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Spiti Travel Guide

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Duration of Spiti – 10 days

Budget – INR 10,000/-

Delhi – Reckong Peo – Nako – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza – Kibber – Kee monastery – Pin Valley – Langza – Komic – Hikkim – Chandratal – Manali – Delhi

 

Spiti is also known as a “Middle land”, as it lies between Tibet and India! The most beautiful hill station I have visited on this Earth yet. The landscapes are so beautiful that you would like to see the entire 360 degrees’ view all at the same time. Below you will find a complete map for Spiti along with how to reach, Bus timings, itinerary, cost-cutting tips and stay options.

Also, if you are planning to explore Kinnaur along with Spiti, read our detailed guide – Kinnaur Travel Guide

 

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Spiti Itinerary – (Route with bus details)

Fact: Ladies get 25% discount on their bus tickets *winks*

 

Day 1: Delhi to Reckong Peo

 

To reach Spiti Valley you first need to reach the Kinnaur district. I took an overnight HRTC bus from Delhi to Chandigarh and explored the little corners of Chandigarh in the morning. From Chandigarh, you can get a deluxe bus that leaves in the evening at 5:50 PM, 6 PM and 7 PM. Alternatively, you can also take a bus directly from Delhi at 8 PM to Reckong Peo. The price of the direct bus to Reckong Peo is about INR 600/- and takes almost 18 hours to reach.

 

Planning to explore Reckong Peo?  Read our guide here – Kinnaur Travel Guide

Also Read – Chitkul Travel Guide

 

Day 2: Reckong Peo to Nako

 

Bus Timings 

There are three buses that leave from Reckong Peo to Nako – 7 AM, 9 AM, and 12 PM. The best would be to take the 7 AM bus as you will have more time to explore Nako and experience the golden hour (sunset). 

Also, do make sure to buy the tickets as early as possible (preferably the previous day or whenever the counter opens). This is because the travelers who are traveling from Shimla, buy tickets while coming from Shimla itself. Well, if you do not buy the tickets early in advance, you will still be able to board the bus nonetheless, however, you will be deprived of the seat for the entire journey of 4 hours.

 

Duration and Cost 

It takes about four to five hours to reach Nako from Reckong Peo and costs approximately 160 per person

 

Stoppages

The bus stops only once in between for breakfast for around 20 minutes. There will be many dhabbas and restaurants to choose from and all of them serves decent food

 

Where to stay in Nako

I stayed in hotel Zambala, since from here I was able to see the entire lake from my room itself. Plus, during the night you can take out the chairs and make a bonfire with the lake view right in front of you. I booked the room for myself in Hotel Zambala on the go itself. Although, if you want to make an advance booking in Nako, there are a list of 9 hotels in the below-mentioned link. You just have to reserve the room with no additional or advanced payments. Check it out – 

Hotels in Nako

 

Places to see in Nako – 3,600 meters

Nako is a part of Kinnaur district, however, since the village lies in a sensitive restricted region that lies along the Tibet border it is one of the lesser explored places. Also, only BSNL works here. 

Insider News: Jio might come up with their tower in the Nako region soon

 

  • Nako Lake: Nako is a holy lake and when the water is still you can get a reflection of the village. Go to the left of the lake and climb the stairs and follow the path that has Tibetan flags at a height to see the panoramic view of the entire village as well as a beautiful sunset
  • Monastery: Founded by Ringchen Zangpo in 996 AD. It is believed by the villagers of Nako that the monastery built in the 11th century, along with 108 other monasteries that stretch from Nako to Ladakh and all of them were built in one fortnight

 

Bonus: Hidden gems

I did not explore these places due to lack of time, but if you have some do explore these least explored places

  • Nako to Tashigang: The walk to this place is about four hours to this village which you can reach through Nako Pass  
  • Tashigang to Somang Trek: 3,900 meters You have to walk for two hours to reach Somang which has caves and a monastery is a hidden land which has stories saying that the place is visited by fairies and immortal people live here

 

Birds Eye View of Nako Lake
Birds Eye View of Nako Lake

 

Day 3: Nako to Tabo

 

Bus Timings 

There are two buses that leave from Nako and both has its own perks. Read on to find what!

