Braving Spiti (9)

16 –25 June, 2019 | 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 where 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.

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PRICE

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

ITINERARY

Day1
Day 1 – Sunday, 16th June (includes lunch and dinner) Chandigarh – Narkanda (Narkanda altitude: 8,800 feet)
  • Reach Chandigarh by 11:30 a.m. (direct Shatabdi from Delhi or you can take a flight to Chandigarh from your home city) (Please discuss flight timings with us before booking.)
  • Drive to Narkanda (roughly 8 hours with one scheduled break).
  • Overnight at Tethys or similar
Day2
Day 2 – Monday, 17th June (includes packed breakfast, lunch, and dinner) Narkanda – Sangla (Sangla altitude: 9,000 feet)
  • Start by 7:30 a.m. for Sangla. We will carry a packed breakfast with us.
  • The drive will take roughly 8 hours with 2 scheduled breaks. - Lunch en route.
  • Overnight at Kinner Camps
Click here for detailed itinerary