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HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS & LADAKH – 12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS

Location – Delhi-Amritsar-Mcleodganj-Manali-Keylong-Sarchu-Leh-Delhi

Trip Type – Mountains

Trip Duration- 13 Day(s) – 12 Night(s)

Overview

The starkly beautiful desert landscape of Ladakh is dotted with monasteries, fluttering prayer flags and high peaks. Its villages and monasteries retain strong Buddhist cultural links with Tibet. This journey combines Ladakh with the holy Sikh city of Amritsar and the mountainous state of Himachel Pradesh.

Our representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area at the airport upon your arrival in Delhi. He or she will answer questions, brief you on the immediate arrangements, and escort you to your hotel.

Half day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Morning train journey to Amritsar. On arrival you are checked into your pre-booked hotel.

 

Amritsar is one of the major cities in northwestern India in the state of Punjab and is renowned as a religious metropolis especially for Sikhs. Dotted with many Gurudwarahs or Sikh places of worship, the city is also home to the famous Golden Temple which is truly a sight to behold. The name of the city is derived from the lake that surrounds this beautiful temple; literally meaning – a lake of elixir.

In the afternoon visit to the Golden Temple. It’s difficult to find words to describe just how beautiful the Golden Temple is. It is really therapeutic to sit by the holy waters of the lake and gaze across at the Golden Temple.

Just around the corner from the Golden Temple is the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial which was the scene of one of the more shameful episodes in British history when General Dyer ordered his troops to open fire, without warning, on a peaceful demonstration. The demonstrators were trapped on all four sides by brick walls and had no escape. Between 379 and 1000 men, women and children died, including 120 people who threw themselves down the well to escape the gunfire.

Evening visit to Wagah border on the India-Pakistan border to see the Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Overnight in Amritsar.

Morning drive to Mcleodganj (Dharamsala). On arrival check int your pre-booked hotel.

McLeodganj is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is the upper part of Dharamshala. Nestled beautifully among the Dhaluadhars mountains this small town is well known worldwide for its scenic beauty and as the residence of the Dalai Lama. This small town is the administrative hub of the Tibetan government in exile and is a Buddhist pilgrimage center. People from all over the world come here to learn Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. The town has several ancient temples and monasteries. The atmosphere of the town is very spiritual with Buddhist religious practice and lifestyles.

Afternoon tour of the monastery and SOS village. Overnight in Mcleodganj.

Today you will visit the Buddhist temple, Tsuglag Khang. It is the biggest Buddhist temple outside Tibet and is located opposite to the Dalai Lama’s residence. Norbulingka Institute is also a must visit because it is the center for training of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts. You can watch the craftsmen at work. Other than that, you can enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains and visit the Tibetan market. Overnight in Mcleodganj.

Drive to Manali in the picturesque Kulu Valley (approx 4 hrs drive). On arrival you are checked into your pre-booked hotel for 2 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure or walk through Old Manali. Overnight in Manali.

In the morning, we’ll visit the 450 year old Dhoongri Temple dedicated to Goddess Hadimba. Built in pagoda style, the temple figures in the itinerary of all visitors coming to Manali. The temple deity, Hadimba, is believed to be the wife of Bhima, one of the Pandavas.

 

Other attractions include the Tibetan Monastery, the majestic Beas River and Jagatsukh, the ancient capital of Manali. At walking distance, you’ll find the hot water springs of Vashist. Overnight in Manali.

Today you will drive through the Rohtang Pass (4,220 metres) to Keylong (approx 3 hrs drive), capital of Lahaul. En route visit the Khardong Gompa (monastery). Keylong sprawls along one side of the green Bhaga Valley, spread out below the Manali–Leh highway. On arrival, you are checked into your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the town on foot.

Overnight in Keylong.

This day you will drive to the high, barren mountains of the Ladakh Valley to reach Sarchu (approx 3 to 4 hrs drive) where you will overnight in a fixed tented camp. Sarchu lies between the boundaries of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. Overnight in Sarchu.

Today, you will start early in the morning to drive to Leh (capital of Ladakh region) and this will take you the entire day. The road traverses one of the highest road passes in the world and is surrounded by wild rugged mountains. The scenery is fantastic, though it is definitely not for the faint hearted.

You reach Leh by the evening where you will stay for the next four nights. On arrival in Leh, you are checked into your pre-booked hotel. You may wish to stroll in the Leh bazaar, where there are many shops selling Ladakhi, Tibetan, and Kashmiri goods. Overnight in Leh.

Ladakh’s monasteries have played a pioneering role in preserving the ancient Buddhist culture and spreading the message of peace and non-violence in this trans-Himalayan region. They once were

the center of all cultural, social and religious activity, and the wealth of rich art and culture remaining in these gompas are witness to the material richness of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

A full day excursion visiting the monastery of Likir and Alchi.

Likir is about 50 Kms fro Leh. It is perhaps most famous for the nearby Klu-kkhyil (meaning “water spirits”) Gompa. The Likir Monastery was first built in the 11th century and was rebuilt in the 18th century, and currently has a 25-foot-tall (7.6 m) gold-covered Buddha statue. It is occupied by monks of the Gelukpa order.

After lunch continue to Alchi Monastery, a unique monastery built in the 11th century and one of the few to have survived the restoration of the 16th century. Alchi was virtually unknown except to a few monastic art scholars before the opening of Ladakh in 1974. It’s known for its rare painted clay statues, produced by Kashmiri craftsmen, which makes it unique among monasteries.

Return to Leh. Overnight in Leh.

Early morning transfer to the Airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi you are transferred to a hotel close to the Airport where a room is held for the group to wash and change. If the Leh flight is not delayed, you’ll have an afternoon tour of the Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb.

Late evening transfer to the airport for departure on homeward bound flights.

  • This itinerary is subject to change due to logistical reasons as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.

 

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