Trans Himalayan Tour 10 Days & 9 Nights Tribal regions of Himachal Pradesh: Kinnaur, Lahaul - Spiti

Trans Himalayan Tour
Overview

Journey through an old Hindustan Tibet road along the Satluj River and explore the frontiers regions of Himachal Pradesh. One of the best Himalayan tour. Setting off from Shimla, start with a scenic route running through Kufri and Narkanda. En route not to be missed are the famous apple belts of Kotgarh and Kumarsain, descending to the Satluj valley. After reaching Rampur Bushehar- famous for trading town, café Satluj is ideal stop for the refreshment. From Rampur the beautiful village of Sarahan is 44 kms. The major attraction is century old Bhimakali temple.
Entering Kinnaur at Chora village and following as straight-line road constructed in a vertical rock cliff and its a rare treat to travel on this road, which is a great engineering feat. Along the road are the villages of Niugal Sarai and Bhawanagar where the famous Nathpa- Jakhri power project is located. After Bhawanagar, you reach Wangtu where you cross Satluj River. From this point you can visit the famous Bhaba village and also undertake the famous adventurous trek from Bhaba valley to Pin valley in Spiti. Following Satluj River in deep gorge for 77 km. You will visit Sangla in Vaspa valley, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Himachal. Visiting Kamru fort, we drive to Chitkul village the last inhabited village in the valley. Surrounded by fields, apple orchards and high peaks we drive back to the confluence of Satluj and Vaspa rivers.

TRANS HIMALAYAN SAFARI - OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1 - New Delhi - Kalka - Shimla 2200m

Day 2 - Shimla - Rampur - Sarahan 2165m
Day 3 - Sarahan  - Sangla - Chitkul 3480m
Day 4 - Chitkul - Recongpeo - Kalpa 2960m - Nako 3660m
Day 5 - Nako - Tabo 3300m - Dhankar 3684m - Lalung - Mud - Kaza 3500m
Day 6 - Kaza - Langza - Komic - Demul - Kaza 3500m
Day 7 - Kaza - Kee - Tashi Gang - Kibber 4205m
Day 8 - Kibber - Losar - Kunzom la 4551m - Chandra Tal 4270m
Day 9 - Chandra Tal - Chhatru - Rohtang La - Manali 2050m
Day 10 - Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi. Fly home

What is included in 10 days trip
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Chandigarh to Chandigarh airport or Delhi airport.
ü  6 nights of hotel accommodation at on MAP plan.

ü  3 nights at tented accommodation.

ü  Support vehicle - Toyota innova / crysta, Mahindra suv, or Scorpio with experienced driver.

ü  Tour guide on request.

ü  Inner line permit for international tourist.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.

DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1 - New Delhi / Chandigarh - Shimla 2200m
Arrive at Chandigarh or Delhi airport, pick up and drive to Shimla. Overnight in hotel. (If you wish to take train from Delhi to Shimla by Shatabdi train to Kalka, Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train , Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train)


 

Day 2 - Shimla - Rampur - Sarahan 2165m
Setting off from Shimla, we start 176 km. With a scenic route running through Kufri and Narkanda. En route not to be missed are the famous apple belts of Kotgarh and Kumarsain, descending to the Satluj valley. After reaching Rampur Bushehar- famous for trading town, café Satluj is ideal stop for the refreshment. From Rampur the beautiful village of Sarahan is 44 kms. The major attraction is century old Bhimakali temple. Overnight at hotel.


 

Day 3 - Sarahan  - Sangla - Chitkul 3480m
Entering Kinnaur at Chora village and following as straight-line road constructed in a vertical rock cliff and its a rare treat to travel on this road, which is a great engineering feat. Along the road are the villages of Niugal Sarai and Bhawanagar where the famous Nathpa- Jakhri power project is located. After Bhawanagar, you reach Wangtu where you cross Satluj River. From this point you can visit the famous Bhaba village and also undertake the famous adventurous trek from Bhaba valley to Pin valley in Spiti. Following Satluj River in deep gorge for 77 km. You will visit Sangla in Vaspa valley, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Himachal. Visiting Kamru fort. we drive to Chitkul village the last inhabited village in the valley. Surrounded by fields, apple orchards and high peaks. Explore the village and ancient temple just above village. Overnight at tented accommodation near Vaspa River.


