Kinnaur In Winters [Road Trip To Kalpa & Chitkul]

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Overland tour to Kinnaur in winters. Experience Snowfall In Kalpa, Charang & Chitkul village. An 8 days road trip, hiking, and photography tour to winter wonderland Kinnaur. Experience snowfall, hike on fluffy snow & visit Buddhist monasteries/temples.
It may be off the beaten track, but for those seeking a unique experience, a road trip to Kinnaur in winters is well-worth it.
Day 1: Reach Shimla & drive to Sarahan(160 km)
Reach Tutikandi(Shimla ISBT) by early morning. Our team member will be waiting to pick you up at the taxi stop, ISBT Tutikandi. After breakfast, leave for Sarahan.
Drive through Kufri, Fagu, and Narkanda and take in snow-draped peaks of Dhauladhar and Kinnaur-Garhwal mountain ranges. Take a halt at Rampur Bushahr – the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bushahr – and visit the Padam Palace. It was built more than a century ago. From Jeori town, we would take a detour of around 30 kilometers toward Sarahan.
Reach Sarahan by the evening. Overnight stay at HPTDC hotel, Sarahan.
Day 2: Drive to Ralli village from Sarahan(75 km)
Sarahan is a beautiful village located in the lesser Himalayas. It is renowned for the Bhimakali temple, which was built 1500 years ago in Kath-Kuni Pahari temple architecture. We would take in the stunning views of the Srikhand Mahadev peak (5150 meters). While not actually close enough as it seems, the spectacular Srikhand Mahadev mountain range appears as if it is just an arm’s length away. Visit the bird sanctuary of a near-extinct bird species – Jujurana(Western tragopan).
Drive to Ralli village and check-in to Bhutto Homestay, Ralli.
Day 3: Drive from Ralli to Sangla, Rakcham, and Chitkul. Return to Ralli village(90 km)
After breakfast and a brief about the route & attractions we’ll leave for Chitkul – the last village on the Indo-Tibet border and Kinnaur-Uttarakhand border. We would drive back to Karcham and crossover to Baspa valley. Reach Sangla by noon and stop for lunch.
Hike to Kamru village. Visit Kamru fort and temple. Return to Sangla town. Visit Sangla village monastery and Bering Nag temple. Resume the drive and leave for Chitkul. Visit Rakcham village en route. Visit Chitkul temple and take a walk across the village. Drive back to Ralli village. Overnight stay at Bhutto’s Homestay.
Day 4: Ralli to Nako village. Drive back to Moorang village of Tidong valley(170 km)
On day 4, we would drive straight into the Hangrang valley of Kinnaur – bordering on the Spiti valley of Lahaul & Spiti district. After breakfast and a brief about the route and region, we would head toward Pooh on NH 5. At Khab – the confluence point of Satluj and Spiti river – we would drive over the Khab bridge and enter into the Hangrang valley.
Reach Nako by noon. Visit Nako Monastery and Nako lake. Drive back to Moorang village.
Day 5: Moorang to Charang village drive. Return drive to Ralli village(90 km)
After a visit to Moorang fort and village, we would be heading towards Charang village – the last village of Tidong valley. A narrow single lane road connects Charang village to National Highway 5.
Reach Charang by noon. Hike to Rangrik Tungma monastery. It is hailed as one of the oldest monasteries of Kinnaur. Drive back to Ralli village. Overnight stay at Bhutto’s Homestay.
Day 6: Ralli to Kalpa village. Drive back to Ralli village(50 km).
On Day 6, We’ll drive into the heart of Sairag valley of Kinnaur. At Powari Jhula point, we would take a left turn and after a circuitous ten kilometers drive, we would reach Kalpa – a place offering the most stunning views of Kinnaur Kailash mountain range. After lunch, we would head towards Roghi village and visit Roghi suicide point en route. Drive back to Ralli. Overnight stay at Bhutto’s homestay.
Day 7: Ralli to Narkanda(150 km return journey).
Drive back to Narkanda. Reach Narkanda by noon. After lunch, we would take a detour to Hatu peak. Visit Hatu temple. Drive back to Narkanda. Overnight stay at HPTDC hotel, Narkanda.
Day 8: Narkanda to Shimla(60 km return journey)
Drive back to Shimla. The adventure ends here.
Cost Inclusions:
7 nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
Dedicated Tour guide & Vehicle on sharing basis
Meal plan on MAP basis.
All sightseeing and overland journey by an air-conditioned 4WD car.
Permit Charges.
Fuel and toll charges.
Any expense incurred during home city to Shimla travel or vice versa.
Any services/expenses not included in the inclusion section.

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