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Explore Lahaul & Spiti- Tribal regions of Himachal Pradesh
 
Lahaul and Spiti region is a largest district of Himalchal Pradesh, border to the North by Ladakh, To the east by Tibet, to the SE by Kinnaur, SW by Kullu valley. Dividing to sub region by Kunzom la pass. Which remains cut off for 5-6 months. Thus making Lahaul more connedted to Kullu valley and Spiti to Kinnaur valley.
Lahaul valley divided into 5-6 sub region are: 1) Tinan 2) Todh, 3) Ghar, 4) Miyar, 5) Pangi. Thus speaking distinct dialect in each region. Spiti is located on the Tibetan border enclosed on the South East by Tibet, North West by Ladakh, West by Lahoul and Kullu. Geologically and archeologically Spiti valley is living museum. Spiti valley is formed by the Spiti river, which rises on the slopes of Kunzom pass (4551m) and ends at the river confluence with Pare-Chu near Sumdo. The length of the valley is about 150km. Enroute Spiti river receives the water of many streams: Guindi Nala, Parilungbi Chu, pin river and Lingti river. There are two routes to Spiti, one over Rohtang-pass (3978m/13050ft) and Kunzom pass and other via Shimla, Rampur and Kinnaur.
 

 

TRIP FACTS

Lahoul. Spiti. Himachal Pradesh. India.

7 days trip ex Manali

11 days trip ex-Delhi.

OUT LINE TRIP DOSSIER

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi.

Day 02: Fly Delhi – Kullu.  Drive to Manali 2040 m. 

Day 03: Manali – Sight seeing.

Day 04: Manali – Rohtang la 3978m.-Kardang gompa. 6 /7 hrs.

Day 05: Kardang – Rangrik. 8 / 9 hrs.

Day 06: Rangrik – Kee – Kibber – Langza – Hikkim – Komik - Rangrik.

Day 07: Rangrik – Lalung – Dhankar – Pin valley

Day 08: Pin Valley - Tabo – Losar .camp.

Day 09: Losar 4000 m.– Kunzom la 4551 m.– Chandratal 4270 m.  Drive. 

Day 10: Chandratal – Manali drive.

Day 11: Manali – New Delhi.


Kibber village 4205m Spiti valley

DETAILED TRIP DOSSIER

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi international airport.

Day 02: Fly Delhi – Kullu ( Bhunter ).  Drive to Manali ( 2040 mtrs.) 50 kms. 1 ½ hrs. Overnight stay at hotel.      

Day 03: Manali – Sight seeing. Visit of Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisht, Manu temple and visit of Naggar castle and Roerich art gallery.

Day 04: Manali – Kardang gompa. Drive over Rohtang pass 3978 mtrs.  Drive 6 /7 hrs.                                                                                                                    

From Manali we drive uphill to Rohtang pass. from top a magnificient view of Sona pani glacier in Lahoul and Hanuman tibba and number of C.B peaks rising above 6000 mtrs. The route winds down to valley floor. The first village Koksar is approach at Lahoul. We pass small and scenic village enroute. Arriving at Tandi where Chandra and Bhaga joins to forms Chenab river. We leave main route and follow a small route which leads to Kardang gompa. Overnight camp at Kardang gompa.  From camp a magnificient view of Lady of Keylong massif. Down below Keylong (sub headquarter of Lahoul division and Tayul gompa above Keylong.                

 

Day 05: Kardang – Rangrik , drive 8 / 9 hrs.

We drive back to Gramphoo at the foot of Rohtang pass. from where we follow the Chandra river towards Spiti valley. We cross Kunzom pass 4551 mtrs. Before entering to Spiti valley. Enroute we pass first village of Spiti Losar village situated at 4000 mtrs. Described as most beautiful village in Spiti region.

 

Day 06: Rangrik – Kee – Kibber – Langza – Hikkim – Komik village – back to camp at Rangrik.  Hike and drive.

Drive. Langza, Hikkim and Khumik, these three villages are situated between at an altitude of 4,400m to 4,600m. Favorite route those looking for fossils. Easy going up to the Hikkim the horizon walking to Khumik. Visit Tangyut monastery situated above Khumik, the ruins monastery of Tangyut can be seen near Hikkim, in 1975 an earthquake destroyed the monastery. Overnight camp near the village. 

 

Day 07: Rangrik – Lalung – Dhankar – Pin valley

Today at first we visit Lalung monastery in beautiful Lingti valley. On the way have a wonderful view of SHILLA PEAK. However monastery is more older than Tabo monastery as it says by the monks at Lalung.  Sherkong monastery at Lalung  which is 1,000 years old is worth visited.  Drive back to the main Spiti valley to visit Dankhar monastery, located on a small hill.  Dankhar traditionally was the old capital of Spiti valley. However monastery is more old the Tabo monastery. 120 old and young monks are receiving religious training .45 minutes gradual ascent towards Dankhar lake. We drive back to Attargo, from where Pin river meets Spiti River. A 20 km. unmatteled road will take you to the pin valley, known for the land of Ibex and snow Leopard. We visit Kungri monastery at Pin valley. Overnight camp at Pin valley.

 

Day 08: Pin Valley - Tabo – Losar .camp. Tabo Monastery which is 1,000 years old. Built in 996A.D. by Rinchen Tsangpo, Monastery is also known as Ajanta of Himalayas. Sherlang, Duang Domlang. Gompa regard by many as only next to Tholong monastery in Tibet. 10th century Tabo monastery has large number of scriptures, peaces of arts, wall painting, Thankas and stucco. Tabo monastery is oldest archeologically the most important monastery of Spiti

 

Day 09: Losar ( 4000 mtrs.)– Kunzom la ( 4551 mtrs. )– Chandratal ( 4270 mtrs)  Drive.

Today an early morning we drive back to Losar village.

until Kunzom pass and take a path, which goes to lake 8 km; approach large meadows - a favorite area with a multitude of shepherd’s huts. Passing and crossing a long stretch of stony ground and small stream arrive at the lake. Across Chandra river most fascinating sight of Samudra Tapu glacier, North Dakka glacier, South Dakka glacier and Silver glacier. Above the glaciers towering mighty peaks of Moulkila and C.B. peaks. Visiting around the lake we follow left bank of Chandra river. A well define trail will lead us to Batal. Few kilometre before Batal we will be pick up by jeep for onwards journey to Manali. Overnight at hotel in Manali.

 

Day 10: Chandratal – Manali drive.

Day 11: Manali – New Delhi.

           

           

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