The Western Himalayan Jeep Safari
Day 1: DELHI - CHANDIGRAH - MANALI
Arrival Airport transfer to New Delhi Railway station,We prefer to travel by train from Delhi to Chandigrah to avoid the heavy traffic of G.T. road and to save time. Our escort will be there at Chandigrah railway station with your safari jeep to transfer you to Manali. It is drive of 8 hrs. With the twinkling star you will check in to your hotel in Manali.
Day 2: Manali
Manali Sight seeing including Hadima temple, Manu Rishi temple, Vashistha is known for its natural hot sulphur springs and old temples dedicated to saga Vashistha and Tibetan Monastery.
Day 3: MANALI - JISPA - SARCHU
Drive to Jispa (145 kms / 7 - 8 hrs) This high altitude road range, connects the densely fertile and green Kullu valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh. The beyond the great Himalayan drive starts at Manali slowly winding up mountain roads till Rohtang Pass at 3,950 Mts. which connects the Kullu to the Lahaul valley. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. We reach Jispa by late afternoon. After lunch Leisurely start to drive over the scenic Baralacha Pass (4880 Mts.). Plenty of stops to capture the scenic grandeur of this majestic landscape dotted with snow capped peaks and high altitude lakes. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains at an altitude of 4200 Mts. (80 KMS / 4 HRS) Overnight in deluxe tents.
Day 4: Sarchu - Leh
B/F at Camps by a landscape coined/shaped by sandstone formations the journey of far across 22hairpin curves across the Lachalung-La passport (5065m). Leads into a beautiful high valley. here Nomaden with their herds of sheep live. across the another second highest pass of the world Taglang-la (5260m). Arrive Leh and check in Hotel.
Leh - Ladakh: Ladakh at an altitude of 11500 Ft. is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayan and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes.
Day 5: Leh
In Leh : After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yello sect and worship his Holiness - The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa: a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhisim by building such stupas throughout the world & Leh Palace: the 17 th. Century looking for the entire world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. Visit Stok Palace & SINDHU DARSHAN at Chaglomsar. The rest of the day is free for personal activities. overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Leh
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey,Thicksey & Hemis.
Shey: was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and coveredwith gold.
Thiksey: The twelve storeyed monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit.
Hemis: Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Leh
After breakfast half day trip to Khardungla (18380 fts.) the worlds highest motorable road & gateway to Siachen Glacier. Afternoon free for personal activities. Meals and overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Leh - Delhi
Fly back to Delhi, Check out from hotel in time to catch your onward flight.
Day 6: LEH - DISKIT 118 KM
Depart early morning depart for Nubra passing through Khardong Pass ( 5600 Mts.) the world's highest motorable Pass. Afternoon visit Diskit monastery which is 515 yrs. old situated hill top giving panoramic view of the Valley. Overnight at Guest house / Tent.
Day 7: DISKIT - PANAMIC - DISKIT 44 KM
Depart for Panamic and visit hot sulphur spring. On way back visit Samstaling and Sumur Monastery. Afternoon visit Hunder which is short drive. O/N at Guest House / Tent.
Day 8: DISKIT - LEH
Depart for Leh through Khardong La Pass. Check in hotel and afternoon free for individual activities. O/N at hotel.
Morning half day sight seeing of Phyang monastery and afternoon King's Palace, Tsomo Gompa and Shankar gompa. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: LEH - CHUMATHING
Depart early morning for Chumathang via Upshi. Chumathang is is famous for medical hot spring and people visit this place for medical Bath. Afternoon visit the monastery and O/N at Guest House or Tent.
Day 11: CHUMATHANG - KARZOK 110 Kms
Depart for Karzok crossing Mahe Bridge. Enroute visit SUNDAH VILLAGE and then drive to TSOMORIRI LAKE . This Lake is famous for wild Gease/Duck and other wild birds. The Lake is 8 Kms. wide 28 Kms. long and rest of the day to visit Korzok Village and Monastery. O/N at Camp.
Day 12: KORZOK - TSOKAR - LEH 245 Kms
Depart early morning to LEH via Mahe Village and then PUGA and is famous for Butan Gas. Continue drive to Tsokar and visit Thuksey Gompa where there is a small Lake. Evening arrive LEH and check in hotel.