List of Taxi Drivers for Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley

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List of Taxi Drivers for Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley
List of Taxi Drivers for Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley

Just as similar to the 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 the driver if possible along with the vehicle he owns and charges he offers for his services. A picture will be more helpful for anyone to connect with him or her but that is quite secondary.

If you are traveling to Leh Ladakh, then refer the list of taxi drivers for Ladakh and Zanskar trip.

Mostly Recommended & Verified Taxi Drivers List for Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley

1. Tsering at 09418208987. Based in Kaza owns a Xylo which his driver runs. You can check the rates with him and can even refer DevilOnWheels or my name, Dheeraj. Knows us very well. He runs Hotel Sakya Abode too.

Tsering bhai (left) with me (Dheeraj - right)
Tsering bhai (left) with me (Dheeraj – right)

2. 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 the car suits you. Can refer DoW to him.

Chewang Local Driver Spiti - Kinnaur
Chewang Local Taxi Driver Spiti – Kinnaur

3. Arvind Negi from Reckong Peo 07018198609, 09805114609, 09418946449. He is a very good driver. Very highly recommended from DoW members. He drives a Scorpio and Innova Crysta, very highly recommended. Car Numbers: HP 01 AA 2222 (Innova) & HP 01 A 5521(Scorpio)

Arvind - Local Driver Spiti - Kinnaur
Arvind – Local Taxi Driver Spiti Valley – Kinnaur
Arun with Innova at Rackcham Chitkul
Arun with Innova at Rackcham Chitkul

4. 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. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4035 and HP01A2264.

Dilip Local Driver Spiti - Kinnaur
Dilip Local Driver Spiti – Kinnaur

5. Sunny hails from Shimla, drives his own Scorpio now. Very highly recommended from DoW members. Contact number: Call – 9459192806 Whatsapp – 9882096657.

Sunny Local Driver Spiti - Kinnaur
Sunny Local Driver Spiti – Kinnaur

6. Arun Negi: 8988044493, 8894611950, 8219209660 Arun is the brother of Arvind. from Recong Peo takes bookings for Arvind and runs a Scorpio. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4666. 

Arun - Local Driver Spiti - Kinnaur
Arun – Local Driver Spiti – Kinnaur

7. Saleem 9805211177 /8988087436. Drives an Innova with bucket seats. An awesome driver has very good knowledge of Spiti and Kinnaur valley and more than 18 years of driving experience in Himachal Pradesh. Car Numbers: HP 01 A 4461. 

Saleem Local Driver Spiti
Saleem Local Driver Spiti

8. 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.

9. Tashi: 09418501644. A driver based in Spiti Valley

10. Chering: 09418840616. A driver based in Spiti Valley

Other Taxi Drivers for Kinnaur – Spiti Trip

11. Deepak: +91-9459162712. A driver based in Shimla

12. Prem Singh: +91-9816828913,+91-7018049103 & +91-9418505013, Runs Tempo traveller. He has 20 years of driving experience. As fellow member shares below, “He was always graceful. Ready to stop wherever 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.”

Prem Singh Local Driver Spiti
Prem Singh Local Driver Spiti

13. Vinod: 9816979872. He has an Etios and Tavera (8 seaters), plus being tavera it will be economic. Check with him if you are OK with Tavera or a small car for a small group and save some money.

14. Anil Thakur: +91-9816594411. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Neha and by Ananth.

15. Bunty Negi: 8219793098, 8988530619. Recommended by Arvind and Souhitya Chakraborty.

I am very much satisfied with the wonderful service provided by Mr. Bunty. He is an experienced, polite driver. He has good knowledge of Kinnaur and Spiti area. I strongly recommend his taxi to all who require safe and secure travel in Kinnaur and Spiti region.”

As per traveler Arvind who shares his feedback

16. Ramesh Kumar: 08894570848, 09459493766. He has over 20 years of experience in driving, drives very safe, has three-year-old 7 seater Xylo with the middle and back seat facing front, knows in and out of Himalayas especially Spiti and Kinnaur. Can refer DoW to him.

17. Mukesh Kumar: +91-9857340009/+91-9418340009. Based in Kalpa, He has his own Innova. Very friendly and cordial and his attitude impressed us feedback as shared by Debasis Sharangi. Can refer DoW to him.

18. Khem Raj Verma: 09816374964/09857320041. Owns Toyota Etios. Can be reached at his brother number too: Ram Krishna Verma (M No. 9736051710).

