Winter Spiti Backpacking Tour

Explore the White-washed cold desert

Winter Spiti Backpacking Tour

White-Knuckled Silk-route Valley's

Winter Rush - White Gold Spiti

Delhi – Shimla – Kaza – Kalpa – Delhi (09 Days)

Travel into the heartland of mountains sleeping under white blankets and live experiences you will never forget and you will share stories for a very long time. Perseverance, adaptability and determination – If you have these three magical virtues in your character, you are welcome to explore the magical desert where temperature goes as low as minus 37 degrees. The land where even drinking water freezes, you should have soul of a traveller when you travel– live without expectation, take every bit of difficulty as a new life experience and grateful to every little help you get. Dream Riders invites you to skip a typical tour and live an adventure when mountains of Himachal.

Home Stay,Hotel/Guest House

Accommodation

1300 Kms

Journey

6-8 with drink & photo stops

Average daily travel hours

09 Days Total

Duration

Chandigarh, India (IXC)

Fly in

Chandigarh, India (IXC)

Fly Out

06 Person

Minimum Group

15 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 27000

Inclusion

• Accommodation on Double / Triple Sharing
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner as per Itinerary
• All tours and Sightseeing by Tempo traveller as per Itinerary
• All inner line permits for the tour
• Driver allowance, toll, parking charges etc
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Tour Manager from Shimla to Shimla (Minimum Group Size of 10 persons required)
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Your two-way travel to and from Chandigarh Airport
• Lunches on all days
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Any Entry Charges and Monument Entry Charges
• Visit to Kibber Village
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)
• 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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Winter Spiti Backpacking Tour Departures

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Delhi - Shimla

The adventure junkies are requested to reach Delhi at the predefined destination to catch the bus to Shimla. Reach before the mentioned time to not miss the time. After a comfortable night travelling in the Volvo bus, you will reach Shimla. We will start our journey to Spiti valley shortly.

  • Stay: Hotel / Guest House
  • Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Shimla - Sangla

After adequate time for getting freshened up, we will start the expedition to the blissful views of the Sutlej valley. The journey will take to through the Apple lands of Himachal to the Kinnaur valley through the serpentine mountain edge cliffhanger road. On the road, witness the slow-moving beautiful river of Setluj. After a few populated small towns, there is nothing more magnificent than the changing landscapes with tiny hamlet shaped villages reminding the human presence in the winter land. Pose for the welcome photograph at Kinnaur Rock gate. Do not forget to click some wonderful shots at the arch bridge near Tranda. Once the vehicle starts climbing the narrow roads after the dam, turn around to see the most amazing sunset. Enjoy the natural charm of the place and the warmth of hospitality extended by the inhabitants of the old villages.

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

Day 3 - Sangla - Tabo

After a good breakfast and a warm cup of tea, we will head out towards the Indo - Chinese border village surrounded by the white mountains. Enjoy the view of the Blue waters of the Baspa River near the Raksham village. The cliffhanger view of the valley is the one breathtaking part of the Spiti Adventure. Upon reaching the village, enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or a walk to the river. Later, we will head back to the Baspa - Sutlej confluence to catch up with the national highway to Tabo. The roads till pooh are smooth like the warm sunrise. The mountain will become barren as we travel along the Spiti river onto the higher altitudes of Khab and Nako. The patch offers the best views of serpentine roads on the whole trip. The ascend will be gradual once you reach Sumdo. Overnight stay at Tabo under the stars.

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

Day 4 - Tabo - Kaza

Wake up to a land of white mountains - Tabo, the Ajanta of Himalayas. The old religious town remains remote and has preserved original and glorious heritage. After breakfast, take a walk around the village before we head to one of the oldest monasteries in the whole valley (1200 years). Later, we will continue to one more marvel - the Dhankar monastery (believed to be sitting in the Buddha's Lotus with eight mountain-shaped petals.) Try meditation there to ward off the cold weather and bring peace within. Later, we will continue to Kaza. Take a walk in the old Kaza and try buckthorn drink and thang mo at some cafes.

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

Day 5 - Kaza Local - search of height

This is the day to travel to the highest points of the journey. At first, we visit the world's highest post office at Hikkim. Send a postcard to the loved ones (which might reach them in the next 3 months). Later, We will visit the highest village connected to a motorable road - Komic at 15027 ft. Take a walk around the neatly packed small village. We will then head to meet Buddha at Langza, looking into the mesmerising valley and smiling at you. Try a ginger lemon tea at a nearby cafe. Talk to the locals and understand the water crisis at such altitudes. Later, we will continue our expedition to Key Monastery, a monastery where time flies. Later we will go back to our hotel for our night stay.

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

Day 6 - Kaza Local

After breakfast, be ready to get amazed by the raw nature. We will leave the comfort of the blanket and head to the other side of Spiti River. Once you cross the river, the road will turn mud yellow and bumpy since you are travelling to the Mud Village, a name very common in the trekking community as the base camp for many adventures. Make some amazing Instagram reels at the Mikkim bridge on Pin River. Enjoy the serene beautiful view of the pin valley once you reach Mud village. The once multi-colour mountains look dashing white in the winters (you can compare those if you have summer photos). You may get to meet a few trekkers and listen to their adventure of crossing Bawa Pass. Try some local cuisines in the village. Later, we will continue our expedition to Kaza. Overnight stay Kaza.

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

Day 7 - Kaza - Kalpa

After we have a delicious breakfast, we will head back to the Kinnaur valley. Keep your cameras fully charged as you will get the opportunity to capture those locations you missed earlier. We will start early and descend quickly to the slightly lower altitudes. We Will stay at the headquarter of Kinnaur valley - Kalpa. Stay in a hotel overlooking the Kinnar-Kailash mountains. If the winter hits you hard, try chilli seasoned Thukpa at the local market to beat the winters.

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

Day 8 - Kalpa - Shimla - Delhi transfer

If you are an early bird, you will get to enjoy the warmth of beautiful sun appearing from the lurks of the white Kinnar-Kailash range. After breakfast, we will start early on this day. We will ride along the highways laid on the mountains at the Sutlej river valley. We will bid goodbye to the Sutlej river and head to Shimla road. Enjoy every last most moment of this journey. Upon reaching Shimla, bid farewell to each other. Our team will assist you with the overnight bus journey to Delhi.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Reaching Delhi

You may reach Delhi around 9 AM, subject to the road conditions and traffic situation. Book your further travel with enough buffer time. You will depart with memories and friends for life. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities.

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