Take the rare experience of discovering life high in the Himalayas on the Spiti Valley Women only trip. Let’s break the stereotype women, and take an adventure trip across the barren but beautiful land of Lahaul and Spiti. All you will see is the surreal landscape of brown mountains covered in white sheet of snow. Spiti is the place to admire the Himalayas like never before. This Women only Trip to Spiti Valley will let you explore the incredible Spiti with your new girlfriends!
Rudyard Kipling described Spiti Valley a century ago and said, “At last they entered a world - a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains, surely the Gods live here. Beaten down by the silence and the appalling sweep of dispersal of the cloud-shadows after rain, this place is no place for men." It truly is an abode of Gods, one of the settlements in the Valley known as Komik is said to be one of the highest inhabited villages of the world. With few countable people and the mesmerising pastures, the village remains untouched and beautiful as if it’s a home to the Almighty!
As you enter the Valley, you will be stunned by its natural and raw beauty, the old and perfectly located monasteries, the Buddhist monks and their traditions, and the warmth of local people. The fun to ride through the untouched beauty of Spiti Valley will be doubled when you know that you have a fun group of women to explore around with! On this trip we will make sure that we travel responsibly. It is very important to understand that people and communities that live in Spiti Valley have limited means of resources, due to accessibility issues and extreme climatic conditions. Through this trip we will aim at working closely with the local communities for their development through issues related to environment and livelihood. We will make sure that we create awareness about eco-tourism and contribute the wellbeing of the community.
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Day 01: Shimla - Saharan (163 KMS|5 hours|7588 feet)
Reach Shimla on your own which is easily accessible from Delhi or Chandigarh. Meet and greet your gang of women at Shimla. We will pick you up from there and then drive to Saharan. We will ride along the River Satluj and spend the night at a homestay and savour some homemade food before going to bed.
Day 02: Saharan - Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Kalpa (163 KMS|8 hours|11318 feet)
We will start early today and drive to Chitkul Village which is said to be the last inhabited village on the Indian border with Tibet. We will head back through the same route along the River Baspa and stop at Kalpa for a night. Kalpa is usually a base for the people travelling to Spiti Valley. Spend a night in a homestay and have dinner.
Day 03: Kalpa - Nako - Tabo (149 KMS| 4 hours|10006 feet)
Wake up to a mesmerising sunrise over Kinner Kailash Range. Today we will enter Spiti Valley, and the journey will be a long and exciting one! Brace yourself and get ready with your women gang to have a fun filled ride! After a drive through arid landscapes we will reach Nako which is famous for its small but clear water Lake Nako. After spending some quality time we will leave for Tabo. Upon reaching Tabo, we will stay in a homestay and relish our dinner.
Day 04: Tabo - Pin Valley - Dhankar (2 hours|11811 feet)
Today we will leave to see some of the most beautiful spots in Spiti and Pin Valleys. We will take a ride along the magnificent Spiti River and go for a day trip to Mudh in Pin Valley. We will spend the rest of the day at Dhankar. Dhankar Village was once the capital of Spiti Valley and now it is famous for its age-old monastery which stands majestically till today. It is the place where two enticing river meets, Pin and Spiti. If time allows, all the women can go up for 2 KMS trek to the Dhankar Village which gives you a chance to catch a glimpse of the elusive Snow Leopard. We can add a night here to stay if time allows and do the trek, otherwise we will spend one night at Dhankar.
Day 05: Dhankar - Demul - Langza/Komik (4 hours|60 KMS|14435 feet)
We will head to Langza today and visit the marvellous monastery which houses a huge Buddha Idol. You will be stunned to see it with its backdrop of snowy peaks. Explore the villages on the way to Langza and click selfies with your gang! Spend the night at Langza or Komik.
Day 06: Komik - Kibber – Kaza (2 hours|30 KMS| 14009 feet)
Visit the picturesque Ki Monastery today and admire the views of Spiti River from there. We will spend the night at Kaza in a homestay.
Day 07: Kaza - Chandratal (7 hours|90 KMS|14107 feet)
Chandratal is a little gem of Himachal Pradesh. The enchanting high altitude mountain lake will allure you with its ever changing colors and the breathtaking surroundings! Not just click pictures but also get some pictures with your gang to cherish the moments forever! Spend the night under the blanket of a starry sky in your tent.
Day 08: Chandratal – Manali (8 hours|120 KMS)
After taking in the beauty of the mesmerising sunrise by the Lake we will leave for Manali crossing the famous Rohtang Pass. Stop at Rohtang Pass to capture some amazing vistas of the Himalayas! Spend the night at Manali, one of the most beautiful towns in Himachal Pradesh.
Day 09: Manali – Delhi
Your amazing trip with your girlfriends ends today. You can take a bus from Manali to Delhi or Chandigarh.
Departure Date: 8th July
Maximum Altitude: 14435 feet
Best Season: July to September
Route: Shimla - Saharan - Kalpa - Tabo - Dhankar - Langza - Kaza - Chandratal - Manali