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Spiti Valley

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Spiti Valley

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Prashar Lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep water, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks there is around floating island inside the lake, which is a common natural phenomenon, found all around the world. The floating land moves in all directions in the lake. The floating land covers 7% of the area of lake whereas water is with 93%.<br>The temple was built in the thirteenth century and legend has it was built from a single tree. The lake has a floating island in it and it is to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its depth.
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Eddy Verma wrote a review 4 Mar
Pune District, India1 contribution
BIG THANK YOU to CLASSIC EXPEDITIONS for organising exceptionally amazing trip to SPITI !!! If you are looking forward to book a trip to Kinnaur & Spiti Valley…without any second thought CLASSIC EXPEDITIONS is the tour operator to deal with. Kinnaur & Spiti Valley is undoubtedly amazing destinations in Himachal Pradesh whether you are visiting this exotic state with your partner, friends, or family, this adventure tour to Spiti is sure to impart you a memorable vacations. The Classic Expeditions’ Kinnaur & Spiti tour assures you of smooth transfers, cosy accommodations, delicious meals, and remarkable sightseeing. The tour was well-designed to impart us amazing experience as well as pamper the adrenaline junkie within us. We felt ourselves on Cloud 9 as we meander through the cold desert landscapes while having an adventure carnival with this adventure holiday. Beginning from Shimla, we headed to place which is less explored named Baga Sarahan- wow what a place are the only words we have for this place. We stayed at Parasol Baga Sarahan Camps which are amazing. Followed our trip to Baga Sarahan we explored Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, Khab, Nako, Gue Monastery, Tabo which is known as Ajanta & Elloras of Himalayas. After exploring said places we headed towards Mud (Pin Valley), Dhankar Monastery before we reached Kaza which treated us with visits to the bearers of Buddhist legacy and age old sacred places. Classic Expeditions can easily customize to your pocket and preferences for your exceptional vacation experience. You can be in touch with Sandeep Sharma or Sandeep Kaundal to discover this land of beauty, tranquility and sacred mysticism while exploring major attractions dotted all over to garner memories to treasure with your loved ones.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Raman wrote a review Feb 2021
India2 contributions1 helpful vote
What an amazing tour it was, completely adventurous and thrilling. Undoubtedly, Spiti is one of the best places to visit in India and the "bike trip" here is specially recommended. The accommodation was really clean and the staff is also very helpful, everything was really well managed, all our needs were already available over there, the food was also very good. We really had an amazing time there.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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deepalik wrote a review Jul 2020
Thane District, India44 contributions1 helpful vote
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Dr Deepali V KamatGupta,9870062428 Experience India We did circuit tour to Spiti Valley Route Map Shimla --Rampur Bushahr- District Shimla--- Sangla--District Kinnaur ---Chitkul =District Kinnaur----Reckong peo--District Kinnaur --- Nako –District Spiti-Geiu (Gui) village –District Spiti-Tabo—District Spiti-Dhankar –District Spiti-Kaza-District Spiti--Batal -District Spiti--Chandratal Lake–District Spiti--Manali -District Kullu. Download App from google play store it may help you to find road,directions,navigate even when you are offline (as one enters mountain area there is no range ) MAPS.ME Whole tour that I have explained is done done by state transport and share vehicles where ever needed / can be done by private car / by bike (hiring a private vehicle you save your time but increase your expenses , about bike tour you need good experience to drive in mountain areas). Spiti Valley is coldest and snow claded from November to April , Kunzum Pass gets closed mostly 1st week of October.April till May Himachal is full of tourists, and Rohatang Pass opens after 2nd or 3rd week of May . DAY 1 Reach Shimla and than proceed from Shimla to Rampur Bushahr from new bus stand, takes around 3-4 hrs from . Stay in Rampur Bushahr ,visit Sun temple . DAY 2 Catch bus early morning to go to Sangla either direct bus or bus from Rampur Bushahr bus stop to Karcham dam . Than from Karcham dam either get share jeeps to Sangla or bus which runs from Reckongpeo to Sangla. Rampur to Sangla takes around 5- 6 hrs. Stay in Sangla valley get fresh , have lunch and same afternoon visit Kamru fort, Bering Nag Temple (idol is brought for worship from the Temple Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) to Temple premises every 15 days) Baspa Guest house-8219862800 / 9805070013 (2 minutes from Sangla bus stand) DAY 3 Leave early morning 7 am (inquire about timing at bus stand prior day ) by bus from Sangla bus station to go to Chitkul or Chithkul for sight seeing. Chithkul is last village of India and near to Tibet border. Visit Chithkul village , temple, Water flour mill,Hindusthan ka Akhri Dhabba , Baspa River. Leave from Chithkul to go to Reckong peo by bus at 3 pm on the way collect your luggage from Baspa Guest house . Stay at Reckong peo select hotel near bus stand as need to catch early morning bus next day. DAY 4 Leave from Reckong peo early morning by 5 am (inquire about bus timing the prior day) to Kaza -District Spiti , as it is the only bus from Shimla to Kaza via Reckong peo -- Nako-- Gieu --Tabo --Dhankar --Kaza need to get the bus tickets early morning as no prior bookings taken(If you are travelling by private car /bike you can halt at Kalpa near Reckong peo-do some sightseeing previous evening /early morning if possible and than leave for Nako ) It’s a long journey of 8-10 hrs (more if there is landslide which is very common scenario) from Reckongpeo to Kaza but very scenic and treacherous roads. Bus passes through small villages like Nako, Tabo, Dhankar before it reaches Kaza . Reach Kaza stay in Kaza-Dawa Homestay-9418144308 (2 min walk from Kaza Bus Stand ) take charge of your bike from Mr Narayan Singh-9418812700 and keep it ready for next day by filling petrol he will also provide you with helmet .