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

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Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our "Driving in the Trans Himalaya" tour, weaving through the picturesque landscapes of Sangla Valley, Spiti Valley, and the Dhauladhar Mountain Range. Drive along winding mountain roads, witness ancient monasteries, and discover remote villages nestled in the Himalayas. This thrilling journey promises breathtaking views, cultural immersion, and an unforgettable exploration of the majestic Trans Himalayan region.


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Begin your journey with a warm welcome at Delhi airport, where our representative will transfer you to your hotel. After settling in, embark on a captivating city tour encompassing both Old and New Delhi. Explore the historical gems of Old Delhi, including the majestic Red Fort, iconic Jama Masjid, and bustling Chandni Chowk market. In New Delhi, visit impressive sites such as India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, and grand government buildings. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 2: Delhi - Shimla (364km)

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic drive to Shimla. Traverse picturesque landscapes, winding mountain roads, and charming towns, enjoying breathtaking Himalayan views. Upon arrival in Shimla, check in to your hotel and relax. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the surroundings or take a leisurely stroll along the Mall Road. Overnight stay in Shimla.


Day 3: Shimla

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel before exploring the scenic beauty and colonial charm of Shimla. Visit the famous Christ Church, iconic Ridge, and Jakhu Temple dedicated to Hanuman. A leisurely walk along the Mall Road offers stunning vistas and a serene atmosphere. Return to your hotel in the evening for relaxation. Overnight stay in Shimla.


Day 4: Shimla - Sarahan (165km)

After a wholesome breakfast, depart from Shimla for Sarahan, the "Gateway to Kinnaur." Enjoy picturesque landscapes and the beauty of the Sutlej River Valley. Upon reaching Sarahan, check in to your hotel and visit the awe-inspiring Bhimakali Temple in the afternoon. Marvel at its intricate woodwork and unique architectural style, surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayan village. Overnight stay in Sarahan.


Day 5: Sarahan - Sangla (85km)

Following breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Sangla, one of Kinnaur's charming valleys known for its breathtaking beauty. Visit the Bering Nag Temple, Kamru Fort, and picturesque villages like Chitkul and Batseri. Explore the Tibetan Wood Carving Center, immersing yourself in local culture and traditions. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Baspa River and apple orchards. Overnight stay in Sangla.


Day 6: Sangla - Kalpa (50km)

Start your day with breakfast, then drive to Kalpa, the main village of Kinnaur. Explore the charming village, visit Sapni Fort, and soak in panoramic views of the Kinnaur-Kailash range. Optionally, explore nearby villages to glimpse local life. Overnight stay at a camp or guesthouse in Kalpa.


Day 7: Kalpa - Nako (110km)

After breakfast, drive to Nako, a picturesque village at 3,600 meters. Visit Nako Lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and ancient Buddhist Temples. Explore footprints of the revered saint Padmasambhava and absorb breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Overnight stay in Nako.


Day 8: Nako - Tabo (65km)

Continue your journey with breakfast, visiting the village of Gyu en route, known for Gyu Monastery housing a 500-year-old mummy. Arrive in Tabo, check in to your hotel, and explore the famous Tabo Monastery, the "Ajanta of the Himalayas." Overnight stay in Tabo.


Day 9: Tabo - Kaza (50km)

After breakfast, drive to Kaza, the Spiti Valley's administrative headquarters. Visit Dhankar Monastery en route, perched on a cliff overlooking the Spiti and Pin Rivers. Take a short hike to Dhankar Lake and continue to Kaza. The rest of the day is free for exploration. Overnight stay in Kaza.


Day 10: Kaza

Embark on an excursion after breakfast to the famous Kye Monastery, perched atop a hill overlooking the Spiti River. Explore the monastery complex, interact with monks, and witness Buddhist rituals. Later, drive to the picturesque village of Kibber, immersing yourself in Spiti Valley's unique culture and lifestyle. Return to Kaza for an overnight stay.


Day 11: Kaza - Manali (210km)

Bid farewell to Spiti Valley after breakfast, embarking on a scenic drive to Manali. Pass through the picturesque village of Losar, enjoy breathtaking views of high mountain passes, and make a stop at Rohtang Pass for panoramic vistas. Continue to Manali and check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Manali.


Day 12: Manali

Explore Manali after breakfast with a city tour. Visit the unique Hadimba Devi Temple, the Vashisht Temple with hot water springs, and Old Manali's narrow lanes and traditional houses. Enjoy free time in the evening. Overnight stay in Manali.


Day 13: Manali - Dharamshala (230km)

After breakfast, drive to Dharamshala. Stop at Palampur en route, known for tea gardens and Dhauladhar Range views. Explore Palampur's scenic beauty before continuing to Dharamshala. Check in to your hotel and spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.


Day 14: Dharamshala

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala and McLeodganj after breakfast. Visit the Namgyal Monastery, residence of the 14th Dalai Lama, and the Tsuglagkhang Complex, housing the Dalai Lama's temple, museum, and cultural institutions. Explore McLeodganj's colorful markets known for Tibetan handicrafts. Overnight stay in Dharamshala.


Day 15: Dharamshala - Amritsar (210km)

Drive to Amritsar after breakfast, known for its rich Sikh heritage. Check in to your hotel and freshen up. In the evening, embark on an excursion to the Wagah border for the Beating Retreat ceremony. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Amritsar.


Day 16: Amritsar - Departure

Explore Amritsar's iconic Golden Temple after breakfast, witnessing religious rituals and partaking in the community kitchen. Visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh memorial before being transferred to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your memorable 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.