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Old 21st August 2008, 08:11   #31
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Originally Posted by anupmathur View Post
And not do Sangla Valley at all?

I would imagine that Sangla Valley is at least half the charm of this trip. And it is half of Kinnaur too!
Which part of the route you mentioned earlier is part of the sangla valley ? I am unable to spot ot on the Eicher map.
Is it possible to include a few days touring the Parvati valley too during this trip, considering I have a total 15-18 days Mumbai to Mumbai?
I really enjoyed your pictures of Parvati valley and hence the inspiration.
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Old 21st August 2008, 09:25   #32
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Originally Posted by anupmathur View Post
Delhi - Narkanda
Narkanda - Sarahan (gateway to Kinnaur)
Sarahan - Chitkul (that's the end point of Sangla Valley)
Chitkul - Recong Peo/Kalpa
Kalpa - Tabo (do visit Nako lake en route. It's a small diversion of about 6 kms from NH22)
Tabo - Kaza ( go see Kibber & Gette. Also opportunities for off-roading)
Kaza - Manali (tough day. Kunzum Pass stretch. Losar to Gramphoo is tough!)
If you want to have a bash at Chandratal Lake, you'd have to amend this part accordingly, and add another day.
Manali - Delhi. (long day's drive)
To add more adventure, time permitting, you could do Manali - Jalori Pass - Narkanda.
Narkanda - Delhi.
If you look for a town called Karchham on the map, you'll see a road branching off right. This takes you into Sangla Valley. Sangla village, Kamru, Rakchham, Chitkul. That's the end of the road.
You'd have to return to Karchham and then carry on to reach Powari and further on a diversion that takes you to Recong Peo and Kalpa. The straight road goes into Spiti.

To include a foray into the Parvati Valley, you'd go from Manali to Kasol (little over 2 hours drive) and park yourself there for a day. Most of my photos are from that area.
After Kasol, return to Bhuntar and you can choose to go via Jalori Pass to Narkanda (that means turn off at Aut), or to go straight through to Delhi via Pundoh, Sundernagar etc..
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Old 9th August 2017, 19:54   #33
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Default Re: Advice needed for Spiti Itinerary

Hi guys,

I badly need a break from work, so started browsing and came across this:

Appears interesting, but I have a few queries:

1. Does this itinerary make sense?
2. The idea is to travel with my wife and my 5 year old brat. Will the high altitudes make it difficult for the child to breathe?
3. Can Manali be removed from this (or replaced with some other place) as I think it cannot be done in a day.
4. Are the transfers to the locations taking too much time or is this normal?

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

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Old 13th September 2019, 14:20   #34
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We are planning to cover Spiti valley during first week of October, can anyone update us on the weather conditions at that time?
Also hopefully the rains have subsided in HP?
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