(kindly carry your driving license, adhar card ). Mr Narayan Singh will let you know how much petrol would be required as per the sight seeing you need to visit. We didn’t halt in Nako ( just stopped for lunch –you can visit Nako monastery and Nako river if you are planning to stay back at Nako , if you have your vehicle and next day leave for Gieu Mummy and Tabo and again halt at Tabo ) or Tabo as mentioned early there is only one bus in a day that passes from Shimla to Kaza moreover there is no facility to hire bike from these villages also petrol station is there directly at Kaza and not in Tabo . So we decided to stay at kaza and ride back to Gieu ,Tabo and Dhankar next day.Stay at Kaza go for shopping in market area in Kaza eat at restaurants. DAY 5 Early morning (we kept our luggage in Dawa Homestay and carried only a days luggage as we were to stay in Dhankar that night ) leave for Gieu village to see the Gieu mummy it’s around 70 kms from Kaza road is dangerous in respect to its sharp turns but scenic all around you see black mountains (which in winter is filled up with snow ),each mountain seems different from other ,roads are narrow with mountain on one side and deep valley on other side there is no network except BSNL that too not reliable no vehicles for kilometres so need to drive safe and concentration is important but also enjoy the scenery. You may see many villagers working tirelessly to helping to keep the road clean as there are frequent land slides just wish them and go ahead and appreciate their efforts on that lonely area Once you reach turn to Gieu village Gieu monastery and, Gieu mummy is more 5-6 kms inside . Now leave for Tabo which is a small village which has Tabo monastery (old and new ) and Tabo caves on the way you can have lunch . Leave for Dhankar don’t get late as sun sets by 6 pm leaving darkness all over with no street light and the scenic mountains seems to look like monsters in pitch dark , Journey from Tabo to Dhankar is another 60-90 minutes and further 8 km steep road for Dhankar Village, Stay in Dhankar it’s small village hardly 20-30 houses . You can either book in Dhankar Monastery , we had booked through Airbnb-at EAY MA HO Homestay - Mr Lobzang 8988276392 (sharing bathroom ) but host was friendly and room was pretty warm as it was too cold by night . They also served us with local food in dinner. DAY 6 Start early morning after having breakfast , visit Dhankar Monastery and then leave for Lhalung Monastery which is again in outskirts hardly population of 10-15 houses . After visiting Lhalung Monastery leave for Kaza through another route which too is equally isolated ,there is a route which opens directly near pin valley bridge (if you want you can visit pin valley through mud village ). Hardly you see any person who can guide you whether you are on right track or not we were lucky to have few where ever we felt lost as we didn’t have map neither BSNL number but only lonely roads and surrounded by huge black mountains and scenery sometimes scary sometimes not. Reach Kaza by 9 -10 am get fresh and leave for Kaza sight seeing which includes Komic village (highest motorable village of India ) see Monastery, Langza (Buddha statue ),Hikkim village (highest and last post office of India )you can post post card from here to your loved once so please carry address as no network to call and ask for address , Kihaa monastery (Key Monastery )back to Kaza. Roads are not at all in good condition as well not much of sign boards on the road to show you whether you are in right direction or not ,if you miss a turn than it becomes difficult but if you are fortunate you will find someone or other to show you the way. Stay at Kaza at Dawa Homestay also can visit local market and do shopping .Hand over the bike to Mr Narayan Singh (charges were 1500 / day without petrol no night charges taken) DAY 7 Leave early morning by 4 am for Batal and from Batal to reach Chandratal lake , there is only one bus which runs from Kaza to Manali at 4 am need to do booking on spot (you also can hire shared tempo traveler which leaves late you can inquire about it on bus stand ) it is also a scenic journey through mountains where after 5 hrs we reach Batal ( As I had mentioned earlier that there are challenges when we travel solo we had faced the same where in there was breakdown of a truck 2 km before Batal and there was no chance of it getting repaired because of it our bus couldn’t proceed further as roads were narrow so we all had to walk down 2 km with our luggage to the famous Dhaba called Chacha Chachi Dhaba or Chandra Dhaba ,we had booked our Chandratal lake package with their son Tenzin who was supposed to pick us from the Dhaba to Chandratal we had to wait for him for around an hour and than we left for Chandratal ,road is in very very bad condition.Hiring his jeep cost was 300 rs / person from Chandra Dhaba to camping site . Chandratal lake is more 1 ½ - 2 km ahead. Lake surrounded by mountains and it gets frozen in winter and one can see snow leopards in that area so it gets closed after 1st week of October when usually there is snowfall. On the way from Kaza to Batal one passes through Kunzum pass which gets closed by early or mid October due to snow There are lots of campsites at Chandratal which you can find on Google and book them accordingly. Chandratal lake is beautiful and we’ll maintained as well the tents are Swiss tents get your woolens tight as temperature drops as evening approaches. DAY 8 Leave from camp site early to reach Chandra Dhaba by 9-9:30 am as the bus which leaves from Kaza reaches Batal by that time in case any breakdown again you need to take lift to go to Manali
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sonu Negi wrote a review Jun 2020
Rekong Peo, India42 contributions3 helpful votes
The cold desert of Himachal Pradesh has some of the warmest people & stupendous Buddhist monasteries in India.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lic Mario wrote a review Apr 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
Thanks Mr. Anuj for planing the amazing and excitable trip for me and my family. It was nice visiting India specially Himachal Pradesh, most beautiful place ever.... I like the most the Indian culture and the beautiful people like you. Thanks again Mr. Anuj... Thankyou.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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