Spiti Valley Backpacking Tour

Land of Lamas, Land of Mysteries, Land of Adventures

Spiti Valley Backpacking Tour

The Middle Land

The Routes of Hinduism

Delhi - Chitkul - Kaza - Delhi (10 Days)

Travel through the snow cladded mountains screams for perseverance, courage and determination. You need to be gregarious enough to soak the familiarity of the sparse mud hurts and the vast blankets of snow. Let’s test your perseverance on the magical valley of Kinnaur and Spiti, striding, falling and rising again to the highest village with sea fossils on high mountains. Let’s walk you through the kingdom of magic standing tall with these gallant terrains. Dream Riders invites you to skip a heartbeat and breakthrough these amazing meadows of lively mountains of Himachal.

Tent, Hotels, Guest House

Accommodation

1000 Kms

Journey

5-7 with drink and photo stops

Average daily travel hours

10 Days Total

Duration

Delhi, India (DEL)

Fly in

Delhi, India (DEL)

Fly Out

20 Person

Minimum Group

35 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 32000

Inclusion

• Twin/Triple sharing accommodation (Twin only for married couple)
• Entire travel as per the itinerary (by tempo traveller for Backpacking option)
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner
• Experienced Tour Manager
• Experienced Mechanic
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
• Delhi to Manali & Manali to Delhi Volvo Tickets
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable.

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Your two-way travel to and from Delhi
• Lunches on all days
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Any spares consume during the ride
• Monument Entry Charges, Safari, Camel ride and tolls
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour

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Spiti Valley Backpacking Tour Departures

12 June to 21 June 2021 - Available
26 June to 05 July 2021 - Available
10 July to 19 July 2021 - Available
24 July to 02 August 2021 - Available
14 August to 23 August 2021 - Available
28 August to 06 September 2021 - Available
11 September to 20 September 2021 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Delhi & Transfer to Manali

Travellers are requested to arrive at the meeting point at stipulated time as communicated. Private buses never leave Delhi bus stop at exact start time, but staying punctual doesn’t harm. We don't guarantee front row seats to everyone, so arrive early. Meet your fellow travellers & enjoy the comfortable overnight journey to hills. Dinner is not included in the Bus journey.

  • Transfers – Delhi to Manali Volvo Tickets
  • Meals – Dinner

Day 2 - Arrival at Manali

Manali Altitude - 6700 ft. Expected temp - 8 to 25 C.
Key Attractions – Mall Road

Reach Manali in the morning; reach the hotel by taking taxi from the bus stand. Breakfast in not included on this day. Hotel check-in starts around 11 AM. After checking in, you are free to wander around the city on your own on your wish. Get back to the hotel in the evening for orientation and group meet up. Learn all about the road trip in orientation - the roadmap, group etiquette, pitfalls, & rules. We recommend good sleep & supper. Overnight at Manali Hotel.

  • Stay – Hotel
  • Meals – Dinner

Day 3 - Manali – Kullu - Jibhi (120 Km)

Manali Altitude - 6700 Ft Jibhi Altitude – 5,300 Ft.
Key attractions – Kullu, Jibhi

Do not tarnish your image on the very first day. The lavish colours of the grand town kullu turn into rural charm as we ride past bhuntar. The green valleys are breath-taking as we ride along the river till Jibhi. Take a comfortable nice nap in the lap of the mountains.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 4 - Jibhi – Jalori Pass - Sangla ( 210 Kms)

Jibhi Altitude – 5,300 Ft. Sangla Altitude – 8,600 Ft
Key attractions – Kinnaur valley Rock Gate, Karcham Dam

Kinnaur Valley has always been mentioned as a magical kingdom in Hindu Mythologies. One cannot skip praising The Gateway of Kinnaur. You will find roads are not smooth as yesterday. Of course, you need not worry about motorbike chain getting dirty, we have mechanic with us. If you like the narrow hillside roads, today you will fall in love with roads accompanied by the Satluj river Gorge; the roughest path will be served in the dessert.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 5 - Sangla – Chitkul - Kalpa ( 100Kms )

