Spiti Valley Tour
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Last updated: 09/09/2007
..."Surely the gods live here," said Kim, beaten down by the silence and the appalling sweep and dispersal of the cloud-shadows after rain. "This place is no place for man."-Rudyard Kipiling on Spiti!
Day 01 : Solang Valley / Manali - Chandratal Lake : Post breakfst drive past Rohtang pass enjoying the magnificient views of the changing mountain landscape to arrive at Batal.From Batal you can have a beautiful view of the CB ranges and a few glaciers. From here a track goes to the beautiful lake of Chandratal 14 Kms away.
Chandratal Lake , also known as Moon Lake' is one of the most beautiful & spectacular lakes in the Indian subcontinent. Set on a large meadow between lower ridge and main Kunzum range , it offers excellent view of Mulkila mountain range and Samudra Tapu Glacier. The color of water keeps changing through out the day from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as day passes. What do you say about a place that can take away 6 hours of fatiguing drive and dust in an instant? About a haloed patch of mystifying water body that exudes the stillness of the deepest shades of sapphire blending with the exuberance of jade green right in the middle of thousands of miles of parched brown and foreboding gray landscape? A place that transfixes you with its first sight and continues to haunt you long after, sending your adrenalin rushing for a yet second look? Breathtaking, awe-inspiring, beautiful, fabulous, overwhelming all sound too prosaic. Maybe chandratal-ed' would be an apt expression about what one feels at the very first glance of Chandratal and rightly so.Day at leisure to explore the picture perfect environs of the Chandratal Lake Camp Retreat.Dinner & overnight at the Cahandratal Lake Camp Retreat.
Day 02: Chandratal Lake Camp Retreat - Kaza/ Spiti Valley Camp Retreat (94 kms) :Travel from Batal to Kaza by jeep over the Kunzam Pass (4558 m). Overnight at Spiti Valley Camp Retreat in Kaza.
Day 03: Kaza : Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries - old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors. It houses valuable thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Overnight at Spiti Valley Camp Retreat in Kaza.
Day 04: Kaza : An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Also visit an old monastery Gungri monastery in Pin Valley. Overnight at Spiti Valley Camp Retreat in Kaza.
Day 05: Kaza : Travel by jeep from Kaza to Tabo by jeep enroute visiting Dhankar gompa.This gompa rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. Founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is
renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images - and is often called "The Ajanta of the Himalayas". Tabo's sanctity is next only to Tibet's Tholing gompa. Overnight at Spiti Valley Camp Retreat in Kaza.
Day 6: Kaza/ Spiti Valley Camp Retreat - Manali / Solang Valley Camp Retreat (188 kms).Travel by jeep from Kaza to Manali. On arrival check in at at the Solang Valley Camp Retreat.
Day 07 : Departure post breakfast.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation in camping & swiss cottage tents, all meals & beverages, all excurions by 4x4 vehicle & escort
- Exclusions -
- Any other items not specified
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