12 Villages – Spiti Summer Exploration – 6-13 May 2017

About Spiti Valley

A valley in the middle of mountains, home for some amazing villages, lakes, Monasteries, peaks and wild life. Situated at North Eastern part of India, in state Himachal Pradesh, its a beautiful but rough high altitude mountain desert.

Beautiful in all seasons, Spiti gets into it’s full form in summers when you can expect to see some green in the desert Accessible through roads only, from either Shimla side or Manali side.

Know about Spiti

Spiti

What’s in it for you?

  • Beautiful views and vistas through 12 amazing villages in Spiti valley.
  • Access to some unique and unseen places/villages, based on the weather condition.
  • Unlimited photography
  • Enjoying the local cuisine.
  • Unlimited photography mentor-ship by YellowPeak’s team.
  • An overview session on Basics of Photography and Adobe Lightroom.
  • Understand and experience the rural life in Spiti.
  • A fully managed trip, with no hassle of worrying about logistics.

Itinerary

06-May Saturday – Chandigarh to Kalpa

  • Start the long drive from Chandigarh to Kalpa, passing through the beautiful mountains towns of Shimla, Narkanda, Rampur and Karcham dam.

07-May Sunday – Kalpa to Kaza

  • Time to leave Kinnaur and enter Spiti valley. Driving by Nako, Tabo and Dhankar. Night stay at Kaza

08-May Monday – Kaza to Kibber

  • Drive from Kaza to Kibber, explore around Gete and night stay at Kibber.

09-May Tuesday – Kibber to Langza

  • Lets move to another beautiful village Langza, but not before exploring Hikkim and Komic.

10-May Wednesday – Langza to Demul

  • A beautiful hidden village is the target of the day, and if time permits, a walk towards Lallung village.

11-May Thursday – Demul to Gulling

  • Our last beautiful village of the trip, a beautiful home stay, local food

12-May Friday – Gulling to Kalpa

  • Gulling to Kalpa, time to head back home

13-May Saturday – Kalpa to Chandigarh

  • Last day drive

Inclusion

  • Local Transport in SUV/MUV for the whole trip plan from Chandigarh to Chandigarh.
  • All governments’ fees and taxes for normal journey within Spiti.
  • All basic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), morning and evening tea.
  • Daily need of water, to be filled in reusable bottles to avoid excessive plastic bottles
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis, in 3 star or equivalent hotels/Home Stays.
  • We will share list of all accommodations after you complete the registration and confirm with payment.
  • Banners and Stickers
  • Walkie Talkies in each Self Drive vehicle.
  • Toilet Tents for ladies.
  • Support Vehicle for the whole trip.
  • Just in case if you need a single occupancy room, it will be at extra cost and we need to know it well in advance.

Exclusion

  • Flight or travel expenses to reach India and Chandigarh.
  • VISA expanse if any Travel or medical Insurance.
  • Vehicle, Fuel and Breakdown maintenance for Self drive vehicles.
  • Any fine or challan to be paid by the driver or participants (in Self drive cars) in actual to authorities.
  • Any medical emergency or rescue cost.
  • Photography equipment of any kind.
  • Hotel and Other costs added to the trip, in addition to proposed plan, due to road blockage, Political unrest or landslide, has to be paid on actual basis, by participants.
  • Any tips and gratuities to staff. Extra meals, visits and activities not indicated.
  • Items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
  • A refundable security deposit of INR 5000 for the Walki-Talkie, to be paid by one of the participants from each Self Drive car. In case of Loss or damage of handset, appropriate amount will be deducted from security.


Terms & Conditions

  • All the participants should have a valid passport or a government ID
  • We will request for a scanned copy of the same during the registration process
  • Photography is restricted for some of the areas and objects like bridges, Army camps and office, some for the restricted zones Please ask before taking a picture of or with an Army personnel or local.
  • Final decision on the logistics, plan, options remains with the trip organizer. All need to abide with the proposed plan, unless there is need to change the plan under unavoidable conditions.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% Refund for cancelling the trip 8 weeks before the start date 50% Refund for cancelling the trip 4 weeks or less, before the start date
  • In case of the trips getting cancelled due to unavailable circumstances, we will refund the money after deducting the administrative changes

FAQs

Q: How do I know more about Spiti

A: Please go through our page http://yellowpeaks.com/spiti

Q: What will be the expected temperature and weather?

