A mountainous cold desert freckled with green patches over a dry weather-beaten face, fascinating valleys, windswept landscapes and quiet villages, Spiti, which loosely translates as ‘the middle land’. The geographic placement passes a heavy influence of Buddhism and stark cultural similarities of the region into the valley. Religion plays a major role in everyday life, testified by the piles of ‘mani’ stones, whitewashed chortens that house Buddhist relics, and prayer flags fluttering relentlessly in thin air. Echoes of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ (literally, ‘Behold the Jewel in the Lotus’) by all bring good fortune and prosperity to the distant land. Novelist Rudyard Kipling in his book ‘Kim’ describes Spiti as ‘a world within a world,’ ‘a place where the gods live’ – something that holds true to the present day.
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Fly to Chandigarh. On arrival transfer to Narkanda. By evening arrive Narkanda and check into Hotel. Overnight in Narkanda.
After breakfast drive through Rampur and Jeori, pass the Wangtu bridge then drive towards, Karcham reach Sangla walk the market place if time allows. Visit the Kamru Fort & the Temple of the village deity in Sangla village. Overnight in Sangla.
After breakfast drive towards Chitkul. Chitkul can be described as one of the most scenic settlements in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border. This short drive from Sangla to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Bapsa river and pay tribute to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. After spending time in Chitkul, we turn around and head to Kalpa. Enroute visit the monastery in Reckong – Peo with a 60 ft tall statue of Buddha. Legend says that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner-Kailash and Jorkandan peaks looming right above the village. Overnight at Kalpa.
After breakfast drive to Nako. Enroute visiting Kanum monastery, library of Kangyur, Gompa Labrang, the Gompa of Tashi Cholling, Morang and Labrang villages. Nako has a beautiful lake which freezes in the winter and villagers play ice hockey during this period and seeing the temple of Padamsambhava, the second incarnation of lord Buddha who made Buddhism popular in the Trans Himalayas. Overnight in Nako.
After breakfast drive through the desert mountain range with villages & Desert Mountains in the surroundings. Reach Tabo and visit a more than 1000 year old monastery. Overnight in Tabo.
After breakfast drive to Dhankar the old capital of Spiti, visit the museum, drive towards Kungri monastery and have lunch on the way in Gulling, then drive towards the village Mud. Overnight in Kaza.
After breakfast drive towards beautiful Kee Monestry and then drive towards village Kibber (4205m)and further drive towards Lang Za and go for village walk in Fossil Park. Overngiht at Kaza.
After breakfast drive towards Chandertaal passing Losar and Kunzum La (4551mtrs).Then drive next to river Chandra and reach your camps before Chandertaal. After lunch go for a walk towards Lake. Overnight in Chandertaal.
Early morning after breakfast drive towards Manali passing Chattru and reach Rohtang Pass (3970mtrs). Drive towards Manali. Overnight in Manali.
Fly Back. Tour concludes.
For registration fill up the application form duly signed with advance fee equal to 50% of the tour cost & one recent passport size photo. Balance amount payable before 30 days from program starting date. All the charges are per person. Cheque / DD should be in favour of Camp Wanderers, payable Ahmedabad. Organisers reserve the right of admission. The total cost includes accommodation, food & travel. Kindly submit photo copy of your Photo ID proof. You are supposed to carry original copy of the same during the journey.
Tented accommodation will be provided at each camp site. In case of Eco Camp / Jeep Safari, the same will be in hotel. Hygienic vegetarian food prepared by our cooks will be served at each Camp Sites / Hotels. Jain food will be provided on prior request. Participants have to manage drinking water on their own during journey.
Unreasonable behaviour as well as use of drugs, alcohol & tobacco in any form is strictly prohibited during entire programme. Any defaulters will immediately be sent back at their own risk and cost & disciplinary action will be taken against them. The discipline also include to carry out any task in connection with the programme assigned by the Camp Leaders.
• 2-3 Full Sleeve Shirts / T-shirts
• 1-2 Jeans / Cotton pants
• Woollen Pullover
• Cap & Muffler
• Shawl & Hand Gloves
• Sport shoes with good grip
• Cotton Socks
• Light Slippers
• Thin Towel
• Water Bottle
• Rain Coat
• Toilet Paper
• Personal Toiletries
• Plate, Mug, Spoon
• Lunch Box for Pack Lunch
• Notepad & Pen
Group 1: July 29 – August 8, 2019
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