Delhi-Chandigarh – Kullu
You can fly to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh our driver will meet you at the airport and drive to Kullu(8Hours drive). On arrival Check in Hotel.
Rest day before you start the trek.
On Trek Kullu – Manikaran – Barsaini – Khirganga (2960M) 2 hours drive and 6 hours walk
After a short drive Barsaini above Manikaran, we start waliking towards Tosh Nullah. After the Nagthan village walk is along the river parvati and then through the dense forest to Khirganga, amidst the forest, it is a very beautiful campsite. There is a natural hot spring here, so an ideal points after whole days of trek to wash away your fatigue. Campsite offers a wonderful sunset in the evening.
Khirganga – Tunda Bhuj (3500 M) 5 hours walk
Rest day for acclimatization. Walk inside the villages. Overnight stay in Guest House.
Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan(3570 M), 3 hours walk
This short stage in included in order to get acclimatize before we get to more higher elevation on the trek. Today the glacier that eventually feed Parvati river starts to appear. Camp for overnight stay.
Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch (3620 M)
The glaciers start to appear, the landscape begin to change-from lush green forest and meadows we now start to enter into the mountains, glaciers and moraines. Camp here for night stay. We get beautiful view of the high mountain peaks.
Odi Thatch to Mantalai (3700M) 6 to 7 Hours walk
A gradual ascent takes us to a vast glacial moraine. Mantalai Lake, the source of river Parvati is a glaciated lake in the middle of a vast moraine. From here you have beautiful view of the high Himalayan peaks.
Mantalai to Base of Pin Parvati Pass (4300 M)
Steep ascent for 6 to 7 hours takes us to the base of Pin Parvati Pass. Camp here for overnight stay. From the camp we get beautiful view of the Himalayan peaks and Parvati glacier.
Base- Pin Parvati Pass (5200 M) – Base II
Steep ascent walking over the glacier takes us to the top of the pass. After crossing the pass we enter into the Spiti valley. Here you will notice a great change in the landscape-the green side of the Kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry dessert of Spiti valley. The are is rich in wildlife and has been declared as a National Park with the habitat for snow leopard, musk deer and Ibex. You can see the ibex in big heards. Walk down to the other side of the pass to camp at the base.
Base II to Wichurang Thatch (3600 M)
6 to 7 Hours walk to get down to the area where we will start to see some signs of Human habitation.
Wichurang Thatch to Mud village (3500M)
After 4 to 5 hours we start to see an oasis in the middle of the dessert. This is Mud, the first village in Spiti valley. Camp here for overnight stay.
Mud Village to Kaza 4 hours drive
Drive to Kaza and check in Hotel. Afternoon visit Ki Monatery few kms above Kaza. Also visit Kibber, one of the most highest permanently inhabited village in the world. Overnight stay in Hotel in Kaza.
Kaza – Tabo – Kalpa 9 Hours drive
Drive to Chitkul, the last village on indo-Chinese village. Drive back to Sangla for overnight stay. Sangla-Baspa valley is one of the most hidden and beautiful valleys in Himachal Prdesh.
Kalpa – Sangla – Chitukul – Sangla 4 hours drive
Mune Gompa and Bardan gompa are the two Buddhist monasteries we visit this day. We reach Padum, the capital of Zanskar in the afternoon. Night stay in camp or guest house. Trek Ends. Padum is inhabited by Muslims as well as Buddhist people and is linked by road to Leh. Check in guest house in Padum.
Sangla -Thanedar 6/7 Hours drive
Keep driving on old Hindustand-Tibet road for few hours and then we take a side road to enter into the upper reaches of Shimla. Thanedar is a small village in upper shimla area. Stay in a family run beautiful guest house.
Thanedar – Shimla 3 hours drive
Mornign explore Thanedar and village. Later continue drive to Shimla. Check in Hotel in Shimla. Afternoon walk on the historical Mall in Shimla.
Shimla – Chandigarh – Delhi
After breakfast at Hotel drive to Chandigarh(3hours drive) airport to board flight back to Delhi/Mumbai. End of the Tour.
(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.
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