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Spiti Valley In Winter

Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Spiti Valley In Winter


10 to -25°C


1500 km



Best Time



9 days




Spiti valley in winter trip starts from Shimla and ends at Shimla. It takes 9 days to complete it.

Winters in the Spiti valley are the most amazing time of the year. As the incoming snowfall transforms the picturesque landscape from golden brown to pristine white. It ends a cycle of life to give way to the new beginnings of the new year.
As the roads to Spiti from the Shimla side have seen significant improvement in recent years, visiting Spiti in winter has become much easier. And the Spitians are opening their warm houses for guests.
Tourism in Spiti during winter is on the rise. We bring you a great 9-day long itinerary to show you the best of Spiti valley in winter. Be among the luckiest people who explore the valley in winters with Heaven Riders India.

Best Months to Do Spiti Valley In Winter

Winters in Spiti valley start from October and go up to March end. During this time of period the temperature drops up to -25 °C.

How To Reach

Nearest Airport: Shimla airport is the nearest airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Kalpa is the nearest railway station. From Kalka, one can board a narrow-gauge train to reach Shimla.
By Road: Shimla is well-connected to all major cities of India.
We Recommend you land at IGI Airport, New Delhi and board an overnight AC Volvo bus to reach Shimla. Flights to Shimla airport are expensive and you’ve to board a connecting flight from Delhi airport.

Facts About Spiti Valley In Winter

Pick/Drop: Shimla
Start/End: Delhi
Tour Type: Road Trip
Vehicle: Tempo Traveler/MUV/Similar
Age Group: 15 to 45 years
Group Size: 4 to 18
Region: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Distance: 1,500 km
Temperature: 10 to -25°C

Check Out the Cost of Spiti Winter Expedition 4-wheel Drive


– Always carry a Valid ID card with you on this trip.

– Don’t throw garbage, no littering.

– Don’t carry expensive jewelry or valuables during travel.

– We reserve the right to change the itinerary as per safety protocols, local developments, road block or landslides & smooth operation of the trip.


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Day 1: Delhi to Shimla | Overnight Journey

• Board overnight semi-sleeper Volvo from Delhi at 09:00 PM and reach Shimla the next morning. This will be you first morning in the Kinnaur-Spiti Trip

Day 2: Arrive Shimla, Drive to to Chitkul/Sangla (225 Kms, 8-9 Hrs Drive Approx)

• Arrive Shimla
• pick up 7am & drive to Sangla-Chitkul
• on the way sightseeing Fagu, Kufri, Narkanda, Karchham Dam
• check-in rooms
• dinner & overnight stay in hotel

Note: We'll stay in Sangla, if harsh weather doesn't allow us to stay in Chitkul.

Day 3: Chhitkul to Kalpa (50 Kms, 4 Hrs Drive)

• wake up with the best views
• breakfast and start the drive
• Explore the Chhitkul village
• 12noon: start drive to Kalpa
• On the way visit to Kamru Fort, Suicide point and 3000-year-old Kalpa Monastery
• check-in
• dinner & stay in room

Day 4: Kalpa to Nako (100 Kms, 5-6 Hrs Drive)

• breakfast, drive to Kaza
• on the way sightseeing Khab: the confluence point of Spiti River and Sutlej River
• Explore Nako Lake, Monastery and head back to our designated stays
• check-in, dinner & rest

Day 5: Nako to Kaza (110 Kms, 5 Hrs Drive Approx)

• Breakfast and drive to Kaza
• Kaza: the headquarters of Spiti
• Tabo: oldest monastery of Spiti, 1,000 years
• Dhankar Monastery: must visit place
• check-in, dinner & rest

Day 6: Spiti High Altitude Villages Day

• Post breakfast, drive
• Kee Monastery: famous monastery of Spiti, locally known as Kye Gompa
• Chicham Bridge: Asia’s highest bridge
• Hikkim: world's highest post office
• Komic: highest village connected to motorable road
• Langza: the fossil village and Buddha statue that sits on top of a hill
• Dinner & overnight stay

Day 7: Kaza to Kalpa (200 Kms, 7 Hrs Drive Approx)

• wake up & enjoy the tea with views
• breakfast and drive to Kalpa
• Kalpa: the famous village of Kinnaur
• check-in, followed by dinner
• overnight stay in Kalpa

Day 8: Drive to Shimla, Overnight journey to Delhi

• sunrise over Kinner Kailash range
• breakfast, drive to Shimla
• Drop at Volvo Pick up point, Shimla
• Board an overnight Volvo to Delhi

Day 9: Delhi Arrival, Tour Ends

• Reach Delhi early in the morning and the group will disperse with fond memories.
• End of Spiti Road Trip.

Note: Book your return flight post 4pm from Delhi with good amount of buffer time.

  • Transportation through Non-AC vehicle Shimla to Shimla (Tempo Traveler/Ertiga/MUV/Similar).
  • AC Volvo Bus Ticket from Delhi to Shimla and return (as per package Booked).
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad shared basis for 6 nights.
  • Verified Stays (Hotel/Home Stays).
  • Meal Plan: MAPAI (All Meals Are Veg)
  • 12 Meals (6 Dinner, 6 Breakfast).
  • Pick & Drop Point - Shimla.
  • Basic First Aid Medical Kit & Portable Oxygen.
  • Trip Captain/Leader.
  • All Inner Line Permits.
  • Driver night charges with TA/DA, Toll, Parking, Fuel Charges.
  • Any Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Early check-in at the hotel/home stay.
  • Any Insurance, Airfare/Train-fare/Volvo Ticket, cost of Hospitalization, Emergency Evacuation, Rescue charges, flight/train tickets etc.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to travel delays in any case.
  • Any lunch, snacks, beverages and other meals not mentioned in the Inclusions.
  • Any expenses that arise due to Bad Weather, Road Blockage, emergency halt, any other reason or change in itinerary beyond our control to be borne by Trekker/Tourist/Traveler on the spot.
  • Any personal expenses in nature like Tip, Mineral Water, Soup and snacks/Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Taxes/GST.
Documents: Valid govt ID (Any Passport/Aadhar Card/Driver’s License), Medical Fitness Certificate from Registered Practitioner from MBBS with stamp, signature and number, Valid Insurance optional/if any, Passport size Photo-1.
Day Back 20 ltrs for day use.
Rucksack up to 50 ltrs with rain cover (max weight 10 kg).
Sun cap-1, Woolen Cap-1, Muffler/Neck Gaiter-1, UV protected Goggles-1.
Thermal pair-1, Down or Main Jacket-1, Fleece jacket -2, full sleeve tees-2, Hoodie or sweatshirts-2, Under Garments, Waterproof Gloves -1 pair, Woolen Gloves -1 pair.
Personal Toiletries kit including Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Paper Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Lip Balm, Cold Cream, Sunscreen cream SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Quick dry towel-1, Toilet paper roll.
Head Torch with extra pair of batteries.
Trek Pant-2, Warm Pant for night-1, Wind Proof Pant-1.
Mid or semi–Ankle Outdoor/Trek Shoes -1, Sandals/floaters-1, Woolen socks -2, Cotton Socks – 5.
Water Bottle -1, Flask-1 for hot water.
Personal Medical Kit.
Laundry bag-1, Trash Bag-1.
Power Bank to Charge Mobile & Digi Camera 20k MAH.
Dry Fruits, ORS, Energy Bars, etc.
  • Secure Bookings: We at Team Heaven Riders India work with a safe & secure bookings gateway. Don’t worry about your credentials. Our expert team will help you to book your next Himalayan experience.
  • Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this is our utmost priority. A suitable environment for all members so doesn’t worry in that case. We have tremendously experienced leaders and all of them are well-trained professionals. They’ve memorized the safety procedures like the back of their hands. Also, our support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.
  • Smaller Batches: We believe in the concept of small batches that improve quality & focus. also helps our Leader to get connected to all members.
  • Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the travelers can acclimatize properly & refine from our experience of leading hundreds of expeditions.
  • Equipment: While organizing trekking in Himalayas Team Heaven Riders uses high-quality equipment as per the guidelines of IMF Indian Mountaineering Foundation. From tents to sleeping bags to ropes and other technical gear like roped, micro spikes, and gaiters, everything is tested and certified. HRI trip leaders always carry portable Oxygen & Basic First-Aid Medical Kit with them.
  • Clean Trails: Team Heaven Riders is a firm believer in the “Leave No Trace philosophy”, and we encourage all of our riders to not toss trash or plastic rappers on our rides/treks/tours/Expeditions. Our goal is also to improve the well-being of local people and to keep the Himalayas clean and green. We value nature and are attempting to improve it at the same time.

Spiti valley is high altitude cold desert so you have to be with basic physical fitness. You can gain strength with basic workout & breathing sessions. Spiti road trip goes up to 15,000ft there’s altitude gain for that you need to have strong lungs. Also, your body needs to be active in such high-altitude weather.

Firstly, start by jogging 4-5 days a week. Start jogging at a slow pace and keep increasing day by day. This will make your lungs stronger than before hence cardiovascular endurance exercises are very important.

Don’t forget to carry proper clothing, drink liquid water, tea, coffee, etc to acclimatize, BSNL & Jio works at Kaza but is not trustworthy.

NOTE: Carry Heavy Woolen Clothing as mentioned in the ‘Things To Carry’ list, and drink more water to stay hydrated.

