Trip Report: An Adventurous Himachal Tour through Shimla, Kinnaur, Spiti and Manali

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Prologue: We are planning to visit himachal for our honeymoon trip since September 2015 when our marriage is fixed. After all searching and planning we decided to visit on 22st April 2016 for 15 days trip.
We started our packing from 21st April as it's an election day in Bengal and I got a leave from office. We booked our rail tickets and most of the hotels way before our journey to avoid any last minute trouble. I got some very good offers on hotels on makemytrip.com and yatra.com ( for Shimla, Manali, Sarahan and Kaza) and booked Allahabad Bank Holiday Home for hotels in Sangla and Kalpa. In Kalpa with the help of our driver ( Pappu ji) we met Shymal Debnath (098 16 179457) ,owner of the Hotel Aucktong to book hotels for Tabo, Nako and Anni as it was start of the season most of the hotels are closed. He is very friendly person and book hotels and rented car for entire himachal with reasonable rate. You can also contact him for conducted tour of entire himachal. We are not able to complete the "Tribal Circuit" due to road for Kunzum was blocked and also we hired a small car which have low GC. But the scenic beauty of the land of Spiti is mesmerizing. you got to visit those places to understand my feelings. It's a journey of a lifetime for us.
One small advice for everyone, if you travel in Spiti region make sure to carry plenty of water and snacks ( biscuit, cake and chocolates) because you never know when you got stuck in the road. Always carry atleast one photo identity card with you for safety reasons.

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Camera Details: All the photos are clicked by my Nikon Coolpix S7000 point & shoot camera and my Lenovo Vibe K4 Note smartphone. I am also using a Simpex 1200 tripod.

Cab Information: If you are only planning to visit Shimla and Manali, you need not to worry about the road as it was fantastic and you can hire any types of car based on your needs. But for the Kinnaur and Spiti region try to rent a car which have better ground clearance (Scorpio, Bolero,Sumo, Travera, Traveller etc. according to your needs) as the road to these places are horrible with bolders and muds. Though you can hire Alto and Innova if you travel alone or 2-4 persons only till kaza, beyond that you need to hire an SUV with good GC.

For Spiti region travelling is not easy as the areas are remote, hotels and foods are basic in nature with chances of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2,400 meters (8,000 feet). However, most people can ascend to 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) without difficulty. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and sleep disturbance. Exertion aggravates the symptoms.) .....source Wikipedia. If you are a leisure Traveler stay out of Spiti region as it's only meant for nature lovers.

We travelled with an Alto ( Driver- Pappu Ji). He is a very good driver with vast knowledge of the roads and surroundings. We enjoyed a lot to travelled with him. He owns several small and big cars. You may contact him for cars according to your needs. He is a shimla based driver.

Some other option:
Himachal Taxi Union – 098160 25983 Lalchand – 09805000010
Naresh – 09882036804
Saveen Kumar – 098163 11768
Kuldeep Kumar – 09817075643
Vinkle – 09459262520
Sanjeev Gulati – 098104 47486
Pappu Ji - 09817500904 [ we travelled with him].
Dharamvir - 09418174848, 09816074848
Mahesh - 09816021611, 09418031611

Fare: Generally Alto, Indica, Indigo charge you around Rs. 1800-2000 per day.
Innova, Travera, Sumo charge you around Rs. 2400-2800 per day.
Scorpio, Xylo, Traveller charge you around Rs. 3000-3500 per day.

Networks: If you have a SIM other than BSNL, the network only last till Spello, Beyond that only BSNL works.

Food Options: In shimla and Manali all kinds of foods are available. But in Kinnaur and Spiti region food are basic. Although veg foods are available throughout. You will get rice,mix veg,aloo Gobi,chapati, tandoori roti, dal, monos, thupka etc. In some hotels and food joints you will also get non-veg recipes by pre-order basis.

