Just as similar to thread for Ladakh Taxi Drivers, I am starting this thread for collating the list of Taxi drivers from Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley. I will request everyone to please keep on adding to the list below. I will keep the main thread updated.
Please post a short description of driver if possible along with the vehicle he owns and charges he offer for his services. A picture will be more helpful for anyone to connect with him or her but that is quite secondary.
Mostly Recommended & Verified Driver List from DoW Community Members
- Tsering at 09418208987. Based in Kaza owns a Xylo which his driver runs. You can check the rates with him and can even refer DoW or my name. Knows us very well. He runs Sakya Abode too.
- Chhewang Dorjey: 09459228584. Based in Kaza, owns a Sumo Spacio. Can come to pick you up from Shimla and don’t charge for it.. An extremely good driver, patient calm and composed. Do not get irritated with many breaks and was with me on my White Spiti Valley trip in March 2014. Highly recommended if car suits you.. Can refer DoW to him.
- Arvind Rastmaan from Reckong Peo 07018198609, 09805114609, 09418946449. He is a very good driver. Very highly recommended from DoW members. He drives a Scorpio, very highly recommended. Feedback here More feedback here. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 5521.
- Dilip: 09816003815, 09459563473. based in Kalpa, runs a Scorpio and is very very nice down to earth driver. Recommended from DoW members. Can refer DoW to him. More feedback here. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4035 and HP 01 A 2264.
- Sunny hails from Shimla, drives his own Scorpio now. Very highly recommended from DoW members. Contact number: Call – 9459192806 Whatsapp – 9882096657. Feedback here.
- Arun Rastmaan: 8988044493, 8894611950, Arun is the brother of Arvind. from Recong Peo takes bookings for Arvind and runs a Scorpio. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4666.
- Saleem 9805211177 /8988087436. Drives an Innova with bucket seats. Awesome driver has very good knowledge of Spiti and Kinnaur valley and more than 18 years of driving experience in Himachal Pradesh. Feedback here and here Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4461.
- Tenzin Chauppel: 09418433973. Runs Scorpio, Apart from being an excellent driver who knows all the roads in an out, this young chap being a local resident of Kaza will take you places that non-local drivers would not know. Detailed feedback here
- Tashi: 09418501644. A driver based in Spiti Valley
- Chering: 09418840616. A driver based in Spiti Valley
Other Drivers List
- Vinkal : +91-98054-73522, +91-9459262520. Based in Shimla, nice chap, who used to run an Innova and charges about Rs 3000-3500 per day depending upon the number of days you plan to travel, more the days, less the price. Can refer DoW to him. Nowadays with too much load, he has mostly stopped driving and sends other drivers who run his cars or other cars. Many have reported in the forum below that he sends other drivers mostly. So, do check with him before negotiating that if he will be coming or manage tour with others recommended above. A couple of his friends are very good too like Deepak on #2.
- Deepak: +91-9459162712. A driver based in Shimla
- Prem Singh: +91-9816828913,+91-7018049103 & +91-9418505013, Runs Tempo traveller. He has 20 years driving experience. As fellow member shares below, “He was always graceful . Ready to stop whereever we find good spot.responsible. Punctual. We visited his home in kalpa. He was like our family member . Now also he is in touch with us. Feedback from here”
- Vinod: 9816979872. He has an Etios and Tavera (8 seater), plus being tavera it will be economic. Check with him if you are OK with Tavera or small car for small group and same some money.
- Anil Thakur: +91-9816594411. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Neha here here and by Ananth here
- Ramesh Kumar: 08894570848, 09459493766. He has over 20 years of experience in driving, drives very safe, has three year old 7 seater Xylo with middle and back seat facing front ,knows in and out of Himalayas specially Spiti and Kinnaur. More of this feedback here. Can refer DoW to him.
- Mukesh Kumar: +91-9857340009/+91-9418340009. Based in Kalpa, He has his own innova. Very friendly and cordial and his attitude impressed us feeadback as shared by Debasis Sharangi. Can refer DoW to him.
- Khem Raj Verma: 09816374964/09857320041. Owns Toyota Etios. Can be reached at his brother number too: Ram Krishna Verma (M No. 9736051710). Feedback here and here
- Raj Sharma: +91-9816486511. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Bivash Das here
- Kishen: 09816505228. from Bilaspur,H.P. he has 30 years of experience in driving in J &k and Himachal Feedback here
- Bhumi: 941 811 3959. Safe, careful, punctual, reliable, cheerful, attentive & wonderful driver with Toyota innova. Feedback here
- Surender – +91-9736667051. Manali based. Feedback linked here
- Sonu – 9459105448, 9817719405. Shivendra says here “We hired Sonu ,based in shimla and claims to have 7 years of experience of driving in hills. He has good knowledge of road as well as the vehicle. Pretty nice chap,and he is bang on time. He drives 7 seater tavera.
- Nittu Sharma – +919418344252, +917018346811, +919736464283. Have a Innova and Tempo Traveler
- Dharamvir: +91-9418174848/+91-9816074848. Drives a 7 seater (rear seat front facing) white Xylo. Superb driving with lots of experience. Feedback here.
- Bunty who’s a good and cheerful driver 08988043009 runs an Innova
- Raj Kumar: His number is 08894320524. He owns Alto and can also arrange Innova or a traveller. He may charges you Rs.2000/- per day for his alto. Feedback here
- Pushpender Thakur: +91-9418093520. He belongs to kangra & has an 15yrs driving experience. Pushpender also has great knowledge of rest of himachal. He owes a travera(1year bfr), detailed feedback here
- Sunil: +91-9882766084. Feedback here and here
- Raju on 8894523332. He is an excellent driver till date i have ever met. He stays in Jeori and came all the way to shimla to pick us. Ever smiling driver. Thanks to you all again. Feedback by Somenath here
- Rajbir: 9816870767. Soma Bhattacharyya suggests him on DoW blog here. She says, “We booked tavera car for the trip and innova for delhi pick up and drop. Our driver was very very good in driving tricky roads. We went through jalori pass to reach manali and he took us smoothly and in deadly roads of kinnaur he took us very smoothly.”
- Ajay Rathore hails from Bir village, have a Innova. Contact number: 09418771236 & 07018023659. Feedback here
- Mukesh(Monty) Sharma: 7 seater innova, based out of Shimla excellent driver and is very polite, well mannered, cheerful and helpful, never got irritated. 9816053050(whatsapp no.) 9459953121(BSNL no.) Feedback here
- Bhanu: 9418661109. He owns a Innova and very well maintained. Feedback here