Discover North Indian Himalaya: Shimla to Manali
Product Code : AGORA943
Embark on an enchanting odyssey with our meticulously curated itinerary, "Discover North Indian Himalaya: Shimla to Manali." Over nine exhilarating days, this journey seamlessly weaves through the pristine landscapes, ancient temples, and remote villages of the Himalayan region. From the colonial charm of Shimla to the rugged allure of Spiti Valley and the breathtaking vistas of Manali, each day unfolds a new chapter of exploration. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry, high-altitude villages, and spiritual sanctuaries, creating an unforgettable experience against the backdrop of the majestic North Indian Himalayas. This expedition promises a harmonious blend of tranquility, adventure, and cultural discovery, inviting travelers to uncover the captivating beauty from Shimla to the stunning landscapes of Manali.
Day 1: Arrive in Shimla (2250 Mts.)
Upon arrival in the charming hill station of Shimla, guests are welcomed by the cool mountain air as they are transferred to their hotel. Checking in, they find themselves surrounded by lush greenery and a serene atmosphere, setting the perfect tone for their stay. The evening is dedicated to relaxation and acclimatization to the pleasant altitude of 2250 meters. Guests can revel in the comfort of their accommodations, eagerly anticipating the exciting days that lie ahead in this picturesque hill station.
Day 2: Shimla - Sarahan (1920 Mts.) – 175 Kms
Embarking on an adventure, day two takes guests from Shimla to Sarahan, a journey filled with breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Sarahan, they settle into their hotel, nestled amidst majestic peaks. The evening unfolds with a visit to the revered Bhimakali temple, a significant pilgrimage site and one of the 51 shaktipeeths in Hinduism. The intricate architecture and spiritual ambiance of the temple provide a tranquil experience, allowing guests to retire for the night immersed in the cultural richness of Sarahan.
Day 3: Sarahan - Sangla (2680 Mts.) – 113 Kms
Continuing deeper into the Himalayan terrain, guests make their way to the enchanting Sangla valley. The journey includes exploring remote villages such as Rackcham and Chitkul, offering glimpses into the local way of life. Upon reaching Sangla, they check into their hotel, where stunning views of the valley greet them. Unwinding amidst this serenity, guests anticipate the adventures that await in the coming days.
Day 4: Sangla - Nako (3662 Mts.) – 128 Kms
The day starts with an exploration of Kamru village and its ancient fort, providing a rich historical experience. Continuing the journey to Nako, a village beside a serene lake, guests check into their hotel and leisurely stroll through the high-altitude haven. The evening offers opportunities to immerse in local culture before settling in for the night.
Day 5: Nako - Tabo - Kungri - Mud – 127 Kms
Venturing deeper into the Spiti Valley, guests visit Tabo Monastery with ancient caves and faded paintings. The journey includes exploring Kungri Gompa, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage. Arriving in Mud village, they check into a charming guest house surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Spiti Valley. The unique landscape and isolation provide a serene backdrop for exploration.
Day 6: Mud - Kaza (3600 Mts.) – 86 Kms
Guests begin the day with a morning walk around Mud Village, immersing themselves in the pristine beauty of the high-altitude region. The journey to Kaza includes a visit to the Ki Monastery, with centuries-old architecture and panoramic views. Further exploration takes them to Kibber, the highest permanently inhabited village in the region. Checking into their hotel in Kaza, guests unwind and reflect on the day's discoveries.
Day 7: Explore Kaza
A full day is dedicated to exploring the cultural treasures of the Spiti Valley. Visits to Langza village, Hikkim, Komic village, and Tangyud Gompa Monastery provide a deep dive into the region's rich heritage. The day concludes with a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay.
Day 8: Kaza - Manali (2050 Mts) – 191 Kms
Embarking on a picturesque drive from Kaza to Manali, guests traverse the Kunzum Pass and Rohtang Pass, reveling in the stunning views of the CB ranges and picturesque villages. Upon arriving in Manali, they check into their hotel, where the comfortable surroundings provide a perfect culmination to their journey through the Himalayas. Guests relax, reminisce about the memorable experiences, and prepare for their final day.
Day 9: Manali
After a rejuvenating night, guests check out from their hotel in Manali, transferring to Kullu airport and bidding farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes and cultural gems encountered during their unforgettable North Indian Himalayan adventure.
- 8 nights' accommodation in comfortable 3-star standard hotels, guesthouses, or homestays known for their cleanliness and hospitality.
- Daily breakfast and dinner served at the hotels, ensuring a satisfying dining experience throughout your journey.
- Private AC car/van provided for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as outlined in the program, ensuring convenience and comfort during travel.
- Accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide throughout the journey, offering insights and understanding of the region's culture and history.
- Monument entrances, activity charges mentioned in the itinerary, and visit permit charges are all included for seamless exploration.
- Complimentary bottled drinking water provided in the car for your hydration needs during travel.
- All government taxes are covered, ensuring transparency and compliance with regulations.
- Airfare for any flights required during the tour.
- Camera charges at monuments, if applicable.
- Meals beyond those specified in the inclusions.
- Personal expenses such as liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, and internet usage.
- Gratuities and optional activities that may be available.
- Any expenses not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions.