|GO SPITI- APRIL|
|DAY-1||2ND APRIL||CHANDIGARH- NARKANDA||180 KMS|
|DAY-2||3RD APRIL||NARKANDA - KALPA||165 KMS|
|DAY-3||4TH APRIL||KALPA- NAKO- TABO- KAZA||196 KMS|
|DAY-4||5TH APRIL||KAZA- LANGZA- HIKKIM- KAZA||LOCAL|
|DAY-5||6TH APRIL||KAZA- LOSAR- KEE- KIBBER- KAZA||150 KMS|
|DAY-6||7TH APRIL||KAZA- RAMPUR||282 KMS|
|DAY-7||8TH APRIL||RAMPUR-CHANDIGARH||238 KMS|
Start will be at sharp 8.00 am. 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 your stay with bonfire and dinner!!!
Accommodation: - Wilderness or similar
Kalpa is a beautiful small town above Reckong Peo, surrounded by Kinner Kailash range, situated at an altitude of 2759 m from the sea level. There are couple of Buddhist monasteries at Kalpa. We will witness the most amazing sunset and sunrise touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light.
Accommodation: - Hotel Sambhala or Similar
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.
Explore Nako Lake and Tabo Monastery on the way.
Accommodation: - Hotel Sakya Adobe or Home Stay
After Breakfast we will go to Langza and Hikkim
LANGZA Village is a beautiful destination, situated at an altitude of 4400 meters and is divided into two sections, namely Langza Yongma (lower) and Langza Gongma (upper). This picturesque village is blessed with ancient monasteries and buildings of the prehistoric era. It is surrounded by green pastures, snow-clad mountains and barren landscapes that awe-struck every person who visit this stunning location, which is certainly one of the best places in the whole Spiti Valley. The magic of nature at Langza village leaves everyone speechless.
After Langza we will head towards Hikkim Village. This place houses the highest post office in the world. Carry some post cards to post to your loved ones from Hikkim village.
Enjoy the packed lunch that you can enjoy in the grassy meadows of this high altitude terrain. In the evening enjoy a walk to the local marketAccommodation: - Hotel Sakya Adobe or Home Stay
Today we will go towards Manali Road, till Losar the road is open, we will try to go further towards Kunzum pass till the point we can go. We will surely encounter snow today. On the way back we will take a different route towards chichem, kibber and kee monastery.
Kibber is the highest village in the world which is connected by motor-able road and also has its own polling station during election
Kee monastery is the largest monastery in the Spiti valley. Established in the 11th century, it has ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings. It also houses the largest no. of Buddhist Monks and nuns.
Accommodation: - Hotel Sakya Adobe or Home Stay
This is going to be a long day!!! We will leave very early morning around 6.00 am. Reach Rampur by late evening. Overnight stay in a Hotel.
Back to Civilisation with cherished memories!!!
April marks the arrival of the Spring Season in the valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti. Snow starts to melt in the month of April.
The weather at this time will not be on the extreme side but it will still be cold enough. You must remember that it will still be cold weather and prepare accordingly. Days will be pleasantly cold but nights will get harsh and freezingcold. During the day, you may just need your regular cottons and some light woollens but will definitely need to cover yourself well if you want to step out in the evening or morning.
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, snow fall, freezing temperatures etc. Don’t keep your expectations too high for this trip!!!
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.
It is mandatory that your car should be serviced properly and you must follow the below mentioned instructionsa.
a.) Only use winter grade engine oil and coolant.
b.) Do not mix water in the coolant.
c.) If possible, mix diesel with Anti-Gel or anti freeze chemicals.
d.) Keep your tank full and try not to park your car in the open.
e.) There won’t be any puncture shops after Kinnaur, so make sure all tyres including the spare are in good shape.
Go Boundless Team has an equipped backup vehicle to winch you out wherever required but we request you to prepare well.
In April also sometimes the sewage systems freezes, you might 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.
All the hotels in Kaza are closed till April end. 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. 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.
For Bookings ContactVaneeta Kang (Founder & Lead Adventurer) Go Boundless Contact - 09878025444 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goboundless.co