Need Itinerary for Spiti Valley

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Hello Sir,

We are planing to go Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa, Kaza, Manali and back to Chandigarh.

Chandigarh - Rampur
Rampur - Chitkul
Chitkul - Kalpa
Kalpa - Nako/Kaza
Kaza/Nako - Manali
Manali - Chandigarh

We have 10 days in hand and would like to know if it is posible to do this trip? We will start from Chandigarh and didn't want a hectic trip but enjoyable and fun.

- The vehicle is ISUZU VCross with 4x4.
- Only three members me, my wife and Mother.
- We have two date options to start from 3rd June 17 or 10th June 17.
- Can we bypass Shimla to avoid traffic jams?

If you give me some idea of my itinerary it will help me a lot.

Thanks, Harsh
 

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
If you want to come back via Manali, then it would be best to start after 10th of June. As of now, Kaza – Manali route isn’t open and it is expected to reopen around the second week of June.

If you want to add Chandertal to your plan, then my recommendation would be to do this trip around the last week of June.
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
If you want to come back via Manali, then it would be best to start after 10th of June. As of now, Kaza – Manali route isn’t open and it is expected to reopen around the second week of June.

If you want to add Chandertal to your plan, then my recommendation would be to do this trip around the last week of June.
Thanks Sir!

Now the dates are changed as per your recommendation. We are leaving on 17th June from Chandigarh.

Is there any road to visit Chandertaal or trek?

Also, do you know the fuel stations after Kalpa to Kaza to Manali. Do we need to take 20lt jerrycan for backup?
 

gkapoor

Super User
Road goes till Chandrataal Camp areas. Camping near lake is not allowed, nor is taking car near the lake.
You need to stay at Camps which are approx 3Km before lake. From here you can take your car to the lake parking spot, from parking spot lake is approx 1km which you need to walk.

Fuel should not be a problem I think. Just tank up wherever you find a functional pump.
 

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Whether or not you need to carry spare fuel, depend on the range your vehicle gives you. Generally filling up at Reckong Peo and then at Kaza would be enough to get you through the circuit. Rest depends on your tank range.
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
Great!

Everything is final now and it will be adventurous trip.
I will post pictures and travelogue for sure.

The Itinerary goes like this:
17th June - Chandigarh to Rampur
18th June - Rampur to Rakchham/Chitkul
19th June - Stay here and visiting nearby places
20th June - Chitkul to Kalpa
21th June - Kalpa to Tabo/Kaza
22th June - Kaza to Manali
23th June - Stay here and visiting nearby places
24th June - Manali to Chandigarh
25th June - Buffer

Thanks and Keep Rocking!
 
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Chandigarh - Rampur
Rampur - Chitkul
Chitkul - Kalpa
Kalpa - Nako/Kaza
Kaza/Nako - Manali
Manali - Chandigarh

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You wouldn't want to stop at Rampur on day 1.
It's going to be miserably hot.
Push to Sarahan for the night halt.
Keep three nights in Kaza to visit Kibber, Chicham, Tashigang plateau
and Komic and Langzwa villages.
You may even be able to make a foray into Pin valley.
The extra days in Manali could be utilised here as this is not a place you can visit at the drop of a hat.
 

jjamwal

Active Member
You wouldn't want to stop at Rampur on day 1.
It's going to be miserably hot.
Push to Sarahan for the night halt.
Keep three nights in Kaza to visit Kibber, Chicham, Tashigang plateau
and Komic and Langzwa villages.
You may even be able to make a foray into Pin valley.
The extra days in Manali could be utilised here as this is not a place you can visit at the drop of a hat.
Including Pin Valley will be quite difficult.
 

jumponmymail

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it life
You wouldn't want to stop at Rampur on day 1.
It's going to be miserably hot.
Push to Sarahan for the night halt.
Keep three nights in Kaza to visit Kibber, Chicham, Tashigang plateau
and Komic and Langzwa villages.
You may even be able to make a foray into Pin valley.
The extra days in Manali could be utilised here as this is not a place you can visit at the drop of a hat.
Thanks Pushpinder!!

+1 to what Doc Pushpinder said. Cut that extra day from Kinnaur as well. You can do Chandigarh - Sarahan, Sarahan - Kalpa and cover Sangla and Chitkul en route.
Thanks Yogesh Sir!

So what we decided is..
17th - Chandigarh - Sarahan
18th - Sarahan - Kalpa
19th - Kapla - Sangla - Chitkul - Kalpa
20th - Kapla - Kaza
21th - Kaza - Hikam - Langza - Kaza
22th - Kaza - Key - Kibber - Chicham - Kaza
23th - Kaza - Manali
24th - Manali - Chandigarh
25th - Buffer

Let me know if this plan works. The priority is to make trip enjoyfull and not hectic.
 
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