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Discover North Indian Himalaya (19 Days)

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Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

Stop At: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
Breakfast at hotel, take a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi: the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, cycle rickshaw ride through the lively and colourful market of Chandani Chowk, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. The sightseeing continues to explore New Delhi including President House, India gate; built to honour and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Delhi – Chandigarh (245kms/ 5hrs approx)

Stop At: Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Chandigarh and check in at hotel. Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Le Corbusier executed. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Chandigarh Rose Garden, Chandigarh India
After relaxation visit: Leisure valley, a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. Rock Garden, an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its art work has been made by using industrial amp; urban waste. Sukhna Lake, a beautiful manmade lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. Rose Garden, Asia's largest Rose Garden is spread over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species of roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Chandigarh – Shimla (115kms/ 3hrs approx)

Stop At: Shimla, Shimla, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Shimla check in at hotel.
Shimla in the days before independence was the most important British hill station, and in the summer season became the summer capital. The British in 1819AD first discovered Shimla, but it was not until 1822AD that the first permanent house was erected and later Shimla became the summer capital. The name Shimla is derived from the Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Kali.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Shimla District, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
After refreshment, visit the famous Mall Road that still has some building built in the British Style.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Shimla (Excursion to Kufri and Naldhera)

Stop At: Kufri, Kufri, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel, depart for the winter sports capital Kufri. An enjoyable drive through forests and small villages leads to this small but popular station. The Nature Park here is a great attraction. A short trek leads to the Mahasu Peak with breathtaking views. Here you can photograph yourself in Pahari or Himachal outfit, available on hire. You can also enjoy horse riding or Yak riding (On your own expense).
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Naldhera, Naldhera, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
Afternoon proceed to Naldhera a myriad hamlets, which is famous for its Golf Course & scenic beauty. Naldhera is everything that Shimla is not - serene, green and ever so fascinating. On a clear day you can view the Kailash Ranges. Return to Shimla and evening at leisure to visit the famous Mall Road that still has some building built in the British Style.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Shimla – Kullu – Manali (280kms/ 8hrs approx)

Stop At: Kullu, Kullu, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Manali.
Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the town. Surrounded by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline, never more than few hours’ drive from the town nestling at comfortable 2050meters. It is the centre of the flourishing orchard industry a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Pandoh Dam, Mandi Nh 21, Manali, Manali Tehsil India
On the way you glance at the scenic spots like Pandoh Dam, Mandi, Beas River, and Dashehra Maidan. Optionally en route you can visit Kullu to visit the Shawl factories to purchase warm cloth material. Kullu shawl is a handloom product. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Manali

Stop At: Hadimba Temple Road, Hadimba Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India
Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Manali, visiting Hadimba Temple, dedicated to goddess, Manu Temple of Manu Rishi (Holy man) who was the creator of human race on the earth, Club house, a picnic spot, Tibetan monasteries, 3 colourful monasteries, on the bank of beas river you can buy Tibetan handicraft over here, Vashist Kund, it is a small village located on the left bank of river Beas renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here, if time permits you can visit to Mountaineering institute. In the evening visit at the famous mall road to enjoy the atmosphere of the hill station.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Jispa (150kms/ 5hrs approx)

Stop At: Rohtang Pass, Himalayan Ranges India
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jispa, enroute visit Rohtang Pass on highway to Keylong/Leh.
Rohtang Pass - situated at an altitude of 3979 metres above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Open for just about four months a year, it affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley. There is the beautiful Dashohar Lake left of the pass.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Jispa, Jispa, Lahaul and Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh
En route Stop over to enjoy breathtaking beauty of Kothi, Rahalla Falls to enjoy the sight of fascinating waterfalls, and Marrhi. Continue to drive to Rohtang. There are beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks and Chandra River flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan’s Enjoy skiing and trekking and snow capped mountains. Later proceed to Jispa, on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Jispa

Stop At: Spiti Valley, 172114 India
Breakfast at hotel, visit Spiti Valley. Hike to the village. Jispa: lies 10890 ft on the banks of Bhaga River. Bhaga is one of the tributaries of world's fastest river Chenab. Jispa is located at 90 kms from Rohtang Pass and just off Manali - Leh National highway 21. Jispa is characterised by breathtaking sights of Himalaya and Mountain Goat passing by. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Jispa – Sarchu (80kms/ 3hrs approx)

Stop At: Sarchu, Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Sarchu. Enroute is situated at the junction of Yotche nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. The valley broadens out from Darcha. The altitude of Darcha is about 3500 m. which makes it an ideal base camp for acclimatisation. Darcha is the jumping off point for treks to Padum over the Shinkun la or Baralacha la and Phirtse la and for treks or mountaineering expeditions to Leh and peaks of Chandra Bhaga series. However no tourist bungalow or rest house facilities are available on either side of the nullahs. Darcha is the last village where one can see sparse growth of trees. Beyond Darcha not even a single tree can be seen on either side of the highway. Landscape starts looking desolate and absolutely barren. Sarchu is the last inhabited point in Himachal Pradesh on the Manali-Leh route- which is regarded as one of the highest highways in the world. On arrival, check in at camp. Dinner & overnight in camp.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp.

