Uncover the unique terrain, charming villages, and ancient monasteries of Himachal Pradesh’s high-altitude desert. Prepare for an unforgettable journey of exploration and spirituality.
The ideal trip if you are looking to visit Spiti and only have a week. The trip is designed in such a way that you have a good amount of rest time between sightseeing and enjoy all the places at a leisurely pace.
For those seeking solace and a break from the chaos of modern life, Spiti is a refuge. It’s a place to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature.
- The high altitude Kunzum pass (4,551 m)
- Ancient monasteries with intricate murals at Tabo and Dhankar
- Highest motorable villages like Komic (4,587 m)
- Highest post office in the world at Hikkim (4,400 m)
- World’s highest bridge from sea level at Chicham (4,037 m)
- Fossil village at Langza (4,420 m)
- Breathtaking hikes to Dhankar Lake (4,140 m) and Chandrataal Lake (4,250 m)
|Day||Day Plan||Travel Time|
|Day 1||In Manali Acclimatisation day- Reach & relax - explore on your own||-|
|Day 2||Manali to Kaza via Atal Tunnel and Kunzum Pass||8-9 hrs|
|Day 3||Kaza to Kye, Khibber, Chicham bridge and back||2-3 hrs|
|Day 4||Kaza to Tabo via Dhankar & Pin Valley (Mudh, Khungri)||5-6 hrs|
|Day 5||Tabo to Kaza via Langza, Hikkim Post Office, Komic||5-6 hrs|
|Day 6||Kaza to Chandratal via Lohsar and Kunzum Pass||4-5 hrs|
|Day 7||Chandratal to Manali drop via Atal Tunnel||6-7 hrs|
|Add 2 more days for Lahaul - Jispa, Keylong, Baralacha, Surajtal, Trilokinath|
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As this is a cold desert, the weather varies throughout the day.
Here is the ultimate packing list for your Spiti trip.
Get ready for an adventurous day. 1st stop is Pin Valley - home to Snow Leopards, Siberian Ibex and a stronghold of Buchen Lamas. We shall visit Khungri Monastery on the way to Mudh (last village in Pin Valley). Next, we visit Dhankar Monastery – Seat of the King in ancient times – the most beautiful setting for a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. You can hike to Dhankar lake, if your lungs permit it is a steep hike and not for everyone, but the views from the top are worth it. Have lunch in Dhankar before heading to Tabo.
Last stop and your stay for the night is Tabo. Visit the “Ajanta of the Himalayas' '- The Tabo Monastery which is currently close to 1000 years old. The murals, thangkas and paintings are believed to have been made in a single night by the Gods themselves. You can also hike to the nearby meditation caves, if time permits. If not then attempt it early in the morning the next day.