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A Journey to Greater Himalayas

Itinerary: TCLE-16

Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days

Places Covered: Delhi - Chandigarh - Mandi – Manali - Jespa – Sarchu - Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis - Uletopko - Khardung - Nubra - Numbra – Leh - Delhi

Day 01: Your Country - New Delhi ( By Flight )
Fly to New Delhi in the morning flight, upon arrival you will be greeted & assisted by our officer at airport. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Old & New Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. dances. Welcome dinner will be organized at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: New Delhi - Chandigarh ( by train Shatabadi express )
After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to New Delhi railway station to board fastest train in India Shatabadi express for Chandigarh in air conditioned chair car. Arrive Chandigarh, You will be transfer to Hotel & afternoon sightseeing of Chandigarh which is modern & well planned city in India. You will visit Nek Chand rock garden, artificial lake, museum Local Parliament of Punjab & Haryana & modern buildings. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04: Chandigarh - Mandi 1200 MSL ( by surface 215 km, 05 hours )
Morning leave for Mandi, arrive & check in at Hotel. Afternoon drive to spiritual/natural Rivalsar lake surrounded by Buddhist Monastery, Hindu temple & Sikh temple. This is believed the lake was formed by the arch of great arch man Arjuna, one of the five brother of Pandava of Mahabarta. Drive back to Mandi for overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Mandi - Manali 1980 MSL ( by surface 105 km, 03 hours )
Morning leave for Mandi en route beautiful valley of Kallu & Naggar where you can see old Pagoda style temples & palace. Arrive & check in at Hotel in Manali which is foot hill of greater Himalayas , afternoon sightseeing of Manali, visiting hot spring Vishit temple, 5000 years old Hadimba Mata temple, Buddhist Monetary & enjoy the cool breeze of pine & deodar jungles of Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Manali - Jespa 3300 MSL ( 120 Km, 07 hours )
Morning leave for Jespa & you will board four wheel drive Jeep to drive in greater Himalayas & your first stop will be at Rohtang Pass 3978 MSL, popularly known as heap of dead bodies. In the former days when people of district Kullu & Lahul were trying to cross the pass during winter in the business connection, maximum number of people were loosing their lives by the snow storm. Continue your drive & reach to Tandi where two rivers of Himalayas namely Chandra & Bagga have the confluence with terrific flow of the water. After here this river is popularly known as Chenab. Continue your drive to reach Keylong which is headquarters of district Lahul & Sipiti & finally reach to Jespa, arrive & check in at the super deluxe tents on the banks of river Chandra. Afternoon visit local villages of Jespa situated on 3300 meters above sea level & Buddhist monastery where biggest festival of Kalchakra was organized by Dalai Lama in July 1994. Return to your tents for the dinner & overnight stay.

Day 07: Jespa - Sarchu 4200 MSL ( 120 Km, 05 hours )
After breakfast drive to Sarchu & your first stop will be at Dharcha and another at Baralacha La 4870 MSL. Afterwards drive to Sarchu, arrive & check in at same super deluxe tents. Afternoon visit panoramic view of the beautiful god made natural high peaks & mountains. Overnight at the tents.

Day 08: Sarchu - Leh 3330 MSL ( 272 Km, 09 hours )
Morning leave for Leh, first of all you will enjoy to reach at LaChungLa which is on 5000 meters above sea level after then reach to Pang 4950 MSL. After Pang you have to go up 15 Km and you will drive 42 Km on plains surrounded by high peaks & mountains.

Here this is superb to watch 42 km plain land on 5000 meters. After the you have go up to reach world’s second highest motorable pass TANG-LANG-LA on 5378 meters above sea level. Afterwards drive to Leh via beautiful villages & river Indus. Arrive Leh & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09: Leh
Leh is on 3300 MSL, it is necessary to acclimatize for a day. Evening take a stroll to a nearby village known as Chengespa, where you can see one of the oldest chorten. Overnitht at Hotel with all meals.

Day 10: Leh
Breakfast at Hotel and leave to visit Stok Palace Museum, the Queen of Ladakh still lives in this Palace and partly it has been converted into museum. More than palace it is the surrounding views of Barron Mountains and formation which are extraordinary. Gentle flow of Indus is another attraction. Return back to Hotel enroute SOS children camp of Tibetien and finally time to roam in the Bazzars of Leh. Afternoon a walk to the fort of ladakh. Overnight at Hotel with all meals.

Day 11: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh ( day trip )
Breakfast at Hotel & drive to Shey, the summer palace of royal family, a lake in front of it. In front of it Holiness ?Dalai lama has also his Ladakh residence. A small drive ahead takes you to Thiksey where you can see the biggest Buddha statue. Finally to the most revered and richest monastery of Ladakh The Hemis, this monetary is nestled between two mountains and has many a thing of great importance. Return back to Hotel for overnight stay

Day 12: Leh - Uletopko ( 120 km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Uletopko enroute visit at Monastery at Rizong, the school where young Lamas are taught Buddhism, finally arrive at your Uletopko camp. For sake of words this is a camp site however, location of this camp site and facilities puts this camp in many ways better than a Hotel. You are surrounded by peaches and apple trees and you are right on a Hill Cliff over the river Indus. Overnight at Hotel with all meals.

Day 13: Uletopko - Leh ( 120 km, 04 hours )
Breakfast at camp and leave for Leh enroute visit at most important The Alchi Monastery has murals dating back to 11th centaury and is perhaps one of the oldest monastery in Ladakh. Drive towards Ladakh and another stop will be Pyang Monastery and finally at Spituk Monastery. Arrive back at Leh & check in your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14: Leh - Khardung - Nubra
Morning leave for Nubra via Caravan , silk route all that what you have heard and read & reach to worlds highest motorable pass Khadungla – La at the altitude of 5800 MSL. Continue your drive to Numbra, arrive & check in at deluxe tented accommodation with all meals.

Day 15: Numbra - Leh
Morning visit one of the oldest monastery in greater Himalayas at Dixit. Afterwards drive back to Leh through same route. Arrive & overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Leh - Delhi ( By Flight )
Transfer to Leh airport to board flight for New Delhi. Explore full day in busy markets & after farewell dinner transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight back to your country early hours of 10th August.