Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India with an elevation of 8586 mts and located in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand. Kanchenjugang - It is the third highest mountain peak in the world with an elevation of 8586 mts and located in India - Nepal border. The Nun - Kun mountain massif comprises a pair of Himalayan peaks: Nun(7135 mts) and its neighbor peak Kun (7077 mts).

Hiking in Indian Himalayas

Golden Temple Tour

 

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. After lunch sightseeing in New and Old Delhi. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Train Dlehi - Amritsar

After early morning breakfast in Hotel, transfer to New Delhi Railway Station for catch the Shatabdi Express Train to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar Railway Station and transfer to hotel. In evening visit Golden Temple. Overnight at hotel in Amritsar.

Day 03: In Amritsar

After breakfast, visit Jalian Wala Bagh and typical charming village of Punjab. Visit local home in the village and spend few moments interacting with the villagers. Evening drive to Wagha border to see flag ceremony. Overnight at hotel in Amritsar.

Jallianwala Bagh massacre where, on April 13, 1919 (which happened to be 'Baisakhi' one of Punjab's largest religious festivals) fifty British Indian Army soldiers, commanded by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women and children without warning. The shooting endured for ten to fifteen minutes, until ammunition was becoming scarce. He ordered soldiers to reload magazines into their rifles several times and they were ordered to aim and shoot people in order to kill them. Official British Raj sources estimated the fatalities at 379, and with 1,100 wounded.] Civil Surgeon Dr Smith indicated that there were 1,526 casualties. However, the casualty number quoted by the Indian National Congress was more than 1,500, with roughly 1,000 killed.

Wagah border, often known as "Berlin wall of Asia", is a ceremonial border on the India–Pakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags', which has been held since 1959. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners but in fact the parades are imitating the pride and anger of a Cockerel. Troops of each country put on a show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans. Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs. The happenings at this border post have been a barometer of the India-Pakistan relations over the years.

Day 04: Drive Amritsar - Dharamsala (200 km)

Post breakfast at hotel, drive to Dharamshala. Arrive Dharamshala by late afternoon. Overnight at hotel. Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. The suburbs of the town include -- McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu Nath, Forsyth Ganj, Naddi, Kotwali Bazaar (the main market of the town), Kaccheri Adda (government offices such as the court, police, post etc.), Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur and Sidhbari (where the Karmapa Lama is based. The village of McLeod Ganj lying in the upper reaches is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama. On 29 April 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama established the Tibetan exile administration in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie. In May 1960, the CTA was moved to Dharamsala. Since then, Dalai Lama along with his people has been residing in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is the center of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.

Day 05: In Dharamsala

Morning post breakfast, drive to McLeod Ganj then visit Dalai Lama's residence. Later,visit Norbuling institute and the museum same place, Nunnery and Karmapa monastery. There are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama temple complex, on Temple Road, is just a short walk from the Mcleod Ganj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. In the early morning, you are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way you will see many prayer flags and "mani" stones. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Drive Dharamsala - Manali (235 km)

Leave hotel early morning for Manali. Today it will be long day drive 10 hrs. Arrive Manali. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: In Manali

After breakfast, sightseeing in Manali.
Manali (1950 m) in the Beas River valley, is an important hill station in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 250 kilometers (155 mi) north of state capital, Shimla. Manali is administratively a part of the Kullu district, with population of approx. 30,000. The small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and, from there, over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin.Manali and the surrounding area is of great significance to Indian culture and heritage as it is said to be the home of the Saptarshi, or Seven Sages.

Day 08: Drive Manali - Losar (154 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Hotel. Later drive to Chottadhara. After crossing the Rohtang Pass which is at an altitude of 3978 meters and which offers some of the most spectacular views of Himalayas and it is the only access to Lahaul and is open only from June to September each year. You drive downwards to enter Spiti region which is also often called as "Middle country". Spiti is a cold desert, which Rudyard Kipling in Kim called a "Place within a world" and a "Place where the Gods live". Driving down Chottadhra the panoramic view of Bari Shigri Glacier (second longest in the world) is thrilling and inspiring. Continue towards Kunzum La Pass which is at an altitude of 4500 meters above the sea level. This a very rough and narrow road which Leads towards Spiti Valley. The first village that you will come is known as Losar. The culture and the architecture of the houses here resembles with that of Ladakhi and Tibetan customs. Evening: Dinner at the Camp. Overnight at the Camp.

Day 09: Drive Losar - Kaza (50 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Camp. Then proceed to Kaza is a sub divisional headquarters of Spiti valley. It is situated at the foot of steep ridges on the left bank of Spiti River. Evening: Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kaza.

Day 10: Drive Kaza – Key – Kibber - Kaza (40 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Hotel. It is locally known as Khyipur . One of the highest villages in the world situated at an altitude of 4205 meters above the sea level. It is located in the narrow valley surrounded by the mountains from all the sides. It is located towards the North of the Kaza. Key Gompa at an altitude of 3850 meters has one of the most beautiful monasteries in this area. It is perched on the top of the hill. It houses a rich collection of Tibetan scriptures, images of Buddha, Thangkas, paintings of Buddha and other Goddesses. Here one sees lama's practice dance, music and play on pipes and horns. Drive back to Kaza. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Drive Kaza - Gulling (Pin Valley ) (50 km)

Morning: after breakfast at the hotel drive to Gulling which takes 3hrs drive. We drive along the river upto Attargu from there we cross the river and turn right of valley and enter into Pin Valley. This small beautiful valley is specially known for Mane-pa (The holly magician). Rest of the day, discover the valley and visit local house. Overnight at camp.

