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Kalpa

Indian Himalayan Jeep Safari Tour | Himalaya Tour

Duration: 19 Days/18 Nights
Price: $ On Request
Best Season: Mid June – Mid October

One of the Highest Jeep Safari in the World

The roads of Kinnaur, Spiti&Ladakh are open only for 2-3 months, between July and September, every year before the snows cover it up or wash away the road. This overland route had become an increasingly popular way to go to Leh. The advantage of the road route is that one sees an amazing panorama of nature ‘s beauty and also gets gradually acclimatized to breathing in the high altitude atmosphere. An unforgettable experience as the road traverses a variety of landscapes and one can hardly put the camera away. Along the way nature impresses with awesome mountain passes of 17-18,000 ft., long stretches of the flat, cold desert without a trace of vegetation, amazing natural rock formations and deep gorges of the rivers Sutlej, Beas, Chandra, Bhaga and finally Indus. From the snow-clad mountains, when the snows melt, one sees beautiful waterfalls and gurgling crystal clear mountain streams. Along the streams and rivers are human habitations with pockets of rich cultivated green fields, fruit orchards and wild exotic plants used for preparing herbal medications.




Many of us think that the Himalaya is only made for those people who want to do trekking or climbing but aren't true. The Himalayas are also recognized for those who love to travel in Himalayas ' region. This is the best way to explore the Himalayas Safari.





 

SPITI KINNAUR KULLU KANGRA JEEP SAFARI

BEST SEASON: Mid June - Mid October

NO OF DAY/NIGHT: 19 DAY/18 NIGHT


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
* One of the highest Jeep Safari in the world
* Beautiful landscapes
* 17-18000 ft High Mountain Passes
* Crystal clear streams, rivers & waterfalls
* Camping / Homestays
* Monasteries

                                

DAY

ITINERARY

DISTANCE

Day 1

Arrive Chandigarh and city tour of Chandigarh

(135km/3-4 Hrs Drive)

Day 2

Drive to Shimla.

 

Day 3

In Shimla – Guided walk around

 

Day 4

Shimla - Sangla

(161 kms/ 5-6 Hrs drive)

Day 5

Day trip to Chitkul& Drive Sangla to Kalpa

(26 Kms/one way)

( 40 kms /2 hours drive)

Day 6

Drive Kalpa– Nako -Tabo

(160kms /5- 6 Hrs Drive)

Day 7

Drive Tabo – Lalun – Dhankar - Kaza

( 50 kms / 1.5 hrs drive)

Day 8

In & Around Kaza

Drive

Day 9

Trek to Hikkim&Komic

 

Day 10

Trek to Demul

 

Day 11

Trek Lahlung

 

Day 12

Drive to Chandrataal Lake

( 120 Kms / 5 hrs)

Day 13

Drive Chandrataal to Manali

(120Kms – 7 Hrs)

Day 14

In Manali

 

Day 15

Drive Manali – Dharamshala

(238kms/ 8hrs)

Day 16

Dharamshala

 

Day 17

Dharamshala – Amritsar

(207kms/5 hrs)

Day 18

Amritsar

 

Day 19

Fly Out from Amritsar

 

 

Day 1: Arrival at Chandigarh Airport / City Tour

*Arrival at Chandigarh Airport & transfer to hotel
*City Tour Of Chandigarh

Meals: Nil

Day 2: Transfer to Shimla

 On arrival check in to the hotel. Later free to walk down the Mall, with its quaint bazaar with ice-cream parlors, shawl shops, Chinese cobblers, and handicraft shops.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Experience Heritage &guided Walksin Shimla

Shimla (also spelled as 'Simla') derives its name from goddess 'Shayamla Devi',
which is another manifestation of Goddess Kali. The capital of Himachal Pradesh came into light when the British discovered it in 1819.
Till then, it was a part of the Nepalese kingdom. In 1864 Shimla was declared as the summer capital of India.
After Independence, Shimla became the capital of Punjab and was later named the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
In 1903 a rail line was constructed between Kalka and Shimla.

