Journeys for Climate Action

Total Trip = 195 km*Total Carbon = 0.1 ton*Your Trip = 0 Carbon

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Carry back everlasting memories as you backpack lightly (and meaningfully) across surreal Spiti, making a difference to the people & the place.

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What if you could add purpose to your backpacking and experience the “real” destination rather than a packaged one? 

  • Trek along the World’s highest villages, over majestic highlands and surreal valleys 
  • Explore Spitian life as an insider 
  • Engage in activities that impact the lives of these hardy mountain folk
  • Help reduce the impacts of climate change, creating access to water – essential to lives and livelihoods.   
  • Visit unique and ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples dating back to over 1000 years encased in legend and folklore. 
  • Experience the warmth of Spitian hospitality at cozy homestay accommodations 

Go from back-packer to change-maker this season, and make your travel memorable and meaningful not just for you but for the place and people you visit.

Route

Kaza – Dhankhar – Tabo – Demul – Komic – Hikkim – Langza – Kee - Kaza

Day 1Arrive in Kaza
Day 2Kaza to Dhankhar to Tabo to Kaza
Day 3Kaza to Demul
Day 4Demul
Day 5Demul to Komic to Hikkim to Langza to Kee to Kaza
Day 6Depart Kaza

Hostel/Hotel

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3800mt/ 12467ft

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Day 1Arrive in Kaza

Meet us in Kaza today! Please make your own way to Kaza today. It will take you 1 day from Manali and 2 days from Shimla.

Hostel/Hotel

3 to 4 hrs

2 to 3 hrs (optional)

112 km

3800mt/ 12467ft

None


Day 2Kaza to Dhankhar to Tabo to Kaza

Glimpses of the days to come and the impact you will be making.
Make a difference – Get involved with Ecosphere’s I Love Spiti initiative to reduce plastic waste in the Valley.
Dhankhar – the erstwhile capital of Spiti.
Travel back in time at the ancient Dhankhar Monastery & Fort.
Tabo and its over 1000-year-old monastery – popularly referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas.

Homestay

2 hrs

2 to 3 hrs (optional)

31 km

4319mt/ 14170ft

Lunch Dinner


Day 3Kaza to Demul

Scenic Demul Village – Spiti’s model sustainable village, also famous for its Arak (local brew) and Folk performances.
Immerse yourself in the simple joys of mountain village life at Demul.
Interact, share stories and aspirations or just be!
Experience living in one of the remotest parts of the World – far from any form of connectivity.
Get a taste of the best Arak in Spiti.
Hike to a spectacular vantage point.

Homestay

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1 to 2 hrs

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4319mt/ 14170ft

Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Day 4Demul

Make a difference – Volunteer on Ecosphere’s initiative to reduce impacts of Climate Change and create access to water.
Help build artificial glaciers or trenches to store water.
Spectacular Spitian night skies – a photographer’s delight.

To the serene Dhankar Lake- take the road less travelled

Hostel/Hotel

2 to 3 hrs

4 to 5 hrs

Trek Distance 13 km Drive Distance 52 km

3800mt/ 12467ft

Breakfast Lunch


Day 5Demul to Komic to Hikkim to Langza to Kee to Kaza

Trek to Komic – World’s Highest Village.
Hikkim – World’s Highest Post Office. Send postcards to your loved ones back home.
Picture perfect Langza Village – famous for its Buddha Statue and mud craft.
The iconic Kee Monastery for spectacular travel and photographic memories.


Day 6Depart Kaza

Please arrange your onward journey from Kaza today.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodation Day 1 to Day 5 on a sharing basis
  • Guide Day 2 to Day 5
  • Meals Day 3 lunch to Day 5 lunch (lunches will be packed) Meals left open on the rest of the days to enable greater flexibility on meal options and places to eat. 
  • Transfers Day 2 (Dhankhar & Tabo), Day 3 (Demul), Day 5 ( Komic pick up, Hikkim, Langza, Kee, Kaza)
  • Monastery fees while in Spiti
  • I Love Spiti Bottle
  • First aid kit
EXCLUDES:
  • GST @ 5%
  • Mineral water and beverages (other than those provided)
  • Tips & Insurance 
  • Visa & Inner Line Permit (For Foreign Nationals only)
  • Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances, road blocks  or medical emergencies 
  • (*) activities entail an additional charge

Customize your trip

    To help us plan a memorable Spiti trip for you, please fill in your requirements below:

















    Add Day Trips

    Short but culturally-vibrant experiences that are windows to Spitian life.
    Enjoy these experiences as stand-alone programs or add them onto an existing Ecosphere trip.

