Spiti - The Middle Land - F5 Escapes - Solo and Group Women only Travel Company India
  • Reach Manali. Relax & acclimatise in Solang.
  • Drive to Kaza via Rohtang Pass.
  • Drive to Tabo. Explore Tabo.
  • Komic, Hikkim & Langza Village.
  • Ki & Kibber Monastery, Chandratal Lake via Chicham bridge.
  • Drive back to Manali from Chandratal.
  • Explore Manali. 
TOUR OVERVIEW

An exploration of one of the last frontiers of ancient Tibetan culture –  the high plateaus of Spiti and Lahaul. A remote area of snow capped peaks and deep blue-water lakes, the traditional culture of this region has remained peaceful and intact over centuries.

This is not for the faint hearted, and is one of the most adventurous journeys you could undertake in India. Everything is raw, pristine and spell binding. Come & join us for a road journey which describes its destination!

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Early bird discount – INR 1000 off if booked on or before 10th May 2019

Pay in one go and earn a discount of INR 1500 in addition to the early bird discount.

GALLERY

Day 1 - 11 Aug 2019

Reach Manali by morning. Move towards beautiful Solang valley. Relax & get acclimatise to the weather and get yourself ready for road journey ahead. If you want to try out Paragliding, you can go for it in Solang Valley today. Overnight at Solang Valley.

Day 2 - 12 Aug 2019

Start your journey towards Kaza through beautiful Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass. This will be a very long journey, required to cover a certain stretch. Enjoy the journey, that is the destination. Reach Kaza by evening, Overnight at Kaza.

Day 3 - 13 Aug 2019

Start your day at leisure. Drive to Tabo. Today is the day to explore Tabo, called the Ajanta of the Himalayas due to its magnificent murals and amazingly detailed Thangkas in the monastery. Overnight at Tabo.

Day 4 - 14 Aug 2019

Today is the day to explore and connect with village which is one of the highest connected villages in the whole world. We visit Komik, Hikkim & Langza village today. Overnight at Langza.

Day 5 - 15 Aug 2019

Today we start our journey to Chandratal lake crossing Chicham bridge known to be Asia’s highest bridge from sea level at 13,244ft.  Enroute we will visit Spiti valley’s largest monastery The Ki Monastery. Overnight near the camps at Chandratal lake.

Day 6 - 16 Aug 2019

We will start our morning by visiting Chandratal Lake – the lake of the moon. This is deep blue water lake, surrounded by snow and acres of scree. Afterwards we start from the lake of the moon to drive across the famous Rohtang Pass to reach the lush green environment of Manali – the first town with habitation after the great desert ride of Spiti. Overnight at Manali.

Day 7 - 17 Aug 2019

Wake up at your leisure & enjoy the breakfast. Explore Manali market & have some shopping time. Evening leave from Manali. Trip ends.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on double sharing basis for 6 nights.
  • 3 major meals per day,  starting from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7.
  • Road transportation in TT or similar
  • Monastery and Monuments entrance fees, parking charges.
  • Guidance of an F5 Tour Lead.

Exclusions

  • Flights/Bus to Manali from your city of residence and return.
  • Paragliding at Solang
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Meals other than mentioned.
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
  • Accommodation/Stay/Food during Transit.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
  • Additional activity other than mentioned.
  • 5% GST
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities, personal flight delays and aspect beyond our control. We will definitely facilitate an alternative and handle the contingency, the cost being yours.

Terms & Conditions

REFUNDS/CANCELLATION:

  • If cancelled 90 days or more in advance, cancellation fee is 12% of the trip amount.
  • 25% of the trip cost if cancelled 89 – 60 days in advance.
  • 50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 16 days in advance.
  • Last 15 days – no show – entire amount will be forfeited.
  • If you use our services to book flights, cancellation charges of the flights will apply.

Option of Deferred trip:

You have the option of parking the paid amount with us for a future trip, if you wish to cancel joining this trip 60 days or more in advance.

Following conditions apply:

  • You need to choose the trip you would like to go with instead (the deferred trip) within 2 months of deciding to cancel.
  • The travel start date of the deferred trip should be within 6 months from the day you decide to cancel.
  • There can be only one such change and once you decide the deferred trip, the cancellation policy of that trip applies.
  • You cannot choose a short trip (less than 5 days) as a deferred trip.

