Spiti Ladakh Srinagar Jeep Safari 15 Night / 16 Days
Trip Highlights: Shimla Town, Sarhan, Sangla valley, Kalpa Kinnar Kailash, Nako The Last Village in the east, Tabo, Kaza, Kinnaur Valley, Sarchu, Baralacha Pass, Sarchu, Tanglangla Pass, Pangong Lake, Khardungla Pass, Alchi, Lamayuru Valley, Kargil, Srinagar, Kashmir.
Delhi to Kalka by Shatabdi train and Toy Train to Shimla
Your morning train departs early morning from New Delhi railway station and arrive Kalka in the afternoon. Change the train and board on your Toy train for a fantastic ride up to Shimla. Arrive in the evening and you will get transferred to the hotel. Evening explore The Mall and overnight at Hotel in Shimla
Shimla to Sarahan
The Drive today takes you to the place known for the temple of Goddess Bhima Kali.174Kms/7 hrs. The village is surrounded by apple orchards and opposite to the Sarahan you can witness the Shrikhand Mahadev Peak (5155M).Overnight at Hotel.
Sarahan to Sangla
Early morning after visit to the holy temple of Godess Bhimakali. Bhimakali Temple, a wonderful mixture of Buddhist and Hindu architecture. It is very sacred to both the communities. The Bhimakali goddess idol is about 200 years old drive from Sarahan to Sangla .102 Kms and 05 hrs drive. Sangla is the most beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh, Surrounded by green fields and high mountain peaks.O/N At Sangla
Sangla After beakfast visit to the Kamru Fort and later excursion to chitkul village. Chitkul is a fairy land. The traditional houses, temples, Gompas and the people of Baspa valley conjure up the perfect image of Shangri La.Evening back to Sangla. O/N Sangla.
Sangla to Kalpa
64 Kms/04 hrs. En route visiting Rekang Peo and the new Buddhist monastery. One gets excied on witnessing the magic mountains "Kinnar Kailash" (6050M).In the evening visit to the Kalpa village where we can witness the traditional houses and temple of the Vishnu and Shiva which opens only in the evening for evening prayer.O/N at Hotel Kinner Kailash
Kalpa to Nako
(3959M),A distance of 122Kms and six hour drive.Enroute visiting Kanum monastery, library of Kangyur, Gompa Labrang, main temple of Gelugpa Landup Ganfel Gompa (Khache Lakhang), the Gompa of Tashi Cholling, Morang and Labrang villages.Ascending further to Nako. Nako has a beautiful lake which freezes in the wnter and villagers play ice hockey during this period and seeing the temple of Padamsambhava, the second incarnation of lord Buddha who made Buddhism popular in the Trans Himalayas is worht seeing where we can see the foot prints of the Padamsambhava. Overnight Camp near village.
Nako to Tabo
After breakfast journey starts to witness the Ajanta of Himalayas.It is a distance of 64Kms and a drive of three hour. Today we will be entering into the Spiti valley. Spiti is known as the living museum. The mountains are devoid to any vegetation due to erosion by wind, sun and snow over thousands of years. Before reaching Tabo and witnessing the Ajantas of Himalayas we are going to unfold the mysteries of Mummy in Spiti and taking you to a village of Mummy . Name of the village isGue and you can find a 500 years old mummy in the termple of the Lama here nearbt the BSF check post. This mummy was found in 1984 when Army personals were digging the place for making the post near the village. It is believed that there can be more mummies around if excavation is done. This mummy still has its hairs and nails . This village is the remotest village of the Spiti.After spending some time at the village drive towards Tabo. The monastery at Tabo is the largest monastery in Spiti.
Tabo to Kaza
Enroute visiting the Dankar Gompa and Lalung monastery.Rock cut monasteries of Dankar are worth seeing overnight camp at Kaza.
After breakfast excursion to Kee monastery and Kibber village at an altitude of 4205M.After lunch a drive to the highest motorable roar Langza and enroute visiting the Comik and Hikim village. O/N Kaza.
Kaza to Keylong / Jispa
Today is the long drive over majestic Kunzam La pass. Kaza (4590M) to Chota Dadarpul (3960M) is an adventures drive but the different landscapes enroute makes your journey really adventurous. Following river Chadra you will Arrive at Gramphu at the base of Rohatng pass..Drive further to the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga river and bit further drive will take you to Jispa and overnight stay.
Jispa - Leh (255 Kms) :
After early breakfast leave for Leh and arrive at Baralacha pass and further to Sarchu. Uphill drive will take to 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.
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.
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 drive back to Leh for overnight stay
Leh - Khardongla - Leh
After breakfast leave for Khardungla Pass, (alt: 18,380 ft). world highest motorable pass. Magnificent view of Leh Valley and majestic view of Stok Kangri ranges. Back to Leh and afternoon free for your activities in Leh Town.
Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru - Kargil
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. Continue drive towards Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining â€œMoonlandâ€ hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th â€“8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at Kargil.
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 itâ€™s smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar. Overnight in hotel at Srinagar.
After breakfast have a Shikara ride at Dal lake (if staying at House boat) you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination
you may continue your tour by exploring Gulmarg / Pahalgam and other places in Kashmir