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14 Days Tour: Chandigarh Shimla Kinnaur Spiti Manali Pathankot

Duration : 13 Nights

Destination Covered : Shimla - Sangla – Chitkul – Kalpa – Nako – Tabo – Kaza – Chandratal Manali

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Himachal adventure trip from Shimla to Manali via Kinnaur & Spiti Valley

About package: - Embark on an unforgettable 14-days adventure through the heart of Himachal Pradesh, weaving your way from the colonial charm of Shimla to the breathtaking landscapes of Kinnaur, Spiti Valley, and the vibrant resort town of Manali. This journey, curated by Evergreen Himachal Tours & Travel, promises to be a kaleidoscope of experiences, immersing you in the rich culture, stunning scenery, and raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Unveiling the Magic of Shimla: Your adventure begins in Chandigarh, India's first planned city, where you can marvel at the architectural genius of Le Corbusier. From here, we ascend to Shimla, nestled amidst rolling hills and colonial-era buildings. Wander through The Mall, soak in the panoramic views from The Ridge, and visit historical landmarks like Christ Church and Jakhu Temple. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you explore Shimla's vibrant bazaars and indulge in local delicacies.

Stepping into the Mystical Kinnaur: Leaving Shimla behind, we journey deeper into the Himalayas, reaching the captivating land of Kinnaur. This remote valley, cradled by towering peaks and fringed by the Sutlej River, is a tapestry of lush meadows, apple orchards, and ancient temples. In Sangla, visit the Kamru Fort, a testament to the region's rich history, and lose yourself in the serene beauty of Chitkul, the last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border.

Ascending to the Spiritual Haven of Spiti: As the landscape transforms into stark, high-altitude terrain, we enter the mystical Spiti Valley. This hidden gem, known as the "Land of Monasteries," is dotted with ancient Buddhist gompas perched precariously on mountain slopes. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Tabo Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and delve into the history of Buddhism at Dhankar Gompa. Hike through the dramatic scenery of Chandratal Lake, a shimmering turquoise jewel nestled amidst the mountains.

Reaching the Adventure Hub of Manali: Crossing the mighty Rohtang Pass, we descend into the charming valley of Manali. This popular resort town offers a plethora of adventure activities, from paragliding and skiing to trekking and mountain biking. Hike to the scenic Rohtang Pass, soak in the natural hot springs at Vashisht, or simply relax amidst the apple orchards and pine forests.

Evergreen Himachal Tours & Travel: Evergreen Himachal Tours & Travel, with our years of experience and dedication to responsible tourism, ensures a seamless and enriching journey. We take care of all the logistics, from comfortable transportation and accommodation to knowledgeable guides and expert planning. Relax and focus on creating lasting memories as we navigate the hidden gems and popular tourist spots of Himachal Pradesh.

More Than Just a Trip: This 14-day adventure is more than just a sightseeing tour; it's a transformative experience. You'll connect with the warm hospitality of the local people, discover the rich cultural heritage of the region, and witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas. From the bustling streets of Shimla to the serene monasteries of Spiti, every turn unveils a new chapter in the story of Himachal Pradesh.

Book Your Himachal Adventure Today: Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Contact Evergreen Himachal Tours & Travel today and let us tailor your dream itinerary through the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. We'll help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Additional Information: - (1) This itinerary is flexible and can be customized to suit your interests and preferences. (2) The best time to undertake this trip is between April and November, when the weather is pleasant, and the roads are open. (3) Permits are required for entering Spiti Valley, and we will assist you in obtaining them. (4) Be sure to pack warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen for your trip.

Shimla Sarahan Sangla Kalpa Kaza Manali Pathankot Tour Itinerary Details
Day 1
Arrive Chandigarh

Pick from Chandigarh railway station and transfer to hotel. Visit Chandigarh - the first man made city post independence of India. India's youngest city - planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Capital of the States of Punjab and Haryana - but does not belong to either of them. Instead, it is...A Union Territory, It means that the City is under the direct administration of the Government of India and not constituted as a state with its own legislative assembly. A Union Territory in India is something like the District of Columbia in the USA. During your sightseeing of Chandigarh you will visit - Sukhna Lake, rose Garden and the world famous Rock Garden created by Nek Chand from waste material. Night at hotel.

Day 2
Chandigarh to Shimla

Check out and transfer to Shimla hotel (An Ancient Capital of Britishers) Arrive Shimla and Check in Hotel and Shimla City tour visit The Mall, The Ridge, City Church and overnight stay.

Day 3
Shimla – Kufri –Shimla

After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Shimla. Visit several prominent attractions like the Kalbadevi Temple, Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple and Christ Church. In the afternoon, proceed for an excursion to Kufri from Shimla where you can rejuvenate yourself amidst the dense forests, snow-capped mountains and exotic flora and fauna. Evening time is completely free to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Kufri region. Visit Fagu, a picturesque small village, Indira Gandhi Holiday Home and enjoy horse riding in the splendid apple orchids. Get yourself free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Shimla Kufri.Return to your hotel, visit mall road and do shopping. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4
Shimla to Sarahan

Check out and leave for Sarahan, the gateway to Kinnaur (175 kms.) en route visit Rampur and view Padam Palace. Continue drive along the Satluj river and from Jeori, climb up to Sarahan. On arrival check in the hotel. In the evening, visit- the famous Bhimakali temple. Night halt at Sarahan.

