Dharamsala Holidays

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Day 1: Dharamsala - Manali

This morning we will collect you from your hotel for the drive to Manali. En route a stop is made at Palampur - a pretty hill station enclosed by aged British tea plantations. Touring a colonial plantation, set upon the mounting slopes of Kangra Valley, criss crossed by babbling brooks offers a chance to enjoy a fine cuppa. Arriving to Manali check in and time at your leisure.

Day 2: Manali

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city and an afternoon of leisure.

Day 3: Manali - Keylong

Continuing north and rising to 3980 metres above sea level along the Rhotang Pass we arrive at the village of Keylong - 120 km from the Tibetan border.

Keylong town sitting in the mountains. Photo credit njyo.

Day 4: Keylong

En route to Sarchu there is time to stop and explore Sahsur Gompa, a beautiful Buddhist Temple built in the 17th century housing priceless 5 metre ‘Tankha’, (wall painting) depicting all 84 sidhas of Buddhism. (Overnight - Sarchu AT A permanent tented camp)

Traditional style Tibetan buildings in Keylong. Photo credit bigyahu.

Day 5: Keylong - Leh & Ladakh

Travelling over the Tanglang La Pass at a dizzying height of 5350 metres confirms our arrival to the remote and sparsely populated region of Ladakh. Arrival at your hotel and check in.

Day 6: Leh & Ladakh

Enjoy a Leh city tour with visits to the Sankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa.

Day 7: Leh & Ladakh

Enjoy a guided touring of Hemis Monastery, Shey Monastery - a former royal palace and Tikse Gompa - a 12 story high complex resembling Potala Palace in Lhasa, housing Buddhist art, statues, art and swords.

Day 8: Leh & Ladakh - Alchi

Alchi is set amongst the desolate gorges of the Indus River and spectacular mountains. Here we will visit the Alchi Gompa, a must see Buddhist Temple dating back to 1000 AD.

A row of three Tibetan stupas in Alchi. Photo credit Argenberg.

Day 9: Alchi - Leh & Ladakh

Today we return back to Leh. Time at leisure.

Day 10: Leh & Ladakh

Price Option 1 -- Flight to Delhi - Arrival end of our arrangements Price Option 2 -- Fly Leh to Jammu -- Jammu road transfer to Dharamsala (long day arrive Dharamsala in the evening)

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