Spiti - Kinnaur - Ladakh tour

Destinations: Kalpa-Kaza-Ladakh
Trip Duration: 15 days
Best Time: June-sept
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Spiti - Kinnaur - Ladakh tour

Day by Day Details Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi to Kalka by train and drive to Shimla.

The train, (Shatawdi Express) leaves New Delhi railway station at 0710 in the morning and reaches Kalka at 1200 hours. You will be transferred by cars to Shimla from Kalka station covering 80 Kms. Evening a walk on famous Mall road would relax you fully taking you to British Indian streets.

Day 02: Shimla to Sarahan drive/ 177 Kms

A fantastic drive on Old Hindustan Tibet road indeed through beautiful valleys and colorful mountains From a distance the Great Himalayan Ranges with its more than 50 Kms snow capped ranges do mesmerize one who will be driving for about half of the day with the presence of this majestic view. Reach Rampur and further to Sarahan- the beautiful place with Bhimakali temple.

Day 03: Drive to Karcham and then to Kalpa:

We drive down till Jeori on same road of yesterday where we get ready to take on the road to Kinnaur. This is the entrance to Kinnaur, and once again we are on the trail of the Sutlej valley. Reach Kalpa and the evening is spent complete with a visit to the Reckong Peo Monastery and Chini, which used to be the district headquarter earlier and was famous for Lord Dalhousie’s preference for the place as his summer abode over Shimla.

Day 04: Kalpa to Nako via Kanum, Morang and Labrang.122Kms

Morning after breakfast we drive towards Nako- the destination of the day. On the way we visit few monasteries of the time of Rinchen Zangpo to understand the rich architecture, system and growth of Trans Himalayan Buddhism. Reach Nako, stay in tents.

Day 05: Nako to Tabo with visit to Chango: 72 Kms

Today we enter into Spiti after a visit to Chango Village. It is called "Little Tibet" because it has almost the same terrain, vegetation & climate. Spiti also means "Middle Country". It lies between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahoul & Kullu. Reach Tabo, check into the hotel and visit Tabo Monastery or Chos Khor in the evening. The place is called Ajanta of Himalayas too and the more than 1000 years old monastery is the finest in Himalayas.
Day 06: Tabo to Kaza with Dankhar, Lalung and Kungri

Morning walk to the facing caves and drive to Dankhar and Lalung monasteries which are another finest monasteries in Spiti. We cross the river and turn into Pin Valley to explore another centuries old monastery Kungri. Drive back to main road and reach Kaza for the night stay in hotel.

Day 07: Kaza to Ki and Kibber - Hikkim, Langza

Morning we drive towards Kibber village and on the way visit to Kee monastery which is the biggest in the valley. After Kibber village we take a way to a mysterious but extremely beautiful monasteries and villages of Langza, Hikkim and Komik. Komic is the highest village of world connected with road. The monasteries are very special in these remote areas. Back to hotel by evening.

Day 08:  Zaka- Kelong 187km

Today we will drive to Kelong via Rangrik, Losar, Pangmo and kunzum la pass 4551mt which is the highest pass in the Spiti valley, just below the pass a road goes to Chandartal lake, then we will drive via Batal, Chaturu and after a while we will meet the leh Manali road, overnight in Kelong.

Day 09: Kelong- Serchu 120km

Breakfast in the hotel then we will drive to Serchu via Darcha and Baralacha pass 4900mt which is the second highest pass in the Leh-manali road, dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 10: Serchu-Tsomoriri 195km

After a early breakfast will drive to Tsomoriri lake via Tsokar lake on the way we will see Tibetan Nomades with Yaks and Pashmina goats, we may also see some wild ass dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 11: Tsomoriri-Leh 240Km

Morning after the breakfast we will visit the Korzok monastery then we we will drive to Leh via Mahe bridge where we will meet the Indus driver evening will reach leh, dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: Leh-Nubra valley 130km

Today we will drive to Nubra valley with inner line permit, will drive Khardong la pass 5600mt which is the world’s highest motor able road, we can see Karakoram range from the top, visit Disket monastery and Hundar village the may be some camel ride in the san dunes ..

Day 13: Nubra- Leh

Morning visit Panamic hot spring and Samstanling monastery, then Drive to Leh via Khardong la pass upon arrival first visit Shanti stupa and Sankar monastery overnight in hotel.

Day 14; Excurssion-Shey-Thiksay-Himes-Stok palace 50km

Today we will take full day excursion to Shey Palace which is the first palace in Ladakh then, Thiksay monastery, Himes monastery belong to red head sect then Stok palace where the royal family still live, overnight in Hotel in Leh.

Day 15: Leh- Delhi

Early morning transfer to the leh airport take the delhi flight. Arrive in Delhi by 10Am in the evening transfer to the international air port

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