White Spiti Drive

Winter Spiti Road Trip | 7N/8D

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Starts at
19499 per person

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Dates for the next batches will be announced soon. Meanwhile you can talk to the host and suggest dates according to your availability.

Package Cost

19999 19499 per person

( ₹ 500 discount from MyWanderlust )

Additional Details


  • Land cost by Motorbike :INR 15,500/- (Bike and Fuel excluded)
  • Land cost by SUV :INR 19990/-
  • 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:

  •  23rd FEB to 02nd MAR ,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 – 08
DAY 01           - Arrive at Narkanda. Base camp at WHGC   
DAY 02           - Narkanda to Pooh                                    
DAY 03           - Pooh to Tabo                                           
DAY 04           - Tabo to Kaza                                           
DAY 05           - Kaza to Kibber                                         
DAY 06           - Kibber to Nako                                         
DAY 07           - Nako to Kalpa                                          
DAY 08           - Kalpa 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 - POOH - SPUWA VILLAGE

| 200 kms | 6-7 hrs| 2262mts |
As one leaves the jungles of Lower Kinnaur the dry arid landscape starts marked by the village of Pooh also known Spuwa. Duri
ng winters one can see the dry apricot and apple trees loaded with snow along with the Sutlej flowing along side the road.

• On arrival check in to your rooms, your trip leader will take you for a walk around the small settlement.
• Freshen up on your return and laze around the fire in the evening..
o/n Pooh

 

DAY 03 - TABO - AJANTA OF HIMALAYAS

|95kms 4-5 hrs| 3280 mts|
Crossing surreal white landscapes and deep narrow gorges along Khab and Nako we arrive in Tabo, a small settlement in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of river Spiti. The temples within the monastery complex in Tabo have a plethora of wall paintings and mud statues. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) attempted to restore some paintings that were ravaged by time, but were not very successful.

• Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery here, also known as the ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’. The wall paintings and mud structures are bound to encapsulate the visitors.
• Evening will bring you back to the warmth of a cozy home-stay for some momo nipping.
o/n Tabo
 

DAY 04 - KAZA - THE GREAT HIMALAYAN CIRCUIT

| 50 kms | 2 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.

• After breakfast depart for Kaza – the biggest settlement of Spiti. The walkable city is the best to pick up some Souvenirs home from the Kaza market.
• Evening get ready for a welcoming cultural dance performance prepared by the local ladies and kids exclusively for you under the starry cool night.
o/n Kaza

 

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

| 69 kms | 4-5 hrs | 4270mts |
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 - NAKO - THE HIGH HIMALAYAN VILLAGE

| 130 kms | 5-6 hrs | 3662mts|
In the morning mist of clouds and shades of snow, we retrace our steps back and head to Upper Kinnaur -Nako leaving Spiti valley behind. Climbing up through the straight valley, you reach the pristine Tibetan Nako village. A walk through the village and the pristine lake is the things to do.


• After lunch get ready with your walking shoes for a village walk with your Trip Leader. Visit the monastery overlooking the village and further walk to the Nako lake. Autumn is the perfect time to find a crisp mirror image of the rolling deserts in the water.
• By evening this windy desert village is seen fluttering under prayer flags dispersing the blessings all over where you can stand and pray for your loved ones.
o/n Nako

 

DAY 07 - KALPA - THE TEMPLE COMPLEX

|100 kms | 4-5 hrs| 2960 mts|
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.

• On arrival and check in, get ready to witness magnificent piece of architecture – The Kalpa Buddhist and Hindu temple complex. Walk around the breezy terraces overlooking the town and watch the drama in the narrow streets.
• Drive to Suicide point and Roghi village. The most fascinating feature around this area is the sudden change of topography from the lofty green Himalayas to sudden steep Himalayan drops. It is indeed jaw dropping!
• Evening to leisure.
o/n Kalpa
 

DAY 08 - NARKANDA

After a heavy breakfast we head back to Narkanda where our adventure began!
As all good things come to an end, our trip leader will bid byes and provide you with your All India & WHGC ‘Trek’ Permits for the year 2019-20(for further details you can contact on the given numbers and know more about your Himalayan membership!)


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

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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