Leh is a beautiful barren desert situated at 3,505 meters above sea level in lap of the Great Himalayas. Leh is the main tourist gateway; it’s the largest town in the Ladakh region. It is ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure freaks. The main highlights includes the breathtaking landscaping, the enchanting rives, snowcapped mountains complimenting the blue sky, time stopping silence of the desert, temperature below zero and Ladakh festival, in short nature's untouched beauty and incredibly attractive. Leh has so many monuments, monasteries, great options for trekking and mountaineering, river rafting, horse riding and polo.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel
Transfer to station to board train to Shimla - The train, (Shatabdi Express) leaves New Delhi railway station at 0710 in the morning and reaches Kalka at 1200 hours. You will be transferred by cars to Shimla from Kalka station covering 80 Kms. Evening a walk on famous Mall road would relax you fully taking you to British Indian streets.
A fantastic drive on Old Hindustan Tibet road indeed through beautiful valleys and colorful mountains From a distance the Great Himalayan Ranges with its more than 50 Kms snow capped ranges do mesmerize one who will be driving for about half of the day with the presence of this majestic view. Reach Rampurand further to Sarahan- the beautiful place with Bhimakali temple.
We drive down till Jeori on same road of yesterday where we get ready to take on the road to Kinnaur. This is the entrance to Kinnaur, and once again we are on the trail of the Sutlej valley. Reach Kalpa and the evening is spent complete with a visit to the Reckong Peo Monastery and Chini, which used to be the district headquarter earlier and was famous for Lord Dalhousies preference for the place as his summer abode over Shimla.
Morning after breakfast we drive towards tabo- the destination of the day. On the way we visit few monasteries of the time of Rinchen Zangpo to understand the rich architecture, system and growth of Trans Himalayan Buddhism. Visit to Chango Village. It is called "Little Tibet" because it has almost the same terrain, vegetation & climate. Spiti also means "Middle Country". It lies between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahoul & Kullu. Reach Tabo, check into the hotel and visit Tabo Monastery or Chos Khor in the evening. The place is called Ajanta of Himalayas too and the more than 1000 years old monastery is the finest in Himalayas .
Morning walk to the facing caves and drive to Dankhar and Lalung monasteries which are other finest monasteries in Spiti. We cross the river and turn into Pin Valley to explore another centuries old monastery Kungri. Drive back to main road and reach Kaza for the night stay in hotel.
Morning we drive towards Kibber village and on the way visit to Kee monastery which is the biggest in the valley. After Kibber village we take a way to a mysterious but extremely beautiful monasteries and villages of Langza, Hikkim and Komik. Komic is the highest village of world connected with road. The monasteries are very special in these remote areas. Back to hotel by evening.
Today we will drive to Kelong via Rangrik, Losar, Pangmo and kunzum la pass 4551mt which is the highest pass in the Spiti valley, just below the pass a road goes to Chandartal Lake, then we will drive via Batal, Chaturu and after a while we will meet the leh Manali road, overnight in Kelong.
Breakfast in the hotel then we will drive to Serchu via Darcha and Baralacha pass 4900mt which is the second highest pass in the Leh-manali road, dinner and overnight in the camp
After an early breakfast will drive to Tsomoriri Lake via Tsokar Lake on the way we will see Tibetan Nomades with Yaks and Pashmina goats, we may also see some wild ass dinner and overnight in camp.
Morning after the breakfast we will visit the Korzok monastery then we will drive to Leh via Mahe bridge where we will meet the Indus driver evening will reach leh, dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Full-day tour of Shey, Thiksey, and Stok. Shey is the old capital of Ladakh. The old Palace is situated on top of a small ridge overlooking the Indus River. It houses a sizable Buddha. Thiksey in one of the most pictures Monastary of Ladakh.Then we shall return and cross the River Indus at Choglumsar to Visit stok Village with its palace. Stok commands grand view of Leh. Return to leh for Overnight stay.
Full day trip to Hemis and Tak Tak monasteries. Hemis is one of the oldest monasteries hidden inside valley. Its annual festival is famous all over the world. We drive further up to Tak Tak a small but very interesting monastery in the remotest are of Ladakh. Return to Leh for Overnight at Hotel.
Today we will drive to Nubra valley with inner line permit, will drive Khardong la pass 5600mt which is the worlds highest motor able road, we can see Karakoram range from the top, visit Disket monastery and Hundar village the may be some camel ride in the san dunes .
Morning visit Panamic hot spring and Samstanling monastery, then Drive to Leh via Khardong la pass upon arrival first visit Shanti stupa and Sankar monastery overnight in hotel.
Transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Day free until departure transfer to the airport for onwards journey
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