Dates- Every Year 09th February- 16th February
There is an old saying-
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”!!!
Inviting Brave Hearts to venture out and explore spiti valley in pristine white colours of snow with frozen river beds and beautiful wide valleys!!!
We would like to share the following information before you plan to drive to spiti in winters!!!
Harsh Weather Conditions and Sub Zero Temperatures
The minimum temperature in Kaza goes down to -20˚C and will further drop as the winter progress. It’s colder than your freezer at home. There are many places in the world which might be colder than spiti and you may not find the luxury of brands to keep you warm enough neither do the houses in spiti have central heating. Inside temperature of the house is around -1 degrees.
Road Condition- Snow on the road
While driving to Spiti in winters you will surely find ice and snow on the road. Roads are maintained by the GREF and they are not very regular in cleaning the
snow. This means the road will be slippery and you will have to be extra careful while driving on it.
Driving on the Hindustan Tibet highway in Kinnaur valley can be very unpredictable. Be prepared for ANYTHING- Shooting stones, landslides, ice and frozen roads, slush, water crossings, heavy snow fall, freezing temperatures etc. Don’t keep your expectations too high for this trip!!!
Go Boundless Team has expertise in snow driving. Before starting the trip we will provide give you complete guidance.
4x4 vehicle and Snow Chains are mandatory for the drive.
Vehicle Trouble and Preparations
Sub zero temperature can cause a lot of troubles in your vehicle. Diesel driven cars are prone to more problems due to freezing than petrol driven cars.
There won’t be any mechanic available in the winter. Go Boundless team also has expert mechanics, who will help you fix minor problems in your car.
It is mandatory that your car should be serviced properly and you must follow the below mentioned instructions-
Go Boundless Team has an equipped backup vehicle to winch you out wherever required but we request you to prepare well.
Toilets (Dry Toilets)
In winters, when the sewage systems freeze, you have to use the Dry-Toilets. Dry toilets do not smell. Also, make sure you flush with a shovel full of compost after you are done.
Stay and Food
All the hotels are closed at this time. Few home stay options are available in Kaza.
Go Boundless has an exclusive tie-up with locals in Kaza. All the accommodations are booked in advance. Tsering Bodh is our hospitality partner; you will get a chance to experience the real hospitality of the people of Spiti by staying with them in their warm houses. Also, you will be contributing directly to the village economy.
Food is included in the package but we suggest you to carry emergency ration with you. You should have a week’s worth of dry rations to eat. Just in case you get stuck in a landslide or an avalanche. You should be prepared to face the harsh face of nature. (Things to carry list will be shared separately)
We want that whosoever is joining us for this trip should be well prepared; mentally and physically!!!
Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If yes, you will be greeted with the real Spitian culture and lifestyle and the landscapes, which only a few lucky ones have the chance to witness!!!
Group Size- 20 People Only
Occupancy-Double Vehicle- 4x4 Vehicles only
Vehicle- 4x4 Vehicles only
Cost: 32000 per Person (Inclusive of Tax) Kids not allowed
This trip is not normal like others so we need lots of preparations and checks pre travel. Reach Hotel GK International Sector 35 maximum by 4.00 pm. Go Boundless team will do a complete scrutiny of the vehicles and things to carry. In the evening we will have a drivers briefing so that next day we can leave on time. (We will provide you car security and things to carry list after you book your adventure)
There are no flights and hence no escape route in case something goes wrong. A preparation is the key. Kindly follow the instructions carefully. In case our team would feel that you and your vehicle is not ready for the trip we have to leave you back!!!
Start will be at sharp 8.00 am from Fun Republic Manimajra. (We will share the address link). After leaving queen of hills Shimla we will drive into Himalayan countryside through Apple orchards and villages along river Satluj.
Reach Narkanda by the evening and enjoy bonfire and dinner!!!
Thrill starts today!!! You may feel that you are the only one to drive on these roads but you might encounter few brave hearted taxi drivers and locals who use their 2 wheel drive vehicles on ice and snow roads. Our Today’s stopover is Kalpa, surrounded by Kinner Kailash range. Reach at our pre booked Kinner Villa and you will be treated like home. Beautiful home stay with amazing view!!!
Try some Cognac with honey before you go to sleep!!! It will keep you warm in this freezing weather ;)
We will leave Kalpa after breakfast. This is the journey into the unknown, to something completely new. Enjoy the drive; come what may and love it.Experience the frozen Nako and many more.
Accommodation: - Home Stay
Meals Included- BF/Lunch/Dinner
Wake up and go out in freezing morning. Try to help locals learn how they fight the harsh winters.
Today we will explore snow covered Kee monastery, Kibber and Langza villages.
By now you are acclimatised well your body is well adjusted to this harsh weather. Spent another day in white desert. We drive as far as we can safely, towards Kunzum La!
Once back in our cozy home stay we spend time sitting around Soktsel (A warm sitting area) and exchanging stories! If there is a clear sky we dare to go out and take in the views of the Milky Way!
This is going to be a long day!!! We will leave very early morning around 5.00 am. Reach Rampur by late evening. Overnight stay in a Hotel.Accommodation: - Nau Nabh Heritage Hotel, Rampur
Back to Civilisation with cherished memories!!!Meals Included- BF