Spiti Valley With Manali
- ( 08 Nights / 09 Days)
Day-01: Delhi — Manali (570 km., 14 hrs)
In Delhi Evening take the Volvo bus at 05:00 PM from Majnu ka Tilla metro station/ R.K. Ashram or as directed by us and board to Manali. Overnight journey by Volvo.
Day-02: Manali — Local-Sightseeing
Arrive Manali in the morning, on arrival pick up by company vehicle and transfer to your respected hotel, check-in the hotel. After fresh up and breakfast, proceed for Manali Sightseeing which includes the famous and oldest Hadimba Devi Temple, Natural Vashisth Hot water spring [known for medicinal use], Club House, Tibetan Monastery, back to hotel, dinner, and rest overnight in leisure.
Day-03: Manali — Rohtang Pass – Kunzum-Pass Kaza-Pass (210 km 9 hrs)
The day after breakfast proceeds to Kaza. On the way, there are sightseeing places like Nehru Khund, Palchan Village, Kothi, Gulaba, Rahla Fall, and Bias Nala. Our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road points and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. After crossing Rohtang pass and driving 20kms, one has to turn right from Gramphoo. While going to this pass, the panoramic view of the Bara-Shigri glacier (the second longest glacier in the world) is enthralling and inspiring. Kunzum ranges at an altitude of 4551 m. It serves as an entrance pass to the Spiti valley from Lahaul and Manali. Goddess Kunjum (Durga/Parvati) resides in a temple on the Kunzum top and keeps guard over the pass and wards of the evil. Visitors normally do a round around the temples to seek blessings. The crest of the pass has been marked by a chorten of stones erected ages ago. On arrival in the evening in Kaza camps/hotel. Winters here are severe with temperatures plunging to 20 to 25 degrees below zero.
Day-04: Kaza — Ki Monastery — Kibber sightseeing
Kaza is the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti valley. It is situated at the foot of the steep ridges on the left bank of the Spiti River. Today I visited the Ki monastery. It is the oldest and the biggest monastery of Spiti dominating Ki-Village. After that visit Kibber village. In the afternoon, travel to Tashigang village to see the La dacha Fairgrounds and the Chao Kang Nilda peak.
Day-05: Kaza — Dhankar — Taboo
This day after breakfast, I visited the Dhankar and Taboo monasteries. Dhankar Monastery is above the Dhankar Village, between Kaza and Taboo. Dhankar means “Fort on Cliff”. The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-meter) high spur overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. After that proceed to Taboo. Taboo Monastery is known as Ajanta of the Himalayas. The taboo monastery is more than a thousand years old and is famous for its wall paintings and murals. It is also known as the. Return to Kaza in the evening.
Day-06: Kaza — Chandertal – Chatru- Khoksar-Sissu
After breakfast check out the hotel and proceed from Kaza to Sissu. On the way, you can cover Chandertal. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. After that proceed to Lahaul. You can take your lunch at Chatru or Khoksar. Khoksar is the first village of Lahaul. On arrival at Sissu check-in at the hotel. In the evening you can visit Sissu Lake and Raja Geypen Temple, the powerful presiding deity of Lahaul valley.
Day-07: Sissu — Triloknath – Udaipur
After breakfast, I went to Udaipur. On the way, you can visit Gondola, located on the riverbank of the river Chandra. House of the Thakur of Gondhla, called Gondhla castle or fort, is the main attraction. Tandi is situated at the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers. Tandi’s importance for the people of Lahaul is the same as it is for the Hindus. In Tandi, you can visit Tupchiling Monastery and the ancient Guru Ghantal monastery. After that, travel to Udaipur, located in the Patten valley. A beautiful side valley in Lahaul. Udaipur and Triloknath Temple are famous places in Lahaul. Trilokinath is famous for the Shiva temple. This holy shrine is revered equally by Hindus and Buddhists and Udaipur is known for the ancient Marikula Mata temple. In the evening, explore the Udaipur village and visit Mrikula Devi. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day-08: Udaipur — Keylong
Travel to Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul. On the way, visit Yordong Monastery, Located on Manali Leh Highway in a place called Beeling, near to the headquarters Keylong. On arrival at Keylong check-in at the hotel. After freshening up, visit Shashur Monastery and explore the Keylong market. After that hike up to the Khardong village and monastery. Kardang Monastery or Gompa is a famous Drukpa Lineage Monastery and is the most important monastery in Lahaul valley, India. The associated village of Kardang was once the capital of Lahaul.
Day-09: Keylong — Manali — Delhi
After breakfast early in the morning drive to Manali. In Manali after a fresh up drop at Volvo bus point. Proceed to Delhi with sweet memories of the trip.