Day 01: Arrival New Delhi International Airport.
You will be met from your flight to Delhi International Airport by Summit Safari’s representative, and he will accompany you to your hotel in Delhi. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax after the flight.
Day 02: Delhi to Shimla – 2,200 metres / 7,217 feet ( By Train 355 kms, 11 hrs).
Early in the morning, you will be assisted to board the super fast Shatabdi train from New Delhi (07:40 A.M) to Kalka ( 11:50 A.M). Breakfast will be served to you on this first class train. At Kalka board the World Heritage toy train from Kalka ( 12:10 P.M) to Shimla ( 05:20 P.M.). This train travels very slowly up to Shimla and you see wonderful views en route as the train climbs from the plains into the mountains. You will reach Shimla in the evening and will transfer to your hotel.
Day 03: Shimla (Local Sight Seeing).
In the morning after breakfast you will meet your guide and he will start wilt the sight seeing tour of Shimla town. We will visit the monkey temple on the top of Jakhoo hills, Christ Church, the Gaiety Theatre, Mall Road with its scandal point, and the famous Viceregal Lodge where arrangements for the partition of India and Pakistan were worked out. Shimla is ideal for walks, and life revolves around the busy Mall in the centre of town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Shimla to Sarahan- 2, 313 metres / 7,589 feet ( Drive 170 kms, 8 hrs).
After the Breakfast we will be driving you towards Sarahan via Narkanda and Rampur. En- route we can hike upto Hattu peak (11,00feet) from Narkanda with your guide. Later on after lunch we will continue driving to Sarahan. Reaching Sarahan we will be visiting the famous Bhimakali Temple at Sarahan. Overnight at hotel / guest house.
Day 05: Sarahan to Sangla- 2,700 meters / 8,860 feet ( Drive 87 kms, 4 hrs).
After the breakfast, we will be driving you to Sangla (4 -5 hrs) where you will check in at your guest house or luxury tented accommodation. After lunch you will be taken on a walk/ hike through Kamru and Sangla villages and we will visit the beautifully carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. You will have plenty of opportunity to speak to the local people in these valleys, and our guide will be happy to interpret.
Day 06: Sangla to Chitkul and back to Kalpa- 2,960 metres / 9,711 feet( Drive 90 kms, 5 hrs).
This morning after the breakfast we will be driving you to Chitkul (1 hrs.) which is the last village on Indian side on the Indo–Tibetan border. The village of Chitkul is like something from a fairy tale, and you will have a chance to walk slowly around it. The landscapes are stunning, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy them and talk to the local people. Later on after lunch we will drive you to Kalpa village (2-3 hrs of drive). Check in at your hotel. The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain (6000 metres / 19,685 feet) can be had from Kalpa village.
Day 07: Kalpa to Kafnoo – 2,180 metres / 7,152 feet approx. ( Drive 85 kms 4-5 hrs).
After the breakfast we will take a walk to the nearby Roghi village and Kalpa village and monastery. Later on we will be driving you to Kafnoo village which is the starting point of this trek. Enroute we will cross Recong Peo the district headquarters of Kinnaur, where today it is the time to finish your final shopping for the trek. Later we drive back to Wangtu Bridge and reach Kafnoo which is going to be the last village from Kinnaur side on the trek. Kafnoo is a small village covered with thick pine forests and is famous for apricots and apples. Overnight stay in a camp or in a home stay with local people in Kafnoo.
Day 08: Kafnoo to Mulling- 2,900 metres/ 9,515 feet. ( Trek 12 kms, 6 hrs).
After the breakfast the trek starts through the village and enters into the pine and cedar wood forest. After a few hours of steep climb and river crossing the path gradually ascends to the campsite, a lush green meadow on the banks of the River Bhaba. Evening tea and snacks will be prepared freshly and served to you in the camp, rest of the time free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Day 09: Mulling to Kara – 3,600metres / 11,812 feet ( Trek 8 kms, 3 hrs).
After the breakfast gradually the path ascends to Kara. The campsite is in the vast grass pastures, which attract shepherds from Kinnaur valley to bring their flocks of sheep and goats to graze here during the spring (June to September). Evening tea and snacks will be prepared freshly and served to you in the camp, rest of the time free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Day 10:Kara to Pustring Base Camp 4,100 metres / 13,452 feet ( Trek 8 kms, 4 hrs).
Today the trek involves river crossing which has to be done before the afternoon. It is simple walk and a gradual ascent to the campsite, which is just at the base of Bhaba pass. Evening tea and snacks will be prepared freshly and served to you in the camp, rest of the time free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Day 11:Pustring Base camp to Balder over Bhaba Pass 4, 900 metres / 16,076 feet ( Trek 14 kms, 6-7 hrs).
Today the first three hours is a steep climb to the top of the Bhaba Pass at an altitude of approximately 4,900metres. The climb is through rugged mountain path, and at last the final push up through the boulder fields to the Bhaba Pass. On to the other side of the pass we start with a gradual descent to the valley. As there is no defined trail, the route demands attention. You have to walk through the snowfields to the other side of the pass. Evening tea and snacks will be prepared freshly and served to you in the camp, rest of the time free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight in the camp at Balder (4,000 metres/ 13,123 feet.)
