Planning a Trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur Only

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Today I am going to write about something I mostly suggest, traveling to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur valley side. There is a very strong reason that I mostly recommend traveling to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur side and that is acclimatization of body due to gradual ascend in the altitude on this route. On the other hand, if you travel to Spiti Valley from Manali side, there are high chances that you will end up getting hit with AMS symptoms. You can also read about: 5 reasons why to make a trip to Spiti Valley from Kinnaur

In the last article, I talked about planning a trip to Spiti Valley from Manali only. But, in this article today, I will suggest a travel plan to make a trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur side and come back from Shimla – Kinnaur side as well. You should be aware that route from Manali to Kaza, Spiti Valley only remains open in the summer months from mid June to mid October. Beyond this time period, it is usually closed or it is not suggested to travel on this route because of the reason of getting stuck in the middle of no mans land as snowfall can close the road at any time for 6 months or so. However, if you plan to see Spiti Valley in winters or early summers, then you can travel from Shimla – Kinnaur side and come back from the same route. The route from Shimla – Kinnaur Valley to Spiti Valley remains open almost all throughout the year including winters barring few days of heavy snowfall that closes NH-22 or road between Kaza – Tabo.

Beautiful Colors of Nako Lake in Fall. Are you also planning a trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla - Kinnaur?

Beautiful Colors of Nako Lake in Fall. Are you also planning a trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur?

I will be suggesting a most common itinerary to travel to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur side and make best use of the time and energy to explore most parts of this hidden, magical middle land in the lap of trans-Himalayas. I have already suggested plans for Spiti Valley from Shimla back from Manali and Spiti Valley from Manali back from Shimla, where I did mention that sooner or later Ladakh will be full of mad rush of tourists and people will prefer other adventure destinations. However, Spiti Valley is altogether untouched in comparison and people mostly confuse it with Lahaul Valley. Some tourists are more or less restricted only to a visit to Chandratal Lake (Read my Travel Guide to Chandratal here). However, the real beauty of Spiti Valley starts beyond Kunzum Pass. The beauty of the valley magnifies towards Losar village then to Kaza, the upper villages of Langza, Hikkim, Komik, Ki, Kibber and then towards Tabo – Nako or further to Kalpa – Sangla – Chitkul in Kinnaur Valley… Not to forget the Pin Valley in between and there is hell lot of heavenly beauty to explore in Pin Valley.

This article covers almost all major places in Spiti Valley including Tabo, Kaza, Losar, Chandratal, Kunzum Pass, Ki, Kibber, Pin Valley, etc..

Rock Carved Roads of Kinnaur Valley

Rock Carved Roads of Kinnaur Valley

A Trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur Side in 10 Days

Below is the most common itinerary for Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur side only spanning over about 10-11 days and making most use of the time.

