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Definite Cultural Tour To Ladakh

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Duration: 12 Days

Max Altitude: Tanglang La 5,328m/ 17,480ft, Day 7

Accommodation types: Hotels, Fixed Camp

Festival:

The July departure attends the Hemis Festival.
The August departure attends the Dakthok Festival.

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 clients
Maximum group size: 12

This is a trip of incredible differentiations and social intrigue. Going from the plans of India like Delhi up to highlands of Leh Ladakh takes you through a mind-blowing Himalayan excursion encounter out and about connecting Manali and Leh, open just for a couple of months every year because of heavy snow on the passes. The voyage takes you directly over the Greater Himalaya and offers some astounding grand perspectives. The other course is from Srinagar side which likewise offers nearly the equivalent astonishing background. So the time has come to gather your bags and begin arranging your trip to Ladakh, We at Eco India Journeys can be the ideal host for you to design this outing of yours.

Day 1:

Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. The day is at leisure.

Land in Delhi toward the beginning of the day and you will be met by our agent and exchanged to your inn. You can rest till noon. After lunch visits Old Delhi, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, a stunning Mughal fortification and royal residence, Chandni Chowk the old bazaar and later drive to India gate and drive back to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel the Hans or Similar (Meals: B)
Day 2:

Train from Delhi to Kalka - 4 hours and then ‘Toy Train’ to Shimla (2,276m /7,467ft) 4-5 hours

You will be transferred to the railroad station to get the mainline train over the Indian fields to Kalka. In Kalka, you will change your train and board the Toy Train for Shimla. This is a narrow gauge railroad, worked more than one hundred years prior, and it is said to be a standout amongst the most wonderful rail lines in the world. Views en route are stunning and the scenery is enchanting. In Shimla, upon arrival check into your hotel.
Overnight at Clarkes Hotel or Similar (Meals: B)
Day 3:

Full day of sightseeing and walks in Shimla.

Today you will have the day to explore Shimla with your guide. Your walk will begin at Vice Regal Lodge (presently lodging the Indian Institute of Advanced Study), with a voyage through Vice Regal Lodge, which will take around 30/45min. You at that point proceed with your stroll on the edge towards the Mall, which will take around 1 to 2 hours with great views of the Himalaya and moving slopes of Shimla en route. You will likewise observe a lot other chronicled building going back to the British Raj, for example, notable Christ Church and the State Museum. After lunch, you will proceed with your stroll through the brilliant bazaar on the Mall street towards Chota Shimla and completion the stroll you return back to your hotel .
Overnight at Clarkes Hotel or Similar (Meals: BD)
Day 4:

Drive from Shimla to Manali (2,050m/ 6,730ft) 9 hours.

Today will be a long day, this is an exceptionally fulfilling route. The drive from Shimla to Manali is 265 km. It is around 78 km to the Beri intersection, where you get associated with the fundamental Chandigarh-Manali expressway, which drives us to the Kullu valley (Known as the valley of divine beings). The wonderful Beas River goes through this valley. The street from Shimla to Manali can be a brave and testing one, which offers travelers with such a great amount to be wanted. It is loaded with astounding and picturesque perspectives, similar to snow-topped mountains, lovely pine, and oak trees. The rainstorm season can be somewhat precarious one with avalanches and limited streets, generally, it's a thrilling course. We drive along the Beas till we achieve the wonderful town of Manali.
The town of Manali, when an exchanging station toward the beginning of an old exchange course to Ladakh, is presently a renowned town, where we get the chance to see a ton of travelers. It is a ceasing point for the way to Leh. Set beside the wonderful Beas River and encompassed by green delectable pine, deodar, oak trees secured mountains, this once calm town has changed lately into a clamoring resort town with various lodgings, bistros, and eateries.
Overnight at Snow peak retreat or Similar (Meals: BD)
Day 5:

Morning drive to Jispa (3,140m/10,305ft) 8 hours.

This day you begin your drive to Leh, traverse the first pass of the trip the Rohtang pass, 3,978m/ 13,051ft. This pass highlighted vigorously in the early investigation of the western Himalaya and gives fantastic all-encompassing perspectives of ice sheets and the high pinnacles. The streets are limited mountain street following the forceful Chandra stream for about 60km, from here you go into the Lahaul area, subsequent to intersection Keylong the primary town of Lahoul. You will get the chance to see some astounding mountains with willow and poplar trees. In transit, you get the opportunity to see the fields of grain and potato too. Touch base in Jispa at night where you will go through the night.
Overnight at Ibex hotel or fixed camp (Meals: BLD)
Day 6:

Jispa to Sarchu (4,220m/13,845ft) 8 hours.

After Jispa you cross the imposing Baralacha La, 4,891m/16,046ft, you enter a substantially more parched, meagerly populated roads. There are a couple of lakes, great gorge, and tremendous fields. Remain at Sarchu settled camp. The camps that you use on this drive are fixed to provide food for merchants/voyagers on this essential roadway and have been set up by local people. They have an extensive stroll in resting tent with camp beds and adjoining washroom/can offices. The sustenance here is basic yet exceptionally delightful once you are on this kind of street.
Overnight at Gold drop camp or similar (Meals: BLD)
Day 7:

Sarchu to Leh, (3,505m/11,500ft) 8-9 hours.

