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About Tour: A 15 Nights/ 16 Days tour to the remote and picturesque Kinnaur & Sangla valley & Ladakh which are considered as one of the most beautiful regions of Himachal Pradesh. This tour starts with a stay in Shimla which was once the capital of British India and the town still retains some of the old charm. The tour involves visiting old temples, traditional villages, remote valleys providing spectacular views of snow capped peaks, rivers & streams and charming village folk. The tour offers ample opportunities to nature and enthusiastic photo lovers.Rates do not include any air/train fare. Any type of Local Transportation excluding the provided sight seeing as per the itinerary and any kind of local expense during stay in hotel Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, table drinks, laundry, tips, camera/video fee, Gondola/Pony/Sledge riding.etc. Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing High Season / Festive Season Supplements Applied by Hotels From Time to Time
Day 1 : Chandigarh - Shimla (220Kms)
Meet on arrival in Chandigarh airport/ station and transfer to Shimla by surface. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free to stroll in the famous The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Shimla - Sarahan (175kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast start jeep safari to reach Sarahan (1920 m) via Narkanda (2690 mts). Sarahan is a beautifully located township amid mountains with Shrikhand Mahadev Peak (5155 m) looming as a backdrop. Visit Bhimkali temple, a rare combination of Buddhist and Hindu architecture. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 : Sarahan - Sangla (81kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast start safari to reach Sangla (2680 m). Arrive and camp on the bank of river Baspa. Sangla has houses on a slope built one on another with Kinner Kailash peak (6600 m) dominantly situated in the background. Overnight in camp.
Day 4 : Sangla - Chitkul - Puh (86kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast start safari to reach Sangla (2680 m). Arrive and spend some time over the Sangla Pass to have panoramatic view of the surroundings. This pass opens routes to Garhwal Himalayas. After lunch drive to Puh (3200 m). Close to Tibetan border Puh lies in the rain shadow region. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 5 : Puh - Kaza (134kms)
Jeep: Drive to Kaza (3450 m). En route visit Tabo Monastery (3200 m). It is an ordinary mud structure but inside it has beautiful frescoes which earned Tabo the epithet of "Ajanta of Himalayas". Reach Kaza stay in camp/ hotel.
Day 6 : Kaza - Ki - Kibber (11kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast visit Ki Monastery (4116 m/ 11 kms). This monastery of Spiti has rare paintings and scriptures. The scriptures are written in Bhoti language, the mother tongue of Bhotias who came from Tibet to Spiti to spread Buddhism in the area. Further drive to Kibber village (4400 m/ 9 kms) the highest village in the world. over night stay in Kaza camp/ Hotel.
Day 7 : Kaza - Jispa (207 kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast start safari to reach Jispa in evening. On the way Batal (3960 m) via Kunzum Pass(4551 m). Stop just after Batal to photograph Bara Shingri Glacier (3657 m). En route visit Khardong Monastery at Keylong (3350 m). Keylong is an "oasis of green fields". Reach Jispa in the evening and over night stay in Jispa camp/ Hotel.
Day 8 : Jispa - Sarchu (80kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast continue the jeep safari to reach Sarchu via Baralacha Pass (4885 m). The pass has cross roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul. Reach Sarchu in the evening overnight stay in the camp.
Day 9 : Sarchu - Leh (220kms)
Jeep: Morning after breakfast start safari to reach Leh (3523 m) via Kyungshu Plains for 45 kms. Enroute stop for a while at Tanglang-la (5360 m), the highest pass in the world with metalled road. Arrive Leh and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 : Leh (Visit Shey + Thikse + Hemis Monasteries)
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey, Thicksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storied monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakh is from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Leh - Lamayuru - Uleytoko (190kms)
Jeep: In the morning drive down the Indus Valley on a tour of the Lamayuru circuit, famous for the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining ‘Moonland’ features. After sightseeing and lunch here, retrace the Leh route till Uleytokpo (60 kms.) and check into a fixed camp / resort for overnight stay.
Day 12 : Uleytoko - Leh
After breakfast drive towards Leh, enroute visiting the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic heritage of Ladakh- a UNESCO listed heritage site. Thereafter, visit Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers), Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Kali Mata (Temple of Guardians in Spituk monastery) & Hall of Fame. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 : Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh (150kms)
Full day excursion to Pangong Lake (approx. 300 kms round trip, located on the Indo-China Border), enroute crossing the Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft.). After sightseeing around the lake, drive back to Leh, reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 : Leh - Nubra Valley (120kms)
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardung-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area and Samstaling Gompa. Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Deskit / Hundar for overnight in a fixed camp or hotel.
Day 15 : Nubra Valley - Leh
In the morning visit / explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment). Later drive back to Leh reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16 : Departure Leh
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.
Tour ends. but sweet memories always remain.
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