A trekkers trail. inter-continuous change in topography from lush green belt to dry arid landscape of Spiti. This trek is sure to charm many adventure lovers as it is very challenging and equally rewarding experience as it presents a mosaic of adventure , religion and culture. One requires good fitness to enjoy this trek. Explore ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’ the magnificent 1000 yr old Tabo Monastery. The amazing Monasteries of Dhankar , Ki & Pin. Old Hindu Temples of Bhimakali and Hadimba.
09 days trek - 14 nights in camp / 08 nights in hotel.
July - Sept.
Preise (gültig bis zum 30. April 2010):
Day 1: Arrive - Delhi Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali Board the early morning train (Shatabdi express) to Chandigarh. Met on arrival at Chandigarh railway station and drive (310 km) to Manali (1920 mt) via Mandi and Kullu. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Manali Morning at leisure. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Manali. Visit Hadimba temple & hot springs of Vashist. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Manali - Manikaran Drive to Manikaran (70 km) via Kullu. In the afternoon visit the holy Sikh temple (Gurudwara) and hot water spring. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 5: Manikaran - Pulga A short trek leads you to the village of Pulga (2200 mt). Pulga is is a small clearing in the thick pine forest. Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatization. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 6: Pulga - Khirganga The trek through the forest to Khir Ganga (2850 mt.). It is a pleasant walk and includes one short steep climb. Khir Ganga is a Hindu holy place with a hot water spring, a small temple to Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. This is the last chance to take a natural hot water bath on the trek. Arrive and camp for overnight.
Day 7: Khirganga - Tunda Bhoj The trail is still within the limit of pine trees and is heavily wooded on this section also. Tunda Bhoj (3200 mt) is the upper limit for the pine forests and now on there is an abundance of Bhoj (Birch) trees. Camp in a green meadow.
Day 8: Thunda Bhoj - Thakar Kuan This is the first challenging day on the trek. The trail is steep and hard in some sections close to Thakur Kuan (3400 Mts.). This area falls within the Kanawer Wildlife Sanctuary and one may encounter small Himalayan Brown Bears at
lower elevations and Wild Sheep or the Snow Leopard at higher altitudes.
Day 9: Thakar - Pandu Bridge - Mantalai Lake Trek through flower speckled meadows to mysterious Mantalai Lake. There are some very unusual rock bridges on the way to Mantalai and there is an abundance of quartz and semi precious gems around here.
Day 10: Mantalai Lake - Camp 1 Trek crossing many small streams and by climbing over boulders and screes till you reach the base of Pin Parvati Pass. Camp below the pass.
Day 11: Camp 1 - Pass - Camp 2 Climb to the Pin Parvati Pass 5320 mt). after spending some time at pass, descend on other side of pass and camp at the base for overnight stay.
Day 12: Camp 2 - Chinpatta Maidan Gradual descent along the left bank of Pin River to Chinpatta. Camp for overnight.
Day 13: Chinpatta - Mud Trek from Pin-Valley to Mud, the first village of Spiti. Camp for overnight. In the evening visit the village. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 14: Mud - Kungri - Rangrik In the morning, drive to Rangrik, visiting Kungri monastery en route. On arrival, set-up camp. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Ki and Kibber Monasteries. Ki Monastery is an important Gelugpa centre and is seat of Lochen Tulku, the 24th Lotsawa Rimpoche. Return back to camp for overnight stay.
Day 15: Rangrik - Kaza - Sichling Drive to Sichling below the Dhankar Monastery (3890 mt). In the afternoon visit Dhankar Monastery. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 16: Sichling-Tabo-Nako Few kms drive takes us to Tabo, the 1000 years old monastery of Spiti valley. It houses the most famous Monastery of Himachal Pradesh. This is over 1000 year old and treated as the most sacred Monastery next only to Tholling Gompa in Tibet. The inner wall of Tabo is covered by frescos and painting from Buddha's life. Often referred as `Ajanta of Himalayas' Tabo's paintings are still preserved in most original form. After visiting Tabo monastery we proceed to Nako village where we camp for overnight stay.
Day 17: Nako - Kalpa : Drive to Kalpa visiting Puh and Nako Lake en route. Visit Old China town and enjoy stunning views of Kinner - Kailsah massif. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 18: Kalpa - Sangla Drive to Sangla. Excursion to Chitkul - the last village in Sangla Valley. Mt. Laldang dominates the valley. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 19: Sangla - Sarahan Drive to Sarahan. On arrival check-into hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Hindu Temple of Godess Kali - Bhimkali Temple and bird breeding centre in Sarahan. Overnight stay in hotel
Day 20: Sarahan - Shimla Drive to Shimla via Rampur and Narkanda. Visit Viceregal lodge, State Museum and the Mall. Overnight in hotel.
Day 21: Shimla - Kalka - Delhi Day free to explore Shimla town. Afternoon transfer to Kalka railway to board train to Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 22: Depart Delhi Day at leisure to explore Delhi on your own. Later transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.