A : Day temperature will hover around 15-20 degree Celsius, while night temperature can go down to 10 degree.

Q: Roads remains open in Summer?

A: Yes,but its always unpredictable and needs to be tracked

Q: What are the precautions for photography gears?

A: You don’t need to worry much about the professional gears much, they are built to sustain such extreme weathers. For basic gears, just keep that battery at warm places like inner pocket and avoid sudden transition from cold to warm places. Battery tend to drain faster in colder conditions

Q: I had no time to prepare, can I buy warm cloths in Spiti?

A: Not recommended, better plan an buy in advance, worst case we will help ypu get it from Spiti but the availability is not guaranteed.

Q: Is there some trekking involved in this?

A: No, only casual walks through the places for photography

Q: I have medical history related to breathing, blood pressure or anything significant, Can I travel at such height and low temperature?

A: Please consult your doctor for the same.

Q: What about the phone connectivity?

A: Only BSNL/MTNL works beyond Kinnaur and in all Spiti region

Q: What kind vehicles will be used for the trip, will they have snow chains if required?

A: We have the trusted Utility vehicles lined for this trip. For the snow drives, vehicles will have snow chains. Drivers are experts in driving under snow conditions.

 

 

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Limited seats available

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Ladakh : 24 June-7 July 2017

About Ladakh

Alot has been said and written about Ladakh, but it still remains unexplored at many sectors.
Every corner and turn will lure you to stop and click pics. Will invoke artistic and philosophical side of yours.
June is the perfect weather to explore Ladakh, with pleasant temperature during day time and manageably cold during night.
While Ladakh is a high altitude desert, you will find amazing variety of flora, fauna and wild life

Know about Ladakh

Ladakh

What’s in it for you?

  • 1. Beautiful views and vistas
  • 2. Access to some unique and unseen places, based on the weather condition.
  • 3. An interesting plan specially designed by us after 10 years of travelling to Ladakh.
  • 4. Enjoying the local cuisine.
  • 5. Unlimited photography mentor-ship by YellowPeaks team.
  • 6. An overview session on Basics of Photography and Adobe Lightroom.
  • 7. Even if you are joining as solo traveller or rider, you will never feel alone.
  • 8. A fully managed trip, with no hassle of worrying about logistics, you just sit in Taxi, drive your vehicle or ride your bike

Itenarary

24-June Saturday D-Day

  • when we will start our drive from Delhi, all the way to Manali, with couple of stoppages in between

25-June Sunday

  • Will start early from Manali to cross Rohtang pass at the earliest and reach Jispa by afternoon.

26-June Monday

  • Long drive today, all the way Leh

27-June Tuesday

  • Time to acclimatize better, short drives around Leh

28-June Wednesday

  • A drive towards Lamayuru side, with ashort break at Indus-Zanskar confluence.

29-June Thursday

  • Drive to Nubra valley, via Khardungla Pass

30-June Friday

  • Enjoy Nubra valley, we may do a day drive to Turtuk if the group is feeling better.

01-July Saturday

  • A wonderful but challenging drive to Pangong Tso, via Agham-Shayok section.

02-July Sunday

  • A relax day at Pangong Tso – Spangmik. A short drive to Phobrang village

03-July Monday

  • Another adventurous drive, passing through Chusul and Razangla, with day ending at Chumathang.

04-July Tuesday

  • Chumathang to Karzok (Tso Moriri)

05-July Wednesday

  • Return Journey, from Karzok to Sarchu.

