Kinnaur & Spiti Safari (Shimla to Manali)

Total Trip = 841 km*Total Carbon = 0.4 ton*Your Trip = 0 Carbon

25,490.00

Experience the best of two worlds in Himachal Pradesh – the lush green of Kinnaur along with the stark and spectacular Spiti mountains

  • 18 May - 25 May
  • 25 May – 1 June
  • 1 June – 8 June
  • 8 June - 15 June
  • 15 June - 22 June
  • 22 June - 29 June
  • 29 June - 6 July
  • 13 July - 20 July
  • 27 July - 3 Aug
  • 10 Aug - 17 Aug
  • 24 Aug - 31 Aug
  • 14 Sept - 21 Sept
  • 28 Sept - 5 Oct
  • 12 Oct – 19 Oct
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Highlights

The Kinnaur & Spiti Safari takes you to the stunning valleys of the Sutlej & Sangla in Kinnaur, into the spectacularly graphic valleys of the Spiti & Pin, and over the Kunzum Pass into the Chandra Valley. 

  • Travel into the lush Valley of the Satluj river in Kinnaur along the Hindustan-Tibet Highway regarded as one of the most adventurous roads in the Himalayas
  • Enjoy views of the mighty Kinner Kailash in Kalpa
  • Visit the picturesque Chitkul – the last village in the Valley close to the border of Tibet
  • While in Spiti, visit the World’s Highest Village, forts that once housed the royal family of Spiti, and Monasteries that are a thousand years old 
  • Visit the remote village of Langza, known for intriguing fossils that are millions of years old 
  • Experience the Spitian way of Life through traditional homestays
  • First-hand insights into Spiti’s history, culture, and practices
  • Camp under a zillion skies near the Chandratal Lake 

We will be travelling a shade more than “ideal”, a tradeoff that in our opinion is worth making so that you may take with you the essence of the Kinnuar and Spiti experience.

Route

Shimla – Sangla Valley – Chitkul – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Dhankhar – Pin Valley – Demul – Komic – Hikkim – Langza – Kaza – Kee – Kibber – Chicham Bridge – Chandratal – Manali

Day 1Shimla - Sangla valley
Day 2Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Kalpa
Day 3Kalpa - Nako - Giu - Tabo
Day 4Tabo - Dhankhar - Pin Valley
Day 5Pin Valley - Kungri - Demul
Day 6Demul - Komic - Hikkim - Langza - Kaza
Day 7Kaza - Kee - Kibber - Chicham - Chandratal
Day 8Chandratal - Manali
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Hotel

7 – 8 hrs

0

235 km

3000 mt

Dinner


Day 1Shimla - Sangla valley

  • Drive through the lush apple growing belt of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Drive along the spectacular Satluj river and into the fabled Sangla Valley

Hotel

4 – 5 hrs

0

70 km

2960 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 2Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Kalpa

  • The beautiful Chitkul village – last village in the valley close to the Tibet border.
  • Magnificent views of the Kinner Kailash Range at the quaint village of Kalpa

Guesthouse

6 – 7 hrs

0

164 km

3280 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 3Kalpa - Nako - Giu - Tabo

  • Transition from lush greens to stark cold desert landscapes
  • Khab – the spectacular confluence of the Sutluj and Spiti rivers
  • The pristine Nako Lake
  • The self-mummified monk of Giu
  • Thrilling drives along roads carved out of rocks – commonly known as one of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

Guesthouse

3 – 4 hrs

2 – 3 hrs

69 km

3500 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 4Tabo - Dhankhar - Pin Valley

  • Tabo Monastery – The Ajanta of the Himalayas – over a 1000 years old
  • Dhankar the erstwhile capital of Spiti
  • Travel back in time at the ancient Dhankar Monastery & Fort
  • Drive along the spectacular Pin Valley till the last village – Mudh
  • A hidden village of meditating monks and nuns on the buffer of Pin Valley National Park!

Homestay

2 – 2.5 hrs

2 hrs (optional)

44 km

4319 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 5Pin Valley - Kungri - Demul

  • Spiti’s only Nyingmapa monastery (the oldest sect of Tibetan Buddhism) at Kungri
  • Scenic Demul Village – Spiti’s model sustainable village, also famous for its local brew – Arak and Folk performances
  • Get a taste of the best Arak in Spiti
  • Learn to cook some local delicacies with your homestay host

To Balangri – a spectacular vantage spot at 5000 mt. for incredible views of over 18 villages

Hotel

2 – 3 hrs

4 - 5 hrs (optional)

53 km

3800 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 6Demul - Komic - Hikkim - Langza - Kaza

  • Komic – the World’s Highest Village and the ancient Komic Monastery
  • Hikkim, the World’s Highest Post Office – send postcards to your loved ones back home
  • Picture perfect Langza Village – famous for its Buddha Statute and mud craft

Permanent Campsite

4 - 5 hrs

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95 km

4300 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 7Kaza - Kee - Kibber - Chicham - Chandratal

  • A stop at the beautiful Kee Monastery
  • Drive over the Chicham Bridge – highest bridge in Asia.
  • Cross the spectacular Kunzum Pass (4551mt/14931ft) and visit the Buddhist shrine
  • The picturesque Chandratal – Lake of the Moon Goddess

None

4 - 5 hrs

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111 km

2050 mt

Breakfast


Day 8Chandratal - Manali

  • Drive along the beautiful Chandra River Valley
  • Drive through the famous Atal tunnel that divides Kullu from the Lahaul Valley and experience the contrast from desert landscapes to the lush green of the Himalayas

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodation Day 1 to Day 7 on a sharing basis
  • Breakfast & Dinner – Day 1 Dinner to Day 8 Breakfast
  • Local Guide Day 4 to Day 6
  • Transfers Day 1 to Day 8
  • Monastery fees while in Spiti
  • First aid kit
EXCLUDES:
  • GST @ 5%
  • Mineral water and beverages (other than those provided)
  • Tips & Insurance 
  • Inner Line Permit (For Foreign Nationals only)
  • Expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances, road blocks  or medical emergencies  
  • Add on Experiences entail an additional charge
  • Pick & Drop to Delhi or Chandigarh (this can be included at an additional cost)

Customize your trip

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    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
    • 2 To 3 Hours
    • INR 550*pp*
    Cook Like as Local
    • January To December
    • 2 To 3 Hours
    • 550*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 Hours
    • INR 9000*pp*
    Folk Expressions
    • May to October
    • 1 Hours
    • 9000*pp
    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 to Full Day
    • INR 600 to 2000 pp*
    Throw a Pot!
    • May to October
    • 1 Hour to Full Day
    • 600 to 2000 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 550*pp*
    Mountain Biking
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 550*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 persons) *
    Yak-Back Safari
    • May to October
    • 2 to 5 Hours
    • 2000 pp (min 2 persons)
    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 550*
    Spin Yak Rope
    • January to December
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 550
    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 550*
    Say Yak Cheese!
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 550
    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*
    Session with Amchi
    • May to October
    • 30 Mins to 1 Hour
    • 600
    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*
    Nun for a Day
    • May to October
    • 1 Day
    • 2500
    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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