Spiti Valley Travel Guide


Many travelers are keen to know the budget, places to visit, accommodations and some tips for a bike trip or a road trip to Spiti valley. I’ll share my experience and the expenses occurred during my Spiti valley trip.

I visited the Spiti Valley back in the first week of October’2017 on a 500cc Royal Enfield Desert Storm with my wife as a pillion. So before we get started, let me brief you the points that we are going to cover in this article.

1: Facts to know about Spiti Valley.

2: Why you should visit this place?

3: Best time to visit Spiti Valley.

4: Best routes to Spiti Valley.

5: Point of interest/ Places of attraction.

6: How many days are required for a Spiti valley trip?

7: Places for stay/availability of accommodation

8: Mode of transportation.

9: Availability of fuel stations.

10: Budget/Travel expense.

 

1.Facts to know about Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The sub-divisional headquarters or capital is Kaza, which is situated along the Spiti River at an elevation of about 12,500 feet above sea level.

Lahaul & Spiti Valley often termed together but Lahaul valley is altogether a different region with a different landscape than what Spiti valley offers. The Rohtang Pass separates the Lahaul valley from the Kullu valley and the Kunzum Pass separates the Lahaul Valley from Spiti Valley. And by jurisdiction wise, beyond Chhatru the Lahaul administration starts. Places like Keylong, Jispa, Darcha, Baralacha La Pass, Surajtal Lake, etc falls on Lahaul Valley and majority of these places falls on Manali – Leh Highway and hence, anyone who has made a trip to Manali – Leh Highway would have experienced them. The scenic beauty perspective is also different between Lahaul and Spiti where Lahaul Valley is more green and living compared to Spiti Valley, which is barren and a cold desert.

 

2.Why you should visit Spiti Valley?

Popularly known as Little Tibet, Spiti is nestled in the Himalayan Mountain range in the northeastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Accessible only during summer, Spiti is as remote as it gets. Surrounded by mountains and glaciers, some highest villages in the world perched on mountain crests, quaint old monasteries, crystal clear rivers and streams, prayer flags fluttering in the wind and monks in their robes evoke strong comparisons with Tibet and leaves tourists to this remote region spellbound.

It is not just culture and natural beauty that Spiti offers. Trekking,  jeep safaris, bike trips are some of the activities that you can do here. Trekkers flock to Spiti attracted by its scenic mountains, enchanting landscapes, glaciers and pristine environment. Pin-Parvati, Parang-La and Pin-Bhaba are some of the popular trails.

Even if you are not interested, a trip to villages situated around Spiti can be an interesting experience. Kunzum Pass, the gateway to Spiti, leads to the Bara-Sigri glacier, the second longest glacier in the world. Monasteries and gompas represent the ancient culture and tradition of Spiti. Key monastery located at an altitude of 13668 ft above sea level is close to the Spiti River and is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas. Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest Buddhism centres in western Himalaya, is located here. Murals of Tabo monasteries are quite similar to Ajanta paintings.

 

3.Best time to visit Spiti Valley.

The road connecting this valley from the north is cut off frequently in winter due to heavy snow for up to 6-7 months of the year. This means you cannot access this valley from Manali or Keylong due to the heavy snow at the highest Kunzum Pass which is elevated at 15,059 ft. Whereas Spiti valley is accessible throughout the year from the south, that is from Shimla via Kinnaur on a gruelling 412 km long road. But even this route may also periodically get closed for a brief period during the winter storms, but road access is usually restored within a few days after the storm ends.

Therefore the summer months from late May to early October are the best time to visit Spiti valley. Since the weather warms up during the summer season, and the snow slowly melts and gets cleared away to open up the road to the valley.

 

4: Best routes to Spiti Valley.

There are two routes to enter Spiti Valley one from Delhi via  Manali then – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Losar and finally Kaza. And the other from Delhi via Shimla then– Narkanda – Sangla – Nako – Tabo – and finally to Kaza.

