Day 01: Delhi-Shimla (343 Km)
On arrival at Delhi Airport/Railway station from there you will be met, assisted and driven to Shimla after reaching Shimla check into your pre booked hotel. Overnight stay at the Shimla.
The British Empire may have ceased to exit, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill destinations. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.
Day 02:-Shimla -Sarhan (172 Km)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and get driven to Sarhan via Kufri, Fagu, and Narkanda & Rampur. On reaching Sarhan check in and relax at your pre booked hotel .In the evening go for local sightseeing. Overnight stay at the Sarhan.
Distance between Shimla to Fagu=22 Km, Fagu to Narkanda=42 Km, Narkanda to Rampur=68 Km. Rampur to Sarahan=40
It is small town in Himachal Pradesh of India. It has an average elevation of 2,313 metres It is the site of famous Bhimakali temple, dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali, presiding deity of the rulers of the former Bushahr State. The temple is situated about 180 kilometers from Shimla and is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. The town is known as the gateway of Kinnaur. Seven kilometers below Sarahan is the river Satluj. Sarahan is identified with the Sonitpur mentioned in Puranas.
Bhimakali Temple- This historical temple is a multistoried structured building, a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The tall tower like structure and unusual roof of the temple dominate the complex. The centuries old temple is now locked and in the newly built temple, the goddess Bhimakali is portrayed as a maiden and as a woman. This temple complex includes other temples such as Narsingh shrine of Bhairon and Lord Raghunath.
Bird Park- Near the temple complex is a pheasant breeding centre. It also houses the State bird Monal which is of a great attraction.
Bhaba Valley- 50 km from Sarahan, a beautiful valley along Bhaba river. Link road to valley originates at Wangtu. It has a beautiful landscape, reservoir lake, alpine meadows and is best famous for trek route to Pin Valley in Spiti.
Day 03:-Sarhan-Sangla (94Km)
After breakfast at the hotel get driven to Sangla .On reaching check in to your pre booked hotel. After relaxing for some time go for sightseeing. In Sangla, casually roaming in the market, interacting with the locals, having hot coffee at the Tibetan Coffee House, capturing some breathtaking natural beauty in your camera; all this constitutes the real magnificence of this town. One can also go for an early morning 2 km walk up to the old Buddhist Monastery in Sangla.Ovenight stay at the Sangla.
Sangla is a town in the Baspa Valley, also referred to as the Sangla valley, in the Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India, close to the Tibetan border. The valley is surrounded by forested slopes and offers views of the high mountains. Its location in the greater Himalayan range gives it a milder climate than the plains. Until 1989 outsiders could not enter the valley without a special permit from the Government of India, due to its strategic position on the Indo-Tibet/China border.] The Sangla area has pine nut orchards, Royal red apples, cherry trees, and glacial streams with trout. Neighbouring villages include Chitkul, Karchham, and Batseri. The nearby Baspa hydel-project has been completed in 2009. The Sangla Valley is the most beautiful place in the whole district and favourites amongst the visitors. River baspa flows through the valley.
Kamru Fort- Kamru Fort is a popular attraction in Sangla and is famous for its various images of Buddha and idols of various other gods and goddess. Located at a distance of 2 km from Sangla Valley, it is located in a picturesque setting and is entered through a series of various gates. The third floor of the fort is especially worth visiting
Buddhist Monastery- Sangla is very popular for its varied influence, of which Buddhism is a primary one. This monastery is a popular tourist attraction in this region.
Bering Nag Temple- Bering Nag Temple is the most popular attraction in Sangla Valley. The temple is the host of the famous annual Phulech Festival held every year in the month of September.
Trout Farm- Established by the fisheries department of Himachal Pradesh, Trout Farm which fosters various types of the prized trouts. Tourists need to avail a licence from the fisheries department and enjoy fishing in the farm.
Safron Farm- Just 1 km before Sangla valley is the Saffron farm, famous for its saffron cultivation.
Tibetan Wood carving centre- Tibetan Wood Carving Center is located on the outskirt of Sangla Valley, very close to Trout farm and Saffron farm.
Day 04:- Sangla-Chitkul (26Km)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and get driven to Chitkul .On reaching Chitkul check in ad relax and your pre booked hotel. After relaxing go for local sightseeing. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chitkul .
Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The Indian road ends here. Potatoes grown at Chittkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly. Chitkul, on the banks of Baspa River, is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route.It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Of particular interest at Chitkul are its houses with either slate or wooden plank roofs, a Buddhist temple and a small tower. However, there has been an increased use of tin-roofs, especially the high school and the army/ITBP barracks. While in Chitkul make sure you carry adequate cash with you as there is no ATM facility in this hilly area.
Day 05:-Chitkul-Kalpa (76Km)
After breakfast proceed towards Kalpa via Rekong Peo. Enjoy the magnificent view of Kinnar Kailash peak. Overnight stay at Kalpa.
Kalpa is a small town located in the Sutlej River Valley, above Rekong Peo in the Kinnauri district of Himachal Pradesh. Northern India in the Indian Himalaya. Inhabited by Kinnauri people and famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a major cash-crop for the region. The local inhabitants follow a syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism, and many temples in Kalpa are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods & goddesses.
Day 06:-Kalpa-Nako (130 Km)
After breakfast at the hotel get driven to Nako. Check in and relax at the hotel .After relaxing go for sightseeing. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Nako is a village in the Himalayas of northern India. It is located in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The area is known for its lake,Nako Lake which forms part of the border of the village. Nako Monastery is located in the village as well as several other Buddhist temples.
