The Cold Desert of Spiti Jeep Safari in Himachal

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  • 8 days
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  • Moderate
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  • 4.9
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  • Hilly
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The Cold Desert of Spiti Jeep Safari in Himachal by Yeti Travels



Description

Tour to the remote and unexplored Spiti valley in Trans Himalayan Region. This tour starts with a stay in Manali which has an alpine feel. From Manali we travel to Spiti valley which is one of the remotest & unexplored Trans Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. The tour involves visiting remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. The tour offers ample opportunities to nature and enthusiastic photo lovers.


Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Delhi - Manali ( 570kms ) Arrive Manali on own and check in at hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 2:

    In Manali Morning half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery ( closed on Mondays ) and few old temples in Naggar village. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Evening free to explore Manali market. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 3:

    Manali - Kunzam Pass - Kaza ( 200 Kms ) Travel by surface from Manali to Kaza over Rohtang Pass ( 3980 m ) & Kunzum Pass ( 4558 m ). Enroute also drive past some villages of Spiti valley like Losar, Hal and Ragrik. On arrival in Kaza check in at guest house. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 4:

    In Kaza Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors – and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 5:

    Kaza - Pin Valley - Tabo Travel from Kaza to Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Visit Kungri monastery at Pin Valley. Continue drive to Tabo. Visit Tabo monastery. Founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 6:

    Kaza - Pin Valley - Tabo Travel from Kaza to Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Visit Kungri monastery at Pin Valley. Continue drive to Tabo. Visit Tabo monastery. Founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 7:

    Kaza - Manali ( 200 kms ) Travel back from Kaza to Manali enroute crossing over Kunzam Pass providing beautiful views of CB ranges and Rohtang Pass. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 8:

    Depart Manali – Delhi ( 570kms ) Check out from hotel. Later depart in evening Manali to Delhi by Delux Buse/Volvo. And 13 hours whole night travel and arrive in delhi next day . End of tour & our services.


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