Rustic Tour of Himachal Pradesh


13 Nights / 14 Days

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Tour Description


‘Rustic Tour of Himachal Pradesh’ is well designed package which gives you the chance to explore the two most significant picturesque regions of Himanchal pradesh , Kinnaur and Spiti Valley. Kinnaur is also known as the Land of Gods, surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh. It is extremely beautiful district surrounded by with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the Peak of Kinner Kailash Mountain.

Spiti is quite desert mountain valley is located on the foothill of Himalaya, having international boundary with Tibet. It is one of the most famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh.  This significant valley known for its ancient Buddhist monasteries along with ancient buildings of the former ruling, mountains, glaciers etc. The itinerary will give you the chance to get close with the tribal life along with the culture and traditions and explore the magnificent surroundings of these regions. The package includes of Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, and Kibber and Manali. It is a mesmerizing experience to get close with the tribal life of these regions and explore the exotic flora and fauna.


Day 01: Chandigarh – Shimla (By Road-115 kilometers)

Arrive at Delhi you meet and greet by our representative. After welcome, Proceed to Shimla, by road. Shimla - the land of pine scented hills, beautiful peaks, crisp winter skies, fragrant cedar forests, romantic mists and golden hillsides. On arrival check into your hotel. Evening is free at your own, explore the nearby places on your own such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Shimla Sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed to city tour of Shimla such including Shimla Heritage Museum, Town Hall, Gaiety Theatre, Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge and Gorton Castle etc. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Shimla – Sarahan (By Road- 157 kilometers)

In the early morning breakfast proceed to Sarahan, It is a small beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. Which is located at 164 kilometers away from Shimla. The town is renowned for Bhimakali Temple, Originally known as Bhimadevi Temple, devoted to the mother goddess Bhimakali, You may also visit Bird Park which is another popular attraction of the place for the breeding of birds like Jujurana and Monal. On reaching, check-in to the guesthouse and freshen-up, just spend the day to exploring the nearby place and get involve with the local peoples of the region and know about their culture and traditions.  Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 04: Sarahan – Sangla (By Road-84 kilometers)

After breakfast, drive to Sangla Valley, the picturesque hamlet of Sangla, with the Kinner Kailash peak looming over the horizon, offers a rendezvous with nature. On arrival, check-in to the guesthouse. The day is free at leisure, or you can explore the culture and tradition of place while communicating with the local tribes and also enjoy the stunning surroundings of the place Return to the guesthouse for an overnight stay.

Day 05: Sangla Sightseeing

Post breakfast, visit Chitkul. Located on the right bank of Baspa, at a height of 9000 feet above mean sea level, it is This is the last village in this region gives the feeling of having travelled to the very end of the civilization. Ahead of Chitkul lies the vast expanse of the Great Himalaya. The place has its own charisma. On arrival check in to the guesthouse. Rest day is free at leisure or you can explore the village and communicate with the local peoples to know about the traditions of their society. Return to the guesthouse for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Sangla Sightseeing

After breakfast; transfer for excursion to Kamru fort, surrounded by Saffron trees and cold snowmelt enhanced the beauty of the place. Explore this old fortress end enjoy the peace of the place. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 07: Sangla - Kalpa (By Road-40 kilometers)

Today morning, after breakfast drive to Kalpa. En route to Kalpa you will be rewarded with stunning views of sacred Kinner Kailash peak, the mythological home of Lord Shiva. You can also spot Jorkanden peak and Raldang Kailash Massif and sister peaks at Kalpa. This place is exotic and the ambiance adds to bliss to its beauty. Later in the evening, reach your hotel, check-in for an overnight stay in Kalpa.

Day 08: Kalpa – Nako (By Road-100 kilometers)

After breakfast, proceed to Nako. It is popular for its lake that forms part of the border of the Nako village. Enjoy the panoramic ambiance and spectacular lake. Later, proceed to Nako Monastery. Communicate with people and participate the culture and traditions of the local peoples. Overnight stay at guest house.

Day 09: Nako - Tabo (By Road-40 kilometers)

After breakfast, drive to Tabo. It is a border village with Tibet, located at just 40 kilometers from there. Explore the Tabo monastery. The monastery complex includes various temples that have numerous unique wall paintings and mud statues. Reach the guesthouse of the monastery for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Tabo – Kibber (By Road-67 kilometers)

In the morning after early breakfast, proceed to Kibber. The small village, is located at the distance of 68 kilometers from Tabo explore the natural bliss in the environment of the region. On arrival at Kibber , check in to the guesthouse, after freshen up, visit the monastery and interact with the people of the region. Just feel the essence of the culture and tradition of the people of Kibber.Later, you may visit the Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the rich fauna and flora of the place.

Day 11: Kibber Sightseeing

Breakfast in Guesthouse .This day is completely free for leisure. Start your day with visiting Ki Monastery. Later, you can explore the region and enjoy the exotic flora and fauna of the place. This picturesque location is ideal to serve the rejuvenating experience. You can also Communicate with the locals and enjoy the culture and tradition of the region. Later return to the guesthouse for a nightlong stay.

Day 12: Kibber - Manali (About 190 kilometers)

After breakfast, proceed to Manali. Located at an altitude of 2,050 meter in the Beas River Valley, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in India and is known for its snow clad mountains and impenetrable pinewood forest. On arrival check into your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Manali.

Day 13: Manali Sightseeing

On arrival in Manali, check in at hotel and have breakfast, after getting refreshed proceed for half day sightseeing, the highlight of the sightseeing is Hadimba Devi Temple and the Tibetan Monastery before proceeding to Vashisht village, just outside Manali, across the river Beas, known for its hot Sulphur springs whose water is said to have curative properties and Manu temple. Evening is free at leisure or explore the nearby places at your own. Overnight in Manali.

Day 14: Manali – Chandigarh (By Road-115 kilometers)

After breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Start driving to Chandigarh for your onward journey. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  1. Visit architectural sites, built during the British Raj, Shimla
  2. Excursion to Bhimakali temple, Sarahan
  3. Tour to Chitkul, and Kamru fort, Sangla
  4. Tribal tour to Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, and Kibber
  5. Visit Ki Monastery, Kibber
  6. Sightseeing tour to Manali
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