Manali to Kaza: Travel Guide with Road Conditions 2020
12 hours, 200 km, roads that take you through valleys, mountains, rivers, plains and endless stretches of wilderness- if this sounds like your cup of tea, you can start planning for your next road trip from Manali to Spiti Valley, which is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting trips of your life.

As travelers, you can take advantage of both these incredible places by driving from Manali to Kaza, which is the headquarters of the Lahaul district in Spiti valley. Despite Manali and Kaza being stunning places on their own, the Manali to Kaza road is considered a tourist attraction itself because of the famous mountain passes you’ll have to cross, and the many adventures you’ll get to experience.

However, the route between Manali and Kaza is more treacherous than the other route, and so you will need special permits to commence your journey on those routes in your personal vehicle. The only time you can access this route is between mid-June and mid-October since the route is closed for the winter due to heavy snowfall, and even in the monsoon season due to heavy downpour making these routes slippery as well as landslide prone areas. Here are all the details you need to know about your trip from Manali to Kaza.
 

 Manali to Kaza Distance:

The distance from Manali to Kaza  is 202 km.

 Manali to Kaza Route Map:

Manali - Solang Valley - Rohtang Pass - Gramphu - Batal - Chandrataal - Kunzum Pass - Losar - Kaza

You have to travel roughly 200 km to cover the Manali to Kaza distance. Your journey to Kaza starts from the picturesque town of Manali in Kullu Valley from where you will have to drive 54 km to the Rohtang Pass, which is at an elevation of 3978m above sea level.

After travelling 14 km from Rohtang, you will have to turn right into Gampaha and onto Losar, which is the road that leads down to the Lahaul Valley. You will have to cross stop points such as Chhatru and Batal on your way to Lahaul Valley, which is a difficult stretch to surpass. Once you cross Batal, the climb to Kunzum Pass, which is at 4551m above sea level, is much easier and safer. The route ends with a picturesque descend into Kaza. 

Essential Information

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How many days does it take to reach Kaza from Manali?

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How many days does it take to reach Kaza from Manali?
If you are traveling from Delhi, it will take you 2 days to reach Kaza from Manali. On the first day, you can take a bus from Delhi to Manali, which takes roughly 11 hours. You can also take a flight, but you will still have to spend a day in Manali since the road trip to Kaza should start early in the morning.

On the second day, your journey from Manali will lead you through various mountain passes, valleys, and dirt paths after which you will reach Kaza in Spiti Valley, after a good 8-10-hour drive.
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Best Time for Manali to Kaza Trip

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Best Time for Manali to Kaza Trip
The only time you can make the trip to Spiti Valley from Manali is between June to mid-October. The Manali to Kaza road opens sometime in mid-June and remains open till the 15th of October. Therefore, if this is your first visit, the best time to take the trip is between July and September.

Due to the location of both the places, wintertime is quite treacherous because of the freezing, sub-zero temperatures. All the accommodations in Spiti Valley and along the route close down because of the frozen water pipes and lack of heat. The Rohtang Pass and the Kunzum Pass are located at high-altitudes, which shut down because of heavy snowfall.

Since driving becomes impossible, the only time of the year you can travel on this route is between June and October. 
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Manali to Kaza Road Condition

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Manali to Kaza Road Condition
Before you take on this trip, it is best to know that the road from Manali to Kaza road condition is not pleasant. The journey from Manali to Rohtang Pass is a relatively easy climb, where you will find wide and smooth roads for about 54 km. The road starts to get rocky after Rohtang Pass, which is when the mountainous terrain starts and the “proper” roads come to an end.

From Rohtang, you have to take a right from Gramphu and cross Losar. This is a dangerous stretch because of the lack of people and resources and the many waterways that flow through it. The roads are narrow and the drop-down to Lahaul Valley consists of roads that are cut into the side of the mountain and prone to landslides.

The next phase of the route is along the course of the river and is possibly the most dangerous stretch. This is the road between Chhatru and Batal, which leads up to the Kunzum Pass where the Manali to Kaza road status regains normalcy and despite a risky but pleasant descend into Spiti Valley, you reach Kaza without crossing any more rivers or obstructions.
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Best Itinerary for Manali to Kaza

Best Itinerary for Manali to Kaza
Because the roads are rough and your window to travel this route is limited, it is ideal that you plan your itinerary beforehand. The following day-wise breakdown of your to-do list should help you make the most of your trip.

Day 1:  Manali

After you reach Manali, you will have time to explore the city on foot.
To make the most of your trip, you will also be put up at a hotel for your overnight stay, so that you can set out for Kaza early the next day.

Day 2: Drive from Manali to Kaza

The drive from Manali to Spiti Valley takes about 12 hours and covers a distance of 201 km.
- You will pass through places like the Rohtang Pass, Chhatru, Batal, Kunzum Pass, Losar Village and finally, Kaza.
- The road trip consists of various landscapes including lush green valleys, rocky stretches and barren plains and gushing rivers.
Once you reach Kaza, overnight hotels and accommodations are provided where you can put up for the night. 

