Manali

ChandraTaal to Samudri Taapu Trek

Trek From ChandraTaal Lake to Samudri Taapu
This trek is short, from Samudri Taapu from Chandra Taal. This trek is ranked as a medium category, at an altitude of 4300m. This is tough terrain. Samudri Taapu is one of the many origins of Chandra River as it flows through Spiti valley as it meets the Chenab. It is very good for people wanting to explore trekking and camping and a test for their skills.
Trek Includes:
TRANSPORT : Trek on foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Medium.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping,  Mountain climbing,  Bird watching,  Meditation, Volunteer activities (Optional)
DURATION: 2  Days
MEALS: By choice
COST: INR 6000 (US $ 100 ) onward (At 1 US $ = INR 60)

DAY1:  Lake to Glacier Trek
We walk from Chandra Taal to trek along the Chandra River. The terrain is rocky and unstable and also has some streams and ridges. You will only find a few Gaddi shepherds. We then walk for about 5 hours and reach the origin of the Chandra River and stop here for lunch, in the lap of nature. We rest, awhile and cross the plateau, for setting up our camp. Exploration of the area can be done, before we retire for the day in our tents.
DAY 2: Trekking Back.
Returning in the same way or taking a short cut is your choice. The short cut is not very safe and not suggested alone, and also with a heavy backpack. Then we climb up a dry waterfall, active during the rains only and walk for one hour approximately to reach the campsite. Further you can explore the area if you want.

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Hamta Pass to Chandra Taal Lake Trek

Hamta Pass to Chandra Taal Lake Trek (7 Days)
This trekking route will take you through wide varieties of terrain as we pass from Hampta Pass in Kullu valley to Chandra Taal Lake in Spiti.  The trekkers cross different terrain like green pine forests, glaciers, deep valleys, open meadows and high altitude deserts.  This trek should be attempted by people already familiar with at least basic trekking.
Trek Services:
TRANSPORT: On foot, in private car or SUV with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: Campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Medium to Expert.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing,  Bird watching,  Hiking
DURATION: 7 days
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
COST: Variable
Trekking Schedule
Day 1.  Drive to Manali – Jobra – Chika
The first day begins by going to Jobra in a car. Jobra village is a small, quaint settlement at an altitude of 3200 m .It has green pine trees, forests, around the area. Rest done in the village, we sometimes partake some tea. Afterwards we trek in the forest and reach a meadow. From the meadow we go along side Rani Nala, which is a little rivulet which passes through it. Reaching Chika in the evening, we end the trek for today. We then set up our camp and prepare ourselves for the night.
Day 2. Chika – Jwara – Balu Ka Gera trek
After partaking of breakfast, we need to get our things from the camp site, pack up and walk along the little rivulet or stream. After walking awhile besides it, we will have to cross the stream. This is not a very tough task and we can easily accomplish it. We might not even get wet. The Dhauladhar range is seen from here. We see this mountain range for the first time in this trek. Walking from this point on, we keep to gain more and […]

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Spiritual Journey in Lahaul Spiti

Spiritual Journey in Lahaul Spiti
Come to one of the most sought after spiritual destinations available- Lahaul- Spiti in the Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its journeys of meditation and self discovery, this region is full of monks and sages coming here since thousands of years ago, from all over, especially from Tibet. Known for its scenic beauty, here are lots of monasteries and age-old sites and caves for meditation.
Travel Services

TRANSPORT: In private or shared car or SUV with driver, trek on foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Home stays, hotels, guest houses, Campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities (Optional)
DURATION: Variable
MEALS: By choice
COST: Variable

Along with the solitude this place offers and the magnificent views, it is also very easy to travel here and the living conditions are favourable. Housing the oldest monasteries in the world, with ancient manuscripts, artifacts, and monks, with generations behind them, Lahaul-Spiti is a must visit for any spiritual traveler’s typical spiritual trip can include visit to the monasteries, classes on Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation and Yoga in these serene surroundings. An unbeatable experience is meditation in one of the age old caves.

