full Itinerary 

Day 01    ARRIVE DELHI 

Arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will be met, welcomed and transferred from airport to your hotel. Explore the hotel, surroundings or the city of Delhi at leisure. 

Overnight: Le Meridien (Executive Room)

Day 02    

DELHI – KALKA (Shatabdi Express/ 0740-1145 hrs)
KALKA SHIMLA (Himalayan Queen /1210-1720 hrs)    

Have breakfast at the hotel and then check out to drive to New Delhi station to board your train to Kalka, where you will change train to the narrow gauge “toy train’ to Shimla. Arrive in Shimla and check-in to the heritage hotel Woodville Palace. Shimla is full of tourist attractions that are worth visiting. They may intrigue some with their rich historical legacy and they are the perfect places to indulge in some good photography. Shimla is a photographer's paradise and you will find some of the most picture perfect spots here. Explore the area at your leisure.

Overnight: Woodville Palace (Deluxe room)

Day 03    SHIMLA

Have breakfast at the tent followed by a Colonial Heritage Tour - a memorable tour that offers a glimpse into Shimla’s glorious history with a wide spectrum of old colonial architecture.
Starting from the hotel, located on one end of The Mall Road, is followed by a fascinating 2-hour walk across the heart of Shimla town, crossing the Christ Church, The Ridge, Gaiety Theatre, Scandal Point, The Post Office, Gorton’s Castle, etc. Rich in history and architecture, Shimla offers many opportunities for beautiful photography. Enjoy a group lunch at Hotel Clarks.

Overnight: Woodville Palace (Deluxe room)

Day 04    SHIMLA – SARAHAN (165 Kms / 05 hrs drive approx)

Have breakfast and check out from the hotel & drive to Sarahan.
Arrive Sarahan & check into the hotel Srikhand. Situated at a height of 7,500 ft., 180 kms from Shimla the capital of the princely state of Bushahar is a place endowed with natural beauty. As you step into Sarahan you are overwhelmed by the sight of snow-capped mountains. 

Overnight: The Srikhand

Day 05    SARAHAN

Breakfast at the hotel. The fascinating Maa Bhimakali Temple was built about 3,000 years ago. It is the main centre of attraction for tourists. Artefacts associated with the heritage of the place have been carefully preserved in the temple.  There is also an ancient temple of Guru Lankara Vir on the Maa Bhimakali Temple premises. Sarahan has lovely walks and trails that meander through dense oak forests.

Overnight: The Srikhand

Day 06    SARAHAN-SANGLA VALLEY (95 Kms / 03 hrs drive approx)

Have breakfast and check out from the hotel & drive to Sangla Valley. Arrive & check into Banjara Camp. Sangla is a riverside valley overlooking stunning Himalayan views. It is best visited for a nature centric experience, walks, trekking, trout fishing etc. You can explore the area on foot.  Chitkul village is a few kilometers away from Sangla, where the views get even bigger and better and is the last point before the Tibetan border.

Overnight: Banjara Camp

Day 07    SANGLA VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day locating beautiful photo opportunities with your photographer mentor. 

Overnight: Banjara Camp

Day 08    SANGLA VALLEY

Spend the day locating beautiful photo opportunities with your photographer mentor. 

Overnight: Banjara Camp (All meals at the hotel)

Day 09    SANGLA VALLEY-KALPA (45 Kms/ 1 ½ hrs drive approx)

Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Kalpa. Arrive in Kalpa and check in to The Kinner Kailash. Kalpa is a bustling little town in the Kinnaur Valley. It boasts the most amazing views of the Himalayan mountain range. Ancient temples dot the area and are an integral part of the history of the area. Also visible from this place is the sacred Shivling rock on Mount Kailash that changes its colour at different points in the day.

Overnight: The Kinner Kailash

Day 10    KALPA

Breakfast at the hotel, then spend the day locating beautiful photo opportunities with your photographer mentor. 

Overnight: The Kinner Kailash

Day 11    KALPA-THANEDHAR (145 Kms / 04 hrs drive approx)

Have breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel & drive to Thanedhar.
Arrive & check into Banjara Orchard Retreat. Set at an altitude of about 7700 ft / 2350 M, from here unfolds a magnificent panorama of mountains. The farthest of them are cloaked in snow, others are deodar clad or draped in a soft blue haze. In a gorge, some 6,000 feet below and clearly visible to the naked eye, flows the River Sutlej. Thanedar & its surrounds enjoy a special place in Himachal history.

Overnight: Banjara Orchard Retreat        

Day 12    THANEDHAR

Spend the day locating beautiful photo opportunities with your photographer mentor. 

Overnight: Banjara Orchard Retreat    

Day 13    THANDHAR-KALKA (150 kms / 6 hrs approx drive)

Have breakfast at the hotel and in time transfer to Kalka Railway Station to board your train to Delhi.

KALKA-DELHI (Shatabdi Express / 1745-2155 hrs. In Delhi, you will be received and transferred to your hotel. Late night transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

Overnight:    Le Meridien