Day 01: Arrive at Delhi
On arrival, the guest will be met by our representative and
transferred to hotel
Delhi - Leh
Early morning transfer to domestic airport to connect flight to Leh.
On arrival in Leh, airport transfer by jeeps to hotel. In the evening you
can take a small walk in the market.
Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 03: Leh
After breakfast half day excursion to visit Phyang & Spituk Gompa.
- On a hilltop above the Indus River
and only 8kms from Leh, the spituk gompa was built in the 15th century under
the Gelukpa order.
Not far past Spituk, a long roughish track off the main road leads to the
pretty village of Phyang. Mani walls lead to the little - visited gompa,
which was built around the 16th century by king Tashi Namgyal and is today
home to about 45 monks of the Kagyupa order.
Afternoon visit of Stok
Gompa, is where the last king of Ladakh died in 1974. Built
in 1814 it is popular because it is so easy to get to. There are more than
80 rooms. The museum has a unique display of rare ornaments from the royal
family, traditional clothing and jewellery.
After the visit you will drive back to Leh. Also visit the Tibetan Refugee
Camp & school. Dinner &
overnight will be at hotel.
Day 04: Leh -
Breakfast will be at hotel. Early morning drive
to Kargil over two big passes on the way. Enroute stop to visit the Lamayuru
Monastery & Mulbekh. Arrive in Kargil by evening. On arrival, check into
hotel for dinner.
be at hotel in Kargil.
Day 05: Kargil -
After an early breakfast commence drive 10 - 11 hrs through the Suru valley
passing through numerous villages, The days drive gives excellent view of
the Twin peak s of Nun & Kun. Arrive at Rangdum in the afternoon to visit
Monastery. After visit continue over the mighty Pensilass pass into Zanskar.
The top of Pesi la pass offers excellent views of the snow covered peaks.
Late evening arrival near Padum a place called Ating where we will set up
our camp for the next three days & make excursions from here.
Overnight will be in camp.
Day 06: Padum
Breakfast will be at the camp. Padum is the
administration headquarters of the Zanskar region this has resulted in the
town faining a character similar to road-head everywhere.
This day visit the karcha Monastery in the morning, return to camp for a
hotel lunch. In the afternoon visit Sani Gompa & rest time around Padum
Market. Return to camp in the evening. Overnight will be at camp.
Day 07: Padum - Kargil
Early morning drive to Kargil 10 hrs over the PENSILA PASS. En route visit
the image of Maitriya Buddha near the Sanku village. Arrive late in the
evening to the comforts of a hot shower & a hotel bed.
be at hotel.
Day 08: Kargil -
Early morning drive to Leh en route visit the famous monastery of Alchi this
is the unique monastery in Ladakh this very well known for its ancient
paintings, it is also termed as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. Arrive late in
the evening at Leh. On arrival, check into hotel for dinner. Overnight will
be at hotel.
Day 09: Leh -
Likir Gompa - Dha Hanu
After breakfast drive to Dha hanu enroute visit at Likir Gompa, The
magnificent gompa at Likir, known as the Klu-kkhyol Gompa, was founded in
the 14th century, and was the first in Ladakh known to have been built under
the direction of Tibetan monks. After visit continue to Dha hanu. Overnight
will be at the Camp.
Day 10: Dha Hanu
Dha Hanu consists of a handful of villages along the road leading north-west
from Khalsi. The steep bare walls of the Indus give the terraced fields more
light and heat than other pats of Ladakh. The area is probably most famous
for its inhabitants, known as dards or Brokpas, "people of the land ", an
ancient Indo- Iranian people but retain their own Buddhist and beliefs.
Overnight will be at camp.
Day 11: Dha Hanu - Basg - Leh
After breakfast return back to Leh enroute visit at Basgo, Basgo was the
capital of lower Ladakh kingdom was united at Leh. Listed as one of the top
100 endangered world heritage sites in 2000, the 400 - year old mud- brick
gompa is up winding, steep tracks. The prayer room in the Set zung Temple
has great frescoes; another temple has an enoromus gold & copper statue of
the Maitreya Buddha ( Future Buddha ). After visit continue to Leh.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 12: Leh - Hemis - Chumtahng - Karzok - Tsomoriri
Drive to Hemis Gompa after breakfast, around 35 km from Leh for a short
visit. Hemis Gompa is also known as Chang-Chub-Sam-Ling (or the Lone Place
of the Compassionate Person), Hemis Gompa, 45 km south of Leh belongs to the
Brokpa order and was founded in the early 17th century. Now it is one of the
most accessible, famous and therefore most visited gompas.
