Delhi – Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti – Manali – Rewalsar – Dharamshala – Delhi 17 nights and 18 days #itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandir. Overnight Stay in hotel in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi – Kurukshetra – Chandigarh – Shimla (380kms) (9hrs) (2100mtrs)
Early morning after breakfast, proceed to #Chandigarh via train passing Haryana and Punjab, have lunch in Chandigarh. After lunch start driving towards Shimla by car. Overnight Stay in hotel in Shimla.
Day 03: Shimla #Sightseeing
After having breakfast in the morning visit vice regal lodge one of the highlight of Shimla and state museum, visit north India’s second oldest Christ Church and has a evening free on the mall road. Overnight stay in Hotel in Shimla.
Note: – Inner line permits will also be processed in same day for Kinnaur & Spiti.
Day 04: Shimla – Narkanda – Hattu Peak – Rampur – Saharan (175 Km) (7hrs) (2000mtrs)
Drive from #Shimla enroute visit Kufri, Theog, Matiana, Narkanda small hike to Hattu Peak (3135 Meter Peak) walk back to the Jeep lunch either in Narkanda / Sainj, after lunch on to Rampur, drive through Jeori reach Sarahan for a over night stay.
Day 05: Sarahan – Jeori – Wangtu – Karcham – Sangla (92 Km) (4hrs) (2600mtrs)
Early morning visit the #Bird Park walk for 2 hours, visit the Bhima Kali temple one of the most important temples of Kali in India where there use to be human sacrifice before 18th Century, drive to Jeori past the Wangtu bridge then drive towards, Karcham reach Sangla walk the market place if time allows visit the Kamru #Fort & the Temple of the village deity in Sangla village over night in a hotel in Sangla.
Day 06: Sangla – Chitkul (3600mtrs) – Raksham – Sangla. (52 Km) (3hrs) (2600mtrs)
After breakfast drive to Chitkul (3460 Meters) last village on India & Chinese border walk for half a day around Chitkul Village, return back to Sangla for overnight stay.
Day 07: Sangla – Recong Peo – Kalpa (49 Km) (3hrs) (2950mtrs)
After breakfast drive back through Sangla to powari visit the monastery in Reckong – Peo with a 60 ft tall statue of Buddha drive to Kalpa for a over nite stay visit the monastery & the orphanage in Kalpa. The view of Kinner Kailash 6050 meters will be an enchanting site.Overnight stay in hotel in Kalpa.
Day 08: Kalpa – Nako (110 Km) (5hrs) (3540mtrs)
After breakfast drive through Reckong – Peo through powari, the landscape changes to Desert Mountains pass through the desert terrain drive through Puh to reach Nako for overnight stay. Visit the Lake & the Monastery of Nako walk through the Village of Nako.
Day 09: Nako – Tabo (60 Km) (3hrs) (3050mtrs)
After breakfast drive through the desert mountain range with villages & Desert Mountains in the surroundings reach Tabo (3050) meters a more than 1013 year old monastery visit the Monastery over night in a guest house in Tabo.
Day 10: Tabo – Dhankar (3850mtrs) – Lalung (3930mtrs) – Kaza (94 Km) (4hrs) (3350mtrs)
After breakfast drive to Dhankar the old capital of Spiti visit the museum, Walk to Dhankar Lake famous for the common carp fishes. Lunch one the way, and then drive towards a #beautiful village with a lovely old monastery in Lalung & after drive towards the headquarters of spiti called Kaza.Overnight stay in Kaza in Hotel.
Day 11: Kaza – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza (98kms) (4hrs) (3350mtrs)
After breakfast in Kaza start driving towards Pin #Valley which if famous for ibex, snow leopard and old #monasteries and reach Mudh the last village in Pin Valley. Start hike towards pin parvati, for 2 hours, have lunch in Mudh and on the way back visit kungri monastery which has different sect of Buddhism and reach kaza by the evening, overnight stay in kaza.
Day 12: Kaza – Key Monestry – Lang Za (4280mtrs) – Komic (4560mtrs) – Kaza (78kms) (3350mtrs)
After having breakfast in Kaza start drive towards key monestry, visit monestry and then move towards world s highest motrable village in the world with the electricity (Komic 4560mtrs) have lunch in a local home in Lang za and start walking towards million years old fossil park in Lang za. Overnight stay in Kaza
Day 13: Kaza —Losar—#Kunzum la—Rohtang La—Manali (200kms) (10hrs) (1980mtrs)
Early in the morning start from #Kaza/Kibber and drive towards Losar, have breakfast in Losar, reach Kunzum Pass (4551mtrs) after that drive down towards river Chandra and reach Rohtang La (3970mtrs), for the evening reach #Manali & overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 14: #Manali – Naggar – Mandi – Rewalsar (144kms) (6hrs) (1350mtrs)
Today start late in the morning after breakfast to Rewalsar via Mandi. Reach Rewalsar for the lunch, a small hamlet 1350mts from the sea level is an important pilgrimage for both #Buddhists and Sikhs. Visit monastery and go for a walk around the lake. Overnight stay in #Hotel.
Day 15: Rewalsar – Jogindernagar – Palampur – Dharamshala – Macleodgunj. (152kms) (5hrs) (1750mtrs)
After early dreakfast drive to Dharamshala via Palampur know for its tea gardens and Baijnath having Shiva #temple. Stop for the lunch on the way. Reach Macleodgunj early in the evening.
Day 16: #MacleodgAnj – Dalai Lama temple – Bhagsu nag – Dal #Lake. (20kms) (3hrs) (1750mtrs)
Today after breakfast visit His highness Dalai Lama #temple. Walk through the narrow Tibetan markets. Proceed further to Bhagsu nag offering a panoramic view of snow caped Dhauladhar ranges. Walk back to Macleod gunj for the lunch. After lunch drive to Dal Lake, a water reservoir having sacred fishes. On the way back visit Lord Elgin’s graveyard. Drive back to the hotel.
Day 17: Macleodgunj – #Dharamshala – Rani Taal – Chandigarh (280kms) (7hrs) (370mtrs)
After breakfast start driving towards Chandigarh the Capital of Haryana & Punjab, known as well planned beautiful city. Visit Sukhna Lake in the evening and overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 18: Chandigarh – Kurukshetra – Sonipath – #Delhi (250kms) (5hrs)
After having breakfast in the morning start travelling towards Delhi via train with good memories, have lunch on the way and after lunch reach Delhi. Evening if free for relaxing. Overnight stay in Hotel in Delhi or fly back home.
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This adventure travel itinerary will cover Delhi, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul Spiti, Manali, Rewalsar, Dharamshala and Mcleodganj in 19 days and is a great choice for a leisurely vacation which is an optimum mixture of adventure, r sightseeing, interacting with locals in a relaxing vacation package.