  • A bus between 11:30 – 12:30 – This bus comes straight from Reckong Peo, due to which you will be able to reach Tabo by 4 PM. This gives you enough time to explore the beautiful village of Tabo, however, you will not be able to find any seats in it. Which I think is okay because the bus journey is just for about two hours which is manageable.
  • A bus at 2 PM – Well the downside of this bus ride is that it will reach later in the evening, due to which you will have less time to explore, but, the brownie for this bus is you will be able to get a bus seat easily!!

 

Duration and Cost 

Approximately 2-2.5 hours of a bus ride through the beautiful valley of Spiti where you can see the steep valley below along with gorgeous Spiti river running amidst it and costs about INR 80/-

 

Stoppages

The bus stops once in between for lunch for around 20 minutes, where you can drink tea and chill for a while. Also BSNL signal comes in this place

 

Where to stay in Tabo

I stayed in a common room of the monastery itself. It is not only cheap but you are next to the monasteries as well. The bathrooms aren’t attached to the room, there is a common washroom just next to the rooms. Furthermore, at the time when I visited the place, the monastery was undergoing construction of their library, as well as building better rooms for the tourists.

Although, if you want to make an advance booking in Tabo, you can reserve the room using the below link with no advanced payment required. Check it out – 

Hotels in Tabo

 

Places to see in Tabo – 3,280 meters

Tabo is the oldest and continuously functioning Buddha monastery in India that was built in 996 A.D. The renovation inscription tells that it was founded by the “Bodhisatva” and was renovated again 46 years later. In 1960 decade the condition of the monastery was very deplorable and seeing this, two monks came forward to revive the heritage. At the time of writing this article, the number of monks present in Tabo is 62.

  • Kalchakra Stupa: The rarest kind of stupa whose symbolism is not connected to Buddhism. Instead, it is a symbolism of the Kalachakra Tantra, created to protect against negative energies
  • Caves: Previously, the caves located here were used as assembly halls as well as dwellings during the winters. Even today, some of the caves are used as a meditation place, for which they hung flags representing that somebody is meditating inside. To reach the caves you have to climb a few steps for 10 minutes
  • Oldest Monastery: Protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) the monastery was destroyed by the earthquake of 1975 which was later revived by the two monks. It is here that the 14th Dalai Lama held the Kalachakra ceremonies twice

 

If you want to know how to have a fruitful solo experience on travels, read a few tips here – Solo travel tips in Sikkim

 

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Day 4: Tabo to Sichling Village to Dhankar Village

 

Bus Timings 

Next morning, take a 9 AM bus to Sichling Village and from here you can either hitchhike to Dhankar or hire a taxi. I was lucky enough to find a vehicle in which I hitchhiked. The bus takes an hour to reach Sichling Village and costs INR 30/-.

 

There are many interesting things about this place

  • During old times, Dhankar served as the capital of Spiti
  • Once upon a time, there was a fort here, but no trace of it now except for a big house on top of the hill
  • From Dhankar you can reach to Kaza directly instead of going down to Sichling first because now there is a motorable road of 27 KMs amidst the mountains
  • The place is rich with its history and I was told there was a Raja here who used to reside with his sons, however, he sold his cultivated lands to the villagers and his sons moved to Kaza

 

Where to stay in Dhankar Village

You will find many homestays near the monastery that charges INR 800-1500/- per room, depending on the season you are planning to go. During the season, you can also stay in the monastery.

There are two monasteries in Dhankar – Old and New. The New one is situated right at the entry of the village and has the option to stay.

