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Jammu - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Sarchu - Manali(Via Rotang) - JalandharDriver food is not included in this package. (Rs 300 per day for 15 days Rs 4500)25-0525-08
Day 1 : Jammu - Patnitop - Pahalgam
After Breakfast, proceed to Patnitop from Katra. Patnitop is a hill top tourist location in Udhampur district on the National Highway 1A, on the way from Udhampur to Srinagar. Patnitop is a distortion of the original name of "Patan Da Talab" meaning "Pond of the Princess". In olden times a pond existed in the meadows and the king’s princess often used to have her bath there.
Depart for Pahalgam. (2440 Meters above Sea level). Drive through the green pine forest and along the Lidder River. On arrival at Pahalgam, check in your Hotel. Enjoy local sightseeing of Pahalgam. Overnight stay at Pahalgam. (Chandanwari sightseeing will be not included)
Day 2 : Pahalgam - Gulmarg (140 km / 4 hours)
After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive to Gulmarg (2440 Meters above Sea level). It is one of the most beautiful hill stations and also called “Meadows of Flower”. It has world’s highest golf course and Gulmarg is also famous for winter sports like skiing. On arrival at Gulmarg, check into your Hotel. Afternoon enjoy guided sightseeing of Gulmarg also enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car, own cost) from Gulmarg to Khilan. Overnight stay at Gulmarg. Overnight Srinagar.
Day 3 : Srinagar sightseeing
After breakfast leave for local sightseeing tour famous overnight at Srinagar
Day 4 : Srinagar to kargil (4h 15 min 202 Kms) :
Early morning pickup from Manali Hotel and head for Sarchu, driving across Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) and passing through Keylong, Jispa and Dracha and then cross the Baralacha Pass (16020 ft) to arrive at Sarchu in the late afternoon. Overnight in fixed camp at Sarchu
Day 5 : Sarchu - Leh (255 Kms) :
After early breakfast leave for Leh en-route crossing Nakeela and Lachalung-la Pass (16,617 ft.). Break for lunch at Pang and then drive on towards Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (a vast plateau stretching for 42 kms) and then crossing Taglang-La (17,585ft) and driving through the upper Indus Valley. Reach Leh by evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 6 : In Leh: visit the town and surrounds
The morning is at leisure for rest after the long journey. After lunch visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace & the markets. Overnight at the hotel. (thiksey monastery ladakh)
Day 7 : Leh - Pangong Lake (150 kms.)
Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 145 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft). After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.
Day 8 : Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh (165 kms.):
After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 : Leh-Khardongla- Nubra Valley (125 kms.)
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-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. 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 10 : Leh to Manali
Rohtang Pass is a pass on Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya. Pass means a passage between two mountains or valley. The name of Rohtang means “ground of corpses” because as the history of this place says many things about it. As usual name has been originated from its history. In earlier time people use this path as merchant path, because it connects Leh Ladakh. This is one out of all great Manali Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh, India. At that time the science or mythology was not so advanced to predict the forecasting of weather. So, due to advanced mythology not available at that time many of thousand people were lost there life in this pass. That’s why it”s was named Rohtang Pass.
Day 11 : Leh to Manali Via sarchu & Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass is a pass on Pir Panjal Range of Himalaya. Pass means a passage between two mountains or valley. The name of Rohtang means “ground of corpses” because as the history of this place says many things about it. As usual name has been originated from its history. In earlier time people use this path as merchant path, because it connects Leh Ladakh. This is one out of all great Manali Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh, India. At that time the science or mythology was not so advanced to predict the forecasting of weather. So, due to advanced mythology not available at that time many of thousand people were lost there life in this pass. That’s why it”s was named Rohtang Pass
Day 12 : Manali local
Situated atop a hillock the Hidimba Devi Temple is surrounded by thick deodar forests and was built in 1553. The temple is dedicated to the Rakshasa Hidimba who was also the wife of the Pandava Bhima. The temple structure is built in a distinctive architectural style that somewhat crosses Indian architecture with the one employed in the Buddhist monasteries. The structure is made primarily of wood and 70 meters from the temple also lays the temple dedicated to Ghatotkacha, the son of Bhima and Hidimba and a hero of the Mahabharatha war.
Day 13 : Manali local & Go to Manikaran Sahib
That there was no fire to cook the food. Guru Nanak asked Mardana to lift a stone Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu. The area is well known for its hot springs and its beautiful landscape.
According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the earthquake of 1905.
According to the Sikhs, during third Udasi, the founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji came to this place in 15 Asu 1574 Bikrami with his disciple Bhai Mardana. Mardana felt hungry and they had no food. Guru Nanak sent Mardana to collect food for the langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated atta (flour) to make Roti (bread). The one problem was and he complied and a hot spring appeared. As directed by Guru Nanak, Mardana put the rolled chapattis in the spring to his despair the chapattis sank. Guru Nanak then told him to pray to God saying that if his chapattis float back then he would donate one chapatti in His name. When he prayed all the chapattis started floating duly baked. Guru Nanak said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his drowned items float back.
The legend of Manikaran states that while roaming around, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, once chanced upon a place that was surrounded by mountains and was lush green. Enamoured by the beauty of the place, they decided to spend some time there. It is believed that they actually spent eleven hundred years here.
During their stay here, Goddess Parvati lost her Mani (precious stones) in the waters of a stream. Upset over the loss, she asked Shiva to retrieve it. Lord Shiva commanded his attendant to find the Mani for Parvati. However, when they failed, he was extremely angry. He opened his third eye, a tremendously inauspicious event which led to disturbances in the universe. An appeal was made before the serpent god, Sheshnag, to pacify Lord Shiva. Sheshnag hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. The water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones of the type Goddess Parvati had lost. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were happy at the outcome.
The name Manikaran is derived from this legend. The water is still hot and is considered extremely auspicious. A pilgrimage to this place is thought of as complete. It is also believed that there is no need to pay a visit to Kashi after visiting this place. The water of the spring is also supposed to have curative powers. The water is so hot that rice can be cooked in it.
Night stay in manikaran sahib.
Day 14 : Manikaran to jalandhar
In the morning you can visit local market Manikaran Sahib and do shopping over there. In the Morning 10:00 AM after visiting this beautiful place we will return back to jalandhar.
Day 15 : Departure
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