Manali - Lahul - Spiti - Kinnaur Jeep / camping Safari

Manali - Lahul - Spiti - Kinnaur Jeep / camping Safari

Overview

8 day 7 nights. Best season July to September. Cost: 1,100 US $ per person based on 2 people

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Manali - Check in at Hotel for your overnight stay. (B&D)

Day 02: Manali – Batal (115 km) -Travel by jeep from Manali to Batal via the Rohtang Pass (4000 m). Overnight in tents at Batal (B&D)

Day 03: Batal - Chander Taal - Travel by jeep from Batal up to the base of Chandra Taal and over night at Chandra Taal in tents. There will be 2 - 3Kms of trekking involved before reaching Chandra Taal as jeeps do not go all the way to the lake. (B&D)

Day 04: Chandra Taal - Batal – Kaza - Travel from Batal to Kaza by jeep over the Kunzam Pass (4558 m). Overnight in tents at Kaza (B&D)

Day 05: Kaza In the mMorning visit the Ki monastery, 12 km from Kaza. This centuries old gompa is a labyrinth of rooms and corridors and at one time also acted as a fort. It houses valuable thangkas and offers a panoramic view of the area. Also visit the small gompa at Kibber, 9 km further ahead. Kibber at 4205 m has the distinction of being the highest permanently inhabited village of the region. Overnight at Kaza (B&D)

Day 06: Kaza - Dankar – Tabo - Travel from Kaza to Tabo by jeep enroute visiting Dhankar gompa. Dankar gompa rests high over the valley and is a stupendous example of local architecture. It is regarded to have once been a fort and was also the residence of the ruler of Spiti – the Nano. Founded in 996 AD by the great teacher Richensang-po, Tabo is renowned for its breathtaking murals and stucco images and is often called "The Ajanta of the Himalayas". The largest monastic complex in Spiti, the old section has 9 temples, 23 chortens, a monk’s chamber and a nun’s chamber. There are several caves adorned with frescoes and contemporary structures too. In trans-Himalayan Buddhism, Tabo's sanctity is next only to Tibet's Tholing gompa. Overnight at Kaza (BD)

Day 07: Kaza – Manali -Today we drive back to Manali.

Day 08: Manali – Delhi – unless otherwise arranged you will transfer back to Delhi by the evening bus