Meals Include: Breakfast Only
Difficult terrain, magnificent mountain passes, some highest motorable roads, enchanting views, barren lands, exquisite food, streaming Rivers and what not. The two places has attained popularity amongst a lot of adventure enthusiasts. Desert like terrain of Spiti and lush green valleys of Kinnaur are something to vie for atleast once in a life time. Massive Rivers Baspa and Spiti flowing through the deep gorges of the valleys offer a tantalizing movie like view which cannot be avoided but enjoyed.
The Tibetan influenced culture of Spiti and Kinnaur is something noteworthy here. Being the border areas on Indo-Tibetan border, the two places are highly influenced by Buddhist culture of Tibet. A number of monasteries built by Tibetans back in history serve as major religious places in the town thereby offering spiritual lessons to the monks who live there. Not only the culture but the region also has a lot of culinary influence from Tibet as many of its dishes are Tibetan influenced.
Besides, the region encompasses a numerous villages that are heritage and had been given the title of heritage village by UN. A lot of ‘highest in the world’ locations and roads lie in this area making it even more adventurous for enthusiasts and travelers.
Day 01: Chandigarh to Sarahan
As you reach Chandigarh Airport/railway station, out hospitable representative will be there to ascort you to Sarahan, a small village in Himachal. On reaching you destination, check into the hotel and rest overnight for your further journey in the morning.
Day 02: Sarahan to Sangla
In the morning seek blessing from godess Dugra of ancient Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan. On a religious note, continue your journey ahead to Sangla. After a sxi hour long drive, as you reach Sangla all tired and exhausted due to the serpentine road, check into the hotel or luxury tented accommodation and rest for a while. Have your lunch and freshen up to explore the nearby town os Kamru and Sangla. Explore the local markets, enjoy the evening and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Local Sightseeing of Chitkul Sangla Valley
On day 3, visit the nearby Kamru Fort and its temple which is dedicated to Kamaksha Devi. Also visit Karcham village which is 17 km away from Sangla. Before that, you get to visit the last inhabited village on Indo-Tibetan border- Chitkul which is known for its staircase terrain. It lies in the Baspa Valley from where River Baspa dashs down the deep gorges while irrigating the village of Chitkul. Return back and stay overnight in Sangla.
Day 04: Sangla to Kalpa Local Sightseeing
The next morning, you will be driven to Kalpa village after the breakfast. On the way, you can stop over at Recongpo and enjoy the vividness of the local market and buying local stuffs. Being the district headquarters of Kinnaur District, you can enjoy a local lunch at the restaurant, trying all kinds of Indian as well as Tibetan delicacies. Post lunch, you can visit the Kalpa village and the nearby Roghi village where thick pine forest known for their quality apricots and apples welcome you. Not to forget the majestic view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash in the early morning as the sun rises above the snowy peaks. Also, visit Kalpa – a beautiful villagebeing developed by the Britishers in the Centaury. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Kalpa to Tabo
Post breakfast, drive towards Tabo while halting at Puh and Nako. On the way, visit Nako Lake and village where you can enjoy the delicious lunch and leave for village Kalpa further. On your way to Tabo, visit Gue village famous for Buddhist Mummy of a monk which is around 600 years old and is a major attraction for people coming here. As you reach Tabo in the evening, check into the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 06: Tabo to Kaza(50 Kms)
Visit the very popular Tabo Monastery in the village situated at an altitude of 3,200 meters. The gompa is famous for preserving old Buddhist scriptures and statues. After seeking blessing at the thousand year old monastery, continue for Kaza. On the way, visit Dhankar village and Dhankar monastery. Stop for the lunch here and continue your journey ahead. Upon arrival at Kaza, check into the hotel and if you have time, you can explore the local markets of Kaza.
Day 07: Sightseeing around Kaza
Today’s the day to explore the historical village of Kaza and other neighboring villages like Langza, Hikkim, Kibber and Komic. Langza is one important village in Spiti where you can find million years old fossils and remains ancient times and thus is important geographically. Go collect some samples and boast as you return back to your place. If weather permits there is an option drive on to Hikkim, and the Komic village, which is now the world’s highest village (4,450 metres) connected to a highest motorable road. Take a trip to Kye Monastery. Kye Monastery is situated at the foot of steep ridges and on the left bank of river Spiti and the village of Kibber. Enjoy your lunch at Kibber village in a local restaurant, where you will be offered a choice of delicious Tibetan dishes. Take a scenic drive to the pasture country of Kibber. In the evenin, return to Kaza for a night stay.
Day 08: Kaza-Kalpa
On day 8 of the tour, we will leave for Kalpa, a small town in the Sutlej River Valley above Recking Peo in Kinnaur district. On reaching, Kalpa, explore the town and its magnificent beauty that enthrall the explorer in you. Witness the magnetic view of grandiose Mt.Kiiner Kailash, abode of Lord Shiva from here and enjoy the overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 09: Kalpa to Shimla
As you have explored the town, it’s time to bid adieu to these magical mountains. Drive back to Shimla today via Narkanda where you can stop for a lunch and proceed further to Shimla. Upon arrival check into the hotel and relax overnight.
Day10: Shimla to Chandigarh
This is the last day of the tour and today you head to your homes. For a comfortable drop at Chandigarh you will be driven from Shimla to Chandigarh after a good breakfast. Catch your further flight or train to reach home.
The tour ends here and we hope you enjoyed with us.