7 Days Nature tour itinerary for india: Treat Your Eyes With The Views Of This Valley
Spiti Valley, Shimla, Manali, Delhi
Set out to see the beautiful landscapes of Himachal Pradesh as you cross the cities and visit Churches and Monasteries. Take in the spectacular views of the Himalayas and amazing landscapes as you stop at various villages. Learn about the stories attached to the monasteries and many more.
Arrival in Shimla
Arrive in Shimla and check in to your hotel.
After a short rest, set off on a sightseeing tour of Shimla.
Visit Kufri, Ridge Maidan, Mall Road and the impressive Christ Church (if time permits) with your Shimla tour guide.
Dinner & overnight in the hotel.
Shimla to Kalpa
In the morning, make your way to Kalpa town with your Shimla tour guide.
Upon arrival, see the spectacular Kinnaur Kailash, one of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalayas at 6055 metres.
Overnight in a guest house in Kalpa.
Kalpa to nako
Start your day by exploring Kalpa before heading to Rekong Peo.
Stop for lunch and get your inner line permit for Spiti Valley.
Head towards Nako, which is located just 60 km from the Tibetan border.
Overnight in a guesthouse in Nako.
Nako to Kaza
Take an early morning drive to Tabo. Tabo is famous for its monastery, which dates back to 966AD and is a World Heritage Site. The Dalai Lama maintains that the Tabo Monastery is one of the holiest sites in the world. Due to its height at 3280 metres, Tabo has short summers and very cold winters.
After sightseeing the Tabo monastery, drive to Kaza.
On the way, stop at Dhankar Monastery, built on a 300-metre high spur overlooking the Spiti and Pin Rivers. It truly is one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a monastery and has many holy stories attached to it.
In the afternoon, bid farewell to Dhankar and head towards Kaza, where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Overnight in a guesthouse in Kaza.
Spend the entire day in Kaza by exploring the local Sakya Monastery and the world-famous Ky Monastery. This Tibetan Buddhist monastery is located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4166 metres above sea level and is 11 km from Kaza. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district as well as being a religious training centre for monks. It is home to around 300 novice monks who receive their religious education here.
Head to the remote town of Kibber at 4270 metres for lunch and to soak in the remoteness and beauty of the Spiti Valley. With sweeping views of the mountains on one side and the Spiti Valley on the other, it is a great place to relax and to enjoy the view.
Late in the afternoon, drive back to Kaza.
Overnight in guesthouse in Kaza.
Kaza to manali
Start your day early in the morning by driving to Manali.
Pass through the valley floor before gradually rising and crossing the spectacular Rothang Pass (3980m), which offers some of the most spectacular mountain views in the world.
Stop at the pass to admire the stunning views, before continuing on to Manali.
Reach Manali late in the evening and spend the rest of your time lazing around.
Overnight in guesthouse in Manali.
Manali to delhi
Check out from the guesthouse at 12 noon.
Take an overnight bus from Manali to New Delhi.
6 nights accommodation and breakfast for the duration of the trip on a twin sharing basis.
Shared transportation from Shimla to Manali by AC Toyota Innova/Etios, AC Tempo Traveller or 9 seaters Mini Bus
Driver and Indian tour guide.
Extra activities and transport not mentioned in the itinerary.
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service, and souvenirs.
Donations to monasteries.
Bottled water and other beverages.
Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India with stunning views, wide boulevards and mist-covered mountains. The town is situated at an altitude of 2276 metres and was initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country during the British Raj.
The Kinnaur Valley is known as the gateway to the remote Spiti Valley. Kinnaur is famous for its apple orchards and all of India’s apples are produced in this area. The cultural tapestry is rich as modernity has only touched it in the past couple of years. You will be able to observe people go about their everyday life in their stunning traditional dress. Kalpa is surrounded by snowy peaks for most of the year, which makes for a beautiful sunset backdrop.
Nako is a very picturesque village high in the Himalayas (altitude 3625 metres) which has an ancient monastery dating back to 1025 CE, as well as several Buddhist Chortens dotted throughout the town. The villagers are extremely proud of their heritage and the town is well maintained by the local community. A pretty lake also surrounds the town and is a lovely spot for an afternoon stroll.
The Kibber area is also home to the elusive Blue Sheep, and if you keep your eyes peeled on the horizon you may see one of these shy creatures in the distance.
Manali is nestled amongst the Himalayas on the banks of the Beas River and offers an exotic charm unlike any other place in India. Old Manali has maintained its old-world charm despite modern conveniences such as restaurants offering a variety of local and international cuisines.
Spiti Valley, Shimla, Manali, Delhi
Type of Tour
Private or Group Tour
The tour is available from 10 Jul to 10 Sep on the following days of the week.
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