Day 4: Shimla- Sangla

*breakfast by 0700hrs, an 8 hours drive takes us to the valley's largest settlement, Sangla, overlooks the right bank of the Baspa river on the lower slopes of Kinner-Kailash range of mountains.
*Enroute, visit the Bhimakali temple - With its unusual architecture and wealth of wood carvings, ShriBhima Kali Temple at Sarahan is the major monument that is duplicated nowhere else in the erstwhile hill states. Dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali presiding deity of the Rulers of former Bushahr State, situated at 2150 meters MSL this magnificent temple is about 180 km. from Shimla. With its capital at Shonitpur, this former princely state was extended up to an entire area of Kinnaur where for sometimes Lord Shiva disguised himself as Kirat.
*Today, the then Shonitpur is known as Sarahan. Banasur, the ardent devotee of Lord Siva, eldest among the one hundred sons of great oblative demon King Bali and the great-grandson of Visnu votary Prahlad, during the Puranic age was the ruler of this princely state.
*Arrive Sangla by noon
*Rest of the day spends exploring the nearby village, with its dense vegetation on mildly sloping mountains. The houses in this village rise from the river, one on top of the other with doors decorated with horns of mountain goats.
*The village also has a Hindu Temple built next to a Buddhist Monastery.
*The Sangla Valley has opened to visitors only 10 years ago and the inhabitants have many interesting customs and rituals.
*The area is a virgin and is closed to the outside world during the six months of winter.

 Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Day Trip to Chitkul by Road 

*Go for an early morning walk to Basteri village if you are up for it. Visit the ancient temple there and walk around the village. After breakfast, we take you to Chitkul- last village on Indo-Tibet border.
*Visit CHITKUL (3450 m), the last and the highest village in this valley, 28 km from Sangla, is noted for its alpine meadows and snowscapes.
*Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and drive back to Sangla.
*From Sangla, we continue the drive to Kalpa. The magnificent view of the Kinner-Kailash massif sweeps 4500m up from the valley floor - a rugged ridge of sharp gray peaks flecked with folds of ice and snow. At a height 2960 m, once called Chini, the village came into prominence when it was visited by the British Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie (1848-56AD). Dalhousie was also responsible for the creation of the original Hindustan Tibet Road. There are thick forests of Himalayan cedar, the quite legendary ‘deodar’.
*Arrive Kalpa by evening and check into hotel/ lodge/ homestay
*Visit Hu-Bu-Lan-Kar monastery - It is a perfect place for history buffs! This extremely old monastery was founded by Rinchensang-PO (950-1055 AD) and is very ancient.
*Visit the Narayan-Nagini temple which is a remarkable example of local craftsmanship

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Kalpa – Nako Monastery – Gui Mummy Stupa - Tabo 

*After early breakfast by 0700hrs, drive to TaboviaYangthang and Samadhi. The scenery along the whole route is breathtaking, changing from dense vegetation to a high mountain desert.
*NAKO VILLAGE & MONASTERY -Culturally closer to Buddhist Spiti than Kinnaur, Nako's village center retains an area of stone and mud-brick houses that has an almost medieval feel. Though backed by steep, arid mountainsides, Nako's remarkable stone-wall terracing allows agriculture to flourish improbably high above the Hangrang Valley (as the lower Spiti valley is called On the western edge of Nako.
*GUI MUMMY STUPA - The Buddhist Mummy at Gue, the remarkably well-preserved mummy is in a sitting position with intact hair and nails.
*That no chemicals are used, the natural mummification just left us marveling.
*At a distance of about 80 Km and a few kilometers away from the Indo-China border, Gue is the furthest village from Kaza.
*Arrive Taboby noon and check into hotel/ lodge/ homestay
*Tabo (3050 m) - 32005’N, 78023’E: At the right of Spiti river, is an ancient village on this route (33 km from Sumdo) flanked on either side by lofty hills, brown and sunburnt.
*It is the seat of one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Tabo–Lalun–Dhankar–Kaza 

*After early breakfast, visit Tabo monastery, which has a 1000 old year history. It is one of the simplest arts of temple building. We also visit the villages of Tabo.
*We drive on to Dhankar. About 40 km before Kaza, is this group of monasteries. The car will stop at the intersection between Dhankar and Shichling villages from where begins a trek of 10 Kms to a monastery.
*At Dhankar Village you will find two gompas: one the most sought after 1000 years old and the new one recently inaugurated by Dalai Lama. If you have enough time, do visit these monasteries where the lamas are generous enough to show you around.
*Drive on to Kaza, the main town in Spiti to reach by lunchtime.
*Check into Hotel
*Kaza (3600 M) [32o 13’N, 78o 05’E: Kaza is the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti sub-division, which was sometime back the headquarters of the Nono, Chief of Spiti. It is known for its asbestos mines, which owing to lack of transport facilities, has since been abandoned. A traditional fair is celebrated here every year in the month of August.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: in and Around Kaza –Kibber Village & Kye Monastery

