Buddhist monasteries in Himachal are as much a part of the landscape and the people as the mountains. This package takes you through the most artistic monasteries in Himachal and immerses you in the lesser known cultures of Kinnaur and Spiti. Start your trip in Shimla and continue on to Sangla in Kinnaur District. The Nyingma-pa, Drug-pa and Geluk-pa sects are well represented here and Kinnaur is home to 33 Buddhist monasteries. Visit the recently built gompa in Rekong Peo, and continue on to the ancient settlement of Kalpa to visit the Hu-Bu-lan-kar gompa, said to have been founded by Rinchensang-po. Leave for Spiti valley, which is completely immersed in Buddhism from the footprint of Padmasambhava on a rock near Nako, past monastic villages, ancient monastery complex in Tabo, to the internationally renowned Ki monastery near Kaza. Spend a day in Manali experiencing Kullu culture at its best and proceed to McLeodganj/Dharamshala the current residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. End your journey at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

A Spiritual Journey  (11 Days)

Shimla – Sangla – Rekong Peo – Kalpa – Nako Lake – Tabo – Dhankar – Kaza – Manali – Dharamshala – Amritsar

Day 1: Chandigarh to Shimla
Day 2: Shimla to Sangla
Day 3: Sangla to Kalpa
Day 4: Kalpa to Tabo
Day 5: Tabo to Kaza
Day 6: Kaza monastery tour
Day 7: Kaza to Manali
Day 8: Manali sightseeing
Day 9: Manali to Dharamshala
Day 10: Dharamshala sightseeing
Day 11: Amritsar drop


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