Delhi – Amritsar – Shimla – Manali – Keylong – Jispa – Sarchu – Tsokar Lake – Leh – Ladakh
Day 01: Delhi – Amritsar (Train Shatabdi Express 6 hours ride).
Day 02: Amritsar – Shimla. (300kms 8 hours’ drive).
Day 03: Shimla – Manali. (265km 8 hours’ drive).
Day 04: Manali Local sightseeing.
Day 05: Manali – Keylong – Jispa. (150kms 6/7 hours’ drive).
Day 06: Jispa – Sarchu – Tsokar Lake (220 kms 8/9 hours’ drive).
Day 07: Tsokar – Leh (110 kms 5/6 hours’ drive).
Day 01. Delhi – Amritsar (Train Shatabdi Express 6 hours ride).
Arrive Delhi international airport meet and assist and then transfer to railway station to board super-fast Shatabdi Express Air con chair car train to Amritsar (pool of nectar) 5 hrs. Arrival check in to hotel after lunch visit the Golden Temple the most sacred pilgrimage center for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple was rebuild in 1803 by the Sikh ruler- Maharaja Ranjit Singh in marble and gold. The domes of the temple took 400kgs of Gold Leaf to be covered. Later drive to Wagha Border to witness Retreat Ceremony losing of the border between India and Pakistan a spectacular scene not to be missed it has become important tourist destination in the evening visit Golden Temple again and it is worth visiting in night. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02. Amritsar – Shimla. (300kms 8 hours’ drive).
After early morning breakfast drive to Shimla early afternoon arrive Shimla (2205 meter) above sea level. Check in hotel in Shimla. It is also known as Queen of Hill station situated in the Lower Himalayas Shimla was an important hill station in India during British Rule and still echoes of British past. The Mall still runs along crest of the Ridge and is lined with stately English looking houses.
Shimla Surrounded by deep Cedar woods, it offers Panoramic views where deep valleys and forest rise towards lofty Himalayas Surrounded in eternal snow. You may enjoy exploring Mall area and narrow streets which fall steeply away from the Ridge to colorful Bazaar enjoy the market view in the evening lights. Shops here selling various handicrafts.
Day 03. Shimla – Manali. (265km 8 hours’ drive).
Morning after breakfast drive to Manali 8 hours. The landscape here is breath taking one sees well snow capped peaks. On the other side are Deodar Trees and Pine trees, tiny fields and fruit Orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday. We will pass by Basheshvar Mahadev temple at Bajura, situated on the bank of River Beas, roughly about 200 meter below the road, it believed to have been built in 12th Century. After visit temple continue drive to Manali on arrival check in hotel.
Day 04. Manali Local sightseeing.
Today after breakfast full day trip to explore Manali beautiful hill stations in North India. Our tour starts with visit to Hadimba Devi Temple build in 15th century old temple constructed in middle of the Cedar forest. Hadimba is the family Goddess of Royal family of Kullu. Who came from demon family whose rule was ended in the area by Bhīma, one among the five Pandvas during their exile in the Himalayas. Naggar was the old capital of Kullu state for about 1400 years before it was shifted to Kullu town in 1660 Continue the trip around Manali town situated at 1950 mtrs above sea level. It is picturesque little town and most popular place in Himachal. It is typically small town bustling with activities during season. Nature has lavished the region with the forests, waterfalls, green slopes, rivulets and souring snow cover mountain peaks.
Day 05. Manali – Keylong – Jispa. (150kms 6/7 hours’ drive).
After breakfast leave Manali for Jispa at 3320 mtrs via Keylong. Start on a road journey from Manali to Jispa a small village in Lahul region. A few kms after Manali one gets the first sight of Himalayan snow as the ascent to imposing Rohtang Pass (3978 mtrs) begins with the conifers giving way to grasslands. Civilized world, the people of these valley have developed and intense love for their home and culture. The descent across the pass leads to an open valley through which flows the River Chandra. Drive through the valley and climb through the hillside to reach Keylong surrounded by high peaks. Remains cut off from the rest of world between November to May and once an important stop on the Easter while tread route between India, Tibet and China. Lahul passing through many Traditional Tribal villages and Monasteries with nice sceneries and waterfalls. These people are expert in making Carpets, Shawls, Caps, Rugs (Namda). On arrival check in hotel overnight.
Day 06. Jispa – Sarchu – Tsokar Lake (220 kms 8/9 hours’ drive).
Morning early breakfast drive to Tsokar lake via Sarchu (the border of Himachal and Kashmir. From Darcha the road makes a steep ascent to Baralacha-la (4892 mtrs). A top the pass one can have stunning view of the snow covered over (5000 mtrs) peaks Chandrabhaga, Mulkila ranges. Below the Baralacha-la lies a jewel of a lake, called Suraj Tal (lake of the sun). Further on from Baralacha-la the landscape from green mountains slopes to the bare mountain sides. An hour’s drive from the pass brings to you the vast Sarchu plains and continue drive to Tsokar Lake. The drive through the Sarchu plateau brings you to the another circuitous drive start up to Gatta loops with 22 hairpin bands coming out after Nakila-la and Lachlung-la pass in Pang valley. You may have chance to see Wild Ass (kyang) and Himalayan deer’s. We will driving through various valley structures to this beautiful Tsokar Lake. Also kwon as white lake because of salt deposits around the lake. The water of Tsokar is so salty that salt is procured from its banks. It supports a little salt industry that allows Changpa Nomads to trade with merchants from the rest of Ladakh and Kashmir traders. Tsokar partly filled by a channel from a smaller fresh water lake. This lake is also breeding grounds for a variety of the birds including bar headed goose, Brahim Duck and Brown headed gull. Overnight in camp.
Day 07. Tsokar – Leh (110 kms 5/6 hours’ drive).
After breakfast explore lake area continue driving to second highest motor able pass in the world Tanglang-la (5328 mtrs) which is the highest point on the journey with the breath talking view of the Zanskar range of mountains. A drive through few more villages brings you down to the Great Indus River. The road along sides the Indus River with view of many Monasteries atop the hillocks and mountain side leads to you to Leh the capital of Ladakh. Leh is bustling little town. Dominated by the ruins of the ancient Castle perched above the main Bazar. People are friendly are quick to say “Jully” hello with village woman selling vegetables along the streets of the main bazar, lanes studded with stupas and green agriculture field above the town, Leh is a lovely place for walking and explore.
- Airport transfers at Delhi on arrival and departure in chartered transport.
- 5 passengers per MPV from Chandigarh train station to Amritsar train station.
- Seats in air conditioned chair car class from Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar to Delhi.
- Hotels as indicated or similar in the itinerary with dinner and breakfast.
- All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
- And any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
- Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.
- Hotels as indicated or similar in the itinerary with dinner and breakfast.
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06 Night – 07 Days
Locations: - Delhi – Amritsar – Shimla – Manali – Keylong – Jispa – Sarchu – Tsokar Lake – Leh – Ladakh.
Tour: - Jeep Safari
Physical Level: - Easy
Season: - Round The Year