Cost: Rates are based on average rate we found on various hotels and food joints in the Kinnaur and Spiti area.
Rice -Rs.60-80 per plate.
Chapatti -Rs.10 per piece.
Tandoori Rooti- Rs.20-25 per piece.
Dal -Rs. 70-90 per plate.
Mix Veg -Rs.80-100 per plate.
Aloo Gobi -Rs.80-90 per plate.
Momo -Rs.100-150 per plate.
Thupka -Rs.80-150 per plate.
Chicken -Rs.250-350 per plate.
Egg Curry -Rs.120-160 per plate.
Tea- Rs.10-15
Coffee- Rs. 30

Itinerary:

Day 1. [22 April] Burdwan to Kalka: By Howrah-Kalka Mail in AC 3 tier on 11:45 pm (3 hours late). Original time 7:40 PM from Howrah Station.

Day 2. [23 April] Kalka Mail: Journey continue.

Day 3. [24 April] Kalka to Shimla: by Shivalik Express (6:30 am- 11:55 am). Rest of the day Shimla.

Day 4. [25 April] Shimla Local Tour: By bus from Himachal Tourism ( Naldehra-Mashobra-Kufri-Fagu).

Day 5. [26 April] Shimla to Sarahan: By rented car ( Narkanda- Hatu Peak- Rampur- Jeori).

Day 6. [27 April] Sarahan-Sangla-Chitkul: By rented car (Wangtu- Tapri- Karcham-Sangla- Rackham).

Day 7. [28 April] Sangla to Kalpa: By rented car (Powari- Recong Peo).

Day 8. [29 April] Kalpa Local Tour: By rented car.

Day 9. [30 April] Kalpa to Tabo: By rented car (Pangi nallah-Pooh-Spello-Khab-Sumdo).

Day 10. [1 May] Tabo to Kaza: By rented car (via Dhankar & later Kee-Kibber).

Day 11. [2 May] Kaza to Nako: By rented car ( Tabo- Sumdo-Maling).

Day 12. [3 May] Nako to Anni: By rented car (Pooh-Khab-Spello-Rampur-Sainj).

Day 13. [4 May] Anni to Manali: By rented car (Jalori Pass- Aut- Banjar-Bhuntar-Kullu).

Day 14. [5 May] Manali Local Tour: By rented car ( Hadimba Temple-Manu Temple-Solang Valley-Vasist Temple). Later shopping on The Mall, Manali.

Day 15. [6 May] Manali to Kalka: By rented car via Mandi-Parwanoo. Kalka Mail start from kalka at 11.55 pm.

Day 16. [7 May] Kalka Mail: Return Journey.

Day 17. [8 May] Kalka Mail: In the morning at 8:45 AM our journey end.


Hotel Information: We prebooked some hotels and some are booked on spot or over phone. If you travelled alone or with friends, I will suggest you not to prebook any hotels, but if you are travelled with family and elderly members, then in summer (april-june) and in puja time (October - November) book hotels way before for Kinnaur and Spiti areas. As those are peak seasons in himachal and almost all hotel's are fully occupied by other travelers.


1. Shimla: There are lots of hotels around shimla to choose from. Prebook only in season times (15 May - 16 July & 15 September -15 November). Rates are varied from season to season. you will get discount during off-season.

Hotel Holiday Home- HPTDC Hotel, 10 min walking distance from mall. ph-0177-2812890-95. Rate: Rs 1700-5500.
Hotel Piterhoff- HPTDC Hotel. ph-0177-2812236,2652538. Rate: Rs 2500-5500.
Shimla Kalibari- ph-0177-2652538. Rate: Rs 150-230. for booking you need write letter to below address:
Secretary, Shimla Kalibar i
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh- 171001.
Madan Kunj- Near rail station, chaura maidan. Rate :Rs. 850-1850.
Hotel Gulmarg- Near Mall -3, ph-2653168. Rate Rs 1850-5000.
Hotel Sringar- East side of The Mall. ph-033-22845062. Rate: Rs 950-2200.
Hotel Dream Land- Near Ridge. ph-2653005. Rate: Rs 1000-2900.
Hotel Prakash- ph- 2811122. Rate: Rs 770-990.
Hotel Kohinoor- Near Lift. ph-0177-2802008. Bank of India emp co-op credit society holiday home. ph- 033-325500895. Rate: Rs 700..
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Hotel Hilltop- Near Kali Bari.[We stayed here]. ph-0177-8657383. Rate: Rs 700-1500. Very highly recommended.
Hotel Pankaj- Allahabad bank emp co-op credit society holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm]. Rate: Rs 600-700.
Hotel Maharaja- Fingers Estate, Mall. Allahabad Bank Recreation Club holiday home. ph-033-22308375-77. Rate: Rs 500.
Hotel Mehmaan- Near Mall. NICL emp co-op society holiday home. ph-033-22104409. Rate: Rs. 700.


