Manali to Spiti Valley: Travel Guide with Road Conditions 2020
Nestled between Tibet and India, the beautiful mountain valley of Spiti is India's last and highest point with motorable roads, perfect for travel and adventure enthusiasts alike. The destination can be reached via Manali or Shimla, but most people prefer the Manali - Spiti route as its a shorter one with a whole lot of sightseeing and unmatched beauty along the way.

The 200 km long route takes approximately 12 hours being some of the toughest roads you’ve ever driven on. The water crossings especially make it an adventure of a lifetime! The route passes through the famous Rohtang Pass, Kunzum Pass, and the towns of Gramphu, Batal, and Losar. Make sure you travel safe and light and carry medication and basic necessities to get through the trip with ease. 

Manali to Spiti Valley Distance: 

The distance from Manali to Kaza in Spiti is 202 kms. Tabo is further down at a distance of 249 km from Manali

Manali to Spiti Valley Route Map

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

Essential Information

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How many days does it take to Reach Spiti from Manali?

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How many days does it take to Reach Spiti from Manali?
Spiti is approximately 202 km from Manali, but do not trust the hours that appear on a map. The road is difficult and it takes approximately 10-12 hours to travel from Manali to Kaza in Spiti. If you choose to stopover in Taro, the journey will take even longer. It Is only on Day 2 of your trip that you will be able to explore Spiti Valley, all of which depends on weather and road conditions.
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Best time for Manali to Spiti Valley Trip

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Best time for Manali to Spiti Valley Trip
The best time to visit Spiti from Manali, and also when the route is entirely open, is between mid-May to October. The route via Manali, going through Rohtang Pass, Batal and Kunzum Pass is free of snow during these months. Especially in September, Himachal Pradesh is void of snow as well as rain, owing to which roads are dry and not muddy.

Water crossings too are relatively calm. Towards mid-October it begins to snow making travel difficult. Following this, the route is entirely shut from November to April on account of heavy snowfall and fierce water crossings. Hotels close down too because temperatures fall as low as -30°C and water pipes remain frozen till winter recedes.
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Manali to Spiti Valley Road Condition

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Manali to Spiti Valley Road Condition
The 200 km stretch from Manali to Spiti is as adventurous as it is scenic. Between Manali to Rohtang Pass the road is muddy and raw with major chances of landslides and slush, especially in the monsoon. Through May - July the snow melts leading to muddy puddles and water streams that you need to cross over.

Through September - October, the road is repaired by the Border Road Organization and gets much better, however it is still prone to dry-rock landslides and boulders. From Rohtang to Batal and Losar the road gets better with a few cracks and water crossings. Between Losar and Kunzum Pass the road is terrible, but gets better from Kunzum to Chandratal.

Although very narrow, allowing only one car to pass at a time, the rocky road is slightly smoother than other patches. Following that, from Chandratal to Kaza the road is very bad passing through big streams and boulders that may even lead to journey delays. Once in Kaza, prepare for a smooth journey through the Spiti Valley. 

Between May-August the route is also very foggy, making driving difficult. It is best to travel between September and October to experience smoother roads and clear weather.
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Best Itinerary for Manali to Spiti Valley

Best Itinerary for Manali to Spiti Valley
Day 1 - Arrive at Manali

Arrive in Manali and explore this pristine Himalayan town on foot.
Stay overnight in Manali

Day 2 - Drive from Manali - Rohtang Pass - Kunzum Pass - Kaza

Set out on the 200 km journey to Kaza in Spiti, from Manali
Stop by at the Rohtang Pass where the landscapes change from the green hills of Manali to barren plains of the pass. 
Move from 13000 feet to 14,931 feet as you are welcomed by the chilly air of the Kunzum Pass and Losar Village. 
Reach Kaza by evening and stay overnight at a hotel here. 

Day 3 - Drive from Kaza - Pin Valley - Mudh Village - Kaza

Drive from Gaza to the Pin Valley 30 kms away. With lush greenery and snow clad mountains, Pin Valley with tis flora and fauna is a sight worth visiting. If you’re an adventure seeker you’ll also enjoy trekking here.
Make your way to the Kungri Monastery from Pin Valley and then to Mud, a quaint village of the Pin Valley. Also the last motorable village there.
Spend the rest of the evening here amidst music, serenity of nature, and hot cups of tea as you sit by a bonfire.
Head back to Kaza for the night.

