One of the best ways to savor the scenic attractions of the state during a trip to Himachal Pradesh is by embarking on JEEP SAFARI. Often considered to be the best way of discovering the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh, one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, JEEP SAFARI in Himachal Pradesh can be a one day affair or a group trip planned around a few weeks.
Area: Trans Himalaya
Altitude: 5600 mts/18368 ft
Season: July & August
Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations Covered : Shimla – Sarahan – Chitkul – Kalpa – Khab – Nako – Spiti – Tabo – Dhankar – Ki Gompa – Kaza – Keylong – Khardong – Manali – Palampur – Kullu – Shoja – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Amritsar – Delhi
Day 01): Shimla – Sarahan
From Shimla drive to Sarahan (1,920m/ 174-km). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02): Sarahan – Chitkul
Drive from Sarahan to Chitkul (3,450m/122-km). Overnight stay at the trekking campsite in Chitkul.
Day 03): Chitkul
Trek through lush green meadows to the grazing fields of Nagasti on the banks of the Baspa River, after lunch on the riverbank return to the campsite in Chitkul for overnight stay.
Day 04): Kalpa & Recong Peo
After breakfast drive to Kalpa (2,900m/ 80-km) en route visiting Recong Peo, the new Buddhist monastery built to commemorate His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Kalchakra sermon and the ancient village of Pangi, lunch will be served en route. After tea at trekking camp in Kalpa walk to Chinni village. These villages offer a good opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Return to the camp for overnight stay.
Day 05): Pub & Khab
The barren and rugged brown mountains start from Pub (2,837m), one can continue along the Sutlej till one reaches Khab (2,831m) the meeting point (Sangam) of rivers Sutlej and Spiti. A direct climb up takes one to the temple of Padmasambhava the second incarnation of Lord Buddha. Camp overnight.
Day 06): Spiti Valley & Tabo Monastery
Drive inside Spiti valley. Geologically and archaeologically, Spiti is a living museum. These barren rock mountains are devoid of any vegetation due to erosion by wind, sun and snow over thousands of years. The rugged and rocky mountain slopes sweep down to the riverbed giving the landscape a moon like appearance. Climb up to Tabo (3,050m/64-km), he largest monastery in Spiti and one of the few remaining examples of golden period of Buddhist culture in the Himalayan region. Camp overnight.
Day 07): Dhankar Monastery – Tabo – Kaza
Drive to Dankar (also spelt as Dhankar) the traditional capital of Spiti, Dankar Gompa (3,890m) is located on top of a hill 25m. From Tabo, a further 22-km. takes one to Kaza. Camp overnight.
Day 08): Ki Gompa – Kaza
Visit the famous Ki Gompa and onward to the second highest inhabited village in the world Kibber. Return to Kaza and camp overnight.
Day 09): Chhatru & Kuzum Pass
Drive to Chhatru (3,560m/160-km), over the famous Kunzum pass (4,551m). Camp overnight.
Day 10): Chatru – Keylong
Drive from Chatru to Keylong (3,350m/104-km). Camp overnight.
Day 11): Khardong Gompa – Rohtang Pass – Manali
Visit the famous Khardong Gompa then drive through the Rohtang pass (3,980m) to Manali (2,050m/ 115-km). Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 12): Manali
Explore the picturesque valley of Manali. Overnight stay at a Hotel.
Day 13): Kullu -Shoja
Drive via Kullu to Shoja (2,745m/122-km) a beautiful village on the edge of the Great Himalayan National Park. Overnight at the camp.
Day 14): Jalori Pass
Early morning trek along the road to Jalori Pass (3,135m/4-km). After lunch at the pass return to camp for overnight stay.
Day 15): Mandi – Palampur
Drive to Mandi (475m/70-km) and onwards to Palampur (1,219m/94-km), which is set admist lush green tea gardens. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 16): Dharamshala
Drive to Dharmshala (1,980m/58-km) the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama in exile. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17): Dalhousie
Drive to Dalhousie (2,036m/164-km) set within the Dhauladhars and overlooking the Pir Panjal Range. Dalhousie has retained much of its original character and thick forested hills. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 18): Khajjiar
Full day excursion to the meadows of Khajjiar. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 19): Amritsar
Drive to Amritsar (213-km). Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 20): Amritsar
Visit the famous Golden Temple. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 21): Delhi- Onward Destination
Connect train Shatabdi Express to Delhi