Camping Tour in Himachal Pradesh
Places covered: Delhi - Shimla - Kalpa - Recong Peo - Sangla - Chitkul - Sarahan - Shoja - Jalori Pass - Sereolesar Lake - Goshani - Kullu - Delhi
Duration: 11 nights and 12 days
Himachal Pradesh offers many places and very serene camping places. High altitude camping is preferred at Laka Glacier (Dhauladhar Range -it is near Triund-Macleod Ganj area ). The glacier of Ladakh - Manali is easy and safe and is easily approachable from the Beas Kund area. Camping in Himachal Pradesh is very relaxing and comfortable as comparable to camping in other ranges of Himalayas.
Day 1: Delhi
Met on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi - Shimla
After breakfast drive to Shimla. En route stop for lunch at Parwanoo where you can enjoy the cable car ride that would unfold before you the Shimla region. Overnight at Shimla.
Day 3: Shimla - Kalpa
Morning after breakfast drive through the breathtaking gorges of the Greater Himalayas to Kalpa (2,900m/290-km). Looming in front of Kalpa is the impressive Kinner Kailash (6,050m), where mountain changes its colour several time in a day with change of weather condition. Overnight at Kalpa.
Day 4: Kalpa - Recong Peo - Kalpa
After breakfast drive to Recong Peo (2,290m/13-km), the new Buddhist monastery built to commemorate His Holiness Dalai Lama's Kalchakra sermon. Later visit the ancient village of Pangi and drive back to Kalpa and take a short trek to village Rogi and Chinni village. These villages offer a good opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Overnight at Kalpa.
Day 5: Kalpa - Sangla Valley - Chitkul
Morning after breakfast drive to Baspa valley also known as the Sangla valley, it is by far the most beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh full of wooded slopes as far as Chitkul (3,435m/80-km). Overnight at Chitkul.
Day 6: Chitkul - Sangla Valley - Chitkul
After breakfast trek through the lush green meadows to the grazing fields of Nagasti on the bank of river Baspa, after lunch on the riverbank return to the trekking camp in Chitkul. Overnight at Chitkul.
Day 7: Chitkul - Sarahan
After breakfast drive to Sarahan (1,920m/122-km) a beautiful village surrounded by apple orchards and dominated by Shrikhand Mahadev Peak (5,155m), which resembles a Shivling and is famous for the Bhimakali temple. Overnight at Sarahan.
Day 8: Sarahan - Jalori Pass - Shoja
After breakfast drive to Shoja via Jalori pass. Shoja is a small village 108-km away at an altitude of over 8,000 ft. The access to Shoja winds through thick forests alpine trees, which provide an untouched habitat to various species of flora & fauna. On arrival at Shoja, the landscape opens up into beautiful terraced fields followed by rolling meadows of wild flowers. One can explore the surroundings on bear trail, pheasant ridge or village trail. Overnight at Shoja.
Day 9: Shoja - Jalori Pass
Early morning trek along the road to Jalori pass (4km/10,280 ft.) where one can appreciate the nature's bounty. A temple of Mahakali called Jalori Mata attracts a lot of pilgrims from faraway villages. After breakfast, trek to Raghupur fort ruins with packed lunch. The trek offers breathtaking views of the area as one crosses over the ridge. They unfold many legends of the past. Return to Jalori Pass in the evening. Overnight at Jalori Pass.
Day 10: Jalori Pass - Sereolesar Lake - Jalori Pass
Morning after breakfast trek to Sereolesar Lake through a thickly forested narrow path. One can have an occasional view of the meadows beyond the thick curtain of the forests. The onward trek is smooth and downhill. A little before the lake, the alpine meadows dotted with the sheep of Gaddis give ample opportunities to a photographer on an artist. The Sereolesar Lake is worshipped and there is a temple of a deity called "Burinagin", who according to the legend had 100 Snake sons. After lunch trek back to the camp, which is an uphill and a little taxing walk (5km). Overnight at Jalori Pass.
Day 11: Jalori Pass - Tirthan Valley - Goshani
After breakfast drive to Goshani through the beautiful valley of Tirthan. Goshaini is a small village located in Tirthan valley along the banks of river Tirthan. It is the starting point for the treks to Bachleo Pass and the Great Himalayan National Park. Apple, pear orchards and the hills around add to the serenity of the village. The place is tremendously rich in birdlife. One can go fishing to one of the finest beats at Larji, which is just about 35-km away. Overnight at Goshani.
Day 12: Goshani - Kullu - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Kullu to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to the International airport for your flight back to your country.