As you arrive at Delhi airport your Himalayan hill station tour starts. Meet our representative on arrival and drive to the hotel. Take the rooms and rest till evening. In the evening go on a drive to have a view of flamboyant Delhi. After dinner, stay overnight at the hotel.
Both New Delhi and Old Delhi has lots of sightseeing attractions. New Delhi is the creation of the British architect Lord Lutyen who designed the portrait of the capital city. Be it the India Gate or the President’s House, the colonial architecture are worth seeing. The main attractions in New Delhi are Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham temple, Old Fort, India Gate, Gandhi Memorial, etc. Old Delhi has Mughal heritage, like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and the Chandi Chowk market.
Explore both New Delhi and Old Delhi today. Visit also the local markets of Delhi where you will get lots of stuffs to buy. After dinner, stay overnight.
Drive to Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab state. It is the first planned city of India after independence. On arrival take a hotel. Then visit the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden. Don’t miss a Boat Ride along the Sukhna Lake. Also visit the Leisure Valley, Government Museum, Art Gallery and International Dolls Museum.
After sightseeing, return to the hotel. After dinner, stay overnight.
Check out and drive to Amritsar. This is the city which houses the Golden Temple, the main spiritual headquarter of Sikhs. On arrival at the city take the hotel. Check in at a hotel. In the late afternoon visit the Wagah Border which shares India’s border with Pakistan. Then return back to the hotel and overnight stay.
After having breakfast, explore the Golden Temple tour located in middle of the Amrit Sagar Lake. The major religious centre of the Sikhs, the architecture of Golden temple is worth seeing. The exteriors of the temple are gold plated, hence it is known as Golden Temple. Thereafter, proceed to Jallianwala Bagh, a national monument built in memory of the Indian civilians who lost their lives in the great massacre of 1919.
Check out the hotel and drive to Dharamsala, one of the most beautiful hill stations of Himachal. The inhabitants are semi-Nomadic Gaddi tribe. It is the seat of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader. Dharamsala has been a centre of Tibetan Buddhist since the invasion of Tibet by China and it has become a Buddhist destination with its monasteries and Buddhist way of life.
After having breakfast you would explore the attractions of Dharamsala. The town hub Mcleodgunj is the residence of HH Dalai Lama. There are lots of local shops full of local handicrafts. Visit the famous Namgayal Monastery and Bhagsunath temple. Also tour the St John Church and the Tibetan Children Village Institute which has a well-stocked library having manuscripts and texts on Tibet. Have some Tibetan cuisine in dinner.
On the 7th day of Himalayan hill station tour, drive to Manali, a beautiful hill station located at the northern end of Kullu Valley. This hill station offers spectacular views of snow capped peaks and wooded slopes. On arrival take an accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure. Evening visit Mall Road.
Manali hill station is awfully beautiful. It is one of the most preferred hill stations in north India. It is said to be the home of Saptarishi, the seven sages. Being a spot for adventure tourists, Manali is a heaven for the adventure buffs.
There are lots to see in Manali. You can explore the scenic vistas of the snow-capped mountains. Visit Old Manali and its orchards. Visit the Hidimbha temple, Vashisht hot springs and the Naggar Castle. Stroll around the markets. After dinner, stay overnight.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Sarchu. Enroute you will cross the Rohtang Pass (13050 ft), Lahaul Valley, Tandi, Keylong, Jispa. You will also cross the Baralacha Pass located at a height of 16020 feet. By evening you will reach Sarchu and take the hotel.
Your Leh Ladakh tour will take you to Leh, the capital of Ladakh Hill Council. In the early morning drive to Leh enroute passing through the Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. By afternoon you will reach Pang. Have lunch.
Then again start your drive to Leh, drive past the Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. By evening you will arrive at Leh town. Check in at a hotel. After dinner, stay overnight.
Leh - Pangong Lake (160 Kms – 5 hrs)
The entire view of Leh will thrill you. You will see everywhere the Himalayan beauty. There are lots to see in Leh. Today you would go on excursion trip to Pangong Lake, one of the blue lakes on mountains. The altitude of the lake is 14,500 feet above see level. More than half of the lake is a part of Tibet, now China. The drive will be thrilling; you will drive through Changla Pass, the third highest motorable road in the world.
On arrival take the camp for overnight stay. Explore the blue beauty of the Lake. You would see mountains surround the lake from very side. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
After having breakfast, return back to Leh town. Enroute you would visit the Hemis, Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace. Then reach the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore the local markets and the lifestyle of the Tibetan tribes. Dinner and stay overnight.
On the 13th day of Leh Ladakh with Himalayan hill station tour, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft).
By afternoon you will reach Deskit and take the hotel. Explore the mountain villages like Deskit, Hunder Villages. Enjoy yak safari on the mountain deserts. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the Deskit monastery, the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery at Nubra Valley. It is a sub-Gompa of Thikse monastery. Then drive back to Leh on the same route. On arrival check in at a hotel for your last night stay.
On the last day of Ladakh tour with Himalayan hill stations, take the flight to Delhi and then your onward flight.
Mr Praveen Kumar
India Tour N Travel (A unit of The Indus Travel) 312, Chandanwari Appt., Plot 8, Sec.-10, Dwarka, New - 110075
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