The natural wonders of the Himalayas can be witnessed on a Jeep
Safari from Kullu Valley to destinations like Ladakh, Kinnaur,
Lahaul or Spiti.
For those with limited time it's an ideal way to explore the
Himalayas by road. Kullu valley has been into Jeep Safaris right
from the time the Ladakh road opened in the late 1960's.
Local tour providers offer a fleet of high powered Maruti-Suzuki
Gypsies with highly experienced drivers and guides to make your
Jeep Safari a memorable experience.
July to mid-October.
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and Spiti are two remote Himalayan Valleys of Himachal Pradesh
lying on the Indo-Tibetan border. These valleys are unsurpassed
in the splendour of their snow covered peaks. The climate is
dry and very cold and both valleys are surrounded by high mountain
peaks (the Great Himalayas to the North and the Pir Panjal range
to the South).
Typical trips include:
Excursion to Lahaul
- DAY 1: MANALI - KEYLONG
You leave Manali in the early morning by jeep, cross Rohtang
pass and enter Lahaul, to the valley of glaciers. The 115 km
drive to Keylong takes about six hours.
- DAY 2: Visit to KHARDONG and SHASHUR Gompa
Khardong Gompa is situated on the left bank of the Bhaga river
above Khardong village about five kilometers from Keylong. Shashur
Gompa, dedicated to Lama Gotsang of Zanskar was founded in the
16th century and belongs to the "red" Gelug-Pa sect.
The annual festival of Chham is held during Summer.
- DAY 3: Drive to UDEYPUR and TRILOKNATH
The Temple of Triloknath is situated near Adet about 50 km from
Keylong and easily approachable by road. Dedicated to Mrikula
Devi, it was constructed during the 15th century by the king
of Chamba. Originally a Hindu architecture with fine wooden
carvings it looks like being created by the same architect who
did the Hadimba temple in Manali. It was later converted to
Buddhism by installing a statue of Phagpa Chrinzik. The legend
tells that Guru Padma Sambhava also visited the temple as well
as the Pandavas of the Mahabharatha who have spent here some
days during their 14 years exile. The temple is thus very sacred
to both Hindus and Buddhists and many pilgrims from all over
India visit it every year.
- DAY 4: Drive back to MANALI
An eight hours drive brings you back from Udeypur to Manali.