Journey is a word that always makes anyone joyous. If the journey passes through hilly areas and valleys, then it sounds fascinating. When summer temperature rises high, then everyone wishes to relax in soothing weather. And hill station is best place to visit and to be relaxed. Our summer journey to Spiti Valley was quite fascinating. We started this journey last year from the most popular destination of Himachal – Manali. It took seven days to complete the tour.
Highlights of Journey to Spiti Valley
As a representative of Himachal Package Booking, I took this tour (currently listed as Memorable Spiti Valley Tour Package From Manali) for our guests from Chandigarh, who arrived early in the morning at Manali. We had light breakfast in one of the restaurants in Manali. Then we started ahead for our journey to Spiti Valley. We were seven people in Toyota Innova and joined Leh-Manali Highway shortly to ride towards our destination. We all were enjoying that long ride as there were picturesque landscapes and waterfalls on the way. Cool and high mountains with stunning rivers were making all of us amazed.
We got a small pause at Rohtang Pass for tea after approximately two hours of run. The weather was hot but the Mountain View was damn cool. After 15 minutes we continued to travel. Passing through the Chenab River aside and Kunzum Pass, we reached near Spiti Valley. After the travel of about nine hours we got stay in the hotel at Kaza. The travel was tiring but quite enjoyable. We got refreshed and planned for the next day itinerary. After short discussion we had dinner and went to bed.
Local Sightseeing Near Kaza
The Day-2 morning brought healthy breakfast for us. Then we went to wander in the local market. The weather was cloudy and sun was peeping through the gray and white clouds. After the local market walk, we went out for Key Monastery. This place is at the height of 4166 meters and also known as Key Gompa. It is Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, which is located at the top of hill. The interesting part of this monastery is amazing architecture. We had lunch and started walking through all the historical facts of the monastery. After that, we left for the village Kibber. This is a popular village here for wildlife sanctuary. The locality was quite suitable for photographers. One of the guys with us was carrying DSLR camera, fond of photography, took lot of photographs, where we enjoyed the sightseeing. Then we went back to the hotel. The day was quite enjoying and we made it.
Third day target was to visit Langza and village Komic through the Hikam hills. The picturesque sightseeing of the village was memorable. We also visited Komic Monastery and Giant Buddha Statue at Langza. Both were amazing. Making excursion in Kaza we passed the day.
Our visit to Pin Valley National Park
Our day four destination was Pin Valley. The mind blowing beauty of Pin Valley mesmerized us. There is a park in the valley near Pin River. This is known as cold desert National Park and having marvellous view that can’t be defined by words. We enjoyed the day here watching birds and beautiful flora, then went back to Kaza for overnight stay.
Day five target was to cover Tabo Monastery, Dhankar Monastery and Fort. All these places have the historical values and facts. Tabo Monastery is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas. It is also one of the most popular tourists spot in Spiti. Dhankar is old capital of Spiti. Currently, the capital is Kaza. Dhankar had large house at the top of the hill, which was a fort many years ago. There was local monastery in the village known as Dhankar Gompa. We visited both locales and after that day trip we checked into the hotel at Kaza for rest.
Camping at Chandratal
Next day having breakfast, we packed our bags and took drive towards Kunzum Pass. The majestic view of Chandrabagha range of mountains during the drive was memorable. At last we reached Chandratal Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Himachal Pradesh. The lake water view surrounded by mountains under sunshine was unbelievable. After the whole day enjoyment, we had camps for the night stay, which too was quite enjoying.
Returning to Manali
At the last day we started drive towards Manali. Crossing through the Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass, we had a break at Rohtang Pass. We took some refreshment there and started enjoying stunning natural view. After that we took a leave to Manali and past two and half hours, we checked into the hotel in Manali for stay. That was end of the fascinating trip. We took lot of photographs as memories. Next day early in the morning our guests left for Chandigarh.