The Spiti valley is visual eye candy. Lofty mountains, snow capped peaks, amazing vistas at each turn. There is probably nothing that compares to it in amazing-ness. Ladakh really needs no introduction whatsoever. Lofty mountains, snow capped peaks and amazingly blue lakes dot the high mountainous region of Ladakh.
This trip takes you from Shimla, which was the summer capital of the British Empire. From Shimla the safari follows the beautiful mountain road to Kinnaur. From Kinnaur you enter the very remote, dry and mostly barren valley of Spiti which has the Tabo, Ki and Dankar monasteries. You cross the KunZum La (15,155ft) into Lahaul and then take the road to Ladakh. You will visit the famous Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries.
See the amazing Spiti valley.
Experience the Kagiz
Experience Gata loops
Drive on the highest roads in the world
Extreme offroad adventure between Kunzum and Keylong
See amazing monasteries and lakes.
Group Size: 5 to 10 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 1000 km.
Average altitude: 12,500 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 18500 ft
Terrain: Challenging, cold and stark, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme
Day 1: Chandigarh to Thanedar( 200km )
Night stay at Lake side Apple Farm resort.
Day 2: Narkanda to kaza ( 160 km )
Depart by surface to Sangla (8/9 Hrs drive) via Rampur. Sangla is a beautifully located township amid mountains with Shrikhand Mahadev peak (5155m) looming as a backdrop ,explore Sangla ride back to KalpaTown , Apply for ILP with Photos and relax with grand view of Kalash mountain along with Evening Beer.
Day 3: Kalpa to Taboo (160km)
After breakfast drive to Tabo(3200 m), (6/7 hrs drive) via Ribba, Moron and Tila monastries. Tabo monastery is an ordinary mud structure but on the inside it has frescoes which earned Tabo the epithet of “Ajanta of Himalayas”. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Tabo – Pin – Kungri – Dankar – Komic – Kaza ( 150km )
After breakfast drive to Kaza (3450 m), via Pin, Kungri and Dankar monasteries visit & drive to Ki monastery (4116 m), . The monastery with rare paintings and scriptures is the oldest and biggest in Spiti. Go further to Kibber(4140m), one of the highest villages in the world. Overnight in stay at Small town kaza.
Day 5: Kaza – Chander tal Lake (100km)
After breakfast Going to Loshar After cross Kunzum pass (4551 m) and Chandratal (4270 m). This blue water lake is situated about nine kms from Kunzum pass. The lake is placed between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range with an outlet into the Chandra River. The lake lies in a broad grassy plain, cranes and ducks abound in the lake. Overnight in tents at Chatru or Chander tal Stay at small camp near the lake .
Day 6: Chutru/Chandertal to Keylong ( 120km )
After lake exit hard rout of Spiti valley with crossing many water crossing and water fall view on green high mountains ,On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. Continue drive to Jispa via Keylong. 7-8 hours drive Dinner and overnight in Guest House.
Day 7: Keylong Rest and relax day
Day 8: keylong – Tso kar (4253 m/200 Kms).
Leisurely drive over the scenic Baralacha Pass (4880 M). Plenty of stops to capture the scenic grandeur of this majestic landscape dotted with snow capped peaks and high altitude lakes. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains . and drive to Tso-Kar Lake. Through 21 Gata Loops, then Nakeela and Lachangla Passes (16,617 ft), we reach at tent city Pang and then through Skyangchu Thang (The biggest and highest Plateau on Earth on, a Stretch of 42 Kms) and a 6-7 km off road drive, we reach Tso-Kar Lake and overnight camp over there.
Day 9: Tso-Kar to Tso-Moriri (180 kms)
Post breakfast, we drive to Tsomoriri. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. On the way we cross Polokangla and Namchick La passes before we reach Korzok Village. Upon arrival we check in at our camp.
Day 10: Tso-Moriri to Shakti, via Mahe Bridge (180 kms)
Post Breakfast we drive to Leh, on the way we visit Chumathang Hot Springs and Thatsangkaru Lake. Drive further to Shakti and check in at our hotel for overnight.