Here, for the spiritual traveler, we have a wide array of choices and we can adjust the duration of your trip accordingly. You may want to learn about Tibetan Buddhism from the monks, or have Yoga or meditation classes or live in the home of a local. We can also arrange visit to the monasteries and visits to holy places.

Feel free to fill up our form for more information. You can also email us at info@indiafoodtour.com

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Spiti Road Trip From Shimla in 7 Days

Spiti Road Trip From Shimla  in 7 Days
An ideal way to explore the beauty and grandeur of Spiti in one week. This trip includes all the major markings in this region in a relatively short time and is also comfortable. The entrance to Spiti here is not through the Manali Gramphu route but the more reliable Shimla Dhankar route. Ideally accommodating 7 days, the duration may be altered to your preference. 
Travel Package Includes:

TRANSPORT : In a private car or SUV with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: In hotels, guest houses and campsites.
ACTIVITIES: Camping, Trekking,  Bird watching, Jungle safari,  Cultural activities,
PHYSICAL LEVEL: Any one. Almost anyone can do it without any problem
DURATION: 11 Days
FOOD: Breakfast on all days.
COST: INR 36000 ( US $ 600 ) onward 1 US $ = INR 60

Day 1: Shimla – Sarahan – Reckong Peo
The trip starts from Shimla in the morning after breakfast. We drive to Kinnaur, but pick up from Chandigarh in the wee hours of the morning can be arranged. We reach Reckong Peo by dusk, if the traffic and road conditions permit and try to accommodate a leisure walk in the surrounding village area.
Day 2: Reckong Peo – Nako – Tabo
We would require a permit for foreign tourists from Reckong Peo, a few minutes job. After which we go to Nako village, where we have lunch and then go for a trek to the nearby lake, taking in the sights and sounds inspired by nature. We then drive to Tabo and dwell in the evergreen environment before we retire for the night.
Day 3: Tabo – Dhankar
We spent the better part of the day in sightseeing the holy Tabo monastery, famous for its legends. We also visit the serene caves amidst the mountains where monks are engrossed in deep meditation […]

By |May 23rd, 2014||0 Comments|

Shimla Spiti Manali Holiday Travel Package

Shimla Spiti Manali Holiday Travel Package
Away from all the hustle and bustle of city life, follow your soul to a picturesque vacation in Shimla, Manali and Spiti. A perfect rejuvenation for your mind , body and soul. As you go through the natural beauty of Shimla, and absorb yourself in the rustic beauty of Spiti, the wonderful town of Manali welcomes you. Experience the wilderness of Spiti, along with the charming towns of Shimla and Manali.
Travel Package Includes: 

TRANSPORT : In private or shared car or SUV with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping,   Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Motorcycle rides, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga,  Volunteer activities (Optional)
DURATION: 11 Days
MEALS: By choice

TRAVEL ITINERARY
DAY1
Shimla
We start our journey by sightseeing in Shimla. A stroll in famous Mall Road and Ridge area is on the cards. As we view the church, Lakkar bazaar, Scandal Point and city market we experience the history of India during Colonial British times.

DAY 2
Shimla – Sarhan
Post breakfast , we will begin our journey to Sarhan from Shimla. Crossing the Wangtu bridge, we expect to reach Sarhan before nightfall, for night stay. If time permits we might also be able to enjoy the views of the Sarhan Bird Sanctuary and Bhim Kali temple.
DAY 3 and 4
Sarhan – Sangla
Two whole days in Sangla, give us the chance to drink in the sights of the city, view the simplicity of village life, explore nature trails and apple orchards. What a better way to relax than a stroll to the riverside and tiny rivulets. This stay will be helping us acclimatize ourselves for the upcoming higher altitudes

DAY 5
Sangla – Kalpa
Famous for magnificent meadows and wonderful apple orchards, we visit Kalpa village. Here […]

By |May 23rd, 2014||0 Comments|