Spiti Winterscapes

Total Trip = 1266 km*Total Carbon = 0.5 ton*Your Trip = 0 Carbon

24,990.00

Traveling to Spiti in the winter is an experience like no other. Spiti’s serene winter slumber is the stuff postcards are made of!

  • 30 Dec - 5 Jan
  • 11 Feb - 17 Feb
  • 21 Jan - 27 Jan
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Traveling in the winter is an experience like no other! Spiti’s serene winter slumber is the stuff postcards are made of.

Snow blankets, quiet villages, people relaxing, enjoying all the free time they get in the winter before the mayhem of the summer sets in. This journey is a unique opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of a community in one of the remotest parts of the world.

  • If you’re lucky you may chance upon this elusive cat – utterly majestic and in its element!
  • Witness the captivating charm of some of the highest remote villages in the world, where ancient traditions and warm hospitality welcome you with open arms.
  • Engage in activities that form part of the lives of the wonderful people in Spiti. Live their life, hear their stories and in turn, be rewarded with one of the most memorable experiences of your life. 
  • Marvel at centuries-old monasteries perched on mountain cliffs.

Experience a different side of Spiti and even yourself. An experience that is difficult to come by when you visit in the summer.

Route

Chandigarh – Shimla – Rampur – Nako – Giu – Tabo – Dhankhar – Pin Valley – Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Kee – Kibber – Chicham – Sarahan – Shimla – Chandigarh

Day 1Chandigarh - Rampur
Day 2Rampur - Nako - Giu - Tabo
Day 3Tabo - Dhankar - Pin Valley - Kaza
Day 4Kaza - Komic - Hikkim - Langza - Kaza
Day 5 Kaza - Kee - Kibber - Chicham
Day 6Chicham - Sarahan
Day 7Sarahan - Chandigarh

Hotel

8 – 9 hrs

0

232 km

1021 mt

Dinner


Day 1Chandigarh - Rampur

  • Drive through the lush apple growing belt of Himachal Pradesh
  • Follow the spectacular Satluj river to Rampur where we spend the night

 

Homestay

7 – 8 hrs

0

266 km

3280 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 2Rampur - Nako - Giu - Tabo

  • The journey today takes us from the lush Satluj Valley into the stark desert landscape of the Spiti valley.
  • Khab – the spectacular confluence of the Sutluj and Spiti rivers
  • The pristine Nako Lake
  • The mummified remains of a monk at Giu
  • Thrilling drives along roads carved out of rocks

Homestay

4 – 5 hrs

2 – 3 hrs

131 km

3650 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 3Tabo - Dhankar - Pin Valley - Kaza

  • The mystical realm of Tabo – the Ajanta of the Himalayas, where the ancient Tabo Monastery stands for over a millennium.
  • Visit Dhankhar, the once-thriving capital of Spiti, adorned with architectural wonders that stand as a testament to its glorious past.
  • Drive along the spectacular Pin Valley till the last village – Mudh

(Roads permitting)

For the adventurous souls, a trek to the pristine Dhankar Lake awaits, promising a breathtaking experience amidst nature’s tranquility.

Homestay

1 – 2 Hrs

0

44 km

3650 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 4Kaza - 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 fossils

(Roads permitting)

Homestay

1 – 2 hrs

0

25 km

4037 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 5 Kaza - Kee - Kibber - Chicham

  • Visit the iconic Kee Monastery
  • Drive to Asia’s highest bridge in Chicham
  • Get an insight into life in a Spiti village
  • Learn some local delicacies with your homestay host
  • Opportunity to spot the elusive snow leopard

Hotel

9 – 10 hrs

0

304 km

2313 mt

B'fast & Dinner


Day 6Chicham - Sarahan

  • Drive along the beautiful Spiti and Satluj Rivers to the town of Sarahan

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9 - 10 hrs

0

264 km

350 mt

B'fast


Day 7Sarahan - Chandigarh

  • The stunning wood-carved Bhimakali temple at Sarahan
  • Head back to Chandigarh today

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodation starting Day 1 to Day 6 on a sharing basis
  • Breakfast & Dinner – Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast
  • Local Guide Day 3 to Day 5
  • Transfers Day 1 to Day 7
  • Monastery fees
  • 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

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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.

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