Exploration of isolated Kinnaur-Spiti, situated on Indo-Tibetan border, a spectacular road from Shimla ‘an ancient summer capital of British Raj’ leads in to the Gorgeous Sutlej valley to scenic Kinnaur dominated by mighty Kinner kailash, While Spiti is surrounded by cold desert. This tour offers you the righteous greens of Kinnaur valley with orchards of apricots and apples, the magnificent views of Mt. Kinner Kailash from Kalpa, pristine lake at Nako village and Spiti valley dotted by Buddhist monasteries and typical villages amidst the stunning mountain range. Another fascinating part of this trip is alpine zone between Kunzum and Rohtang pass where locate the turquoise color moon lake, mesmerizing mountain range houses the peaks above 6000m. and lush green valley of Kullu Manali.
Day 01: Arrive Manali
Day 02: Manali - Banjar – Gyaghi 100Kms, 5 hrs
Day 03: Gyaghy - Sarahan (2500m) 190kms, 6-7 hrs
Day 04: Sarahan – Sangala - Kalpa (3450m) 140 kms
Day 05: Around Kalpa: (Formalities to issue the inner line permit).
Day 06: Recongpeo to Tabo via Nako (3050m -167 km) 7 hours
Day 07: Tabo to Kaza (3600m) 58kms. via Dhankar and Lalung,
Day 08: Excursion to discover the higher region of Spiti (4500m)
Day 09: Kaza to Chandertal (4250m) via to Kye and Kibber (4200m )120 km, 4-5 hrs
Day 10: Chandertal to Manali.
Day 11: Departure
Day1: - Arrive Manali
On Arrival pick up from bus stand and transfer to hotel, in afternoon visit local sightseeing- Manu Temple, Old Manali, Hadimba Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Market. Evening back to hotel.
Day 2: - Manali to Banjar-Gyaghy100Kms, 5 hrs.
Scenic drive passing through several villages of Kullu valley, after 70 kms take diversion to a narrow Seraj valley spotted by the villages, you will cross Larji river known for trout fishing, Cross a tiny town of Banjar (sub division) of the region. to Gyaghi located at the foot of Jalori pass, night in guest house. Afternoon excursion to the nearby village to know the mode of life of local people.
Day 3: - Gyaghy to Sarahan Over Jalori Safari 3
Shady scenic trail goes up to the Jalori pass ( 3200 mtrs) is a gate way to the outer Seraj valley with its terrasse fields will lead you to join the main road of Simla to Kinnaur –Spiti. You pass by Rampu once a important destination for barter traders. Continue to Sarahan the summer capital of the Rampur Busheher. Visit 1500 years old temple of Goddess Bhimakali and take the glimpse on a magnificent Shir Khand peaks. Night in hotel.
Day 4: Sarahan to Chhitkul and Sangla- Kalpa (3450m) 140 kms
Leave early to Sangla known as Baspa Valley. Most beautiful valley of Kinnaur dominated by Kamru fort, visit the villages of Chitkul and Rackchham housing typical kinnauri architecture, Visit the fort which is renowned for their architectural excellence. Continue to Kalpa, Vist Typical village and temple, One of the prime attractions of Kalpa is the holy Kinnaur Kailash mountain which is in direct vision from village. Night in hotel.
Day 5: Around Kalpa: (Formalities to issue the inner line permit).
Morning or afternoon of day before you will visit to the subdivision magistrate office to complete the administrative to issue the Inner line permit to cross the area located between Indo – Tibet Border. Later discovery the authentic villages of the region, Kothi and its temple dedicated to the goddess Devi Chanadika, Roghi (2700m) beween the apple trees. Walk to Chini village where the Hindu and Buddhist cultures mingle harmoniously, visit the small monastery of Hu-Bu-Lan-Ka. Night in hotel.
Day 6: Recongpeo to Tabo via Nako (3050 -167 km) 7 hours
As we enter the restricted area near Indo-Tibet border one needs to have inner line permit and passport will be checked at check post at Jhangi. Drive towards the Spiti via Khab where Satluj river joins 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 is at Sumdo. Driving through several villages reached we reach at Tabo. Tabo monastery has been founded in 996 A.D.,often called the Ajanta of Himalayas. In trans Himalayas Budhisim Tabo sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Night in hotel.
Day 7: Tabo to Kaza (3600m) 58kms. via Dhankar and Lalung,
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 Nyingma PA sect in Spiti. Night in hotel.
Day 8: Excursion to discover the higher region of Spiti (4500 m)
Uphill road till scenic Langza village, Giant Budha status is built above village and fascinating peak Chau Chau Kang Nilda is in its back drop. Further drive to Komic known for one of the highest monasteries in the world and for fossil. Hikkim (4400m) a typical village is worth to have visit through an d find out post office said to be the highest of the world. Later drive back to Kaza. Night in hotel.
Day9: Kaza to Chandertal via to Kye and Kibber ( 4200mtrs )120 km, 4-5 hrs
Leave to Chandratal, on the way 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 valley.
Further on you will join ancient trade route that linked between India and Tibet. Road leads through several villages of Spiti valley, the last village of the valley is Lossar. Short uphill drive till Kunzum pass (4550 m.) offers extensive view of the snowcapped mountains. Temple located at pass is dedicated to the Goddess Kunzum adorned by prayer flags, pay homage to the goddess and continue driving to Chandratal located in front of the fascinating mountain range. Night in camp.
Day 10: Chandra Tal to Manali
Road today is rough but scenic drive through alpine Chandra valley under beneath of sheer mountains, over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the gateway between Lahoul-Spiti and Kullu “ the valley of the God”. Descend from Rohtang Pass via the snake-curved road, the pasture of wild flowers ( in summer ), forest of silver Oak, Fir and conifer trees amidst the waterfalls and panoramic view really gives a sense of satisfaction and joy. night in hotel.
Day 11: Departure:
Check lout 12 noon, one-time transfer to bus station. End of service.
Pick up & drop at Manali bus stand
All sightseeing as mentioned in program
Vehicle Innova or Tempo-traveller for tour
Breakfast and dinner included
Neat & clean Middle-class hotel / Guest house / Camp on double/triple sharing
Rooms are on DBL / Twin Sharing
Experienced local Guide
First aid with oxygen cylinder
Inner line Permit
Volvo bus ticket Delhi – Manali – Delhi
Lunch / snacks in entire trip.
Dinner on last day.
Beverages / bottle water
Travel insurance / Medical.
Early check-in or late check-out at any hotels.
Tips to guide/cook, porters, drivers and in hotels / restaurant.
Video and still camera fee where applicable, sleeping bag, personal clothing’s, any expenses if occur due to unforeseen circumstances such as to delay or cancelation of flights, weather condition, land slide, political unrest, sickness or any other circumstances beyond our control, refund to unused services. Single room/ tents surcharge.
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Cancellation Period (Before the Tour Begins)
Less than 7 days
Activity: Cultural Tour
Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
Season: July to Oct.
Remote Kullu valley
A remarkable architecture of temples / villages and monasteries.
Diverse culture heritage of villages on Indo-Tibetan border,
Spiti, "Little Tibet" and its century old Buddhist monasteries,
Ceremonies in monasteries and interaction with monks (if allowed)
The mural paintings and stucco images of the monasteries,
Stunning landscapes, authentic Tibetan culture, Arid landscapes and oases,
Chandra Tal lake in front of fascinating mountain range
High altitude alpine meadows and lush valley of Kullu – Manali