Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Loction : Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti Valley
Best Season : June End to September
Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature
Covering : Chandigarh, Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kibber, Chandra Taal Lake, Keylang, Manali
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
Adventurous road trip suitable for family or couples takes you to explore the insanely beautiful tribal areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti with the famous crystal clear Chandra Taal Lake in Himachal Pradesh. Your holiday tour through Lahaul Spiti with Chandrataal Lake offers an opportunity to discover the places whose existence is still unknown to many and is far away from crowds of tourists. While following the Indian Tibet Boarder road we do visit the World’s highest villages, famous monasteries of Spiti, ancient temples of Trilokinath, Mrikula Devi in Lahaul and unfold the mysteries of the Mummy of Gue in Spiti valley.
We cover both Lahaul and Spiti valleys together with Chandrataal Lake and it can be tailor-made to suit every kind of traveller from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Surat or Bangalore.
Lahaul Spiti Holiday tour package with Chandrataal covers all the major sights of the Tribal Circuit tour of Himachal Pradesh. You explore the land of barren and beautiful wilderness full of scenic landscape with snow fed rivers, beautiful remote tribal villages, valleys, snow capped mountains, high mountain passes of Kunzum pass, Rohtang Pass, crystal clear lakes, views of some of the grand Glaciers, the culturally diverse tribal people who lived largely isolated from the rest of the world, holding and preserving the treasures and secrets of ancient civilizations untainted by modernity unmatched outside these mountains.
Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti jeep safari Tour Package is a eco tourism and community village tourism holiday experience that covers the best off beat destinations of India in the Himalayas. It provides you the unique travel experience far away from your hectic life at places where you can relax yourself in nature. You enjoy history, food, culture, insight to the day to day life of the culturally diverse Himalayan tribal communities from very closely and on the other hand it benefits the locals directly. Couple of nights you can even choose to stay overnight in the home stay with the locals.
Treat the below Lahaul Spiti Valley with Chandertaal Lake tour Package just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary ;that will be sure to stay with you for many years to come….!
Brief Itinerary : Chandigarh > Shimla ( 1 Night) > Sarahan ( 1 Night) > Sangla ( 1 Night) > Kalpa ( 1 Night) > Tabo ( 1 Night) > Kaza > (1 Night)> Kibber ( 1 Night) > Keylang ( 2 Nights) Manali ( 1 Night)> and back to Chandigarh.
Today to start with your Lahaul Spiti with Chandrataal Lake tour package, you will be met from your train / flight at Chandigarh by our driver, and we will drive you to Shimla (4 hrs) via Barog, Solan. Enroute you will stop for lunch break and comfort breaks and would have enough time to stop for photo breaks. If time permits visit he Pinjore gardens on the way. You will reach Shimla in the evening and will transfer to your hotel in Shimla. Overnight stay in Hotel in Shimla. Evening is free to explore the mall road of Shimla.
Meals Plan: Dinner is included.
Please Note: This day even we can pick you up from New Delhi railway station / airport which is going to cost extra. You can even travel with an overnight or day A/C luxury Volvo coach from New Delhi to Shimla to start with your tour and we can arrange those tickets for you.
After breakfast check out from the hotel / home stay and set off with your guide at around 8:30 A.M. to Sarahan 2,150 metres / 7,055 feet, (170 kms/ 8 hrs) a tiny little village in the Himalayas. We drive through the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog, Matiana, Narkanda and Rampur. En route we will have many comfort breaks and will stop for short village hikes and will visit the Hattu peak ( 3,400 metres/ 11,154 feet) at Narkanda, from where you can have a spectacular view of the mighty Central Himalayas and the valleys below covered with apple orchards and terrace farms.
We will stop for lunch on the way to Rampur and reach Sarahan by evening and check in your hotel. Sarahan, the tiny village offers the splendid views of Shrikhanda Mahadev Peak (5,155 metres). The major attraction in Sarahan is centuries-old Hindu temple of Bhimakali, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali. Steeped in legend, the temple complex is a resplendent example of hill architecture. Sarahan is also the gateway to the famous Kinnaur valley. Overnight in Sarahan for 1 night.
Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit the famous temple of Bhimakali at Sarahan. Later we continue our driving to Sangla 2,680 metres / 8,792 feet, (140 kms / 8 hrs) where you will check in to the hotel. Later we continue our drive to visit Chitkul (20 kms, total 1 hrs, each side – 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet.) 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 Return back to Sangla by evening . This Land between Heaven and Earth is Kinnaur and is known as the Baspa Sangla valley, after river Baspa which flows through the valley. Here you will enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the mountains, rivers and nature full of Himalayan cedar trees, fruit orchards, barley fields and picturesque hamlets. Overnight in hotel in Sangla for 1 night.
Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
After breakfast at the hotel check out and walk through Kamru and Sangla villages and we will visit the beautifully carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. Later we will drive you to Kalpa village 2,960 metres / 9,711 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Reckong Peo the district headquarters of Kinnaur district and will have a walking tour around the local market. You can also choose to have light lunch in a local restaurant in Reckong Peo where you can enjoy Indian or Tibetan food.