 

Day 4 - Chitkul - Recongpeo - Kalpa 2960m - Nako 3660m
Leaving Chitkul drive back to the confluence of Satluj and Vaspa rivers at Rakcham and along the Satluj river to Recongpeo and continue up to Kalpa village, which is a beautiful village overlooking at Kinnaur Kailash, after exploring the village drive to Nako village. Overnight at tented accommodation .


 

Day 5 - Nako - Tabo 3300m - Dhankar 3684m - Lalung - Mud - Kaza 3500m
Leaving Nako and entering in Spiti landscape changes from rocky mountain to deserted mountains.


TABO - Arriving Tabo (3050m.), which is the biggest monastic complex in Spiti, which has since been declared as protected monument under the control of Archeological Survey of India. Built in 996 A.D., by Rinchen Tsangpo, Tabo is known as; Ajanta of Himalayas.



DHANKAR - En route Dankhar monastery (3980m.) located on top of a small hill is 25 km. From Tabo. Dankhar the traditional capital of Spiti kingdom, however Dankhar main attraction is natural lake situated 2.5 km. above the village. Now road continues up and broaden up to Lingti village, where Pin and Lingti River joins the Spiti.



LALUNG - En route visiting Sherkhang monastery at Lalung, drive towards Pin valley crossing bridge at Attargu.



PIN VALLEY - Pin valley is a national park known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. The most interesting to see is Chamurti horses, which are popularly called the camel of cold desert. The lifeline of this difficult terrain, Spiti and Chamurti are among the six recognized finest breeds of horses in India. Pin valley is protected area, with Rupi Bhaba wild life sanctuary to its south and Great Himalayan National Park to its southwest. Overnight at hotel.


Day 6 - Kaza - Langza - Komic - Demul - Kaza 3500m
Today after breakfast departure to Langza, Hikkim and Komic villages, situated at height between 13500 ft. and 14400 ft. is favorite place to find fossils. High plateau where Chau Chau kang Nilda dominates the area. After visiting Tangyud gompa at Komic continue drive to visit Demul village, situated at high above Lingti valley. Exploring the village back to Komic from here is possible that you hike to Kaza town which will take 1:30 hrs. with fascinating view of Spiti River valley.







Day 7 - Kaza - Kee - Tashi Gang - Kibber 4205m
Leaving Kaza, drive to Kee. Exploring around, Kee monastery is the next place to be visited. Situated on a steep ridge on the left bank of Spiti river belongs to Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. 10 km. above driving up to Kibber village (4205 m.) we visit we visit - Tashi Gang village (4400m.) the 2nd highest village in world and finally drive back to Kibber for overnight stay.


 

Day 8 - Kibber - Losar - Kunzom la 4551m - Chandra Tal 4270m
Leaving Kibber drive to Kunzum la pass passing through the beautiful hamlets of Rangrik, Hal, Pangmo, Kiato and Hanse youll arrive at Losar the last village in the valley. After Losar road climbs up to Kunzum la pass (4551m), which connects Lahoul with Spiti. The panorama as viewed from the top of the pass is enthralling and inspiring. 8 km. One can make trek to Chandratal if not drive to Chandratal. Walking gradually downwards to the lake of moon-Chandertal lake. A vast meadows around the lake carpeted with alpine flowers, is an ideal place for camping. A magnificent view of Samudra tapu glacier and Moulkila range is obtainable from here. 