Day 3: Drive from Kaza to Pin Valley

Day 3 consists of another drive to the nearby Pin Valley.
Pin Valley is ideal for adventure lovers and nature lovers because of its abundance of rare plants and trees, and exotic animals such as the Siberian Ibex, red foxes, weasels, martens, golden eagles, Bharals, chukar, pikas and bearded vultures.
After exploring the natural park, you can make your way to the Kungri Monastery and then to the small and picturesque hamlet of Mudh.
The day ends with a bonfire by the nearby river and the drive back to Kaza.

Day 4: Drive from Kaza to nearby attractions

The following day, you can take another ride to some of the lesser-known attractions in Spiti Valley, around Kaza.
A visit to Komik is a must. Standing at an elevation of 14,806 feet, it is the highest village in all of Asia.
The next stop is at Hikkim, which is the highest post office, not only in Asia but the world.
A visit to Langza is both breathtaking and significant since fossils dating back millions of years have been found in this region.
Before driving back to Kaza, you will also stop at the Ki Monastery, which was built in the 11th century and home to rare Buddhist scriptures.

Day 5: Drive from Kaza to Dhankar Lake

Day 5 is all about visiting a 1000-year old monastery that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO- the Tabo Monastery.
After witnessing the stunning architecture, fascinating history and panoramic views of the Spiti Valley, your tour leads you to Dhankar.
Dhankar is a small village and the erstwhile capital of the Royal family of Spiti Valley- the Nonos. The Shankar Gompa here is a 1,200-year-old structure from where you can also see the Dhankar Lake.
The day ends with a trip to Lhalung, another small village in Spiti Valley, where you can spend the night with a local family, cook with them and hear their stories. 

Day 6: Drive back from Kaza to Chandratal Lake

On day 6, you start to cover the Kaza to Manali distance and prepare to go back.
However, there are a few stops along the way, the first being a village called Kibber, and the second- Chandratal Lake- one of the most famous attractions in Spiti Valley.
You will get to spend the night in a campsite beside Chandratal Lake, under the stars of the Milky Way. 

Day 7: 
Drive from Chandratal Lake to Manali

On Day 7, the Kaza to Manali distance is finally traversed, after passing through Rohtang pass and the picturesque landscape of Spiti Valley once again.

Mode of Transportation

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By 4x4 Vehicle

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By 4x4 Vehicle
The most convenient way to cover the Manali to Kaza distance is by car. However, the kind of car you choose is very important. You need to ensure you have complete control of your car, and also that it has high ground clearance so as to not hit the ground.

For this purpose, 4x4 jeeps, SUVs, and other large, heavy-duty cars are recommended. Avoid sedans and small cars on this route.
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By Bike

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By Bike
A lot of avid bikers and adventure-enthusiasts travel this road by bike. However, you have to be a seasoned rider since you will have to cross tricky roads, rough terrain, several water streams as well as two major mountain passes. Most of the locals traverse this distance on 100cc motorcycles, however, if you are traveling for the first time, you should ideally choose 350cc to 500cc motorcycles.

If you don’t own these bikes, you should know the basics of fixing and maintaining a bike in case it breaks down or gets punctured. Also, moderate your luggage according to your bike’s capacity. The greater the torque on your bike, the more stuff you can carry. 
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By Bus

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By Bus
HPTDC and HRTC buses are available at frequent intervals to take you from Delhi to Manali. When the road to Kaza opens in mid-June, you can travel on one of the two daily buses that commute on the Manali to Kaza road. The route starts from Kullu to Manali, on to Rohtang Pass, Kunzum Pass and finally Kaza.

The buses reach Manali from Kullu at around 4:45 am and leave from Manali at 5:00 am. You should be able to reach Kaza in 10-12 hours’ time. It is ideal for those traveling on a budget since the cost per person is around INR 250. On your way, the bus stops at scenic locales such as Dhankar Monastery, Pin Valley, Ki Monastery, Hikkim, Komik, etc. Even though the buses are slower than private cars, it is much more economical.
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Places to Visit During Manali to Kaza Road Trip

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Manali

Manali
Before covering the Manali to Kaza distance, it makes sense to take advantage of the beautiful town of Manali for a day before you start on your journey. The city is teeming with ancient temples, monasteries, forests and peaks, most of which you can cover on foot and take in the scenic views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges from all parts of the city.

Altitude:
2,050 m

Distance from Spiti:
197 km
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Marhi

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Marhi
Marhi is a small settlement on the way to Rohtang Pass from Manali. It is usually a pit-stop for buses and cars when they are travelling from Manali to Kaza and vice versa. There are several small eateries here, with locals selling Tibetan delicacies. You can also get a beautiful view of the valley.

Altitude:
3,360 m

Distance from Manali:
35 km

Distance from Spiti:
161.2 km
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Rohtang Pass

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Rohtang Pass
The Rohtang Pass in the Pir Panjal mountain ranges of the Himalayas is one of the most beautiful and famous mountain-passes in Asia. It is the connecting point between Kullu Valley and Spiti Valley, and an important pit-stop on your journey from Manali to Spiti.