Disclaimer

  • 50% of the trip cost is required to confirm the booking.
  • The booking does not include flights as the flight rates are extremely unpredictable. However, we can help you book your flights for the trip
  • All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
  • F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
  • F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.

Arrival & Departure timings

This trip is Ex-Manali. Reach Manali by August 11th morning and book your return journey after 4PM on August 17th.

How to reach Manali?
  • Flight: You can fly into the Bhuntar airport near Kullu. We will arrange a pick up for you to Manali as a part of the trip
  • Bus: Take an overnight Volvo from Kashmere Gate ISBT or Majnu ka Tilla in Delhi. We will suggest the bus the trip lead will be travelling on. There are volvo buses from Manali from Chandigarh as well.

Weather

  • Lahaul and Spiti district is a cold desert much like Ladakh. Weather in August in moderately cold during the day, but the sun will be extremely sharp making the afternoon hot while you are out. Night will be very cold. Temperature will range from 0 to 15 degree C.
  • You may get rainfall on your way to Spiti as it is a monsoon month.

*Please note that now a days, climate/ weather is dependent on many factors and unpredictable hence above information might be subject to change during your actual travel days

Stay

We will be staying in beautiful homestays with locals. Please do come with the view of respecting the sanctity of a home and appreciating the warmth and hospitality. The stays in Spiti are basic, clean and safe but will not have fancy facilities. Running hot water, enough blankets are available.

Foooood!

  • Simple Indian food such as rotis/dal, rice etc. Toast/Omelettes will be available.
  • If you have special dietary requests, please let us know beforehand.
  • It would also be a good idea to carry some meal packets with you if you have special requirements.

Note about smoking & alchohol

  • Everyone joining is an adult and we realise that we cannot dictate the behaviour on how you should enjoy the trip. Each destination offers a locally brewed wine or beer and we would love for you to try them. All we ask is to drink responsibly. Alcohol on higher altitude helps in warming you up, but at the same time, can make you extremely dehydrated. And even smaller quantities can cause a hangover.
  • Hangover delays are going to cost a lot, and will not be tolerated at all. So please do not test your limits and enjoy in moderation. Also, do respect your roommate’s comfort levels with the alcohol smell and avoid drinking in the room if she is not comfortable.
  • If you smoke, please do so outside the room, even if the rooms have ashtray. Smoking on high altitude is not recommended.

Note > Prepare > Accept > Embrace:

  • Higher altitudes require certain level of fitness. We are not strictly trekking anywhere but the even climbing up the stairs to the monastery will feel like treks, given the altitude (around 6500 to 15000 ft altitudes). Langza is at 14500 ft. If you can brisk walk for 2 kilometres regularly, you should be okay.  If walking at steep places is an issue for you, please reconsider.
  • We will share with you the do’s and don’ts of travelling to high altitude places and will also suggest some medication. Please consult your physician regarding the same.
  • The first day is for acclimatisation. We expect all travellers to follow the guidelines.
  • Expect traffic jams! (especially enroute Rohtang Pass)
  • In line with the ideology of F5 Escapes, we will be staying in small guest houses and homestays during our trip. Please come with an open mind about sharing someone’s home and maintain the sanctity.
  • This is a ROAD TRIP, to one of the most treacherous routes in the country, no less. The rewards are unbelievable but the journey will prove tiring. On Day 2, we are undertaking a journey from Maanali to Kaza that will be around 10 hours (less than 200 kms). There is no stay facility enroute, unless we take a detour. The villages on the way will have population of 30 to 50 people. Please reconsider if you have back issues. No other day will have such long travel, though.
  • We start our days as early as possible, especially on the days of long travel.
  • We promise you a relaxed day after a day of long travel.

‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on redefining the way women travel in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream –  to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women from across the globe.

F5 Escapes offers fixed departure all-women group tours, customized itineraries for families, groups and solo travellers. We also do in-city engagements which include #JustGo travel meetups, workshops to educate women on travel safety, sustainable menstruation, motorbiking etc.

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