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Explore the Himalayas

Go on an adventure through the breathtaking Himalayas in India driving a 4×4 with rooftop tent. Explore the peaks, and beautiful valleys of the Himalayan mountain range, including the awe-inspiring Spiti Valley.

 

In 12 to 14 days, follow our detailed route along mountain roads, surrounded by the world’s highest peaks, and experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas. Our 4×4 rentals with rooftop tents ensure a true adventure, allowing you to camp beneath the stars. We provide you a route that will show you all the highlights of the region, to be travelled at your own pace!

 

Along your journey, you’ll meet the local people living in the mountains. Their rich culture and welcoming nature will enhance your travel experience, offering a unique glimpse into life in the Himalayas.

 

With our great service, including vehicle delivery and pickup, you can get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 
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GOOD TO KNOW

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Best time to travel the Himalayas

For the best 4×4 adventures in the northern Himalayan region, plan your trip between June 1 and September 30. During this period, the weather conditions are the best and all the mountain passes are open.

 

We recommend dedicating at least 12 days for this trip, with 14-16 days being the ideal duration.

 

Temperatures can vary with altitude: in the lower valleys, daytime temperatures can reach 25°C, dropping to around 20°C at night. When you ascend into the higher mountains, temperatures decrease significantly. In the high passes, nighttime temperatures can drop to below zero. However, you can always drive down to the valleys and camp in your rooftop tent at warmer temperatures.

Safety

The Himalayas are known for its safety and warmth of the local communities, making it a secure and enjoyable experience to travel here.

 

The roads in the Himalayan Spiti valley are adventurous but safe for traveling by 4×4. When booking a Himalayan adventure, we offer you a route book including GPS points that will safely guide you through the Himalayan mountains. We also offer you a pre-departure guide that will fully inform you of preparations that you can take for driving a 4×4 with rooftop tent in the Himalayas.

 
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How to get around?

To truly experience the wonders of the Himalayas, there’s only one way to do it: go on a 4×4 adventure with a rooftop tent!

 

Navigating the rugged terrain and hidden treasures of the Himalayan Spiti Valley requires a robust and reliable vehicle. Our fleet of 4×4 cars is equipped with rooftop tents and camping gear, allowing you to camp wherever your journey takes you.

 

When you rent a 4×4 with a rooftop tent from iDrive4x4, you’ll begin your journey by flying into New Delhi. From there, take a short flight to the town of Chandigarh. Upon arrival, our team will meet you with your fully equipped 4×4 and rooftop tent. They will walk you through the vehicle and gear to ensure you’re ready for an unforgettable adventure. From Chandigarh, set off towards the majestic Himalayan mountains, following our specially designed route for an epic journey.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Experience the Majesty of the Himalayan Landscapes

Explore the Himalayan landscapes of the Spiti Valley. Drive along winding mountain roads, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys. Camp amidst the serene beauty of a mountain lake or soak in the panoramic views at a 4,000-meter mountain pass.

 

Savor the Flavors of Himalayan Mountain Cuisine

Delight your taste buds with the rich and diverse flavors of Himalayan mountain cuisine. Sample delicacies such as spicy rajma chawal (kidney beans with rice), flavorful aloo paratha (stuffed potato flatbread), and aromatic thukpa (a hearty noodle soup). Enjoy savory momos (dumplings) filled with vegetables, meat, or cheese. Wash down your meals with a refreshing glass of butter tea or indulge in traditional sweets like sewai (vermicelli pudding).

 

Discover the Enchanting Spiti Valley

Drive your 4×4 into the heart of the Spiti Valley and explore its unique attractions. Visit the iconic Key Monastery, perched dramatically on a hilltop, and marvel at its ancient architecture and spiritual ambiance. Wander through the traditional villages of Spiti, where you can experience the local culture and hospitality.

 

Immerse Yourself in Spiritual Serenity

Visit the sacred monasteries scattered throughout the Himalayas. Seek blessings at the holy Key Monastery in Spiti, known for its historical significance and tranquil surroundings. Experience the spiritual ambiance of the region, where centuries-old traditions and serene landscapes converge. The monasteries and temples of the Himalayas provide a sense of peace and reflection.

 

Drive, Camp, and Explore with iDrive4x4

Set off on an unforgettable adventure through the Himalayas with iDrive4x4. Rent a 4×4 vehicle with a rooftop tent and journey through the region’s hidden gems and breathtaking landscapes. With our expert guidance and support, you’ll experience the ultimate blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation. Start planning your Himalayan rooftop tent adventure today!

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REAL LIFE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS EXPERIENCE

Join our guests on their rooftop tent holiday adventure in the Himalayas. This is the perfect inspiration for your own self-drive holiday in India!