Our classic tour to Lahaul & Spiti


Lahaul & Spiti tour : Natural beauty and stunning Buddhist monasteries

Designed for those wishing to have a rich and varied experience in the high deserts of the Himalayas in just 2 weeks.

Selected walks and hikes are relatively easy for someone in shape and allow us to discover wonderful Himalayan landscapes.

The tour includes visits of some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

You will appreciate our reliable and comfortable camping equipment.

Tour features

Tour duration

10 days from Shimla to Manali

Best season

July to October

Physical effort

Moderate. Easy if you go with a four-wheel vehicle and skip the hike on day 6

Highest altitude

5260 m during the hike

Children ?

From 8 or no restriction if the child does not participate in the hike

Travel mode

By SUV or on a motorcycle (Royal Enfield)

Tour highlights

The mythical road trip from Shimla to Manali.

The tour is a full loop of Lahaul and Spiti via Kunzum and Rohtang pass.

See some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the world

Buddhist monasteries of Tabo, Dankhar, Kye and Komic.

Camps at spectacular places.

Camping at the edge of the Spiti river, by the Komic monastery and at the Chandraltal lake

Hike to stunning spot off the beaten track.

You reach the altitude of 5260 m on foot from where the view of the Himalayas is just awesome.

Lahaul & Spiti tour map


Our classic tour of Lahaul & Spiti

Tour itinerary

Our classic tour to Ladakh
   This itinerary is customizable. Please enquire.
Day 1 You reach Shimla either on your own or with our assistance from Delhi. Night in a hotel (2200 m).
Day 2 From Shimla to Reckong Peo via Narkanda. 7 hours drive. Night in a hotel (Kalpa, 2800 m).
Day 3 From Reckong Peo to Tabo monastery in the Spiti valley. 8 hours drive. Night at the monastery guest house (3290 m).
Day 4 After the morning prayer with the monk, we move to the Dankhar monastery and come back at the riverside for a camping. 2 hours drive. Night under tents (3430 m).
Day 5 From Dankhar to the Komic monastery via Kaza. We camp near the monastery. You will really enjoy the company of the monks. Night under tents (4530 m).
Day 6 Day hike to a nearby peak. We start walking from the camp and reach an altitude of 5260 m. Night under tents (4530 m).
Day 7 From Komic to the Kie monastery for a visit and then Sumling where we stay in a homestay to enjoy the local culture. 2-3 hours drive. Night in the guest house (3750 m)
Day 8 From Sumling to Chandratal lake via the Kunzum pass. It is a very scenic day. 5 hours drive. Try to be at the lake for the sunset ! Night under tents (4150 m).
Day 9 Enjoy your day walking around the Chandratal lake and ask your guide to take to some stunning places for photography. Night under tents (4150 m).
Day 10 From Chandratal to Manali via the beautiful Chandra valley and the Rohtang pass. 7 hours drive. Night in a hotel in Manali (2000 m).

Classic tour of Lahaul & Spiti - Photos

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Our awards

Himalayan Ecotourism is the winner of the To Do award 2022 in the field of "Socially Responsible Tourism".
We are also the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019 and the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
We have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to conserve the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !