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Trans Himalayan JourneyAmritsar to Leh : Diverse culture, tradition and fascinating landscape

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Trans Himalayan JourneyAmritsar to Leh : Diverse culture, tradition and fascinating landscape

Tour start from Delhi the capital of India to Amritsar “the spiritual city of followers of Sikh community”. Further to Kangra valley, houses many ancient Hindu temples and the town Dharamshala is the seat of Tibetan government in exile. Mandi an ancient important commercial center, Rewalsar the pilgrimage site for multi religion of Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. Enter the Kullu valley “also known as valley of Gods” and for its authentic village life. Further drive to Ladakh crossing semi desert of Lahoul valley, across the high-altitude desert by one of the most spectacular and the highest motor – able road in the world over several high passes, (highest among is 5332m) traversing the edge of Chang-thang Plateau of Ladakh.

Ladakh, the roof of the world, once an important halt for the caravan of silk route, lies along the Indus river, surrounded by Himalayas and Karakoram, its mineral landscape is breath taking, traditional villages are spotted by oasis and are Inhabited by welcoming people, century old Buddhist monasteries are built atop where monk practice Buddhism.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi,

Day 2: Delhi to Amritsar, by train, check in hotel , visit the city.

Day 3: Amritsar to Dharamsala , 190 km., 6 hours .

Day 4: Visit Dharamsala , ( 1830m. )

Day 5- Dharamsala to Mandi via Baijnath- Rewalsar , 167 km. O/N hotel.

Day 6: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000m) 90 kms.

Day 7: Explore Manali :

Day 8: Manali to Keylong , ( 115 km, 2850m ) or Jispa-135kms. 3200m.

Day 9: keylong to Sarchu 4253 mtrs ,over Baralachala la ( 4800m) 90 km. Scenic drive

Day 10: Sarchu to Leh ( 3500 m. 250 km.

Day 11: Around Leh: 90km.

Day 12: Leh to Lamayuru 140 km. via Alchi ( 3450m.)

Day 13: Back to Leh via Rizong and Ohyang , 71 km.

Day 14: Leh–Delhi , flight, Evening drop at International airport.


Day 1: -Arrival in Delhi,

Reception in the airport , transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Amritsar, by train, check into hotel, visit the city.

Visit Amritsar translates as (Pool of nectar) the name of the sacred pool by which the Sikh Golden temple is built.

Golden Temple, The temple itself is surrounded by the lake which gave the town its name, a causeway connects the temple in the middle of the pool. The high priest of Sikh who reads the holy book sits on the east side of the temple. Pilgrims from all over the world come here to visit the temple.

Bagha Border ( Indo-Pak Border 30 KM drive to watch retreat ceremony- on the road to Lahore is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, night in hotel.

Day 3: -Amritsar to Dharamsala, 190 km., 6 hours.

Leave the city of nectar, lunch stop on the way, afternoon check in hotel

evening stroll in the crowd of Indo —Tibetan mixed culture in the street of Mecleodganj. night n hotel.

Day 4: Visit Dharamsala, ( 1830m. )

A former colonial retreat, Mcleodganj rose to prominence after the large scale exodus of Tibetan from their homeland in 1959. It is a residence of (OCEAN OF TRANQUILITY) His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. The Tibetan government in exile has been based here for over three and half decades. With traditional architecture designs drawn from Tibet, the impressive Namgyal monastery is surrounded by the row of prayer wheels and houses large life images of the Budha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara. if time permit Tibetan handicraft center can be visited. night in the hotel.

Day 5 : -Dharamsala to Mandi via Baijnath- Rewalsar , 167 km. O/N hotel.

Leave early, on the way at Palampur take short stop to visit the tea garden, At Baijnath to visit Shiva temple dedicated to Vadianath, that built in Shikhera style and is remarkable for its proportion and architectural beauty

Further to Rewalsar ( POOL OF ANCIENT WISDOM ) is like a Dark jewel on a wooded hillside, the sacred lake is identified as the Sahar of yore. Legend is that , this is a place from where Padma sambhava left for Tibet to spread the word of the Budha in the 8th century A.D.

