Journey through Spiti & Kangra

HIMACHAL PRADASH


Capital: Shimla   6077mn:-Area:5,673sq km:-Language: Hindi, Pahari:- Duration:19 Days.:-Best  time: June to October:-Highest Point: Kunzum  La (4551 m):-Focus: Monks, monasteries, tea garden, ancient temples and heritage hotels:-Physical challenge: Moderate overall, some bumpy drives:- Red tape:-Would need inner line  permission(for details please contact us )


This Journey embodies  all the traditional magic of this enchanting region. Time has done little to diminish the eternal appeal  of Spiti's and Kangra's stunning landscape  and its ancient  Buddhist culture and monasterie. Along the way, you will stay in delightful heritage bungalows and simple, family-ran guesthouse and also camp in the wilderness with breath-taking views.

Day 01. Delhi: upon  arrival, assistance  and the transfer to the Pre-booked hotel.Morning free . Afternoon visit the red fort and Jami Masjid (mosque) old Delhi O/N hotel.

Day 02. Delhi to Shimla:Early morning Shatabdi express to Chandigarh,arrival and drive to Shimla(2206M-230 km/5 hrs).Check into hotel for 2 night.o/n hotel.

Day 03. Shimla:Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to Vice regal Hall, built in 1888.Explore the bustling bazaar.

Day 04. Shimla to Sangla (2680M) :Early morning  235 kms drive,Via Sarahan, to Sangla (about 8 hrs).Enroute,a brief stop at Sarahan to visit the Bhimkali temple.Arrive at Sangla and camp overnight.


Day 05. Sangla to Chitkul to sangla : Morning nature walk around the camp.Afternoon,we take a short excursion to Chitkul, which has some interesting temples and an old village.

Day 06 Sangla to Kalpa (2950 m):-After break fast, drive (2hrs/51kms) along the Sutlej River, and than from Powari  through beautiful pine forest, to Kalpa, the former capital of  Kinnaur. Our overnight stay is in a comfortable guesthouse offering  Splendid views of snow-capped mountain.

DAY 07 Kalpa to Tabo (3050 m)After breakfast drive 6 hrs/147kms,along the cascading Sutlej River and then from Khab along spiti rivers.Enroute visit to Nako, the largest village in the Hangrang valley,with its small lake and five monasteries.We continue our drive through dramatic landscape to the camp at Tabo,where we  will stay for two night.

Day 08. Tabo: Visit to one of the most important Gompa-the planned place where the current Dalai Lama will retire. It houses some impressive murals and Sculptures.We will also have time to visit Tabo village and the beautiful small Lulung Gompas,which also houses some rare painting. o/n in camp.

DAY 09.
TABO to KAZA (3600) : Morning, after breakfast,48 kms/2hrs.Drive to Kaza, Stopping at the 1000years old Dhankar Gompa, set in spectacular rocky setting and home to about 150 monks. We continue our journey to kaza for our two nights stay in a Tibetan-stay hotel.

Day 10. Kaza : After breakfast, visit to ki Gompa, The oldest and the largest gompa in Spiti, which dominates the ki village. Around 300 lamas receive their religious training here.you will find some painting and scriptures of Buddha and other god and goddess.Afterwards, drive to Kibber village, which claims to be the highest village in the world at 450mts. Kibber was a part of the overland salt trade centuries ago and is pretty little place.o/n in hotel.

DAY 11. Kaza to Keylong (3350M):- Continue our jeep safari after breakfast to Keylong (190kms/7hrs)  over the Kunzum pass (4551 M).On the way you will have some fabulous views of the high-ranging snow clad mountain. Arrive Keylong and stay overnight in hotel.

Day 12. Keylong to Manali (2050):-After breakfast we drive to Manali (114 kms/4hrs) over Rothang Pass (3978m),which offers spectacular views of  Pir Punjal Range and the Lahaul's hunting beauty.Arrival Manali and stay in hotel.

Day 13. Manali to Palampur (1219 M):-After breakfast we drive (195 kms), to the tea estate of Palampur in Kangra valley.This drive takes us along the tumbling Beas River,through dense blue pine forest . We arrive in Palampur stay 2 night in a delightful Heritage hotel.

Day 14. Palampur:-Morning at leisure.Afternoon visit  to Tashijong Monastery and school also visit to Baijnath Shiva temple,the temple is a good example of the Nagri stay of architecture.O/n in heritage.

Day 15. Palampur  to Dharamshala (1387 M):-A short drive (26kms/hrs) to the  headquarters of  H.H.the Dalai Lama after noon visit to Dalai Lamas residence and monastery.



Day 16. Dharamshala :- Explore the bustling bazaars and old medical center, visit gompas, meet the local Tibetan people or walk in woods.



Day 17. Dharamshala to Paragpur:- Another short drive of about 65 kms/1 hr to the only heritage village of india at paragpur. Check into the hotel, afternoon visit to the ancient Jwalamukhi temple, one of the most important Pilgrimarge sites.

Day 18. Paragpur to Amritsar:-After breakfast we drive 5hrs to Amritsar (pool Nectar).Evening visit to the peaceful Golden Temple.O/n in hotel.

Day 19. Delhi:- Early morning Shatabdi express train to Delhi, arrive Delhi and transfer to airport hotel.
Kindly find Tour no 2 circular with various ingredients of different Indian Culture and Religious Places with breath taking views of Mighty Himalayan Peaks.

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Utranchal
Uttaranchal, a former part of Uttar Pradesh state, split off from its parent state and became the 27th state of Indian Republic, on Nov 9, 2000 A.D. The state is located in the north east of the country and is bounded by the mighty Himalayas. Uttaranchal shares its international borders with China and Nepal and is neighbored by the states Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, of Indian Republic. Dehra Dun, the largest city in Uttaranchal is also the provincial capital.

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