Continue drive to Chumthang and then continue to Karzok village. The Karzok
village has single gompa here is quite unusual because it is inhabited
predominantly by women, who often spend their day making beautiful garments
for themselves. The gompa was built in about 1850 replacing one replacing
one destroyed during Dogra invasion.
Tso Moriri is situated at an altitude of 4573m form south east from Leh. It
is like a pearl shape and contains large mineral deposits. The circumference
of the lake is around 36 km. Here you must register and show your permit.
return the camp for overnight.
Day 13: Karzok
Breakfast will be at the camp. Enjoy the Karzok Festivbal during the day.
This is a very colourful and famous festival of Ladakh. Overnight will
be at camp.
Day 14: Karzok
Breakfast will be at the camp. Enjoy the Festival in the morning. In the
afternoon visit Thukse which is about 7km from Tsomoriri. There is a small
gompa at the village of Thukse. A collection of solid brick huts set up for
the dramatic winters.
be at camp.
Day 15: Karzok - Tsokar
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Tsokar. This is a beautiful valley with
yaks and nomads. The journey to this place is through rugged roads but the
destination is really beautiful. Enjoy the lakes and scenes and relax in the
camp while our people take care of you.
be at the TSOKAR CAMP.
Day 16: Tsokar - Sarchu
After breakfast drive to Pang. This will be 60 km down hill drive first and
then you will need to cross PANG. Pang is the tiny migrated markets in
Leh-Manali road. The person who run the shops these are Ladakhi. They are
shifted there for few months as mid June till Sep. Just cross Pang and drive
to Sarchu. En route we cross the wild animals. Sarchu is the very open place
on the bank of the Bhaga River. The evening will be windy.
be at the tent.
Day 17: Sarchu - Jispa
Enjoy your breakfast at the camp and drive to Jispa. The drive is very
beautiful as the vegetation and the mountains slowly change colours. Pass
through the Darcha village. This place is the gateway for the trekker's to
Lamayuru via Zanskar valley. We stop there for checking, because this is the
last check post in the Himachal. After verifying the passports and another
documents, cross the Barlacha Pass (4650m). Reach Jispa in the afternoon.
Enjoy the village walk in the evening and relax.
be at Jispa.
Day 18: Jispa - Manali
Drive to Keylong after breakfast and visit the KHARDUNG MONASTERY - the most
celebrated monastery of Lahaul.
Keylong at an elevation of 3350 m. is situated on the Manali-Leh road is the
headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti. It is the only place in Lahaul, which has
a regular bazaar. It is ideally situated in the heart of the Himalayas in
the lonely corner with high cliffs in the front covered with snow. This
place is lush green. The climate of this place is dry and bracing but
winters are very severe. Keylong located above Bhaga River the district
headquarters of Lahaul Spiti has been described as oasis of green field.
Three well known monasteries Tayul, Khardong, Gemur and Sha-Shur are within
a few kilometers. The people of this valley are mainly Buddhists & the local
society still follows the ancient culture of polygamy
Continue drive to Manali through the Rohatang Pass 13,060 ft. around 51 km
climb up to the Rohatang along a rough bridle path and once on top, enjoy
the stunning panoramas of the array of snow peaks and glaciers. En route
stop off at snow point a static point as it shifts with the snow. Reach
Manali in the late afternoon. Spend time at the local markets. Overnight
will be at Manali.
Day 19: Manali
Proceed for a Full Day excursion of the hill queen. The white peaks send a
cheerful welcome to the Land of Snowballs and Skiing as a matter of fact
Manali is the first choice of many people who want to see and touch snow for
the first time. First times trippers to Manali will invariably want to sues
out old favorites such as the 16th century Hadimba Temple, the Hot spring at
Vashisht and even speculate anout the life and times Old Manali - the hippy
enclave. But the lure of the playing fields of the Solang Valley. Naggar 28
km from the Manali, a picturesque tiny village set on a hill, Naggar is the
starting points for the treks over the Chandrakhani pass. The town is host
to the Roerich Art Gallery that used to be the home of artist Nicholas
Roerich and his wife Devika Rani. Amongst the ancient temples in the area
are the 12th century Gauri Shankar temple and the Chatar Bhuj Temple. Return
to the hotel or explore the local markets.
Overnight will be at Manali.
Day 20: Manali - Amritsar
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive to Amritsar. Reach and during the
day visit the GOLDEN TEMPLE. This is one of the best maintained shrines in
India and would take a bit of time visiting the place and taking a round of
the pious lake. In the evening enjoy the Punjabi Cuisine and roam in the old
market of the city.
Overnight will be in Amritsar.
Day 21: Amritsar - Delhi
Breakfast drive to Delhi and
check in hotel & some rest & evening transfer
to the International airport for onward flight.