Day 12: Visit Kungri Gonpa

Day visit Kungri Monastery which is walking distance from Guling. Kungri Gompa is at an altitude of 3520 meters. This monastery which dominate the valley has some beautiful shrines with old fresco paintings. The monastic community with the aid of the villager, they are building new building for the monastery.Rest of the day free at liesure. Overnight at Camp.

Day 13: Drive Gulling - Lalung - Dhankar - Tabo (80 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the camp. Later drive to Tabo. It is a nice drive through the mountains enroute visiting Lalung and Dhankar Gompa. Lalung which is situated in a remote village is one of the exmample of Buddhist art in 111th century. The paintings on the wall with the statue of different Buddha and Boddhisatva shows the richness Tibetan Buddhism which still practice now and then. Dhankar at an altitude of 3890 meters which, used to be the fort of the rulers of the Spiti area in the past in the Pre-medieval era. It boasts of rich collections of Buddhists manuscripts and thangka paintings. Dhankar is a big village and was erstwhile capital of the Kings of Spiti. On the top of the hill there is a fort which used to be the prison in old times. To the East of Kaza and serving as Eastern part of central Spiti. Overnight at camp / Guest House.

Day 14: Tabo

Day visit Tabo monastery. Tabo monastery is one of the biggest and oldest monastery in the Spiti valley. Tabo monastery has celebrated its 1000 years existence ceremony in 1996. It contains nine Shrines and has a beautiful collection of Buddha's made of terracotta. Overnight at Camp/ Guest House.

Day 15: Drive Tabo - Nako (50 km)

Morning, after breakfast, drive to Nako along the riverside. After an hour drive at Sumdo show your passport and permit for that perticular region which you will get in Kaza. Sumdo is the frontier between Spiti and Kinnaur from Sumdo the road become larger and you will follow the Sutlej River. On the way you will see several beautiful villages.
Nako is situated on a slope which dominate narrow valley of Kinnuar. This is one of the most beautiful village in this valley with picturesque view. The monastery which is in endangered is also the same era of Tabo and founded by the same Lama. The holly lake surrounded by the village makes you feel to be in the nature. Overnight at Camp near the village.

Day 16: Drive Nako - Kalpa (80 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Camp. Today we will be entering another forbidden land known as Kinnaur. Kinnaur is very beautiful and scenic land and very sparsely populated. Here are two of the world's greatest mountain ranges- the Karakoram and the Great Himalaya. It is also the home to some of the India's oldest legends. This is the winter home of the Lord Shiva. The religion of its people is remarkable mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is no wonder that a local tradition maintains that Kinnaur with all its beauty fell from the clouds as a gift from the Gods. Continue drive to Recong Peo is also in Kinnaur district. Further a few hundred meters higher and about 12 Kms by road is the Picturesque Kalpa. The majesty of the Kinnaur Kailash Mountain is in direct vision from here. Evening: Dinner at the Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Drive Kalpa - Sarhan (125 km)

Morning, Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Sarhan. It is said that the Gods were generous when they gave Sarhan its setting. Located halfway up on a mountainside. The road to Sarhan passes through flowery jacaranda trees that give way to stately pine trees. Evening: Dinner at the Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Sarhan – Rampur - Narkanda (102 km)

Morning: Breakfast at the Hotel. Drive down to Rampur. It is a nice drive through the hills and narrow bridges. Arrive Rampur, which has beautiful Palace belonging to the family of local king. It is the site for a major trade fair, which takes place in the second week of November each year and once was a major center for trade between India and Tibet. After visiting this Palace continue towards Narkanda. The beautiful hill drive continues till the end of the day with beautiful view of different valleys. Overnight at Fixed Camp/Hotel.

Day 19: Narkanda - Shimla (60 km)

Morning breakfast at the hotel then drive to Shimla. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20: Shimla

Much has changed in Shimla since the days when thew British ruled one fifth of mankind from this small Himalaya settlement. The official summer capital of the Raj from 1864 to 1947 has becomes the permanent capital of one of India's smallest run states, Himachal Pradesh. Fire has destroyed a few of the oldest Raj buildings but neither fire nor developers could efface the omnipresent signs of the past the 'wild west Swiss' of the Mall and the ridge, and the two buildings which still dominate the skyline – Christchurch and the Vice regal Lodge. Mall is still the social Center of the station, the lower bazaar is still the same rabbit warren it was and the Ridge still looks out over snows. In short Shimla remains one of the largest and most successful hill stations in India. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: Shimla - Kalka drive (95 km), then train to Delhi

Leave hotel after breakfast drive to Kalka. Late after depart from Kalka by train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel for day use only. Late evening transfer to IGI Airport for catch the return flight.

Day 22: Departure