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Journey of Himachal  
 

Himachal the Name of Adventure Seeker, the “home of snow” several valleys and numerous roaring rivers, we provide you the several valley in the program as Spiti, Baspa, Lahaul, Kullu and Kangra Valleys,  Spiti is  a cold desert where the monsoon rain never comes, it is charaterised by a stark almost relentless beauty, narrow valley and high mountains, a century ago Rudyard Kipling Kim called Spiti “ a world with a world” another valley Kangra famous for its tea plantation and rich culture, the both culture Hindu & Buddhist are growing together. Through the program you will be explore the third culture in India “Sikha” visit Golden Temple and Wagha border.

Duration        : 19 Nights/20 Days
Best Season : Mid May-Mid October
Highlight       : Delhi - Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Chuitkul - Nako - Tabo - Pin - Kaza - Batal - Keylong - Manali - Palampur - Dharamsala - Amritsar - Delhi.

Day 1: Arrival Delhi : On arrival meet to assistance drive to hotel for rest of the night, after breakfast half day Old Delhi sightseeing visit Red Fort, built by the Ggreat Mughal Shah Jahan in the 17th century. Rising amid the chaotic huddle of streets is the Jama Masjid, India's most beautiful mosque, its black-striped marble cupolas etched against the skyline. We'll visit the Red Fort (Out Side) and explore the bustling Chandni Chowk, the best of all Asian bazaars. Everything here contrasts vividly with New Delhi's spacious gardens, sparkling ornamental waters and immense formal vistas. Rajghat (Gandhi Memorial), Rest of the time leisure for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi-Kalka (Train) Shimla (2215m) : Early in the morning after breakfast board train to Kalka, connect Himalayan Queen - dep. at 06:00hrs Delhi arr. Kalka 11:30hrs. Then board the connecting Toy Train to Shimla, (dep. 12:15hrs Kalka- arr. Shimla 17:15hrs). on arrival check in hotel for overnight. Rest of the time leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Shimla Sightseeing: Full day local sightseeing visit, Jakhu Temple, Advanced Study (Vice regeal Lodge) , State Museum and mall road, Shimla is the capital and the most important town of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla was discovered by the British in 1819 but it was only in 1822 that the first permanent house was built here by a young officer, Major Kennedy-and it is still there. Shimla assumed the title of being the summer capital of the British Raj. It not only became famous for its high-flown social life, but eventually became a center of many important activities which are landmarks in the political history of India. On arrival you are met and transferred to your accommodation in the hotel. After breakfast, visit  by heritage walk of Shimla. Start your walk from here to the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (formerly known as Vice regal Lodge). On this walk past many other structures The Mall, The Ridge, Gorton Castle now office of The Accountant General, State Museum of Himachal and finally ending the walk at the magnificent Indian Institute of Advanced Studies or the Viceregal Lodge. Afternoon visit Jakhu Temple and The Mall Raod. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Shimla-Sarahan (1954m) Drive 178 km (5-6 hrs) : After breakfast commence drive to Sarahan, along the ridge up to Narkanda (3690Mts) and then decent into Baspa valley driving along the Sutluj river. En route stop at Rampur (135km), erstwhile capital of Baspa Kingdom and continue drive to Sarahan, which is a beautiful village surrounded by apple orchards and dominated by Shirkhand Mahadev Peak (5155M) which resembles the "SHIVLING", is famous for Bimikali temple where goddess idol is around 200 years old. On arrival check in guest house or hotel late visit Bhimakali Templ. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 05: Sarahan-Sangla (2685m) Drive 98km (4-5 hrs) : Early in the morning after breakfast again visit Bhimakali temple on sun rise, and then decent down to river Satluj. Driving along the bank till Karcham and then turn into Sangla Valley famous for Kamru Fort, where many Rajas of Kinnaur were reigned, now known as Kamakshi Temple. Sangla is built on a slope with houses rising one above the other. The gigantic Kinner Kailash peak (6050M) dominates the background. Overnight stay in tents or guest house.

Day 06: Sangla-Chitkul-Sangla : After breakfast drive to Chitkul, the last inhabited village in Sangala Valley surrounded by green fields and high mountain peaks, Chitkul is a like fairyland. The quaint little houses, temples, monasteries and the people of Baspa Valley conjure up the perfect image of a Shangri-La. Afternoon sample the delights of many excellent surroundings in Sangla (2680 M) an important village of the valley situated on the right bank of Baspa river. Baspa valley, also known as Sangla valley, is by far the most beautiful valley of Kinnaur. It starts from Karcham- where the Baspa river, coming from the east, joins the Satluj. The road winds its way through a narrow valley and round precipitous bends to arrive at Sangla, a fairy large village with a Forest House the old fort of Kamru is situated 5-6 kilometers north of Sangla.

