Land in Chandigarh and head towards Narkanda.
Take appropriate breaks on the way and enjoy the beauty as you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.
Lose yourself amidst scenic valleys on either side of the road.
Feel like you are staying in the middle of nowhere.
Your winter adventure begins.
Enjoy a nice, warm breakfast with a view of the mountains and head to Kalpa.
Enjoy the stunning view of Kinner Kailash peaks over a cup of tea.
Reach your destination and rest for the night.
This morning since it is a long journey to Tabo you will be leaving around 7 am or so.
Enjoy a nice, warm, early morning breakfast with a view of the mountains.
The journey will take about 8-9 hours if everything goes as planned.
On your way you will notice the terrain change and you will see the end of tree line.
See the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab.
We shall have a lunch break at the scenic Nako village- visit the lake in Nako after lunch.
Tonight you will get your first experience in a local Spitian homestay.
You can gather around the local style tandoor in the evening and interact with your host family over dinner.
Take enough rest in the night.
Take the morning easy, have your breakfast and visit the “Ajanta of Himalayas”- The Tabo Monastery which is close to a 1000 years old now.
On your way visit Dhankar Monastery, if the road is open – Dhankar used to be the Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting for a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers.
Stay in Kaza for the night. Warm up by the tandoor and help out in the kitchen if you want to.
A great way to bond with your host is by making and sharing a meal together.
Take the morning easy and stroll through Kaza village.
You can chat with the locals over a cup of Tea.
After breakfast, we shall head to Kye Monastery and Khibber Village, if the road is open.
Kye monastery is on top of a mountain overlooking the Spiti valley and the Spiti river.
After Key monastery, we will go a bit further and visit Khibber Village- which used to be one of the highest villages in the world once upon a time.
We will also go on a snow drive towards Lohsar till the road is open.
On your way, we will make a couple of designated stops for you to take some pictures.
Stay in Kaza for the night.
Make the most of your homestay experience by learning about local life, festivals and traditions from your host family.
Enjoy a heavy breakfast and get ready for your hike to the village around Kaza.
Because of the cold and the heavy snow, a hike is an invigorating way to keep warm and also experience Spiti just like the locals do.
We leave early morning today for Rampur and as it is a long journey, breakfast and lunch will be done along the way.
Say your goodbyes to your wonderful hosts this morning.
Leave early in the morning to catch your evening flight from Chandigarh back to your hometown and take back memories back of an isolated civilisation and trans-Himalayan terrain.
Trip ends here.
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