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Packages » Himachal Packages » Package H004

SHIMLA – SPITI – MANALI – JEEP SAFARI

Package Code: H004

Duration: 11 NIGHTS/ 12 DAYS

BEST TIME: JULY - END OF SEPTEMBER

ACCOMMODATION: TENTED CAMP / HOTEL
Minimum People Required: TWO
Level of Endurance: MILD moderate

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: BARALACHA - LA (4830 MTS.)



Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Shimla

A Nomadier representative will be waiting for you at the Shimla Railway Station or at the Bus Station or at the hotel itself to welcome you to the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. From here on you will be transferred to your hotel and proceed to check-in. You would spend the night at the hotel itself.

 

Day 02: Excursion In and Around Shimla

Today you would get accustomed to the surroundings by acclimatizing and exploring the nearby places at Shimla. Shimla is bordered with the newly formed Uttaranchal State, Sirmour, Mandi, Kullu & Kinnaur. Shimla has great many places of interest like, the mall, Jakhu Hill with Hanuman Temple, old historical buildings, a golf course at Naldehra and skiing options at ‘Kufri’ (Optional at extra charges) and ice skating near ‘Rivoli’ (Optional at extra charges) in Shimla town. Overnight in hotel.

 

Day 03: Shimla – Sarahan (175 kms.) (Drive - Approx 07 - 08 hrs)
We start our drive by heading towards the charming village of ‘Sarahan’ (1920 mts) which is 175 kms. from ‘Shimla’. We drive via many small towns such as ‘Nirth’, ‘Rampur’ through ‘Satluj’ Valley. We also drive through ‘Dutt Nagar’ which is known for its archaeological importance. Finally we reach the beautiful village of ‘Sarahan’. One can enjoy the view of the ‘Shrikhand’ range of mountains in the background of the town. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 04: Sarahan – Sangla (95 kms.) (Drive - Approx 04 - 05 hrs)

‘Sangla’ is about 95 km from ‘Sarahan’ at an altitude of 2680 mts. It takes 4 to 5 hrs. by road. And we pass through many hydel electricity generation centers such as the ‘Nathpa Jhakri’, which is a massive infrastructure in making with the help of World Bank. Once we reach ‘Sangla’, we visit the beautiful village of ‘Baspa Valley’ such as ‘Chitkul’ (3450 mts). The route in this stretch is very narrow and steep till ‘Chitkul’, the last and highest village in ‘Baspa’ Valley. It is situated on the right bank of ‘Baspa Valley’, and there is a temple dedicated to the local Goddess – ‘Mathi’. We also visit another village named ‘Rackcham’ which is surrounded by rocky cliffs of granite and forests. We spend the whole day visiting all these beautiful villages and meeting their beautiful inhabitants. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 05: Sangla – Jangi via Kalpa (2960 Mts.) And Recong Peo (82 kms.) (Drive - Approx 04 - 05 hrs)