Altitude:
3,978 m

Distance from Manali:
51 km

Distance from Spiti:
145 km
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Gramphu

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Gramphu
Gramphu is also a stop along the way from Manali to Spiti Valley. It approximately 14 km from Rohtang Pass, and this is the point where the roads separate into two ways- one that leads to Spiti, and the other to Leh. Even though it is a mostly rocky plainland, you can get breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Altitude:
3,200 m

Distance from Manali:
70 km

Distance from Spiti:
131 km
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Chatru

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Chatru
Chatru is the perfect place to stop for breakfast. Meals like momos, toast, tea and much more are available at the local shops. Even though the road to Chatru is not easy, the view from the top is great. You can look down on the river winding through a beautiful valley, and even an ancient stupa while enjoying your homely breakfast.

Altitude:
3,300 m

Distance from Manali:
83.4 km

Distance from Spiti:
113.5 km
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Chota Dhara

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Chota Dhara
Located at a short distance from Gramphu and Chattru, Chota Dhara is a river bed that usually has a stream flowing directly on the road on which your car is likely to travel. This makes it a rather dangerous point in your journey because of the water stream. However, despite its perils, it is also very picturesque, and the perfect place to stop for photos.

Altitude:
3,517 m

Distance from Manali:
104 km

Distance from Spiti:
96 km
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Batal

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Batal
Located in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh, Batal is a small settlement which is famous for its proximity to the Chandratal Lake. There is also a bridge in the area, where tourists can stop to take photographs.

Altitude:
4,250 m

Distance from Manali:
114.7 km

Distance from Spiti:
82.2 km
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Kunzum Pass

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Kunzum Pass
After Rohtang, this is the second important mountain-pass you will have to cross when travelling the Kaza to Manali distance. Apart from its geographical and historical significance, you can also embark on a 15 km trek to the Chandratal Lake from here. It is one of the most incredible viewpoints on your journey.

Altitude:
4,590 m

Distance from Manali:
127.3 km

Distance from Spiti:
69.5 km
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Losar

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Losar
Losar is a small village that marks the start of the Spiti Valley. It is also located right beside the Indo-Chinese border. Losar is a proper settlement with a school and a post-office. It is also relatively unexplored which makes it the perfect place for quiet reflection and serene sightseeing.

Altitude:
4,085 m

Distance from Manali:
145.6 km

Distance from Spiti:
52 km
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Kaza

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Kaza
Kaza is the final destination of your road trip from Manali and is the sub-divisional headquarter for the Spiti district. It is surrounded by monasteries, stupas, mountains and valleys, and is the ideal place for nearby treks, hikes and sightseeing.

Altitude:
3,800 m

Distance from Manali:
202.4 km

Distance from Spiti:
5.5 km
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Things to Know During Manali to Kaza Road Trip

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Petrol Pumps on Manali-Kaza Route

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Petrol Pumps on Manali-Kaza Route
-In Manali: There are several petrol pumps in and around Manali such as Neel Kamal Petrol Pump, BPCL Fuel Station, Harisons Filling Station, Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Bharat Petroleum Pump, Reliance Petrol Pump, etc.

- In Kaza: There are 2 petrol pumps near Kaza namely, an Indian Oil Petrol pump in Gramphu-Batal-Kaza Road and the Kaza Fuel Station.
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ATMs on Manali-Kaza Route

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ATMs on Manali-Kaza Route
- In Manali: Manali, being a popular tourist spot, has several functional ATMs of almost all banks- government and private.

- In Kaza:
There are 2 functional ATMs in Kaza- a State Bank of India ATM and a KCC Bank ATM. However, they are not very reliable so stay equipped while you leave Manali.
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Mechanics on Manali-Kaza Route

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Mechanics on Manali-Kaza Route
There are a lot of mechanic shops in Manali and nearby Kullu since most people travel to these places by car and buses are also frequent here. However, the Manali to Kaza road condition is such that it doesn’t allow much opportunity to set up shop. Most people who pass through the place rely on the goodwill of the locals who help you out if you are in trouble.

However, it is highly recommended that you carry your own kit of tools when you are embarking on this trip.
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Mobile connectivity on Manali-Kaza Route

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Mobile connectivity on Manali-Kaza Route
No matter what network you are on, your phone’s connectivity will stay intact until you cross Rohtang Pass and Gramphu. From this point onwards, there is no connectivity or internet. Once you reach Spiti Valley, the only connections that work are BSNL and MTNL networks.

Even then, you might not get connectivity in all the places. There are STD booths along the route that you can access in case of emergencies.
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Permits

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Permits
Indian Nationals need a permit to travel on the Rohtang Pass in their private vehicles. 

Foreign Nationals require to get an Inner Line Permits to enter the protected areas of the state. You can get this permit from the District Magistrate to access through the villages and areas close to the international borders. 
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Things to Carry

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Things to Carry
Carry a list of some of the essential things that you absolutely must carry on your trip:
- Waterproof clothing, footwear, and equipment covers are a must. You will encounter several high-speed streams and you run the risk of getting wet during your journey.

Sleeping bags are also an essential addition to your luggage. In case you are planning to make pit stops along the way, a warm sleeping bag can be a lifesaver.

