Winter Spiti Tour

duration Duration 9 Days / 8 Nights
visit Best time to visit October to March
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group Tour
Camp Accommodation type Hotel

Take the Spiti Valley Tour to visit the true Winter Wonderland of India

Moustache's Spiti Valley Tour is your opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the cold desert valley of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Experience the large desert mountains with best-in-class stays, delicious meals and medical backup for extra peace of mind. Make the most of your winters hopping from one wonder to another with the comfort of Moustache’s Spiti Winter tour package.

Although the region is most visited in the spring and summer. According to locals, the snowy winter months are the best times to experience Spiti as it truly is. Hence following the advice of the locals, Moustache Escapes bring to you a snowy and pristine Spiti Valley Tour Packages.

Rise to the top on the Spiti Valley Tour Package

You have a fantastic opportunity to cross off the World's Height list with the Spiti Valley Tour, which includes Asia's highest bridge, the World's highest village, the World's highest post office, and the World's highest gasoline pump (Chicham Bridge). Along the way also visit Hatu Peak to a beautiful wooden temple dedicated to Kali Ma at a height of 3400 m (11,152 ft) above sea level. Explore the interesting story behind the stove-like structure on the outside of the temple.

The Nako Village, the highest village in the Hanging Valley at a height of 3,625 metres, is another highlight of the Spiti Tour in Winter (11,893 ft). The village, which is situated not far from the Indo-China border, provides a clear view of Reo Purgyil, the highest mountain in Himachal. The most essential part of the village is the Nako village. You know the amazing part of the Spiti Winter Valley Tour is the backup Oxygen cylinders and medical facilities to keep to fit and fine. Explore without any worries and an extra sense of ease with Moustache.

A Spiti Valley tour to a land of unreal landscapes and flora & fauna

At Tabo Village, which is situated on the banks of the river Spiti, you can experience isolation. The town reveres a historic monastery that dates back a thousand years. Even the Dalai Lama is said to have expressed a desire to retire to Tabo to be close to the holy monastery because it is said to be so pure there. There are many different sculptures and paintings in the divine residence.

Another must-see destination on the tour is the Key Monastery, 12 kilometres from Kaza. This monastery is 4,166 metres (13,668 feet) above sea level and has a mystical allure. It is the oldest monastery in Spiti and a highly regarded training facility for llamas.

With our Spiti Tour expert guides and local connections, you may get a chance to spot shy endangered species like Snow-Leopard. Moreover, staying in camps and closer to nature already puts you at an advantage. Lastly, you will visit Chitkul village, located on the bank of river Bapsa. The last village along the former trade route between India and Tibet is Chitkul. IIT Delhi determined in a recent study that this village has the cleanest air in India, so breathe in the purest air possible. Moreover, with pre-arranged permits and passes to visit the remote villages, just relax and let the scenery keep rolling.

Your chance to be into the Wild on the Winter Spiti valley tour

Spiti is different in different seasons. During summer visit, the land is glorified with majestic and deserted Rocky Mountains. While winter, turns the entire landscape into a white field of snow, stretching endless to the horizon. The winters are a little more preferable because of the stunning views and seasonal specialties of the local cuisine.

The Moustache Winter Spiti Valley expedition is designed to provide an immersive and authentic experience, allowing you to truly appreciate the beauty and culture of Spiti. Being the middle land, Spiti experiences a cultural mix of India and Tibet. In fact, it's a Buddhist research center due to its abundance of temples and monasteries. When you see coloured worship flags fluttering in the cool Spiti wind, it will be clear that this remote valley's heritage has long revolved around its monasteries.

In summary, the Moustache Winter Spiti Valley tour offers a chance to explore the stunning landscapes, unique culture, and rich history of this remote and beautiful region. It promises to be a truly unforgettable experience with the chance to visit well-known landmarks, mingle with the locals, and take in the area's natural beauty. So get ready for this adventure to the Middle Land of Spiti and pack your bags.

Winter Spiti Valley Tour Itinerary

DAY 01: Delhi to Shimla

  • Arrive at Delhi and assemble at RK Ashram or Majnu ka Tila(Tentative) by 9 PM.
  • On-board on your Volvo bus for Shimla.
  • Take an overnight journey.

DAY 02: Shimla to Chitkul/Sangla (Kinnaur valley)

  • Arrive at Shimla by morning and later proceed to Sangla/Chitkul.
  • Afterwards, proceed toward Karcham Wangtoo Dam and then to Sangla/Chitkul.
  • Rest & relax in a guest house/homestay.

DAY 03:  Sangla to Chitkul-Kalpa

  • Today, you’ll be visiting Kalpa
  • Catch a glimpse of the spectacular Kinner Kailash Peak (7549 ft.) before entering Kalpa.
  • The journey continues to Reckong Peo and further up to Kalpa, ultimately reaching your hotel at Kalpa.

