tour packages

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All tours include:

Accommodation: in homestays or guest houses with guaranteed hot water and private quarters.

Meals: you can choose from a selection of healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian traditional Indian, Spitian or Tibetan meals. Local vegetarian food is heartily recommended.

Guides: Our guides are all from the local communities and are well respected and knowledgable. All guides speak English, Hindi and local dialects and are dedicated to ensuring maximum exposure to the local environment for you and your group.

Transfers: Pickup/Dropoff locations are listed for each tour program. Any other transfers not indicated in the itinerary will be charged as private taxi service if booked through us.  Public transfers are available to all of our tour pickup points as well and will be cheaper than private taxi.    

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Custom Mountaineering Expeditions

At Spiti Valley Tours we pride ourselves on being a one stop resource for established mountaineers and explorers looking to organize a bespoke expedition.

There are a lot of great unexplored peaks in Spiti and her surrounding valleys, a few of the famously tough ones are:

Gya 6833m  - Read this Hindu Times article about recent climb attempts, this peak is for serious climbers only. 

Shil la "Death Top" 6132m  - Shilla hangs enticingly above the high plateau surrounding Langcha village and is known locally as Death Top, the translation for shi - la in bhoti language. 

 

Some of the expeditions we have organized went to:

  • Kamen Gyalmo (with the Indian Ministry of Defense and the famous mountaineer Commander Dam)
  • Chau Chau Kagnelda
  • Bada Shigri Glacier
  • Kinner Kailash

Send us your proposed route and itinerary, the size and experience of your group and we will provide you with the logistical support to make your expedition a success.

When you let Spiti Valley Tours organize your expedition you can be assured of a qualified team accompanying you:

Experienced Guides

Porters

  • Excellent Cooks and camp helpers
  • Yaks or Horses
  • Horsemen

We provide all the necessary expedition equipment:

  • Food and Provisions
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Kitchen tent and equipment

Kanamo Peak 5964m

kanamo peak, mt kanamo

This white peak towers 5964m above sea level. Located above Kibber and Ki gompa, the holiest mountain in Spiti. Ka means white or auspicious and Namo means hostess or a lady so Kanamo means the mountain is a good omen or simply a white hostess.

Thangka Painting Workshop

Learn the mystical art of the Tibetan muralist monks. Thangka painting is a meditative exercise in interactive worship, each brush stroke carefully placed to preserve the balance of the piece. Concentration and attentiveness to the art of painting facilitates a state of peace and meditative calm to bring you closer to your inner Buddha.

Homestay Trek

spiti homestay

Ideal for independent travelers, this trek is flexible and customizable to your specifications and additional days can be added to the tour as you wish. Each settlement in Spiti is roughly one easy day's walk from its nearest neighbor, and the Homestay Trek allows you to take advantage of this fact. The traditional hospitality of the villagers provides the day trekker with a comfortable home environment including friendly faces, a clean toilet, a hearty meal and a warm bed to rest in each night.

Parang La Trek

One of our most popular trekking packages, this climb takes the traveller from Kaza over the 18,300 ft Parang La pass and into Ladakh. The route follows the traditional trade route between Ladakh and Spiti and there are some fantastic views from the high mountain source of the Pare Chu river.

Pin Parvati Trek on the Mudh to Manikaraan Trail

One of our most challenging treks, this route into Kullu Valley via the holy hot springs of Manikaran was not discovered until the 19th century when an English explorer chanced upon the pass high above Mudh village in Pin Valley.  The route passes south of the resplendent Bada Shigri Glacier, surrounded on all sides by peaks above 6000m. 

Green to Desert Bhaba Pass Trek

Bhaba Pass

This trek takes you from the green forests and pastures on the banks of the Wanger River to the dry high altitude deserts of Spiti.The trail leaves from the holiday town of Shimla and follows the ancient trade route over Bhaba Pass(15,900 ft) to Mudh village in Spiti Valley.

Buddhist Trail - Monasteries, Temples & Meditation Caves

We are excited to offer an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism in a way which is unfortunately impossible in China occupied Tibet. Our tour takes you to visit the 5 major monasteries of Spiti Valley and provides an introduction to the ancient sects of Tibetan Buddhism many of which survive today only in Spiti.

Yak Safari

The only way to travel in the Himalayas! We offer a one day safari in the high plateaus far above the valley floor which includes a picnic lunch and wildlife spotting which can easily be expanded and camping accommodation arranged to lengthen your Yak Safari adventure into as many days as you may want. Riding these woolly animals through picturesque mountain meadows and green pastures, spotting the hidden wildlife and looking down at the silver Spiti River far below is one of life's special treasures!

Meditation Retreats

Spiti is the land of the Gods and anyone who has visited will speak of the feelings of awe such a close proximity to the heavens brings about.
The silence and solitude of the mountains is amplified by the caves and offers ideal conditions for spiritual introspection and meditative contemplation.

To help you in your path to enlightenment, we offer assistance in arranging traditional meditation retreats, as practiced in the region for thousands of years.

