Itinerary

Day 1 Meet the Leaders (Shimla - Kalpa) (8-9 hour drive)

We request you to Reach one day before has we gonna start our tour early in the morning.

Meet Adventure Geek leader in Shimla and Travel to kalpa

Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found

a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner Kailash

and Jorkandan Peaks looming right above the village. A winding road about 7 km above
Rekong Peo brings you to this gem of a little village where modernity is only just beginning to
make an appearance.
Kothi, located 3 kilometres from Kalpa, has a temple dedicated to the goddess Chanadika
Devi. This temple has a: very unusual architectural style and fine sculpture. An exquisite gold
image of goddess is enshrined in sanctum. Don’t miss the fantastic sunset at Kalpa.
Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.

DAY 2: KALPA - NAKO - TABO (10,000 feet) (7-8 hours drive)
Today, we drive on the Hindustan - Tibet Highway, towards Tabo.
Nako - originally known as ‘Kyangoh’ or ‘Gateway to the Holy Place’, is a village in Western
Himalayas, situated at 3600m. This village is the embodiment of Buddhist culture and
traditions - evident in the various monasteries and practices of the charming locals.
The village is exquisitely beautiful with an oval shaped lake, protected on all sides by adjoining
mountains. The lake freezes over during the months of winter, during which time it becomes a
hub for skating.
We later drive to Tabo - home to the famous Tabo Monastry which is more than 1010 years
old and is an abode to many precious Thangka paintings, including the famous Pillar of a
thousand Buddhas. The entry to the monastery complex, covering in total 6300 square meters,
is made of earthen walls with a dark interior shading the many marvelous and colourful
frescoes inside. The ancient paintings depict the life cycle of The Buddha and legends from
the Jataka Tales and were made in the Tibetan style by artists from Kashmir. Called the
Ajanta of the Himalayas, the Tabo monastery is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
Tabo is also an internationally known mediation destination and is often visited by high
dignitaries such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The many meditation caves built into the side
of the mountains on the valley walls in front of Tabo make this a perfect destination if you are
looking for some introspective peace and tranquility.
Overnight at a homestay in Tabo.

DAY 3: TABO - PIN VALLEY - MUDH VILLAGE - KAZA (12,450 feet) (3-4 hours drive)
Imagine a national park with an abundance of animals and birds, with some rare plant
varieties, a river that gushes when it isn’t frozen and trekking opportunities for the
adventure-seekers.
The Pin Valley promises all this and more.
Declared a national park in 1987, Pin Valley has altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 20,000 feet
and is home to at least 12 endangered snow leopards. In addition, other animals indigenous
to the region and park are the Siberian ibex, bharal, weasel, red fox and marten. Birds such as
the pika, griffon, golden eagle, bearded vulture, chukor and raven paint the skies a pretty
picture.
We return to Kaza in the evening.
Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

DAY 4: KAZA - KI MONASTERY - KIBBER - KAZA (13,800 feet) 
We hit the road again for a short drive today.
Today, we visit the world famous Ki Monastery. The car will first stop at the base of the
monastery hill for the ultimate photo opportunity of this remarkable structure. With over 1000
years’ worth stories to tell, the Ki Monastery situated at a height of 13,668 feet was founded by
a disciple of the famous Atisha, in the 11th century CE. Belonging to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa
sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this monastery is famous as a prominent centre of learning as well
as refuge for Tibetans. Being remotely located atop a hill overlooking endless plains, the Ki
Monastery is an obvious choice for those seeking peace and calm.
Then we will move farther up the valley to the picturesque village of Kibber.
Located at a height of 4205 metres and 18 km from Kaza, this formerly highest permanently
inhabited village of this region, is also a popular base camp to embark on adventure and treks
to adjoining mountains of high altitude. The expanses of beautiful landscapes and
immeasurable beauty of the snow-tipped mountains makes the place a haven for
nature-lovers and photographers alike. From Kibber you can trek to Chicham Village, located
across a sharp and precipitous canyon traversable only by a suspended wire cable basket
system known as a jula.
We return to Kaza in the evening.
Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

DAY 5: KAZA - KOMIC - LANGZA - KAZA (14,800 feet)
Today, we drive to some of the highest inhabited regions of the world.
The highest village in Asia, Komik, which literally translates to ‘eye of a snow cock’, is situated
at a height of 4513 metres. This farming village has a population of 84 people, living in utter
isolation, cut-off from the rest of the world for most parts of the year. This little hamlet
ensures to bring you thousands of miles away from your familiar settings to a place of soft
brown pastures and snow-white mountain peaks.
Some of the common animals of the region are the Tibetan wolf, blue sheep, red fox, hare,
snow cock, Himalayan griffin, rock pigeon etc.
After Komik, we head to the picturesque village of Langza. Once you are here, you can walk
about the village and visit the ancient Lang (Temple) which is estimated to be around 1000
years old. At Langza, trek back to the prehistoric era when Spiti was submerged by the Tethys
Sea as you explore a land very rich with fossils of Marine animals and plants which were here
millions of years ago.
We return to Kaza in the evening.
Overnight at a homestay in Kaza.

DAY 6: KAZA - KALPA (9711 feet)
Today, we retrace our steps on the Hindustan - Tibet Highway and start driving towards the
apple-orchard dotted town of Kalpa.
Legend has it that Kalpa was the winter home of Lord Shiva. If it’s true, he couldn’t have found
a more remarkable abode for himself, with enthrallingly majestic views of the Kinner Kailash
and Jorkandan Peaks looming right above the village. A winding road about 7 km above
Rekong Peo brings you to this gem of a little village where modernity is only just beginning to
make an appearance.
Overnight at a hotel in Kalpa.

DAY 7: KALPA - SHIMLA (8100 feet)
Today, we descend back to Shimla where we rest in the comforts of modern civilization.
Tour ends.

Please Note:-

Do keep one day buffer time as we are travelling in Mountains 

We request you to make return booking prior one day after you reach Shimla.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

Accommodation at all hotels and homestays as per the itinerary on double sharing basis.
Breakfast and dinner at all Places
Comfortable non-AC SUV shared by 5/6 people for all days as per the itinerary
Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking local driver with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll.

Monastery / Museum Fees

What is NOT included in the tour

Breakfast and dinner is included at all places, except in Manali and Shimla.

Reaching to Shimla