DAY 04: Kalpa to Nako Lake-Tabo

  • Start early on a Spiti winter road trip en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway.
  • Pass through the northern parts of Nako, the last village in the Kinnaur district.
  • After visiting the alluring Nako Lake, we proceed to Tabo by crossing a bridge over the Spiti River after Sumdo.
  • The night proceeds with an overnight stay at Tabo.

DAY 05: Tabo - Dhankar -Kaza

  • At the break of dawn, we proceed to Dhankar.
  • On the way to Kaza, the next stop is Dhankar Monastery.
  • Later, ride to the remote town of Kaza.
  • After exploring the town, a night stay at Kaza.

DAY 06: Kaza- Hikkim-Komik-Langza-Kaza

  • Have your breakfast and drive to the renowned Key Monastery.
  • Next stop is Hikkim then the village of Komic (15,092 ft.) housing the highest motorable Tangyud Monastery.
  • Then comes Langza- a popular spot for hunting marine fossils.
  • Drive back to Kaza for an overnight stay.

DAY 07: Kaza to Kalpa

  • The journey continues the following day from Kaza to Kalpa.
  • Spend the night in Kalpa overlooking the Kinnaur Kailash mountains.
  • Have dinner and retire for the day.

DAY 08: Kalpa to Delhi via Shimla

  • The day begins continuing the journey to Shimla.
  • Enjoy the misty roads to the Spiti valley in Winters.
  • In the evening, leave for Delhi on a Volvo bus.

DAY 09: Delhi Arrival

  • The bus will drop you at Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
End of Winter Spiti Road Trip.

How To Reach Spiti Valley Tour
Air: Book your tickets to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and book a cab to the meeting point. (The location will be made clear 3 days prior to the start date).

Road: Get off at Kashmiri gate or Majnu ka Tila and hire a cab to the meetup-point.

Railways: Get off at Delhi junction, Patel Nagar, or Sadar Bazar. You will be informed of the best option.

Things to carry of Winter Spiti Valley Tour
  1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
  2. The windproof jacket is of decent quality preferably with a hood
  3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
  5. Woolen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick-dry towel
  9. Water bottles (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  11. Sunglasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole
  12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  14. Personal toiletries
  15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack
  16. Hand Sanitizer
  17. Extra face masks
  18. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
  19. Government ID 

Inclusions for the Spiti Valley Tour Package
  1. Accommodation on a Triple/Quad sharing basis as per itinerary in guest house/homestays/camps.
  2. Breakfast and Dinner during the trip with Morning & Evening Tea  ( 6 Breakfast and 6 Dinner).
  3. Innova or Tempo Traveller shared for all days as per the itinerary.
  4. Experienced driver cum guide with great knowledge of the area Driver allowance, Road tax, and Fuel charges.
  5. Emergency oxygen is always available in the backup vehicle. All drives, sightseeing, and excursions follow the itinerary.
  6. All government fees and taxes for normal journeys within Spiti.
Exclusions for the Spiti Valley Tour Package
  1. Meals not mentioned in inclusion.
  2. 5 % GST tax on the package.
  3. Any item not specified under cost inclusions.
  4. Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone/ fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
  5. Cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the client directly on the spot).
  6. Tips to Driver and tour escort person.
  7. Any entrance fees to the monastery and monuments. Travel insurance.

Cancellation Policies for the Spiti Valley Trip Packages :-
  1. If cancellations are made 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
  2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.
  3. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
  5. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
  6. Cancellations are strictly subject to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

FAQs for the Winter Spiti Valley Tour Package:-

How do I reach Spiti valley in winter?

The best way to reach Spiti valley in winter is by road, with the option of hiring a private vehicle or taking public transportation.

Can I drive a 2-wheel drive in Spiti in winters?

It is not advisable to drive a 2-wheel drive in Spiti in winters, as the roads can be slippery and snowy.

Is it possible to travel to Spiti Valley in the winter?

Yes, it is possible to visit Spiti valley in winter, and it is actually the best time to see the snow-covered landscapes and unique culture of the area.

What are the main attractions of the Winter Spiti Tour?

The main highlights of the Winter Spiti tour include Hatu Peak, Nako Village, Tabo Village, Key Monastery, Pin Valley, and Chitkul village.

What kind of accommodation is provided on the tour?

Accommodation on a Triple/Quad sharing basis as per itinerary in guest house/homestays/camps

Is transportation provided during the tour?

For each day as specified by the schedule, an Innova or a Traveler was shared. Driver allowance, road tax, and fuel costs are all things that an experienced driver cum guide is very knowledgeable about.

What is the duration of the winter Spiti expedition?

The Spiti Winter Tour Package is an 8 nights and 9 days expedition.

Can we explore the monasteries in Spiti during the tour?

Yes, the tour includes a visit to the Key Monastery, and other monasteries in Spiti, which are known for their religious and cultural significance.

Is a permit required to visit Spiti?

A permit is not required to visit Spiti valley, but it is required for Chitkul village. All permits are included in the Spiti valley winter tour packages.

Are meals included on the tour?

Check the inclusions and Itinerary section for the specific meals included in the Winter Spiti Tour Package.

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