Today you ride to Leh. You will drive climbing a series of Galta loops consisting of 22 hairpin bends on the way up from Sarchu and come out in Pang valley. Crossing Pang, driving along the River and continue to drive up to yet another plateau on the legendary Moore plains. The highest of the Tibetan Plateau at 4,200 meters. You continue driving towards Tanglang La 5328m claimed to be the second highest motor-able pass in the world that gives us some breathtaking views of the Zanskar range. A pleasant drive for about 20 Kms brings you to the beautiful village of Gya, heralded by prayer flags. You will pass through a couple of more villages before we reach the main town of Leh. Once you reach Leh you will check into your hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Overnight at Gomang Boutique or Similar, Leh (Meals: BD)
Day 8:

Sightseeing in Leh.

Today you drive around Leh and visit a portion of the well known and antiquated religious communities. It will be a decent time to get acclimatized to the high elevation. Shey castle is 15 km from Leh. It used to be the mid-year castle of the King of Ladakh. The Shey Gompa is additionally in the royal residence complex, it was worked by Deldan Namgyal in the memory of his father Senge Namgyal. Shey royal residence was worked by Deldan Namgyal in 1655 AD. The fundamental fascination in Shey is the giant copper with an overlaid gold statue of a situated Shakyamuni Buddha.
Thiksey Gompa is around 19 km from Leh. The cloister is viewed as a standout amongst the most delightful in Ladakh and has a place with the Gelugpa arrange (yellow order). It looks to some extent like the Potala Palace of Lhasa, Tibet and is one of the biggest Gompa in Ladakh.
Hemis monastery is 45 km from Leh. It has a place with the Drukpa Lineage (Red Hat). The celebrated Hemis celebration is held every year. It was established by King Sengge Namgyal. It was established in the mid 17th century.
Overnight at Gomang Boutique or Similar, Leh (Meals: BD)
Day 9:

Visit Phyang and drive to Chilling (3,350m/10,990ft)

Today you will drive west along the Indus before turning north up a valley to visit the breathtaking Phyang Monastery which like such a significant number of such structures is determined to a slope sitting above the valley. Phyang monastery is a standout amongst the most essential monastery of the Indus Valley yet, in general, be less visited than those toward the east of Leh. It is accepted to go back to the sixteenth century. You may likewise prefer to have somewhat of a leg extend today with an exceptionally lovely and calm stroll up the valley above Phyang.
Later drive along the banks of the Zanskar River towards Chilling. Beneath Chilling you leave the vehicles and walk up the narrow trail into the village.
Chilling is popular all through Ladakh for all way of conventional metal crafted works, which are the pride of each Ladakhi kitchen, specifically for delightful things, for example, scoops, spoons, supplication wheel, tea kettles and furthermore for their elaborate stoves. The general population of Chilling has extraordinary notoriety for their conventional aptitudes in working copper, bronze, tin, silver and iron and they trust themselves to be slipped from Nepalese skilled workers conveyed to work for the King of Ladakh in antiquated occasions. You will almost certainly visit their showrooms and see a portion of the experts working in these customary home businesses. There is some decent day strolls around Chilling and the chasm view is amazing. You will have lunch with a local family and after that drive back to Leh.
Overnight at Gomang Boutique or Similar, Leh (Meals: BLD)
Day 10:

Visit Alchi and Likir. Return to Leh via ruined castle at Basgo.

Today you make the short drive to Alchi, a pretty village set in picturesque apricot orchards above the river Indus and having one of the most ancient and attractive temples of this entire region. A visit to Alchi is a step back in time. Alchi temple has somehow miraculously survived war and earthquake relatively intact for over 1,000 years. Its stunning frescoes are said to be among the best- preserved examples of Buddhist art from this period to be found anywhere. These wall paintings are in a different style to those you will see in other monasteries of the Indus Valley. The various chapels which make up the complex, house a stunning array of magnificent images, wood carvings, stucco art, and statues. The sheer artistry and originality found at Alchi sets it apart from other monasteries and makes a visit there unforgettable.
After your visit to Alchi, you will drive to Likir. From Alchi, you return to the main highway and turn east towards Leh. You then turn off the main Leh road to drive up a short way north to Likir. Likir Gompa is a very ancient monastery dating back in part to the 11th century. It sits majestically on a hilltop dominating the valley and is attractively set amongst running water and willow trees which make a pleasant contrast to the surrounding barren landscape. Likir is famous for its imposing 25m high golden figure of the Matraiya Buddha, which sits behind the gompa looking towards the east. Returning towards Leh, you can also visit Basgo. Basgo is known for its ruined castle dating from the 15th century and the adjoining royal temples spectacularly located on cliffs above the valley floor. You then drive back to Leh
Overnight at Gomang boutique or Similar, Leh (Meals: BD)
Day 11:

Hemis Festival

Today you will observe the Hemis celebration a standout amongst the most well-known festivals of Ladakh, it's the remembrance the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava, the author of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The priests dress in vivid brocade robes and wear veils to play out a hallowed move dramatization of the Guru's life accomplishments. Individuals from everywhere throughout the district come here in their best dresses to celebrate, accomplish religious legitimacy and to mingle. These celebrations are constantly extraordinarily enjoyable to visit and you can expect vast hordes of neighborhood Ladakhis to be there in the entirety of their luxury. Later drive back to Leh.
Overnight at Gomang boutique or Similar, Leh (Meals: BLD)
Day 12:

Fly to Delhi/Onward Journey.

We will transfer you to the airport based on your respective timings, so you can catch your flight back home with all the great memories you made in your stay here. Looking back and smiling to yourself. Back to Delhi.
No. of Pax € per person $ per person
02 pax13051505
04 pax9351080
06 pax8801015
08 pax800925
10 pax830960
12 pax785905
Single Supplement425485

One Tour Leader complementary on paying for 10-12 pax

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