Mandi is an important town of Himachal Pradesh, and the gateway to Kullu valley. It is known for its aesthetically carved shikhara style temples of Bhootnath, Triloknath, Panchvakra and Shyamakali at Tarna hill.O/N hotel.

Day 6: Mandi to Kullu-Manali (2000m) 90 km.

Leave for Manali. En route visit Shiva temple at Bajaura. Kullu—Manali is situated in the inner range of the Himalaya and is famous for apple orchards, pine trees and cheerful people. The valley has hundreds of temples and deities. The Aryans named this valley as Kulantpitha, meaning “the end of the habitable world”. Visit the temple of Manu at old Manali, stroll in village. Night in hotel.

Day 7: Explore Manali :

Hadimba Devi temple the femme of Mahabharata, Jagatsukh: the capital of Kullu in olden time and the temple of Gayatri Devi, Nagar castle and the temple of Goddess Tripurasundry, Shiva temple, Roerich art gallery of the Russian painter, Evening back to Manali, night in the hotel.

Day 8: Manali to Keylong , ( 115 km, 2850m ) or Jispa-135kms. 3200m.

Uphill drive along Beas river to Rohtang pass ( 3950 mtrs. ) the gate way between semi desert Lahoul and the lush green valley of Kullu, Descend to Koksar, following Chandra river through several villages till Keylong, the headquarter of tribal district of Lahoul and Spîti. Take 3kms of uphill drive by narrow road till Shashur Gompa dominating entire Valley facing magnificent Snow capped mountains. A 16th-century gompa belongs to the red hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism or Drukpa order and has spiritual connection with the Lion Cave Temple of Bhutan. Evening free at leisure, night in the hotel at Keylong or in Jispa.

Day 9: Keylong to Sarchu 4253 mtrs , over Baralachala la ( 4800m) 90 km.

A scenic drive leads to Jispa, short visit in a village , accompanying by mountain lakes, hanging glacier and snow capped mountains we even don’t realize how soon we reached wonderful place of Sarchu.Night in deluxe camp,

Day 10: Sarchu to Leh ( 3500 m. 250 km.

Leave the vast Sarchu plateau , uphill curvy drive till Namkila 4950 mtrs ), spectacular view of rugged rocks, over Lachulangla (5090 mtrs ) descend to the gorge of cliffy Gangla jal to Pang .and further drive on vast plateau of Kyangchu-Thang ( plateau of wild donkey ) over Tanglangla 5332 mtrs , descend to the valley, passing by several villages of Ladakh, evening reached Leh check in hotel . night in the hotel .

Day 11: Around Leh: 90km.

Visit Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, full day sight-seeing ( to the famous monasteries of Ladakh )..

Leave to Hemis monastery, A mass of splendid architecture on a green hill has been built by the inveterate royal architect Singe Namgyal in 1630. the monastery belongs to Drukpa sect of Buddhism, site is privileged for Namgyal dynasty, its mural painting represents the different divinities dated back to the 18th sanctuary. there is a huge Thanka reputed to be the Largest in existence which is exhibited once in every twelve years.

Thiksey, A majestic monastery perched on a rocky outcrop built in the 15th century during the first wave of expansion of Gelugpa sect in Ladakh. In the entry, there are the paintings of protective deities and the great masters of the sect.

Way back visit Shey, once the capital of Upper Ladakh before being supplanted by Leh, monastery housed rich murals painting, well restored and represent the 18 arhats (disciples of Buddha who attained enlightenment). Evening back to Leh, Night in hotel.

Day12: Leh to Lamayuru 140 km. via Alchi ( 3450m . ).

Drive toward west of Leh via Indus valley , on the way visit Alchi, and Lamayuru monastery, Night in Lamayuru in simple guest house .

