• Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley

India , Shimla

Max Altitude

4500 m


9 Days

Max Group Size




Cost Starting From


Have you ever dreamt of a 9-day odyssey through the majestic Himalayas, where every twist of the road unveils a new chapter in the story of natures grandeur and cultural richness? This road trip begins in Shimla, where colonial charm meets mountain vistas, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. As you ascend to Chitkul, the last village before the Indo-Tibetan border, traditional wooden houses against the Kinnaur Kailash range prompt the question: What secrets does this remote haven hold? Explore ancient monasteries in Tabo, traverse the desolate beauty of Pin Valley, and immerse yourself in Kaza, the beating heart of Spiti Valley. Journey to iconic Key Monastery, the high-altitude village of Kibber, and the adrenaline-inducing heights of Chicham, connected by one of Asias highest suspension bridges. Trek to Dhankar Lake and descend to Dhankars ancient monastery, pondering the mysteries hidden in these remote landscapes. Reach Kalpa, surrounded by apple orchards and the imposing Kinner Kailash range, leaving you to wonder at the sheer beauty of it all. As you return to Shimla, the question lingers: What indelible marks has this road trip etched on your soul, shaped by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Himalayas and the untamed allure of Spiti Valley?

Embark on your adventure from the bustling streets of Shimla, surrounded by colonial charm and panoramic views of the Himalayas. As the road winds its way up, the landscape transforms from pine-covered hills to vast meadows. En route, witness the changing hues of the sky as the day progresses, creating a magical atmosphere. Arriving in Chitkul, the highest and last inhabited village in the Sangla Valley, youll be welcomed by quaint wooden houses against the backdrop of the majestic Kinnaur Kailash range, creating a surreal setting.

Venture deeper into the Trans-Himalayan region, traversing through the enchanting landscapes of Nako, where a serene lake mirrors the surrounding peaks. Explore the mystical Gue, home to an ancient mummy of a Buddhist monk, adding a touch of mystique to your journey. As you approach Tabo, the ancient monastery comes into view, its mud-brick structures housing centuries-old frescoes and sculptures, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Embark on a surreal journey through the stark beauty of Pin Valley, a cold desert adorned with snow-clad peaks. The road takes you to the Kungari Monastery, perched on a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. Arriving in Kaza, the landscape transforms once again, presenting a fusion of rugged mountains and a vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture. Explore the narrow lanes, adorned with colourful prayer flags, as you soak in the unique charm of the region.

The day unfolds with a visit to the iconic Key Monastery, standing as a testament to the spiritual heritage of the region. Journey onwards to Kibber, one of the highest motorable villages in the world, where traditional houses cling to the mountainside. Each turn in the road unveils a new facet of the Spiti Valley, creating a mesmerizing collage of landscapes. Return to Kaza with a sense of awe, having witnessed the grandeur of both nature and culture.

Embark on a thrilling ascent to Chicham, a village connected by a suspension bridge hanging dramatically over the Spiti and Pin rivers. The journey unveils breathtaking views of deep gorges and high-altitude plateaus, providing a sense of both exhilaration and serenity. Marvel at the engineering marvel of the bridge and immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Chicham.

Navigate through challenging mountain roads to reach Langza, a hidden gem nestled amidst towering peaks. The journey itself is an adventure, with every turn revealing expansive vistas of the Chau Chau Kang Nilda peak and the vast Spiti Valley. Wander through the village, surrounded by ancient fossils and the tranquillity of this remote haven.

Embark on a trek to Dhankar Lake, a secluded gem cradled by the mountains. The trail meanders through pristine landscapes, offering solitude and a connection with nature. Descend to Dhankar, perched on a precarious cliff, where the ancient monastery commands attention. The juxtaposition of the azure lake and the historical monastery creates an ethereal atmosphere, allowing for reflection and awe.

The road descends to Kalpa, a town in the Sutlej River valley surrounded by apple orchards and framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Kinner Kailash range. Take a leisurely stroll through the orchards, savouring the sweet scent of apples and the crisp mountain air. Witness the changing hues of the sky during the sunset, casting a warm glow on the Himalayan peaks.

Conclude your odyssey with a scenic drive back to Shimla, retracing the awe-inspiring landscapes and diverse cultures encountered along the way. As you bid farewell to the mountains, carry with you the memories of high-altitude adventures, ancient monasteries, and the untamed beauty of the Spiti Valley.


Shimla to Shimla, TWIN SHARING

- All accommodation during trips in camps/hotels/homestays on Triple sharing basis

- Meals during the trip (MAP basis)

- Qualified and experienced driver cum guide

- High-altitude SUVs

- Camping Permissions

- Inner line Permit (where applicable)

- Visa & tickets

- Pick up and drop to and from the airport/bus stand

- Permits fees

- Meals during transit (lunch)

- Any type of personal expenses

- Insurance of the trip

- Things not mentioned under Inclusions

- Team or Staff tips are not included in the trip cost

- Personal gear and equipment

- Mule or Porter to carry duffle bags

- Extended stay after the end of the journey: Basic, Standard (3 stars) & Luxury (3 star+/ 4 star)

- Local Sightseeing Packages

- Adventure Activities: Paragliding. River Rafting, Zorbing, ATV Rides, River crossing, Day hikes and much more

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