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 15 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 3000 km.
Average altitude: 10,000 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 18500 ft
Terrain: Challenging, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme
Best Time: June to September
We meet at Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of India.
Day 1: Shimla – Rampur – Sarahan
Night stay at Sarahan. See the majestic and historic Bhima Kaali temple at Sarahan.
Day 2: Sarahan – Rekong Peo – Kalpa
Depart by morning to Kalpa(3-4 Hrs drive). Apply for ILP with Photos and relax with grand view of Kalash mountain along with Evening Beer.
Day 3: Kalpa – Ribba – Morang – Tabo
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: Pin – Kungri – Dhankhar – Kaza
After breakfast drive to Kaza (3450 m), via Pin, Kungri and Dhankar monasteries. These monasteries are ancient, amazing and give an insight into the life in Himalayas.
Day 5: Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Kaza
Drive to the famous 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 6: Kaza – Chander tal Lake (100km)
After breakfast Going to Loshar. 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 7: Chander Tal – Batal – Jispa
After lake exit route 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 8: Jispa – Sarchu
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. Overnight in tent.
Day 9: Sarchu – Leh
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. We cross the Tanglangla pass and reach Leh.
Day 10: Leh – Thiskey – Shey – Hemis – Leh
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.
Day 11: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley
Cross the famous Kharundg-la pass or the highest motorable road in the world. Reach the famous Nubra valley. 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 12: Nubra Valley – Chilling
Drive to the famous Chilling village in the Hemis national park. This village serves as a base for the Markham valley trekking route
Day 13: Leh
This is a rest day. relax in Leh, see the bazaar and get souvenirs for friends and family.
Day 14: Leh – Delhi
All our packages come with:
- All tour accommodation on twin sharing basis in standard rooms & tents.
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), but Lunch/Dinner NOT in major towns where people prefer to have different platters according to their personal tastes.
- Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas (Tsomoriri, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake)
- Monument & Museum entrance fees
- All transportation on SUV/MUV.
- Medical & Mechanical backup.
Our packages do not include::
- Air fare
- Any Kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, soft drinks, Aerated) etc.
- Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls
- Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee.
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