Himalayan Jeep Safari Tour

A Jeep Safari is a mix of culture and adventure. These trips involve visiting remote villages, old monasteries etc. to feel the culture and passing through the rugged train of the Himalayas in regions of Lahaul Valley, Spiti Valley, Kinnaur, Ladakh etc. It involves experiencing the remote cultures and the people.

    Places Covered: Shimla-Sarahan-Chitkul-Kalpa-Khab-Nako-Spiti-Tabo-Dhankar-Ki Gompa-Kaza-Keylong-Khardong-Manali-Palampur-Kullu-Shoja-Dharamasala-Dalhousie-Khajjiar-Amritsar-Delhi

  • Duration : 20 Night/ 21 Days


Day 01 : Shimla - Sarahan Shimla Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, it is a travelers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped in time. From Shimla drive to Sarahan (1,920m/ 174-km). Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 02 : Sarahan - Chitkul The Gods were generous when they gave Sarahan (2165m) its settings. Located halfway up a high mountain side, the road to Sarahan winds Pine trees that give way to stately oaks and rhododendrons. The fields and orchards surround the small villages with their slate-roofed houses. Drive from Sarahan to Chitkul (3,450m/122-km). Overnight stay at the trekking campsite in Chitkul. Day 03: Chitkul Trek through lush green meadows to the grazing fields of Nagasti on the banks of the Baspa River, after lunch on the riverbank return to the campsite in Chitkul for overnight stay. Day 04 : Kalpa & Recong Peo After breakfast drive to Kalpa (2,900m/ 80-km) en route visiting Recong Peo, the new Buddhist monastery built to commemorate His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Kalchakra sermon and the ancient village of Pangi, lunch will be served en route. After tea at trekking camp in Kalpa walk to Chinni village. These villages offer a good opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Return to the camp for overnight stay. Day 05 : Pub & Khab The barren and rugged brown mountains start from Pub (2,837m), one can continue along the Sutlej till one reaches Khab (2,831m) the meeting point (Sangam) of rivers Sutlej and Spiti. A direct climb up takes one to the temple of Padmasambhava the second incarnation of Lord Buddha. Camp overnight. Day 06 :Spiti Valley & Tabo Monastery Drive inside Spiti valley. Geologically and archaeologically, Spiti is a living museum. These barren rock mountains are devoid of any vegetation due to erosion by wind, sun and snow over thousands of years. The rugged and rocky mountain slopes sweep down to the riverbed giving the landscape a moon like appearance. Climb up to Tabo (3,050m/64-km), he largest monastery in Spiti and one of the few remaining examples of golden period of Buddhist culture in the Himalayan region. Camp overnight Day 07 :Dhankar Monastery - Tabo - Kaza Drive to Dankar (also spelt as Dhankar) the traditional capital of Spiti, Dankar Gompa (3,890m) is located on top of a hill 25m. From Tabo, a further 22-km. takes one to Kaza. Camp overnight. Day 08 : Ki Gompa - Kaza Visit the famous Ki Gompa and onward to the second highest inhabited village in the world Kibber. Return to Kaza and camp overnight. Day 09 : Chhatru & Kuzum Pass Drive to Chhatru (3,560m/160-km), over the famous Kunzum pass (4,551m). Camp overnight. Day 10 : Chhatru -Keylong Drive from Chhatru to Keylong (3,350m/104-km). Camp overnight. Day 11 : Khardong Gompa - Rohtang Pass - Manali Visit the famous Khardong Gompa then drive through the Rohtang pass (3,980m) to Manali (2,050m/ 115-km). Overnight stay at a hotel. Day 12 : Manali Explore the picturesque valley of Manali. Overnight stay at a Hotel Day 13 : Kullu - Shoja Drive via Kullu to Shoja (2,745m/122-km) a beautiful village on the edge of the Great Himalayan National Park. Overnight at the camp Day 14: Jalori Pass Early morning trek along the road to Jalori Pass (3,135m/4-km). After lunch at the pass return to camp for overnight stay Day 15:Mandi - Palampur Drive to Mandi (475m/70-km) and onwards to Palampur (1,219m/94-km), which is set admist lush green tea gardens. Overnight stay at a hotel. Day 16:Dharamshala Drive to Dharmshala (1,980m/58-km) the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama in exile. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 17:Dalhousie Drive to Dalhousie (2,036m/164-km) set within the Dhauladhars and overlooking the Pir Panjal Range. Dalhousie has retained much of its original character and thick forested hills. Overnight stay at a hotel Day 18:Khajjiar Full day excursion to the meadows of Khajjiar. Overnight stay at a hotel. Day 19:Amritsar Drive to Amritsar (213-km). Overnight stay at a hotel Day 20:Amritsar Visit the famous Golden Temple. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at a hotel Day 21:Delhi/Onward Destination Connect train Shatabdi Express to Delhi.

Must Carry on this road trip :

  • 1. Sunblock - (In India Biotique has SPF 75)
  • 2. Moisturiser - heavy duty
  • 3. Shampoo & conditioner
  • 4. At least one camera roll for each day - if you are trigger happy
  • 5. half the clothes you planned
  • 6. double the money you've budgeted
  • 7. common medication
  • 8. water and candies
  • 9. shades and a hat
  • 10.A positive attitude

Road Conditions :

  • Shimla to Manali - very good
  • Manali to koksar (After Rohtang) - good
  • Koksar to Keylang - bad
  • Keyland to ZingZing bar - good
  • ZingZing bar to Sarchu - very bad
  • Sarchu to Leh - very good
  • Leh to Lamayuru - very good
  • Leh to Hunger - very good
  • Leh to Hunger - very good