Spiti in Winter : February 2018 – Book Now

About Spiti

While summers might be a most popular season in Spiti, winter is something very difficult to explain in words, when it happens in Spiti.
With the white gold all around the valley and life taking a stop, its gives the visitors an opportunity to experience the nature in slow motion.
Only way to access Spiti valley in winter is via Shimla and that do gets quite adventurous when it snows.
Life takes a halt and valley becomes absolutely beautiful and different.
About

Know about Spiti

Spiti

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. Live snowfall, if we are lucky.
  • 4. Unlimited photography
  • 5. Enjoying the local cuisine.
  • 6. Unlimited photography mentor ship by YellowPeaks team
  • 7. An overview session on Basics of Photography and Adobe Lightroom.
  • 8. Understand and experience the life in winter and challenges faced.
  • 9. A fully managed trip, with no hassle of worrying about logistics.

Itinerary

Coming soon

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. Accommodation on twin 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.

 

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 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.


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.
  • Spiti in winter is highly unpredictable, and plans can change due to snowfall. We might have to change plans and locations while on trip, based on situation.
  • While Kaza will have proper hotels with limited duration room heating, most of the stay arrangements in remote areas will be with guest houses and home stays. We will ensure it’s clean and hygienic, but room heating will be very limited.
  • We will need a copy of an ID proof issued by government organization for permits and other processes. You need to carry the same ID all the time during the trip.
  • You are responsible for keeping Spiti clean and we would need your help to bring back all our garbage back to base where it can be disposed of properly.
  • Winter is tough time not just for humans but for local wild life. Do not disturb or provoke wildlife for the sake of a good picture.

 

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: What will be the expected temperature and weather?
A : Day temperature will hover around -5 to -10 degree Celsius, while night temperature can go down to -20 and at some places to -30 degree.

Q: Roads remains open in winter?
A: Yes, most of the roads inside Spiti region remains open, there could be a blockage due to snow fall, but gets cleared in a day or so.

Q: What is AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)?
A: AMS is result of sudden exposure to reduced air pressure and lower oxygen level at high altitude. General symptoms are Headache, Fatigue, Nausea, and Loss of appetite, sleeplessness, heavy breathing. Descending down and inhaling oxygen can cure it faster. That is why we recommend to spend at least two days in Leh, so that you get some time to acclimatize.

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 Kaza?

A: No, we suggest you buy it at home location and try it out couple of times

Q: Is there some trekking involved in this?
A: No

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 works with no guarantee of tower working.

 

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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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Chandrataal – July and August 2017

About Chandrataal

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 Spiti

Spiti

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

 

Coming up soon

Inclusion

  • Local Transport in SUV/MUV for the whole trip from Manali to Manali
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Complete Medical Kit (Basic medicines for Adults and Kids) with Oxygen Cylinders.

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.
  • 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

 

Call/Whatsapp us for more details

 +91-9910036654, +91-9968266654

 

 

For more details

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Limited seats available

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