Shimla Spiti Manali Holiday Travel Package
Travel Package Details
- TRANSPORT : In private or shared car or SUV with driver.
- ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
- ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
- ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Motorcycle rides, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities (Optional)
- DURATION: 11 Days
- MEALS: By choice
Tired by the daily grind and noises of the city? Stressed out by the pollution? Welcome to a holiday in the lap of mother nature, a vacation in Shimla, Manali and Spiti. Come in touch with the inner you; harmonize your mind, body and soul. Experience the beautiful town of Shimla,the wilderness of Spiti, and recharge yourself in the beautiful Manali. Here you get the opportunity to blend the untouched naturally beautiful Spiti with the rugged beauty of Shimla and Manali.
First day of this journey will begin by sightseeing in Shimla. We’ll walk in famous Mall Road and Ridge area. See the Church, Lakkar bazaar, Scandal Point, city market and enjoy the views and history of old summer capital of India during colonial British times.
Shimla – Sarhan
After breakfast, we head towards Sarhan from Shimla. Through the Wangtu bridge on our way, we will be reaching Sarhan by evening for night stay. If we might be lucky to reach early we can also visit the Sarhan Bird Sanctuary and Bhim Kali temple
DAY 3 and 4
Sarhan – Sangla
We’ll spend two days in Sangla enjoying the sights of the valley, exploring apple orchards, nature trails and enjoying the simple way of life of local villagers.We can walk to numerous small rivers flowing through the area and relax on riverside. Spending sometime here will also help us acclimatise ourselves to the higher altitude of Spiti valley.
Sangla – Kalpa
We approach Kalpa village, known for its beautiful meadows and apple orchards. We approach a small town Reckong Peo, which is the district headquarters of Kinnaur district, and the commencing point for journeys into the Spiti valley. You will love our hotel here, sandwiched between apple and cherry groves, a momentous place to call it a day.
Kalpa – Tabo
Tabo is our destination for the next morning. Boasting of a history of over 1000 years, Tabo Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. Here you come across magnificent artifacts and special Thanka paintings. The pillar of a thousand Buddhas, is famed world over. This monastery is a recognized World Heritage site by UNESCO. The magnificent entrance made of earthen walls, decorated with frescoes, will catch your attention. Spread over a large 6300 sq. kms, this complex is breathtaking. The wall paintings depict various stages of the life of Buddha and Jataka tales in Tibetan style. Post this visual feast, we get to view the nearby mountain caves utilized by monks for meditation. We then visit the Nako lake and Giu, which has a mummy of a Buddhist monk.
A drive to Dhankar, the ancient capital of Spiti, while it was ruled by kings gives a start to our day. There are remains of the old Castle and a 16th century monastery. Situated on the top of a high mountain, overlooking the entire valley, the view of the town is breathtaking. Then follows a walk to Dhankar lake , about 90 minutes from there and we reach the scenic place called Pin Valley, with tinkling streams and rare animals and birds.
Pin – Langza – Hikkim – Komic – Kaza
Driving from Kaza, the capital of Spiti, we encounter Langza, Hikkim and Komic. Koumik has ancient fossils in the Langthis Natural Fossil centre. From there, we approach the Komic monastery, the highest monastery in the world and one more old monastery previously destroyed by the earthquake in 1975, near Hikkim village,
Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Chandratal
On our drive to Kibber road, we visit the monastery on an altitude of 4120 meters, belonging to the Gelupga Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the Ki monastery. Here we explore ancient manuscripts and wonderful paintings. We, then drive towards Kibber village which is the largest village in the Lahaul – Spiti Region and is a wonderful place if you are a wildlife lover. In the evening, we arrive at Chandratal lake to witness the sun setting over cool, and calm waters of the lake. Night stay will be at the camp site.
Chandratal – Manali
After about a drive of 7-9 hours, depending on travel conditions we finally reach Manali. On our way we come across Batal, Chotta Darrah, Gramphu and the magnificent Rohtang Pass, which is supposed to be one of the highest passes for motor vehicles and is known for its breathtaking beauty. We approach Manali by evening to retire and stroll around the forests. We spend our time feasting on the views of this beautiful town
The last day of our journey is in Manali. We spend it leisurely sightseeing, shopping in the local markets and visiting famous landmarks such as the Manu temple and Hidimba Temple. Manu, author of Manusmriti is the first human according to Hindu mythology. We then rightly end our journey by visiting the warm springs of Vashishta Kund, The therapeutic and relaxing waters will act like a balm for your aching feet, as we end our journey here.