So, one can enter from one side (say Shimla) and exit back to Delhi from another side (Manali) making it the complete circuit. I suggest to start it from Shimla and exit through Manali, due to two basic advantages. Firstly, Spiti Valley is a cold desert situated in trans Himalayan region at an average altitude of 3300 m and above mostly and hence, your body will require a certain amount of acclimatization before you enter the Spiti Valley. So Going via Shimla side will help you gradually increase the altitude and your body gets acclimatized properly, hence fewer chances of getting hit with AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). If you start from Manali side then you’ll reach high altitude terrain pretty quickly which increases the chances of mountain sickness and that can spoil the trip.

The second reason is that you will be traversing the Hindustan – Tibet Highway which is one of the most adventurous and as per some the most treacherous roads in the world. Riding or Driving on Hindustan Tibet Road is a journey in itself even if you do not visit any places in Spiti Valley.

 

5: Point of interests/ Places of attraction.

I’ll highlight the point of interests with altitude that fall in this circuit starting from Shimla to Kaza and then back to Manali.

 

Solan (Alt: 1600m)

So when you’re starting your journey from Delhi or Chandigarh, the very first town you enter is Solan, elevated at 1600m is a hill town. If you have carried some extra days or you couldn’t make it up to Shimla or Chail on the first day of your journey. You can plan a stay in Solan. Shoolini Temple, Mohan Shakti heritage park, Jatoli Temple are some of the places of attraction here.

 

Shimla (Alt: 2276m)

A distance of 46 km from Solan you’ll reach Shimla, the capital and the largest city in Himachal Pradesh elevated at 2276m. Sightseeing includes the mall road, the ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhoo Temple.

 

Chail (Alt: 2250m)

If you are the person who likes tranquil and want to avoid crowd you can skip Shimla and instead visit Chail which is another hill station elevated at 2250m and is 40 km from Solan. Which is far more serene compared to Shimla. So you can either take the Shimla route or the Chail route. Both these routes cover almost the same distance.

 

Kufri (Alt: 2630m)

Kufri, a small hill station at an elevation of 2630m and located 20km from Shimla and 31 km from Chail. The attraction here includes the Himalayan national park. Kufri also offers various fun activities at Kufri Fun World, horse ride to the Mahasu peak and skiing during winters.

 

Narkanda (Alt: 2760m)

The next point in your journey is Narkanda, at an elevation of 2760m and located 47km from Kufri. Hatu peak and Taunu Jubbar lake are the points of attraction here. One can also do skiing during the season.

 

Sarahan (Alt: 2100m)

Sarahan is a small village in Kinnaur Valley. It is the site of the Bhimakali Temple, originally known as Bhimadevi Temple. Sarahan pheasantry and Dharangati wildlife sanctuary are the places to visit in Sarahan. You need to divert from the main NH5 at a place called Jeori and ascend for about 12 km to reach Sarahan.

 

Sangla Valley (Alt: 2696m)

Sangla is a town in the Baspa Valley, also referred to as the Sangla valley, in the Kinnaur District close to the Tibetan border The valley is surrounded by forested slopes and offers views of the high mountains. Besides the natural beauty of Great Himalaya Kamru Fort, 14th Century Lord Badri Nath Ji Temple ,Mata Devi Temple & Bearing Nag Temples are the main attractions of the Valley.

 

 Chitkul (Alt: 3450m)

It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. 24 km from Sangla the drive to this village is an absolute treat for nature lovers, especially the last 10 km after crossing the nomadic village of Rakcham which marks the halfway point between Sangla and Chitkul.  I am not sure about the altitude of this village as I found it as 4550m in Wikipedia which is no way it could be real and many websites claim it as 3450m. I am a bit sceptical about this figure as well.

 

 Kalpa (Alt: 2960m)

 Kalpa is a small town in the Sutlej river valley, above Recong Peo in the Kinnaur district. It is located at the base of the Kinnaur Kailash snow-capped ranges. Kalpa is one of the biggest and beautiful villages of Kinnaur district. You need to divert from the main NH5 and ascend to about 5 km to reach Kalpa.

 

Nako (Alt: 3625m)

Nako is a village located near the Indo-China border in the Trans-Himalayan region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. Nako Lake is a prominent feature here, where it borders the village. Nako Monastery, dated to 1025 AD, is located in this village with several other Buddhist chortens.

