Holi is festival of colors and nothing defines it better than Holi at Sangla Valley, snowclad mountains and valleys makes it look like a fresh canvas with colors of holi. We will be visiting Spiti and Kinnaur Valley this Holi. Join us for the one of a kind trip to Spiti.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Early Morning|
Our Camps at Narkanda, awaits your arrival, followed by check in. Enjoy the rest of the evening with bonfire, music and choice of Bar-b-Q on request . followed by dinner.
After breakfast and a briefing session brace yourself for a bumpy snow drive. Road blocks can be a possibility. One of the most beautiful valleys and also called a traveller’s paradise, the views of pabbar will mesmerize you. Further down we will visit Chanshal through narrow and snow clad roads with alternative views every now and then. Get accustomed to road blockages and been snow struck. The landscape is beautiful yet enthralling and looks like a painting gone live. Overnight camping with bonfire and music.
Behold yourself for the most strenuous drive today as the roads will be snow laden and stony, once been called the most dangerous roads on the planet. As we drive alongside the Satuj river to enter the beautiful Sangla Valley of Kinnaur. Overnight homestay, be prepared for some Kinnauri surprises.
After visiting Chitkul (The last village of India situated at 3500 Meters) with breath-taking views alongside Baspa River if the route is accessible ofcourse, we will visit Tabo after clicking some pictures of the mesmerizing crystal clear Nako Lake, enroute we will also cross Sumdo checkpost from where the International Border of Tibet (Formally Republic of China) is merely 12 kilometers away. Tabo Monastery is more than a 1000 years old and is also called as Ajanta of Himalayas due to it’s great murals and paintings. The landscape, the building and the ancient architecture of the Buddhist is simply spell binding. Be ready to click a lot of pictures if you are a connoisseur of Arts and Architecture. Overnight at Guest House in Tabo.
After breakfast and monastery visit we will head for Kunzum Pass which will be covered under thick blanket of snow. The pass remains inaccessible for most part of the year (7 months). We wont be able to reach the mighty Kunzum at 4800 Meters but still it’s going be to be an adventurous feat as we will our test our driving skills under heaps of snow. The surrounding views will be breath-taking and very rare souls will be able to see such views as there would be heaps of snow everywhere in winters. If road permits we will visit Kibber and Kye Monastery on our return. Overnight stay in Kaza.
Today we drive back towards Kinnaur. We will stay in a hotel/guest house today with amazing view of snow covered massif in front of us.
Today we will retrace our wheels back to Kinnaur, however this time we will visit Recong Peo (administrative capital of Kinnaur) and Kalpa. Enjoy the mighty views of the holy kinner Kailash from Kalpa, visit suicide point, Roghi Village. Overnight stay in guest house.
We will return back to our camps in Narkanda after this amazing feat which not many of the adventurists can claim to achieve in these months of the year of Winters. We will celebrate the amazing feat as a party awaits for us in Narkanda. Evening enjoy dance, music and bonfire at our camps.
Time to head back home with tonnes of beautiful memories.
Inclusions and Safety Instructions are as follow:-
Ø Lunch during travel will be of juices, fruits, dry fruits and cookies, be prepared to carry as much dry eatables you can.
ØWe will carry oxygen cylinders, medical kit and all other ancillary equipment. Still the word of the organizing team will be final in case of emergencies and disasters.
Ø Our Team Leader, Food Van and helper will accompany throughout the trip.
Ø For your individual vehicles, participants only will be responsible for breakdowns and maintenance.
Ø We will be not be responsible for accidents and casualties in case of self driven vehicles.
Ø Lead Car and Backup Car
Φ 4×4 Car Bolero Campers.
Ø Boarding & Lodging
Ø Housekeeping and Kitchen Van
Ø Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Ø Camping Tents
Ø (Twin sharing) with mattress.
Ø Portable Toilets with Toiletries.
Ø Medical Kit (First Aid Only)
Ø And of course Bonfire and Bar-B-Que
DO’s & DON’Ts
Ø Do not DRINK & DRIVE.
Ø Do not stay out after it gets too dark, the wildlife may surprise you.
Ø Himalayas are an eco-sensitive zone. You can contribute by keeping carbon footprints as low as possible.
Ø Do not use and discard polythene/plastics/ other such hazardous material.
Ø Always insist on SAFETY BEFORE SPEED.
Ø If your driver is driving dangerously, refuse to travel with him.
Ø Report to us immediately.
Ø Do keep portable fresh drinking water with you all the time. If having water from outside, take only mineral water bottles and ensure that the seal is not broken. Even in restaurants, take bottled mineral water only and not the water served there.
Ø The change of water may cause an upset stomach.
Ø Do carry canned juice.
Ø In order to avoid dehydration drink fluids.
Ø Make it a habit to wear a cap or a scarf and apply sun screen while roaming in the sun and cover your head and ears to protect from the cold breeze.
Ø Always maintain a first aid kit with all the necessary medicines, adhesive bandages, thermometer, water purification tablets, antibiotics, antiseptic creams, petroleum jellies like Vaseline etc.
RATES & INCLUSIONS:
Total price for 7N/8D: Rs 21000/+ 5% GST. In case of prolonged journey cost will be on pro rata basis
18900 + 5% GST if you bring your own Motorbikes or 4×4 Vehicles.
The price includes 3 meals(per day) and stay.
GO SMART OR GO HOME
BE POSITIVE, CONFIDENT, LEAVE YOUR “PAST” AT HOME.
ANTISEPTIC ALCOHOL-BASED HAND WASH (ESSENTIAL).
SUN BLOCK (ESSENTIAL): A HIGH FACTOR IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
SLEEPING BAG (ESSENTIAL): MATTRESS WILL BE PROVIDED EVERY NIGHT, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG FOR NIGHTS IN THE REMOTE LOCATIONS.
LIGHT WEIGHT YET WARM CLOTHING IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AS WE WILL BE TRAVELLING INTO SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES.
A LIGHTWEIGHT 2-3 SEASON BAG IS RECOMMENDED.
WASH BAG, SCARF / BANDANNA, CAPS (TO PROTECT NECK, EARS AND HEAD), FLEECE / PULLOVER, TOWEL, SNOW BOOTS, CASUAL TROUSERS AND
AND FINALLY EAR PLUGS – TO PROTECT AGAINST SNORING ROOM MATES!