 

Top places to see in Dhankar Village

  • Dhankar Gompa: The complex is built on a 300-metre high spur overlooking the Spiti and Pin Rivers – one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a gompa, however, it falls in as one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world
  • Dhankar Lake – 4,140 meters: Dhankar Lake is a hidden gem lying amidst the tall mountains where you could see white peaks at the distance. It is not allowed to camp in here as the lake is considered a holy lake and a livelihood for people of the Dhankar Village for their farming and agricultural activities

 

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This was an absolute feast for the eyes. I mean, let me put you in my brain. 🌠 We hiked on a really stormy evening for which we were not prepared. With just one jacket on the piercing winds were killing us like needles. One, two, three, one, two, three; I was counting with every step taken forward. The sign board on the mid-way said “Dhankar Lake – 4200 meters’ altitude”. I had goosebumps on my skin because that is the highest wonder I am ever about to experience yet. After some minutes of pushing oneself forward and shivering, the start of the lake was rather peculiar. It overflowed on a mud land that was full of weed and wildflowers. I walked a little further to see the other end of the lake, without taking my eyes off the water. I have never seen something so blue and clear, I have never seen something so blue surrounded by nothing but white snowy mountains. Well if there is magic, I was seeing it right here. #Nomllers

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Birds Eye View from Dhankar Gompa
Birds Eye View from Dhankar Gompa

 

Day 5: Dhankar Village to Kaza

 

It is easy to trek down from Dhankar to Sichling. I found a shortcut in between the roads and reached Sichling Village in 1-1.5 hours. You can also hitchhike again from this place or hire a cab and take a bus to Kaza. Waiting for a bus is not an issue at all. There are cafes where you can relax, drink tea and wait for the bus.

 

Bus Timings 

There are two buses from Sichling Village. One is at 10 AM in which you will be able to get the seat, else you could catch a bus at 5 PM in which sadly there won’t be any seats as the bus comes directly from Reckong Peo. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Kaza from here and costs INR 30/-

 

Where to stay in Kaza

Kaza is the capital of Spiti. In here, you not only will be able to find a lot of civilization but also there is access to many amenities such as WiFi connection, a huge market where you will be able to buy materials which otherwise was not available in other locations.

Kaza acts as the center point to other places and from here you can rent a bike/activa to go around the places.

 

Facilities in Kaza – Petrol pump, ATMs, Wifi connections, market to shop for winter clothes

Winter White: This is the best place to stay in Kaza. Not only they have free WiFi which is a sign of relief after long days without the Internet but the staff is friendly as well. They charge INR 800/- per room (excluding food) but have an in-house restaurant where they serve delicious food, from breakfast to lunch.

Although, if you want to make an advance booking in Kaza and are looking for more options of staying, check the link below. You can reserve the room with no advanced payment required – 

Hotels in Kaza

 

 

Day 6: Kaza to Kibber to Chichim Bridge to Kee Monastery 

 

You can rent an activa to go to these places. The roads are very smooth and well-built and I rented the bike at INR 700/- per day cost.

 

Kibber – 4,270 meters

 

Kibber is famous for its snow leopards. The village actually lies in the Wildlife sanctuary, what I am trying to say here is that when you enter the area it welcomes you by saying “Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary”. Now there is no forest ground here and dedicated land for the animals, the entire zone is actually a sanctuary.

If you plan to explore this place in winters, there are sure shot chances of seeing the Snow leopard, along with other wild animals – ibex, blue sheep, etc.

 

How to Reach Kibber from Kaza – Bus Timings 

There is only one bus that leaves at 4:30 PM from Kaza bus stand for Kibber and takes approximately an hour to reach this place. Midway you will be able to see the Kee Village and Kee Gompa at its best. The bus charges are again INR 30/-. Buses are so cheap, aren’t they?

 

Chichim Bridge – 4,400 metres 

 

Explore Asia’s highest bridge between Chichim and Kibber Village. During the early days, villagers used to trek down all the way down in the valley and trek to the village later. There is hardly any difference between Kibber village and Chichim village. You can easily walk to the Chichim bridge from Kibber.

 

Kee Gompa – 4,166 meters 

 

I do not want to sound dramatic on this information giving blog, but then again, in all honesty, I had goosebumps and tears when I saw this monastery. It is the most spectacular thing I have seen in my entire life.

This monastery has gone through a lot, destroyed in wars and then destroyed by an earthquake, but Archaeological Survey of India helped to revive the heritage back to what it looks like right now.

