WAT- Spiti Valley
- Path to Little Tibet
About The Trip
- We will make bodily and spiritual trekking in the Spiti and Sangla valleys.
- We will take part in prayer ceremonies in the Ki monasteries in the city of Kaza and mantropia with the novices of the Buddhist monastery.
-We will admire panoramic views of the river valley, the snowy peaks of Kang Yatse 6400m from the east and the Zanskar Range from the southwest, the peak of Korakoram Sazer Kangri (7670 m), Stok Kangri (6150 m) and Nung Kun (7135 m).
– We will spend the night for a few days in a Buddhist monastery, immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of the life of monks.
- In Delhi, we will visit the temple of Laxmi Narayan, the temple of Swaminarayan Akshardham, we will walk around the Mazhnukatila area.
- In Manali we will study the history and secrets of the Temple of Hadimba Devi, Temple of Manu
- Enjoy the architecture and paintings of the royal palaces, the work of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich.
- Get acquainted with the life of a real Himalayan village.
-We will live far from the hustle and bustle of civilization and surrounded by silent mountains.
- Learn the secrets of Indian spices and learn how to cook local dishes.
- We will practice meditation, yoga and other spiritual and bodily techniques.
Let's test ourselves and get stronger!
Where: India Himalayas
Group meeting place: Delhi India
When: April to December
Duration: Two weeks/One Month
Start dates: Aprl 04 /o4/2023
(NOTE: The trip will be available on other dates as the group forms!)
Route: Delhi-Sangla - Chitkul- Spiti - Manali - Naggar - Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse/Tent
Transport: Minivan / Bus / Rickshaw / on Foot
In the program: Witnessed various stages of Buddha’s life, easy tracking, views of the snow-capped Himalayas, camping, bonfire cooking classes, meditation, mindfulness and self-healing of stress, anxiety, fear, phobia & depression
stress management techniques, emotional empowerment techniques.
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Registration: Application and all questions WhatsApp /telegram - +917021492798
NB: the itinerary may change at the request of the team.
Trek Itinerary Map
"Little Tibet" is one of the untouched corners of the Himalayas in the far north of India. At the source of the Indus, on the Tibetan plateau (about 4000 m), surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Himalayan ranges, there is a land that is unique in terms of the beauty of nature and ancient customs. These lands are heavily influenced by Buddhism and are home to numerous monasteries. According to many legends, the paths of knowledge of Buddha and Jesus Christ passed here, the Aryans carried Sanskrit through the ridges of Central Asia to India, and caravans with priceless goods made their way from Kashmir to the east to China.
These places are often referred to as Shambhala or the "Land of High Ways". Paths that open and touch the hearts with their virginal simplicity and the harsh beauty of nature. Time passes slowly in the mountains. And there is an opportunity to stop your run, listen to the true voice of your soul and feel greater inner harmony. We will unpack internal forces, codes of life, riddles. And we will answer who we are and what is our mission on this planet in the age of Kali Yuga!
The WAT HOSTEL team invites you on a trekking and spiritual journey through the mountains of the Spiti and Sangla valleys. Together with WAT HOSTEL we will explore rare non-tourist and energetically strong places of Little Tibet. On our route, we will explore the ebullient multifaceted Delhi, the mountainous and cozy Manali, the ancient city of Kaza and many places of power - Buddhist temples. Half of the trip will take place in the format of hiking, where we will get in touch with the culture and nature of the mountainous region of India even more. And on the way, the presenters will share knowledge in the field of Vedic traditions, cooking, Ayurveda. Together we will practice yoga and immerse ourselves in meditation in strong prayer places.
"Peace in human life through travel". We are working to make the world a better place. We create a friendly, supportive and caring environment.
Who can go…?
Expeditions are open to All age group 10- 45 people across the World.
Our journey consists of two parts - the outer and the inner path. Outwardly, we will be hiking and camping in the mountains and sacred places of the Himalayas. During the journey, we will try to connect the soul of everyone - internally, everyone will go on their own journey towards the present.
Our journey consists of two parts - the outer and the inner path.
(in cities and trekking in the mountains):
Duration of the city part: 8 days.
Duration of the hiking part: 5 days.
Focus: Monasteries, People, Villages. Culture and lifestyle, Tibetan medicine, cooking.
Route: Delhi - Sangla Valley - Chitkul - Spiti Valley (Kaza) - Manali-Naggar- Delhi
The tourist experience is welcome, willingness to cook on a fire, overnight in a tent, hiking trekking.
This path is for amateur photographers. During this journey, we will pass through highland villages, mustard and wheat fields, adding liveliness to the austere landscape. Take cameras, different lenses, patience and silence)
Day 01: Delhi - drive to Sangla (night bus)
Meet at the New Delhi airport and drive to the Tibetan quarter of Majnukatila ("Little Tibet") Majnu ka Tila. With its narrow and winding streets, multi-colored Tibetan flags and the soft melodic sound of Tibetan bells, this place calms travelers. If you arrive by an early plane, then we will go to the energetically powerful temple complex of Swami Narayan Akshardham ("abode of God"). The complex consists of a temple, a museum, a park, a cultural center, water channels, cafes and shops.
