Takeover Point: Manali
Season: May to October
Grade : Easy
1: Takeover from AIRPORT - Most
international flights lands in night- we provide
takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take
rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT-
you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.
2: Reaching CHANDIGARH - In moderate
traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching
CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city
of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at internationaly
famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after
breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE
OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.
4: Rest Day - We suggest you to take
local walking in mountain as this willhelp you
in getting acclimitized to mountain air.
5: Manali-Rahla (2600 m), 14 kms
Along the Beas river with the choice to trek through
alpine meadows and oaks. Visit Rahla falls.
6: Rahla-Khoksar (3140 m),
Choose from three routes. Either follow the metalled
road or the mule track or the Gaddis short cut
consisting of high stairs. Cross Rohtang Pass
which affords passage into an arid Himalayan semi
dry desert. From top one can see a silver ribbon
threading through fields and that is mighty Chandra
river. Khoksar is the first village in the Lahaul
valley. Foreigners should report to the Police
Post near the PWD rest house at Khoksar. Good
camping ground on the right bank of the river
7: Khoksar-Sissu (3120 m),
Along the right bank of the river. The valley
flattens out at Sissu and appears strikingly green.
Visit the waterfall on the left bank and the temple
of Lord Ghepan, the supreme deity of Lahaul. Also
visit two fountain slabs, one lying near the bridge
and the other near the temple.
8: Sissu-Gondhla (3160m),12 kms
Along the right bank of the river, one
can see beautiful precipices opposite Gondhla.
Visit Tower of Gondhla and rock carvings near
the Govt. School at Gondhla.
9: Gondhla-Keylong (3156 m),18 kms
Upto Tandi follow the road. Tandi is the confluence
of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. From Tandi follow
the right bank of river Bhaga. At Tandi visit
Tupchiling Gompa. At Beeling on way to Keylong
one may like to visit a small cave temple just
above HRTC workshop. From Beeling take the shortcut
to reach Keylong, the administrative headquarters
of Lahaul and Spiti.
10: Reaching Manali- Hotel stay
11: Reaching CHANDIGARH-- Hotel stay
12: Reaching DELHI -- Hotel stay