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Sojourn Ladakh Tour
9 Nights / 10 Days
Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Karzok
- Tsomoriri - Tsokar - Karzok - Leh - Delhi
Day 01 Arrive at Delhi:
Reach Delhi in the evening and relax at hotel.
Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi - Chandigarh:
SHATABDI EXPRESS (0740/1100)
Chandigarh - Manali:
315 km in 6-7 hrs drive
In the morning you will be transferred to the station for SHATABDI EXPRESS
to Chandigarh. The car will pick you up at the station and start drive
Continue drive to Manali, and you will find the drive through the small
markets and villages, well worth the time the moment you cross Bilaspur,
Mandi, Kullu and other small markets. And start the run up along side
the RIVER BEAS to Manali. The first sight of the Icy Mountains cradling
this picturesque township in their fold seems so inviting that the foot
on the accelerator gets a shade firmer. And the rumbles in your tummy
no longer care for sickness but excitement. En route pass through the
Mandi - Mandi is the gateway to the Kullu Valley Kangra valley and Shimla.
About the 15 km south to Kulu in the village of Banjaura is the Basheshar
Mahadev, The largest stone temple in the Kullu valley.
Late evening arrive at Manali on arrival check in the hotel for overnight
Overnight will be at Manali.
Day 03 Manali:
Proceed for a Full Day excursion of the hill queen.
The white peaks send a cheerful welcome to the Land of Snowballs and
Skiing as a matter of fact Manali is the first choice of many people who
want to see and touch snow for the first time. First times trippers to
Manali will invariably want to sues out old favorites such as the 16th
century Hadimba Temple, the Hot spring at Vashisht and even speculate
anout the life and times Old Manali - the hippy enclave. But the lure
of the playing fields of the Solang Valley. Naggar 28 km from the Manali,
a picturesque tiny village set on a hill, Naggar is the starting points
for the treks over the Chandrakhani pass. The town is host to the Roerich
Art Gallery that used to be the home of artist Nicholas Roerich and his
wife Devika Rani. Amongst the ancient temples in the area are the 12th
century Gauri Shankar temple and the Chatar Bhuj Temple.
Return to the hotel or explore the local markets.
Overnight will be at Manali.
Day 04Manali - Jispa (3,182m)
117 km in 5 hrs drive
Early morning drive to Jispa after breakfast, through the Rohatang Pass
13,060 ft. around 51 km climb up to the Rohatang along a rough bridle
path and once on top, enjoy the stunning panoramas of the array of snow
peaks and glaciers. En route stop off at snow point a static point as
it shifts with the snow.
En route visit the Keylong. Keylong at an elevation of 3350 m. is situated
on the Manali-Leh road is the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti. It is
the only place in Lahaul, which has a regular bazaar. It is ideally situated
in the heart of the Himalayas in the lonely cornet with highs cliffs in
the front covered with snow. This place is lush green. The climate of
this place is dry and bracing but winters are very severe. Keylong located
above Bhaga River the district headquarters of Lahaul Spiti has been described
as oasis of green field. Three well known monasteries Tayul, Khardong,
Gemur and Sha-Shur are within a radius of few kilometers.
After lunch at Keylong visit the monasteries than drive Jispa. Spend
day walking around the Jispa village.
Overnight will be at Hotel.
Day 05Jispa - Sarchu:
142 km in 5 hrs drive
Early morning take the breakfast continue drive to Sarchu through the
Darcha village. This place is the gateway for the trekker's to Lamayuru
via Zanskar valley. We stop there for checking, because this is the last
check post in the Himachal. we verify our passport and another documents.
Than cross the Barlacha Pass (4650m). Sarchu is the very open place on
the bank of the Bhaga river. The evening is too much windy. Over night
will be at the tent.
Day 06Sarchu - Karzok Village: (4267m)
118 km in 6 hrs drive
After breakfast drive to Pang. En route we cross the wild animal. Pang
is the tiny migrated markets in Leh-Manali road. The person who run the
shops these are Ladakhi. They are shifted there for few months as mid
June till Sep. Just cross the Pang, drive up. After the up hill drive
we find the plain area around 60 km till base of Tanglanla (5400m). Before
Tanglanla we will take right turn to Karzok village. The gompa here is
quite unusual because it is inhabited predominantly by women, who often
spend their day making beautiful garments for themselves. The gompa was
built in about 1850 replacing one replacing one destroyed during Dogra
invasion. Rest day explore the village.
Overnight will be in the tent.
Day 07Karzok / Tsomoriri / Tsokar / Karzok
Full day visit the lake side the small collection of huts. Tso Moriri
is situated at an altitune of 4573m form south east from Leh. It is like
a pearl shape and contains large mineral deposits. The circumference of
the lake is around 36 km. Here you must register and show your permit.
Tsokar is about 7km from Tsomoriri. There is a small gompa. At the village
of Thukse a collection of solid brick huts set up for the dramatic winters.
Late evening return to the camp for overnight.
Day 08Karzok - Leh:
220 km in 6-7 hrs drive
After breakfast drive to Leh.
Leh is the capital of Ladakh, lies nestled among low hills on the north
side of the Indus Valley, between the Stok Mountains to the south and
the Ladakh Range to the north, for centuries it has been a place where
travelers of different nationalities have rested, In the 15th century
both Leh and the village of Shey shared the responsibility of being the
capitals of Upper Ladakh, Shey was the more fortified of the two, while
Leh was in the prime position for trade. The town's growth in importance
is relegated by the building of the first royal residency on top of Namguyal
peaks. Leh's prosperity derived from its location at the foot of the Khardung
La, the gateway of the infamous trade route to Yarkand in Turkistan. The
trade involved the people of Leh at all levels, a few undergoing the rigorous
journey over the mountains themselves, some merely setting up as merchants.
Morning will be free for visiting the local monasteries and in the afternoon
proceed for sightseeing of Shanti Stupa, Shankar Gompa, Namgyal Tsom.
In the evening visit the Ladakhi kitchen.
Overnight will be at hotel in Leh.
Proceed for the full day Sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey, Hemis & Stok
Palace. In the evening watch a DANCES PROGRAM of the locals. Overnight
will be at Leh.
Day 10Leh - Delhi
Jet Airways flight 0735/0850 hr
Drive to Leh airport after breakfast for flight to Delhi. Spend day at
Delhi (sightseeing or relaxing) and check out late for flight to home.
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