Day 1 – Delhi -Shimla ( 360 Kms)
Pick up form Delhi Airport. Drive via Chandigarh to Shimla. Check into a hotel. Relax for the evening.
Day 2 – Shimla- Kotgarh ( 80 Kms)
After breakfast, Start the day exploring Shimla. Shimla was the summer capital during the British Raj, the imprints of which can be still felt in the upper regions of the town. We start the day by going on a heritage walk starting from Viceregal lodge till the worlds longest shopping arcade called Mall Road. In the evening drive to Kotgarh through Kufri and Narkanda. The journey offers some amazing views of the Trans-Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay at a Home stay in Kotgarh.
Day 3 – Kotgarh – Manali ( 150 Kms)
Kotgarh is the apple heartland of India. It has a very rich and vibrant culture. The hills are dotted with trees of cherries and apples. You can view the snow capped Baspa ranges from here. This place provides you with the first view of the Sutlej River. Drive though orchards of apples and cherries and then along the Sutlej. Then cross the 10,800 feet Jalori pass, and then enter the Beas Valley. Reach Manali in the evening and check into a hotel.
Day 4 – Manali nearby
Start the day by exploring the nearby places. A visit to the famous Hidimba Mata temple. Manali has ample escapades to go. You can visit Vashist Temple. Vashist also has hot water sulphur springs.. In the evening stroll around the vibrant Manali bazar. Return to the hotel for the evening.
Day 5 – Manali nearby
Today a visit to Solang Nala, a place famous for ski slopes, pony rides, paragliding and many other adventure activities. Return to Manali in the evening. Stroll around the market place to pick up souvenirs. Return to the Hotel and relax.
Day 6 – Manali – Dharamshala ( 234 Kms)
Start early in the morning for a journey to a beautiful town at the foothills of the Dhauladhars. The Road goes through the towns of Ghagas, Hamirpur, Jwalaji and Kangra. Reach Dharamshala in the evening, and check into a comfortable hotel.
Day 7 – Dharamshala
Dharamshala has a wonderful location as it has an excellent view of the Dhauladhar mountains. The top of the ranges are mostly covered with snow. It just feels like you can reach them by just walking across. The valley is wide open and is very picturesque. The valley is famous for trekking and there is a world famous Paragliding sight early at Bir and Billing. At about 7 kilometres from Dharamshala is the town of Mcleodganj, which is the home of the Holy Dalai Lama. This is the place from where the Tibetian Government runs in exile. This place is quite a happening place as it is flooded with cafes and hotels. This is the base for all escape routes across the Dhauladhars. Overnight stay in a hotel in Dharamshala.
Day 8 – Dharamshala – Delhi ( 466 Kms)
Time for farewell. After breakfast, start your journey back to Delhi via Chandigarh.