Kinnaur Spiti and Ladakh Tour (14N/15D)
Places covered: Chandigarh / Shimla / Kinnaur Spiti / Keylong / Sarchu / Leh
Day 1: Chandigarh Station or Airport to Shimla (120 kilometers / 5 hours)
We pick you up from Chandigarh Airport or railway station and from there we take a drive to Shimla. On arrival, we check-in at the hotel. This day is free for you to rest and rejuvenate in Shimla. You may also explore the malls of Shimla in the evening. Return to the hotel and stay overnight here.
Day 2: Shimla Local Sightseeing
The morning starts with a scrumptious breakfast. Once you finish breakfast, we move on to visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Jakho Temple, Christ Church, The Ridge and The Mall. This afternoon is free for you to choose individual activities. Return to the hotel at night and enjoy a fantastic stay here.
Day 3: Shimla-Sarahan (180 kilometers / 7 hours)
In the morning we move from Shimla to Sarahan en route the Sun Temple at Nirath and Rampur. On arrival, we check-in at the hotel. This evening we visit Bhimakali Temple which is considered as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of the Hindu religion. Once you have visited these famous place, you can come back to the hotel and stay the night here.
Day 4: Sarahan-Sangla (115 kilometers / 7 hours)
We drive to the Sangla valley in the morning, right after breakfast. On arrival you find camps designated for you. Later we visit a few remote villages such as Rackcham and Chitkul. Have an amazing camping experience here at night.
Day 5: Sangla-Kalpa (51 kilometers / 3 hours)
On the 5th morning we visit Kamru village and fort. Later we continue our drive to Kalpa which is located in the backdrop of Inner Kailash mountain range. Once we arrive, we check-in at the hotel. In the evening you are free to explore the Kalpa village. After this we come back to the hotel and stay here for the night.
Day 6: Kalpa-Tabo (170 kilometers / 8 hours)
In the morning we drive to Tabo after breakfast at the hotel. We travel en route Nako village which is located on the banks of a small lake. Once you arrive at Tabo, we check-in at the hotel and stay here overnight.
Day 7: Tabo-Kaza (50 kilometers / Full Day)
Our morning begins with a spiritual visit to Tabo Monastery. Later we drive to Kaza en route Lalung and Dhankar Gompa. Once you arrive in Kaza, you can check-in at the hotel for overnight's stay.
Day 8: In Kaza - Visit Ki Monastery and Kiber Village
In the morning, we visit the Ki monastery which is 12 kilometers away from Kaza. This century's Old Gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors and at one point it also acted as a fort. It houses valuable Thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area.
Afterwards, we also visit the small Gompa at Kiber which is 9 kilometers further ahead. Kiber is at 4205 meters and has the distinction of being the highest permanantly inhabited village of the region. We arrange overnight stay for you at a guesthouse.
Day 9: Kaza-Keylong (200 kilometers / 10 hours)
We check out from the guest house early in the morning and drive to Keylong. On this journey we cross Losar Village and Kunzum Pass. Once we arrive, we check-in at the hotel where we stay fr this particular night.
Day 10: Keylong-Sarchu (110 kilometers / 6 hours)
On the 10th Day, we have breakfast at the hotel and check out. After this, we drive to Sarchu over Baralacha La which is at 4800 meters. On arrival, you go t your designated camps. You are free for the rest of the day. Have an exciting camping experience at night here.
Day 11: Sarchu-Leh (250 kilometers / 10 hours)
On this morning after breakfast, we check out from the camp. This is followed by a drive to Leh over Lachung La (5056 meters) and Tanglang La (5360 meters). On arrival in Leh, we check-in at the hotel. Here you can rest, freshen up and enjoy a great sleep.
Day 12: In Leh
Followed by breakfast at the hotel, we go out for a sightseeing expedition where we visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. The evening is reserved for a visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and Shankar Gompa. Return to the hotel at night and enjoy your overnight stay experience.
Day 13: Sightseeing in Leh
The morning starts with an amazing breakfast followed by a drive to Likir and Alchi Monasteries. In the afternoon, we return back to Leh en route Phyang and Spituk monasteries.
Day 14: In Leh - Pangong Lake
After an early breakfast on this day, we go to Pangong Lake (14,500 feet) via Changla Pass (17,350 feet). It is the third highest motorable road in the world. At 12 o'clock we reach Pangong which is the highest salt-water lake in the world and it is shared by two nations - India and China. Here you get packed or hot lunch. Enjoy the beauty of the lake sitting on the banks of Pangong where you can appreciate the changing colors and high altitude of the lake.
After this, we drive back to Leh via the same route and return to the hotel for a calm night's sleep.
Day 15: Departure from Leh Airport
On this day, we drop you to the airport from where we all depart. This is where our tour and services come to an end.