- 05 Nights / 06 Days
- INR 75,000 + 5% GST Per Person
(EMI Option Available)
- Travel Style:
- Chauffeur Driven, Self Drive
- Architecture, Road Trip, Star Gazing
Today, you start driving towards Sangla, a pretty hamlet in the gorgeous Kinnaur Valley, one of the highlights of our Lahaul and Spiti customized holiday package trip. En route, you will drive under the iconic rocks protruding out of the mountains and covering the highway like a rooftop. Chances are that you have seen these rocks in movies but to witness them, in reality, is a stimulating experience. After taking enough pictures at the rocks, our trip planner will guide you towards Banjara Camps, a luxurious glamping experience, your not-so-humble [and we say it with utmost delight!] abode for the next two nights. At the height of 2700 m, it is surrounded by towering forest-clad mountains on all sides and is set in an apple orchard on the banks of Baspa River that surges through the valley.
Enjoy the beauty and adventure of Sangla Valley to the full on this day. Around noon, drive to Chitkul which enjoys the distinction of being India’s last village on the ancient Hindustan – Tibet route, one of our curated travel experiences to make your trip memorable. And if this is not heavenly enough, a picnic lunch beside a rippling stream will make sure even the most unyielding amongst you will be charmed by the grace of unspoilt nature. Those looking for soft adventure can join the Raksham walk that takes you along rivers, through meadows and forests and over glaciers. And for the hardier lot, there is the challenging meadows walk that will have you seek a masseuse at the end of the day. Also, visit the pretty villages around and enjoy sitting along the Baspa River.
Get ready for a drive that you will remember for the rest of your life, something you’ve been looking forward to as a part of our Lahaul and Spiti custom tours package! You are going to drive on the World’s Most Treacherous Road today as you proceed towards Tabo, a small town on the banks of Spiti River. This seemingly quaint village of mud huts holds beautiful attractions. It is situated in a bowl-shaped flat valley with the Tabo Monastery lying at the bottom of the valley, unlike other monasteries which are usually perched atop hills. Check out Tabo with its impressive mud monastery dating back to 996 A.D. It boasts of nine temples, 23 chortens, and chambers for monks and nuns and is second to Tibet’s Tholing Monastery in terms of its religious sanctity. After visiting the Monastery, continue driving towards Kaza, but before reaching your beautiful hotel, make a quick stop for refuelling at the highest petrol pump in the world!
The villages around Kaza are believed to be the highest in the world, mostly caught in their time warp. Amongst other main attractions, also pay a visit to the Key Monastery, prettily sitting atop a cliff overlooking the spectacular valley below. Another highlight of today will be visiting the Buddha statue at Langza, which is a relatively new addition to the landscape and to our list of personalized itineraries in ahaul and Spiti. It feels as if the Buddha has been made to sit there to keep an eye on the pristine valley. Make sure to send postcards back home to your family & friends from Hikkim, the highest post office in the world before visiting Komic, the highest village in the world connected by a motorable road.
The fifth day will prove to be another one to clock for the driving aficionados amongst us. After a quick breakfast, leave for Manali with 190 km of momentous terrain ahead of you. The route from Kaza to Manali will have you crossing the famed mountain pass of Kunzum. Situated at a height of 4590 m, Kunzum Pass rests on the eastern Kunzum Range of the Himalayas. After crossing Kunzum pass make your way to the world-famous Atal Tunnel, at a length of 9.02 km, it is the longest tunnel above 10,000 feet in the world. It is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway. The changing hues of the landscape will make for a captivating backdrop to your adventure.
Spiti – Are you Serene or Sanguine? At once, you are massive, brown, intimidating, silent, sombre, still and serene. Lost in myself, I turn around and see – You are green, vibrant and dynamic. Streams gushing, rocks rolling, rivers flowing, flowers blooming – blue, red, and yellow And all other hues? I take a little of you, leave a little of me, realize, we are a bit of both. Stupefying and splendid!” These lines encapsulate, in the most lyrical way possible, the absolutely thrilling and otherworldly quality of this experience. Challenging, unpredictable and intensely stimulating, this is one journey that will have you manoeuvring through the complexities of life itself. It’s time to head back to your chosen destination. We part ways in Manali with a promise to meet again! If you plan on extending your stay, we’ll be happy to assist you.
INR 75,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)