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Winter Spiti.

feel the adreline rush....

 

While people will sit in minus temperatures in front of heaters inside their comfortable homes, I have something else in plan. To sight a Snowleopard in a far away land. Spiti has alway been a popular destination for all travellers, but how many have experienced Spiti, how many have actually lived the land and been a part of it, moreover how many have been here during winter. Be with us this winter to experience it with me and my crew. We travel not to escape life, but to make sure life does not escape us. 

 

Day 1. Arrive at Kotgarh.

Arrive at Kotgarh in the morning and check into a Homestay located amidst an apple orchard. Enjoy the views of the snow clad Himalayas from the homestay and relax yourself. In the evening go for a short walk into the forest so that you acclimatise for the journey ahead. There will be Bonfire in the evening followed by Dinner. 

 

Day 2. Kotgarh to Kalpa (144 Kms.)

Get up to a wonderful morning in the orchard. It's a long journey today, so we start our driving early after breakfast. A road ascends from Kotgarh which eventually meets the Old Hindustan Tibet Road (currently NH 5) and we drive along the Satlej River all day after this. You will see many nature’s glorious bounties during this journey, including the Taranda Mata, three-sided tunnel which was built after the 1965 Chinese war. We will reach the Village of Kalpa in the evening. Check into a comfortable Homestay/ Hotel here. 

 

Day 3. Kalpa to Kaza. (190 Kms.)

Get up to a chilly morning in Pooh, which is a very prominent village in the Upper Kinnaur region and was the resting point of travellers from China. After breakfast, we start our journey towards the next destination. We will cross the confluence of River Spiti and Satlej at a place called Khab. At this place we are nearest to the Tibetan border. From here we bid good bye to River Satlej and start to travel with the River Spiti. The road ascends till we reach Nako village. From here we are treated with views of the highest mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Villages of Malling and Chango, which are famous for the tastiest apples in the world fall on this route. The ancient town of Tabo which is famous for its monastery also falls on the way. By evening we reach the wonderful small town of Kaza. Overnight stay at a Comfortable homestay/Guest house.

 

 

Day 4. Kaza to Kibber to Langza (51 Kms.)

Welcome you a wonderful morning in the Spiti Valley. Kaza is the Headquarter of the administrative District of Lahaul and Spiti. Today we are going to visit one of the highest villages in the world. After breakfast, we start our journey and our first stop is going to be at the Key monastery. It is the biggest monastery of the Spiti valley. Then we start to ascend up a hill and we reach a village called Kibber, which is at an altitude of 4,500 metres. Across the village Kibber is village Chicham. It is indeed amazing to know that these villages are inhabited even in prime winters. We reach the Village of Langza in the evening. Overnight stay at a homestay. 

 

Day 6. Langza to Komic to Kaza. (35 kms.)

Langza is one of the most beautiful high altitude villages in the Indian Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 3780 meter with the back drop of the famous Cho-Cho gun Nalda peak. You will be treated to one of the most wonderful sites in the world. On the opposite side you can view the Manerang snow covered mountains. After breakfast, we start our journey towards the village of Komic, which is at an altitude of 4,550 metres. The village has one of the highest monasteries in the world. In the evening we return to Kaza. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kaza. 

 

Day 7. Kaza to Kalpa. (190 Kms.)

It’s time to bid goodbye to Kaza today. After breakfast start journey back to Kalpa. We will each Pooh in the evening. Overnight stay at an Homestay/ Hotel in Kalpa.

 

Day 8. Kalpa to Kotgarh. (144 kms.)

After breakfast start our journey back to Kotgarh. Reach the homestay in the evening. Farewell party with Bonfire. 

Day 9. 

After Breakfast drive back to Delhi. 

 

Inclusions

All accommodation including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Transport all through the journey.

Trained and certified high altitude guides with knowledge of the region. 

Back up vehicle with spares, winches and basic medical kit.

  • I believe in providing you the best experience of the places I take you to. So the itinerary is flexible and can be altered to give you a more wonderful time. The above schedule is subject to the weather pattern in the given time period and there can be minor changes in the itinerary taking safety of the travellers into consideration.


Compulsory things to carry

  1. Sleeping bag
  2. Warm gloves
  3. Warm jacket
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Warm socks
  6. Warm Inners
  7. Strong anti UV cream
  8. Moisturiser
  9. Sports shoes with a nice grip
  10. Warm caps.

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