Spiti Valley tour packages for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
Spiti Tour Packages
In the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh, high in the Himalayas, sits the cold desert valley of Spiti. A seemingly barren land that is home to the mysterious and elusive snow leopard among other species of fauna.
A land of winding roads, breathtaking valleys and snow-capped mountains as far as the eye can see – Spiti is truly a magnificent sight for our city-sore eyes. Top that off with the recent spike in snow leopard sightings in the area, and it is now a land that is a must-visit for any wildlife and travel enthusiast alike. For beholding the sight of an animal shrouded in such mystery, in a land so beautiful, is sure to be a legendary experience.
Best time to Visit:
Winter: Jan-Mar, Summer: Jun-Oct
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We cater to 3 different kinds of Spiti travellers. Which one are you?
There are three different ways to explore Spiti. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Spiti tour packages.
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Spiti and the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
The surreal snow leopard among other exotic and endemic wildlife
Commonly dubbed ‘The Middle Land’ Spiti is the strip of land that separates India from Tibet. Located in Himachal Pradesh and bordered on all sides by the snow-crowned Himalayas, Spiti Valley is situated at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level and is one of the coldest regions of the country.
The breathtaking village of Kibber, where we will spend a majority of our days, is situated in Spiti Valley amongst a cold desert surrounded by picturesque mountains and barren landscape. Reputed to be the highest motorable village in the world, Kibber’s landscape is not dissimilar to that of Ladakh or Tibet.
What you can expect in a Spiti tour package?
The snow leopards have undoubtedly found a safe haven in these regions as the sightings of these elusive cats are steadily on the rise. In the scantily populated region of Spiti, the residents have not only found a way of coexisting peacefully with these cats but also protect them while earning their livelihoods by being excellent guides to wildlife enthusiasts who visit the area keen on having their Grey Ghost dream fulfilled.
For millennia, the magnificent snow leopards have been kings of the mountains. Their ideal habitat being over 3000 meters above sea level, the mountains are rich with their prey such as blue sheep, ibex, marmots, pikas and hares. Dubbed the Grey Ghost for their elusive and mysterious quality, the very pursuit of this cat is an exhilarating one, to say the least.
With their powerful builds and long tails which aid in balance, snow leopards are simply the most graceful beings to ever walk the earth. Whether we catch a glimpse of the snow leopard sleeping, eating or just being, photographing its many dispositions is nothing short of making art.
The high elevation of the Himalayas is also home to the Asiatic ibex whose primary predastor happens to be the snow leopard. With its majestic horns, it is truly the most photogenic mountain goat. The Himalayan blue sheep also known as the bharal, flaunts its own curved horns making it royalty in its own right, it is an animal that will tease your keen photographer’s eye with its magnificent camouflaging skills.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.
Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.
Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!
However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.