 

How to Reach Kee from Kibber – Bus Timings 

I trekked down from Kibber Village to Kee Gompa, which took an hour to one and a half hours, through the road. There is only one bus that leaves from Kaza for Kibber which is at 4:30 PM and then the bus leaves early in the morning from Kibber for Kaza at 8:30 AM. So the most sensible option was to walk down or hitchhike. But hey, if you have a bike you do not have to worry about all of this.

 

Where to stay 

You can easily stay inside the monastery for just INR 250/- and in this minimal amount, they also serve you food (lunch, dinner, and breakfast), along with tea. And what better way to explore Spiti than to actually live with the monks and see their experiences right in front of you.

Insider – Trek a little from Kee Gompa to see an ariel view of the valley. It takes an hour to trek but even if you trek even for just 10 minutes, the view becomes equally mesmerizing. Ask the monks of the trekking start point for the ariel view and they will guide you.

 

Kee Gompa
Kee Gompa

 

Day 7: Kee to Kaza to Pin Valley to Langza

 

Bus Timings 

From Kee a bus leaves at 8:30 AM and takes just half an hour to reach the Kaza bus stand.

 

Pin Valley 

 

With approximately 17 villages and only 1500-1600 people, it is the most beautiful valley to be ever experienced. Somehow I felt colder here as compared to the rest of the places in Spiti district. The last village is Mudh village which is 36 KMs from Kaza.

 

How to Reach Pin Valley from Kaza

Even though there are buses running to this place, but I would highly recommend renting a bike/activa for this place (do it!). The valley is so beautiful and you would like to stop at every nook and corner to capture the valley. I was able to rent the activa for INR 700/- per day. I had activa for 2 days with me. One day I planned to cover Pin Valley and the second day I decided to cover the stretch of Langza, Hikkim, and Komic. (More on it below)

You have to take the road that takes you to Dhankar Village and take a right turn on a bridge. – Attargo bridge

 

Langza – 4,400 meters 

 

The fossil valley. It is so peculiar that you can find fossils of sails in tons here. Once upon a time, fossil selling became a business here before it was banned by the government. Anyway, why I am saying you to come from Pin Valley to this place during the evening is because in Pin Valley finding stays is a little difficult, plus, in Langza you will be able to see/capture the famous pictures of the milky way along with the Budha statue.

 

How to Reach Langza

Since you are going to Pin Valley on your bike/activa, I would suggest you ride all the way to Langza on your bikes. There are no buses to Langza and travelers usually cover the entire stretch of Lagza, Hikkim, and Komic in a day on their bikes.

 

Where to stay in Langza

You will be able to find many homestays here and all of them are equally good and the villagers here are very very friendly.

For more booking options check the link below to reserve a room for yourself. You do not have to do any advance payments –

Stay in Langza

 

Towards Langza
Towards Langza
Langza
Langza

 

Day 8: Langza to Komic to Hikkim to Kaza 

 

Early in the morning, leave for Komic. The route is really rugged and bumpy. There is a road that goes up towards Komic from Langza itself.

 

Komic – 4,587 meters  

 

Komic is famously known as the world’s highest motorable village. From Langza there is a road that goes up to Komic. Due to its high altitude, the village is really cold and the winds are really harsh so do take an extra jacket. Furthermore, the accommodation is limited here with only a handful of homestays. Do not miss out on visiting the monasteries here, and do eat at the world’s highest restaurant which is right next to the monastery.

 

Hikkim – 4,400 meters 

 

From Komic drive down to Hikkim. In here, the world’s highest post office is situated. It is such a surreal feeling to send postcards to your loved ones from here. There is a cafe right in front of the post office where you can buy postcards. Alternatively, you can get your own postcards. Do not forget to stamp them before sending. There is an office right here where stamping happens.

Further, here you won’t be able to find any homestays to stay.

Furthermore, once you drive down from this village you will be able to see the ariel view of Kaza which is a surreal experience.

 

 

Hikkim Post Office
Hikkim Post Office

 

Day 9: Kaza to Losar to Kunjum Pass to Chandratal Lake – 4,270 meters

 

There are buses that run from Kaza to Manali, however, only in specific months, which is mostly from June to September; that is when the snow has been cleared from the Kunzum La pass.

