Lahaul & Spiti Valleys Of Himachal Pradesh_198325

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Lahaul & Spiti Valleys Of Himachal Pradesh

Duration
time-raw1 weeks
Difficulty
Moderate
Starting point
Lahaul Valley
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Explore two remote valleys in the Himalayan region the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. If you love nature or trekking, then this is the ideal excursion for you. En route, you will also experience great Buddhist art and culture as well as the beautiful mountains, vegetation, and landscapes. You will also love the Trilokinath and Mrikula Devi temples as well as several monasteries including; Kungri Gompa, Kardang Gompa, Tabo Monastery, etc.

What to expect?

BEST SEASON: June to September

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Kullu Valley
  • Spitti Valley
  • Experience biggest waterfalls crossing the road
  • Kye monastery, the centre of learning in Spiti valley
  • Visit Dhankar & Tabo Monastery
  • Experience of great photography in Chandrataal
  • Enjoy natural beauty of Lahaul valley
  • Trekking Experience
  • Camping experience

**TRANS HIMALAYAN SAFARI & TREKKING **

CROSSROADS WITH TIBET & LADAKH

HIGHLIGHTS – SPITI & LAHAUL VALLEYS

In many ways Spiti is even more rugged and remote than Ladakh. Spiti valley is also known as the “Middle Land” is a Trans-Himalayan terrain bordering with Tibet at an average altitude of 4000 meters. The route opens from mid-June to mid-October, and the road from Kinnaur is open all year (except for temporary closures for winter snowfall and monsoon landslides and floods). The Spiti–Kinnaur loop is one of Asia's great road trips, and a steady stream of motorcyclists, mountain bikers and drivers of all kinds of four-wheelers pit themselves against some of the most challenging roads in India. In either direction, an inner line permit is required for the stretch between Sumdo, east of Tabo, and the Akpa checkpoint east of Rekong Peo.

Spiti valley is home to some of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayan region like Tabo monastery, Dhankar monastery, Sherkhang monastery and Kye monastery. There is a strong hold of Buchen Lamas in Pin Valley, famous for Tibetan medicine system and Amchis. The fossils of Langza village, highest motorable villages and passes, scenic lakes, 1000 years old culture, tough life, beautiful villages and people make this a journey out of the world landscape. The scattered villages in this serrated moonscape arrive like mirages, clusters of whitewashed mud-brick homes huddled amid green barley fields below monasteries perched on crags a thousand feet above. The turquoise-grey ribbon of the Spiti River is your near-constant companion, running along a fairly broad valley before turning south at Sumdo into the precipitous gorges of the Hangrang Valley.

What is included?

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on twin/ triple sharing in deluxe camps.
  • Meal Plan : As per the itinerary
  • Transportation by standard vehicle as per the itinerary

Is this experience for me?

  • Not recommended for children below 10 years of age.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

What do I need to bring?

CHECK LIST FOR THINGS TO CARRY

  • Approximately 50 - 60 liters personal rucksack/ duffel bag
  • Approximately 25 liters small knapsack to carry essentials (like water bottle, rain protection, electrol powder, medicines, torch, Sun glasses, Wind-proof cheater, camera and accessories etc) We recommend to invest in LifeStraw water bottles which are perfect for converting any kind of available water into potable safe water. It removes bacteria, protozoa, and it incorporates a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine, bad taste and odor.
  • Plate, spoon, mug
  • Personal sleeping bag (Can be provided on request)
  • Carry mattress for camping (Can be provided on request)
  • Pairs of clothing (cotton shirts/T-shirts, cotton pants)
  • Full sleeve sweater/ fleece jacket -1
  • Hollofil fiber filled Jacket -1
  • Water-proof wind cheater
  • Woolen Cap / Hat
  • Strong walking boots with hard rubber soles (If possible Vibram)
  • Floaters/ sandals with back strap
  • Pairs of cotton socks
  • Hand gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Poly bags 10 kgs x 5 no. for packing things for rain protection
  • Flashlight/ Head Lamp (with extra cells)
  • Personal Rain protection - Water proof sheet/ poncho
  • Plastic cord (for packing)
  • Dark Sun glasses (not blue)
  • Light towel, personal medicines, toilet kit, toilet paper roll, writing material, cold cream
  • Mosquito repellent, thread, needle, safety pins, buttons, rubber bands, peppermints, small knife
  • Salt, sugar, lime juice, glucose powder etc.
  • Dry ration like toffees, chocolates, namkeen, dry fruits etc.
  • Sun block factor 70
  • Personal medication/ first aid kit
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory card
  • Altimeter / Thermometer

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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