Himalayan Overland

Departure Date

Monday

Duration

15 Days/14 Nights

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15 DAYS & 14 NIGHTS

DELHI I CHANDIGARH I MANALI I JISPA I SARCHU I LEH

 

A classical road trip over the rough motorable roads in the World and involves crossing overhigh mountain passes providing spectacular views of snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. This tour would drive you through one of the most spectacular & picturesque landscapes in The World. The tour takes you to the best of places, terrain, culture, monasteries, lakes available in Western Trans Himalayas. Excursions to khardungla pass which is world’s highest motorable road in the world & Pangong Lake ,largest and most beautiful in the region leaves behind memories to cherish.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01Arrive/Delhi by International flight

Arrive Delhi International Airport

Meet & assistance on arrival by our travel executive

Transfer to your Hotel. Hotel check in time is 12 noon.

Briefing of the tour by the executive

Delhi – discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02Delhi

Breakfast at the Hotel

Depart for full day guided tour of Old & New Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India's capital by the British intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture.

Red Fort

Red Fort (Monday closed) (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor famous for its architectural wonders one of which is Taj Mahal - Shah Jahan. Red Fort is famous for its delicately carved inlaid and Royal chambers.

Jama Masjid

Stop at Jama Masjid – the Great Mughal Mosque (It is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is behind this architectural masterpiece. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were occupied in the construction of the mosque)
Then visit Raj Ghat (The memorial of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi)

Humayun's Tomb

After the visit of Old Delhi you will move ahead to visit Humayun's Tomb (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) - Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed in 1565 AD by the widow of Mughal emperor Humayun. Its plan is based on the description of Islamic paradise garden and is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs. This type of garden is known as a charbagh and is based on a grid)

Qutab Minar

Continue your tour with Qutab Minar (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) - Qutab Minar is 73 meters high minaret which tapers from a 15 m diameter base to just 2.5 m at the top. The walls consist of intricately carved quotations from Koran. The tower is one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world). The tour would also include a drive through the Lutyens Delhi and a photo stop at India Gate (The war memorial) as well drive past President's Palace & Parliament House.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03Delhi/Chandigarh by road (250kms/4-5hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart for Chandigarh and check in at hotel

Afternoon you will be taken on a city tour of Chandigarh visiting Rock Garden - a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, also known as Nek Cha nd's Rock Garden, after its founder, Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acre (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home waste and throw-away items. Rock Garden has a magnificent entrance, which welcomes the tourist to have an unusual experience. There are number of winding paths inside, providing the perfect complement to Le Corbusier's design for the civic grid of Chandigarh. Inside, you find an unbelievable gallery of rocks, boulders, broken chinaware, discarded fluorescent tubes, broken and cast away bangles, building waste and even hair gathered from barbers.

Overnight at hotel

Day 04Chandigarh/Manali by road (295Kms/8hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel

Depart for Manali & Check-in at hotel

Overnight at hotel
Day 05Manali

Breakfast in the hotel.

Depart for half day sightseeing tour of Manali visiting

Hadimba Devi temple - It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to goddess Hadimba,. It has four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the doorway is carved with legendary figures and symbols. This temple located amidst wooden forest of deodar is about 2.5 kms from the city centre. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the temple complex which was built in 1533 A.D. A large festival is held here in May.

MANU TEMPLE

MANU TEMPLE: 3 kms. from the main bazar in old Manali lies the temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race n the earth.

The colourful Tibetan monastery is famous for its carpet-weaving unit where the residents, the immigrants from Tibet, produce handicrafts of various kinds that attract the tourists towards it Tibetan Monastery is one of the oldest and famous place in Manali. Due to huge number of Tibetan peoples settled in Kullu Manali Tibetan Monasteries has been set up.

Overnight at hotel
Day 06Manali to Jispa (160 Kms / 06 Hrs Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel


Depart for Jispa.

The abundance of greenery and trees dramatically disappears into arid landscapes as we ascend the steep mountains over Rohtang Pass. We can expect a few muddy tracks at times. En-route view spectacular scenery of the Lahoul Valley all along the River Chandra.

