Sangla Kalpa Tour
Sangla Kalpa Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Shimla - Rampur- Sarahan - Sangla – Chitkul - Kalpa
Day 1: Delhi / Chandigarh to
Morning pick up from Delhi/Chandigrah Airport/Railway
& Transfer to Shimla former summer capital of British India & now a
capital of Himachal Pradesh, set amidst the snow capped shivalik mountain
ranges offering some stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Shimla also called
the “Queen of Hill Stations”. It is one of the most popular and biggest hill
stations surrounded by pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Arrive &
check in the Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure, Evening free to visit Mall
Road, Lakkar Bazaar and The Scandal Point, Christ Church after refreshment.
Night stay in Shimla.
Day 2: Shimla - Sarahan 2,150 metres / 7,055 feet, (170 Kms 9-10 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel, Today it is a drive of
9-10 hrs, driving through the beautiful villages of Fagu, Theog, Matiana,
Narkanda and Rampur. Enrooted we will have many stopage and will visit the
Apple orchards and Hattu peak (3,400 metres/ 11,154 feet) at Narkanda, from
where you can have a spectacular view of the mighty Central Himalayas and will
also visit the traditional wodden carved temple of Godess Kali on the top. We
will also stop by a small lake on the way to Hattu Peak. Later on we continue
our drive to Sarahan via Rampur and enroute we will stop for lunch break and
various picture breaks. Sarahan - the tiny village offers the splendid views of
Shrikhanda Mahadev Peak (5,155 metres). The major attraction in Sarahan is
centuries-old Hindu temple of Godess Bhimakali. Steeped in legend, the temple
complex is a resplendent example of hill architecture. Sarahan is also the
gateway to Kinnaur valley. Overnight stay in Hotel in Sarahan.
Day 3: Sarahan - Sangla 2,680 metres / 8,792 feet, (90 Kms / 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, we will visit the famous temple
of Bhimakali at Sarahan. This is the same temple in which human sacrifices were
made about two centuries ago. After visiting the temple we will continue driving
to Sangla (4-5 hrs) where you will check in at your hotel or could also choose
to stay in fixed tented accommodation. Afternoon you will be taken on a walk
through Kamru and Sangla villages ( 1-2 hrs) and we will visit the beautifully
carved old temples and Buddhist monasteries. You will have plenty of
opportunity to speak to the local people in these valleys. The Sangla valley is
also known as the Baspa Sangla valley, after river Baspa which flows through
the valley and it is the part of Kinnaur valley. Overnight in hotel/camp in
Day 4: Sangla to Chitkul 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet and back to Sangla.
After breakfast we will be driving to Chitkul (20
kms, total 1 hrs, each side - 3,450 metres / 11,318 feet.) which is the last
village on Indian side on the Indo–Tibetan border. The village of Chitkul is
like something from a fairy tale, and you will have a chance to walk slowly
around it. The landscapes are stunning, and you will have plenty of time to
enjoy them and talk to the local people. We will return to Sangla for lunch in
the local restaurants and later the rest of the day is free to relax in the
mountain landscape or if you like you can walk to another nearby villages or
nature walk. We will have this second night at the same hotel/camp at Sangla.
Day 5: Sangla to Kalpa 2,758 metres / 9,048 feet (40 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to Kalpa
village (2-3 hrs.) Enroute we will stop at Recongpeo and will have a walk
around the local market. Recongpeo is the district headquarters of Kinnaur
district. We will have lunch in a local restaurant where you have a choice to
enjoy Indian or Tibetian food. After lunch we will drive to kalpa (7 kms), you
will check in to your hotel. In evening explore the Kalpa Valley. Overnight
stay at hotel in Kalpa.
Day 6: Kalpa Local Sightseeing
After breakfast we will visit the Kalpa village
and the nearby Roghi village. These villages are covered with thick pine
forests and are famous for apricots and apples. The finest view of the Mt.
Kinner Kailash Mountain (6000 metres) can be had from here. This is a
spectacular sight early in the morning as the rising sun touches the snowy
peaks with crimson and gold light. Kalpa is situated at an altitude of 2759 m
from the sea level, on the old Hindustan Tibet Road at a distance of 260 km
from Shimla. Earlier it was the District Headquarter of Kinnaur. It is 14 KMS.
It has all the characteristics of a heritage village. Kalpa came into
prominence in the wake of British Governor General Lord Dalhousie's visit in
the 19th century overnight stay same hotel at Kalpa Valley. Overnight stay at
hotel in Kalpa.
Day 7: Kalpa to Shimla
After breakfast Checkout from hotel and proceed
to Shimla. On the way to Shimla Enjoyed the Sightseeing of Narkanda. Overnight
stay at hotel in Shimla.
Day 8: Shimla to Chandigarh/Delhi Drop
After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive back to Chandigarh / Delhi Railway Station/ Airport
***Tour End with Sweet Memories***