Day 01: Delhi –Shimla (343 Km)
Arrival in Delhi from there you have to reach on your own to HIMACHAL BHAVAN DELHI Near Mandi House, Metro Station at 08:00 PM. From there we proceed for Shimla by Volvo. Overnight journey.(8 hrs Journey)
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 local
Check in to the Hotel, Afternoon half day city tour visiting “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES” At 1983m, this magnificent English renaissance structure was the former Vice regal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town – “The Mall & THE RIDGE” This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks - the neo- gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo - Tudor library building - are worth seeing. Overnight stay.
Day 03: Shimla- Sarahan (172 Km)
After breakfast travel to Sarahan via Kufri, Fagu, and Narkanda & Rampur. Visit the Bhimakali Temple and Bird Park at Sarahan. Overnight stay at Sarahan
Distance between Shimla to Fagu=22 Km, Fagu to Narkanda=42 Km, Narkanda to Rampur=68 Km. Rampur to Sarahan=40
The former summer capital of the Bushahr kingdom, Sarahan is dominated by the fabulous Bhimakali Temple (entry by donation; 7am-8pm), built from layers of stone and timber to absorb the force of earthquakes. There are two towers here, one built in the 12th century, and a newer tower from the 1920s containing a highly revered shrine to Bhimakali (the local version of Kali) beneath a beautiful silver-filigree canopy. There are some strict entry rules. Male visitors must wear a cap (which can be borrowed inside the temple), shoes must be removed, smoking is banned, and cameras and leather goods like belts and wallets must be left with the guards. Behind the temple is a small display of ancient ceremonial horns, lamps and weaponry, and across the courtyard is the squat Lankra Vir Temple, where human sacrifices were carried out right up to the 18th century. The tradition lives on in a tamer form in the Astomi ritual during Dussehra, where a menagerie of animals is sacrificed to Bhimakali, including goats, chickens and buffaloes. There are peaceful walks in the surrounding hills – stroll downhill to the Buddhist gompa in Gharat village, or gird yourself for the treks on the slopes of Bashal Peak. The flamboyant palace of the last maharaja of Bushahr is just behind the Bhimakali Temple.
Day 04: Sarahan- Sangla (94 Km)
After breakfast proceed towards Sangla. In the afternoon visit Kamroo Fort & Temple & Sangla Village. 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. Overnight stay at Sangla
The Sangla or Baspa, Valley used to be described as ‘the most beautiful valley in the Himalaya’ but today the valley is marred by the dams and barrages of the Baspa Hydroelectric Project. It’s still a pretty spot and a good place to see traditional Kinnauri architecture, but you need to head north to Spiti to get a real sense of peace and isolation. The hair-raising road to the valley begins at Karcham on the Rekong-Peo Shimla highway, passing the gushing outflow pipes from the hydroelectric plant.
Day 05: Sangla- Chitkul (26 Km)
After breakfast leave to Chitkul (Last Indian village bordering Tibet/ China via Rackham. Sangla to Chitkul is 26 Km away. Overnight stay at Chitkul
Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border; the Indian road ends here. During winters the place remains covered with the snow mostly & these people move to the lower areas of Himachal. Potatoes grown at Chitkul are one of the best in the world and are very costly. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. Of particular interest at Chitkul are its houses with 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 06: Chitkul - Kalpa (76 Km)
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 07: Kalpa-Shimla (247 Km)
After breakfast proceed towards Shimla via Karcham, Rampur, Narkanda, and Fagu. Overnight stay in Shimla.
Day 08: Shimla–Delhi Departure (343 Km)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. Delhi by Volvo. (8:00 PM/8:00 /11:00 AM) (8 Hours Journey).
Carry back the best and unforgettable memories of the Trip!!!!
|Package Category||Shimla Hotel||Sarahan Hotels||Sangla Hotels|
|Standard||Eve/Himani The Mall||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||Kalpa 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|
Per Person rates are based on twin sharing