2. Kufri : Hotel Snow Shelter- Rate: Rs. 600-750.
kufri holiday inn- Main Bazaar. ph-0177-2648007. Rate: Rs. 800-2500.

3. Naldehra: Hotel Golf Glade- HPTDC Hotel. ph-0177-2747739/809. Rate: Rs. 1800-2500.
Hotel Rock Haven- Main Road. Rate: Rs. 850-1700.
Hotel Mahamaya Palace- Rate: Rs. 650-2400.

4. Chail: Hotel Palace- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01792-248141-43. Rate: Rs. 2400-3700.
Hotel Cider- Rate: Rs. 850-2550.
Hotel Chail Inn- ph-01792-248558. Rate: Rs. 1300-2200.
Hotel Ekant- ph-09830371744. Rate: Rs. 2200-3000.

5. Barog: Hotel Pinewood- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01792-238825-27. Rate: Rs. 2200-3500.
Hotel Kor Inns- ph-01792-238808. Rate: Rs. 750-3000.

6. Kasauli: Hotel Ros Common- HPTDC Hotel. 1 km east side of the town. lower mall. ph-01792-272005/07. Rate: Rs. 2200-3700.
Hotel Anchal, Gian Hotel, Kalyan Hotel- Near post office road. Rate: Rs. 400-950.

7. Narkanda: Hotel Hatu- HPTDC Hotel. narkanda. ph-01782-242430/509. Rate: Rs. 1300-2500.
Hotel Mahamaya Palace- ph-033-26415144/22259639. Rate: Rs. 650-2500.

8. Rampur: Hotel Bushehar Regency- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01782-234103. Rate: Rs. 1300-2900.
Hotel Bhagwati- Near bus stand. ph-01782-233117. Rate: Rs. 400-900.
Highway Home- ph-01782-233063. Rate: Rs. 200-300.
Hotel Paradise- ph-01782-233334. Rate: Rs. 350.
Hotel Mahesh Regency- ph-09830371744. Rate: Rs. 1100-1650.
Hotel Narindra- ph-01782-233155. Rate: Rs. 440-1990.
Ratan Regency- Rate: Rs. 800-1000.
Hotel River Rock- Rate: Rs. 800-1200.

9. Sarahan:
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Hotel Srikhand- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01782-274234. Rate: Rs. 1600-2700.
Hotel Basal- Rate: Rs. 700-800.
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Hotel Trehan's- ph- 01782-274295/09816687605.Pawan ji.Rate: Rs. 600-1200. Highly recommended. Good room with nice view and good food. [we stayed here]
Temple Guest House- 01782-274248. Rate: Rs. 350-550.
Hotel Jiban Jyoti- ph-09433813678. Rate: Rs. 800-1000.
Hotel Sagarika- Situated in very good place. recommended. ph-033-22264661. Rate: Rs. 600-1500. Allahabad bank emp co-op credit society holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm].
Hotel Deblok- ph-09418342999. Rate: Rs. 1200-1500.
Kamal Guest House-Near temple. ph-01782-274227. Rate: Rs. 900.
Hotel Snow View- ph-01782-274728/09816074419. Rate: Rs. 770-2200.

10. Sangla: Baspa Guest House- sangla market. ph-01786-242206. Rate: Rs. 350-1000.
Mehek Resort- Rate: Rs. 1800-2000.
Cedar & Snow View- ph- 09129122426. Rate: Rs. 800-1300.
Sangla Resort- ph-01786-242401. Rate: Rs. 550-850.
Hotel Himalaya Home- ph-033-22483639/22211367. Rate: Rs. 500-800.
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Lake View Resort- kupa, sangla. Very good room with great view. [we stayed here].Allahabad bank recreation club holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm]. Rate: Rs.700-1300.
Hotel Debi Regency- Allahabad bank emp co-op credit society holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm].ph-09830152169. Rate: Rs.700-1400.

