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

Shimla-Sangla-Tabo-Kaza-Kalpa-Shimla(07 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 on the mountains of Himachal.

Home Stay,Hotel/Guest House (Safe & Sanitized Stay).

Accommodation

900 Kms

Journey

4-5 with photo stops

Average daily travel hours

07 Days Total

Duration

Shimla, India

Fly in

Shimla, India

Fly Out

06 Person

Minimum Group

20 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Why ride with Dream Riders

For Winter Spiti Tour ?

The best-rated tour operator

You deserve nothing less than the best of the adventure of life. We have a history of excellent service ratings in 13 years of journey. Since 2009, we have been constantly rated well across various platforms - TripAdvisor (5-star), Facebook (5-Star) and Google (4.9-star) with over 600 reviews. Why and how? Do check all the reviews and find out yourself.

Valuable pre-tour nurturing

The tours we conduct are not an everyday affair for travellers. We evaluate an adventure lover and nurture him/ her for the terrain. By setting the right expectation, we lay the foundation of the tour. As the second step, we assist them through phone and email in shopping, packing and getting ready. Lastly, we create an ice-breaking platform for the group before the tour.

The X Factor

In the tours we conduct, nearly 30% of clients are either repeat clients coming for the second or third tour or are the clients who were referred by a friend/family who had travelled with Dream Riders. Why? X factor, indescribable in words. It can be warm hospitality, a friendly team or an extra mile effort to keep you safe etc. It is different for each individual. It is different for each individual. Travel with us once & uncover it yourself.

Commit and Deliver policy

The terrain and locations we serve are harsh and remote. Roads and weather uncertainty challenge us every day turning basic amenities into luxury services. In such places, ethics make the core of our company culture. We believe in a transparent sales approach, no false commitments, and hence, we have learned to say no. We say 'no' to any service we can't provide on the terrain.

Hotels/ Camps

Riding on the Himalayas is tough. What's tougher is finding the right host with the right hospitality on such altitudes. The stays are handpicked over the year who offer not only good infrastructure but excellent service too. So, after a tough day of the ride, you will relax and rejuvenate at these cosy stays.We will stay at homestays and hotels with minimum essentials. The bathing facility, private room and toilet, room heaters etc. may not available at these places.

Terrain service

We don't like the concept of outsourcing. Our team consists of highly experienced riders and seasoned travellers. The Road Captain cum Tour manager has seasoned on different expeditions over years. He/ she will suggest the best ways to tackle different kinds of terrain. A mechanic will accompany to maintain the bike regularly and look after the required fixes on the mountains. And no need to worry about the luggage. The luggage will be carried in the backup Vehicle (Bolero Camper) along with the quick Medical kit, Oxygen cylinder and spare parts of the bikes.The tour captain will assist you on the Meghalyan treks.

Dynamic Itineraries

We like to alter the routes every year. We alter the travel itinerary to add a new destination or new experience. We make sure that repeat clients find newness on the same tour by adding new experiences. With us, you travel to hidden gems which are beyond regular tourists due to lack of limelight or infrastructure or any such reason.

Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 28000

Inclusion

• Twin/Triple sharing accommodation.
• Entire travel as per itinerary by Tempo Traveller/SUV.
• Daily Breakfast & Dinner.
• Experienced Tour manager (Minimum 8 travellers).
• Oxygen Cylinder & Basic Medical amenities.
• All inner line permits for the tour.
• All applicable toll, parking and driver charges of Tempo Traveller/SUV.
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax.
• Your two-way travel to and from Shimla.
• Lunch on all days.
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc).
• Any Entry Charges and Monument Entry Charges.
• Personal travel insurance.
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions.

Check Availability Before You Book

Winter Spiti Backpacking Tour Departures

04 December to 10 December 2022 - Available
11 December to 17 December 2022 - Available
18 December to 24 December 2022 - Available
25 December to 31 December 2022 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Shimla - Rampur

The travellers are requested to reach the meeting point before 9 AM. After a short orientation and introduction, we will start the expedition to the blissful views of the Sutlej valley. The journey will take you through the Apple lands of Himachal to the Kinnaur valley through the serpentine mountain edge cliff-hanger road. On the road, witness the slow-moving beautiful river of Setluj. While travelling across a few small towns, witness the magnificently changing landscapes with tiny hamlet shaped villages reminding the human presence in the winter land.

  • Accommodation : Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Dinner
How to reach Shimla.
There are two ways to do so - fly to Delhi and by road go to Shimla or Fly to Chandigarh and travel by road to Shimla. Reach a day ahead if you wish to spend the night at Shimla.

Day 2 - Rampur - Kalpa/Sangla

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. Overnight at Sangla Valley (either at Kalpa or Sangla)

  • Accommodation: Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3 - Kalpa/Sangla - Tabo

After a good breakfast, we will head out towards the Indo - Chinese border village surrounded by the white mountains. Enjoy the view 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 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 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: Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Tabo - Kaza

After breakfast, take a walk around the village before we will 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.) If time allows us, we will explore the other side of Spiti River, mapping yellow and bumpy roads to the Mud Village (Purely subject to weather and available time). Make dream-like Instagram reels at the Mikkim bridge on Pin River. Enjoy the serene view of the multi-colour mountains of the Pin valley National park once you reach Mud village. Later, we will continue our expedition to Kaza. Overnight stay Kaza.

  • Accommodation: Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Kaza Local - Measuring 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 three 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: Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - 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: Homestay / Guesthouse
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 - Kalpa - Shimla

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. Here onwards, we leave for our lives and cities. Book your further travel with enough buffer time.

  • Accommodation: Breakfast
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

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