BRAVING SPITI WITH WONDERFUL WORLDBRAVING SPITI - 12th - 21st August 2017 10 Days / 9 Nights

INTRODUCTION

BRAVING SPITI WITH WONDERFUL WORLD

This will be our sixth trip to Spiti and we absolutely love going back.
Spiti is tucked away in a far corner of HP on the wrong side of the great Himalayas and is often called “Little Tibet” or “Mini Ladakh”.

Certainly, the similarities are aplenty ; the rain starved landscape with scattered patches of bright green poplar and young barley for relief, the mud gompas and fluttering prayer flags, the snow crowned mountains and the fast moving rivers, the breath sapping altitudes, the lone metalled highway and the vast blue skyway….

Yes, all very Ladakhi you will say, but what is unique about Spiti ?
The big difference is that Spiti is not a gigantic military base, thus making for a far more relaxed and pleasant holiday with thinner crowds.
No artillery detachment round the corner to startle you or endless convoys to pull aside for and best of all, no multiple permits to obtain or check posts where to present them.

Spiti is going where you want to and seeing what you need to.
The unimaginable beauty of emptiness, at your own pace and time.
So when you finally lose that cell phone signal, you will be transported to another world.

Our journey begins from Chandigarh and will end at Chandigarh 10 days later.
Our team will include experienced and known drivers.
The terrain to get to Spiti is harsh and desolate, but the final destination makes it worth it.

Wonderful World helps like-minded women see the world in ways they can never dream of with husbands, kids and parents in tow.
We keep our group sizes relatively small so that you can make new friends and yet find your own space. And so that when you get to our serene destinations, the dictates, dynamics and timetables of a large group don’t dent your enjoyment.

ITINERARY

12TH August (Sat) – Chandigarh – Narkanda

  • Reach Chandigrah by 11:30 am (direct Shatabdi from Delhi)
  • Drive to Narkanda (Roughly 8 hours with one scheduled break)
  • – Overnight at Tethys or similar

13th August (Sun) – Narkanda – Sangla – Chitkul

  • Start at 09:00 am – after breakfast and drive to Sangla
  • (Roughly 8.5 hours with 2-3 scheduled breaks)
  • stay overnight at Samaa Resort

14th August (Mon) – Chitkul – Nako

  • Drive from Chitkul to Nako
  • Stop for lunch enroute and reach Nako in the evening
  • Walk around Nako village. Visit the 700 year old monastery and the lake
  • Overnight at Kinner Camps
  • Drive – 7/8 hours

15th August (Tue) – Nako – Tabo

  • Visit the Gyu Mummy. Lunch at a café in Tabo followed by a guided tour of the 1028 year old Tabo monastery, meditation caves and rock paintings at Tabo
  • Stay overnight at Tow Dhey Guest House – Tabo
  • Drive from Nako – Tabo (about 5 hours)

16th August (Wed) – Tabo – Kaza

  • Guided visit to the 1200 year old Dhankar fort and monastery
  • Drive to Lalung Monastery
  • Lunch at Pin Valley
  • Drive to Kaza – via Kungri monastery

(Driving time total – 6-7 hours with all the breaks)

17th August (Thursday) – Kaza

This is completely an open day

We have added this open day as a request from clients from our previous trips. This day is just to relax, walk around Kaza soak in the pace, do a little bit of shopping in the local market

Don’t step in the car on this day!

18th August (Friday)

– Visit Ki monastery.

– Drive up to Langza. Gentle trek near Langza to spot wildlife and search fossils. Lunch at Langza

– Visit Komic monastery

Homestay either at Langza or Komic (the worlds highest village)

(About 4 hours total to reach Langza)

19th August (Saturday)

  • Return to Kaza for a hot shower
  • Drive to Chandertaal
  • Lunch at Losar
  • Overnight at Chandertaal Camps

(About 6 hours total with breaks to reach Chandertaal)

20th August (Sunday)

Drive to Manali

Lunch at Chhatru

Overnight at Baikunth Resorts at Manali

(Drive from Chandertaal to Manali – 7 hours)

21st August (Monday)

Leave for Chandigarh

Evening Shatabdi to Delhi or flight back
You could also choose to fly back from Kulu – there is a flight to Delhi

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COST

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Includes

  • Accomodation on a Twin sharing basis
  • All meals – except for the last meal at Manali (as Manali has many options and people may want different things)
  • ST at 9%

Excludes

  • Train / air fare to Chandigarh
  • Bottled water
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Telephone calls
  • Entrance fee to any sites (though most are free)
  • Tips or portages

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

  • Due to limited accommodation available in this remote region, all bookings need to be finalized by the 15th of June.
  • Booking amount – 5,000 Rupees
  • Balance payment by the 15th of June

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Complete refund if cancelled 90 days prior to the actual trip
  • 90 days – 60 days – Booking amount non refundable, complete refund for the balance
  • 60 days – 50 days – 75% refund of total amount
  • 50 days – 30 days – 25% refund of total amount
  • 30 days – 15 days – 10% refund of total amount
  • 15 days – 0 – no refund
DISCLAIMER – Depending on the prevailing weather conditions closer to travel date, there could be some changes to the itinerary with respect to routes. However these will be intimated in advance, before the actual trip
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