Spiti Snow Safari
This winter expedition through Kinnaur and Spiti unveils a hidden world of tranquil snowscapes, cultural richness, and a sense of adventure that’s truly distinct from the typical summer experience.
When winter’s icy grip descends upon the Himalayas, Kinnaur and Spiti transform into a realm of ethereal beauty and tranquil isolation.
- The apple belt of Himachal – Famous for Hatu Peak and Temple (2708 m)
- The Uninterrupted view of the Kinner Kailash peaks in Kalpa. (2960 m)
- Picturesque Nako Lake (3600 m)
- The perfectly well-preserved 593-year-old mummy at Gue (3200 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)
- A fossil village at Langza (4,420 m)
- A breathtaking hike to Dhankar Lake (4,140 m)
- Local scenic beauty including wooden architecture, ancient temples & lovely meadows in Sangla
- Chitkul – Most famous as the last village on the old handstand – tibet route (3450 m)
|Day||Day Plan||Travel Time|
|Day 1||Chandigarh to Narkanda via Shimla, Kufri||6-7 hrs|
|Day 2||Narkanda to Kalpa via Hatu Peak, Temple, Rampur||6-7 hrs|
|Day 3||Kalpa to Tabo via Khab, Nako and Gue||6-7 hrs|
|Day 4||Tabo to Kaza via Dhankar and Pin Valley (Mudh, Khungri)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 5||Kaza to Key, Khibber, Chicham, Langza, Hikkim Post Office, Komic and back||5-6 hrs|
|Day 6||Kaza to Sangla via Nako||7-8 hrs|
|Day 7||Sangla to Shimla via Chitkul, Rakcham||8-9 hrs|
|Day 8||Shimla to Chandigarh drop||4-5 hrs|
- It gets very cold in winter i.e. December through February with temperatures hitting – 30C. You will need to be mentally and physically fit and must have done some high altitude travel in order to be able to handle traveling through this high altitude terrain.
- All hotels and guest houses will be shut at the time and you will only get homestays which have dry eco friendly squatting toilets. You will need to be okay with this as wet toilets are not available due to water lines freezing.
- Because of the water lines freezing, the locals need to carry the water all the way in the freezing cold from a nearby water source and hence having a bath while you are in Spiti will not be possible.
- In peak winter i.e. January and early February all the places might not be open due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you updated on the same in case any last minute changes need to be made to your plan.
- Winter time is off season in Spiti, and you will not have many options in terms of activities, and because of the cold, you won’t be able to move around as much and will end up spending time in the homestay. We recommend travelers make the most of the situation, and turn their time at the homestay to getting to know more about Spitian life, food and culture from the locals.
- Because of winter, there will not be many options in terms of food and in a homestay you will need to be understanding and eat the hearty but basic food that your hosts provide.
- Be prepared to be understanding and flexible, as we can make last minute plan changes due to bad weather for your safety and wellbeing.
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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.