Well, something I mostly oppose traveling to Spiti Valley from Manali but still, the Kinnaur Valley route has its own disadvantages and a lot many people do not want to take that route. They prefer taking the route to Spiti Valley from Manali side and also come back from Manali side.
Hence, in this article today, I will suggest a travel plan to make a trip to Spiti Valley from Manali side and come back from Manali side as well. I suggest people travel Spiti Valley from Shimla – Kinnaur side because of better acclimatization as the altitude increases gradually on this route. However, you can also read in one of my previous articles, 5 Reasons to Travel Spiti Valley from Manali Route
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Today in this article, I will be suggesting a most common itinerary to travel to Spiti Valley from Manali side and make the 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 Leh Ladakh will be full of the mad rush of tourists, almost you can see the glimpse of this thing happening in season time. However, Spiti Valley is altogether untouched as of now and people mostly confuse it with Lahaul Valley or they are more or less restricted to only a visit to Chandratal.
The real beauty of Spiti Valley starts beyond Kunzum Pass, towards Losar then to Kaza and then towards Tabo and then towards Nako or Kinnaur Valley… Not to forget the Pin Valley in between and there is a hell lot of heavenly beauty to explore in Spiti Valley.
This article covers almost all major places in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh including Tabo, Kaza, Losar, Chandratal, Kunzum Pass, Ki, Kibber, Pin Valley, etc. Below is the most common itinerary for Spiti Valley from Manali only spanning over about 9 days and making the most use of the time.
Day 1 | Delhi – Manali/Solang Valley
Day 2 | Manali / Solang Valley – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Kaza
Day 3 | Kaza – Pin Valley (Mud Village) – Tabo
Day 4 | Tabo – Dhangkar – Dhangkar Lake – Lhalung – Kaza
Day 5 | Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Kaza
Day 6 | Kaza – Langza – Komik – Hikkim – Kaza
Do check my article on making an economic or budget-friendly trip to Spiti by Public Transport.
Day 7 | Kaza – Losar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal
Day 8 | Chandratal – Batal – Gramphu – Rohtang Pass – Manali
Day 9 | Manali – Mandi – Jahu – Bhota – Una – Delhi
Day 10-11 | Buffer Days
For any trip to the remote Himalayas, you must keep some buffer days in case of road closure due to landslides or snowfall or perhaps you want to enjoy more 🙂
If you have more days then perhaps you can choose any of the days to explore more beautiful places within Spiti Valley…
As you travel from Manali to Kaza and come back to Manali from Kaza, you must fill the petrol at Manali before leaving for Spiti Valley. Once you reach Kaza, make sure you fill the petrol at the Kaza petrol pump as well.
After doing the complete sightseeing in Spiti Valley, make sure you top up again at Kaza fuel pump before starting your journey back to Manali from Kaza. This way you do not need to worry about carrying extra petrol on your road trip to Spiti Valley via Manali only.
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.
Don’t have time to read the full article? Check this less than 3-minute video on DevilOnWheels YouTube Channel on why you may travel Spiti Valley from Manali side. If you like my video, please do not forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel.
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 the comment section and we can discuss more on your upcoming travel plans for Spiti Valley 🙂
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This post was last modified on Jul 27, 2021 01:26
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