Himachal Off Beat Tour
HIMACHAL OFF BEAT TOUR
9 Days 8 Nights
SHIMLA (2N) - NARKANDA (1N) - SHOJA (2N) - MANALI (3N)
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI & DRIVE TO SHIMLA (9 HRS)
After arriving at the Delhi airport/ railway station, our tour representative meets you and helps you with an assisted transfer to Shimla, by road. After reaching Shimla, check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening as per your own liking. Fondly referred to as the “Queen of Hills’ Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which boasts of mesmerizing scenery and a laid-back atmosphere. During your leisure time, explore the nearby places on your own such as visiting the Mall, the Ridge and so on. Stay overnight
DAY 2: SHIMLA – KUFRI EXCURSION WITH LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Today morning after a filling delicious breakfast visit Kufri. Kufri derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means lake. It is especially popular among trekkers. The salubrious climate and stunning natural beauty makes Kufri a perfect summer getaway. Kufri is the venue for annual winter sports festival held in February. Kufri is also renowned for other adventures activities such as skiing tobogganing (sliding downhill on a sled) etc. Kufri has the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is also a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers as the Himalayan Nature Park is situated on the outskirts of the town. The Park is home to over 180 varieties of fauna. Thereafter visit the famous mall road of Shimla. Visit the Scandal Point Jhakoo Temple (private vehicles do not have access to Jhakoo temple because of the location. The guests can take a shared taxi available on Mall Road and visit the temple. It’s advisable to visit the temple before it turns dark; hence the guests can first visit the temple and then spend time on the mall road.) After ample of Shopping time return to your hotel for a mouth watering dinner. Overnight Shimla.
DAY 3: SHIMLA-KUFRI-NARKANDA (65 KMS / 4 HRS)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out hotel and start your drive for another destination Narkanda. En route visit Kufri included beautiful Wild Flower Hall, Fagu Valley, Indira Tourist Park, Mini Zoo, Green Valley, Nahasu Peak, Chinni Bunalow, and Sanjoli at Kufri. Later start again your drive to Narkanda. On arrival check in hotel and evening free for personal activities. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 4: NARKANDA TO SHOJA (90 KMS/APPROX 3.5 HRS)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & drive to Shoja, over Jalori pass (3223 M), situated on a ridge across the Rampur Valley, From here you can get a scenic view of the Banjar Valley to which you will descend. For the next few Kilometres you will be compelled to take photo stops. The area retains a surreal charm as it remains off the beaten tracks followed by hoards of tourists. On arrival check in at hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 5: SHOJA – JALORI PASS (3150M/10,335 FT; 5 KM); TREK TO SALOSAR LAKE (3223M/10,575 FT.; 6 KM; 2 HRS ONE WAY)
After an early breakfast we leave for Jalori Pass, 5 km from Shoja. This pass links the Shimla and Kullu districts. After the drive we do a short 6 km trek to Salosar Lake. The trek is through a thick oak forest that takes around 1.5 or 2 hrs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the lake. Trek back to the pass. From the pass we drive back to Shoja. Overnight stay at hotel in Shoja.
DAY 6: SHOJA TO MANALI (120 KMS/APPROX 3.5 HRS)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & travel by surface to Manali, a picture perfect hill station at an altitude of 1929 metres. En route visiting Naggar Castle and Roerich art Gallery. On arrival, check-in to your hotel & spend the rest of the day at leisure, probably exploring the area around the hotel. Return to hotel before sun set and overnight at hotel.
DAY 7: MANALI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING WITH SOLAN VALLEY
After breakfast get set to visit the popular tourist attractions of Manali. If you an adventure enthusiast, you can try your hand at paragliding, zorbing etc. You can also visit Tibetan Monastery- not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan culture centre, the natural springs and sandstone temples at Vashist Village, Hadimba Devi Temple- dedicated to Hidimba, wife of Bhim-one of the 5 Pandava brother of the Hindu epic Mahabharata and the Manu Temple- an old temple dedicated to sage Manu. Club House Later we proceed for Solang Valley where we can enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding. The evening is at leisure. Stay overnight.
DAY 8: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS EXCURSION (50 KMS) – AT OWN COST
After early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed On Tuesdays). Known for its scenic beauty Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. Manali-Leh Highway a part of NH 21 transverses Rohtang Pass. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it. Besides Lahaul and Spiti Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Pangi and the valley of Leh. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers peaks Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. Later visit the famous Solang Valley. Solang Valley locally known as Solang Nullah is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting paragliding skating and zorbing. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level. Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery apple orchards snow-capped peaks and lakes attract lacs of visitors. Return to hotel by the evening. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 9: MANALI – CHANDIGARH (9 HRS)
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and proceed for Chandigarh by road. On arrival you will be transferred to the airport/railway station to board the flight/Train back to home.