Spiti in Winter with Shimla of Himachal Pradesh
Spiti in Winter with Shimla of Himachal Pradesh Highlights
- Capture a timelapse of the changing colours of Kinner Kailash mountain peaks as painted by the sunrays at Kalpa
- Travel to the Last Village of India at Chitkul and plan your meal at 'Hindustan ka Aakhri Dhaba' while the chilly wind penetrate your skin
- Update your Instagram by posting a picture of the classic Kinnauri houses and some portraits of the warm hearted locals
- Indulge in quiet strolls on the soft meadows in Sangla that are infused with smell of fresh apples from the nearby orchards
- Bring out the child in you on the toy train ride of Shimla while humming the songs of your travel playlist
Spiti in Winter with Shimla of Himachal Pradesh Package Overview
Check-in Time: 02:00 PM
Check-out Time: 12:00 PM
About the Tour:
Embark on this ultimate experience of exploring the mystic Kinnaur Valley as you travel on the Indo- Tibetan highway, which is considered to be one of the toughest roads giving you an adrenaline-pumping drive. As you enter the Kinnaur Valley, treat your eyes with the colour changing peaks of Kinnar Kailash, which are considered to be the summer abode of Lord Shiva. As you move to the last inhabited village of Chitkul, dare to peep in the deep Himalayan valley at the Suicide point in Rohgi Village. As you reach Chitkul, treat yourself with a bowl of Pahadi Maggie at "Hindustan ka Aakhari Dhaba" with stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
As you leave behind the Kinnaur Valley towards Shimala, treat your senses with the fresh fruity scent from the apple orchards. Recreate your favorite Bollywood moment from the iconic movies - 3 Idiots, Jab we met and Gadar shot here. Feel the peaceful vibes at the oldest church of North India on the famous bustling ridge lined by the aesthetic lamp posts and collect moments to cherish for life. Don't forget to take back souvenirs for your loved ones from the famous Mall Road of Shimla.
Quick Info :
Route: Delhi/Chandigarh- Shimla - Kalpa - Sangla - Chitkul - Shimla - Delhi/Chandigarh
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Start point: Delhi/ Chandigarh
Endpoint: Delhi/ Chandigarh
➔ Stay on a double and triple sharing basis in hygienic and sanitized hotels/ homestays.
➔ Buffet breakfast and dinner on all days
➔ First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder
➔ Highly-Experienced driver cum guide
➔ Sightseeing as per itinerary
➔ Inner Line permit / Manali Green Tribunal Permit
➔ Transport in a MUV like Tempo Traveler / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo / Mahindra Scorpio
➔ Bon Fire wherever possible
We are Recommended:
➔ Enjoy mouth Watering Vegetable Maggie at Hindustan ka Akhri Dhaba, Chitkul
➔ Make a 7 pebble wish by the Baspa River
➔ Learn and practice the art of wood carving at the Tibetan Wood Carving center
➔ Control the paddle as you raft your way through the glittering River Tattapani
➔ Relax with a Hot cup of Blended coffee at Cafe Simla Times
➔ Paint a Tranquil picture of Shimla through Toy-Train Ride
➔ Do not forget to buy unique wooden souvenirs at Lakkar Bazar
➔ Wearing sunglasses,Use Sunscreen lotion,Lip balm during in harsh sun, Carrying water bottle,Carrying Chocolates, biscuits and nut also
➔ Carrying the Heavy warm clothes,Inner thermals,Woolen Cap,Woolen Socks,Gloves and Personal Toiletries also
How to reach :
By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi is a feasible option for traveling to Manali as it serves both domestic and international flights.
By Rail: Another Alternative is New Delhi Railway Station is one through which most trains arrive and depart from Delhi and is located in Paharganj, near Connaught Place.
By Road: One of the best Options will be through Buses as it is well connected to cities like Jaipur, Agra, Alwar, Dehradun, and even Kathmandu among others.
Delhi/Chandigarh to Fagu | A Beautiful Town scented by Apple Orchards
- Reach the pre-decided spot in Delhi where a representative will introduce you to your road captain who will be leading the entire trip and will draw out a day-wise final plan.
- Start off your journey by taking the Himalayan Expressway towards Fagu, a beautiful countryside town around Shimla.
- On reaching Fagu, check in to the hotel and take a rest for a while.
- In the evening you are free to explore the local markets shopping for souvenirs.
- Overnight stay at your hotel in Fagu.
Fagu to Rakcham | Visit Chitkul - the Last Inhabited Village at the Indo-Tibetan Border
- Wake up in the morning and have a delicious breakfast before starting your day to explore the beautiful Kinnaur Valley.
