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Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari

- Tribal regions of Himachal Lahaul- Spiti and Kinnaur -

- Drive and Trek -

Trip Introduction

Setting off from Shimla, we start 176 km. With a scenic route running through Kufri and Narkanda. En route not to be missed are the famous apple belts of Kotgarh and Kumarsain, descending to the Satluj valley. After reaching Rampur Bushehar- famous for trading town, caf Satluj is ideal stop for the refreshment. From Rampur the beautiful village of Sarahan is 44 kms. The major attraction is century old Bhimakali temple.

Entering Kinnaur at Chora village and following as straight-line road constructed in a vertical rock cliff and its a rare treat to travel on this road, which is a great engineering feat. Along the road are the villages of Niugal Sarai and Bhawanagar where the famous Nathpa- Jakhri power project is located. After Bhawanagar, you reach Wangtu where you cross Satluj River. From this point you can visit the famous Bhaba village and also undertake the famous adventurous trek from Bhaba valley to Pin valley in Spiti. Following Satluj River in deep gorge for 77 km. You will visit Sangla in Vaspa valley, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Himachal. Visiting Kamru fort, we drive to Chitkul village the last inhabited village in the valley. Surrounded by fields, apple orchards and high peaks we drive back to the confluence of Satluj and Vaspa rivers.

Special mention:

"I am really touched by few gestures which I think need a mention here.

Warm reception at Manali and a gift by Potala. Early breakfast provision at Keylong and Kaza. Warm reception above expectation behaviour in the Kalpa hotel. Homely food at home atmosphere, medical care at Kibber. Our pilot Mr Umesh is very well behaved, soft spoken, effective, and helpful and have been really sympatric to our problematic situations. Also he is very much methodical about his approach and achieved perfection in providing a well instrumental tour. " Mr Durjoy D – Kolkata – 11 -18 October 2013

"In general satisfactory and we enjoyed the whole trip. The staff worked hard and looked after us very well. Amar Singh and Jeevan are excellent drivers and Jeevan stopped after for our photo shots. Prem + Anil were cheerful and whatever food we asked for. No complaints. "

Indi S. - NEW DELHI - 22 July - 31 July 2012

 

"Lovely and nice staff, Amar Singh is always helpful and knowledgeable.  Prem a fabulous cook, Jeevan, wow, very patient and what we can say about Anil, the most sweetest and helpful guy, always smiling. All these characteristics made our journey very blissful and fun. "

Baldave (On account of 3 pax) - MALAYSIA - 22 July - 31 July 2012

Tour name:  Kinnaur Spiti Tour  ( 18 May – 02 June ) 15 nights 16 days.

“Our tour to Kinnaur Spiti was a grand success. Everything was well planned and well organized.

Staff: 1) Diggu ( Driver cum staff ) - very hard working well mannered. Safe driver and also a very nice and humble person.

2) Prem cook – Very hard working, excellent cook who made our trip enjoyable. Very nice and polite person.

3) Dinesh – helper also very hard working.  Ever smiling – ready to help anytime and very sincere and very polite.

We would like to thank Mr. Prem , Mr. Tenzin, Mr. Diggu, Prem and Dinesh making our trip memorable. It was a life time experience for us”.

Mr B. Shah & family  - Mumbai   18 May – 02 June  2011

 

TRIP FACTS

Regions: Lahaul - Spiti and Kinnaur

Best Season: Mid June to October

Trip length:  12 days Ex Delhi to Delhi, 8 Days Ex Shimla to Manali.

Max. Elevation: 4551 m

Cost and info

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi or Chandigarh

Day 02: New Delhi - Kalka - Shimla. Shatabdi train to Chandigarh - Kalka, Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train

Day 03: Shimla (2200m)

Day 04: Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla (Tented accommodation)

Day 05: Sangla - Chitkul - Recongpeo - Kalpa (2960m)

Day 06: Kalpa - Nako - Tabo (3300m)

Day 07: Tabo - Dankhar - Lalung - Mud - Kaza (3600m)

Day 08: Kaza - Langza - Komic - Kibber (4205m) (Home stay)

Day 09: Kibber - Tashi Gang - Gete, Trek to Kee - Losar (4100m) (Home stay)

Day 10: Losar - Kunzom la 4551m - Trek to Chandratal 5 hrs - Sissu (Tented accommodation)

Day 11: Sissu - Rohtang pass 3978m - Solang valley - Trek to Jogini water fall - Vashisht - Manali

Day 12: Manali 2050m

Day 13: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi

Day 14: Fly home

Price on request

 

What is included

  7 nights hotel, 2 nights home stay and 2 nights tented accommodations on MAP plan (BD)

  Well English speaking local tour guide

  Luxury comfortable sports vehicle SUV.

  Entrance fees at gompa and inner line permit.

  Aperitifs, snacks and mineral water and hygienic pack lunch

  Medical first aid support.

 

What is not included

  Domestic flight ticket and rest of accommodation in Delhi.

