TREKKING IN SPITI
DAY 1: CHANDRATAL
Drive to over (Rohtang Pass 3980m) Chandertal Lake (moon Lake) O/N Camp taking time: 5-6 hrs.
DAY 2: SPITI
Leave to after b/f over Kunzum -La (4551m) enters the first Spiti village Losar (4079) Kibber village (4205m) o/n camp Taking time 4-5 hrs.
DAY 3: KIBBER – LANGZA
Gradual ascent through a small plateau and alpine pasture. A short distance beyond Gete Village (4400m) climb up for 1 hour, en route you get to see some fossils. Spiti is a living museum for geologists. Step down to the Shilla River, cross it and ascend towards Langza village. Watch out for the beautiful view of Shilla Peak. Camp near the village. Visit the Langza monastery situated above.
DAY 4: LANGZA – KUMIK
Langza, Hikkim and Kumik, these three villages are situated at an altitude of 4400m – 4600m. Favorite route for those looking for fossils. Easy going up to Hikkim and a horizontal walk to Kumik. Visit Tangyut monastery situated above Kumik. The ruins of the Tangyut monastery can be seen near Hikkim. In 1975 an earthquake had destroyed the monastery. O/N camp near the village.
DAY 5: KUMIK – DUMAL
Gradual ascent to Kaugme. Further trail leads you to Dumal situated on the Lingti Valley. Look at the beautiful view of Lingti Valley, which is 60kms long to north. O/N stay at Dumal.
DAY 6: DUMAL – LALUNG
Steep zigzag descent until reaching a small bridge, cross the bridge and walk along the right bank of Lingti River. Cross a bridge on the Lingti River and then Walk For An Hour Through a dry Gorge To Lalun village. Visit the ancient Sherkhang monastery, which is 1000 years old. Camp near the monastery.
DAY 7: LALUNG – DHANKAR – DHANKAR LAKE
Easy walking towards Dhankar monastery through alpine meadows. Visit Queen’s palace and Dhankar monastery. Dhankar traditionally was the old capital of Spiti Valley. However monastery is older than Tabo Monastery. 120 young and old monks are receiving religious training. 45 minutes gradual ascent towards the Dhankar Lake. O/N Camp near the lake.
Disciple and teacher Rinchentsang-po in 9,96 A.D. This complex having nine temple, 23 chortens. The Tabo Gompa, renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images and is often called ” The Ajanta of Himalayas”. Situated on the right of Spiti River, flanked on either side by lofty hills brown and sun burnt. Intrans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo sancitly is next only to Tibet Tholing Gompa. Altitude (3050m)
DAY 8: TABO – PIN VALLEY
The national reserve forest. Morning short but exciting walk to facing mountain to see the oldest caves on barren mountain to see the oldest caves on barren mountains of Tabo, the inside Lamas in meditation and Thanka paintings, one of the most precious paintings of Buddhism. Drive to Pin valley a valley amazing green in Spiti. We move up to Kungri Gompa, the old Monastery of Spiti, this is the place of again several in house monks and Buddhist school’s/N/camp.
DAY 9: PIN VALLEY TO MANALI
Drive back to Manali IT road. Taking time 7-8 hrs.