13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Muscat
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Muscat

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then walk around Annandale Ground, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary website .

Muscat, Oman to Shimla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Shimla due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of Rakcham and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chitkul.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sangla travel route planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Sangla in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Sangla

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Chitkul ©
Chitkul

1
day
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Golden Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tabo trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sangla to Tabo in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
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Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

1
night
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. On the 5th (Wed), take a stroll through Hikkim, don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kaza road trip planning site .

You can drive from Tabo to Kaza in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Jogini Waterfall and Tripura Sundari Temple. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Krishna Temple in Naggar, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, stroll through Solang Nullah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Temple, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Attractions like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Mata Brajeshwari Devi make great kid-friendly stops. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kangra Fort and Dalai Lama Temple Complex. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Indru Naag Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala route builder app .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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