Day 9 - Chandra Tal - Chhatru - Rohtang La - Manali 2050m
Now driving along the Chandra pass Chota dara and Chatru and finally crossing Rohtang pass, 51 kms road winds down to Manali 




Manali


Day 10 - Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi. Fly home
Based on your flight schedule departure from Manali either morning or evening departure to Chandigarh / Delhi. Arrival at Chandigarh / New Delhi, continue to airport and fly back to home. 

Included in the price

·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 

·         Hotel accommodation on MAP plan (Room + Breakfast + dinner)

·         Comfortable vehicle i.e. Innova, Ertigo, Tempo Traveller, Xylo or Scorpio.

·         English speaking tour guide above 8 in group.

·         Experienced driver

·         Inner line permit for international tourists.

·         Goods and services tax.

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 New Delhi / Chandigarh - Shimla 2200m

    Arrive at Chandigarh or Delhi airport, pick up and drive to Shimla. Overnight in hotel. (If you wish to take train from Delhi to Shimla by Shatabdi train to Kalka, Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train , Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train)


  • Day 2 Shimla - Rampur - Sarahan 2165m

    Setting off from Shimla, we start 176 km. With a scenic route running through Kufri and Narkanda. En route not to be missed are the famous apple belts of Kotgarh and Kumarsain, descending to the Satluj valley. After reaching Rampur Bushehar- famous for trading town, café Satluj is ideal stop for the refreshment. From Rampur the beautiful village of Sarahan is 44 kms. The major attraction is century old Bhimakali temple. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 3 Sarahan - Sangla - Chitkul 3480m

    Entering Kinnaur at Chora village and following as straight-line road constructed in a vertical rock cliff and its a rare treat to travel on this road, which is a great engineering feat. Along the road are the villages of Niugal Sarai and Bhawanagar where the famous Nathpa- Jakhri power project is located. After Bhawanagar, you reach Wangtu where you cross Satluj River. From this point you can visit the famous Bhaba village and also undertake the famous adventurous trek from Bhaba valley to Pin valley in Spiti. Following Satluj River in deep gorge for 77 km. You will visit Sangla in Vaspa valley, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Himachal. Visiting Kamru fort. we drive to Chitkul village the last inhabited village in the valley. Surrounded by fields, apple orchards and high peaks. Explore the village and ancient temple just above village. Overnight at tented accommodation near Vaspa River.

  • Day 4 Chitkul - Recongpeo - Kalpa 2960m - Nako 3660m

    Leaving Chitkul drive back to the confluence of Satluj and Vaspa rivers at Rakcham and along the Satluj river to Recongpeo and continue up to Kalpa village, which is a beautiful village overlooking at Kinnaur Kailash, after exploring the village drive to Nako village. Overnight at tented accommodation.

  • Day 5 Nako - Tabo 3300m - Dhankar 3684m - Lalung - Mud - Kaza 3500m

    Leaving Nako and entering in Spiti landscape changes from rocky mountain to deserted mountains.

    TABO - Arriving Tabo (3050m.), which is the biggest monastic complex in Spiti, which has since been declared as protected monument under the control of Archeological Survey of India. Built in 996 A.D., by Rinchen Tsangpo, Tabo is known as; Ajanta of Himalayas.

    DHANKAR - En route Dankhar monastery (3980m.) located on top of a small hill is 25 km. From Tabo. Dankhar the traditional capital of Spiti kingdom, however Dankhar main attraction is natural lake situated 2.5 km. above the village. Now road continues up and broaden up to Lingti village, where Pin and Lingti River joins the Spiti.

    LALUNG - En route visiting Sherkhang monastery at Lalung, drive towards Pin valley crossing bridge at Attargu.

    PIN VALLEY - Pin valley is a national park known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. The most interesting to see is Chamurti horses, which are popularly called the camel of cold desert. The lifeline of this difficult terrain, Spiti and Chamurti are among the six recognized finest breeds of horses in India. Pin valley is protected area, with Rupi Bhaba wild life sanctuary to its south and Great Himalayan National Park to its southwest.Overnight at hotel.


