Himachal Culture with Heritage and Adventure Tour

Duration

16 Nights / 17 Days 

Holiday Category

Himachal Heritage and Cultural Tours

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  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast

  • Dinner

    Dinner

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Duration

16 Nights / 17 Days 

Holiday Category

Himachal Heritage and Cultural Tours

INCLUSIONS

  • Bus

    Bus

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast

  • Dinner

    Dinner

Destinations Covered

Delhi - Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Nako - Tabo - Kaza - Manali - Naggar - Rewalsar - Dharamshala - Amritsar - Delhi

Description:

The trip indulges you in the true natural beauty and heritage of Himachal Pradesh. You will be visiting several heritage sites along with witnessing a panoramic view of the snow clad mountains. ‘Himachal Culture with Heritage and Adventure Tour’ is a brief and yet fascinating journey, sure to keep you hooked onto the rich cultural and historical heritage of the country. It’s not merely a trip, it is the lifetime imprint in your memory of the pagodas, prayer wheels and incense, cold desert, summer rivers and villages close to borders, of the beauty to behold forever in your eyes. The Himalayan mountains and valleys leave a spell bound effect on travellers. We offer special rates for an unforgettable experience in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Tours offer the exclusive rates for Himachal Culture with Heritage and Adventure Tour 5 star for an unforgettable holiday in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Culture with Heritage and Adventure Tour Package itinerary takes durations of this trip is 16 nights and 17 days. Click now to get exclusive deals on www.himachaltours.net.

Tour Highlights:

  • Wander through Mall Road, Jakhu Temple, Viceregal Lodge and Church in Shimla.
  • Explore Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary and Shri Bhima ji Kali Mandir in Sarahan Village.
  • Visit a monastery, Kamru Fort, Bering Nag Temple and a Tibetan wood carving centre in Sangla.
  • Explore the Brelengi Gompa, Chandika Devi Temple and Narayan Nagini Temple in Kalpa.
  • Visit Nako Gompa and Lake.
  • Explore Tabo caves and the monastery.
  • Visit the Langza Buddha Statue, the local market of Kaza, Sakya Tangyud Monastery and the cold desert of the valley in Kaza.
  • Pay a visit to Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Rohtang Pass and Mall Road in Manali.
  • Explore the Naggar Castle, Gauri Shankar Temple, Tripura Sundari Temple and Nicholas Art Gallery in Naggar.
  • Visit Gurudwara Rewalsar Sahib, Rewalsar Monastery and Guru Rinpoche statue in Rewalsar.
  • Explore the Norbulingka Monastery and the Doll Museum, Dharamsala stadium, St. John Church, H.H. Dalai Lama’s residence, Bhagsunag Temple and Waterfall in Dharamsala.
  • Witness Guard change ceremony in Amritsar.
  • Visit Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum and local market in Amritsar.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Delhi-Shimla (09 hours train approx.)

Arrive at New Delhi Railway Station to meet our representative and later, we will board an air conditioned chair car train to Kalka- Himalayan Queen. On arrival at Kalka, we will change the trains and continue a joyride in the toy train from Kalka to Shimla. This train ride is one of the most scenic ones and you wouldn’t want to miss even a moment of thrill. After arrival in Shimla and check in, head out for a walking tour on Mall Road.

Overnight stay in Shimla. 

Day 2 Shimla

After having breakfast, we will hike to Jakhu Temple. Witness the beauty of the city through the clouds atop the hill. Descend back into the town and visit a Viceregal Lodge. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Shimla. 

Day 3 Shimla-Sarahan Village (05 hours approx.)

Get ready for a fairly long drive after breakfast. Enjoy great views of the mountains, ditches and valleys, rivers and streams mingling into each other, several smaller towns and villages and a zigzag ride. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch and after reaching this scenic and peaceful village of Sarahan, retire to beds.

Overnight stay in Sarahan Village. 

