Kinnaur a region in the Himalayas is known for its apples, its food, and above all for its people and their warm hospitality. Through this itinerary we explore this region as it should be, driving parallel to its rivers and ascending on its mountain roads, making a lot of stops to soak in the scenery.
|Days||7 Nights / 8 Days|
|From||Chandigarh to Chandigarh|
Step 1: Rs. 10,500 (Incl GST) per person + Air Fare at the time of booking.
Step 2: Balance payment, One month prior to the departure date.
Arrive at the Chandigarh airport by 11 am. We will soon get on the Himalayan Expressway to the mountains. Lunch will be en route in Dharampur, as we ascent from the plains. Our night stay is 6250 ft above sea level amongst apple orchards and overlooking the Sutlej River valley. We will leave the highway at Narkanda 50 km after Shimla and drive on a countryside road amidst the deodar and pine forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Thanedhar.
This will be a relaxed day, as we drive to the serene Tanni Jubbar Lake and ascend to the tallest peak in the Shimla District at 11000 feet, The Hatu Peak, where the Mata temple is located. Enjoy lunch at a resort overlooking the mountains. Return to our homestay in Thanedhar.
This will be a slightly longish drive with ample stops in between on our way to the balcony of the Kinner Kailash mountain range. We will drive parallel to the river Sutlej and make one final ascent to Reckong Peo the administrative centre of Kinnaur and further where our hotel is located in the mountains in Kalpa.
Wake up to the most beautiful mountain view from your room. The snow-clad Kinner Kailash makes for a view like none other. After a leisurely morning, we will check out and drive to a few more viewpoints in Kalpa. Later enter into the Sangla Valley and drive parallel to the river Baspa. There will be a local lunch of Momos and Thukpa served in the town of Sangla. You will also have time to shop for local Kinnauri products in the market, before we drive to our camp in the village of Batseri, amongst apple orchards. In the chill of the evening, enjoy a bonfire night followed by dinner.
This day takes us to what is known as the last village of India on this side of the Himalayas. Chitkul is at a height of 13,500 feet and is idyllically located in the Baspa Valley. Just over the mountain range is where China’s territory starts. On our way back we will enjoy lunch in the village of Raksham. The evening is best to walk around the village of Batseri.
This morning we will start driving towards Shimla, but staying true to our Kinnauri roots we will first visit the mountain town of Sarahan, famous for its Kali Mata temple. Here, we will enjoy lunch overlooking the Himalayas. Later drive downhill and back on the banks of the Sutlej to ascent to the town of Narkanda for a night stay.
We will depart at leisure living the mountains of Kinnaur behind to start on our journey back home. We will reach Chandigarh in the evening and check-in for Dinner and overnight in the Hotel.
We will arrange individual transfers to the Airport after breakfast to board the flight back home.
|Thanedhar – Grandma Stokes Homestay|
|Kalpa – Shambala / Echor Alpine|
|Batseri – Apple Orchard Resort|
|Narkanda – Tethys Ski Resort|
|Chandigarh - Hotel Rajshree|