Kinnaur District, also known as Dev Bhumi “The Land of God”, is the most beautiful and exotic place in Himachal Pradesh. It is a tribal district in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, bordered by Tibet to the east, about 235 km from Shimla, the state capital. The people of Kinnaur district are honest and kind, co-operative and hardworking and have strong cultural beliefs, generally following Buddhism and Hinduism.
Three roughly parallel ranges run into Kinnaur. Kaza is the capital of the modern Spiti, but on some sides, one can have the impression of landing in the Middle Ages. The young president of the Taxis Union of Spiti behaves like a gangster to earn more money by imposing its own law in disregard of Indian laws and the highway code. Do not be fooled by this kind of small village rooster; I lodged a complaint against him with the local authorities and with the Ambassador of India in Paris.
Day 1: Delhi to Shimla
Arrive at Delhi railway station/airport by and transfer to Kalka Railway Station. On the way local sightseeing of Pinjore Garden and Timber Trail Parwanoo. At Kalka railway station you will be boarded to the ‘Toy Train’. Viewing the natural beauty of the Shivalik range and crossing by hills and valleys, you will reach by Shimla. In the evening, check into the hotel. Get fresh and rest of the time for strolling into the local market, lakkar bazar, Ridge or the famous mall road.
Day 2: Shimla to Rampur to Sarahan
After breakfast, takes you to Sarahan via Kufri (If time allows, we will visit Mini Zoo in Kufri and Chini Bungalow), Theog, Fagu, Narkanda. We may take a halt at Rampur for lunch. By evening you may reach and check-in to the hotel in Sarahan. Sarah is situated at 2165 meters above sea level. This place is famous for Bhima Kali temple (an 800 years old temple and one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, also a perfect example of Hill architecture) and Kinner Kailash. You may take part in the evening Aarti Ceremony in Bhima Kali Temple. From Sarahan, you can easily view Srikhand Mahadev Peak.
After this holy visit, return to your hotel and have a good meal and overnight stay.
Day 3: Sarahan to Kalpa
After breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will be departed for Kalpa. This will be covered by the surface route and along with the Sutlej river. In Kalpa, you may visit a local village- Roghi. There you can witness the traditions and customs of locals. You can easily see that houses in the village are traditionally built. Evening at leisure. Your accommodation for today will be a homestay. A delicious dinner will wait for you, sleep comfortably overnight.
Day Fourth: Kalpa to Sangla
In Kalpa, there is a 79-foot rock formation that resembles a ‘Shivlinga’. The beauty of this rock is that it changes color as the day passes and can be visible to the naked eye on a clear day. We also visit the ancient Kamru Fort & Kamakhya Temple in Sangla. This Kamrup- Kamakhya temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya Devi. Today also, you are going to enjoy homestay.
Day Fifth: Chitkul & Sangla
After breakfast, you will proceed to Chitkul, known for the last Village situated on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. Enjoy the beauty of green orchards. In the evening, return to your hotel in Sangla. Overnight stay and dinner in the hotel.
Day 6: Sangla to Shimla
After breakfast, we will follow the return path from Sangla to Shimla via NH5. We will in Shimla by evening and in the rest of the day, we will visit Jakhu temple and Institute of Advanced Studies. Later evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Shimla to Delhi
After breakfast, move back to Delhi will be dropped at the Railway Station/ Airport for your onward journey.