Kinnaur-Spiti Safari – 12 days

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The valley is likewise cut off from the north up to eight months of the year by heavy snowfalls and thick icing conditions.  The “tribal belt” consisting of the districts of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti is predominantly Buddhist and the language spoken is part of the Himalayan belt Tibeto-Burman.

The visitors often remain amazed at the grandeur of the landscape, frequently dominated by snow-capped peaks. Nature lovers may be able to discover wildlife in higher terrain although with lot of difficulty. Kinnaur is the greener region sheltering Sangla and Baspa river valleys, while Spiti river flows through Ladakh-like desert mountain landscapes. Sangla village, Ki Gompa, Kibber hamlet, Tabo and Dankar monastaries and Kaza (a village-like) town are worth exploring.

Highlights on this journey

  • Worlds Highest Villages – including Sangla village, Kaza, Ki Gompa, Kibber hamlet
  • Buddhist temples (Tabo and Dankar monastaries)
  • Spiti Valley and Lahaul Valley
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Rs2790012 days

Locations covered: Shimla – Narkanda – Losar – Kibber – Nako – Kaza – Dhankar – Ki – Kunzum – Tabo – Sangla – Manali

Note: While all the above mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the itineraries generally planned in advance. With over 25 years of Wild Holidays operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.

Remark: This region has harsh climatic conditions, with temperatures often going below 0ºC. The programme requires patience, endurance and ability to cope with changes in fluctuating environments.

May 27 to June 07 2018 (reporting on May 26)

If you wish to travel at a different time or/and if you wish to travel with a group of your friends or family, Wild Holidays is happy to customize this trip to your specific needs and requirements. Just drop us a line!

Reporting point – Shimla
End point – Manali

Day 0:          Reporting at Shimla by the evening
Day 1:          Safari begins at 6am from Shimla
Day 2-11:     En route
Day 12:        Safari ends after breakfast in Manali

Accommodation varies between tents and simple guesthouses, depending on the stage of the journey. To allow adaptability and flexibility, accommodations are not booked in advance – exception made of the nights at reporting/departure point. Accommodation is on a 3-4-person basis.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, with tea interludes wherever possible.
Meals include unlimited vegetarian simple food with fixed menu (locally available).

Rough clothing, both warm and light
Heavy woolen sweater/jacket or good wind jacket
Woolen cap, gloves, socks and hat
Good pair of hiking shoes
Sanitary case (towel, tissue roll, etc), medicines
Sunglasses and sunscreen/Vaseline
Torch, water bottle, camera, spare batteries, binoculars, notepad, pen, dry snacks, etc.

Ever-smiling face (compulsory)!

What is included

  • Unlimited vegetarian food + Tea
  • Accommodation in tents and guest houses
  • Sight-seeing by jeep or mini bus
  • Orientation meeting prior to departure
  • Personal expenses – laundry, mineral water, soft drinks, shopping, medicine
  • Emergency situation costs
  • Transport to/from reporting point

Cancellation Policy:

Rs. 3,000 deduction for cancellation more than 65 days before departure
Rs. 5,000 deduction for cancellation 11-65 days before departure
Rs. 10,000 deduction for cancellation up to 10 days of before departure .
Rs. 20,000 deduction for cancellation for no show/ no information until departure day

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