Day 2 – Manali
After Breakfast leave for Vashisth to see one of the oldest temples in India and enjoy the therapeutic hot springs. Those interested can trek up to Jogini Falls with a trained guide. On the way back, head to the Hidimba Mata Temple. Evening is free to explore the Mall road or the Old Manali area.
Day 3 – Jispa
Having an early morning breakfast and start the journey to Jispa from Manali; enjoying the scenic Himalayan view. On reaching Jispa, enjoy the day by walking around in the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas. Visit a nearby monastery. Stay overnight in luxury tented camps.
Day 4- Leh
Leave for Leh in the morning. Arrive by afternoon and acclimatize. Enjoy lunch and relax. Explore the local market in Leh. Go for the heritage walk with a qualified guide.
Day 5- Nubra Valley
Drive down to Nubra valley crossing Khardung La (the highest motorable road in the world @ 18000 feet). On reaching Nubra valley, check in to a luxury camp set on an organic farm & enjoy lunch in beautiful surroundings. After lunch the group will proceed to the ‘Sand dunes’ for a camel safari on the double hump ‘Bactrian Camel’ which is unique to the region. In the evening enjoy a bon fire at the camp site.
Day 6 - Leh
Drive to Leh after breakfast and on the way visit the 100 foot sitting Buddha statue and visit the Diskit monastery. On reaching Leh, check in to the hotel and rest for the remaining part of the day.
Day 7 – Pangong Lake
After breakfast at the hotel, drive towards the picturesque Pangong Lake and soak in its beauty and majesty. Stay at a campsite right by the lake and enjoy a serene evening. Stay Overnight at luxury tents in Pangong.
Day 8 - Leh
Proceed back to Leh through the same route. Proceed back to Leh through the same route, stopping by at Hemis Monastery. On arrival in Leh, check in to the hotel for refreshments. In the evening, the group head towards the local market to buy gifts for friends and family. Share the experiences of the trip over a leisure dinner.
Day 9 – Leh - Mulbekh
On the way to Mulbekh stop by at War Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa of Ladakh which dates back to the 11th century. Gurudwara Patthar Sahib nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517; to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Then stop at Mulbekh for the night in luxury tented camps.
Day 10 – Mulbekh – Srinagar
After breakfast leave for Srinagar through the pristine Kashmir valley via Drass and Kargil sector. Check into a house boat on arrival. Post lunch head out to see the Mughal gardens and Shankaracharya Temple visit the market area. At night and relish the Kashmiri veg wazwan for dinner.
Day 11- Srinagar-Pahalgam-Srinagar
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam, ‘Valley of Shepherds’. Enrout get a rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields, Avantipura Ruins, Avantipura cricket bat factory & Anantnag Sulpher Springs. Enjoy the bounty of nature at Pahalgam, located on the bank of beautiful Lidder River. Day is free to explore Lidder valley at your own. You can enjoy leisurely walks in pine forest along River Lidder and enjoy picnic on riverside. Return to Srinagar. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 12- Gulmarg
After breakfast leave for Gulmarg through the pristine Kashmir valley. On way to Gulmarg, stop by at Parihaspora and visit the ruins located on the outskirts of Srinagar on way to Gulmarg. Hop on the gondola and get ready to experience the view of the Himalayas from almost 4000 meters above sea level. At night stay in Gulmarg.
Day 13- Srinagar
Post breakfast, head back to Srinagar. Arrive in Srinagar and check in the hotel. Enjoy the free day to shop around Srinagar followed by a surprise from our side on the last day of the trip.
Day 14 – Delhi/Bombay
After the morning breakfast, head to the airport and take a flight back to Delhi / Bombay with a great memories.
1) The above cost mentioned is for 2 persons on twin sharing basis.
2) Meal plans are Breakfast and Dinner.
3) Stay options are 3 star accommodations / home stays and luxury camps.
4) Car transfers in Innova or similar kind of vehicle with a skilled driver and guide. Road permits, taxes and tolls.
About the Travel Philosophy:
This is a basic frame work of the trip. We include more surprise elements while the trip happens. The whole idea is to make the trip fun and exhilarating. Is is going to be a combination of adventure, nature & wildlife and history. The itinerary can be 100 % tailor made as per the travelers needs. The above cost is not fixed but the minimum and maximum range is given. We like to keep the group size small ( 6 being ideal) so that everyone gets to know one another during the trip and become travel buddies for life. For more info leave a msg :))