If you are planning a holiday in Himachal, then opt for an offbeat location. Manali and Shimla are two popular places in Himachal for the holiday. There is a constant influx of tourists in these two places.But, an offbeat holiday experience will not only refresh you but also help you stay away from stress.
Spiti valley is endowed with the raw beauty of nature. The barren fields and snow-clad valleys will give you a tranquil vibe for sure.The place is also known as mountain cold dessert and middle land. As Spiti valley is near the Indo Tibetan border, it is known by the name middle land. Spiti valley is influenced by Buddhism, Tibetan and Hindu culture. The place is not so crowded so you can also talk with locals in this region to understand more about their culture and traditions.The long winding roads are ideal for biking adventures. Spiti valley is located at 12,500 feet above sea level. Located at such high altitude, it becomes difficult to reach the place at times.But, still, it is connected through a motorable road and the journey to the place is amazing. The isolated slopes and valleys make this place even more different from other regions of Himalayas.
Spiti valley is also home to amazing temples, monasteries, passes, and lakes. The monasteries around the valley can let you seek divine intervention. Just by praying in these monasteries will let you feel divinity.Also, the lakes of the region offer pristine views of the snow-capped mountains with pictorial backdrops. Most adventure lovers spend a night at Chander Tal lake that is famous for night camping.The passes around the place offer you beautiful views of high peaks and mountains of Himalayas. You can also view Kinner Kailash peak from this place. There is a Ladarcha fair that is held every year in July.
Kinnaur region is also home to snow-clad valleys and barren fields. The different blend of cultures in this region will let you discover more about Tibetan and Himalayan people.It is also a great place for adventure fun. If you love trekking activities with your tribe, then this is the best place to be. You can plan your trekking adventure in the summer season as winters are not an ideal time for trekking.As the temperatures of Kinnaur and Spiti valley fall to sub-zero at times, the region can be colder than you can imagine. The nearby Sangla valley near the place is also known for its forests and orchards. The beauty of Spiti is unadulterated. You'll feel magical once you visit the place. The adventures of this region will give you a new kind of thrill. Kinnaur Spiti valley tour is a tour that you simply can't miss.
Kinnaur Spiti valley tour of 9 Nights - 10 Days from Chandigarh:
Once you reach Chandigarh, our travel representative will welcome you. You'll then be driven towards Sarahan. The journey to Sarahan will be a breathtaking one with valley views on the way. Once you reach Sarahan, you can check into your hotel for an overnight stay as a new day awaits you.
Have a delicious breakfast and head to visit the Bhimkali Temple which is also known as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. After seeking blessings in the temple, you can drive towards Sangla.Once you reach Sangla, check into your hotel. Freshen up and then head to Kamru and Sangla villages to explore local places nearby. There are many ancient temples and Buddhist monasteries in the place, where you can seek divine intervention. You can also interact with local people and get an insight into the history of Sangla. Head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Have your breakfast early and head to the local tour of Chitkul Sangla valley. Start your tour by visiting the Kamru village and Kamru fort. You can explore the local nearby places and head to visit the famous Goddess Kamakshi Devi temple.Seek some divine intervention at this place and then head to Chitkul village that is located in Kinnaur district. It is near Bhaspa valley so the view is amazing. Also, its the last village that is situated near the Indo Tibetan border.Spend some time here and view the beauty of green open fields. You'll also be able to catch a glimpse of wonderful Mt. Kinner Kailash from the place. Head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Have a delicious breakfast and head to Kalpa village that'll take about three hours to reach. While on the drive to Kalpa, you can take a break at Recongpeo, which is also the district headquarters of Kinnaur. Once you reach this place, you can explore the local markets nearby and shop for amazing Tibetan stuff.You can visit Suicide point.You can also have lunch at this place and savor the authentic Tibetan dishes. Post lunch, you can head to Kalpa and Roghi village. Both the villages are famous for apple and apricot orchards.Roghi village is also famous for its thick pine forests. You can also catch a glimpse of Mt. Kinnaur Kailash that stands tall at 6000 m above sea level. Head back to your hotel in Sangla for an overnight stay.
Have your breakfast early and head to Tabo via Puh and Nako. Nako lake offers breathtaking views, you can spend some time in Nako village as well. You can have your lunch break in Nako and feast on some Tibetan delicacies.Continue your drive towards Tabo en route Gue village, which is the last village on the Indo Tibetan border. You can also see the naturally preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk, which is about 600 years old at this place. Once you reach Tabo, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Have an early breakfast, as today you'll visit the Tabo monastery that is the oldest in the region before heading to Kaza. Continue your drive towards Kaza that will take about 3 hours.En route, you can visit the famous Dhankar village, Dhankar monastery, and Dhankar fort. You can also have lunch at this place with tea here. Talk to local natives and know more about the culture. Once you reach Kaza, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Have a delicious breakfast and head to a tour around the Kaza region.we will visit Kee Monastery,Chicham Bridge,Komic Village,Hikkim Village. Head to visit the famous Langza village where you can know more about the culture of the place.Explore the local areas and markets as well. There is a monastery you can visit here. The area is also known for its fossils. Yak rides are also famous in this region. You can then head to Hikkim and the Comic village, both the places are connected by a motorable road.The Komic village is the highest in the world located at 4450 m above sea level. You can then head to visit the famous kee monastery and Kibber village. Take a walk around this place as you can spot blue sheep and snow ibex.You can take a lunch break at Kibber with a choice of local Tibetan delicacies. Explore the local market around Kaza and head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Have a quick breakfast in the morning and head to Kalpa. The drive towards Kalpa will be a fascinating one with scenic views. Once you reach Kalpa, you can check into a hotel for an overnight stay
Have a delicious breakfast and head to Kalpa en route Narkanda. You can spend some good time here exploring the local places. Your drive to Shimla will be enthralling. Once you reach Shimla, explore the local market if you have time. Check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
And its an end to your wonderful tour. Have your breakfast as you'll be driven back to Chandigarh. The driver will drop you at a preferred location.