Ladakh, on the indian mother road
The tour starts from Delhi to arrive, through the visit Amritsar (with its Golden Temple) and of Dharamshala, where the Dalai Lama resides currently, up to Manali, where they begin to go off-road car with the spectacular road Himalayan which reaches up to Leh, in Ladakh. A special trip that gives intense emotions drawn by the beautiful scenery, a strong sense of adventure and the Buddhist religion that permeates the ancient monasteries and people's lives.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival at the airport in Delhi, meeting with our staff and transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, tour of Old Delhi, visiting from outside the Red Fort, from 2007 UNESCO recognized heritage and built in 1639 by Emperor Shah Jahan Mogul (the creator of the Taj Mahal). Visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, also commissioned by Shahjehan and completed in 1656. It crosses the characteristic old Chandni Chowk market built in the 17th century by the emperor himself. Visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi took place January 31, 1948 one day after his assassination. Continuation for the new Delhi until the district government buildings that represent the largest liberal democracy in the world. Stop at India Gate, the arch erected in memory of the Indian soldiers who left their lives fighting for the British Army during World War II. Visit the complex of the Qutub Minar, a tower of 73 meters, engraved with verses of the Koran, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak is one of the finest monuments in India. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Amritsar (By Intercity train - about 5 hours)
Breakfast and departure by train to Amritsar, Punjab. The check-in station meet with our staff and transfer to the hotel. Visit of the holy city and the Golden Temple, a white marble building with a dome covered in gold leaf and surrounded by the waters of the Holy Basin. Visit to Jallianwala Bagh, where, in 1919, came the massacre at Amritsar, important event for the Independence struggle. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Amritsar / Dharamsala (Km. 200 - about 4 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Dharamsala, in Himachal Pradesh, a small village nestled in a landscape of pines, oaks and conifers, protected by snow-capped mountains that surround the three sides. Since 1960, when it became the temporary seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala has acquired international fame as "The Little Lhasa in India". Mcleodganj, 2,082 m.s.l.m and 9 km. Dharamsala, official residence of Tibet's government in exile since 1959, and also the site of Buddhist monasteries and retreat of thousands of Tibetan refugees, is great pilgrimage. Visit the monastery, the Tibetan Buddhist center and the buildings that house the government. Walk in the picturesque village of bazaars and small temples and waterfalls in the area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Dharamsala / Mandi / Manali (Km.240 - about 4 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Manali, where the summer air is always fresh and outpost of Ladakh. Stopover in Mandi, the former capital of a Rajput principality which in 1846 became part of the English colony. Continue to Manali, Himachal Pradesh important cities, surrounded by the high peaks that guard the river Beas. Here come the lovers of sport, adventure and nature. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 06: Manali
Breakfast and then visit the Old Town, visit of the 'ancient temple of Hadimba. In the afternoon free time to relax or take a walk in the Bazaar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Manali / Keylong (Km. 115 - about 6 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Keylong through the pass Rohtang La (3978 m.) That connects the Kullu valley with Lahul and Spiti Valleys. Continue to Keylong (3350 m.). Dinner and overnight at tented Camp.
Day 08: Keylong / Sarchu (Km. 165 - about 8 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Sarchu Baralacha through the pass (4883 m.) To enter the eastern basin of Zanskar. Dinner and overnight at tented Camp.
Day 09: Sarchu / Leh (Km. 233 - about 8 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Leh along landscapes of rare beauty, admiring the chains of the Zanskar Valley. After step Lachlung (5060 m.) Is reached Taglang step (5328 m). They go through deserted places and small settlements as Rumtse, Gya and Meru. In Leh, accommodation in hotels. Full board.
Day 10: Leh / Hemis / Thiksey / Leh
Breakfast and visit of the Buddhist-Tibetan monastery of Hemis existing before the 11th century, still revered as the largest monastic establishment in Ladakh. And 'famous for its collection of ancient texts, the statue of Buddha, stupas of gold and silver. Visit the Thiksey monastery, on a hill at 3600 m.s.l.m., similar to the Potala in Lhasa, home to Buddhist art and statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha. photo stop at Shey monastery. Afternoon visit the Shanti Stupa, 1991, at a height of 4,267 meters with a wonderful view over the valley. Free time for a tour to Leh among its bazaars. Full board.
Day 11: Leh / Nubra Valley (Km. 150 - about 4 hours)
Transfer to the Nubra Valley (average altitude 3048 m.) Through the spectacular pass of KardungLa to well 5602 meters. above sea level. in the tented camp accommodation. Afternoon, visit of Diskit monastery, the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery of the Valley. On top of the hill, in front of the monastery, a statue of Buddha 32 meters high, the construction of which began in April 2006 and was consecrated by the Dalai Lama on July 25, 2010. Visit the Samstaling monastery, built in the early 19 century in one of the most remote villages of the Valley, in a picturesque landscape. Late in the day, walk on the sand dunes with optional possibility of a camel safari. Full board.
Day 12: Nubra Valley / Leh (Km. 150 - about 4 hours)
In the morning, drive back to Leh. Afternoon available for example to walk up to the castle and Sankar Gompa in Leh. Full board.
Day 13: Leh / Alchi / Lamayuru / Uletokpo (Km. 160 - about 6 hours)
Transfer to Uletokpo, along the Indus valley. Along the way, a visit to two of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh: Likir, founded in 1065 and Alchi, of '11th century, rich in frescoes and with large golden statue of Maitrya 23 meters high. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Lamayuru monastery, the most 'oldest Gompa of Ladakh, at 3510 mt. high, on top of a "lunar" landscape. Full board.
Day 14: Uletokpo / Leh / Spituk / Stakna / Leh (km. 70 - about 2 hours)
In the morning, drive back to Leh. Visit of Spituk Monastery, the 11th century and that of Phyang, 1515, which houses a collection of bronzes, ancient paintings and tantric salt. Afternoon visit of the small monastery of Stakna and to Matho, in a picturesque landscape. Downhill walk through the delightful village. Full board.
Day 15: Leh / Delhi (by flight)
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Delhi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 16: Departure from Delhi
Breakfast and airport transfer. Flight boarding for the return home.
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