Manali - Kaza - Tabo - Sangla - Sarahan - Shimla

Recommended persons: Minimum 4 Tour

Period: Mid June to Late September

Day 01: Delhi - Manali (560 kms) Travel by car/jeep from Delhi to Manali. On arrival check-in in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Manali AM free. PM half day city sight seeing including Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Manali - Batal (100 kms) Travel by jeep from Manali to Batal over the Rohtang Pass (3980 m). Overnight in tents at Batal.

Day 04: Batal - Kaza (88 kms) Travel by jeep from Batal to Kaza by jeep over the Kunzam Pass (4558 m). Overnight in tents at Kaza.

Day 05: Kaza Morning visit the Ki monastery, 12 kms from Kaza. This centuries – old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors. It houses valuable thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 kms further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Overnight in tents at Kaza.

Day 06: Kaza An excursion visiting Pin Valley, the land of Ibex and Snow Leopards. Also visit an old monastery Gungri monastery in Pin Valley. Overnight in tents at Kaza.

Day 07: Kaza – Tabo (48 kms) Travel by jeep from Kaza to Tabo by jeep enroute visiting Dhankar gompa. This gompa rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. Founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Overnight in tents at Tabo.

Day 08: Tabo – Sangla (185 kms) Travel by jeep from Tabo to Sangla by jeep enroute visiting Nako, built around a lake, this is one of Kinnaur's most charming villages. Travel onwards to Sangla passing Khab, the confluence of the rivers Spiti and Sutlej. On arrival check in at camps. Overnight in camps.

Day 09: Sangla In picturesque settings and with interesting architecture, visit the village of Chitkul. Overnight in camps.

Day 10: Sangla – Sarahan (92 kms) Travel by jeep from Sangla to Sarahan by jeep. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit the famous Bhimakali temple, regarded as one of the Shaktipeeths.

Day 11: Sarahan – Shimla (184 kms) Travel by jeep from Sarahan to Shimla. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Shimla Morning visit the Institute of Advanced Studies. Afternoon stroll through the famous shopping area of Shimla- The Mall. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Shimla – Delhi (372 kms) Travel by car/ jeep from Shimla to Delhi and proceed directly to international airport to board flight for onward destination. End of the tour.