A 7 days long travel package which covers Spiti and Shimla along with their majestic Himalayan mountains in good detail. The travelers will cover most of Spiti, Shimla, Tattapani among other attractions and is a good choice for travelers short on time who want to travel across as many destinations in a short vacation.
A car will pick you up from Chandigarh airport or railway station to take you towards Shimla. Depending upon traffic, you will reach Shimla by afternoon or early evening and check in to hotel for rest and freshening up. Either rest and enjoy exploring the city on your own or take the car to visit Shimla landmarks like Mall Road, Christ Church etc.
Start from Shimla early next morning after breakfast to reach Sarhan. On the way you will pass landmarks like Kufri, Matiana, Narkanda, Hattu Peak ( 3135 m) etc. You can climb up the Hattu peak if you feel like before resuming the drive. Driving through Jeori, you will reach Sarhan for night stay.
Next day, begin the day by a visit to Sarhan’s bird park and Bhima Kali temple. This temple was the site of human sacrifice till a few centuries past. Next, drive over Wangtu bridge to have lunch and some rest in Karcham. Reach Sangla early evening and checkin the hotel. Enjoy a walk in market place and visit Kamru fort and the village temple.
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.
Next morning, drive through Powari to visit Reckong Peo monastery to see it’s major attraction, a 60 feet tall Buddha statue. Reach Kalpa for night stay and local sightseeing. Kinner Kailash mountain (6050 meters) is visible at some distance and forms an imposing presence over the area.
After breakfast, get in to car and start driving towards Tattapani passing through Jeori, Rampur and Sainj. Be evening, reach Tattapani situated near Sutlej river (Tatta -Hot, Pani -water) and visit the hot water springs for which this place is named after.
First stop of this day will be the famous Shiva cave where you will stop for 30-45 minutes before driving back towards Shimla and visiting some on the way places like Naldehra, Asia’s highest golf course. Have lunch in Shimla and start driving back towards Chandigarh to catch train or flight back. You can also catch flight from Shimla.
Best time for this tour:
1st week of April to 30th October