7 Day Road Trip

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DECEMBER - APRIL 2020

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Road Trip Highlights

  • Visit the newly accessible winter wonderland, Lahaul, via Atal Tunnel.
  • Guided road trip to different snow-clad destinations with experienced staff.
  • A mix of leisure days, road trip and day hikes to explore hidden snow-trails.
  • Witness the untouched landscape of Lahaul like a local, with the locals.
  • Pick-up and drop from Chandigarh Airport.
  • Breakfast and Dinner included at all Hotels. Lunch included at Homestays.
Jeep Transfers
Hotel and Homestay Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹23,950
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions. 5% GST is applicable

Winter Road Trip to Lahaul Valley - 7 Days

Winter, which embraces Lahaul, usually in the first week of November, and stays on until the fourth week of March, is a cold, harsh and tough time in the valley, especially the high altitude ones. While it may not be the easiest time to travel through Lahaul, it certainly is the most rewarding time to come visit.

Everything – every house, hamlet, road and village – dons a cloak of white. The cottony snow is constant - stretching on for as far as the eye can see. The horizon is a myth, for you can never tell where the land ends and the skies begin.

As winter sets in, Lahaul assumes a timeless nature – like an enchanting postcard waiting for you to dive right in. With temperatures going below -20 degrees centigrade, the Chenab river has more or less frozen up. A few defiant streams tirelessly cut through the ice, giving a surreal glazed feel to the basin.

Earlier during these months, the famous Manali – Rohtang Pass – Lahaul road stayed closed due to heavy snowfall. Leaving Lahaul accessible only for 6 months of the year. Now with the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel, an entirely new valley is waiting to be explored. 

This curated seven-day Manali - Lahaul Winter Expedition is designed for travellers for an authentic snow experience with comfortable and challenging conditions during the winter months. Shared by a small group of travellers, this Winter Expedition includes travelling in comfortable and safe Force Traveler to some of the most popular villages of Himachal through the World's longest Tunnel – Atal Rohtang. Marvel at the wondrous transition from Manali to the new winter wonderland, Lahaul.

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Departure dates

  • December
  • 13 Dec - 19 Dec 2020
  • 27 Dec - 02 Jan 2021
  • January
  • 10 Jan - 16 Jan 2021
  • 24 Jan - 30 Jan 2021
  • February
  • 07 Feb - 13 Feb 2021
  • 21 Feb - 27 Feb 2021
  • March
  • 07 Mar - 13 Mar 2021
  • 21 Mar - 27 Mar 2021
  • April
  • 04 Apr - 10 Apr 2021

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Chandigarh - Manali

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6726 feet
  • 288 KMS
  • 8-9 hours
  • Meals included
We start our epic road trip to Lahaul Valley from Chandigarh – which is the closest major airport to Manali. We drive from the urban cityscapes of Chandigarh, to the stunning Himalayan visuals, on the way to the very famous tourist town of Manali. This eight hour drive takes us to a quaint property in Manali, away from the hustle of the town, tugged between pine trees. Spend the night in Manali at a hotel and rest up.

Destinations Covered

Manali

Day 2

Hike to explore offbeat villages of Manali

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6726 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 0 hours
  • Meals included
On the second day of this Lahaul Valley road trip, we hike upto nearby villages of Manali. This offbeat hike will give make you fall in Manali all over again. You can also choose to rest out the day at a cafe or the hotel, a leisure day in the hills after all that's happening in our lives, couldn't have asked more to begin this vacation. This day is also very important for our bodies to get acclimatized for the high-altitude journey ahead. Do remember to drink lots of water on this day, as that will help you acclimatize faster.

Destinations Covered

Manali

Day 3

Drive from Manali - Lahaul via Atal Tunnel

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 14009 feet
  • 110 KMS
  • 4-5 hours
  • Meals included
On the third day of this Lahaul road trip, we head to the most scenic part of this holiday – Lahaul Valley. To get here, we drive through the 9 km long Atal Tunnel – which is recognized as the world’s longest highway tunnel. The tunnel is built with ultra-modern specifications in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 3,000 metres (10,000 feet). At the end of the tunnel, get a chance to witness awe-inspiring and endless Greater Himalayan views of pristine high altitude snow-capped mountains and a turquoise blue river, quietly flowing into the horizon. We spend the night at a basic homestay of a warm Lahauli family.

