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Best of Himalaya Tour

Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Sarahan - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Kaza - Ki & Kibber Monastry -Kaza - Losar - Keylong - Sarchu- - Leh - Thiksey - Leh

Day 01 Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport , our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing.
After breakfast sightseeing f first you will visit old Delhi. The Raj Ghat, Red fort & Jama Masjid are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Later on proceed to visit the New Delhi. The Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and, newly built Akshardham temple are of much significance. evening back to Hotel, Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Delhi – Chandigarh (255 Km )
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh Check in Hotel, and Sightseeing. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 4 : Chandigarh – Shimla (117 Km )
After Breakfast drive to Shimla on the way visit Pinjore Garden, Timber Trail. On arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 5 : Shimla city tour
After breakfast visit Kufri a little highway village. Jakhu temple (monkey’s temple) dedicated to the monkey god, Hanuman. Have a walk on The Mall, a big bazaar.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 6 : Shimla – Sarahan (175 Km )
After breakfast drive to Sarahan is a beautifully located Himalayan township amid mountains with Shrikhand Mahadev Peak looming as a backdrop at 5155m. Later visit Bhimkali Temple for a rare combination of Buddhist and Hindu architecture.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 7 : Sarahan – Kalpa ( 59 Km )
After breakfast drive to Kalpa (2960 m) – a heritage village, beautiful and main village of Kinnaur across the river faces the majesty Jorkanden (6473 m) and mont Kinnar Kailash (6050 m). Kinnar Kailesh is regarded as the summer abode of Lord Shiva and 79 feet high rock formation by its side resembles a Shivalinga. It’s and hour drive from Reckong Peo (Distt. HQ of Kinnaur). Overnight stay in Hotel / Camp.

Day 8 : Kalpa City TourKalpa
Full Day Free and Sightseeing Overnight stay in Hotel / Camp.

Day 9 : Kalpa Trekking Tour
Full Day Free and Trekking Overnight stay in Hotel / Camp.

Day 10 : Kalpa – Nako ( 113 Km )
After breakfast drive to Nako, Nako Lake is 3662 meters above the sea level. The district of Kinnaur in which Nako Lake is situated is a picturesque landscape, perfect for a visit during the summer season to escape the warm blasnako-lakets. Hemmed by Willow Trees and Poplar Trees, Nako Lake offers not only a soothing view to the nature lover, but also a serene resort to the religiously inclined. Willows and Poplars thrive best in the climate of Himachal Pradesh. Located nearby are the renowned Buddhist Temples and Monasteries. Overnight stay in Hotel / Camp.

Day 11 : Nako – Tabo (87 Km)
After breakfast continue drive to Tabo (3050M). a small village famous for its 10th century old Buddhist unassuming monastery said to have been established as a seat of learning by Padmasambhava, the profounder of Tantric Buddhism. Overnight stay in tents at Tabo.
Day 12 : Tabo – Kaza ( 103)
AfteTabor breakfast drive to Kaza (3660) from Arrived at Kaza a Gompa. Enrout visit Dhankar, a repository of Buddhist scripture in Boti Script. Pin valley (National Park) enrouts through Kungri Gompa, Sagnam Village. Kaza serves as the base for excursions to the near by Ki Monastery and Gompa at Kibber (heights permanent inhabited village). It times permitting one can visit the Hikkim, Langia and Kosmic Monasteries. Overnight in camp.

Day 13 : Kaza :
After early breakfast full visit Key, Key & Kibber Monasteries. Kibber (4165m) is the highest altitude inhabited.
Overnight at tent or guest house.

Day 14 : Kaza – Lossar (4076 mts) – 65 kms
After breakfast continue drive to Lossar – Kunjam La (4950 m) – 70 Km. from Kaza, a road takes off along the up stream course of river Chandra. The crest presents a majestic panorama of peeks. 6 Km. tracking from the Kunjam pass is Chander Tal Lake. Overnight camping in Losar.

