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"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Robert Louis Stevenson.

TOURS & HOLIDAY PACKAGES

Experience has shown that smaller groups are less intrusive to local cultures and environments whilst allowing more interaction with local people. In addition to our regular tours we also offer tailor-made or 'a la carte' options for groups, individuals and families. Click your choice for more information on our standard packages.


 

HOLIDAY IN THE HIMALAYAS

The route covers the most popular tourist destinations of the state. The route is often referred to as the Golden Triangle of the Himalayas.

Route:
CHANDIGARH-SHIMLA-KUFRI-KULLU-MANALI-ROHTANG PASS-MANIKARAN-KALKA/CHANDIGARH.
DURATION: 6 nights/7days

 

  HIMALAYAS AND THE GOLDEN TEMPLE

The route is referred to as the Himachal Darshan as it covers all the important tourist destinations of the state as well as the holy city of Amritsar and the Golden Temple.

Route:-
SHIMLA-KULLU-MANALI-DHARAMSALA-DALHOUSIE-KHAJJIAR-CHAMBA-AMRITSAR.
DURATION: 10nights/11days



 

 

LESSER KNOWN (KARSOG VALLEY)

Whereas Shimla, Chandigarh and Manali are well known destinations, Karsog and Chindi have recently been added as new destinations because of their picturesque serenity.

Route:-
SHIMLA-CHINDI-KARSOG-SARAHAN-MANALI-CHANDIGARH
DURATION: 7nights/8days


   

 

KINNAUR (KINNER KAILASH)

These destinations are lesser known but serene, with high mountains, rivers, valleys and lake with a clear view of abode of Lord Shiva, the Kinner Kailash.

Route:-
SHIMLA-SARAHAN-SANGLA-KALPA-NAKO-RAMPUR-SHIMLA.
DURATION: 8NIGHT/9DAYS


 

 


BRITISH LEGACY IN SHIMLA HILLS


The towns boast of the legacy of the British rule except for Chandigarh, known as city beautiful, carved and designed by famous French Architect, Le Corbusier.

Route:-
CHANDIGARH-KASAULI-CHAIL-KOTGARH-
SHIMLA
DURATION: 6NIGHTS/7DAYS

   

 

DHAULADHAR CIRCUIT

Dhauladhar range, also known as the Outer or Lesser Himalayas. They begin from near Dalhousie at the northwest end of Himachal Pradesh and glitter through the state to near the banks of the Beas river in the Kulu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Route:-
PATHANKOT-DALHOIUSIE-CHAMBA-DHARAMSALA-KANGRA-PRAGPUR-MASRUR ROCK CUT TEMPLE-PONG DAM-PATHANKOT.
DURATION: 6NIGHTS/7DAYS

   

 

HONEYMOON IN THE SHIVALIKS

Himachal is known as Honeymooners Paradise. Its varied climate, mountains, lush green valleys, forests, rivers, lakes and lonely walks amidst nature, romantic surroundings provide a perfect, complete and conducive atmosphere to accelerate the mood of romance.

CHANDIGARH-KASAULI-CHAIL-NARKANDA-CHINDI(KARSOG)-SHIMLA.
DURATION: 8NIGHTS/9DAYS


Honeymoon Option 2

CHANDIGARH-CHAIL-NALDEHRA-SHIMLA-KULLU-MANALI-CHANDIGARH.
DURATION: 9NIGHTS/10DAYS


Honeymoon Option 3

JAMMU-VAISHNODEVI-DALHOUSIE-DHARAMSALA-PALAMPUR -BAIJNATH-KULLU-MANALI-SHIMLA- CHANDIGARH.
DURATION: 12NIGHTS/13DAYS

   


PILGRIMAGE IN HIMACHAL

Himachal, having the best of religious places of worship like temples, churches, gurudwaras, gompas and monasteries etc., the following itineraries have been chalked out for devotees/tourists. These itineraries can be rescheduled/altered as per the convenience of the guests.


HINDU PILGRIMAGE IN HIMACHAL

1. SHAKTIPEETH.
SHIMLA-NAINADEVI-CHINTPURNI-JWALAJI-KANGRA BRIJESHWARI DEVI- CHAMUNDA DEVI-SHIMLA
DURATION: 4NIGHTS/5DAYS

2. SHIMLA:-
SHIMLA-HATKOTI-NARKANDA-NIRMAND-NEERATH-SARAHAN-SHIMLA
DURATION: 5NIGHTS/6DAYS

CHURCHES IN HIMACHAL

1. SHIMLA CIRCUIT:-
CHANDIGARH-KASAULI-SABATHU-DAGSHAI-SHIMLA-KOTGARH-SHIMLA
DURATION: 6NIGHTS/7DAYS

2. DHAULADHAR CIRCUIT:-
PATHANKOT-DALHOUSIE-DHARAMSALA-PALAMPUR-KANGRA
DURATION: 5NIGHTS/6DAYS

GURUDWARAS IN HIMACHAL
CHANDIGARH-POANTA SAHIB-RAJGARH-SHIMLA-MANDI-MANIKARAN-ANANDPUR SAHIB-CHANDIGARH
DURATION: 7NIGHTS/8DAYS

   




TRIBAL CIRCUIT JEEP SAFARIS

MOUNTAIN,MONKS AND MONASTERIES IN THE HIMALAYAS

SHIMLA-SARAHAN-SANGLA-RECONGPEO-KALPA(CHINI)-KANUM-POOH-NAKO-SHALKAR-GIU-TABO-DHANKAR-LALUNG(LINGTI)-GUNGRI(PINN VALLEY)-KAZA-COMIC-LANGZA-DEMUR-KYE-KIBBER-RANGRIK-LOSAR-KEYLONG-KHARDANG-TRILOKINATH-UDAIPUR-MANALI-CHAUNTRA-DHARAMSALA-PATHANKOT.
DURATION: 15NIGHTS/16DAYS


HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN DESERT(THE TRANS HIMALAYAN SAFARI)

SHIMLA-SARAHAN-SANGLA-KALPA-NAKO-TABO-DHANKAR-KAZA-KYE-KIBBER-LOSAR-MANALI-CHANDIGARH.
DURATION: 10NIGHTS/11DAYS

HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD

CHANDIGARH-MANALI-KEYLONG-TRILOKINATH-SARCHU-TSO KAR-LEH
DURATION: 5NIGHTS/6DAYS

 


TREKKING TOURS

Chandertal (Lake of the Moon) Trek

Trek Highlights
This is a moderate four day trek in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh leading to the large high altitude Chandra Tal Lake (Lake of the Moon in the local dialect). The landscape and the scenery changes ever so quickly with each sighting bettering the one before. This is till you reach the lake! The world comes to a stand still here. Staring at you is this turquoise crescent of water surrounded by the Chandrabhaga & Mulkila Massifs.

ROUTE CHART
Manali - Batal - Chandra Tal - Tokpo Yongma - Baralacha - Manali
DURATION: 4DAYS JEEP SAFARI AND 6 DAYS TREKKING


KINNER KAILASH PARIKRAMA(CIRCUIT) TREK

Trek Highlights
This wonderful trek in Kinnaur circuits the revered Kinnaur Kailash mountain. Kinnaur was forbidden to trekkers till a few years ago. Consequently these trails have been seldom used or explored since they were discovered over two centuries ago.

The Kinnaur Kailash Range borders the Disctrict of Kinnaur in the south and is dominated by the Kinnaur Kailash (6349 Mts) and Jonkarden (6473 Mts) peaks. The only pass on this trek is the Charang La at an awesome altitude of 5300 Mts above sea level .The trek is challenging and also rewarding for experienced trekkers.

Route Chart
Shimla - Sangla - Thnagi - Lambar - Charang- Lalanti- Chitkul- Rakcham- Shimla
DURATION: 3DAYS JEEP SAFARI AND 6DAYS TREKKING


MALANA VALLEY TREK

Trek Highlights
This is a very popular trek out of Manali in the Kullu Valley. Four days take you through alpine forests, stunning Himalayan scenery and the ancient lost village of Malana. There is a beautiful pass called the Chandrakhani Pass on the third day of the trek.

This is an ideal trek around Manali for tourists who have only a few days and prefer shorter hikes to longer treks. Malana Village is surrounded with a lot of mystery and the inhabitants are said to be descendants of Alexanders Soldiers who settled here centuries ago.

Route Chart
Manali - Nagar - Rumsu - Chandrakhani Pass - Malana - Rashol Pass - Kasol – Bhuntar/KULLU
DURATION: 2 DAYS JEEP AND 6 DAYS TREKKING


HEMIS DARCHA VIA RUPSHU

Trek Highlights
This trekking route lies just West of the famous Leh-Manali road and is among the least frequented trails in Ladakh. The trek begins from the famous monastery of Hemis in the Indus Valley.

Permits are to be taken from the Government of India for trekking on this route. There are three 5000 m. Himalayan passes on this trek and this is overall a challenging trek.

Route Chart
Leh - Hemis - Kongmaru La - Nimaling - LangTang Chu - Zalung Karpo La - Sorra - Dat - Lungmu - Sarchu - Jispa - Manali
DURATION: 3DAYS JEEP SAFARI AND 11 DAYS TREKKING


Bhaba Pass Pinn Valley Trek

Trek Highlights
This route has been a popular route with trekkers since a long long time. It is a long trek and extensively explores most of Spiti. Spiti means "In Between", it lies between India and Tibet.

Route Chart
Shimla - Sarahan - Kaphnu - Mulling - Phyustrang - Baldar - Farka - Guling - Kaza - Ki - Kibber - Losar - Manali
DURATION: 7DAYS JEEP SAFARI AND 6DAYS TREKKING


Spiti Valley Trek

Trek Highlights
The route gives an insight in the Spiti lifestyle and culture along with visit to some very old monasteries. The landscape is amazing. The trek elevation is between 3500 and 4500 mts.

Route Chart
Sichling-Dhankar-Demur-Comic-Langza-Kibber
Duration: 8 DAYS JEEP SAFARIA AND 6 DAYS TREKKING


Parang La Trek

Parang La is one of the most adventurous treks on an isolated route far into the mountains with many rivers to be crossed. It is a real wilderness experience for adventure seekers, and the best period for exploration is from August – October when most of the snow has melted and the roaring rivers are passable.

This climb takes the traveler from Kaza over 18,300 ft Parang La pass and into Ladakh. The route follows the traditional trade route between Ladakh and Spiti and there are some fantastic views from the high mountain source of the Pare Chu river.

Route Chart
Kaza–Dumla-Thaltak Meadow-Jagtha-Bonrojen-Dak Karzong-Datang Yongma-Chumik Shilde-Tso Moriri-Karzok
DURATION: 4 DAYS JEEP SAFARI AND 9 DAYS TREKKING

 

 



FORTS AND PALACES IN HIMACHAL


CHANDIGARH-NALAGARH-SWARGHAT-KANGRA-TARAGARH(PALAMPUR)-NAGGAR-ARKI-SHIMLA-CHAIL-CHANDIGARH
DURATION: 8NIGHTS/9DAYS

 

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