HANGING VALLEY 9 NIGHTS 10 DAYS
1Day-01: Shimla -Kalpa
Arrival in Shimla airport/Railway Station. Meet our represented and drive to Kalpa and en- route visit Recong Peo city, Located at the height of 2,290 meters, Reckong Peo is one of the most amazing places that you will love to visit for a vacation. The fresh scents of pine trees, apple orchards, stately deodars, collectively make Reckong Peo unique. After arriving transfer to hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Kalpa.
2Day-02: KALPA COVERING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING.
After having breakfast visit Chinni Village, Shib Mountain, Recongpeo Market. Observe splendid view of Kinner Kailash pick from anywhere and overnight at hotel at KALPA (9,570 Ft). Kalpa is a small town in Kinnaur district on the way to the Spiti Valley. Offering picturesque views of Kinnaur-Kailash peaks, this vacation spot demands a 16 km climb to enter the universe of faint chromatic mist and clouds. Its breathtaking beauty encompasses dense canopies of pinewoods and apple orchards. Unlike the bustling lanes of more popular destinations like Shimla and Manali, Kalpa is a hideaway offering a perfect combination of beauty and tranquility. If you’ve always been fascinated by offbeat destinations, then this little town awaits you.
3Day-03: Kalpa - Nako
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Nako. On the way visit Nako. Nako has a beautiful lake which freezes in the winter and villagers play ice hockey during this period and seeing the temple of Padamsambhava, the second incarnation of lord Buddha who made Buddhism popular in the Trans Himalayas Overnight stay in Nako.
4Day-04: Nako – Tabo – Dhankar – Dhankar Lake trek – Lhalung – Kaza
We drive to the high villages of Dhankar and Lhalung. Continue driving on the famous Hindustan – Tibet Highway or the NH 22 – This stretch famously known as one of “most treacherous roads of the world” by the lonely planet in a visual spectacle. Visit Dhankar, which is renowned for its 1200-year old monastery balanced precariously on a rocky precipice. If time and energy permit, we do the easy 45 minute trek to the stunning turquoise coloured Dhankar Lake. After Trek we proceed to Lhalung, visit the Lhalung Monastery famous for its statue of the three cornered Buddha which symbolizes the Buddha looking in all directions at one time. Later Proceed to Kaza – the commercial capital of the Spiti valley and spend the night in a hotel.
5Day-05: Kaza – Pin Valley – Kungri – Mudh – Kaza
After breakfast we drive towards the beautiful Pin Valley. Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the adventure-seekers. The Pin Valley promises all this and more. We first visit the Kungri Monastery and then the beautiful hamlet of Mudh – the last motorable village of the Pin Valley. Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous to the region and park are the Siberian Ibex, Bharal, Weasel, Red fox and Marten. Birds such as the Pika, Griffon, Golden eagle, Bearded vulture, Chukor and Raven paint the skies a pretty picture. By evening, drive back to Kaza.
6Day-06: Kaza – Langza – Hikkim – Komik – Kaza
We drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world. The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘Eye of a snow cock’, is situated at a height of 4513 meters. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter isolation, cut-off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year. This little hamlet ensures to bring you thousands of miles away from your familiar settings to a place of soft brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks. Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, Blue sheep, Red fox, Hare, Snow cock, Himalayan griffin, Rock pigeon etc. Later, we drive to Hikkim where we visit the world’s highest post office in the world. If possible, you can even meet the post-master and hear his stories.
7Day-07: Kaza – Ki Monastery – Gitte – Kibber -Kaza
Today we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. Our first stop will be at the base of the monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. With over 1000 years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent centre of learning as well as refuge for Tibetans. Later we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber. Located at a height of 4205 metres and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently inhabited village of this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks to adjoining mountains of high altitude.The expanses of beautiful landscapes and immeasurable beauty of the snow-tipped mountains makes the place a heaven for nature-lovers and photographers alike. We drive higher up to the secluded village of Gette where we absorb stunning aerial views of Kaza and tie a prayer flag. We will be welcomed by locals in kaza to enjoy home stay.
8Day-08: Kaza – Losar – Kumzum la – Chandratal lake
We drive to one of the most photogenic places of the Spiti Valley – the Chandratal Lake. On the way we pass through the high altitude pass of Kunzum La. Stop by at the stupa and pay tribute to the local goddess,“Kuzum Mata” as she is called. At 15,000 feet above sea-level the Kuzum Pass connects Kullu and Lahaul to the Spiti Valley. Chandratal Lake – A visual marvel, this stunning blue coloured Lake is set at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level in the heart of high Himalayas and is a must see on a full moon night. It derives its name, “Chandra” (Moon) and “Taal” (Lake) from the crescent shape of the lake. Watch the lake change colours from crystal clear shades of blur to emerald greens by dusk. Live your dream of camping comfortably in state of the art tents in the Himalayas as you spend your evening gazing at the Milky Way and the millions of stars on a clear night. (we can plan accordingly so we can stay here on new moon or full moon) Overnight at a camp 2 kms away from Chandratal Lake. (tent stay)
9Day-09: Chandratal Lake – Chattru – Rohtang Pass – Manali
After breakfast we drive from Chandratal Lake towards Manali. We take a quick stop at Batal for a cup of tea at a small tea-shop run by a beautiful old couple. From there, we continue driving on the Kaza – Manali highway and stop at Chatru for lunch. Drive through the famous Rohtang Pass and return to Manali to end your breath-taking Spiti Valley sojourn.
After breakfast proceed to explore the ancient temples like Vashisht Kund, Hidimba Mandir and Cultural Museum. Enjoy water rafting in Beas river (Operational). Free day for shopping or leisure activities. Enjoy get together with your travel companions in the evening.
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