Spiti :: Adventure Starts Here

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If you found Ladakh beautiful, Spiti is rugged and raw.

If Ladakh is adorned with the blue lakes, Spiti is carved with deep gorges.

If Ladakh has flourishing tourism, Spiti is still happy being itself.

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All about the Spiti :: Adventure Starts Here.

On transit to Spiti from Kinnaur valley, Ganesh, now our new driver of the replacement vehicle, showed a superb command over the vehicle and the roads. His driving was so skillful that, those rocky bumpy roads now suddenly seemed to enjoy our vehicle passing over them. I now felt much relaxed and decided to put on my headphones. Romantic melody alleviated all the anxiety that I had held for some time, caused by our vehicle breakdown earlier on that day. Music now felt very much in rhythm with his beautiful and dexterous maneuvering of the vehicle. My eyes and soul found a resonance with the melody and the beauty of the landscape that brought awe at every turn. Murky Satluj river flowed frolicky with an infinite number of cascades. The gorge deepened as the road climbed up and flattened on its descent. People settlements were now already very rare. After passing one of the last easternmost villages, we stopped by the confluence of the river Spiti and another one that arrived from neighboring China. A long, beautiful, and intimidating pass started right afterward. The deep green from the Kinnaur had already disappeared and the yellow-grey now taking over the entire landscape. On a mountain range in front of us, high clouds had cast their shadows on the ridges. The contrast of golden light, dark shadows, and cloudy blue sky was taking our breath away. I knew that the landscape Eden called Spiti, the one I was long waiting to see, has now begun!

If you found Ladakh beautiful, Spiti is rugged and raw.

If Ladakh is adorned with the blue lakes, Spiti is carved with deep gorges.

If Ladakh has flourishing tourism, Spiti is still happy being itself.

Spiti too practices Buddhism, like in Ladakh. Ancient monasteries govern the small hamlets. The presence of idols like Buddha and Maitreya, dominate most monasteries known as gompas. The stories of Gautam Buddha and many other gods and goddesses including Kali and Tara are painted over the dark walls. These gompas are much quieter. Spiti too has the dry cold desert. However, the mountains are much more intimidating. The presence of snow and the glaciers at their peaks is not something we can miss. But most of all, there is something strange in the air. When I was there, I could feel the wind as if it hasn’t been used to the touch of someone so south, like us. This foreign wind seemed to have the curiosity-filled in it. The goosebumps I got there, I think, are because of the anxiety built up of something unknown, something unexpected that we were going to discover every time.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Travel from Shimla to Manali
  2. Daily Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  3. Stay at planned destinations
  4. Necessary permits
  5. Photography expertise (Guidance, Technical Help on the field., Session on editing/Critiquing.)
  6. Photography Prep session in Pune
  7. Post-session in Pune
  8. First AID
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Personal expenses – Food / Travel / Purchases
  2. Travel to Shimla
  3. One night stay in Shimla
  4. Return travel from Manali
  5. Medical expenses
  6. Insurance – of any kind, Travel or Medical. We recommend you purchase it
  7. Personal losses – including baggage, personal articles, etc.
  8. Lunch or alike after checking out on Last day
  9. Anything that is not mentioned in the includes list
  10. Emergency, Unforce stay or travel expenses
  11. Tips
  1. Day 1 Travel to Kalpa

    We start from Shimla very early morning to “Kalpa” 

    We will photograph the glistening evening light on the range of Kinnaur Kailash.

    Stay at Kalpa.

  2. Day 2 Ancient village...Tabo

    After photographing sunrise at Kalpa, we will proceed to “Tabo” or “Tabo” Village.

    Stay at Chango/Tabo

  3. Day 3 Travel to Dhankar

    In the morning we will proceed for “Dhankar”

    Visit Tabo Monastery in the morning and proceed to Dhankar.

    After photography a sunset at Dhankar village, we will be having a night sky photography session there.

    Stay at Dhankar

  4. Day 4 Trek to Dhankar Lake

    In the morning Dhankar lake trek, on a short trek overlooking the beautiful “Spiti River Gorge.” 

    Leave from Dhankar at around 12 pm. Rest and do some good SHOPPING 🙂

    Stay in Kaza.

  5. Day 5 Stay at Kaza

    Critique session in the morning,

    After lunch, Visit “Key Monastery”.

    Stay in Kaza.

  6. Day 6 Around Kaza

    In the morning light, we will leave for “Langza”.

    Visit the highest post office in the world at “Koumik”.

    Stay at Langza.

  7. Day 7 Trek to Chandratal

    We start very early from Kaza to reach our Camp at Chandratal by afternoon via Losar. 

    We will have lunch and leave for an evening photography session at Chandra Taal.

    Return by sunset to our tents for a stay.

  8. Day 8 Travel to Manali

    Leave early in the morning via Kunzum la while exploring gigantic glaciers-covered mountains on the way. We will reach Manali by evening. 

    Stay in Manali.

  9. Day 9 Return Travel

    Check out from Manali at 11 am. Return journey.

    [You can take a Volvo bus from Manali towards Delhi or Chandigarh or a flight back from Kullu.]