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Package Code: H005

Duration: 16 NIGHTS/ 17 DAYS


Minimum People Required: FOUR
Level of Endurance: MILD moderate



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 – Sarhan (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: Sarhan – 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.


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 or hotel at ‘Kaza’.


Day 10: Kaza – Keylong (Approx 160 kms.) (Drive 05 - 06 hrs)
It would take 5-6 hours from ‘Kaza’ and on the way one can enjoy the massive of ‘C.B. Range’ and enter into the beautiful ‘Chandra Valley’. From here we head to ‘Keylong’ and stay for the night at the hotel.


Day 11: Keylong – Udaipur, Triloknath – Keylong (100 kms.) (Drive - Approx 06 - 07 hrs)
Here in ‘Karga’ (Keylong), one can visit the ‘Kardang Gompa’ which was founded about 900 years ago but it lay in ruin till 1912. The monastery is built against a backdrop of a bare mountain nestling in the lap of the ‘Rangcha’ peaks, which rises above the valley like a giant cobra standing on its tail, ready to strike.Then we head towards ‘Udaipur’, which was known as ‘Markhula’ in the ancient times. There is an old temple here, famous for its wooden carving in its roof and ceiling, depicting various mythological tales of Hinduism. Later, we also visit ‘Trilokinath’ temple. It is a sacred temple for both Hindus and Buddhists and attracts many pilgrims throughout the year. Later we return to Keylong and overnight at the hotel.


Day 12: Keylong – Sarchu (Approx 116 kms.) (Drive - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
Sarchu is about 116 km from ‘Keylong’ we would be driving through the high pass of ‘Baralacha-La’ (4830 mts). Upon reaching Sarchu, rest of the day is for leisure and we would be camping in tents for the night.


Day 13: Sarchu – Tsokar Lake – Tsomoriri (150 kms.) (Drive - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
Driving through the Western Himalayan desert plains, we divert from ‘Pang’ towards the magnificent ‘Tsokar Lake’ which is a famous halt for the migratory birds. From ‘Tsokar’, we leave for ‘Tsomoriri’ which is the largest lake in the ‘Rupshu District’. The water is brackish and on its western shore lies the 9th Century – ‘Korzok Monastery’. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 14: Rest at Tsomoriri and Visit to Karzok Monastery
Today we explore the beautiful lake of ‘Tsomoriri’ and also make a visit to the ‘Karzok monastery’. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 15: Tsomoriri – Leh via Mahe Bridge (120 kms.) (Drive - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
Today is the last day of the exciting Jeep Safari. Riding high, we encounter many things which would stay with you forever. After a five hour drive, we reach ‘Leh’. Overnight at hotel.


Day 16: Leh and Surroundings
Today we would embark on a cultural tour of Leh which would comprise of us visiting the famous ‘Shey Palace’, ‘Thiksey Monastery’, ‘War Memorial’ and ‘Spituk Monastery’, ‘Shanti Stupa’, ‘Sanskar Gompa’ , etc. It is also a much deserved rest day, and one can have a leisurely time to spend. Overnight in hotel.


Day 17: Check-Out And Proceed for 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.