9 Day Road Trip

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MARCH 2020

Fixed Departures

Road Trip Highlights

  • Do as you please - no itinerary!
  • Travel with upcoming photographers like you
  • Group reviews of photographs after the tour
Jeep Transfers
Hotel, Homestay and Camps Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions

Spiti Valley Photo Exploration - No Itinerary

Meandering roads through the snow-clad mountains.

Rivers flow down in the valley.

A few travellers venture ahead.

Enter Spiti Valley – known for some of the highest inhabited regions of the Himalayas.



Camping in the middle of nowhere.

The most beautiful mountain stories.

The world's oldest Monasteries.

Songs of the shepherds.

Ten days in the mountains of Spiti Valley.

And no itinerary to restrict your footsteps.

Ask yourself -- how many times has the wilderness called and you have said no?

That’s about to change as you embark on this unforgettable ten-day Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley Tour – no plan and no itinerary – just a group of like-minded photo-explorers, finding one story after another, while traversing into the unknown pockets of the far-flung Himalayan valleys of Spiti and Kinnaur.

This tour is hosted by Abhinav Chandel (@AbhiandNow), one of India’s leading Instagrammers. This former city boy now lives in the mountains and chronicles his life through his stunning photographs and poetry. He describes himself as being “constantly on the move; trying to uncover and collect stories from corners of the world”.

The last Photo Exploration Tour happened in April 2017, where Abhinav and Spiti Holiday Adventure collaborated on a 10-day Photo-Exploration Tour to Spiti Valley with fourteen photo explorers.

If you hate being a tourist and want to explore (truly explore) Spiti Valley, this tour is tailored for you. No fixed plan. No itinerary. Just the explorers with their cameras and an insatiable hunger to know Spiti Valley - lead to the most enchanted lands with spellbinding views, and a never before experience in the mountains.

You may want to spend time interacting with the locals or find a site which may be tempting to camp on, and just pitch a tent there. Whatever it is that the group feels like doing -- that’s what you’ll end up doing.

It’s highly likely that on this nine-day holiday to Spiti Valley, you'd spend time in a monastery and learn about Buddhism through conversations with monks or spend a day with the local farmers in their farm. You could trek from one village to the other or spend a day driving through the valley. Also, if herbs and ancient science fascinates you, you could meet and interact with the Amchi (a local medical practitioner) and learn about the ancient form of Spitian medication or spend the day interacting with the postmaster from the highest post office in the world at Hikkim; Volunteer for a day in an old age home or spend a day in a village school. The possibilities are limitless. The maps are with no horizon.

Forget the plans, burn the maps, and come to Spiti Valley with us. Give yourself a chance to experience the Himalayas like an explorer, and watch these mountains change you as a person.

Travel with us. Let us show you Spiti Valley!

Worried about how to plan a tour with no plan? Leave that to us. With over 28 years of experience, we at Spiti Holiday Adventure, value your time & money and share your passion and excitement for the Spiti Valley Photo Exploration Tour. This all-inclusive Spiti Valley tour is meant for solo travelers or small groups who want to experience the best of Spiti Valley without being bound by a fixed plan. Despite keeping our costs down, we do not compromise on the quality of this Spiti tour and offer our famous state-of-the-art service that international travel organizations including Lonely Planet recognize us for.

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  • Meals included
None! You create your own itinerary on the go. On September 16, 2017, 5 AM – we start from Manali and drive towards Kaza (the district capital of Spiti Valley). From there, you and your group can decide which part of Spiti you would like to visit. Once inside Spiti Valley, the group will communally decide where they want to go and how they want to explore the valley – in a way, that they get the best travel / photo stories. On September 24, the group will drive down to Manali, where the tour will end in the evening.

Destinations Covered

Spiti Valley

Cost per person

  • The cost is ₹28,700 per person.
  • This Spiti Valley tour can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and be arranged as a private tour.
  • If you want to be a part of the fixed departure group but do not wish to share the car with other people and want the car dedicated exclusively to you / your group, please let us know and we'll let you know the revised price for the same.
  • Accommodation here will be on double / triple sharing basis. If you are a solo traveller, the cost will stay the same but you will be sharing the room with another solo traveller of the same gender. 
  • If you are looking for a single room at all places, do let us know and we'll help you with the revised costing.

Cost Inclusions

  • Tour lead by Abhinav Chandel
  • Accommodation at all destinations as per the itinerary on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Experienced local English Speaking guide in Spiti Valley (Day 2 to Day 8)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2 – 8. Dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 9.
  • Comfortable Force Traveller (10 / 12 seater) for all transfers
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.
  • Camping fees, tents and sleeping bags and meals at any place the group decides to camp.
  • All Applicable Monastery / Museum Fees

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips
  • 5% GST (Tax)
  • Any Beverages / Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any activities or transfers other than what is communally decided by the group lead by Abhinav Chandel
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

What people have to say about this trek!


Vaishali Bhat

The 6 day Spiti holiday we had in the month of August 2016 was one of the most exciting, hassel-free and filled with enriching experiences.Big Thank you goes to each and everyone in Spiti Holiday Adventure for the amazing time we had.It was indeed a pleasure to meet Rahul Mansur who organised the trip for us at a very short notice.Special thanks to Team at Hotel Spiti Serai, Rangrik for their hospitality and our driver Tilak.Would definitely love to experience more off-beat destinations organised by you guys.


Sally Anderson

Do yourself a big favour and visit Spiti Valley using this company. The whole team is extremely professional and just a lovely bunch! We did 7-day jeep ride which provided a great itinerary to see a lot of what this amazing place has to offer. Spiti Valley is a once in a lifetime experience and totally worth the effort to go!


Nilesh Saigaonkar

Thank you for an amazing "Spiti" experience. This was one of the well arranged and managed travel experience that I have been part of. Still missing the hospitality of all the people who hosted us at all places be it Khansar at kaza, Home-stay at Kibber or Mountain Trail Hotel at Manali. Once again a thank you very much and of course hope to travel with you guys once again. As JRR Tolkien says... Home is behind, The world ahead; And there are many paths to tread…



Why travel with us?

30 years of experience

31 years of experience in organising tours within the Himalayas

Lonely Planet

The only local Spiti travel company to be Recommended by Lonely Planet

Best Local prices

The best local prices minus any middle man or commissions.

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