Himalayan Desert Packages

Code – Dom HP 01

09 Days / 08 Nights

Shimla | Manali | Dharamshala | Dalhousie

Day 01
  Arrive Delhi | Then to Shimla (330 kms / approx. 9 hour drive)

Welcome to New Delhi, the grand capital of India. On arrival at Delhi airport or Delhi railway station, starts your tour of ‘Scenic Himachal’. Proceed to Shimla where on arrival, you will check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is spent in leisure

Day 02
In Shimla | Excursion to Kufri (20 kms / approx. 1 hour drive one – way)

Depart for a half-day excursion to Kufri, famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Adventure seekers, especially in winters, travel to Kufri to enjoy skiing and tobogganing on its snow-covered slopes. You can also visit Indira Tourist Park from where you enjoy a panoramic view of the locations around. Enjoy a pony or a yak ride around the park (on direct payment basis). Return to Shimla and the rest of the day is free to relax or explore the local markets as you take a stroll down the Mall road

Day 03
To Manali (272 kms/ approx. 7 hour drive)

Today enjoy your drive past the banks of the river, Beas to Manali. On arrival on to Manali, check into your hotel. The evening is spent at leisure

Day 04
In Manali

During your city tour today, visit the Hadimba Temple and the Tibetan Monastery which houses several images of Lord Buddha and Tankha paintings. The evening is free to relax or take a stroll and shop at the Mall road.

Day 05
In Manali | Excursion to Rohtang Pass / Snow Point (51 kms / approx. 2 hour drive one-way)

This morning, proceed on a day excursion to the Rohtang pass. If the roads leading to Rohtang Pass is closed, then we will take you to snow point where ponies/horses can be hired directly. The rest of the day is free to explore this picturesque town.

Day 06
To Dharamsala (235 kms / approx. 8 hour drive)

Today your picturesque journey continues to Dharamsala, the principal township of Kangra district which overlooks the wide spread plains with pine and deodar forests. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later, visit the St. John’s Church and the Tibetan market. The evening is spent at leisure .

Day 07
To Dalhousie (145 Kms/ approx. 4 & half hour drive)

In the morning, visit Mc Leodganj – the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Later, drive to Dalhousie – a little hill station that still retains its old British charm. Its marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit the Martyr’s Memorial at Panchpulla; enroute visit Satdhara, said to contain mica and medicinal properties.

Day 08
In Dalhousie | Excursion to Khajjiar (23 kms / approx. 1 hour drive)

Today, drive to Khajjiar (known as mini-Swiss), a scenic spot set amidst a backdrop of dense pines, deodars and lush green meadows. Khajjiar is exquisitely nestled down in the foothills of the imposing Dhauladhar ranges of the western Himalayas providing a panoramic and breathtaking view to the visitors.

Day 09
On the way to Pathankot (80 kms / approx. 3 hour drive) OR Jammu (190 kms / approx. 5 hour drive) | Return home with happy memories

Time to bid farewell to your ‘Scenic Himachal’ tour, as you are transferred to Jammu or Amritsar airport or to Jammu or Pathankot or Amritsar railway station for your journey onward.