Destination Covered : Chandigarh City, Shimla, Spiti
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Day 1: Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan
Starting early your vehicle will collect you in Chandigarh before proceeding to Shimla for brunch. From Shimla drive past the Wangtu bridge to Sarahan where you will rest for the night. If there is time in the afternoon In Sarahan explore the famous Bird Park or visit the Bhima Kali temple one of the most important temples of Kali in India where there use to be human sacrifice before 18th Century.
Day 2: Sarahan – Reckong Peo – Kalpa
Tonight you will stay in the meadows and apple orchards of Kalpa village, overlooking Reckong Peo, Kinnaurs’ district headquarters and kickoff point for Spiti. Our guests stay in a quaint and comfortable hotel nestled amongst acres of apple and cherry trees! Very romantic!
Day 3: Kalpa – Puh – Nako – Sumdo – Tabo
Here the landscape changes to Desert Mountains. As we drive through the desert terrain we move through the village of Puh to reach Nako for overnight stay. Visit the Lake & the Monastery of Nako walk through the Village of Nako. After our short hike we continue through some very breathtaking mountain scenery past the border checkpost of Sumdo into Spiti Valley proper, passing within one mountain of the Tibetan border.
Day 4: Tabo
The famous Tabo Monastery is more than 1010 years old and home to many precious Thanka paintings, including the Pillar of a Thousand Buddhas. The entry to the monastery complex, covering in total 6300 square meters, is made of earthen walls with marvelous colourful frescoes inside. The ancient paintings depict the life cycle of The Buddha, and legends from the Jataka Tales and were made in the Tibetan style by artists from Kashmir. Tabo monastery is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is Also called the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Be sure to visit the nearby meditation caves to experience a moment of tranquility and introspection!
Day 5: Tabo – Dhankar – Lalung
Located a 3 hour drive from Kaza, Dhankar is the ancient capital of Spiti and seat of the Spitian Kings and is home to their ruined castle as well as a splendid 16th Century Monastery. Situated mid way between Kaza and Tabo it’s slightly of the route on top of a steep sided mountain ridge jutting out over the valley. To properly visit the fort and monastery at Dhankar requires several hours and from Dhankar it is only a short trek to Dhankar Lake, allow for one and a half hours roundtrip hike.
We will carry on to one of the prettiest villages in Spiti – Lalung.The largest village in Lingti Valley, Lalung is a picturesque village with inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. The literal translation of Lingti in Spitian is ‘an instrument that cuts rock’ this river does seem to carve through the rocky landscape, descending from its source in neighboring Tibet.
The Lalung Monastery is famous for its statue of the Three Cornered Buddha, made with three sides to symbolize the Buddha looking in all directions at once. Legend has it that Rinchen Zangpo, founder of Spiti’s major monasteries came here 1000 years ago. He planted a willow tree in the soil above the village and instructed the locals that should the tree survive, they must found a monastery. Today, in front of the 10th century monastery sits an ancient, gnarled and revered willow trees.
Day 6: Lalung – Kaza – Langcha
The village of Langcha hangs over Kaza far below on the valley floor from an altitude of 4250 mts. Traveling to Langcha From Kaza involves a journey along one of the world’s highest motorable roads. Winding along the mountain side above Kaza the traveler gets a spectacular view of the meandering silver waters of the Spiti River on the valley floor. The route gradually snakes in to the Shilla Valley, a high altitude valley on the upper plateau where yak men graze their herds.
Langcha Village is divided into two parts, Lower and Upper Village and is home to a 900 Year old Buddhist Temple. Lunch in Langcha in local house, enjoying genuine Spitian cuisine. After lunch take in the short journey to Komic, passing through the Langthis Natural Fossil Centre on the way. Visit the ancient heritage monastery destroyed by an earthquake in 1975 near Hikkim Village as well as the Komic monastery, by some claims the highest in Asia.
Day 7: Langcha – Kaza – Ki Monastry – Kibber
First visit of the day will be the famous Ki Monastry. Located at 4120m, 14km from Kaza on the Kaza to Kibber Road, the car will stop at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. Visitors will be able to trek around the monastry and admire the excellent collections of ancient paintings and scriptures contained in the large monastic complex. Occupying nearly all sides of the hill, Ki Monastry belongs Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Then we will move farther down the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Kibber is one of the biggest villages in Spiti, located at an altitude of 4250 meters. and is one of the only other villages to offer restaurants and formal guesthouse accommodation besides Tabo and Kaza. We will overnight in Kibber and spend the rest of the evening looking for wildlife on the slopes around Kibber’s steep canyon.
Day 8: Kibber – Chicham
From Kibber it is a short trek to Chicham Village, located across a sharp and precipitous canyon, traversable by thrilling wire cross-ways (known locally as the Jula) but also reachable keeping both feet on the ground! This area is home to one of the highest populations of Snow Leopards and spotting one of these rare creatures is a definite possibility. At the least, the watchful observer can be sure of seeing some of the big cat’s prey: ibex or blue sheep graze on the slopes between the two villages and the local guides all but guarantee Tibetan Wolf sightings if you can wake up before dawn and climb the steep slopes behind the village to their lair before sunrise.
Day 9: Chicham – Losar – Manali
Early morning drive to Manali, located 220 km away from Kaza, the total time of this trip will take approximately 8 To 10 Hours. During the course of the journey we drive across the imposing heights of Kunzum Pass located at an altitude of 4551mts. We will stop for lunch in Batal near the halfway point before reaching the famous Rohtang Pass for some late afternoon tea. We’ll reach Manali in evening to end the journey.
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