Himachal NY Trip
An ideal world, made of flowing streams, majestic mountains and green trees. A valley with stars, under the dark skies. The light, the sun, filtered by clouds, sliding over the looming mountains. Wandering souls will help you experience all this and a lot more.
Himachal literally translates to “the land of snow”. It is blessed with scenic beauty, serene landscape and intricate chain of mountain ranges. Situated in the western Himalaya, it has several hill stations and is a truly a backpacker’s paradise. On our trip we try to cover the prominent places of ‘Adventure hub’ Kullu Valley, ‘Hippie capital’ Parvati Valley and ‘Offbeat’ Tirthan Valley. We will be visiting gorgeous town along the Beas River – Manali, famous cafés of Old Manali, thrilling snow-filled Solang Valley, ‘Mini Israel of India’ Kasol on the banks on the soothing Parvati river, mesmerizing hidden ‘hamlet’ and a major attraction of our trip – Jibhi, most scenic Jalori pass, the astonishing Serolsar Lake and much more.
This backpacking trip will bring to you the raw beauty of Himachal Pradesh where we will wander through the mountain roads, click photos at numerous ‘insta’-worthy spots, chill by and dip our feet in rivers, satiate the adventure junkie in us, meet amazing new people, try delicious food, take long walks in nature, lie down under billion stars and spot shooting stars, have long conversations, play fun games and really live each & every moment.
Highlights of the trip:
- Awe-Inspiring Landscapes
- The Breathtaking Parvati Valley
- Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
- Trek to the beautiful Serloskar Lake
- Enchanting Jibhi
- Travel from Delhi to Himachal and back
- All internal transport in a traveller or a Innova/similar
- Accommodation on Double sharing basis in at all destinations as per the itinerary
- Breakfast & Dinner at all the Stays
- Entrance fees to all the places listed in the itinerary
- All permits
- Post & Pre Trip Support
- Memories of a lifetime
- Wandering Souls Merchandise
- Train/ Air fare
- Lunch on all days
- Any shopping or personal expense
- Tips to hotel staff and driver
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
- Adventure Sports or any other activity not mentioned in the Inclusions
24th Dec – Day 1 – Report at Delhi | Overnight Journey to Jibhi
Meet the Wandering Souls Team and other fellow travellers at Majnu ka Tilla by 7pm. Overnight Journey to Jibhi
25th Dec – Day 2 – Jalori Pass & Serloskar Lake | Overnight at Jibhi
Start your day with scrumptious breakfast and head towards the Jalori pass to start your trek to Serloskar lake on the way enjoy the stunning view of Himalayas and capture the beauty in your heart then start your trek to Serloskar Lake through the deep green meadows crossing oak forests. Later return to your hotel and enjoy your evening with a bonfire and mouth-watering food and have a peaceful sleep.
26th Dec – Day 3 – Jibhi Sightseeing | Overnight at Jibhi
After breakfast, we will check out form our hotel. Start a short nature walk towards Jibhi waterfall and visit Chhoie waterfall as well. Then start your trail towards Chenhi Kothi and capture the enchanting beauty for a lifetime. Overnight at Jibhi.
27th Dec – Day 4 – Sainj Valley | Overnight at Shangarh
After breakfast head towards Shangarh. Shangarh is one of the most beautiful places in Sainj valley, known for its hidden beauty. This charming village will urge you to slow down and make you fall in love with nature all over again. We will visit the Barshangarh waterfall. The secluded waterfall is the perfect place for you to lose yourself to the music of water. We head towards Shangarh meadow or the Devta Ground which is a vast meadow with the backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges. Overnight Stay at Shangarh.
28th Dec – Day 5 – Head to Parvati Valley, Manikaran | Overnight at Kasol
After Breakfast checkout from the hotel and leave for Kasol. Upon reaching Kasol, we take a small hike towards the quaint Chalal Village and explore Kasol on foot, visit Manikaran – famous for hot sulphur springs and revered by both Hindus and Sikhs pilgrims. Thousands of pilgrims take dip in holy water. The water of the spring is also said to have curative value which cures many skin diseases. In the evening visit some famous cafes & eateries and spend some quite time besides the river
29th Dec – Day 6 – Tosh, Kalga, Pulga | Overnight at Kasol
After Breakfast, we proceed towards Tosh. You will find plenty of cafes with great Israeli and European food and ideal ambience to relax. The village is located on a hillside overlooking the river and a waterfall. It is ideal to undertake long walks to discover the pretty delights of its mountain scenery. Spend evening wandering around the Kasol.
30th Dec – Day 7 – Head to Manali, Mall Road | Overnight at Manali
Have breakfast and checkout from the Hotel. On our way to Kasol we will visit Naggar Castle built in around 1460 A.D., Jana waterfall & Roreich Art gallery. Reach Manali and explore mall road in the evening.
31st Dec – Day 8 – Local Sightseeing & NYE Celebrations | Overnight at Manali
We will reach Manali in Morning, we check into our hotel upon reaching Manali, freshen up have breakfast. After breakfast leave to explore Manali, we will visit “HADIMBA TEMPLE” Built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four-tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and “VASHIST” Well known for its hot springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama. We will also visit various cafes of Manali and spend time at Mall Road. Celebrate New Year in Manali
1st Jan – Day 9 – Local Sightseeing | Overnight Journey to Delhi
Explore Manali and Kullu, and you can also go for River Rafting and paragliding. Later in the evening we say goodbye to the mountains and start our journey towards Delhi.
2nd Jan – Day 10 – Reach Delhi early Morning
We will reach Delhi in the morning. you can either catch a train or a Flight back to home. Say your goodbyes, this brings us to the end of an EPIC adventure and beginning of an era of travel stories with Wandering souls. Come back for more and more