 

Gue Village (Alt: 3200m)

This village is famous for a 500-year-old mummy of a Buddhist monk. The remains of this 15th-century Buddhist monk named Sangha Tenzin was discovered in 1975 when the stupa that was housing him collapsed during an earthquake. To reach here one need to divert from the main highway after crossing Sumdo. A 10 km narrow road will take you to this village.

 

Tabo (Alt: 3280m)

A 35 km ride from Gue, you reach Tabo. Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River. Situated at an altitude of 3280m Tabo is famous for Tabo monastery. It was founded in 996 AD in the Tibetan year of the Fire Ape. Tabo is noted for being the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.

 

Dhankar Monastery  (Alt: 3894m)

Dhankar village elevated at an altitude of  3,894 metres (12,774 feet), which is 31 km from Tabo. The Dhankar monastery is built on a 1000-feet (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers – one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a gompa. Dhang or dang means cliff and Kar or Khar means fort. Hence Dhangkar means fort on a cliff.

The Dhankar Lake which is situated above the village of Dhankar at an altitude of  4136 meters (13570 feet) in the middle of the hills. A 1hr steep hike is required to reach the lake from the village.

 

Pin Valley

Pin valley is a beautiful valley in Lahaul & Spiti situated along the Pin River. Though within Spiti, the ecosystem of Pin Valley is completely different than that of Spiti and its pristine beauty is quite fascinating. There are approximately 17 villages in Pin Valley. And the last village in this valley is the Mud village elevated at an altitude of 3770m and is 33 km away from the main highway. This village is the trailhead for the spectacular Pin–Parvati trek, and Pin Bhaba trek. Mud is a fine spot to ramble around for a couple of days, even if you’re not trekking.

A short distance from here, you enter the 675-sq-km Pin Valley National Park, reputed as the ‘land of ibex and snow leopards’.

 

Kaza  (Alt: 3800 m)

Situated on the bank of Spiti River at an elevation of 3800m, Kaza is the sub-divisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley in the Lahaul and Spiti district which is the largest township and the commercial centre of the valley. Kaza is known for its colourful festivals and the ancient Sakya Tangyud Monastery. It is also popular with tourists and adventure seekers during summer months because of its central location and connections to rest of the valley and outside. This central location also makes Kaza an ideal base camp for trekking, mountaineering and tours directed to other parts of the valley.

You can find some offbeat and high altitude villages around Kaza. The village named Langza- Komic-Hikkim forms one circuit and can be covered in one day. And the Ki-Kibber-Chicham-Gete-Tashigang can be covered in another day.

I will suggest visiting Langza Komic and Hikkim first, as the Ki-Kibber-Chicham-Gete-Tashigang falls on the Chandratal route so you can plan to visit this place while going to Chandratal.

 

Langza (Alt: 4325m)

Langza is known for the presence of marine fossils and the breathtaking view of 6300m high Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak sitting on top of the village. At the first glance of the village, one will instantly notice a huge Buddha statue which is believed to be around 1000 years old. The village is guarded by this statue overlooking the valley, an old monastery, and few mud houses, which are worth visiting. The monastery behind the statue is said to be over 500 years old.

 

Hikkim (Alt: 4400 m)

Another village in Lahaul Spiti district. This location is credited as World’s highest polling station. It is recorded in the Limca Book of Records and also credited to have the World’s highest post office. The Pin code is 172114.

 

Komic  (Alt: 4587m)

Komic is another village which is recorded as the highest village connected with a motorable road. The Komic Gompa or Tangyud Monastery, yet another attraction is considered to be over 500 years old and one of the highest altitude gompas in India.

 

Ki Monastery (Alt: 4166m)

A Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley. It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas.

From Ki Plan for Gette and then Tashigang and after returning from there you’ll cross Kibber and Chicham while continuing to Chandratal.

 

Gette & Tashigang (Alt: 4270m)

Gette is another highest village at an altitude of 4270m 10 km from Kibber and riding to further 5 km you’ll reach Tashgang. While travelling to these villages you can spot Himalayan ibex. The route to Gette and Tashigang is a complete dirt road with loose gravel.

