About the Tour :
Spiti Valley known as an “Unknown World” The definition of word SPITI means middle land i.e. land between Tibet and India. It is located in trans Himalayan belt of Himachal Pradesh. This area has lots to explore and hold treasures and secrets of ancient civilization, Tibetan Monastic traditions.
Wanderers and explorers always have fascination for this place due to its isolated location, rich cultural heritage and spiritual prosperity. The beauty of this location is as beautiful as Ladakh and its worth visit Destination. Very few people knows about it and hence its a perfect destination for any hardcore traveller who are interested in less travelled destinations only.
Come and explore this unexplored destination with us.
Outing Dates :
05th-16th August 2016
SHORT INFORMATION :
Category : Moderate
Type : Offbeat
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR :
1. Sangla Valley: beatiful Kinnaur village
2. Chitkul: last village on Indo – Tibet border (Indian road ends here)
3. Kalpa: Magnificent view of Kinner Kailash
4. Nako: Heritage Village near beautiful lake
5. Kaza: Ki Monestery, Dhankar Gompa
6. Kuzum La & Rohatang Pass
7. Beautiful Chandratal Lake
OUTING SCHEDULE :
Day-01 : 05th August’16 : MUMBAI – CHANDIGARH
Meet at Bandra Station and start journey towards Pashchim Express (11:00 am)
Day-02 : 06th August’16 : CHANDIGARH
Arrival at Chandigarh Station and proceed towards Hotel. Evening collect bikes from Cargo. Late evening introduction and instruction session (briefing about expedition, do’s and don’ts, route etc.) Overnight at Hotel.
Day-03 : 07th August’16 : CHANDIGARH – NARKANDA (179 Kma – 05 Hrs)
Early morning start riding towards Narkanda via roopad, Shimla. Evening leisure time at Narkanda. Overnight at Hotel
Day-04 : 08th August’16 : NARKANDA – SANGLA (160 Kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast start riding towards Sangla. Today we are entering in to Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy breathtaking views of Sutlej River and deep vally of Kinnaur. En route visit Bhimakali Temple. Late evening arrival at Camp Site. Overnight at Sangla.
Day-05 : 09th August’16 : SANGLA
After breakfast drive towards Chitkul the last village on Indo – Tibet border (Indian road ends here). Enjoy the scenic view of Chitkul. Then come back to Sangla and visit famous Kamroo Fort. Evening take a walk to Batseri Village, with its modern wooden houses and beautiful wood carvings of lord Badrinarayan Temple. Then further take a leisure walk along baspa river to the quaint Rakcham village. One can also see the magnificent view of Kinner Kailash from Sangla. Evening camp fire followed by dinner. Overnight in Camp.
Day-06 : 10th August’16 : SANGLA – NAKO (130 Kms / 05 Hrs)
After breakfast start riding towards Nako. En route visit Reckong Peo (districts headquarter of Kinnaur). Late evening arrival at Nako. Nako is slated to be decleared a heritage village and its built around a small lake. It has an important Buddhist Gompa which is 1000 years old and a small Temple. Overnight in Camp.
Day-07 : 11th August’16 : NAKO – TABO – KAZA (130 Kms / 5 Hrs)
After breakfast start the drive to Kaza. On the way visit the ancient village of Tabo which is situated on the left bank of the river Spiti. It is the seat of one of the most famous Buddhist Monasteries regarded next to the Tholong Gompa in Tibet. It is also known as ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’.
It was constructed in 996 AD; – not just in Spiti but in the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist world is called Chogs – Khor [‘Doctrinal Circle’ or ‘Doctrinal Enclave’]. It is a complex that holds 9 Temples, 23 Chortens, a Monk’s Chamber & an extension that houses the Nun’s Chamber. On the sheer cliff-face above the enclave are a series of Caves, used as dwellings by the Monks & includes an Assembly Hall. The monastery contains large number of Scriptures & Pieces of Art, Wall Painting & Stucco. There is also a modern Gompa & Painting School founded by the Dalai Lama. Check-out from Tabo after Lunch.