Upon Arrival, check in at our Hotel / Camp in Jispa

Overnight at hotel
Day 07ispa - Sarchu (85 kms/3-4hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel/Camp

Check out from the hotel and ride north on the Manali-Leh Highway.

You get to see some of the most breath taking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as we climb up to the 16,500-foot high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on our journey. From the pass beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen. By early evening we reach the small hamlet of Sarchu with set on a large plateau. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check into camp.

Sarchu: It is the last border point between Himachal and Ladakh, where HPTDC put up a tented colony for the convenience of the tourists during summer season. It is situated at a distance of 85 kms from Jispa

Overnight at hotel
Day 08Sarchu - Leh (248 kms/ 8 hrs)

Early morning drive to Leh gives you a feeling of being in the high Tibetan Plateau. One climbs a series of Galta loops consisting of 32 hairpin bends on the way up from Sarchu and come out in Pang valley. It is here that one can divert to the right and visit the huge high altitude lakes of Tsokar and Tsemoriri. This region also has rare wild life like the Tibetan wild Ass, wolf, and the elusive Snow Leopard, the black-necked Crane and Tibetan Snow Cock. Cross to the other side of the Pang, Tzanspo River to continue drive up to yet another plateau for a long traverse on the legendary Moore plains. The highest of the Tibetan Plateau at 4200 Mts. Continue driving Tangling La (5280 Mts.) the second highest motorable pass in the world that commands breath taking views of the Zanskar range. A pleasant drive about 20 Kms brings you to the Ladakhi hamlet, Gya, heralded by prayer flags. After crossing few more villages one reaches the great Indus River.
Leh: Leh is the fascinating capital of the Autonomous Hill Council of Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet. The important monasteries to visit in and around Leh are Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spituk, Samkhar as well as the Shanti Stupa, Stok Palace and main Bazaar. The Leh palace dominating the town was the former home of the Namgyal Dynasty. The monastic festivals are very popular and Hemis, Phyang and Lamayuru festivals in summer are visited by lot of tourists who throng to see the Cham Dances.

Overnight at hotel

Day 09Leh – Khardung La – Leh (40 kms/2 hrs)

Breakfast in the hotel

Today you will be taken on a full day excursion to Khardung - La Pass. This is the ultimate challenge of the trip. It is the highest motorable road in the world taking you to a dizzy 5,600m! The view from the top is spectacular, stretching from the Indus valley in the South over the endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range to the giants of the Sesser Massif in the North. You can feel proud of a true achievement as you finish the trip with your final satisfying descent.

Overnight at hotel
Day 10 Leh

Breakfast in the hotel

Full day guided tour of Leh.

Leh Palace: The palace is a distinguished monument and a historical building. The nine- storied palace was built by the 17th century illustrious ruler of Ladakh Sengge Namgyal.

Spituk: The gompa stands prominently on the top of a hillock, 8 Kms.from Leh, and commands a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and five thankas are found in 15th century monastery. There is also a collection of ancient masks, antique arms and an awe inspiring image of Mahakal.

Phyang: The monastery is situated 17 Kms. from Leh on the Leh - Kargil road. It was built by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century A.D. and looks like a place from a distance. The gompa belongs to the Red Cap sect of the Buddhists. Hundreds of icons of Buddha are kept on wooden shelves.

Overnight at hotel

Day 11Leh

Breakfast in the hotel

Full day guided tour of Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls.

Overnight at hotel
Day 12Leh

Breakfast in the hotel

Sightseeing tour of Shankar. Afternoon is free to relax

Overnight at hotel
Day 13Leh/Delhi by flight

Breakfast in the hotel

Transfer to Leh airport in time to connect flight to Delhi

Meet/Assist on arrival and transfer to hotel

Rest of the day is free to relax

Overnight at hotel
Day 14Delhi

Breakfast in the hoel

Full day free to relax or explore the city on your own

Overnight at hotel
Day 15Depart/Delhi by Int’l flight

Today you will be transferred to Delhi International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination.

  Tour Includes

 

   Share twin accommodation with breakfast
   Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
   Services of local English Speaking Guide during sightseeing tour
   Present Applicable taxes as on 15th Oct 2017

  Tour Excludes

 

      Entrance tickets to Monuments
   International Airfare
   Domestic Airfare
   Visa fee & Insurance
   Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc

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