DURATION: 17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHIArrive New Delhi airport, meet & greet by our representative with Garland welcome & mineral water bottle & transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.
DAY 2: DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast leave for guided sightseeing of old & Modern Delhi.
In Old Delhi visit the great Jama Masjid, the main & largest mosque of India. Later enjoya rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk (Silver Market) to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.
In New Delhi visit World Heritage Site,Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562, Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72.5 m) brick minaret in the world. Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.
DAY 3: DELHI – SHIMLA (370 km / about 8 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 4: 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 5: SHIMLA – CHINDI (1850 m) (105 Kms / about 4 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Chindi. Enroute enjoy the amazing View of the Himalaya with lush greenery & small Villages. Enjoy the Tea break at the bank of Beas River. Later drive continue to Chindi. On arrival in Chindi, check into the hotel & relax. Later in the evening take a short walk to the village & meet the local people. Also visit the Temples in Village. Later back to Hotel for overnight stay. Overnight in Chindi at Chindi.
DAY 6: CHINDI - MANALI (2050 m) (170 Km / about 6 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. Enroute enjoy the amazing view of the beautiful villages situated among the green Hills On arrival in Manali, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Manali.
DAY 7: 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 8: MANALI - KEYLONG (115 kms / about 06 hrs drive}
Morning after breakfast drive to Keylong over Rohtang la pass (3980 m). Beautiful views of conifers hillsides and meadows unwind as the road climbs through 2800 m, conifers giving way to poplars and then banks of flowers. Afternoon, arrive Keylong & check into the hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Keylong.
DAY 9: KEYLONG - SARCHU (110 kms / about 6 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast, visit the 900-year old Kardang gompa& the Shashur gompa, built in the 16th century, later drive to Sarchu. Enroute visit very beautiful village Jispa, situated on the bank of Bhaga River & the surrounding peaks covered with mist and clouds creating an awesome view. Later 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 10: SARCHU – TSO MORIRI (120 Km/ about 6 hrs drive)
After early 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, which at a height of 4,485 m. It is also called "White Lake" because of the salt deposited around it- this is because there is no outlet from the lake, which makes the water brackish. On arrival in Tso Moriri, check into the camp & relax. Overnight in camp at Tso Moriri.
DAY 11: 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 12: 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 13: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 14: LEH- KHARDUNGLA -ALCHI
After breakfast we drive about 39 Kms to Khardungla La that is the World’s Highest Motorable Road. Where we take a stop for Photography because the view from the top is spectacular & take a cup of coffee at World’s Highest point. Later drive back to Leh. After lunch at Leh we drive 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. Alchi Monastery is mainly known for its magnificent and well-preserved 11th or 12th century wall paintings. On arrival in Alchi, check-in into the guesthouse & relax. Overnight in Alchi.
DAY 15: ALCHI –LAMAYURU – LEH
Morning after breakfast, enjoy the visit of Alchi Village & Monasteries. Later drive to Lamayuru (60 Km / 3 hrs drive), 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 back to Leh for overnight stay. Overnight in Leh.
DAY 16: LEH - PANGONG LAKE (150 Km / 5 hours)
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. Overnight at camp near to Pangong Lake.
DAY 17: 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 own activities. Overnight in Leh.