  • Day 6 Kaza - Langza - Komic - Demul - Kaza 3500m

    Today after breakfast departure to Langza, Hikkim and Komic villages, situated at height between 13500 ft. and 14400 ft. is favorite place to find fossils. High plateau where Chau Chau kang Nilda dominates the area. After visiting Tangyud gompa at Komic continue drive to visit Demul village, situated at high above Lingti valley. Exploring the village back to Komic from here is possible that you hike to Kaza town which will take 1:30 hrs. with fascinating view of Spiti River valley. 

  • Day 7 Kaza - Kee - Tashi Gang - Kibber 4205m

    Leaving Kaza, drive to Kee. Exploring around, Kee monastery is the next place to be visited. Situated on a steep ridge on the left bank of Spiti river belongs to Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. 10 km. above driving up to Kibber village (4205 m.) we visit we visit - Tashi Gang village (4400m.) the 2nd highest village in world and finally drive back to Kibber for overnight stay. 

  • Day 8 Kibber - Losar - Kunzom la 4551m - Chandra Tal 4270m

    Leaving Kibber drive to Kunzum la pass passing through the beautiful hamlets of Rangrik, Hal, Pangmo, Kiato and Hanse youll arrive at Losar the last village in the valley. After Losar road climbs up to Kunzum la pass (4551m), which connects Lahoul with Spiti. The panorama as viewed from the top of the pass is enthralling and inspiring. 8 km. One can make trek to Chandratal if not drive to Chandratal. Walking gradually downwards to the lake of moon-Chandertal lake. A vast meadows around the lake carpeted with alpine flowers, is an ideal place for camping. A magnificent view of Samudra tapu glacier and Moulkila range is obtainable from here. 

  • Day 9 Chandra Tal - Chhatru - Rohtang La - Manali 2050m

    Now driving along the Chandra pass Chota dara and Chatru and finally crossing Rohtang pass, 51 kms road winds down to Manali.

  • Day 10 Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi. Fly home

    Based on your flight schedule departure from Manali either morning or evening departure to Chandigarh / Delhi. Arrival at Chandigarh / New Delhi, continue to airport and fly back to home. 

Inclusions

What is included in 10 days trip
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Chandigarh to Chandigarh airport or Delhi airport.
ü  6 nights of hotel accommodation at on MAP plan.

ü  3 nights at tented accommodation.

ü  Support vehicle - Toyota innova / crysta, Mahindra suv, or Scorpio with experienced driver.

ü  Tour guide on request.

ü  Inner line permit for international tourist.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

What is not included
×     Domestic flight.

×     Rest of hotel accommodation in Chandigarh or Delhi.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp crew, horsemen, porters, driver.

 

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

Reviews

Thanks for all the arrangements. The driver from Delhi to Manali was very experienced one. He drove fast in a experienced way. Me and my team really liked Tenzin from Dhankhar. He is very friendly, kind and good driver. We were lucky to be with local driver. Thanks again and hope everything is in good health and happiness with you. Thanks and kind regards.

Mrs Lydia - NETHERLANDS - 19 Aug to 31 Aug 2017
Mrs Lydia - NETHERLANDS - 19 Aug To 31 Aug 2017

I am really touched by few gestures which I think need a mention here. Warm reception at Manali and a gift by Potala. Early breakfast provision at Keylong and Kaza. Warm reception above expectation behaviour in the Kalpa hotel. Homely food at home atmosphere, medical care at Kibber. Our pilot Mr Umesh is very well behaved, soft spoken, effective, and helpful and have been really sympatric to our problematic situations. ...

Mr Durjoy – KOLKATA, 11 to 18 October
Mr Durjoy – KOLKATA, 11 To 18 October


Trip info

Activity - Cultural & historical tour
Region: Spiti & Kinnaur - Himachal

Max Altitude - 4570m 
Lowest trip altitude - 2100m

Trip Length - 10 days Delhi to Delhi
8 night hotel
1 night tented accommodation
Best time - June to Oct