Tribal Monastic self-drive expedition

Departure Date

21 Sep


7 Night 8 Days



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Tribal Monastic self-drive expedition

A 7N/8D self-drive expedition through the old tribal route exploring the world’s capital of Monastic way of life - Spiti. During the course of this self-drive expedition, we would be exploring the parts of lesser seen Himachal Pradesh and interior Himalayas. From old-fashioned villages to gushing water streams next to your route, there is much more to explore amidst a number of monasteries, historic tales, escape stories and much more. We will be covering some great marvels along the route, such as the highest village in the world - Komic, highest post office - Kibber and much more. This trip promises stays at off-beat locales in a mix of glamping and concrete accommodation offering the best of adventure and hospitality on-the-move.

Highlights of the trip:

  • Self-drive expedition guided by teams with decades of experience handling off-beat and winter drives in Himalayas
  • A potent mix of adventure and hospitality on-the-move, fresh gourmet meals on-the-go
  • Stays at off-beat places in a mix of glamping and set accommodation
  • Experienced road-captains, service-staff to accompany the trip
  • Photography – videography of the trip; entire trip to be captured in stills and video format
September 21st – Saturday - Day 1: Assemble at Shoghi & overnight stay

Delhi to Shoghi – approx. 330 kms – 7-8 hours driving time

Shoghi - Shoghi is a tiny piece of paradise few kilometres short of Shimla. Aamod at Shoghi is a beautiful cottage resort built on a gentle hill slope, under a thick cover of oak and pine trees. Stay the night in the wooden cottages and get familiar with the hospitality of Aamod Resorts. Evening briefing for the guests.
September 22nd – Sunday - Day 2: Drive from Shoghi to Narkanda

Shoghi to Narkanda – approx. 80kms – 3-4 hours via countryside

This day we drive from Shoghi to Narkanda, covering the hustle of Shimla enroute. Bounded by strapping mountain slopes, sprawling evergreen forests and snow covered peaks, the valley is set apart from others by its red apple orchards and luscious cherry trees. We stay the night at Tethys Himalayas; an old Colonial style resort nestled between a thick forest cover and apple orchards.
September 23rd – Monday - Day 3: Drive from Narkanda to Sangla Valley

Narkanda to Sangla – approx. 160kms – 6-7 hours

This day we drive our way to Sangla Valley, which is a part of Kinnaur. The main livelihood of natives is agriculture while apples are a major cash crop here. The old Indo-Tibet road connects Sangla to NH5 (National Highway 5) at Karcham. Sangla Valley is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the swarming cities. Bounded by strapping mountain slopes, sprawling evergreen forests and snow covered peaks, the valley is set apart from others by its red apple orchards and luscious cherry trees. Famous for Trout fishing, Baspa river also makes its way through the valley. We will be staying the night at the Banjara campsite at Sangla valley.
September 24th – Tuesday - Day 4: Drive From Sangla Valley to Sichling (Spiti)

Sangla to Sichling – 200kms – 7-8 hours

You will be travelling from one of the most beautiful valleys of Himalayas, Sangla valley also known as Baspa valley because of river Baspa towards Sichling; a beautiful town in Lahaul and Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh surrounded by high mountains, crystal clear river, green landscapes and meadows. This beautiful drive transports you to a different world altogether with hardly any people, just your fellow vehicles and mammoth mountains to keep you company. We will be staying the night at our campsite at Sichling.
Day 5 : Sichling to Kaza (Explore the monastic way of life)

This is an important day of the expedition where we will be exploring Spiti valley. One can travel up towards the renowned Kibber, Langza and Komic villages or learn a few things about the tribal and monastic way of life. This region still has a number of tribal villages away from the hustle of city life and one can spend time covering the monasteries such as Tabo monastery, Dhankar monastery, kungri monastery in pin valley, key monastery among many others some of which are centuries old. We will be staying the night at a hotel in Kaza at our partner property.
Day 6 : Drive From Kaza to Chandratal

Kaza to Chandratal – approx. 100kms – 3-4 hours

In the serene surroundings of the towering snow-covered peaks and green pastures, lies the breathtakingly beautiful Chandra Tal also known as the moon lake. It is located at an altitude of about 4300 metres in the Spiti. You will drive through the magnificent route from Kaza to Kunzum Pass, and thereafter, to the lake. We will be staying the night at our Camping site at Chandratal.
Day 7 : Drive From ChandraTal to Manali

Chandratal to Manali – approx. 140 kms 7-8 hours

Making our way to our final destination before city life, we will have our last leg of adventure through the tough terrain of Batal and Gramphoo, crossing Pagal Nala and later Rohtang Pass to reach Manali. Manali is a little heaven one should visit at least once in a lifetime. This is one such destination that offers religious tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism in just one trip and that is what makes it a clear travellers’ paradise. We will stay the night at Aamod at Manali.
Day 8 : Manali to Delhi

Distance – approx. 560 kms 10-12 hours

This day, we bid good bye to the majestic mountains and our new friends for all good things must come to an end.

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Tour NamePrice Per AdultPrice Per ChildAvailable SeatsDeparture DateDuration
Tribal Monastic self-drive expedition42,00004021 Sep7 Night 8 Days

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