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Forbidden Himachal : 9 Nights 10 Days

Places covered:
  • Thanedar
  • Sangla
  • Kalpa
  • Kaza
  • Tabo
  • Dhankar
  • Manali
  • 1 Night in Thanedar
  • 3 Nights in Sangla
  • 1 Night in Kalpa
  • 2 Nights in Kaza
  • 2 Nights in Manali
  • Day 1: Delhi - Thanedar

    • Leave Delhi after an early breakfast. Spend the night in the Banjara Retreat, Thanedar.
  • Day 2: Thanedar - Sangla

    • After breakfast leave for Sangla. Just across the camp, visit Batseri village after lunch, the local Devta temple is a must see. Enjoy the warmth of the bon re by the riverside in the evening. Night stay in Banjara camp, Sangla.
  • Day 3: Sangla Visit Chitkul

    • 20kms from the camp. This is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. Lunch along the glacier fed mountain stream.
  • Day 4: Sangla

    • Walk up to the Sangla meadows to see the Kinner Kailash range in all its majesty or take a walk to the glacier point. Also available river crossing, rappelling or angling for trout. Bon re in the evening.
  • Day 5: Sangla - Kalpa

    • After breakfast, leave for Kalpa famous for its apple and chilgoza plantations. Kalpa o ers the best panoramic view of the 6,000m high Kinner-Kailash range. Night stay in Kalpa.
  • Day 6: Kalpa - Kaza

    • After an early breakfast, we depart for Kaza, leaving behind verdant, forest clad mountains as we go over the tree line towards the Spiti region. En route you may take a short detour to visit the picturesque Nako Lake. The terrain will leave you breathless and speechless. Rock-hard Desert Mountains, torrential rivers and icy cold winds account for the sparsely populated villages. Reach Kaza, check into the Banjara Retreat and spend rest of the day at leisure.
  • Day 7: Kaza - Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza

    • After an early breakfast, drive down to Tabo and visit Tabo Gompa, reputed to be the oldest (an inscription on a wall here indicates, it was founded in AD 996) continuously functioning Buddhist monastery in India and the Himalayas, with its original decoration and iconographic program intact. We then move on to see Dhankar monastery. Dhankar, the traditional capital of Spiti, sits pretty on a hilltop. The fort here overlooks the Spiti valley and it was used as a jail in olden days. Today, more than 160 lamas reside here. A statue of Dhyan Budha where four complete gures of Buddha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than seven-century old monastery. Return back to retreat for lunch. Post lunch visit Ki monastery and Kibber village. Ki Gompa is a Gelugpa sect monastery. Its hilltop position points to a post-thirteenth century construction. The three storied structure consists largely of storage rooms at the bottom level, while the middle oor houses the Dukhang- the assembly hall- and the uppermost oor has another temple and the head Lama's quarters, on one side of an open terrace. The greatest wealth of Ki Gompa lies in its collection of 'Thangkas' salvaged with di culty from the devastating raids of the Dogars and the Sikhs in the 19th century. From here a scenic drive takes you into the pasture country of Kibber. The pastures are spread over hundreds of square kilometers. Kibber is small village and is the take o point for the popular trek to Tso Moriri in Ladakh. Further up six kilometers from Kibber, we drive up to a still smaller village of Gete. Consisting of just six houses, it boasts of being the highest village in Asia connected by road.
  • Day 8: Kaza - Manali

    • Drive to Manali via 4,551M high Kunzum Pass and the 3,978m high Rohtang Pass. Check into Hotel Naggar Castle for overnight stay.
  • Day 9: Manali

    • Day of leisure and local sightseeing.
  • Day 10: Manali - Delhi

    • After an early breakfast, drive to Delhi via Chandigarh.
Package Includes
  • Accommodation for a couple in Specified Category Room for 9 Nights.
  • Meal plan will be on MAP basis. (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner)
  • Location transfer in Non A/C vehicle.
  • Hotel category will be as per the package.
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non Alcoholic).
  • All the Sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary .
  • All Taxes included no hidden costs.
Package Excludes
  • Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Government Service tax Extra
  • Guide / Entry fees, Boatings, Elephant riding / Horse ridings etc during sight seen
  • Optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • The company will not be responsible for any loss/theft/damage of luggage or any accidents.
  • Any other things that is not included in the "Includes" Section
  • Cut off period for cancellation 30 days - Nil Cancellation
  • Cancellation received 15 - 30 Days, will incur cancellation charges of one night.
  • Cancellation received within 15 days of the arrival date, will incur a cancellation charge equivalent to accommodation for the entire length of stay originally booked.
  • Cut off period for cancellation 15 days - Nil Cancellation
  • Cancellation received 7-15 days, will incur cancellation charges of one night.
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hrs will incur a cancellation charge equivalent to accommodation for the entire length of stay originally booked
travel tips
  • Keep identity card/passport with yourself while travelling.
  • Take care of local traditions and customs especially while visiting religious places.
  • Change money only at authorized Foreign Exchange Outlets/Banks/Hotels. Insist on receipt for money changed.
  • Himalaya has an wide range of weather conditions. Do check the type of clothing and other equipment you may require for the region you are visiting.
  • Dispose all litter carefully. The use of plastic bags is banned in Himachal.

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