Himachal Road Trip

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Himachal Road Trip

This road trip will take you on a breathtaking journey to some unfamiliar yet gorgeous terrains at the foothills of the Himalayas – lush mountains of Kinnaur Valley, the rugged moonscape of Spiti, spectacular Peaks and Valley, and stunning deep blue lake of Chandratal.

Starting Point : Shimla

Duration : 10 days

Dates : 17th – 26th Sept 2017

Cost : INR 36,000
Referral Discount : INR 2000

Explore Kinnaur and Spiti on our Himachal Road trip:

This Road trip requires a certain amount of madness and a spirit of adventure. Exploring Himachal on our designed Road trip will take you to some unfamiliar yet gorgeous terrains that changes as you drive through various landscapes, from the lush mountains of Kinnaur Valley, the rugged moonscape of Spiti, spectacular Peaks and Valley, and stunning deep blue lake of Chandratal.

You will be driving on N22 highway – the old Hindustan Tibet road which is billed as on the ”world’s deadliest roads. This is a journey of the body and spirit as we travel through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain. Apart from the ”dare to do” attitude, these mystical lands will etch your spirit with it crisp clean mountain air, culture very different from rest of India and the warm hospitality of the local – A perfect balance of physical and spiritual world.

Highights

  •  Thrilling drive on old Hindustan- Tibet Road
  •  Visit Chitkul, last Indian village of Indian border on Indo- Tibet border
  • Visit the famous mummy of an old monk in Gyu village.
  • Experience a picture perfect scenery at the Chandratal lake
  •  Be mesmerized by the landscapes of the Spiti valley
  • Visit the 11th century,Kee monastery and Tabo monastery which is said to have built in 996 AD.

17th Sept: Shimla

Shimla arrival and you can visit the Jakhu temple, advance studies and later stroll around Mall road and ridge of Shimla. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.

18th Sept: Shimla – Sangla

After breakfast leave Shimla and head towards Rampur via Kufri and Narkanda. Sarahan is known for Bhimakali temple, dedicated to the mother Goddess Bhimakali, presiding deities of former Bushahr state. After visiting the temple head towards Kinnaur. Kinnaur is known for its delicious apples and orchards, beautiful meadows in the lower belt and the adventurous road. The road that leads to Sangla is an example of engineering marvel. Sangla is considered as one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas. Chitkul is the last village of Baspa Valley ( another name for Sangla Valley) because of the river Baspa. Overnight at hotel in Sangla.

19th Sept: Chitkul village

Visit Chitkul village after breakfast and later walk to Batseri village in Sangla valley . Overnight in hotel in Sangla

20th Sept: Sangla – Nako

Today you will be driving towards the upper belt of Kinnaur and one of the most revered places Nako. Nako lake is sacred as there lies a stone which has footprint of Guru Padmasambhava. Overnight stay at guest house in Nako

21st Sept: Nako – Gyu village – Tabo

On your way to Tabo, take the link road to Gyu which will take you to this remote village and visit the mummy of an old monk placed on top of the village. Later drive to Tabo and visit Tabo monastery which is said to have built in 996 AD. Tabo is also known as the Ajanta of Himalayas. Overnight at hotel/guest house in Tabo.

22nd Sept: Tabo – Dhankar Monastery-Kaza

After breakfast drive to Dhankar and visit the monastery perched on the edge of the mountain but in dilipidated condition. Later visit Kungri monastery in Pin Valley. Reach Kaza by late evening. Overnight at hotel in Kaza

23rd Sept: Kee, Kibber, Langza and Komic

You will be visiting Kibber village ( from where the famous Parangla Trek begins or ends) and return to Kye monastery, the largest monastery of Spiti valley. Langza is a small and beautiful village on the way to Komic which is said to be the highest village in Asia with motorable road.. Overnight at Kaza or homestay either in Langza or Komic.

24th Sept: Kaza- Losar

Stroll around the small Kaza bazaar after breakfast and post lunch head towards Losar village , the last village of Spiti Valley before Kunzom Pass. Overnight at guest house.

25th Sept 2017: Losar – Chandertaal Lake – Manali
Chander means Moon and Taal for lake, the moonlake is a beautiful place from where one can trek towards Baralachala and a nice place to give a break from this hectic life. Later experience offroad drive for a couple of hours until you reach Gramphu and reach Rohtang Pass. Reach Manali and overnight at hotel.

26th Sept: Day at leisure in Manali. Catch a eveneing bus to Delhi/ Chandigarh

End of the tour….


Price per person:
Group of 6 – 10 people: INR 36000

Referral discount: INR 2000 per person

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary atcampsites/ homestays and guest houses.
  • Breakfast and Dinner as peritinerary
  • Transportation for travel as peritinerary.
  • Tour escort.
  • Local guide in Kaza
  • All Innerline permits

Cost Excludes:
• Domestic Air Fare, Trains, Buses other than that mentioned.
• Cost of any trance Fees at the locations e.g. Temples, National Parks, Forts, Palaces, Heritage Properties, Monuments, Museums, Zoo etc.
• Porterage, laundry, dry cleaning, telephone calls, fax, internet charges, tips, drinks or any other expenses of personal nature such as room services, etc.
• Meals not mentioned in the section ‘cost includes’ (lunch excluded)