Need a dreamy escape from your mundane life? Head out to Himachal right now!! With places like Manali, Salong valley, Dharamshala, and Palampur, this place has a myriad of options to chose from. You can do trekking to enjoy the feel of the snow-capped mountains, the ethereal serenity of Manali and the slippery slope of Rohtang pass; there is a ton of activities that you can indulge in!! So, get your friends and family and reward yourself a wonderful getaway in Himachal with our 8 nights / 9 days Manali-Dharamshala tour package. A package tailor-made to suit your preferences and give you an unforgettable experience.
date_range 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Shimla (8-9 hrs. Journey)
We’ll start our journey from Delhi in the evening in private vehicle. Overnight journey to Shimla.
Day 2: Arrive at Shimla - Explore Shimla
Arrive at Shimla in the morning. Check-in at the hotel and have some rest. In the afternoon after some leisure, we'll head to Jakhu Temple – a very well-known temple situated at the top of the hill to seek blessings of the almighty. An hour-long enthralling trek takes you to the renowned temple known for stunning vistas and the presence of numerous monkeys. In the evening, head to the bustling mall & indulge in a shopping spree. Also, explore the Ridge and the State Museum for a quick and exciting peep into the city’s history and culture. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay. *Note - You can opt for Rope Way from Church Road to Jakhu temple (300 INR* per person which you need to pay on the spot) otherwise you can go on foot if you want to.
Day 3: Visit Kufri and Mashobra
After breakfast and some leisure, head to Kufri. Follow the jungle trails of Kufri. You can try a lot of recreational activities over there like Horse riding, Rock climbing, ATV ride, etc. (on your own). Now head to Mashobra, explore the serenity of the location. In the evening, return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Head to Manali via Kullu (7 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and drive your way to Manali in private vehicle. Enroute visit the Kullu market which is famous for its handicrafts and shawls. Collect some souvenirs and head to Manali. Reach Manali by late evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
*Optional - River Rafting in Beas River at Kullu (on your own)
Day 5: Explore Manali
After breakfast and some leisure take a tour of the local market of Manali, visit the old Hidimba temple, Vasistha Temple, Club House and take a ride of the Yak if you want to. Explore the Manali main market just so that you don’t miss out on the mall road experience which every tourist craves for. Do the touristy stuff and rest, so the basic checklist is cleared off! Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 6: Head to Solang Valley
If the weather is clear & wind is with us, head to Solang Valley to experience ethereal serenity while sailing in the air, enjoy the bird’s eye view of Manali from a height on a glider. The plains give us an excellent opportunity for zorbing and ATV ride (All-Terrain Vehicle). Feel the high of being at 4800m and enjoy the hot cup of tea and Maggie, sure it does taste different. After all the adventurous activities, head back to Manali for an overnight stay at the hotel.*Note – Cab and permit to Rohtang Pass is chargeable extra. The driver will collect permit 1 day prior, and you can pay the charges on the spot if you wish to visit Rohtang.
Day 7: Head to Dharamshala via Palampur (7-8 hrs. Journey)
Wake up lazy morning. Check-out the hotel after breakfast and head to Dharamshala in private vehicle. Enroute visit Palampur – a green hill station in the Kangra Valley, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with Dhauladhar ranges. Visit the Taragarh Palace – situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar Mountains with splendid views of snow-capped peaks and tea gardens of the Kangra Valley. Now continue your journey to Dharamshala. Reach Dharamshala by evening. Check-in the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Explore Dharamshala
After breakfast and some leisure, explore the town replete with Tibetan culture and the residence of his Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Set on a sightseeing tour of Dharamshala and first visit a quaint little town, Mcleodganj. Visit the Bhagsunath waterfalls. At the start of Mcleodganj is a small bazaar filled with a variety of Tibetan handicrafts and artefacts. At the end of the spur lies the Namgyal Monastery thus the entire day at Dharamshala will be full of tranquillity and solace perfect for a rejuvenating sojourn to the hills. In the afternoon we’ll head to visit the famous HPCA stadium. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Back to Delhi (12 hrs. Journey)
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and we’ll start our journey back to Delhi. Reach Delhi in the evening and continue your journey back to home.
Accommodation for 7 nights in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. One room on double sharing basis at all the locations.
All ex-Delhi transfers in private vehicle (Etios / Dzire). All the sight-seeing and transfers strictly as per the itinerary. Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes.
Meals included: MAP plan - Modified American Plan – room with breakfast and lunch or dinner (7 breakfast and 7 dinner - veg only) at all the locations.
All applicable taxes
*Note - cost is valid for min. 4 adults traveling together
Entries to monuments, museums, parks, etc.
Extra charges for room heater
Water bottles & tea / coffee charges at the hotels.
Any F & B other than those served with specified meals
Paragliding, ATV ride, zorbing, rafting Charges etc. (however we can assist in the bookings if you want to)
Any kind of recreational activity not mentioned in Cost Includes
Cab and permit charges to Rohtang Pass
Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
Expenses on account of factors beyond our control like roadblocks, landslides, etc.
Seshasayana Reddy Challa
Trip was too good. Felt happy
I had a good time with these people taking all the pain to organize my trip and all I had to do is just take the Iternary from them and follow it as in what all is written. The only glitch was the Volvo bus towards himachal. But then the return journey compensated for the same. I would surely recommend shoes on loose to others and would love to take your service gain. Thanks for making our trip memorable and easy.
Thanks alot Shoes on loose . Everything was wonderful . Our driver Mr Naresh was reall awesome guy . We all enjoyed it very well .Once again Thank you all .
Dipesh Bakrania and Dhaval J
Overall experience is good as per our budget.
Very good n memorable trip. Thanks to shoes n loose for everything.
Very Good experience with shies on loose... Good hotel... Good cab driver.... Only returning volvo was not at par nr their staff were helpfull... Rest everything was fine
going Manali by you. it is amazing experience. it was hassel free tour. it was very well managed by you people. I would like to thank Mr sumit Kumar who organized this trip for me
I think I would not hesitate in opting this agency next time also. You have arranged it very well . Every moment was memorable of this trip.
A very good trip which was organised well. Special thank to Sumit Kumar !!
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Very good coordination from begnig to end. Special thanks to Neelam for making this trip awesome. Hotels and food and services are very good. Although hotels are away from mall road but very good for honeymoon couples.
Kallapu Sri Vani Sushma
Best part of the trip is driver is very friendly with us and he suggested the schedule according to our plan so that we don't miss out any places. Travel agents were very responsive all the time and they cleared every single doubt raised by us.