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Tribal Himachal – 10 Nights/11 Days
TRIBAL HIMACHAL | SPITI VALLEY TRIP
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IS THE 3RD WEEK OF JUNE TO OCTOBER
Day 1: Pick up from Chandigarh and drive to Shimla
On arrival check in at the hotel. Later visit the Institute of Advanced Studies, Himachal State Museum, Jakhoo temple, Christ Church, The Ridge, and The Mall. Overnight at the hotel in Shimla. Enjoy the charming beauty of the former summer residence of the British Raj. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh has always been the ideal retreat to escape the heat of the plains. Settled at the foothills of the Himalayas, the town enjoys stunning views of snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, and some masterpieces of colonial architecture. Upon reaching Shimla, check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Shimla – Sarahan
Proceed with a scenic drive to Sarahan. Settled at an altitude of 2165 m, the picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh is approx. 170 km from Shimla. The snow-covered peak of Shrikhand Mahadev blesses the town with its mighty divine presence. Pay a visit to Sarahan’s popular tourist landmark, the Bhima Kali temple which is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. Stay at the hotel in Sarahan, for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Sarahan – Sangla
Drive through the mountains to Sangla. The pictorial hill town is located in the Baspa Valley of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. Close to the Tibetan border, the town is surrounded by forest slopes and mountains that range from the greater Himalayas which in turn is the reason for the cold climate. On arrival in Sangla, check-in camp/hotel. Freshen up and later visit the remote villages of Rackham and Chitkul. Untouched and unexplored, both these locales are in the essence, the bliss of the Himalayas. These are places closest to the border. With picture-perfect views, it is truly a wonderful sight warming your heart. Return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 4: Sangla – Kalpa
Proceed for a visit to Kamru village and the fort at Sangla. The beauty of the mountains makes these attractions all more appealing. Later, continue with the drive to Kalpa. Set in the backdrop of the Kinner Kailash mountain range, the charming town is the idyllic beauty of the Himalayas. On arrival in Kalpa, check in at the hotel. In the evening, you are free to explore Kalpa village. Revel in the beauty, interact with the amiable folk, and have a cherished experience.
Return to the hotel in Kalpa for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Kalpa – Tabo
Start your drive to Tabo. En-route stop for a visit to Nako village. Explore the monastery of Nako that compromise of four temples. Marvel at the ancient murals, and Buddhist paintings dating back to the 11th century. Attend the ritual prayers of the monks at the monastery. On arrival in Tabo, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Tabo – Kaza (Full day with Dhankar and Lalung Visit)
The Tabo Monastery is considered next in importance to Tholing Gompa in Tibet. Established about 1000 years ago, Tabo Chaos-Khor Monastery was established as an advanced center for learning by the King of the western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge, Lotsawa Rinchen Tsang Po. Tabo is on the list of suggested UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out the unrivaled collection of manuscripts and thangkas (Buddhist scroll paintings), beautiful statues in stuccos, frescos, and murals illustrating tales from the Mahayana Buddhist Pantheon. Also, visit the Tabo village, dotted with stately houses surrounded by well-cultivated fields that produce abundant crops. Spend time with the locals. Attend a theatrical performance of Buddhist morality linked, to religion and social life in Buchen, a sect of artists. Later drive to Kaza. En route visit, Dhankar Monastery settled at an altitude of 3890 m in the Himalayas. Explore the 6th-century Gompa, where you can check out some beautiful murals relating to Buddhist legends and local tales. On arrival in Kaza, check-in at the hotel. Later get ready to Overnight at the hotel in Kaza.
Day 7: Kaza
The next stop, Kibber is 11 km from Ki Gompa. It is believed to be the highest settlement in the world, at 4205 m. Equipped with a motorable road and electricity, the town lures tourists, especially during the Ladarcha festival, held every year in July. Get back to Kaza for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Kaza – Kunzum La – Chandrataal Lake
Get ready for a road trip to Manali. The journey will take you Kunzum-La at 4551 m and Rohtang-La at3980 m, two of the most beautiful mountain roads, passing through the cold desert of the Tibetan high plateau dotted with green oases inhabited by nomads. Proceed for a visit to Chandertal Lake. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains of Chandra valley and Chandrabhaga. Chandertal Lake, the high-altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti is the source of River Chandra. Settled at 4300 m above sea level, it is also known as the ‘lake of the moon. The lake is inhabited by migratory birds, especially during summer. Here, check in at the campsite. Overnight stay at Chandertal Lake.
Day 9: Chandertal – Rohtang Pass – Manali
Next morning, we’ll leave for Manali. The drive normally takes between 6 to 7 hours. As we leave the valley, the desert landscape of the valley is left behind replaces by greenery all over. We’ll reach Rohtang Pass by noon and visit Beas Kund. After having a cup of tea, we’ll reach Manali in the evening. Check in the hotel and night’s stay.
Day 10: Manali – Chandigarh
Drive towards Chandigarh on arrival and transfer to Hotel for an Overnight stay.
Day 11: Chandigarh – Departure
Transfer to Chandigarh Airport/ Railway station for your onward journey.