DELHI – CHANDIGARH – KULLU – MANALI – SARCHU – LEH - PANGONG – HEMIS – KHATDONGGLA – NUBRA VALLEY - ULETTOKPO – LAMAYURU – KARGIL – SONAMARG - SRINAGAR
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi - capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Overnight at Delhi. Arrive & Check in, overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi-Chandigarh (05 hrs)
Early morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Chandigarh - Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. Later visit Rose garden, Rock garden, Sukhna Lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Chandigarh to Kullu (07 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Kullu - Kullu is a veritable jewel in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. The breathtaking beauty of its marvelous landscapes, arrive and check in to the hotel, overnight stay at Kullu.
Day 04: Kullu Sightseeing and later drive to Manali.
Early morning after breakfast visit Kullu Manikaran, Enjoy Beas valley, Beas River, Kullu Shawl Factory etc. after lunch drive to Manali, arrive & check in, overnight at Manali.
Day 5: Manali
After breakfast visit for Local sightseeing including Hadimba Temple, club house, Vashisth temple and hotel water spring, Tibetan Monastery and Manali Market. Evening return to the hotel, overnight at Manali.
Day 06: Manali – Sarchu (04 hrs)
Early morning drive to Serchu, driving across Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) and passing through Keylong, Jispa and Dracha and then cross the Baralacha Pass (16020 ft) to arrive at Serchu in the late afternoon. Overnight in fixed camp at Serchu.
Day 07: Leh
After breakfast, full day is free for leisure, later visit Shanti Stupa - Dominating Leh from a high, rocky ridge, this gigantic white spired pudding of a stupa was built in 1991 by Japanese monks to promote world peace. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Leh - Pangong Lake (04 hrs)
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 for overnight stay.
Day 09: 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 10: Leh-Khardongla- Nubra Valley (03 hrs)
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.
Day 11: Nubra Valley- Khardongla (03 hrs)
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 12: Alchi to Uleytokpo (30 minute)
After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture - a UNESCO listed heritage site. Overnight in fixed camp / resort at Uleytokpo.
Day 13: Uleytokpo to Lamayuru later drive to Kargil (03 hrs)
After breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining "Moonland" hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th –8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at Kargil.
Day 14: Kargil-Sonamarg (03 hrs) -Srinagar (02 hrs)
Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach hill station of Sonamarg from where it's smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar. Overnight in hotel at Srinagar.
Day 15: Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Srinagar airport for onward destination.