Himalayan Splendor (DELHI-GAJ RETREAT-REWALSAR-MANALI-SARCHU-LEH-DELHI)
- Season: June - October
- Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
- Wow Factors: Old World Mughal Charm of Delhi, Experience of A modern City of Chandigarh, rural experience of Punjab, A mountain lake Known as “Oasis of Calm”, rugged landscape of The Himalayas, Mountain passes, Moonscape of Leh.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi in the morning. “Namaste”- a warm and traditional welcome awaits you. Transfer to a five star hotel. After change, wash and rest, we explore the old-world charm of Old Delhi, visiting the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandini Chowk etc. Late afternoon return to the Hotel. Late Evening we dine at one of the ethnic eateries of the city. (O/N Hotel).
Day 2: Early morning, we transfer to New Delhi railway station for a train ride to “Chandigarh”, a beautiful town on the foot hills of Shivalik range. The city Designed by French Architect “La Corbusier” is one of the cleanest and modern cities of The North India. We take a short city tour visiting the famous Rock Garden, created out of rocks, household waste etc. After a sumptuous lunch, we drive to Manaswal, for our overnight stay at “Gaj Retreat” an ethnic and eco friendly resort.
Day 3: We start our road trip today and drive down to lake town of “Rewalsar”. Rewalsar Lake is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur at an elevation of about 1,360 m above sea level. The place is also known as “Oasis of Calm”. The lake is shaped like a square with the shoreline of about 735 m. It is held as a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. Over night at State Tourism guest house.
Day 4: After a calm and composed sleep, we drive down to Manali - a high altitude Himalayan town. Set on the banks of Beas river, it has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. The day is at leisure to explore this town, which was once a Vast Apple Cultivation area. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 5 : Today after crossing 4000 mtrs high Rohtang pass, We drive to Sarchu Camp Overnight in Camp.
Day 6 : After breakfast we start early for drive to Leh. After crossing nearly 5328 mtrs high (17,600 feet approx) Tang Lang La Pass, we enter into Ladakh region, surrounded by two of the world’s mightiest ranges-the Himalayas and Karakoram. Overnight Hotel in Leh
Day 7 : Half day sightseeing of the local attractions like-17th century a miniature version of Patola Palace of Tibet, Sankar Gompa housing yellow sect of Lamas who are disciples of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The rest of the day at leisure.Overnight Hotel in Leh
Day 8 : Full day sightseeing of Thikse, Shey and HemisGompa. Shey was the summer palace of Ladakh kings. Hemis, farthest away from Ladakh is the wealthiest monastery of The Red Sect of Lamas. 12th century Thikse monastery is another attraction. Overnight at hotel In Leh
Day 9 : Flight back to Delhi, transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Evening enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight hotel in Delhi
Day 10 Check out as per flight schedule and shop for last minute mementoes (time permitting).
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.