Spiti Expedition – SPT 01

This photo was shot in a different region, it has been showcased only to give you an idea about how beautiful our locations are.

Chandigarh – Rampur – Spiti Valley – Tabo – Kaza – Pin Valley – (chandigarh/ Manali)

  • DAYS: 7 days.
  • SIZE OF THE GROUP: 8-10 participants. In some cases it can be 12, only if its one single group of friends and family. The group could be less than 8 but then tariff will change accordingly.
  • SUITABILITY: Indians who are reasonably fit for mountain travel. There is no trekking involved.
  • FOOD, STAY, TRANSPORT as per the  details given for this program.
  • Hired transport Chandigarh to Spiti for 2 days.
  • Extra transport (included) for excursions on all days in Spiti Valley.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Departure from Chandigarh by Tempo Traveller, night in a hotel at Rampur.

Day 2: Arrive at Tabo and night onboard Taurus.

Day 3: Visit Tabo Monastery and Dhankar Gompa. Night onboard Taurus at Kaza or Rangrik.

Day 4: Visit Ki Monastery, Kibber, Chicham and Gette in hired transport Tempo Traveller. Night onboard Taurus at Kaza/Rangrik.

Day 5: Visit the villages of Langza, Komik  and Hikkim.  Night onboard Taurus in Pin Valley – a paradise on earth.

Day 6: Explore picturesque villages of Pin Valley. Night onboard Taurus in Pin Valley.

Day 7: After breakfast check-out for homeward journey. You may proceed to Manali via Chandertal Lake if you are visiting Spiti after the Rohtang pass has been reopened for the season, otherwise via Shimla to Chandigarh. You may visit Chandertal if you wish in both cases.

Ki Monastery

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1: Early morning departure from Chandigarh for Rampur by a hired transport (in one Tempo Traveller that is mini bus to accommodate the group, if its of 8 or 10 participants). Night stay in a hotel at Rampur.

Day 2: After breakfast, resume journey to reach Tabo and transfer to Taurus (the mobile camping Truck). Night stay onboard Taurus in wilderness with beautiful views of gigantic barren mountains holding its unique beauty, may be with memerising view of the river Spiti.

Day 3: After breakfast onboard Taurus, visit the world famous Tabo Monastery and in the meantime Taurus will wind up the camp to a new campsite for night stay in a picturesque location, an unforgettable outdoor experience beyond any price tag. On the way, visit Dhankar monastery in the hired transport.  Enjoy your wonderful night with hot and fresh food from the kitchen of Taurus near Rangrik or outside Kaza.

Enjoying your hot cup of tea from such a unique kitchen and the flawless outdoor infrastructure setup at such locations certainly enhances your lifespan! For most, its ‘dream-come-true’ to spend a delightful time at such locations in comfort to rejoice life!

Early morning sunlight falling on Ki Monastery 

CHICHAM BRIDGE – World’s Highest bridge

Day 4: After invigorating early morning tea, we will witness a wonderful phenomenon played by the first rays of sunrise falling on Ki Monastery through the mountains; it enthralls your soul beyond words. Visit Ki-Monastery and the villages Kibber (at a height of 4205 meters above sea level, holds the distinction of being one of the highest Motorable villages in the world), Chicham (the Chicham Bridge is said to be the World’s highest bridge from sea level at 4.037m / 13,244ft. The bridge is built over  a deep gorge about 1000 feet high. Before this bridge the villagers of Chicham used a dangerous ropeway to cross this section. This brought relief to these villages. The new bridge was under construction for 14 years. It connects Kibber village to Chicham village.) and Gette (at an altitude of 4270 mtrs is one of the highest villages in the world with overwhelming surroundings) in the hired transport Tempo Traveller. If time permits, walk and shopping in Kaza while returning from the excursion. Kaza  is situated along the Spiti River at an elevation of about 12,500 feet (3,800 m) above mean-sea-level. Night onboard Taurus at Rangrik.

Day 5: After having enjoyed your morning tea-ritual on board Taurus and the freshness of outdoors, you will be served hot and fresh Indian breakfast. Your mini bus will take you 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 – a paradise in true sense but sadly not touched by most travellers who are in a rush to just tick Spiti as a ‘must  visit destination’ to brag.

Day 6:  Explore Pin Valley the cold desert landscaped by the winds and snow to go back home with memories for lifetime: You may take leisurely walks and enjoy the countryside so different that one wonders if it’s real. Night stay onboard Taurus here offers extraordinary outdoor experience for the explorers, it has no parallel as of now and beyond words. The unique kitchen of Taurus will offer hot tea and meals to keep you warm and energised. The crew of Taurus will coordinate logistics for you under the microscopic supervision of Capt Suresh Sharma as a team leader who gets involved with every small chore himself when it comes to delivering quality.

