Tour overview

Kullu that is also known as the ‘Valley of the Gods’ is a beautiful district in Himachal Pradesh and has earned its nick name because of the belief that it had once been home to many Hindu Gods, Goddesses and divine souls. Situated at a height of 1,230 mt above the sea level it lies on the banks of the Beas River and is known for its magnificent natural surroundings.

Day 01: Kalpa – Luri – Jalori Pass – Shoja (184 km)

Average driving duration: 8 hours.
Maximum elevation: 10800 ft.
After breakfast drive to Shoja via Jalori Pass. Shoja is a small village at an altitude of over 8,000 ft. The access to Shoja winds through thick forests alpine trees, which provide an untouched habitat to various species of flora & fauna. On arrival at Shoja, the landscape opens up into beautiful terraced fields and Rolling Meadows of wild flowers. In the evening explore the traditional village.
Overnight at Shoja

Day 02: Shoja – Jalori Pass – Sereolesar Lake – Jalori Pass – Shoja

Average walking duration: 3-4 Hours.
Maximum elevation: 11100 ft.
Today after breakfast drive up to Jalori pass and trek 5 km to Sereolesar Lake. As the narrow path meanders through an old brown Oak forest, and occasionally little meadows, loaded with alpine flora attracts photographer’s eye.
The Sereolesar Lake is worshipped and there is a temple of a deity called "Burinagin", who according to the legend had 100 Snake sons. Visit the temple with tasteful wooden work and seek the blessing of mountain Gods.
Now, enjoy an outdoor picnic, later trek back to Jalori pass and drive down to Banjara retreat, at Shoja for overnight. After lunch trek back to the camp, uphill and a little taxing walk (5-km). Overnight at Jalori Pass.

Day 03: Shoja – Kullu – Manali (105 km)

Average driving duration: min.
Maximum elevation: 6,726 ft.
Bidding goodbye to Shoja, drive down through Banjar valley, connecting, and national highway – 21 to reach Manali. Situated by the banks of River Beas, Manali was named after famous sage Manu.
Post-lunch explore Manali with a visit to Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Vashisht temple and old Manali. These age old temples and villages peek into the age old rich traditions and strong Hindu culture.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Manali – Mandi – Baijnath – Bir – Dharamshala – Mac-leodgunj

Average driving duration: 7-8 hours.
Maximum elevation: 4780 ft.
Today, we drive to Mac-Leodgunj, the residence to H.H. Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. En-route visit the famous Shiva temple at Baijnath, believed to be built by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. Continue driving through the pine forest along and the tea gardens of Palampur to reach Bir and visit the Tibetan monastery there. Finally drive up to Mac-leodgunj for the evening.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Macleodgunj – Dalai Lama temple – Lord Elgin church – Bhagsu temple – Norbulinka – Macleodgunj. (50km)

Maximum elevation: 4780 ft.
Today visit various historical and Buddhist monuments, with temple of H.H Dalai lama temple, then drive to the Lord Elgin church, a Governor-in-General and British Viceroy who died and was buried here. Continue exploring the south face of the town with an old temple dedicated to lord Bhagsu.
Post lunch, drive down to Dharamshala to visit the Buddhist handicraft institute, Norbulinlka, which exhibits and preserves various forms to Tibetan culture.
For evening drive back to Macleodgunj.

Day 06: Macleodgunj –Kangra fort – Amritsar. (189 km) Average driving duration: 5-6 hours. Maximum elevation: 4780 ft.

Today we drive to Amritsar, en-route visit Kangra fort, built by the Raja of Katoch dynasity of Kangra. Later, it was taken over by Mahmod of Gazni in 1009 AD. Continue driving through the plains of north India to reach Amritsar for the evening.

Day 07: Amritsar –Golden temple – Delhi.

In the morning visit the biggest Sikh shrine, The Golden temple, explore the vast complex including the main temple and the kitchen. Later drive to the Amritsar airport to board the filght back to Delhi/Mumbai.