Shimla - Sarahan - Rampur - Sangla - Kinnaur Valley - Lahaul - Spiti - Rangrik - Kibber Valley - Pin Valley - Kunzum Pass - Rohtang Pass - Manali
Day 1: Arrive Shimla
On arrival at Shimla meet and greet by our representative and transfer to hotel. After lunch explore the mall and shops. Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule. Presently it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla has seen many historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India and Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples. In the evening join for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Drive Sangla (238 kms/ 8 hrs)
Sangla is also known as Baspa Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Kinnaur. It starts from Karcham 1899 Mts. Where the Baspa river coming from the east joins the Sutlej River. The road for Sangla Valley branches from the Hindustan Tibet road at the river junction and after turning south crosses the Sutlej over a bridge to reach Karcham. The valley open up beyond Sangla and is full of wooded slopes as far as Chhitkul at 3450 Mts. Sangla is like a fairyland situated at an average height of 2700 Mts. It is a place where you can unwind in style as you wake up to the chirping of birds. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himalayan Peaks and snow covered mountains, go for a walk in a valley bursting with exotic fruits, flowers, birds, butterflies and Himalayan wildlife or walk to a nearby villages and meet the local inhabitants, the Kinnauris. The quaint little houses, temples, monasteries and the people of Sangla Valley conjure up a perfect image of "Shangri-La".
Day 3: Drive Kalpa (48 kms/ 2hrs)
Kalpa has all the makings of an Indian fairyland. It is located at a height of 10900 feet, at the base of the imposing Kinner Kailash Ranges and Shivling Peaks which rise up to 20000 feet, towering above the clouds, kissing the heavens, encircling the area around. Kalpa itself is spread amidst pine nut forests, apple plantations and the holy deodars. In the evening arrive Kalpa for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Drive Tabo (170 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
Tabo is situated at 3050 Mts. At the right bank of Spiti River, is an ancient village named Tabo, flanked on either side by lofty brown hills and sun burnt, is the seat of most famous Buddhist monasteries. Large number of scriptures and pieces of art, wall paintings- "Thankas" and 'Stucco'. Tabo has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Tabo is famous for its 1012 years old monastery. In 1996, the Tabo monastery celebrated its thousand years with a Kalachakra Ceremony, which was presided by his holiness the Dalai.
Day 5: Drive Kaza (47 kms/ 2 hrs/3700 mts)
En route visit Dhankar the ancient capital of Spiti King, the most incredibly situated Gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes. Lalung: The second most interested monastery of Spiti afternoon reached Pin Valley known for its national park (house of the snow leopards, and ibex) Kungri Gompa is the main centre of Nyingmapa sect in Spiti.
Day 6: Explore Kaza & around
Leave to visit the famous. Kye Gompa perched high on a pyramid like mountain belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Kibber one of the highest permanent inhabited village in the world, situated at the elevation of 4200 m located in a semi bowl-shaped narrow valley. Evening return to Kaza the sub divisional headquarter of Spiti. Explore the tiny town, night in guest house.
Day 7: Drive Manali (200 kms/10 hrs/ 2050 mts)
Drive to Lossar through the several villages of the Spiti Valley, last village of the valley. Lossar is the last village of the Spiti Valley, Short uphill drive till Kunzum Pass (4551 m.) which offer extensive view of the C.B., Shigri Range. There is a small temple dedicated to the Goddess Kunzum Devi at the top of the pass with the prayer flags fluttering high over it, Drive through Chandra Valley over Rohtang Pass (3978 m.) the gateway between Lahoul/ Spiti and Kullu "valley of the God" Descending by the snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany till Manali.
Day 8: Manali - New Delhi (500 kms/)
Departure transfer, Manali to Pvt Bus stand. Journey overnight in Volvo A.C. luxury coaches.
Duration: 14 hours.