NO REFUND SHALL BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE BOOKING AMOUNT FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS. HOWEVER, we totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so HRI cancellation policy makes it easier to do that. Please read them very carefully,

  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 10% deduction (payment gateway & bank charges).
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction.
  • There will be no refund if you cancel within 15 days before your departure.
  • In any case, the Booking Amount is Non-Refundable.

No cancellations will be taken over call or what’s app msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

In case of government restrictions, bad weather, protests, landslides, road blockage, administrative ban, lockdown, strike or any other unforeseen circumstances which is beyond our control, certain activities during the trek/trip/expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary.

In such instances, we will do our utmost to find an alternative (in the case of event cancellation or rescheduling).

However, there would be no financial refund for the same. You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled by us due to a lack of a minimum number of individuals in the batch. Additionally, if you purchased trip insurance, rentals, off-loading, or other activities, you will not receive a refund. The booking amount is non-refundable in any case.

If a trek or trip or expedition cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (bad weather conditions like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, road block, ban, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/bad weather/unforeseen circumstances (rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, ban, road block, bandh, extra stay, food, transportation or taxi cost etc.), Will be borne by customer on the spot. Company will not be liable.

All refunds will be sent to the same bank account or credit card account or UPI that was used to make the purchase. Within 10 working days, the refund amount will be completed. The amount of the refund will always be computed based on the net amount paid for the event booking and the Base Price of the event. (Excluding all additional services transport, rent, porterage, etc.).

Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking. For more info: Terms & Condition

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. As conditions permit, “Heaven Riders India” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries. The cost of delays and/or other changes is the responsibility of the participant if a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, strike, lockdown, bandh, landslide, snowfall, rain, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision. For any reason, Team HRI reserves the right to refuse or accept any individual as a tour member.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take belongings back.
– Everyone should be on time.
– Carry original and copy of valid ID.
– Insurance is mandatory & it’s participants responsibility.
– Participant should be 15+ years old along with a parent and written consent.
– Leader’s decision is final, and will have to be followed by all the participants.
– Behave well with staff and respect locals and their beliefs & rituals.
– Consumption of alcohol and smoking is prohibited during the Spiti Valley in winter trip.
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget, Administration, or new policy to be borne by tourist/you/traveler.
– No show and trip changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be No Refund.
– Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved.
– Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations, sudden night stay, vehicle break down, landslide, snowfall, rain, strike, sickness of tourist, cost of rescue will have to be borne by the traveler/Tourist/you.
– In any case, sightseeing or any location/destination not covered due to bad weather, less time, or any issue which is beyond our control no refund will be processed.
– Food will be on a buffet basis; extra beverages, food items like orders will be at the customer’s end.
– The traveler should be mentally tough to beat the extreme cold conditions.
– The traveler should carry their water bottle & he must take care to dispose of their garbage in dustbins only.
– Team HRI is not responsible for any mishap, due to weather conditions, natural disaster, any kind of accident, etc.
– We provide sanitized Transportation, follow Covid norms and provide hygienic Stay. Please ensure to bring sanitizers and masks along.
– Charges and trip plans could vary during bad weather conditions or if the tour is extended due to weather or some other mishappening.
– We are not responsible if the tour is extended or the itinerary is changed due to any kind of road blockage, landslide, snowfall, water floods, vehicle breakdown, etc. Extra costs to be borne by tourist/traveler.
– “Availability at hotels/stay” and “rates for this itinerary” are subject to change at the time of booking.
– We reserve the right to change the hotels, sightseeing or the route at any point in time. This is a rare case that happens only in the case of any maintenance work, availability issues, network issues, any natural calamity, road blockage due to landslide/snow or in any other case of a medical emergency.
– Air Conditioner/Heater/Blower in-cab will not be used in hilly/mountain areas.
– If you want to use the heater at a hotel/home stay/cab/vehicle extra charge will applicable.
– All Rates are Non-Negotiable.
– The travelers are responsible for carrying and taking care of their luggage from the vehicle lot to the Hotel/Campsite/Homestay.
– In case of bad health, sickness/illness, AMS the participant would be sent back and no refund would be provided. Participants have to bear all the costs beyond including travel, hospitalization, taxi, stay, rescue charges, etc.
– Hotels will be closed in Spiti valley during winter. Hence, we will accommodate you in cozy Homestays. At Kalpa, we will provide you with a hotel.
– The temperatures in Spiti Valley dip below to -25°C in winters. We advise you to buy suitable clothing and gear for winter. People of Spiti live in this place throughout the year without expensive warm wear so there is nothing to be afraid of.
– The homestays in Spiti valley will have dry compost toilets in winter.
– The above Package is Valid for Indian Nationals Only, who Having Valid Indian Photo Id Proof.

For any further clarifications ask while booking.

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Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India


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