In the evening we go to the real Little Tibet. Overnight transfer by comfortable sleeping bus to Sangla Valley (8-9 hours)
2-3-4 days - Sangla Valley (one-day trekking, overnight in the city)
Day 02: Jeep to Sangla city (2-3 hours),
Rest after the road. the famous Sangla Palace. Soulful evening and acquaintance. Let's share our stories - why did we decide to go to the Himalayas? What is important for you to discover?
Day 3: We will visit the majestic Bering Nag temple, walk through the Tibetan carving center, descend to Kamru Fort.
Day 4: Chitkul village - Spend the day in Chitkul village - the last Indian village on the Indo-Tibet road. The village has orchids, huge rocks, river, jungle and meadows.
5-6-7-8 days - Spiti Valley (one-day trekking, overnight in the city)
Day 5: Transfer from Sangla to Kaza (Spiti Valley) - 4-5 hours.
we will visit the Ki monastery or Ki Gompa, meditation-attunement to the place. walks in the valley
Day 6: Kibber monastery and Langza and Komich village. art body practice.
Day 07: Tabo Monastery (and Tabo Caves) - One of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. Built around 996, the monastery is famous for frescoes, ornaments and figures made of stukka - a mixture of alabaster and clay. The settlement of Dankar Gompa, formed in the 9th century.
Day 08 : Key Monastery - Surrounded by rocky mountains that change color from pink, beige to deep terracotta. The Dalai Lama spent Kalachakra here. We will see Chandra Tal Lake, Dhankar Lake with a beautiful view of the valleys.
9-10-11-12 days Manali (+ Vasisht village + Naggar)
meditation in the monastery + free days + the embodiment of cinema ideas.
Day 9: day trip Spiti Valley (Kaza city) - Manali (10 hours)
We check into a guest house at the monastery, have a rest, visit Tibetan monasteries - Hadimba Devi temple, Manu temple.
life in a monastery - communication with monks, meditation, silence, the opportunity to assimilate, lay down the impressions of traveling through the valleys and mountain monasteries.
Manali is also a place where many artists and musicians live. Let's get to know this creative side of the city
Day 10: Manali (2050m) – Vasisht village
Trekking to a Himalayan village near Manali Vasisht. We will visit Vasishta Mandir, a temple dedicated to the Vedic sage and guru of Rama named Vasishta Muni. On the territory of the temple there are ancient baths with hot water coming from sulfur-hydrogen sources. Return to the hotel for the night.
Day 11: Manali - Naggar - Delhi (343 km)
We leave for the picturesque village surrounded by pine forests, Naggar, the place of residence of the outstanding Russian painter, philosopher Nicholas Roerich. (15 km, about 40 minutes). Visit to the house-museum, art gallery and Himalayan research institute "Urusvati", founded by Helena Roerich.
walks along Naggar, the path to Shambhala, meditation, the embodiment of creative ideas. Night bus Manali - Delhi (538 km)
Day 12: Free day: film sketches, rest and final meditation, gala dinner. night transfer on a comfortable sleeping bus to Delhi (8-9 hours)..
Day 13: Delhi - Mein Bazaar, flight home
We arrive at the main bazaar of Delhi. End of trip. Independent exploration of Delhi or departure to the international airport.
The route can still be adjusted in the process - in accordance with weather and road conditions. Therefore, several days are planned at each point of the route.
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Note: The trek to Gruella is optional, if anyone wants to join this trek we can continue our journey.
Our exclusive travel deals include yoga classes, family home visits, and local gastronomy. We can also join in agriculture and local arts if interested. During festivals, we encourage travelers to participate in the festival as part of WAT EXPEDITIONS. This can be arranged for our guests upon request.
1. We, Will, start the day with meditation and yoga, Satsang: collective meditation, singing mantras, and creative practices. Then the morning practice of yoga - pranayama, Surya Namaskar, asanas, relaxation in the open air.
2. Active tracking (accessible to everyone) along the picturesque trails with views of the majestic mountains.
3. We will be doing deep therapies, healings, and meditation.
4. Reiki with Nature
5. Culinary workshops, vegetarian dishes.
6. The ability to go your own inner path and answer important questions for yourself.
7. Support for a team of like-minded and creative people, together we will go along an important path for everyone.
8. Two guides - translators, creative personalities in love with mountains and travel, ready to share inspiration and their knowledge.
9. Accompanying a professional photographer and cameraman (photoshoot in the mountains)
10. Discover a new culture and discover the new traditions of Life.
11. Let's take care of your soul and make life beautiful.
Meditation and Practice Program
An additional program is the interweaving of practices:
- Hatha yoga and Pair Yoga
- Massage Techniques
- Gesture Painting
- Work with dreams and goals
- Art Therapy
Team of Conductors
We are not guides. We are guide travelers, inspired by the beauty of nature and people, experts in creative professions, and presenters. And we are happy to guide you along the mountain route and share the inspiration that the mountains give. We organize domestic issues on site. We will carry out 2-3 meditative and creative practices per day. But we will create a journey with you. And each of us depends on how it develops. So we are waiting for those who are open to the world and people who are ready to break away from city comfort and go to meet with other souls in the Himalaya, to meet with themselves.
