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Our longer tours offer once in a lifetime experiences, drawing in a bit of everything that the area has to offer.

Here is one of our top itinerary:

The Lost Civilizations of the Trans Himalayas : 20 days / 19 nights
  • Day 1: Delhi

    We will collect you from the airport in Delhi and transfer you to a local hotel for the night. If time permits, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city.
  • Day 2: Delhi-Shimla

    Today, we will board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka and then change to the Toy Train to Shimla. We will then spend the night in a local hotel in Shimla.
  • Day 3: Shimla

    Our day today will consist of sightseeing around shimla, this will include visits to the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, the Jakhu Temple, the Mall (Shimla's main shopping area), The Ridge, The Gaiety Theatre and the State Museum. We will stay once more in the local hotel.
  • Day 4: Shimla-Sarhan (184km, 7 hours driving)

    After breakfast, we begin our jeep safari to Sarhan. On the way we will stop at Rampur where we will visit the Raja Bushahar Palace and then continue to Sarhan (1965m). Here we can see the famous Bhimakali Temple and enjoy sights of the River Sutlej at the base of the valley and Shrikhand Mahadev Peak opposite. Overnight, we will stay in a local hotel.
  • Day 5: Sarhan-Sangla (94km, 4 hours driving)

    Upon our arrival in Sangla (2800m), we will visit the Kamru Fort, a famous five storey tower. The reigon is beautiful, with the Baspa River flowing through it and snow clad peaks surrounding. Our night will be spent in a local guest house.
  • Day 6: Sangla

    Today we will take excursions to Batseri Village, Rakcham and Chitkul which is the last village in the Sangla/Baspa Valley bordering Tibet. Afterwards, we will return to the guest house in Sangla for the night.
  • Day 7: Sangla-Recongpeo-Kalpa (50km, 2 hours driving)

    After breakfast we will drive down to Recongpeo (1540m) where we will visit the local monastery. Then we will continue to Kalpa (2300m) into the Kinner Kailash Range of the Greater Himalayas. En route, we will visit local villages, the ancient Koti Temple abd Ribbha Rispa which is renowned for its vineyards. Once we reach Kalpa we will also be able to visit, time permitting, the old voillage of Chini and Hu Bu Lankar Monastery. We will spend the night in a local hotel in Kalpa.
  • Day 8: Kalpa-Moorang-Nako (117km, 5 hours driving)

    After an hour's drive, we will walk to the beautiful village of Moorang (3591m), which is known for its scenic views and apricot orchards. Here we will also find the old fort houses and local temples. On the way to Nako, we will pass Khab where the Spiti and Sutlej rivers meet. Finally, we will reach Nako (3662m) which is home to the Nako Lake and a Buddhit Monastery with some very historical paintings. We will spend the night camping nearby.
  • Day 9: Nako-Gui-Tabo (105km, 4 hours driving)

    Today will take us into the Spiti Valley. Our drive will take us to Gui Village (3350m) where we may see the naturally preserved mummy which is believed to be that of a Lama in a sitting position. We will then continue to Tabo Village (3200m) which is home to Tabo Monastery, the largest in the Spiti Valley. Our overnight accommodation will be in a local guest house.
  • Day 10: Tabo-Dhankar-Lhalung-Kaza (85km, 3 hours driving)

    About an hur into our route we will rech Dhankar (3984m) which is home to a monastery and the fascinating Vairochana. Then we will trek for an hour to visit the sacred Dhankar Lake. Back in the jeeps, we will continue to Lhalung whose monastery is one of the oldest in India before completing our journey for the day in Kaza where we will spend the night in a local guest house.
  • Day 11: Kaza

    We will send today exploring the local area. By jeep, we will travel to Kibber, visting the Ki Monastery en route. In the afternoon, we will continue to Langza Village, enjoying the spectacular views on the way, whichis a very small village but an excellent fossil hunting spot. Then we will drive to Komik Village which is the highest motorable village in the World. We will then retuen to Kaza t soend the night in the guest house once more.
  • Day 12: Kaza-Kunzam Pass-Chandratal Lake (110km)

    Early risers can experience the Pooja (prayers) in the Kaza Monastery. We will then follow the river through mountainous scenery and pass the villages of Kiato, Hanse and Losar to reach Kunzam Pass which has three large Chortens. We will then drive to Bata, just below Kanzam, before trekking for four hours to Chandratal Lake which is spectacular. We will camp here overnight.
  • Day 13: Chandratal Lake-Manali

    In the morning, we will make the return trek to Bata where our jeeps will be waiting for us. From here, we will drive through the Chandra Valley where we can see the Bara Shigri Glacier and stunning views of the Chandra Valley, South and North Daka Glaciers and the Chander Bhaga Ranges. Crossing the Rohtang Pass (3978m) will bring us into the Kullu Valley and here we will find Manali where we will spend the night in a local hotel.
  • Day 14: Manali-Naggar (1 hour driving)

    We will visit the pretty village of Naggar which is home to a 16th century fort and surrounded by wonderful temples. Our night will be spent at a local hotel.
  • Day 15: Naggar-Kullu-Mandi-Kangra-Dharamshala-McLoedganj (250km, 9 hours driving)

    Our drive today will take us through the Kullu Valley villages. We will visit the Vaidyanatha and old stone carved Shiva temple. Then we will enter the Kangra Valley and see the tea garden and Kangra Fort. On our way to Dharamshala we will visit the Norbulinka Institute and Museum which promotes the Tibetan arts. The end of our day will see us in McLoedganj which is the official residence of His Holiness the Dali Lama and here we will spend the night in a local guest house.
  • Day 16 and 17: McLoedganj

    The next two days will be spent experiencing the interesting culture which has risen here due to the influx of Tibetan exile. In the mornings, we will drive up to the Tushita Meditation Centre to take part in the Shamatha Meditation. After breakfast our excursions will include the residence of the Dali Lama, the Tsuglag Khang which is an important Buddhist momument and the Centre of Medicine and Astrology. Also, we will try and meet various interesting at the radio studio Free Tibet and the Tibetan children living in the village led by Jetsun Pema, the Dali Lama's sister. In the afternoons, we will return to Tushita Meditation Centre to take part in the Shamatha Meditation again. In the evenings, we will visit the Holistic Massage Centre to enjoy a Ku-Nye traditional massage. We will spend both nights in the hotel in McLoedganj.
  • Day 18: MaLoedganj-Amristar (200km, 6 hours)

    Upon reaching Amristar, we will visit the Wagha border with Pakistan to witness the evening ceremony. Then take a visit to the Golden Temple which is one of the most beautiful monuments in India. We will spend our night in Amristar in a local hotel.
  • Day 19: Amristar-Agra

    We will board the early train for Agra which will see us arrive in the mid-afternoon. Here we will visit the World famout Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Our overnight accommodation will be in a local hotel.
  • Day 20: Agra-Delhi

    In the morning we will take another visit to the Taj Mahaland then drive to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. From there we will then return you to Delhi.


All of our tours include accommodation, transport, local guides and drivers, food and mineral water. To book any of our packages or discuss a custom itinerary please feel free to contact us.

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