Destinations Covered: Delhi - Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh - Tigar - Leh - Tsomoriri Lake - Sarchu - Keylong - Lossar - Kaza - Tabo - Lossar - Manali - Shimla - Delhi
Duration: 19 Nights/20 Days
Day 01: Delhi
On arriving, you will meet our representative who will greet you and thereafter you will be transferred to a hotel. India's capital Delhi is completely a vibrant city with cheerful people, rich heritage and colorful culture. It forwards a harmonious mix and match of old and new. Later in the day, you would be taken to massive red-stoned structure Red Fort, towering Qutab Minar, stunning Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun Tomb, Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), scared Jama Masjid, astonishing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh
In the morning you will leave for Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. It is situated amid of two of the world's largest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram Ranges and bridged parallel to Zanskar and Ladakh. In this heaven-like destination, all you can behold is vast cold desert glided by chilling winds, excellent bright sun, quiescent cerulean lakes, alluring landscapes and varicolored mountains. On reaching, you will check-in to the hotel. Remaining day is set for acclimatization. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Leh
This day will introduce you to the divine charm of Leh as in the morning you commence the full day excursion trip to famous monasteries of the town. You will visit angelic Shey monastery which was historically summer palace of the very first king of Ladakh and was constructed around 550 years back. This monastery is a home of the largest Asian statue of Buddha, made up of copper. Then you will proceed towards 500 years old Tikse monastery. Definitely you will get stunned seeing its eternal beauty. Later you will be visiting Hemis monastery which is the largest and prime of all in Ladakh. It was established around 350 years ago. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi
In this morning, you will be driven towards Lamayuru, situated 120 km away. It is an exquisite small village and comprises of some of the most spectacular gompas. Lamayuru lies amidst absolutely aesthetic mountains. So, delight your eyes with some splendid vistas and landscapes. Then you will proceed driving to reach Alchi, located 50 km from Lamayuru. This place is best known for its Kashmiri style wall paintings. On reaching, you will check-in to a hotel followed by a night's stay.
Day 05: Alchi - Leh
In the morning, you will be driven to Rizong monastery which was established by the great Lama Tsultim Nima in 1831. It is a marvelous monastery with magnificent collection of Lama's painting blocks. Then post one and half km walk, you will arrive at an entirely splendid quarantined monastery, Alchi situated amid the hills. This monastery is about 100 years old and belongs to the Yellow Sect. Afterwards, you will come back to Leh, visiting impressive Likir monastery en route. This monastery lies mystically on the beautiful hills with the future 23 m long Buddha alongside. It also has a museum of Thankas and other antiques. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Leh - Tigar
This morning wake up quite early as you will be driving up to the Nubra valley which leads you to world's highest motored pass, Khardongla pass, situated at an altitude of 5470m. The entire journey will be ultra exciting as you will drive on mazy roads. You will halt at the pass to admire the ultimate peerless beauty. Don't forget to click photos for you would not always get the spectacular vista as a backdrop. Later you will be driven back down to Nubra Valley passing through the Shyok River to reach Tigar. In the evening take pleasure in by walking up to Samstanling monastery which is huge compound of 7 temples. Overnight stay will be at the camp here.
Day 07: Tigar
Come out of your tents and experience the divine morning of Ladakh. You will then be driven 50 km to reach Diskit monastery which was built around 700 years ago and belonged to the Yellow Sects. Then you will proceed driving to Hunder monastery situated 5 km away consisting of huge exquisite stature of Maitria Buddha. And if you are lucky enough, en route you can witness a spectacular sight of camels in Ladakh. Don't be shocked, for these camels are shorter and bulkier than their desert counterparts and have a double-hump. Later you will put up in the tents for the night.
Day 08: Tigar - Leh
Early this morning, you will be driven back to Leh again crossing the Khardongla pass. Any number of days is not enough to have enough of the mesmerizing charisma of this place. As such, to let you drown yourself a little more in the ecstatic beauty of the place, you would halt here for sometime. Thereafter, you would be driven to Leh. Upon reaching, you will check-in to the hotel where you can relax and regain the lost energy as you will retire here for an overnight stay.
Day 09: Leh - Tsomoriri Lake
In the morning, you will be driven along the right shores of River Indus, covering about 240 km to reach Tsomoriri Lake. En route you will cross numerous quaint villages until you will reach Mahe Bridge. Post this bridge, you will continue driving along the craggy and dusty road passing through Sumdo and Thatsang Karu Lake. Tsomoriri Lake is also famously called as "Mountain Lake", located at a height of 4,900m in the mid of Rupshu valley. Interestingly, it freezes in winters, so you can enjoy skiing on its surface. Overnight stay will be at the camp.
Day 10: Tsomoriri
Post mouth watering breakfast, you will march up to the Korzok village, situated nearby at an elevation of around 4,267 meters. Upon reaching here, you will visit the famous Korzok Monastery which was built around 350 years ago and belongs to Yellow Sects. It is a home of Shakyamuni Buddha and other alluring statues. You will surely get fascinated gazing at the gorgeous views, especially of the lake. Later you will walk to nomadic area. Overnight stay will be at the camp.
Day 11: Tsomoriri - Sarchu
On day eleven, early in the morning, you will commence driving towards Sarchu crossing the Polokonka Pass and Tsokar Lake. Afterwards, you will be driven through a parched site of Ladakh crossing Lachungla Pass. Sarchu is located at a height of about 4,290 m and delights visitors with some breathtaking vistas of the wondrous Himalayas and engrossing scenic beauty. You will stay in this isolated land for a night in tents.
Day 12: Sarchu - Keylong
On this morning, you will leave for Keylong, situated at a height of 3340 m. En route you will pass through Baralacha la and then go down to Darcha and later Keylong. On the entire route, soothe your eyes with some immensely extravagant landscapes. Keylong is swamped in lofty mountains and stunning semblance. This god's dwelling lies on the Indo-Tibetan border. Upon reaching, you will check-in to the hotel followed by a night's stay.
Day 13: Keylong - Lossar
You will begin driving in the morning towards Lossar. You will pass through Tandi, driving on the edges of the Chandra River. Then you will cross the Kunzumla pass, situated at an altitude of about 4500 m. On the way, enjoy the startling and rare scenery of Spiti valley which is quite mysterious. Upon reaching, you will be transferred to a guest house for a night's stay.
Day 14: Lossar - Kaza
Get ready for a four hour drive to Kaza, located on the left shore of the Spiti River at an elevation of around 12,500 ft. This alluring village is wiped with sheer ridges and serves as an ideal destination for camping. Kaza is also an amazing base camp for trekkers as it provides permits for treks, along with other important stuffs. In the evening, you will be driven to Kibber which is the world's highest village. On your way you even visit astonishing Kye monastery which is oldest and biggest monastery in Spiti. You will stay at Kaza for a night in a hotel.
Day 15: Kaza - Tabo
This morning, be prepared to explore Lalung village, located in Lingti valley. Upon reaching, you will be visiting the impressive over 100 years' old monastery. Later in the day, you would be driven back to Tabo. On your way you will also visit another spectacular Dankar monastery, located at a stunning rocky surface. You will stay for a night at Tabo in guest house.
Day 16: Tabo - Lossar
In the morning post delicious breakfast, you will visit the most prime and lavish monastery in the entire Tibetan Buddhist World. This splendiferous monastery was constructed back in 996 AD by the great translator Rinchen Zangpo. Here you will observe the divine prayers performed by various monks. Surely it will be an attractive sight. Then you will drive to Lossar passing through Kaza. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Kaza.
Day 17: Lossar - Manali
In this morning, you will begin driving towards Manali which is amongst the most favorite holidaying destinations. During the eight hours of drive, you will pass through dazzling Kunzumla pass and post reaching Gramphu, you will continue driving further to the Manali town crossing the snow capped lustrous Rotang Pass. Upon reaching, you will check into the hotel for a night's stay.
Day 18: Manali - Shimla
Early this morning, you will commence driving to reach Shimla which was the chief hill station of British in the past and thus is famously known as the summer capital of India. After reaching, you will be checking into the hotel. You can either relax or stroll down the Mall Road to explore the town. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 19: Shimla - Delhi
This morning, you will head towards your final destination of this trip, Delhi. The drive will take nine hours to reach the city, so on the way you can capture some last minute memories and en route scenic beauty. You will halt at some food points where you can enjoy some luscious foods. Upon reaching Delhi, you will be transferred to a hotel for a night's stay.
Day 20: Delhi - Departure
You would be transferred to Delhi's IGI airport from where you can board a flight back home or for your onward destination.
Also Mapped to: • New Delhi Tours • Shimla Tours • Manali Tours • Leh Tours
Capture the pictorial bliss and vividness of Ladakh, Manali and Shimla with this travel and tour package.