leh Jeep Safari
Duration: 13 nights/ 14 days
Best Time: Mid June-Mid Sep
Highlights: Monasteries, Golden Temple, HH Dalai Lama’s Palace, and The Taj Mahal Agra.
Upon arrival meet to our representative transfer to hotel for rest of the night.
Mornign board train to Amritsar, ETD 0655 hrs, ETA 1300 hrs. aafternoon arrival at Amritsar and transfer to the hotel. Amritsar is one of the most ancient and fascinating cities of India . It is an important seat of Sikh history and culture. Being the gateway for travellers coming to India on the overland route from central Asia it soon became the centre of various commercial activities. There are various historical and religious sites .The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. Evening witness the retreat ceremony at Waga border and Golden Temple. Overnight in Hotel.
Amritsar-Dharamshala (Mc Leodgunj) 6 hrs drive
After breakfast proceed by road to Dharamshala, arrive at the hotel and evening visit Mc. Leodgunj. Overnight in Hotel at Mc Loedganj, is a hill-station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north-east of Kangra, in the State of Himachal Pradesh and overlooks a wide spread of plains. It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Dharamsala’s altitude varies between 4400 ft. and 6560 ft. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India ”. Covering a wide area in the form of a twin settlement, Lower Dharamsala (1380 m) is a busy commercial center, while Upper Dharamsala (1830 m) with the suburbs of Mcleod Ganj and Forsythganj retain a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. There is also a large Tibetan community in exile, who has made this their home, living mostly in Mcleod Ganj.
Mc Leodgunj (Dharmsala)
After breakfast full day local sightseeing visit HH Dalailama’s Lakahng, Bhagsu Nag temple, local market and Norbulinga Tibetan Institute, overnight at hotel.
Mc Leodgunj- Manali (6 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive from Dharamshala to Manali, a distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden, on arrival at Manali check in hotel for overnight.
Full day sightseeing of Manali Hidimba Temple, Naggar Castle, Roerich Art gallery and Jagatsukh Temple. Rest of the time visit local market “The Mall” Overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast driving towards The famous Rohatang Pass (3990m). Descending down from Rohatang pass Khoksar is the place where there is a check post and entry of passport and visa is done here later drive to Keylong Head Quarter of Lahaul and Spiti. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Sarchu (4253 M) (95 kms/4 hrs approx) via Baralachala (4892 M) to Sarchu. It is also the actual border between Lahaul and Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in fix tents.
After breakfast proceed to Leh a distance of 220 km/ 8-9 hrs drive, on arrival check in hotel for overnight.
Local Sightseeing – Leh (3520m)
After breakfast full day visit to Sanker Gompa & Leh Bazaar, Leh Monastry, Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Sanker Gompa is little up in the valley, 3 Kms from Leh Town, which is open to visitors in the morning and evening only. The Gompa belongs to Yellow Sect & was founded in 18th Century. The Gompa is the seat of the Head Lama of Ladakh & founder of yellow sect, Tson-Kha-Pa. After Sanker, visit Leh Temple & Walk back or Drive to Leh Bazaar. Overnight in Hotel in Leh.
Leh Full day sightseeing, (Hemis ,Shey, Thiksey Monasteries)
After breakfast at hotel visit monasteries of Hemis, Thiksey & Shey, Shey – it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their real home. The importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh's heartland - is attested by the enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road. Thiksey – is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two - storied statue of Buddha which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder. Hemis – which is dedicated to Padmasambhava, what a visitor can observes a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly colored brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Full Day Khardungla Pass
Day excursion to Khardungla pass, which is the highest Motorable pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow-capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel in Leh.
In time transfer to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi meet to our staff, straight drive to Agra, Upon arrival check in hotel, rest of the time visit the famous Taj Mahal, Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, later drive to Delhi on arrival take dinner, late evening transfer to international airport for onward destination.