Area : Kashmir – Ladakh – Himachal – Punjab.
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Best Time : June to September
Day 01 : Arrival Srinagar and Shikara Ride.
Arrival Srinagar. Transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Post Lunch Sikara Ride on the famous Dal Lake. Later visit the famous Mughal Gardens - The Mughal Gardens is combination of three renowned gardens namely the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens and Chashm-e-shahi.. Comeback to Houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 : Srinagar – Sonmarg – Kargil . (204 KM / 6 – 7 Hrs drive)
Morning drive to Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have traveled back in time. Lunch will be at midway (on own). After a passport check we continue on to Kargil. Dinner and overnight in hotel Caravan Sarai / D'Zolila.
Day 03 : Kargil – Lamayuru – Alchi (171 KM)
Early morning after breakfast drive to Leh with packed Lunch. This drive normally takes about 5 – 6 hrs nonstop, but we will be stopping at LAMAYURU GOMPA: situated in Ladakh, in between Bodhkharbu and Kha-la-che, on a steep rock mountain, lies at a distance of approximately 127 km to the west of Leh town. Lamayuru Monastery belongs to the Red-Hat sect of Buddhism and houses approximately 150 Buddhist monks. The monastery is made up of a number of shrines and also has a very rich collection of thankas and magnificent wall paintings. Later continue our drive to Alchi - Alchi Gompa is a Buddhist monastery, known more as a monastic complex (chos-'khor) of temples in Alchi village in the Leh district. After visiting Alchi monastery and village, dinner and overnight at the hotel Samdupling at Alchi.
Day 04 : Alchi – Likir – Phyang – Spituk – Leh. (80 Km)
After breakfast drive to Leh enroute visiting Likir - It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley] near the Indus River and the village of saspol about 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) north of the Srinagar to Leh highway, Phyang Gompa - was established in 1515 and Spituk Monasteries - Spituk Gompa of Ladakh dates back to the 11th century. Reach Leh in the evening and check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Leh Sightseeing.
Full day sightseeing of Leh including Shey Monastery - The palace, mostly in ruins now, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Thiksey Gompa – Thiksey Gompa is one of the best known and recognized monasteries in Ladakh and Hemis monastery – located in the beautiful Hemis village 45 km from Leh, has a well kept library preserving documents which complement the theory that Jesus Christ visited Kashmir. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Leh
Day 06 : Leh – Sarchu (250 Kms)
Full day drive to Sarchu (with packed lunch) via Upshi (village and junction on the Leh-Manali Highway) and we have to cross second highest motorable pass in world (Tanglangla 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. Dinner and overnight in Rashpian Swiss Tents.
Day 07 : Sarchu - Manali (222 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. One may visit to Dalai Lama monastery which has been recently built during the Kalachakra Programme. After short drive we reach Keylong the head district in this area and we will stop here for one hour to visit around the local Bazar and continue drive to Manali finally we reach Khoksar where we stop for passport checking and lunch. Continue ascending towards Rohtang pass 3978 Mtrs. and we dip into Manali region. Another 51 Kms drive will take us to Manali. Dinner and overnight at Hotel QI River Country / Bannon resorts.
Day 08 : Manali – Dharamshala (220 Kms)
Leave Manali and drive to Dharamshala on the way visit Triloknath Temple – is a medieval shrine situated 4 kms from Udaipur village on left bank on Chenab river on lahaul & spiti district. Finally reach Dharamshala in the evening which has risen to the International fame as"THE LITTLE LHASA IN INDIA" Since from 1960 when it became a temporary headquarter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama visit the monastery. Overnight at pre booked hotel.
Day 09 : Dharamsala – Amritsar (220 Kms / 06 Hrs).
Morning after breakfast drive from Dharamsala. The drive will take appox. 6 -7 hrs to reach the Holy City of Amritsar. Evening visit the Golden temple – also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or sri darbar sahib. The Golden Temple is the main attraction for the Amritsar. Overnight stay at the hotel in Amritsar.
Day 10 : Amritsar Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel leave for the tour of Amritsar including Jalianwala Bagh - is a public garden in Amritsar in the Punjab province of India, and houses a memorial of national importance. In the evening visit the Wagah Border - is the only road border crossing between Pakistan and India. Each evening there is a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags', which has been held since 1959. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. Return back to hotel in the evening for night stay.
Day 11 : Amritsar – Departure.
On time departure transfer to Rly Stn / Airport for Departure.
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