Continue drive to Kalpa (7 kms), you will check in to your hotel. After some rest we will take you for a walk through Kalpa and the nearby Roghi village famous for its cliffs and Himalayan Mountain views. These villages are covered with thick pine forests and are famous for apricots and apples.
The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain (6,000 metres) can be had from Kalpa. This is a spectacular sight early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold light. Overnight stay in Kalpa for 1 night at a hotel overlooking the beautiful Himalayan Mountains with the views of Mt. Kinner Kailash.
Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
After breakfast we will drive you to Tabo 3,280 metres / 10,760 feet, ( 210 kms / 10 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Nako where you can have your lunch and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nako Lake, village and the Himalayas in the backdrop. You will take a walking tour around the village which will provide you chances to interact with the local tribal community. The village of Nako in the upper Kinnaur valley is famous for the Nako lake and the Buddhist monastery related to guru Padma Sambhava (a great Buddhist scholar, whose teachings spread to Tibet from India).It also has the residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama ji, which was made here for the Kalchakara teachings.
Today we will be entering the beautiful Spiti valley the Land between Tibet and Ladakh is the best offbeat Tourism Destination in Himalayas. In Spiti you will experience the wonders and natural beauty that will keep you spell bound for a long time.
We continue our drive to Tabo and Enroute we will visit the Gue village in Spiti valley which is famous for its naturally preserved Mummy of a Buddhist monk (Sangha Tenzin). The 15thcentury old, mummified body, in a sitting meditation pose of the Buddhist monk is naturally preserved due to the cold, dry and harsh weather of Spiti valley. The mummy of Gue village is believed to be around 600 years old, which was discovered here from a Stupa after the earth quake in 1975, while the Indo Tibet Border Force was clearing the area and building the road. Very clearly you can see the teeth, hairs and the well preserved skin on the bones of the Mummy of Gue in the Himalayas.
Later we continue to Tabo and check in to the hotel by evening for 1 night.
Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and visit the Tabo monastery which is the oldest monastery in the Himalayas founded in 996 A.D. Tabo Monastery is famous for its art and History and is the oldest continuously functioning Buddhist monument in the World and the Himalayas with its original decorations, iconographic and wall paintings. The Tabo monastery compound have 9 chapels and the 32 life size clay sculptures in the main Assembly hall are the major highlights to experience.
Later we continue to Kaza, Enroute we will visit the famous Dhankar village, monastery and fort. If interested you can even walk uphill to the Dhankar Lake (1 hrs each side).
Today we will also visit the Kungri monastery in the famous Pin valley, which is a side valley in Spiti and famous for the Pin valley National Park- home to a variety of rare animals like the snow Leopard, snow ibex, the Himalayan blue sheep and the thar.
Later we continue our drive to Kaza where you will check in to the hotel / tented camp .The evening is free to explore the local market in Kaza. Overnight in a hotel at Kaza for 1 nights.
Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
Today after breakfast you will leave for the full day sightseeing tour to explore the World’s highest Himalayan villages and monasteries around Kaza. We will drive you to Hikkim village where you visit the World’ highest Post office located (4,400 metres / 14,436 feet). You can write and send the post cards to your loved ones from here.
Later we will drive you to Komic village (4,587 metres / 15,050 feet) which is now the world’s highest village joined to a motorable road. We will visit the Komic monastery (women are not allowed inside the monastery.) The village provides magnificent Himalayan Mountain views.
Later we will drive you to visit the Langza village where you will visit the village monastery and will have local lunch with a local family which belongs to the Himalayan ethnic tribal group. This will provide you a change to interact with the locals and have a deep insight to the day to day life of the people living in these remote regions of the Himalayas in Spiti valley. Langza village is the part of the most fossil rich areas in the world by the Geological Survey of India and the Geological Society of America.
After lunch we will take a walk around the statue of the Buddha overlooking the snow capped mountain peaks. We will also walk around the Langza village downhill to the road where we will be picked up by the driver.
In the late afternoon we visit Key Monastery which is the largest monastery in Spiti valley. The monastery is an irregular jumble of low rooms and narrow corridors on a conical hill. The prayer chambers are interconnected by dark passages, tortuous staircases and small doors. Hundreds of monks receive their religious training in the monastery.
We will also visit the Chicham village bridge on a gorge. We will also visit the Kibber village which is the part of Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you have an option to walk to the nearby mountains where there are chances to search the big herds of Himalayan blue sheep and snow ibex , which can be seen in the nearby mountains.
The villages or Hikkim, Langza, Gette and Kibber are home to the Snow Leopards in the winters when they come down from the Himalayan Mountains to the villages in search of food. We do organise Spiti Snow Leopard Winter Tour during January and February, which is the best time to see these beautiful animals.
Overnight stay in Kibber for one night.
