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MAGIC MOUNTAINS – Featuring Kinnaur And Spiti

India
MAGIC MOUNTAINS – Featuring Kinnaur and Spiti
* Duration : 14 to 15 Days
* 28th July to 10th August 2014
* 25th August to 7th September 2014
* 15th September 2014 to 28th September 2014
Tour Highlights - Highlights:-Kullu Valley, Banjar, Shoja, Jalori pass, Sarahan, Sangla valley, Nako Lake, Tabo, Dankhar, Ki, Kibber, Kaza, Chandertal Lake, Keylong , Jispa, Pangong lake, Leh + local points, Khardungla pass.
• Highest Altitude gained:- 5600 m(Khardung-la)
• Tour Grade:- Adventure +
Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti are the main tribal areas of incredible Himachal Pradesh. These remote Himalayan Valleys of Himachal Pradesh are lying on the Indo-Tibetan border. These valleys are unsurpassed in the splendor of their snow covered peaks. Climate is here dry and cold and the valleys are surrounded by the high mountains on all sides. This tour provides the unique experience to see about the religious karmic theory of tribal people, their way of life, food and agriculture. People are charming and hospitable with their own distinctive culture. The monasteries are very old with ancient murals, thankas, wood carvings and tradition. Some of these monasteries are more than 1000 years old. On the way you may have the opportunity to see some of world’s rare species of wild life like blue ship ibex, snow leopard and Tibetan wolf etc.
Tour starts from Manali an Himalayan town, the most famous tourist Hill Station of India, towards the remote and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh, visiting temples, monasteries lakes and historical places and the remote and magnificent landscapes of Ladakh cradle with the breath-taking views enroute.
When snow melts and high passes are cleared by the Border road Organization (B.R.O.) than we can enter into this incredible arena of great high passes to explore the hidden treasure of Himalayas. The landscape assumes fantastic and bizarre shapes, splash off rocks, and the result of nature’s supernatural factor.
Riding/Driving along with the desert on this rugged road is an unforgettable experience for adventure lovers.In Leh we are visiting some of the great old monasteries and palaces in the region including the famous Pangong lake + the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung-la (5600m).
We assure you for one of the most memorable and challenging tour in the Himalayas you will ever experience, in a lifetime! …….JAI BHOLENATH !!!MOTORBIKE RIDER (ROYAL ENFIELD -350) CLASSIC/ STANDARD THUNDER BIRD                      COST PER PAX    Rs.87,500/- (INR.)MOTORBIKE RIDER (ROYAL ENFIELD -500) CLASSIC/ STANDARD THUNDER BIRD                      COST PER PAX     Rs.1,10500/-(INR.)MOTORBIKE RIDER (BAJAJ AVENGER -220)                COST PER PAX     Rs.75,000/- (INR.)JEEP SAFARI               SCORPIO /INNOVA COST PER PAX     Rs.65,000/- (INR.)
PILLION RIDER                (ROYAL ENFIELD -350)COST PER PAX     Rs.41,500/- (INR.)PILLION RIDER                (ROYAL ENFIELD -500)COST PER PAX     Rs. 43,500/- (INR.)PILLION RIDER                 (BAJAJ AVENGER -220)                COST PER PAX     Rs.35,000/- (INR.)JEEP SAFARI               TEMPO TRAVELER COST PER PAX     Rs.55000/- (INR.)
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT :- Rs. 20000/- Extra