Alchi monastery, Among the many temples, caves and stupas built in Ladakh, is the largest and most famous of all of them, built by Rinchen Zangpo about 990 years ago. Monastery house valuable mural painting and Thankas. Further drive to Lamayuru, one of the ancient monastery magnificently perched on the hill . Before Buddhism penetrated in the region this site was known as a centre for Bon religion, one can participate evening Puja (ceremony ) if authorised to visitors, Stroll around the monastery campus and admire the stunning beauty of landscape, Stroll around the monastery campus and admire the stunning beauty of landscape, night in simple hotel.

Day 13 : Back to Leh via Rizong and Ohyang , 71 km.

Leave to leh, on the way visit Rizong and Phyang monastery. Afternoon at leisure, night in hotel.

Rizong: A beautiful monastery built in 1840 by the Lama Tsultrim nyma who wished to restore an orthodox Lamaism that the monk still practice. The monastery is totally isolated , no village having been established in this barren area . At the entrance ceiling decorated with beautiful Manadala . Numerous thankas, representing for most part Budha or Tsonghapa , with the thousand Budhas. Together with the library complete the traditional contents of his dukhang.

Phyang Monastery: The monastery was founded 446 years ago (reckoning from 1977). Called Tashi Chozang, there are sacred shrines and various wall paintings are to be seen which date from the royal period. The protected deity of the monastery is Apchi Choski Dolma. Stroll in village and further drive to Leh, night in hotel.

Day 14: Leh–Delhi , flight.

Transfer to domestic airport , flight to Delhi , on arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel afternoon half day sight seen in old Delhi, Over view of red fort, Jama Masjid (closed during prayer time), India Gate and President House, after dinner drop at International airport.

Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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    07 July - 20 July  1,935.00
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    18 Aug - 31 Aug  1,935.00
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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost per person—- €2215 based on 3 Person
Cost per person—- €2435 based on 2 Person

Formed groups: If the proposed dates doesn’t suite to those who are already formed group of individuals, families, friends, club or corporates, we can tailor their trip for the date that match to their holidays schedule for the suitable period when your trip can be conducted.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary.
  • Airport / Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • AC Chair class train between Delhi-Amritsar
  • Domestic flight ticket between Leh – Delhi
  • Twin sharing room in a 3* hotel.
  • All 3 meals (Lunch-Breakfast-Dinner)
  • Lunch will be packed or in a local restaurant.
  • Breakfast & Dinner in hotel.
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Medical box with oxygen cylinder

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare
  • Monument fees.
  • Visa and airport tax.
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and evacuation.
  • Tipping
  • Any other expanse occurred due to the road block and flight cancellation etc


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1-2:60 days or more before departure: The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

1-2: 40 Days before departure: The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

(1-3) Less than 30 days before departure: The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub. to change in case of strike, civil war threatens, I that case you may be will loose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience and co-operate with the situation. Also you can be transferred by alternative vehicle available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

It is h3ly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on 3-star category in cities, Charming hotels. Neat and clean local standards of hotels, Fixe camps or guest houses will be provided where choices are limited.

Indian and partly Tibetan (Ladakhi) vegetarian meals is served, non-veg. is subject to availability. Indian recipes are bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub. to the schedule.

Sub to the number of person in group, for 2 to 4 Toyota Innova / Scorpia or Zylo, for 5 and more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus will be provided. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicle have the heating facilities and cannot be usd while uphill drive.

While travelling during summer  and Autumns season, at higher altitude morning and evening are fresh ( even cold while bad weather  and in Autumn ) hence required a Pull over, Raincoat ( occasionally required but pack it ) a polar jacket or waterproof jacket,( Type of Gore tax)  light clothing for lower altitude, Sun hat, short and long sleeves Shirts, Loose trousers, ( wearing short is not allowed at holy spot ) a pair of good shoes, sandal, few pairs of socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, , toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare cards and batteries, battery Charger, day sac, water bottle, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Anti-mosquitos spray. fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money , Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose,  English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave  your memory in it .