19. Raj Sharma: +91-9816486511. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Bivash Das

20. Kishen: 09816505228. from Bilaspur, H.P. he has 30 years of experience in driving in J &k and Himachal

21. Bhumi: 941 811 3959. Safe, careful, punctual, reliable, cheerful, attentive & wonderful driver with Toyota Innova.

22. Surender – +91-9736667051. Manali based.

23. 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 seaters Tavera car.

24. Nittu Sharma – +919418344252, +917018346811, +919736464283. Have a Innova and Tempo Traveler

25. Dharamvir: +91-9418174848/+91-9816074848. Drives a 7 seater (rear seat front facing) white Xylo. Superb driving with lots of experience.

27. Raj Kumar: His number is 08894320524. He owns Alto and can also arrange Innova or a traveler. He may charges you Rs.2000/- per day for his alto.

28. Pushpender Thakur: +91-9418093520. He belongs to Kangra & has a 15yrs driving experience. Pushpender also has great knowledge of the rest of Himachal. He owes a Travera of about 1year before,

29. Sunil: +91-9882766084.

30. 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 Somnath

31. Rajbir: 9816870767. Soma Bhattacharyya suggests him on DoW blog. She says, “We booked Tavera car for the trip and Innova for Delhi pick up and drop. Our driver was very very good at 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.”

32. Ajay Rathore hails from Bir village, have an Innova. Contact number: 09418771236 & 07018023659.

33. Mukesh(Monty) Sharma: 7 seaters 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.)

34. Bhanu: 9418661109. He owns a Innova and very well maintained.

Please note that this article is in the process of getting moved from our forums to a blog article for better maintenance and submission of driver reviews. All reviews have not been copied yet from the forums, and it will take some time to move them completely.

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Please share your driver details and your travel experience with them. It will be helpful for both drivers to improve or get promoted on the list as well as fellow travelers for directly connecting with the right drivers for their Kinnaur Valley and Spiti Valley trips.

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Use this form to submit your reviews of taxi drivers listed in DevilOnWheels website. I maintain the list of these taxi drivers based on the feedback from readers of the blog and DoW Community members.
Please share your detailed review of the taxi driver services you availed in the region. If possible please share the taxi numbers as well.

Reviews of Kinnaur – Spiti Taxi Drivers by DoW Community Members

In this section I will list down reviews or testimonials I get from various avid readers of DevilOnWheels blog and DoW Community Members.

Friendly guy. Hails from Kalpa. Owns a Ciaz and a Xylo. Really smooth with tricky roads. Highly recommended.

As per traveler Souhitya Chakraborty who shares feedback for Bunty

Sunny’s network and connect across the Shimla to Kaza route is a great benefit…He has a solution to every problem. From confident driving to good places to eat and clean toilets, you can leave all the decisions to him.

As per traveler Lahar Bhasin who shares feedback for Sunny

Our trip to Kinnaur/Spiti valley from 12th May to 19th May’19 was just awesome and yes, it was partly because of the guidance of Mr. Dalip. In 7 days we cover almost every part we planned from Kalka to Kaza and return to Kalka, including PIN valley and Gue monastery. Dilip is really a wonderful person by nature, knowledge and in terms of driving experience… I found him a man of punctuality with full of commitment… every traveler in the valley would definitely love to have him as the best escort while traveling through this unknown terrain … We traveled on his Scorpio Car HP 01A 4035 in our entire journey. YES, finally he is one of the best uncles to my 9-year-old son to recall.

As per traveler Aroop Banerjee who shares feedback for Dilip

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Conclusion

I hope the above list of taxi drivers for Spiti Valley And Kinnaur Valley covering Shimla to Kinnaur to Kaza, Spiti Valley, and Manali to Kaza will help you in planning a fabulous trip to Spiti and Kinnaur.

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  2. After two weeks of searching i got the best qoute for Spiti Valley tour from devils on wheels drivers reviews Mr. Happy bhai. We booked our tour from happy bhai Me my wife and our 18months old my little Princess. first time we visited kinnaur & Spiti 9days tour Mr.Happy is a great person who makes our Spiti Valley tour very enjoyment. our point of contact Happy bhai arranged the trip as per our requirement and made the necessary arrangements. He have good knowledge of Spiti routes & local sightseeing places. there are lots of hotel &homestay in kinnaur & Spiti who knows happy bhai by his name. In my opinion He is very highly recommend for Spiti Valley traveller’s. Happy bhai is experienced chaffuer for Spiti Valley trip trust on me .
    Happy bhai
    8628819457
    8988500829

    • Please note that Aviz, these drivers are shared by Devil On Wheels community members just like you. They are not our drivers or taxis. We are here to help them promote themselves and travelers to connect with them.

