16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour


16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

Tour of Delhi, Leh, Likir, Alchi, Tsokar, Jispa, Manali, Mc Leodganj & Amritsar

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

This enchanting tour of the North India starts at Delhi and takes you to Leh, where we will have a full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey, visit monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangtang village to Ridzong monastery, set hidden in a valley.

At Alchi we will vist the famous 11th Century Monastery and later journey to excursion to Lamayuru, through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh. On the way back to Leh we will visit Basgo Fort en route. In the evening enjoy the walk through the old Town or the local bazaar.

The next day we begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range and visit Tsokar Lake. Enjoy this night in a fixed camp. We will next continue our journey through Nakli La, Lachalung La, the Gata Loops crossing Baralacha Pass and Rohtang Pass, we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali.

At Manali we will visit the famous ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple, and later travel to Mandi, visiting Rewalsar on the way, where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists. Our Next stop will be Dharamsala which is the seat of Tibetan Govt. in exile and also home to H.H Dalai Lama. We will travel to Amritsar and visit the famous Golden Temple, the main shrine of the Sikhs and the nearby Jalianwala Gardens.

Travel Plan Details:

Day-1. Arrive Delhi – Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel

Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport

Day-2 Flight Delhi-Leh – Transfer to the domestic terminal for the spectacular early morning flight over the Himalaya to Leh. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (3,500m). Overnight Hotel.

Leh

Leh

Day-3.  In Leh – After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey. Afternoon visit Sankar monastery. Overnight hotel

Shey Monastery

Shey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

Sankar Monastery

Sankar Monastery

Day-4. Leh-Likir-Alchi – Drive to monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangthang village from where there is the option to walk to Rizong monastery, set hidden in a valley. This solitary gompa is renowned for its strict monastic teachings. Just below in a grove of apricots is a Jelichun Nunnery, which is inhabited by young nuns from the Nubra Valley who have come here to study Buddhism.

Likir Monastery

Likir Monastery

Yangthang village

Yangthang village

Rizong monastery

Rizong monastery

 After Ridzong we rejoin the Indus again, which we follow to Saspol. Just after the village we cross this mighty river and drive to Alchi, a pretty village set in a grove of apricot trees. Barley fields surround the village and at harvest time the village is a buzz of activity.

Overnight in Traditional Guest House

Day-5. In Alchi – We visit the famous monastery. The main attraction in Alchi is the monastery, which is the most important cultural site in Ladakh.

Alchi Monastery

Alchi Monastery

Built in the 11th century, it is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition, a style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh’s other monasteries. It was founded by Rinchen Zangpo who was said to have built 108 temples in Ladakh and is responsible for reviving interest in Buddhism at that time. After breakfast we make an excursion to Lamayuru. The drive takes us through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh.

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery

There will be time to explore the monastery and the village before driving back to Alchi. Overnight in Traditional Guest House

Day-6. Drive to Leh – After breakfast we drive back to Leh visiting Basgo Fort en route.

Basgo Fort Ladakh

Basgo Fort Ladakh

The rest of the afternoon is free for individual exploration. The old town and the local bazaar are well worth a visit. Overnight Hotel

Day-7.Free day in Leh – There are options to visit some of the monasteries in the Leh valley, or to take a jeep trip to the Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,602m. These activities can be arranged and paid for locally and your tour manager will have details.

Khardung La Pass Ladakh

Khardung La Pass Ladakh

Overnight Hotel

Day-8. Drive to Tsokar Lake 6 Hrs drive –  An early start as we leave Leh and begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range. This journey rates as one of the classic road journeys of the world. From Leh we follow the Indus River for a short while before turning away to climb to the Taglang La.

leh to manali road

leh to manali road

At 5,328 m., this pass is the second highest road pass in the world. The road winds its way up through a spectacular landscape to the prayer flags at the top. Descending from the pass we leave the main road for a while to visit Tsokar Lake. We camp about a mile from the lake (due to ecological reasons camping is not allowed on the lake shore).

Tsokar Lake Ladakh

Tsokar Lake Ladakh

Overnight Fixed Camp

Day-9. Tsokar – Jispa 8-9 Hrs drive – A long drive today as we climb through a stunning wind eroded landscape of earth and rock pillars to the Nakli La and further on to the Lachalung La.

Lachulung La

Lachulung La

We then descend the Gata Loops, an amazing series of 22 hairpin bends. The highest point today is Baralacha Pass (4,845m, Continue driving to Jispa for the night. Overnight Guest House

Day-10. Drive to Manali – Crossing our last pass, the Rohtang Pass (3,985 m). This takes us over the Himalayas and from here the scenery changes dramatically – we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass

Overnight Hotel

Day-11.  In Manali – We have a full day to explore Manali. Manali is surrounded by beautiful fir and pine forests and there are lovely walks in and around the town. The ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple is the most important temple in Manali.

manali market

manali market

Hadimba Devi Temple

Hadimba Devi Temple

Overnight Hotel

Day-12: Manali-Mandi 6 Hrs drive – Drive to Mandi. En-route we will visit Rewalsar where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, who have each built their temples on its banks.

Rewalsar Lake

Rewalsar Lake

Overnight Hotel

Days-13/14.  McLeodganj – Today we drive to the hill station of Dharamsala. This was a quiet unassuming town until 1959. This all changed when H.H Dalai Lama settled here after fleeing from Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. McLeod Ganj is the upper part of the town and is the area with the greatest Tibetan influence and is where we are based for two nights. We have a full day to explore the town.

McLeodganj Market

McLeodganj Market

McLeodganj Market

McLeodganj Market

McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple

McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple

McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls

McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls

Day-15. McLeodganj- Amritsar – We drive to Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest city and in the afternoon we visit the Golden Temple, their main shrine.

Golden Temple

Golden Temple

We can also visit the nearby Jallianwala Gardens, site of the notorious The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April, 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar.

Jallianwala Gardens

Jallianwala Gardens

Jallianwala Gardens Bullet Marks

Jallianwala Gardens Bullet Marks

Overnight Hotel

Day-16. Transfer to Airport. Depart Home

Cost

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Terms

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departures
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned vehicles for all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours
  • English speaking guide will be provided for sightseeing and excursion tours
  • All currently applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, fax, internet, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Local payments in domestic currency, such as entry fees to monuments, tips and gratuities
  • Any ride, monument entry fees
  • Domestic / International air fare
  • Indian Visa Fees
  • Any other services not mentioned in Price Inclusions above

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