8 day itinerary for Spiti Valley

The roads from Shimla till Sarahan are comfortable

Please check the introduction page for detailed itinerary and map. Here is a quick itinerary that we followed. The travel time includes time spent for refueling, eating, rest and bio-breaks. It does not include any time spent in sight seeing.
  • Day 1 - Gurgaon to Sarahan (531 KMs, 12 hours)
    • Have a sumptuous lunch at Narkanda.
    • Enjoy the ride and check into Sarahan.
  • Day 2 - Sarahan to Chitkul to Kalpa (180 KMs, 7 hours)
    • Visit Mata Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan.
    • Go to Chitkul and spend awesome time near the river. One could stay here for ever.
    • Check into Hotel at Kalpa, possibly get a nice view of Kailash-Kinner.
  • Day 3 - Kalpa to Tabo via Nako (170 KMs, 6.5 hours).
    • Visit Nako and check out the natural lake.
    • Check into Tabo Monastery and visit the small market around it.
  • Day 4 - Tabo to Kaza via Hikkim (90 KMs, 4.5 hors)
    • Get up early and attend the morning prayers at Tabo.
    • Get your camera ready for amazing vista's on route to Komic, the air gets heavy here.
    • Send a post card from Hikkim post office !
    • Check into Kaza and leisure around the river or market.
  • Day 5 - Kaza to Chandrataal and Battal (100 KMs, 7 hours)
    •  Visit Key monastery and Kibber village.
    • Drive through the heart of the Spiti valley and have lunch at Losar.
    • Spend 2-3 hours at Chandrataal.
    • Check into the CPWD guest house or the bunkers run by Chacha-Chachi. The Dhaba would be lively in the evening, do have your dinner here.
  • Day 6 - Battal to Manali (120 KMs, 8 hours)
    • Enjoy the tough drive and check into Manali.
  • Day 7 - Manali to Mandi (110 KMs, 4 hours)
    •  Have fun in Manali there are tons of things to do here
    • Leave Manali post lunch.
    • Check into hotel at Mandi
  • Day 8 - Mandi to Gurgaon (500 KMs, 11 hours)
    • Home sweet home, collect some Verka shakes for kids back home :)