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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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Chandigarh to Rampur

    Land in Chandigarh in the morning and head towards Rampur.

    As you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, enjoy the beauty and take appropriate breaks on the way.

    Lose yourself amidst scenic valleys on either side of the road.

    Reach Rampur and take it easy in the evening

    Meet your guide and get to know your fellow travellers over dinner that night.

  • Day 2 - Rampur to Tabo via Nako

    This morning since it is a long journey to Tabo you will be leaving around 4 am.

    The journey will take about 9-10 hours.

    Enjoy a nice, warm, early morning breakfast with a view of the mountains at Tapri.

    On your way, you will notice the terrain change and you will see the end of the tree line.

    See the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab.

    We shall have a lunch break at the scenic Nako village- you can walk to the frozen lake here, only if permitted by the guide.

    Tonight you will get your first experience in a local Spitian homestay.

    You can gather around the local style tandoor in the evening with the rest of the group and interact with your host family over dinner.

    Take enough rest in the night.

  • Day 3 - Tabo to Kaza via Dhankar

    Take the morning easy, have your breakfast and visit the “Ajanta of Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now.

    On your way visit Dhankar Monastery, if the road is open.

    Stay in Kaza for the night.

    Warm-up by the tandoor and help out in the kitchen if you want to.

    Bond with your host is by making and sharing a meal together.

  • Day 4 - Snow drive to Langza, Hikkim, Komic and back

    This morning we go on a snow drive towards Langza, Hikkim and Komic.

    On your way, we will make a couple of designated stops for you to take some pictures.

    Stay in Kaza for the night.

    Make the most of your homestay experience by learning about local life, festivals and traditions from your host family.

  • Day 5 - Kaza to Khibber, Chicham via Key - Wildlife Excursion

    Today we head to either Khiber/Chicham via Key depending on which area has seen the maximum amount of trails during the season.

    The snow leopard is a very shy animal and keeps changing the basis of its track where its prey is.

    We will know which village to visit before your trip commences and will keep you informed. Your stay will be arranged in any of these villages according to the sightings.

  • Day 6 - Kaza to Khibber, Chicham via Key - Wildlife Excursion

    For days 5 and 6, we will be tracking the snow leopard and other wildlife following their trail surrounding the villages.

    Tracking any wildlife, is all about patience, keeping as silent as possible so as to not spook the animal and a whole lot of luck!

    Be prepared to do a lot of waiting and sitting in the snow.

    On your way to Khibber/ Chicham, you will stop by Key monastery.

    Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and the Spiti river. Key is also the centre of learning for monks belonging to the Gelug sect.

  • Day 7 - Kaza/ Khibber to Rampur

    We leave early morning today for Rampur and as it is a long journey, breakfast and lunch will be done along the way.

    Say your goodbye to your wonderful hosts this morning.

  • Day 8 - Rampur to Chandigarh

    Leave early in the morning to catch your evening flight from Chandigarh back to your hometown.

    Trip ends here.

Stay

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  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in a hotel
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  • Accommodation on twin/ triple sharing basis in the homestay

Meal

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  • 3 meals every day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Day 2 to Day 7
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  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 1
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  • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 8

Other Inclusions

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  • All Transport in a Tempo Traveller from Day 1 to Day 8
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  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in a hotel
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  • Accommodation on twin/ triple sharing basis in the homestay
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  • 3 meals every day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Day 2 to Day 7
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  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 1
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  • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 8
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  • All entry fees to monasteries in Spiti (if any)
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  • Local Guide provided from Day 2 till day 7

Transport

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  • All Transport in a Tempo Traveller from Day 1 to Day 8

Things To Carry

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  • Camera
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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Warm Clothes

Advisory

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  • Since we shall be around 4000 meters during peak winters, getting hot water for everyone in a homestay will not be possible. Hot water for drinking shall not be an issue but for bathing, it will not be possible.
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  • The trip runs if we have a minimum of 4 confirmed participants. In the event that we don’t get the requisite numbers, we can run with less than 4 participants if participants are willing to pay extra. We will revise the costing according to the no. of participants. Alternatively in the event, the trip gets cancelled, we will reimburse the amount paid to the participants minus any minimal bank charges that
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  • may have been cut.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • 60 - 46 days prior to date of departure: 10% of the tour cost
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  • 45 - 16 days prior to date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
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  • 15 - 8 days prior to date of departure: 25% of the tour cost
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  • 7- 4 days prior to date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
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  • Less than 72 hours prior to date of departure: No refund

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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