Himalaya's Village Road Trip


Delhi – Shimla - Sarahan – Kalpa - Tabo - Kaza – Manali - Dharamshala – Amritsar - Delhi

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Explore Himalaya Village Road Trip

This itinerary includes mostly villages/towns to offer you a rich cultural heritage and numerous places to visit.
Approximately after every 100 Kms one will find a complete change in weather, geographically, language, festivals, marriage custom’s, traditional costumes, jewellery & finally home architecture & building materials. The moto behind “Himalayan Village Road Trip” is to take our guests to enjoy real flavor of variety of Himalayan Village’s culture & tradition.Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature along with heritage culture of Himalayan Villages and a major pilgrimage spot for the Sikhs.
Major destinations included in the itinerary are Delhi, Shimla, Sarahan, Kalpa, Tabo,Kaza, Manali, Dharamshala, Amrtisar.

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  1. Day 01 Arrive Delhi International airport - Delhi sightseeing

    Today you will arrive at Delhi International airport where you will meet & greet by our representative and transfer to hotel. After refreshment Delhi sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the largest Mosque in India - Jama Masjid, a 350-year old mosque situated in Old Delhi. Next, proceed to Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest, biggest and the busiest markets in India – in a Rickshaw. This 1 km rickshaw ride halts at the Red Fort. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Rajghat. Drive past the spectacular Red Fort. Raj ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation. Visit the Humayum Tomb - a memorial to Humayun (2nd emperor of the Mughal Empire). Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India) and India Gate (a War memorial built to commemorate the sacrifice of 70,000 soldiers who died in World War I). Delhi sightseeing ends with visit to Qutub Minar - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tallest brick minaret in the world. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Overnight at hotel.

  2. Day 02 Delhi - Kalka - Dharampur - Shimla (approx 62 miles/02 – 03 hrs drive)

    Morning departure transfer to railway station for Indian train journey experience, on arrival at Kalka railway station, transit to Himalayan queen to experience the world heritage toy train ride till Dharampur. Disembark at Dharampur railway station and drive to Shimla (Capital of Himachal Pradesh). Overnight stay at hotel.

  3. Day 03 Shimla Sightseeing

    Morning after breakfast we proceed on to visiting the capital of Himachal Pradesh with Vice Regal Lodge (known as Indian advance studies) and Jakho temple (Monkey god temple) Jakhu Temple, Hanuman Temple or stop for a while at the beautiful stained – glass - windows of Christ Church, which was built in the 1850 ‘s. Afternoon visit Kufri a 30 Minutes drive from Shimla, well known picnic sport during British raj, this is an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped mountains amidst virgin peaks and natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune oneself for natural beauty. Afternoon visit The Christ Church, The Ridge, The Mall and bustling Lower Bazaar market. Overnight stay at hotel.

  4. Day 04 Shimla - Sarahan (Approx 108 miles / 06-07 hrs drive)

    Morning proceed to Sarahan (known as Baspa Valley) is a most holy place in Baspa Valley. On arrival check in at hotel. After refreshment walk in the village where you will see old Himachali traditional houses. Evening witness the Aarti ceremony at Bhimakali temple. Overnight stay at Sarahan.

  5. Day 05 Sarahan – Kalpa (Approx 55 miles/ 3-4 hrs drive)

    Travel from Sarahan to Kalpa located next to District town Rikongpio of Kinnur Valley. After refreshment at hotel proceed to administration office for obtaining special permit to entering the restricted zone of Spiti valley. During the process of permission in Rikongpio will have chance to visit local market of district town. Overnight stay at hotel. Note: At Kalpa we get the special permit for further destinations. Administration office is closed on every Sunday and National holidays.

