Kinnaur-Spiti-Lahaul and Ladakh India
With this safari, you pass through three former Kingdoms: KINNAUR, SPITI, and LAHAUL, and even further to LADAKH India. Now, the Spiti-areas belong to India and were declared strictly prohibited for tourists by the Indian Government until 1995. These areas are one of the most scenics but very less frequented by tourists. The Satluj River, which rises from the southern slopes of the Kailash (the Holly Mountain in Asia), flows into the Kinnaur valley. It is a fascinating area for Buddhist art and the monasteries, rich repositories of ancient murals, thankas, woodcarvings, and golden images of the Padmasambhava.
Arrival at New Delhi and transfer to hotel
Take the sightseeing trip of Delhi and in the evening, catch the train bound to Kalka where you will arrive at the dawn. Change the train here for Shimla, a British developed summer resort
Arrival in Shimla, free day and processing permit.
We start our jeep safari to Sarhan En route, we visit the palace in Rampur. We drive further the steep mountain and arrive in Sarhan (1950m). Sarhan, the tiny village offers the splendid views of Shrikhanda Mahadev Peak (5155m). You will also visit the famous Bhimkali Temple, the big attraction of Sarhan
Drive along the spectacular Hindustan Tibet road which s carved in a rock and goes along the wild Sutlej River. A view of Kinner-Kailash Peak is splendid from Sangla.
You will take an excursion to Chitkul (3435 m) surrounded by green fields and High Mountain peaks. Chitkul is like a fairyland. The quaint little wooden houses, temples, Gompas, and the people of Sangla valley conjure up a perfect image of a Shangri-la. Return to the highway and continue to the ancient village of Tabo (3050m) -where you will visit the Tabo monastery, the oldest and archaeologically most import monastery of Spiti with the most sacred shrine of Gankhang inside
The Ki- Gompa , perched high on the pyramid shaped mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect and lives there as many as 500 monks. Retunr to Kaza for overnight stay.
Today we cross the Kunzum pass (4551 m), the panoramic views of Bara-Shigri Glacier (second longest glacier in the world) and about dozen peaks over 6000m enthralling and inspiring. People wanting to return will take the road to Manali that branches at Grapmphoo and after passing Rhotang Pass (3990m), you are in Manali from where you will take bus or flight to Delhi.
You will drive along the spectacular road and pass through many canyons
The road to Leh winds all the way up and cross the Tanglang La (5065m), the second highest motorable pass in the world. We continue our way along beautiful aquarelle-lakes and unforgettable views to end up in Leh late in the afternoon. Overnight hotel Leh.
You will visit different Buddhist Gompas from Medieval period like Tsemo Gompa, Sankar Gompa and Leh Palace etc. The other day, you will have excursion to Shey Monastery and Thiksey Monastery. Thiksey Monastery is built on a high rock and gives the reminiscence of Potala Palace of Lhasa. Afterwards, we visit Hemis Monastery where famous Hemis Festival is celebrated every year at the peak time of summer.