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.

Manali – Spiti Valley – Tabo – Kaza – Pin Valley –  Manali

  • Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights.
  • Starts at Manali and finishes at Manali.
  • Size of the Group: max 10 participants. If your group is less than 10 participants then we may book rest of the seats by exercising our choice without any intimation to anyone in the group who has already booked.
  • Suitability: Indians fit for mountain travel. No trekking involved.
  • Food, stay, transport as per the  details given for this program.
  • Hired transport Manali to Spiti and for the drop of the group back at Manali.
  • Transport  for excursions (included) on all days in Spiti Valley.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Check-in at a hotel for transit stay for one night at Manali, twin sharing basis, with one dinner, one breakfast.

Day 2: Drive in hired transport to Spiti Valley over Rohtang and Kunzum. Check-in onboard Taurus at Rangrik/ Kaza.

Day 3: Visit HikkimLangza and Komic. Night stay and dinner in Pin Valley (a true paradise) onboard Taurus.

Day 4:  After morning tea, enjoy morning walks in Pin Valley. The excursion continues to Tabo and Dhankar Monastery. Night stay and dinner onboard Taurus at a location between Tabo and Kaza.

Day 5:  Visit Key MonasteryKibberChicham Bridge and reach Chandertal Lake. Night stay in hired camp with 1 veg dinner, 1 veg breakfast.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Manali, stay and dinner at a hotel, twin sharing, with one dinner, one breakfast.

Day 7: After breakfast, check out as per the terms of the hotel.

TARIFF: 

  • Special Tariff  Rs 48,800 per person if booked now with 50% retainer fee, before 30th April, non-refundable, only as a group of 8 to 10, if  group is less than 8 then tariff will change accordingly.
  • After 30th April, standard tariff Rs 55,600 per person will be applicable.
  • Children below 3 years will be treated as our guests, below 5 years will be @ 50% of the tariff (will have to share accomodation with parents), above 5 years will be at full tariff

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

CATEGORY: Gold

WHATS IS INCLUDED

  1. Hired transport mini bus for the journey Manali to Spiti Valley, as a group of 8 to 10. Less than 8 will have to pay extra for the difference of the cost for transport.
  2. Two hotel stays (one on arrival and one on last day) on twin sharing basis at Manali, with one veg dinner and one veg breakfast.
  3. Single occupancy will be charged as extra as per applicable ‘Single Supplement’.
  4. Extra Transport on excursions Spiti Valley on all days of the itinerary.
  5. Taurus for stay and Indian food in Spiti and Pin Valley (from the kitchen of Taurus), twin sharing basis.
  6. All 3 veg meals (including morning and evening tea) only when staying onboard Taurus the whole day.
  7. Filtered water onboard Taurus with meals.
  8. Camping equipment (sleeping bags and camp chairs)
  9. Basic first-aid medical kit onboard Taurus.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  1. Journey from home to Manali and return journey homeward.
  2. Porters, Escorts and guides
  3. Food on the way Manali to Spiti and excursions.
  4. Any permits if needed at any stage (as of now Indians don’t need any permits).
  5. Extra transport for  trips other than itinerary
  6. Entry fee to monuments
  7. Extra meals or eatables/ snax ordered other than prescribed in the itinerary onboard Taurus
  8. Non Veg food
  9. Beverages of all kinds, except drinking filter water with food only.
  10. Lunch on excursions. But in case guests come back early, we shall provide lunch onboard Taurus (from the kitchen of Taurus).
  11. Expenses of all kinds related to medical emergencies.
  12. Insurance of all kinds.
  13. Anything which is not written in the list WHAT IS INCLUDED
  14. Tips and gratuity to anyone
  15. Laundry
  16. Any delay caused by landslides, technical breakdown, political upheaval, poor health, and this incurring extra cost.
  17. Personal assistants and drivers will be accommodated at full tariff.

TAURUS and its infrastructural design enhances the outdoor experience like a 5 Star facility

FAQs

ITINERARY IN DETAIL

Day 1: Arrive at Manali and check-in at a hotel for your transit stay, as per the terms of the hotel, where you will be served dinner at the hotel itself.

Day 2: After early breakfast at the hotel, a hired transport (one Tempo Traveller that is mini bus to accommodate the group, if it’s of 8 or 10 participants). It’s a very exciting and adventurous drive over Rohtang and Kunzum passes, with view of gigantic mountains and mountain river and streams. Arrive at Rangrik/ Kaza and check-in onboard Taurus with basic formalities and enjoy welcome drink (it could be tea/ coffee/ local drink). Dinner and night stay on-board Taurus.

Day 3: Enjoy your morning tea, which is a ritual onboard Taurus for those who love their morning tea. After breakfast, hired transport will take you to visit Langza (second highest motorable village, known as village of fossils with a huge Buddha statue overlooking the valley, probably the largest in India), Hikkim (highest Post office in the world) and Komik (the highest motorable village in Asia with a monastery). After having enjoyed the visit to these famous villages, we drive to Pin Valley while enjoying mesmerizing views.  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 only brag. 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.

Pin Valley is 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.

Early morning sunlight falling on Ki Monastery 

CHICHAM BRIDGE – on of the World’s Highest bridges

Day 4: After breakfast, visit the world famous Tabo MonasteryAnd the same hired transport will take you to Dhankar Gompa and arrive at campsite of Taurus to enjoy your wonderful night with hot and fresh food from the kitchen of Taurus, somewhere between Tabo and Kaza.

 

Day 5: After early morning tea, you will be served hot and fresh Indian breakfast from the kitchen of Taurus. Visit  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.

The excursion continues and your transport will take you to Chandertal Lake and check-in at a camp for the night stay. Visit the lake and enjoy the mesmerizing views of Nature at its best. Dinner at the camp.

Day 6:  After breakfast check-out with a feeling akin to being in ‘spiritual trance’, for homeward journey. The hired transport will take you to Manali and check-in at hotel for transit stay for homeward journey.

Day 7: After breakfast at the hotel its time to check out as per the terms of the hotel.

 

 

NOTE:
  1. This is a tentative program and may be altered to make it better and to save time for travellers at any stage with prior intimation or without any intimation. Be rest assured, we won’t ever do this to save money and by reducing the quality of the expedition.
  2. Confirmation of the booking is on 100% payment. We have some SPECIAL OFFERS.
  3. A comprehensive list about the conduct of the expedition, and that of participants and 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 and resorts.
  6. If tariff is the sole consideration to compare us with hotels and camps then our programs may be overlooked. What we offer at this tariff has no match as of now. We are honestly offering ‘PROMOTIONAL TARIFF’.
  7. You are requested to go through all information available about the concept and terms & conditions on this website. 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.
  10. There are no guarantees of any kind in remote areas where God plays major role!
  11. In case, at any stage, there is any roadblock and participants have to travel to Chandigarh, instead of Manali, the arrangements will be made available at extra cost for transit stay and transport for the journey to Chandigarh or any other destination.
  12. Any losses caused by any kind of delays are not the cause for any kind of compensation.

 

You may also visit the following links: 

  • Why to Visit Spiti – 10 Reasons– a video
  • Top 10 regions for 2018 in the world to explore – Lonely Planet
What is included / NOT Included  | Tariff  Transport & Accommodation  |  Food Plan
Special Offers  
TERMS & CONDITIONS   |  PRE-BOOKING INFORMATION  | Single Supplement |

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