & Dinner
  • 5% GST


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.

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 the 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 sttaion.

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)

Q. 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 either Rampur or Tirtan Valley 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 food 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. 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 Private Semi-sleeper Volvo buses and a tempo traveller (14 seater mini bus) or an SUV.

Delhi to Rampur or Yolo Manali
Private Volvo bus (Semi Sleeper)

Within Himachal?
A 14-seater Tempo traveller or an SUV.

Manali/Rampur to New Delhi
Private 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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