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Road Trip to Kinnaur Kinner Kailash Lahaul Spiti valley 13 Days

Duration : 12 Nights

Destination Covered : Shimla - Narkanda - Sarahan - Sangla - Chitkul - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Dhankar monastery - Kaza - Comic - Langza - Chanderatal - Lake - Manali and drive back to Chandigarh.

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Kinnaur Kailash Lahaul Spiti Tour Package: Tribal Circuit Tour

About Package: - Road Trip to Kinnaur, Kinner Kailash, Lahaul & Spiti Valley: 13 Days of Himalayan Enchantment with Evergreen Himachal Tour & Travel. Embark on an epic 13-day adventure through the heart of the Himalayas with our Kinnaur Kailash Lahaul Spiti Tour Package: a tribal circuit odyssey that unveils the breathtaking beauty, rich culture, and ancient monasteries of these remote and awe-inspiring regions. Book your Kinnaur Kailash tour with Lahaul Spiti today and escape to a world untouched by time, where snow-capped peaks pierce the sky and prayer flags flutter in the crisp mountain air.Your journey begins in Chandigarh, where you'll wind your way through charming hill stations like Shimla and Narkanda, soaking in panoramic vistas and colonial-era architecture. In Sarahan, a quaint village nestled amidst apple orchards, experience the serenity of the Himalayan Republic before delving into the Kinnaur Valley.

Kinnaur, dubbed the "Land of Gods," welcomes you with its dramatic landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and ancient temples. In Sangla, the valley's vibrant capital, witness the confluence of the Sutlej River and Baspa River, and trek to the picturesque village of Chitkul, nestled on the Indo-Tibetan border.

Kalpa, nestled under the watchful gaze of Kinner Kailash, a sacred mountain revered as a replica of Mount Kailash, offers breathtaking views and an opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable Kinnauri people. Immerse yourself in their unique customs and traditions, savor local delicacies like "siddu" and "thukpa," and lose yourself in the rhythm of mountain life.

Spiti Valley, a land of stark beauty and profound spirituality, awaits after crossing the daunting Kunzum Pass. Explore the ancient Tabo Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite murals and Buddhist wisdom. In Dhankar Monastery, perched precariously on a cliff face, marvel at the architectural marvel and soak in the panoramic views.

Kaza, the valley's largest town, pulsates with a unique blend of Tibetan and Indian influences. Visit the Kibber Monastery, the highest motorable monastery in the world, and embark on a jeep safari to Comic and Langza villages, home to the highest post office in the world and breathtaking scenery.

Chanderatal Lake, a turquoise jewel nestled amidst the high mountains, promises a moment of pure tranquility. Hike around the pristine lake, capture its mesmerizing reflection in the snow-capped peaks, and breathe in the invigorating mountain air.

Your adventure culminates in Manali, a bustling hill station and gateway to the Kullu Valley. Soak in the hot springs, indulge in adventure activities like paragliding and rafting, and bid farewell to the Himalayas with a heart full of memories.

This unforgettable 13-day tour is meticulously crafted to showcase the best of Kinnaur, Kinner Kailash, Lahaul, and Spiti. Each day brings a new encounter with breathtaking landscapes, ancient monasteries, vibrant cultures, and the indomitable spirit of the mountain people.

Here's what makes this tour special:

Comprehensive itinerary: Covering the must-see destinations of Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti valleys, including Kinner Kailash, Tabo Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, Kaza, Kibber Monastery, Comic, Langza, and Chanderatal Lake.

Comfortable transportation: Travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver who is well-versed in the region.

Accommodation: Stay in comfortable and hygienic hotels and guesthouses throughout the tour.

Meals: Enjoy delicious local cuisine with breakfast and dinner included in the package.

Experiences: Immerse yourself in local culture through interactions with Kinnauri and Spiti people, visit local markets, and witness traditional customs.

Flexibility: Customize your tour to include additional activities like trekking, camping, and adventure sports.

Book your Kinnaur Kailash tour with Lahaul Spiti and embark on a journey that will leave you breathless, rejuvenated, and forever changed by the magic of the Himalayas.

Road Trip to Kinnaur Kinner Kailash Lahaul Spiti valley Tour Itinerary Details
Day 1
Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan

We will start from Chandigarh early morning and stop in Shimla for a brunch. From Shimla, we’ll drive past Wangtu bridge and reach Sarhan to stay for the night. If we reach there in evening, we can visit the bird park or visit Bhim Kali temple. If needed, we can also begin from Shimla or New Delhi.

Day 2
Sarahan – Reckong Peo – Kalpa

We’ll drive to Kalpa village and spend some time in meadows and apple orchards. Reckong Peo is district headquarter of Kinnaur district and the launching pad for most expeditions to Spiti. Out hotel over there is nestled between beautiful orchards of apple and cherry trees in a very quaint and romantic location.

Day 3
Kalpa – Puh – Nako – Sumdo – Tabo

From this point, you’ll notice a change in the terrain as the barren cold desert landscape of Spiti becomes visible. Driving through, we’ll reach Nako village and stay there for night. We’ll visit the Nako lake and monastery in village to observe rituals of local Buddhist monks. The walk in near by areas will provide some great views of mountainous scenery.