 

Bus Timings 

During the season, a bus leaves from Kaza to Manali every morning between 6  to 7 AM. Alternatively, you can also opt for shared taxis or tempo traveler which you can book near the Kaza bus stand itself.

Get down at Batal and hitchhike on the jeep or dozer till Battal dhaba. You can also trek until Batal but what better way than to hitchhike and reach a little faster.

Alternatively,

You can also get down at Losar, and from there you can rent your bikes which cost INR 800-1000/-. Due to this, you will be easily able to come back to Losar by evening and make an overnight stay in Losar itself.

 

Where to stay

Camping near the lake is not possible anymore due to a sudden jump in the number of tourists. I will suggest you come down to Losar the same day and stay at Kit Khang Homestay. You can contact the family at 9459685328 which is run by Lobsang. The family is very nice and their hospitality is commendable. 

 

Bridge towards Losar
Losar

 

Day 10: Chandratal Lake to Manali to Delhi

 

From Losar, there are buses to Manali, whose starting point is Kaza. A bus leaves Kaza for Manali every morning between 6  to 7 AM. It will take you directly to Manali via the beautiful Rohtang Pass.

From Manali, you can get buses to Delhi easily. From ordinary buses to Volvo, the cost varies from INR 700/- to INR 1500/-, depending upon your budget and comfort.

 

If you want a detailed guide on Chitkul and Sangla, you can read our guide here – Chitkul Travel Guide

 

The Route I Followed – Map

 

Below, is the complete circuit that I was talking about above. As you see below, it is actually a circle that one goes through. This route can be followed either from Manali side or starting from Reckong Peo.

 

 

Things to Carry in Spiti 

 

  • Snow/Waterproof shoes
  • A wooden stick for the trek
  • Jackets and Lower
  • 2-3 pairs of Woolens
  • Medicines
  • Torchlight
  • Woolen socks – carry some extra pair of socks in case it gets wet
  • A small backpack in case you want to keep your gadgets
  • A water bottle

 

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Network Connectivity in Spiti

 

Do buy a BSNL sim (prepaid and postpaid) before coming to this place as no other telecom companies operate here.

Insider: In Kaza, Airtel might start functioning in two-three months from the time of publishing of this post

 

ATMs, Petrol Pumps and Road Conditions

 

ATMs and Petrol Pumps can only be found in the Kaza region. In other villages, these facilities are not present. So it is wise to fill your tanks and withdraw cash in Kinnaur’s Reckong Peo town.

Further, roads are in very good shape considering how far Spiti is and how remote it is. So driving here is not bad. People come on cycles as well. However, during heavy snowfall or rainfall roads do get blocked due to snow accumulation or landslides. So ensure that you check the weather and road conditions once you reach Reckong Peo.

 

Best Time

 

Spiti looks pretty throughout the year. I would like to experience it in all the seasons, from springs to winters. Having said that, it depends on you what you would like to see. If you want to see flowers and a bit of greenery then June to August is the time for you. However, Spiti is famous for its winters as well “Winter Spiti”. In that case, you should visit it in the months of December to March.

 

Typical Cost for Spiti

 

For a ten days trip, I was able to manage all my expenses in INR 8,000/-. Why I said INR 10,000/- above was after adding the expenses of Chadratal Lake.

Homestays – You will easily be able to find homestays for INR 1,000/- under which they serve food as well. I was able to share my room with a companion due to which my cost was cut to INR 500/-

Activa charges – Rent an activa for two days – for Pin Valley and for Langza-Komic-Hikkim circuit. The rent of the activa was INR 700/- per day and if you plan to rent a bike the cost is INR 1,000/- to INR 1,500/-

Bus cost – I took an ordinary bus from Delhi Kaza which totaled to approximately INR 1,000/-, which is really cheap considering the fact that the distance from Delhi to Spiti is a lot

Food – If you have opted homestays which offers food to you in INR 1000/-. The cost of food is cut down there itself, however, you will be able to find restaurants easily where per meal you will have to spend at max INR 150/-

 

