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13 Days Offbeat Himachal Tour Package- Kinnaur, Lahual Spiti & Manali

Duration : 12 Nights

Destination Covered : Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan - Kalpa - Puh – Nako – Tabo - Dhankar – Lalung - Kaza – Langcha - Ki Monastry -Chicham - Kunzum La – Chandrataal Lake - Batal – Chatru - Rohtang Pass

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12N-13D Offbeat Tribal Tour: Explore Offbeat Places in Himachal

About Package- Uncover the Hidden Gems of Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti & Manali: 13 Days Offbeat Himachal Tour with Evergreen Himachal Tour & Travels. Forget the crowded tourist hotspots and embark on a truly unforgettable adventure with Evergreen Himachal Travels' 13 Days Offbeat Himachal Tribal Tour. This meticulously crafted itinerary delves deep into the heart of the Himalayas, where ancient monasteries, rugged landscapes, and vibrant tribal cultures await.

Why choose Evergreen Himachal? Here's why:

Go Beyond the Ordinary: Escape the tourist trail and uncover the hidden treasures of Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, and Manali. Explore charming villages untouched by mass tourism, witness breathtaking landscapes rarely seen by others, and immerse yourself in the authentic cultures of the region.

Expertly-Crafted Itinerary: Our experienced tour planners have hand-picked the most unique and offbeat destinations, ensuring an itinerary packed with adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery. We don't just show you Himachal; we help you experience it at its soul.

Local Guides and Immersive Experiences: Forget generic tours – our expert local guides will introduce you to the warmth and hospitality of the tribal communities. Interact with local families, participate in traditional customs, and savor authentic cuisine, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Flexible and Personalized Options: We understand that every traveler is unique. That's why we offer flexible options to tailor the itinerary to your interests and pace. Want to add an extra day for trekking in Spiti Valley? Prefer home stays over hotels? We'll make it happen!

Unwavering Commitment to Sustainability: At Evergreen Himachal Travels, we're passionate about responsible tourism. We support local communities, minimize our environmental impact, and encourage sustainable practices throughout your journey.

Here's a glimpse of your offbeat adventure:

Chandigarh: Your gateway to the Himalayas, where architectural marvels meet serene lakes.

Shimla: Colonial charm amidst lush green hills, offering stunning views and a nostalgic toy train ride.

Sarahan: Step back in time in this picturesque village, with breathtaking views of the sacred Kinnaur Kailash and a chance to experience authentic Kinnauri culture.

Kalpa: A nature lover's paradise nestled in the heart of the Kinnaur Valley, with apple orchards, hot springs, and ancient Hindu temples.

Puh: A hidden gem perched on a clifftop, offering stunning vistas and a glimpse into traditional village life.

Nako: Embrace the tranquility of this remote Spiti village, known for its 11th-century monastery, panoramic views, and the simple yet enriching life of the Spiti people.

Tabo: Immerse yourself in the spiritual vibrations of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, with intricate murals and colossal clay statues.

Dhankar: Perched dramatically on a clifftop, offering breathtaking views and a window into the region's rich monastic culture. Hike up to the monastery and attend a prayer session for a truly unforgettable experience.

Lalung: Off the beaten track lies this charming village, known for its unique mud houses and traditional Spiti lifestyle. Hike through the picturesque landscape and interact with the friendly locals.

Kaza: The bustling heart of the Spiti Valley, with vibrant markets, the ancient Ki Monastery, and a unique blend of Buddhist and Tibetan cultures. Don't forget to try the famous momos and yak cheese!

Langcha: Venture into the remote corners of Spiti and discover the hidden gem of Langcha Valley. Hike through meadows, witness glacial lakes, and experience the true essence of Spiti's wilderness.

Ki Monastry: Nestled at an altitude of 13,500 feet, this architectural marvel is one of the highest monasteries in the world. Explore its labyrinthine corridors, admire the ancient artifacts, and soak in the breathtaking Himalayan views.

Chicham: Discover this hidden village, known for its traditional Spiti architecture and breathtaking scenery. Trek through the picturesque landscape and experience the simple yet enriching life of the mountain people.

More than just sightseeing, this tour is a journey of discovery. You'll connect with nature, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, why choose Evergreen Himachal Tour & Travels? Because we offer you the opportunity to truly experience the offbeat beauty of Himachal Pradesh, not just see it. Contact us today and embark on your unforgettable adventure.

13 Days Offbeat Himachal Tour Package- Kinnaur, Lahual Spiti & Manali Tour Itinerary Details
Day 1
Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan

We will start from Chandigarh early morning and stop in Shimla for a brunch. From Shimla, we’ll drive past Wangtu bridge and reach Sarhan to stay for the night. If we reach there in evening, we can visit the bird park or visit Bhim Kali temple. If needed, we can also begin from Shimla or New Delhi.

Day 2
Sarahan – Reckong Peo – Kalpa

We’ll drive to Kalpa village and spend some time in meadows and apple orchards. Reckong Peo is district headquarter of Kinnaur district and the launching pad for most expeditions to Spiti. Out hotel over there is nestled between beautiful orchards of apple and cherry trees in a very quaint and romantic location.

