Lahaul –Spiti Valley - 07 Days / 06 Nights
The district of Lahaul-Spiti is a cold desert area as it hardly gets any rain. So places to visit in Lahaul-Spiti have a unique terrain that is exciting and adventurous. Mountain ranges here are bare, bereft of any vegetation. As you drive up and down the Trans-Himalayan range, you see the region&rsquo;s stunning landscape. Snow is a common feature here and some peaks never let it go, no matter what season it is. Tourist places in Lahaul-Spiti are known for their enchanting character, as they are extreme and mostly rare from every other place in India. For example, try the stunning Spiti Valley Trek. The rivers swiftly flow at the base of these mountains, carrying the
water formed by melted snow. The sky here has a special shade of blue that you don&rsquo;t get to see elsewhere, especially in the cities. Complementing the blue sky well are small, beautiful meadows of the valley. Colourful Buddhist flags can be seen fluttering in the breeze, indicating the culture of the land. Large prayer wheels and stones carved with the Buddhist mantra &lsquo;Oṃ maṇi padme hum&rsquo; can be seen at the entrance of many villages. When you reach a village, you might wonder how these communities live in such isolation. Nonetheless, there are many places to visit in Lahaul-Spiti.
Day1: Chandigarh – Shimla(125Kms./4Hrs)
Arrive at Chandigarh Railway Station & drive to Shimla adrive of around 4 hours Reach Shimla evening free to explore The Mall. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 2: Shimla to Sangla( 230Kms./8 to 9Hrs)
Drive to Sangla through the thick woods of Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda and along side the River Sutlej to arrive in the evening and check in to Luxury Camp. Enjoy the evening in beautiful surroundings in the river valley of Baspa at a height of 9000ft. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas and is often compared to the famous valley of Kashmir. Known for its rich Kinnauri culture and apple orchards, this valley was opened for tourists only in 1993 for its close proximity to the Tibetien border.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3:Sangla – Chhitkul- Sangla (60Kms./3Hrs)
After B/F, explore the vicinity around including an ancient Kamru Fort & Temple dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya Devi which was brought from Assam &Nages God. Post Lunch, excursion to Chitkul – a last Village on Old Indo – Tibetan Trade Route. Walk through green orchards & brilliant stream. Return back to Sangla for Dinner &Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 4: Sangla – Kalpa (49Kms./4Hrs)
After B/F, check-out from the Hotel & drive to Kalpa – District Headquarter of Kinnar& once a favorite haunt of Lord Dalhousie. ArriveKalpa& Check-in to your Hotel. Kalpa was known as Chini back in the days when it was the Regional Capital. Kalpa has changed little in the last 500 years. It is said that as & when Lord Dalhousie wanted to take a break from his hectic schedule in Shimla, he would come here on his Horseback. Each & every corner of Kalpa facing Jorkanden& the KinnerKailash Peaks, considered as one of the mythical homes of Lord Shiva & by its side is a 79 foot rock formation that resembles a Shivlinga that changes the colour as the day passes & is visible to the naked eye on a clear day. Post Lunch rest in Hotel & in evening visit to Buddhist Gompa – Hu Bu LanKar. Dinner &Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5: Kalpa – Local Sightseeing
Early morning enjoy the Sunrise over KinnerKailash Peaks. After break fast Kalpa is famous for its Apples &Chilgoza Plantations [a kind of Dry Fruits], which are found only in Iran & Turkey besides here. The tree belongs to the Pine Family & the fruit is in about an inch long soft cover. Visit to local School & Narayan Nagini Temple Complex, which has Shrines of Hindu, Buddhist & local Deities. Post lunch excursion trip to Roghi Village to explore the ‘Pahari’ Life. Interact with the locals. Return back to Kalpa. Dinner &Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6: Kalpa – Saharan – Shimla (255Kms./10Hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Shimla on the way visit Saharan.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Shimla – Chandigarh (125 Kms./4 Hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Chandigarh. Drop at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.
- 06Nights/07Days Hotel Accommodation.
- 06 Breakfast& 06 Dinner at Hotel (Fixed Menu).
- All Transfers & Sightseeing as per Itinerary by Pvt Vehicle .
- Inclusive of driver, toll & parking charges.
- 5% GST
- Government Tax will be applicable on Total Billing.
- Air Fare/ Train Fare.
- Monument Entrance Fee / Camera Fee
- Guide & Entrance Charges during Sightseeing.
- Expenses of Personal nature such tips, Telephone calls, Laundry, Mineral Water, Soft or Hard drink, Porter Charges.
- Extra Stay Pre/ Post Tour.
- Extra Cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any individual unforeseen cost incurring incident.
- Any Cost rising due to natural calamities like Landslides, Road Blockage & Political disturbances (Strikes) etc.
- Any other item not specified in “Cost Inclusion”
- Any Adventure Activity cost of Skiing, Paragliding Horse back, etc.
- Note: In Manali atRohtang Pass &Manikaran outsiders Vehicles are Not allowed due to Himachal Taxi Union.