Nako monastery- From outside, the monastery exude a very simple appearance, but this is in contrast to what you will see inside.Two temples are of utmost importance here, the Main temple and the Upper temple. Both these temples are considered the oldest amongst all the structures and still preserve their original clay sculptures, murals and ceiling panels. The largest temple or the main temple is also called the Translator's Temple. It also happens to be the oldest monument in the village.The third structure in the complex is the Small White temple, which though not in a good state, is worth visiting for its wonderful wooden door-frame with scenes of the Life of the Buddha carved on the lintel.The fourth structure is quiet the same size as the Upper Temple and is also situated besides it. The temple is today known as the Temple of Wide Proportions
Nako Lake- It forms part of the boundary of Nako village and seems that the village is half buried in the lake's border.. The lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees. Near the lake there are four Buddhist temples. Near this place there is a footlike impression ascribed to the saint Padmasambhava.
Day 07:-Nako-Tabo (59 Km)
After breakfast at the hotel get driven to Tabo. Check in and relax at the pre booked hotel .After relaxing for some time go for local sightseeing. Overnight stay at the Tabo.
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town lies on the road between Rekong Peo and Kaza. The town surrounds a Buddhist monastery called Tabo Monaestry, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire to Tabo.
Chogskhor Monastery- The present monastyer is a reconstructed one because the ancient monastery was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the region in the year 1975. Large thangakas, many statues of Lord Buddha, manuscripts, well-preserved frescoes and murals adorn the walls of the monastery. The Temple of Enlightened God- It is the chief temple in the entire complex and houses an enormous assembly hall, a sanctum and a vestibula.
The Golden Temple- It is believed that the during early times, this temple was made entirely of gold. The main attraction here are the murals that adorn the walls and ceilings of the temple.
The Mystic Mandala Temple- It has huge painting of Vairocana surrounded by eight Bodhisattvas. The temple is popular for its mandalas that can be seen on the walls, and this is the place where the monks receive their initiations to monkhood.
The Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple or Byams-Pa Chen-po Lha-khang-It is known for the various murals that tourists can see on the walls of the temple. The main attraction here is the 20 feet long statue of Bodhisattva Maitreya. The temple also has a hall, vestibule and sanctum.
Day 08:-Tabo-Kaza (52 Km)
After breakfast at the hotel get driven to Kaza. Check in and relax at the pre booked hotel .after relaxing for some time go for local sightseeing. Overnight stay at Kaza.
The town is divided into the old, as Kaza Khas and new as Kaza Soma sections. Kaza is overlooked by high mountain ridges on all sides. Kaza is known for its colorful festivals and the ancient Sakya Tangyud Monastery in a side valley, 4 km from the town. It is also popular with tourists and adventure seekers during summer months because of its central location and connections to rest of the valley and outside. This central location also makes Kaza an ideal base camp for trekking, mountaineering and tours directed to other parts of the valley. There is a PWD rest house and lots of private hotels
Sakya Tangyud Monastery- Sakya Tangyud Monastery is just 4 km from Kaza and is a popular pilgrim place for Buddhist. The gompa is built like a fortified castle on the edge of a deep canyon and the massive slanted mud walls and battlements with vertical red ochre and white vertical stripes. The gompa overlooks the Kaza town and is known to be one of the most ancient monasteries in the area.
Day 09:-Kaza-Kibber-Kaza (16Km)
After breakfast at the hotel go for excursion of Kibber which is the highest motorable village in the world. Overnight say at Kaza.
It is a village high in the Spiti Valley in the Himalayas. It is located 16 kilometers from Kaza and a bus service connects them in the milder summer months. The village has around 80 houses, unique, given that they are made of stone instead of mud or adobe brick used extensively elsewhere in the Spiti valley.Kibber has a civil dispensary, a high school, a post office, a telegraph office and a community TV set in the village.
Kibber monastery-It contains a big carved prayer wheel inside along with a number of interesting frescos that you can explore. Surprisingly, this sacred place is where teacher of the present Dalai Lama expired in 1980s. Look out for the prayer flags fluttering over this monastery and the several small cairns decked up with rams horns.
Kibber wildlife sanctuary-It was established in 1992. The vegetation here is sparse and have high medicinal properties. Eight rare and endangered medicinal plant species have been discovered by C.P. Kala from this sanctuary.
Day 10:-Kaza-Chandertal (103Km)
After breakfast check out of the hotel and get driven to Chandertal via Rosar, Kunzzum pass,Batal. After reaching check into the tents .After resting for some time go for local sightseeing.
It is also known as 'lake of moon'. Chandertal is an important site for migratory bird during summer. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road from Batal which is 14 km (8.7 mi) away from Chandra Taal, but before August, its condition can be bad. Vast meadows on the banks of the lake are the camping sites. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground.
Day 11:-Chandertal-Manali (122Km)
After breakfast get driven to Manali via Gramphu & Rohtang .Overnight stay at Manali.
Day 12:-Manali-Delhi (570 Km)
After breakfast at the hotel check out of the hotel and then get driven to Delhi Airport /Railway Station for your onward Journey.
Carry back the best and unforgettable memories of the Trip!!!!
|Package Category||Shimla Hotel||Sarahan Hotels||Sangla Hotels|
|Standard||Hotel Eve/Himani The Mall Shimla||Green Valley||Rupen River View/Cedar "N" Snow|
|Deluxe||Hotel Silverine||Srikhand ( Tourism)||Kinnar Camps|
|Super Deluxe||Hotel Bridge view regency||Srikhand||Banjara Camps|
|Package Category||Chitkul Hotels||Sarahan Hotels|
|Standard||Std Camps||Kalpa Regency/Auctang|
|Deluxe||Dlx Camps||Kinnar Villa/Golden apple Kalpa|
|Super Deluxe||S. Dlx Camps||Kinnar Kailash ( Tourism)/Inner Tukpa|
|Package Category||Indica 2 PAX||Tavera 4 PAX||Tavera 6 PAX|
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