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Ladakh Monasteries Tour

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination : Delhi – Leh – Khardongle Pass – Pangong Lake – Sarchu – Jispa – Manali – Shimla - Delhi
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Jama Masjid Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 - Delhi
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, Humanyun Tomb, Qutab Minar, Birla Mandirdrive through India Gate, President’s House and Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 - Delhi – Leh
Catch an early morning flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization, which is 3500 mtrs above sea level. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 4 - Leh
Morning half day tour of Spituk and Phyang Monastery by jeeps. At the time of lunch return back to hotel. Afternoon visit by foot to Kings Palace, Leh Mosque, Leh Gompa, and Leh Bazar. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 - Leh – Khardongla Pass – Leh
After breakfast full day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Leh – Pangong Lake - Leh
Leave early morning to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 mtrs. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to Lukung at the western shore of the lake and drive along the Pangong Lake upto Spangmik (8 kms) the last point allowed for tourists. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 kms wide and over 144 kms long with half of it running into the other side of the ‘Indo-China Border’. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 7 - Leh – Sarchu
Rohtang Pass, Manali Rohtang Pass, Manali
Full day drive to Sarchu via Upshi and we have to cross second highest motorable pass in world (Taglangla Pass 5350 mtrs). Drive through Moreplans there are chance to see tiny colonies of Marmots, Yaks & Herbs. At Pang we stop for lunch, continue drive to Lachungla pass 5065 mtrs. Arrive Sarchu. Tonight our camp will be at 4200 mtrs. and will be the coldest night during the whole tour. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8 - Sarchu - Jispa - Manali
Sarchu is the borderline between Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. After 20 kms drive we enter into Himachal Pradesh and reach Baralachala pass 4883 Mtrs. Visit lake Surajtal and proceed onto Darcha after Rumtze. Drive to Khoksar where we stop at checkpoint. Ascend the Rohtang pass 3978 mtrs. and arrive into Manali region. Another 51 kms drive will take us to Manali. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 - Manali
Halt at Manali to visit 400 years old Pagoda Temple of Hadimba Devi and old Manali to see the Manu temple. In the afternoon one can visit the Vaishisht hot sulphur spring bath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 - Manali – Shimla
Morning drive down the lovely hilly roads to reach the former summer capital of the British – Shimla (Simla). Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 - Shimla
Shimla Shimla
Day free at leisure to enjoy the fabulous strolling experience on the mall road, the church, the town hall or indulge in a short toy train ride from Shimla station to Kathleeghat station and back. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 - Shimla – Delhi
After breakfast, drive toward Delhi. Evening arrive Delhi and checkin hotel for wash ‘n’ change. Later assisted and transferred to international airport for connecting flight to onward destination. (Optional: To enjoy and experience the super fast express rail ride, we can suggest driving down till Kalka or Chandigarh railway station (which are about 100 kms from Shimla) and board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi.)