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#31 Sep 6th, 2006, 13:17
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How good is it

Hi All,

We have finalized the above route given by Dhananjay for our trek. But we would like to know how good is it? Are there better trek routes starting from Kaza (for around 5 days)? Can we rent out the gear from Kaza?

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#32 Sep 21st, 2006, 01:27
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Question Hikkim, Kibber, Gette ??????

hi ....

this is not regarding TREKKING in SPITI.... but RIDING ...

m planning a solo bike ride to SPITI , with a pillion
initially i was planning my route as other adventure enthus do

i.e. SHIMLA - PUH - KAZA- KUNZUM - MANALI

but now after doing a lot of research on net, i think now i've changed the plan .
i'll be starting my trip frm DELHI in the last week of sept. and have to reach back to delhi on 2nd oct nite.

so instead of SHIMLA side, now m planning to make it DELHI - MANDI -MANALI- KAZA - TABO and back to MANALI .... that means not going to KINNAUR....or max if time permits i'll make it till NAKO.

the things that made me to change the plan is ...

i wanna see the remote and the best parts of SPITI in the available time. During googleING i came across HIKKIM (the highest post office), GETTE (village even higher than KIBBER)....

so now i wanna to stay in these villages to get atleast sm idea of these villages. dont wanna stay places like KAZA, as almost each n every tourist stay there. I wanna xperience the real SPITI.. i know it wont be possible to get whole idea of Spiti by seeing these 2 - 3 villages, but still.....i feel its better than the previous HECTIC plan.

WHAT I WANT FRM YOU PEOPLE?

is accomodation facility easily availble in these remote villages? if NO, where would you advise me to stay nearby

can you plan a rough itinerary from MANALI till MANALI .... for 4 days in this area.
i have full 6 days in hand. I'll can do DELHI - MANALI stretch in single day.
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Hi

Hi,

Finally THE MUSE guys have a website full of information for traveling in Spiti. Visit www.spitiecosphere.com and www.himalayan-homestays/spiti.com for details and first hand information and making home stays bookings. also find information on some most exclusive trekking in the region. Also for photographic options and expedetions they have a very amicable guy by the name of gautam Kapoor handling requests.

Give a helping hand.

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#34 May 26th, 2007, 23:31
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This trek looks gorgeous! But can this be done around 20th June? Also, is it possible to organize something like this after reaching Kaza? Cause the website given by Dhananjay quotes prices in the region of 37 and 38 thousand, way too much for us.
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Hi! I don't want to disappoint anybody but the trek Langza- Dankhar has become very popular and the route in July and August is quite busy,less later in the season of course. As everybody certainly knows there is a road connecting Langza,Hikim and Comic,with even a bus service 2 times a week,tuesday and saturday afternoon at 2 PM. All this just to say that tourism is not something unknown over there. And Kaza is still much more authentic than,say,Leh. Nowadays accomodation is availabale in few houses in each of those villages,(Langz being the most beautiful,Hikim the least, Comic the highest and having an important,but not very old,gompa) but it does not come dirty cheap as in other places,or as it used to be. So definitely to find the really real Spiti you should go somewhere else. The route is nevertheless beautiful,very easy and straightforward and there is hardly the need for a guide and horses,and even organized it should not cost as much as I read,but much much less.The trek can be easily arranged in Kaza,where there are 2 trekking agencies and Ecosphere,which is the last to have entered the business. On a motorbike in 4 days you can see many places,to understand what Spiti is all about you need definitely more. During the season it is virtually impossible to rent trekking gear in Kaza,more chances in September and later on but don't count on it.Last October was getting cold in the night,around 0 C,but in the daytime the temperature was still very pleasant,around 20 or so. Gete is a litlle higher than Kibber but it's just 6 or 7 houses in a bowl with hardly any views,better to proceed further to Tashigang,definitely more rewarding and great views over Chau Chau Kang Nelda. Late June is a good time to go to these villages,not too busy yet. In Kaza they say that October is a bit late to go to very remote areas,but for this easy trek it's still OK
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Voyager, we are planning to leave around June 15, do you think we should leave a little later?