Day 1 | Delhi – Shimla / Narkanda
  • Shimla sightseeing includes Famous Ridge, Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Temple
  • Narkanda is about 60 KMs from Shimla takes about 2 Hrs
  • About 8 Hrs drive to Shimla
  • Overnight at Shimla or Narkanda, which ever suits your timings
Day 2 | Shimla / Narkanda – Kalpa
  • Leave early, if from Shimla and enjoy the vistas en route
  • You can plan for lunch at Rampur
  • About 8 – 9 Hrs of beautiful drive through Kinnaur Valley
  • Overnight at Kalpa
Day 3 | Kalpa – Nako – Nako Lake – Geyu Mummy – Tabo
  • Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway
  • Check Out Khab, Confluence of Spiti and Satluj Rivers
  • See the Leo Purygal Peak from Khab Bridge
  • Have your lunch at Nako Lake
  • Meet the dreaded Malling Nalla ahead of Nako
  • After Chango – Sumdo you will enter Spiti Valley.
  • After Sumdo police registration, detour towards Geyu Village to visit the 500 Year old Mummy
  • About 8 – 9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
  • Overnight at Tabo
Day 4 | Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake – Pin Valley (Mud Village)
  • Visit Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Lake and leave after early lunch
  • Enjoy the magnificent vistas all day
  • Traverse the Pin Valley | Kungri – Sagnam – Mud – Tailing
  • About 4 – 5 Hrs of drive in the day
  • Overnight at Mud Village in Pin Valley
Day 5 | Pin Valley – Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Kaza
  • Head for Kaza, headquarters of Spiti Valley
  • Have lunch at Kaza and check in to Hotel
  • Visit Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang in the second half of the day and for more details you can read: Key – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Local Sightseeing in Kaza
  • Ki is a famous monastery and others are places to explore as a lovely drive
  • Tashigang is where the road ends but again beautiful drive
  • About 4 – 5 Hrs of drive in the day
  • Overnight at Kaza
Day 6 | Kaza – Hikkim – Komik – Langza – Kaza – Lhalung / Tabo
  • Today visit the road less travelled or off beat places near Kaza
  • Great view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza
  • Statue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley
  • Tanggyud monastery at Komik, is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley
  • In order to cut short the next day journey, you can move to Lhalung or Tabo further from Kaza or you can leave next day early morning and rest this whole day. You can stay at remote village of Lhalung about 14 KMs of diversion in Lingti valley in case you are interested in it else stay either at Tabo or Kaza only
  • Overnight at Kaza or Lhalung or Tabo
Day 7 | Tabo/Lhalung/Kaza – Nako – Puh – Sangla/Rakcham
  • Start your day early and watch the vistas en route over Hindustan Tibet Highway
  • After Chango – Sumdo you will exit Spiti Valley.
  • Have your lunch at Nako or at Puh
  • You can make quick progress on this day with less stops, as you have already covered to places of interest while reaching Tabo from Kalpa
  • About 9 – 10 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
  • Overnight at Sangla/Rakcham village
Day 8 | Sangla/Rakcham – Chitkul – Rakcham/Sarahan
  • Enjoy the day at Sangla Valley, visiting most beautiful Chitkul village in Kinnaur
  • Go over to Sarahan or you can skip Sarahan and stay in Chitkul / Sangla only. Going over to Sarahan will help you Split the journey but in case you have more days best is to stay here and move to Sarahan the next day

  • Visit Kamru Fort at Sangla in case you decide to visit Sarahan the next day and enjoy relaxing day in Sangla today
  • You can plan for lunch at Chitkul village, last inhabited place in India towards Tibet
  • About 2 – 5 Hrs of beautiful drive through Kinnaur Valley
  • Overnight at Sangla/Rakcham/Chitkul/Sarahan
Day 9 | Sangla/Rakcham/Chitkul/Sarahan – Narkanda – Chail
  • Leave early and enjoy the vistas en route
  • You can plan for lunch at Narkanda, Negi Dhabha. Check review in DoW Community
  • This time instead of staying at Narkanda stay at Chail by taking the different inner beautiful route to Chail from Kufri.
  • About 6 – 10 Hrs of beautiful drive through Shimla – Kinnaur Valley
  • Overnight at Chail
Day 10 | Chail – Delhi
  • Roam around in Chail and leave for Delhi by afternoon
  • About 8 Hrs drive to Delhi
  • Overnight at Delhi / sweet home

Day 11-12 | Buffer days to be kept in case of road closure due to landslides or snowfall or perhaps you want to enjoy more 🙂

Do pay a visit to our DoW Spiti Library in Kaza. Who knows you short walk there may help it remain active for the kids up there for much longer time 🙂 :)…
Beautiful vistas in Pin Valley

Beautiful vistas in Pin Valley

Add On Days in Spiti Valley??

If you have more days then perhaps you can choose any of the days to explore more beautiful places within Spiti Valley…

  • In case, you are going in season time when Chandratal lake route is open and some how not planning to come from Manali side, you can go over to Chandratal on Day 6 after visiting Langza, Hikkim, Komik early in the day. Next day you can come back to Kaza/Lhalung or Tabo and continue the journey as above. This will add a day for you.
  • Spend a Day to explore Rama Valley and Lingti Valley that includes Demul, Lhalung
  • Spend a day to explore Mane Village in Spiti Valley or may be a trek to Sopona Lake
Petrol Pumps After Between Shimla – Spiti Valley – Manali
  • Theog
  • Narkanda Do Top Up Here
  • Rampur After crossing the town, the last one on right side is pretty reliable
  • Jeori
  • Tapri – New one, not sure if one can rely on it
  • Powari – Mostly Closed
  • Rekong Peo
  • Kaza – Do Not Miss

