Himachal Tribal Tour Kinnaur And Spiti Valley
Duration: 10 days
Kinnaur: Kinnaur is one of twelve administrative districts in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The district is divided into three administrative areas – Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar – and has five tehsils.
Spiti Valley: The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.
Chandigarh(Arrival) To Shimla
Upon arrival at the Chandigarh airport, meet our tour representative who’ll escort you to the hotel pre-booked for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Shimla-Narkanda – Rampur – Sarahan
After breakfast leave for Shimlaby enroute visiting the exquisite palace of erstwhile Maharajah of Rampur Bushair Explore the town and then leave for the beautiful village of Sarahan, perched High above the river Sutlej, Sarahan is steeped in legend, hill architecture and the remarkable natural beauty, orchards and small villages. Overnight Stay in hotel in Saharan.
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Sangla. Upon arrival, check into the Banjara Camp for overnight stay in Sangla.
Sangla to Chitkul 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet and back to Sangla
(A day to have short comfortable walks around the area). This morning after breakfast we will be driving you to Chitkul ( 20 kms, total 1 hrs, each side – 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet.) which is the last village on Indian side on the Indo–Tibetan border. The village of Chitkul is like something from a fairy tale, and you will have a chance to walk slowly around it. The landscapes are stunning, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy them and talk to the local people. We will return to Sangla for lunch in the local restaurants and later the rest of the day is free to relax in the mountain landscape or if you like you can walk to another nearby villages or nature walk. We will have this second night at the same hotel / luxury tented accommodation at Sangla
Sangla to Kalpa 2,758 metres / 9,048 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs).
After breakfast at the hotel you will be driven to Kalpa village (2-3 hrs.) Enroute we will stop at Recongpeo and will have a walk around the local market. Recongpeo is the district headquarters of Kinnaur district. We will have lunch in a local restaurant where you have a choice to enjoy Indian or Tibetian food. After lunch we will drive to kalpa ( 7 kms), you will check in to your hotel. After some rest you may wish to take a walk to Kalpa village and the nearby Roghi village. These villages are covered with thick pine forests and are famous for apricots and apples. The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain (6000 metres) can be had from here. This is a spectacular sight early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light.
Kalpa to Nako 3,662 metres /12,014 feet (120 Kms / 5-6 hrs)
After breakfast we will drive you to Nako (5-6 hrs.). Here you will check in to the hotel or in the luxury tented accommodation. Later on after lunch we will take you for a walk in the village with your guide and visit the buddhist monastery related to guru Padmasambhava (a great buddhist scholar, whose teachings spread to Tibet from India), we will also visit Nako Lake, the residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama ji. Later on next morning you may wish to walk to the nearby peaks with your guide and enjoy a wonderful view of the whole Nako village with the Himalayas as the backdrop of the village.
Nako to Tabo 3,200 metres / 10,500 feet , ( 150 kms / 9 hrs).
After breakfast we will drive start early at 08:00 A.M to Tabo. Today we will be entering the beautiful Spiti valley which is also known as the cold desert of the Himalayas (this area is cut from rest of the world due to heavy snow in the winters). en route we will visit the Gue village which is also the last Indian village on Indo-Tibetan boarder. Here we will be visiting the naturally preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk which is about 600 years old, which was discovered here while building the road. Later on we continue our drive to Tabo. On arrival at Tabo we will visit the Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas. Lunch would be in tabo and later we continue our drive to kaza via Dhankar monestry and Dhanjar fort. We will arrive Kaza by late evening. Overnight stay in Kaza.
Tabo to Kaza 3,200 metres / 10,500 feet , ( 150 kms / 9 hrs).
After breakfast we will drive start early at 08:00 A.M to Kaza. Today we will be entering the beautiful Spiti valley which is also known as the cold desert of the Himalayas (this area is cut from rest of the world due to heavy snow in the winters). en route we will visit the Gue village which is also the last Indian village on Indo-Tibetan boarder. Here we will be visiting the naturally preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk which is about 600 years old, which was discovered here while building the road. Later on we continue our drive to Tabo. On arrival at Tabo we will visit the Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas. Lunch would be in tabo and later we continue our drive to kaza via Dhankar monestry and Dhanjar fort. We will arrive Kaza by late evening. Overnight stay in Kaza.
Sight seeing around Kaza ( 5-6 hrs)
Today after breakfast we will be driven to the village of Lagnza. Here there is an opportunity to walk around the village with your guide. You may wish to visit the monastery at the top of the village and on the way look out for fossils. Here you can also see the yak working in the fields or yak grazing in the pastures. If weather permits there is an option drive on to Hikkim, and the Comic village, which is now the world’s highest village (4,450 metres) joined to a motorable road. Later we will continue our drive to Kee Monastery and the village of Kibber. Once Kibber (at 4,200 metres) was considered the world’s highest village. There is also the option to walk to the nearby mountains where there are big herds of Himalayan blue sheep and snow ibex gather in the evening. Lunch will be at Kibber village, in a local restaurant, where you will be offered a choice of delicious Tibetan dishes. In the evening we will return to Kaza for a second night at the hotel.
Kaza – Manali (201km/10hr)
Today, in the morning, drive towards Manali via Kunzum and Rohtang Pass. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel Naggar Castle for night stay.
Manali local shightsean
Today is your day of sightseeing tour in Manali which include visits to Manu Temple, Hidimba Temple, Tibetan monasteries and Nehru Kund. Overnight stay in Manali.
Manali to Chandigarh ( 310 kms – 10 hrs).
Morning after breakfast leave for Chandigarh. Drop at Railway station or Airport. Journey ends here.