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 If you are self-driving, then you can also carry an extra pair of windshield wipers for your car to prevent a situation in case your old ones get damaged.

Your own supply of food and water is also essential since you will be traveling for over 8-10 hours at a stretch, with only a few stops in between.

Along with your personal medication, carry general first aid medication as well. A lot of people might not be used to such intense traveling, and the body acting up is not uncommon.

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 If traveling on a bike, pack your luggage according to your vehicle’s capacity. If it is a 100cc motorcycle, don’t carry unnecessary luggage. Also, if two people are traveling on one bike, you have to keep your luggage light to compensate for the weight of another person.

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 A camera and possibly a pair of binoculars is an absolute must when you are traveling to the Spiti Valley, to capture its inexplicable beauty.
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Clothes to Carry on Manali-Kaza Trip

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Clothes to Carry on Manali-Kaza Trip
Your trip to Kaza via Manali requires special clothing, and a particular set of clothes that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Here are the essentials:

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It goes without saying that you must carry sufficient warm clothes. The temperature varies between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius between June and October, which makes it pleasantly cool. However, if you are crossing the snow-capped peaks while traveling the Manali to Kaza distance, you should keep your caps, gloves, jackets, and scarves handy.

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Raincoats and waterproof clothing are a must to combat the various streams and rivulets you will have to encounter and drive through on your journey.

Waterproof boots that are thick and provide grip and friction with the ground are also a must, so that you climb over the mountains, walk through the rocky plains and cross the rivers with ease.
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Medical Facilities on Manali-Kaza Route

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Medical Facilities on Manali-Kaza Route
Due to the Manali to Kaza road status mostly being difficult and perilous, it is good to keep a list of convenient medical facilities in your vicinity in case of emergencies and accidents.

- Kully Valley Hospital
This is a hospital in Kullu Valley, which is easily accessible by road from Manali. You will find all kinds of medical services, including surgeries being provided here. 

- Lady Willingdon Hospital
This is one of the best and most affordable hospitals in Manali, where you can avail services such as X-Rays, CT Scans, ICU Units, Ultrasounds, Physiotherapy and much more.

- Rawat Clinic
This is another hospital in Manali, where you can get all your ailments checked and treated by some of the best professionals in the area. 

- Civil Hospital
When you’re in Kaza, you can check out the Civil Hospital for all kinds of ailments, injuries and health concerns, which is treated with state-of-the-art equipment and trained professionals.
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Safety Tips and Guidelines

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Safety Tips and Guidelines
When you are traveling from Manali to Kaza, there are a few safety tips and guidelines that you absolutely must keep in mind to avoid accidents and ensure a smooth and safe trip.

- The first rule is to plan your trip at the right time. The roads are closed and the conditions are unbearable at all times of the year, except for the period between mid-June and mid-October. Even then, you should plan your trip between July and September to be on the safe side.

If you are planning to travel by car, make sure you choose a sturdy vehicle, such as a 4x4 Jeep, or SUVs like Land Rovers and Sumos that are equipped to handle the tricky terrain of Spiti Valley.

For those traveling on bikes, heavy-duty motorcycles like Royal Enfields are highly recommended. The tires of your bikes should have a good grip and you should also know how to fix their basic problems such as a flat tire.

Some of the areas on your route, such as Chota Dhara, are prone to landslides because of the terrain and the water streams that flow through the road itself. You should proceed very carefully through these areas.

The route consists of a rollercoaster of valleys, hills, mountain passes, streams, and rocky plains, so make sure you navigate your vehicle with caution, especially when climbing downhill.

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 Shooting stones are a concern when you are driving on this route, so you must be alert at all times.
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Information about AMS and Acclimatization

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 Information about AMS and Acclimatization
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is something that affects even the most seasoned mountain climbers and travelers. Knowledge about AMS is especially relevant when you are traveling to and from Manali and Kaza since the route is complicated, winded and very rough.

As you climb higher and higher towards Spiti Valley, the change in temperature, air pressure, oxygen levels, and other such factors can create physiological effects such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, breathlessness, weakness, nosebleeds and even fainting spells. To combat this, you need to help your body acclimatize to the changing conditions.

Acclimatization can only occur through one sure-shot method- traveling slowly. When you give your body time to adjust to the altitude, low temperatures and lack of oxygen, your body starts to undergo changes that help prevent AMS.

Examples of these changes are:
Increased production of red blood cells which are the carriers of oxygen
Increase in the depth of respiration
Increased production of the enzyme that releases oxygen from hemoglobin

Apart from traveling slowly, here are a few things you can do to prevent and tackle AMS:

Do not suddenly go to a high-altitude area. For example, it is better to drive to Manali from Delhi, rather than take a flight, so that your body can adjust to the changing conditions.

Do not climb to higher altitudes for more than 12 hours at a stretch

Do not sleep at high altitudes. If you are trekking to a place that is higher than your base camp, make sure you climb back down before going to sleep.

If you start to show symptoms of AMS, stop climbing immediately and rest for a few hours before continuing.

Avoid all kinds of drugs, depressants and otherwise, such as alcohol, sleeping medicines, allergens, tobacco, etc. when you are climbing.

