- 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.
Pin-Bhabha pass is one of the most interesting treks of this terrain. Starting from the thick forest and
meadows of Kinnaur and ending in barren landscape and stark desolateness of Spiti valley crossing the
high passes of Bhaba and Pin. This route has been extensively used for many years by travelers and
trekkers alike. The people of Pin Valley and Kinnaur have been using this route for centuries for trade
and this trek is very popular with shepherds. The trek begins at Kafnoo in Kinnaur and crosses over the
Pin Bhaba pass at 4865 meters, the most frequently used crossing by the locals.
We receive you at Rampur, then drive to Kafnu..
Trek from Kanfu to Mulling (3250 meter) – 7 hours
We start walking through a dusty track passing the village of Homti on our left. The valley initially
becomes narrow before opening up to wide spaces as we reach camp. We start the trek with the Bhaba
River on our right. In between we crossover and trek high up through coniferous forests before
descending back to the river. We then enter the forest area once again to finally reach the wide meadow
at Mulling with the river on our right. We also witness some beautiful waterfalls and melting glaciers on
the Bhaba River. Trek time (4 -5 Hrs). Overnight Camp.
Trek from Mulling to Kahra (3500 meter) – 5 hours
Today is a short walk to our next campsite at Kara. We keep walking through the wide green Valley with
the Bhaba River on our right. In between we cross the river and walk on flower carpeted pathways with
small boulders scattered around. Then we turn right and walk on a narrow path to reach our next
campsite in a beautiful meadow. Great chance to bump into Gaddi shepherds along the way. Trek Time
(3 hrs). Overnight Camp.
Trek from Kahra to Bhaba Base Camp – 5 hours
Fustirang is the base of the Bhaba Pass. A short hike from Kara, we walk ahead to the
intersection of two valleys and make an almost U-turn into the Bhaba Valley and walk up
gradually on a narrow path with the glacial stream on our right to the base of the pass. We start
seeing glaciers and ice and snowy peaks as we near the base of the Pass. This is the trail of the
Gaddi shepherds and we'll meet quite a few on the way manning huge flocks of sheep and goat.
A little above the campsite is a big grazing ground with horses and sheep loitering the
countryside. There is a lot of silt in the river and it therefore splits into a lot of smaller channels.
We can go around for a short walk above the campsite for exploring and to help in
acclimatization. Overnight Camp.
Bhaba B.C to Bhaldhar (4040 mt) via Pin Bhaba Pass (4865 mt) – 7 hrs
This is the big Day. We walk over boulders, moraine, scree and rough terrain with no proper path to cross
the Bhaba Pass (4865m) from the lush green Kinnaur Valley into the Arid, dry Spiti Valley. On a bright
and sunny day, this walk is amazing affording excellent views of the mountains in the pin Valley. We are
very likely to find a lot of snow and ice at the pass. Sometimes, we may also be accompanied by the shepherds and their big flocks of sheep. After crossing the pass it is a steep descent all the way to
Phhuldhar, the camping place for Gaddi shepherds and yak herders. Trek Time (5-6 hrs). Overnight Camp.
Trek from Bhuldhar to Mudh, Drive to Kaza
Today, we pack and cross the Pin River to reach the roadhead at Mudh Village. We hop into our taxis and
bid farewell to our Horsemen and drive to Tabo(3 Hrs), which has a 1000 year old monastery and small
guesthouses. Time for a hot shower and some Tibetan food. We visit the monastery and the local village.
Tabo happens to be the last stretch of the famed Himachal Apple belt which extends From Kinnaur all the
way to Spiti. Overnight Hotel stay in Kaza
Please Note- This trek can be organized from Kaza/ Manali also.
- Pick up from Rampur and Drop at Manali
- All camp meals
- All accommodation during the trek
- 1 night stay in Kafnu, 1 night stay at Kaza with meals on MAP
- Guide and porter for the trek and all expenses pertaining to them
- All Camping gear (tents and sleeping bag)
- 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.
- Porter charges for carrying extra luggage.