Spiti Valley Trek/ Hitchhike

Spiti Valley Trek/ Hitchhike

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Hi Guys,
I am going to Spiti Valley for 8 – 10 days, starting from Bangalore.
[Dates : 7th Oct to 17th Oct]
In going solo backpacking, so if anyone wants to join. Please comment below.

Will take the Delhi – Shimla – Spiti round while going and coming back, because Manali Road is snow clad during October, and almost inaccessible.

I will be hitchhiking wherever possible. If not, Trek.
Will also take local transport if it’s time coincides with my schedule.

Any tips, please comment below.
NOTE : I will NOT be covering Ladakh, Leh, Shimla, Manali.

Pure Spiti.
Route :
Delhi – Shimla – Kalpa – Nako- Tabo- Dhankar(If time permits) – PinValley – Ki – Kibber – Kaza – Hikkim – Komik – Sangla – Chail – Delhi

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@masthead1 wrote:

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Don’t know if my friend @goldigger has done his trip yet. If not, he may be interested. If he is ready, do take him with you. He’s a character even stranger than me. If you observe, you will learn a lot. https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

Bon voyage! https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif

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@Magus wrote:

@masthead1 wrote:

https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

Don’t know if my friend @goldigger has done his trip yet. If not, he may be interested. If he is ready, do take him with you. He’s a character even stranger than me. If you observe, you will learn a lot. https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

Bon voyage! https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif


Perhaps they will invent @eskimo or @BUTTERFLYBOY in @JonSnow

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Tip 1 – it will be extremely cold. Carry appropriate clothing.

Tip 2 – cellphones may not work at all

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@batman wrote:

Wow…India is changing for sure. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Well, I didn’t win an Olympic medal buddy https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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@masthead1 wrote:

@batman wrote:

Wow…India is changing for sure. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Well, I didn’t win an Olympic medal buddy https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

Only few of us (us doesn’t include me https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif ) win medals, so doesn’t mean what you are trying to do is not adventurous. Good luck and do a vlog if possible. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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@ranjithsai01 wrote:

@masthead1 wrote:

@batman wrote:

Wow…India is changing for sure. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Well, I didn’t win an Olympic medal buddy https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

Only few of us (us doesn’t include me https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif ) win medals, so doesn’t mean what you are trying to do is not adventurous. Good luck and do a vlog if possible. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Will sure do. https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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@masthead1 wrote:


@ranjithsai01 wrote:


@masthead1 wrote:


@batman wrote:

Wow…India is changing for sure. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Well, I didn’t win an Olympic medal buddy https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Only few of us (us doesn’t include me https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif ) win medals, so doesn’t mean what you are trying to do is not adventurous. Good luck and do a vlog if possible. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Will sure do. https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif
Wow, awesome..
I wish I could go too, but it is impossible for me to get so many leaves. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

Please let me know in case you make any similar plans in the future.

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Okay!

Since a lot of guys have asked for Spiti valley itinerary. Here it goes.

1. Bangalore – Chandigarh (Train. 3 days. Suggestion: Don’t travel by train if time is a constraint. 3 days)
2. Chandigarh – Manali (Overnight)
3. Manali – Batal ( Morning 5 am bus at Manali. Reached Batal at 1 pm)
4. Batal – Chandratal ( Evening by hitchhiking)
5. Sleep at Chandratal ( Pitched own tent and no one was there in 40kms radius. Scary. Suggestion : Don’t sleep at Chandratal. Come back to Batal to stay at Chacha-Chachi dhaba. Temperature : Minus 10 degree)
6. Chandratal – Batal (next morning. breakfast at chacha chachi Dhaba.
7. Batal – Kaza
8. Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Demul. Overnight at Demul. You may find cheap homestays starting at 200 per night
9. Demul – Lalung – Dhankar. Overnight at Dhankar. (Suggestion : Don’t miss Lalung monastery. It’s the most energy radiating monastery I felt. Very old. Very beautiful)
10. Dhankar – Pin Valley – Mud- Kungri. Overnight at Kungri monastery
11. Kungri – Tabo – Kaza. Overnight at Kaza.
12. Kaza – Key – Kibber – Key. Overnight at Key monastery.
13. Key – Kaza – Kalpa . Full day bus journey. Bus starts at 7am from Kaza. Go early to find space for “standing” since this is the only bus which connects Kaza to rest of world(During winters)
14. Kalpa – Roghi – Kalpa
15. Kalpa – Sangla – Rachkam – Chitkul.

Now, the important part. Chitkul is the best place i’ve seen in my life so far. Stay atleast 3 days. Don’t use any transport. Just walk in the wilderness.
Stay at Amar Guesthouse. Cheap stay at 300 per night

15. Chitkul – Sangla – Jeori – Sarahan
Sarahan is the place of Bhimakali temple, 1 day

16. Sarahan – Shimla.
17. Shimla – The most irritating place ever!. Suggestion: Use it as a transit point
18. Shimla- Delhi
19. Delhi – Bangalore by air

Duration : 17 days
Cost : 23000. Including tatkal ticket and air fare + everything.
Worth it!

Please use wikitravel.org for all the information. It’s a community driven wikipedia-like website.

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Photos of the completed trek here.

Please visit this bin. It has a link to google photos since DD didn’t allow me to paste it here directly.
https://pastebin.com/Bs...0S

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masthead1 wrote:

Photos of the completed trek here.

Please visit this bin. It has a link to google photos since DD didn’t allow me to paste it here directly.
https://pastebin.com/Bs...0S

I had written a nice summary and itinerary, but due to the above issue, the whole post was destroyed.
@bumblefoot, can you spawn that post, maybe a database hit?

Good pics. Camera and lens info, please?

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masthead1 wrote:

@bumblefoot, can you spawn that post, maybe a database hit?

Restored your post as much as i could…

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admin wrote:

Restored your post as much as i could…

Thank you @admin
I cleared out some of the newlines and whitespace.

Much appreciated help.
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Please check the updated info.

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Camera : Nikon D3200 with 70-300mm lens + tripod.

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