Buddha Off Road (Delhi/ Shimla/Sarahan/Sangla/Taboo/Kaza/Jispa/Leh/Delhi)
- Season: Mid June-Early November. (Subject to weather conditions)
- Duration: 17 days. Group and FIT escorted Tour, Minimum 08 pax
- Wow Factors: Second Highest motorable pass in the World (17582 feet), One of the Highest villages in the world (14,800 feet), 2000 years old Hindu temple, More than 1000 years old Buddhist Monastery, 05th century Sun Temple (as per the local folklore) and an unimaginable landscape.
- Transport: Train, Self-Drive/Driven, Air.
- Accommodation: Hotel, Guest Houses, Camps.
- Meals: Full Board with Fresh Hot meals on Road and camps and half board in Hotels in Delhi and Leh.
This safari tour takes the ancient trade route between India and Tibet along the Indo- China border through the rugged Himalayan High Altitude Desert where the landscape changes its color from lush green to Khaki with snow elsewhere.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi early morning. Transfer to a 5-star hotel. After check in and breakfast, we embark on our firsthand experience of “Incredible India” for a guided tour to the most interesting and intriguing sights of the capital City of Delhi. A thrilling Rickshaw ride while negotiating the labyrinths of OLD WORLD CHARM, will take you to famous Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandini Chowk and Parathe Wali Gali(Fried Indian Bread Lane), where YOU may be tempted by the aroma of different varieties of Parathas being cooked, to taste some. In the Evening enjoy a sumptuous Dinner at One of the ethnic eateries of the town. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast/ Hygienic Street Food Lunch, Dinner).
Day 2: Early Morning transfer to New Delhi station to board the morning train to Kalka, (One of the gateways to Himachal). From Kalka, we transfer to the Toy Train for our first halt in the Sub Himalayan Town of SHIMLA- The Erstwhile Summer Capital of The British). Check in to Koti Resort late evening. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. In the Evening enjoy a local folk music and dance performance by the bon fire (weather permitting) followed by a Lavish Buffet Dinner. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast on Board the train, travelling Lunch, Dinner).
Day 3: Day at leisure. We take a tour of the famed “Mall Road” of Shimla. Visit Naldehra Golf Course, one of the oldest, toughest and highest in the World. For those taking the self-drive tour, the day is spent getting familiar with their Indian Rides and a briefing about the route and terrain ahead. Overnight at Hotel. (Full Board).
Day 4: An early breakfast, the journey to the Himalayas takes off. We stop enroute at Rampur, the erstwhile capital of the King of Bushair State on the banks of mighty Satluj. The wooden palace of the King built by an Italian architect in 1900 is an interesting attraction. We also visit 05th century temple (partly ruined) dedicated, as per the folklore, to SUN God. (O/N Srahan).
Day 5 : After visiting 2000 years old temple, (in the foreground of the magnificent Shrikhand Mountain range), dedicated to Goddess Bhimakali , believed to be the presiding deity of the region, We depart for the most picturesque and mystic valley of India-Sangla. (O/N in a comfortable camp on the banks of river Baspa).
Day 6 : Day at leisure. Explore the mystic valley, visit Kamroo Fort. Optional tour to Chitkul Village, one of the last villages on the Indo China Border. (O/N in the camp).
Day 7 :An early breakfast and we are on the road again. We drive to picture post card village of Nako on the banks of a lake. The village has foot prints of The Second Budhha- Padamasambhava embedded in the rock. Tonight, we set up our own camp by the lake.
Day 8 : After a good night sleep and a refreshing breakfast, we leave for KAZA. On the way we visit Mud Gompa of Taboo built more than thousand years ago. Taboo Gompa is one of the oldest and considered next in importance to the Tholing Gompa in Tibet. We drive to Dhankar Monastery enroute , another historically important place. Overnight in the hotel at Kaza.
Day 9 : Today we stay at Kaza and enjoy the nature. Drive to Pin Valley- The Land of Snow Leopard. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: With Kaza as the base camp, we visit Kye Gompa and Kibber, one of the highest villages in the world.
Day 11: JISPA- We drive through the terrain and arrive at Jispa and camp overnight.
Day 12: LEH We leave early today to cross over Tang Lang La, the second highest motor able pass in the world. We have to leave early as to reach Leh before Sun down. Overnight in hotel in Leh.
Day 13: At Leisure in Leh with local city sightseeing. Overnight hotel.
Day 14: Full day sightseeing of Hemis, Shey and Tikse monasteries. Overnight hotel.
Day 15: We board morning flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day at own leisure. Overnight hotel.
Day 16: Early morning leave for a day trip to Agra to visit taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Delhi in the evening. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 17: Flight back to home with fond memories.
Important: This is only a suggested itinerary. The route, transport, halts and accommodation may change subject to weather and natural conditions prevailing at the time of the tour.