8 Day Road Trip

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MARCH 2021

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Road Trip Highlights

  • Explore the newly accessible winter wonderland - Lahaul Valley with Abhinav Chandel
  • Eat, rest and explore the coldest places of Himachal with locals managing your tour requirements
  • No-itinerary exploration in Lahaul, as weather permits, hike to some really rare monasteries and river banks
  • All transfers, meals and accommodation included for the trip
Jeep Transfers
Hotel and Homestay Accommodation
Meals Included

Cost per person

₹29,750
Includes accommodation, meals and all transfers as per the list of inclusions. 5 % GST is applicable

Lahaul & Tirthan Winter Tour With Abhinav Chandel | 6-13 March

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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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Chandigarh - Manali

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6797 feet
  • 297 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

Chandigarh | Manali

Day 2

Rest Day in Manali

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 6797 feet
  • 0 KMS
  • 2-3 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 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

Manali | Lahaul

Day 4

Explore East-Lahaul

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 14010 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 3-4 hours
  • Meals included
On the fourth day of this Lahaul Valley road trip, wake-up to explore the winter wonderland of Lahaul. Having been cut off from the rest of the world in the winters, 2020-21 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 West-Lahaul

  • Homestay Accommodation
  • 5184 feet
  • 50 KMS
  • 3-4 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 western side of Lahaul to a local homestay on a very rural side of Himachal, if the weather permits we will also head to the riverside to get a closer glimpse of heavenly turquoise blue water We check into a local homestay in one of the tiny hamlets of Lahaul.

Destinations Covered

Lahaul

Day 6

Drive from Lahaul-Solang-Tirthan

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 5577 feet
  • 95 KMS
  • 5 - 6 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. We then take a long drive to the valley tugged behind the Parvati ranges, Tirthan Valley We check into our beautiful cottages in Tirthan, and rest for the day.

Destinations Covered

Lahaul | Solang | Naggar

Day 7

Explore Tirthan Valley

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • 5577 feet
  • 110 KMS
  • 6-7 hours
  • Meals included
Today, we get up to the sound of river and make the most of the scenic valley called Tirthan. After a heavy breakfast, we leave to this place where the cold river flows at the stone throw distance and spend some time finding tiny, untouched trails between the mountains that promises to always stay with you. We then head to our cozy cottages made with love, that will assure you remember every corner of it.

Destinations Covered

Naggar | Tirthan

Day 8

Drive from Tirthan to Chandigarh

  • No Accommodation
  • 1053 feet
  • 220 KMS
  • 7-8 hours
On the eight and final day of this Lahaul & Tirthan 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 Chandigarh ISBT by 8 PM.

Destinations Covered

Tirthan | Chandigarh

Cost per person

29,750*
  • 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.
  • 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 Lahaul & Tirthan Winter Tour With Abhinav Chandel | 6-13 March


  • Day 1

    Drive from Chandigarh - Manali

  • Day 2

    Rest Day in Manali

  • Day 3

    Drive from Manali - Lahaul via Atal Tunnel

  • Day 4

    Explore East-Lahaul

  • Day 5

    Explore West-Lahaul

  • Day 6

    Drive from Lahaul-Solang-Tirthan

  • Day 7

    Explore Tirthan Valley

  • Day 8

    Drive from Tirthan to Chandigarh

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