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|Chandigarh to Shimla
Today, we will arrive at the Chandigarh Airport/ Railway station. Over there, you will be received by our tour
representative who will take you to the Himalayan Foothills which have also been considered as the summer
capital of India in the British era.
If upon reaching we find enough bandwidth available , we will go visit
the Mall road which gets breathtakingly beautiful during and after sundown. After that, we will have dinner and
Overnight stay at Shimla
Shimla to Sangla
Today, we will travel from Shimla to Sangla via Narkanda. On our way, we will cover Rampur. Upon reaching Sangla,
we will check- in our stay and spend the rest of the night in leisure at our stay over there.
Tiny villages on the tiny roads of Thanadar and Narkanda make you go lost in the beauty of the place in such a
way that one can never get enough of looking at it. Thanadar is the village where Asia’s first Apples were
planted by a Britisher.
- Rampur- Also known as the winter capital of Bushahr dynasty. Over here, one can
visit the beautiful Padam palace which nestled calmly in the middle of a bustling market. One can also attend
the prayers at Bhima Kali temple.
- Sangla- With the Baspa river magically weaving itself through the
forested slopes, this exquisite stretch of the Sangla Valley is a sight to behold. Known predominantly for its
agriculture, almost every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or
Overnight stay at Sangla
Sangla to Tabo
Today, we will head towards Tabo. On our way, we will visit various villages like that of the Pooh, Khab and the
other tourist attractions as well like the Koh loops and the Nako monastery and lake. Upon reaching Tabo, we
will spend some time roaming around, visiting a few places and then finally check- in the hotel to spend the
rest of the evening in leisure.
- Pooh- Also known as Spuwa, this region is home to rivers surrounded by high peaks that are known for
their lush green nature.
- Khab- It is the confluence of the Satluj and the Spiti river where the Satluj river enters in India from
China.The confluence has a beauty that cannot be defined.
- Koh Loops- For every adrenaline junky and nature lover, Koh Loops are like a dream come true. These
hairpin turns are so thrilling that one shares its stories only as one of the trip’s bests. With every
turn, there comes a serene landscape making all the goosebumps worth it. These loops are very sharp and
alongside, they are also quite beautiful. Brown mountains covered in snow sheets getting discovered by
passing through sharp loops/ turns is all Koh Loops about.
- After Khab, we will enter the Hangrang valley through Koh loops. The Hangrang valley starts to give the
vibes of Spiti valley. After spending some time over there, we will head towards the Nako village. Nako
village is the first culturally Spitian village that we will come across today.<br/ > It houses a
beautiful monastery and breathtaking lake both of which we will visit.
Onwards, we will enter the Lahaul-Spiti district in Sumdo village in Tabo.
Overnight stay at Tabo
Tabo to Dhankar monastery & lake trek, Pin valley – Kungri, Mudh
Today, we will travel from Tabo to Pin valley. Pack your shoes for the day because we might also take an optional
lake trek. Beauty of this route and the adventure cannot be expressed in words. On our way to Pin valley, we
will explore the villages and the monasteries of Tabo and then head towards the Dhankar monastery and lake where
we will take our optional trek plan into action. We will also visit Kungri on our way. Upon reaching Pin valley,
we will check- in our stay and spend the rest of the evening mesmerized by the serenity that we experienced
throughout the day.
- Tabo- Tabo houses an ancient monastery which is known to be one of the holiest. It is known to be a thousand
years old and it is also where monks used to meditate. The aura of this place is so positive that one can
feel relaxed the moment one has stepped in the village.
- Dhankar Monastery- This monastery is located atop a hill and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin
rivers. The beauty of this monastery itself is quite splendid.
- Dhankar lake- Dhankar lake is a 1.5 hours trek at a higher altitude. The lake is surrounded by gigantic
brown coloured mountains and gives a feel of a bowl carefully preserving glacial melted water. To sit beside
the lake on a rock and take in the splendid landscape is a bliss in its own.
