Spiti Winter Expedition 6N/7D

Spiti winter expedition

Experience Spiti like never before with our Spiti Winter Expedition tours. The Spiti valley is nearly inaccessible from Dec to April due to heavy snowfall. Even most of the local residents of Spiti move to lower areas in winters. Out of the two ways to reach Spiti ValleyRohtang pass is totally closed in winters. Therefore, the only way to do a Spiti winter expedition is via Shimla & Kinnaur. Not all vehicles neither every driver can drive in the harsh winter environment of the Himalayas. 

Therefore we have collaborated with experienced people from the Himalayas to offer you a heavenly experience in Spiti. This is a chance to experience the simple local life of Spiti valley in winters. This Spiti winter expedition is more of a soulful experience rather than a luxury picnic. You will get to experience the Spiti valley in its full glory. Away from crowds, experience the peaceful atmosphere and snow covered landscape. And if you are lucky enough you will also be able to see various species of wildlife while on this Spiti Valley Snow drive.

You can book this amazing Spiti winter expedition simply by contacting us through this website or by sending us an email on hello@beinghimalayan.com. Please go through the package details below. 

Unveiling Spiti's Winter Wonderland: A Spellbinding Itinerary

Embrace the magic of a Spiti winter with this meticulously crafted 7-day itinerary. Prepare to be enchanted by snow-kissed peaks, frozen lakes, ancient monasteries, and charming villages, all bathed in the ethereal glow of the Himalayas.

Day 1: Shimla to Recongpeo/Kalpa (230 kms):

A Scenic Voyage Through Time: Bid farewell to bustling Shimla and embark on a journey through time on winding roads. Witness the cinematic beauty of Kufri and Narkanda, where history whispers from every stone. As you enter the Kinnaur Valley, the majestic Himalayas welcome you with open arms. Settle in for a cozy overnight stay in Recongpeo or Kalpa, where the silence of the mountains lulls you to sleep.

Day 2: Recongpeo/Kalpa – Nako – Tabo (154 kms):

Tracing the Footsteps of Faith: Rise to the crisp mountain air and fuel your soul with a hearty breakfast. Embark on a pilgrimage to Tabo, the “Ajanta of the Himalayas,” stopping at the picturesque Nako Village. Witness the awe-inspiring Nako Lake, a turquoise jewel glittering like a frozen tear amid the snowy peaks. Immerse yourself in the timeless aura of Tabo Monastery, where ancient murals whisper tales of devotion and cultural heritage. Spend the night under the watchful gaze of the stars, adrift in the tranquility of the valley.

Day 3: Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza (or Pin Valley if road conditions allow):

Where Mountains Kiss the Sky: Rise early and prepare for a day of breathtaking sights. Ascend to the dramatic Dhankar Monastery, perched on a cliff like an eagle’s nest, and lose yourself in the panoramic vistas of the Pin and Spiti Rivers meeting. Continue your journey to Kaza, the heart of Spiti Valley, where vibrant culture and rugged beauty collide. Unwind in a cozy local homestay, dreaming of the adventures to come.

Day 4: Kaza – Key Monastery – Langza – Kaza (Dependent on Road Conditions):

Delving into Spiti’s Heart: Begin your day by paying homage to the majestic Key Monastery, one of the oldest and largest in Spiti. Explore its labyrinthine corridors, marvel at intricate murals, and soak in the wisdom emanating from ancient relics. Next, travel to Langza, the Fossil Village, where whispers of prehistoric giants linger in the air. Capture the iconic image of the Spiti Buddha statue against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks, a memory that will forever be etched in your soul. Return to Kaza with a heart full of wonder and stories to tell.

Day 5: Kaza – Komic – Hikkim – Kaza (Dependent on Road Conditions):

Reaching for the Stars: Rise with the sun and prepare to climb to new heights. Journey to Hikkim, the world’s highest post office, and imagine sending postcards from this remote haven amidst the Himalayas. Then, ascend to Komic, the highest motorable village in Asia, and stand atop the world, surrounded by awe-inspiring vistas. Return to Kaza with a sense of accomplishment and the echoes of the wind playing in your ears.

Day 6: Kaza – Recongpeo/Kalpa (210 Kms):

Farewell to Enchantment: Bid adieu to Kaza and embark on a scenic journey back to Recongpeo/Kalpa. Witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape as the snow-covered peaks paint the Kinnaur Valley in white. Spend the night in your cozy homestay, reminiscing about the adventures of the past days, the laughter shared, and the friendships forged.