Day 4 - Drive from Kaza - Ki Monastery - Langza - Komik - Hikkim - Kaza
Early next morning, head from Kaza to Komik, the highest village in Asia at a height of 14806 feet. Komik has a population of barely 100 people, but the snow clad mountain peaks and soft brown lands make the trip worth it. 
Drive down further to Hikkim, the highest post office in the world, followed by a trip to the picturesque village of Langza.
In the second half of the day, stop at the base of the hills for a photo opportunity with the tourist favourite Ki Monastery in the background. Then take a guided tour of the monastery which has over 1000 years of stories hidden within its walls.
Head back to Kaza

Day 5 - Drive from Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar. Trek from Dhankar to Lhalung

Drive down 48 kms from Kaza to Tabo Monastery. This 1000 year old UNESCO world heritage site is famous for its intricate portraits and ancient paintings depicting the life of Buddha. 
From Tabo proceed to Dhankar, a tiny village. 
Turn back time as you explore the 1200 year old Dhankar Gompa, perched between eroded rocky pinnacles on the edge of a cliff. Don’t forget to stop by and admire the turquoise waters of the tranquil Dhankar Lake. 
While making your way back down, stop by Lhalung, a village at 12000 feet with barely 50 homes. Spend the evening meeting locals, learning their cooking techniques and indulging in home cooked food.
Spend the night at a homestay in Lhalung.

Day 6 - Drive from Lhalung - Kibber - Losar - Kunzum Pass - Chandratal Lake
Head back from Gaza to Manali
Stop by at the beautiful village of Kibber, which is a great point for trekking, if you love some adventure.
Further down, stop by at the unmissable Chandratal Lake located at 14,100 feet. The tranquil waters and mystical scenery serves as a great photo opportunity, after which you head to the camping site for the night.
Enjoy a hot meal, lie by the lake and admire the Milky Way, and spend the night in tents and sleeping bags.

Day 7 - Drive from Chandratal Lake - Batal - Chattru - Rohtang Pass - Manali

Make your way back from the lake with short stops at the villages of Batal and Chhatru, and lastly, the Rohtang Pass. After a good view of this popular destination, travel back to Manali with great memories!

Mode of Transportation

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By 4X4 Vehicle

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By 4X4 Vehicle
Driving from one point to another is a great choice because you can take stopovers at your convenience and enjoy sightseeing at a leisurely pace. However, the roads between Manali and Spiti are difficult if you do not have prior experience driving through water crossings or going off-roading.

If you aren't comfortable driving for too long, opt for a shared taxi or a sumo which costs approximately Rs. 1000 per person and takes you to your destination within 11-12 hours. 
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By Bike

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 By Bike
Traveling by bike is most definitely a great way to explore the route from Manali to Spiti, especially if you're an expert biker. You can rent a good off-roading bike starting at Rs. 1200 per day.

The journey is tedious as you go over rough roads and streams, but it is equally exciting. Make sure you stay safe at all times with a helmet to protect you. Also, stay prepared with an extra pair of shoes and clothes as you ride through the water. 
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By Bus

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By Bus
There are two buses each day plying between Manali and Spiti. These go via the Rohtang Pass, Kunzum Pass, and then to Kaza. The ticket for an HRTC bus cost approximately Rs. 250 and needs to be purchased 1-2 days before your journey and you need to board the bus from the main Manali Bus Station.

You begin your journey at 5 am and reach by 6 pm. On the positive side, you travel stress free. On the negative side, it takes a little longer than a car journey and you need to abide by bus timings, instead of a leisurely trip.
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Places to Visit During Manali to Spiti Valley Road Trip

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Chandratal Lake

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Chandratal Lake
Shaped like a moon lends it the name Chandratal which translates to Moon Lake. The visual vistas here are breathtaking!

Altitude: 14,100 ft

Distance from Manali:
140 km

Distance from Spiti:
125 km
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Kunzum Pass

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Kunzum Pass
A high mountain pass that connect Lahaul and Kullu to the Spiti Valley. Multiple treks are organised through the pass, leading to the Chandratal Lake and offer views of the ChandraBhaga Ranges

Altitude
: 15,060 feet

Distance from Manali:
127 km

Distance from Spiti:
70 km
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Rohtang Pass

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Rohtang Pass
The pass with its inexplicable beauty will leave you mesmerized. It connects the Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti. 

