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Western Himalaya Cultural Tour

A classical jeep safari to one of the remotest regions of Himachal Pradesh, viz Kinnaur & Spiti valley. We start the tour from the city of Golden temple, continuing to the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Mc Leodganj, then on to Shimla once capital of India during the British ear and then we venture into the serene & secluded Kinnaur & Spiti valleys in western Himalayan region. You also leave your footprints on the World’s second highest motorable road while traveling to Leh. When in Ladakh you visit some of the most famous monasteries around Leh. The tour will provide you ample opportunity to visit remote valleys, villages and crossing over high mountain passes providing spectacular views of picturesque snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries.

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Trip Details

  • Operational period: 15th June to 30th September
  • Highest Altitude gained: Tanglang La 5360 m
  • Leader: Local Leader
  • Duration: 20 days / 19 nights
  • Cost:On Request

Tour Route

AMRITSAR, DHARAMSALA, SHIMLA, KINNAUR, SPITI, LAHAUL, LEH

Places covered

Amritsar, Dharamsala, Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla Valley, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Dhankar, Lalung, Gungri, Kaza, Ki, Kibber, Kunzam Pass, Keylong, Jispa, Baralacha La, Sarchu, Naki La, Lachung La, Tanglang La, Leh, Hemis, Shey, Thiksey, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru, Alchi, Likir, Basgo and most important Tanglang La – the second highest motorable pass in the entire World.

Tour Grade

Easy with high altitude hiking & traveling

Customer Itinerary

  • DAY 01 : Delhi/ Amritsar (by train) - Afternoon visit Wagah Border & Golden Temple
  • DAY 02 : Amritsar/ Dharamsala (200 kms/ 6 hrs)
  • DAY 03 : In Dharamsala – visit Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsunag Temple and St John’s church
  • DAY 04 : Dharamsala/ Shimla (260 kms/ 9 hrs)
  • DAY 05 : In Shimla – visit Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, British Viceroy & Jakho temple
  • DAY 06 : Shimla/ Sarahan enroute visiting Sun temple (175 kms/ 7 hrs)
  • DAY 07 : Sarahan/ Sangla (113 kms/ 8 hrs)
  • DAY 08 : Sangla/ Kalpa visit Kamru village (51 kms/ 2 hrs)
  • DAY 09 : Kalpa/ Tabo enroute visiting Nako village (167 kms/ 8 hrs)
  • DAY 10 : Tabo/ Kaza enroute visiting Lalung and Dhankar Gompa (48 kms/ 5 hrs)
  • DAY 11 : In Kaza - visit the Ki monastery, small gompa at Kibber 4205 m.
  • DAY 12 : Kaza/ Keylong over Kunzam Pass 4558 m (200 kms/ 10 hrs)
  • DAY 13 : Keylong/ Sarchu over Baralachala Pass 4800 m (117 kms/ 6 hrs)
  • DAY 14 : Sarchu/ Leh over Lachang La (5065 m) and Tanglang La 5360 m (236 kms/ 10 hrs)
  • DAY 15 : In Leh – visit Spituk and Phyang, Leh Palace, Shankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa.
  • DAY 16 : In Leh – visit Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monastery and Stok Palace Museum.
  • DAY 17 : Leh/ Uletokpo enroute visit Basgo Palace, Liker and Alchi monasteries. (70 kms/ 6 hrs)
  • DAY 18 : Uletokpo/ Lamayuru/ Leh (170 kms/ 8 hrs)
  • DAY 19 : Depart Leh - by flight back to Delhi.