20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla- Kalpa - Tabo - Kaza - Jispa - Sarchu - Nubra - Leh - Delhi
The drive through this high altitude road beyond the Great Himalayan range on the edge of the Tibetan plateau,connects the densely fertile Kulu valley to the barren, cold desert region of Ladakh, once accessible only from Kashmir. The journey goes through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery ever witnessed by road travellers.As one traverses the main ranges of the Himalayas, the stark contrast in the topography becomes apparent. Lahaul and later Ladakh reveal barrenlandscapes that assume fantastic and bizzare shapes. Surrealistic colours splash off rocks ranging from various shades of brown to rust, gold, pink and yellow. Here one traverses the roof of the world, where the Buddhist influence on the inhabitants tries to soften the rough existence they lead for mere survival.
Day 01 : Leave to Delhi
Departure from your hometown to Delhi by flight. Night on board the flight.
Day 02 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet with the representative of Max Holidays at the airport. After traditional Indian welcome transfer to the hotel for checkin. Breakfast in the hotel. Morning free for rest. Afternoon half day sightseeing of Delhi city with guide visit India Gate, President's Palace,Humayun's tomb and Qutab Minar. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Kalka - Shimla (100km/4 hours) 2205m
After breakfast transfer to the railway station to board Shatabadi Express train to Kalka station (Dep. At 0740 from Delhi and Arrival Kalka station at1200 hrs). Reach Kalka and board to the Toy train (departure at 1210 hrs.from Kalka station) for a scenic journey of the valley to Barog. At Barog station our representative pick you up and drive towards Shimla hotel. On arrival check into the hotel. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Shimla
Shimla the summer capital of Britishers. Sight seeing of various places in and around Shimla mosques built in(1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885),Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Scandal Point and The Mall.Overnight at the hotel
Day 05 : Shimla - Sarahan (174 km/6 hours) 2165 m
After Breakfast your first step towards the Hidden Himachal and first Destination is Sarahan. Enroute visiting Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda famous forscenic Beauty. Sarahan is surrounded by apple orchards and opposite to the Sarahan you can witness the Shrikh and Mahadev Peak (5155M). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Sarahan - Sangla (2680m)
Early morning after visit to the holy temple of Goddess Bhimakali.Bhimakali Temple, a wonderful mixture of Buddhist and Hindu architecture. It is very sacred to both the communities. Later drive to Sangla. Sangla is the most beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh, Surrounded by green fields and high Mountain peaks.O/N Camp at Sangla
Day 07 : Sangla (2680m)
After breakfast visit to the Kamru Fort and later excursion to Chitkul village. Chitkul is a fairy land. The traditional houses, temples, Gompas and the people of Baspa valley conjure up the perfect image of Shangri Laand optional a beautiful walk from Village Batseri to Sangla.Evening back to Sangla. O/N Camp at Sangla.
Day 08 : Sangla to Kalpa (64km/4 hrs) 2960 m
En route visiting Rekong Peo and the new Buddhist monastery. One gets excied on witnessing the magic mountains "Kinnar Kailash"(6050M).In the evening visit to the Kalpa village where we can witness the traditional houses and temple of the Vishnu and Shiva which opens only in the evening for evening prayer.O/N at Hotel
Day 09 : Kalpa to Tabo (163 km/7 hours) 3050m
After breakfast journey starts to witness the Ajanta of Himalayas the Tabo monastery. Tabo has the oldest caves on barren mountains and Thanka paintings, one of the most precious paintings of Buddhism. The day has a surprise where a visit to the village of 5oo years old mummy makes your journey and exciting.O/N Camp at Tabo
Day 10 : Tabo to Kaza
After breakfast driving towards Kaza and on the way visit to Dankar and Lalung monastery .Dankar has the rock cut monasteries where the monks use to meditate. O/N Camp at Kaza
Day 11 : Kaza
excursion to Kee monastery and Kibber village at an altitude of 4205M.After lunch a drive to the highest motorable roar Langza and enroute visiting the Comik and Hikim village. Overnight at Camp at Kaza
Day 12 : Kaza to Jispa (210 km/9 hours) 3142m
Today is the long drive over majestic Kunzam La pass. Kaza (3600M) toChhota Dadarpul (3960M) is a tough drive but the different landscapes enroute makes your journey really adventurous. Overnight at hotel at Jispa
Day 13 : Jispa to Sarchu (95 km/4 hours) 4150 m
Morning after breakfast drive to Sarchu via Baralachala. Sarchu is inhabited by Himalayan Clan Gaddi and few lonely soldiers at an army outpost. It is also the actual border between Lahaul and Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14 : Sarchu to Leh (233 kms/8 - 9 hrs approx.) 3500 m
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh via Lachulangla (5065 M) and Tanglangla (5360 M) - the second highest pass in the world with metalled road. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is situated on the bank of the river Indus. Arrive and check into hotel for overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel
Day 15 : Leh (3500m)
Morning free at leisure. After lunch visit Leh Palace, Leh gompa, Shanti Stupa and local bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Day16 : Leh Excursion
Morning proceed for sight-seeing of Shey, old summer palace with 12 feetstatue of Buddha Those, the superbly situated Monastery on a hilltopoverlooking the village and the Indus river and Hemis Monastery the richestand the largest Monastery of the area. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 17 : Leh to Nubra
After breakfast drive for Nubra Valley via Khardungla (World's highest motorable road, 18380 Feet). Rest for the day at disposal for activities byowns. Overnight at camp.
Day 18 : Nubra
After Breakfast proceed for a short walk or visit Deskit, hunder and panamik. Hunder is known for double hump bacterian camels the ride can be organized. Overnight at Camp
Day 19 : Nubra to leh
After Breakfast driving back to leh and evening free to explore the local market and to buy the souvenirs. Overnight at the Hotel
Day 20 : Leh to Delhi
Early morning departure transfer to the Airport to catch the flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 21 : Leave Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight back to hometown. The representative of Max Holidays will ensure timely transfer and will see you off at the airport.
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Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.