10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi-dharmshala-manali-mcleodganj-nako-shimla-tabo
India is the birth-place of various religions that provide it not only the rich cultural diversity but make the country secular as well. Buddhism was founded here in 5th Century and there are several monasteries in India where one can feel enlightened and lost in the world of divinity. Himachal Pradesh is considered as the abode of 14th Dalai Lama. These monasteries are centers of knowledge and education and a tour of them surely help you to relieve your stress and anxiety.
Day 01:- New Delhi -Shimla
Upon arrival at New Delhi, Indian Horizons representative will receive and help you for the further journey towards Shimla. On arrival at Shimla, check into the pre-booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02:- Shimla Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed for a guided sightseeing tour of Shimla and visit its striking attractions that were built during British regime and exist till date. Visit the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Sankat Mochan Temple, Jakhu Temple, Kalabadevi Temple, Summer Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary, Shimla Heritage Museum, Viceregal Lodge etc. In the evening visit the Mall and the Ridge, famous shopping avenues of Shimla. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Shimla- -Rampur- Sarahan
Next day after breakfast proceed for Sarahan, the gateway to Kinnaur crossing the famous hill resorts of Kufri, Narkanda and Rampur. Visit the Bhimkali Temple the main attraction of the place and then visit the Bird Park which is popular for breeding of birds like Jujurana and Monal. After the whole day excursion, enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the pre-booked hotel.
Day 04:- Sarahan- Sangla
Next day after morning breakfast proceed for Sangla. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on, take leisurely walks down the lanes and Baspa River, Kamru Fort, Brelengi Gompa etc. Enjoy the natural beauty of surroundings and return back to the hotel for dinner an overnight stay.
Day 05:- Sangla – Nako
Next morning after breakfast proceed for Nako. It is a village located near Indo-China border in Kinnaur district of Himachal. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on, visit Nako Lake which is its major attraction and Nako Monastery. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06:- Nako- Tobo
Next morning after breakfast proceed for Tobo. It is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of river Spiti. The town surrounds a Buddhist Monastery is said to be over a thousand- year- old. Visit the Tabo monastery which is one of the holiest. It has been carrying the rich Buddhist legacy since 996 AD. The monastery houses ten temples, four decorated stupas and cave shrines. The site is currently preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07:- Tobo- Kibber
Next day after morning breakfast proceed for Kibber situated at an altitude of 14,200 ft. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on, proceed for Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, Ki Monastery, Sakya Tenggyu Monastery and explore the region. The green and serene surroundings offer a rejuvenating experience to its visitors. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08:- Kibber- Manali
After morning breakfast proceed for Manali. On arrival, check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. It is one of the most popular hill stations of India. The evening is free for leisure activities. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09:- Manali Sightseeing
Next day after morning breakfast proceed for Manali sightseeing that includes Hidimba Devi Temple, Bhrigu Lake, Pandoh Dam, Manali Sanctuary, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Vashist hot water springs etc. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10:- Manali- Dharamshala- Mcleodgunj
After breakfast proceed for Dharamshala. On arrival check into the pre-booked hotel and take some rest. Later on proceed for Mcleodgunj, a charming Tibetan settlement with bustling bazaars. It is the resident of Dalai Lama and is also famous for its arts and handicrafts. Visit Norbuliga the Tibetan Institute, visit Namgyal monastery and Dalai Lama residence. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11:- Dharamshala – New Delhi
On the last day of Buddhist Monastery Pilgrimage Tour, pack your bags for the return journey to New Delhi. With this, the Buddhist Monastery Pilgrimage Tour Package comes to an end. It showcases the charm, culture and elegance of Buddhism in India.
Sankat Mochan Temple
Lord Ram Temple