Day 07: Sangla-Nako (2950m) Dirve 125 km (5-6 hrs) : After breakfast drive to Nako, the legends of Kinnaur are replete with stories of Padmasambhava the great Buddhist teacher, also called the second Buddha. According to one legend, Padmasambhava in a demonstration of his Tantrik powers is said to have landed on a rock in the village of Nako. Overnight in camp.

Day 08: Nako-Tabo : Drive 87 km (3-4 hrs) : After breakfast continue drive to Tabo (3050M), a small village famous for its 10th century old Buddhist unassuming monastery said to have been established as a seat of learning by Padmasambhava, the profounder of Tantric Buddhism. Overnight stay in tents at Tabo.

Day 09 : Tabo- Kaza: Drive 103 km (4-5 hrs):  After early breakfast drive to Pin Valley in the South West of Spiti. The Pin Valley has a pass connecting it with Kinaur and from there by lower valleys with Kulu. En route visit the Dankar Gompa. Overnight in camp.

Day 10: Kaza  : After early breakfast full visit Key, Key & Kibber Monasteries. Kibber (4165m) is the highest altitude inhabited. Overnight at tent or guest house.

Day 11: Kaza-Batal : Drive 92 km (2-3 hrs) : After breakfast drive to Batal along Spiti river which is at the base of Kunzum Pass (4551M). En route lofty Shigri Glacier is seen in all its grandeur. Overnight in your tents at Batal.

Day 12: Batal-Keylong : Drive 92km (3-4 hrs): After breakfast drive to Keylong, the capital of Lahaul, is a compact of square-built houses overlooking the Bhaga river. Surrounded by snow peaks, Keylong is so situated that it gets maximum sunshine during winters and summers. Overnight in hotel at Keylong.

Day 13: Keylong-Manali : Drive 115km (5-6 hrs)  : After early breakfast drive to Manali- 1920m through Rohtang Pass (3990 M). Manali is a picturesque little town, and is the most popular place in Himachal Pradesh. It is typical small town bustling with activity during the summer season. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 14: Manali : Full day local visit as Naggar- 27kms from Manali. Naggar was the capital of Kullu Rajas till A.D. 1660. The ancient castle, now converted into Tourist Bungalow, Nicholas Roerich, the famous Russian painter and philosopher lived here and his quaint little house has been converted into a small museum. There are two old temples near castle. Jagatsukh temple, drive back to Manali city, after lunch visit Hadimba temple and local market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 :Manali – Mc-Leodgunj (1675m) : Drive 203 km (6-7 hrs): After early breakfast drive to Dharamsala (Mc-Leodgunj), through the Kangar valley, en rote visit Baijinath temple and Tea Plantation. On arrival check in hotel for overnight. Rest of the time leisure.

Day 17 : Mc-Leodgunj (Dharamshala) : After breakfast full day visit, Mc-Leodgunj a charming Tibetan settlement with bustling bazaars, and Norbulinga Institude, that sell Tibetan handicrafts and delicious Tibetan food. The major center for the studies of Tibetan culture. It is the resident of Dalai Lama and is also famous for its arts and handicrafts. After noon visit Norbuliga the Tibetan Institute Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 18: Mc-Leodgunj -Amritsar : Drive 226 km (6-7 hrs) : After early breakfast drive to Amritsar. Amritsar, as the name suggests, is rightfully a pool of nectar. Amritsar is one of the most important pilgrimage centres especially for the Sikhs. The Golden Temple, where Sikhs from all over the world come to pay their reverence to Guru Granth Sahib and take a dip in the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) for spiritual purification is the major landmark of the place. Amritsar is also characterized by the hard working and warm- hearted people. In the afternoon visit the famous Golden Temple till the Book ceremony.

Day 19: Amritsar: Full day local sightseeing visit Golden Temple on the sun light, Durgiana Temple, Jaliawala Bagh, & Local market, after noon visit Wagha Border the flag ceremony. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Amritsar-Delhi by train : Early in the morning take train to Delhi ETD 0530 hrs arrival at Delhi 1130hrs, later continue New Delhi sightseeing visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Government building as India Gate, Indian Parliament and Rastrapati Bhavan (Precedence Palace), after dinner  in time In time to International airport. End Tour
 

 

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