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.
Let's quickly dive into the details:
Most 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. He knows me very well. He runs Hotel Sakya Abode too.
2. Chhewang Dorjey: 09459228584. Based in Kaza, owns a Sumo Spacio. He can come to pick you up from Shimla and don’t charge for it. An excellent 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.
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)
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.
5. Sunny hails from Shimla, drives his own Scorpio now. Very highly recommended from DoW members. Contact number: Call – 9459192806 Whatsapp – 9882096657.
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.
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.
8. 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.
9. Tenzin Chauppel: 09418433973. Runs Scorpio, Apart from being an excellent driver who knows all the roads in and out, this young chap being a local resident of Kaza will take you places that non-local drivers would not know.
10. Rajnish: 08988058422. The guy is based in Shimla and operates couple of Innova Crysta and a Toyota Etios. Cars are pretty well maintained and he himself is a polite person.
11. Tashi: 09418501644. A driver based in Spiti Valley
12. Chering: 09418840616. A driver based in Spiti Valley
Other Taxi Drivers for Kinnaur – Spiti Trip
13. Deepak: +91-9459162712. A driver based in Shimla
14. 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.”
15. 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.
16. Anil Thakur: +91-9816594411. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Neha and by Ananth.
17. 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
18. 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.
19. Khem Raj Verma: 09816374964/09857320041. Owns Toyota Etios. Can be reached at his brother number too: Ram Krishna Verma (M No. 9736051710).
20. Raj Sharma: +91-9816486511. Based at Shimla. Recommended by Bivash Das
21. Kishen: 09816505228. from Bilaspur, H.P. he has 30 years of experience in driving in J &k and Himachal
22. Bhumi: 941 811 3959. Safe, careful, punctual, reliable, cheerful, attentive & wonderful driver with Toyota Innova.
23. Surender – +91-9736667051. Manali based.
24. Sonu – 9459105448, 9817719405. Shivendra says here, “We hired Sonu, based in Shimla, and claims to have seven 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 seven-seaters, Tavera car.
25. Nittu Sharma – +919418344252, +917018346811, +919736464283. Have an Innova and Tempo Traveler.
26. 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 the Himachal. He owes a Travera of about 1year before,
29. Sunil: +91-9882766084.
30. Raju on 8894523332. He is an excellent driver to 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 the 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 dangerous 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 an 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.
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 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 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
Some Important Articles for Reference & Regular Updates
- Spiti Valley Itinerary covering Kinnaur and Manali
- Spiti Valley Itinerary from Manali only
- Spiti Valley Itinerary from Kinnaur only
- Acute Mountain Sickness and Importance of Acclimatization
- 7 Useful Tips for a Self Drive to Spiti Valley
- 40 Must-Have Things to Carry on Self Drive Trip
- List of things to carry for your Spiti Valley Trip
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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