Snow Drive Narkanda 2020-21The idea of visiting Shimla during winters is fascinating, whereas driving in snow is altogether a different experience.
Snow Drive Expedition as soon as the upper hills of Shimla receive a fresh spell snow.
Snow Drive Narkanda 2020-21
The idea of visiting Shimla during winters is fascinating, whereas driving in snow is altogether a different experience. We all are geared up for a fresh edition of Snow Drive Expedition as soon as the upper hills of Shimla receive a fresh spell snow. Once we reach Narkanda – the starting point of snow drive – the real adventure expedition starts to unfold as we crank up our oil guzzling 4x4s on the icy roads guard-railed by heavy snow.
Heavy snowfall interrupts supply of essential commodities to the outer areas of Shimla as they get disconnected from the district headquarter, we embark on our winter road adventure trip through snow-laden conifer trees and slopes at Narkanda – which is around 65 km from Shimla.
Our journey is not complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring views of Sara meadow. This open meadow is tucked deep in the remoteness and rurality of Himachal.
Distant small villages covered in snow make for a perfect wonderland. Hidden in the aloofness of Himalayas, Sara and the surrounding forests are known for being a thriving habitat of leopards and goral.
Concerned about your safety? We have a team of experts who have drove on these roads for decades. Our backup team and vehicles are well equipped with all required rescue equipment. Our snow drive expedition ensures an unmatched thrill and adventure, barring you from getting into dangerous territory.
Our Snow Drive Expedition is all about treacherous roads, tough terrains, and high altitudes that put your patience and driving skills to test.
Now that you clear about the idea of our snow excursion, a 4×4 (all-wheel drive) is a must. It is an advantage if you have snow chains. Worried about getting stuck in snow? Our team has got your back.
Tour Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days
Location: Narkanda, Sara Meadow
- Great views of Narkanda and Sara Meadow
- Snow driving at an altitude of 8600 feet
- Local food
Reach Narkanda for Overnight Stay
Reach Narkanda by evening and check into the hotel/resort for an overnight stay. Treat yourself to some music, bonfire and picturesque views of snow-covered mountains. At an altitude of 2708 m, Narkanda is a beautiful place covered in snow. This place is about 65 km from Shimla on NH 05. It’s a six-hour drive from Chandigarh.
Drive from Narkanda to Baghi
After breakfast, we will have an introductory session of guests with the crew followed by a briefing & Q&A session. After warming up the engines, we begin the journey at about 10 and drive towards Baghi village. The 10km Narkanda-Baghi circuitous route passes through one of the densest Deodar forests. The road to Baghi is in poor condition and the tarmac is broken at many stretches. The long ascent makes it even harder to drive on the icy road. As the road to Baghi runs through dense alpine forest, sunshine rarely touches the ground and the road remains in icy conditions for the most part of the winter months. We would be driving with snow-chains strapped on the tyres.
Our convoy will reach the Baghi by noon. Baghi — located at a vantage point of around 2900m — offers utterly beautiful views of Pabbar and Kotkhai valley of the lesser Himalayas. After having packed lunch, we will head back to Narkanda. As this is purely a leisure drive tour, we would be in no hurry to reach our destination. We would stop at some instagrammable places on our return drive to Narkanda.
Drive from Narkanda to Sara Meadow
After breakfast, we will have a briefing session with all the participants followed by an introduction of guests with the crew. After warming up your vehicles, our convoy will leave at about 10.00-10:30 A.M. Our convoy will reach the meadow crushing the snow. After having (packed) lunch, we will head back to Narkanda. As this is a pure leisure tour, there shall be no competition among the participants. It is purely about enjoying the thrill and adventure in the snow terrain. There will be packed Lunch for the day.
After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful valley and mountains. Have a safe and pleasant journey back home.
Back up team, oxygen cylinders, emergency food supply and first aid kit
Wireless radio sets for every vehicle
Accommodation – hotels, homestays and camps
All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Early check in or a late checkout rooms at any hotels unless specified above
Any entry fees to visit any place
Any personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees, etc.
Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
Tips to guide, hotel staff and representative.
Any air fare, visa fees, airport tax
Any damage/change of spares of vehicles during tour would be payable by participant
Guest has to bring his own vehicle.
Fuel cost to be borne by guest