Day 3
Kalpa – Puh – Nako – Sumdo – Tabo

From this point, you’ll notice a change in the terrain as the barren cold desert landscape of Spiti becomes visible. Driving through, we’ll reach Nako village and stay there for night. We’ll visit the Nako lake and monastery in village to observe rituals of local Buddhist monks. The walk in near by areas will provide some great views of mountainous scenery.

Day 4

Tabo Monastery is more than 1000 years old and contains many priceless Thanka paintings and artifacts including Pillar of a Thousand Buddhas. This monastery is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The entry to monastery which is spread over 6300 square meters is made of earthen walls and covered with beautiful frescoes. These paintings depict various lives of Buddha and stories from Jataka tales painted in typical Tibetan style. You can also visit nearby caves which are used by monks to meditate in solitude and introspection.

Day 5
Tabo – Dhankar – Lalung

Dhankar is about 3 hours drive away from Kaza and is also the ancient capital of Spiti and seat of Spitian Kings. There are ruins of an ancient castle and a monastery constructed in 16th century. It’s situated on top of a steep mountain ridge overlooking the valley. A walk to Dhankar lake takes about 90 minutes, We’ll then drive to Lalung village which is a small picturesque village inhabited by friendly and helpful villagers. Lalung monastery is famous for it’s statue of Three Cornered Buddha made with 3 sides to symblise Buddha looking in every direction. It is believed that Rinchen Zangpo, founder of major monasteries in Spiti planted a willow tree and instructed the locals to construct a monastery of the tree survives. Today, an ancient willow tree stands in front of the monastery constructed in 10th century.

Day 6
Lalung – Kaza – Langcha

Langcha village hangs over Kaza town at an altitude of 4250 meters. The road leading to Langcha village is among the highest motorable roads anywhere in the world. Traveling along this road, the travellers get spectacular views of valley and sparkling waters of Spiti river flowing through it. The route eventually leads to Shilla valley on plateau above which has grazing grounds for local livestock. Langcha village is divided in to Upper and Lower village. We’ll have lunch there in a local house and enjoy authentic delicious cuisine of Spiti . We’ll visit a 900 years old Buddhist temple and then visit Komik. We will then hunt for millions of years old fossils in Langthis Natural Fossil Center. After that, we can visit Komic monastery, which is one of highest monasteries anywhere in world as well as another ancient monastery near Hikkim village which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1975.

Day 7
Langcha – Kaza – Ki Monastry – Kibber

We’ll travel on road to Kibber and visit world famous Ki Monastery located at an altitude of 4120 meters. We’ll walk around it and see vast collection of ancient paintings and manuscripts contained in the large complex. Ki monastery belongs to Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. After monastery, we’ll move towards Kibber village which is among the biggest villages in Lahaul Spiti region and situated at an altitude of 4250 meters. The surroundings offer a good spot for wildlife sightings. We’ll spend the night in our hotel there.

Day 8
Kibber – Chicham

Next day, we’ll trek to Chicham village which is located on other side of a sharp and precipitous canyon. We can also go there by a thrilling ropeway ride (called jhoola in local dialect). It’s not uncommon to spot the elusive snow leopard here. It’s also a good place to spot other wildlife like ibex, blue sheep, golden cock, pika, Himalayan wolf and more.

Day 9
Chicham – Kunzum La – Chandrataal Lake

We’ll leave early next morning and drive up to Kunzum La for a short break. Kunzum La is a vital pass in the region at an altitude of 4550 meters. There’s also a temple dedicated to Goddess Kunzum. We can either trek to Chandrataal Lake ( 8 km) from there or drive via Batal. Chandrataal Lake is one of the major attractions of Spiti valley famous for it’s crystal clear water and stunning views. We’ll spend the night in our campsite about 1 km from the lake.

Day 10
Chandrataal Lake – Batal – Chatru

Next morning, we’ll drive to Batal, a popular resting stop for vehicles on this route and have tea in hospitable Chandra dhaba. We’ll get close to Chandra river and spend some time soaking in the views. After that we’ll reach Chatru and camp there for the night near river. We’ll see the fields, spend sometime with local Gaddi shephards and enjoy the views of dozens of small streams flowing through mountains and joining Chandra river as it gains more volume.

Day 11
Chatru – Rohtang Pass – Manali

Next morning, we’ll leave for Manali. The drive normally takes between 6 to 7 hours. As we leave 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 evening. Check in the hotel and walk around Old Manali town for sightseeing.

Day 12

Visit Vashishta Temple and soak in hot water springs to relax the tired limbs. After that visit Hidimba Temple and Manu’s Temple , the sole temple in world dedicated to first human being according to Hindu mythology. After lunch we’ll walk through wooded area of Manali to relax and have dinner in a local restaurant to end this amazing journey through Lahaul Spiti.

Day 13
Fly back to your place.

After breakfast as per your flight schedule / train schedule we will drive and drop you at the Chandigarh airport / railway station to board your flight / train back to your home town.

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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