Braving Spiti (11)

18 –27 September, 2021 | 10 Days/9 Nights

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Our maiden trip was a road trip to Spiti Valley, and we absolutely love going back.

Spiti is tucked away in a far corner of Himachal Pradesh on the wrong side of the great Himalayas and is often called Little Tibet or Mini Ladakh.

Certainly, the similarities are aplenty; the rain-starved landscape with scattered patches of bright green poplar and young barley for relief, the mud gompas and fluttering prayer flags, the snow-crowned mountains and the fast-moving rivers, the breath-sapping altitudes, the lone metalled highway, and the vast blue skyway….

Yes, all very Ladakhi you will say, but what is unique about Spiti?

The big difference is that Spiti is not a gigantic military base, thus making for a far more relaxed and pleasant holiday with thinner crowds. No artillery detachment round the corner to startle you or endless convoys to pull aside for, and, best of all, no multiple permits to obtain or check posts were to present them.

Spiti is all about going where you want to and seeing what you need to. The unimaginable beauty of emptiness, at your own pace and time. So when you finally lose that cell phone signal, you will be transported to another world.

Our journey begins from Chandigarh and will end at Chandigarh 10 days later. Our team will include experienced and known drivers. The terrain is harsh and desolate, but the destination makes it worth it.

Wonderful World helps like-minded women see the world in ways they can never dream of with husbands, kids and parents in tow. We keep our group sizes relatively small so that you can make new friends, yet find your own space. So that when you get to our serene destinations, the dictates, dynamics, and timetables of a large group don’t dent your enjoyment.

Notes:

  • We need a minimum of 7 confirmations to do this tour.
  • Depending on the prevailing weather conditions closer to the travel date, there could be some changes to the itinerary with respect to routes. However, these will be intimated in advance, before the actual trip.
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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary (4 passengers in 1 car)
  • All meals as mentioned above
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
  • GST at 5%
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Air/train fare to and from Chandigarh
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meal not mentioned above
  • Any beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, including bottled water at meals
  • Entrance fee to any site (though most are free)
  • Any personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, portage, etc.
  • Any other item not mentioned in the Inclusions above
  • Any services not mentioned in the Inclusions above
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Saturday 18th September
  • Reach Chandigarh by 11:30 am
Drive to Narkanda

We will start our journey with a drive from Chandigarh to Narkanda. Narkanda is at an altitude of 8,800 feet. It is on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh & is famous for skiing & winter sports.

Driving : 8 hours drive
Hotel : Overnight at Tethy’s Resort or similar
Food : Lunch & dinner

Day 2 – Sunday 19th September
  • Narkanda – Sangla

Today we start by 7:30 am to drive to Sangla with a packed breakfast. The drive will take roughly 8 hours with 2 scheduled breaks. Sangla at 9000 feet is a town in the Baspa Valley, close to the Tibetan border.

Driving : 8 hours drive
Hotel : Overnight at Kinner Camps
Food : Packed breakfast, lunch & dinner

Click here for detailed itinerary