Shimla Sangla Kalpa Kaza & Kashmir Ladakh Trip
(Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain View)
Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destination : Chandigarh -
Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Kalpa -Tabo - Kaza - Jispa - Tsomorori Lake - Leh -
Khardung'la Pass - Nubra - Hunder - Pangong - Leh - Lamayru - Kargil -
Drass - Sonamarg - Srinagar
Day 01 : Chandigarh to Manali (115 kms/ 4 hrs)
Pickup from Chandigarh and drive to Shimla and Evening check in Hotel and
Overnight stay in Hotel
2 : Shimla - Sarahan 2,150 metres / 7,055 feet, (170 Kms 9-10 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel we will set off at around 9:00A.M. Today it is a
drive of 9-10 hrs, driving through the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog,
Matiana, Narkanda and Rampur. Enrooted we will have many comfort breaks and
will visit the Apple orchards and Hattu peak (3,400 metres/ 11,154 feet) at
Narkanda, from where you can have a spectacular view of the mighty Central
Himalayas and will also visit the traditional wodden carved temple of Godess
Kali on the top. We will also stop by a small lake on the way to Hattu Peak.
Later on we continue our drive to Sarahan via Rampur and enroute we will
stop for lunch break and various picture breaks and comfort breaks. Sarahan
– the tiny village offers the splendid views of Shrikhanda Mahadev Peak
(5,155 metres). The major attraction in Sarahan is centuries-old Hindu
temple of Godess Bhimakali. Steeped in legend, the temple complex is a
resplendent example of hill architecture. Sarahan is also the gateway to
Kinnaur valley. Overnight stay in Hotel in Sarahan.
Day 3 : Sarahan - Sangla 2,680 metres / 8,792 feet, (90 Kms / 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit the famous temple of Bhimakali
at Sarahan. This is the same temple in which human sacrifices were made
about two centuries ago. After visiting the temple we will continue driving
to Sangla (4-5 hrs) where you will check in at your hotel or could also
choose to stay in fixed luxury tented accommodation. After lunch you will be
taken on a walk through Kamru and Sangla villages ( 1-2 hrs) and we will
visit the beautifully carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. You will
have plenty of opportunity to speak to the local people in these valleys.
The Sangla valley is also known as the Baspa Sangla valley, after river
Baspa which flows through the valley and it is the part of Kinnaur valley.
Overnight in hotel in Sangla.
4 : Sangla to Kalpa 2,758 metres / 9,048 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs) - Mt. Kinner
Kailash Mountain View
After breakfast at the hotel you will be driven to Kalpa village (2-3 hrs.)
Enroute we will stop at Recongpeo and will have a walk around the local
market. Recongpeo is the district headquarters of Kinnaur district. We will
have lunch in a local restaurant where you have a choice to enjoy Indian or
Tibetian food. After lunch we will drive to kalpa (7 kms), you will check in
to your hotel.
These villages are covered with thick pine forests and are famous for
apricots and apples. The finest view of the Mt. Kinner Kailash Mountain
(6000 metres) can be had from here. This is a spectacular sight early in the
morning as the rising sun touches the snowy peaks with crimson and gold
light. Kalpa is situated at an altitude of 2759 m from the sea level, on the
old Hindustan Tibet Road at a distance of 260 km from Shimla. Earlier it was
the District Headquarter of Kinnaur. It is 14 KMS. It has all the
characteristics of a heritage village. Kalpa came into prominence in the
wake of British Governor General Lord Dalhousie’s visit in the 19th century
overnight stay same hotel at Kalpa Valley.
Day 5 : Kalpa to Tabo on route visit of Nako village (167 km/ 8 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kaza in Enroute Nako, Nako Village at an altitude
of 3662 m in Hingrang Valley is the famous and largest village. Yaks, kine,
horses and donkeys are reared here in abundance. At the right side of Spiti
River, is an ancient Village, flanked on either side by lofty hills, brown
and sun burnt, it is the seat of one of the most famous monasteries: The
1000 year old Tabo Monastery. It has exquisite frescoes and stucco statues
and is often called the Ajanta of the Himalayas.
6 : Tabo to Kaza on the route visit of Lalung and Dhankar Gompa (48 km/ 5
After breakfast drive to Kaza in Enroute Dhankar, Dhankar is the ancient
capital of the Spiti king; the most incredibly Gompa is situated high on the
barren rocky mountain slopes. Kaza is situated on the feet of steep ridges.
It has a population of 781 and a traditional fair is celebrated every year
in August. A short trail leads from Kaza to Hikim and to Langza Village
situated in the Shila Valley.
