Morning you will met by our representative and transfer to New Delhi Railway station to catch the Shatabdi Express train to Chandigarh. Upon arrival our jeep will pick up guest from chandigarh railway station and straight drive to Manali enroute Kullu Valley. The most charming and beautiful Kullu valley spreads out its charm on either side of river Beas.Kullu was once known as Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas, and by the banks of the shining river Beas. The valley runs north to south of Beas River and is 80 kms long and about 2 kms wide.
In the morning we drive to the adjoining town of Naggar, the ancient capital of the Kullu valley, and visit the Naggar Castle. Built in the 18th century astride a sheer-sided bluff the castle is built in the traditional “earthquake-proof” way common to this region around a central courtyard that houses a legendary shrine.Over the centuries, it has served as a palace and a colonial mansion and is now run as a heritage hotel. Not far from here is a fine art gallery dedicated to the famous Russian painter, Nicholas Roerich. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore Manali.
Post breakfast we check out from the hotel and Drive to the Lahaul valley. Cross over the famous Rohtang Pas at an altitude of 4000m. Enroute view spectacular scenery of the Lahoul Valley all along the River Chandra. Witness the confluence of River Chandra and Bhaga at Tandi. There on drive upstream along the river Bhaga to arrive at Keylong.
Upon arrival in keylong we check in at our pre-arranged hotel.
Later we visit KARDANG MONASTERY (3500 m): It is about 5kms. from Keylong across Bhaga river. It is believed to be built in 12th century. The Monastery has a large library of Kangyur and Tangyur volumes of Budhist scriptures in Bhoti. Kardang village was once the capital of Lahaul.
If time permits we also visit SHASHUR MONASTERY: Situated on a hill about 3 kms. far from Keylong towards north on the same slope. During June/July this monastery attracts lot of visitors when Lamas perform devil dance. It was founded in the 17th century a.d. It belongs to red hat sect and is located among the blue pines. The paintings are represent the history of 84 Buddha’s. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Post breakfast we check out from the hotel and Drive north on the Manali-Leh Highway. You get to see some of the most breath taking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as we climb up to the 16,500-foot high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on our journey. From the pass beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen. By early evening we reach the small hamlet of Sarchu with set on a large plateau. Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in to camp. Evening at leisure & overnight stay at the camp.
After breakfast today there is a drive almost 200 km journey full of beautiful landscapes on the way when you reach at tsokar 115 km and ahead 85 km is Tsomori-ri Lake. Tsomoriri is full of natural Landscaped which includes beautiful small lakes on the way and Mountains after this drive you reach to the Rupshu valley. Tsomori-ri is the Biggest Brackish water Lake which has no outlet. Overnight Camp.
Full day excursion around lake and Korzok Monastery which belongs to the yellow sect. Tsomori-ri or “Mountain Lake” is situated in the middle of the elevated valley of Rupshu surrounded by 6000 M peaks which completely shut the lake in. This Valley is inhabited by a small scattered population of “Changpas” nomadic shepherds who also engage in trade and work the Caravans in Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti the area is rich in wildlife including the “Kyang” (Wild Ass) red fox and the rare highly endangered snow Leopard. Black Necked cranes and Geese flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer months. Also visit the 350 years old Korzok Monastery which has about 33 resident monks. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
After breakfast drive for 7hours to Leh via Sumdo and Chuma – Thang (3965M). Enroute stop at Mahe Bridge from where the road crosses to the south bank of the river by a bridge; it then follows the unmetalled road through Sumdo village up to join Puga stream. The drive from Sumdo to Mahe follows a narrow mountain gorge through green bushes. Packed lunch en-route.
Chuma-Thang is known for its famous medicated hot water springs where people from various parts of Ladakh come for relieving their pains. Enroute drive past beautiful villages of Nurnis, Kery and Kadgam. The Jeep drive through this part of the Indus valley is quite flat without much uphill or downhill drive, a wide-open village. Upon arrival in Leh transfer to your pre-arranged hotel for two nights.
Excursion to Khardungla Top
After breakfast drive to Khardung la, the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft. is around 39 Kms away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages. The views from the top of the pass are amazing. This road carries on to the Nubra Valley (optional). Return to the hotel for hot lunch. Later in the afternoon at leisure for last day shopping and overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and “High Spirit Adventures” thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.
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