There's a famous saying which goes as ..."Life was meant for Good Friends & Great Adventures. - unknown". And I guess this is the perfect tag-line for this crazy trip we have undertaken. Travelling has always been my first love from the time I could feel my existence in this planet.
The planning of this trip started one lazy December afternoon. Having nothing much work load in office and to kill time I just hit the Google search button feeding "Top adventurous tours in India". After going through several tour sites and blogs, finally I zeroed down to either "Leh-Ladakh" or "Spiti-Kaza" as both seemed to be equally thrilling. So on the same evening I pinged my gang too. At the initial phase we spoke with few tour groups that organizes adventurous tours to these exotic locations, but the amount they charge were quit hefty for us. Even many of my friends were not ready to join in this journey due to various personal constraints. By January end it was only the three of us ready for this crazy trip and we were determined to take this up by any means. My dear friend 'Adi' did all the research keeping in mind the pros and cons for 3 travellers that can be budget friendly. And I must say, he really did a great job. So, finally we decided to travel on June end when both Kunzum and Rohtang Pass is accessible and open for public. Myself Ms.Ras flew from Kolkata and joined the other two crazy buddies, Mr.Adi &Ms.Pin at New Delhi.
The Spiti & Kaza Valley that we covered is best known as Himalayan Circuit or Tribal Circuit by travellers. When compared to Leh-Ladakh, the valley we travelled is lesser known but its raw & untouched beauty is truly mesmerizing. In 8 days we have covered a total distance of approx 1700 km through plains, terrains and not to be mentioned -- World's Most Treacherous Road !!!
The circuit we took was Delhi --> Chandigarh --> Shimla --> Narkhand --> Sarahan --> Sangla -->Chitkul --> Rekong Peo --> Kalpa --> Nako --> Tabo --> Dhankar --> Kaza --> Kibber -->Kunzum Pass --> Chandratal --> Kunzum Pass --> Batal --> Rohtang Pass --> Manali --> Mandi -->Chandigarh --> Delhi