Day 11: Sarchu – Leh (245kms/ 8hrs approx)

Stop At: Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Breakfast at camp, drive to Leh through Nakeela and Lachlangla Pass 16,617 ft. Reach Pang by afternoon lunch break at Pang. More Plains (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Taglang La Pass (2nd Highest Motorable Road in the World at A Height of 17,585ft). Reach Upshi, from here the road follows the Indus River, passing villages with there terraced Fields and neat- Whitewashed houses. On a way one notice the ruins have an ancient Fort or palace or the distant glimpse of gompa on a hill. And at last reaching Leh. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Ladakh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Leh: (3505 m) is the capital of Ladakh. For centuries, it was an important stopover for the caravan merchants going to Central Asia. Today, the town is a bustling centre for tourists and the local populace. Towering above the town is the 17th century palace of King Senge Namgyal, Ladakh's most important ruler. His kingdom extended beyond the modern boundaries of Ladakh, and additionally, he was the descendant of the 7th century warrior king of Tibet-Songtsen Gambo. Atop the Namgyal Hill, lie the ruins of an earlier palace, the Namgyal Tsemo, built by the 16th century king Tashi Namgyal. On the other side of the town, up a winding road, lies the Ladakh Shanti Stupa. This is a modern structure, built in 1985 by a Japanese Buddhist order. Leh is surrounded by picturesque locales, easily accessible and adding to the whole experience of a holiday in Ladakh.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Leh

Stop At: Thiksey Monastery, Leh Manali Highway, Leh 194101 India
Breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis Gompa was founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal. Hemis is one of the largest and richest Gompa of Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. It was founded by Old Led in the 11th century AD. In those days the Gompa belonged to the Kadampa School but Gelukpa order was introduced during the region of King Dragspa Bum idle. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. Continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace, the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh and Sindhu Darshan. Thereafter sightseeing and photo shoot for ‘Leh Palace’ afterwards visit the Shanti stupa to catch the entire view of Leh city with the Indus River, spend some time to catch the sunset and further on to Leh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Leh (125kms/ 5hrs approx)

Stop At: Alchi Choskor Monastery, Alchi Road Alchi Village, Leh 194101 India
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Alchi via Sham valley, visit Alchi monastery, the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastery to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues. Also visit the famous Lamayuru monastery, then drive along the Indus river visiting, the Indus and Zanskar river Sangam, visit Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia). Later drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Leh – Khardung La Pass – Nubra (160kms/ 6hrs approx)

Stop At: Nubra Valley, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by afternoon. Hunder is located in Nubra Valley. The Nubra Valley is indeed a precious treasure of Ladakh where people still living in the complete isolation for most of the year from rest of the world in the heart of the great Himalayas. The main attraction of the Nubra valley is Bactarian Camels (double hump Camel). These camels can be seen around sand dunes.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Hunder, Hunder, Nubra Valley, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Check in and lunch at hotel/ camp, rest of the day is free to explore Diskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Diskit and Hunder Village. Dinner and overnight hotel/ camp at Nubra Valley.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight hotel/ camp.

Day 15: Nubra Valley – Leh (120kms/ 6hrs approx)

Stop At: Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), 34°32′28″N 77°33′37″E, Diskit India
After breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery, which is more than 500 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market and the Maitreya Buddha statue near the monastery. Proceed for the Samsthaling, Panamik, and Yaraptso Lake along with the splendid view of the Karakoram Himalayan Range. Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above summer. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy centre, the last major settlement before the caravans Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Leh – Pangong (155kms/ 5hrs approx)

Stop At: Pangong Tso, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Ladakh, , India;, Leh 194101 India
Breakfast at hotel, leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m), it is the highest land locked lake. A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometres at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Dinner and overnight at the camps on Pangong Lake.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the camp.

Day 17: Pangong – Leh (155kms/ 5hrs approx)

Stop At: Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sun rise on lake. After Breakfast drive back to Leh where you will have some time to do shopping in evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Leh – Delhi (flight)

Stop At: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel, after refreshment day is free for leausire or take sightseeing.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Delhi – Departure (flight)

Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
Duration
19 days
Inclusions
  • 18x Breakfast
  • 10x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 18 nights
  • 18-nights / 19-days accommodation in offered hotels/ camps or similar (standard room)
  • Accommodation from Jispa onward include dinners as well.
  • 5 Lunches (most of the lunches are packed, in Jispa, Sarchu, enroute to Leh, Nubra Valley & Pangong)
  • Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing.
  • Non A/c car with English speaking driver in Leh Sector
  • All trek and hike as per the tour plan.
  • Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  • Driver allowance (food & and stay)
  • All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  • English/Multilingual guide at the time of sightseeing.
  • Inner line Permit to restricted area in and Leh.
  • Monument entrance fees.
  • One Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Government service taxes.
  • Entry/Admission - Red Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Chandigarh Rose Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Pandoh Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Rohtang Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Spiti Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Thiksey Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Alchi Choskor Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
  • Entry/Admission - Pangong Tso
Exclusions
  • Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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