Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
welcome to the wonderland once again.
This edition takes you on the journey of some of the of beaten routes in Himalayas, enjoy the beautiful and endless mountain ranges, admire the ages old intermingled Hinduism and Buddhist culture of these areas.
Hope you will enjoy it.
10 nights and 11 days
Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti – Manali.
The Himalayas is one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world. Its revolution can be traced to the Jurassic Era (80 million years ago) when the world’s landmasses were split into two: Laurasia in the Northern hemisphere and Gondwanaland in the southern hemisphere. The landmass which is now India broke away from Gondwanaland and floated across the earth’s surface until it collided with Asia. The hard volcanic rocks of India were thrust against the soft sedimentary crust of Asia, creating the highest mountain range in the world.
Ranges: Main Himalayan Range, Pir Panjal Range, Dhaula Dhar Range, Siwalik Hills, Zanskar Range, Ladakh Range, & East Korakoram Range.
Shimla train station/car – Hotel – Jakhoo temple – Mall road – Hotel. (20km)
Day 01: reach Shimla by toy train or any other mode of transportation, transfer to hotel. After lunch, hike towards the highest hill of Shimla, Jakhoo temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Drive back to hotel and enjoy evening strolling on the shopping Mall.
Day 02: Shimla – Narkanda – Hattu Peak – Rampur – Jeori – Sarahan. (175 Km)
Drive from Shimla enroute visit Kufri, Theog, Matiana, Narkanda hike to Hattu Peak (3135 Meter Peak) walk back to the Jeep lunch either in Narkanda / Sainj, after lunch on to Rampur, drive through Jeori reach Sarahan for a over night stay.
Day 03: Sarahan – Jeori – Wangtu – Karcham – Sangla. (92 Km)
Early morning visit the Bird Park walk for 2 hours, 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, drive to Jeori past the Wangtu bridge then drive towards, Karcham reach Sangla walk the market place if time allows visit the Kamru Fort & the Temple of the village deity in Sangla village over night in a hotel in Sangla.
Day 04: Sangla – Chitkul – Raksham/ Sangla. (46 Km)
After breakfast drive to Chitkul (3460 Meters) last village on India & Chinese border walk for half a day around Chitkul Village, return back to Sangla or an option of sleeping in Camps in Batseri is also available depending on availability or stay overnight in guest house / Hotel.
Day 05: Raksham / Sangla – Kalpa (49 Km)
After breakfast drive back through Sangla to powari visit the monastery in Reckong – Peo with a 60 ft tall statue of Buddha drive to Kalpa for a over nite stay visit the monastery & the orphanage in Kalpa. The view of Kinner Kailash 6050 meters will be an enchanting site.
Day 06: Kalpa – Nako (110 Km)
After breakfast drive through Reckong – Peo through powari, the landscape changes to Desert Mountains pass through the desert terrain drive through Puh to reach Nako for overnight stay. Visit the Lake & the Monastery of Nako walk through the Village of Nako.
Day 07: Nako – Tabo (60 Km)
After breakfast drive through the desert mountain range with villages & Desert Mountains in the surroundings reach Tabo (3050) meters a more than 1000 year old monastery visit the Monastery over night in a guest house in Tabo.
Day 08: Tabo – Dhankar – Kungri-Mud (94 Km)
After breakfast drive to Dhankar the old capital of Spiti visit the museum, drive towards Kungri monastery and have lunch on the way in Gulling, then drive towards the village Mud and stay there for a night.
Day 09: Mud – Kaza (60Km)
After breakfast have nice walk around the village Mud and then go for a long walk towards Bhaba Pass or towards Parvati Pass which are two spectular treks in Pin valley, after coming back from walk have lunch in Mud and drive towards the headquarters of spiti Kaza,overnight stay in Kaza
Day 10: Kaza—Kee monestry—Kibber (40km)
After breakfast drive towards beautiful monestry Kee, then drive towards world, s highest motrable village Kibber (4205m) have lunch in Kibber, after lunch go for village walk in Kibber, overnight stay in Kibber or in Kaza
Day 11: Kaza—Loser—Kunzum la—Batal—Chatru— Gramphu – Manali (185 Km)
Early in the morning after having tea drive towards Loser, have breakfast there, drive again towards Kunzum pass (4551m) then drive towards Batal, have lunch in Chatru, again drive towards Gramphu and reach Manali for overnight.