Spiti, Manali and Mcleodganj Tour Package
This tour package covers Spiti valley and Mcleodganj, Dhamrshala along with some time in Manali. It’s a complete mixture of adventure, good sightseeing and beautiful mountains of Himalayan as well as Dhauladhar mountain ranges.
Day 1: Chandigarh – Shimla – Sarahan
Starting early your vehicle will collect you in Chandigarh before proceeding to Shimla for brunch. From Shimla drive past the Wangtu bridge to Sarahan where you will rest for the night. If there is time in the afternoon In Sarahan explore the famous Bird Park or visit the Bhima Kali temple one of the most important temples of Kali in India where there use to be human sacrifice before 18th Century.
Day 2: Sarahan – Reckong Peo – Kalpa
Tonight you will stay in the meadows and apple orchards of Kalpa village, overlooking Reckong Peo, Kinnaurs’ district headquarters and kickoff point for Spiti. Our guests stay in a quaint and comfortable hotel nestled amongst acres of apple and cherry trees!
Day 3: Kalpa – Puh – Nako – Sumdo – Tabo
Here the landscape changes to Desert Mountains. As we drive through the desert terrain we move through the village of Puh to reach Nako for overnight stay. Visit the Lake & the Monastery of Nako walk through the Village of Nako. After our short hike we continue through some very breathtaking mountain scenery past the border checkpost of Sumdo into Spiti Valley proper, passing within one mountain of the Tibetan border.
Day 4: Tabo
The famous Tabo Monastery is more than 1010 years old and home to many precious Thanka paintings, including the Pillar of a Thousand Buddhas. The entry to the monastery complex, [...]
Spiti, Manali and Mcleodganj Tour Package
Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is a great location for not only sightseeing but also for a journey of self-discovery, meditation and spirituality. This region has attracted monks and sages for thousands of years from places as far as Tibet who wanted to meditate in peace close to nature. There are a number of monasteries, mediation sites and caves which are witness to the spiritual journeys of countless people.
It’s much easier to travel, live and meditate in Lahaul Spiti these days, but the relative solitude, majesty of nature and spirituality of the place is hard to find anywhere else. The monasteries in Spiti are among the oldest in the world and are full of ancient manuscripts, artifacts and wise monks who have spent countless generations increasing the spiritual wealth of the world. A spiritual journey in Lahaul Spiti region can cover these monasteries, Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and meditation sessions in a wide variety of places. Meditating in Himalayan caves which are in use for thousands of years now for such purposes is a big attraction which can’t be replicated easily.
We offer a number of choices to travelers who want to explore their own spirituality and that of the region in any kind of detail. Such a journey can include meditation classes with monks, home stays with local families, visits to monasteries, holy sites, classes on Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and so on. Duration of the tour can be variable and adjusted according to needs of the guests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the contact form on the right.
TRANSPORT : In private or shared car or SUV with driver, trek on foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Hom stays, hotels, guest houses, Campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon [...]
Dharamsala and Mcleodganj area is a great destination to spend a few days in peaceful and green surroundings close to nature and connecting with oneself. It’s a place for meditation and introspection and a large number of travelers come here to learn about Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism and meditation. The tourists can choose to learn different types of yoga techniques according to their own preferences, starting from simple and easier sehaj yoga to tougher hat yoga and a few other types depending upon availability of instructors. Sightseeing part of the tour is kept limited to nearby places instead of driving further to keep the focus intact. But can be changed if desired. The duration and activities in each tour may vary according to types of yoga or meditation chosen. Below is a sample itinerary which can be modified according to needs of the guests.
DAY 1: Arrival at Mcleodganj
We’ll begin from Delhi, Chandigarh or Amritsar and arrive in Mcleodganj. After check in at hotel/guest house or yoga ashram, it’s time for shower, rest and a hot meal. Rest of day can be spent resting or exploring Mcleodganj.
DAY 2: Introduction to Yoga
This day will begin with an early morning Yoga class which will explain the basic principles, requirements and benefits of Yoga. There will be a small training session in which the guests will learn a few basics and beginner asanas (Yoga positions) from a trained instructor. After a bit of rest, it’ll be time for light lunch and rest of the day can be spend exploring Mcleodganj and Dharamsala. Most tourists prefer to visit Tsuglagkhang monastery. It contains three major idols of Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava which are made of gilded bronze. This [...]
Hamta Pass to Chandra Taal Lake Trek (7 Days)
This trekking route will take you over a wide variety of terrain from Hampta Pass in Kullu valley to Chandra Taal Lake in Spiti. During this journey, the trekkers cross such varied terrain like green pine forests, glaciers, deep valleys, open meadows and high altitude deserts. This trek should be attempted by people already familiar with at least basic trekking.
Day 1. Manali – Jobra – Chika
First day will begin by transport to Jobra village in a car from Manali or nearby. Jobra is a beautiful small village at an altitude of 3200 m covered by lush green pine forests. We’ll rest there for a while taking in the sights and hopefully a cup of hot tea. We’ll then walk through the forest in to a meadow with Rani Nala (stream) passing through it. We’ll reach Chika by evening and set up our camp for the night.
Day 2. Chika – Jwara – Balu Ka Gera
Next morning after breakfast, we’ll pack up our things and start walking alongside the small river/stream. We’ll need to cross it after a while which is quite easy without getting wet. After a couple of hours, we’ll reach Jwara a valley sheltered by tall mountains all around it. We can see Dhualadhar mountain range from here for first time. As we keep walking from this point onwards, we’ll keep gaining altitude. Our next stop will be Balu-ka-Gera which literally means “bed of sand” due to sand and rock brought by the river. We’ll camp there for the night.
Day 3. Balu-Ka-Gera – Shea Goru – Hampta Pass
Next day, we’ll keep following the river and face our first [...]
Trek to Dharmkot Waterfall
Dharmkot waterfall is one place about which not many people know about . But if you love hiking and water, it’s a great place to visit at least once. The trek can begin from Mcleodganj itself or we can first drive to a place called Gallu ka Mandir at the edge of Dharmkot. We then follow a trail through the jungle which leads to the waterfall. Another trail from here leads to Triund. It’s a walk of around 5 km the altitude remains just the same. End of journey is rewarded by a pretty mountain stream flowing down the slope forming a mesmerising waterfall. You can reward yourselves by a cup of hot steaming tea and snacks from a small shop which operates there for a few months of the year. After taking in the sights, sounds and fresh air of the place, we then trek back the same route to reach our car or hotel.
TRANSPORT : On foot.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Mountain climbing, Bird watching, Hiking, Motorcycle rides, Meditation, Volunteer activities
DURATION: One Day
MEALS: Lunch, Snacks
COST: From 1100 ( US $ 18 ) onward ( 1 US $ = INR 60)