11. Rakcham: Hotel Banzara Camp. Rate: Rs.950-1500.
Hotel Silver Crown- ph-01786-244331. Rate: Rs.850.
Rupin River View- Rate: Rs.500-850.
Hotel Apple Inn- ph-033-22259639. Rate: Rs.1760-3160.
Ganga GH- ph-01786-244237. Rate: Rs.350-550.

12. Chitkul: Hotel Alpine- ph-09831972468. Rate: Rs.800-1000.
Panchali Resort- ph-033-22657999/09805649505. Rate: Rs.1200-1400.
Jajabar Camp Resort- Rate: Rs.2200.

13. Kalpa: Hotel Kinnaur Kailash- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01786-226159. Rate: Rs.2200-6000.
Sun & Snow Cottage- Rate: Rs.1100-1500.
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Hotel Royal Resort- Near PWD GH.Very good room with great view. [we stayed here].Allahabad bank recreation club holiday home. ph-033-22308375-77[1pm-6pm]. Rate: Rs.700-1300.
The Grand Sangrilla- Rate: Rs.1800-2700.
Hotel Kinnaur Villa- ph-09830189778. Rate: Rs.1000-1500.
Hotel Krishna- ph-033-22264661. Rate: Rs.1200-1400.
Hotel Shivalik- Rate: Rs.800-1600.
Chini Bunglow- ph- 09418342999. Rate: Rs.600-800.
Hotel Parvati- Allahabad bank emp co-op society holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm]. Rate: Rs.700-1200.
Hotel Golden Apple- ph-09433001192. Good rooms with great view. Rate: Rs.1300-2000.
Hotel Blue Lotus- ph-01786-226001. Rate: Rs.750-1100.
Hotel Aucktong- Very good view with spacious and clean room. Shymal Debnath-01786-226019/(098 16 179457). Rate: Rs. 1000-2000.

14. Reckong Peo: Hotel Snow View- Rate: Rs. 400-600.
Hotel Alpine Pie-ph-033-22259639. Rate: Rs. 800-1800.
Kailash View GH- Rate: Rs. 800-1000.

15. Nako: Hotel R io Purguyl- ph-01785-236339. Rate: Rs. 850-1500.
Nature Camp- Rate: Rs. 1100-3500.
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Hotel Lake View- Very near Lako lake. ph-09418759493/9464446232/8988302947. Very good decorated hotel with good food and room facility. [we stayed here]. Rate: Rs. 1000-2000.

16. Tabo: Tabo Monastery GH- ph- 01906-223315. Rate: Rs. 600-800.
Hotel Tiger Den/Tashi Khangsar- Very near monastery. ph-09433813678. Rate: Rs. 1000-1800.[we stayed here].
Hotel Siddharth- ph-033-22362022. Rate: Rs. 1200.
Kesang GH- Sherab Bodh. ph-09418504451/01906-223451.
Sonam Home Stay.

17. Kaza: Hotel Spiti- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01906-222752. Rate: Rs. 1800-2100.
Hotel Parasol Retreat- ph-033-22259639. Rate: Rs. 1000-1500.
Sakya Adobe- ph- 01906-222256. Rate: Rs. 700-1400.
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Hotel Deyzor- Probably most decent & artistic hotel in town. Karan Veer Singh. Rate: Rs. 1100-2500.[we stayed here].
Hotel Snow Lion- ph-09830189778. Rate: Rs. 900-1400.
Delek House- ph-033-22362022. Rate: Rs. 900-1500.
Hotel Spiti Sarai- ph- 033-22276685. Rate: Rs. 1200-1600.
Hotel Spiti Valley- ph-09874373380. Rate: Rs. 1100-1400.
Kee GH-ph-033-26415144. Rate: Rs. 500-650.

