KINNAUR - The Land Of Apples And Gods. Kinnaur Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys and one of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh. It is renowned for apples and orchards, lovely meadows covered with dense woods and the most adventurous routes that cut through these valleys for a mesmerizing road trip.
Majestic mountains, green valleys, meandering rivers, orchards and vineyards define the valley of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Since it shares its border with Tibet the influence of Tibetan culture is strongly felt here. Kinnaur is also known as the ‘Land of fairytales’ and remains snow-clad for six months. Divided into two main valleys — Sangla Valley and the Hangrang Valley, Kinnaur is divided into three administrative areas, Pooh, Kalpa, and Nichar. May to October are advised as the best time to visit .
Day 1 Chandighar to Shimla: (125 KM /4 Hrs): Arrive at Chandigarh Railway Station & drive to Shimla a drive of around 4 hours Reach Shimla evening free to explore The Mall. O/N Hotel
Day 2 Shimla to Sangla: ( 230 kM / 8 – 9 HRS): Drive to Sangla through the thick woods of Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda and along side the River Sutlej to arrive in the evening and check in to hotel. Enjoy the evening in beautiful surroundings in the river valley of Baspa at a height of 9000ft. This is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas and is often compared to the famous valley of Kashmir. Known for its rich Kinnauri culture and apple orchards, this valley was opened for tourists only in 1993 for its close proximity to the Tibetien border. O/N Hotel.
Day 3 Sangla- Chhitkul- Sangla (Stay) (3 HOURS./40 KM) Hrs: After B/F, explore the vicinity around including an ancient Kamru Fort & Temple dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya Devi which was brought from Assam & Nages God. Post Lunch, excursion to Chitkul – a last Village on Old Indo – Tibetan Trade Route. Walk through green orchards & brilliant stream. Return back to Sangla for Dinner & O/N stay.
Day 4 Sangla to Kalpa: (4 HOURS/49 KM.) 2670 Mtrs : After B/F, check-out from the Hotel & drive to Kalpa – District Headquarter of Kinnar & once a favorite haunt of Lord Dalhousie. Arrive Kalpa & Check-in to your Hotel. Kalpa was known as Chini back in the days when it was the Regional Capital. Kalpa has changed little in the last 500 years. It is said that as & when Lord Dalhousie wanted to take a break from his hectic schedule in Shimla, he would come here on his Horseback. Each & every corner of Kalpa facing Jorkanden & the Kinner Kailash Peaks, considered as one of the mythical homes of Lord Shiva & by its side is a 79 foot rock formation that resembles a Shivlinga that changes the colour as the day passes & is visible to the naked eye on a clear day. Post Lunch rest in Hotel & in evening visit to Buddhist Gompa – Hu Bu Lan Kar. Dinner & O/N stay.
Day 5 Kalpa: Early morning enjoy the Sunrise over Kinner Kailash Peaks. After break fast Kalpa is famous for its Apples & Chilgoza Plantations [a kind of Dry Fruits], which are found only in Iran & Turkey besides here. The tree belongs to the Pine Family & the fruit is in about an inch long soft cover. Visit to local School & Narayan Nagini Temple Complex, which has Shrines of Hindu, Buddhist & local Deities. Post lunch excursion trip to Roghi Village by walk to explore the ‘Pahari’ Life. Interact with the locals. Return back to Kalpa. Dinner & O/N stay.
Day 6 Kalpa – Sarahan- Shimla (10 Hrs) :After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Shimla on the way visit Sarahan O/N Hotel.
Day 7 Shimla to Chandighar: (125 KM / 4 Hrs) :After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Chandigarh . Drop at Chandigarh Airport/Railway Station.
What is included in the tour
Transportation by a Private Vehicle for the entire tour as per the itinerary on Point to Point basis
All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
Mentioned or similar hotels on as per the meal Plan
Child of the age of below 5 Years of complimentary without extra bed
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal expenses
- Train/Air fare
- Entry Charges
- GST 5%
- Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.