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I was so excited to write this blog. Spiti is my favorite place and I am sure it will be yours too. Let me know if this blog helped you in the comments below and ask any queries. I love answering questions 🙂

 

 

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  1. Naman

    Woah woah woah!!!!! I have been planning spiti trip for a long time now. This has to be the itinerary I have been waiting for, big thanks to you wanderer!!
    Spiti here I come 😍😎😍

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      Radhika Sharma

      Naman!!! I am so glad you found it that useful. I hope you have an amazing amazing time in Spiti! Let me know if you have any queries regarding the trip 🙂

  2. Chandreyee sengupta

    Great stuff… really helpful…just wanted to know…will november 1st week or mid November be good time to visit spiti??

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      Radhika Sharma

      Every month is a good month for Spiti, just the landscapes keep changing, probably you will find snow, however, do make sure that the roads are fine. Also, there are chances that chandratal gets closed during that time. Hope that helped 🙂

  3. Rooftopsandflipflop (Mukta More

    Since the time u mentioned on your story that you were writing a blog on Spiti i must have checked your website every hour today to see when you upload and it’s finally here.
    Thanks alot for such. Detailed internay and information. My plan to to visit Spiti Valley seems more conformed now. I have the way you have described everything.
    Lots of you!

    P. S. Continue to inspire us to travel to the remotes places in our country and experience every beauty before its heavily populated.

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      Radhika Sharma

      Ah!! Wish there was a like button to like the comment. Thank you so so much for such a wonderful appreciation, really I am at cloud 9, haha! Have a great time in Spiti and do let me know how it went for you 🙂

  4. Shaminder Singh Bassi

    Thanks a lot for the detailed description. Have been planning to do the tribal circuit on my bike since a long time. Most of the planning part is sorted now. Can you shed some light on whether there would be adequate support available in case the bike breaks down and are there enough petrol pumps enroute??

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      Radhika Sharma

      Glad Shaminder 🙂

      Well, there were not many petrol pumps on the way. You will be able to find petrol pumps in Reckong Peo and after that only in Kaza. Better would be to take along some petrol along with you and learn few quick tricks in case your bike faces some issues because I know some people who learn a few basics and then go to Ladakh/Spiti.

  5. Akshay

    Beautifully written. Useful details and insights. Could you tell how much the travel from Delhi to Reckong Peo costs?

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  6. Shuvzit

    Thanks a ton for writing this blog coz I am sure it’s going to be very helpful for all who wish to travel to Spiti.

    Also why don’t you organise trips/treks to different places ? I am sure a lot of people will join in.

    Keep up the good work. May the force be with you. 😄👍

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      Radhika Sharma

      Thank you so much for appreciating 🙂

      Are you planning to go as well? And well, it is on the cards if all goes well 🙂

      May the force be with you as well 😀

  7. Sameeksha shettyy

    What season did you visit spiti in? Will it look as beautiful as the ones in your pictures in July?

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      Radhika Sharma

      In May, this month only. And I have heard that it looks even more beautiful in July and August 🙂

      Great news ain’t it?

  8. Harshit Sharma

    THIS.IS.AMAZING.!!
    Came here after your yt video (which was beautifully shot) . I have been planning my itinerary for a few days now to have my go at the “middle land”. Your post is, by a very wide margin, the biggest insight in have been rendered so far!
    Just wondering if i would have any electrical powering/charging points at any homestays (i am hopeful of finding those in kaza but not too sure about the other remote areas)as I wish to avoid taking too many powerbanks. Only a stock iphone camera here (imagine a forced smile).
    oh and thanks again for this newly Bookmarked page of mine!

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      Radhika Sharma

      Thank you so much, Harshit for taking out the time to watch the video as well as reading the blog 🙂

      Glad that it gave you insight into your Spiti trip. Hope you have an amazing time. So as far as the charging points are concerned in the homestays – yes, they have excellent connectivity and power even though they are small villages. I still carried power banks with me to be on the safer side, but to all the places I went to, I faced no issue with electricity and sockets.

      Also, good that you have bookmarked the page because tomorrow I will be updating the blog with a route map, so that it gets easier to lay out a plan on the go by following the route 🙂

      Cheers!

