This entire tour of the Leh which ends after a brief tour of Amritsar is covered within a package tour of 15 days. The entire journey starts from Delhi then the tourist takes another flight to Leh and after reaching the beauty of this serene destination. Leh is best known for its monasteries and picturesque valleys which add up to the beauty of this location. Most of the monasteries spread across Likir, Alchi is built during the 11th century. The tour package covers the beautiful Tsokar Lake which is surrounded by the Himalayan range. Following the meandering roads, though a nine hour drive tourist can reach the Manali town which is a tourist's delight. The Manali and Mandi are the two most beautiful recommended locations for the travellers. The tour ends with a visit to the holy city of Amritsar. The visit to the Golden temple and Jalianwala Gardens are a part of this package.
What You Won't Miss:
Sikh religious places, Tibetan Buddhist temples, himalayan lakes, reminiscent of the Potala Palace, Ridzong monastery, golden temple, Nubra Valley, Taglang La, Lachalung La, Tsokar Lake, Hadimba Devi Temple
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Leh to Amritsar
Day-1. Arrive Delhi
Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel
Day-2 Flight Delhi-Leh.
Transfer to the domestic terminal for the spectacular early morning flight over the Himalaya to Leh. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (3,500m). Overnight Hotel.
Day-3. In Leh
After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey. Afternoon visit Shankar monastery. Overnight hotel
Drive to monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangtang village from where there is the option to walk to Ridzong monastery, set hidden in a valley. This solitary gompa is renowned for its strict monastic teachings. Just below in a grove of apricots is a small nunnery, which is inhabited by young nuns from the Nubra Valley who have come here to study Buddhism. After Ridzong we rejoin the Indus again, which we follow to Saspol. Just after the village we cross this mighty river and drive to Alchi, a pretty village set in a grove of apricot trees. Barley fields surround the village and at harvest time the village is a buzz of activity. Overnight in Traditional Guest House
Day-5. In Alchi
We visit the famous monastery. The main attraction in Alchi is the monastery, which is the most important cultural site in Ladakh. Built in the 11th century, it is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition, a style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh’s other monasteries. It was founded by Rinchen Zangpo who was said to have built 108 temples in Ladakh and is responsible for reviving interest in Buddhism at that time. After breakfast we make an excursion to Lamayuru. The drive takes us through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh. This part of Ladakh is where 50 million years ago the continents crashed together and the Himalaya were formed. There will be time to explore the monastery and the village before driving back to Alchi. Overnight in Traditional Guest House
Day-6. Drive to Leh
After breakfast we drive back to Leh visiting Basgo Fort en route. The rest of the afternoon is free for individual exploration. The old town and the local bazaar are well worth a visit. Overnight Hotel
Day-7.Free day in Leh.
There are options to visit some of the monasteries in the Leh valley, or to take a jeep trip to the Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,602m. These activities can be arranged and paid for locally and your leader will have details. Overnight Hotel
Day-8. Drive to Tsokar Lake 6 Hrs drive
An early start as we leave Leh and begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range. This journey rates as one of the classic road journeys of the world. From Leh we follow the Indus River for a short while before turning away to climb to the Taglang La. At 5,328 m., this pass is the second highest road pass in the world. The road winds its way up through a spectacular landscape to the prayer flags at the top. Descending from the pass we leave the main road for a while to visit Tsokar Lake. We camp about a mile from the lake (due to ecological reasons camping is not allowed on the lake shore). Overnight Fixed Camp
Day-9. Tsokar – Jispa 8-9 Hrs drive
A long drive today as we climb through a stunning wind eroded landscape of earth and rock pillars to the Nakli La and further on to the Lachalung La. We then descend the Gata Loops, an amazing series of 22 hairpin bends. The highest point today is Baralacha Pass (4,845m, Continue driving to Jispa for the night. Overnight Guest House
Day-10. Drive to Manali
Ccrossing our last pass, the Rhotang La (3,985 m). This takes us over the Himalayas and from here the scenery changes dramatically - we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali. Overnight Hotel
Day-11. In Manali
We have a full day to explore Manali. Manali is surrounded by beautiful fir and pine forests and there are lovely walks in and around the town. The ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple is the most important temple in Manali. Overnight Hotel
Day-12: Manali-Mandi 6 Hrs drive
Drive to Mandi. En-route we will visit Rewalsar where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, who have each built their temples on its banks. Overnight Hotel
Today we drive to the hill station of Dharamsala. This was a quiet unassuming town until 1959. This all changed when H.H Dalai Lama settled here after fleeing from Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. McLeod Ganj is the upper part of the town and is the area with the greatest Tibetan influence and is where we are based for two nights. We have a full day to explore the town.
Day-15. McLeodganj- Amritsar
We drive to Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest city and in the afternoon we visit the Golden Temple, their main shrine. We can also visit the nearby Jalianwala Gardens, site of the notorious massacre under General Dyer in 1919, which led to 319 Sikhs being shot by British troops. Overnight Hotel
Day-16. Transfer to Airport. Depart Home
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Daily breakfast included
• Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
• Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
• English speaking guide will be provided for sightseeing and excursion tours
• All currently applicable taxes
• Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
• Local payments in domestic currency, such as entry fees to monuments, tips and gratuities
• Any ride, monument entry fees
• Domestic / International air fare
• Indian Visa Fees
• Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above
• Rates mentioned are per person on twin sharing basis.
• Extra Adult sharing the same room will be charged 50% of the package rates (per person rates)
• Extra child 5-12 years will be charged 40% of the package rates
• Entry & exit points will be nearest to the destinations
• All confirmations are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Should the no. of passengers, inclusions, hotel category or type of transport change at any given point the cost is liable to change and payable as advised by us.
• Rates/itineraries/payment terms are subject to change without any prior notice.
• For Ac Vehicle A/c will work only in the plains and will be switched-off during hill drives.
• Children below 5 years accommodation will be on complimentary basis sharing parent’s room and breakfast charges as applicable.
• The given cost is inclusive of all services mentioned in the quotation and no refund will be processed for any service which is not avail by guest once in tour.
• Hotel Check In / out time is 14:00, early Check in and Late Checkout depends on Availability of Rooms, also with supplement charges. Please inform us the arrival departure timing of our guest in advance for confirms services and supplement charges occur.
• National Park will Be close from 01 JULY to 30 SEPT Every Year
Brief details of the Destinations:
Delhi is the capital city of India, which is one of the fastest growing economic nations of the world. You can visit various monuments, palaces, and political buildings here. Tourist will never miss upon the opportunity to visit the great and historical Red Fort that was constructed in the year 1639AD. For art lovers, Lotus temple is one of the best places to visit. They can explore the beautifully crafted artistic buildings, something that is worth watching. Qutab Minar, ISKON temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and Jama Mashid are some of the places that reveal the true beauty of the country. The city is equipped with fast and quick transportations. The city experiences humid subtropical climate, where the summer are long and extreme hot.
Amritsar, quite popularly known for the historical Golden Temple is located in Punjab, India. It is the scared place for the Sikh Community. The temple was founded by the 4th Sikh Guru Ramdaas Ji. The other places that are worth visiting here is Jallianwala Bagh, Mata Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s palace, and Ram tirth. The tourist can easily reach this place through flight, roadways, and buses. The climate here is extremely humid, during summer and winter is extremely cold.