Leh Ladakh Tour

Leh Ladakh is one place which is measured as a paradise by those who search places to increase the thrill of adventure. Ladakh the land of high passes, snow clad mountains, azure blue lakes is among the world's highest inhabited plateaus. The arid climate of Leh Ladakh means that high peaks which would be surrounded in thick glaciers elsewhere in the Himalayas simply have a few snow fields and small glaciers clinging to their sides in Ladakh.

Places Covered: Delhi, Amritsar, Dharmshala, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Tsokar, Tsomoriri, Leh.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 - Arrive at Wagah Border (Amritsar): Drive to Dharamshala By Road 240 km in 6 hr:Drive to Dharamshala. Lying 526 km northwest of New Delhi, Dharamshala is the headquarters of the Kangra District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kangra valley is one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and spiritual places in the Himalayas. Wonderfully picturesque, mainly upper Dharamshala, is well wooded with oak, cedar, pine and other timber yielding trees and offers some lovely walks and finer views. Overnight will be at Dharamshala.

Day 02 - Dharamshala - Manali: By Road 195 km in 6 hr Enquiry Now: Enjoy the sightseeing of DHARAMSHALA and then drive to Manali. Drive through the small markets and villages, well worth the time the moment you cross Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu and other small markets. And start the run up along side the RIVER BEAS to Manali. The first sight of the Icy Mountains cradling this picturesque township in their fold seems so inviting that the foot on the accelerator gets a shade firmer. And the rumbles in your tummy no longer care for sickness but excitement. En route pass through the Mandi - Mandi is the gateway to the Kullu Valley Kangra valley and Shimla. About the 15 km south to Kulu in the village of Banjaura is the Basheshar Mahadev, The largest stone temple in the Kullu valley. Late evening arrive at Manali on arrival check in the hotel for overnight with dinner. Overnight will be at Manali.

Day 03 - Manali :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 theChatar Bhuj Temple. Return to the hotel or explore the local markets. Overnight will be at Manali.

Day 04 - Manali - Jispa (3,182m) By Road 117 km in 5 hr:Early morning drive to Jispa after breakfast, 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. En route visit the Keylong. 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 cornet with highs 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 radius of few kilometers. After lunch at Keylong visit the monasteries than drive Jispa. Spend day walking around the Jispa village. Overnight will be at Hotel.

Day 05 - Jispa - Sarchu: By Road 142 km in 5 hr :Early morning take the breakfast continue drive to Sarchu 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. we verify our passport and another documents. Than cross the Barlacha Pass (4650m). Sarchu is the very open place on the bank of the Bhaga river. The evening is too much windy. Over night will be at the tent.

Day 06 - Sarchu - Tsokar - Tsomoriri: By Road 118 km in 6 hr:En route we cross the wild animal. 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 the Pang and then drive further up. After the up hill drive we find the plain area around 60 km till base of Tanglanla (5400m). Reach Tsomoriri and check in at your fixed camp. Visit the lake side the small collection of huts. Tsomoriri is situated at an altitude of 4573m from 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. Overnight will be in the tent.

Day 07 - Karzok Village and Tsokar Excursion (4267m) Excursion: Before Tanglanla we will take right turn to Karzok village. The 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. Rest day explore the village. Drive to Tsokar close to your camp. Tsokar 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. Late evening return to the camp for overnight. Dinner will be in the camp.

Day 08 - Tsomoriri - Leh: By Road 210 km in 6 - 7 hr :Leh is the capital of Ladakh, lies nestled among low hills on the north side of the Indus Valley, between the Stok Mountains to the south and the Ladakh Range to the north, for centuries it has been a place where travelers of different nationalities have rested, In the 15th century both Leh and the village of Shey shared the responsibility of being the capitals of Upper Ladakh, Shey was the more fortified of the two, while Leh was in the prime position for trade. The town's growth in importance is relegated by the building of the first royal residency on top of Namguyal peaks. Leh's prosperity derived from its location at the foot of the Khardung La, the gateway of the infamous trade route to Yarkand in Turkistan. The trade involved the people of Leh at all levels, a few undergoing the rigorous journey over the mountains themselves, some merely setting up as merchants. Morning will be free for visiting the local monasteries and in the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Shanti Stupa, Shankar Gompa, Namgyal Tsom. In the evening visit the Ladakhi kitchen. Overnight will be at hotel in Leh.

Day 09 - Leh:Proceed for the full day Sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey, Hemis & Stok Palace. In the evening watch a DANCES PROGRAM of the locals. Overnight will be at Leh.

Day 10 - Leh - Delhi: Jet Airways flight 0645/0800 hr: Drive to Leh airport after breakfast for flight to Delhi. Reach and we will transfer you to your friends' place. Spend day at Delhi (sightseeing or relaxing) and take flight as per timing to Lahore.


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