Altitude:
13,050 feet

Distance from Manali:
50 km

Distance from Spiti:
146 km
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Pin Valley National Park

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Pin Valley National Park
Amidst frozen rivers, the green park houses snow leopards and a rare species called the Ibex. The blend of white snow and green trees here is beautiful to see! It is often called as Mud, being barren and relatively dry, except for in winters. To get to the park you have to drive to Dhankar and then take the exit from Attargo Bridge which leads to the park. 

Altitude:
20,000 feet

Distance from Manali:
218 km to Attargo Bridge 

Distance from Spiti:
22 km to Attargo Bridge
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Dhankar Monastery

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Dhankar Monastery
Situated on a cliff between Tabo and Kaza, the monastery houses four statues of Buddha facing in all four directions, while the walls of the monastery are adorned with paintings, murals and scriptures.

Altitude:
12,774 feet

Distance from Manali: 
235 km

Distance from Spiti:
39 km
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Kibber

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Kibber
One of the highest villages in there world, at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level, Kibber is a must-visit for some splendid mountain views

Altitude:
14,010 feet

Distance from Manali:
186 km

Distance from Spiti:
18 km
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Tayul Monastery

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Tayul Monastery
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The monastery houses the tallest Padma Sambhava statue, at 12 feet. There are also a hundred million mani wheels here that are believed to open the minds of visitors, helping in meditation and calming the mind and soul. 

Altitude:
12795 feet

Distance from Manali:
118 km

Distance from Spiti:
184 km
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Things to Know for Manali to Spiti Trip

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Petrol Pumps on Manali - Spiti Route

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Petrol Pumps on Manali - Spiti Route
Fill up your car at Manali and then reload once you reach Kaza. While returning, top up once again at Kaza because the next petrol station can be found directly in Manali. 

1. In Manali 
Manali has at least 10 petrol pumps which include HP Petrol Pump on Amar Highway, and Harrison's Filling Station on NH 21. Further down, you'll find others like Reliance and Bharat Petroleum in the smaller areas of Manali. 

2. In Kaza

Kaza has three petrol pumps which are Indian Oil and Kaza Petrol Pump on Gramphu-Batal-Kaza Rd, and the Kaza Fuel Station. 
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ATM's on Manali - Spiti Route

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ATM's on Manali - Spiti Route
In Manali
Manali has numerous ATMs which include SBI, ICICI,BOB,HDFC,UCO and many others. Being a populated town, the ATMs here are reliable. 

In Kaza
Kaza has 2 ATMs which are State Bank of India and KCC Bank. Being a small village, the ATMs here may not always be functional. 
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Mechanics on Manali - Spiti Route

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Mechanics on Manali - Spiti Route
Enroute Manali to Spiti, Mechanics can be found at the following towns and villages: 

Narkanda
Rampur
Jeori
Sangla
Reckong Peo
- Tapri
Spillo
Pooh
Kaza
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Mobile Connectivity on Manali - Spiti Route

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Mobile Connectivity on Manali - Spiti Route
Make sure you carry a spare BSNL/MTNL card with you because this is the only network available in Spiti. Others work erratically and may remain dead between Manali and Kaza. Between Chandratal to Losar and Gramphu to Batal there is no phone connectivity. 

However, these villages do have satellite phones at low costs, which you can use in case of an emergency. While you might be lucky to find some phone network, data services are restricted to 2G and Spiti Valley has barely any internet connectivity at all. It is always wise to inform your family and friends of your route before heading out, so they know when to get in touch with you. 
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Places for Night Stopover

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Places for Night Stopover
1. In Khoksar
The village of Khoksar has only one accommodation facility called the Layul Home Stay

2. In Kaza

Solo Yolo Homestay: Located only 400 metres from the centre, Solo Yolo Homestay features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.
Cost: Rs. 600 pp/pn

Tethys Himalayan DEN - Chicham : Features accommodation, a restaurant, a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. Additionally, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast spread. 
Cost: Rs. 3600 pp/pn

NotOnMap - Komik House: Equipped with a 24-hour reception and a bathroom, NotOnMap features a river and mountain view that makes your stay an experience to remember! 
Cost: Rs. 1500 pp/pn

The Travellers Shed: Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The property offers bikes on hire and features a garden and a terrace.
Cost: Rs. 500 pp/pn

Moustache Kaza, Spiti: The property features a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and each room has a private bathroom fitted with a shower.
Cost: Rs. 900 pp/pn

3. In Tabo
Namsay Homestay: Offers a terrace, a garden and free private parking.
Cost: Rs. 1500 pp/pn

Phuntsok Homestay: The homestay has basic facilities that include room service, housekeeping and an individual bathroom for each room 
Cost: Rs. 3000 pp/pn
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Safety Tips & Guidelines

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Safety Tips & Guidelines
Avoid travelling in October - With the onset of winter it begins to snow in most parts of the route and Rohtang and Kunzum Pass, along with a few other villages are inaccessible during the winter. 

