- 10 Nights in Himalayan
Day 1: Chandigarh - Thanedar
- Meet at Chandigarh railway station at 1130 hrs. Drive to Thanedar via Barog, Shimla and Narkanda. Reach Thanedar in the evening. Depending on your travel time, you will be able to see either apple blossoms or apples. Evening around bonfire. Evening around a bonfire & overnight stay at camps
Day 2: Thanedar Sangla
- Visit Hatu peak early in the morning. The peak offers excellent views of ShrikhandMahadev peaks. Back to Thanedar for breakfast, Leave for Sangla around mid-morning. We drive down towards Sutlej River. We drive along the river till Karcham from where once again, we start climbing up the mountains to reach Sangla. Reach Banjara camps situated ahead of Sangla. Evening around a bonfire. Overnight stay at the camp
Day 3: Sangla visit Chitkul
- A day visit to the Chitkul village, this is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. From here, we can hike up to Nagasthi, the last border outpost that civilians are allowed to. It is a lovely 2.5 kms walk along a stream. Lunch along the glacier fed mountain stream. Drive back to Camp in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. You could also try your hand at rappelling, rock climbing or river crossing. Evening around a bonfire & overnight stay at camps
Day 4: Sangla - Hike to Rakcham
- Today, we go for the signature walk of the valley. Drive to Rakcham village where we cross the river and begin our hike back to the camp. This is a 6-7 kms long hike through thick forests, open skies, streams and walk by the river. Reach back early afternoon. Rest after lunch else, try your hand at Rock climbing, rappelling or river crossing. You could also go for a short walk in the surrounding hills. Evening around a bonfire & overnight stay at camps
Day 5: Sangla Tabo
- Today, we leave behind verdant, forest clad mountains as we go over the tree line towards the Spiti region. Stop briefly at Rekongpeo to enjoy the fantastic views of KinnerKailash peak. After driving for about 5 hrs on NH 22, just short of Yangthang, we take a detour, to visit the picturesque Nako Lake and have a picnic lunch by the lakeside. Post –lunch we drive on through breath taking, mountain desert terrain to reach Tabo.
Day 6: Tabo - Kaza via Dhankar
- Visit Tabo monastery early in the morning. Participating in the morning prayers is an experience in itself. Post-breakfast drive down to 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 Buddha where four complete figures of Buddha sit back to back is the main attraction of this more than seven-century old monastery. Move on to visit the glorious TaboGompa; 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. Evening around a bonfire & overnight stay at camps
Day 7: Rangrik - KI Gompa - Kibber - Gete - Rangrik
- After breakfast, 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 floor houses the Dukhang- the assembly hall- and the uppermost floor 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 difficulty 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 off point for the popular trek to TsoMoriri 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. Drive back to the retreat for a late lunch and spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8: Kaza - Chandratal - Manali
- Leave early today and drive towards Chandratal via Kunzum la. From Batal we take a short detour to drive to Chandratal (depending on weather and road conditions). Chandratal or Moon Lake is a stunningly beautiful lake situated at a height of more than 14000 ft. The lake changes colours according to sunlight/ daylight reflected from lake. Spend the afternoon close to lake and walk back to the campsite for the night.
Day 9: Manali - Sojha
- Hike back to the road and drive back to Batal and on to Manali. Reach Manali in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure in Manali. Night stay in hotel
Day 10: Sojha
- Sojha is another stunningly beautiful hamlet flanked by Oak and Cedar forest. You could choose to relax at retreat, read, go for a short hike to the village else we drive up to Jalori pass (a short 5 km drive) and hike up to Raghupur fort (3 kms). Raghupur fort offers fantastic views of the valley. Hike back in time for lunch. Rest of the afternoon at leisure
Day 11: Drop at Chandigarh
- Today morning after breakfast check out from hotel and travel to Chandigarh and take a drop at desired railway station or airport.
- Pick up from Chandigarh Railway Station & Drop back at Chandigarh Railway Station
- Welcome drink on arrival (Non Alcoholic i.e. Tea, Coffee, Juice
- Accommodation will be provided in the specified category of rooms
- Rooms will be provided on twin sharing basis in every place
- Accommodation provided as per the packages mentioned at the end of the itinerary
- Free Use of all Recreational Facilities available at hotel
- All Sight Seen mentioned in the itinerary by Individual cab
- Services of a guide for walks as per itinerary
- Wall climbing/ River Crossing/ Burma bridge in Sangla
- Cab will be Innova or similar for the above-mentioned itinerary
- Complimentary meals Bed Tea, Breakfasts & Dinners
- Child below 5 years will be treated as complimentary in all hotel
- Inclusive of all hotel Taxes (Parking, Toll Tax, Luxury Tax, Govt. Service Tax, Green Tax Fuel Exp. and Driver Exp.)
- Government Service Tax 3.09% Extra
- Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey that is not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Guide / Entry fees, Boatings, Elephant riding / Horse ridings etc during sight seen
- Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item
- Any changes in Govt. taxes, Hotel Tariff, etc will be intimated before confirming the Package
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
- Heater charges, Luggage Charges in AC Volvo will be extra
- Meal other than specified in the package
- Any adventure activity Skiing, paragliding, River Rafting(Other than Specified) etc
- Optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Any Medical /rescue evacuation due to mishaps
- Any other things that is not included in the "Includes" Section
- The company will not be responsible for any loss of luggage or any accidents. We are not responsible for theft or damage to your luggage.
- Every passenger is travelling on his own responsibility.
- Also note that Video & Audio systems are prohibited in commercial vehicles as per law and we do not guarantee for it always
HIGH SEASON / ON SEASON
- 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.
LOW SEASON / OFF SEASON
- 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
- 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.