3 miles High” expedition to Sach Pass

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Overview 

Places – Manali, Chhatru,Chander Taal, Shinku la, Udaipur, Sach Pass, Dalhousie- Amritsar

Duration: 10Nights 11Days

Tour Dates: 

9th July  – 19th July, 2021

13th Aug – 23rd Aug, 2021

17th Sep – 27th Sep, 2021

Being an extreme northern state of India, Himachal Pradesh offers the exposure of lush green valleys and massive snow-cover mountains to its visitors. Places like Manali and Spiti are famous for edgy mountains, curvy roads, monasteries and beautiful lakes. In winters, one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons happens in the mountains – snowfall. Glorious landscapes and glacial rivers offer immense scope for numerous adventurous activities such as off-roading, trekking, paragliding, ice-skating, and rafting. If driving over a high mountain pass has been in your bucket list for quite some time, this is the right time to strike it off your list.

New launch: Hospitality on the move – “Tethys on the move” or Camp Tethys

We are elated to add a new concept “Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya” to this tour. After having an extensive experience of 20yrs in hospitality industry covering both domestic as well as international markets, we are now familiar and accustomed to the uncharted and unexplored locations of Himachal. So we thought of taking our clients to all these unexplored locations and sights with almost no human access earlier to make them experience the serenity and purity of these landscapes without compromising on their comfort and  enjoyment . Hence, “Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya” concept is introduced.

We choose some remotest uncharted locations for our camps keeping in view your love for nature with all high end comforts and amenities .We have a well experienced team of 12 to 15 people who will come along and will reach the camp site before us to make all the arrangements for the camp. We have different teams like the  kitchen team to cater delicious meals amid lush countryside, F&W team to take care of the hospitality and service, Adventure team to set up the camp and bonfire before you reach the place,

Outdoor team to take care of the cleanliness to ensure eco-friendly tourism, and lastly our Guide team which will lead you throughout the tour. “Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya” will let you enjoy the freedom of the unfettered countryside experiencing the most adventurous camps amid sprawling lush forests and landscapes, riversides and uphill treks. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Manali

On the first day of the trip, you will reach Manali for an overnight stay at a hotel. Manali is a place that needs no introduction. As you make your way to the tourist hotspot of Himachal, you start getting those beautiful vibes of the beautiful, open valley that lays right under the famous Rohtang Pass. Manali is a perfect place to live near mountains and glacial rivers. The place is ideal for adventurous activities, rejuvenating your mind, and savouring lip-smacking local delicacies. We call it a day with tasty dinner and lovely music.

Day 2

Manali to Chhatru

After breakfast, there will be a small briefing session before we hit the road. We will start making ascent towards Rohtang Pass. We will spend some time here and then head towards our next beautiful destination – Chhatru. BonFire and delicious food awaits our arrival at an offbeat camping location organised by “Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya” at Chhatru.

Day 3

Chhatru- Chandertal- Kunzum la- Chhatru

This is going to be a rough ride as roads heading towards Kaza is bumpy at places. The drive is tiring but beautiful landscapes dotted with streams and meadows make the drive joyful. We will take a connecting road leading to Chandra Taal at Batal. We will reach Chandra Taal during the day. After relishing packed lunch,  we will head to Kunzum la driving through tough roads. Kunzum La (4590 Mtr Pass) connects Lahaul with Spiti. The crest presents a majestic panorama of peaks. After some sightseeing, we will head back to our campsite by “Hospitality on the Move by Tethys Himalaya”at Chhatru for Night stay.

Day 4

Chhatru- Shinku La- Udaipur

 After witnessing so much natural beauty and adventure, you might be expecting something subtle, but this place and drive to Shinku La will completely sweep you off your feet. Rather than driving straight on the Manali-Leh highway, we will take an off-road leading to Shinku La. This is completely a new adventure trail that offers you a chance to explore the unexplored high mountain pass. 
Thereafter, we will descend towards Udaipur  driving through Keylong. Keylong has willow- lined water courses, green fields and majestic mountains. We will reach Udaipur by the evening for night stay at the camp Tethys. The campsite  will be on a beautiful location by the river Chenab. This charming campsite is a great place to stay as it gives you an amazing treat being an ideal place to feel the beauty of nature and enjoy it at its best. We spend wonderful time under the starry sky beside the river while setting up a bonfire.

Day 5

Udaipur Rest Day

After driving through difficult terrain and narrow paths, you must need a day’s rest. So our day 5 will be a resting day so that you can rejuvenate and ease up yourself by taking short walks around the river bank. For those who would like to explore Udaipur, we will  go to Triloknath and Myad valley and come back to  our Campsite by  the river Chenab.

