Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Reception in airport, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Manali (2000 m) 570 kms 16 hour, by night tourist bus
Full day sight seen in Delhi, evening transfer to bus station, night in a comfortable bus.
Day 3: Manali
Morning reached Manali, check in hotel, visit old Manali, Hadimba temple, Shiva temple and the Tibetan Monastery in town, which are the main attraction; afternoon free in town, night in hotel.
Day 4: Manali to Lamadugh (2500 m) 5 hours; Trek 1
The first day of the trek leads through cool forests of giant Deodars (Cedar), climb gently through Manalsu valley with the Manalsu torrent for company. Campsite in the lush green meadow of Lamadugh.
Day 5: Lamadugh to Dohra Nalla (3100 m) over Khanpari pass (3600 m) 6hours; Trek 2
The trail now begins to ascend steeply through woodlands and meadows. With wild alpine flowers strewn all around, the brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron and Birch pave the way to the pass after which a descent leads to the campsite.
Day 6: Dohra Nalla to Sangohar, the base of Kali Hani (3800 m) 5 hours 30minutes; Trek 3
A lovely walk through the lush forest and over the debris of glaciers; a short ascend to the campsite, all around the famous mountain peaks of the Kullu and Lahoul valleys afford an unforgettable evening.
Day 7: Sangohar to Gaddi Gote (3600 m) over Kalihali pass (4800 m) 8 hours; Trek 4
Today the landscape slowly begins to change, as forests and meadows give way to rocky outcrops with patches of snow starring to appear. A rather steep climb through glacial debris and snow and the top of the pass is reached. Breath taking views envelop the crest of the pass and after a brief stopover, descending through glacier and moraine leads to the campsite on the bank of the sparkling mountain stream.
Day 8: Gaddi Gote to Lamba Phad (3300 m) 4 hours; Trek 5
Now the trail leads down into the Soony river via Devi Gote. A small temple constructed by the shepherds (Gaddies) for the protection of the sheep and themselves from the natural catastrophes and the animal. Pay the homage to the Goddess and continue to the campsite.
Day 9: Lamba Phad to Soony (3500 m) 5 hours; Trek6
Leaving this beautiful campsite behind, the path winds through rocky terrain and soon is replaced by meadows again. The trail begins to ascend, a forest begins to appear, the river rushes through spectacular gorges as soon as crossed via a snow bridge or temporary wooden bridge, campsite is reached.
Day 10: Soony to Bara Bhangal (2540 m) 6 hours; Trek7
The trail now winds its way down towards the valley floor, after which almost level walk leads to the camp just before the tiny ancient village of Bara Bhangal.
Day 11: Visit the village; Trek8
A remote and isolated village which is through only for four or five months in a year, is inhabited by the legendary Himalayan shepherds (the Gaddies) who lead a nomadic life. They lead their vast flocks of sheep and goats in high mountain summer pastures and in autumn returning back to their isolated existence in the village.
Day 12: Bara Bhangal base of Thamsar pass (3500 m) 6 hours30 minutes; Trek9
A steady climb to the camp site, the scenery changes there quite dramatically while the air became cooler. The chill of the evening is replaced with the comfortable warmth of a lively campfire.
Day 13: Base to Panihartu (3200 m.) over Thamsar pass 6 to 7 hours; Trek10
Today the trail steeply emerges from the rocky and glacial terrain in to the softer landscape. The lakes on both side of the pass offer a spectacular view of Dhauladhar range with mighty Manimahesh Tibba on the north of the pass. Steep descend to the campsite of the Pannihartu.
Day 14: Panihartu to Raj Gundha (2900 m) 6 Hours; Trek11
A very pleasant walk through a leafy bridle path meadows forest and the cascading waterfall; soon, the tiny village makes appearance literally hanging on the shoulders of the hill side, giving them a magical, surrealistic appearance.
Day 15: Raj Gundha to Bir (2080 m) 6 hours; Trek12 and Dharamsala
The trail goes through the forest of oak and rhododendron. From Billing direct descend to the Bir. As the Billing is well known for the paragliding, the participants from all over the India as well as foreigners use to take part in the competition. On the way extensive view of the lush green Kangra valley are speated and soon the steep descend ends at the tiny Tibetan settlement of Bir. A delightful last day of this most wondrous trek through the land of the legendary Gaddis, tough and wiry Himalayan shepherds.
Drive to Dharamsala, On the way visit the Tibetan settlement and the monastery at Bir, Chamunda Devi temple in Palampur. After 50 kms of drive, reached Dharamsala, O/N in the hotel
Day 16: Visit Mac Leod Ganj , night bus to Delhi.
Visit the residence of H.H. the Dalailama and the Tibetan handicraft centre. O/N in hotel.
Day 17: Arrive Delhi and departure.
Transfer to the hotel, free visit in Delhi. Night transfer to international flight to the onward destination. Check out the hotel at 12 noon.