White Spiti Drive

Winter Spiti Road Trip | 7N/8D

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Starts at
22499 per person

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Package Cost

₹ 22499 per person

Inclusive of all taxes

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NOFEE

NO CONVENIENCE FEE APPLICABLE

For bookings made before August 2019

Additional Details


  • Land cost Self Drive :INR 16500/- (Bike and Fuel excluded)
  • Land cost by SUV :INR 22500/-
  • The above cost is exclusive of 5% GST
  • All other taxes and permits are included

Inclusions:

  • All stays – Hotel / Guesthouses / Camps
  • All transport from Narkanda to Narkanda by Bolero / Sumo / Innova
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All tolls, Permits, parking and fuel
  • Driver allowances and stays
  • An experienced trip leader from the community.
  • Coordination and management fees
  • Good vibes!

Exclusions:

  • Any Air/ Train / bus fare which has not been mentioned.
  • Any personal shopping of any type.
  • Any other meals / snacks during the journey etc which have not been mentioned above.
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Anything which has not been included above.
  • Travel arrangements to and from Narkanda. Feel free to contact us for guidance.

Winter gives Spiti an added dose of mysticism. The pristine white landscape forms a mantle of purity that leaves you with a blank canvas and challenges you to absorb what lies beneath. Join us on this inward journey, as we feel the nature at its harshest and yet its finest. 

White Spiti is not only mesmerizing but a different “trip” altogether. We call out all nature, adventure, travel and photography enthusiasts to experience the unexplored and hidden Spiti culture this winter. Drive through the rolling snow covered Spiti with us and witness the colours of snow and the struggle to survive it!
Join us for this incredible road trip with super fun hosts now!

 

Available Batches:

  •  08th FEB to 14th FEB,2019
  • 15th FEB to 21st FEB,2019

Without further ado lets get to the highlights of the trip in these snow cladded rolling cold deserts of Indian Himalayas!

1. An epic road trip awaits you..! Hit the road with the most experienced drivers and gears who will rip the black ice on the roads apart!

2. Camping amidst snow cladded Apple orchards with an inhouse bonfire...

3. You will be a part of making and stocking the local cuisines and wines made specially for winter - the ultimate survival time..!

4. Evening spent with Traditional dance performance by local kids & ladies of Spiti.

5. Retracing the Snow Leopard Trail. You will be driving along the Ghost trail and these dates provide a high chance of sighting the big cat!

6. Best Homestay experience – witness and experience the epic hospitality at such harsh conditions!

7. Last but not the least - Travel with a local! Your hosts are young, passionate and sensitive travel enthusiasts who have known these mountains since from ever!

Itinerary


Total Number of days – 07
DAY 01           - Arrive at Narkanda. Base camp at WHGC   
DAY 02           - Narkanda to Kalpa                                   
DAY 03           - Kalpa to Tabo Via Nako                                          
DAY 04           - Tabo to Kaza                                           
DAY 05           - Kaza (Kee Monastery and Kibber)                                         
DAY 06           - Kaza to Pooh                                         
DAY 07           - Pooh to Narkanda                                         
                                

DAY 01 - NARKANDA

Narkanda (2760mts) in Lower Kinnaur, full with apple estates is just 70 kms from Shimla and is atill
Unexplored. The clouds run thorugh the pine trees and let the apple orchards be. Its virginity intrigued us
and hence we have introduced a camping experience amidst apple orchards exclusively for you!


• Once you arrive in Narkanda, you will be transferred to your camping site and meet your hosts for the trip.
• Evening will be lit with in house bonfire and interaction with co travellers.
o/n Narkanda

DAY 02 - KALPA ONCE CALLED CHINNI

| 162 kms | 8-10 hrs| 2960mts |

The most beautiful part about this settlement is – how magically the Buddhist and Hindu worshiping complexes were fused together architecturally and in belief. One can see the entire Kinnaur Kailash mountain range in the background of the town. The streets are studded with Kinnauri apples, apricots and kind people. 

  • After breakfast we will start our journey to Kinnaur valley. Kinnaur is the Tribal District of Himachal with all modern facilities
  • On arrival at Kalpa check in to your warm rooms facing the mystic view of Snow Laden Kinner Kailash
  • Evening to leisure

o/n Kalpa

DAY 03 - TABO - AJANTA OF HIMALAYAS VIA NAKO

|150kms|08 - 10hrs| 3050mts|
Founded in the 996 AD the Tabo Gompa is the Oldest and Largest Monastery in the Spiti Valley. Monastery also known as the “Ajanta and Elora of Himalaya”. Tabo village is one of the finest settlements in the Spiti valley.

