Best of Manali, Chandartal, Leh and Srinagar – 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
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Manali : Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

Chandra Taal : Chandra Taal, or Chandra Tal is a lake situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

Leh : Leh, a high-desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes.

Srinagar : Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.

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  • Destination:Leh Ladakh
  • Duration:14 days
  • DATES : Jan 01 - Jan 15
    • Hotel:2 to 4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
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DAY 1

Chandigarh to Manali

Today morning pick up from Chandigarh and drive towards Manali. On the way sightseeing Like bilaspur, Mandi, SunderNagar, Kullu , mini Vaishno Devi Temple and dinner and overnight stay at Manali.

DAY 2

Manali local Sightseeing

Half Day local sightseeing of Manali “HADIMBA TEMPLE” Built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway . “CLUB HOUSE” The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day. “Tibetan Monastery”, Van Vihar, and “VASHIST” Well known for its hot springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama. Overnight stay at Manali. ( Hadimba Devi Temple, Club House, Manu Temple, Van Vihar, Tibetan Monastery & Vashist Bath Hot Spring Water.

DAY 3

Manali – Rohtang – Chandartal

Early morning pickup from Manali Hotel and head for keylong, driving across Rohtang Pass (13050 ft) and reached to Chandartal.
Chandratal Lake is often referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes located at an altitude of about 4300 m in the mighty Himalayas. The name “Chandra Taal” (Lake of the Moon) comes from its crescent shape. Once a tentative residence for Tibetan traders traveling to Spiti and the Kullu valley, it attracts thousands of adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. Vast stretches of green meadows house the best camping sites and an array of different wildflowers during springtime.

Legend has that it lies in the vicinity of a place from where God Indra’s chariot picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of Pandava brothers in Mahabharata. This fact renders the lake sacred and thus, is flocked by a lot of Hindu devotees. The colour of water of this holy lake keeps changing from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as the day ends.

The lake is also a part of the Samudra Tapu plateau which overlooks the Chandra river. The trek from Batal to Chandratal can be quite a tedious trail for those who are going to trek, but the captivating views and charm of the place will be worth it. One can break free from daily monotonous routines here and experience real nomadic life. Nestled between the hills and mountains of the Peerpanjal range, sight of this lake’s brimming beauty is truly a feast for the eyes. you will have 2km trek at Chandartal and check in camps. Dinner and overnighjt stay at Camps in Chandartal. there will be bonfire at Chandartal.

DAY 4

Chandartal Surajtal Keylong

Today morning Checkout from camps and head for keylong, driving across Jispa and Dracha, Surajtal,Shashur Monastery and Kardang Monastery then cross the Baralacha Pass (16020 ft) Check in hotel and Overnight in keylong hotel.

DAY 5

Keylong – Sarchu

After breakfast leave for Sarchu. An important stopover on the Leh-Manali highway, Sarchu lies on the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of just over 14,500 ft between the Himalayan mountain passes of Baralacha La and Lachlung La, Sarchu is of great importance mainly due to its location on the Leh-Manali highway.
Sarchu, also known as Sir Bhum Chun, closely resembles Ladakh with its barren splendor and is a beehive of activity between May and September when the snow melts and the Leh-Manali highway is open for traffic. An important trading point in the ancient Silk Route, Sarchu is still a hot favorite with traders, nomadic tribes and adventure seekers.

Between May and September, Sarchu becomes the starting point for treks to Zanskar in Ladakh. A trip to Sarchu has its own challenges; altitude sickness being the foremost among them. Travelers often ascend from lower altitude to acclimatize to the rarefied atmosphere; traveling from Keylong and traveling up to Sarchu is the preferred route. Dinner and overnight stay at in Camps at Sarchu.

DAY 6

Sarchu Leh (255 Kms)

After early breakfast leave for Leh en-route crossing Nakeela and Lachalung-la Pass (16,617 ft.). Break for lunch at Pang and then drive on towards Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (a vast plateau stretching for 42 kms) and then crossing Taglang-La (17,585ft) and driving through the upper Indus Valley. Reach Leh by evening.

DAY 7

Local Leh Sightseeing

Today morning drive towards local sightseeing of Leh visit one of the most beautiful city situated at an altitude of 3500 M ASL famous for highest high altitude airport an ethnic / Ancient and colorful city. Monasteries, fort and palaces, gateway to Silk route, Hub for Buddhist culture for red sect and yellow sect. lush green valley around river Indus and agricultural fields and business hub for this region. Much more to explore in and around Leh.

In Leh ( City tour )
After breakfast explore the best of the town. Visit Shanti Stupa / Shankar Gompa / Leh palace / Namgyal Gompa and hall of fame.
Post lunch explore Shey and Thikse monasteries.

• Shey Palace & Monastery
This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh is set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world.

• Thiksey Monastery
19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. It has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.

DAY 8

Leh – Excursion To Sham Valley – Leh

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Spituk Monastery, Built in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags. Evening at Leisure and Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

DAY 9

Leh to Kargil

After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture – a UNESCO listed heritage site. Continue drive towards Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-Mtrs. tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th – 8th century AD). Overnight in hotel at Kargil.

DAY 10

Kargil Sonmarg Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus station, our representative will meet you. on the way sightseeing of Sonmarg. Sonmarg plainly translated means ‘Meadow of Gold’. It is a flower laden meadow in between the imposing Himalayan range that boasts of wafting scents of fir and pine forests. Sonmarg is a popular base for trekking to nearby locales and is as much a preferred family destination as it is for the adventure enthusiasts. The Indus River offers fresh trout and mahaseer (freshwater carp fish) and glistening rapids for whitewater rafting. The Thajiwas valley at the foot of Sonmarg offers plenty of camping sites and picnic spots with mighty white glaciers set against the lush green meadow. Pilgrims throng Baltal, 13 kilometres from Sonmarg for the annual pilgrimage of Amarnath. Half-hour drive from Sonmarg is the curious Kheer Bhawani Temple where locals believe that the natural spring surrounding the temple at times changes colour. Sonmarg allows you to experience different types of weather in a single day – a sunny morning, rainy afternoon and a cold evening. With displaying your name card and transfer to your houseboat. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 11

Srinagar City Tour of Mughal Gardens & Shikara

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This morning after breakfast visit world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishant Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), The Chashme Shahi etc. Return to houseboat for hot lunch. After Lunch visit Shankaracharya Temple and in the evening take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice sunset.

DAY 12

Srinagar Gulmarg Srinagar

This morning after breakfast you will drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg is a well-known city in India. On arrival check into your hotel. Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its highest golf course in the world and skiing during the winter season. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. Back to Srinagar overnight Stay at hotel in Srinagar.

DAY 13

Srinagar To Pahalgam

This morning after breakfast drive to Pahalgam 2440 Meters ﴾Valley of Kashmir﴿ ‘The valley of Shepherds Paradise. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. The town of Pahalgam offers breath‐taking views. One can just enjoy the town of Pahalgam trek to some of the most beautiful places on earth. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonamarg. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus This after you will Visit the Pahalgam also known as ‘The valley of Shepherds Paradise. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. The town of Pahalgam offers breath‐taking views. One can just enjoy the town of Pahalgam trek to some of the most beautiful places on earth. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonamarg. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. enjoy the nature charm of the valley.

DAY 14

Pahalgam to Srinagar

This day after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive back to Srinagar and on the way cover oll the sightseeings. In evening drop at Srinagar Airport.



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