Leh to Amritsar Tour -15 NIGHTS - 16 DAYS
Delhi Delhi is the capital city of India, which is one of the fastest growing economic nations of the world. You can visit various monuments, palaces, and political buildings here. Tourist will never miss upon the opportunity to visit the great and historical Red Fort that was constructed in the year 1639AD. For art lovers, Lotus temple is one of the best places to visit. Qutab Minar, ISKON temple, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and Jama Mashid are some of the places that reveal the true beauty of the country. The city is equipped with fast and quick transportations. The city experiences humid subtropical climate, where the summer are long and extreme hot.
Leh:Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.
Likir:Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa (Klud-kyil) is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. It is located approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) in the west of Leh. It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley, in Likir village near the Indus River about 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) north of the Srinigar to Leh highway.
Alchi:Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located in the Khalsi tehsil, on the bank of Indus River 70 km downstream from the capital in Leh
Tsokar:The Tso Kar or Tsho kar, known for its size and depth, is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jispa:Jispa is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong
Manali:Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It's also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.
McLeodganj:McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.
Amritsar, quite popularly known for the historical Golden Temple is located in Punjab, India. It is the scared place for the Sikh Community. The temple was founded by the 4th Sikh Guru Ramdaas Ji. The other places that are worth visiting here is Jallianwala Bagh, Mata Temple, Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s palace, and Ram tirth. The tourist can easily reach this place through flight, roadways, and buses. The climate here is extremely humid, during summer and winter is extremely cold.
Day-1: Arrive Delhi
Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel
Day-2: Flight Delhi-Leh.
Transfer to the domestic terminal for the spectacular early morning flight over the Himalaya to Leh. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (3,500m). Overnight Hotel.
Day-3: In Leh
After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey. Afternoon visit Shankar monastery. Overnight hotel
Drive to monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangtang village from where there is the option to walk to Ridzong monastery, set hidden in a valley. This solitary gompa is renowned for its strict monastic teachings. Just below in a grove of apricots is a small nunnery, which is inhabited by young nuns from the Nubra Valley who have come here to study Buddhism. After Ridzong we rejoin the Indus again, which we follow to Saspol. Just after the village we cross this mighty river and drive to Alchi, a pretty village set in a grove of apricot trees. Barley fields surround the village and at harvest time the village is a buzz of activity. Overnight in Traditional Guest House
Day-5: In Alchi
We visit the famous monastery. The main attraction in Alchi is the monastery, which is the most important cultural site in Ladakh. Built in the 11th century, it is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition, a style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh’s other monasteries. It was founded by Rinchen Zangpo who was said to have built 108 temples in Ladakh and is responsible for reviving interest in Buddhism at that time. After breakfast we make an excursion to Lamayuru. The drive takes us through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh. This part of Ladakh is where 50 million years ago the continents crashed together and the Himalaya were formed. There will be time to explore the monastery and the village before driving back to Alchi. Overnight in Traditional Guest House
Day-6: Drive to Leh
After breakfast we drive back to Leh visiting Basgo Fort en route. The rest of the afternoon is free for individual exploration. The old town and the local bazaar are well worth a visit. Overnight Hotel
Day-7: Free day in Leh.
There are options to visit some of the monasteries in the Leh valley, or to take a jeep trip to the Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,602m. These activities can be arranged and paid for locally and your leader will have details. Overnight Hotel
Day-8: Drive to Tsokar Lake 6 Hrs drive
An early start as we leave Leh and begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range. This journey rates as one of the classic road journeys of the world. From Leh we follow the Indus River for a short while before turning away to climb to the Taglang La. At 5,328 m., this pass is the second highest road pass in the world. The road winds its way up through a spectacular landscape to the prayer flags at the top. Descending from the pass we leave the main road for a while to visit Tsokar Lake. We camp about a mile from the lake (due to ecological reasons camping is not allowed on the lake shore). Overnight Fixed Camp
Day-9: Tsokar – Jispa 8-9 Hrs drive
A long drive today as we climb through a stunning wind eroded landscape of earth and rock pillars to the Nakli La and further on to the Lachalung La. We then descend the Gata Loops, an amazing series of 22 hairpin bends. The highest point today is Baralacha Pass (4,845m, Continue driving to Jispa for the night. Overnight Guest House
Day-10: Drive to Manali
Crossing our last pass, the Rhotang La (3,985 m). This takes us over the Himalayas and from here the scenery changes dramatically - we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali. Overnight Hotel
Day-11: In Manali
We have a full day to explore Manali. Manali is surrounded by beautiful fir and pine forests and there are lovely walks in and around the town. The ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple is the most important temple in Manali. Overnight Hote
Day-12: Manali-Mandi 6 Hrs drive
Drive to Mandi. En-route we will visit Rewalsar where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, who have each built their temples on its banks. Overnight Hotel
Today we drive to the hill station of Dharamsala. This was a quiet unassuming town until 1959. This all changed when H.H Dalai Lama settled here after fleeing from Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. McLeod Ganj is the upper part of the town and is the area with the greatest Tibetan influence and is where we are based for two nights. We have a full day to explore the town.
Day-15. McLeodganj- Amritsar
We drive to Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest city and in the afternoon we visit the Golden Temple, their main shrine. We can also visit the nearby Jalianwala Gardens, site of the notorious massacre under General Dyer in 1919, which led to 319 Sikhs being shot by British troops. Overnight Hotel
Day-16. Transfer to Airport. Depart Home
01 Night –Delhi /02 Night Leh /02 Night Alchi /02 Nights Leh /01 Night Tsokar /01 Night Jispa /02 Nights Manali /01 Night Mandi /02 Night McLeodganj/01 Night Amritsar.
Visit to Leh, manali, Mcleodganj & Amritsar.
1 Month before start of the journey, else cancellation charges applicable. 20% charges applicable for refund back to your card in case of cancellation.