Day 7: After breakfast check-out with a feeling akin to being in ‘spiritual trance’, for homeward journey under own arrangements (if you wish we can coordinate for your transport and other logistics as extra activity) with following options:

Travel homeward via Shimla or Manali.

RETURN JOURNEY OPTIONS

After having enjoyed your exhilarating holidays and lifetime experience, you have two options while exiting Spiti Valley for homeward journey, basically to let you exercise your own choice and let it cost as per the choice. These have been placed for extra cost and we can coordinate for you.

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), and drop at Manali @ Rs 3575 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 drop at Manali @ Rs 2150 per person as extra, as a group of 8 to 10. Available only after Rohtang Pass opens in the month of June. 
  3. CHANDERTAL: Day trip from Kaza and back to Kaza, at extra cost. Available May to September.
  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, at extra cost. Available May to September.
  1. 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: 

Rs 38,600, Rs 39,990, Rs 46,800 per person

We are offering a very special tariff for the season in Spiti Valley. No one can match our quality and the experience we are offering, as of now.

The tariff offered is applicable for group booking of 8 to 10 persons on twin sharing basis, single room shall be at extra cost in the hotel at Rampur.

  • Standard Rs 46,800 per person, booking for group of minimum 8 participants, if smaller group then tariff will change accordingly.
  • Promotional tariff this season Rs 39,990 per person as a group of 8 persons min, if smaller group then tariff will change accordingly..
  • Rs 39,990 per person if booked now with 25% retainer fee, 50% of total the retainer fee you should pay before 25th Feb with rest of the payment before 15th of March, non-refundable under all circumstances, only as a group of 8 to 10, if smaller group then tariff will change accordingly..
  • Rs 38,600 per person booked before 25th February with 100% payment, only for group of 8 to 10, if smaller group then tariff will change accordingly.

WHATS IS INCLUDED

  1. Hired transport Tempo Traveller mini bus (seating will be on rotational basis) for the journey from Chandigarh to Rampur and Rampur to Tabo, as a group of 8 to 10. Less than 8 will have to pay extra for the difference of the cost for transport.
  2. One hotel stay on the way to Tabo for one night, on twin sharing basis at Rampur, with one veg dinner and one veg breakfast). Single occupancy will be charged as extra as per applicable ‘Single Supplement’.
  3. Extra Transport for the exploration of Spiti Valley for all excursions on all days of the itinerary.
  4. Taurus for stay and Indian food 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.
  5. All 3 veg meals (including morning and evening tea) onboard Taurus only.
  6. Filtered water onboard Taurus with meals.
  7. Participants have to bring own water bottles to refill; basically to reduce littering the plastic bottles generated by packaged water.
  8. Camping equipment (sleeping bags and camp chairs)
  9. One veg dinner and one veg breakfast on the way from Chandigarh to Spiti Valley at Rampur for night stay.
  10. Basic first-aid medical kit.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  1. Journey from home to Chandigarh and Spiti to Chandigarh (return journey homeward)
  2. Non Veg food
  3. Beverages of all kinds
  4. Entry fee to monuments
  5. Porters, Escorts and guides
  6. Food on the way Chandigarh to Spiti: except one dinner and breakfast at the hotel for night stay
  7. Any permits if needed (as of now Indians don’t need any permits).
  8. Extra transport for personal trips or for any personal choice or shopping trip to Kaza
  9. Extra food ordered other than prescribed in the itinerary
  10. Any kind of beverages other than drinking water with food.
  11. To exercise own choice, lunch on excursions not included. But whenever possible, in case guests come back early, we shall provide lunch onboard Taurus (from the kitchen of Taurus) will be as part of the package.
  12. Medical emergencies: accident rescue, insurance, medical treatment, etc.
  13. Insurance of all kinds.
  14. Anything which is not written in the list WHAT IS INCLUDED
  15. Tips and gratuity to anyone
  16. Transport for homeward journey  (via Manali or Shimla).
NOTE:
  1. This is a tentative program and may be altered to make it better and to save time for travellers.
  2. Confirmation of the booking is on 100% payment. We have some SPECIAL OFFERS.
  3. A comprehensive list about what to carry for the expedition will be sent later.
  4. You must travel with your comprehensive insurance for medical and accidents.
  5. We don’t cut corners or keep hidden costs to make the tariff as attractive illusion. Our expeditions are of quality and can’t be compared with tours around homestays and guesthouses or even hotels.
  6. If tariff is the consideration then our programs may be overlooked. What we offer at this tariff has no match as of now.
  7. More details on terms and conditions will be sent later.
  8. We are not selling tours; we are offering a special lifetime unique experience in total comfort and nomadic style.
  9. Quality comes at price.

 

YOU MAY ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS

  • Why to Visit Spiti – 10 Reasons– a video
  • Top 10 regions for 2018 in the world to explore – Lonely Planet

 

 

This photo was shot in a different region, it has been showcased only to give you an idea about how beautiful our locations are.