Spiti: Bike & Hike


Spiti: Bike & Hike :

Biking Spiti Village22

Amongst the few unexplored areas the world over there isn’t one as enchanting and inspiring as Spiti, often known as Little Tibet. Tucked away in the interiors of the Trans-Himalayan belt of Himachal Pradesh, this high altitude cold desert region has only recently been opened to the outside world. Situated at an altitude well over 3000 mts above mean sea level, this valley is exposed to temperature variations of -28 degree centigrade to +28 degree centigrade and remains cut off for most of the year by the high mountains that encircle it. Due to its relative isolation, various unique and rare aspects of the Buddhist culture (Tibetan Buddhism) are well preserved in this valley. Millions of years ago, Spiti however lay submerged under the Tethys Sea. Remnants of its geological past are evident in the unique landscape and the diverse fossils found in the valley. Spiti is also a storehouse of various rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

Itenerary

Day 01: Manali- Kaza Arrive at Manali, transfer to Kaza through Rohtang Pass. Distance from Manali is ~210 kms and takes around 8 hrs drive. Stay overnight in camps/ guest house/ hotel. Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 02: Kaza- Langcha- Zunto peak Transfer to Langcha from Manali, will take around an hr to reach. Hike to Zunto peak which is of ~12 kms and takes around 6 hrs. Stay overnight in camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Langcha- Komic- Dhemul Hike to Komic from Langcha which is a half day easy walk. Cycle down to Dhemul, which is ~20 kms from Komic and will take around 2 hrs. Stay overnight at camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Dhemul- Dhankar- Tabo Cycle down to Tabo Monastery from Dhemul, which is ~50 kms and will take around 5 hrs. Stay overnight in camps. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Tabo-Tilling-Ugyen Sanag Choling Gompa-Mud (Drive 50km and Biking; 30km; 5hrs) Drive to Tilling from Tabo, which is ~50 kms and takes around 2 hrs. Cycle further on, to Mud village, a remote part of Spiti. Stay overnight in camps/ guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Day 06: Mud-Kaza – Manali Return to Manali via Kaza, which is at a distance of ~400 kms and will take around 8 hrs. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Inclusions

• Stay accommodation in camps on twin/ triple sharing • Tented accommodation on all trekking days with separate kitchen, toilet tents, sleeping mattress and bag • Conveyance in Innova or similar vehicle from Haridwar to Haridwar • Meals as indicated above. • Goody bag & snack packs en route on all trekking days • Mules will be provided on sharing basis. Mules would be used only for transfer of luggage (partial); you will be required to carry your own day back packs. • All the permit fees, forest department and camping charges for the trek • Trip is accompanied by a vXplor buddy for smooth operations and management of entire trip. • Local, experienced guide

Exclusions

• Govt. Service Tax @ 3.75 %as applicable • Accommodation in Manali. (can be arranged on request) • Travel from Delhi- Manali -Delhi. (can be arranged on request) • Any kind of food/ stay expenses during travel between these destinations like Delhi to Manali, Manali to Delhi. • Any kind of transportation for commutation to/from Delhi & NCR to Manali. • Any kind of insurance • Any expenditure of personal nature like phone calls, tipping, any kind of medical expense • Any additional cost or expanse incurred due to unforeseen events or weather. Whatever cost is incurred will borne by the guests. vXplor buddy will not be responsible for the same. • Any video or still camera charges • Any other thing not mentioned above

Payment

70% payment is to be made at the time of registration. Balance payments is to be made a fortnight before the trip date.

Direct deposit/ Online funds transfer in favor of:

Name: vXplor Adventures Current Account Number: 016405500190 Bank: ICICI Hathibarkala Branch, Dehradun IFSC Code: ICIC0000164

We accept credit cards* also for payments

Note: Adventure activities are entirely dependent on weather conditions and some activities can be dropped out at last moment without prior notice due to bad weather. vXplor will not be responsible for that and thus will not entertain any refund requests. In case of landslide or any other weather conditions vXplor buddy’s decision would final keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

Disclaimer: vXplor takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, vXplor will not be liable for any injuries caused.

The above rates are indicative and may vary depending on following factors

• Category of room chosen • Number of people travelling • Season: Peak/high/low • Inclusions/ exclusions/ supplementary cost of other add ons • Changes in taxes, fees, policies of government/hotel etc

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