If you are thinking of doing something off-beat, then make a plan to travel to Himachal Pradesh on this Lahaul Valley Tour and explore the dramatic landscapes, admiring the unspoiled beauty of the Lahaul region of Lahaul and Spiti district. Lahaul and Spiti are usually considered as one destination in Himachal Pradesh, but both are two different destinations and are divided by Kunzum Pass, at an altitude of 14931 feet. Although the land is mostly barren but the beautiful scenic views will leave you in awe. The region lies on the Manali - Leh Highway, and it will offer you the perfect blend of lush valleys and chocolate coloured snow-capped mountains.
Our trip starts from Manali which is a major hill station in Himachal Pradesh known for its incredible views of the Himalayas! You have an awesome opportunity to explore the town or just spend time sitting by the enchanting Beas River. We will cross the famous zero point- Rohtang Pass which lies at an altitude of 13050 feet; the views of the valley and Pir Panjal Ranges from the pass will leave you breathless. Take a short trek to Sissu Waterfalls through the verdant valleys. It is said to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire state. Drive to some of the unexplored villages in the district like Udaipur and Tandi, and stay with the locals and get to know more about their life high in the Himalayas. Capture the incredible views of the confluence of River Chandra and Bhaga at Tandi.
This offbeat Road Trip from Manali to Lahaul will be like travelling to a different world altogether. It will be a new and a refreshing experience, so pack your bags and leave for Manali.
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Day 01: Manali
Manali is a major hill station in Himachal Pradesh and it is easily accessible from Chandigarh and Delhi. It takes 13-14 hours from Delhi and 8 hours from Chandigarh. You can also take a flight to Kullu and drive to Manali. Reach Manali on your own. We will pick you up from Manali Bus Stand and drive you to the hotel. We will brief you about your tour and take you to explore the town around. Visit the famous Hadimba Temple and the local village of Vashisht known for its hot water springs. Spend the night at Manali. Know more about popular treks in Manali
Day 02: Manali – Rohtang Pass-Sissu
Devour your breakfast while you take in the beauty of the beautiful sunrise. We will leave for Sissu, a small village on the Manali - Leh Highway. Take a stop at Rohtang Pass to admire the vistas of snowy peaks all around. We will reach our campsite, and later trek to Sissu Waterfall which will take hardly 15-20 minutes. It is one of the most scenic and unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh. Return to the campsite and spend the evening by the campfire.
Day 03: Sissu- Udaipur –Tandi
After having breakfast at the campsite we will drive you towards Udaipur. Take a stop at Tandi Sangam where River Chandra and Bhaga meet. We will drive further towards the Kukumseri Village which is the starting point for hiking to Trilokinath Temple. Start hiking through the picturesque farms, enticing waterfalls and local villages. From Trilokinath Temple we will drive to Udaipur to visit the famous Mrikula Devi Temple. Later, return to the homestay near Tandi Village and spend some time with the locals and hear their interesting stories.
Day 04: Tandi- Manali
Have a delicious breakfast at the homestay and then head back to Manali. We will check in at a guesthouse in Old Manali, one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Manali away from the touristy crowd of New Manali. Explore the cafes and restaurants and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 05: Manali- Solang Valley- Departure
Have breakfast at the guesthouse and leave for Solang Valley. We will ride along the Beas River and reach the meadow of Solang Valley. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the valley and return to Manali. We will drop you at the Bus Stand in the evening for you to continue your journey further.
Departure Date: 28th May 2016
Maximum Altitude: 13050 feet
Best time to go: May - September
Route: Manali - Rohtang Pass – Sissu – Tandi – Udaipur - Solang Valley - Manali