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Upper Himachal and Ladakh

Trans Himalayan Monastery circuit, Tabo monastery, Shimla, Sarahan, Kalpa, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Key, Kibber, Kaza, ManaliDelhi (315m) – Chandigarh (365m) – Shimla (2205m) (4 hours by train and then 3 hours by Jeep)

Day 1

Leave Delhi for Chandigarh by Shatbadi Express at 07.40 in the morning. Escort to hotel for rest in Shimla. Hang around the Mall and Ridge in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 2

Shimla – Naldehra (2044m; 18km) – Naldehra (2044m) – Kufri (2633m; 26km), Kufri – Shimla (16km)

Shimla – Sarahan (2165m) (176km; 5 – 6 hours)

After breakfast, visit the Jakhu temple. Located at the town’s highest point, the temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Visit Naldehra – 18km from Shimla. It has a nine-hole golf course designed by British Viceroy Lord Curzon. After visiting Naldehra, we will take you to Kufri that is famous for the panoramic view it offers and for the ski slopes. After this we get back to Shimla and return to the hotel for rest.

Day 3

Shimla – Sarahan (2165m) (176km; 5 – 6 hours)

After breakfast, we will leave Shimla for Sarahan which is known as the gateway to Kinnaur. En route, we will visit Narkanda – a place known for its beautiful ski slopes. The temple of Bhimakali in Sarahan is known for its unique architecture. From Sarahan, you can see the beautiful peaks of Srikhand. After the day’s excursion, we return to the hotel for rest.

Trans Himalayan Monastery circuit, Tabo monastery, Shimla, Sarahan, Kalpa, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Key, Kibber, Kaza, Manali

Day 4

Sarahan – Sangla (2680m) (92km; 3 – 4 hours)

We leave Sarahan for Sangla. Sangla is also known as Baspa Valley. Sangla valley is known as the valley of flowers and famous for its saffron fields. We take you to some walks around Sangla. After the day’s excursion, we have dinner and stay overnight at Kinnaur camps – similar to those used as in Sangla.

Day 5

Sangla – Chitkul (3450m) – Sangla (52km)

After breakfast, we drive to Chitkul village. You will really enjoy this spectacular drive along the thick forest. In the evening, we get back to Sangla for dinner and sleep in the tents.

Day 6

Sangla – Kalpa (2960m) (38km)

Kaza to Kunzum Pass (4551m) to Manali (2050m-158km; 10 – 12 hours)

We leave for Recong Peo which is Kinnaur’s district headquarters. After breakfast, today’s excursion includes a visit to the picturesque Kalpa and thickly wooded Lippa.

Day 7

Kalpa – Nako Lake (2950m) (120km; 5 – 6 hours)

We leave Kalpa for Nako. Today’s main attraction is a visit of village called Ribba, known for its local brews, village of mooring, and the monastic villages of Kanam and Nako. From Nako, the Spiti valley is 20km. It is known as “World within world” and “Place of God” in the local culture. Both these names point towards its unique beauty and solitude. The flashback of these memories will fill you with new energy and calmness throughout life. We get back for dinner and sleep.

Day 9

In around Kaza (3600m)

After freshening up, we take you to Kye monastery that is 12km from Kaza. After which, we take you to Kibber ( 4250m ) – the 2nd highest permanently inhabited village of the world. After the day’s excursion we return to Kaza for overnight stay.

Day 10

Kaza – Kunzum pass (4551m) – Manali ( 2050m; 158km; 10 – 12 hours )Trans Himalayan Monastery circuit, Tabo monastery, Shimla, Sarahan, Kalpa, Nako, Dhankar, Kaza, Key, Kibber, Kaza, Manali

We leave very early in the morning for Manali via Kunzum pass and Rohtang Pass. In the evening we check in at the hotel at Manali for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11

In Manali (2050m)

After breakfast, we take you to the famous Hadimba temple – a famous woodwork in Pagoda style. Then we visit Nagar castle and Roerich Art Gallery which is dedicated to the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich who married the Indian cine idol – Devika Rani and lived there. And then we visit Snow point. Later, we visit Vashist which is famous for its hot water springs. After this excursion we return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12

Manali – Chandigarh (365m; 315km; 8 hours) – Delhi 315m (by Shatabadi Expresss)

We leave Manali for Chandigarh to catch a train to Delhi.