- Kungri- Over here, we will visit the Kungri Gompa which is the second oldest monastery in Spiti valley.
Established in 1330 the Gompa is noted for its sword dance by the buzhens of Mudh village on the right bank
of the Pin River.
Overnight stay in Pin valley.
Pin valley to Kaza
Pin valley to Kaza will require you to pass through a bridge the both sides of which gives the splendid view of
colour changing, gigantic mountains and the river floating cutting through them. Pin valley to Kaza is not too
long a trip and so this day is to go on explorations of not just the surroundings but of your own self as well.
The valley is protected by the wildlife sanctuary conservation laws and has been recently declared as a national
park. Alongside being beautiful, the valley is also rich in history. By travelling to the valley, one travels
back in time only to discover about the lifestyles of the people of Spiti and the way they used to architect
their houses and their environment.
We will start moving in the morning and reach Kaza by the day. Upon reaching, we will check- in the stay and
spend the rest of the day strolling around.
Overnight stay at Kaza
Kaza local sights
After a back breaking and bumpy road trip so far, we need to refuel ourselves with energy for the next phase of
our journey. Hence a day in and around Kaza for sightseeing. We will start in the morning after having our
Kaza is the sub divisional headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. We
will leave from Kaza and move towards the village called Langza.
This picturesque village is blessed with
ancient monasteries and buildings of the prehistoric era. It is surrounded by green pastures, snow-clad
mountains and barren landscapes that awe-struck every person who visits this stunning location, which is
certainly one of the best places in the whole Spiti Valley.
After Langza, we will head towards Hikkim.
Hikkim is one of the highest year-round inhabited locations in India hosting the HIGHEST POST OFFICE in the
After Hikkim, we will move towards Komik. The picturesque Lahaul and Spiti Valley embraces several
treasures in its vicinity and Komik is one such place, which is set beautifully amid the stunning mountains in
the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. Komik Village is the highest village in Asia. After Komik, we will
head towards Ki and then take a return journey to Kaza.
Also known as Kye Gompa or Key Monastery, this
monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and is located atop a hill at an altitude of 4166 metres. The views of
and from the monastery are breathtaking and one can never have enough of the sight. The monastery has been
featured in the Bollywood movies like Highway and the aura that it spreads are peaceful and positive. The
monastery is home to 250 Lamas and is the training ground for the respective. The splendid architecture of the
monastery will make you spell- bound and the vibes spread by the prayer wheels are so soothing that you won’t
feel like leaving.
Overnight stay at Kaza
Kaza to chandra tal
After an early morning breakfast, we will start the day by heading towards the snow leopard village - Kibber via
Chicham pass which is the world's highest bridge at 4037m(13,244ft) from sea level. Crossing the infamous Kunzum
pass, we will take an off road to Chandratal along the river Chenab.
It is one of the most beautiful lakes
of Himachal. Spending evening at the bank of lake or offering respects by taking a walk through the periphery of
the lake (Pradakshina) not only gives the Spiritual feels but also gives the serenity of different areas around
the lake - from mountain slopes to marshes to streams bringing glacial melted water into the lake. Herds of
sheep, goats and yak grazing around, hunter birds like Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle, and many
more signs of wildlife are present in the protected region of Chandra tal.
Places that we will
Kunzum mata temple
Overnight stay at Chandratal in a campsite a few kms away from the lake.
Chandra tal to Manali
Our Last phase of the safari begins today. We will head towards Manali via the Rohtang pass while we cherish the
beautiful landscapes on our way. We will also visit Batal, Chhatru and Gramphu. Upon reaching Manali, we will
check- in our stay and spend the rest of the evening in leisure.
- Batal- Surrounded by mountains, Chenab
flows right through the middle of this little settlement located in the Pir Panjal valley.
Chhatru is the place where you can stop and take a lunch halt with a spectacular view or rather, spectacular
views all around you.
