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Jeep Safari Tour To Leh
Duration :- 11 Nights / 12 Days
You will be met on arrival at the Leh airport and transferred to the hotel. Day for acclimatization. Meals and overnight at 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 Himalaya 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 02 : In Leh (Visit Stok, Leh palace & Market)
After breakfast visit Stok palace which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. Some of them have been worked in pure gold and paints made of crushed semi-precious stones. The collection also includes artillery and animal skins. Stok Gompa is a subsidiary of Spitok and both were founded by the same lama, Nawang Lotus, during the reign of King Takpa Bumlde. Stok belongs to the yellow-hat sect of Buddhism and currently has about 20 lamas living there. The oldest parts of the gompa are some 550 years old though the Dukhang or main assembly hall is only about 50 years old.
In the afternoon visit Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The main street is open and airy, with rows of shops on either side. On either side of the market are seen a long line of Ladakhi women in traditional dress and colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise, seated behind enormous baskets, selling vegetables. The spectacular eight-storey Leh Palace looming above, overlooking the town, was built in the 16th century, about the same time as the Potala in Lhasa which it resembles. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03 : In Leh (Shey - Thikse - Hemis)
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey & 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 covered with gold. Thiksey : The twelve storied 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 04 : In Leh (Khardungla Pass)
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. Evening visit to a Ladakhi Family. Meals and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Day 05 : Drive Leh - Sarchu (250 Kms)
Full day drive to Sarchu via Upshi and we have to cross second highest motorable pass in world (TAGLANGLA PASS 5350 MTRS). Enjoy the nature beauty of the mountains continue 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 rugged in the middle of the mountains. Arrive Sarchu tonight our camp will be at 4200 Mtrs. and it will be the coldest night during the whole tour. Overnight in Tents.
Day 06 : Drive Sarchu - Jispa (85 Kms)
Sarchu is the border line between Jammu n Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh after 20 Kms drive we enter into Himachal Pradesh and we reach Baralachala pass 4883 Mtrs. here on the top there is a lake known as Surajtal and we will meet first village at Darcha after Rumtze. Check in at hotel Ibex for an overnight stay.
Day 07 : Drive Jispa to Manali
After breakfast start drive to Manali. We reach Keylong the head district in this area, continue drive to Manali finally we reach Khoksar where we stop for check point. Continue ascending towards Rohtang pass 3978 mts. Have some time at the top of the pass and paragliding for couple of minutes may be an advantage for the adventures person. We dip into Manali region, another 51 Kms drive will take us to Manali. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08 : In Manali
Day for explore the hill station. Manali is circled by beautiful glades of deodars and flowering horse chestnuts, tiny leveled fields and fruit orchards with the Beas River meandering through the town. It is an ideal place for walks, climbs, treks and picnics.
Visit Dhoongri Temple, also known as the Hadimba Temple, believed to be a thousand years old, It is dedicated to the goddess Hadimba, wife of Bhima, the Pandava of Mahabharata fame. Set in tranquil surroundings, the temple is four-tiered with a pagoda shaped roof and at the entrance are carved figures and symbols. Local folklore has it that Raja Bahadur Singh, who had the temple built, ordered the architect's hand cut off to prevent him from duplicating its design elsewhere.
The Vashisht Springs are located in the small village of Vashisht on the left bank of the Beas. The hot water sulphur springs have been made into Turkish-style baths with shower rooms and temperature controlled water piped in. The nearby temple dedicated to Vashista Muni is well worth a visit. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : In Manali
Morning visit Jagatsukh, originally known as Nast, is located 6 km from Manali on the left bank of the Beas on the Manali-Naggar Road. It was the ancient capital of Kulu for some ten generations and is famous for its temples, particularly the shikara-style Shiva temple and the interesting Devi Sharvali temple. Afternoon explore the market and time for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Drive Manali to Chandigarh (307 Kms 8 hours drive)
Morning drive to Chandigarh. Approx. 8 hours drive. Check in at hotel Solitaire for overnight stay.
Day 11 : In Chandigarh
Explore Chandigarh. A most important site in the city is the Rock Garden, the place that has been captured by millions of cameras. Rose Garden is another important landmark and a part of Leisure Valley, a garland of gardens that ornaments the city. Government Museum and Art Gallery displays some important stone sculptures of ancient India. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12 : Drive Chandigarh to Delhi & Departure
Morning you will be transferred to the railway station to board Shatabdi Express departs at 0642 hours and arrive New Delhi railway station at 10 00 hours. Transfer to railway station / airport to board flight for onward destination.