18. Anni: Hotel Raj- anni main bazzar. ph- Shymal Debnath (098 16 179457). Rate: Rs. 600-1200.

19. Kullu: Hotel Sarbari- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01902-222471. Rate: Rs. 1500-2900.
Hotel Silver Moon- ph- 01902-222488. Rate: Rs. 1400-2100.
Hotel Malabar- ph-033-22318019. Rate: Rs. 1200-2000.
Hotel Sangram- ph-033-22657999. Rate: Rs. 1100-2000.
Adventure Resort- raison. ph-01902-240516. Rate: Rs. 1100.
Hotel Kailash-Akhara Bazaar. ph-033-32953360. Rate: Rs. 600-850.
Hotel Daulat- backside of tourist office. Rate: Rs. 450-650.
Hotel Ramneek-ph-01902-222558. Rate: Rs. 1300-1800.
Hotel Kullu Valley-ph- 033-23509199. Rate: Rs. 750-1550.
Hotel Aroma Classic- Near circuit house. ph-01902-223075. Rate: Rs. 700-1200.
Hotel Himalaya Palace- Rate: Rs. 650-1200.
The Nest- ph-01902-222685. Rate: Rs. 660-770.
Hotel Siddhartha- ph-01902-224243/222878.

20. Manali: Hotel Tourist Lodge- HPTDC Hotel. ph-01902-252832. Rate: Rs. 500-600.
Hotel Beas- ph-01902-252832. Rate: Rs. 900-1800.
Hotel Shiwalik- ph-01902-254240/09816319330. Rate: Rs. 660-990.
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Hotel Swan-ph-01902-254239/09418033316. Near Mall with parking facility which is rare in manali. [we stayed here]. definitely recommended. Rate: Rs. 800-2500.
Hotel Karma- ph-01902-252223. Rate: Rs. 500-700.
Hotel Sagar- Allahabad bank sc/st emp welfare holiday home. ph-01902-252310/09816847470. kol-033-22107595/22213750/07044306725. Rate: Rs. 700-1800.
Hotel Sunbeam- model town. Uco bank staff recreation club HH. ph-09831175548/8961110336. Rate: Rs. 600-750.
Hotel Sangrilla/Hotel Green Park- Allahabad bank emp co-op credit society holiday home. ph-033-22420559/22622179[1pm-6pm].ph-09830152169. Rate: Rs.450-700.
Hotel Pujara Siraj- school road. Allahabad bank recreation club holiday home. ph-033-22308375-77. Rate- Rs.500.
Hotel Highway- Near circuit house. ph-033-22427105/07. Rate: Rs. 350-1400.
Hotel Surya International- ph-09830152169. Rate: Rs. 1950.
Hotel Magnolia- ph-09477226835. Rate: Rs. 800-1500.
Hotel Himland Holiday Home- Near hadimba devi temple. ph- 033-32953360/22492716. Rate: Rs. 500.

21. Kalka: Hotel Shivalik- parwanoo. HPTDC Hotel. ph-01792-232295-96. Rate: Rs. 900-2200.
Hotel Blue Moon- ph-01733-220936. Rate: Rs. 660-880.
Hotel Premji- ph-01733-220634/222631. Rate: Rs. 500-1500.

We are very thankful to all IMers (Specially the TR's from kshil, saikatbabai, vaibhav-arora, aloo roaming and life1style1) for their useful suggestions and information which has helped us to understand the place and plan our trip. we are greatly inspired by the knowledge we gain from those logs and on that very moment we decided to go himachal for our honeymoon Specially Kinnaur and Spiti regions.
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This is the single most useful TR I have seen on this forum, ever. Most posters hold onto contact and cost information till the end- but you've served it upfront - much like the dictum of 'Eat dessert first'. Kudos.


mod note: Edited to add: Rick - sorry to say but the rates are completely out of sync with the reality for all places except the ones you stayed at. Those are accurate but the rest are just too low - maybe the source you've taken the info from wasnt updated. Banjara camp for example is 6500-8500 in season and cannot be had for less than 4000 in off season (they close down). Rupin river view is 1700-3500. In the interest of the future readers of this thread, I have unstuck this thread.
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Thanks @vaibhav_arora. I am simply try to gather information from various sources and put them here for our fellow travelers.