Foreign Nationals visiting the protected areas of Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley are required to get the inner line permits or ILP. Domestic (Indian) tourist do not require any permits. If you are Indian, then just carry a valid photo ID proof of your nationality to be on safe side. You can get all the details for these permits and its process at the article linked here

Conclusion

I am sure the above itinerary if not help you 100% with planning a trip to Spiti Valley but can certainly act as a starting point for your upcoming Spiti Valley trip. Do share your valuable thoughts or queries or doubts you have in comment section or DoW Community | Itinerary Advice forum for Lahaul, Spiti & Kinnaur Valley, and we can discuss more about your upcoming Travel Plans for Spiti Valley 🙂

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44 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I am planning to go to Spiti Valley following the route mentioned above. We are a group of 5, traveling from Mumbai in May 2017. I have closely followed all the articles on DoW and have built an itinerary based on the inputs received from DoW and other resources on the internet. It would be great if you could have a look at the itinerary and suggest changes if any. I would also like to know about the following:

    – Recommended lunch stops
    – Washrooms available on the route
    – Recommended time for an early start on routes covering long distances in a single day (keeping in mind weather conditions and sunset timings/ driving in the dark)
    – We will hire a tourist vehicle, so what are the arrangements for driver’s stay in the hotels/ guest houses/ home stays available on the route? Is this covered in the daily cost of hiring the vehicle or will it be extra?

    THE ITINERARY IS AS FOLLOWS;

    Day 1>
    Mumbai-Chandigarh by morning flight
    Chandigarh-Shimla by Taxi
    Reach Shimla around 3-4 pm.
    Explore Mall road

    Day 2>Shimla sightseeing
    Visit Annandale, Army Heritage Museum
    Vice Regal Lodge
    Mall Road, Christ Church, Heritage Walk

    Day 3> Shimla – Kalpa
    Enroute visit Padam Palace at Rampur, Lunch break at Rampur
    Overnight stay at Kalpa

    Day 4> Kalpa – Tabo
    Khab Bridge Confluence of Spiti and Sutlej Rivers
    Nako Lake, lunch at Nako
    Geyu Village to see 500 yr old mummy of a Buddhist monk
    Overnight Stay at Tabo

    Day 5> Tabo – Pin Valley
    Dhankar Monastery
    Walk to Dhankar Lake, approx 2 km,
    Travel to Pin Valley via Kungri, Sangnam, Mud, Tailling villages
    Overnight stay at Mud village

    Day 6> Mud – Kaza
    Check in to Kaza hotel, have lunch
    Key Monastery
    Kibber, Gette villages
    Tashigang Village, view Chau Chau Kang Nilda peak
    Chicham Village to see rope pulled trolley for crossing valley
    Overnight stay at Kaza

    Day 7> Kaza – Tabo
    Langza village – collect sea fossils, view Chau Chau peak, Buddha Statue
    Komic Village
    Hikkim Village
    Overnight stay at Tabo

    Day 8> Tabo – Rakcham
    Lunch at Nako or Puh
    Overnight stay at Rakcham

    Day 9> Rakcham – Chitkul-Sarahan
    Chitkul Village
    Kamru Fort
    Meadows around Sangla village
    Overnight at Sarahan

    Day 10> Sarahan – Chail
    Lunch at Narkanda
    Explore Chail
    Overnight at Chail

    Day 11> Chail – Kalka
    Kalka – Mumbai by Paschim Express

    Day 12> Arrive in Mumbai

  2. Hi Dheeraj
    Thanks for a nice overview of Spiti
    Is there a shorter version of Spiti tour which can be done in 3-4 days starting from Shimla covering few important places

    • No Girish, from Shimla it takes at least 2 long days fo travel just to reach Spiti Valley and two long days to come back. So, in 3-4 days of being on road only it means traveling on road and sleeping and then coming back.