Day 12: Balder to Mud 3,800 metres / 12,467 feet ( Trek 10 kms, 4-5 hrs).
Today the view changes very dramatically. The landscape of Pin valley attracts you and one cannot leave the camera in the bag. We descend to the pin river and it is easy walking to the first village of Spiti valley / Pin Valley, “Mud”. Mud is also the starting point of another famous Pin Parbati Trek which joins Spiti valley to Parbati valley in Kullu region. Overnight in guest house.
Day 13: Mud to Tabo – 3,050 metres / 10,007 feet ( Drive 65 kms, 4 hrs).
In the morning the Jeep awaits for us at Mud village. After breakfast we explore the village and later on we leave for Tabo. En-route we will visit the famous Kungri monastery. After lunch in Tabo we will visit the famous Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas.
Day 14: Tabo to Kaza – 3,600 metres / 11,812 feet ( Drive 60 kms, 4 hrs).
After the breakfast we will be driving you to Kaza (3 hrs.) En route we will visit the Dhankar village and Dhankar monastery and fort. Here we will have a cup of tea or lunch with a local family. Later on we continue our drive to Kaza where you will check in at your hotel. The evening is free to explore in the Kaza market with your guide.
Day 15: Kaza local to Kibber – 4,205 metres / 13,796 feet ( Drive18 kms, 2 hrs).
After the breakfast at your hotel we will leave for a tour of Langza village and Komic village (4,275 Metres / 14,026 feet), considered to be one of the highest villages in the world. We will take a short walk around Langza village to notice the life of local people and later on drive to Kee Monastery and the village of Kibber. Once Kibber (at 4,205 metres) was considered the world’s highest village. There is also the option to walk to the nearby mountains where there are big herds of Himalayan blue sheep and snow ibex gather in the evening. Lunch will be at Kibber village, in a local restaurant, where you will be offered a choice of delicious Tibetan dishes. Overnight stay in a guest house at Kibber.
Day 16: Kibber to Manali – 2,050 metres / 6,726 feet ( Drive 214 kms, 8-10 hrs).
Today we will make an early start as it is the longest day’s journey driving to Manali (10 hrs). On the way we will stop for breakfast, and then for lunch. Today we will cross two mountains passes. On Kunzum Pass, 4,550 metres we will also visit the temple, where travellers say prayers before heading down the pass. We will visit Chandra Lake also if the road is open. This lake is also known as the lake of the moon. Lunch at Batal, in a road side food shop where freshly cooked Indian food is served. Later on we will continue our journey and we will cross another mountain pass Rohtang pass (3,980 metres) and enter into the Kullu valley. We will be reaching Manali in the evening and check in at the hotel/ guest house.
Day 17: Local Sightseeing around Manali.
Today you will make a late start after a leisurely breakfast. We will drive you to Naggar village to visit the Naggar castle. Naggar used to be the old capital of Kullu. We will visit Naggar castle and the famous Nicholas Roerich art gallery. Later on we will return back to Manali. In the evening we will visit Old Manali village, where you can have your dinner in a local restaurant. Rest of the time free to explore the Manali market and shops.
Day 18: Manali to Rewalser ( Drive 135 kms – 6 hrs).
After the breakfast drive to Rewalser ( 5 hrs.). En route visit the beautiful village of Naggar. Visit the Naggar castle and famous Nicholas Roerich art gallery. You will reach Rewalser by late afternoon. After checking in at your hotel, you will visit the Rewalser Lake and cave monasteries in the Rewalser hills. Today even you have a choice to stay with a local family in a village in the home stay, if interested than we will drive you further to village Panjagain ( 60 kms), where you will stay in a local Indian village, your host being a lovely Indian family.
Day 19: Rewalser / Panjagain to Delhi ( Drive and Train 436 kms, 12 hrs).
After breakfast we will drive you to Kalka (4-5 hrs) to board the super fast Shatabdi Express (air conditioned) train to Delhi. Board the train from Kalka in late evening (5:30 P.M.) and reach Delhi by night (10:00 P.M.). Dinner is served to you on this first class express train. Reaching Delhi railway station you will we transferred to the hotel. Overnight in hotel at Delhi.
Day 20: Fly back to your country.
After breakfast there is free time in Delhi. You may wish to go shopping in the shops and markets of Delhi, with your guide (or without guide – that’s up to you.) we will visit some of the famous sights of Delhi. We will take a walking tour of the Old Delhi covering the Chandani Chowk market, historic Red Fort. If interested we will arrange for a bicycle rickshaw ride in old Delhi or a Tuk- Tuk ( Three wheeler ) ride in New Delhi for you. We will also visit Gandhi Smriti, also known as the Birla house where –Mahatma Gandhi had lived the last 144 days of his life from 09 September 1947 to 30 January 1948 when he was assassinated in 78th year of life at Birla House Prayer Grounds by Nathuram Godse . Thus, the house treasures many memories of his life. Return back to your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay and dinner in the hotel in Delhi. Tonight or next early morning you will be assisted and will be transfer to the international airport at New Delhi to board your return flight.
This is where the tour ends. However, if you wish to stay longer in Delhi we can make arrangements for you to be transferred to the airport at a later time.
End of the services and the tour…!