  9. Aakash Gola

    Dear radhika,
    You are amazing. I don’t know when I will go to these places but I am saving your itineraries. Surely these will be helpful to me. Blessings to you.keep rocking with beautiful videos & clicks. And your smile ..full of energy and enthusiasm..it’s just give a push to travelling more and more.

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      Radhika Sharma

      Aakash, thank you so much for making my day! 🙂

      I hope you plan a trip soon to this place, let me know whenever you do so!

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      Radhika Sharma

      Thank you Nitin. 🙂

      Sure, for Kibber homestay here it is – 9459053363, although their phone is hardly reachable as BSNL does not work in Kibber
      For Kaza, Winter White – 09459520888

  10. Sunil Bagri

    The article is self explanatory, and seems very helpful, i was kind of preparing my itinerary the same way you made it. Going in next 10 days 😊🏍

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  11. Bala

    Hello Radhika ,
    Beautiful blog . Just one small query , I don’t want to go to tabo , is there any direct bus from Nako to Dhankar or sichiling village ?

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      Radhika Sharma

      Hey, thank you 🙂

      Yes, you can take the bus from Nako directly to Sichling Village. The one that comes from Reckong Peo towards Kaza will drop you off at this place. Sichling comes on the way towards Kaza 🙂

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  12. Anshita

    Hi Radhika,

    Very informative and specific. Thanks for the very useful details. Just a typical Indian question, I’m planning to travel alone (a girl🙄). Is it a safe (considering the network issue as well) bet to do that in spiti?

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      Radhika Sharma

      You got me at a “typical Indian question”, haha!

      Yes, it is completely safe. Of course, you have to take care and be attentive, etc. But people over there are extremely nice and helpful, no worries about that. Just keep track of the bus timings 🙂

  13. Nagendran Ns

    Hey hi. Thanks for the detailed information. But wanted to know if this can be done other way around, because I’ll be arriving from Ladakh to Batal/Losar. If so, where can I find information on bus timing?

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      Radhika Sharma

      Hey, thank you 🙂 Glad it was helpful. Let me try to help you in this case –

      From Manali, there are 2 buses that leaves to Kaza – 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM. These buses will cross Batal.
      You will reach Kaza in the afternoon then most likely which is by 4 PM.

      The timings and routes for Pin Valley, Langza, Kibber, Komic, Kee remains the same.

      So now if you want to leave from Kaza and take the Reckong Peo route, there is a bus that leaves early in the morning at 6 AM from Kaza bus stand.

      Hope this helps 🙂

  14. Arpan Samanta

    Hi Radhika!! Thanks for the detailed information. Beautiful blog. Just one small query, to rent a scooty at kaza do I need a driving licence?

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      Radhika Sharma

      Hello Arpan, thank you so much and glad that it was helpful 🙂

      Yes, you will be needing it. It is a compulsory document to have over there while renting.

  15. Flexcia Dsouza

    Thanks for this wonderful post! I hope to visit soon. What’s a great time to visit? I was thinking of June. What do you think?

  16. Nadeem K K

    it feels like i was traveling along with you….that much realistic it was.. thanks for the informations and experiances.. i will definitely head to spiti.

  17. Suveer

    Hey! Thank you for this wonderful post. I plan on doing this iternary, but was wondering if I could somehow fit the Hampta Pass Trek too into this. Approximate trip duration is 15 days. What would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

  18. ebhandara

    Hi Radhika,

    This is a great article. It’s concise and yet includes all the relevant information. I am planning a trip to Spiti in July. I will use this article as a reference. Thanks!

  19. SOUMYAJEET GHOSAL

    Can you please inform, the bus timing from kaza to manali. When its leave kaza and when it is reach manali ?
    Please reply.

    1. nomllers

      Hi Soumyajeet,

      A Bus leaves Kaza for Manali every morning between 6 to 7 AM. Good point, I shall add in the blog as well 🙂

      1. Soumyajeet Ghosal

        Thank you for your reply. Could you please tell me generally when this bus reach battal and when reach manali ?

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