DURATION: 15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival, garland welcome by our representative & transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sightseeing to Old Delhi including the great Jama Masjid, the main & largest mosque of India. Later enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk (Silver Market) to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan. Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.
DAY 2: DELHI – SHIMLA (370 km / about 08 hrs drive}
After early breakfast, drive to Shimla. Shimla, often referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations" & it was the summer capital of India under the British. It is a beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. Arrive Shimla, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Shimla.
DAY 3: SHIMLA
Morning after breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Shimla including Jakhoo Hill, Institute of Advance Studies, Christ Church & Mall Road. Overnight in Hotel at Shimla.
DAY 4: SHIMLA - MANALI (270 km / about 7 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas at the height of 2050 m. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. On arrival in Manali, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.
DAY 5: MANALI
After breakfast start your sightseeing of Manali including Hadimba Devi & Manu temple in Old Manali, hot water spring at Vashist temple, Arjun Gufa (Cave of Arjun) & take a walk on Mall Road to see the colorful Market of Manali. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.
DAY 6: MANALI - JISPA (145 kms / about 6 hrs drive}
Morning after breakfast drive to Jispa (3142 m) over Rohtang la pass (3980 m). Jispa is very beautiful village situated on the bank of Bhaga River & the surrounding peaks covered with mist and clouds creating an awesome view. On arrival in Jispa, check into the hotel Ibex and relax. Later explore the area by walk. Overnight in Hotel at Jispa.
DAY 7: JISPA - SARCHU (75 Kms /about 4 hrs drive}
Morning after breakfast leisurely drive over the scenic Bara Lacha La at a height of 4830 Mt from MSL that is called Switzerland of India. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains. Sarchu is situated on the bank of the Bhaga river & with that Sarchu offers marvelous views of the majestic Himalayas and spellbinding scenery. On arrival in Sarchu, check into the Camp & relax. Overnight in camp at Sarchu.
DAY 8: SARCHU – TSO MORIRI LAKE (120 Km/ about 6 hrs drive)
After breakfast, drive to Tso Moriri Lake. Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude Lake in Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4595 m above sea level. Enroute will stop at Tso Kar Lake also. On arrival in Tso Moriri, check into the camp & relax. Overnight in camp at Tso Moriri.
DAY 9: TSOMORIRI – LEH (215 km / about 7 hrs drive)
Morning enjoy the walk on the bank of Tsomoriri lake & visit the Korzok monastery. The monastery itself is a beautiful construction standing in the silence of the lake and the mountains. Later drive to Leh. Enroute enjoy the pretty village alongside of the Indus River. On arrival in Leh & check-into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
DAY 10: LEH
After breakfast, visit Leh Palace. It has nine storeys and was built by King Singe Namgyal in the 16th century, Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa (Japanese Pagoda) a magnificent white-domed structure, offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
DAY 11:EXPLORE INDUS VALLEY
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to the Indus valley, visiting Shey Palace- a ruined Castle, after that visit the 14th century Thikse monastery, it is an outstanding specimen of Ladakhi architecture. It is a glorious Buddhist monastery & a marvelous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall. Later visit the Hemis monastery- the richest monastery in Ladakh. In the last, visit the Royal Stok Palace & museum(residence of the royal family of Ladakh). Later back to hotel for overnight.
DAY 12: LEH - LAMAYURU - ALCHI
After early breakfast drive to Lamayuru (127 Km / about 5 hrs), enroute visit Spituk gompa, the name "Spituk", meaning exemplary. Spituk Gompa is beautifully located on a hilltop and provides a beautiful view of the Indus Valley & Leh Airport. Later drive for Lamayuru, on arrival visit Lamayuru monastery- known to be the oldest monastic establishment in Ladakh. The monastery is made up of a number of shrines and also has a very rich collection of thankas and magnificent wall paintings. Later drive towards to Alchi. Alchi village, situated on the bank of Indus River. The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent and well-preserved 11th or 12th century wall paintings. Overnight in guest house.
DAY 13:ALCHI – LIKIR - LEH
After breakfast, enjoy the visit of Monastery & Alchi Village & later drive back to Leh (65 km/ 3 hrs). Enroute visit Likir, it contains the huge Buddha statue, museum & various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting collection of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements etc. Further continue drive to Leh. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight.
DAY 14: LEH - PANGONG LAKE (150 km / about 5 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to famous blue brackish Pangong Lake by crossing the worlds 3rd highest motorable road Changla Pass at height of 5320 Mtr. Enroute you see the many eye catching views of villages below the pass. On arrival at Pangong Lake, check into the camp & relax. Later explore the Pangong Lake, where you feel close to nature and its beauty. O/n in camp.
DAY 15: PANGONG LAKE – LEH (150 Km / about 5 hours drive)
Morning after breakfast drive back to Leh. On arrival in Leh, check into the hotel & relax. Evening free for shopping in Leh Market. Overnight in Leh.