  • After an early breakfast visit to Kalpa Buddhist and Hindu temple complex. Walk around the breezy terraces overlooking the town and watch the drama in the narrow streets.
  • We will further drive towards Spiti Valley via covering Roghi Cliff and Roghi village in Kalpa.
  • We shall chain up our tyres at “Tinku Glecier’. After crossing Khab Bridge (A gateway

to Spiti Valley) we will get a thin layer of Snow on the road.

  • After reaching Nako we will visit to Nako Frozen Lake and
  • After an Adventurous drive check in to your cosy and comfy rooms at

o/n Tabo

DAY 04 - KAZA - THE ULTIMATE HIMALAYAN TOWN

| 50 kms | 04-06 hours | 3800 mts |
Kaza or Kaja as the locals say, is the headquarters of Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district. The city is well developed with almost all infrastructure amidst dry cold deserts as context. Kaza has a lot to offer in terms of culture and belief, besides the shopping arcade, Café’s and eating joints.

  • Early morning, gear up with your cameras to visit the Oldest Monastery of Spiti Valley. Experience the feel of Buddhist prayer an early chilli morning at Tabo
  • After breakfast depart for Kaza – the biggest settlement of Spiti. You will find some small tea stall and few shops open
  • Best host of Kaza home stay will welcome you

o/n Kaza

DAY 05 - HAMLETS OF SPITI - LANGZA, HIKKIM, KOMIC, KEY AND KIBBER

| 66 kms | 07-09 hrs | 4205mts |
Beyond Kaza, the landscape is studded with some small settlements at a god forbidden altitude. These places still bear a post office, a police station, school, primary health department and a bus stand, functioning like in your city. This area has been declared as a fossil spotting site, taking one back to history of a medieval time. These clusters are spread along the contours, with dwarfed mud structures made from the context itself. The first sight of these settlements from far away leaves a person speechless, and then a story teller! These roads are sometimes visited by the big cats also known as the Himalayan Ghosts and snow Leopards!

• After breakfast depart from Kaza into real Spiti. Head to Langza, Hikkim and Komik in a circuit and have a chance to spot some fossils embedded in the soil.
• Head to the very iconic Key monastery. Located at an altitude of 4166 mts, was founded back in the 11th century. Being the oldest along side Spiti river, the monastery has an entire complex for lamas to live, study and practice.
• Drive to Kibber, a small settlement with beautiful people. Feel at ease and relax at your stay. Walk around the small town and interact with the locals.
o/n Kibber

DAY 06 - POOH SPUWA VILLAGE

| 202 kms | 08-10 hrs | 2837mts|

Pooh is known for its natural environment, apricot orchards and almond trees. It was also an important trading centre in the early 11th century. Pooh will be our night Halt on our return journey from Spiti valley. A perfect Hill top settlement with the view of calm flowing winter Sutlej river and snow covered valley.

  • After breakfast warm up your vehicle for a long snow
  • A complete day to feel the adventure of snow drive. Photography on the way and experience of fresh

DAY 07 - RETREAT TO NARKANDA

|212kms | 10-12hrs| 2837mts|
  • After breakfast we will head back to Narkanda
  • The last leg of winter expedition. We will go Via Rampur Bushehar an old settlement on the left bank of river Sutlej.

Soak all of in at ease...
Trip Ends..

Meet your host


Have more questions?


What happens when two crazy mad hatters meet.?? Especially when both are avid travelers and are full of enthusiasm to explore.??
-->Trips like this are planned and unforgettable memories are made.
 
Who are we.?
Kanupriya Raniwala – Founder and Trip curator @ ALL INDIA PERMIT (@travel.a.i.p)
~ Architect,Traveler,Explorer
Avinash Jeet Shyam – Founder and Outdoor Expert @ WILD HIMALAYA GLAMPING CAMP (@wildhimalayaglampingcamp)
~ Biker, Mountaineer, cent-percent Pahadi
 
W came across each other in one of our trips to Spiti, during which our travel thoughts aligned, some crazy ideas were bounced off and here we are, ready to host you for numerous adventures across the Himalayas. Our trips are context and community bound, as we feel the essence and uniqueness of a place is not just because of nature but community whoe nurtures it .We thus believe in achieving our travel goals with a sensitive approach - one which works with the community, culture, nature, local architecture and art .
Due to this we planned to work with the forest department rangers of Spiti itself for our winter Spiti expeditions. We feel these rangers know the pulse of the Himalayas and the species (including us) living in it. So if you are looking for a nature and community sensitive travel plan with a twist of fun, madness and lil surprises on the way, then this is 'the trip' for you.
 
So join us as we walk,drive, ride, explore and rock-n-roll with you together to hear what the mountains have to say.!!!!
 
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  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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