Lahaul Spiti ex Manali 4 Nights / 5 Days

5 Days

Spiti literally means “The Middle Land” between the lush green valleys and the cold mountain deserts of Himalayas. It is on an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. This Valley is a major center for the Buddhist culture and has some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. The treacherous curves that lead to the valley of Spiti from Manali will give you a dose of adventure and beauty all at once. A drive from the highest village to the last village is totally worth remembering as you breathe in the fresh mountain air while sitting on the isolated slopes of the last village surrounded by magnificent landscapes. Feel the chills as you look down upon a tiny truck from Asia’s highest suspended Chicham bridge or cross the manually operated cable ropeway to Kibber village, Spiti makes a perfect powerpack for an adventurous vacation.

Overview

Spiti literally means “The Middle Land” between the lush green valleys and the cold mountain deserts of Himalayas. It is on an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. This Valley is a major center for the Buddhist culture and has some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. The treacherous curves that lead to the valley of Spiti from Manali will give you a dose of adventure and beauty all at once. A drive from the highest village to the last village is totally worth remembering as you breathe in the fresh mountain air while sitting on the isolated slopes of the last village surrounded by magnificent landscapes. Feel the chills as you look down upon a tiny truck from Asia’s highest suspended Chicham bridge or cross the manually operated cable ropeway to Kibber village, Spiti makes a perfect powerpack for an adventurous vacation.

 

Itinerary

On arrival at Manali - One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar Ranges. Board your vehicle and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel and get refreshed. Later we will head out for the local sightseeing of Manali Visit Hadimba temple, Vasishta Temple, Old later come back to Manali cafes and The Mall road. Overnight stay at Manali. (Dinner).

Early in the morning proceed to Kaza - the administrative seat of Spiti and is built at an altitude of 3,660 meters. It is a natural wonder with the surrounding snow capped peaks and beautiful viewpoints, and because of this, this relatively secluded location is ideal for reconnecting with its interiority. In this beautiful journey we cross Atal Tunnel - the longest highway tunnel in the world above 10000 feet. The strategically important tunnel is 9.02 km long and it connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti. Kunzum Pass - Situated at a height of 4551 meters above sea level, the Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La is one of India's highest motorable mountain passes, and is located in Himachal Pradesh in North India. On arrival check in at homestay/hotel. Overnight at Kaza. (Breakfast; Dinner)

Today proceed to visit – Komic, the highest village in the world to be connected by a motorable road. Later we will ride to Hikkim and collect or send postcards from the world’s highest post office. Later we visit Langza and enjoy views of breathtaking landscapes and a massive Buddha Statue of Langza. Return to Kaza. At evening free to explore the shopping Kaza. Overnight stay at Kaza. (Breakfast; Dinner)

Wake up early morning, have breakfast and head towards Key Monastery - Overlooking Kaza from a height of about 13,500 ft, the Kye monastery is the largest in the valley and holds a powerful sway over the most populous part of the valley around Kaza. Later we will visit the Chicham Bridge - highest bridge in Asia at Chicham Village. After visit proceed to Chandrataal - Chandertal lake alias the moon lake is a crescent-shaped basin, surrounded by the gigantic Himalayan Mountains on all the sides. On arrival check in at Camps. Overnight at Chandrataal.
(Breakfast; Dinner)

After breakfast, drive towards Manali. The drive from Batal to Chattru to Atal Tunnel. We will reach Manali in about 6-7 hours from Chandra Tal. After some leisure at the Café, we will drop you at bus stand where you can get Volvo buses for Delhi and other locations. Tour Concludes with lots of amazing memories to remember for a lifetime.
(Dinner)

The Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Nights accommodation on Triple/Quad Sharing Basis.
  • Transportation and sightseeing by SUV/Tempo Traveler as per the group size and Itinerary.
  • Meals - Breakfast & Dinners as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Exploration of many sightseeing locations.
  • Oxygen Cylinder in the vehicle wherever necessary for emergancy puspose."
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • GST 5% applicable extra.
  • Things not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any kind of food and beverages that are not mentioned in the inclusions like Alcohol, Mineral Water, Meals, Refreshments and Lunches while travelling on highways.
  • Any personal expenses like tip to drivers, entry tickets, photography/videography charges and any kind of activities on the trip.
  • Any costing arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. (to be borne by the customer on the spot).
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any entry fees or guide charges."
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Lahaul Spiti ex Manali 4 Nights / 5 Days
From ₹7,490.00
/ Adult
  • 1-15 people
  • 5,554m/18,192ft
  • Manali
  • Moderate
  • Lahaul Spiti, Manali
  • Pahadi,

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