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Sheltered in the pristine and rugged terrain of the Himalayas, Classic Kinnaur and Spiti Valley offer a breathtaking escape from the monotony of everyday life. These regions in Himachal Pradesh, India, are a treasure trove of ancient monasteries, high-altitude villages, serene valleys, and snow-capped peaks that will leave you spellbound.
Kinnaur is a land of apples, apricots, and pine trees that thrive on the fertile slopes of the Sutlej River. Its quaint villages and towns, such as Sangla, Chitkul, and Kalpa, offer a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Kinnauris. The Kinnaur Kailash, a sacred mountain peak, dominates the skyline and attracts pilgrims from all over the country. The Kinnauri shawl, known for its intricate designs and soft texture, is a prized possession among connoisseurs of fine textiles.
The Spiti Valley, on the other hand, is a cold desert that lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. Its barren landscape is dotted with colorfulBuddhist monasteries, such as the Key Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, and Tabo Monastery, which date back to the 10th century. The Spiti River, which flows through the valley, provides a lifeline to the people and sustains a fragile ecosystem supporting rare flora and fauna species.
Classic Kinnaur and Spiti Valley offer a unique blend of nature, culture, and spirituality that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you are a nature lover, a culture enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, these regions have something to offer to everyone. So, pack your bags, leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city, and embark on a journey to discover the hidden treasures of Classic Kinnaur and Spiti Valley.
On reaching the railway station or Airport of Chandigarh, take help from our professional representatives waiting for you. They will escort you to the hotel most comfortably towards a small Himachal village, Sarahan. Check-in at the hotel and rest overnight to have fun on the further journey the next morning.
In the first part of the day, look for blessings from goddess Durga of the antiquated Bhimakali Sanctuary in Sarahan. On a strict note, proceed with your excursion ahead to Sangla. Following a six-hour lengthy drive, you arrive at Sangla, all drained and depleted.
Because of the winding street, look into the inn or extravagance rose convenience and rest for some time. Have your lunch and clean up to investigate the nearby towns of Kamru and Sangla. Investigate the nearby business sectors, partake at night, and get once again to the lodging for a short-term visit.
On the third day of your itinerary, make sure to explore the charming Kamru Fort and its revered Kamaksha Devi temple nearby. Additionally, take some time to discover the quaint Karcham village, which is only 17 km away from Sangla. Before that, take advantage of the opportunity to visit Chitkul, the last inhabited village located on the Indo-Tibetan border, renowned for its steep and winding terrain.
Chitkul is situated in the Baspa Valley, where the Baspa River flows through deep gorges to provide irrigation to the village. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel and rest overnight.
After breakfast the following day, you will be chauffeured to Kalpa village, with an opportunity to make a pit stop at Recongpo. This will allow you to explore the vibrant local market and purchase some locally produced items.
At Kinnaur District’s headquarters, you can enjoy a delightful lunch at a nearby restaurant, sampling various Indian and Tibetan delicacies. After lunch, you can visit Kalpa village and the neighboring Roghi village, renowned for their superior quality apricots and apples nestled within dense pine forests.
As the sun rises above the snow-capped peaks, you can marvel at the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Kinner Kailash. Additionally, you can explore the charming Kalpa village, which was developed by the British in the 20th century. You will be spending the night at a hotel.
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive towards Tabo with planned halts at Puh and Nako. During your journey, you can explore the beautiful Nako Lake and its neighboring village, relishing a delectable lunch before continuing your journey towards Kalpa village.
While en route to Tabo, make a stop at Gue village, renowned for its 600-year-old Buddhist Mummy of a monk, which is a significant tourist attraction. As the evening approaches, reach Tabo and check into your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Explore the renowned Tabo Monastery in a charming village perched at an altitude of 3,200 meters. The monastery is renowned for safeguarding ancient Buddhist scriptures and sculptures. After seeking blessings at this thousand-year-old gompa, proceed towards Kaza.
During your journey, make a stop at Dhankar village and the Dhankar Monastery, and relish a delicious lunch. Upon arriving in Kaza, check into your hotel and, if time permits, wander through the local markets of Kaza.
Begin your day by exploring the historic village of Kaza and its neighboring villages, such as Langza, Hikkim, Kibber, and Komic. Langza is an essential village in Spiti, where you can discover million-year-old fossils and relics from ancient times, making it geographically significant. Collect some samples and proudly exhibit them upon returning to your accommodation.
If the weather permits, take a drive to Hikkim and Komic villages, which are connected to the highest motorable road and are home to the world’s highest village at an altitude of 4,450 meters.
Additionally, visit the impressive Kye Monastery, located at the foot of steep ridges on the left bank of the river Spiti, and the village of Kibber. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Kibber village, where you will be served various delicious Tibetan dishes. Take a scenic drive through the pasture country of Kibber before returning to Kaza for an overnight stay.
The next day, depart from Kaza towards Manali, which will be a lengthy journey. Make several stops along the way, including Losar for breakfast, Battal for lunch, and Rohtang for tea, to ease the driver’s fatigue. Upon reaching Manali, check into your hotel and spend the night.
Manali has plenty to offer visitors. After breakfast, visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple in the town’s serene surroundings. Later, explore the Tibetan Monastery, Club House, Van Vihar, The Mall Road, and Vashishtha Village. Stroll around the Mall in the evening before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.
On the last day, embark on a long drive from Manali to Chandigarh via Kullu, Aut, Hanogi Devi Temple, and Pandoh Dam. After a nine-hour journey, you will be dropped off at your respective locations, allowing you to travel home comfortably.
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