Spiti Valley Trek

Departure Date

11 Feb

Duration

5 days

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Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

Spiti Valley Trek in Lahaul Spiti the largest district of Himachal Pradesh is a unique home stay trek. Lahaul Spiti is a high altitude cold dessert lies in Trans Himalayan region beyond Western Himalayas in Northern India at an average altitude of around 3800 meters. Spiti Tourism plays a vital role for the economy of the natives of Lahaul Spiti.

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 15400 ft.

  •  BASE CAMP : Kaza

  • DURATION : 6 Days 5 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : July to October 

TREK COST PER PERSON

Rs. 9550

Trek Cost: per person (Ex KAZA) + 9% GST

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Destinations Covered in the Spiti Valley Trek : Kaza, Tabo, Lahaul Spiti

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping or Home Stay) on sharing basis.
  • Meals while on trek(Veg) from day 1st lunch to 5th Breakfast.
  • All necessary fees and permits
  • Transport from Kaza as per the Itineray
  • First aid medical kits with Oxygen cylinder and Oxi meter
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
  • First aid qualified instructor

 What’s Not Included :-

  • Any cost incurred due to natural reasons.
  • Any meals during the transit
  • Any cost incurred during evacuation
  • Porter and mule for carrying personal luggage
  • Any cost which is not mentioned in inclusions part

Brief Itinerary (Spiti Valley Trek)

Day 1: Drive from Kaza to Dhankar and trek to to Lalung Village Spiti (3800 Meters) 5 Hrs ( 1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs trek)
Day 2: Trek from Lalung to Demul ( 4200 meters 7 hrs)
Day 3. Trek from Demul to Komic Village Via Chemai Lepcha (4700 meters 6 hrs)
Day 4. Trek from Komic to Langza (4200 Meters 3 Hours)
Day 5. Drive from Langza to Kaza (2 hrs)

Detailed trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary (Spiti Valley Trek) 

Day 1: Drive from Kaza to Dhankar and trek to to Lalung Village Spiti (3800 Meters) 5 Hrs ( 1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs trek)

Our Spiti Valley trek begins with a short drive to Dhankar Monastery and then we start the Dhankar Lake Trek. Dhankar Spiti Valley is a small town situated at an altitude of 3880 Meters. Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Fort overlooks the vast expanse of Spiti Valley and confluence of Pin River and Spiti River. Dhankar Lake trek is a little steep ascend from Dhankar Monastery and descend to Lalung Village which is situated at the base of famous color changing Tangmar Mountains. Lalung Village in Spiti literally means “Land Of Gods”. Enjoy an evening and spend time listing to the mesmerizing and mysterious folk lore of the village. Stay in a Spiti Homestay and get a glimpse into their culture.

Spiti Valley Trek - Dhankar Fort Dhankar Monastery

Day 2: Trek from Lalung to Demul ( 4200 meters 7 hrs)

We start the day after the sumptuous local breakfast of Spiti Valley. It will be strenuous day as you trek from Lalung to Demul you enter into Lingti Valley and then ascend towards Demul which is quite steep stretch. Today’s part of Spiti Valley trek takes you India’s remotest villages of lahaul spiti and lush green Demul village. Stay in a comfortable homestay and mingle with locals learn to cook local cuisine and live the way locals live. Dinner and Overnight in Demul

Dhankar Fort - Lahaul Spiti Spiti Valley Trek

Day 3. Trek from Demul to Komic Village Via Chemai Lepcha (4700 meters 6 hrs)

Today we will be reaching the highest point of our trek when we will be crossing the Chemai Lepcha Pass at 4700 meters. So initial part of todays Spiti Valley Trekking is ascend from Demul till pass and then descend to Komic Village. Komic Village is highest inhabited village in Asia. Reach at homestay at Komic village after lunch head out to visit Komic Monastery which is the highest monastery at an altitude.

Spiti River - Spiti Valley trek

Day 4. Trek from Komic to Langza (4200 Meters 3 Hours)

Today will be relatively simple, as we descend towards Village Langza. Enroute visit Hikkim highest year round inhabited village and also Highest Post Office and Polling Booth in the world are situated here. Langza is also known as fossil village and well connected with road. The main attraction of the Langza village is million years old fossils and Langza Monastery or Lang Temple.

Chicham Kibber Road - Spiti Valley Trek

Day 5. Drive from Langza to Kaza (2 hrs)

On the last day of our Spiti Valley Trekking we start after having breakfast and drive down to Kibber village and Key Monastery. Kibber Village offers some beautiful views of the valley below and it also serve as the base for Kanamo Peak Trek. We further drive down to visit the largest Monastery complex Key Monastery. Key Monastery is over 1000 years old and situated at an altitude of 4166 meters. After that we head towards Kaza our final destination.

Fitness Required for Spiti Valley Trek

At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Spiti Valley Trek is amoderate trek suitable for first time trekker with basic to above average fitness

Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience is helpful for this trek but not necessary.

Fitness Required: The Spiti Valley Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Spiti Valley Trek 

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Spiti Valley Trek?
Spiti Valley Trek is a moderate high altitude Tea House Trek or Homestay trek done primarily during the months of June,July,August,September, October till December. The trek is situated in the state of Himachal in the Lahaul Spiti.

When to book Spiti Valley trek package? 

Our Spiti Valley Trek Package are fixed Guaranteed departures and we have limited seats so it’s better to book early as possible and avail early bird discount on Spiti Valley Trek Package.

What is included in the Spiti Valley Trek cost mentioned?

Our  Spiti Valley Trek Cost are transparent and there are no hidden charges and all inclusion and exclusions of Spiti Valley Trek Cost are mentioned.

When is the best time to go to for the Spiti Valley Trek?
The best time for Spiti Valley Trek is during the months of June, July,August and September.

When is Spiti Valley best time to visit?
Spiti Valley best time to visit is during the months of June, July,August, September & October. But now some adventurer and thrill seekers taking up Spiti Valley Trek in December, January and February when the rivers are frozen and Spiti Valley Temperature are 25 degree below zero.

What is difficulty level of Spiti Valley Trek?
Spiti Valley Trek is considered by comparison an moderate high altitude trek because the Lahaul Spiti average altitude is around 4000 meters. So you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation  section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Spiti Valley Trek?
During the Spiti Valley Trek temperatures vary between 0  to 20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9 Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray
Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekking groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can refer to the section things to carry for this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Spiti Valley Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Spiti Valley Trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize a Spiti Valley Trek?
Yes Spiti Valley Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for privatecustomized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing atleast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Bhuntar
Kaza is the base location for our Spiti Valley Trek. Our meeting point in Kaza is the Government bus stand. We will pick you up at 7 AM in the morning and start the drive to the basecamp.

Reaching Kaza by Road (Bus)
Kaza is well connected with buses run by government and private operators. You can catch HRTC buses from Manali to Kaza or hire a private taxi for Lahaul Spiti till Kaza.

Reaching Kaza by Air
Closest airport to Bhuntar is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Bhuntar is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Spiti Valley Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh Village and Trek to Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)
Day 2: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 5 to 7 Hours)
Day 3: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)
Day 4: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours).
Day 5: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours ).

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3 Reviews
  • Friend
    March 24, 2017

    A great trek in a great unexplored part of our country

  • Yash
    March 21, 2017

    Spiti Valley trek offers the opportunity to immerse in the local culture of Spiti. During this homestay trek in Spiti Valley you will be staying in their houses, taste local cuisines and explore Spiti in a different way

  • Jai Govind Meena
    March 18, 2017

    Lahaul Spiti is a hidden treasure trove of Himachal Pradesh still it is unexplored and untouched. Book our Spiti Valley Trek Package for unforgettable experience