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.
Meet & assistance on arrival by our travel executiveTransfer to your Hotel. Hotel check in time is 12 noon.
Briefing of the tour by the executiveDelhi – 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
Depart for full day guided tour of Old & New DelhiDelhi, 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.
Then visit Raj Ghat (The memorial of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi)
Overnight at hotel
Depart for Chandigarh and check in at hotelAfternoon 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
Depart for Manali & Check-in at hotelOvernight at hotel
Depart for half day sightseeing tour of Manali visitingHadimba 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.
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
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 JispaOvernight at hotel
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 JispaOvernight at hotel
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
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
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
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
Sightseeing tour of Shankar. Afternoon is free to relaxOvernight at hotel
Transfer to Leh airport in time to connect flight to DelhiMeet/Assist on arrival and transfer to hotel
Rest of the day is free to relaxOvernight at hotel
Full day free to relax or explore the city on your ownOvernight at hotel
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
Entrance tickets to Monuments
Visa fee & Insurance
Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc