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Driving in The Trans Himalaya (Sangla Valley, Spiti Valley & Dhauladhar Mountain Range)

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Embark on an adventurous journey through the Trans Himalayas, exploring the breathtaking Sangla Valley, Spiti Valley, and the Dhauladhar Mountain Range. Drive along scenic mountain roads, witnessing majestic landscapes and remote villages. Visit ancient monasteries, experience the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture, and marvel at the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. This private tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and thrilling driving experiences in the heart of the Himalayas.


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

After a refreshing breakfast, embark on a comprehensive city tour of both Old and New Delhi. Explore the historical landmarks of Old Delhi, such as the majestic Red Fort, the iconic Jama Masjid, and the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi, visit impressive sites like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and the grand government buildings. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 2: Delhi - Shimla (364km)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the enchanting hill station of Shimla. The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes, winding mountain roads, and charming towns. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas as you ascend towards Shimla. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and relax. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the beautiful surroundings or take a leisurely stroll along the Mall Road. Overnight stay in Shimla.


Day 3: Shimla

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, and then set out to explore the scenic beauty and colonial charm of Shimla. Visit the famous Christ Church, the iconic Ridge, and the Jakhu Temple, dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman. Take a leisurely walk along the Mall Road, lined with shops, cafes, and colonial-era buildings. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. In the evening, return to your hotel and unwind. Overnight stay in Shimla.


Day 4: Shimla - Sarahan (165km)

After breakfast, depart from Shimla and drive towards Sarahan, known as the "Gateway to Kinnaur." The journey will take you through picturesque landscapes and the beautiful Sutlej River Valley. Upon reaching Sarahan, check in to your hotel and relax. In the afternoon, visit the awe-inspiring Bhimakali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Bhimakali. Marvel at the intricate woodwork and unique architectural style of the temple. Enjoy the tranquility of this serene Himalayan village. Overnight stay in Sarahan.


Day 5: Sarahan - Sangla (85km)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Sangla, one of the most charming valleys in Kinnaur. The valley is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, with towering mountains, lush forests, and meandering rivers. Visit the Bering Nag Temple, Kamru Fort, and the picturesque villages of Chitkul and Batseri. Explore the Tibetan Wood Carving Center and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Baspa River and the surrounding apple orchards. Overnight stay in Sangla.


Day 6: Sangla - Kalpa (50km)

After breakfast, drive to Kalpa, the main village of Kinnaur, situated in the Sutlej River Valley. Explore the charming village and visit the Sapni Fort, known for its artistic and architectural brilliance. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Kinnaur-Kailash range and soak in the tranquility of this Himalayan paradise. You can also visit the nearby villages to get a glimpse of the local way of life. Overnight stay at a camp or guesthouse in Kalpa.


Day 7: Kalpa - Nako (110km)

After breakfast, drive to Nako, a picturesque village nestled at an altitude of 3,600 meters. Visit the serene Nako Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and explore the ancient Buddhist Temples. Discover the footprints of the revered saint Padmasambhava, who is said to have meditated in this area. Take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscapes and enjoy the tranquility of this remote village. Overnight stay in Nako.


Day 8: Nako - Tabo (65km)

Continue your journey as you drive to Tabo. En route, visit the quaint village of Gyu, known for its Gyu Monastery that houses a 500-year-old mummy of a Buddhist monk. Arrive in Tabo and check in to your hotel. Later, visit the famous Tabo Monastery, also known as the "Ajanta of the Himalayas," renowned for its ancient murals and intricate frescoes. Explore the monastery complex and soak in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred place. Overnight stay in Tabo.


Day 9: Tabo - Kaza (50km)

After breakfast, drive to Kaza, the administrative headquarters of the Spiti Valley. En route, visit Dhankar Monastery, perched on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. Take a short hike to Dhankar Lake and enjoy the pristine beauty of this high-altitude lake surrounded by majestic mountains. Continue your drive to Kaza and upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the town and acclimatize to the high altitude. Overnight stay in Kaza.


Day 10: Kaza

Embark on an excursion to visit the famous Kye Monastery, located atop a hill overlooking the Spiti River. Explore the monastery complex, interact with the monks, and witness the mesmerizing Buddhist rituals. Afterward, drive to the picturesque village of Kibber, situated at an altitude of 4,270 meters. Explore the village and immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditional lifestyle of the Spiti Valley. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Return to Kaza for an overnight stay.


Day 11: Kaza - Manali (210km)

Today, bid farewell to the Spiti Valley as you embark on a scenic drive to Manali. Pass through the picturesque village of Losar, situated near the confluence of Losar and Peeno streams. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the high mountain passes as you traverse the rugged terrain. Make a stop at Rohtang Pass, famous for its panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Continue your drive to Manali and upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Manali.


Day 12: Manali

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Manali. Visit the famous Hadimba Devi Temple, known for its unique architecture and tranquil surroundings. Explore the Vashisht Temple and its hot water springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties. Discover the charm of Old Manali, with its narrow lanes, quaint cafes, and traditional houses. In the evening, you have free time to explore the local markets or relax in the serene surroundings. Overnight stay in Manali.


Day 13: Manali - Dharamshala (230km)

After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. En route, make a stop at Palampur, a picturesque town known for its tea gardens and panoramic views of the Dhauladhar Range. Explore the scenic beauty of Palampur and continue your drive to Dharamshala, a hill town known for its Tibetan Buddhist culture. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.


Day 14: Dharamshala

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala and McLeodganj. Visit the famous Namgyal Monastery, the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. Explore the peaceful surroundings and gain insights into Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which houses the Dalai Lama's temple, museum, and various Tibetan cultural institutions. Explore the colorful markets of McLeodganj, known for Tibetan handicrafts and souvenirs. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.


Day 15: Dharamshala - Amritsar (210km)

After breakfast, drive to Amritsar, a city renowned for its rich Sikh heritage and spiritual significance. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and freshen up. In the evening, embark on an excursion to the Wagah border, where you can witness the famous Beating Retreat ceremony. Experience the patriotic fervor as the border guards from India and Pakistan perform their synchronized drill. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Amritsar.


Day 16: Amritsar - Departure

After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Amritsar. Visit the iconic Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism. Explore the beautiful marble complex, witness the religious rituals, and partake in the community kitchen, serving meals to devotees. Visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial to the tragic massacre that took place during India's struggle for independence. Immerse yourself in the history and spirituality of Amritsar.

Later, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your tour.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 15 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 15 nights accommodation

Delhi x 1 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Emarald Hotel
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Shimla x 2 nights
3* - Toshali Royal View/ British Resort 
4* - Clarks Hotel/ Radisson Jass Hotel
5* - The Oberoi Cecil/ Radission Blu

Sarahan x 1 night
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Sangla x 1 night
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Kalpa x 1 night
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Nako x 1 night
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Tabo x 1 night
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Kaza x 2 nights
Guesthouse/ Home stay

Manali x 2 nights
3* - De Vivendi Rresort/ Snowcrest Manor
4* - White Meados/ Orchard House by Aamod
5* - The Himalaya/ Apple Country Resort/ Manuallaya -The Resort Spa

Dharamsala x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Udechee Huts/ Kamal Residency
4* - Grace Hotel/ Shiva Sanctuary - An Amritara Private Hideaway
5* - Fortune Park Moksha/ The Divine Hima

Amritsar x 1 night
3* - Surya Beacon/ Hotel City Park
4* - Ramada Amritsar/ The Fern Residency
5* - Hyatt Hotel/ Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenue

- Any flight fare.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.