  6. Day 06 Kalpa – Nako - Tabo (Approx 93 miles/ 5-6 hrs drive)

    Morning post breakfast drive to Tabo en route visiting confluence of Satluj & Spiti rivers at Khab, proceed to Tabo with take a stop at Gyu Village known as the mummy of Monk (approx 6000 years old). On arrival, check in, after refreshment evening visit the magnificent Tabo Gompa which is the one of highlight in Spiti monasteries. This monastery was founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images – and is often called “The Ajanta of the Himalayas”. The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monks chamber and a nuns chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo’s sanctity is next only to Tibet’s Tholing gompa. Overnight stay at Tabo.

  7. Day 07 Tabo – Dhankar Lake – Kaza (Approx 52 miles/ 05 – 06 hrs drive)

    After breakfast will drive towards Kaza while stopping to admire the serenity of village life at the Shichling and Chhorden villages. Interestingly, these scenic villages are situated on the banks of a peaceful river. Next stop at Dhankar an unexplored village of Spiti Valley. After the visit continue to Kaza (the major town of Spiti Valley). Overnight stay at Kaza.

  8. Day 08 Day excursion to Ki Monastery – Hikkim & Komic Village

    Today you will visit Ki monastery (the Highlight of Spiti Valley) and world highest village Komic (4587 meters). Later come back to hotel and time free for personal activities. Overnight stay at Kaza.

  9. Day 09 Kaza – Manali over Kunzum & Rohtang Pass (Approx 130 miles/ 7-8 hrs drive)

    Today rubber meets to rough patch, bumpy/rugged rode or no road till the junction of Gramphu where will take a break for lunch, This is a dirt road experience but very scenic providing views of Bara Shigri Glacier and CB ranges, moreover today we cross highest motorable pass of Spiti valley (Kunzum Pass (4558 m), which is exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Post lunch continue towards Manali, we will cross the famous Rohtang Pass which is about 51 km before Manali, on the eastern side of Pir Panjal Himalayan Range. Of course, a stop here is mandatory so you can admire the breathtaking scenery. Overnight stay at Manali.

  10. Day 10 Manali Sightseeing

    Full day tour visiting Manali Town with Hadimba Devi Temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, built in 1553 in a clearing among ancient deodars. Built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh, the 27m high pagoda temple has a 3 tier roof and some fine naturalistic wood carving of animals and plants, especially around the doorway. The structure itself is relatively crude, and the pagoda is far from perfectly perpendicular. Massive deodar planks form the roof, but in contrast to the massive scale of the exterior wooden structures the brass image of the goddess Hadimba, Manu Rishi Temple The temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth. Vashisht Hot Water Springs And Temple: Vashisht, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashisht Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here. Natural hot sulphur springs with two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always full of tourists. Evening free to stroll down on the Mall road. **After complete the sensation trip evening will enjoy the farewell dinner with cocktail and mock tail. Overnight stay at Manali.

  11. Day 11 Manali – Dharamshala (230 Kms / 07 – 08 Hrs)

    After breakfast drive to Dharamshala, on arrival check-in into the hotel. Evening free at leisure to relax for personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

  12. Day 12 Dharamshala Sightseeing

    After breakfast you will be taken for sightseeing of Dharasmahala visiting Dalai Lamba Temple also known as Dalai Lamba House, Bhagsu Nag Temple, Tibetan specimen of Art and architecture Norbulingka Institute and Gyuto Monastery. After visit drive to back to hotel, evening walk in local market. Overnight stay at hotel.

  13. Day 13 Dharamshala – Amritsar (200 Kms / 04 Hrs)

    Morning drive to City of Golden Temple – Amritsar, on arrival check-in the hotel. We will take you to visit Jaliwalabagh. Afternoon proceed to visit Wagah Border to witness the famous march between Indian and Pakistan Soldiers. Evening back to Amritsar. Evening Ceremony of Golden Temple. Late evening back to hotel. Overnight stay and dinner in hotel.

  14. Day 14 Amritsar – Delhi (By Shtabadi Train; 0455 / 1100 HRs) Delhi + Departure

    Early morning transfer to Amrtisar railway station to board the train for Delhi. On arrival you will meet and transfer to Delhi International airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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