The trip to Spiti Valley is one of the most beautiful trips. You can explore the valley in numerous ways. One of the possible itineraries for your Spiti Valley tour can be the following one.
Day 1: Chandigarh- Narkanda
The starting point of the Spiti Valley tour is the beautiful city of Chandigarh. The other locations from where the trip to Spiti valley can be commenced are Manali and Shimla. You can choose the starting point of the trip according to your convenience. The city of Chandigarh is the capital city of two Indian states namely Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is also one of the cleanest and greenest cities of India. We will depart from Chandigarh to reach Narkanda. Narkanda is a town in the Shimla district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It would take around nine hours to complete the journey from Chandigarh to Narkanda. You will travel through scenic landscapes and the city of Shimla to reach Narkanda by the evening.
Day 2: Narkanda- Sangla- Rakcham- Chitkul
Wake up early to experience the stunning sunrise of the mountains. After a hearty breakfast, we start our journey towards Chitkul. Chitkul is the last village on the Indian side of the Indo- Tibetan border. The village of Chitkul is known as the “The Swiss Alps of India”. The stunning and enchanting beauty of the place is sure to leave you mesmerized. While on the way from Narkanda to Chitkul you will pass through the villages of Sangla and Rakcham. Both the villages are known as sightseeing destinations. We will reach Chitkul by evening where you can enjoy a bonfire after dinner. Overnight stay at the camps in Chitkul Village.
Day 3: Chitkul- Kalpa (Kinnaur Valley)
Rise and shine early. As the third day of the trip is marked with exciting places to visit and interesting food to eat. Explore the village of Chitkul with traditional homes. The places to visit are the village includes Chitkul bridge, Mathi Temple, and other nearby places. After the sightseeing, have lunch at “Hindustan ka Akhri Dhaba.” After lunch, we move towards our next destination- Kalpa. On the way to Kalpa from Chitkul, you will visit the Kamru fort as well as the Kamroo temple at Sangla. At the entrance of Kalpa, you will get to see the stunning views of Kinner Kailash Peak. you will get to visit the Roghi Village also during your journey. We will reach Kalpa and remain for the night here.
Day 4: Kalpa-Nako- Gue Mummy- Tabo
The fourth day of the trip marks your entry into the Spiti Valley. We will travel from Kalpa to Tabo while passing through Nako and Gue Mummy. For reaching Tabo we will be driving on the Indo-Tibetan border highway. During your journey, you will notice surrounding landscapes changing into barren mountains, which means that you have entered the Spiti Valley. Our first stop of the day will be at Nako, a place located at a height of 3800 meters. When in Nako you will get to see the artificial lake and stunning vistas around you. From Nako we will proceed towards Gue Monastery. The monastery is home to the 300 years old mummy of Buddha Bhikshu. The visit to Gue Monastery will be a delightful experience. Upon reaching Tabo, you will get to visit Chaos Khor Gompa. It is believed that Chaos Khor Gompa is 1020 years old.
Day 5: Tabo- Pin Valley- Dankar- Kaza
After the night stay at Tabo, we will move forward towards Kaza. Before we leave behind the land of Tabo, make sure that you pay a visit to the Tabo monastery. During the journey from Tabo to Kaza, we will go through the Pin Valley and Dankar. Pin valley is spread over an elevation of 3,500 meters to 6000 meters. Pin valley is one of the high altitude valleys that the Himalayas have to offer. You will be engulfed by the exquisite beauty upon reaching Pin valley. After spending some time in the Pin valley, we will visit the monastery at Dankar, where we will also have our lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey and reach Kaza by the end of the day. We will stay for the night at Kaza.
Day 6: Kaza- Komik- Hikkim- Langza- Kaza
Day six of your trip marks another day filled with sightseeing. Some of the sightseeing places that we will visit during the day are Komik, Hikkim, and Langza. We will start the day by visiting the Komik village. Komik village is located at an altitude of 4,513 meters and is also the highest village in the country. After exploring the Komik village we will proceed towards Hikkim. Hikkin has the highest post office in the country. You can send letters and postcards to your loved ones from the highest post office. After Hikkim we will visit the Langza village which is located at an altitude of 4,400 meters. After Langza we will visit Key Monastery. The key monastery is a world-famous Buddhist monastery. After the sightseeing throughout the day, head back towards Kaza to rest and overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 7: Kaza- Kalpa
Wake up early to witness the glorious sunrise of the high mountains. We will drive towards Kalpa from Kaza. It will take around nine hours to reach the destination. Kalpa is one of the most beautiful villages through the range of Kinner Kailash Peaks. During the journey, you will pass through the picturesque landscapes. Kalpa is an exquisite place near Reckong Peo. We will be staying for the night in this gorgeous village.
Day 8: Kalpa- Shimla
We have reached the end of our trip to Spiti Valley. On the eight-day, we will be traveling towards Shimla, the last destination on the itinerary. You will start the day by witnessing the amazing sunrise from Kinner Kailash Parvat. After breakfast, we will head towards Shimla. It will take around nine hours to reach Shimla. During the journey, you can see the lush green meadows, high mountains, and shining rivers. Upon reaching Shimla, we end the trip and we proceed towards your homes.
This is all about what you can do during your trip to Spiti Valley.