Spiti Highland Trekking

Himalayan Adventurers

Region : Manali, Lahul and Spiti Valley
Season : Mid June to Mid October
Duration : 04 days

DHANKAR (3894 mts) – About 30 km from Tabo through steep hillside along a dusty road slowly winds its way up to the village Dhankar, located at a height of 3890 mts There situated in the middle of Ridge in a striking location, a 6th Century Gompa, though not well preserved still has some magnificent original Thankas tucked away in dark. There are some beautiful murals. Unfortunately a part of monastery was destroyed during severe winter of 1989.

Lhalung – A small village consisting of a cluster of 50 to 60 houses with a population over 300. The Gompa is situated on the top of the village, is invisible from the road. The main temple is decorated with unique Mandalas and statues with main statue of Bodhisattva in the center. A small but very attractive temple depicts the philosophy that originated in Western Tibet about 800 years ago. The monastery is over shadowed by a huge Fig tree. There is another small temple to the left of the main building, which houses a four headed clay idol of Buddha (Bhairocana) looking in to four different Directions.

ITINERARY

Day 01 : Manali to Kaza Drive 8-9 Hrs. Overnight Camp or Hotel.

Day 02 : Kaza to Langza Trek (4-5 Hrs.) (4242 Mts.). Gradual walk through the high altitude plain to the Langza Village. Camp at Langza.

Day 03 : Langza to Komik – Trek (4 -5Hrs.) 4400 Mts. –This is around three Hrs of trek, involves gradual walk all the way. Today’s trek offers lot of opportunity to look for fossils. This region comes under the tectonic thrust zone, proving this point is the availability of fossils in abundance. One can visit the Village and meet with the friendly people of Spiti. Camp at Komik

Day 04 : Komik to Demul – Trek 4587 Mts. (about 4hrs.) –Another around 3 Hrs. trek to Demul. Involves steep ascent all the way into the Lingthi Valley Camp

Day 05 : Demul to Lhalung 3900 Mts. (4hrs.) – Camp

Day 06 : Lhalung to Dhankar 3894 Mts. Trek (4- 5hrs.)- Camp

Day 07 : Dhankar Drive to Manali (2150 Mts.) 8-10 Hrs. O/n Hotel

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