Bird Watching in Kangra
Riding In & Around Dharamsala
Cycling in Chamba &
of Himachal Jeep Safari Cum Trekking
Safari In Kangra Valley
Safari In Chamba Valley
Treeking to Indrahara
Trek to Truind
Dhauldhar Round Trek(10 to
Trek From Dharamshala
Trekking to Chamba Valley
Over Inderhara Pass
'As the dew-drop
slips into the shining sea', the teachings of the Buddha 'The
Enlightened One' (c 563 -c 483 B.C.) sought for the individual to
merge with the universal life .He could thus attain nirvana and end
the cycle of birth, rebirth and suffering.
In Himachal Pradesh,
a part of the world where natural beauty abounds and where legends
seem to merge with verifiable history, there lies a necklace of
Buddhist monasteries, gompas etched across its landscape. And no
measure of money can value this treasure, for its significance is
something past compare.
Monastery Image by Hakam Sharma
go back to the time when Buddhism was a shadow less sapling in the
region. The seed for its rise in the area had been sown in the
seventh century A. D.When the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo (Sron-b
Tsan Sgam -po) was influenced by two of his wives -Wen Cheng from
China and Bkrikuti Devi from Nepal.
A century later,
king Trison Detsen (Khri-Sron-lde- btsan 755 -797 A.D.) embraced the
way of the Buddha. And from India came masters like Santarakshita
and the famous teacher and tantric Padmasambhava.
The ninth century
witnessed a break in the spread of Buddhism, but the tenth and eleventh
centuries witnessed a grand revival and it was an age of great teachers
-Atisha, Marpa, Milarepa and Rinchensangpo. With the passage of time,
Buddhism became the major religion of Tibet, Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti
-and its influence also lay in other neighbouring areas like Kinnaur.
And the gompas -apart from their religious influence -also became the
founts of power and the repositories of the region's art and
manuscripts. A millennium old, Tabo in Spiti is one of the area's most
There are monasteries
which are barely a few decades old and came into being after 1959, when
His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Tibet along with several followers and
came to reside in India.
And as surely as the
chant of prayers accompanied with rhythmic drum beats and interspersed
with the roll of cymbals and the calls of long horns-ring out of their
hallowed halls, they stand blessing the land and welcoming every pilgrim
KINNAUR SPITI & LAHAUL VALLEY.
THIS ROUTE IS KNOWN AS "BUDDHIST
CIRCUT" OF HIMACHAL PRADESH. ROUND ABOUT TEN SMALL AND ANCIENT
MONASTERIES COME ENROUTE. SOME OF THEM ARE BETWEEN 500 YEARS TO 1000
YEARS OLD. THE ENTIRE ROUTE HAS A VARIETY OF CHOICES, LIKE APPLES OF
KINNAUR ARE DELICIOUS ONE IN H.P. THE FRESH GREEN PEAS. THE MIGHTY RIVER
SUTLEJ, THE GREEN SANGLA VALLEY AND THE DESERT MOUNTAINOUS PART OF KAZA.
THE TOUR IS WORTH
ENJOYING. IT IS ADVISED TO DO THIS
TREK IN JEEPS INSTEAD OF DELUXE BUS, AS THE JEEPS CAN GO EVERY WHERE,
EVEN ON THE NARROW ROADS.
JEEP SAFARI CUM
STARTING FROM SHIMLA
SHIMLA-SARAHAN-TOTAL DISTANCE APP. 170 KMS. LUNCH ON THE WAY NIGHT STAY
IN A HOTEL ORRH AT SARAHAN. A VISIT TO BHIMAKALI TEMPLE AND A BIRD
AFTER BREAKFAST A DRIVE TO SANGLA AND CHITKUL LUNCH NEAR BHAWANAGAR
AREA. AND NIGHT STAY AT SANGLA AFTER VISITING CHITKUL. DINNER CAN BE
PREPARED. APPROXIMATE DISTANCE 121 KMS.
CHITKUL TO KALPA : 77 KMS. AN EXCURSION IN THE TOWNSHIP OF
RECONG PEO. VISIT TO THE BUDDHIST MONASTERY. STAY IN A HOTEL.
KALPA TO NAKO : A BUDDHIST MONASTERY ESTABLISHED BY RINPOCHE AMITAYU.
A LAKE AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3662 METERS, NEAR INT. BORDER. AN AREA KNOWN
FOR THE SWEETEST PEAS CROPS.
TABO : HALF DAY DRIVE TO 1000 YEARS LAKE. LUNCH AT TABO. VISIT TO
MONASTERY. FULL REST.
KAZA : AND KI-MONASTERY : 83 KMS. A FULL DAY DRIVE TO DHANKAR GOMPA,
GULING MONASTERY-KAZA TOWN AND STAY IN KI-MONASTERY
VISIT TO KIBBER AND GETE VILLAGE. LUNCH AT KIBBER NIGHT STAY IN KI-MONASTERY. A
VISIT TO THE TOWN OF KAZA.
LOZAR : 75 KMS. STRAIGHT DRIVE.
PASS TO CHANDERTAL : A FULL DAY TREKKING AND BACK TO KUNZOM (24 KMS)
NIGHT STAY AT BATAL.
TRILOKINATH : 110 KMS
VISIT TO UDAIPUR- KEYLONG-AND BACK TO MANALI.
||MANALI TO DELHI-RETURN
PEOPLE CAN BE ACCOMMODATED.
ONE JEEP CAN
ACCOMMODATE THREE PERSONS EASILY
BECAUSE IT IS A HILLY DRIVE AND EVERY CLIENT HAS ENOUGH LUGGAGE
TENTED ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD IS INCLUDED IN
PROVIDED ARE VEGETARIAN.
EAGLE'S HEIGHT TREKKERS
MALL ROAD MCLEODGANJ
H.P. INDIA 176215