*Drive to Kibber, situated at a height of 4320 meters, from where we get a beautiful view of the Spiti Tal.
*We also visit Kye Monastery. This magnificent hill-top monastery at Kye (3800 meters) is the most prominent feature of the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.
*The monastery, belonging to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is a striking example of monastic architecture that proliferated in the Western Tibetan kingdoms, during the fourteenth century.
*An architectural grandeur, you will be welcomed with a complimentary tea and witness the ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings. Make sure you do not click photographs in a praying room which is strictly prohibited.
*Shopping in Kaza - Kaza, although a small town, is famous or its pure wool shawls, carpets, and woolen clothes.
*Ceramic items and local jewelry is also on the top list of buyers.
* Let's check out some major shopping outlets of the town.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: Kaza to Langza in Taxi (1 Hr). Hike From Langza- Hikkim- Komic 

*Visit Langza - Set at an altitude of 4400 meters, Langza falls under the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and is close to Kaza, the headquarters of Spiti. Langza gets its name from 2 words; Lang which means temple and Za (short for Zama) which means mud craft. Langza once had a large community of artisans skilled in mud pottery.

*Hikkim Village - Located at a distance of around 6 km southwards of Langza, on the way to route to Komic, the tiny hamlet of Hikkim is known for being the home of the highest post office in the world, lying at an altitude of 4440 m (14567 feet) above the sea level (listed in the Limca Book of Records also). At first glance, you might mistake Hikkim for being an extension of Langza or Komic as this village too is bowl-shaped and equally tranquil.

*Komic Village, situated at a height of 4275m is a location where fossils are found. Villagers might tempt you to buy the fossils, however, do not get trapped since buying and transporting fossils is not legal. The village also owns a small monastery where women are not allowed during prayers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner

Day 10: Komic to Demul Hike 

Enjoy the sunrise, have your breakfast and start the hike to Demul this morning. You shall have to ascend in the beginning where we touch the highest point of the trek at 4700 meters and then it will be flat till we reach Demul. The day hike will be long and tiring but will have one of the best views to offer which will take your breath away. Demul is a beautiful village overlooking some beautiful mountains and pasture lands. Meet your host for the night and relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Demul to Lahlung Hike

We shall start Since this day trek won’t be a very long one so we shall start late after a nice breakfast and hike down to Lahlung through the farmlands of Demul and Rama village. This day it will most be downhill except for some climbing just before you reach Lahlung. Visit the Sherkhang monastery and listen to the folklore of this monastery through a monk. Meet your host for the day and take rest. 

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Kaza- Lohsar- Kunzum Pass- Chandrataal Lake 

Early morning, we drive to Chandra Tal- The lake of the moon via Lohsar village and Kunzum Pass. The drive on this day will be one of the highlights of the trip. Have a cup of tea at the last village of Spiti valley- Lohsar. After this, you will just get closer to the high mountains and all you will see is snow-capped peaks from Kunzum Pass and beyond. The hike to Chandra Tal lake is 20 mins from the barricade. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 13: Chandrataal- Batal- Chatru- Gramphoo- Rohtang Pass- Manali 

Some people call it tough, some call it adventurous and some call the drive of their life- this is the last day of your trip before you head back to civilization in Manali. The road between Chandra Tal and Manali is the toughest, roughest, most scenic and we guarantee you will skip a few breathes this day.
The non-existence of roads, a few glasses of waterfalls, dry and dusty make this terrain difficult. On the other hand, snow-capped mountains, Chandra river flowing to meet Bhaga and the vast landscape make your drive memorable. Spend some time at Rohtang if time permits

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: in Manali


*After the spectacular drive-through Spiti, Manali would not hold much merit, but it would be a shame not to visit the town as we cross it. It would be worthwhile to visit few places and then there are some amazing café’s which will be a delight after the basic food in Spiti. Visit places like Hadimba Temple, Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art near Hadimba temple, Himalayan NyingmapaGompaandGadhanThekchhoklingGompa and Naggar Castle.
*Eating out in Manali -As famous is Manali for its breathtaking beauty and adventures; it is for its ‘places to eat’. Of all the street-side stalls and cafes.
*Try few places like Martin’s (Himalayan Sports Club), Casa Belle Vista, Pizza Olive, Blue Elephant Cafe, Dylans Toasted And Roasted Coffee House, La Plage, IL Forno, The Lazy Dog, Cafe 1947, Drifter’s Cafe and Johnson’s Cafe

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Drive Manali- Dharamshala 

*After Breakfast, drive to explore Dharamshala
*Enroute visit Baijnath temple in Palampur
*Drive through tea estates of Palampur
*Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 16: Visit Dharamshala& Around

TIBETAN MUSEUM next to the temple of H.H. Dalai Lama has been built recently to show depict the ancient Tibetan History and culture. It is through the pictorial description and video shows you come to know about the various aspects of Tibetan History and Culture.