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Promising Start, glued now ! Do you mean you did the entire trip in Alto or did you change car in spiti?
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Originally Posted by sindabad View Post Promising Start, glued now ! Do you mean you did the entire trip in Alto or did you change car in spiti?
We did the entire trip in Alto old model with better GC. Believe me it's a comfortable journey for us. But you only able to travel till KAZA.

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Some useful medicines...

For Vomiting: Reglan/Domstal/Avomine/Nausifarmps.

Pain: Butaproxivon/Oxalgin/Suganril.

Body Pain/Fever: Capagin/Combifiam/Dispirine.

Liver Problem: Diogene/Rennie/Tums/Gellusile.

Sudden Cold: Cosavil/Lamolate.

Cough: Strepsil/Vicks.

Fever: Crocin/Calpol.

Allergies: Phenergon/Avil/Alday.

AMS: Plenty of water and Diamox.
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Kalka Mail: Hwh- Kalka 12311 Up

Day 1-2: Today is 22nd April 2016, Our packing is complete. Schedule time for kalka mail is 7:40pm from Howrah. But it was running 3 hours late from source station. Train reach Burdwan station on 11:55 pm. The long awaited journey begins. As there is nothing much to do, we are going to sleep with images of Himachal in our mind.
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At Firozabad Station.

On next day our train maintains the late time.We reached Kanpur central around 4pm where we had lunch which had prebook from Travelkhana.com.
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Lunch from Travelkhana.com

I must tell you the food was delicious, way better than the food served in the train by local vendors. As the day passed, my tension level increases with it. We booked tickets of Shivalik Express for our Kalka-Shimla journey which is scheduled to leave kalka around 5:30 in the next morning and our train already running late by 3 and half hour, which is scheduled to reach kalka by 4:30 am.
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Delhi Station

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Kalka Station
With the panic in my mind I called our driver (Pappu ji) and asked him if we missed Shivalik Express , would he be able to pick us up or arrange something else? He assured me that if anything goes wrong he is there to help. Those words from an unknown person in an unknown place are sufficient to make you feel homely and comfortable.
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Very good start Rick. One can get hotel glossary here for Shimla - Kinnaur - Spiti - Manali. Nice work.

I am glad to know that there was no problem in Alto. Actually during our trip I have seen lots of Alto moving up to Losar like ATV
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Originally Posted by saikatbabai View Post Very good start Rick. One can get hotel glossary here for Shimla - Kinnaur - Spiti - Manali. Nice work.

I am glad to know that there was no problem in Alto. Actually during our trip I have seen lots of Alto moving up to Losar like ATV
Yes, @saikatbabai actually during our trip we only seen HRTC bus, Alto and Innova up to Kaza, nothing else. Alto, specially old model one is very good.

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Nice!! Subscribed!! And thanks for the travelkhana.com. I will use it in my travels in future.
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Excellent detailed report...and I second V_A,this is the most informative report I came accross in this forum..thanks for sharing..
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Trip Report: An Adventurous Himachal Tour through Shimla, Kinnaur, Spiti and Manali

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#14 Jun 1st, 2016, 21:31
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Trip Report: An Adventurous Himachal Tour through Shimla, Kinnaur, Spiti and Manali

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Originally Posted by life1style1 View Post Excellent detailed report...and I second V_A,this is the most informative report I came accross in this forum..thanks for sharing..
Thank you guys for the TR you guys sharing, due to those beautiful tour report of yours I got the motivation of writing this one.

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#15 Jun 1st, 2016, 22:08
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Lot of Information Mr. Rick . Thanks a lot for this TR.
I'm now tempted to do this circuit trip in last week of June '16.

Mostly I will drive my car sx4 - Any experience from fellow drivers ?travellers ?
Will I be able to cross Kaza - Kunzum - Rohtang into manali with sx4 sedan?
or its a pure 4x4 territory?
Likely to travel June'16 last week - early July'16
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