Spiti Winter Homestay Trail

Brief Description

Spiti is one of the coldest, most inaccessible parts of Himachal Pradesh in winters. Our Winter Spiti Homestay trail takes you on a walk through some of the highest permanently inhabited settlements in the world. You will drive through the Kinnaur, the easternmost part of Himachal for two days to get to Spiti valley, trek to the frozen Dhankar Lake and through the villages of Dhankar, Demul, Komic and Langza while experiencing the traditional Spiti hospitality in the cold, harsh winters where temperatures often drop to -30 C at night.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Shimla to Kalpa - 225 km Drive
2 Day 2
Kalpa to Tabo (3400 m) via Nako and Gue - 150 km Drive
3 Day 3
Tabo to Dhankar (3800 m) to Lalung via Dhankar Lake (4200 m)- 30 km Drive, 10 km Trek
4 Day 4
Lalung to Demul (4200 m) - 8 km
5 Day 5
Drive Demul to Komic (4500 m) - 14 km. Walk to Hikkim and Langza.
6 Day 6
Langza to Chicham
7 Day 7
Chicham to Chicham Caves. Drive to Kaza
8 Day 8
Kaza to Sangla - 225 km Drive
9 Day 9
Sangla to Shimla - 225 km Drive

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What's Included

  • Homestay/Guesthouse/Hotel accommodation during the trek (Days 1 to 8)
  • Meals (excluding lunch during road journey)
  • Gaiter, Micro-spikes, and Helmet as required
  • Trek Permissions Fee, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • First aid medical kit including oxygen cylinder
  • Experienced Guide and Support staff
  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification

What's not Included

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

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