8 Nights / 9 Days
4590 m / 15060 ft
June to September
Hotel/ Guesthouse/Tented Campsite – 07
Solang – Bed and Breakfast basis; Keylong, Tabo, Kaza – All meals included
In small Non AC vehicles
Based on minimum of 6 pax * Ex Chandigarh 9% Service Tax to be added
• Transport by Innova /Tempo Traveller depending on group size.
• Hotel accommodation/ Deluxe camps – Breakfast and dinner included.
• Govt. Service Tax as applicable
• Charges for ‘personal’ porters hired over and above the porters / mules hired for our trek.
• Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
• Tips to the camping staff, porters and guide.
• Any extra costs incurred due extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of the organization.
• Items not specified in “Cost Includes”
A drive to Lahaul- Spiti in the high altitude Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh is a must- do in the life of any traveler. Starting with apple country in Narkanda, you will cross the lush Sangla Valley before hitting the cold deserts of Lahaul and Spiti. Landscapes will change from green to barren, the skies will come in many hues, and snow capped peaks will dare you to conquer them. You will cross traditional villages meeting people living in a world of their own, tending to their fields and livestock and always welcoming of even strangers. You will be touched by the spirituality of the region, even as you have a great adventure all along.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT CHANDIGARH, PICK UP AND DRIVE TO NARKANDA (178 km, 5 hrs)
DAY 2: NARKANDA TO SANGLA (2,680 m/8,792 ft; 180 kms, 8 hrs)
DAY 3: EXCURSION TO BASPA VALLEY AND DRIVE TO KALPA (97 kms)
DAY 4: KALPA TO TABO (3050 m/10,000 ft; 229 km, 10 Hrs)
DAY 5: TABO TO KAZA, PIN VALLEY (3,800m/12,467 ft)VIA DHANKAR (3,890 m/12,762 ft) AND LAHLUNG (125 kms)
Dhankar: Through the steep hillside, a dusty road slowly winds its way up to the village Dhankar, about 30 km from Tabo. Situated in the middle of a ridge in a striking location, is a 6th century Gompa, though not well‐ preserved, still has some magnificent original Thanka paintings. There are some beautiful murals here too. Unfortunately a part of monastery was destroyed during a severe winter in 1989.
Lahlung: This small village in the beautiful Lingthi Valley consists of a cluster of 50 to 60 houses with a population over 300. The Gompa situated on the top of the village, is invisible from the road. The main temple is decorated with unique mandalas and statues with the main statue of Bodhisattva in the centre. A small, but very attractive temple depicts the philosophy which originated in Western Tibet about 800 years ago. The monastery is over shadowed by a huge fig tree. There is another small temple to the left of the main building, which houses a four‐headed clay idol of Buddha looking in to four different directions.
Pin: Cross the Spiti river by a solid concrete bridge and follow the Pin River, one of the major tributaries of the Spiti river. The valley is famous for wild life – Ibex and Snow Leopard. There is also a monastery called Kungri Monastery, which is believed to be founded by Guru Padmasambhava. Drive back to the main road and further on to Kaza. Overnight at a hotel in Kaza.