Hi, We are a group of 4 girls planning for a trip to Spiti Valley in September. We will be reaching Delhi
on 8th September and travel to Manali on the same day and reach Manali on 9th September morning. Will be starting for Spiti Valley
on 10th September morning. Need to be back to Manali on 14th September so
that we can start for Delhi on the same day. SO we have 4 nights 5 days in Spiti starting from Manali. Can anyone please suggest a perfect
itenary which is suitable for such a short period. Also what would be the Car cost if we take from Manali to Manali? And what are the
road permits and other taxes to be paid during the journey?
You should follow something like below Priya,
10: Manali – Kaza
11: Kaza – Pin Valley – Tabo
12: Tabo – Dhangkar – Dhangkar Lake – Hikkim – Komic – Langza
13: Langza – Ki – Kibber – Chandratal via Chicham road
14: Chandratal – Manali
You can get connected directly to some drivers in Himachal or Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley at the link: List of Taxi Drivers for Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley. These drivers can come and pick you up from Manali / Shimla / Delhi / Chandigarh too, of course with a price of the pickup as well.
The rates of the taxis are about Rs 3200-3500 per day depending on the number of days you plan to travel, more the days, less the price. If you are 2-3 in the group, you can opt for sedan taxi cars as well which charges around Rs 2200 per day.
Otherwise, taxis, in general, are also available on the spot from Shimla or Manali from respective taxi stands. These drivers can help you with finding local stay options too.
For stay options in Kinnaur and Spiti, check the link: Some Good Options of Stays in Spiti Valley / Kinnaur Valley.
You can keep an average of 900-1200 per person per day for food and stay on the tour to Spiti Valley.
No permit required, taxi guy will arrange the permit for his taxi
One more question.. We have never traveled to such a high altitude, this is our first time. So please advise shall we carry Oxygen pumps and what are the other precautions/necessities to be taken by us?
Also How good September is for traveling to Spiti? How will be the weather/temperature and what should we carry in terms of raincoats and winter garments?
As you are traveling from Manali side, there is bound to be some AMS associated with it. You should read about tips to minimize it at Acute Mountain Sickness and Importance of Acclimatization
September is a very good month to travel, you should carry light woolens for sure. Rest you can read: Tips for Carrying Clothes for Spiti Valley Trip
How safe is Spiti valley for a group of 2-3 girls?
In general, the whole of trans-Himalayan belt from Ladakh to Spiti Valley is pretty safe with general guidelines applicable as you might travel in other parts of the country.
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