06-July Thursday

  • Sarchu to Manali

Inclusion

  • Local Transport in SUV/MUV for the whole trip from Manali to Manali for People joining in Taxi (Not for Self Drive cars)
  • 13 Nights (12 Nights for Taxi Team) accommodations on twin/Triple sharing basis, in 3 star or equivalent hotels/Home Stays. We will share list of all accommodations after you complete the registration and confirm with payment.
  • All governments’ fees and taxes for normal journey within Ladakh and Manali.
  • All basic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), morning and evening tea.
  • Daily need of drinking Water (To be filled in reusable bottles to avoid too much plastic)
  • Banners and Stickers
  • Walkie Talkies in each Self Drive vehicle, from Delhi – Ladakh – Manali
  • Toilet Tents for ladies.
  • Support Vehicle for the whole trip (upto Manali while returning.
  • A lunch at Local Ladakhi home.
  • Convoy Support for Self Drive Vehicles.
  • Complete Medical Kit (Basic medicines for Adults and Kids) with Oxygen Cylinders.
  • Support Team will keep track of facilities like Service Centers, Hospitals, Mechanics, Fuel Stations, Hotels if required, Food Stops, Toilet Stops. You can enjoy the drive without worrying about all the logistics hassle.

Minimum three people per vehicle is recommended on Self drive cars, if you are less than that on self drive vehicle, please talk to us.
No walkie talkies for people joining on bikes

Exclusion

  • Flight or travel expenses to reach India and Manali.
  • VISA expanse if any Travel or medical Insurance.
  • Vehicle, Fuel and Breakdown maintenance for Self drive vehicles.
  • Any fine or challan to be paid by the driver or participants in actual to authorities.
  • Any medical emergency or rescue cost.
  • Photography equipment of any kind.
  • Hotel and Other costs added to the trip, in addition to proposed plan, due to road blockage, Political unrest or landslide, has to be paid on actual basis, by participants.
  • Any tips and gratuities to staff. Extra meals, visits and activities not indicated.
  • Items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls.
  • Camel Rides at Hunder Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
  • A refundable security deposit of INR 5000 for the Walki-Talkie, to be paid by one of the participants from each Self Drive car. In case of Loss or damage of handset, appropriate amount will be deducted from security.
  • On Rent at Leh Bicycle – good for local Leh adventure, Motor Bike, Jackets and other accessories


Terms & Conditions

  • All the participants should have a valid passport or a government ID
  • We will request for a scanned copy of the same during the registration process
  • Photography is restricted for some of the areas and objects like bridges, Army camps and office, some for the restricted zones Please ask before taking a picture of or with an Army personnel or local.
  • Final decision on the logistics, plan, options remains with the trip organizer. All need to abide with the proposed plan, unless there is need to change the plan under unavoidable conditions.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% Refund for cancelling the trip 8 weeks before the start date 50% Refund for cancelling the trip 4 weeks or less, before the start date
  • In case of the trips getting cancelled due to unavailable circumstances, we will refund the money after deducting the administrative changes

FAQs

Q: I am solo, can join the trip?

A: Absolutely, that is one the key reason we have a taxi as part of the convoy.

Q: What will be the expected temperature and weather?

A : Day temperature will hover around 20-25 degree Celsius, while night temperature can go down to 4-5 degree.

Q: Roads remains open in Ladakh?

A: Yes, Summer is the best time to get on to the road journey for Ladakh.

Q: What are the precautions for photography gears?

A: You don’t need to worry about the professional gears much, they are built to sustain such extreme weathers. For basic gears, just keep that battery at warm places like inner pocket and avoid sudden transition from cold to warm places. Battery tend to drain faster in colder conditions

Q: I had no time to prepare, can I buy warm clothes in Ladakh?

A: Not recommended, though not much warmer cloths are required as such in summer. We will share a separate packing list with the final participants.

Q: Is there some trekking involved in this?

A: No, only casual walks through the places for photography

Q: I have medical history related to breathing, blood pressure or anything significant, Can I travel at such height and low temperature?

A: Please consult your doctor for the same.

Q: What about the phone connectivity?

A: Only Postpaid BSNL/Airtel works in Ladakh region, details will shared later.

Q: What kind vehicles will be used for the trip, will they have snow chains if required?

A: We have the trusted Utility vehicles lined for this trip. Drivers are experts in driving under tough conditions.

 

 

For more details

Download Brochure

Limited seats available

Contact us for Pricing and booking