While Ladakh has become too popular these days, and many of us are keen to find a place that's a little less crowded yet holds the similar beauty of the Himalayas - what can be a better choice other than exploring Spiti Valley. A cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh, this gorgeous valley should be there on every traveler's bucket list. The word "Spiti" means "The Middle Land", which is the land between Tibet and India. To say the least, this road trip will surely be one of the best experiences you've ever had!
We will start our journey from Shimla, a buzzing hill station, and move ahead to Upper Kinnaur, crossing Narkanda and Chitkul, entering the jaw-dropping Spiti Valley. We'll explore the tiny little villages tucked in the Himalayas, walk through the corridors of the ancient monasteries, soaking in the beauty and tranquility of nature, before we finally arrive in Manali, via Lahaul district. This circuit is very popular, but we have our own way to make it unconventional. Explore the real culture and lifestyle of the community and take a step towards culture and ecology sensitive travel. We'll be meeting the local people of the valley, binge on their delicacies, experience their way of life and above all, learn how they value the importance of nature.
Kaza, the main town of Spiti, has been marked as a plastic-free town and you won't really find any store selling products that have plastic covering, etc. That means there's no mineral water bottle available as well, and you need to carry your own bottle during this trip.
Come. Join Us. Let's Explore Together & Learn To Be Responsible Travelers!
Check out a few highlights of the trip to know why you should surely join us in this adventure!
1. Visit the Apple orchards & Local Apple factory guided tour.
2. Camping amidst Apple orchards.
3. An evening spent with Traditional dance performance by local kids & ladies of Spiti.
4. Pin Valley day hike.
5. Spiti Cultural costume exhibition by locals.
6. Best Homestay experiences.
7. Riverside Picnics and hot lunches!
8. Last but not least - Travel like a local! Your hosts are young, nature responsive adventurers and explorers, living in the Himalayas and living it to the fullest! Experience Spiti through their eyes and create memories!
Arrive at Narkanda
Nako-Dhankar-Mudh ( Pin Valley)
Chandratal- Rohthang Pass- Manali
All stays – Hostel / Guesthouses / Camps ( Day 1- Day 7 )
All transport from Narkanda to Manali by Bolero / Sumo/Endeavour
All meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
All tolls, Permits, parking, and fuel
Driver allowances and stays
An experienced trip leader from the community and Plan The Unplanned Outdoor Leader
Good vibes and experience that you gain
Any Air/Train/bus fare which has not been mentioned.
Any personal shopping of any type.
Any other meals/snacks during the journey etc which have not been mentioned above.
Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
Anything which has not been included above.
For customization of trip/itinerary please make sure you have a group of 5 or more. The prices would also vary depending on the requirement.
The nearest airport and railway station is in Shimla, which is around 60 km away from Narkanda. However, Shimla has a narrow gauge railway and only a toy train from Kalka comes to Shimla, through the route itself is stunning and also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Shimla airport has frequent flights from some major cities in North India. The nearest major railway station is in Kalka which is around 160 km from here. One can take a bus or a cab from Kalka or Shimla to reach here. The nearest major airport is in Chandigarh which is around 190 km. Cabs and buses are also available from Chandigarh to Narkanda.
How to Reach Narkanda by Flight
Shimla houses the nearest airport to Narkanda. From there, you can take a bus or cab to Narkanda.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport (IXC) - 91 km from Narkanda
How to Reach Narkanda by Road
There are frequent bus services to Narkanda from all major cities and towns in North India. It lies on the National Highway connecting Shimla to Kinnaur so there is no shortage of buses connecting Narkanda to Shimla. It is just 60 km away and is a two-hour drive.
How to Reach Narkanda by Train
The closest broad gauge railway station to Narkanda is located in Kalka, almost 125 km away. You can opt for the famous toy train on the Kalka-Shimla route to reach Narkanda
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