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Leh Ladakh - 15 days | 14 nights

Highlights of the programme :
  • The Little Tibet ambience of landscapes,variations of colours
  • Villages, monasteries and secnec waterfalls
  • The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh place of Sikh in Amritsar
  • Closing ceremonyof the border between India and Pakistan
  • Dharamshala, place of residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Leh, picturesque Himalayan town

 


ITINERARY

 

Day 01 Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. Reception at the airport. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi - Amritsar
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express the (attention ! this train does not run on Thursdays). On arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Golden Temple, one of the highest place of Sikh religion founded by Shri Guru Nanak Deji. In the evening you will attend a ceremony in the unique atmosphere near Wagaha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Amritsar - Dharamshala
After breakfast, drive to Dharamsala / Mcleodganj. In the past, McLeodganj was the home to the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe lived. Today it is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This place dates back to the mid 19th century and served as a British garrison. It then served as administrative point for the whole Kangra valley. It is now the seat of government of Tibet in exile headed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The monastery, impressive in size, with paintings of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Dharamshala
Free day to explore the town and understanding the buddhist religion, tibetian life culture and their philosophy. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Dharamshala - Manali
 Drive to the morning to Manali, called the "Valley of the Gods". Manali is an important hill station in northern India and a leading destination for thousands of tourists every year. The resorts offer a refreshing environment in which one can  escape the humid tropical Indian summers. Furthermore, Manali offers plenty of excursions and is a great place for anyone looking for both comfort and adventure sports. Opportunity to practice skiing, hiking, mountain hiking, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Manali
After breakfast, you are  free morning to use it the way you like. In the afternoon, visit the "Vashishta springs." The hot spring of Vashishtha is famous for its medicinal benefits. Many people flock to enjoy the warm waters and  the virtues of spring to relieve various ailments. Near the temple dedicated to Vashishta Muni, a large stone pyramid was built there. Continuation of the visit by visiting the Manali Hadimba Devi temple, an important place dedicated to the goddess, who became demon Hadimba (or Hirimba), the wife of Bhima. Built in 1553, the temple is known as the Temple "Doongri Mata". Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Manali - Jispa
After breakfast, drive to Jispa. Along the way, stop at Keylong, the center of that area, and visit the local bazaar. Continue to Jispa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Jispa - Sarchu
After breakfast, drive to Sarchu, the border between the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Along the way, visit Baralachala. Switching to 4883 meters. Here, at the top, there is a lake known as "Surajtal." Meeting with villagers ofDarcha located near Rumtze. Opportunity to visit the monastery of the Dalai Lama recently built during the "Kalachakra program." Night in Sarchu to 4200 meters. Stay in tents. Warm clothes are required.
Day 09 Sarchu
Free day to explore. Accommodation in tents.
Day 10 Sarchu – Leh
Morning drive to Leh via Upshi. Passage by Lachungla located 5065 meters above sea level, rugged place in the mountains. Lunch at Pang. Then continue through the second highest road pass in the world, pass Tanglangla located 5350 meters. You will surely enjoy the local wildlife along the way: marmots, yaks and all the wild flora of the mountains. Arrival at Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Leh
Relaxing day. Leh is located at 3,500 meters above sea level. By late afternoon, stroll through the bazaar of Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Leh
Early morning visit the Thiksey monastery to attend prayer ceremonies. Then visit the largest monastery in Leh "Hemis." On the way back, stop to visit the Shey Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Leh
After breakfast, visit monasteries and Spituk Phyang. In the afternoon walking tour of the "Kings Palace" of the mosque in Leh, Leh Gompa, and Shankar Gompa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Leh – Alchi - Leh
Day excursion to Fort Basgo, drive and visit Alchi monastery is the only monastery built on the ground. Evening return to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 Leh - Delhi
Transfer from hotel to the airport in Leh. Flight to Delhi.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. The choice of the type of accommodation is in your hands. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Maidens - Delhi

The oldest hotel in Old Delhi built in the 1900 Colonial architecture, spacious gardens, magnificent chandeliers, long corridors, everything is done to revive the scent of old India. Very friendly and attentive staff.

Golden Tulip - Amritsar

 

Close to all the tourist spots. Modern, spacious rooms and great facilities. Beautiful hospitality and top service.
Pink House Hotel - Dharamshala

The hotel is ideally located, below the road. Beautiful terrace with a nice view. Friendly, helpful staff.

Snow Peak Retreat - Manali

Away from the crowds, this hotel offers comfortable rooms and beautiful views of the mountains. Friendly and smiling staff. Beautiful rose garden. Buffet breakfast with many choices.

Apple Country Resort - Manali

Hotel located in the hills above the town of Manali, offering a splendid view of the mountains. Excellent vegetarian cuisine. The hotel has a spa where you can relax after a day of sightseeing.

Adventure Camp Sarchu - Sarchu

Authentic and comfortable camping in a breathtaking environment. Tents equipped bathroom. Hot meals served in a communal tent. Gracious staff.

The Grand Dragon Ladakh - Leh

Our hotel near downtown. Has central heating. Bright and spacious rooms with mountain views. Fine local cuisine.

Suggested Activities

You will find below our suggestion for activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact an advisor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage  on the eye  helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Yoga

Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of "pranayama" (breathing), "asanas" (positions) and 'dhyana' (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to  learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Rafting

A whitewater adventure, or Rishikesh to Haridwar? Accompanied by a qualified guide, you will live a unique experience down the rapids of Ganga. Several levels of difficulty make this activity accessible to everyone.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.

Motorcycle ride

Wander through India or Nepal aboard the legendary Royal Enfield. This breakaway motorcycle delight lovers of nature and you will discover the diversity of landscapes.

Trekking

Trekking lovers will be amazed by browsing through the valleys of the Himalayas, with fantastic views of the highest mountain in the world and a dive in the Buddhist culture, monasteries preserved villages and several levels of difficulty.

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