 

Kibber (Alt: 4270m)

Kibber is another high altitude village in the Spiti Valley elevated at 4270 metres. It contains a monastery and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Chicham (Alt: 4270m)

You can Spot Chicham village nestled in a huge mountain peak. The road from Kibber to Chicham is connected using a suspended bridge over a gorge, which is said to be Asia’s highest bridge at an altitude of 4037m (13,244ft) and connects the Kibber village to the Chicham Village. The bridge is named after the village as Chicham bridge.

For Losar or Chandratal I will advise not to take the NH 505 from Kaza and skip Rangrik as the road condition of NH 505 is worst and a nightmare, instead go via Key, Kibber, then Chicham and continue on this road, which is newly constructed and will save some 40 km being trapped in a rough terrain.

 

Kunzum Pass (Alt: 4590m)

Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La (el. 4,590 m or 15,060 ft), is a high mountain pass on the eastern Kunzum Range of the Himalayas. It connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The Kunzum Pass is 19 km from Losar and 76km from Kaza.

 

Chandratal Lake (Alt: 4300m)

Chandra Tal is a lake situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district. Chandratal meaning the Lake of the moon and the name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft). The Jeepable distance from Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake is 19 km. And further two km to trek. The road to Chandratal is narrow and rough.

 

Rohtang Pass (Alt: 3978 m)

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh. This pass is elevated at an altitude of 3978m.

 

Solang Valley (Alt: 2560m)

 Located at a distance of 13 km from Manali, Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains. Since the valley has fine ski slopes, it is a perfect place for skiing. During winters, the valley becomes a skiing paradise with children of all ages slipping and sliding over the fresh white snow. When the snow melts in the summer, skiing is replaced by parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding.

 

Manali (Alt: 2050m)

Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti district as well as Leh.

 

6: How many days are required for a Spiti valley trip?

The Spiti valley trip can be done in 6 days, but for that, you have to skip Kinnaur valley, Sangla valley and Pin Valley. If you like to cover all the above-mentioned valleys and the offbeat locations around the valley then a minimum of 10 days is required. Since there’s a lot more these valleys will offer, it’s a worth to visit and one should not skip these places. And always keep 1 or 2 days as a buffer in case of road closure due to landslides or snowfall or any breakdown of your vehicle.

 

7: Places for stay & availability of accommodation.

Since the no. of available days for a trip and the places of interest will always differ as per the planning you have made. It’s totally up to you to decide the place to stay and prepare the itinerary as per your convenience. And in this part, I will provide you with the details of the availability and the expenses for accommodation.

