Winter Spiti Self Drive Expedition 2024

8 Days

THE MIDDLE LAND EXPEDITION – SPITI

Overview

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of HimachalPradesh.

The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The Valley covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometers (3,861 square miles). Known for its spectacular mountain
scenery, with snow-capped peaks, deep gorges, and high altitude lakes.

Spiti valley also has it’s unique culture and lifestyle, which is a mix of Tibetan and Indian influences. The valley is home to some of the oldest monasteries in the world, including Tabo Monastery which was founded in 996 AD.

Join us on this expedition for unforgettable experience, as

Spiti Valley is not just a location checked off your list,
but a chronicle accomplished by some but dreamt by many !

Join us on this amazing Expedition from 3rd Feb onwards.

Itinerary

On reaching Shimla , Check into your Hotels and you will meet up with other co-participants and then scrutiny of the expedition vehicles will be carried out by the crew team.
The briefing will take place in the evening, 6:00 p.m. onwards. The briefing will cover all the important information about the route, safety tips, and other important details.
Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Hotel and rest-up for an exciting day tomorrow.

After breakfast, we will start our Winter Spiti Expedition 2024 .
The road from Shimla to Rampur is one of the most scenic drives in India.
The journey takes you through lush green valleys near Kufri & Narkanda, snow capped mountains, and picturesque villages.
We will drive on the right bank of the mighty Satluj river for over a 140 kms while experiencing the dazzling panoramic views of the valley before reaching Kalpa.
Road conditions will be broken tarmac and points of black ice.
Check in for dinner with an overnight stay at Kalpa.

Today’s drive will be consisting of nearly 220 kms. Start your day with breakfast and get charged for the adventurous day ahead.
The route to Tabo will pass through some of the most beautiful places like
◦ Khab bridge ( Confluence of river Spiti & Satluj)
◦ Ka Loops ( Between Khab and Nako )
◦ Nako Village ( A short halt at Nako for Lunch)
Enjoy the surreal valleys, its marvelous mountains and scenic beauty the cold desert starts
Upon arrival at Kaza in the evening, we would settle down and revamp for our tomorrow ride.
Road conditions might be extreme with snow and black ice on roads.

Today we will be visiting some amazing places that come in the list of the world’s highest. ( These places will be covered depending on the road & weather conditions)
◦ Komic - World’s highest village connected to a motor-able road.
◦ Hikkim - World’s highest Post-office ( Don’t miss to post a postcard from here to your loved one’s )
Apart from these we would be visiting
◦ Buddha Statue, at the Langza village has been made to sit there to keep an eye on the pristine valley. Langza is also known as the fossil village.
This ride is going to be one of the most adventurous rides you will be remembering for a lifetime.
The night would be completed with dinner & an overnight stay at in Kaza.
Road condition will be snow, ice and black ice.

Day 5 :
Kaza

Activities and drives for the day will be planned depending on road conditions and weather.
THIS DAY WILL BE DECIDED ONCE WE ARE IN KAZA DEPENDING UPON HOW MUCH
SNOWFALL IS THERE.

Post breakfast, check-out & we will be leaving Key Monastery
Head back towards Kalpa (depending upon the time we stop on the way stop at Tabo monastery )
Road conditions might be extreme with snow and black ice on roads.

Start your day with breakfast and then we head towards Shimla
Short Halt at Rampur for Lunch
Conclude your adventurous expedition with a get together followed by Dinner.

With a heavy heart, full of memories, your journey ends here. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we bid you farewell.
Reflect on the experience of a lifetime packed with heart-warming memories and finest hospitality services.
Furthur, you can explore Shimla or either plan your trip way back home.

Rs 35,000/- Per Person

What's Included

  • Meals as per MAP plan ( Breakfast & Dinner ) starting with dinner on Day 1.
  • 7 nights accommodation on double / triple sharing basis in Hotel / Homestays.
  • Basic medical aid
  • Site-seeing as per itinerary.
  • Professional guidance and support throughout the journey.
  • Social Media coverage
  • Government permits.
  • Radio communication between cars.
  • Rescue & Recovery back-up
  • Vehicle branding.

What's Excluded

  • Any meal/services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Vehicle, safety gears, fuel & any fuel additives
  • Vehicle servicing, repairs, green tax, toll taxes, traffic fines.
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water, beverages etc.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather etc.
  • Any extra cost before the official start date of the expedition and after the official end date of expedition.
  • Airlift
What is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

The best time to visit Spiti Valley is from June to September, during the summer season. The weather is pleasant, and the roads are open. The winter season, from November to February, is not recommended due to extreme cold weather, and the roads are usually closed.

What is the road condition like in Spiti Valley?

The roads in Spiti Valley can be challenging to drive on due to the mountainous terrain and unpaved roads. However, most roads are in good condition, and it is possible to navigate the valley in a car or motorcycle.

What should I pack for a trip to Spiti Valley?

You should pack warm clothes, including a warm jacket, hat, and gloves, as well as comfortable and sturdy shoes for walking on rough terrain. You should also pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a first-aid kit, and any medications you may need. It is also a good idea to bring a water bottle, as well as some snacks and food, as food options may be limited in some areas.

Do I need to have my own vehicle to participate in a self-drive group expedition?

Yes, you will need your own vehicle to participate in this self-drive expedition. The vehicle should be a SUV or Bike and it should in good condition. If you are not having one, either you can opt for a seat sharing in any SUV already going on the expedition or you can rent one. Just let us know we will arrange that for you.

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Winter Spiti Self Drive Expedition 2024
From ₹ 35,000
/ Adult