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Spiti Winter Expedition 2023

Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Spiti Winter Expedition 2023

Temperature

5°C to -30°C

length

1,250 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 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 2023 increased the stakes of spicing it with a SUV & 4WD vehicle.

Places To Be Covered

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

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 White Spiti 4×4 Expedition.

Important Points to Follow

– Increase your water intake and other liquids like Tea, Coffee, Juice to acclimatized 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 one day extra in your plan as a buffer day to deal with bad weather, road blockage, vehicle breakdown related issues.
– Avoid smoking, alcohol during the trip.
– Hotels will be closed in Spiti during winters. Hence, we will accommodate you in cozy Spitian Homestays.
Don’t be Gama in the land of Lama.
The Spiti Winter Expedition 4×4 is the most adventurous experience you need to revitalize and rediscover yourself. For Any Query +91 73800 87934.
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Highlights

  • Road Distance: 1,250 km approx
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
  • Temperature: 5°C to -30°C
  • Pick/Drop: Chandigarh
  • Max. Altitude: 4587m | 15,050 feet. (Komic)

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 - Chicam 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 ends here

  • Pick/Drop as mentioned
  • Transportation in SUV/4WD vehicle as per itinerary only
  • Expedition Leader & Team Captain throughout the trip
  • Expert Drivers
  • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
  • Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the vehicle in case of emergency
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad Shared basis as per the itinerary only
  • Double Shared Accomodation Only for Couples (charges extra)
  • Meal Plan: MAPAI (dinner & breakfast at hotel/home stay only) * 7 Breakfast, * 7 Dinner
  • 4WD/SUV/Bike as per package
  • All Possible Sightseeing as Per Itinerary
  • First Aid Kit
  • 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.
  • GST applicable extra.
  • Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like beverages, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.
  • 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 etc. to be borne directly by the customer on the spot.
  • Any damage to the self drive vehicle must be borne by you/traveler.
  • Any Insurance, cost of emergency evacuation/rescue/heli rescue, hospitalization, flight ticket or train fare.
Documents: Valid govt ID (Any of Passport/Aadhar Card/Driver’s License/Voter’s Card), Covid Vaccination Certificate, Medical 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 or Strolley Bag upto 70 ltrs
Sun cap-1, Woolen Cap-1, Muffler-1, UV protected Goggles-1
Thermal pair-2, Main Jacket-1, Fleece jacket -2, full sleeve tees-3, Hoodie or sweatshirts-3, Gloves -2 pairs,
Personal Toilet kit including Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Paper Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Lip Balm, Cold Cream, Sunscreen cream SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Quick dry towel-1, Toilet paper roll, Tissue paper
Mid or semi Ankle Trekking Shoes -1, Sandals/floaters-1, Woolen socks -2, Cotton Socks – 4
Water Bottle -1, Flask-1 for hot water
Personal Medical Kit
Laundry bag-1, Trash Bag-1
Power Bank to Charge Mobile & Digi Camera
Customizable & Affordable Packages: Team HRI provides best package costs at an affordable price & serving all travelers equally. Our motive is to provide services at competitive costs.
Safety: We breathe in the term ‘Safety’ as this our utmost priority. Suitable environment for Solo Woman Travelers so don’t no worry in that case. We have tremendous trip leaders where all of them are well professionals. They know the safety protocols like the back of their hand. Also our drivers & support staff is well-behaved & they respect all.

Smaller Batches: We at HRI believe in the concept of Responsible tourism. We take Small batches’ that improve quality & focus too. A good group strength that helps trip leaders to get connected members.

Itinerary: Our team of experts crafted all the itineraries very carefully so all the members can experience the best, acclimatize properly & refined from our experience of leading hundreds of trekkers.

Equipment: While operating tours in the Himalayas, HRI uses high quality equipment as per the standards. Everything is tested and certified.

Clean Roads & Trails: We at HRI, are strong believers in the Leave No Trace policy and encourage all our members to don’t throw garbage & plastic rapers during our expeditions. Also our aim is to improve the welfare of local people and Keep Trails clean & green. We respect nature and work on it simultaneously.

Spiti is a high-altitude cold desert, you must have a baseline level of physical fitness. You can gain with basic workout & breathing sessions. Spiti Winter Expedition goes upto 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, Begin 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.

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.

No cancellations will be taken over phone calls or WhatsApp messages. Please reply to the email thread with the confirmation.

  • 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.
  • Less than 15 days of departure – No Refund.
  • In the partial payment system, the Booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.

In case of any unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions, road blockage or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond our control, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled/skipped, or there could be change in the itinerary, NO REFUND.

In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation by us or rescheduling of event) to you.

However no cash/online refund will be provided for the same. In case the trip is cancelled by us for lack of a minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund. Also, if you have opted for insurance, rentals, off-loading & other activities or ad-ons the amount will not be refunded.

In the partial payment system, the booking amount is Non-Refundable in any case.

All refunds will be processed back to the same bank account or the credit card/UPI account from which the amount has been paid. The amount for refund will be processed within 10 working days. Refund amount would always be calculated based on the net amount paid* for booking of the event & the Base Price of the event (excluding all additional services transport, rent, portage, etc.). Any voucher issued would not include the service tax amount paid while making the booking.

Buffer Day- It is important to have an extra day as any bad weather condition or landslides may delay your journey. In case another day is utilized, you need to pay ₹5,000 per person for buffer day expenses.
Prepone/Postpone – if you want to change your date of expedition, additional INR 10,000 would be charged. This shall not be entertained in group departures.

For more info : Terms & Condition

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. “Heaven Riders India” reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which HRI or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. HRI reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

– STRICTLY NO LITTERING take your belongings back

– Everyone should be on time

– Carry original and copy of valid ID
– Insurance is mandatory & it’s participants responsibility
– 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
– Any tax/entry fee imposed by the Govt. budget or new policy.
– No show and trip changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be Non-Refundable
– No show and trip itinerary changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable
– 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, 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 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 traveller 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 sanitisers 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 costings 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 charges will applicable.
– All Rates are Non-Negotiable.
 The travellers 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.

For any further clarifications ask while booking.

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Spiti Valley, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India

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