Day 7: Recongpeo/Kalpa to Shimla Departure (230 kms):

Memories Etched in Snow: After a final breakfast, say goodbye to the enchanting Spiti Valley and return to Shimla. As you navigate through the winding roads, let the memories of your epic winter expedition dance in your mind. The snow-capped peaks, the ancient monasteries, the warm smiles of the locals – these will forever be a part of you.

| Spiti Winter Expedition Highlights |

  • Experience the Snow laden Landscape
  • Snow Drive in Spiti
  • Homestays – Live with the locals! Live like locals.
  • Experience the peaceful side of the Himalayas, when its least crowded.
  • Breakfast + Dinner included
  • Pick/Drop from Shimla
  • Accommodation for 6 Nights included
  • SUV vehicles / Tempo Traveller for complete tour

This flexible itinerary caters to your adventurous spirit, allowing adjustments based on road conditions, weather, and your personal desires. Extend your stay in enchanting villages, indulge in exhilarating treks, or simply soak in the serenity of the mountains. The possibilities are endless.

Remember, Spiti is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that will leave you breathless and forever changed. So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the magic of a Spiti winter and embark on an unforgettable journey!

Embrace the Spiti Winter: Insider Tips for Your Adventure:
  • Layer Up: Pack warm, breathable clothing in layers for easy adjustment to fluctuating temperatures. Merino wool base layers, fleeces, and a waterproof outer shell are essential.
  • Boot It Up: Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots with good traction are crucial for navigating snowy and icy paths. Don’t forget gaiters to keep the snow out!
  • Sun Savvy: Pack sunscreen and sunglasses even in winter, as the sun’s reflection off the snow can be harsh. Consider polarized sunglasses for extra glare protection.
  • Stay Hydrated: Dry mountain air can be deceiving. Pack a reusable water bottle and drink regularly, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Consider electrolyte tablets for extra hydration support.
  • Embrace the Digital Detox: Be prepared for limited mobile connectivity in remote areas. Disconnect and reconnect with nature’s beauty. Leave the emails behind and embrace the present moment.
  • Leave No Trace: Pack reusable bags and dispose of waste responsibly. Respect the fragile ecosystem and preserve the beauty of Spiti for future generations.


  • Accommodation in Home-stays. (twin/triple/quad sharing)
  • 06 Breakfast + 06 Dinner per person.
  • Pick and Drop from/at Shimla.
  • Services of a well experienced Tour Manager.
  • All toll taxes, parking fees, driver allowances.
  • Applicable hotel taxes.
  • Oxygen Cylinder for travel in high altitude. 


  • GST 5% on final bill amount.
  • Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”.
  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals.
  • Any unplanned transport expenses.
  • Camera fees, Alchoholic/Non Alchoholic beverages.
  • Vehicle service on liesure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Early Check-in costs by hotel if any.

Terms & Conditions

  • The places covered in sightseeing will depend on the road conditions.
  • If any changes are needed after the trip start due to bad weather, then extra cost might be applicable for cancellations of bookings (wherever applicable).
  • We require 5-6 people minimum to run a trip however this does not need to be all from one group. Please feel free to book with any number of people and we’ll try to match numbers from other groups to meet the minimum requirement.
  • In case minimum number of persons is not met, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the trip. In that case any advance made by the guest will be refunded.
  • Charges for Overnight journey if needed due to road conditions, traffic etc are extra.

Payment Terms

  • You can block a seat by depositing a small amount of Rs 1000/- (not refundable if the client cancels).
  • 50 % of the booking advance is needed 20 days before the tour starting date in order to confirm the tour.
  • 100 % of the payment needs to be made before the start of the tour. 
  • In the event we cancel the tour due to minimum no of pax not met, all the advance including the Rs 1000/- booking amount will be refunded.
  • In the event the client cancels the tour, Cancellation charges are applicable as per the cancellation policy below.

Refunds & Cancellation Policy

Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive the email reply within one business day, please call the office immediately. We will not be responsible if the email fail to reach us. All Refunds claims in case of cancellation would be processed based on the Cancellation Policy.

In the event of cancellation of tour/travel plan/bookings due to any reasons please inform us in writing (info@beinghimalayan.com). Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive cancellation request in writing. The cancellation charges would vary depending on the time period left prior to arrival and it would be as follows:

  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after purchase, customers will be fully refunded if the orders cannot be confirmed.
  • Cancellation requests received 20 days prior to arrival will incur a penalty of 50% of the Tour/Service cost as cancellation charges.
  • Cancellation requests received 10 hours prior to arrival will incur a penalty of 100% of the Tour/Service cost as cancellation charges.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
  • Group Tours/Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.