Day 15 : Lossar – Keylong (3350 m)
After breakfast continue drive to Keylong (3350 m) – entoute there are Gampas, Damphug, Chokur Shasin and Guru, Ghantal. Lahaul has 29 Buddhist Monasteries. The Pattan Valley – after crossing the Bhaga river, on the Keylong road, Udaypur runs along the right bank of Chenab. Triloki Nath temple delegated to Lord Shiva in Pagoda Style. Udaypur an ancient temple of Goddess Durga named Mrikula Devi. Overnight camping / Guest House

Day 16 : Keylong – Sarchu
Early Morning after breakfast drive from Keylong. Visit Kardang Monastery in the morning at Keylong. On the way of Sarchu Excursion of very old museum at Jispa. Arrive Sarchu in the evening over Baralacha Pass. Arrival Check in to the camp. Overnight in the camp.

Day 17 : Sarchu – Leh
Early Morning after breakfast drive from Sarchu to Leh. Visit on the way Second Highest Pass of the World (Tanglang La Pass). Arrival check in to the Hotel.

Day 18 : Leh
Take complete rest for the day. Lunch at 2.00 PM after lunch, take a walk Around Leh town on own. Overnight in the Hotel

Day 19 : Leh – Thiksey – Leh
Thiksey Monastery, an outstanding specimen of Ladakhi architecture, is a glorious Buddhist monastery located nearby Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Thiksey Monastery is the part of Gelukpa order in Buddhism and is beautifully located in the picturesque top of a hillock. It encloses numerous stupas, Thangkas, statues, swords, wonderful wall paintings and a large pillar carved with Buddha�s ideas and preaching, all in a mammoth 12 storied building complex. A marvelous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall. Thiksey Festival, a major attraction for tourists and Buddhist devotees, is conducted here with splendor and much pomp..
Overnight in the Hotel

Day 20 : Leh City Tour
Sankar Gompa : This is small but more interesting place to visit than the Leh Gompa and can easily be visited on foot. The Sankar Gompa is an under Gompa of Spitok Gompa. At the most only 20 monks live here and few are permanently in residence although the monastery itself is fairly active.

Jami Masjid : When one had enough of the bazaar, head past the new green and white painted Jami Masjid at the top of the street, and follow one of the lanes that lead into the old town.
Chamba Temple : One place definitely worth walking through the putrid smelling puddles to visit, however, is the Chamba temple. It’s not easy to find on your own; ask at the second row of shops on the left after the big arch for the key keeper (gonyer), who will show you the way.
Leh Palace : The old palace of the kings of Ladakh overlooks the town from the southwest slope of the Tsemo hill. It has eight storeys and was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 16th century, at much the same time as the famed Potala of Lhasa – which it resembles. The damage to the palace, one side is gaping open, stems from the Kashmiri invasions of the last century. Like the Shey palace the Leh palace still belongs to the Ladakhi royal family, who now live in their palace in Stok.
Leh Gompa : The Leh Gompa stands high above the palace and also overlooks the ruins of the older palace of the King of Tagpebums.

Other Leh Gompas
There are a number of lesser Gompas in the old town of Leh – such as the Guru Lakhang to the left of the palace, beneath the large Chorten. The Chamba Lakhang, south of the palace, and the Chenrezig Lakhang, to the southeast, are similarly less famous since they contain little of interest compared to other more splendid Gompas around Leh. In the centre of Leh the Buddhist association of Ladakh in 1957 built the new monastery or Gompa Soma or Jokhang. It contains an image of the Buddha Sakyamuni that was brought form Tibet. Meetings of the Buddhist association are held in this monastery.
Leh Fort
The Leh fort, built by Zorawar Singh, contains three temples but cannot be visited because it is within the military camp area.
Shanti Stupa : A relatively new addition to the rocky skyline around Leh is the toothpaste white Shanti Stupa above Changspa village, 3-km west of the bazaar. Inaugurated in 1983 by the Dalai Lama, the “Peace Pagoda”, whose sides are decorated with gilt panels depicting episodes from the life of the Buddha, is one of several such monuments erected around India by a “Peace Sect” of Japanese Buddhists.
The Bazaar And Old Town
After settling into a hotel or guesthouse, most visitors spend their first day in Leh soaking up the atmosphere of the bazaar. Sixty or so years ago, this bustling tree lined boulevard was the busiest market between Yarkhand and Kashmir. Merchants from Srinagar and the Punjab would gather to barter for Pashmina wool brought down by nomadic herdsmen from western Tibet, or for raw silk hauled across the Karakorams on Bactrian camels.

Day 21 : Leh – Delhi

Early Morning transfer to Leh airport and arrival in Delhi airport and. after breakfast , you will be driven to the airport to connect with your flight to New Delhi .

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