- About the Expedition
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Hello Fellow Travelers,
Thank you for choosing Spiti Expedition, at the offset we are extremely excited and totally looking forward to host a memorable trip for you. We love living in outdoors and the adrenaline, we also believe that it is truly the greatest gift of God, the beauty and magic outdoors, hence the need to respect it. We are laying very basic and easy to do guidelines for the same with the motive of leaving minimum footprint, preserving the flora, fauna, biodiversity and ecology of the region along with coming close to local communities and culture of the region. We truly believe that you will help us in initiating this and become an Eco-Traveler, if not already one.
A little on what Ecotourism exactly is-
A dictionary defines it as "tourism directed towards unspoilt natural environments and intended to support conservation efforts". In addition, Eco-Traveler believes in supporting, protection and at the same time experiencing local culture and heritage. Tourism results in social, as well as environmental impacts, and a responsible tourist needs to be aware of this.
Here is how you can help -
Carrying your own water bottle, cups, plates and filling water from natural resource, drinking locally brewed products served in glass or recyclable materials.
Using litter bins to trash items that do not decompose, minimum use of purchases packed in plastic, carry a waste bag for your personal non-biodegradable waste.
Enjoying watching the biodiversity of the geography, not playing loud music or being loud, when we go outdoors, we are borrowing home of animals and birds, it’s our responsibility to ensure they are not disturbed.
Purchasing locally produced items- from handicrafts to breweries to savories
Keeping minimum carbon footprint and nil plastic footprints on the trail through not burning plastic or wood.
Things an Eco-Traveler carries -
Apart from personal clothing and toiletries following items need to be carried in order to make this do it yourself and minimum footprint trek and also for your personal convenience-
Carry your own water bottle, tea up and a tiffin box for packing lunch, instead of using disposable packing material. Water bottle with filters are available, however the natural resources are clean and pristine. It’s good to carry dry fruits and nuts for personal use.
Carry a day bag pack, we will provide potters for those need it, however only essentials can be carried for an overnight trek in a day pack.
A waste bag to collect waste on the way in your day pack.
Travel light and easy to enjoy the true essence of backpacking!
Traveling and Trekking in high altitudes require basic fitness and mental endurance, our team will ensure successful completion and will provide guidance and support, in case of an unforeseen event however, we will handle it to the best of our capacity, and the ultimate responsibility lies with each traveler.
Spiti valley homes more than 30 unique high altitude migrant bird species that are not found in the other
parts of the World. This workshop has been designed for those interested in birding and photography and
are keen on knowing about various bird species that can be spotted in the valley. Some of them are
Himalayan Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Golden Eagle, Yellow-Billed Chough, Red-billed Chough, Tibetan
Snowcock, Tibetan Partridge, Hoopoe, Horned Lark and Redstart.
Aspirants have to arrive in Manali, we will arrange night stay in Manali.
Manali - Kaza
Today we make our way to Kaza, which is the Sub. Div. of Dist. Lahaul and Spiti. We will cross Rohtang
Pass and Kunzum Pass on our way, the drive is an adventurous and scenic one, we will reach Kaza after a drive of 9-12 hours depending on the road and traffic conditions.
We start with an early morning pre breakfast shoot to a few nearby spots for birdwatching. We return
for breakfast and post breakfast we drive to nearby villages for sightseeing. We return for lunch and then go for bird watching again to nearby spots. Dinner followed in Kaza.
We start early morning and visit Shego for birdwatching and shooting. Today we keep it easy through the day, one can visit local shops and monastery in Kaza.
Kaza - Pin Valley – Mane
We start the day and drive towards Mud, the last village in Pin Valley National Park.
Evening watching will be at Mane with the night hault there.
Mane – Dhankar- Kaza
We start with an early morning for sightings around Mane and leave for Dhankar monastery and then to Kaza.
Kaza - Chandrataal
Next early morning we leave from Kaza towards to Chandratal Lake (Moon Lake). The drive is about 6-8
hours from Kaza. We enjoy the sunset at the lake and then rest at our campsite at Chandratal.
Chandratal - Manali
Next early mornignwe leave from Chandratal to Manali via Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass, we have come to the end of journey.
Pick up from Manali and drop at /Manali
All accommodation ( Day 1- Day 7)
Meals on MAP: breakfast and Dinner
All transportation and tourist service charge.
- Any meals outside of accommodation and lunch anywhere.
- Travel insurance
- Personal Equipment’s and rescue operation in case of emergency
- Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
- Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and Wi-Fi services.