- Gramphu- Gramphu is from where you can experience the beauty of the Chandra Tal
lake, snow- clad mountains and colourful monasteries. It is also where the spiti cut can be found.
get lucky enough to find enough bandwidth, we will take to ourselves some breathing room as we will get the
chance to explore the lush greenery of Manali. We can roam around on the mall road or opt for some sightseeing
enroute. We may also take a dip in the natural hot water spring of Vashisht but only if time permits.
Behold for the day full of surprises. Breath taking sights in the lush green thick pine forest region of Kullu.
We shall visit some hidden gems in & around Manali town for even those "who've been there before".
Not to forget some exciting adventure & indulgence activities are planned for you here.
Manali to Mandi
Today we will head towards Mandi from Manali and on our way, we will visit the Prashar lake. It’s one of the most
beautiful lakes of Himachal in the Mandi district. The lake is situated on the top of a mountain and is known to
be a popular trek amongst various adventure enthusiasts. The breathtaking views from the top of the mountain,
being above the clouds, layers of Dhauladhar mountain range one after another, the wind, mysterious tiny moving
islands in the lake are a few things you can’t get enough of.
After spending some relaxing time near the lake, we will head towards Mandi and stay the night over there upon
reaching and checking- in.
Overnight stay at Mandi.
Mandi to Chandigarh drop
Today, we will bid our goodbyes as we leave from Mandi and move towards Chandigarh to catch our evening flight
back home in which we will carry great memories and the calmness of the mountains.
- Warm clothes, gloves, good warm sweaters, jackets, inner thermal wear
- Windcheater/Raincoat, cap, sunglasses, towel, napkin, sanitary requisites
- small shoulder bag/backpack/day pack
- Non disposable water bottle (at least 1 litre), Torch, Spare batteries for torch, Shoes,
- Flip flops, Camera (optional), Dry snacks and munching, energy bars
- Sun cream, cold cream, moisturizers
- Personal medicines if any
- Smiling face and positive attitude
This one is VERY important. Here's the list
- Alcohol, smoke, Pan-gutka, Tobaco
- Wireless, Valuables and Jewelry (unless you can take care of yourself and you are responsible for it if you bring)
- Paper plates, Plastic disposable water bottles and other cutlery items
- Negative attitude and fear
- Accommodation at standard Hotels/Guest house/Home stays/Boutique stays (depending on the package you select)
- Meals - Breakfast and Dinner at Accommodation (simple, veg, locally available and freshly cooked)
- Tourist vehicle depending on your group size (vehicle like xylo/innova to tempo traveller)
- Reliable experienced local resident driver cum guide with intense knowledge of area, terrain, people and culture
- Driver charges, Driver accommodation, fuel, inter-state toll, Parking charges during the journey
- Transfers as specified in itinerary and vehicle on non-disposal basis
- Travel ticket charges from home to Reporting point AND End point to home ie Flight, train, bus etc..
- Meals other than specified (First day Breakfast and last day dinner, meals at Kaza and Manali(to cherish delicacies at the cafes) , all lunches - as they will be on the way to sights at Dhaba/restaurants)
- Camera fees, Monument entry charges, Rafting or other activities, Personal expenses, optional tours
- Room Service Fees, porterage charges, tips, phone calls, laundry, shopping or other personal costs
- Medicines, Travel insurance
- Cost arise due to any emergency, weather instability or political unrest or such unpredictable and uncontrollable situations
- Additional usage of vehicles to the sights not mentioned in the itinerary, market visits etc
- Any charges that are not mentioned in inclusions
Consult your family physician before visiting Himalayan High-altitude region, get some idea about your fitness and take their advice seriously to improve fitness level for this region.
Many Travel operators suggest some medicines to help your body adapt / acclimatize on such altitudes but some contents of the medicine may or may not be suitable for your body and result in allergic reaction, a situation none of us want to go through.
While all the above-mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the above-mentioned route. With over a decade of us operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.