Detailed Itinerary :
Day 01: Departure to Manali (2050m) By A.C.Volvo/ Taxi. 570 kms
An overnight journey. On arrival check-in to a good hotel at Manali and relax.
Day 02: Introduction to the bikes/Full day rest for Jeep Safari Passengers/Shopping
Today we will introduce you with your Motorbikes. There will be a full briefing session with your group leader/guide about the tour and the bikes .Afterwards a warm – up tour with the bikes about handling and basics of riding in Himalayas. So just get ready for the action tomorrow. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Manali- Bhunter- Sarahan via Jalori pass(3115m) 207 kms (approx.)
After breakfast starting our journey towards sarahan(1920m) via Bajaura and Aut, afterwards a diversion towards Saraj valley through mountain road and jungle via Banjar. lunch enroute. Reaching jibhi than Shoja, climb up to Jalori pass (3115m) to reach Rampur via Khanag, Ani and Luhri, situated on right bank of Sutlej river and known for its ancient international Lavi fair. Reach Jeori, a small town, where road diverges to Sarahan, with Shrikhand peak(5155m) to the north and lots of apple orchards on the way. Visit Bhimakali temple at Sarahan, famous for its Hindu and Buddhist architecture. Camping at Sarahan for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Sarahan- – Sangla(2680m)-Chitkul-Sangla 140 kms (approx.)
After breakfast moving towards the next destination. Reach Sangla village (2680m). Explore the beautiful Baspa valley.Walk up to the ancient Kamru fort which is now dedicated to Kamakshi temple. Visit Chhitkul village the last village before China border. Back to Sangla by the same route .Dinner & Overnight stay at camps.
Day 05: Sangla(2680m)- Nako(2950m) 130 kms apx.
After breakfast drive to Nako village, enroute visit Recong-Peo (2290m), the district headquarters of Kinnaur,then Kalpa (2960m)13kms. You can see the panoramic view of Kinner-Kailash peak (6600m) from here. Checkpoint barrier at Jhangi, the inner line permit comes in force from here onwards.Then to Khab where Sutlej river joins the Spiti river (Coming from Mansarover Lake in Tibet). This is the nearest point of the trek to Tibet border (40kms away). Overnight stay near Nako Lake(2950m) in Hangrang valley.
Day 06: Nako – Tabo(3050m) – Dankhar- Kaza(3650m) 140 kms (approx.) 6/7hour’s
Starting our journey about 7am. Breakfast at Tabo.We are in Spiti valley now.Tabo monastery, built 990 AD by Rinchen Jangpo, which is 1000 years old. Tabo is known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Visit Tabo monastery and walk around the village. This 10th century Monastery has plenty of scriptures, wall paintings and thankas. In archeologically point of view Tabo is the most important monastery in Spiti. Afterwards driving towards the Dhankar village (3890m). Visit the monastery and Queen’s palace. Dhankar traditionally was the old capital of Spiti Valley. The monastery is older than Tabo Monastery. Afterwards proceed to Kaza (3650m), Sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti. Visit Ki monastery, the largest in Spiti valley with 260 young and old monks involved in religious and cultural training. Monastery has number of rare paintings, scriptures and scroll. Walk around Kibber Village (4205m), the highest and permanently inhabited village in the world. Visit Kibber monastery. Camping at Kaza/Rangrik bridge.
Day 07: Kaza – Chandertal Lake(4270m)- Jispa(3142m) 232 kms (approx.) 7/8 hour’s
Start earlier as possible. Breakfast and pack lunch enroute. Drive/ride to Rangrik village, the biggest in Spiti, then to Losar, the last village of Spiti in tour. After crossing Kunzum pass (4551m), we are here in front of the beautiful Chandertal Lake (the Lake of the Moon). Explore the area around the Lake. Magnificent view of Mulki-la peak (6520m). Daring people may even attempt a swim in this beautiful lake. Afterwards ride down to Batal (3960m) to catch the main road towards the next destination. Reaching Keylong (3350m), the district head quarters of Lahaul and Spiti. Move further towards Jispa we see along the River many villages with Buddhist prayer flags and chhortens. On arrival at Jispa ,check in to hotel or set up a camp near riverside. Evening free to explore the surroundings for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
NOTE: – We can go further for camping if not tired, depending upon the breaks we take in between.
Day 08/09: Jispa/ Sarchu – Leh over Tanglang la(5360m) 330 kms appx. 9/10 hours
Start early (6 am) towards the next destination. Packed breakfast enroute. We move towards Sarchu(4255m) through many hairpin bends entering into the heights of the route via Himmatnagar, Patseo(3811m) Zingzing bar (4150m) and Suraj tal lake(4800m).Than proceed to Baralacha la(4950m), one of the most famous passes in the Himalayan region with the source of three ri



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