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Spiti Valley Road Trip | Plan The Unplanned

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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 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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Kudremukh Trek (3rd Aug - 5th Aug)I have been planning for the Kudremukh Trek for a long time. But was very hesitant to do it on my own. There is a limited (50 person) entry for the trek to the Kudremukh and I was not sure about the entry, gates and entry free. Online portals dont have specifics of the details, and the information didnt seem updated. After doing some research, I came across Plan the Unplanned (PTU), and they seemed to be the most reliable. I heard great review from friends and colleagues, so I went ahead and booked Kudremukh Trek for the weekend of 3rd - 5th August. It was a wonderful trip, to say the least. The planning and execution were absolutely on point, and Plan the Unplanned (PTU) exceeded my expectations. Below are some highlights: Very good transportation facility (AC Bus) Stay was arranged at Bella Homestay. Good clean dorm room. Separate rooms for boys and girls. We were 11 guys staying in room. But it was still decently comfortable. Great food at the homestay. Aunty makes some amazing Idllis and Tomato rice :D Permits were taken care before reaching the entry point of the trek, avoiding last minute hassles. (Such a relief) It was relatively easy for experienced hikers but moderate for newbies. But definitely one of the most scenic treks with lots of greenery and gushing water streams on the way. And windows XP theme hills ;) The fellow trekkers were good. Very motivated and great sport. Last but not the least the Trek Leader (Adith, Megha, Deepika, Yash) were awesome. They are very engaging and responsible. Kudremukh trekkers were mostly in contact with Adith & Megha. And they did an awesome job of coordination and I highly recommend them. Will plan my next trip with Plan the Unplanned (PTU) soon. - by Tapash for Kudremukh Monsoon Trek | Plan The Unplanned organized by Plan The Unplanned .
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