Before you start climbing to higher altitudes, make sure you have a carbohydrate-rich diet which will increase the number of calories in your body, and therefore give you greater energy.
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Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
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Start Point: Delhi - Manali
End Point: Manali - Delhi

Package Options:
- Tempo Traveller
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- 2 people on 1 500cc Bike
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About the Destination:

Spiti Valley can be said as the synonym for the paradise it is also known as the ‘Little Tibet' of India. It is the place that is full of monasteries and Tibetan culture, it's one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. This Spiti valley bike trip promises a Himalayan trip of a lifetime. You will be visiting many places by this Spiti bike trip which will blow your mind with their scenic beauty. You will start this trip from Chandigarh and will get to witness places like:

Komik: which means “eye of snowcock”, located at the height of 4,513 m with a population of 84 people this village is Asia’s highest village. 

Hikkim: where you will get to visit the world’s highest post office. 

Langza:  situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. You will also visit 1000 years old lang(temple).

Key Monastery: A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year.

Tabo Monastery: Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit in Spiti Valley. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendour. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.

About the Spiti Valley Bike Trip:

Thrillophilia offers you the best Spiti valley motorcycle tour, and lets you live the dream of your life. This trip will start from Delhi and you will ride through Narkanda, Chitkul to the Spiti Valley. you will ride through a beautiful scenic valley. 

During this trip, you will be visiting the ancient monasteries, which are famous all over the world like Key monastery, Tabo monastery. You will get to experience the traditional blend of Buddhism and Tibetian culture. You will be meeting the local people and will get to know about their lifestyle. You will also be witnessing the amazing Chandratal and will visit villages like Komic, Hikkim. During the trip, your comfort will be our priority you will be staying in a comfortable hotel/homestay, will get well-maintained bikes and will get to eat delicious local food. Get ready to lose yourself amidst the beauty of this scenic valley. This  S
piti valley bike tour will give you once in a lifetime experience through the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh.
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Winter Spiti Road Trip | Girls' Special
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Are you a woman traveller or are you a group of some enthusiastic women travellers? Then here is a mind blowing road trip which is filled with adventure and excitement throughout the roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

About the Destination:
As everyone knows, Lahaul and Spiti are the most beautiful valleys located in the Himalayas at a greater altitude exhibiting the best natural sights of the mountains and green valleys. The quaint villages, the Buddhist monasteries, the lakes and rivers, the high altitude roads and passes, the snow-covered peaks and the picturesque sights on both the sides will enable you to make your girls' gang feel a high level excitement and joy.

Wondering what you will be ticking off?
- Lahaul Valley: One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Spiti Valley, the Lahaul Valley is a staple for adrenaline junkies and solitude seekers alike. Bare mountains covered with null vegetation, clear blue skies, pollutions free environment, green meadows – Lahaul is a paradise for nature lovers. 

- Key Monastery: 
A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year.

- Dhankar Lake: 
Tucked atop a small hill at an impressive altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, the Dhankar, with its dazzling blue waters, is one of the most popular places to visit in Spiti Valley. The lake sits at the end of the famous Dhankar Lake trek known for its treacherous paths, rocky snow-capped mountains, and incomparable vistas.

- Dhankar Monastery: 
The Dhankar Fort Monastery sandwiched between Spiti and Pin rivers offers a special spiritual touch as it plays hide and seek on the trail. And once you reach the lake, the rare and diversified views will make your jaw drop! A truly curious landmark, the monastery is perched so precariously amongst rocks that it appears as if it is seconds away from falling all over.

- Tabo Monastery: 
Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit in Spiti Valley. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendour. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.

- Khibber: 
To call Kibber beautiful would be putting it lightly – arid landscape, rocky mountains, meadows covered in vibrant wildflowers, and all this paired with pristine pollution-free environment. Stargazers and photography lovers flock alike to Kibber to gaze at the unsurpassed, exquisite view of the Milky Way.

About the Tour:
This road tour starts from Chandigarh and takes you through the major villages and locations like Sarahan, Kalpa, Tabo, Kaza and the sights you will come across during the journey include Narkanda, Lahaul Valley, Khibber, Tabo, Key Monastery, Dhankar, etc.

Your 7 day adventure starts from Chandigarh. You travel all the way around seeing popular, beautiful and hidden sites in the Spiti Valley and come back to Chandigarh. Stay at great places, eat local food, travel around the valley, know the culture and visit landmark spots that will take your breath away. Read the advisory and inclusions carefully before going for the tour. 

In peak winter i.e. January and early February all the places might not be open due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you updated of the same in case any last minute changes need to be made to your plan. 

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Spiti Valley in Winter 2020: Paint It White
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Start Point: Delhi-Shimla
End Point: Shimla-Delhi

Highlights of the Spiti Valley Winter Tour:
Adore the stunning view of Kinner Kailash peaks over a cup of tea.
Experience in a local Spitian homestay.
Visit Key Monastery

About the Places:
- Nako Village: Highest village in the valley, Nako owns a lake formed out of the masses of the ice. Fauna including, Yaks, kine, horses and asses, can be found in abundance here.
- Spiti: Spiti is one of the coldest places in the country. Snuggled at an altitude of 12,500 feet above the sea level, the valley serves as a paradise to adventure lovers.
- Key Monastery: A famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Key Monastery is also known as the Kye Monastery and Ki Monastery. Explore the long and interesting history of the monastery with this tour.
- Kalpa: Having beautiful temples and monasteries, the village of Kalpa is famous for its apple orchards.

