Spiti and the Sangla Valley Tour

Travel through the rural Himachal exploring Spiti and Valleys.

To start with, we would head to Dharamshala and pay our respects in the lovely hill town of Dharamshala, the Dalai Lama's home in exile. Heading North, we begin our journey to the lesser known valleys. Home to beautiful and historic monasteries perched at amazing heights, our exclusive itinerary for Spiti and the Sanga Valley is a journey through barren deserts, dense forests and turbulent rivers.

Duration: 16 Days
Places: Delhi, Dharamshala, Manali, Kaza, Tabo, Kalpa, Sangla, Sarahan, Shimla

  • Visit the Dalai Lama's residence
  • See the magnificent Key Monastery in Kaza
  • Experience life in rural villages of Chitkul, Karchham & Batseri villages
  • Ride on the 'Toy Train' to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shimla


Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your Indus Bound Representative and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll be staying for a night. Spend the remainder of the day recovering from your journey, and perhaps a stroll around the local neighborhood later.

Day 02 - Fly to Dharamshala

Fly to Dharamshala, the current residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, in the foothills of the Himalaya. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, or a stroll around the local street markets.

Day 03 - In Dharamshala

A morning sightseeing tour through the Tibetan Buddhist enclave of Mcleod Ganj with visits to the Namgyal Monastery, the Kalachakra Temple and the Bhagsunath temple. In the area you will notice the Tibetan population and vibrantly robed monks, making it feel like another country. In the afternoon, relax in one of the many inviting cafes or explore some of the smaller local monasteries.

Day 04 - Drive to Manali

Drive to Manali (06-07 Hrs), visiting Baijnath Temple at Palampur enroute. Set in a region of outstanding beauty, Manali is the historic starting point of the spectacular overland route to Leh. Surrounded by apple orchards, Manali is a vibrant mix of Pahari speaking Kullus, Lahaulis, Nepali labourers and Tibetan’s who left Tibet for India during the 1950s.

Day 05 - In Manali

Explore Manali and the areas surrounding the town. Start in the attractive old town of Manali then continue to the village of Dhungri with its carved buildings and rustic Hadimba Devi Temple and Vashisht home to a temple dedicated to Rama and communal hot sulphur springs. Further afield is the Solang Valley, the small town of Naggar and an art gallery showing works of the late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich.

Day 06 - Drive to Kaza

Drive to Kaza (04-05 Hrs), crossing the Rohtang La and Kunzum La mountain passes en route. 

Day 07 - In Kaza

Visit the striking Key Monastery. Later visit the villages of Gete and Kibber – highest permanently inhabited villages in the world, at 14000 feet.

Day 08 - Drive to Tabo

Drive to Tabo (01-02 Hrs), visiting the Dhankar and Lalung monasteries en route. Explore the Tabo Monastery in the evening which is the oldest functioning Buddhist monastery in India.

Day 09 - Drive to Kalpa

Drive to Kalpa (04-05 Hrs), visiting the Nako village to see the monastery and Nako Lake enroute.

Day 10 - Drive to Sangla

A short drive gets us to Sangla (01-02 Hrs). Rest of the day at leisure in the beautiful valley with the Baspa River running through it.

Day 11 - In Sangla

Explore the Sangla valley, visiting Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri villages. As an option, a trek in the vicinity, around Chitkul, can be arranged.

Day 12 - Drive to Sarahan

A pleasant drive to Sarahan (02-03 Hrs) surrounded by apricot orchards. Visit a local temple dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimkali

Day 13 - Drive to Shimla

Leaving Sarahan, drive through picturesque countryside ending with a steep and spectacular climb through the Shivalik Hills to the hill station of Shimla (04-05 Hrs). On arrival, take some time to relax at your hotel. You might like to head out in the evening as the shops and restaurants stay open late.

Day 14 - In Shimla

The morning’s sightseeing tour of Shimla includes a visit to the Vice Regal Lodge, Mock Tudor Library and, Jakhu Temple as well as a walk down the busy Mall Road to see the Gaiety Theatre and Christ Church. This afternoon you have the opportunity to spend some time on the famous 'Toy Train' to Kandaghat & back.

Day 15 - Train to Delhi

Drive down to Kalka (02-03 Hrs), or alternatively, take a toy train. Onwards, continue journey with the express train back to Delhi.

Day 16 - Departure Transfer

At time transferred to Delhi Airport for your flight back home, or continue with your onward journey with us

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Starting from USD 1260 Per Person

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels & dates of travel. Price includes daily breakfast, sightseeing, monument entrance fees, private guides, domestic flights, Toy Train Tickets, transfers, chauffeur driven air-conditioned SUV car & All Taxes.

When to Travel?

Most people travel in summer June-September when there are hot, sunny days and the nights are pleasant. Also, the roads, trekking routes, hotels and restaurants are open, with high passes closing during the later winter months.

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