Delhi – Nalagarh 7 to 8 Hours drive
On arrival at airport in Delhi our driver will meet you and drive to Nalagarh, the gateway to Himachal. Situated on the foothills of Himalayas, Nalagarh was once capital of princely state of Hindur. The ancient fort and palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are built in Mughal style of architecture. The place have been much recently renovated and now is a quality heritage hotel. Overnight stay in Nalagarh Fort Resort.
Nalagarh – Manali 8 Hours drive
Arrive the hill town of Manali in the afternoon and check in Hotel.
Morning Free. Afternoon driver to Solang Valley to start an acclimatization walk from Solang Valley to old Manali. During the walk you come across the traditional villages of Manali. Overnight stay in Hotel in Manali.
Manali – Kaza (3500M) 9/10 Hours drive
Leave after an early breakfast. This day we cross two beautiful mountain passes-Rohtang pass & Kunzum Pass. After three hours of beautiful drive we cross over Rohtang pass. As soon as we cross the pass there you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape-the lush green kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry cold dessert of Lahul and Spiti region. Descend down from Rohtang pass for an hour to continue drive along Chandra river to Kunzum Pass(4500M). After crossing Kunzum pass we enter into Spiti valley. Arrive Kaza in the evening and check in Hotel/Guest House.
Day for acclimatization. An excursion to visit Langza, Komic and Hikkim villages including a short walk for acclimatization. Overnight stay in Hotel/Guest House.
Kaza – Ki – Kibber – Dumla
Trek Begins. Leave after an early breakfast and drive to Kibber, the highest permanently inhabited village in the world at an altitude of 4200 M. The famous Ki monatery also comes enruoute. Kibber to Dumla is an easy walk for the first day. Overnight stay in tents.
Dumla to Thaltak (4560 M) 5/6 hours walk
First we descend into the gorge and then begins the steep climb to the Thaltak meadows. Today we start to see Parangla and the snow caped mountains all around. Camp at Thaltak meadow for overnight stay.
Thaltak to Base of Parang-La (4900M) 6 hours walk
Long day. After a short descent into the paralugui gorge we start the uphill walk to the campsite at the base of Parangla. The parilugui summit stands erected towards the south of Parang-la.
Parang – La Base – Parang-La (5600 M) – Largyup (4930M) 8/9 Hours walk
Leave after an early breakfast. It takes 5 hours to reach the pass. The last 4 kms to the pass is a very steep ascent. The pass lies on the ancient trade route between Spiti and Tibet. The two sides not did the trade but exchanged the traditions and culture that flowed from Tibet into Spiti.
From the pass we get superb view of Spiti Valley on one side and the vast Changthang plains on the other. From the pass we descend down on a glacier which is the source of Pare Chu river that flows into Tibet and then again enters Spiti and joins Spiti river at Sumdo. Camp for overnight stay in Pare Chu valley at Largyup.
Largyup to Rachu Lamo (4580 M)
A well maked trail along Pare Chu river takes us to the next camping place. As we walk through the main Valley we can see lot of adjoining valleys with snow-clad summits.
Rachu Lamo to Norbu Sumdo (4300 M)
Walking all the way beside the Para Chu River. And through widely extended Parachu Valley with numerous beautiful side valleys. we get to the campsite along the Parachu River.
Norbu Sumod to South of Tso Moriri (4450M)
Today we walk across the Chang Thang plains to the southern edge of Tso Moriri Lake. The place is called Kiangdom named after the Kiang (wild Tibetan asses) which are seen here in number. Here the Tso Moriri lake breaks into several small channels creating a wetland and a suitable habitat for several rare species of migratory birds. Camp for overnight stay.
South of Tso Moriri to Korzok (4250 M). 6 hours walk
Walking along the Tso-moriri Lake. The largest lake in the Rupshu district, length – 15 miles, width – 3 to 5 miles and depth 248 ft the water is brackish. On its western shore stands Korzok monastery and the village. Overnight stay in tents. Trek Ends here.
Korzok – Leh 8/9 Hours drive
Drive to Leh. Arrive and check in Hotel in Leh.
Morning drive into Indus valley to visit Hemis, Shey and thiksey monasteries. Afternoon visit Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and Leh bazaar.
Morning drive into Sham valley to visit Alchi, Likir Monasteries and Basgo village. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Leh – Delhi
Morning transfer to Leh airport for flight to Delhi. End of Services.
(1). This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
(2). In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
(3). Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Incredible Himachal Holidays. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.