Day 6

Udaipur/Pangi to Sural Bhatori

Day 6 comprises of a long tiring drive meant for hardcore adventurous souls because we will drive through some difficult terrains where road conditions are bad. 

After breakfast , we will leave Udaipur and drive  along Chenab valley to village Killar experiencing some breathtaking views which can’t be described in words but can only be cherished. We will cover Pangi valley and Killar and will drive towards Sural Bhatori. Pangi is the sub- division of district Chamba and Killar is the headquarter  of pangi. We will reach Sural Bhatori by the evening and will stay at a lovely campsite by “Hospitality on the Move by Tethys Himalaya”. 

Day 7

Sural Bhatori — Rest Day

After this nerve jerking drive, next day definitely calls for rest. So next day we cover some unexplored locations around Sural Bhatori. This beautiful valley offers numerous possibilities of day hikes. We can take a small trek rejoicing the mesmerising valley and we can also cover Udhan Bhatori which is rich in scenic beauty and is still unexplored. We will come back to our campsite by the evening.

Day 8

Sach Pass

Sach Pass is one of the most difficult passes to cross in North India at an altitude of 4500 m that runs over the Pir Panjal Mountain ranges. It connects Dalhousie with Chamba and Pangi Valley. This mountain pass is our ultimate destination which is famous amongst travellers and adventure seekers to experience the thrill of driving a car through it. The Pass is also a famous trekking point from Dalhousie. The panoramic view of the valley and snow-clad mountains from the pass is a never-seen-before experience. Sach Pass is a perfect getaway for nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers. We have finally reached our destination we had been discussing all the way. To celebrate life and success of our expedition, we will spend a night at Sach Pass at a campsite by “Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya”. 

Day 9

Sach Pass to Dalhousie

We start descending towards Dalhousie in the morning after breakfast. Dalhousie is an old hill town in Himachal with mesmerising natural landscape, pine-clad valleys, flower bedecked meadows, fast flowing rivers, magnificent misty mountains and old, British architecture. You can see the Scottish and Victorian architecture that takes us back to the British era. It is one of the most travelled places in Himachal Pradesh famous for its mesmerising natural beauty and old world charm. We will spend the night at this beautiful place in a hotel.

Day 10

Dalhousie to Amritsar

Next day , we will en-route Amritsar from Dalhousie driving through beautiful valleys. It would be a but joyful drive. We will reach Amritsar by afternoon. After taking a little rest, we will visit Golden Temple seeking blessings. Our stay at Amritsar will be in a Hotel.

Day 11

 Departure 

Finally the day has come when we say goodbye to our friends and beautiful landscapes that accompanied us for an entire week and treated us well. It feels as if our trip started just yesterday. We have made so many good memories that are going to stay with us for life.

Inclusions: 

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Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis (Hotels/Resorts)

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All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

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Lead & Back up Team

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All taxes and Tolls

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Covid 19 Test (For Spiti)

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Any insurance

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Early check in or a late checkout rooms at any hotels unless specified above.

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Any entry fees to visit any place.

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Any air fare, visa fees, airport tax.

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Any personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc.

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Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.

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Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.

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Any portages at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel)

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Camera/video camera fee at monuments

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5% GST

HIGHLIGHTS: 

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Drive through treacherous Himalayan roads

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Best Hospitality on the move by Tethys Himalaya

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Covid Safe

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Family Friendly

total distance: 1000 kms

BEST TIME TO GO: ROUND THE YEAR

Location: Himachal Pradesh

NOTE:

  • Any damage/ change of spares of vehicles during tour would be payable by guest directly.
  • Guest has to bring his own vehicle & fuel cost to be borne by guest.
  • The above-mentioned rates are applicable for customized dates and fixed departure dates. The same rates are applicable for private groups on any date.
  • Minimum Guarantee of Pax / vehicles is required for Private Groups & Customized Dates.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Cancellation charges per person
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0 – 30 days before departure: 100% of total cost

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30 – 60 days before departure: 50% of total cost

  • If we change or cancel your holiday
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We do plan the arrangements in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time due to unavoidable local circumstances. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.

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We reserve the right under unavoidable local circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you

PAYMENT POLICY: 

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At the Time of Booking: 50% of total cost.

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20 Days before date of departure: Balance 50% of total cost

IMPORTANT:

The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received less than 20 days before date of departure.

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