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Start Time
6:30 am
Sunday
August 13, 2017
End Time
6:30 pm
Saturday
August 19, 2017

Trip description

An extended slice of Tibet, the lesser known neighbor of Ladakh, the cold mountain desert and a place greatly influenced by Buddhism! Spiti is just not a valley offering breathtaking landscapes, lakes, and monasteries, but it’s a mysterious culture, a complete world in itself. The timeless mystic valley moves leisurely at its own rhythmic pace. 

 

Let’s embark on a lifetime expedition to immerse ourselves into the simple and joyful Spitian rural life. We offer you a heartwarming sojourn to enrich our experiences by truly living like a native Spitian. Explore some of the unexplored settlements including some of the highest villages of Asia, wander through some unique landscapes, discover fossils of sea life over 500 million years old, listen to the fascinating stories of monks and share a meal with them. Home to some of the medieval Buddhist monasteries and temples in the world, this trail provides an in-depth insight into Spitian life, culture, and the heritage. Each village along this trail is adorned by unique and ancient monasteries and temples dating back to over a 1000 years and encased in legend and folklore. If you wish to go an extra mile, you have options to sign-up for more local experiences including Bhuchen dance performance, cooking class, meeting an Amchi, cultural dance, etc


Trip Highlights 


Kibber: Kibber, located at an altitude of 14, 200 feet, used to be the world’s highest village with a motorable road. It’s not just famous for its picturesque landscapes, monasteries, and wildlife sanctuaries, but it also resembles the villages of Tibet and Ladakh.

Demul: Apart from offering breathtaking views, Demul is fastly becoming Spiti’s model Sustainable village. People in this village have learned to harness solar energy and proper waste management. 

Langza: Langza is located at an altitude of 14, 500 feet, making itself one of the highest villages in Asia. Green pastures, majestic views, snow-clad peaks, and barren landscapes are bound to leave you awe-struck. 

World’s Highest Post-Office: World’s highest post-office is located in Hikkim village (14, 400 feet). While driving from Demul to Langza, we will stop at this post office for some time and send a postcard back home. 

Chandratal Lake: The lake has derived its name from ‘moon’ and is also the source of Chandra River. On clear days, it becomes a perfect spot for sky-gazing. 

Tabo Monastery: Also known as Ajanta of the Himalayas, Tabo Monastery was founded in 996 AD. Now, it’s more than 1000 years old. It’s definitely going to be the most unique monastery you’ll visit in your lifetime. 

Dhankar Monastery: The monastery sits on a location which is just perfect for any monument in the world. It was built as a fort-monastery on the central Tibet pattern. The monastery was declared as one of the 100 Most Endangered sites in the World, by ‘The World’s Monument Fund’, as it’s in the urgent need of restoration. 

Key Monastery: The 1000-year-old monastery, which is the oldest training centre for Lamas, is located on a picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 13, 668 feet. Extreme silence in the monastery makes it a perfect place to meditate and gain some positive energy. 

Komic Monastery: Komic monastery also known as the Tnagyud Monastery is one of the world’s highest motorable monastery at 14, 830 feet overlooking the Komic village and mountain peaks.

Bhuchen Dance Performance*: It’s a rare Tibetan Buddhist dance performance to get rid of all evil spirits. In India, now it can only be found in Spiti valley. Not to mention that performance is going to be magically mystic. 

Cooking Class*: Who would not want to take back some expert Spitian cooking skills back home? How about learning to make some delicious & spicy momos?

Meeting a Thangka Painter*: A Thangka is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk. These paintings are primarily used in meditation practices as they are a clear visualization of deities, helping individuals to strengthen their concentration.

Meeting an Amchi*: A Tibetan doctor is known as Amchi. Tibetan Medicine, very much similar to Ayurvedic Medicine, is one of the most ancient and well-documented medical traditions in the world. 

Lunch with Monks*: How about sharing a meal with monks and get some profound and heartwarming insights about their life? 

 

For more details, please visit the link: 
http://www.ruralodyssey.com/product/mystics-of-spi...

Cost: 

21, 500 INR Manali to Manali (before May 10, 2017) 
23, 000 INR Manali to Manali (after May 10, 2017)

[Note – Transportation from/to Delhi or any other major city can be arranged at actual cost.] 

Contact: 

Chandni Aggarwal - 9999749677 (Call/ SMS/ WhatsApp) 
Kush Sharma - 9999471927 (Call/ SMS/ WhatsApp)

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