- You will be traveling through the rich forests of Deodar, breathtaking views of the valley, snow-covered mountain peaks, and fast-flowing rivers.
- Travel along the Sutlej river passing the scenic towns of Rampur, until you reach Tapri which marks the entrance to the beautiful Kinnaur Valley.
- Continue on the old Indo Tibetan Highway till Karcham from where you will take a right turn towards Rackcham following the Baspa river.
- The landscape of Rakcham will greet you with apple orchards, thick pine and apricot trees, lush green meadows with occasional pink stretches of local millet.
- Further, visit Chitkul, which is the last inhabited village before the Indo-China border and here you can also visit the famous ‘Hindustan ka Akhri Dhaba’ for an amazing meal.
- Return back to Rakcham and check in to your campsite by the beautiful Baspa river.
- Relax by the warmth of a bonfire at your campsite and call it a day.
- Overnight stay at a campsite in Rakcham.
Rakcham to Tabo via Nako | Spin the 500 Year Old Prayer Wheel Made of Yak Skin
- After early morning breakfast, you will be leaving for Nako passing through the beautiful Spiti Valley.
- En route, you will be taking the Indo-Tiber Highway and pass through the Khab bridge that marks the confluence of Spiti and the Satluj River.
- Take a short stopover at the high altitude Nako Lake by the Nako Monastery and have lunch, after which you will be entering the Spiti Valley right as soon as you cross Sumdo.
- Just 3 Km after Sumdo, take a detour on the right through the gate to visit the 500-Year-Old Mummy in the Gue Village.
- You will then proceed towards Tabo.
- Overnight at a hotel in Tabo.
Tabo to Kaza | Spot the ever elusive snow leopards in Pin Valley
- Wake up early in the morning and start your day with a healthy breakfast.
- Begin your day by visiting the Tabo Monastery which is also regarded as the 'Ajanta of the Himalayas' and is the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas.
- Stop by the majestic fort monastery at Dhankar that is situated amongst the rocky spurs and is said to be 1000 years old.
- Start a scenic drive through the sheets of snow towards the secluded land of Pin Valley - which houses the most exotic and endangered Himalayan species.
- As you drive through the pin valley get a chance to spot some endangered Himalayan animals including the snow leopard and Siberian ibex, Tibetan Gazelle, Woolly Hare, and Chammurti Horses.
- Reach Kaza by evening and call it a day.
- Overnight stay at a homestay in Kaza.
Kaza to Chicham | Send out Postcards Stamped at the Top of the World
- Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a hearty breakfast before you drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.
- You will first visit the iconic village of Langza - a village that is home to the ancient Lang Temple which is estimated to be around 1000 years old.
- Go fossil hunting and take back souvenirs in the form of million years old marine fossils in Langza
- Later, proceed to Hikkim for a visit to the world’s highest post office in the world and if possible, you may even meet the postmaster and hear his stories.
- Drive to the highest village in the world connected by motorable road - Komic that literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’.
- Later, visit the world-famous Ki Monastery nestled between the mountains in a bowl-shaped valley of the small village Langza in Spiti valley.
- Reach Chicham by evening and call it a day.
- Overnight stay at a hotel/ homestay in Chicham.
Sightseeing around Chicham and Kibber | Lean on the Asia's highest suspension bridge that hangs atop 1000ft deep gorge
- Start your day in the mountains by having a hearty breakfast in the morning.
- You will first visit the Chicham Bridge which is the highest bridge in Asia.
- Look down the bridge and you will find yourself gaping below, at a 1000 ft. deep gorge.
- You will then go further up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber which is formerly the highest permanently inhabited village of this region.
- Later, go offroading while you are on your way to Ladarcha, where the warm hospitality of the locals will amaze you.
- You can also get a chance to relish your taste buds with the authentic Spitian meal here.
- At the end of the day return back to Chicham and conclude the day.
- Overnight stay at a hotel/ homestay in Chicham/Kaza.
Kaza to Shimla.
- Post breakfast, you will proceed towards the next location which is the beautiful crescent-shaped Chandratal Lake.
- After passing Kunzum La you will take a right.
- The beauty of this place is spectacular and you will have to leave behind the vehicle and then trek for two kilometers to reach the lake.
- The lake is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahaul and Spiti district and is also called the “Moon Lake” due to its crescent shape.
- It is overlooked by the mountains on one side and a cirque on the other.
- Overnight stay at a hotel in Shimla.
Departure from Shimla | Take back happy memories from the mountains
- Wake up early in the morning and have a delicious breakfast.
- Pack up your bags and complete the check-out formalities.
- Your tour concludes once you get dropped at your desired location in Shimla.
*Excluding applicable taxes
Spiti Valley in summer Himachal Pradesh From Delhi/Chandigarh
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