A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...
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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.
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city and an afternoon of leisure.
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.
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)
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.
Enjoy a Leh city tour with visits to the Sankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa.
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.
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.
Today we return back to Leh. Time at leisure.
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)