Kunzum Overland Jeep Safari

The Kunzum Overland Experience: A perfect Himalayan Jeep Safari crossing high passed of Kunzum La (4550 mt) and Rohtang Pass (3980 mt). Safari though some of the most beautiful places of Kinnaur, Spiti & Lahaul region, a fantastic off-beaten circuit. Explore 1000 year old Buddhist Monastries enroute. Wonder through the master paintings of Tabo Monastery “The Ajanta of the North". Highest permanently inhabited village of Kibber at 4400 mt. Lallung Monastery, a small tiny village 20 km off the main road, visit the Old Gompa which is still intact in its old charm. After visiting Lallung, dirve to Dhankar. Visit Dhankar Gompa and Dhankar Fort. Located on a cliff, Dhankar was a stretegic point during the early days as it offers a magnificient views of Pin valley and Spiti valley. Rekonpio (2758 M), Sutlej rivers. Kalpa offers very good vew of Kinner Kailash mountain range & mount Raldang.

Day 1: Arrive - Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla
Early morning transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi Exp. to Chandigarh. Met on arrival at Chandigarh and drive to Shimla (2205 M) by covering appox 90 kms in 3 hrs. Arrive and check-into hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour of Shimla. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3: Shimla - Sarahan
Morning start Jeep safari to reach Sarahan (1920 M) via Narkanda (2690 m) by covering appox 183 kms in 7 hrs. It is located amid mountains with towering Srikhand Mahadev (5155 M) as a backdrop.

Day 4: Sarahan - Rekonpio - Kalpa
Morning start safari to reach Kalpa (2759 m) via Rekonpio (2758 M) by covering appox 95 kms in about 5-6 hrs. Kalpa lies in rain shadow region close to Tibetan border at the confluence of Spiti and Sutlej rivers. This area is known for wood carvings and grapes. Kalpa offers very good vew of Kinner Kailash mountain range & mount Raldang.

Day 5: Kalpa - Nako - Tabo
In the morning start safari to reach Tabo via Nako. A short drive after Kalpa 50-60 km we visit village Puh over looking the valley. Walk along Mani walls to visit the New Monastery and the old Gompa. Afterwards drive back and stop for Lunch. On reaching Nako village which is a beautiful village situated at a height of 3662 Mtr, we take a short walk and visit the cluster of Old Monastery complex, later photo stop at Nako Lake. By evening arrive at Tabo and check-in at Guest House / hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Tabo
Visit TABO CHOSKOR, a compound of around 9 small and large halls with magnificient paintings and murals. Dating back to 1000 AD onwards, these were created under the supervision of the great Tibetan Translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo. Tabo that time became an important centre of learning. Tabo Monastery is more known as the " Ajanta of the Himalayas" . In the afternoon, proceed for a lovely village walk to see some of the cave shrines which were used by monks who came for learning.

Day 7: Tabo - Lallung - Dhankar - Kaza
Drive to Lallung Monastery, a small tiny village 20 km off the main road, visit the Old Gompa which is still intact in its old charm. After visiting Lallung, dirve to Dhankar. Visit Dhankar Gompa and Dhankar Fort. Located on a cliff, Dhankar was a stretegic point during the early days as it offers a magnificient views of Pin valley and Spiti valley. After visiting Dhankar, drive to Kaza and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8: Kaza
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Pin Valley. Visit kungri Monastery and villages. In the afternoon visit Ki Monastery (4116 M) and later drive to Kibber village (4400 M) which is among the highest permanently inhabited villages in the world.

Day 9: Kaza - Keylong
Drive (210 km) to Keylong via Kunzum Pass (4551 mt) and Koksar. Enroute stop to take photographs of Bara Shingri glacier (3657 mt). Arrive Keylong (3550 mt) by late evening and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Keylong
Morning after breakfast visit Khardong Monastery at Keylong and also hike to Sahsur Gompa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 11: Keylong - Rohtang - Manali
Morning start return safari to reach Manali (2050 M) by covering approx 122 KMs in 7 hrs via Rohtang Pass (3980 M). On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Manali. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Manali - Chandigarh
Morning after breakfast drive (310 km) to Chandigarh which takes about 09-10 hrs. On arrival check-into hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 13: Chandigarh - Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Chandigarh. Its is one of the best planned city of India and famous for its Rock Gaden, Lake club and many Govt buildings. In the evening transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi Exp. to Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14: Depart Delhi
Day at leisure. Check-out from hotel at noon. Later departure transfer to international airport to board flight to onward destination.

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Activities: Jeep Safari, Camping & Nature Photography
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Sarahan - Rekonpio - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Lallung - Dhankar - Kaza - Keylong - Manali - Delhi
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