About the Spiti Valley in Winter Tour:
Get ready to start the adventure from Delhi. and go to all the places you wished to visit. This tour allows with all the experiences where you get to experience the beauty of winter and have memories that you can share with all.

Drive through places like Kufri, Narkanda and many more. Get to explore Chitkul. Chitkul is the last village on the old Hindustan - Tibet Trade route. It is on the banks of river Baspa and is the last place Indians can visit without a permit. Situated at an altitude of 2759 m from the sea level, Kalpa is located close to the foot of Kinner Kailash, the winter home of Lord Shiva.

Spiti Valley is a paradise to all the trekkers and mecca to travel lovers. Spiti means 'The Middle Land' and it separates India from Tibet. It is the best place to visit to experience the winter Spiti as Spiti is one of the coldest places in the country. Sprawling 360-degree views of the beautiful mountains will take your heart away.

All in all the tour is best suited to go for a perfect trip to explore Spiti in winter and allows you to create memories that are worth-sharing and worth-living. The Spiti Valley In Winter tour will be remembered for the rest of your life and you will have stunning pictures for your social media.
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Spiti Valley Tour
  • 8D/7N
  • Spiti Valley
  • 8D/7N
  • Spiti Valley
₹30,500 ₹23,000
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Highlights:
Experience local Spitian homestay.
Visit Ajanta of Himalayas
Visit ancient monasteries – Tabo, Dhankar, Key
Visit highest post office at Hikkim and highest village with a motorable road in the world at Komic

About the Places:
Chandigarh: Capital of both Punjab as well as Haryana, Chandigarh is also known as the City of Gardens. Imbibing the culture of two states, the city is one of the best destinations to go.
Nako Village: Highest village in the valley, Nako owns a lake formed out of the masses of the ice. Fauna including, Yaks, kine, horses and asses, can be found in abundance here.
Tabo Monastery: Known as Ajanta of the Himalayas, Tabo Monastery is situated at a 
height of 3050 meters above the sea level. Located in the valley of Tabo, the monastery was founded back in 996 A.D.
Dhankar Monastery: At an altitude of 12,774 feet, Dhankar Monastery or Dhankar Gompa is one of the main centres of Buddhist art and culture.
Key Monastery: A famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Key Monastery is also known as the Kye Monastery and Ki Monastery. Explore the long and interesting history of the monastery with this tour.

About the Tour:
The tour starts in Chandigarh from where we head towards Rampur. Before leaving for Rampur gather all the required medicines from the pharmacy we stop at. Overnight stop on day 1 is at Rampur. Meet your guide and know other travellers there in Rampur before going to sleep. Day 2 starts at 4:00 in the morning. This 9-10 hours of the journey will mesmerise you with the scenic beauty it holds. We will have our lunch at Nako Village, where you can walk over the frozen lake. On this day you will be sleeping in a local Spitian homestay. At the homestay, get a chance to talk to locals and have dinner.

On day 3, we visit 100 years old Tabo Monastery. After visiting Dhnakar Monastery, 
used to be the Seat of the King in ancient times, we have our overnight stay in Kaza. In the morning of day 4, we go on a snow drive towards Langza, Hikkim and Komic. Click as many photos as you can. At night, learn about local life, festivals and traditions from the host family at Kaza. On day 5, we head to either Khiber/Chicham via Key depending on which area has seen the maximum amount of trails during the season. On day 5 and 6, we will be tracking the snow leopard and other wildlife following their trail surrounding the villages.

On day 7, we leave for Rampur. This is a long journey and both breakfast and lunch will be done during the journey itself. On Day 8, get back to your homes from Chandigarh with a lot of memories and maybe some new friends you made during the trip.
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Spiti Valley Tour Package from Shimla 2020
  • 4D/3N
  • Spiti Valley
  • 4D/3N
  • Spiti Valley
₹14,998 ₹11,800
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Start Point: Shimla
End Point: Shimla

Highlights of the Spiti Valley Tour package from Shimla:

- Visit the last inhabited village before the India-China border.
- Get the majestic views of the Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks.
- Get amazed by the mesmerising sunsets and sunrises.

Places Covered:

- Shimla: Capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla boasts to be the largest city in the state. 
Situated at a height of 2200m, the city is snuggled in beautiful hills and mystical woods.

- Kalpa: Having beautiful temples and monasteries, the village of Kalpa is famous for its apple orchards.

- Spiti: Spiti is one of the coldest places in the country. Snuggled at an altitude of 12,500 feet above the sea level, the valley serves as a paradise to adventure lovers.

Chitkul: A true treat to the eyes, Chitkul is situated at 3,450 meters above the sea level. Here people are calm, quiet, honest and believer of both Hinduism and Buddhism making it a heavenly place.

