This magnificent trek will take insight into the remote Spiti and Pin valleys of Himanchal Pradesh. Lush green Kullu valley, the starkly beautiful Spiti valley and visiting ancient gompas and scattered little villages are rewarding. After crossing the Bhaba pass the landscape changes dramatically with the barren lunarscape of Spiti.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport met our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Shimla
Board morning train `Himalayan Queen' at 0600 hrs for Kalka. Change to toy train for Shimla. Over night at Shimla.
Day 03: Drive Shimla - Sarahan Via Rampur (7-8hrs)
Visit Bhi-makali Temple. Camp / Tourist bungalow.
Day 04: Drive Sarahan - Kafnoo (5-6hrs)
The Trek starting Point. Camp.
Day 05: Trek Kafnoo - Muling (5-6hrs)
Through Mustrang Village and Forest. After a few hours of steep climb the path gradually ascends to the campsite, a lush green meadow on the banks of the River Bhaba. Camp.
Day 06: Trek Muling - Pistrang (5-6hrs)
The walk involves a small river crossing and a gradual ascent. Camp.
Day 07: Trek Pistrang - Boldar (4-5hrs)
The first two hrs is a steep climb to the top of the Bhaba Pass (approx. 4,865mts). The path now leads into Pin Valley of Spiti. Camp.
Day 08: Trek Boldar - Gurguru - Muth (4-5hrs)
The first Spiti village. It houses about 30 to 40 families. Camp.
Day 09: Transfer to Tabo (3-4 hrs)
Visit Tabo monastery and its many temples.
Day 10: Drive to Lalung and Dhankar
Dhankar was the erstwhile capital of Spiti and the king's palace has now been converted into a nunnery. Lalung is well known for its "tankhas" and ancient Buddhist artifacts. Return to camp at Shego.
Day 11: Drive Shego - Langza - Rangrik (1-2hrs)
We drive up a dirt road at to reach a large meadow on which Langza is located. This area is known for breeding the famous Spiti horses, which are traded for the valuable Pashmina wool with the "Changpa" nomads of Ladakh. Return to Camp at Rangrik.
Day 12: Drive Rangrik - Ki - Kibber - Gette
Return to Rangrik. Today, we visit the largest monastery of Spiti at Kye, spectacularly located above Kye village. We continue upto Kibber, the roadhead for the trek over the Parang La into Ladakh. We take a steep hike down to the Kye gompa where the jeeps meet us for the drive back to Camp.
Day 13: Drive Rangrik - Losar - Takcha (4hrs)
We drive on up the Spiti valley to visit the nunnery at Pangmo and proceed to Losar village, the last village in Spiti. The drive is spectacular with mud towers rising hundreds of feet out of the valley floor. We make camp a few kms outside the village on a meadow at Takcha.
Day 14: Drive Takcha - Kunzum pass - Chattru (4-5hrs)
We climb upto the Kunzum pass, which offers great views of the Chandrabhaga range of mountains. We descend into the Lahaul valley and travel down the Chandra river valley to camp at Chattru.
Day 15: Drive Chattru - Manali
After breakfast, we begin the climb to the Rohtang pass and descend into the green Kullu valley till Manali town. Arrive by lunch time at our hotel. Explore Manali town, its mall and the Hadimba temple. Overnight Manali.
Day 16: Drive Manali - Nalagarh
Today, we drive down the valley of the Beas river past towns like Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur to Nalagarh. Check into Hotel Mountview.
Day 17: Drive Nalagarh - Delhi (4 hrs)
We arrive in Delhi by noon. Check into hotel for the day and spend the day sightseeing (optional). Evening transfer to the airport for flight back home.