Safari Tour Of North India
11 Nights / 12 Days
A wonderful jeep safari over two of the highest motorable roads in The World. We start from the holy city of Amristar to the Little Lahasa Mc Leodganj and then on to the Trans Himalayan regions over high mountain passes & deep valleys providing spectacular views of snow capped peaks, rugged terrain and old monasteries. You also toddle World’s two of the highest motorable roads.
1Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport transfer to hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel.
2Day 02 : Delhi – Amritsar (B/L/D)
Early morning transfer to the railway station for your train to Amritsar Departure: Delhi at: 0720 Hours By: Swarna Shatabdi (A/c Chair Car) Arrive: Amritsar at: 1325 Hours. After check in at the hotel you will proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city. sightseeing of Golden Temple, the spiritual nerve centre of the Sikh faith, every Sikh tries to make a visit and bathe in the holy water. Then visit Jallianwala Bagh, where the most notorious massacre under British rule, return to your hotel after the visit. Overnight at the hotel.
3Day 03 : Amritsar – Dharamshala (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast, you will be driven from Amritsar to Dharamshala (210 KMS / 5.30 Hours). Dharamshala is the principal township of the Kangra Valley region and is magnificently set to the background of the Dhauldhar Mountains. Pine forests cover the hillsides and numerous streams cut a path through them, allowing exciting opportunities for fishing. Overnight at the hotel.
4Day 04 : Dharamshala (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast, you will proceed for a visit around Dharamshala. Up in Macleodganj, the main city centre, is a charming Tibetan settlement with bustling bazaars that sell carpets, handicrafts and delicious Tibetan food. A giant prayer wheel ornaments a main street and in the monastery, a serene statue of the Lord Buddha presides over the gentle chanting of the monks. The Dalai Lama resides in Macleodganj, which is now a major centre of Tibetan culture.Return to the hotel after your visit.Overnight at the hotel.
5Day 05 : Dharamshala – Mandi – Manali (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast, you will be driven to from Dharamshala to Manali (285 KMS / 11 hours). En-route your drive you will stop for lunch at Mandi. Continue your drive to Manali and upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel.
Manali is a picture-perfect hill resort at an altitude of 1,929 meters. Set amidst pine-clad mountains, which gradually close in on both sides of the River Beas and nestling in their shade, as though carved out of primeval forest, is a scattered hamlet, which comprises this picturesque summer resort.Overnight at the hotel.
6Day 06 : Manali (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Manali. Manali’s main attraction is the 450 years old temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi, which has some excellent woodcarving.Visit the Tibetan Monastery, which houses several images of Lord Buddha, thanka paintings and a handicraft centre.overnight at the hotel.
7Day 07 : Manali – Sarchu (B/L/D)
After an early buffet breakfast, you will be driven from Manali to Sarchu(approximately 240 KMS). You will stop for lunch en-route your drive. Upon arrival in Sarchu, proceed towards the campsite.and overnight at your tented accommodation
8Day 08 : Sarchu Leh (B/L/D)
This morning after breakfast, you will be driven from Sarchu to Leh (approximately 190 KMS / 7.30 hours). Upon arrival in Leh proceed for check-in at your hotel.
9Day 09 : Leh (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast you will visit the Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Gompas.
You will be driven 25 kilometres, south of Leh, to Thikse. Situated on a crag, overlooking the flood plains on the east bank of the Indus, the 500-year-old Thikse Monastery is one of the largest and most imposing monasteries in Central Laddakh.
From Shey, continue to Hemis on the west bank of the River Indus. The Hemis Gompa, founded 350 years ago by Stagtshang Rinchen, guest of King Senge Namygal, is built on a green hillside, surrounded by spectacular landscape, hidden in a gorge, is the largest and wealthiest Gompa in Ladakh. Hemis comes alive during the Hemis Festival. The courtyard of Hemis-the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh is the stage for the famous ’Hemis’ Festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. Overnight at the hotel.
10Day 10 : Leh (B/L/D)
After buffet breakfast, you will visit the ruins of Leh Palace, modelled on the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa. Built by King Singe Namgyal, at the beginning of the 17th century, the palace consists of nine storeys rising above all nearby structures. Overnight at the hotel.
11Day 11 : Leh – Delhi (B/L/D)
Early morning transfer to the Leh airport for your flight departing for Delhi. Upon arrival city tour of Delhi, visiting India Gate, President House, Laxmi Narain Temple & Evening free for shopping. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
12Day 12 : Delhi Departure (B/L/D)
Full day sightseeing of Old Delhi & New visit Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple etc. Evening transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.