Destinations Covered

Manali | Lahaul |

Day 4

Explore West-Lahaul

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 14010 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 3-4 hours
  • Meals included
On the fourth day of this Lahaul and Parvati Valley road trip, wakeup to explore the winter wonderland of Lahaul. Having been cut off from the rest of the world in the winters, 2020 is the first year that outsiders would be able to get a chance to discover the hidden winter wonders in Lahaul Valley. Temperatures here may dip up to -30 degrees centigrade in the winters, but a Tandoor (traditional heater) in the kitchen, delicious local food and the hospitality of your host family will fill you with warmth. The itinerary for today will be determined by the prevailing weather conditions. If we have a sunny day, get ready for a guided hike around the village, or drive to nearby accessible places for some stunning photos of the Greater Himalayan range. We spend our second night at the same local homestay.

Destinations Covered

Lahaul

Day 5

Explore East-Lahaul

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 5184 feet
  • 165 KMS
  • 4-5 hours
  • Meals included
On the fifth day of this Lahaul a trip, while we are now used to the cold temperatures, we get ready to witness the other adjoining areas of Lahaul, with the grace of the weather god. Today, we plan to move towards the eastern side of Lahaul to a warmer village called Keylong, here a guesthouse with ample sunlight and better connectivity. If the weather permits we will also head to the river side to get a closer glimpse of heavenly turquoise blue water We check into a comfortable guesthouse at Keylong and rest.

Destinations Covered

Lahaul

Day 6

Drive from Lahaul-Solang-Naggar

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6010 feet
  • 90 KMS
  • 3 - 4 hours
  • Meals included
On the sixth day of this Lahaul Valley road trip, with a slightly heavy heart but open minds, we get ready to leave the place that now has a special place in our hearts and what we called as a home for the last few days. The people of Lahaul and the mountains wish you and salute your bravery to visit this place in such tough conditions. While, on our way back, we will take a quick stop at Solang for some last bunch of snow games. While we head to a tiny hamlet called Naggar for lunch at the castle. We check into our hotel in Naggar, and rest for the day or even choose to walk up to Roerich Art Museum for some historic events that made Manali what it is today.

Destinations Covered

Lahaul | Solang | Naggar

Day 7

Drive from Naggar - Chandigarh

  • No Accommodation
  • 1053 feet
  • 220 KMS
  • 7-8 hours
  • Meals included
On the seventh and final day of this Lahaul Valley road trip, it’s time to say goodbye to the Himalayas – with a silent promise to come back soon. Today we start with an early breakfast and start driving back to Chandigarh. This journey is expected to take around 7-8 hours. The car will drop you at the Airport / Railway Station – as per your requirement.

Destinations Covered

Naggar | Chandigarh

Cost per person

23,950*
  • Accommodation at all hotels and homestays as per the itinerary on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at all homestays (Lahaul).
  • All Transfers by Non-AC Force Traveller (12 seater) for all days as per the itinerary
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking team leader with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Guides, Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll (if applicable).
  • Monastery / Museum Fees

Cost Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop facility from Chandigarh Airport.
  • Accommodation at all hotels and homestays as per the itinerary on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner at all hotels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at all homestays (Lahaul).
  • All Transfers by Non-AC Force Traveller (12 seater) for all days as per the itinerary
  • Reliable, experienced and adept English-speaking team leader with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
  • Guides, Driver charges, driver accommodation, fuel and inter-state toll (if applicable).
  • Monastery / Museum Fees

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Permits
  • 5% Tax (GST)
  • Additional Guide / Any meals during transit / Heating in hotels, homestays or the car.
  • Lunch in Manali / Any Beverages / Mineral Water / Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing in Manali / Chandigarh. Any accommodation, activities or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

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Experiece the best of McLedoganj with this short weekend trek. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight with millions of Himalayanstars. Be it Paragliding, or touring around McLeodganj, or climbing mountains, amazing packages. Trek & camp overnight at Triund. With Pink House\'s state of the art camping gear, trek to 9500 feet to reach Triund and camp overnight.

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Itinerary for Winter Road Trip to Lahaul Valley - 7 Days


  • Day 1

    Drive from Chandigarh - Manali

  • Day 2

    Hike to explore offbeat villages of Manali

  • Day 3

    Drive from Manali - Lahaul via Atal Tunnel

  • Day 4

    Explore West-Lahaul

  • Day 5

    Explore East-Lahaul

  • Day 6

    Drive from Lahaul-Solang-Naggar

  • Day 7

    Drive from Naggar - Chandigarh

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