12 Nights / 13 Days
Chandigarh, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Delhi
Himachal Pradesh -
the land of the eternal snow peaks - takes in the transition zone from the plains
to the high Himalayas and in the trans-Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti
actually crosses the mighty barrier to the Tibetan plateau. The State is bordered
by Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Punjab in the west, Haryana in the south,
Uttar Pradesh in the southeast and Tibet in the east. Geographically speaking,
Himachal is dominated by mountains and their associated rivers and valley. The
mountains include Leo Pargial (6791m) in Kinnaur; Deo Tibba (6001m) near Manali,
Kinnaur Kailash (6050m) to name a few.
The mountain passes, such as the Rohtang La (3978m), Baralacha La (4950m) and Kunzum La (4551m), are pivotal points between culturally distinct regions. 'La' is a Tibetan word meaning pass. In winter, Lahaul and Spiti are completely isolated when these passes are blocked by snow.
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi to Chandigarh (250kms/7hr)
Leave Delhi after early breakfast. Night Stay at Chandigarh.
Day 3 : Chandigarh to Manali (320kms/9hr)
Leave After Breakfast. Check in Hotel.
Day 4 : Manali
Day 5 : Manali
Day 6 : Manali - Jispa via Keylong
Early in the morning start driving to Jispa via Rohtang pass (13000 ft.) and Keylong, the distance of about 150 kms will be covered in about 8 hrs. Dinner overnight in hotel/tents at Jespa.
Day 7 : Jispa - Sarchu
Drive over Baralacha-la (4892 Mts.) to Sarchu. The distance of about 114 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. The landscape enroute is magnificent. Dinner overnight in tents at Sarchu.
Day 8 : Sarchu - Leh
Drive for about 12 hrs, a distance of about 220 kms over Tanglang-la (5350 Mts.) the second highest road in the world and Lachlang-la (5065 Mts.). Dinner overnight in hotel at Leh.
Day 9 : Leh
Local sight seeing/Shopping.
Day 10 : Leh
Full Day tour of Thiksey & Shey Monastery.
Day 11 : Leh
Visit Hemis, the largest monastery in Ladakh & Leh Palace.
Day 12 : Leh
Options are open for Pangong Lake and also for the Highest motorable road of the World. (Khardungla Pass )
Day 13 : Leh - Delhi
Fly Leh-Delhi. Check in Hotel.