Day 4 Sarahan Village

Start your day with a hot breakfast and head towards Shri Bhima ji Kali Mandir- a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Later, explore Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary. You will be able to spot pheasants such as Monal, Tragopan, Koklas and Kalij. Also some of the common animals found here are Musk deer, Goral and Thar.

Enjoy a joy ride and after a thrilling day return back to the accommodation for a restful night in Sarahan Village. 

Day 5 Sarahan Village-Sangla (03 hours approx.)

This morning after breakfast, head out to an uber scenic town close to Tibetan border- Sangla. It is also the gateway to last village on Indian-Tibetan border, Chitkul. After arrival and check in into a warm and cozy guesthouse proceed to visit a monastery nearby, Kamru Fort, Bering Nag Temple and a Tibetan wood carving centre. Rest of the day is free for you to indulge in an utter pleasure of exploring on your own after breakfast. You may choose to hike, mountain climbing, rappelling, river crossing, etc. or go for an excursion to Chitkul, Baspa Dam at your own expense.

Overnight stay in Sangla. 

Day 6 Sangla-Kalpa-Nako (05 hours approx.)

After breakfast, proceed for Kalpa. A town nestled between the snow capped mountains offering spectacular views. Visit the Brelengi Gompa, Chandika Devi Temple and Narayan Nagini Temple. You might also get a glimpse of Kinnaur Kailash if lucky. Later, proceed further to Nako Village. On arrival, check in and unwind in the pristine environment. You may choose to take a hike to Nako lake.

Overnight stay in Nako. 

Day 7 Nako

Today after breakfast, visit the Nako Gompa and enjoy a walking tour of the village. Located on the Indo-China border, the village is less or not accessible during peak winters. Meet a local family for home cooked lunch and learn about traditional cuisine and culture. Rest of the time is free. You may opt for guided hiking or simply relax.

Overnight stay in Nako. 

Day 8 Nako-Tabo (02 hours approx.)

This morning after breakfast, we will head further north across the Spiti river to the town of Tabo. Inaccessible during winters, this quiet town is home to Tabo caves- an archaeological heritage site and Tabo Monastery. After arrival and check in, visit these and spend the rest of the time at leisure. You may choose to hike and witness magical sunset views in the evening.

Overnight stay in Tabo. 

Day 9 Tabo-Kaza (01 hour approx.)

After breakfast, proceed to the gem of a place in Spiti valley alongside the bank of river Spiti-Kaza. On arrival, check in and get ready for a full day of adventurous exploration. Visit the Langza Buddha Statue, the local market of Kaza, Sakya Tangyud Monastery and the cold desert of the valley.

Overnight stay in Kaza. 

Day 10 Kaza-Manali (05 hours approx.)

Today after breakfast we will head off to Manali. After arrival and check in, proceed for a walking tour on Mall road. Rest of the time is free.

Overnight stay in Manali. 

Day 11 Manali

This morning after breakfast, visit the Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple and the very impressive Rohtang Pass. The day is filled with activities of so much thrill and excitement. Walk through the pine trees, play on snow, witness old architecture and lose yourself in the lap of nature with your beloved. Later, you may choose to explore the Tibetan market and visit Monasteries or simply relax at the hotel.

Overnight stay in Manali. 

Day 12 Manali-Naggar (01 hour approx.)

After breakfast head towards Naggar. On arrival, visit Naggar Castle- an architectural marvel of wooden structures. This is also a very popular place for Dussehra Festival Celebration and site for movie shoots such as ‘Jab We Met’- a bollywood movie. After learning about the place, visit Gauri Shankar Temple, Tripura Sundari Temple and Nicholas Art Gallery. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay near Naggar. 

Day 13 Naggar-Rewalsar (04 hours approx.)

We will drive to another quaint town located beside the lake after breakfast, Rewalsar. Spell binding views and mist laden sir awaits your arrival. After arrival, check in and visit Gurudwara Rewalsar Sahib, Rewalsar Monastery and Guru Rinpoche statue. Spend rest of the time walking beside the lake, going for a hike, exploring the local market or simply unwinding in the warmth of the hotel.

Overnight stay in Rewalsar. 