    Cook Like as Local

    Work with our expert local chefs and learn how to cook mouth-watering Spitian delicacies.

    • January To December
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • INR 600 pp*
    Cook Like as Local
    • January To December
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • 600 pp
    Folk Expressions

    Keen on a rhythmic and melodic participation in Spitian social life? Join in for a magical evening of folk songs and dance.

    • May to October
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • INR 10000*
    Folk Expressions
    • May to October
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • 10000
    Bhuchen Performance

    Prepare to be transported at a mystical tantric performance by the Bhuchens. Unique to the Spiti Valley, these minstrel lamas perform Buddhist tantric dances to drive evil spirits away

    • May to October
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • INR 15000*
    Bhuchen Performance
    • May to October
    • 1 to 2 Hours
    • 15000
    Throw a Pot!

    Get your hands dirty and learn the art of Pottery with the last-surviving potter in Langza village. Make your own Spiti Souvenir or a fossil replica!

    • May to October
    • 1 Hour
    • INR 600 pp*
    Throw a Pot!
    • May to October
    • 1 Hour
    • 600 pp
    Mountain Biking

    Hop on a mountain bike for an unforgettable ride through surreal Spitian landscapes! Cycle down at your own pace from Komic - the highest village in the World, or between Kaza and the iconic Kee Monastery

    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • INR 1500 pp*
    Mountain Biking
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 1500 pp
    Yak-Back Safari

    Not up for trekking. Travel through Spiti the traditional way on the back of a Yak!

    • May to October
    • 2 to 5 Hours
    • INR 2000 pp (min 2 yaks)*
    Yak-Back Safari
    • May to October
    • 2 to 5 Hours
    • 2000 pp (min 2 yaks)
    Spin Yak Rope

    Make and take back your own souvenir from Spiti. Learn the art of spinning yak wool and twine it into a yak rope.

    • January to December
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 600 pp*
    Spin Yak Rope
    • January to December
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 600 pp
    Say Yak Cheese!

    Discover traditional ways of churning butter, ghee, and cheese. Go back with a ton of learning and mouthfuls of Spiti’s unique Yak Cheese

    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 600 pp*
    Say Yak Cheese!
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 600 pp
    Session with Amchi

    Have your pulse read and get an insight into your internal health on a one-on-one session with the local Amchi (traditional Spiti doctor)! 

    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • INR 600 pp*
    Session with Amchi
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 600 pp
    Nun for a Day

    Experience a day in the life of a Buddhist Nun. Hear their fascination stories, join their daily prayer sessions and discover your inner peace.

    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • INR 2500 pp*
    Nun for a Day
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 2500 pp
    Why a LOCAL GUIDE ? Window to Spiti

    Your guide is your window to Spiti. Would you like to visit Spiti in a way that you develop a relationship with the place and its people – memories that will last forever ?

    Our guides are local and apart from being amazing fun, they are a storehouse of information and stories about Spiti. They are very knowledgeable about the culture, trained as naturalists and in mountaineering and first aid. Given the remoteness of the region, believe us when we say you will know Spiti better because of them.

    I Love Spiti Drink and Drive Change!

    Potable drinking water is always a concern wherever we travel, as a result we end up buying bottled water and leave behind lots of trash.

    Ecosphere requests you to reduce your plastic footprint by carrying your own Water bottle that you can refill with filtered water. Most hotels have filters and we have set up water filter stations at various key locations in Spiti.

    NO ONE KNOWS SPITI LIKE US

    We are local and we are passionate. With us you will experience the hidden gems of Spiti like an insider.

    GOOD KARMA

    What you pay for your trip goes directly towards creating local livelihoods and supporting various development & conservation projects in Spiti.

    YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS

    Your safety is our utmost priority. We ensure our trips and staff follow highest safety standards and protocols. Our guides are all first aid trained and air ambulance services are just a call away.

    WE CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

    Traveling with us means you leave ZERO carbon footprint – all your emissions + more is offset by our award winning solar projects. We provide you reusable water bottles to ensure you don’t need to buy bottled water.

    AWARDED & FEATURED

    Internationally recognized as a leader in responsible travel and recommended by leading travel guides, magazines and blogs.

    Dont just take our word for it!

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