About the Spiti Valley Tour Package from Shimla: 

The Spiti Valley Tour Package From Shimla packs in excitement and amazement that you will look forward to. These four days of excursion and beauty will leave you awestruck. The tour starts at Shimla and takes you to Sangal on day 1. Baspa River and agriculture make this place a beautiful and enchanting one.

Day 2 is about Chitkul sightseeing. This place will help you with a lot of photographs for your social media sites and will help you enjoy to the fullest. When here, you can pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. On day 3 we will be visiting, as legends call it, the winter home of Lord Shiva, Kalpa. Get amazed by views of Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks.

Day 4 is the last day of this tour and you get to visit places like a temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika and spend some relishing time with the sight of spellbinding mountains. The  Spiti Valley Tour Package From Shimla ends here with a lot of memories to share with your friends and family members.
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Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
  • 7D
  • Spiti Valley
  • 7D
  • Spiti Valley
₹26,199 ₹22,500
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About the Destination:

Known widely for its ancient monasteries, mystical topography, semi-frozen lakes, and amazing trekking routes, Spiti Valley happens to be an absolutely quaint destination. Inviting adventure lovers, photographers, and nature buffs from across the globe, Spiti has gained a lot of popularity for its adventure activities and sightseeing opportunities.  Featuring incredibly surreal vistas, Spiti Valley is packed with many stunning destinations including Chandra Taal, Pin Valley National Park, Dhankar Lake, Kibber, Kaza, Lahaul Valley, and Kungri Monastery. Offering visitors the chance to hike, camp, raft, and hike, this destination has everything it takes to satisfy the wanderlust souls.    

About the Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip:

Embark on an adventurous Manali to Spiti valley bike trip and get ready for the ride of your life through the mountains and valleys of Himachal Pradesh. From exploring the Spiti Valley to the Kee Monastery and the beautiful lake of Chandra Taal, the trip is an adventure that will leave you astonished at the beauty of the Himalayas.

Your 8-day adventure starts from Gushaini. You travel all the way around seeing popular, beautiful and hidden sites in the Spiti Valley and come back to Manali. Stay at great places, eat local food, travel around the valley, know the culture and visit landmark spots that will take your breath away. Read the advisory and inclusions carefully before going for the tour. 

Note:  
- Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. May cause itinerary change. The operators reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing. 
- In peak winter i.e. January and early February, all the places might not be open due to adverse weather conditions. We will keep you updated on the same in case any last-minute changes need to be made to your plan. 
- All the riders are required to wear a riding jacket(won’t be provided by us) at all the times they are riding the bike, else won’t be allowed to ride the bike.

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Key Monastery: One of the famous Buddhist monasteries located at an altitude of 4166 metres. It is the biggest monastery in the Spiti Valley and also functions as a religious training centre of Lamas. Surrounded by beautiful scenic mountains and a soothing view of mother nature this place is filled with peaceful vibes.

Tabo Monastery: Founded 1000 years ago this monastery it is also known as the oldest Buddhist monastery in India. This place is a blend of history, culture and natural beauty. It is also famous by the name of “Ajanta of Himalayas”.

Kibber: A small but beautiful village which home to beautiful landscapes, mountains, meadows covered with varieties of wildflowers. This place will refresh you through its beauty. 

Chandratal: Perched at a staggering altitude of 4200 meters above sea level, you have to witness the unparalleled beauty of Chandratal to believe it. A sanctuary from the lightning-fast city life, this lake is slowly becoming one of the most attractive tourist places in Spiti valley. With the spellbinding backdrop of majestic mountains and meadows covered with gorgeous wildflowers, the lake is the perfect place to click some Instagram worthy pictures for photography enthusiasts.manali to spiti valley bike trip

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Spiti Valley Tour Package from Manali 2020
  • 7D/6N
  • Spiti Valley
  • 7D/6N
  • Spiti Valley
₹25,450 ₹17,950
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Highlights of the Spiti Valley Tour package from Manali:
- Guided Road Trip with activities for an exclusive group of ten people
- Riverside Bonfire, Day Hike, Monastery tour with a monk and local cooking session included
- Visit Pin Valley and camp overnight at Chandratal Lake

About the Places:
- Key Monastery: A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year.
- Dhankar Lake: 
Tucked atop a small hill at an impressive altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, the Dhankar, with its dazzling blue waters, is one of the most popular places to visit in Spiti Valley. The lake sits at the end of the famous Dhankar Lake trek known for its treacherous paths, rocky snow-capped mountains, and incomparable vistas.
- Dhankar Monastery: The Dhankar Fort Monastery sandwiched between Spiti and Pin rivers offers a special spiritual touch as it plays hide and seek on the trail. And once you reach the lake, the rare and diversified views will make your jaw drop! A truly curious landmark, the monastery is perched so precariously amongst rocks that it appears as if it is seconds away from falling all over.
- Tabo Monastery: Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit on Spiti Valley tour package from Manali. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendour. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.
- Kibber: To call Kibber beautiful would be putting it lightly – arid landscape, rocky mountains, meadows covered in vibrant wildflowers, and all this paired with the pristine pollution-free environment. Stargazers and photography lovers flock alike to Kibber to gaze at the unsurpassed, exquisite view of the Milky Way.