—Director, screenwriter, more than 12 years in art, documentary cinema, and short film.
-Founder of his film studio Himanti Productions and the project “WE ARE TRAVELLERS”
- Ideal inspirer of the journey “Way to Himalaya ”
- Guide to the routes of India and Nepal - “WAT HOSTEL”
- A man of the world, a bearer of his culture and respecting other cultures
- Open and deeply sensitive to people.
— Spiritual mentor and organizer of retreats that reveal a person’s abilities and help answer the question “who are you”
- Creator of author's trips dedicated to the secret knowledge of our planet and spiritual practices (in Russia and other countries)
- Restores human strength through energy massage, balances the human structure, activates chakras and meridians Freelance traveler (28 countries)
- Studying Western and Eastern culture and religions, customs, shamanism, Buddhism, tantra, yoga, sound and vibration fields.
- Translator from English into Russian, from Buddhist mentality into Russian.
- Teacher of deep breathing practice, energy practices, Kumnye (Tibetan practices), attention and awareness in the Vipassana tradition.
Monthly trip cost: $1199
Cost of a two-week trip: $699.
Early repayment until April - $649
Discount for guests of previous tours!!!
-for friends and participants of previous trips
- for couples and companies (from 3 people)
Prepayment (non-refundable) - $ 100
The Cost Of A Trip To The Valleys Of India Includes
- Escort of two leaders - a local, knowledgeable route and an English -Hindi Russian-speaking guide.
- Transport on the entire route - buses from the airport to Delhi and back, from Delhi-Dharmshala -Manali-Naggar.
- Hotel accommodation in cities, guest houses, and on the route camping.
-Breakfasts in cities and on trekking, a creative dinner from Rahul
- Yoga, meditation, creative program.
- Airfare to Delhi and back
-Passage along mountain paths (done on the spot)
-Personal expenses: lunches and dinners, laundry, souvenirs.
-Unforeseen personal expenses
-Any other services not listed above (paragliding, outdoor activities)
For all questions, write to Rahul or call 📞 +917021492798
Transfer money to a UNION BANK OF INDIA (Rahul LalitChand Pandey)
Account No. : 319602010036707
IFSC Code : UBIN0556530
MICR Code: 400026126
Branch Code: 556530
District: Greater Bombay
Branch: Lokhandwala Complex
Our Past Trips In The Indian And Nepal Himalayas
In February 2019, the team and we went up to a height of 3200 meters. We passed the popular Himalayan track - Poon Hill. And although it was very cloudy at dawn at the highest point, during the descent we already saw the whole amazing panorama of mountain ranges! In the end, it was incredibly difficult to say goodbye to the mountains and return to the city.
Accommodation and Meals
According to the current situation of the world during the trip, we will live mainly on Camping in the mountains. There will stay in hotels in Kathmandu for 2 nights and in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast included. For the remaining 6 nights, we will stay in guest houses and campgrounds near the villages along the route. Wherever there is a camping, there will also be an opportunity to stay in a guest house in more comfortable conditions. Meals will be provided at the checked places along the route. And also the guide Raul will be happy to prepare traditional local dishes for us and tell us about the properties of oriental spices.
More About Projects and Travels:
WAT HOSTEL project (trekking in the Himalayas of India and Nepal, creative travels, and pilgrimage to holy places) - this project is part of and support for a larger international film project.
WE ARE TRAVELLERS is a project dedicated to LIFE, LOVE PEACE. The lack of borders, the desire for peace within ourselves, and the promotion of peace on the entire planet. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to create a documentary film about the difference of cultures and about what unites all people on earth, and about joint creativity and creation.
Those who wish to continue the conquest of the Himalayas, we invite you to participate in the creation of a documentary film about travelers.
If this is your first time visiting such high altitude places, consult a doctor first to check for any medical condition which may prove problematic. Usually, it is not an issue if you are generally healthy but better to be safe than sorry as people with some medical conditions like BP, respiratory and cardiac issues may face some problems.
Travel programs in the mountains not necessarily would always run exactly as scheduled. Allow for unplanned long days or early camps due to weather disruptions or similar causes.
There are places with limited communication possibilities and/or medical facilities nearby on this route.
Participants should be prepared for cold conditions with strong winds and high wind chill factor.
Any additional expenses which might occur due to delays, weather disruptions, medical evacuation, etc. would need to be borne by the participants. All overstay due to weather disruption, roadblocks, and similar which are not under our control would be charged as per tour cost for planned days.
All participants are recommended to have travel insurance that covers trekking and wilderness travel.
Go do it...!
Whatever it takes, you have to go...
It’s a life-changing experience that you will never forget...
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Are you ready for deep inner changes? Are you ready to meet life face to face and go to Little Tibet?
Take a deep breath and decide on a journey that can change your ideas about life!
See you in the Himalayas!
WE ARE TRAVELLERS - WAT