- Duration 4 nights / 5 days.
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- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in India (Jammu and Kashmir)|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||4 nights / 5 days.|
|Best time to travel||--|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kaza / Kaza|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||Not Described|
|Type of Accommodation||Homestays|
Arguably one of the best places in the country to be in, the Spiti Valley delivers you an unmatched trekking experience. An ideal place to explore for the nature lovers and the travel bugs, the rugged picturesque beauty of the Spiti Valley is fancied by a number of trekkers.
Located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, the Spiti Valley is home to a number of highest villages in the world. At an average elevation of 4000 meters, it also hosts a number of oldest monasteries in the whole world and the region is hugely unexplored.
The beautiful villages, highly enticing trails, and widespread vast meadows complemented with the majestic Himalayas in the backdrop, the Spiti Valley Homestay Trek packs an adventurous trail and combines it with a sneak peek into the local culture of the region.
The 5 days itinerary of the Spiti Valley Homestay Trek takes you through a number of highest Himalayan Villages and gives you a deeper insight into the local traditions and cultures. Spending the nights in the various villages of the Spiti Valley allows you to indulge in an enchanting experience of knowing the lifestyle of some of the highest Himalayan Villages. The trek also ensures you some captivating views of the snow-capped mountains, let’s you enjoy the exotic wildlife of the region, takes you to a number of old monasteries, and also lets you explore the ancient civilization and architecture.
The Spiti Valley Homestay Trek is undoubtedly the best way of rediscovering the outstanding Spiti Valley.
- Accommodation in local homestays on triple sharing basis.
- Full Vegetarian Meals and Snacks on the trekking route.
- Trek equipment.
- Services of experienced trekking guide, porters, and helpers.
- All required permits for the trek.
- Basic First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
- Final night stay in Kaza.
- Travel expenses to reach Kaza and return.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before the date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10 KGs.
Items to bring with you.
- Trekking Bag (60-70 Liters).
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirts
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
Day 1: Drive from Kaza Village to Langza Homestay
The very first day of the journey begins with a drive from the extremely beautiful Kaza Village towards the Kibber Village. As you enjoy the road leading to Kibber Village you will get a chance to explore the 1000-year-old Key Monastery.The largest monastery in the Spiti Valley, the Key Monastery stands tall at an elevation of 13,667 feet. The beautiful architecture of the monastery is hugely complemented with the distant snow-capped peaks in the backdrop and the turquoise green Spiti River flowing below. Enjoy the prayer offering ceremony by the monks of the Key Monastery.After the exploration of the beautiful monastery, begin your journey towards one of the highest villages in the world, the Kibber Village. The whitewashed mud homes offer exclusivity to the village and the lush green pastures and farmlands reflect upon the primary occupation of the region i.e. Agriculture. Spend some time enjoying the only greenery in the Spiti Valley before resuming on the drive to Langza.Langza is associated with rich historical importance in Spiti Valley. Langza is rich in fossils of animals and marine life dating back to the period when Spiti was under the waters of the Tethys Sea. While you are in Langza, you can choose to pay a visit to the 1000 years old Lang Temple and also know about the prehistoric archaeological excavations in this place. Spend an enjoyable night at Langza Home Stay.
Day 2: Komik Homestay
The trekking journey begins today with the destination, Komik Village. The easy walk of around 4 hours leads you to the highest inhabited village of Asia, the Komik Village at an altitude of 14,800 feet. As you carry forward with the journey, you will be passing through Hikkim, the highest post – office in the whole world. Hikkim is also the highest polling station in the world. Follow the trail ahead to reach the sumptuous elevation of 14,800 ft, Komik Village. While you are in Komik, you can spend the day exploring the region, the vast farmlands, and the herding cattle. You can also visit the Komik Monastery, the highest monastery with a motorable road. The night in Komik is the most enthralling experience as you will get the chance to enjoy the best of stargazing while spending the night in the warmness of the Homestay.
Day 3: Demul Homestay
The Demul Homestay is located at an elevation of 14,435 ft and the journey today is around 5 hours in total. The trail passes through the admirable views of the Chemai Lapcha Pass. A short journey through the barren rugged lands of Spiti Valley is highly thrilling before the lush greenery of the Demul unfolds before you. The Demul Village is located at a more remote location and is very sparsely populated. Demul Village looks highly admirable during the harvest season. As you reach Demul, you can indulge in interactions with the locals, learn to cook the culinary dish, ‘MOMO’, or enjoy a Yak Safari. Prepare to spend the night in the Demul Homestay.
Day 4: Lalung Homestay
The journey till now has been quite exhilarating, and the excitement continues as you trek to the Lalung Homestay at 12,300 feet. The easy and enjoyable walk of 4 hours takes you on a steep descending trail all the way to the Lingti Valley. The enticing Lalung is located in the lap of the Tangmar Mountains. The locals worship these mountains as they believe their Gods dwell in these mountains. The Tangmar Mountains, as described by the locals change their colors in different shades of red, browns, and yellows reflecting the mood of the Gods. While you are in Lalung, visit the highly religious Gompa in close vicinity. The oldest Gompa of the Spiti Valley is believed to have been built by the angels. The night in Lalung will be spent hearing intriguing stories related to the faith and culture of the locals.
Day 5: Dhankar followed by Kaza Village
The very last day of this thrilling trek journey takes you through the Dhankar Village and from there a final drive back to Kaza Village. Dhankar was once the capital of Spiti Valley and is a really exciting place to be in. Located above the confluence of the Pin and Spiti River, the Dhangar offers bewildering panoramic views of the whole of the Spiti Valley. The old fort in Dhankar Village is a notable spot. While you reach Dhankar, before resuming on the drive back to Kaza Village you can visit the renowned 1200 years old monastery here. The setting of the monastery, balancing on a rocky precipice is a breathtaking sight. After enjoying the tits and bits of the Dhankar Village, start the final drive back to Kaza village where you will be spending the night. Spiti Valley offers top-notch trekking experience and the homestays in the beautiful villages are the perfect way of exploring the unexplored regions of this magnificent valley.