Tribal Circuit located in the beautiful State of Himachal Pradesh. In this epic tour we explore places like – Shimla, Sangla, Nako, Tabo, Kaza, Chandartaal, Keylong, Sissu and Manali. Starts from Shimla and ends at Manali. You can enjoy the scenic landscape of river valleys, snow capped peaks, high passes, icy lakes, and have a look at the glaciers. The place is full of temples and you might come across priests, monasteries, lamas, and yaks. Himachal is blessed with pristine cultural heritage and natural beauty and you can capture them in your camera and cherish them throughout your life. The Tribal Circuit of Himachal i.e. “Kinnaur and Lahaul & Spiti” has highly diversified natural beauty.
|Duration||09 nights/10 days|
|Places Covered||Shimla/Kinnaur/Lahaul & Spiti/Manali|
|Period||July till Mid October|
|Tour Starting Place||Shimla|
|Tour Ending Place||Manali|
|Mode of Transportation||SUV Cabs or Motor bikes|
|Accommodation||Twin Sharing & Triple Sharing Basis.|
Day Wise Itinerary:-
Day 01: Narkanda To Sangla (225 Kms)
In the morning receive by our representative and board the cabs for your tour. Today we heads to Sangla via Narkanda, Rampur and Karcham. You shall meet the Sutlej river at Sainj and from there on it will be with you till Khab. With the Bapsa river magically weaving itself through the forested slopes, this exquisite 95 kilometre stretch of the Sangla Valley is a sight to behold. Known predominately for its agriculture, every house in Sangla will have cultivations of apples, pears, walnuts, apricots or potatoes. Sangla is one of the most beautiful valleys in India. Overnight stay in Sangla.
Day 02: Sangla – Chitkul – Kalpa
After having a hot, fresh breakfast while basking in the first rays of the sun, we head towards Chitkul.
Chitkul can be described as one of the most scenic settlements in the valley and the last inhabited village before the India-China border. This short drive from Sangla to Chitkul will be one of the most scenic drives you’ll take with plenty of opportunities to take stunning photographs. Walk around the Bapsa river and pay tributes to the Mathi Goddess at the temple in the village. After spending time in Chitkul, we turn around and head to Kalpa. Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner Kailash and Jorkandan Peaks looming right above the village. Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.
Day 3: Kalpa – Nako
After Breakfast in Hotel we continue driving on the famous Hindustan – Tibet Highway or the NH 22 – This stretch famously known as one of “most treacherous roads of the world” by the lonely planet in a visual spectacle. Don’t let that little piece of information deter you because your local drivers are highly skilled and experienced while driving on these roads. As you begin embracing the jaw-dropping views watch the mountains change their colours from the lush greens of the Kinnaur valley to the many hues of brown.
In Kalpa visit the Suicide Point, which is located around 3 Kms away from Kalpa village and the journey to this point takes place through beautiful apple gardens. This place is so lovely that tourists even forget the dangerous trench and vertical slope they pass through on their way to suicide point. This place is famous for its thrilling trench and enchanting atmosphere that gives a wonderful experience to the visitors.
After a quick refuelling stop at Puh, we proceed to Nako – the last hamlet of Kinnaur, before we enter the gates of Spiti Valley. Dinner and Overnight Stay in Nako.
Day 4: Nako- Sumdo- Tabo – Dhankar (115 kms)
Have an early breakfast and head to Nako Lake. After that head towards Dhankar. The terrain will change after Pooh and you will see the end of the tree line. See the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej river at Khab. Enroute visit the Tabo Monastery which is close to 1000 years old now. The murals, thankas and paintings are believed to have been made in a single night by the Gods themselves. You can also hike to the meditation caves, if time permits.
Visit Dhankar Monastery- Seat of the King in ancient times- the most beautiful setting of a monument which hangs on a cliff and overlooks the confluence of Spiti and Pin River. Hike to Dhankar lake, if your lungs permit. Dinner and overnight stay in Dhankar.
Day 5: Dhankar – Lalung – Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kibber
Take the morning easy after breakfast we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley.
Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and more.
We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox and marten. Birds such as the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, chukor and raven paint the skies a pretty picture. Dinner and Overnight stay in Kaza/Kibber
Day 6: Kibber – Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Key Gompa – Kibber
This day also visit Hikkim- the highest post office in the world and Komic- one of the highest villages in the world at 4600 meters. A visit to the Tangyud monastery in Komic is also worthwhile. You can see some snow laden peaks during this drive. Visit the postmaster of the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and mail some postcards from here after that visit the oldest monastery in the region Key Gompa.
Day 7: Kibber – Chandratal Lake via Kunzum Pass.
Morning after breakfast leave for Chandratal Lake by crossing Kunzam Pass (15,100ft) reach Baltal, change a vehicle to Sumo to proceed to Chandratal lake. On a way have a magnificent view of CB Ranges Peaks. This Deep Blue Water Has A Circumference Of 2.5 Kms. This Is The Source Of The River Chandra According To Some Believers, This Is The Spot From Where The God Indra`S Chariot Took The Eldest Pandava Brother Yudhistra To Swarga To Heaven In His Mortal Form. Full day at Leisure to enjoy the beauty of beautiful lake and natural surrounded Snow peaks. O/N Camping at Chandratal Lake.
Day 8: Chandartal – Keylong
After Breakfast leave for a nice long drive along the Chandra River, which later becomes the Chandra Bhaga at the Confluence in Tandi Bridge. The landscape is barren all around while the valley floor is lush green with fields of Barley, Potato and Hops fringed with trees of Willow & Poplar. En-route stop at tiny hamlet of Chattru for refreshment. O/N Keylong.
Day 9: Keylong – Udaipur – Trilokinath – Manali
After Breakfast leave for sacred sites of Triloknath & Udaipur, Both Hindus & Buddhist revere these. After visiting these exquisite temples, leave for Manali through Rohtang Pass 13050 ft, Reach Manali by Evening. O/N Manali.
Day 10: Manali – Departure
After Breakfast check out the hotel till 11:00 am and proceed for homeward journey…..
“Tour Ends with Life time memories”
- All Sightseeing as per itinerary by Innova/Zylo/Scorpio.
- Pick and drop from Chandigarh.
- 01 night accommodation in Shimla with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Sangla with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Kalpa with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Nako with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Dhankar with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 02 night accommodation in Kibber with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Chandertal with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Keylong with Breakfast and Dinner.
- 01 night accommodation in Manali with Breakfast and Dinner.
- All driver charges, Toll charges, Parking, State tax and fuel fee included
- Assistance on arrival.
- All Hotel Taxes.
- Tips and porter chargers.
- Lunch/ Tea Coffee
- 05% GST is not included.
- Any additional expenses.
- Cost of any excursions.
- Early check in and late check out at the hotel.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Any other services not specified above.
- Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities.
- The itinerary is subject to favorable road and weather conditions. We will do the best to make alternative arrangements in case of bad weather and inaccessibility to the destination before or after the tour has begun. The cost of the tour or any part of it will not be refunded in an event of unfavorable conditions anytime during the tour days, after the tour begins.
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