  • So starting from Delhi the first point after Chandigarh is Solan. If you couldn’t make it for Shimla, Chail or Narkanda on the first day of your trip. Then you can plan to stay in Solan.  A variety of hotels and Resorts are available here ranging from 1000 to 5000 and more. We stayed in a resort named as Himani resort, which cost us 2500 for a night stay. The costing will be same if you plan to stay in Shimla, Chail or Kufri.
  • Shimla the next city and a crowded tourist spot will offer a plenty of hotels and resorts. Here an average hotel will cost you 2000 and if you are looking for more comfort and services it will cost 6000 and more.
  • And for Chail or Kufri, You will find fewer resorts and hotels compared to Shimla or Solan. Here the price starts from 1500 and the price goes up depending on the hotel class.
  • If you stretch a little more on your first-day journey, then you can plan to stay in Narkanda or Rampur. Both these places offer small to medium budget hotels. We stayed at Hotel Little chef in Rampur which was below average and cost 1200 for a night.
  • If you have planned for Sarahan there are few decent low budget hotels. Similar to the case for Sangla.
  • If you go further to explore the villages in Baspa valley you can get few hotels, camps or a homestay in Batseri, Rakchham, and Chitkul, which are quite a few in number compared to Sangla. We spend 2300 for a below average hotel in Chitkul, due to a huge rush of travellers that day.
  • The next point is Kalpa, where you’ll find many hotels and guest house ranging from 1000 to 2000.
  • We spent our fourth night in Pooh, which is 75 km from Kalpa and 40km before Nako. We found only two guest house in this village and we booked valley view guest house for 500 rs. And we find it OK for this price.
  • Then comes Nako, few guest houses, homestay and camping near the lake are the options available here. Camping here may get a bit higher in price compared to the other option.
  • Departing from Nako and before you enter Tabo, you must visit Gue village. After crossing Chango and then Sumdo, you’ll find a diversion to the left for Gue village.  I found one homestay in this village.
  • Returning from Gue you’ll enter Tabo which is around 35 km. Here in Tabo, you’ll find plenty of guest house, homestay and few hotels ranging from 500 to 2500. We resided in Hotel Maitreya Regency for 2500 a night. And this hotel was good and decent and served us authentic food.
  • After Tabo, you’ll be visiting Dhankar, which is 31 km from Tabo. And yes you can find few home-stay and guest house here.
  • After Dhankhar if you have planned for Pin Valley. Take a diversion to the left and drive all the way to Mud village, you can get guest houses or home stays here for a cheaper price.
  • After returning you’ll be headed towards Kaza. It’s the largest town and commercial centre in Spiti valley. Here you’ll find a plenty of hotels, guest houses and restaurants ranging from 500 to 3500 and more. You can also opt for camping at the bank of the Spiti River. We stayed in Kunzum Spiti Inn for 1800rs which includes dinner and breakfast.
  • Now if you are travelling to the offbeat villages around Kaza like Langza, Hikkim, Komic, Ki, Kibber and Tashigang. And you have planned to indulge with the local villagers there, you can get a couple of home-stays there for around 500 rs a night.
  • Similarly, you can get a couple of homestays in Losar while travelling towards Chandratal.
  • Now you have to travel all the way to Chandratal or Batal for a stay. In Batal you’ll find just on PWD rest house.
  • In Chandratal only camps are available there, ranging from 600 to 2500 per person. If you are not concerned with the price then go for Swiss camps as these camps are double layered. Since the night in Chandratal is bone-chilling and goes below -5 even during the summer months. So the Swiss camp is recommended to fight the cold and if you wish a comfortable sleepy night.
  • Now returning from Chandratal you’ll be crossing Batal, Chattru, Gramphu, Rohtang, Marhi and Palchan to reach Manali. Batal, Chattru and Marhi offer only a few dabhas there. So while returning from Chandratal, plan to reach Manali. Manali is the famous hill station. You’ll find many hotels from medium budget to large and luxury. Our Stay in Manali was at Golden Tulip for 2357 rs after discount, which includes breakfast.

 

8: Mode of transportation.

  For a Spiti valley trip, the major cost arises depending on the mode of transportation. Here we are having four options as a mode of transportation.

a) Privately Hired Taxi

If you are hiring a private taxi, the costing will be anywhere between a per day of 3200 to 5500rs and more, depending on the number of days you planned to travel, if the days are more the fare will be a bit less. So if you are travelling in a group the costing will get divided.

b) Self-Drive or Self Ride but Rented Bike or Car

Usually, you get a decent bike in good condition at around Rs 1000 – 1200 per day depending on the make and model of the bike you rent.  Similarly, if you are hiring a self-driven car it’s better to go for an SUV as ground clearance is a key factor while driving around in treacherous Spiti roads. Don’t bring hatchback, else you’ll cry. So it’s better you can go for Innova/ Xylo/ Sumo/ Duster/ Scorpio etc. Rates are approx. 3000 to 3500 Rs per day depending on the number of days you book. Plus the fuel charge of 4000 to 5000 for a bike considering a mileage of 25 kmpl in hill + plain. And if you are travelling by car the fuel cost would be around 8000 to 11000 for a diesel vehicle.

c) Self-Driven Private/own Vehicle – Bike and Car

If you are driving or riding your own car or bike, you would be bearing only the fuel charge, which I have mentioned above as 4000 to 5000 for a bike and 8000 to 11000 for a diesel vehicle. Here I have excluded the cost of maintenance. Your vehicle must be serviced before starting the trip and at the end of the trip which is mandatory. Also one should add the riding gears and spare parts while planning for this trip.

d) Public Transport

One can also opt for public transport or shared public taxis for your Spiti valley trip. But using public transport inside the Spiti valley is challenging, as the frequency of such shared vehicle or bus is very limited. Once you reach Shimla by Volvo AC or an ordinary bus and that will cost you 500-900 rs. From Shimla, you can break your journey to Narkanda-Sangla-Kalpa-Nako-Tabo-Kaza, which will cost 100 to 500 rs depending on the stop one choose. One also have the option for a public taxi running in this route. And for offbeat locations one has to hire a private taxi, as the public transport to some offbeat location is limited.

 

9) Availability of fuel stations.

Since Spiti valley is a cold desert. One should know the places where the fuel stations are available. However, we didn’t feel the need of extra fuels we carried in spare. But it is always advised to carry extra fuel in case of an emergency or there may be a case of any fuel station may get closed. One we witnessed in Tapri, but we got other in Sangla. Below are the list of fuel stations that falls on the Spiti valley circuit starting from Shimla upto Manali.

Shimla
Kufri
Theog
Narkanda
Kingal
Rampur
Jeori
Saki Charang
Tapri
Sangla
Rekong Peo
Kaza
Manali

 

10: Budget/Travel expense.

Spiti valley is a place where you can get a variety of stay options depending on the choice, comfort, and preference one is looking for.  The price range may vary depending on the season and popularity.

The variety of stay options may range from 100 or 200 for a stay at some Dhaba tent or shack. 300 to 700 for a stay at low range guest house or a homestay. 700 to 2000 for a medium range guest house or hotel. 3000 and above for hotels that offer much more comfort, convenience, food etc.

Similar will be the case for food expense. And it totally depends on what you want to eat and where you want to eat. If you dine at a dhabha tent then the cost of the meal would come out to be around Rs 50 – 100 only per person and the same meal if you take at your hotel or any restaurant then you might pay Rs 150 – Rs 300 per person or maybe more. Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian also matters with respect to food pricing.

Apart from the above expenses, one should also consider miscellaneous expenses like toll, parking, entry fee etc. If you are adventure junkie and going for paragliding in Manali, rafting, mountain biking, shopping, etc. then that will surely be something additional for you.

Since the choice and preferences vary from person to person; it is quite hard to estimate the cost or budget of any trip.

For reference and to get some idea I’ll share my trip expenses, which I believe can be helpful for you guys to estimate your budget for a Spiti trip. Remember there are few miscellaneous expenses which I have excluded as it totally depends on the circumstances and depends on the person’s choice. The maintenance cost of the vehicle is also excluded here, incase you have planned to bring your own vehicle.

 

Date Hotel Name Hotel Food Fuel Total cost
Friday, September 29, 2017 Himani_Solan 2500 1011 1102 4613
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Hotel Little Chef_Rampur 1200 740 390 2330
Sunday, October 1, 2017 Guest house_Chitkul 2300 1090 0 3390
Monday, October 2, 2017 Valley View_Pooh 500 840 600 1940
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Maitreya Regency_Tabo 2500 1030 0 3530
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Kunzum Spiti Inn_Kaza (Dinner and Breakfast included) 1800 380 640 2820
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Moonlake Camp_Chandratal (Dinner and Breakfast included) 4400 120 200 4720
Friday, October 6, 2017 Golden Tulip_Manali (Breakfast included) 2357 865 0 3222
Saturday, October 7, 2017 Guest House_Mandi 600 550 600 1750
Sunday, October 8, 2017 930 830 1760
  Total 18157 7556 4362 30075

 

 So this is the list of expenses occurred during our Spiti valley trip. And I must say this is the average expenses for anyone who is travelling to Spiti valley on a bike with their partner. We have covered a roundtrip of 2043 km for which we spent 4362 rs on fuel. The major figure in this table is the expenses for Hotel, which can be minimized if you want to save money. So I have spent around 30,000 for a 10 day trip to Spiti Valley with my partner.

We didn’t cover the Pin Valley; instead, we have planned for Parvati Valley, where we visited Kasol and Manikaran.

You can watch the entire Spiti Episode in our YouTube channel, in which we have captured every possible stretch from Delhi to Kaza via Shimla and then back to Delhi via Manali. And I believe that the video will help in getting some insight on the road condition and the mesmerizing view.

 

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