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Himachal Trail

Trip Highlights : Sangla and Spiti Valley

Recently opened to tourists,Spiti could be called "Little Tibet" because it has almost the same terrain, vegetation and climate. It is also called "Middle Country" as it lies between Tibet ,Ladakh ,Lahoul and Hindu country of Kulu-Manali. The beautiful Valleys and high plateaus of Spiti offer very interesting biking with stupendous views of high snow covered mountains and glittering glaciers. There are many important Gompas in the valley like Ki , Thagyud ,Kungri ,Dhankar and Tabo which celebrated its
millennium recently which was presided over by his Holiness Dalai Lama

Location Chart

Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Sarahan - Sangla - Noka Lake - Tabo Monastery - Dankar - Kaza - Ki - Kibber Monastery - Kaza-Losar - Chattru - Manali

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1:-Shimla-Narkanda
Start Biking from Shimla along the Old Indo Tibetan Trade Route till Narkanda.Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 2:-Narkanda-Rampur
Descend down to the Sutlej Valley and spend overnight in a Hotel at Rampur town.

Day 3:-Rampur-Sarahan
Bike along the Sutlej and take a 17 kms diversion to the village of Sarahan.Sarahan is famous for the Bhimkali temple.Overnight in tents.

Day 4:-Sarahan-Sangla:
Drop down to the Sutlej valley and travel to Sangla ,one of the most scenic valleys in Spiti.Overnight in tents.

Day 5:-Sangla-Nako Lake
Bike to the small check post of Nako and camp overnight.

Day 6:-Nako Lake-Tabo Monastery
Travel to the 1000 years old Tabo monastery and camp overnight.

Day 7:-Tabo-Dankar-Kaza
Bike to Kaza, the district headquarter of Spiti. Camp overnight on the banks of Spiti river

Day 8:-Kaza-Kibber-Ki Monastery-Kaza
Bike to the highest inhabited village of Asia at Kibber and stop over at the famous Ki Monastery on the way down. Camp overnight at Kaza.

Day 9:-Kaza-Losar
Bike to Losar at the base of the Kunzum Pass.

Day 10:-Losar-Chattru
Cross the Kunzum Pass and bike on till the base of Rohtang pass at Chattru.

Day 11:-Chattru-Manali
Bike to Manali.

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