Day 14 Rewalsar-Dharamshala (05 hours approx.)

Another day of fairly long drive after breakfast. Enjoy the scenes of countryside, the mountains and rivers and several small villages with apple and orange orchards until we arrive in Dharamsala. On arrival, check in and rest well for a thrilling day tomorrow.

Overnight stay in Dharamshala. 

Day 15 Dharamshala

Wake up to see spectacular views of the Dhauladhar range and enjoy breakfast. Later, visit the Norbulingka Monastery and the Doll Museum, Dharamshala stadium, St. John Church, H.H. Dalai Lama’s residence, Bhagsunag Temple and Waterfall. You may choose to spend the rest of the time shopping for tibetan artefacts or trying tibetan cuisine.

Overnight stay in Dharamshala. 

Day 16 Dharamshala-Amritsar (05 hours approx.)

This morning after breakfast, head off to the capital city of Punjab-Amritsar. On arrival, check in and proceed to witness the very famous ‘Change of Guards Ceremony’ at the Wagah Border. Feel the patriotism in the air and pumped up youths and soldiers. After the ceremony return back to Amritsar and rest of the time is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Amritsar. 

Day 17 Amritsar-Delhi (07 hours train approx.)

Today after breakfast we will visit the utterly beautiful and blissful Sikh Temple- ‘The Golden Temple’. Learn about Sikhism and their culture while walking through the premises. Also visit ‘Jallianwala Bagh’- where mass massacre happened on the order of Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer on the festival of ‘Baisakhi’. Walk through the colorful streets to explore more and visit the Partition Museum and past by Khairuddin Mosque. Head back to the Golden Temple during lunch time. You may choose to help and serve in the community kitchen which provides free of cost meals to anyone who wants to come and eat. Also, break a bread during ‘langar’ as the lunch of the community kitchen is called. Rest of the day is at leisure. You may choose to buy some colorful scarves adorned with hand embroidery called ‘Phulkari’, or handmade shoes known as ‘Jutis’, and many more things. Later, we will depart to board a train to Delhi.

Trip ends with arrival at New Delhi railway station. 

We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

Hotels

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested: -
Destinations Deluxe Premium Luxury
Shimla Hotel Surya / Similar Snow Valley Resorts / Similar Radisson Jass Shimla / Similar
Sarahan Hotel Snow View Sarahan / Similar Nau Nabh Heritage Hotel / Similar Nau Nabh Heritage Hotel / Similar
Sangla The Wanderer’s Nest / Similar Banjara Camps And Retreat Sangla / Similar Hotel Batseri Sangla / Similar
Nako Stay at Home Stay Stay at Home Stay Stay at Home Stay
Tabo Hotel Dewachen Retreat / Similar Hotel Dewachen Retreat / Similar Hotel Dewachen Retreat / Similar
Kaza Grand Dewachen Kaza / Similar Grand Dewachen Kaza / Similar Grand Dewachen Kaza / Similar
Manali The Serenity Resort & Spa / Similar Hotel Golden Tulip / Similar Club Mahindra White Meadows / Similar
Naggar Kohinoor Heritage Resort / Similar Kohinoor Heritage Resort / Similar Kohinoor Heritage Resort / Similar
Rewalsar Hotel The Tourist Inn / Similar Hotel The Tourist Inn / Similar Hotel The Tourist Inn / Similar
Dharamshala Imperial Heights Resort / Similar Asia Health Resorts and Spa / Similar ITC Fortune Park Moksha Resort / Similar
Amritsar Hotel Comfort Inn Alstonia / Similar Hotel Lemon Tree Amritsar / Similar Hotel Holiday Inn Amritsar / Similar

Package Inclusions:

  1. Accommodation for 16 Nights on twin / double sharing basis. 
  2. Daily buffet breakfast and Dinner at all hotels / resort.
  3. Disinfected private car with driver for all arrivals, Departures and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of Crocus Travel Representative on all arrivals and departures.
  5. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge.
  6. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Package Exclusions:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket.
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.