On arrival meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 :
Transfer to the railway station for Shatabdi Express Train to Chandigarh and then drive to Mandi (189km). Referred to as the gateway of Kullu Valley, Mandi is situated at the confluence of the Beas with a small rain fed tributary. Once the capital of the princely state of Mandi, the small but busy market located in a sunken garden in the centre of town functioned as a vital link between the hill communities. The market still remains very interesting. There are many temples with beautiful stone carvings all round the town. Overnight in Tourist lodge.
Day 3 :
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Manikaran (75km) where we meet our trek crew. Overnight in camp.
Day 4 :
Begin trek to Pulga(2715m). Follow the left bank of the Parvati river and through a lovely valley wooded with deodar, oak and rhododendron trees. Camp is in a meadow with a good view of the village and snow capped peaks ahead. ( 5 hrs).
Day 5 :
The trail climbs up through a forest and traversing some rock and cliff to camp in a large meadow with a little temple and a wonderful hot spring. - 5 hrs
Day 6 :
Continue climbing through a lovely forest with meadows carpeted with wild flowers. Camp is again in a meadow near a roaring stream with waterfalls cascading down sheer rock faces. (6.5hrs).
Day 7 :
As we get above the tree line, the terrain changes to rock and morraine. Camp is by the river close to a Gaddi shelter. (6.5 hrs).
Day 8 :
Rest day or one more day for trek. Overnight at camp.
Day 9 :
We cross the Pandu rock bridge after which the valley widens. Cross some streams and then on morraine and scree to camp by a rock cave or we can continue further for another 2hrs to Mantalai. Arrive and overnight at camp.
Day 10 :
Ascend a steep snow gully which offers excellent views of the surrounding mountains, lakes and glaciers. Continue to the base of the pass. (7 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 11 :
Make an early start for the Pin Parvati Pass. The climb itself is not very difficult but the snow makes the going slow. The pass offers spectacular views of the Pin valley and mountains on both sides of the pass. Camp is a little further down after crossing the pass or we can continue a little further down near the Pin river. Overnight at camp.
Day 12 :
A fairly long day of walking on scree and morraine crossing several streams to camp in a meadow by the river. Meals and overnight at camp.
Day 13 :
Crossing the river early, the terrain changes as we walk in a wide open valley with streams and colorful landscape to the village of Mudgaon. Camp near the village in the meadows.
Day 14 :
After an early breakfast cross the Pin river on a rope bridge and continue along a fairly undulating trail to Theling, a small village. Cross the river and continue to camp at Gulling where camp is near the Gompa. Visit to Gompa. Overnight at camp.
Day 15 :
After breakfast drive to Tabo. The Choskhor Gompa is the oldest living Buddhist institution in the whole region, founded in 996 and laid out in the form of a Mandala round the central assembly hall. There are 60 lamas in residence, a good collection of scriptures and above all wonderfully colourful frescoes, some as old as the monastery itself.Meals and overnight at camp.
Day 16 :
Drive to Kaza visiting the emblematic Ki monastery on its conical hill. Arrive Kaza and camp near the rest house. Overnight at camp.
Day 17 :
Morning visit to the local houses and town. Drive on the spectacular road through the western Spiti panorama across the Kunzum La, haul up to the Rohthang Pass before driving down to Manali.Arive Manali and check into hotel for overnight.
Day 18 :
Day at leisure or explore the Manali. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 :
Drive down through hill country to Chandigarh the city of Le Corbusier. Overnight in a simple hotel.
Day 20 :
Morning transfer to Railway station to board Shatabdi Express for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi we will repair to a top hotel to live it up and enjoy a Farewell Meal together. Overnight in hotel.
Day 21 :
Transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport for check-in and departure.