Today’s ride takes us to ‘Jangi’, through the banks of the river ‘Satluj’. During the ride we would be passing through the beautiful towns of ‘Recong Peo’, and ‘Kalpa’. Later we reach the beautiful village of ‘Morang’ which lies to the other side of ‘Jangi’. We spend the day exploring this place. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 06: Jangi – Tabo via Chango & Nako (139 kms. all together) (Drive - Approx 07 - 08 hrs)
We drive all along the ‘River Satluj’ till ‘Khab’, which is the meeting point to ‘Spiti’ and ‘Satluj’. It leads all the way along to ‘Chango’ which is encircled on every side by high hills and beautiful scenery. The village is under the influence of Buddhism, but there are Hindu local deities too namely ‘Gyalbo’, ‘Dabla’ and ‘Yalso’. Then we proceed to ‘Nako’ (3662 mts) which is situated about 2 km from the ‘Hangrang’ valley road and lies on the western direction of the huge mountain of ‘Pargil’. We spend the day exploring the scenic locales, to reach ‘Tabo’. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 07: Tabo (Rest Day and visiting the Tabo Monastery)
Today we visit ‘Tabo’ monastery (4078 mts.) which is the seat of Buddhist learning, and is regarded as next in significance to the ‘Tholing Gompa’ in Tibet. The Tabo monastery was established about 1000 years ago and was a part of the ‘Western Tibet School’ that originally designed different ‘Mandalas’ in the form of the statues hanging on the walls of the monasteries. Rest of the day is for leisure. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 08: Tabo – Pin via Dhankar and Lalung (85 kms. all together) - (Drive - Approx 04 - 05 hrs)
Driving through the Spiti valley and its little villages, we visit the few ancient monasteries which are rich in architecture and paintings. The village of ‘Dhankar’ is about 30 km from ‘Tabo’ at a height of 3980 mts. We visit a 6th century, ‘Gompa’ which is well preserved and has some magnificent original ‘Thankas’ tucked away in dark. Afterwards, we head towards the small village of ‘Lalung’ which consists a cluster of 50 to 60 houses with a population of just 300 people. We can visit the ‘Gompa’ which is decorated with unique statues of the ‘Bodhisatva’ in the centre. From here we cross the ‘Spiti River’ and follow the ‘Pin River’ to reach a haven for wildlife - ‘The Pin Valley’. It is famous for its wildlife consisting of Ibex, Snow Leopard etc. There is also a Monastery called ‘Gungri Monastery’ which is believed to be founded by ‘Guru Padmasambhava’ and has remained an ancient monastic site of the ‘Padmasambhava’ days. We spend the day exploring these beautiful landscapes and ornate monasteries. Overnight at tented camp or hotel.

 

Day 09: Pin – Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Kaza (Approx 100 kms.) (Drive - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
We head towards ‘Kaza’ which is a small township with a helipad. 3 km from Kaza is the ‘Rong Tong Hydel Project’, which generates electricity for most of the villages in ‘Spiti’. From here we reach ‘Ki Monastery’ which is about 8 km from ‘Kaza’. One has to drive along the dusty jeep track to the ‘Gompa’, which consists of a large irregular heap of low ceiling rooms and narrow corridors, interconnected by dark passages and tortuous staircases. The instrument here deserves special mention. There are two trumpets, two or three small brass instruments, a pair of large cymbals, a big deep voiced drum, and a pair of smaller ones. The trumpet, which is about three meters in length, rests on a triangular block of wood, placed on the ground, and rises in a long sweeping curve to the mouth of the player, who remains standing and blows into it with all his might. The sound produced by this magnificent instrument is surprisingly feeble. From here we ascend along the true left bank of the ‘Spiti River’ to the village of ‘Kibber’, - one of the highest village in the World (4436 Mts.) connected by road and electricity. And after a long time we return and spend the night in a tented camp at ‘Kaza’ or hotel.

 

Day 10: Kaza – Solang via Rohtang Pass - (Approx 150 kms.) (Drive - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
We start our journey, and reach ‘Rohtang Pass’ (3,978 Mts.). Few places on the Earth can mark so dramatic a change in landscape as the ‘Rohtang Pass’. To one side, the lush green head of Kullu Valley; and to the other, an awesome vista of bare, chocolate – coloured mountains, hanging glaciers and snowfields. Weather permitting you can also do skiing at Rohtang Pass (Optional at extra charges). Later, we have packed lunch and then drive back to ‘Solang’ and have dinner at hotel and retire for the night at the hotel in Solang Valley.

 

Day 11: Explore Manali and Adventure Activities
Today after breakfast, we would visit the ‘Solang Valley’ and then indulge in adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, quad biking, cable-car riding, etc. (Optional at extra charges). After lunch we go to the town of Manali and explore the town of Manali, ‘Old Manali’, ‘Hadimba Temple’, etc. Later on, one can spend time shopping in the markets of Manali and return to hotel by dinner time. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 12: Check-Out And Proceed with Onward Journey

Today we will check-out after breakfast/ lunch and a Nomadier representative will assist you with your onward journey to your respective destination.