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Spiti Chronicals: Post card from highest post office in the world

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Spiti Chronicals: Post card from highest post office in the world

This trek takes you through some of the highest villages in the world. Situated in Spiti region of northern state of Himachal Pradesh, this region is disconnected from the world for half the year during winters. This is a perfect trek for those who want to explore the place like locals. The start point of this trek is Langza (14500 Ft.), a small and beautiful village, famous for fossils, and takes you through Hikkim (host to highest post office in the world), Komic, Demul, Lahlung and ends in Komic. This trek will disconnect you from the rest of the world and help you explore the nomadic side of yours. Altitude– 4300 meters (14200 feet)

DAY 1

Manali

Reach Manali in the morning and transfer to hotel. Relax and spend some time at hotel, enjoyi the picturesque view of mountains and the town. You may choose to go for walk to Manali town. Visit Hidimba temple and get a chance to interact with local people selling various hand made products (you may also chose to hike to nearby forest and waterfall area). Dinner and O/N at hotel Tip of the Day: Relax and prepare for the journey. Make last minute shopping for the tour, take cash from ATM in case you need as there are not many ATM’s in spiti. Please do carry medicine if you are on medication. Read more

Manali 1N
DAY 2

Manali-Kaza via Rohtang Pass

Get ready for an adventures journey talking you to some of the remote yet picturesque places. First stop would be Rohtang Pass (3987). Spend some time at the pass and head to Spiti valley. You will begin to notice the change in terrain once we enter spiti valley. After crossing Gramphoo, be amazed with the the astonishing beauty of Spiti valley. Enjoy the view of amazing waterfalls, snow capped mountains, harsh terrain as your drive takes you along Chandra river in non-existent roads. Reach Kaza in the evening. Relax as this has been a long and tiring day. Enjoy local tea while you appreciate the calmness of the place. O/N Kaza Tip of the Day: Start Early. Enjoy a cup of tea at Chandra Dhaba while talking to Bodh Dorjee and his wife Chandra affectionately called Chacha and Chachi. Read more

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DAY 3

Kaza to Kye & Khibber & Back

Today is essentially acclimatization day. You may choose to relax at the hotel or else take a walk morning to kaza village (Only if you are feeling ok). After breakfast take a tour of Kye Monastery and Khibber Village. Kye monastery is situated on top of a mountain overlooking Spiti valley. Kye monestory founded in 11th century is a prominent learning centre of Buddhism. The monastry has a collection of ancient murals and books, including Buddha images. From here we shall go up a little further and visit Khibber Village (4270 Mts) - which was once the world’s highest village. Enjoy picnic for lunch by the river. Later return to Kaza and relax at the hotel. O/N Kaza Tip of the Day: Take it easy, venture out in the morning only if your body allow. Interact with resident Lamas (monks) and enjoy butter tea. It’s windy out there carry proper clothing. Read more

Kaza
DAY 4

Kaza-Langza-Hikkim-Komic

After early breakfast we leave for Langza village from kaza. Reach Hikkim and post some postcards to your family and friends from the highest post office in the world. Later proceed to Komic. Stay in a homestay and chat with your hosts while having some butter or mint tea. O/N at Homestay Tip of the day: Post picture postcards from highest post office in the world (14000 Ft). Read more

Komic
DAY 5

Komic to Demul (4-5 hours)

After breakfast with your host family leave for Demul. A gradual trek will provide you some of the picturesque view of the valley, Click and capture. Reach Demul and interact with locals. Stay in Demul in a homestay Tip of the day: Carry extra camera batteries

DAY 6

Demul to Lahlung via Rama

After 2 easy days today’s trek is a bit tough as you will ascend to Lahlung village. The trek starts with a steep descend till Rama village and then an ascend from Rama village to Lahlung. Visit 1000 yr old Sherkhang Monastery. Stay in a homestay Tip of the day: Don’t rush Take it easy, drink water at regular interval. Apply sunscreen and cover your head and ears. Read more

Lahlung
DAY 7

Lahlung to Kaza via Dhankar

After breakfast start your day with some steep climb followed by gradual descend. Reach Dhankar lake and then proceed to Dhankar. Board a taxi and head to Kaza. Tip of the day: spend some quite moments at Dhankar lake and monestry.

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DAY 8

Kaza - Chandratal

After breakfast leave for Chandratal Lake (4250 Mts) via Losar. Continue the journey crossing Lohsar village and Kunzum Pass on our way. A small hike will lead you to Chandra Tal- Lake of the moon (named after its crescent shape) is around 1 KM long and will leave you speechless. O/N at camp Tip of the day: Enjoy a walk along the lake. Capture the beauty of the place. Pick up any polybag or plastic bottle if you see any and dispose them in proper place. Read more

Chandratal
DAY 9

Chandratal-Manali

Wake up in the morning to witness the changing colors of the lake. Enjoy your breakfast while appreciating this scenic place. Leave for Manali after breakfast. This is the last lag of your spiti trip, Gaze at the mountains as you approach the hustle and bustle of Rohtang Pass and Manali. You can spend some time at Rohtang if time permits. Reach Manali by evening. Stay in Manali Read more

Manali
DAY 10

Departure

After breakfast leave for a walking tour of Manali town. You may also chose to explore various places like solang valley (for paragliding, and skiing during winters), Jana water fall (try local cuisine at Mani Ram Dhaba), Rafting, Naggar castle, museum and art gallery, Various temples, monasteries or take a dip in hot sulpher water. We are there to guide you. Board Volvo bus and departure for onward journey Tip of the day: Enjoy rafting, paragliding and other adventure activities, or just chill in old Manali café. Reach bus stand at least 30 mins before departure time. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Manali
Day 2
Location Kaza
Hotel Sakya Abode
Day 4
Location Langza
Hotel Homestay
Day 5
Location Demul
Hotel Homestay
Day 6
Location Lahlung
Hotel Homestay
Day 7
Location Kaza
Hotel Sakya Abode
Day 8
Location Chandratal
Hotel parsol camps
Day 9
Location Manali

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Certified and experienced local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • All meals during the trek
  • Homestay during the trek
  • Breakfast and Dinner in Kaza and Manali (Starting with Dinner on day 1 to Breakfast on last day)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Vivekanandhan Sindhamani, India

If you want to ask me to review it in two words, WORTH IT !!!

Safdhar Adoor, India

Manali Visit last month It was quite economical and Value for Money with this tour guys. Moreover, Ashish was available on call anytime we needed anything. Thanks Ashish. We had a great time :)

Christina and Dave Waltkins, France

Well organised and practical tour programmes last year manali to leh, and this year dharamshala via srinagar to Leh. Frequent contact enabled immediate resolution of issues with hotels, and drivers. Drivers gave us confidence.

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