Avoid in case of heart issues - If you suffer from respiratory or heart ailments, avoid visiting Spiti as the oxygen levels at a higher altitude are low, making breathing difficult. 

Beware of landslides - There will be multiple signboards along the way that say ‘Shooting Stones’ which are nothing but stones and rocks falling from the rocky mountains as you drive. If you’re riding, make sure you wear a helmet at all hours and ask pillion riders to do so too, so as to avoid injuries. 

Have driving experience - Do not take it for granted that you’ll breeze through because you can drive. The route from Manali to Spiti is treacherous and requires some expertise of driving through water crossings and snow

Do not ignore AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness is a serious medical condition that makes breathing difficult. If you face problems, descend immediately or choose a route of a lower altitude that will allow for acclimatisation. 

Travel with an ID - Always keep essential details like your ID card, emergency contact number, blood group, and allergy information if any. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong, this information will come in handy for those coming to your rescue. 

Travel in a group so as to not get lost

Inform your family and friends about your whereabouts.

Carry plenty of food, water and cash, especially if you’re planning to trek. 

If you’re riding, do not try any bike stunts that may prove to be fatal. 

Be prepared for everything
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Permits

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Permits

For Indians:

Indians need to obtain a vehicle permit to enter the Rohtang Pass if travelling from Manali. This is provided free of cost on showing a valid driver’s license and registration certificate of the car. All vehicles, including bikes, need to obtain this permit, which can even be done via the newly launched app by the tourism board. 

For Foreign Nationals:

Apart from the vehicle permit which is mandatory to all, foreign nationals also need to obtain the Inner Line Permit to visit places like Khab, Samdo, Dhankar, Tabo, Gompa, Kaza, Morang, and Dubling which lie within the inner line. Villages of Kalpa, Sangla Valley and Chitkul lie below this line and do not require a permit. The ILP can be obtained at the DC Office in Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti. 
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Things to Carry

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Things to Carry
Enough warm clothes that’ll last you for a week. These include jackets, woolen caps and socks 
A valid photo ID card
Foreign travelers must carry their passports at all times
Comfortable, long-lasting shoes, especially slip-resistant as there could be snow along the way
Sleeping bag and blanket
Camera with extra batteries, because the destinations are exemplary!
Helmet, if you’re riding
Plenty of cash as not all ATMs are functional there
Food items and a water bottle
First Aid Kit including medicines for common ailments 
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Torch
Toiletries
Travel light, with preferably only one bag
A spare BSNL/MTNL card for a network in the Spiti Valley
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Clothes to Carry to Manali - Spiti Valley trip

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Clothes to Carry to Manali - Spiti Valley trip
At least 2-3 pairs of inner thermals
A wind cheater and umbrella in case of unforeseen weather
Boots or trekking shoes if you’re travelling closer to winter. Any walking shoes are appropriate in summers
Woollen socks
Full-length clothes
Sweatshirts, jackets and warm hoodies
Comfortable trekking pants 
A cap to protect yourself from the sun
A monkey cap to keep your ears covered
An extra pair of shoes, especially if travelling on bike and need to get past water crossings
Gloves
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Medical Facilities on Manali -Spiti Route

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Medical Facilities on Manali -Spiti Route
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Lady Willingdon Hospital in Manali
A clinic in Madgram headed by Dr. Bishan Shashni. The Mission Hospital in Kaza
A clinic in Spiti also headed by Dr. Bishan Shashni. 
Government-aided medical camps are conducted in September in smaller villages, so if you're travelling in the month of September, you can visit any in case of emergencies. 
Surgical Camps are also conducted in Kaza, Spiti and Killar, each year.
Almost every town has chemist shops, and larger towns have clinics and hospitals. However, it is best to carry basic medication for issues like fever, nausea, vomiting, headaches and others.
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Information About AMS and Acclimatisation

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Information About AMS and Acclimatisation
As is known, when the altitude increases, especially above 8000 feet, the barometric pressure of a place decreases, which means oxygen levels in the body start reducing. One needs to breathe more to fulfil the oxygen requirement in the body. When you spend enough time at the same altitude, your body begins to adjust to the oxygen intake which is called acclimatisation.

