The best trip to take a pure delight for the mountain and nature lovers.
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A heaven for adventure seekers, Himachal offers the perfect atmosphere to unleash the true serenity. The ambiance of Himachal Pradesh is welcoming just like the warm-hearted people of this state. The thrill of winter adventure lures every explorer’s adrenaline urge.
- Breakfast, dinner
- Innova, Private Transport
- Chandrataal Lake visit
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Manali: Welcome to the paradisiacal expanses
A smooth cab ride takes you to the wonderful valley of Kullu and Manali, with a visual treat of superb scenery. On arrival in Manali, complete check-in formalities at the hotel and relax. Jazz up the first day of your vacation by visiting Himalayan National Park, bathe in warm Vashisht Spring or have a relaxing time at Bhrigu Lake. You can also get transported to sensory paradise at Spa Magnolia.
After a pleasurable day, come back to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and a soothing night stay.
Kaza: Set off on the road less taken
A healthy breakfast imparts a great start to your day before you check out from the hotel and proceed to Kaza – the capital of Spiti. Enjoy the adventurous flavor of the vacation as you drive through powerful passes and delightful dales. Ascend the chest of Rohtang Pass, meander through the Chandra River Valley, and cross Kunzum Pass – the gateway to Spiti Valley. Although, you will be seated comfortably in a cab, the adrenaline rush will flow through your veins throughout your journey on non-metaled routes from Manali to Kaza. The picturesque but cold city will welcome you warmly in the evening.
Check-in to the hotel and unwind as per this Spiti adventure holiday. When the night falls, dig on a delectable dinner and hop on to your cozy beds for a refreshing sleep.
Kaza: A day at monasteries
The crisp Kaza morning greets and treats you to a hearty breakfast. Now, it is time to visit Dhankar and Tabo monasteries. First up is Dhankar or Dhangkar Monastery. Built as a fort monastery, Dhankar Monastery complex is perched atop a 1000-foot high locale that oversees the union of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. The monastery comprises of several prayer halls and is home to myriad 15th century wall paintings. This is amongst the world’s 100 most endangered sites.
Next attraction included in your holiday trip to Kaza is Tabo Monastery: Ajanta of The Himalayas in Spiti Valley. Believed to be more than thousand years old, this is the leading monastic complex of Spiti and a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. It has preserved the Buddhists legacy and a precious assortment of paintings, frescos, murals, manuscripts, and clay statues that illustrate the Mahayana Buddhism tales in Tibetan Style.
After an insightful day into the Buddhist heritage, return to Kaza. On the way back, you won’t stop clicking pictures, especially till Schichling village. Once you reach Kaza, refuel yourself with a lovely dinner and tuck yourself in warm beds for the night at the hotel.
Kaza: Explore the monastic marvel
Wake up to a nutritious breakfast and be prepared to visit Sakya Tangyud Monastery – one of the most visited and well-maintained monasteries of Spiti Valley. It is perched at a deep canyon’s edge and offers mesmeric scenery of Kaza and landscape around. It is one of the highest altitude monasteries of the country, at an altitude of 14,830 ft (4,520 metres). The monastery is a wonderful place to absorb Buddhist learning and gain some insights about this religion.
Standing in its graceful glamour in the heart of Kaza, the monastery is beautifully constructed as a prehistoric fortified castle. Fortifications are adorned with slanted mud walls, and white and red ochre vertical stripes, which make them appear much taller than they actually are.
Once you have had a great time at Sakya Tangyud Monastery, come back to the hotel for dinner and a soothing night stay.
Chandratal: A trip to nature’s favorite
Checkout from the camp and delight in a drive from Kaza to Chandratal (Moon Lake), an unmissable attraction of Spiti Valley. The Lake is located near the Kunzum pass on the highway connecting Manali and Kaza. This crescent-shaped moon lake leaves its visitors awestruck with its ethereal charm and makes them feel as if they are on the moon!
The Lake is as fascinating after sunset as it is during the day. At night, you can treat your eyes to the starry sky and mesmeric Milky Way view. In addition to the adventurer in you, the photo buff will be awaken, who will capture this indescribable beauty on the camera lens. Apart from pampering the adrenaline junkie and photo buff in you, Chandratal pampers you to a pleasurable camp stay. Indeed, it is a camper’s paradise.
Manali: A day of refreshing moments
Have a healthy breakfast before bidding bye to the camp and proceed to Manali. Drink in the scenic pleasure as you enjoy the drive to Manali. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax. Later, you can shop to your heart’s content at the local flee market and Mall Road.
Come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Have a filling breakfast and checkout from the hotel. Hop into your cab and enjoy a smooth drive to Chandigarh, soaking in alluring scenery en route.
Kaza is freezing during winters. The main entry points, Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass, both remain closed from October end to June due to heavy snowfall. January is recorded as the coldest month of the year. Summers (March to June) bring the best time to visit this quaint hill town. May to October is also good for nature lovers to enjoy scenic beauty spread here.
Although, there is no plethora to try when it comes to local food in Kaza, yet travelers can sample Tibetan culinary treats. A curried dish made of peas and potato is quite popular here. Thukpa and momos are also widely available and are relished. Tibetan bread is made of millet flour or barley and can be enjoyed with omelet, jam, or butter.
Park View Restaurant and Sachin Kunga Restaurant are good to enjoy Indian food. To relish authentic Tibetan flavors, Sol Café is a great choice.
Paragliding, skiing, rafting, zorbing, angling, river crossing, snow scooter ride, cable car ropeway ride, and kayaking are some of the activities for a great leisure time in Manali.