4 days 3 nights
Kinnaur, once a barren wasteland, is now a treasure trove for adventurers and swashbucklers. From the fair greens of Sangla valley, with well-kept apricot and apple farms, to the colourful scene of Chitkul, India’s fastest-growing town on the Indo-Tibet border, and the awe-inspiring vista of Mt. Kinner Kailash, Lord Shiva’s Kalpa abode.
This Kinnaur Valley tour takes you through the lush green slopes of Kinnaur, into the darkly coloured Badlands of Spiti Valley, and finally into Manali.
Come explore the local culture, cuisine, and thousand-year-old legacy with us – the most experienced adjacent Spiti Valley visit administrator – by conversing with the lively, welcoming, and extremely sociable locals.
We start our epic Himalayan road trip today and start driving to Sangla. With the Baspa river magically weaving itself through the forested slopes, this exquisite 95-kilometer stretch of the Sangla Valley is a sight to behold. Known predominantly for its agriculture, almost every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes.
On the second day of this Spiti Valley Tour, we have breakfast, basking in the first rays of the sun, and later head towards Chitkul.
Chitkul can be described as one of the most scenic settlements in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border. This short drive from Sangla to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Bapsa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. After spending time in Chitkul, we turn around and head back to our base in Sangla.
Overnight at a hotel / camps in Sangla.
Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks looming right above the village.
Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
After leaving a winding road through pine forests, It's time to say goodbye to the splendid gem, Kalpa. According to legends, this is the winter abode of Lord Shiva. With the majestic views of the Kinner Kailash and Jordan Peaks, this enthralling village has spectacular sunrises with the crimson sunlight glowing on the snow-capped peaks. 3 kilometers away from Kalpa at Kothi, is a temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika. An exquisite image of the goddess is enshrined in this sanctum.
Tour ends once we reach Shimla
Drop to Delhi / Chandigarh can be arranged on request