HIMALAYAN OVERLAND TOUR

18 Nights / 19 Days

Overview
Itinerary

Day 1 : (New Delhi)Day 1 - Arrival Delhi:

Arrive Delhi late in the night by any international Airline. Meet on arrival & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. 

Day 2 : (Srinagar)Day 2 - Delhi/Srinagar:

After breakfast transfer to Domestic airport to take flight to Srinagar. Meet on arrival and transfer to Deluxe House boats on Dal Lake or Nageen Lake. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the House Boat.

Day 3 : (Srinagar)Day 3 - In Srinagar:

Morning visit to Shankaracharya Temple and also visit some of the Mughal Gardens. Afternoon relaxingboat ride on Dal Lake. Overnight at the house boat.

Day 4 : (Kargil)Day 4 - Srinagar/Kargil:

After breakfast leave Srinagar and drive to Kargil which is approx. 204 kms. & takes about 5-6 hours. Today's drive is over 3rd highest pass on Srinagar/ Leh road called "Zojila” whichis approx. 3500 Mts. Upon arrival inKargil check in at your hotel.Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : (Ulleytokopo)Day 5 - Kargil/Ulleytokopo:

Leave Kargil after breakfast and drive to Ulleytokopo which is approx. 160 kms & takes about 5 hours.  Today drive is over two High passes called Namikala & Fotula which are 3718 Mts. and 4100Mts. respectively. Upon arrival in Ulleytokopo, check in at the Ulleytokopo Camps. Afternoon visit of Rizong Monastery.Overnight stay at the Camps.

Day 6 : (Ulleytokopo)Day 6 - In Ulleytokopo:

Morning free at Ulleytokopo to relax at the banks of Indus River. Afternoon visit of Alchi Monastery or possibility to walk up to Mangyu Monastary. Overnight at the Camps.

Day 7 : (Leh)Day 7 - Ulleytokopo/Leh:

After breakfast leave Ulleytokopo and drive to Leh which is approx. 70 kms& takes about 3 hours. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : (Leh)Day 8 - In Leh:

Morning visit of Phyang Monastery and Spituk Monastery. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 : (Leh)Day 9 - In Leh:

After breakfast leave for Sightseeing of Hemis, Thiksey & Shy Monasteries. This will be a full day sightseeing and we suggest to take the packed lunch with you and you can have a picnic at Hemis Monastery which is about 45 kms from Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 10 : (Sarchu)Day 10 - Leh/Sarchu:

After breakfast leave Leh and drive to Sarchu which is approx. 200 kms & takes 6 - 7 hours. Today you will cross two high passes, Tanglang La - 5328 Mts. and Lachlungla -5060 Mts. Upon arrival in Sarchu, stay for overnight in the tents.

Day 11 : (Manali)Day 11 - Sarchu/Manali:

After breakfast leave Sarchu & drive to Manali which is approx. 210 kms & takes about 6 - 7 hours. Today you will again cross the two passes, Baralacha La - 4897 Mts. & RothnagLa - 3978 Mts. Upon arrival in Manali, check in at your hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : (Manali)Day 12 - In Manali:

Day in Manali to visit the Vashist Temple, Hadimba Temple Etc.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : (Dharamshala)Day 13 - Manali /Dharamshala:

Leave Manali after breakfast and drive to Dharamshala which is approx. 265 kms & takes about 6 hours. Enroute visit the tea gardens at Palampur. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 : (Dharamshala)Day 14 - In Dharamshala:

Morning visit of Dharamshala mainly the Dalai Lama's Temple & his residence. Afternoon visit of Bhagsunath to visit its temple and the waterfall. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 : (Shimla)Day 15 - Dharamshala/Shimla:

Leave Dharamshala after breakfast and drive to Shimla which is approx. 270 kms & takes about 6 hours. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Afternoon visit the main attractions of Shimla.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 : (Rishikesh)Day 16 - Shimla / Rishikesh:

Leave Shimla after breakfast and drive to Rishikesh which is approx.  280 kms & takes about 6 hours. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 : (Rishikesh)Day 17 - In Rishikesh:

Morning visit of Laxman Jhula & Ram Jhula to visit various Ashrams.Afternoon at leisure for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 : (Haridwar)Day 18 - Rishikesh/Haridwar/Delhi:

After breakfast leave Rishikesh and drive to Delhi which approx. 230 kms & takes about 6 hours. Enroute stop at Haridwar {Holy Place for Hindu} which is only 20 kms from Rishikesh to visit its temples and the Ghats of Ganges. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Delhi to visit Raj Ghat, Jamia Masjid, India Gate, Birla Mandir Etc.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 : (New Delhi)Day 19 - Delhi/Onward Destination:

Day free in Delhi for independent activities. Evening farewell dinner at some good restaurant, followed by transfer to airport to take your return flight for onward destination.    

 End of the Tour!!!