Hidden Ladakh

14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi – Leh – Tso Moriri – Leh – Sarchu – Tandi - Manali – Dharamshala - Amritsar – Delhi.


Overview

The Hidden Ladakh tour is designed to explore the arid, high altitude region of Ladakh, which has managed to preserve its unique culture till present times. While on this tour experience this astonishing landscape featuring small green stripes of the Indus valley, surrounded by high mountains. Visit Ladakh for its beautiful Gompas, Stupas and colorful prayer flags cheerfully fluttering in the wind.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Visit the major tourist attractions Delhi like the Birla Mandir, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, the Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, and President’s House.
  • Excursion to Stok village.
  • Attend the praying ceremony at Shankar Gompa.
  • Sightseeing tour to Shanti Stupa and Tsemo Castle.
  • Visit Lamayuru Monastery and the Lamayuru village for its lunar landscape.
  • Visit the Hemis monastery, the most famous monastery of Ladakh region.
  • Full day excursion to the Tsomoriri Lake.
  • Visit the Tsokar Lake.
  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Manali covering Hadimba Temple, Tibetan Monasteries, Manu Temple and Solang Valley.
  • Visit Rohtang Pass for wide range of adventure sports.
  • Enjoy the tour to Namgayal and Macleodganj monastery, at Dharamshala.
  • Sightseeing tour of Amritsar covering Jalianwala Bagh and Wagah Border.
  • Darshan at Golden Temple.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Delhi

After arrival at the Delhi Airport, you will be received by IHPL Representative, who'll arrange transfer to the Hotel. After straightening your backs for a while, head to a city tour of Delhi covering major tourist attractions like Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort.

In the afternoon, visit the Qutub Minar and Chhatrapur Temple. Now come back to Hotel for an overnight Stay.

Day 2 - Delhi - Leh

In the morning wake up early, transfer to the airport to board flight to Leh. On arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels and enjoy the breakfast served by them. Rest of the day is free to relax and for high altitude acclimatization. Later in the evening you may take a leisurely walk to Leh market and shop for pearls and coral jewelry. Spend night at the hotel in Leh.

Day 3 - Leh

Early in the morning leave hotel for an excursion to Stok village. Walk through the fields of barley to reach the village that houses Stok Palace and a private museum within the palace. The Stok museum showcases great collection world renowned Thankha paintings. Another interesting section in the museum is the section, displaying the antique robes and royal jewelry featuring red coral and turquoise gems in its design. Then pay a visit to the Stok Gompa, belonging to the yellow-hat sect of Buddhism. In the afternoon visit the magnificent Leh Palace. Also visit the Sankar Gompa, situated 2 Kms away from the market. Evening is reserved to visit the Tibetan Refugee camp, an important center of study of Tibetan literature, history and Buddhist philosophy. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 4 - Leh

Next morning after breakfast, drive for a full day excursion to Alchi. En-route, visit the Likir and Lamayuru Gompa. The Lamayur Gompa is situated in Lamayuru village, visited by a large number of tourists for its lunar landscape. The monastery has a small temple dedicated to Avalokiteshwara. After the visit resume your drive to Alchi- Ladakh's most loved monastery of Ladakh. It is the only monastery built on the flat ground in Ladakh. Next morning after breakfast, drive straight to Leh. Also visit Basgo Castle that is situated on the hill of clay. Later on resume your drive to Leh. On arrival check-in at one our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the night in the hotel.

Day 5 - Leh - Tso-Moriri

Early in the morning start for a full day excursion to the Tsomoriri Lake. En-route, visit the Sumdah Village. After visiting the village, drive for another 55 kms to visit Tsomoriri lake that is breeding ground for varied species of birds. It is one of the most breathtaking fresh water lakes in Ladakh. Enjoy an overnight stay in tents.

Day 6 - Tso Moriri

Post breakfast, head forward to visit Tso-moriri village to view the beauty its Gompa and houses the view of which is mesmerizing also visit the barley fields at Korzok that are amongst the highest cultivation in the world. The Gompa set on top of the village belongs to the Gelugpa sect, it is about 360 years old and has 35 resident monks. In the afternoon take a walk in the area around the lake. Relish the delicious dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 7 - Tso-Moriri - Leh (via Tso-Kar - Taglang-La)

In the morning start for Mahe village. The village exhibits the beautiful scene of shooting fountain and white clouds hanging upon to be remembered for a lifetime. Later in the day, pay a visit to Puga valley which is famous for Butan gas. Resume your drive to Tsokar via Polokongka pass. En-route visit Tsokar lake and Thugke Gompa. Continue driving towards to Leh via Tanglangla pass which is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Overnight at a hotel in Leh.

Day 8 - Leh - Sarchu

Next morning after breakfast leave for Sarchu. The place is located 222Kms away from Leh. It is a major halt point that provides for tented accommodation on the Leh-Manali highway. It offers travelers with 15 Royal cottages and 24 Swiss Cottages for accommodation. These camps are stitched out of canvas material which is prefect to save you from cold winds and are water proof. While driving to Sarchu, stop midway at Upshi to visit Hundur and Hemis monastery. Enjoy an overnight stay at the camp.

Day 9 - Sarchu - Jispa - Tandi

Post breakfast, drive to Tandi via Jispa. While crossing Jispa, spot amazing scenery and panoramic views of the lovely surroundings that pass by you. Upon reaching Tandi check-in at one of our tented locations. Rest and relax for a while. Then head on to explore the source of the Bhaga River. The pass is also the source of the Chandra River, which flows in the opposite direction to the Bhaga and later joins to form one river. In the evening return to the tent for overnight stay.

Day 10 - Tandi - Manali

Post breakfast, drive to Manali. It is a small village situated in the heart of Lahaul valley. Upon reaching Manali check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax for a while. After lunch, step out for visiting the major tourist attractions like Hadimba Temple, Tibetan Monasteries, Manu Temple and Solang Valley. Also enjoy Vashist springs for a hot sulphur spring bath. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 -Manali - Rohtang Pass Excursion ( At Additional Cost )

Wake up early on the 11th day of the tour, and move out for a full day excursion to Rohtang Pass. The place provides one with breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan mountain range. Adventure tourism is highly drawn to this Wake up early on the 11th day of the tour, and move out for a full day excursion to Rohtang Pass. is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres, the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck.

You may visit BeasKund and Dasohar Lake that are closely located to the pass. The water in both the spots is transparent and finger numbing. Now you will drive to Hotel for an overnight stay at Manali.

Day 12 - Manali - Dharamshala

In the morning after breakfast, proceed to visit Dharamshala. It is located in the backdrop of the snow clad Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. Dharamshala is the principal township of Kangra District. As you reach Dharamshala, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After taking some rest set off to visit the ancient temples of Jawalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda. Later in the day visit the war memorial and the Kangra Art Museum. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and comfortable overnight stay.

Day 13 - Dharamshala

The day begins with a visit to Namgayal and Macleodganj monastery. After breakfast, pay a visit to the Church of St. John in the Wilderness and the Kotwali bazaar. During the evening trek through the landscapes of Dharamshala to enjoy the views of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 14 - Dharamshala - Amritsar

Next morning drive straight to Amritsar. Upon reaching Amritsar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After rest and relaxing for a while in your hotel room, move out to visit the pious Golden Temple. Later in the day visit Jalianwala Bagh, the historic site where hundreds of men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer. In the evening visit Wagah Border for witnessing the Flag Retreat / Changing of Guard Ceremony. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 - Amritsar Departure

Post Breakfast you will be escorted to Amritsar Airport or Railway Station by our Driver for your onward destination.


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