Day 1 (Arrive Delhi at 12 35) (Train departure at 17 20)(Arrive Chandigarh at 20 40)
|Singapore||Drive around Delhi||Shatabedi||Chandigarh|
|320km 7 hours’ Drive + 2 hours’ stop||Manali|
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? Dalai Lama Monastery and Tibet Museum was established with the aim of presenting Tibet’s history and visions for its future through texts, photographs, videos and installations. The main exhibition features, “A long look homeward”.
? Norbulingka Institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture
? This journey offers drastic changes in scenery, from the hilltops to the valleys and sometimes driving along streams, rivers, dams and hydro-electric power stations.
? Basheshar Mahadev temple was believed to be built in the mid-8th century, known for its fine stone carvings and sculptures. (Make a stop here to visit the temple)
Manali (altitude of 2050m) named after the great Hindu sage Manu. According to legends, human and nature pass through a cycle of development and is finally destroyed by deluge. Few habitants survive in each cycle. During the last deluge, Manu, the leader, and the other habitants of earth survived on a celestial boat and landed at Manali. Hence, it was known as Manu – Alia (Manali for short) which means Manu’s House.
|Easy Trek||Villages||Town||Manali Mall Road||Manali|
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? Hidimba Devi Temple an ancient cave temple, surrounded by cedar forest built in 1553AD dedicated to Hidimba Devi, sister of Hidimba, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabarata.
Villages: Walk to old Manali Village and few more villages to see the local way of life. Then, walk to Jogni Water Falls. After that visit Vashishta Village for the Hot Sulpher Springs.
|13km north||Solang Valley||4 Hour||Shaga Dugh|
Solang Valley (altitude of 3520m) is well known for its picturesque back drop of Himalayan ranges and also famous for lots of adventure activities e.g. Skiing in winter, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, ATB rides, Horse Riding, Zorbing and Gondola rides.
: Start the trek by crossing the river to reach Solang Village and further hike up through thick forests but there is no water point after departing from Solang. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Mountain ranges, meadows and glaciers open up. In the last lag, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers. ?️: Overnight at camp
|Shaga Dugh||Height Gain: approx. 800m||Patalsu Peak||Shaga Dugh|
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?: The trek is through the last leg of tree line and in to the meadows, negotiating your way by switch backs while you gain altitude up until the Patalsu Peak base. The rock and moraine part starts from the base till the summit.
?: From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the right bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season.
|Shaga Dugh||2 Hours to Solang Valley||Manali||125km 4 Hours||Mandi|
?: Spend some time in Manali town to do some last-minute shopping or walk around to explore “queen of the hills”.
Mandi(altitude of 650m)
Day 7 (Train departure at 18 23) ( Arrive Delhi at 21 55)
|Mandi||2210 km 5 hours||Chandigarh||Rock Garden||Shatabedi||Delhi|
? Nek Chand Rock Garden was illegally built in 1957, by Nek Chand Saini, a government official, in his spare time using industrial and home waste. He recycled the material to build his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani. 18 years later, it was found out and was in danger of demolition as it was built on a land conservancy, a forest buffer. Fortunately, he had the public opinion on his side and eventually was given 50 laborers so he could concentrate full-time on his work.
|Hotels||Dharamsala||Manali||4N Manali Pas Trek||Hoshiarpur|
|Economy||Pema Thang||Himgiri Hotel||Adventure Style Camping – No bathing facilities||Hotel Garden Court|
|Standard||Zambala House||Manali Resorts||Hotel Amber Residency|
|Superior||Fortune Park Moksha||Manuallaya Resorts||Citrus County|
|Exclusive Private Escorted Land Tour Cost Includes||Tour Cost Excludes|
|1. Airport transfers at Delhi on arrival and departure in chartered transport.
2. 5 passengers per MPV from arrival till departure as per the itinerary above.
3. Hotels as indicated or similar in the itinerary with meals provided in hotels and restaurants as shown in the itinerary above.
4. Entrance charges to the places of interest as mentioned in the itinerary.
5. 1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
6. Adventure style private moving personal camp carried on ponies with all meals provided and maximum of 20 kg personal baggage carried on ponies for every guest.
7. One local phone with local SIM with Rs.100/- value added in the mobile with all important numbers feed in phone for emergency use.
8. Odyssey Manager* from International Arrival Airport till your departure.
|1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
2. And any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
3. Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.
4. Bathing facilities during 3 nights of camping trek.
5.Services not mentioned in the inclusion.
|Hotels||6 Par and Above Pax||3 - 5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|