Day 1: Chandigarh - Shimla 120KM in approximately 4 hours
On arrival you will be welcomed by our representative and Transfer to Shimla by road, Afternoon reach Shimla, Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Shimla – Sarahan / Rampur 170 Kms 06 Hrs
Today, drive towards Sarahan on the way you can visit Rampur Market. Evening reach Sarahan check in to pre booked hotel, Overnight at the hotel. .
Day 3: Sarahan to Sangla 150 km 04 Hrs
Today drive to Sangla via Jeori - Wangtu - Tapri - Chooling - Karcham. Your journey from here will take you to another spectacular destination in the middle of the Himalayas which is also known as Baspa valley. It is, without doubt, the prettiest valley in Himachal. Arrive at Sangla and check in to the hotel. Today enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel. .
Day 4: Your Plan
Today explore the ancient Kamru Fort and Temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya Devi which was brought from Assam. Afternoon, leave for an excursion to Chitkul, the last Village on an old Indo-Tibetan trade route. Walk through the green orchards and enjoy the serenity as a brilliant stream passes by. As the day ends, return to the hotel in Sangla for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay. .
Day 5: Sangla – Kalpa 49 kilometres
This morning drive to Kalpa. 2670 metres above the sea level, Kalpa is the district headquarter of Kinnaur and was once the favorite getaway of Lord Dalhousie. Once known as Chini, little has changed in Kalpa in the last 500 years. Legend has it that when Lord Dalhousie wanted to take a break from his hectic schedule in Shimla, he would come here on his Horseback. By the side of Kalpa is a 79 feet high rock formation that resembles a Shivlinga that changes its colour as the day passes. Visit the Buddhist Gompa, Hu Bu Lan Kar. Return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. .
Day 6: Kalpa to Tabo Via nako 179 Kms 7-8 hrs
Early in the morning, witness the beautiful sunrise over the Kinnaur Kailash Peaks. After that drive to Tabo. On your way, visit Kinnaur’s most picturesque hamlet and the Nako Lake. Nako is a heritage village built around a small lake and has an important Buddhist Gompa and a small temple. A footprint like impression on a rock is ascribed to the saint Guru Padmasambhava. Explore the scenic Spiti Valley that has few signs of vegetation. The beauty of Spiti lies in its unspoiled, untainted raw landscape. Rudyard Kipling describes Spiti in ‘Kim’ in these words: “At last they entered a world within a world - a valley of leagues where the high hills were fashioned of the mere rubble and refuse from off the knees of the mountains…surely the Gods live here. ” On arrival at Tabo, check in to the hotel. The ancient village of Tabo is situated on the left bank of the river Spiti. It is the land of one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries, regarded next to the Tholong Gompa in Tibet. It is also known as the ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’. .
Day 7: Tabo - Kaza 47 kilometres in approximately 3 hours
Join the morning prayers at the Tabo Monastery which was constructed in 996 AD. It is a complex that consists of 9 Temples, 23 Chortens, a monk’s chamber and an extension that houses the nun’s chamber. Above the enclave is a series of caves which are used by the monks. The monastery contains large number of scriptures and pieces of art including wall paintings and stucco. There is also a modern Gompa and a painting school founded by the Dalai Lama. Check out of the hotel in Tabo and head to Kaza 3870 metres above sea level. On your way to Kaza the capital of Spiti Valley, visit Dhankar Gompa, the traditional capital of Spiti. This hilltop fort that overlooks the Spiti Valley used to be a jail earlier. Today, more than 160 lamas reside here. Notable sights at Dhankar Gompa include a statue of Vairochana Dhayan Buddha consisting of 4 figures seated back to back in addition to ious crumbling Thangkas. On arrival at Kaza, check in to the hotel & a comfortable overnight stay at the Kaza. .
Day 8: KAZA KEY MONASTERY ▲
Take a trip to Ki Monastery. Ki Monastery, situated at the foot of steep ridges and on the left bank of river Spiti, is the biggest Gelupa Sect Monastery in Spiti. A post 13th century construction, the three-storey structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level while the middle floor houses Dukhang - the Assembly Hall, and the uppermost floor has another temple on one side and Lama’s quarters on the other side of an open terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of ‘Thangkas’ rescued from the devastating 19th century raids of the Dogars and the Sikhs. The monastery is famous for its ancient murals and books; and hundreds of lamas receive their religious training here. Afterwards, take a scenic drive to the pasture country of Kibber. From Kibber, the pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometres. Overnight stay at Kaza.
Day 9: Kaza – Kumzum La Pass– Manali 188 kilometres in approximately 8 hours
Check out of the hotel and drive to Manali via Kunzumla Pass which is 4590 metres above sea level. The highest pass on Spiti is Lahaul Road. On arrival in Manali 3340 metres above sea level, check in to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at MANALI. .
Day 10: Manali – Chandigarh
Check out of the hotel and proceed to Chandigarh airport or railway station for your onward journey. The tour concludes with memories.