And many many thanks for your excellent advice.
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Hi,

June is good time to do spiti as it would be relatively less crowded, but lookin at the weather conditions here, I doubt if the passes would open ... yesterday almost 5ft snow in Nako, 2 in Kaza and surroundings, and this is almost june ... postpone to early july if possible ... Also Pin Valley is a better option if one is lookin for a quiet walk along the trails ... and that is very unlikely that you should get a price quote of 35-40 thousand for trekkin in Spiti ... are u sure it was ecosphere ... they are supposed to be a no profit no loss eco-tourism society promoting tourism developmental activities which accrue direct benefits to the local community there ... So I request u please check again ,,, It is possible ur request went to Aquaterra adventures in delhi which also works in the same region and imparts training in water activities to the locals there ... and if it is surely ecosphere, please also keep me posted ....

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Dhananjay, here is where I got the price information from-

http://www.spitiecosphere.com/travel_rustic_3.htm

http://www.spitiecosphere.com/travel_himalayan_4.htm

It is Delhi to Delhi and it must be using private jeeps, so quite possible but for three of us (Husband, nephew and me) it is too much.

Also, we are almost settled on Bralacha-La to Batal trek. also leh.nic.in shows Manali-Leh as open as of now. So, do yo think this would be possible in mid June?
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Hi ...

I would say that is early because the weather is very dicey ... Yes the road is open as it is open but it could be not through any time .. I hope you get what I mean .. its really a dilly dally situation ... Im wearing a jacket in Shimla so you can imagine .. Are you doin the trek from baralacha to Batal or from Batal to Baralacha to Batal ... It is better to do it from batal to Baralacha than the other way around ... Its a good fine walk allowing good views and sme river crossings at the gongma and the yongma ... I'll keep you posted n the weather ... you can also keep a regular update for the weather www.accuweather.com ... its nearly accurate mostly .... I would still suggest look at last week june ...

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Hi

Hi,

I knew that .. you must have gone on their pre-made tours section ... I would suggest you get in touch with Ishita in Delhi and tell her about the thing you wanna do ... It is absolutely much much lesser priced than the one you got ... +91--9899-92417 ... cheers
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Dhananjay, thanks a lot for all your help. Do keep me posted about the weather. I will surely check the site you gave me a link to.

I want to do it from Baralacha-La side because we want to spend some time in Kaza and explore places and we guess that Kaza is closer to Batal? What do you say?
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Hi

Hi,

sorry the number is 98994-92417 ,,, If youre doin it frm Baralacha then you will have to travel to Kaza crossing the Kunzum Pass .. ie and if you visit Kaza first then its almost a 11-12 hr journey to Baralacha from kaza ...

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hi, dhananjay/ mridula..
is there any maps indicating roads leading to komic/langza... or any maps giving an indication of these places.
i am enquiring coz if iam driving alone ,how to find the road to these places...
i do have normal maps to spiti indicating roads to ki/ kibber etc..
any information would be of great help.
thanks
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Hi

Hi,

There is a road from Kaza to Langza ... you dont need a map because no map will show you these roads .. the best sources are the locals there when you reach ask them .. the diversions are very obvious and you should be able to navigate your way around easily ... kye Kibber Gete is one road .. ZJust after Kye there is a turn off to Komic .. Lanza you drive out of Kaza town and there is a diversion ...

hope it helps ..

Cheers
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thankx dhananjay..would ask locals also before venturing out. by the way which would be a better time to go- second week august or 1st week september mainly for clear bule sky for photography...


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Originally Posted by dhananjay View Post Hi,

There is a road from Kaza to Langza ... you dont need a map because no map will show you these roads .. the best sources are the locals there when you reach ask them .. the diversions are very obvious and you should be able to navigate your way around easily ... kye Kibber Gete is one road .. ZJust after Kye there is a turn off to Komic .. Lanza you drive out of Kaza town and there is a diversion ...

hope it helps ..

Cheers
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