Lahaul and Spiti

Kinnaur Valley – if you're heading down into Kinnaur, make sure you pick up an Inner Line Permit in Kaza free, good for 14 days before setting out. Then take a bus east from Tabo to the landslide about 2 hours. Once there you'll hand over your bags to be shuttled across on the wire by basket Rs 5/ea, while you'll spend 45 min or so exerting yourself as you hike up and around the rockfall. It's not too strenuous, but expect to break a sweat, at least a little. If you're lucky there will be a bus waiting for you on the other side headed toward Reckong Peo 4-5 hours. If it's late and nothing is headed that far, the closest village with limited accommodation is Nako, about 45 minutes away.