Visit Spiti to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower…and more
Drive to Spiti

Visit Spiti to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower…and more

We were so blown away by the Meteor Shower on our visit to Spiti last year, that we want to repeat the experience in 2018 too! (To read about last year’s trip click here)
This year, we will have our armchairs ready. We will sit under the starry moonless sky and once again wait for that miraculous moment when the meteor in all its brilliant glory arches across the sky. Lighting up the silent valley with its brilliance. We will be waiting with our cameras ready to capture the miracle that happens for a few moments every year!

Itinerary for the Drive to Spiti – 8 nights / 9 days – Ex Shimla

Cost per person: Rs. 23,500/-

 

Day 1, 7th August (Night halt at Kalpa Hotel)

(Breakfast/Dinner included)

  • Join group in Shimla by 9 am
  • We will drive along the NH22 earlier referred as the Old Hindustan Tibet Road to make our way towards Narkanda and then Kalpa.
  • Introductions, briefing about the trip, dinner & overnight stay– Kalpa hotel)

Day 2, 8th August (Overnight at Tabo Homestay)

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Morning we drive from Kalpa to Tabo
  • This drive is along the Sutlej river and considered to be one of world’s most scenic roads.
  • Stop at Nako village for lunch and enjoy the scenic lakeside surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks.
  • On the drive we will be crossing various points of interest ie- Khab (confluence of spiti river and satluj) , Reo Purgyal Peak.
  • Post lunch you’ll witness the changing landscape where rocks and trees will give way to the stunning but barren mountains of Spiti Valley.
  • Night halt will be a home stay in Tabo.

Day 3, 9th  August (Overnight at Mane home stay)

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Morning will be spent exploring the small village of Tabo. We will also visit the monastery, and the old caves tucked away in the mountains which were once use for meditation by monks.
  • We will then proceed towards Dhankar monastery.
  • Evening drive to Mane

Day 4, 10th  August (Overnight at Kaza)

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Early morning we will walk to one of Spiti’s hidden treasures only known to a few.
  • On returning from our walk we will move to Kaza, our stop for the night.

Day 5, 11th  August (Overnight at Khibber)

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Spend time in the Kaza bazaar and restock up on essentials.
  • We will visit the worlds highest village connected by road and the worlds highest post office. After spending time at these high altitude villages we will proceed to Khibber (formerly the worlds highest village)

Day 6, 12th  August (Overnight at Khibber)

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • This will be the day to relax ‘literally on top of the world’. You will have an option to visit the beautiful Chicham village which has very recently been made open to the world. Do not miss the breath taking bridge over a deep gorge.
  • Bask in the afternoon sun and walk around the village or take a nap in the crisp air of the the trans himalayas.
  • Prepare yourself for an eventful night. As you will witness a rare celestial event – The Perseid meteor shower.

Day 7, 13th  August (Overnight at Chandratal)

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Today we will cross the famous Kunzum la
  • The drive will end at the Chandratal base camp
  • We will walk around the lake and spend time, you will have a chance to dip your feet in the water and relax

Day 8, 14th  August Overnight at Manali

(Breakfast/Dinner)
  • We will move to Manali today while saying good bye to spiti
  • We will cross multiple glacial streams and the mighty Rothang Pass
  • Evening check into your hotel and relax
Day 9, 15th  August
(Breakfast) Happy Independence day
Check out post breakfast and proceed to your destinations

End of itinerary for ‘Visit Spiti for the Perseid Meteor Shower’

 

Inclusions – 

  1. Accommodation on double sharing basis Kalpa , Tabo
  2. Hotel, Village home stay, tented accommodation on double sharing.
  3. Breakfast and Dinner.
  4. All transfers by a comfortable non-AC vehicle from Day 1 to Day 6. Driver charges, fuel, all applicable toll
  5. Advanced First Aid certified Company representative. With a emergency First aid kit.
  6. Goodie bag

 

Exclusions –

  • Delhi – Shimla airfare /rail fare/bus fare.
  • Manali – Delhi airfare /rail fare/bus fare
  • Lunch on all days not included (Except days mentiond)
  • Breakfast not included on first day
  • Dinner not included on the last day of check out.
  • Sleeping bag, items of personal clothing and personal in nature (prescribed medication)
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, insurance Beverages and snacks during the journey or any other tea house, tips for guides & cooks
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

 

Note –

All accommodation is budget based as the Spiti valley offers very little opportunity for luxury. However lack of luxury does in no way mean lack of hygiene.

Morning movement will happen no later than 08.00 hrs (8Am).So that we can make most of our days.

 

For more details about the drive to Spiti, contact Yuvaresh Singh Mankotia @

+91 9582020807

gadditrails@gmail.com

 

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