  Personal tipping to staff and

  Any unforeseen cost arises beyond trip schedule

 

Tribal Safari 2013     221 photos

Tribal Safari  2012     59 photos

Tribal Safari  2011     97 photos

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi or Chandigarh

 

Day 02: New Delhi - Kalka - Shimla.

Shatabdi train to Chandigarh - Kalka, Kalka - Shimla Himalayan queen train

 

Day 03: Shimla (2200m)

 

Day 04: Shimla - Sarahan (2165m) - Sangla

Setting off from Shimla on our 10 days tours, we start 176 km. With a scenic route running through Kufri and Narkanda. En route not to be missed are the famous apple belts of Kotgarh and Kumarsain, descending to the Satluj valley. After reaching Rampur Bushehar- famous for trading town, caf Satluj is ideal stop for the refreshment. From Rampur the beautiful village of Sarahan is 44 kms. The major attraction is century old Bhimakali temple.Entering Kinnaur at Chora village and following as straight-line road constructed in a vertical rock cliff and its a rare treat to travel on this road, which is a great engineering feat. Along the road are the villages of Niugal Sarai and Bhawanagar where the famous Nathpa- Jakhri power project is located. After Bhawanagar, you reach Wangtu where you cross Satluj River. From this point you can visit the famous Bhaba village and also undertake the famous adventurous trek from Bhaba valley to Pin valley in Spiti. Following Satluj River in deep gorge for 77 km. You will visit Sangla in Vaspa valley, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Himachal. Visiting Kamru fort

Sarahan

Sarahan

Sarahan

Day 05: Sangla - Chitkul (3480m) - Recongpeo - Kalpa (2960m)

we drive to Chitkul village the last inhabited village in the valley. Surrounded by fields, apple orchards and high peaks

 

Day 06: Kalpa - Nako (3662m) - Tabo (3300m)

we drive back to the confluence of Satluj and Vaspa rivers.

Entering in Spiti landscape changes from rocky mountain to deserted mountains. Arriving Tabo (3050m.), which is the biggest monastic complex in Spiti, which has since been declared as protected monument under the control of Archeological Survey of India. Built in 996 A.D., by Rinchen Tsangpo, Tabo is known as; Ajanta of Himalayas.

 

Day 07: Tabo - Dankhar (3684m) - Lalung - Mud (3600m) - Kaza (3600m)

En route Dankhar monastery (3980m.) located on top of a small hill is 25 km. From Tabo. Dankhar the traditional capital of Spiti kingdom, however Dankhar main attraction is natural lake situated 2.5 km. above the village. Now road continues up and broaden up to Lingti village, where Pin and Lingti River joins the Spiti. En route visiting Sherkhang monastery at Lalung, drive towards Pin valley crossing bridge at Attargu. Pin valley is a national park known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. The most interesting to see is Chamurti horses, which are popularly called the camel of cold desert. The lifeline of this difficult terrain, Spiti and Chamurti are among the six recognized finest breeds of horses in India. Pin valley is protected area, with Rupi Bhaba wild life sanctuary to its south and Great Himalayan National Park to its southwest.

 

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Day 08: Kaza - Langza - Komic - Kibber (4205m) (Home stay)

Passing through Kaza (3600km.) sub- divisional headquarter of Spiti, we visit Langza, Hikkim and Komic villages, situated at height between 13500 ft. and 14400 ft. is favorite place to find fossils. Exploring around, Kee monastery is the next place to be visited. Situated on a steep ridge on the left bank of Spiti river belongs to Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. 10 km. above driving up to Kibber village (4205 m.) we visit we visit - Tashi Gang village (4400m.) the 2nd highest village in world.

 

Day 09: Kibber - Tashi Gang - Gete, Trek to Kee (4115m) - Losar (4100m) (Home stay)

Passing through the beautiful hamlets of Rangrik, Hal, Pangmo, Kiato and Hanse youll arrive at Losar the last village in the valley

 

Day 10: Losar - Kunzom la 4551m - Trek to Chandratal 5 hrs - Sissu (Tented accommodation)

Now road climbs up to Kunzum la pass (4551m.), which connects Lahoul with Spiti. The panorama as viewed from the top of the pass is enthralling and inspiring. 8 km. Walking gradually downwards to the lake of moon-Chandertal lake. A vast meadows around the lake carpeted with alpine flowers, is an ideal place for camping. A magnificent view of Samudra tapu glacier and Moulkila range is obtainable from here.

 

Day 11: Sissu - Rohtang pass 3978m - Solang valley - Trek to Jogini water fall - Vashisht - Manali

Now driving along the Chandra we pass villages of Koksar, Sissu, and Gondhla further to Kardang monastery located on the top of hill across the river Bhaga, below Rangcha peak, is the largest monastery in Lahoul. Founded 900 yrs ago, monastery contains largest collection of Kangyur and Tangyur. Exploring villages around valley, we drive back to Gramphu. Crossing Rohtang pass, 51 kms road winds down to Manali.

 

 

Day 12: Manali 2050m

Day 13: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi

Day 14: Fly home

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