This winter, celebrate the festive season in a unique style by joining The Mountain Walker team on a specially curated Christmas Escapade tour. The 9-day trip will take one through the beautiful winter-scapes of Kinnaur and into the ever mesmerising Spiti valley, where the entire group will spend a memorable Christmas holiday together in bonhomie.
Prices starting at Rs. 34,499/- per person all inclusive (terms and conditions apply).
The Journey Starts (Day 1, 21-Dec-2019, Chandigarh to Rampur)
Plunge straight into the holiday mode with the group assembly, initial introductions, and departure from Chandigarh latest by 10:00 am. Zoom along the Himalayan Expressway into Himachal Pradesh and gradually ease in as we travel across Shimla and Narkanda, finally settling down for the day next to the banks of the mighty Sutlej river at Rampur… The journey of a lifetime is on.
Thrill On The Road (DAY 2, 22-DEC-2019, RAMPUR to Tabo)
Observe the various modes of Sutlej River on this day as we move into and across Kinnaur, along the precarious Taranda Dhank, and then reach Khab to see the confluence of Sutlej and Spiti rivers. Enjoy the Ka-Zigs that bring us into Hangrang Valley, with the notorious Malling Nallah crossing keeping you hooked. We foray into Spiti Valley along some of the most enticing mountain sceneries… The thrills of the day are worth the effort.
The Land In The Middle (DAY 3, 23-DEC-2019, Tabo TO Kaza)
Head deeper into the heart of Spiti, visiting Tabo and Dhankar monasteries, watching the confluence of Spiti and Pin rivers, gazing at Mother Nature’s artwork, with possible excursions towards Lalung Monastery and Pin Valley, and finally reach Kaza… The Land In The Middle awaits to embrace you with all its charm and beauty.
Himalayan Lifestyle (DAY 4, 24-DEC-2019, Kaza TO Kibber)
A day for basics, although with the prefix “Highest”. Witness locals making the best of the day, prioritising and working on necessities for survival at Hikkim (Highest Post Office In The World), Komic (Highest Motor-able Village In The World), Langza (fossil-rich region), and finally Kibber… The definition and meaning of Lifestyle has an entirely different level of interpretation and implementation here.
Snow Leopard Safari (DAY 5, 25-DEC-2019, KIBBER to Kibber)
Well, you may or may not see a Snow Leopard, but the thrill is really in the chase. On our first trip, we sighted a Snow Leopard coming up a slope, walking across the road, staring at us, and then walking up the slope. The year after, we chased the trail, didn’t see one, but spotted Himalayan Red Fox, and Blue Sheep, among a lot of other Himalayan wildlife… Straining the eyes all around is the agenda for the day.
Exploring Iconic Locations (DAY 6, 26-DEC-2019, KIBBER TO Kaza)
A quaint village lying across a scary gorge on the mountain-side opposite Kibber, recently connected by a much awaited bridge; a monastery that is sometimes difficult to differentiate from the mountain it is built on, and that has endured numerous natural and human induced calamities… Chicham and Key Monastery are Spiti’s iconic locations in their own right.
Retrospection (DAY 7, 27-DEC-2019, Kaza TO Kalpa)
Turning around to return, but sights of the frozen Nako Lake, winter walks in Kalpa, interaction with centuries-old culture and traditions, awe-inspiring views of the majestic Kinner Kailash range… The setting is ideal to think about the days gone by, for the past helps shape what is to come next.
Reconnection (DAY 8, 28-DEC-2019, KALPA to SHimla)
After the hard-work of a week in challenging conditions, the drive to Shimla, with local dhaba food-stops is a welcome on-the-road recovery experience… Gradually reconnect with the world you had left behind.
Back To The Future (DAY 9, 29-DEC-2019, SHIMLA to Chandigarh)
Head back to your home fully recharged, rejuvenated, re-energised… Get ready to meet the future that awaits you, with all the memories and learnings from the trip giving you the fuel to achieve your dreams.
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