Lahaul Spiti Safari Tour

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Destinations

Shimla- Sarahan- Sangla- Kalpa- Tabo- Dhankar- Lalung- Kaza- Kunzum La- Chatru- Manali - Chandigarh

11D/10N

Best time to visit- Winter season is spine chilling in Lahaul Spiti region, thus, mid May to mid October is the ideal time.

Unique Experiences

Offbeat adventure activities, Sarahan village, highest motor-able Kibber village, Tabo monastery and Ajantas of Himalayas.

If you are an adventure junkie, Lahaul Spiti safari tour will take adventure completely to a new level. Recently explored and the offbeat destinations on this tour are Lahaul Valley and Spiti Valley. These two are the spectacular valleys of which you can never get enough of. The Lahaul region becomes snow covered between October and May and hence it becomes inaccessible. The only way to get through beautiful Lahaul valley is via Rohtang Pass. However, Spiti Valley is accessible all year round.

Lahaul Spiti tour package brings numerous offbeat experiences such as the highest motor-able village, gorgeous views of Shimla- summer capital during British rule, Manali and other beautiful destinations of Himachal Pradesh.

So, tighten your shoe laces and grab your overcoat to get through a journey to paradise.

Follow The Route

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 01: Chandigarh- Shimla (130 km, 4 Hrs)

The journey starts from Chandigarh. Post breakfast, get ready for a drive towards Shimla. Upon arrival at Shimla, check-in to the hotel. Shimla is a hill station that served as summer capital during British rule. It still retains some buildings during that era. In the afternoon, visit State Museum that houses Pahari sculptures and miniature paintings. Strolling around the mall offers some interesting glimpses of British colonial structures and breath-taking views of Himalayas.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Shimla.

Day 02: Shimla-Sarahan (170 km, 7-8 Hrs)

Post breakfast, start driving towards Narkhanda. This drive is incredible offering the most spectacular views of Himalayas in snowy flanks, thick and fragrant forests of pine and deodar. It is a beautiful journey to quaint town of Sarahan. You may opt between bungalows and camps to stay in Sarahan. The town is popular for ancient temples of Bhima Kali. The architecture of temples is inspired by Hindu and Buddhist art styles. The two multi-tiered towers and golden spires with Shrikhand peak at the backdrop, Bhima Kali temple is considered to be associated with human sacrifice. Later, the practice was discontinued and then human sacrifice was replaced by animal sacrifice.

 

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or camp in Sarahan.

Day 03: Sarahan- Sangla (116 km, 4 Hrs)

Sarahan to Sangla is a pleasant drive of 4 hours. This drive will take you to the beautiful villages of Sangla nestled in Baspa Valley, Kinnaur.  The crystal clear blue-green Baspa River, the lower slopes of Kinner- Kailash and thick forests make Sangla a charming village. The houses and cottages over the slopes, temples and Buddhist monastery make it appear like a Shangri-la. Sangla is also famous for trout fishing. Spend your day while exploring the breath-taking surroundings.

 

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or tented camp in Sangla.

Day 04: Sangla- Kalpa (40 km, 2 Hrs)

In the morning, start driving towards Kalpa via Chitrakoot Pass. Before descending towards Kalpa, take a halt at the summit for bird-eye view of gorgeous Baspa Valley. Kalpa town is strategically located on rocks near the banks of Sutlej River with the backdrop of Kinner-Kailash. The Kinner-Kailash Mountain is believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. In fact, the shape of the mountain is quite similar to Shiva-ling. It changes its colour many a times during a day. Kalpa region is also popular for apples. You can stroll around the apple gardens while enjoying the panoramic vistas of majestic mountains.

 

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or tented camp in Kalpa.

Day 05: Kalpa- Tabo (154 km, 4-5 Hrs)

Post breakfast, start driving towards Sutlej River and later to Spiti River to reach Tabo. Take the route via Yangthang and Samdho along ancient Tibetan trade route. Samdho is the confluence point of two rivers. It is also the last town at the border of India and Tibet and is the gateway to Spiti. The scenic vistas along the route look so beautiful with stark mountains and different shades (brown, orange & yellow) of vegetation. Spiti is considered as a geological museum as the rough and rugged mountain slopes have been laid bare by centuries of soil erosion, snow and wind. These slopes stand still and swipe down to river beds in consistently changing shades. It makes this valley mesmerizingly beautiful.

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or tented camp in Tabo.

Day 06: Tabo Sightseeing

The unique thing about this tiny village Tabo is the flat-roofed houses. The friendly villagers welcome you at the place. Tabo monastery is the popular attraction in this village. The monastery was established in 996 AD containing one the richest and the most ancient Buddhist art treasures. The art and murals of this monastery are the only ones that connect to the cave paintings at Ajanta. Inside the monastery complex, there are 9 temples and their walls are adorned with beautiful paintings, images of Gods & Goddesses and monks who are meditating. To the North of monastery, there are some ancient caves.

 

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or tented camp in Tabo.

Day 07: Tabo- Dhankar- Lalung- Kaza (52 km, 5 Hrs)

Post breakfast, start driving towards Dhankar. Dhankar is the traditional capital of Spiti. Visit an old monastery housing Vairochamma (Dhayan Buddha) statue. Strolling through mountainside will take you to a crystal clear beautiful Mountain Lake. Continue the drive towards Kaza while visiting Lalung en-route. Lalung is a unique monastery which is adorned with exquisite carved work. Later you will reach valley of Lingti. Lingti is a world-wide famous valley whose history dates back to 250 million years ago. Pin Valley is next in line. It is famous for Snow Leopard and Ibex.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Kaza.

Day 08: Kaza Sightseeing

After breakfast, start driving towards Kibber village. It is the highest motor-able village at an elevation of 4,205 meters. Kaza is a quaint town and offers the scenic vistas of rugged mountains. The village has the highest post office in the world. You may post the letter to your near and dear ones from this post office. Also visit Geti Village (4,270 meters). It is the highest inhabited village in this region.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Kaza.

Day 09: Kaza- Kunzum La- Chatru (135 km, 8 Hrs)

After breakfast, start driving towards Chatru while soothing your eyes with incredibly beautiful views. At every turn you will see picturesque backdrop- the rocks, the mountains, enchanting rivers and the wilderness. Upon arrival at Kunzum La at an elevation of 4,590 metres, the mountain pass connects Spiti to Lahaul. The snow clad peaks and mountains seem so relaxing and visual treat to eyes that it imprints on your mind and soul for lifetime.  Later continue drive towards Chatru.

 

Overnight stay would be at a bungalow or tented camp in Chatru.

Day 10: Chatru- Rohtang- Manali (81 km, 4 Hrs)

Post breakfast, start driving towards Manali via Rohtang Pass. It is at 4 hours’ drive from Chatru. Upon arrival at Manali, check-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Manali.

Day 11: Manali- Chandigarh (260 km, 8 Hrs)

After breakfast, get ready for the drive towards Chandigarh. On the way, you enjoy the incredible backdrops and pastures.

 

Later board the flight to your next destination.

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