After Tabo stop at Dhankar Gompa, the traditional Capital of Spiti, which sits pretty on a hilltop. The hill-top Fort that overlooks the Spiti Valley also used to serve as a jail in old days. Today, more than 160 Lamas reside here. A Statue of Dhyan Buddha where four complete figures of Buddha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than 7THCentury old Monastery.
Continue drive to Kaza – the Capital of Spiti Valley. Arrive at Kaza & check-in to your Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day-08 : 12th August’16 : KAZA – KIBBER – KAZA
After early breakfast by 07 AM; excursion to Ki Monastery. Situated at the foot of steep ridges & on the left bank of river Spiti is the Ki Monastery which is the Biggest Gelupa Sect Monastery in Spiti. It’s hilltop position points to a post 13TH Century construction. The three storied structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level while the middle floor houses the Dukhang – the Assembly Hall & the uppermost floor has another Temple & Head Lama’s Quarters on the one side of an Open Terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of ‘Thangkas’salvaged with difficulty from the devastating raids of the Dogars & the Sikhs in the 19TH Century. Hundreds of Lamas receive their Religious Training in this Monastery & is famous for its ancient Murals & Books. From here a scenic drive takes you into the Pasture Country of Kibber. From Kibber, the Pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometres. Return back to Kaza for Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day-09 : 13th August’16 : KAZA – KUMZUM LA – KEYLONG ( 120 kms / 06 Hrs)
Today after breakfasy we comence our journey towards Keylong. However we are going to take stop at another spitian wonder – Chandratal Lake. The mystical and beautiful chandratal lake which is also known as moon lake is located at a height of 14,100 feets. A chandrabhaga mountain range forms a perfect back drop for the lake. which changes its appearance according to the pictures painted in the sky.
After visiting Chandratal lake we continue driving on Manali – Kaza Road. We pass the famous kumzum la and arrive in Keylong. Overnight at Keylong
Day-10 : 14th August’16 : KEYLONG – MANALI ( 80 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast start riding towards Manali. En route ride through famous Rohatang pass. Arrival at Manali. Evening leisure time to explore Mall road. Overnight at Hotel.
Day-11 : 15th August’16 : MANALI – CHANDIFGARH ( 292 Kms / 12 Hrs)
After breakfast Checkout from the Hotel & departs for Chandigarh. Lunch en-route. evening arrive at Chandigarh. Overnight at Hotel.
Day-12 : 16th August’16 : CHANDIGARH
After breakfast drop your bikes at Cargo office and take Bus / Train for onward journey
Tour Concludes with happy memories :D
For Bikers/ Pillions: Rs.32, 000/- per person
For Non-Bikers : Rs.34,000/- per person
For Registered Member : Rs.500/- per person discount
1. Accommodation on Triple sharing basis in Hotels and sharing basis in tents
2. Daily Breakfast and Dinner
3. Permissions wherever necessary
4. Utility vehicle (For broken down Bikes and accessories)
5. Transportation by Tempo Traveler (for 4 wheel tourists)
6. All Taxes
1. Daily Lunch
2. Bike Transportation charges (Mumbai – Chandigarh & Chandigarh – Mumbai by Cargo)
3. Fuel and Maintenance Charges
4. Any airfare to and fro /return train fare or overland journey which is not mention in the above itinerary
5. Any medical / rescue evacuation due to mishaps
6. Any personal nature items like Bar, Laundry Bills, Table Bills, Camera Fees, Tip and any other items
7. Mineral water, Soft OR Hard drinks, Starters etc.
8. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
9. Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot.)
10. Anything other than above mention inclusions
PAYMENT DETAILS :
For advance booking you need to deposit Rs.10,000/- per person as an advance amount in following Account :
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BANK : ICICI
ACCOUNT : CURRENT AC
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BRANCH : MULUND WEST
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Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost :
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.
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