You must have been on hundreds of road trips. You must have witnessed hundreds of mountains. But we can assure you, there is no journey as astounding as the entire stretch of Spiti Circuit. A drive through the enthralling Hindustan-Tibet Road isn’t just any drive. It clears your soul and makes you feel happy about being alive. This handcrafted Full Spiti Circuit itinerary takes you on an exhilarating journey all the way from the cityscape of Delhi, through the misty hills of Shimla, rugged mountain ways of Kinnaur and the barren, captivating valley of Spiti to the dream place of Manali.
Located in the remote stretches of Himachal Pradesh, a rendezvous with old school Kinnauri villages and beautiful Spiti Valley is what heaven feels like. They are a road tripper’s paradise, sometimes breathing bygone Tibetan rhymes and sometimes, offering an enriching perspective about life.
- 18th June 2021
- 9th July 2021
- 18th July 2021
- 13th August 2021
- 22nd August 2021
- 10th September 2021
- 19th September 2021
- For Dual Sharing – 25,999/-
- For Tripple Sharing – 23,999/-
Pay just Rs. 2000/- to book this trip at a current discounted price and pay the rest 15 days before the trip date. We’ve made it easy to change your travel plans up to 20 days prior to your trip’s departure date. You can choose new dates and/or a new destination or get a full refund without any penalty.
Note: We will provide you with complete assistance in planning your travel from your hometown to the meeting point. You are free to choose any mode of transportation, be it train, flight or bus as per your budget and convenience.
Day 0: Meet the Hikerwolf team, board the train from Delhi at 8 pm and reach Ambala Cantt
Day 1: Drive towards Narkanda towards Shimla and Kufri. Reach Narkanda in the morning and hike to Hatu Peak in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Narkanda
Day 2: Drive from Narkanda to Chitkul and explore the last inhabited village before the Indo-China border. Head to Sangla and check-in for the night
Day 3: Check out from the hotel and drive to Nako. Visit Nako Monastery and Nako lake and check in to your homestay for the night
Day 4: Drive to Kaza. On the way, visit Tabo monastery and Dhankar Monastery. Reach Kaza by late afternoon and spend the evening in Kaza’s local market. Overnight stay in
Day 5: Visit Key monastery and some tiny remote hamlets of Spiti Valley- Kibber, Hikkim, Komic, and Langza. Overnight stay in Langza
Day 6: Drive to Chandertal via Kunzum La pass. Reach Chandertal by evening and relax at the camps against the lake. Overnight stay in the camp
Day 7: Drive to Manali via Rohtang and Gulaba. Overnight stay in Manali
Day 8: Spend the day in Manali and explore some adventure activities like river rafting and paragliding if time permits. Board the bus back to Delhi at 5 pm. Overnight journey in the bus
Day 9: Reach Delhi at 7 am and head back to your respective home town
- Travel from Delhi to Ambala Cantt
- Ambala Cantt Pick up through Tempo Traveler Delhi Drop through Volvo
- 7 Night stay in Hotel/ Hostel/ Camps/ Homestay
- 7 Breakfast & 7 Dinner for each traveller
- Parking fee, Fuel Charges, Driver Included
- HikerWolf Expertise
- Basic First Aid
- Complete assistance in all other activities for the best possible rates
- Government taxes and service charges
- All entrance tickets for sightseeing wherever required
- All permits
- Any additional Transfers
- Extra Food & Beverages
- Adventure Activities: River Rafting, Paragliding, Skiing
- Personal Expenses: Laundry, Internet Usages, Phones calls
- Additional expense arise due to unforeseen crisis
- Anything which is not mentioned in the above Inclusion
THINGS TO CARRY:
- Comfortable clothes
- Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
- Water bottles, trendy backpack, and energy bars/snacks
- A pair of sunglasses
- Caps or hats
- Personal toiletries and basic medication
- Insect repellent
- Emergency medical kit
- Power Banks
- Bluetooth Speaker
- Extra Bags to keep Wet clothes
NOTE: Do not carry any valuables. Please take care of it in case you are carrying the same. We will not be responsible if you lose them by any chance.
Day 0: Delhi – Ambala
Welcome aboard! After days of prepping for this trip and staying in touch through WhatsApp and phone calls, we finally meet. So guys get ready to meet your new family, HikerWolf family.
As we do a round of introduction in Delhi, we say ‘hello’ to the most fabulous trip ever. Time to get geared up for a pulsating trip to the mountains- Himachal, here we come! Today, we enjoy the journey via train to Ambala Cantt with Antakshari, travel stories, and many more.
