Spiti Expedition: SPT-02

SELF DRIVE EXPEDITION

An exclusive program specially tailored for those passionate souls who love outdoor life and may like to travel in their own cars to Spiti Valley and around. Accordingly we have also reworked the tariff to lower side. It offers a wonderful unique holiday onboard Taurus in ‘nomadic lifestyle’ with comfort, while enjoying soul thrilling countryside locations which have been landscaped and curated by Mother Nature over million years.

It provides you flexibility and enhanced experienced and fun to be remembered all your life.

Day 1: Arrive at Kaza under own arrangements (if you are travelling during the month of May, you will have to come via Shimla)  and night stay onboard Taurus and will be hosted by its passionate crew at Kaza (away from Kaza town). If you are travelling to Spiti Valley after June onwards then you may drive from Manali and Rohtang.

Day 2: After having enjoyed your ‘morning-tea-ritual’ on board Taurus and the freshness of outdoors, you will be served hot and fresh breakfast. Visit Tabo Monastery and then drive to Dhankar Gompa. The drive continues to visit wonderful villages  Langza (second highest motorable village after Komik, known as village of fossils with a huge Buddha statue overlooking the valley (probably the largest in India), Komik (the highest motorable village in Asia with a monastery) and Hikkim(highest Post office in the world). Night stay onboard Taurus in Pin Valley.

Day 3:  To get the feel of this unique culture explore the picturesque villages of Pin Valley, made of mud-bricks, landscaped by God Himself, that says all about the beauty of the Valley which is beyond words. Night onboard Taurus in Pin Valley.

Day 4: After breakfast drive your cars to visit Ki Monastery (one of the best with commanding view of the valley), Kibber (one of the highest motorable villages in the world), Chicham (experience the highest bridge in Asia, recently commissioned) and Gette. Night in a homestay in one of the villages, subject to availability.

Day 5:  After breakfast, it’s time for homeward journey after an exhilarating holiday with loads of  ‘bragging rights’.

You have the following options for homeward journey.

OPTIONS

After having enjoyed your exhilarating holidays and lifetime experience, you have two options while exiting Spiti Valley for homeward journey:

You have choice to visit the famous Chandertal Lake and reach Manali to resume homeward journey.

  1. Chandertal Lake and Manali: One night stay at Chandertal in a camp on triple occupancy (with one dinner and one breakfast per person), @ Rs 1650 per person for the group of 8 to 10, as extra. Available only after Rohtang Pass opens in the month of June. 
  2. CHANDERTAL and Manali: day trip to Chandertal and reach Manali. You can do this only after Rohtang Pass opens in the month of June. 
  3. CHANDERTAL: Day trip from Kaza and back to Kaza.
  4. CHANDERTAL: Night stay in a camp near Chandertal Lake and back to Kaza for those who want to go back via Shimla itself with plan to visit some other wonderful places, stay in a camp at Chandertal at extra cost. Available May to September
  5. Return journey Spiti – Shimla – Chandigarh: Tempo Traveller + 1 night hotel room stay (one dinner and one breakfast) at Rampur @4200 per person, only for the group of 8 to 10, as extra.

TARIFF: ask for the tariff wildhiss@gmail.com

WHAT IS INCLUDED
  1. Taurus for stay and Indian veg food (all meals onboard Taurus, morning and evening tea)in Spiti and Pin Valley (from the kitchen of Taurus), as per the accommodation available onboard, on rotational basis, twin sharing basis. We have 2 tents for double occupancy, 4 tents for single occupancy.
  2. Stay and veg food  onboard Taurus in different locations as mentioned in the program above.
  3. Camping equipment (sleeping bags and camp chairs)
  4. Filtered water onboard Taurus with meals.
  5. Participants have to bring own water bottles to refill; basically to reduce littering the plastic bottles generated by packaged water.
  6. Basic first-aid medical kit.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  1. Transport for excursions
  2. Stay other than Taurus, circumstances could be any.
  3. Food outside Taurus on excursions NOT included.
  4. All kinds of beverages (except tea, water with food)
  5. Food above prescribed onboard Taurus]
  6. Insurances of all kinds
  7. Medical support, accident rescue, all the costs involved have to be born by the participants.
  8. Any extra transport for rescue or breakdown.