H.H.DALAILAMATEMPLE or the main Buddhist temple (also called (Tsuglakhang in Tibetan) in McLeod Ganj, situated opposite the residence of H.H. Dalai Lama is open to the visitors from Sunrise to sunset each day. The temple has three main images of Lord Buddha or Sakyamuni, PadmasambhavaandAvlokiteshvara. The images of Padmasambhava, Tibet’s great tantrikteacher and Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion are facing towards Tibet. Besides these images, several volumes of religious Buddhist texts wrapped in yellow cloth are kept in a glass-paned cupboard on both sides of Buddha's image. The temple is visited with hundreds of devotees every day. You can see the Tibetan devotees during prayer in the temple every day in the morning and later afternoon. From time to time H.H. Dalai Lama gives the public appearance in the temple his followers from all over the world and also gives preaching’s at the same temple.

KORA WALK-A60 minutes holy around the temple and residence of H.H. Dalai Lama. During the walk, you see many Buddhist monks, nuns and other Tibetan people chanting holy hymns and mantras while they are on this walk.

*Visit traditional arts workshops such as – Thangka painting. Sculpture and woodwork
*Explore the Doll museum - the Losel Doll Museum houses a unique collection of 150 costumed dolls depicting the regional, official and monastic costumes of Tibet.
*Shopping at the Norling shop is a delight well lit and beautifully set out with a unique Norling range of fine goods, all of which have been made by hand.
*such as our rich silk appliquéd hangings, cushion covers and bedspreads, and our Tibetan boxes and chests decorated with a lightly molded design that enhances the effect of paint and color, you will not find anywhere else.
*The Norling café serves a wide range of delicious Italian, Tibetan, Chinese& Indian dishes. Delightful cakes, real coffee, local tea, and fresh juices

JALLIANWALABAGH is  a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab state of India and houses a memorial of national importance, established in 1951 to commemorate the massacre by British occupying forces of peaceful celebrators on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919, in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

GOLDEN TEMPLE, there are many religious sites in Amritsar. A number of Gurudwaras and Temples are scattered all over the district. Gurudwaras are sacred places for the Sikh community. All the Gurudwaras have a copy of the Sacred Book Guru Granth Sahib centrally placed inside

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 17: Drive Dharamshala – Amritsar

*Welcome to Amritsar! The city of the Golden temple
*Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel
*Post Lunch, visit Golden Temple & Jallianwala Bagh
*Evening visit colorful market around Golden Temple

 SaddaPind is a Punjabi Culture Living Village Museum spread across 12 acres of land. It brings you a chance to experience authentic culture, colors, and flavors of Punjab in one place.AtSaddaPind, you can experience the old world charm of Punjab through cultural performances, folk dances, local handicrafts, songs, stories and of course, cuisine.

In the evening, you may visit the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens and the see Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s summer palace which is now a national museum

*Drive back to the hotel
*Overnight at hotel

Meals: Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Visit Sadda Pind/ Departure

After Breakfast, Check out from hotel

Day 19: Departure 

After breakfast, Drive to the Airport toward your destination

Meals: Breakfast only

*We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics

 

Prices Inclusions

2019 PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON BASIS (IN USD)

On Request

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES 

Assistance arrival at Airport/Railway station.

Single room accommodation in every hotel

Twin sharing accommodation in camp/tent in Chandratal& In homestays

Accompanying guide in Spiti from Day 6 to Day 11

English speaking guide on day 1,3, 14,16 & 17

All mealsasspecified intheitinerary

Transport in a large MUV car from Day 1 till day 18 as mentioned in the plan above

All driver expenses, fuel, tolls taken care

Driver to act as a basic guide



PRICE EXCLUDES

Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

Monument / Museum Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.

Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included

Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.

Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)

Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill
  health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

5% GST will be extra.

 

 

 

 

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