Day 1: Ambala – Narkanda
Travel Time: 6/7 hrs
The time has finally arrived. As soon as we reach Ambala, we start to make a move towards Narkanda via Shimla and Kufri! We drive past the Queen of the Hills and halt on the way to feel our dreams transitioning into reality. Narkanda is an unexpected gem in the lap of Himalayas. Throughout the journey, you will see the landscape converting into foothills, and further into hills.
The cool breeze blowing around will be a perfect start to your trip- coupled with some amazing group of companions who will ensure that your mood is always uplifted! But hey, WHERE’S THE JOSH? Hikerwolf ensures that your josh is uplifted for a lifetime! None of our road trips is without those crazy-ass Bollywood songs and a long session of spoiling those songs with our fabulous voices! And if you want to volunteer as a singer, we are all ears.
Fun, madness, songs, and beautiful views- the perfect recipe for the perfect road trip. On reaching Narkanda, let’s get pumped up for the afternoon… as we’re going HIKING! Time to transform ourselves into Bunny and Naina mode guys, as we hike up to Hatu peak, which is situated at a height of 2000 feet above Shimla. This is no survival of the fittest challenge, so you can take as much time you want to hike. Each one of us will be there to help each other through the climb. As we move up the mountains, we find lush green mountains with enthralling green vibes all around us. And nothing better than to spend the night in a place as captivating as Narkanda.
Day 2: Narkanda – Sangla
Travel Time: 6/7 hrs
Good morning, sleepyhead! Time to have some wholesome breakfast, after which, we check out from the hotel and drive towards Chitkul. Time for another round of jam as we drive for seven hours straight, when all of us bathroom singers shall unite and present a show. We even play some fun games on the way, finally reaching Chitkul!
Nestled in the fascinating Kinnaur valley, Chitkul is the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibet border. If you want to escape and regenerate your vibes, Chitkul will not disappoint you. After soaking our soul in some unparalleled beauty, we drive to Sangla, where we have dinner over some late night celebrity gossips and retire for the night in a homestay.
Day 3: Sangla – Nako
Travel Time: 4/5 hrs
If you feel that the state cannot get more beautiful than this, you’re the wrong friend! Today, we are heading to the last village of the Kinnaur region, before driving to Lahaul and Spiti district the following day. We drive through one of the more treacherous stretches of the Hindustan Tibet road- so brace yourselves for impact!
Just kidding. While the ride is going to be super bumpy, this view from your window will surprise you with a gradually changing landscape. Throughout the drive, we shall all engage in a lot of drama and give each other names. We come up with the most unique names for each other, ranging from ‘drama queen’, to ‘style icon’ to ‘humorous ninja’, making our road trip more memorable than ever. A couple of times, we also cross a number of enchanting bridges filled with Buddhist prayer flags. How beautiful does that sound?
After a long scenic drive, we finally reach Nako. Nako is situated at 12014ft above level and glitters with the backdrop of Reo Purgyal, the highest mountain in Himachal Pradesh. We visit the famous Nako Lake, where Guru Padmasambhava, a leader revered by Buddhists all around the world, has his footprints imprinted on a rock. We also visit the Nako Monastery, which is also one of the highlights of our trip to Spiti.
Today, we are going to spend our night in a homestay, where we experience the local culture and get to feel the most magical essence of the hinterlands. You will absolutely love the magical feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, experiencing something different with some amazing group of peeps. At night, we embrace the best sleep at a local homestay in Nako.
Day 4: Nako – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza
Travel Time: 7/8 hrs
We know that you have been longing for this day since long! Today, we check out from Nako and drive towards Kaza, the most important town in Spiti Valley. The journey is going to be extremely long, yet, it’s not going to wear you out. You will witness awe-inspiring views and have amazing vibes through the journey. Throughout the ride, you will be amazed at the beautiful rock sculptures created by nature. Once or twice, we even halt our car from some mad selfies and groupies. And hey, we are also gonna click some beautiful, exotic pictures of you with mighty landscapes all around you. Photo bombers, stay away!
We cross a number of villages like Chango and Sumdo on our route to Kaza. We take a break in Tabo, to visit one of the oldest and significant monasteries in Spiti Valley. We visit two monasteries- the old one and the new one and get lost in its rich history.
Our second spot for today is Dhankar Monastery. Unlike the other monasteries in Spiti, this monastery is isolated from the rest of the valley. It’s located on the top of a hill, overlooking the Spiti and the Pin river confluence. The landscape around will inspire every travel enthusiast’s soul. Today, all of us will feel so blessed to be alive and experiencing the beauty of Spiti with each other.