About the Spiti Valley Tour package from Manali:
With striking places like the key monastery, Chandratal lake, Komic village, Dhankar lake, handicraft market and numerous others in its vicinity, can be toured in summers as well as winters. When the showers strike the region its landscape changes and in winters, the temperature steeps down to freezing points, extending picture-perfect sceneries.  This land of fresh environs, lush green blankets, snow-capped peaks and everything beautiful, Spiti Valley tour package from Manali has each thing to arrest you in its charm.

Your 7 days adventure starts from Manali. You travel all the way around seeing popular, beautiful and hidden sites in the Spiti Valley and come back to Manali. Stay at great places, eat local food, travel around the valley, know the culture and visit landmark spots that will take your breath away.
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18 July 2015
Excellent
Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its hard to reach. Weather is extreme. I went there via Kinnaur. And Kinnaur is not for the light hearted. Its a long, tiring and dangerous journey with a treasure at the end.
18 June 2019
Excellent
I went to Spiti Valley with my family from Chandigarh and we booked our trip from Thrillophilia. The place is so beautiful, the view is so captivating. the trip was really wonderful we had a very nice ti me on the trip. Thanks, Thrillophilia for the great experience!!!
15 October 2019
Excellent
We went to Spiti from Shimla. We booked the trip from Thrillophilia and must say they have arranged everything so nicely, the stays, meals everything was so nice. We had an amazing time on the entire trip.
27 September 2019
Excellent
The Spiti Valley trip from Delhi was so amazing, The entire trip was so nicely planned, the meals and stays everything was so good. we had a great time on the trip. The place is so beautiful.
22 October 2019
Excellent
we went to Spiti valley from Delhi and it was one of the best trips ever, The beautiful hills and mountains are so alluring, Key Monastery, Lhalung Monastery, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park, and Kunzum Pass all are so beautiful. We had an amazing time at the trip. Thanks Thrillophilia for the wonderful experience!!!
10 July 2019
Chapala Pothuvaal Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
Thrillophilia just arranged the best trip of my life! The guide was excellent, the bikes were in good condition and so were the other arrangements! The whole trip was so well arranged that we saw the best of Spiti.
18 May 2019
Excellent
I opt for solo bike trips regularly, but this is the best experience- bike in perfect condition, itinerary well planned, and the best support team to help out whenever necessary!
18 May 2019
Aanandaswarup Pothuvaal Manali to Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
I opt for solo bike trips regularly, but this is the best experience- bike in perfect condition, itinerary well planned, and the best support team to help out whenever necessary!
03 July 2019
Vidur Namboothiri Spiti Valley Bike Trip 2020
Excellent
It was a great trip for me. However, there were some pros and cons. Pros: • The bikes were in good condition, and there were regular breaks for riders. • The trip guide was excellent and very clear with instructions. • They selected excellent viewpoints and regular stops. All the pre-decided places were duly shown to us. Cons • The food could have been improved • The internet connectivity throughout was very poor.
06 August 2019
Excellent
An unforgettable trip for my friends and me- Thrillophilia arranged it in the best way possible! The trip could not have been better executed! Our operator was the best- he gave us the whole itinerary minute by minute in Chandigarh on the first day and was there for every issue we had!

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People Also Ask About Spiti Valley

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Kaza?

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Kaza:

    1. Key Monastery
    2. Komic Village
    3. 
    Dhankar Lake
    7. Tabo Monastery
    8. Sakya Tangyud Monastery
    9. Langza Village
  2. Which are the best Summer Spiti Tour Packages?

  3. Which are the best Winter Spiti Tour Packages?

  4. Is Manali to Kaza Route open?

    The route between Manali and Kaza remains open from the second week of June (depending on the recession of the monsoon from the area) and 15th of October. It remains closed for the rest of the year including monsoon (August) as the routes are slippery and prone to landslides during this time. Also, at that time of the year the temperatures reach freezing lows and all the shops, hotels and stops along the way close down, making it inconvenient and dangerous to travel.
  5. How can I go from Kaza to Manali?

    The Kaza to Manali distance is approximately 200 km, which you can travel by car, bike, or state-run buses (that ply twice daily). You start from Kaza and pass through scenic pit-stops along the way such as the Chandratal Lake, Losar Village, Gramphu, Chota Dhara and two incredible mountain passes, namely the Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass before you make your way to Manali.
  6. How far is Kaza from Manali?

    Kaza is located approximately 200 km from Manali. To cover the entirety of the Manali to Kaza distance and vice versa, you will need at least 8 hours.
  7. Is Kunzum Pass open now?

    The Kunzum Pass is open from mid-June to around 15th of October when the weather is clear and the temperature is moderate and it is safe to travel through the area.
  8. Is there network in Kaza?

    Yes, if you have a BSNL or MTNL connection, you can get a good calling network in Kaza but internet connectivity might disappoint you with its speed. However, if you have other networks, you can access one of the many phones and STD booths in Kaza to communicate with your contacts.