However, if the body fails to do this, it is referred to as Acute Mountain Sickness which is a serious medical condition where the body isn’t receiving enough oxygen. As you ascend faster and higher, the risk of AMS increases because there isn’t enough time for acclimatisation. AMS generally occurs when you cross 10,000 feet.

Remember, if you are short of breath, do not try to sleep as respiration reduces while sleeping which will worsen the condition. The best cure is to acclimate yourself or descend. In case of minor AMS, you can consume tablets that reduce headaches and nausea, but make sure these are prescribed by a professional. Some might also have side effects, so do not consume anything without a prescription.

The best way to gauge the level of AMS is by asking the patient to walk in a straight line. If he is unable to do so, the necessary medical aid should be provided instantly, or he/she should be brought down from the height. 
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Spiti Tour Packages

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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
- Solo 350 cc Bike
- Solo 500cc Bike
- 2 people on 1 500cc Bike
- Solo on Himalayan Bike
- 2 people on 1 Himalayan Bike
- Self Bike

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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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
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₹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 places to visit in Spiti Valley?

    5. Tabo Monastery
    7. Kaza
    9. Kibber
    10. Dhankar Monastery
    11. Nako Village
    12. Nako Lake
    13. Tabo
  3. How do I get from Manali to Spiti Valley?

    Spiti Valley can be reached from Manali by car, bus, or bike.
    A car or a shared cab is the most convenient way to get there which costs approximately Rs. 1000 per person. The journey takes 10-12 hours. Make sure you are travelling by a Jeep, Sumo or any other 4x4 that can be driven over rough roads and through water. 

    Bus is the cheapest mode of transport costing approximately Rs. 350 for a one-way ticket. The journey takes around 12-13 hours with stopovers at major villages. You can board the bus from Manali Bus Station. 

    If you’re an adventure seeker, you may also rent a bike for as low as Rs. 1200 per day. Ensure that you rent a good quality bike like a Bullet or a Royal Enfield with a powerful engine and good off-road capabilities to withstand rocky roads and water routes. 
  4. Is Spiti Valley dangerous?

    Spiti Valley is a very safe place if you are cautious enough and plan well. Carry the basic essentials, including food, medicines and lots of warm clothes and prepare for anything and everything. But while the area of Spiti Valley is safe, the road leading up to it certain isn’t. The route is carved through the mountains and you’ll often come across boulders and water crossings turned to streams. Slushy areas are also a concern in July and August owing to which tourists say that the route from Manali to Kaza is one of the toughest to travel through.
  5. How far is Spiti from Manali?

    Spiti is 202 kms from Manali. However, due to poor road and weather conditions, travelling across the route takes more than 10 hours. Do not be mistaken by the 4 hours that appear on maps.
  6. Is Manali to Spiti road open?

    The road from Manali to Spiti is open and easily accessible during the months of May to October when the town experiences summer and monsoon. In winter, from mid-October to April, the route is shut as soon as it begins to snow in the Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass. These two passes cannot be avoided while travelling from Manali to Spiti, and heavy snow here makes the route inaccessible.
  7. Is there a mobile network in Spiti Valley?

    Most mobile networks don’t work in the Spiti Valley. The only one that does is a BSNL/MTNL connection, which is also quite erratic. Voice calls may drop and the sound quality is weak, but you can connect with your loved ones for a short while, nonetheless. Internet connectivity too is very poor, with only 2G working in a few parts of Spiti Valley. As you move out of Manali and cross Rohtang, other networks like Airtel and Vodafone will shut down entirely.
  8. Is it safe to travel to Spiti in August?

    Yes, Spiti Valley can be travelled to in August. You might experience a few roadblocks along the way if it begins to rain heavily, but that too is rare. Internal roads across the journey too are accessible in August. However, be wary of landslides and the water crossings that turn to streams in summer and monsoon. These are difficult to get past, especially if you’re travelling by bike and may cause delays. To be on the safe side travel by bus or car during August.
  9. Can we go to Spiti Valley by car?

    Yes, Spiti Valley can be travelled by car. However, make sure you’re in a Jeep or any other 4x4 that can be driven through the many water streams and boulders that you will find enroute Spiti. You can even rent a car from Manali to Spiti if you don’t want to risk driving a smaller vehicle. The journey takes approximately 10-12 hours and is the best way to explore tourist destinations on the way. You can stop over at the Chandratal Lake, Kunzum Pass, monasteries in Kaza and many other villages, while enjoying a leisurely trip.