Day 5
Sarahan to Sangla

Check out and drive to Sangla (95 Kms.- 4 Hrs.) which has earned distinction of one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himachal. Upon arrival at Sangla visit- Kamru village and make a small walk to visit Kamru Fort which has a temple dedicated to Kamaksha Devi. Thereafter check in at camp. Rest of day will be free to relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of Sangla valley. Night halt in a camp at Sangla.

Day 6
Sangla Chitkul Sangla

After breakfast, leave for an excursion tour, visiting the picturesque village of Chitkul (3450 mtrs.) This is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. Return back to Sangla. Night halt in a camp at Sangla.

Day 7
Sangla to Kalpa

After breakfast, leave for Kalpa (50 kms.- 3 Hrs.) Enroute visit the monastery in Reckong- Peo with a 60 ft tall statue of Buddha. Further drive to Kalpa. On arrival check in hotel. The view of Kinner Kailash 6050 meters will be an enchanting site here in Kalpa. After lunch, visit- Roghi village, which has traditionally built Kinnauri houses. In the evening walk around the Kalpa village. Night halt at Kalpa.

Day 8
Kalpa to Kaza

Check out an early breakfast, depart for Kaza (210 kms.- 7 Hrs.) leaving behind verdant, forest clad mountains as you go over the tree line towards the Spiti region. Enroute visit the picturesque Nako Lake. The terrain will leave you breathless and speechless. You will experience Rock-hard Desert Mountains, torrential rivers and icy cold winds. Reach Kaza. Check in the hotel. Evening will be at leisure. Night halt at Kaza.

Day 9
Kaza local

After an early breakfast, drive down to Tabo and visit Tabo Gompa, reputed to be the oldest (an inscription on a wall here indicates, it was founded in AD 996) continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas, with its original decoration and iconographic program intact. Further move on to see Dhankar monastery. Dhankar, the traditional capital of Spiti, sits pretty on a hilltop. The fort here overlooks the Spiti valley and it was used as a jail in olden days. Today, more than 160 lamas reside here. A statue of Dhyan Budha where four complete figures of Budha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than seven-century old monastery. Return back to Kaza. Night halt at Kaza.

Day 10
Kaza Pin Valley Kaza

After breakfast, leave to visit Pin Valley (declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley is located in the cold desert region of the Spiti valley. With its snow laden unexplored higher reaches and slopes, the Park forms a natural habitat for a number of endangered animals including the Snow Leopard and Siberian Ibex. The elevation of the Park ranges from about 3,500 Mtrs. To over 6,000 Mtrs. near KaDogri at its highest point. Because of its high altitude and extreme temperatures, the vegetation in the area is scant and mostly dominated by alpine trees, patches of Himalayan cedar and smatterings of several medicinal plants. In summer, flowers decorate the valley with startling hues. Along with animals, rare birds like the Himalayan Snow Cock, Chukor, Snow Partridge and the Tibet Snow Finch also flourish in the area. Night halt at Kaza.

Day 11
Kaza Monasteries Kibber

After breakfast, visit Ki monastery and Kibber village. Ki gompa is a Gelugpa sect monastery. Its hilltop position points to a post-thirteenth century construction. The three storied structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level, while the middle floor houses the Dukhang- the assembly hall- and the uppermost floor has another temple and the head Lama’s quarters, on one side of an open terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of ‘Thangkas’ salvaged with difficulty from the devastating raids of the Dogars and the Sikhs in the 19th century. From here a scenic drive takes you into the pasture country of Kibber. The pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometres. Kibber is small village and is the take off point for the popular trek to Tso Moriri in Ladakh. Further up six kilometers from Kibber, drive up to a still smaller village of Gate. Consisting of just six houses, it boasts of being the highest village in Asia connected by road. Drive back Kaza for lunch. Night halt at Kaza.

Day 12
Kaza to Manali

Check out and depart to Manali (200 kms.- 9 Hrs.) enroute cross Kunzum Pass (4551 mtrs.), further drive down towards river Chandra and reach Rohtang La Pass (3970 mtrs.), reach Manali in the late evening. Night halt at Manali.

Day 13
Manali local

Morning after Breakfast start for the Sight Seeing of Old Manali visit Manu Temple, Vashist Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple (A glance of Himachali Articture), Van vihar and Monestry and overnight stay.

Day 14
Manali to Pathankot drop

Check out and drop at Pathankot railway station to close some "Melodious Memories" of Himachal's Culture, Tradition, Cuisine, Living Standard and many more.

Important Note
  • This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
  • In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
  • Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Evergreen Himachal. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.

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