Winter Spiti SUV Tour Shimla – Spiti – Shimla

8 Days

Overview

Join us for Spiti Valley Winters Edition 07 Nights 08 Days

Chandigarh to Chandigarh | Delhi to Delhi Tours starting from Oct 2022 till May2023.

A Lifetime Journey to Spiti Valley – stay at homestays with local families and experience the warm Spitian hospitaity.

Life in Spiti is bitter and harsh. Especially during the Winter, when there is hardly a tourist soul wandering around.
But it is the perfect time to see the local life in Spiti valley, especially if you want to be a witness to their daily harsh conditions.
You may experience the severest conditions here as the temperature plummets to – 35 degrees Celsius at night. The water taps become
frozen and you may have the hard time looking for running water. However, despite all these, the beauty of Spiti valley is a beauty to behold.
If you are lucky, you may get to experience snowfall in the months of December, January, February, and March.
Be prepared to witness Spitian Wildlife – like snow leopard, blue sheep, Tibetan fox, ibex, etc.

Places to Explore
Kaza – Key Monastery – 16 Kms
Kaza -Kibber Village – 22 Kms
Kaza -Komic Monastery – 26 Kms
Kaza -Dhangkar (Dhangkhar) – 35 Kms
Kaza -Tabo Monastery – 48 Kms
Kaza -Lalung Monastery (Lhalung) – 31 Kms
Kaza -Langza – 16 Kms
Kaza -Gue Village (Mummy village) – 82 Kms
Kaza – Losar Village (Lossar) – 56 Kms
Kaza -Kungri Gompa (Pin Valley) – 32 Kms
Kaza -Mudh Village (Pin Valley) – 52 Kms

Be Prepared for Winter Spiti Tour
-Extremely cold weather: If you are someone who loves winters and cold weather, this place is for you. The temperature drops to minus 20 degrees centigrade and even below. You will get to know if you really love cold weather as it tests your limits. But if you are someone who doesn’t like cold weather, Spiti winter trip is must for you. Once you come back after completing the trip, you would be proud of yourself for being able to survive that kind of temperature. Well, that was on a lighter note.
-The snow paradise: Though greenery looks pleasant but white has a separate fanbase. Snow covers mountains, roads, roofs and pretty much everything and the entire area looks painted in white. You would wonder if there can be anything more beautiful than it.
-Experience Local Life: In winters, most of the hotels are closed and thus, it becomes a reason to stay with local people in homestays. You get to experience their lifestyle and how they survive in those harsh conditions. The home-cooked food is especially good for survival in extremely cold temperatures. Most probably you will land up making a lifetime memory.

Don’t worry we will be there to help live your adventure.

Spiti valley winters Itinerary

We begin this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition by hitting the road from Shimla. Will Start our Journey to Rampur a good drive on a well-built road with some fantastic spots on the way for sightseeing. From Shimla to Rampur/Kalpa Depending on the starting time from Shimla, the route is full of beautiful landscapes and some good eateries to relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.

After a comfortable night’s rest at Kalpa, we set off on the famous Hindustan-Tibet Highway. Famed for its spectacular views and proximity to Tibet, this road snakes north into Nako, the last hamlet of Kinnaur district.
Moving forward we head to Tabo another beautiful village. Again, this route has some fantastic sightseeing opportunities, and the famous one is Gue Monastery. The variety of scenic beauty and the brownish mountains is to be witnessed here. You may experience here some slight drizzles on the way.

Overnight at a homestay in Tabo.

Another busy day, where on the way you get to visit Dhankar, the confluence of Parvati and Spiti River, the Mudh Village, and the Pin Valley National Park. The overnight stay is arranged at Kaza. Tabo Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful ancient Buddhist village located in the lap of the Himalayas. Tabo Spiti is named the 'Ajanta of the Himalayas.'

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

We begin the fourth day, with a drive to renowned Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure amid white snow. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent center of learning as well as a refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.
Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 meters and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village in this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snowy mountains make the place a haven for nature-lovers and photographers alike. From Kibber you can trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversible only by a suspended wire cable basket system known as a Jula. We drive back to Kaza for the night.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

On the fifth day of this Spiti Valley Winter Expedition, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.
The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4513 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, mostly cut-off from the rest of the world during this part of the year. If accessible during this tour, we will make the drive to Komik. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, red fox, hare, snow cock, Himalayan griffin, rock pigeon etc.
Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you might even meet the post-master and hear his stories.
After sending out a postcard, we drive to Langza. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Langza houses a population of 137 in 33 households. Once you are here, you can walk around the frosty-white village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000 years old. At Langza, walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.

Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

The sixth day marks the beginning of the end of this expedition. We make our way south towards Kinnaur Valley. Along this journey, you can get to capturing some scenic visions that you might have missed out on your camera. After a scenic and memorable drive, we will end the journey at Kalpa.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kalpa.

The last leg of this 7 Day Winter Expedition is here. We drive for Shimla with a bag of delightful memories and exciting stories to recount.

Tour ends with Loads of memories...

Inclusions

  • -Hotel Accommodation at Kalpa | Homestay Accommodation with all Meals at Tabo and Kaza.
  • -Transfers by SUV(05Person) | Non-AC Force Traveller (10 seater) shared by ten people for all days as per the itinerary (Day 1 – Day 7).
  • -Reliable, experienced local driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area and the winter terrain.
  • On Request :Delhi-Shimla-Delhi Volvo Transit.

Exclusions

  • -Meals in Transit or Any meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • -No Sightseeing at Shimla SUV/ Tempo will drop the group at a common Point and that will be end of the tour.
  • -Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • -Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

Essentials

Backpack Essentials

-Jacket ( Duck / Down Feather and water resistance outside jacket).
-At least three layers –fleece, down jacket and Outer jacket.
-Lower Warm Inner and water resitance
-Gloves and Caps
-Shoes and Socks – A high ankle length snow boots and water resistance Socks
-Headlamp & Flask(Thermos)

Basic Essentials

-Always follow the Brief given to you on an daily basis before start of the Tour.
-Spend more time in the kitchen, it is the warmest part of the home stay.
-Try to keep yourself hydrated by drinking water and tea at regular intervals. Always carry a flask of warm water along with you and refill it with hot water.
-Expect to use Spitian dry compost toilets in the remote places of Spiti.
-Carry a pair of UV Sunglass with you.

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Winter Spiti SUV Tour Shimla – Spiti – Shimla
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/ Adult