Sangla Altitude – 5,300 Ft. Kalpa Altitude – 10,000 Ft
Key attractions – Chitkul, Suicide Point

After breakfast, get ready to ride up to the last village before China. Devour the magnificent views of the valley of the Chitkul & take a walk around the river. We ride on the path where true off-roading or honestly, no roading starts. The mountains follow the same colour code of roads craggy brown. Hold your handle well since you will experience usual fishtail and occasional jumps.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 6 - Kalpa – Tabo – Nako– Kaza ( 210 Km )

Kalpa Altitude – 5,300 Ft.Kaza Altitude – 12,500 Ft
Key attractions – Dhankar Monastery

When we start today, you wish to ride slowly to devour the scenery blue Spiti and Snow mountains. Any way riding slow not an option, you are duly forced by black ice and landslides. Why the roads of NH 505 in such state? Well, the credit goes to the surprises – Slush, rolling stones, & confidence freezing temperatures. Although, the road grows merciful to the derriere later. The kazigs (hairpin turns) and the snow-capped mountains confuse you where to look. You know the correct answer. We reach freezing land Kaza in the evening. There There! We are in the Capital of The Spiti Valley.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House / Camp
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 7 - Kaza Local ( 100 Kms )

Kaza Altitude – 12,500 Ft Key attractions – Comic, Hikkim, Langza, Kee Monastery The city itself is bliss separated into old and new Kaza by Kaza Nullah. Today we are out to visit some of the less explored locations high on the east side of Spiti Valley. You are very versed with atrocities of the road so no need mentioning them again. The Chau Chau Kang Nilda seems to be close enough to touch at Langza & do not forget to collect sea fossils. Leaving Langza, we reach yet another high-altitude village Hikkim, loaded with many `highest in the world` awards. You can see ruins of the Tangyut Monastery destroyed in 1975 earthquake. Finally, we head to the highest motorable village Komic before heading back to our nest in Kaza.

  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House / Camp
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 8 - Kaza - Chandratal ( 120 Kms )

Kaza Altitude – 12,500 Ft Chandratal Altitude – 14,000 Ft
Key attractions – Kunzum Pass, Chandrataal Lake

You get to explore local avenues in the morning – Kaza Monastery, Key Monastery and Kibber Monastery. Among these, Kibber Monastery, established in the 11th century, has the largest concerning numbers. On the other hand, Key Monastery offers the breath-taking view of Spiti Valley from the aloft rock. Later when the sun sits right on the head, we direct our handlebar towards The Chandra Tal (Moon Lake). Unlike before, Spiti river flows on the right, loater again on the left. You ride on the Manali road until Kunzum Pass. Afterwards, we take 8 Km long `road of stones & water` , accompanied by meadows. At last, we reach the Colour Changing Lake, which sits in the lap of The Himalayas (14000Ft). Sit at the bank and witness the ultimate time-laps of The Moon Lake.

  • Accommodation: Swiss Tent with attached washroom
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Chandratal - Manali – Delhi ( 120 Kms)

Chandratal Altitude – 14,000 Ft Manali Altitude – 6,700 Ft
Key attractions – Chota Dara, Atal Tunnle

After being mesmerised by the sunrise and good breakfast, we gear up to leave for Manali. The road seems soothing to eyes and comforting to the back for a while. We will take Batal road via Kunzum pass. Soon after it turns into the dream of an off-roader & nightmare for cruising rider. Big boulders hurdling your path in water stream is not what everyone dreams of. We ride further to conquer the newly build Atal tunnel before we reach Manali. Finally, we reach Manali to leave our machines in peace at our hotel. We collect our luggage and leave for our home town. We came as strangers, slowly jelling-up, becoming friends for life. It was my pleasure riding with you. With these words, we head back to our destinations.

  • Transfers – Manali to Delhi Volvo Tickets
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Reaching Delhi & Departure

You may reach Delhi at 7 AM or 1 PM in the noon depending upon the traffic conditions. Hence, book you flight tickets with a reasonable time buffer. After you reach Delhi, bid farewell to each other. You will depart with memories and friends for life. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities.

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