Kalpa Chitkul Road Trip

₹10999 for 4 Days 3 Nights

Description

Known as the ‘land of fairytales’, Kinnaur in Himachal is decorated with majestic mountains, meandering rivers, a blend of Indo-Tibetan culture and apple orchards. Kinnaur is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Located at a dizzying height of nearly 6,000 meters above sea level, the valleys of Kinnaur is home to various temples, Buddhist monasteries and beautiful villages with each village having its own presiding deity.

Nestled close to the Indo-Tibetan border, Chitkul is the last inhabited Indian village with breathtaking views of Baspa Valley. Away from the urban madness, the journey to Chitkul is altogether a different experience in itself. The locals here are loving and extremely hospitable towards the travelers. Adorned with rich flora & fauna, Kalpa is a tiny hamlet in Kinnaur situated in the lap of the mighty Kinnaur Kailash range. Home to Independent India’s first voter, beautiful monasteries & temples, and Tibetan food etc, Kalpa has it all to give you lifetime memories.

Join us on this Himalayan road trip as we take you to Kinnaur - the most gorgeous region of Himachal, a perfect place to spend some time off from the monotonous routines in the lap of natural beauty.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi to Shimla | Journey Begins

    Assemble at the boarding point in Delhi - RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila.

    Start an overnight journey to Shimla and socialize with your co-travellers.

  • Day 2

    Sarahan Arrival | Bhimakali Temple & Chill Scenes

    After arriving in Shimla, we will take a halt near Theog or Narkanda for breakfast and soak in the much-needed #mountainvibes. Post breakfast, we will drive ahead to reach Sarahan.

    After arriving in Sarahan, check in to our cozy homestay/hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure.

    Quickly, we will head out to seek blessings at the sacred Bhimakali Temple - the local deity of Sarahan village. Feel free to take a stroll around this sleepy village also known as ‘Gateway to Kinnaur’.

    In the evening, return back to your comfy abode, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a homestay/hotel in Sarahan.

  • Day 3

    India’s Last Village : Chitkul

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, we will drive ahead from Sarahan to reach the last Indian village before the Indo-Tibetan border.

    After arriving in Chitkul, check in to our cozy campsite/hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure. 

    Take a stroll around the village and visit Mathi Temple dedicated to the Goddess of the local people of Kinnaur. Treat your stomach with a satisfying plate of steamy momos or rajma chawal at ‘Hindustan Ka Akhri Dhaba’. What can be more magical than relaxing near the pristine Baspa River? A perfect location in the lap of majestic Himalayas to disconnect from the urban madness and connect with nature.

    In the evening, enjoy a warm bonfire, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a campsite/hotel.

  • Day 4

    Kalpa Arrival | Kinnaur Kailash Views

    Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, bid adieu to the mighty Sangla Valley and drive towards Kalpa - a picturesque Himalayan hamlet nestled in Kinnaur.

    After arriving in Kalpa, visit the famous Roghi point and treat your eyes with the mind blowing view of the holy Kinnaur Kailash. Take a stroll in this beautiful village, visit Kalpa Monastery and Chandika Devi Fort.

    In the evening, feel free to explore and sip a cup of hot coffee with your clan in Reckong Peo’s local market. Don’t miss out on a plate of hot momos and delicious thukpas.

    Check-in to our cozy hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure. Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Kalpa.

  • Day 5

    Shimla Departure | Trip Ends

    Wake up to a stunning view of Kinnaur Kailash range from your homely abode and post breakfast, drive from Kalpa to Shimla.

    Reach Shimla in the evening and start-off your return journey to Delhi and reach Delhi the next day early morning.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Delhi to Shimla and back (AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo/Bharatbenz) and Force Traveler/Cab at all other times.
  • Accommodations on Sharing Basis
  • Experienced and cool trip leader.
  • Bonfire (if weather permits), explorations and activities.
  • 7 Meals: Dinner (3), Breakfast (3) Packed Lunch (1).
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

Departures

30 Sep to 5 Oct 2022

Things to Pack

  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Raincoat and umbrella (monsoons only)

  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters (depending upon the season)

  • Comfortable trekking/sports shoes

  • Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)

  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates

  • Personal care items and toiletries

  • Personal medicines

  • Phone, camera and photography equipments

  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits

  • Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses

  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport

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