  3. poonam deepak chawla on

    hi dheeraj i want to travel to spitti valley from manali route or shimla route or vis-vera either enter from manali and come out from shimla or enter from shimla and come cout from manali ,i want to see the whole route from manali to shimla to visit spitti valley.

    pls sugeest which is the best time and season.

    i had already vistied to leh ladakh in jun 2015 i had enter from kashmir and end my trip to manali it was wonderfull route and trip. the same i have to visit in spiti valley. pls suggest the route

    thank poonam deepak chawla

  4. Hi Dheeraj
    Your article is awesome!!! That is u making me to go to this trip.. i hav been to keylong, manali, kashmir, kargil, srinagar before but this time i m planning to go leh via spiti ( Hindustan-Tibet HIghway) just bcz u hav desribed its beauty very well with pictures, so is it possible if i leave from palanpur(gujarat) on 29th Oct as my vacation starts from this date? or if Leh is not possible(due to winter & POK issue) than what r the other choice? bcz i know it will be winter time as i reach himachal on 1st of Nov.. we r frnds(5 Person) planing this trip with Duster RXZ 110ps Diesle. guide me if i m doing any wrong….

      • Thanx for ur quick response. and thanks for ur valuable advice. if i want to go with my family(2+1kid 3yr) in november than what r the choices??

        • Amin, I will not recommend that you take a 3 yr kid to such a harsh place in winters up there. Adults have diferent adaptability and level of acceptance than kids to different day to day needs. Some of the day to day needs are criplled or hard to find in remote places of Himalayas as the winters starts. Try making a trip somewhere in the lower hills in such a case.

    • shobhit srivastava on

      Hi Dheeraj

      We are planning a road trip on our Toyota fortuner – Delhi-Shimla- Kalpa- Spiti-Kunzun-Manali-Delhi. Starting from 28 October to 3rd Novemebr.

      Please advise what are the probabilities of reaching Kunzun pass at that point of the year.

      Shobhit

  5. Hi I Plan to visit Spiti Valley from Shimla and back starting Oct 11th onwards. I will be on a bike.
    Please confirm 1. If riding alone in this sector is a problem
    2. Do I need to carry Petrol in a Can or Bunks are available on the way. I read your writing and it seems I need not carry Petrol with me. My bike can travel 350Km+ in full tank
    3. What about puncture repair facility ? I plan to use Slime sealant.

    Please advice
    – Chinmoy

    • Chinmoy, it is OK to travel during that time of the year. You need not carry extra fuel just don’t miss the fuel pumps top up at Kaza and Reckong Peo-Tapri. Yes please take slime with you, dont ride/drive fast as it bursts the tyres or cuts them. Puncture shops will be scarce and can only be found at Puh, Spellow (may not be working in off season), Tapri/Reckong Peo, Tabo, Shargol/Kaza.

      • Hi Dhiraj
        Your article is awesome!!! That is u making me to go to this trip.. i hav been to keylong, manali, kashmir, kargil, srinagar before but this time i m planning to go leh via spiti ( Hindustan-Tibet HIghway) just bcz u hav desribed its beauty very well with pictures, so is it possible if i leave from palanpur(gujarat) on 29th Oct as my vacation starts from this date? or if Leh is not possible(due to winter & POK issue) than what r the other choice? bcz i know it will be winter time as i reach himachal on 1st of Nov.. we r frnds(5 Person) planing this trip with Duster RXZ 110ps Diesle. guide me if i m doing any wrong….

  6. Nidhi Mittal on

    Hi Dheeraj,

    Its wonderful to read your article.I am planning Spiti and Lahaul Valley trip from October 8th to 16th October. My Plan is to start from Delhi–>Narkanda–>Reckong Peo–>Nako–>Tabo–>Kaza–>Kunzum Pass–>Chandrataal–>Rohtang –>Manali–>Delhi.
    Can you please give me some guidance regarding safety and how to plan it. Is it safe for a couple to travel by car(Scorpio). Also staying is our concern too, we are interested in homestays so which will be most favourable places for it.
    Thanks

    • Hi Nidhi, since it is late in the season, I will suggest to do from Manali side and come back from Kinnaur side. Do make sure you carry sufficient woollens to beat the cold out ther.e I see you have 8 days and you can follow the below plan:

      Day 1 : Reach Manali and stay overnight at Solang Valley as preferred for acclimatization
      Day 2 : Manali / Solang – Kaza
      Day 3 : Kaza Rest day. May be do Ki, Kibber in the evening.
      Day 4 : Kaza – Langza – Komik – Hikkim – Kaza – Pin Valley
      Day 5 : Pin Valley – Dhangkar – Tabo
      Day 6 : Tabo – Nako – Nako Lake – Kalpa
      Day 7 : Kalpa – Narkanda
      Day 8 : Narkanda – Delhi

  7. Akhilesh Shinde on

    Hello dheeraj sir.

