Spiti and The Sangla Valley
The Sangla Valley is a deeply carved cleft between burly mountain slopes, where evergreen forests rise to alpine meadows crowned by snowy summits. Village cores here feature temples built in traditional Kinnauri style of timber and stone with heavy slate roofs.Emerging from thick snow, the frozen glaciers, rivers, valleys, high mountains and lakes create a mesmerizing scene for the spirited explorer. Home to ancient monasteries perched at dizzying heights; this is a journey through barren deserts, dense forests and turbulent rivers. We also pay our respects in the peaceful hill town of Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's home in exile.
- Visit the Dalai Lama's residence
- See the magnificent Key Monastery in Kaza
- Experience life in rural villages of Chitkul, Karchham & Batseri villages
- Ride on the 'Toy Train' to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shimla
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrival in Delhi & transferred to your hotel
Day 02 - Fly to Dharamshala
Fly to Dharamshala. Day at Leisure
Day 03 - In Dharamshala
Full Day tour of Dharamshala & Mcleodganj
Day 04 - Drive to Manali
Drive to Manali, visiting Baijnath Temple at Palampur enroute
Day 05 - In Manali
Explore the Hadimba Temple and also spend time for acclimatization purpose
Day 06 - Drive to Kaza
Drive to Kaza, crossing the Rohtang La and Kunzum La mountain passes en route
Day 07 - In Kaza
Day 08 - Drive to Tabo
Drive to Tabo, visiting the Dhankar and Lalung monasteries en route. Explore the Tabo Monastery in the evening
Day 09 - Drive to Kalpa
Drive to Kalpa, visiting the Nako village to see the monastery and Nako Lake enroute
Day 10 - Drive to Sangla
Drive to Sangla
Day 11 - In Sangla
Explore the valley, visiting Chitkul, Karchham and Batseri villages
Day 12 - Drive to Sarahan
Drive to Sarahan. Visit a local temple dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimkali
Day 13 - Drive to Shimla
Drive to Shimla
Day 14 - In Shimla
Full Day tour of Shimla
Day 15 - Train to Delhi
Morning Toy Train to Kalka. Onward train journey to Delhi
Day 16 - Departure Transfer
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