After unraveling some mysteries from the past, let’s head to Kaza. The evening will be spent leisure around the Kaza market and immersing ourselves in the local culture. At night, we listen to some craziest of stories of our fellow travellers, make fun of each other, and eat away our exhaustion with some delicious food. Overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 5: Kaza – Kibber – Langza (14,435 ft)
If there’s anything that makes Spiti a hundred times more fascinating, it is the never-ending stretch of beautiful hamlets hidden in remote corners. These beautiful Spitian hamlets radiate love and unravel stories like no other place. Today, we drive through beautiful stretches of barren lands and mountains that you’ve never witnessed before! First, we reach Key. On reaching Key monastery, we step into the most popular monasteries in India. You will realize that the monastery has enough reasons to be loved by all. Tibetan chants, inspiring murals, and paintings, you will be surrounded by beauty all around you.
After Key, we explore three more villages, Kibber, Hikkim, and Komic. You will get to witness the highest post office in the world and traverse through the highest motorable villages in the world as well. Each of these hamlets will give you a fresh new perspective of the Spitian culture.
Our last location for today will be Langza. It has a beautiful Buddha statue that will surely make you feel blessed to undertake this journey! Tonight, it is time for us to get lost in the bygone vibes. And how can we let go of this beautiful night without some fun games and activities? “Main Prem Ki Diwani Hu”, “Munna Bhai”, “Phir Hera Pheri”- Some horrible acting skills and Dumb Charades coming your way, mate!
After some happiest of movie guessing and truth or dare sessions, we soak ourselves in local experience with the awe-inspiring Himachali locals and fellow travellers and spend a relaxing night at Langza.
Day 6: Kaza – Chandertal
If you have ever watched pictures of the shimmering, glittering, paradisiacal Chandertal Lake, it is even better in real! After we savour a sumptuous breakfast in Langza, we hop into our vehicle for a beautiful drive to Chanderlake Lake. During our drive, we also cross Kunzum La Pass, which remains blocked due to snow during winter. It is one of the highest passes in India.
Very soon, we reach Chandertal and feel mesmerized by its surreal expanse. The evening is spent lazing by the lake and feeling our nerves shiver from the cold breeze. Tonight, we also experience magic underneath the wide expanse of the Milky Way. We stare at the glittering stars while getting lost in warm conversations, and find our inner peace in the process. At night, we say cheers to our friendship, have unparalleled fun over dinner and fall asleep with happy memories in the camp.
Day 7: Chandratal to Manali
Travel Time: 5 Hrs
After experiencing a dreamlike vision at the camp last night, you probably do not want to leave the spot! But we promise you, friend, the fun isn’t over yet. After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and drive to Manali to explore the other preferable road for visiting Spiti. We have fun throughout the trip, reminiscing about the past few days and falling in love with the memories, one place at a time.
On the way, we halt next to the famous Rohtang pass & Gulaba and enjoy the snow for a while. Time to have a snow party!!! Come on, let’s roll those snowballs and ATTTTTACCKKK!! They can’t even run for their lives on the slippery snow. So make full use of the advantage like a boss.
And that’s how we dance on the snow, click some happening pictures against the white background and end our day with glee. By evening, we reach Manali and laugh to our heart’s fulfilment over the mad day we had with snow all around. We end our day in Manali, and sleep with the most joyous memories, fresh in our minds.
Day 8: Manali to Delhi
Distance: 320 km Travel Time: 12 hrs
If you feel the trip is already over, you’re wrong! As soon as we wake up, we energize ourselves with a wholesome breakfast and soon gear up for some adventure. You read it right! In case of time permits, we enjoy paragliding and river rafting activities too. After all, you cannot visit the mountains without engaging in some adrenaline rush.
We make sure we have the best of the remaining few hours, and finally hop into the bus by 5 pm for our trip back to Delhi. This is the last few hours with our fellow travellers. How can we be quiet? We bond over songs and memories and spend the night in the bus with smiles stretched across our faces. Although this is the end of our beautiful trip to Spiti, this is also the beginning of a beautiful journey with the HikerWolf family which is gonna last a lifetime.
Day 9: Reach Delhi
Travel Time: 14hrs
As soon as the sun rises, around 7 am, we wake up to the cityscape. Soon, we realize that we are in Delhi. The trip has finally come to an end. But don’t be sad, friend! We have a year-long list of adventures waiting for you. From Delhi, you can do prior flight and train bookings for your trips back to your home town. And like we always say- our trip might have ended, but we shall always look back at the memories to cherish them for years to come! So hey, see you soonest.
NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. May cause itinerary change. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort, and general wellbeing.