After exploring the Manali (Kullu valley) you will drive over the Rohtang pass (4050 m) through the summer pasture of the local shepherd to the barren land of Spiti also known as the Little Tibet. The topography of the Spiti is marked by high mountains and narrow rivers, valleys with flat land being an uncommon occurrence. The rugged climate and high altitude makes the region somewhat difficult for human habitation. The great range of the main Himalayas in the back ground is beautiful and refreshing. Wild life such as Ibex and Thar can be seen in the herds as well as the snow wolves too. You will explore the centuries old monasteries belonging to Tibetan Buddhism where the monks practice meditation and other monastic rituals, preserving old Stucco images and Thangkas depicting different life stories of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Gelug-Pa sect. People of Spiti live with their herds of Yak, Sheep and goats. They grow Barely and other vegetables; the people are hospitable and in villages still maintain the century old tradition. This is leisure trek, accessible for all.
|Total No Of Days||15 Days|
|Best Season||July to Sep|
|Cost per person||1069$ based on 4 pax|
|Cost per person||1283$ based on 2 -3pax|
DAY 1: Arrival Delhi
Reception in airport, transfer to the hotel, a relaxing overnight in hotel.
Â DAY 2: Delhi to Manali (2000 m) 570 kms 16 hours by tourist bus
Enjoy full day sight seen in Delhi, transfer to bus station, night in a comfortable bus.
Â DAY 3: Manali
Reeach Manali by morning, check- into the hotel, visit old Manali, Hadimba temple, Shiva temple and the monastery in town which are the main attraction of the town. Afternoon is free in town, night in a hotel.
DAY 4: Manali to Lossar (4050 m) 6 to7hrs
Drive along the true justify bank through the several villages to Rohtang pass (3950 m). Follow the rough road towards the east in Chandra valley. Drive to the Kunzum pass (4700 m) which offers an extensive view of C.B. range; descend next 11 km to the first campsite before Lossar village, overnight in a camp.
DAY 5: Lossar to Kibber via Kaza (4200 m) 50 km
After breakfast visit gompa of Lossar and the village, passing through several villages, a short visit to Kaza. Now leave to visit the famous monastery perched high on a pyramid like mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and Kibber. Kibber is one of the highest permanent inhabited village in the region, visit the village and gompa (Monastery), overnight in the camp.
DAY 6: Kibber to Tashigang via Gete 4300 mtrs via Kye, 4 hours; Trek 1
Trek starts by a gradual path in higher region of Spiti through the field of barley and peas. Visit Gete a beautiful hamlet with its few houses; further 45 minutes trek to Tashigang. By evening one can visit to the family, overnight in the camp.
DAY 7: Tashigang to Langza (4100mtrs) 4hrs 30 minutes; Trek 2
Gradual trail in the beginning and then half an hour’s descend to the river bed of Shila Nalla (stream).Â As we have to cross it, therefore early departure is advised. Steady long climb to reach Langza, campsite close to the village (most ofÂ time temporary). (Please note that if river is not crossable and temporary bridge is washed away, then in that case one has to return to the road side and look for an alternate transport or may have to walk longer than expected time to get to the campsite).
DAY 8: Langza to Komic (4500mtrs) via Hikkim 3 hours; Trek 3
Day starts with an easy trek, on theÂ wayÂ visit HikkimÂ village. After half an hour’s walk reach at Comic, known for one of the highest monastery in the world and for fossils? After lunch stroll to collect the fossils, by the evening one can visit the family house to know the life of the people, overnight in the camp.
DAY 9: KomicÂ to Damul (4150 Mtrs) 4 hrs; Trek 4
Join morning Puja in the monastery, easy trail; command the breathtaking view of the Mountains, at the end gradual descend to the village, overnight in the camp.
DAY 10: Damul to LalungÂ (3800 mtrs) 5 hours Trek 5
Steep descend to the Lingti valley, again gradual climb to Lalung village, visit the second most interesting monastery of Spiti. The monastic site of Lalung once consisted of nine temples, together with the unusually rich interior of Lalung, main Chapel and the fact that the building of the temple is also attributed to Rinchen Zangpo.
Day 11: Lalung to Tabo via Dhankar 3hours; trek 6
3 hours trek to Dhankar, the ancient capital of Spiti kingdom, the most incredibly situated gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes. After visit vehicle will pick you up for further drive of 30 kms to TaboÂ Â via Schilling. Tabo monastery has been founded in 996 A.D., which is often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In Trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.
Â DAY 12: Tabo to Pin valley-Guling-Kaza (3600mtrs) Kaza 72 kms
Drive to Guling in Pin valley also known for its wild life; visit the monastery of Kungri the main centre of Nyingmapa sect in Spiti. Back to Kaza, the camp out of Kaza town.
DAY 13: Kaza to Manali 180kms
Same way back over Kunzum pass (4700 m), Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (3950 m), overnight in the hotel.
DAY 14: Manali to Delhi
Enjoy free day to explore Manali, by night bus to Delhi, night in bus.
DAY 15: Visit Delhi and Departure
Arrive in Delhi, transfer to the hotel, and visit Bahia Temple, Huymaun Tomb. After lunch, free visit in Delhi; transfer to international airport by evening for onward flight.
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