Lahaul Spiti Trip Itinerary

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Joydeb Mallick, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. mayank_LP

    mayank_LP New Member

    Also i tried searching for the link to pay the Green tax online, but could not find anything online , Would it be possible for you to redirect me to the website or the app???
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    No washrooms en route Mayank really. There are a few Dhabas on the way where you may stop. If not, then you will have to look for a secluded spot which you will find in plenty (No offense meant because this is what we had to resort to when traveling with girls in the group)
     
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Even I couldn't find the online link anymore, guess they must have removed it. You will have to pay it as you enter the city. On a separate note though, I just returned from a Spiti trip a couple of weeks ago and don't actually remember seeing a check post for Green tax when we crossed Shimla. And I was in a car. We just went straight to Narkanda without stopping anywhere at Shimla. Not sure if they are even collecting it anymore this year.
     
  4. mayank_LP

    mayank_LP New Member

    Hi Vargis, Thanks a lot for your responses, You have been a big help . I am in the process of planning a roadtrip( Innova with a driver) in the second week of september . Will reach out to you in case i need help. Thanks once again for the Amazing work done on the blog
     
  5. Anirudh Jetta

    Anirudh Jetta New Member

    Hi Vargis, I along with my wife are planning for Spiti road trip from Chandigarh in a hired car on 12 Sep 18 to be specific. I would like to share the draft plan and have few questions too. Would be greatful if you could help me with the planning. We are flying down to Chandigarh from Hyd on 12 Sep 18 early morning at 0730 hrs. The itinerary is:-

    12 Sep : Chandigarh Airport to Kufri
    13 Sep: Kufri to Sarahan
    14 Sep: Sarahan to Chitkul
    15 Sep: Chitkul to Nako
    16 Sep: Nako to Kaza
    17 Sep: Kaza to Chandratal
    18 Sep: Chandratal to Manali
    19 Sep: Manali to Chandigarh

    We are running short of days so were wondering if we could cut down the drive time between Chandigarh to Sarahan. Can this be done in one day? We would approximately start from Chandigarh Airport by 0900 hrs post accepting the vehicle. Distance comes to about 285 Kms. We are starting from hyderabad on 11 Jun 18 midnight and have a night halt at Delhi airport. Followed by an early morning flight to Chandigarh.

    Also, we have purposely reduced an extra day in Kaza and avoiding the round trip around Kaza.

    Is the itinerary okay? Do you suggest any changes?
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for your kind words Mayank. I appreciate it.
     
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Anirudh - It will be a long drive but yes you can do it. You will probably make it to Sarahan at around 6 or 7 PM. Road widening work is going on between Chandigarh to Shimla which will slow you down. The main road from Jeori to Sarahan is broken right now so you will have to drive a few kilometers outside of Jeori towards Karcham and will see a board for a temporary dirt trail they have created. There is a board that marks the road so you will have to be on lookout.

    Rest of the plan is good. Another way you can do it is to reach Kufri and the skip Sarahan. Start early from Kufri at around 7 AM and go straight to Chitkul. With monsoon on and the broken road between Jeori and Sarahan, I will recommend that you do this. Or better yet, make it all the way to Narkanda from Chandigarh.
     
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  8. Joydeb Mallick

    Joydeb Mallick New Member

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    Joydeb Mallick New Member

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  10. Anirudh Jetta

    Anirudh Jetta New Member

    Thanks a lot Vargis for the information. I am presently planning to reach Narkanda from Chandigarh. The plan is dynamic and would look for last minute changes to the plan. I hope there would be a board for taking the diversion near Jeori towards Karcham.

    We would try reaching Narkanda on day 01. If not then would stay back where ever possible and next day would try reaching Chitkul.

    Thank you.!
     

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