Meals Plan-: Breakfast + Dinner and lunch with a local family at Langza is included.
Today early morning we will have our breakfast/ morning tea at 7:00 A.M and will check out from the hotel as it is a long day of driving to Keylong the district headquarters of Spiti 3,080 metres/ 10,105 feet (190 kms/ 9 hrs). Today we will cross over Kunzum La (4,551 metres/ 14,932 feet) Mountain pass, which provides beautiful views of CB ranges and Himalayan Glaciers. We will stop for many comfort breaks, and photo breaks.
Enroute we will visit the Chandra Taal Lake depending on the weather and road condition. We will have our lunch at Batal, where freshly cooked rice and lentils are served in a road side local Dhaba. The road stretch from Losar to Gramphoo over Kunzum Pass (80 kms), is a quiet rough, bumpy road and we cross couple of water streams this day. Our experienced and expert driver drives carefully and takes care of your comfort and safety on the Himalayan roads.
After lunch at Batal we continue our journey to Keylang where we will arrive by late evening. On arrival at Keylang check into the hotel / tented accommodation and rest of the time is free to relax. Overnight at Keylang for 2 nights.
Meals Plan-: Breakfast + Dinner are included.
Today after Breakfast we will drive you for the sightseeing of Keylang and to visit the famous and ancient temples of Trilokinath and Udaipur. The Trilokinath temple in Lahaul valley near Udaipur is built in the classical style introduced in the hills in the 7th and 8th Century and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in Tunde village 6 km south of the left bank of the Chandar bhaga or Chenab River. Later on we will drive you to Udaipur (9 kms) and will visit the Mrikula Devi Temple Udaipur in Lahaul valley, which is believed to be built during the 8 century. It is highly remarkable for it’s woodcarvings. By evening return back to Keylang and visit the local market. Second night in the same hotel/ tented accommodation in Keylang.
Today morning after breakfast around 08:30 AM we will drive you to Manali Manali 2,050 metres/ 7,725 feet (116/ 6 hrs). On the way we will stop for light lunch / tea break at Kokhsar and further continue our drive to Manali over the Rohtang pass(3,980 metres / 13,057 feet) and enter Kullu valley. You will reach Manali in the late afternoon and check in at the hotel in Manali. Evening is free to explore the local market of Manali where you can visit the mall road and old Manali villages.
Please Note: To shorten your tour this night, you can even travel with an overnight A/C Luxury Volvo coach from Manali to New Delhi at the end of the tour, and we can arrange those tickets for you.
Today morning after breakfast check out from the hotel, on the last day of Lahaul Spiti valley with Chandrataal tour package we will drive you to Chandigarh (290 kms/ 9 hrs). Our driver will drop us in the evening around 5:00 P.M.at Chandigarh railway station / airport from you will board your train/flight back home
Meals Plan: Breakfast is included.
Please Note: This day or at the night of Day 10, you can even travel with an overnight A/C Luxury Volvo coach from Manali to New Delhi at the end of the tour, and we can arrange those tickets for you.
End Of The tour and the services....!
Foreign tourists require an Inner Line permit to visit some of the areas which are close to the Tibetan border. These inner line permits can be obtained for this tour from the district magistrate at Shimla or Reckong Peo in Kinnaur valley and takes around 2-3 hrs depending on the availability of the signing authority for the inner line permits. We will assist you to the government office and help you completing the formalities to obtain the Inner Line permits.
Permits needs to be applied in the morning around 10:30 A.M, on working days, from Monday to Saturday. Permits are not processed on Second Saturday and other public holidays.
This is the tour itinerary for the Lahaul Spiti with Chandra Taal LakeTour Package which we run regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.
Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, you can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.
You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour. Internal travel by road from Manali to Chandrataal Lake, Kunzum pass, Losar, Kibber, Kaza, Hikkim, Langza, Komic, Tabo, Dhankar, Kungri, Pin valley, Rohtang Pass and back to Manali is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV car / similar vehicle.
On request Internal Flights / railway tickets/ Ac Luxury Volvo coach tickets will be provided, to and from New Delhi back at the end of the tour---or you can book your flights/ train tickets/ Luxury Volvo coach tickets directly.
These destinations are still hidden by groups of tourist, but still a good number of tourists come to explore these beautiful parts of Himalayas in North India. These places have plenty of hotels, which are well equipped with all modern amenities and comprises variety of deluxe hotels, budget hotels, guest houses, home stay with local people, fixed luxury tented accommodation. Most of these are run by the locals of these areas. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.
You stay in comfortable Neat and Clean local hotels , guest houses including some charming home stay properties and in a luxury tented camp all as preferred by you.
Your living arrangements are not going to be 5 star on this tour, but we do believe that we cater to people requiring different levels of comfort, and most importantly where you stay is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.
Meals Plan: Room + Breakfast + Dinner
Cloths: Cottons with light woollens
The Cost would be provided on Request
Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required during the tour. This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.
We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.