Jeep Safari (Custom tour)

One of the easiest ways to explore the Himalayas is by jeep safari. Our customizable Jeep Safari tours allow YOU to decide how much of Spiti you get to see. All of the monasteries, villages and ancient capitals are easily accessible by jeep and we can help you design a custom itinerary to suite your interests.

The Complete Himalayan

For a complete experience of Spiti Valley, this tour takes you on an extensive journey through mountains, valleys and lakes. This tour guides you through the picturesque villages, ancient monasteries and incredible scenery of the Spiti Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Contact us for more information on this exclusive tour.

Jeep Safari

Our famous Jeep Safari is one of the best off beat trips in India and one of the best ways to experience Spiti and the high altitude himalayas!  

Our itinerary below includes all of the major points of interest between Manali and Shimla on the high desert road through Spiti but if you would like to make changes to the itinerary below - we also offer customizable jeep safari tours. 

Badaa Shigri Glacier Expedition

For the serious mountaineering enthusiast only, visit one of the highest glaciers in Asia - Badaaa Shigri.
We arrange experienced and professional staff to accompany you on this advanced expedition including yaks and porters for when the yaks can go no further onto the ice!
This is one of the most exciting expeditions we have on offer and should only be attempted by those with experience at high altitude climbing.

Beas Kund Glacier

Day 01 Manali – Solang – Dhundi (20km) Bakar Thach 3300m
Early morning after breakfast transfer to Dhundi. This is the starting point of the trek. Same day you will start your trek from Dhundi to Bakar Thach its an uphill walk for about 4 to 5 hours. Over night stay in the camp.

Day 02 Bakar Thach to Beas Kund 3600m
Early morning after breakfast star your trek towards Beas Kund. Its 3 to 4 hours walk before we reach the Beas Kund Glacier. After having lunch and spending some time at the top you can start heading back towards the camp Bakar Thach or camp at Beas Kund.

Spiti Honeymoon Package

Chandertal Lake

Now our most popular Honeymoon tour is even easier to plan!

One of the most popular Manali honeymoon tours, our Jeep Safari takes you to the most spectacular and romantic parts of Spiti.

Sit back and prepare to be pampered as we take you on a journey of romance and adventure through the Tran-Himalaya. The high altitude deserts are a land of awe- inspiring scenery making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

Hamta Pass 4260m

 

For the ultimate adventurer, Hamta Pass trek is a great alternative to the standard vehicle route that goes via Rohtang and Kunzum La passes.  Leaving and returning to Manali, this trek takes you into Lahaul, past the Chota Daru mountain and Bada Shigri glacier down to the tranquil waters of Chandertal Lake. 

 

Shimla & Manali Honeymoon Package

We are happy to offer this delightful and highly customizable honeymoon package to all of the sweethearts out there. 

The Himalayas is the land of honeymoons due to the refreshing climate, the romantic landscapes contributing to a sense of wonder and purpose and the friendly hospitality of the mountain people. 

 

Our package comes with many options for accommodation with rates to suite any budget. 

 

Get in touch right away to discuss your upcoming honeymoon with our specialists today.

 

 

Transport Reservations

toyota innova

Planning a trip in Spiti?

Want to keep things flexible and unstructured?

Just looking for a driver and vehicle?

Look no further!

Spiti Valley Tours is pleased to provide you with a transportation only bookings service for any clients interested in a self-directed journey.

Vehicles Available:

Tempo Traveler seats 9-12 people
Toyota Innova seats 3-6
Mahindra Bolero seats 3-8
Mahindra Scorpio seats 3-7
Tata Sumo seats 6-9
Mahindra Maxx seats 6-10

Inquire now for an up to date vehicle rates quote.

Chokula Peak 5500m

Mt Chokula 5500m

A beginners climb, this is the perfect slope to get the experience of high altitude climbing, without going farther than a days walk from the nearest habitation, the very cozy homes of Lalung village.

Locals will tell you that the ascent of Mt. Chokula is possible in only 1 day of climbing, then pause and after a short re-think will say perhaps 2 days for foreigners!

We allow for 4 days with enough time to reach Lalung from the Spiti District headquarters Kaza and return comfortably.

Wildlife Safari

snow leopard, wildlife safari

Because of our close links with the local community, we are able to bring you a unique high altitude Himalayan wildlife safari program which is available exclusively through Spiti Valley Tours and its partners.
Based around Kibber and Chicham villages, our safari works in partnership with a local community group -the Kibber Youth Council.

Their teams of conservation & ecology experts have been specially trained by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Fund to assist in the

Homestay Trek + Kanamo Peak Climb

Due to popular demand, we have combined 2 of our top treks - the Kanamo Peak climb behind Kibber village and our specialty - the homestay trek with our most popular destination - the magical Lake Chandertaal.

Now you can visit Chandertal, climb a 6000m mountain and spend a week passing through villages and acclimatizing as you make your way through Spiti's friendly hamlets and enjoy their legendary hospitality.

 

Fixed Date Departure Photo Safari 2015

Fixed Date Departure

Three departure dates:

Tour 1: July 19 to 26, 2015
Tour 2: August 2 to 9, 2015
Tour 3: August 16 to 23

Itinerary:

This tour is open for photography enthusiasts at any levels of expertise.

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