Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Our journey to Spiti – Day 4 – Nako to Gue and Tabo, featuring Mummy Lama

Before reaching our next destination Tabo, also referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas, we had a little bit of sightseeing to do along the way. The sun was still shining on us with blue skies but the temperature was lower than…

Accommodation Review – Tashi Khangsar Guest House, Tabo

Tashi Khangsar Guest House, Tabo, Himachal Pradesh 172113, India Location – 8/10 We were situated about a 5-10 minute walk from the village centre where you can find eateries, shops and the famous monasteries and Tabo caves.  You are also surrounded by mountains…

Accommodation Review – Lake View, Nako

Lake View, V.P.O Nako,Sub. Tehsil Yangthang,Dist. Kinnaur. 172111. ​Location- 8/10 Excellent location for Nako. A few steps away from Nako Lake and the village (it’s a very small place). Our guesthouse was easy to locate as it is one of the few available. We were…

Our journey to Spiti Valley – Day 3 – Kalpa to Nako

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed we had a ‘slowly slowly’ 4 hour journey through long winding roads, valleys and along the River Sutlej and Spiti.  Approximately 100km away near the Indo-China border in Trans-Himalayan region of Kinnaur lies the peaceful little village of Nako…

Accommodation Review – Hotel Rakpa Regency, Kalpa

Hotel Rakpa Regency, Kalpa – Pangi Rd,Ricongpio, Saryo, Himachal Pradesh 172108, India Location – 8/10 Hotel Rakpa Regency is quite isolated really but that isn’t a bad thing here! Situated uphill about 45 minute walk from Kalpa village we found ourselves with fantastic…

Our journey to Spiti Valley – Day 1 and 2 – Shimla to Kalpa

Shimla was a great place for us to recover for a few days before heading on with our journey. You can read more about it here in my previous post about going from Delhi to Shimla. After recovering, we met with our friend…

Accommodation Review – Amar Villa, Shimla

Hotel Amar Villa, Cart Road, Below Sadar police station, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India Location – 8/10 Located near the Police station and tourist lift we were close to Mall Road. The tourist lift is always quite busy and it costs RS10 each way.…

Accommodation Review – The Royal Vista, Shimla

The Royal Vista, Kachi Ghatti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004 Location – 4/10 The Royal Vista is a new hotel which has only been open in time for this years tourist season. Our room had huge windows on one wall and boosted an absolutely amazing…

Accommodation Review – Hotel Metropolis, Pahargandj

Hotel Metropolis Tourist Home, 1634, 1635, 1st Floor, Main Bazaar Road, Near Imperial Theatre, Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110055 Location – 7/10 Located in Pahargandj, you are close to the main bazaar and Connaught Place if you like to shop and eat out. Plenty…

Surviving a long train journey with ‘Delhi belly’

In my latest blog post you would have read about our unpleasant 13 hour train journey from Delhi to Shimla… Here are a few things that I found essential for this journey as well as some tips to ensure you have a pleasant…

Delhi to Shimla

Shimla, “Queen of the hills”. What a beautiful and tranquil place. It is the summer capital of the northern Indian state Himachal Pradesh with 360 degree views of mountains and hills. It is built up over 7 different hills and the highest point…