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Spiti Winter Expedition 4×4

Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Spiti Winter Expedition 4×4

Temperature

5°C to -30°C

length

1,320 km

Altitude

15,050 feet

Best Time

Dec-March

Duration

8 days

Difficulty

Moderate

Overview

Dream of snow-crowned mountains dotted with picture-perfect villages? Fancy a stay amid mountainous terrains with snow all around? If yes, you must plan a vacation to Spiti this winter! that is exactly our Spiti Winter Expedition is all about.

The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land” which corresponds to the land lying between Tibet and India. Spiti is a rugged high-altitude valley where the air is much drier & thinner than other places, temperatures drop below -20 degrees centigrade at night but still remains the land to enchant you. You can also spot Himalayan Red fox, Blue Sheep, Ibex & if Lucky enough a Snow Leopard can also be spotted during the expedition. Therefore, a Spiti Winter Expedition is an endless thrill.

Spiti Winter Expedition Package Cost

₹72,500 For Single Person
₹44,500 per person – Two persons basis + 5% GST
₹40,500 per person – Three persons basis + 5% GST
₹38,500 per person – Six persons basis + 5% GST
₹35,500 per person – Nine persons basis + 5% GST
₹32,500 per person + 5% GST on Fixed Departure Dates.
For Any Query Call Now +91 73800 87934.

Fixed Departure Dates

18 January 2025 to 25 January 2025 – Open
25 January 2025 to  1 February 2025 – Open

Spiti valley is accessible both via Manali and Shimla but the route through Manali closed in winters due to heavy snow on Kunzum pass route but the route via Shimla – Kinnaur remains operational. Spiti Winter Expedition increased the stakes of spicing it with a SUV & 4Wheel Drive vehicle.

Places To Be Covered During Spiti Winter Expedition

Narkanda – Sangla – Chitkul – Nako – Tabo – Dhankar Monastery – Kaza – Kee Monastery – Chicham bridge – Kibber – Hikkim world’s highest post office – Komic – Kalpa

How to Reach

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh international airport is the nearest airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Chandigarh railway station is the nearest railway station, which is well connected to all major cities of the country.
Chandigarh is well known as a city beautiful and well connected to Delhi NCR & other major cities of India. You can fly or board a train to Chandigarh from any city. We advise you to reach Chandigarh one day prior to the departure, to rest and acclimatize for the Spiti Winter Expedition 4×4.

Important Points to Follow

– Increase your water intake and other liquids like Tea, Coffee, Juice to acclimatize properly.
– Follow Expedition Leader/Captain Instructions.
– Be Punctual.
– We serve nutritious Indian vegetarian food with eggs. Jain food is also available on request, please ask while booking. One dinner at Kaza would be served with Chicken.
– Carry proper winter clothing, see things to carry/Essentials. Ask an HRI Expert while bookings
– Respect Locals and their customs & beliefs.
– Always Cover your Head with the cap.
– Must carry heavy woolen clothing for cold temperatures of Himalayas because days might be warmer but nights are windy & colder. Please check things to carry list.
– Always carry Valid Govt ID and Dry rations for expeditions like Dry Fruits, Biscuits, Namkeen, Chocolates, energy bars, Fruits, juices, water for any emergency halt because roads could be blocked for any reason.
– Restricted substances are not allowed during the expedition, you’re solely responsible for legal matters & health issues.
– Don’t venture on the riverside, or cliff, unsafe places.
– Must Carry Basic Medications with you.
– Behave well with the driver & other support staff.
– Add extra day to your plan as a buffer day to deal with bad weather, road blockage, vehicle breakdown related issues.
– Avoid smoking or alcohol during the trip.
– Hotels will be closed in Spiti during winter. Hence, we will accommodate you in cozy Spitian Homestays.
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Highlights

  • Road Distance: 1,320 km approx.
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
  • Temperature: 5°C to -30°C
  • Max. Altitude: 4,587m | 15,050 feet. (Komic village)

Itinerary

Day 1: Chandigarh to Narkanda/Rampur | 200 kms

* Start early in the morning
* Meet & Greet the team and fellow travelers
* kick start the adventurous Winter Spiti Expedition
* Route: Chandigarh - Shimla - Kufri - Narkanda - Rampur
* stop at Kufri & Narkanda to explore
* Check-in and dinner
* overnight stay in hotel

Day 2: Rampur to Sangla | 100 kms

* Breakfast
* Route: Rampur - Tapri - Sangla - Chitkul
* on the way sightseeing, Explore Chitkul
* visit famous Hindustan ka Akhri Dhaba at Chitkul
* Check-in hotel and dinner
* overnight stay in hotel

Day 3: Sangla to Nako | 150 kms

* wake & breakfast
* drive to Nako, on the way sightseeing
* stop at confluence point of Spiti & satluj rivers; Khab
* Nako is a small himalayan village
* witness sunset over mountains
* dinner & overnight stay in home stay

Day 4: Nako to Kaza | 110 kms

* breakfast and start the day
* Geu: visit to Geu Monastery, see mummy of monk
* Tabo Monastery: UNESCO world heritage site & 1000 years old monastery
* Dhankar Gompa: capture picturesque views
* check-in home stay, dinner & overnight stay

Day 5: Key - Kibber - Chicham Exploration | 70 km

* Wake up with the sunrise
* Lazy morning breakfast
* Start the drive with the famous Key Monastery
* Places to visit - Key Monastery, Kibber and Chicham
* Explore the Kaza town in the evening by own
* Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Kaza - Langza - Komic - Hikkim | 80 kms

* Picturesque Day
* post breakfast drive to high altitude villages of Kaza
* Hikkim: world's highest post office
* Komic: World's Highest Village connected via Motorable road
* Langza: The Fossil Village
* tremendous views of Chau Chau Kang Nelda Park
* Buddha Statue at Langza
* dinner and overnight stay at Kaza

Day 7: Kaza to Kalpa | 210 kms

* breakfast and proceed
* drive to Kalpa via Nako, Reckongpeo
* on the way sightseeing
* check-in, dinner

Day 8: Kalpa - Chandigarh | 310 kms

* Breakfast in the Morning
* Start the drive to Chandigarh
* Reach Chandigarh by evening
* Drop at Chandigarh by 10pm, services end here

Day 9: Buffer Day (not included in the package)

Buffer or Extra Day to Deal bad weather, landslides, road blocks, etc. Buffer day is not included in the package if utilized INR 4,200 per person per day pay on the spot.

  • Pick/Drop as mentioned
  • Transportation in SUV/4WD/4x4 vehicle as per itinerary only
  • Expedition Leader/Team Captain throughout the trip
  • Expert Local Driver-cum-Guide
  • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
  • Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the vehicle in case of emergency
  • Accommodation mostly in Spitian home stays on Triple/Quad Shared basis
  • Double Shared Accommodation Available on charges extra
  • Meal Plan: MAPAI (dinner & breakfast at hotel/home stay only)
  • North Indian Veg. Meals starting from day Dinner * 7 Breakfast, * 7 Dinner
  • 4WD/SUV/Bike as per package
  • All Possible Sightseeing as Per Itinerary
  • First Aid Kit with portable oxygen
  • Places to be covered: Kufri, Narkanda, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Kaza, Sangla-Chitkul & on the way as per itinerary only
  • Customer support 24×7
  • All Permits for the trip if required
  • Any services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like beverages, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the road.
  • Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, laundry, telephone bills, tips, Permit Fees, etc.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, Snowfall, Strike, Lockdown, Administrative or Govt. Ban or any act of God or anything beyond our control etc. to be borne directly by the tourist/customer on the spot.
  • Any damage to the self-drive vehicle must be borne by you/traveler/tourist.
  • Any Insurance, cost of emergency evacuation/rescue/Heli rescue, hospitalization, flight ticket or train fare.
  • No Show - No Refund, Non-completion of expedition, skip or missing any place due to bad weather, road block, vehicle break down, strike, Bandh, Lockdown, Administrative/Govt Ban, Landslide, Snowfall, Rain or any unforeseen situation, there will be no refund.
  • GST applicable extra.
Documents: Valid govt ID (Any Passport/Aadhar Card/Driver’s License), Medical Fitness Certificate from Registered Practitioner Min. MBBS with stamp, signature and number, Valid Insurance, Passport size Photo-2.
Day Back 20 ltrs for day use.
Rucksack up to 50 ltrs with rain cover (max weight 12 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.
  • Value For Your Money

Spiti is a high-altitude cold desert, you must have a baseline level of physical fitness. You can gain strength with basic workout & breathing sessions. Spiti Winter Expedition goes up to 15,000ft there’s altitude gain for that you need to have good lungs. Also, your body needs to be active in such high-altitude weather. Please take the doctor’s advice into consideration. Bring proper woolen clothing & essentials as mentioned in the things to carry list.

Firstly ,beginin jogging slowly and gradually increase your speed. As a result, cardiovascular endurance exercises are highly vital for making your lungs stronger than before.

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

NOTE: All the Bike riders are required to wear a riding jacket (won’t be provided by us) & Helmet at all the times they are riding the bike, else won’t be allowed to ride the bike.

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.

Tour's Location

Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India

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