Land of High Passes Himalaya
Shimla, Kinnaur, Spiti, Keylong, Sarchu & Leh
14 nights 15 days
Day 01: Delhi – Shimla
Arrive, Shimla according to your travel plans.
Day 02: Shimla
Explore the bygone past of the colonial town of Shimla through its heritage buildings and markets.
Day 03: Shimla – Sarahan
Drive along the traces of ‘The Old Hindustan Tibet Road’, dotted with one of the major apple growing belts in India to reach the small hamlet of Sarahan.
Day 04: Sarahan – Sangla
Sarahan house, an ancient four storied Bhima Kali temple complex, with snow capped Himalayan ranges, continue to Sangla along River Sutlej.
Day 05: Sangla – Chitkul – Sangla
Enjoy the countryside hikes and visit the attractively designed old wooden temples of Sangla with age old mingled Hindu-Buddhist religion.
Day 06: Sangla – Kalpa
Kalpa, the favorite retreat of Lord Curzon (Viceroy of British India) with mighty Kinner-kailash range is an enchanting site.
Day 07: Kalpa – Tabo
Leave the lush green Kinnaur valley to enter the Himalayan cold desert of Spiti valley. Reach Tabo, over a 1000 year old monasteries complex.
Day 08: Tabo – Dhankar – Kungri – Kaza
After meditative prayer ceremony at Tabo, continue to Dhankar, the ancient capital of the Rajas of Spiti, visit the monastery built on cliff and Kungri. Reach Kaza the district headquarters of Spiti.
Day 09: Kaza – Kee Monastery – Langza – Comic – Kaza
Continue your old Himalayan monasteries exploration with visiting the highest motorable village of the world too.
Day 10: Kaza – Losar – Kunzum pass – Gramphoo – Kelyong – Jispa
A fairly long day takes you through highest driving pass, Kunzum – La (4551m) along River Chandra to Jispa. Enjoy the views of snowcapped Himalayan ranges towering above 6500m
Day 11: Jispa – Baralacha-La – Sarchu
Today the thrilling drive over the high mountain passes ends at Sarchu.
Day 12: Sarchu – Tanglang-La – Leh
The isolation with the habitations breaks as one drives over the second highest motor able mountain pass of the world to enter Leh.
Day 13: Leh
In history, focal point of the Great Silk Route, explore Leh in its local markets and hamlets.
Day 14: Leh – Thiksey – Shey – Leh
Re-discover the royal legacy of the Rajas in the palaces and forts dotted in the vicinity.
Day 15: Leh – Delhi
Wrapping up the unforgettable moments of this Himalayan voyage drive to Leh airport and board the flight to Delhi.
Best Time to Visit: June to September
- Colonial town of Shimla
- Cultural and social aspects of Kinnaur Valley
- Spiti valley – ‘The little Tibet’
- Driving over highest vehicular mountain passes of world
- Leh town and its monasteries
- Excellent knowledgeable tour guide
- Moderate walking