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Spiti Valley Road Trip | Plan The Unplanned

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Sat, 13 Jul 9:00AM - Sat, 20 Jul 2:00PM + more dates
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Sat, 13 Jul
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- Sat, 20 Jul
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Spiti Road Trip - Shimla To Manali

 

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!

 

Schedule

Route

Distance

Duration

Day 1

Arrive at Narkanda

  

Day 2

Narkanda-Chitkul

164 kms

5-6hrs

Day 3

Chitkul-Kalpa-Nako

100 kms

3-4hrs

Day 4

Nako-Dhankar-Mudh ( Pin Valley)

50 kms

2 hrs

Day 5

Mudh-Kaza

50 kms

2 hrs

Day 6

Kaza-Langza-Hikkim,Gaumik, Key-Kibber

69kms

4-5 hrs

Day 7

Kibber-Chandratal

65kms

2-3 hrs

Day  8

Chandratal- Rohthang Pass- Manali

114 kms

4-5 hrs

 

Inclusions

 

  1. All stays – Hostel / Guesthouses / Camps ( Day 1- Day 7 )

  2. All transport from Narkanda to Manali by Bolero / Sumo/Endeavour

  3. All meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  4. All tolls, Permits, parking, and fuel

  5. Driver allowances and stays

  6. An experienced trip leader from the community and Plan The Unplanned Outdoor Leader

  7. Good vibes and experience that you gain

 

Exclusions:-

  1. Any Air/Train/bus fare which has not been mentioned.

  2. Any personal shopping of any type.

  3. Any other meals/snacks during the journey etc which have not been mentioned above.

  4. Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

  5. 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.

