Safari to the Little Tibet - Ladakh

13 NIGHTS | 14 DAYS

Region, State : LADAKH, HIMACHAL PRADESH

Difficulty Level   : Moderate

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day Activities
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Delhi
Day 3 Delhi/Kullu/Nagar/Manali
Day 4 Manali/Manikaran/Manali
Day 5 Manali / Rohtang La / Keylong / Jispa
Day 6 Jispa / Sarchu
Day 7 Sarchu / Tso-Moriri
Day 8 Tso-Moriri
Day 9 Tso-Moriri / Leh
Day 10 Leh
Day 11 Leh / Basgo / Likir / Alchi
Day 12 Alchi / Lamayuru / Leh
Day 13 Leh / Phyang / Spituk / Leh

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
After clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you at the receiving area and escort you to your hotel. Thereafter, arrive at the hotel and check-in.

Overnight at the Hotel

Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi.

The day begins with the sightseeing of Old Delhi and a visit to the Raj Ghat. Drive past the Red Fort on your way to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.  A Tour through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk is followed by a drive past the historical India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament House. The day is concluded by a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 3: Fly Delhi / Kullu / Nagar / Manali (Approx. 33 miles / 52 Kms / 1 ½ hour drive)
After early check-out from the hotel transfer to Delhi Airport for flight AI-9805 Delhi/Manali 06:00 AM / 07:20 AM.
On arrival at Kullu airport, step into the receiving area, where our representative will meet you and proceed to Manali.
Arrive Manali and check-in to the hotel.
Afternoon visit Hidimda Devi Temple, also known as the Hadimdi Temple which identified the female as di in Dimasa Kachari word, Hidimdi Devi is related to Dimasa Kachari living in North East India, who was a son of the soil of Assam, is located in Manāli.
Vashist springs and temple in a tiny hamlet situated on the bank of Beas River that turns towards Rohtang. It is well known for its hot sulphur springs and temples.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 4: Manali / Manikaran / Manali
After breakfast set-off for the sightseeing tour of Manikaran.
Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 5: Manali / Rohtang La / Keylong / Jispa (Approx. 86 miles / 138 Kms / 6 hour drive)
Leave Manali after an early breakfast as the path carved by your journey leads you to the Beas watershed where you will climb and cross the first high pass of your journey, the Rohtang La pass (12960 ft.) The bustling town of Keylong greets you as you pass through it to reach Jispa where you may spend the rest of the day relaxing after the long journey.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6: Jispa / Sarchu (Approx. 53 miles / 85 Kms / 4 hour drive)
After breakfast, proceed on to your next destination i.e. Sarchu. The view is absolutely breathtaking as you wind your way through the region to Leh. Baralacha La, the most picturesque of the high passes you crest en route is certainly the glory of the place.

Overnight at the Tented Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7: Sarchu / Tso-Moriri (Approx. 87 miles / 141 Kms / 8 hour drive)
After breakfast, depart in a 4x4 vehicle for the lake of Tso-Moriri (4725 m) through the Lachung Pass (5060m), and to the lake of Tso Kar. This beautiful White lake is famed for the high quality salt that rings its edges.

Overnight at the Tented Camp (B, L, D)

Day 8: Tso-Moriri
After breakfast, embark on the exploration of the spectacular area surrounding Tso-Moriri. You will visit the Karzok Gompa (monastery) during your tour and are also given the option of taking an exciting afternoon hike.

Overnight at the Tented Camp (B, L, D)

Day 9: Tso-Moriri / Leh (Approx. 78 miles / 125 Kms / 7 hour drive)
After breakfast, advance to Leh (3500 m), the capital of Ladakh. You will reach your destination by late afternoon and spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the altitude. In the coming days this region promises to dazzle you with some of the most mesmerizing and incredible sights possible.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 10: Exploring Leh
The day is dedicated to exploring this fascinating region. After breakfast, visit the Hemis Gompa which is the biggest monastery in Ladakh and houses monks of the Brokpa or Red Hat sect. We also visit the Shanti Stupa. From there on you will be taken to Shey, the king’s old palace where you may absorb the splendor of the royalty. This day spent on a faraway land would end as you make your way towards the Thiksey Gompa-an impressive imitation of Lhasa’s Potala Palace.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 11: Leh / Basgo / Likir / Alchi (Approx. 38 miles / 60 Kms / 2 ½ hour drive)
After breakfast proceed to Basgo. This complex of buildings includes a ruined fortress dated earlier than the 15th century, two large temples and a small shrine. The most interesting event of the day would be to explore the Likir Monastary also called the Klu-Kkhjil or ‘water spirits.’

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 12: Alchi / Lamayuru / Leh (Approx. 118 miles / 188 Kms / 7 hour drive)
In the morning, survey the gorgeous site of Rizong gompa which encompasses a number of colorful shrines spread across the valley in an amphitheater formation along with the dramatically situated Lamayuru gompa.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 13: Leh / Phyang / Spituk / Leh
After Breakfast visit splendid monastery of Phyang with its magnificent frescos and series of Buddhas. Spituk monastery which is known for its collection of Buddhist artifacts make more memorable.

In the evening at leisure to visit local markets and explore the city on your own.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 14: Fly Leh / Delhi / Departure
After early check-out from the hotel transfer to Leh Airport for flight 9W 2346 Leh/Delhi 07:45AM / 08:55 AM.
On arrival at Delhi airport, step into the receiving area, where our representative will meet you and transferred to the hotel.
Arrive and check-in to the hotel till departure.
Later in the night you will be escorted to the Delhi International airport to board the flight for your onwards journey.

Check-in at the Hotel till departure