Manali, Spiti Valley(Kaza) 6N/7D
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and every year attracts ~2.5 Lakh tourists.
Main tourist attractions in the Manali, Spiti Valley trip
Hadimba Temple– 1533 Hadimba Temple, also known as Dhoongri Temple, is an ancient temple situated in Manali.
Vashisht Hot Springs– Vashisht is a small village on the banks of the Beas River, the village is famous for its hot springs and temples.
Manu Temple– Manu temple at Manali is believed to be the only temple in India of Sage Manu (Manu Rishi).
Solang Valley Ropeway ride– 15 Kms from Manali town center is Solang nullah, a hub for a range of adventure activities all round the year (Skiing in winter and Paragliding / Zorbing, etc. in summer). Ropeway here is popular for some stunning views of the area.
Skiing in Solang Valley– Solang Valley, 15 Kms from Manali town is home to skiing in winter. Ski lifts have been set up in 2011 for organized skiing.
Rohtang Pass– 40 Kms from Manali is Rohtang Pass, one that takes guests into Lahaul and Spiti valley. Rohtang Pass is open June – Sept. However tourists travel up to the base of the Pass till Kothi (16 Kms) and a bit beyond to enjoy a snow experience that includes a bit of sliding and fun playing with snow. This area is extremely touristy in high season and often sees heavy traffic jams.
Ki Monastery– Ki Gompa is an 11th-century monastery the largest in the valley. Located above Kaza at the height of 4116m, fine murals and a valuable collection of Kangyur – ancient Buddhist texts are its attractions.
Gete and Kibber– 18 Km from Kaza. The highest village in the world which is connected by a motorable road and also the highest village in the world which has its own polling station during elections.
Dhanker Monastery– 24 Km from Tabo, 800-year-old Dhanker Monastery is one of the most significant Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in the area. The monastery overlooks the confluence of the Pin and Spiti rivers. An hour’s walk from the monastery takes you to the beautiful Dhanker Lake.
Tabo Monastery – Tabo Monastery is situated in the center of Tabo. Tabo is home to the second most important Buddhist monastery in the entire Himalayan region – the Tabo Gompa. It is now more than 1000 years old.
Kunzum La Pass – Kunzum La Pass lies at about 15000+ ft above sea level and it connects Spiti Valley with Lahaul valley eventually connecting Manali – Leh route. Kunzum La Pass opens around 10th June and is one that offers one of the most rugged biking and driving experiences. The road between Gramphu and Kunzum Pass (50 Kms stretch) is actually a no man’s land with no habitation, no cell phone signals, and the road passing through riverbeds and water streams
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing