What would be the best itinerary for 14 days travel to spiti valley?

I have been to spiti 2 months back! Though it wasn’t a 14 days trip, it was 10 days trip.

Please visit www.traveldairyofvatsal.com/spiti.php for pics and ofcourse to know my journey! I am pretty sure it will inspire you to visit this incredible place.

Here’s itinerary!!!!!!

Day 1 : Shimla – Kufri – Fagu – Narkanda – Kumarsain – Kingal – Rampur( Padam Palace – only garden can be visited, Dinner @ Hotel Satluj view ) ( 130km ).

Day 2 : Rampur – Jhakri – Jeori – Sarahan (Bhimakali Temple)[Do Brunch @ Hotel ShriKhand @ Sarahan] – Jeori – Wangtu – Tapri – Chooling – Karcham – Sangla – Chitkul (Route From Sangla to Chitkul is very scenic. so try to cover it in evening before sunlight) [ 150+ Kms] -2nd Oct ( 150km ) ( 2000/Room @ Chitkul ) 2nd Oct – [Baspa River on the way to Chitkul – Use ur sjCAM5000 here. Route should be captured full. Night stay is in tent and probably weather would be cold and you should capture some shooting stars in cam 🙂

Day 3 : Chitkul – Sangla (Breakfast @ Tibetan Cafetaria near Sangla ) – Karcham – Powari – Reckong Peo(Lunch @ Little Chef’s Restaurant) – Kalpa(Durga Temple) [ 70 kms ] – 03rd Oct ( Visit Indo – tibbet Boarder & panchali temple – check the permit related things, Try to go for small hike in chitkul or Sangla Meadows with the help of local guide ofcourse. reach Sangla by 3 and visit Kumru fort ).

Day 3 : Kalpa ( Visit Kinner Kailash Peak – probably there will be a place from where you can view it. I heard sun set and sun rise is awesome here so will try to do both. Visit Roghi village for its authentic style – 8km from kalpa , Chandika devi temple @ Kothi, Suiside Pt Kalpa, ) – Pooh – Khab – Nako(visit Nako Lake especially walk through it. may be try to see morning view and evening view from there, sit @ night for some time too, with ur DSLR.) [ 100kms ] – 4th Oct ( 2000/Room @ Nako )

Day 4 : Nako(Nako Gompa and visit the streets of Nako) – Malling Nullah – Sumdo – Gue Village (Where the Mummy exists)(take a straight road after sumdo)– Hurling – Tabo ( Visit Caves which is part of Monastery near main roads) [70 Kms]

Day 5 : Tabo(Have Brunch @ Cafe Kunzum Top, Visit Tabo Monastery, Golden Temple, The Chamber of Picture Z’al-ma – It’s all made of mud – must see) – Dhankar ( Definitely the kind of photos, I wanted to take. mirror image of sky and surrounding areas, Have to trek for atleast an hour, So need to think about luggage.) – Kaza(heard it’s local market is very good so visit it.)[ 50km ]

Day 6 : Kaza(leave by 8am) – Langza (Langza is the 2nd highest motorable village after Komic and is home to Fossil – Will Spend an hour here, Visit the huge Buddha statue)(10am) – Hikkim ( In order not to forget our loved ones, visit the world’s highest post office in Hikkim and post a few post cards to your loved ones. – May be another hour)(11:30am) – Komic(Tangyud Gompa) (Amazing View – have tea and chat with monks , probably enjoy for a while & then head back to Kibber world’s previous highest moterable village.)(1:30pm) – Kaza (Have lunch)(2pm) – Kibber(You can visit or skip based on the time you have – it has some wild life sanctuary lets see how much time it will take to visit it.)(leave by 4pm) – Key (Definitely main attraction of spiti & Kaza. you can have tea or snacks @ the roof top of monastery, Enjoy the evening & Sun set ofcourse)(reach by 4:30 & stay till 6pm) – Kaza [80 Kms]

Day 7 : Kaza(Do heavy Brunch!) – Losar (Probably Lunch, basically stop over before heading towards Chandrataal) – Kunzum Pass (Definitely It’s scenic & challenging part of the day! Bad roads, lot of water crossings, thrilling experience one can get in himalays while riding.) – Chandrataal (Atleast visit the lake, probably 2km of trek or simple walk, Wanted to sit there for atleast 2-3 hours, If possible we’ll stay there and photography ofcourse, but else will observer the constantly changing colour of water , try to spend evening here.) – Batal (Needs to do something for accomodation.)[90 Kms] –

Day 8 : Batal ( have breakfast here ) – Gramphu – Rohtang Pass (Another Challenging part of the trip, drive @ Rohtang, We can stop by there and enjoy the view and snow if its there.) – Marhi – Manali – [ 115km ]

Day 9 : Manali – Shimla [ 250km ] – 10th Oct (Simply drive, nothing to see. though next time will come for parvati valley, kasol, kullu & manali)

Day 10 : Travel 250kms back to Shimla as we hired bikes from there.

I hope it will help you! In case of further details like where to stay , puncture places , petropump details, timings to visit it Please visit www.traveldairyofvatsal.com/spiti.php and post comment, I’ll surely help you!

Cheers!

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!! Boom Shankar !! .

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The Kinnaur Kailash (locally known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 4650 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the district of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by the Kinnaur Kailash (elevation- 6050m) and Jorkanden (elevation- 6473m) peaks. Jorkanden is the highest peak in the Kinner-Kailash range; one can admire it comfortably from a bungalow at Kalpa. Often mistaken with Kinner Kailash (which is a smaller holy pillar to north of it). Jorkanden has been climbed by the I.T.B.P IN 1974 and by the IndianPara Regiment in 1978. The pass accessible on the trek is the Charang La at an altitude of 5300m. It is one of the toughest treks in Himachal Pradesh.”.

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For more details visit : Kinner Kailash Trek – The heavenly abode of Lord Shiva