Description

Low Temp

-19°c

High Temp

6°C

Season

WINTER

This winter, discover some of the most gorgeous landscapes this winter as you embark on our RAWEST Escapade. Gear up for the drive as you take in the majestic snow-clad mountains surrounding Spiti Valley. We begin this journey in Chandigarh, where you will have a chance to get to know your fellow travelers. From there, you will begin what is sure to be the escapade of a lifetime as you zip to Narkanda. Moving on, the scenic beauty of Kinnaur Valley will take your breath away, and you will end the night at Chitkul, which is the last inhabited village before the Indo-China border.

Find yourself in awe of the sights around you as the journey progresses towards Tabo. On your way to Kaza, you will be smitten by the view of the Leo Purgyal Peak and gaze upon the Malling Nallah. You will now have truly entered Spiti Valley, and the sites will only get more and more miraculous from here. You will have the chance to visit the world’s highest post office as well as the highest village connected by motorable road. You will also have the chance to get truly raw as you stay under the stars in Kalpa and enjoy the pictures. The last leg of this journey will be a long and scenic drive to Shimla. This truly is the trip of a lifetime.

Tour Highlight

Soaring at a dizzying height of 12000 feet above sea level, the Hatu Peak is the highest peak in the entire Shimla district, located in Narkanda.

At the heart of Kinnaur is Sangla valley. It offers a delight of greenery and evergreen mountains before you enter the Great Spiti Valley.

Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit.

12,014 feet above sea level, Nako Lake offers a glimpse into the realm of lakes of l-limalayas. The reflection of trees and snowclad mountains on this peaceful lake will briefing you to a stillness.

The temples within the monastery complex in Tabo have a plethora of wall paintings and mud statues. The Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire to Tabo Monastery. It is said to be a thousand years old and is considered as one of the holiest places in Buddhism.

At a height of more than 3,800 metres in the Dhankar settlement of the Spiti valley, this stunning monastery is wedged between the rocky spurs at the top of a cliff.

Kaza is a peaceful retreat on the Spiti River plains, nestled in a remote region of Himachal Pradesh. Kaza is a dream location, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, bubbling streams, and a gorgeous desolate terrain with scattered patches of green.

The highest post office in the world is in Hikkim, the highest village is in Komic, and Langza (a fossil village) features a huge Buddha statue that overlooks over the Key monastery.

The largest monastery in the Spiti Valley is this one. It has a legendary past. Original books, holy texts, paintings, murals, and other artefacts will be all around you. You will be transported inside your soul by the vibrations and chanting.

This is a far-flung village located in the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, which is well-known for its snow leopards and the Chicham Bridge, the World's Highest Bridge.

See the surroundings of the tallest road bridge in Asia.

Kalpa is a small settlement in the Sutlej river valley, above Reckong Peo in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, in the Indian Himalaya.

Important Information

  • Travel in a Force Traveller / SUV (Innova/Xylo).
  • Volvo Delhi/Chandigarh to Shimla
  • 6 night Stays in Homestay/ Hotels.
  • Accommodation on a double or triple-sharing basis (exception for couples).
  • Heater/Tandoor/Electric blankets.
  • Meals according to the itinerary; lunch is not included. (6 Dinners and 6 Breakfasts)
  • Medical kit
  • Oxygen
  • Expertise Charges

  • Meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides and road blocks, etc. (to be borne by the client directly on the spot.)
  • Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions
  • Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • GST @ 5%

  • An authentic government ID card
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, caps, fleece jackets or warmers, down jackets, raincoats, toiletries.
  • Good quality trekking/adventure shoes and slippers.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, good UV protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any) & a few medicines for altitude sickness (a must)
  • Power Banks

Itinerary

  • Arrive Delhi / Chandigarh and Board the Volvo for Shimla.
  • Overnight Journey to Shimla.
  • Arrive in Shimla early in the morning. Pick up from Volvo Stand.
    After breakfast, prepare for the journey to Spiti Valley.
  • Join us for a brief excursion to Hatu Peak to take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. At the summit, there is a beautiful Hatu temple that you can visit.
  • After enjoying the campfire and the delectable native food, head back to your cozy rooms.
  • You are now in the heart of Kinnaur.
  • You will next be driven to Sangla and Chitkul, the last village in India, where there are snow-capped mountains and an entire right bank covered with apple orchards and wooden houses.
  • Spend the night and relax over the campfire under the stars. You are standing on the Baspa River’s left bank. This is a fantastic chance to put your snow photography talents to the test and catch the magnificent milky way.
  • Stay the night at Sangla/Chitkul.
  • Open your eyes and breathe in the purest air India has to offer.
  • You will notice a significant shift in the landscape and weather on the route to Tabo. Your heart will be filled with adventure as you cross over from the lush Sangla Valley into the Great Spiti Valley due to the breathtaking scenery and heart-pumping pathways that run through these mountains. You will recognize the authentic Himalayan Ranges as you approach Nako. Here, the temperature is always below zero. And the massive Nako Lake provides a striking contrast to the surrounding snow-covered mountain peaks.
  • Spend the night in the land of lamas after landing at Tabo.
  • Early morning trek to the Caves and Tabo Monastery.
  • Visit Gue Monastery after breakfast. Begin your trip to meet Tenzin, the Great Sangha. A monk who self-mummified to protect the large community of Gue from scorpions. The mummy is the sole self-mummification anomaly discovered in India and is estimated to be 500 years old.
  • Stop at the Gompa and Monastery of Dhankar, which is encircled by a lunar environment.
  • After lunch, head to Kaza. Rest for the day and enjoy a nice meal around the campfire in this cold desert surrounded by mountains.
  • You are currently waking up in Kaza, the Spiti Valley’s capital. After breakfast, visit Key Monastery, the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley, as well as Hikkim, the world’s highest post office, Komik, the world’s highest restaurant, and Langza, home to the world’s tallest Buddha statue, which is overlooking the Key Monastery.
    • P.S. You can send a letter to your loved ones from the highest post office in the world, Komik, before 4 p.m.
  • By evening, return to your hotel in Kaza and unwind with a cup of Seabuckthorn tea at our hotel while enjoying a view of the valley.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Kinnaur, Kalpa. You can take pictures at the infamous suicide point while admiring the views of the impressive Kinner Kailash from this location.
  • Visit the ancient Narayan Nagini Temple, Suicide Point and Kamru Fort.
  • Stay the night at Kalpa.
  • As you begin the final stage of your journey to Shimla, take in the stunning Kinnaur.
  • It’s time to say good-by to Spiti Valley till the next time.
  • Your trip ends here.
  • Arrive at Shimla, take a stroll through its lovely markets, or admire the Victorian architecture.
  • You can take the Volvo back to Delhi or Chandigarh.

Dates

Travel safe during COVID-19

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Our Policies

Our Policies

No Refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations. However -

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  •  If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  •  In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and, in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

No Refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations. However -

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  •  If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  •  In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and, in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

I acknowledge that this activity is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to: actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, guides, event officials, event monitors and/or producers of the event; lack of hydration, weather, and/or other natural conditions. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in this event.I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL) form will be used by RAW Escapades, their partners and the sponsors of the event in which I may participate and it will govern my actions and responsibilities at the event.In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to and from this event, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Raw Escapades, Their partners, and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents, the event sponsors and event volunteers, (B) indemnify and hold harmless all entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my actions during this event. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this event.I understand that at this event or related activities I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and/or assigns.This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under the applicable law.I hereby certify that I have read this document and I understand its content

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