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Driving In The Trans Himalayan Mountains

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our "Driving In The Trans Himalayan Mountains" tour. This exhilarating journey takes you through some of the world's highest mountain passes, picturesque valleys, and ancient monasteries, offering breathtaking landscapes and unique cultural experiences. From Shimla, the Queen of Hills, to the remote Spiti Valley, you'll traverse the rugged terrains, explore charming villages, and visit centuries-old monasteries. Highlights include the Kamru Fort, Tabo Monastery, Chandertaal Lake, and the surreal Rohtang Pass. This tour is an incredible fusion of natural beauty and cultural immersion, providing an off-the-beaten-path Himalayan adventure.


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, you will be greeted by our warm and welcoming tour representative. They will assist you with your smooth transfer to your hotel. Take this time to rest and recover after your journey, as you prepare to embark on an incredible exploration of North India's captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage.


Day 2: Delhi - Shimla (364 km)

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, your journey takes you to the enchanting hill station of Shimla. The road to Shimla is a picturesque one, offering glimpses of the diverse topography of North India. As you arrive in Shimla, check-in to your hotel, and with the rest of the day at your disposal, you have the freedom to explore the serene surroundings and the vibrant local markets.


Day 3: Shimla

The morning sun brings a guided tour of Shimla's iconic attractions. Your exploration will include visits to the historic Vice Regal Lodge, Christ Church, and Scandal Point. Each site carries unique historical significance and architectural charm. In the afternoon, indulge your senses by strolling through local markets, sampling traditional Himachali cuisine, and immersing yourself in Shimla's rich cultural tapestry.


Day 4: Shimla - Sarahan (165 km)

Rise to a new day and relish a sumptuous breakfast. Your journey continues as you head towards Sarahan, a destination celebrated for its stunning natural beauty. Along the way, you will visit the Bhima Kali Temple, a remarkable site where intricate architecture meets profound spirituality. As you drive through the mountains, you'll have opportunities to soak in the stunning Himalayan landscapes. Upon reaching Sarahan, check-in to your accommodation.


Day 5: Sarahan - Sangla (85 km)

Embrace the morning and embark on a picturesque drive to Sangla. Your day's adventure kicks off with a visit to Kamru Fort, which majestically perches atop a hill, providing breathtaking vistas of the surrounding valley. Sangla invites you to explore the charming Sangla Valley and its nearby villages, including Batseri and Chitkul, each offering unique cultural experiences and picturesque vistas.


Day 6: Sangla - Kalpa (50 km)

After breakfast, set forth on a journey to Kalpa, renowned for its awe-inspiring views of the Kinner Kailash range. Take a leisurely stroll through the village and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere. Explore nearby monasteries, each offering a glimpse into the region's spiritual and architectural heritage.


Day 7: Kalpa - Nako (110 km)

This morning, you'll drive to Nako, a charming village situated at a lofty altitude of 3662 meters. Your visit will unveil the tranquility of Nako Lake and immerse you in the spiritual ambiance of the local Buddhist monastery. The village and its surroundings create an idyllic escape.


Day 8: Nako - Tabo (65 km)

In the morning, you'll journey to Tabo, renowned for its ancient Buddhist monastery with a rich history. Explore the monastery complex, renowned for its exquisite murals and frescoes, and soak in the spiritual ambiance. Tabo provides a unique window into the art and faith of the region.


Day 9: Tabo - Kaza (50 km)

After breakfast, your journey takes you to Kaza, the largest town in the Spiti Valley. Your visit will include exploration of the Kaza Monastery and the town's colorful markets. As you delve into the local culture, the day unfolds with opportunities to appreciate the unique charm of this high-altitude town.


Day 10: Kaza

Today, you have the entire day to explore Kaza and its surrounding areas. Venture to the nearby villages of Kibber and Hikkim, each offering cultural insights and breathtaking scenery. The highlight of the day is a visit to the famed Key Monastery, where you can witness a unique blend of spirituality and architectural beauty.


Day 11: Kaza - Chandertaal Lake (145 km)

Following breakfast, your journey leads to the mesmerizing Chandertaal Lake. Located at a high altitude, the lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, offering you the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll around its shores and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of this pristine natural wonder.


Day 12: Chandertaal - Gemur (135 km)

Today, you'll drive to the charming village of Gemur, situated in the Lahaul Valley. Explore the village and visit nearby monasteries, each revealing the rich history and spiritual legacy of this region. The serene surroundings of Gemur create the perfect backdrop for exploration and reflection.


Day 13: Gemur - Trilokinath - Keylong

After a refreshing breakfast, you'll set out for Trilokinath, a famous pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. Your visit to the Trilokinath Temple will provide you with insights into the region's diverse spiritual traditions and beautiful architecture. Later, you'll drive to Keylong, where you'll check into your hotel and spend the evening relaxing.


Day 14: Keylong - Rohtang Pass - Manali (115 km)

After breakfast, your journey continues as you drive towards Manali. En route, you'll pass through the magnificent Rohtang Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Upon reaching Manali, check in at your hotel and unwind from the day's adventures.


Day 15: Manali

Today is dedicated to exploring the picturesque hill station of Manali, nestled in the Himalayas. Your day begins with a visit to the Hadimba Temple, a unique wooden temple dedicated to the goddess Hadimba. Explore the Vashisht Village, famous for its hot springs and ancient temples, before enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking in the natural beauty of Manali.


Day 16: Manali - Chandigarh (280 km)

After breakfast, depart for Chandigarh, a meticulously planned city celebrated for its architectural brilliance and lush gardens. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and set out to explore the city's remarkable landmarks. Visit the famous Rock Garden, an artistic marvel created from recycled materials, and the serene Sukhna Lake. The evening is yours to unwind and embrace the tranquil atmosphere of Chandigarh.


Day 17: Chandigarh - Delhi (250 km)

Your journey concludes with a return to Delhi, the vibrant heart of India. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and embark on the drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in the capital city, you will be transferred to the airport or railway station for your onward journey.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 16 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.

- Any flight tickets.

- 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.