    I m a solo rider. I’m planning to visit lahaul and spiti Valley in September end to first week of October on my bike Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 ABS. Is the time and the bike would be a good choice for a solo rider? I’ve never experienced the roads of himalayas so lil bit worried that if something went wrong with the bike or weather is there will be help available at that season? And what about the fuel pumps and mobile network available on that route. Do i have to carry fuel cans?? Please give some of your valuable suggestions sir.

    • Akhilesh, if you are OK with cold conditions then yes, timings should be OK. Well, fuel wise there will not be any issue but yeah if your bikes break down then there could be issues. Mobile connectivity is limited in Spiti Valley and only BSNL works. If something happens to the bike, it has to be towed to nearest town with mechanic.

  8. gaurav chauhan on

    hello dheeraj sir , i am gaurav ,me and my friend from dehradun planning a bike trip of 7-8 days ,but we are stuck in choosing the destination between munisyari or spiti valley …i am intrested for spiti tour ..but the problem is my friend already done the tour to leh -ladakh ..i am convincing him that there is lot of area near spiti which is untouched by him…specially u said the hindustan -tibbet highway.route ..is it feasiable to complete the spiti tour in 7-8 days and how much time for the munisiyari -kasauni trip ….

    • Hi Gaurav, yes it is feasible but suggested that you have about 10 days for a comfortable Spiti trip. With 7-8 days in hand go for Munsiyari, Chaukori. Try Munsiyari to Milam road as well, totally untouched.

  9. Sonu Pandey on

    Hi Dheeraj,
    Thanks a ton for wonderful guide on Spiti Valley, It is really appreciable for your effort. I want to visit spiti valley in Oct-Nov of this year. The plan as per my idea is as below but need your valuable suggestion on the same.

    Vehicle- I’ve Polo 1.6 petrol, I’ve completed Chopta ( Uttrakhand) trip in last Christmas with this car which was about 420 KM from Delhi and I drove continuously for 19 hours to reach destination which incuded the black ice road too at certain points.
    So whether this car can cover Spiti valley in such season or should I hire 4×4 self drive scorpio for the same?

    Second question my plan is for travel day is as below, please confirm whether I can cover it or not?

    Day 1- Delhi- Narkanda/Rampur ( journey start @ delhi in night)
    Day-2 Narkanda/Rampur- Kaza
    Day-3 Kaza- Manali ( if pass open or return by same way)
    Day-4 Manali to delhi
    Day- 5 extra

    Moreover can a 3 year old bay join this journey?
    Please confirm ASAP

    • Sonu, post mid-October – November is not at all the time to travel on Manali – Kaza road. You can get stuck for months and in case the car gets stuck, you may have to leave it for next season to open. So, not at all advisable. Also, Chopta does not stand anywhere closer to what is the route to Spiti Valley as it is called world’s trecherous roads. There is a reason they call it. Doing it above trip, does not sound like justice to me with being 12+ Hrs on road only every day.

      • Sonu Pandey on

        Thanks for quickest reply, please confirm till where I can go by car in above mentioned season? What should the minimum time required to cover it and do I need to opt 4×4 vehicle or Polo can do the job. Thanks

        • You can travel from Shimla – Kinnaur side and return the same way. In general, following should be at least done:

          Day 1 | Delhi – Narkanda
          Day 2 | Narkanda – Kalpa
          Day 3 | Kalpa – Nako – Geyu Mummy – Tabo
          Day 4 | Tabo – Dhangkar – Dhangkar Lake – Pin Valley – Kaza
          Day 5 | Kaza Rest and Local Sightseeing
          — Hikkim, Komik, Langza circuit
          Day 6 | Kaza – Ki, Kibber – Kaza and then reach Tabo/Nako by evening
          Day 7 | Tabo/Nako – Sarahan/Rampur
          Day 8 | Sarahan/Rampur – Delhi

  10. Mostafa Nasirul Azam on

    Dear Dheeraj,
    We 5 friends from Bangladesh planning to visit Spitti Valley via Delhi – Shimla – kalpa – Tabo – Kaza – Tabo – Sangla – Chitkul – Chali – Delhi route in April, 2017. We will arrive Delhi by 3 April, 2017 and want to complete the tour by 14 April, 2017.
    Will early April be the ideal time to visit Spit Valley?
    Do Bangladeshi Tourists are permitted to visit those places mentioned above?
    If permitted than what will be the process & procedure to get permission?
    Please give us some advice and tips. Thanks..

  11. Dheeraj,

    We are planning a trip to Kinnaur/Spiti area early Oct as per the below itinerary. We are a family of 3.

    1) Oct 6th — Start from Delhi
    2) Oct 7th Shimla Stay — Plan for the trip
    3) Oct 8th — Shimla to Sangla
    4) Oct 9th — Sangla/Chitkul/Kalpa
    5) Oct 10th — Sangla to Kaza
    6) Oct 11th — Kaza Sightseeing
    7) Oct 12th — Kaza to Sarahan
    8) Oct 13th — Sarahan to Delhi

    Got the following questions:
    1) Is this going to be too hectic given that we are not used to high altitude terrain? Any suggestions?
    2) Is Shimla a good place to book the vehicle for the trip? How much would the vehicle charge us? Can we take Indica or is it better to take a SUV? Any contacts?
    3) What is the road condition? Is that expected to be good during this time?

    Thanks !

    • Indrajit, it seems too packed. You should do either of the below two plans:

      Day 1 | Delhi – Narkanda
      Day 2 | Narkanda – Kalpa
      Day 3 | Kalpa – Nako – Geyu Mummy – Tabo
      Day 4 | Tabo – Dhangkar – Dhangkar Lake – Pin Valley – Kaza
      Day 5 | Kaza Rest and Local Sightseeing
      — Ki, Kibber, Gette, Tashigang
      Day 6 | Kaza – Hikkim, Komik, Langza circuit – Kaza and then reach Nako by evening
      Day 7 | Nako – Rampur / Narkanda
      Day 8 | Rampur / Narkanda – Delhi

      OR

      Day 1 | Delhi – Narkanda
      Day 2 | Narkanda – Kalpa
      Day 3 | Kalpa – Nako – Nako Lake – Geyu Mummy – Tabo
      Day 4 | Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake – Pin Valley (Mudh Village) – Kaza
      Day 5 | Kaza Local Sightseeing 
      — Ki, Kibber, Gette, Tashigang in the second half of the day
      Day 6 | Kaza Local Sightseeing (Hikkim, Koumik) 
      — Hikkim, Komik, Langza circuit 
      Day 7 | Kaza – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal
      Day 8 | Chandratal – Manali
      Day 9 | Manali – Delhi

  12. Dheeraj Sir I am a silent reader of all your articles since last one year.

    I didn’t drive much in Hills, only a couple of occasions I traveled to Almora (Bhimtal, Nainital) and Mussouri including Kemptee Falls and there was no issue with the car and my driving. Both of us were quite comfortable.

    I had planned to do Leh via Sri Nagar this August but then had to cancel due to the recent Unrest in Kashmir, and my car is not capable enough to negotiate the challenging Manali-Leh route.

    But I want to just go somewhere peaceful for a few days and wish to complete the Spiti valley via Shimla – Kinnaur in September end / October this year.

    My only worry: Can it be done in a 800 CC Hatch Back with 54 PS Power and 180 MM ground clearance (Renault- KWID) ?

    And, If possible, the estimated mid range cost for 4 persons (All adults-Male).

    Would be much Thankful for your guidance.

  13. Sarthak Gupta on

    We’re planning a self driven road trip from Shimla side to Kaza in the month of early September. Is it feasible to travel considering rainy season and are there any extra precautions we should keep in mind?

  14. Navin patel on

    We 4 friends planning to go spitti velly in May 17 by road from Ahmedabad for 12 days .Kindly give us some tips.

      • P/s do you tell me the rates of camps in chandratal with food. We are 3 persons want to stay in mid june 2017. How many numbers of camps organiger there? Thanks—– som

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