Explore Kinnaur – Spiti India
- Region: Shimla - Kinnaur - Spiti - Lahoul - Kullu Valley
- Activity: Culture — Adventure Tours
- Season: July to Oct
- Duration: 14 Days
- Grade: Easy
Exploration of isolated Kinnaur-Spiti situated on Indo —Tibet border . A spectacular road leads from Simla to the Gorgepous Sutlej valley and scenic semi desert valley of Kinnaur dominated by mighty kinner kailash . Where as wider Desert valley of spiti surrounded by high mountains , Kullu Manali and rest of the part as valley of Kullu and Simla is verdant . practicing Tibetan Buddhist culture and housing several ancients monasteries in its lap.
Climate changes rapidly , you will also see the difference of culture by changing the valley , As beginning from Simla it rains in summer , peoples lives are Hindu . Kinnaur adopted both Hindu and Buddhist culture and it rain lesser , Spiti where Tibetan Budhism is flourished ,landscape is dry , summer is hot and autumn is fresh . Ending the tour in Manali ( Kullu ) also knows as “valley of God ”and is an important tourist destination of north India . These most exotic sight of Himalayas are dotted with ancients temples , monasteries and stupas and inhabited by cheerful peoples who are friendly and inhospitable . Highest point of the tour is Kunzum Pass ( 4700 mtrs ) suitable for age group of 15 to 65 years and required the good physique.
Reception in the air port, transfer to the hotel, O/N in the hotel.
Early morning departure to Shimla by train; after 12 hours you will reach Shimla, Once the summer capital of British Raj, is also known as queen of the hills. Today is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and one of the most famous hill stations for the vacations throughout the year. evening stroll on the mall to mingle with the natives. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast climb to the Jhaku hill to visit the Hanuman temple (the monkey God , museum and Advance study hall , back to hotel for lunch ,. Free afternoon to visit the mall O/N in the hotel.
After breakfast, drive via Kufri, Narkandha and descend to the Rampur erestwhile Himalayan kingdom of Rampur Busheher. Continue to Sarahan the summer capital of the Rampur Busheher. The Visit 1500 years old temple of and one gets a magnificent view of the Shir Khand peaks.This temple is about. O/N in guest house
The gate way to Kinnaur , Leave for Sangla , also called Baspa Valley . Most beautiful valley of Kinnaur dominated by Kamru fort , visit the villages of Chitkul and Rackchham having typical kinnauri architecture visit the fort and village ,o/n in guest house .
Leave to Recongpeo the distt headquarter of Kinnaur . Visit monastery in town ; the majesty of the Kinner Kailash mountain is in direct vision : this is regarded as one of the mythical abodes of Lord Shiva . After visiting the monastery back to the camp site or guest house.
As entering in restricted area there for inner line permit and passport will be checked at check post at Jhangi .. Drive towards to the Spiti via Khab where the Satlej joins in to the Spiti river . Nako, the most charming village offers a magnificent view around. To the north of the village is the monastic complex belonging to the Drugpa order .Another check posts at Sumdo, driving through several villages reached at
Tabo, Monastery has been founded in 996 A.D . often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In trans Himalayas Buddhism, Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa.
Dhankar the ancient capital of Spiti king , the most incredibly situated gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes.
Lalung: The second most interested monastery of Spiti afternoon reached Pin valley known for its national park (house of the snow leopards, and ibex) Kungri gompa is the main centre of Nyingmapa sect in Spiti. Night in Kaza.
Leave to visit the famous. Kye gompa perched high on a pyramid like mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism . Kibber one of the highest permanent inhabited village in the world, situated at the elevation of 4200 m located in a semi bowl-shaped narrow valley. Evening return to Kaza the sub divisional headquarter of Spiti . Explore the tinny town , night in guest house.
Uphill road till Langza, visit the village , further to Comic known for one of the highest monastery in the world and for fossil , after lunch stroll to collect the fossil ,Later one can visit the family house to know the life of people , by evening back to Kaza for overnight stay.
Road leads through several villages of the Spiti valley , last village of the valley is lossar. Short uphill drive till Kunzum pass (4700 m.) offer extensive view of the snow caped mountains continue by Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the gateway between Lahoul / Spiti and Kullu “valley of the God” Descending by the snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany tilll Manali. O/N in hotel.
Visit old Manali village and Manu temple , Hadimba temple in midle of cedar forest , Shiva temple and afternoon Vashisht hot spring , evening free ,night in hotel.
Free day in Manali, Afternoon transfer to bus station , night in comfortable bus.
Transfer to hotel , half day visit to jama Masjid , Red fort , Kutumb Minar , evening transfer to international airport , flight to onward destination.