  3. Gaurav Pandey on

    We completed Spiti Valley tour in June-2019. Thanks for our driver&guide also a very good friend Mr. Krrish Negi Ji. Krrish Ji was very supportive, good behaviour, very helpful, friendly nature. all time during spiti valley tour. (He become like elder brother for me). Also he has very good collection of music (Himachali Songs ) Thanks Thanks Krrish Bhaiya for making our Journey special. We will meet again….
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL OF YOU WHO WANT TO TRAVEL Kinnaur & SPITI Valley

    Name – Mr. Krrish Negi
    Mob – 08988804811

  4. Siddharth Bezawlar on

    I and My Friends recently(7-17June 2019) went to the SPITI VALLEY. We hired DEBU as our guide and the Taxi driver. The experience was awesome and DEBU bhai made our trip smooth. He drives Scorpio and I would really recommend him based on the following experience 1. He has very good command over his vehicle. SInce the roads of Kinnaur and Spiti valleys are dangerous and sharp we did not feel any risk with him. 2. He is very punctual. Every morning he was asking us to get ready by a certain time to cover all the spots planned for the day and he himself was ready before the mentioned time. 3. Good Knowledge of tourist spot and weather. While visiting the places he always explained the reason and history behind the tourist spot and he also shared the attraction point of every spot. 4. Helping and Friendly Nature. He was so friendly that we did not feel bored on our road trip. He also helps us to tackle/survive the cold weather of Spiti by sharing local or household tricks. One evening I and my friends were exploring the market and the sun was set, it was dark then he came searching for us thinking that we got lost. 5. Good Knowledge of Hotels/Home Stays. He always took us to the budget-friendly and neat and clean home stays/hotels in the Spiti Valley. Overall it was a safe, smooth and fun journey with Debu Bhai. You can trust him blindly for your Spiti and Kinnaur trips. If I plan to go again to Spiti, I will definitely go with Debu bhai.

  5. Manish garg on

    We completed our spiti valley tour from shimla with our best driver JAGDISH CHAND (JAGGI). We contact JAGGI through VINKAAL .
    THANKS TO VINKAAL. OUR Driver shows enormous enthusiasm and spirit not as driver also as our friend and our tour guide
    Some key point of JAGGI
    – friendly nature
    – good behaviour
    – very helpful (as it is our first trip to spiti valley)
    – have good collection of music (as we are music lover )
    Finally i want to say that he is best driver for us and hope so that he will be for you all also
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL OF YOU WHO WANT TO TRAVEL SPITI AND ANY ADVENTURE PLACE
    HIS CONTACT NO – 9857507005 (JAGDISH CHAND ,JAGGI)

  6. Ankit Miglani on

    I have travelled the less travelled roads of spiti and lahoul valley twice and both times my partner behind the Innova wheels was Mr. Abhishek (a.k.a ‘Happy’). As his name goes by he is a very cheerful person who has made my trip to this beautiful valley a memorable experience. He is well acquainted with routes and the complex situations (landslide, bombarding, nala’s) that may come within one’s way on this route and without any doubt, I can say that Happy is well qualified and experienced to deal with such complex situations.

    He was experienced enough to cross all the nala’s including pagal nala and Chota Dara without any difficulty.

    Last year I was lucky enough to reach uptill Chandratal and spot a leapord but unfortunately this time we could only travel till Kaza, as the routes ahead were still not open.

    I had a 8 days trip last year starting from shimla, sarahan, sangla, raksham, tabo, nako, dhankar, gue, hikkim, langza, kunzum pass, batal, chandratal and back to manali. Though the route was similar but till kaza only.

    One cannot take eyes off the scenic beauty in this valley and Happy can be trusted completely for a happy trip in this valley.

    Driver-Partner-Buddy- Mr. Abhishek
    He can be reached on +91 8628-819457 and +91 8988-500829.

    Julley

  7. Normal family on

    We were on spiti trip in June 2019. No doubt about driving skills of Mr Ajay Rathore, BUT he is not committed.He had promised us to drop at Chandigarh Airport but left us at Shimla. He seemed to be busy in his own work throughout and dislikes travelling with family /kids.

  8. Subod kumar on

    We bhad boked Sunny ( scorpuo) for our entire trip that is narkanda to kalpa to tabo to pin valley to kaza to chandrataal to manali. Dates were 8th June to 15th June. He proved to be very smart at wheels, knowledgeable and very friendly. Throughout the journey he would describe us about the places we passedo by, he would stop by at picturous locations, take us to the best local eating joints as we requested. He had also helped us to take pictures . He suggested us with good stays. Overall we had the best experience with him and plan another trip with him. He is a much and must recommended driver.