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How To Reach

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How to Reach Narkanda

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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Kumta - The trek started with us reaching the camp site where tents had been set up and the ocean could be heard. With two of the sweetest local guides who told me stories of the ocean and the rains, we visited forts, wells, and a lot of good, secluded beaches. The trek leaders, Amit and Jolly, constantly reassured the group that there was enough time to do as we pleased, and a sense of peace was established. The sound of the waves crashing on the sea shore, only reinforced this. On the rocks and on the sand, both the local guides and our trek leaders helped us safely get through. Dolphins and excited screams were witnessed. Amit taught me the art of floating, while being very considerate of my inability to swim. Later while being even more considerate of our wishes, on a spontaneous boat ride, life jackets were tightened and we jumped off the boat only to realize that floating in the middle of the ocean is an underrated experience. After dinner, Jolly enlightened us and took us to a world, where only the sound of the ocean and that of the Harmonica existed. Jolly showed us glow in the dark plankton that lit up the ocean while pointing out at the constellations right above us. The next day, we were taken to the waterfall we all voted for, and dinner was accommodated according to our desires too. I was honestly amazed by how accommodating our trek leaders were of all our needs, and desires. PTU and especially my trek leads, did one good job. I am aware that this review is a tab bit long but when one goes on such a good trip with really good people, this is inevitable :) - by Thejaswini K for Kumta Beach Trek and Camping | Plan The Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
As an adventure freak ,travel enthusiastic and equally an introvert I was always scared of going on a solo trip and my desire to travel made me to overcome my fears and at last I decided to do something crazy and new to me on a day very special and I choose plan the unplanned for my first solo adventure with a bunch of strangers. I started my journey with little dilemma that What if I can't mingle with ppl and what if I left out to be alone but all those fears vanished when oshin one of our trek lead started to know about us and making us to know others. After the other trek leads prakruthi and Jatin joined us , it all began with playing fun games getting to know each other , listening to some adventures and discussing about the itinerary. As we all know a Journey is best measured in friends , rather than milesOur trek leads made sure we all know each other well through out the whole journey and with We hiked, we ran ,held hands together, we played , we laughed and when we were tired we simply sat and watched the sun go to sleep. We walked on the shores watching the little baby crabs come out of their burrows and we set to sleep under the sky with millions of stars gazing at us, watching the moon playing hide and seek, listening to the waves along side the shore. It was a spectacular delight to the eyes and bliss to our minds and a perfect get away from a busy city life.The whole trip was well organized and Thanks to you PTU and trek leads for making this dream a reality. Looking forward to meet you in the next trek. We started this journey as quite strangers but ended up having good friends after all there are no strangers in this world , only friends I haven't met yet. - by Mounika KL for Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping | Plan the Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
The journey to Kumta started out and I already knew it was going to be an amazing one. My trek leaders, Jolly and Amit, were the sweetest, indeed entertaining and most accommodative of the group's needs. When we reached the next day, we were shown our tents, a place we declared home. This place was just a few steps away from the ocean. We started trekking after breakfast and the local guides that PTU had arranged were very interactive and had extremely interesting stories. The veiw was constantly amazing and at each place the trek leaders gave enough time for the group to soak in the place and also specifically gave us time to click pictures. Whenever we reached the ocean after a bit of trekking, we were encouraged to get into the water. The words "we have a lot of time, do whatever you want" were said and that way, a sense of freedom and peace were established. Later, the trek leaders were kind and patient enough to teach me how to float, which definitely made me very very happy. While we headed to the bus to go to another beach, one of the trek leaders saw a boat and suggested a short beach ride. Our local guide was immediately contacted and his boat was summoned. We put on our life jackets, felt like soldiers, and got on the boat. When we were in the middle of nowhere, one of us suggested jumping out of the boat. Even if I knew only backward swimming, the amount of reassurance of safety I got from all the leaders around me made me jump out of that boat too. This was indeed one of the best days of my life. This is something I'll never forget. Lying amidst salty water and facing the blue sky which had a few birds occasionally flying over me, while listening to the voices of the ones who completely believed in my swimming skills, is apparently one of my favorite things to do. After this spontaneous boat ride, we headed to more beaches in a bus to look at a sunsets. We sang our lungs out and the trek leaders chose the best of songs to sing and Jumpstarted the whole singing session. Being a music lover, one must know this brought joy to me. When we finally reached the beach for the sunset, having a lot of time in our hands, we decided to do headstands. Something I had never done before. When we saw the sun heading towards the horizon, we started trekking to the sunset point. We sat there, on a small hill, which was a few meters above the water, and saw the sun say goodbye. Next we headed back to the place where we stayed, cleansed ourselves with cold showers and waited for some dinner. A bonfire, which is a must in every trip, was arranged. Ghost stories, songs, dances and so many other experiences were shared under an ocean of stars and a fire beside us. Jolly played some songs with his mouth organ while the rest of us hummed along. Little did I know that the sound of waves and the music from a mouth organ was one of the most pleasant things to listen to. After this amazing session, Jolly took us to the ocean and showed us glow in the dark planktons that arrived with each wave. He patiently stood there while we screamed out of uncontrollable excitement. With the hopes of catching a sunset the next morning, we went to sleep. I spotted a hammock and decided to sleep there with just a little encouragement from Amit. Next morning, when a few people woke me up, I jumped out of the hammock and headed towards a hill above the beach to get the perfect spot to see the sunrise, which Jolly had already found. After a sequence of events, we packed up and left for a waterfall. The initial plan was to watch a waterfall but when the rest of the group wanted to actually get wet at a waterfall, Amit and Jolly changed the plan and took us all to another waterfall where we got into the water and had some fishes creepily feed off of us. When I had already made up my mind that my trek leaders are amazing people, I went back to the bus and realized that I was right. Some amazing music was played, a seat near the driver was given so that a breathtaking view could be witnessed throughout the journey and when one member of the group randomly suggested that we stop at davangere for some davangere masala dosa, this too was immediately accommodated for, by Amit and Jolly. On the whole, I had a really good trip only because these trek leaders made it possible. Two good days were spent and a lot of memories were made. All I can say to Plan the unplanned is, Thank you. - by Thejaswini Kayargadde for Kumta Beach Trek and Camping | Plan The Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
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