Day 11: Shakti to Pangong Lake (130 kms)
Today, we’re going for serious altitude! It’s time to cross the truly breathtaking 5,360 mt high Chang-La Pass and follow a rough mountain road to the luminous blue-green magic of Pangong Lake. We’ll spend the night in a basic resort with a sweeping view across the lake to the Tibetan shore.
Day 12: Pangong to Hunder (190 kms)
Time for some double-pass action! After crossing the Chang-La Pass, we’ll descend into Shakti Valley. From there we have a steep climb for the recently opened road leading up to Wari-La Pass at 5,300 mt will demand our undivided attention. Cresting the pass, it’s a wild ride down into the vast, arid expanse of Nubra Valley, where we’ll visit the ancient, remote Diskit Monastery. Today’s destination is Hunder, an oasis where we will have dinner and spend the night in the Guest House /camps with its cozy garden
Day 13: Hunder to Leh (160 kms)
The summit! It’s time for the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft!!). Later, we’ll return to our headquarters in Leh. The afternoon is free to relax or shop, or visit the Shanti Stupa at sunset. Dinner at the best Tibetan place.
Day 14:After breakfast drive up along the scenic Indus valley. Enroute stop over to visit the famous Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Packed lunch enroute.
HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
The Museum houses information related to Leh culture, way of life, history, vegetation and animals found in this part of the world. Among other things one finds information on Zorawar Singh, the dogra ruler and his battles with king of Ladakh and the advances his army made in China. The top floor houses guns and equipment that have been seized by the Indian Army during its skirmishes with Pakistan Army. On display here are seized guns, grenades, passports, documents etc. Another section has been dedicated to the Siachin area which has on display apparel and equipment used by the Indian Army in the region.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
During his lifetime Guru Nanak travelled to many distant places and one such place was Tibet. Guru Nanak is well respected by Tibetan Buddhists who consider him a saint; The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhists in Tibet, has confirmed this in his discussions with some Sikh leaders saying that Tibetans revere Guru Nanak as a Buddhist saint under the name of Guru Gompka Maharaj.
Shey Palace & Monastery
This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world.
19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.
Situated just off the Manali-Leh Highway, Ladakh’s biggest and wealthiest monastery is situated on the Leh – Manali road. It’s popularity stems from the annual festival held here in summer. The festival coincides with Guru Padma Sambhava’s (Buddha) birthday. It contains quite a few statues in gold and Stupas decorated with precious stones. It has a superb collection of Tankhas, including one which is supposed to be the largest in existence and is exhibited only once every 12 years.
Leh Palace overlooks the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh, modelled on the Potala HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potala_Palace” Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by KingSengge HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Namgyal” HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Namgyal”Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The royal family moved to Stok Palace. Leh Palace is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The mountain of Stok HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stok_Kangri” HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stok_Kangri”Kangri in the Zanskar mountain range is visible across the Indus valley to the south, with the Ladakh mountain range rising behind the palace to the north.
Day 15: Leh to Sarchu,255 Km. ( Today you can fly back to Delhi )
Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Sarchu, enroute Stopping at Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at 5350 m. overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), bordering the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul), Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay
Day 16: Sarchu to Manali 230 km
After breakfast we ride from Sarchu to Manali over Baralacha La (4800m) and crossing Darcha, Jispa, Gemur & Keylong.from Sissu to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass ((4050 m) and Descend to Marhi, Gulaba, Kothi and finally reaching Manali. Journey ends with beautiful memories.
Day 17: Manali to Kullu Airport Drop.
All 16 Nights’ accommodation on 2 sharing basis in Good ROOMS & tents
All 3 meal 16 days .
Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any at big city).
Backup Jeep full way
Experienced Guide full way
Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
Experienced mechanic with Spare Parts.
Experienced Doctor or Medical backup assistant with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
All trip photos.
Things to carry list with Map.
Royal Enfield 500 cc STD / Himalayan 410 cc bike/ Suzuki Gypsy 4×4 for trip. (Fuel Extra)
Pick and Drop from Airport Kullu (But in Group )
Stay of extra days ( but we manage or book for you)
Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we manage or Book for You
Extra food Like Stators/ Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat (if any outside the venue).
Extra Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
Fuel of Bike / Jeep .
Any damage/fine/ cost.
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
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