Day 7 : In Kaza - visit the Ki monastery, small gompa at Kibber (4205 m)
After breakfast drive to famous Kye gompa. The gompa is placed high on a
mountain looking like a pyramid. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan
Buddhism. Kibber, one of the highest permanent inhabited villages is located
in a semi bowl-shape. A small Gompa is worth to visit, later we go to Kaza,
the headquarter of Spiti Valley.
Day 8 : Kaza - Keylong - Jispa - over Kunzam Pass 4558 m (200 km/ 10 hrs)
After breakfast drive through several villages of Spiti over the Kunzum
pass, (4551 m). From here the Shigri Glacier is seen in front in all its
grandeur. The crest of the pass has been marked by a chorten of stones
erected ages ago. A temple has been built on top dedicated to Lord Geypan.
Every vehicle has to go around the temple to get the blessings of God.
Keylong is situated at an elevation of 3350m in the heart of the Himalayas
in a lonely corner with high cliffs covered with snow.
After Keylong drive to Jispa and Evening check in Camp and Overnight Stay.
9 : Jispa - Tsomorori Lake - Baralacha-la Lachlung -La (16,616 feet), (315
Kms / 9 -10 hrs)
After breakfat check out camp and drive to Tsomoriri Lake. On the way high
altitude passes, Baralacha-la Lachlung -La (16,616 feet), Nakee-La (15,547
They can be seen moving from one place to another, grazing herds of goats,
sheep and yaks. Changpas pass their days with their animals and move with
their flocks, their only wealth from pasture to pasture according to
changing season. Overnight stay camp.
Day 10 : Tsomoriri Lake - Leh (225 Km , 6- 7 hrs)
After Breakfsat check out camp and drive to Leh On the way to Leh via
Chumathang -visit Hot spring water at Chumathang via Mahebridge.
In Leh Entry on the way Hemis Monastery, after sightseeing continue drive to
Leh evening check in Hotel and Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Full Day Rest Leh and Shanti Stupa
Full day for rest & acclimatization with the high altitude. Leh (Ladakh)
which is 3500 Mtrs above sea level. Evening visit to Shanti Stupa & Leh
Palace After Sightseeing back to Hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12 :- Leh - Khardungla - Nubra - Hunder Valley (4- 5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Nubra valley over the Khardung la,(18300feet)
highest motor able road in the World. and Proceed to Diskit Monastery
Diskit Monastery also known as Diskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest
and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern
After explores we drive toward the down Hunder past an area of rolling sand
dunes, one can see double hump Camel and visitors can take a camel safari
dunes at Hundar. Over night in Camp.
13 : Hunder - Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake via Shayok
After breakfast at hotel we drive to next destination pangong lake via Shyok
and onto Tang Tse and Spangmik ( Pangong). It's a short cut and it's a
beautiful route. The road follows the Shyok river, and climbs up a mountain
before finally descending into Shayok village. It took us less than an hour
to reach Shayok, and we were delighted at the sight of the rather big
village surrounded by barren mountains, the entire setting being very
picturesque. Afternoon we reach at Pangong lake and enjoy your day at
pangong lake. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 14 : Pangong Lake - Hemis / Thiksey - Leh
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across
Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous the picturesque Thiksey monastery.
Shay Palace, 3Idiot School and
after sightseeing check in Hotel and overnight in hotel.
15 :- Leh Sangam - Magnetic Hill - Lamayuru - Kargil (7 - 8 hrs.)
After breakfast check out Hotel and drive to Kargil, on the way sightseeing,
Hall of Fame, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Sangam (Confluence of
Zanskar & Indus River).after drive to Lamayuru, visit the dramatically
located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining 'Moonland' hills. Later drive
towards Kargil enroute viewing the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the
Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th - 8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at
Day 16 :- Kargil - Sonamarg - Srinagar (Approx 7 Hrs)
Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second
coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass
(11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach Sonamarg from where it's a smooth 2-hour
drive to Srinagar through the beautiful Kashmir countryside.
On Arrival Sringar, and half day srinagar sightseeng, Mughal garden, Pari
Mahal and Shankra Chariya Temple, after check in Hotel, Overnight at
17: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
This morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Srinagar. The world
famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) &
Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), & The Chasme Shahi Garden, & Shankaracharya
Temple. In the evening return to Houseboat / Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.
Day 18 : Srinagar Departure
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to Srinagar airport for your
onward flight back home.
Pickup from Chandigarh Airport and drive to Manali crossing visit Mandi and
Kullu town. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
End of the trip and services.