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What a Fantastic trip it was!!! One of the best bonfire I ever witnessed at the riverside in my life. The stay at the hotel of Kaza was quite good and ...
I had so much fun with my friends and family. We enjoyed Riverside Bonfire, Day Hike and Monastery tour. Our seven-day Spiti Valley tour package from M...
Highlights of the Spiti Valley Tour package from Manali:
- Guided Road Trip with activities for an exclusive group of ten people
- Riverside Bonfire, Day Hike, Monastery tour with a monk and local cooking session included
- Visit Pin Valley and camp overnight at Chandratal Lake
About the Places:
- Key Monastery: A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valley, the Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year.
- Dhankar Lake: Tucked atop a small hill at an impressive altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, the Dhankar, with its dazzling blue waters, is one of the most popular places to visit in Spiti Valley. The lake sits at the end of the famous Dhankar Lake trek known for its treacherous paths, rocky snow-capped mountains, and incomparable vistas.
- Dhankar Monastery: The Dhankar Fort Monastery sandwiched between Spiti and Pin rivers offers a special spiritual touch as it plays hide and seek on the trail. And once you reach the lake, the rare and diversified views will make your jaw drop! A truly curious landmark, the monastery is perched so precariously amongst rocks that it appears as if it is seconds away from falling all over.
- Tabo Monastery: Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit on Spiti Valley tour package from Manali. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendour. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.
- Kibber: To call Kibber beautiful would be putting it lightly – arid landscape, rocky mountains, meadows covered in vibrant wildflowers, and all this paired with the pristine pollution-free environment. Stargazers and photography lovers flock alike to Kibber to gaze at the unsurpassed, exquisite view of the Milky Way.
About the Spiti Valley Tour package from Manali:
With striking places like the key monastery, Chandratal lake, Komic village, Dhankar lake, handicraft market and numerous others in its vicinity, can be toured in summers as well as winters. When the showers strike the region its landscape changes and in winters, the temperature steeps down to freezing points, extending picture-perfect sceneries. This land of fresh environs, lush green blankets, snow-capped peaks and everything beautiful, Spiti Valley tour package from Manali has each thing to arrest you in its charm.
Your 7 days adventure starts from Manali. You travel all the way around seeing popular, beautiful and hidden sites in the Spiti Valley and come back to Manali. Stay at great places, eat local food, travel around the valley, know the culture and visit landmark spots that will take your breath away.
Your seven-day Spiti Valley tour package from Manali begins as you leave the urbanscape for the Himalayan town of Manali, where you get your first taste of the Himalayas.
You'll be free to explore Manali on foot this day.
Overnight at a hotel in Manali
We begin our journey on the 200-kilometre (125 miles) road from Manali to Kaza in Spiti.
As we pass through the popular adventure-haven Rohtang Pass at 13,054 feet, we experience a dramatic change in the landscape around us, from dense forested Hills to Rocky barren plains and peaks.
This road is a scenic rollercoaster, into the desolate and stunning brown landscape approaching Chattru and Batal.
At 14,931 feet, we are welcomed by the chilly air at Kunzum Pass, descending into Losar Village, the first in Spiti Valley.
We reach Kaza by evening and enjoy our night at a comfortable hotel.
Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.
On the third day of our Spiti Valley tour package from Manali, we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley.
From snow-clad mountains to lush green lands, Pin Valley promises an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers.
In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, Bharal, weasel, red fox, and marten. Birds such as the Pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, Chukor and Raven paint the skies a pretty picture.
We make our way to the Kungri Monastery, and then to the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. We end this day with a bonfire by the river.
With serene landscapes, the warmth of the fire, complemented by the rhythmic flow of the gushing water, we enjoy our piping hot tea and head back to Kaza by night.
On the fourth day of our Manali to Spiti Valley Tour, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.
We begin our day by heading to Komik, which literally translates to “eye of a snow cock”, the highest village in Asia situated at the height of 14,806 feet. With the tiny population of 84 people, this isolated farm village is surrounded by soft brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks.
We further drive to the world’s highest post office in the world in Hikkim, where you may even meet the post-master and hear his stories.
After sending a postcard out, we drive to the picturesque village of Langza. As you walk back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys Sea, as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here millions of years ago.
Today, we also visit the world-famous Ki Monastery, situated at a height of 13,668 feet. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, Ki Monastery was founded by the discipline of the famous Atisha in the 11th century CE.
Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent centre of learning.
A monk guides us through the monastery as we overlook the endless plains, seeking peace and calm.
We drive back to Kaza by evening and spend the night at our comfortable hotel.
Today, we continue our Spiti Valley tour from Manali and drive towards the ancient, 1020-year-old - Tabo Monastery. The UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its intricate portraits of gods and demons, along with ancient paintings depicting the life of Buddha, is a fusion of western, Indian and Kashmiri style.
After walking around Tabo, we drive words the Tiny hamlet of Dhankar. Perched high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin River, the former capital of the Royals of Spiti Valley also known as the Nono, who ruled the dust-coloured badlands of Spiti Valley is a historic delight. Walk back in time, as you explore the 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa which perches precariously between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. If time permits, do take an hour’s climb above the village to visit the stunning turquoise Dhankar Tso or Dhankar Lake.
Later, we end the day by making our way to Lhalung – another beautiful high altitude Spiti valley village. The word Lhalung means ‘land of god’ and the village of Lhalung is located at the foot of the Tangmar Mountains which supposedly transforms in colour depending on the mood of the deities. Red denotes anger while yellow signifies happiness. We spend the night with a local family and indulge in a cooking session at their authentic homestay.
We listen to their tales and enjoy the delicious homecooked meal before we rest overnight at Lhalung in our warm homestays.
This day, we commence our journey back home and trace our steps back on the Kaza – Manali road.
However, we make a stop at the picturesque village of Kibber, before heading to another Spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake.
From Kibber, we make our way to the mystical and beautiful Chandratal Lake, which translates to Moon Lake, located at a height of 14,100 feet.
The Chandra Bhaga mountain range forms a striking backdrop for the lake, which changes appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky. After capturing the colours of the beautiful Chandratal Lake, we drive to our camping site where a hot supper under the gaze of a million stars and the Milky Way awaits us.
The camps near the Lake are equipped with camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags/blankets and a comfortable mattress.
With visuals of the stunning Chandratal Lake captured in minds and cameras, we continue driving on the Kaza – Manali road and after a few hours of driving and some more stunning landscape, we pass through the famous Rohtang Pass and reach Manali where we bid goodbye to our driver to end our breath-taking Manali to Spiti Valley tour.
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Rated : 5.0
What a Fantastic trip it was!!! One of the best bonfire I ever witnessed at the riverside in my life. The stay at the hotel of Kaza was quite good and the most comfortable one. the snowy experience was an absolute full of fun and blast. this tour I can surely recommend it to my friends and everyone.
Rated : 5.0
I had so much fun with my friends and family. We enjoyed Riverside Bonfire, Day Hike and Monastery tour. Our seven-day Spiti Valley tour package from Manali was simply amazing. Everything was well managed and perfect. Thanks thrillophilia!
Rated : 5.0
We visited amazing places like key monastery, Chandratal lake, Komic village, Dhankar lake, handicraft market and numerous others. Our tour was wonderful. Everything was well managed and perfect. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rated : 4.0
One of the best experience. thanks to thrillophilia at first I was quite confused but after the trip, I am fully confident with thrillophilia and i would suggest it to everyone. one of the highlights of the tour is amazing bonfire experience at the riverside and the UNESCO world heritage site. the stay at the hotels all through the tour was quite peaceful and comfortable in all way.
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