Himalayan Tour (24 Days / 23 Nights)
The Himalayas have attracted the adventurous and the travel passionate for years. Himalayas offers one of the most enriching travel experiences for the travelers. The place has snowcapped mountains, thrilling adventurous treks, wonderful natural scenes and fresh mountain treks for the nature lovers. The rich Himalayan culture and the welcoming nature of the people makes the trip all the more exciting and thrilling.
Day 1: Delhi
Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Arrive Delhi, assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Amritsar
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Morning transfer to railway station for your train to Amritsar (ETD 0720hrs. ETA 1300hrs.) Arrive Amritsar and transfer to hotel.Afternoon visit Golden Temple
& Wagah Border
. O/n Hotel .
Day 3: Amritsar - Paragpur
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Monday, October 1, 2018
Morning after breakfast drive about 5hrs. to heritage village of India at Paragpur. our overnight stay will be in Judges Court (heritage hotel), set in fruit orchids, here you will be looked after by its charming owner and family. Afternoon visit to the ancient Jwalamukhi temple, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in north India. Overnight in hotel..
Day 4: Paragpur - Dharamshala
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Morning after breakfast a short drive (65 kms/ 1 hr), to the headquarters of H.H. the Dalai Lama . O/n Hotel.
Day 5: Dharamshala
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Explore the bustling bazaars and old medical centre; visit gompas; meet the local Tibetan people or walk in woods. O/n hotel.
Day 6: Dharamshala
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Morning visit to Dalai Lamas residence and monastery to attend H.H. Dalai Lamas birthday. O/n hotel.
Day 7: Dharamshala - Palampur
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Friday, October 5, 2018
After breakfast Short drive (26kms/ 1 hr), to the Tea estate of Palampur,in Kangra Valley. This drive takes us along the tumbling Beas River, through dense blue pine forests. We arrive in Plalampur and stay 1 night in a delightful Heritage Hotel- Taragarh Palace, commanding lovely views of the Duladhar mountain range. The hotel is set in Tea Gardens
, a perfect place to unwind and relax. Afternoon visit to Tashijong Monastery and school also visit to Bajnath Shiva temple, the temple is a good example of the Nagri style of architecture. overnight in Taragarh Palace.
Day 8: Palampur - Manali
Friday, October 5, 2018 - Saturday, October 6, 2018
After breakfast we drive (195 kms/ 8hrs), This drive takes us along the tumbling Beas River, through dense blue pine forests. Arrive Manali and Stay in Hotel.
Day 9: Manali
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Manali full day visit to Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisth hot sulphur springs, Hanuman temple. Evening free to stroll in the local bazaar. O/n hotel.
Day 10: Manali - Keylong
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Monday, October 8, 2018
After breakfast we drive about 6hrs. (115kms) to Keylong over Rothang Pass (3980 M), which offers spectacular views of Pir Panjal Range and Lahauls haunting beauty. O/n Simple Guest house.
Day 11: Keylong - Sarchu
Monday, October 8, 2018 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
After breakfast we drive about 7hrs. (107 kms) to Sarchu, over Baralacha La (4892 M). O/n fixed camp.
Day 12: Sarchu - Leh
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
After breakfast drive about 9hrs. (253 kms) to Leh, over Lachalang La (5065 M), & Tanglang La (5360 M). O/n Hotel.
Day 13: Leh
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Leh free day to acclimatize. O/n hotel.
Day 14: Leh
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018
Leh After breakfast, a half day trip to the 200 year old Shankar monastery, which contains a plethora of impressive images, wall paintings and sculptures, including a huge statue of Aloketesvara-with 1000 arms & heads. Next stop is the Japanese built peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa). The winding road leading to it offers enthralling views of the surrounding countryside. Crowned with a massive dome, this stupa is reminiscent of Nalanda and Rajgir stupas. Afternoon, visit a Ladakhi Buddhist family and share a cup of butter tea, tsampa (roasted barley) and tschang (fermented barley beer), and see their the way of living. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 15: Leh
Friday, October 12, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Leh - Full day of sightseeing, visiting the three most important monasteries of Ladakh - Hemis Gompa, Thiksey Gompa and Shey Palace. Hemis is one of the largest and wealthiest monasteries in Ladakh and houses about 150 monks; it also stages the annual Hemis festival. The Gompa, nestled in a gorge and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, was built in the 18th century and houses a wide range of beautiful frescoes, thankas, Buddha statues and an excellent library. On the way back to Leh, we visit the superbly situated, 16th century, Thiksey Gompa, which is perched on a hill top. The Gompa houses an important collection of Tibetan-style books, a huge Buddha statue and some excellent works of art. Last stop is the ruined Shey Palace, once the summer palace of the pre-Tibetan kings. The palace monastery houses a large, bronze, blue haired Buddha statue. Back to Leh hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 16: Leh - Lamayuru - Uletokpo
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Morning after breakfast drive about 5hrs. (125 kms) to visit the Lamayuru monastery, visit Yangdrung monastery - the oldest monastic establishment in Ladakh, set on a high boulder. Afternoon drive to Uletokpo. O/n camp.
Day 17: Uletokpo - Ridzong - Alchi
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Monday, October 15, 2018
Morning after breakfast visit to Ridzong monastery and Nunnery (about 3hrs. walk). Later drive about an hour to Alchi, visit the monastery. O/n hotel/ guest house.
Day 18: Alchi - Likir - Leh
Monday, October 15, 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh takes about 3hrs.(70 kms). Enroute visit Likir monastery one of the biggest "yellow hats" monastery in Sham Valley. Also visit the huge open Buddha statue. O/n hotel
Day 19: Leh - Nubra Valley
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
After early breakfast, drive about 6hrs. to the mystical Nubra Valley over the exhilarating Khardungla Pass (5600m.), the highest point of our journey. The views from the top are spectacular; extending, to the south, across the Indus Valley to the seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range. To the north, the views of the mighty peaks of the Saser Massif are amazing. We continue driving over the fairly rough road to Diskit monastery and if time permits also visit hunder monastery. From here continue drive to Tegger village, where we will spend the next two nights in comfortable camp. Evening free.
Day 20: Nubra Valley
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
After breakfast proceed for a day excursion to Panamik, the last village on this circuit. Panamik, now a sleepy village, was once a major trade centre for merchants. Here we will visit hot springs. Later drive back to camp, enroute visit the holy lake. O/n camp.
Day 21: Nubra Valley - Leh
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Morning visit Samsthaling monastery, near your camp. Later drive back to Leh, over the Khardungla Pass. Overnight in hotel. Evening free.
Day 22: Leh
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Leh a free day to stroll in the local bazaar and meeting people. O/n hotel.
Day 23: Leh Delhi fly - Agra
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and drive straight to Agra (5hrs /220kms.). O/n hotel.
Day 24: Agra
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Monday, October 22, 2018
Early morning visit Taj Mahal
for sunrise view. After breakfast visit Agra Fort. Later drive back to Delhi and transfer straight to International airport.