The Himalayas, abode of snow & sages, the seat of adventure, the cradle
of mythology, where high mountains rising into the sky are separated by
beautiful valleys through natural and man-made passes.
Day 1 : Shimla - Sarahan
From Shimla drive to Sarahan (1,920m/ 174-km). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Sarahan - Chitkul
Drive from Sarahan to Chitkul (3,450m/122-km). Overnight stay at the
trekking campsite in Chitkul.
Day 3 : Chitkul
Trek through lush green meadows to the grazing fields of Nagasti on the
banks of the Baspa River, after lunch on the riverbank return to the
campsite in Chitkul for overnight stay.
Day 4 : Kalpa & Recong Peo
After breakfast drive to Kalpa (2,900m/ 80-km) en route visiting Recong
Peo, the new Buddhist monastery built to commemorate His Holiness Dalai Lama's
Kalchakra sermon and the ancient village of Pangi, lunch will be served en
route. After tea at trekking camp in Kalpa walk to Chinni village. These
villages offer a good opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the
inhabitants. Return to the camp for overnight stay.
Day 5 : Pub & Khab
The barren and rugged brown mountains start from Pub (2,837m), one can
continue along the Sutlej till one reaches Khab (2,831m) the meeting point
(Sangam) of rivers Sutlej and Spiti. A direct climb up takes one to the
temple of Padmasambhava the second incarnation of Lord Buddha. Camp
Day 6 : Spiti Valley & Tabo Monastery
Drive inside Spiti valley. Geologically and archaeologically, Spiti is a
living museum. These barren rock mountains are devoid of any vegetation due
to erosion by wind, sun and snow over thousands of years. The rugged and
rocky mountain slopes sweep down to the riverbed giving the landscape a moon
like appearance. Climb up to Tabo (3,050m/64-km), he largest monastery in
Spiti and one of the few remaining examples of golden period of Buddhist
culture in the Himalayan region. Camp overnight.
Day 7 : Dhankar Monastery - Tabo - Kaza
Drive to Dankar (also spelt as Dhankar) the traditional capital of Spiti,
Dankar Gompa (3,890m) is located on top of a hill 25m. From Tabo, a further
22-km. takes one to Kaza. Camp overnight.
Day 8 : Ki Gompa - Kaza
Visit the famous Ki Gompa and onward to the second highest inhabited
village in the world Kibber. Return to Kaza and camp overnight.
Day 9 : Chhatru & Kuzum Pass
Drive to Chhatru (3,560m/160-km), over the famous Kunzum pass (4,551m).
Day 10 : Chhatru -Keylong
Drive from Chhatru to Keylong (3,350m/104-km). Camp overnight.
Day 11 : Khardong Gompa - Rohtang Pass - Manali
Visit the famous Khardong Gompa then drive through the Rohtang pass
(3,980m) to Manali (2,050m/ 115-km). Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 12 : Manali
Explore the picturesque valley of Manali. Overnight stay at a Hotel.
Day 13 : Kullu - Shoja
Drive via Kullu to Shoja (2,745m/122-km) a beautiful village on the edge of
the Great Himalayan National Park. Overnight at the camp.
Day 14 : Jalori Pass
Early morning trek along the road to Jalori Pass (3,135m/4-km). After lunch
at the pass return to camp for overnight stay.
Day 15 : Mandi - Palampur
Drive to Mandi (475m/70-km) and onwards to Palampur (1,219m/94-km), which
is set admist lush green tea gardens. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 16 : Dharamshala
Drive to Dharmshala (1,980m/58-km) the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama in
exile. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17 : Dalhousie
Drive to Dalhousie (2,036m/164-km) set within the Dhauladhars and
overlooking the Pir Panjal Range. Dalhousie has retained much of its
original character and thick forested hills. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 18 : Khajjiar
Full day excursion to the meadows of Khajjiar. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 19 : Amritsar
Drive to Amritsar (213-km). Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 20 : Amritsar
Visit the famous Golden Temple. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at a
Day 21 : Delhi/Onward Destination
Connect train Shatabdi Express to Delhi.