  9. Pallab Bhattacharjee on

    We went for our trip to the Spiti Valley in May 2019. It was the the first mountain trip in many years and we did not know what to expect as we had not traversed this part of the country. To be honest we were not disappointed at all. The place was an entirely different kind of beautiful. We had not seen desert mountains before and we found them to be magnificent. On top of that our friend-n-guide Debu Negi was the ideal person to guide us on the tour. His enthusiasm fueled us everyday and he had thorough knowledge of each and every place we went to. So there was absolutely no problem regarding accommodation and fooding. In fact the facilities were commendable. The trip was everything we could ever wish for. Thanks to Devil on Wheels we had the most exciting trip!

  10. Snehamayee on

    Drivers and Guides
    We booked the tour via Mr Mukesh @ Apple Pie- 09820796047 /8894579727 . May 2019 was our 4th trip with him and he has always connected us with drivers who are dependable and resourceful. He usually provides drivers who know the terrain well – this a big advantage in an unforgiving land like Spiti. Another advantage of all drivers contacted via Mukesh is that they usually will not do “khichkhich” at small things or keep on cribbing at route changes etc .If Mukeshbhai is travelling or not reachable – his brother Aman can be contacted at 999934003

    Since we were 7 travelers we decided to hire 2 Innovas to ensure comfortable travel – We traveled with
    Driver Gogi (Susheel)- 9816183958 . This was our second trip with this enthusiastic and ever smiling fellow – He knows the roads well and is aware of all major points for a great view. He was always well dressed , neat with no visible vices – Very flexible to adapt and change the plan as requested by us – He has a Innova which can seat 7 if using back seat
    Diver Ajay – 09810600828 – This was our first trip with Ajay bhai and he did not disappoint. The Innova with bucket seat was great and so was Ajay bhai – He is a very well connected person with 2/3 cars. He was always networking with other drivers and connecting travelers with cars and drivers. He is a great driver who is again always well dressed , neat with no visible vices. Was always flexible to change plans as needed. He knows the area well enough

  11. Anchal Vashist on

    Hello sir I Anchal Vashist from Sunder Nagar Himachal Pradesh. I have Xylo and marazzo.I am doing tours of Spiti, Kinnaur and leh from last 8 year’s. I want to join devil on wheels. Please give suggestions how to go for it. Xylo(HP 01M1306), Marazzo (HP01M2959).

  12. Brian Rego on

    My wife and I recently went on a 10-day Spiti Valley trip (Shimla-Narkanda-Chitkul-Kalpa-Nako-Tabo-Dhankar-Pin Valley-Kaza) with Happy Bhaiya, our driver, guide and by the end of the trip, a good friend. He not only made us feel comfortable on roads that were non-existent, but also kept us engaged throughout the trip with short stories of the roads/places we were going to. Would like to make a special mention of his caring nature during our stay at Komic (the world’s highest village by motorable road) where we felt a little breathless because of the altitude. He made alternate arrangements for us almost immediately and ensured we continued to enjoy our trip,

    On his driving skills, I think he is the best I have met who is completely at ease on narrow treacherous roads. Has been driving clients to Spiti Valley for over 10 years.

    A big thank you to Happy Bhaiya for a wonderful journey in the valley. Will definitely recommend him to all DoW members. Trust me, I am already thinking about my next trip after this experience.

    Here are his details:
    Name: Abhikesh (Happy Bhaiya)
    Contact No: 8628819457
    Based in: Shimla

  13. Sandeep Vashist on

    Hi sundeep and hi DoW. I find this blog a way helpful. I want to do spiti tour from delhi and we are 4 friends for the tour. I have swift dzire. First question is can i do the whole tour in my dzire itself by self driving? Secondly if not can i do half of the tour on myself and then complete the other part by taking some taxi from any location somwhere in the path. Please suggest me on this. We are planning for trip from 1 june to 10 june.

  14. Sundeep Patel on

    We did our Spiti trip by tempo traveller from sangla after finishing Rupin Pass trek. Thanks to your list I got Tempo traveller at very good rates and most importantly on time of our arrival at Sangla.
    Ithe driver was referred by Rajkumar (from your list) his name is Hari Om Sharma and he is from Rampur (Kinnor) and he owns Tempo traveller..
    He is good driver and would like to recommend him…
    His contact no is +91 94595 39439

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