Sangla With Jungle Lore
Day 1 – 27th May - CHANDIGARH TO NARKANDA (180KM)
We take the flight to Chandigarh. Upon arrival we depart for Narkanda (180 kms - 6 hours). We halt at the picturesque resort in Narkanda.
Dinner and overnight stay at Resort.
Day 2 – 28th May - NARKANDA TO SANGLA (150km)
Post breakfast In the morning we visit the famed Hatu Peak (10420 ft). It also houses the ancient Hatu Mata temple. The peak offers a spectacular view of the entire Himalayan ranges, snow clad mountains and in depths are the dense forests, green fields and apple orchards. We depart for Sangla valley (150 kms and takes about 5-6 hours). En-route to Sangla, one can visit Rampur, Bushehar and Bheemkali Temple complex at Sarahan.
We'd be staying at the Kinner Camps at Sangla. At a height of 2,700 mts the Camp are surrounded by towering mountains on all sides, and is on the banks of the Baspa river that surges through the valley. Dinner and overnight stay at the Kinner Camps.
DAY 3 – 29th May - VISIT TO CHITKUL VILLAGE AND RAKCHHAM
We visit Chitkul village, about 28 kms away from Sangla Valley at an altitude of 3450 mtrs. Chitkul is the last inhabited place in India before the Indo-Tibet border. The magical beauty which this village offers is unmatched and incomparable. Chitkul remains closed in winters, and is extremely famous for its potatoes in the whole world. From Chitkul, a short trek takes you to Nagasti, the last civilian outpost on the Indo-China border. Evening you are free to explore the surroundings.
DAY 4 – 30th May - TREK TO GLACIER POINT (4 to 5 Hrs)
Post breakfast, we leave for a trek to glacier point. Visit Batseri village and the Badrinarayan temple. Return to camp for Lunch. Evening is free for relaxation. You can indulge in some adventure activities at the campsite. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 5 – 31st May - SANGLA TO KALPA (60Km)
Just 60 km from the camp, it can take over 3 hours to reach. The drive is through the beautiful lands of Karcham, Powari and Recong Peo. Besides the amazing close-up view of the Kinner Kailash range, Kalpa also offers a wonderful market walk.
Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, and gompas stick out like Christmas decorations on the mountain slopes and makes for an interesting sight. Overnight at Kalpa.
DAY 6 – 1st June - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN KALPA
Besides the amazing close-up view of the Kinner Kailash range, Kalpa also offers a wonderful market walk. Sight sightseeing in Kalpa is all about gazing in utter amazement at the stunning view of Kinner. Kalpa is surrounded by apple orchards and forests of chilgoza pines, and the air is clean and crisp.
Overnight at Kalpa.
DAY 7 – 2nd June - KALPA to Shimla
Post breakfast we leave for Shimla ( 240Km). Reach Shimla by evening spend some time exporing the place. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 8 – 3rd June - Shimla TO CHANDIGARH (102 km)
Post breakfast, depart for Chandigarh over night at Chandigarh
Day 9 - 4th June - Departure to Chandigarh Airport
Shimla - Shimla Heavens - Visit Website
Trip Cost :
Rs 42,000 + ST (6%) Per Person
The Cost Does Not Includes
ABOUT SANGLA VALLEY
If a landscape had the powers of casting spells, then the Sangla valley would be a magician extraordinary. Once seen, it is a place that can never be forgotten. So aptly portrayed in the song "Nothing But" by John Kay. The gorgeous green valley of Sangla is where the tired mind and body gets relaxed and rejuvenated.
Sangla Valley, also known as the Baspa Valley, is located in the greater Himalayan Range of Himachal Pradesh. The valley extends from Karchum to Chitkul, the last village at the Indo-Tibetan border. The gurgling River Baspa flows through the valley, with glacial streams rich in trout. Surrounded by lush, forested slopes of cedar and pine, the valley abounds in orchards of apple, apricot and walnut.
The word ‘Sangla’ in Tibetan language denotes ‘Pass of Light’. Sangla travel guide is full of references to the mesmerizing sceneries and picturesque spots. The region and its vicinity are famous for its cherry and apple trees and pine nut orchards. Apart from the amazing natural vegetation, some of the interesting sightseeing places that attract tourists are Kamru Fort, Buddhist Monastery, Sangla Meadow and Tibetan Wood Carving Centre etc. The place is famous worldwide for Kinnauri caps and handmade shawls.
The major source of livelihood for the locals is agriculture and related activities. In fact, Bastseri in Sangla is the only area in the region where Chilgoza (a rare dry fruit) is grown. Not far from Bastseri is Kinner Camps a wonderful place to stay.
The weather in Sangla is pleasant throughout the year. Summers are from March to May, followed by a moderate monsoon season lasting till August. The temperature ranges between 8oC and 30oC, with mild rainfall during the monsoons. March-May and August-November are the best months to visit and soak in the beauty of Sangla. October sees the arrival of winter, which lasts till the end of April. Temperatures fall well below freezing, reaching as low as -10oC. Visiting Sangla at this time is therefore not recommended. For the weather link click here
THINGS TO CARRY
*Please note that the Kit List mentioned is a standard one for all our Himalayan trips, hence one can make a few changes as per personal preferences.
Rs 42,000 + ST (6%) Per Person
Trip Dates :
27th May to 4th June 2017
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