Day 4

Tabo Monastery is more than 1000 years old and contains many priceless Thanka paintings and artifacts including Pillar of a Thousand Buddhas. This monastery is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The entry to monastery which is spread over 6300 square meters is made of earthen walls and covered with beautiful frescoes. These paintings depict various lives of Buddha and stories from Jataka tales painted in typical Tibetan style. You can also visit nearby caves which are used by monks to meditate in solitude and introspection.

Day 5
Tabo – Dhankar – Lalung

Dhankar is about 3 hours drive away from Kaza and is also the ancient capital of Spiti and seat of Spitian Kings. There are ruins of an ancient castle and a monastery constructed in 16th century. It’s situated on top of a steep mountain ridge overlooking the valley. A walk to Dhankar lake takes about 90 minutes, We’ll then drive to Lalung village which is a small picturesque village inhabited by friendly and helpful villagers. Lalung monastery is famous for it’s statue of Three Cornered Buddha made with 3 sides to symblise Buddha looking in every direction. It is believed that Rinchen Zangpo, founder of major monasteries in Spiti planted a willow tree and instructed the locals to construct a monastery of the tree survives. Today, an ancient willow tree stands in front of the monastery constructed in 10th century.

Day 6
Lalung – Kaza – Langcha

Langcha village hangs over Kaza town at an altitude of 4250 meters. The road leading to Langcha village is among the highest motorable roads anywhere in the world. Traveling along this road, the travellers get spectacular views of valley and sparkling waters of Spiti river flowing through it. The route eventually leads to Shilla valley on plateau above which has grazing grounds for local livestock. Langcha village is divided in to Upper and Lower village. We’ll have lunch there in a local house and enjoy authentic delicious cuisine of Spiti . We’ll visit a 900 years old Buddhist temple and then visit Komik. We will then hunt for millions of years old fossils in Langthis Natural Fossil Center. After that, we can visit Komic monastery, which is one of highest monasteries anywhere in world as well as another ancient monastery near Hikkim village which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1975.

Day 7
Langcha – Kaza – Ki Monastry – Kibber

We’ll travel on road to Kibber and visit world famous Ki Monastery located at an altitude of 4120 meters. We’ll walk around it and see vast collection of ancient paintings and manuscripts contained in the large complex. Ki monastery belongs to Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After monastery, we’ll move towards Kibber village which is among the biggest villages in Lahaul Spiti region and situated at an altitude of 4250 meters. The surroundings offer a good spot for wildlife sightings. We’ll spend the night in our hotel there.

Day 8
Kibber – Chicham

Next day, we’ll trek to Chicham village which is located on other side of a sharp and precipitous canyon. We can also go there by a thrilling ropeway ride (called jhoola in local dialect). It’s not uncommon to spot the elusive snow leopard here. It’s also a good place to spot other wildlife like ibex, blue sheep, golden cock, pika, Himalayan wolf and more.

Day 9
Chicham – Kunzum La – Chandrataal Lake

We’ll leave early next morning and drive up to Kunzum La for a short break. Kunzum La is a vital pass in the region at an altitude of 4550 meters. There’s also a temple dedicated to Goddess Kunzum. We can either trek to Chandrataal Lake ( 8 km) from there or drive via Batal. Chandrataal Lake is one of the major attractions of Spiti valley famous for it’s crystal clear water and stunning views. We’ll spend the night in our campsite about 1 km from the lake.

Day 10
Chandrataal Lake – Batal – Chatru

Next morning, we’ll drive to Batal, a popular resting stop for vehicles on this route and have tea in hospitable Chandra dhaba. We’ll get close to Chandra river and spend some time soaking in the views. After that we’ll reach Chatru and camp there for the night near river. We’ll see the fields, spend sometime with local Gaddi shephards and enjoy the views of dozens of small streams flowing through mountains and joining Chandra river as it gains more volume.

Day 11
Chatru – Rohtang Pass – Manali

Next morning, we’ll leave for Manali. The drive normally takes between 6 to 7 hours. As we leave valley, the desert landscape of the valley is left behind replaces by greenery all over. We’ll reach Rohtang Pass by noon and visit Beas Kund. After having a cup of tea, we’ll reach Manali in evening. Check in the hotel and walk around Old Manali town for sightseeing.

Day 12

Visit Vashishta Temple and soak in hot water springs to relax the tired limbs. After that visit Hidimba Temple and Manu’s Temple , the sole temple in world dedicated to first human being according to Hindu mythology. After lunch we’ll walk through wooded area of Manali to relax and have dinner in a local restaurant to end this amazing journey through Lahaul Spiti.

Day 13
Fly back to your place.

After breakfast as per your flight schedule / train schedule we will drive and drop you at the Chandigarh airport / railway station to board your flight / train back to your home town.

Important Note
  • This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
  • In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
  • Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Evergreen Himachal. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.

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