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A Trans Himalayan Safari Road Trip by Nature Knights Asif

Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive up to MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high-altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spruce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul...

Promo Code 007
11 Nights 12 Days
Trans Himalaya Safari
Ex Chandigarh Ladakh Srinagar

Validity: 15th June to 30th September - 2019

D1 Arrive Chandigarh to Manali

D2 Manali to Jispa
D3 Jispa to Sarchu
D4 Sarchu to Leh
D5 Leh shey thiksey hemis
D6 Leh Nubra
D7 Nubra to Leh
D8 Leh  to Pangong
D9 Pangong to Leh
D10 Leh to Alchi Lamayuru Kargil
D11 Kargil to   Srinagar
D12 Srinagar drop

Day 01

Arrive Chandigarh and Transfer to  Manali- Arrive Manali and Transfer to the Hotel night stay in Manali

Day 02
Manali Rohtang Pass Koksar Keylong Lahaul Spiti Jispa - Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto MARHI below ROHTANG with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce.Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul Overnight stay in Jispa .

Above picture of Baralachla 

Day 03
 Jispa  to Sarchu- Jispa to Sarchu -Enroute Darcha is situated at the junction of Yotche nullah and the Zangskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. The valley broadens out from Darcha. The altitude of Darcha is about 3500 m. which makes it an ideal base camp for acclimatisation. Darcha is the jumping off point for treks to Padum over the Shinkun la or Baralacha la and Phirtse la and for treks or mountaineering expeditions to Leh and peaks of Chandra Bhaga series. However no tourist bungalow or rest house facilities are available on either side of the nullahs. A police check post is also there. Darcha is the last village where one can see sparse growth of trees. Beyond Darcha not even a single tree can be seen on either side of the highway. Landscape starts looking desolate and absolutely barren. Glance at JISPA. This beautiful spot is 22 kms away from Keylong and 4 kms ahead of Ghemur. The village is situated at the junction of two nullahs with the main river Bhaga. Jispa has a very large dry river-bed, a rarity in Lahaul.Jispa is a new tourism centre coming up with the monasteries of Yarji and Photang where his Holiness the Dalai Lama gave the Kal Chakra sermon a few days back to the Buddhists all over the world. The mountaineering Institute of Manali has a sub centre here for adventure tourism. Sarchu is the last inhabited point in Himachal Pradesh on the Manali-Leh route- which is regarded as one of the highest highways in the world. Arrive in Sarchu and check into your Camp.  Overnight in Camp


Day 04
Sarchu Nakeela La changla Pass More Plains and reach Leh- Sarchu to Leh  Depart in the morning at dawn. Our journey through Nakeela & Lachlangla Pass 16,617 ft, Reach Pang by afternoon lunch break at Pang, enroute. More Plains (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Taglang La Pass (2nd Highest Motorable Road in the World at A Height of 17,585ft) & reaching Upshi, from here the road follows the Indus River, passing villages with there terraced Fields and neat- Whitewashed houses. On a way one notice the ruins have an ancient Fort or palace or the distant glimpse of gompa on a hill. And at last reaching Leh .Over night in Leh

Day 05
Shey Thiksey Hemis -Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue.
Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal.
Hemis is one of the largest and richest Gompas of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Later in the evening we drive back to hotel Overnight in Leh

Morrey Plains

Day 06
Khardungla K Top Nubra Valley- Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft , Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes    Drive 120 Kms 4/5 Hrs ( Temperatures below Freezing point at Khardungla Pass) ensure to carry heavy winter clothes as most of the time this pass has snow .Khardungla is the World's highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records , Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography.Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp  visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at  the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village . OverNight at the camp

Day 07
After Breakfast proceed toDiskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Giant Buddha Statue. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh.  over Night at the Hotel in Leh.

Day 08
Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver  each way . After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.  Over Night at Pangong Lake Camp

Day 09
Drive back to Leh, you are driven back to Leh enroot visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue drive for Leh Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.

On the way to Khardungla

Day 10
Alchi Uleytokpo Basgo Palace, Likir Monastery , Magnetic Hill - Leh  Alchi Ule (4 Hrs) Moonland Lamayuru  Maitreya Buddha Kargil 06 HrsAfter Breakfast drive to Indus River. Rafting for 4 to 5 hrs optional cost And sightseeing points Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill , visit Alchi Monastery
Sightseeing tour of Moonlandscape, visit LAMAYURU)The Oldest Monastery of Ladakh Giant Statute of Maitreya Buddha in Mulbekh check into your hotel in Kargil Overnight in Kargil

Day 11
Kargil - Drass - Sonamarg – Srinagar (7 – 8 Hrs) by 5.00 am proceeds to Srinagar via Drass. The second coldest inhabited Place in the world. Experience the splendid view of Kargil famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. At  Vijay Smarak we shall pay homage to the martyrs of the Indian army. Arrive Srinagar by Afternoon.Shikara RideRest day for free to do your own activities. Overnight in Srinagar House Boat

Day 12
Drop at Srinagar Airport (flight cost not included)

Rates per person on Twin Sharing 

Cost sheet on MAPAI

Minimum Paying Pax
Option 01
Option 02
Option 03
02 Pax
INR 89,008
INR 92,208
INR 94,709
01 Innova / Xylo
03 Pax
INR 69,041
INR 72,241
INR 74,742
01 Innova / Xylo
04 Pax
INR 59,058
INR 62,258
INR 64,759
01 Innova / Xylo
05 Pax
INR 53,068
INR 56,268
INR 58,769
01 Innova / Xylo
06 Pax
INR 49,074
INR 52,274
INR 54,776
01 Innova / Xylo
06 Pax
INR 52,598
INR 55,798
INR 58,299
01 Tempo
07 Pax
INR 49,242
INR 52,442
INR 54,943
01 Tempo
08 Pax
INR 46,725
INR 49,925
INR 52,427
01 Tempo
09 Pax
INR 44,768
INR 47,968
INR 50,469
01 Tempo
10 Pax
INR 43,202
INR 46,402
INR 48,903
01 Tempo
11 Pax
INR 41,920
INR 45,120
INR 47,622
01 Tempo
12 Pax
INR 40,853
INR 44,053
INR 46,554
01 Tempo
Extra Bed Adult/Child
INR 23,475
INR 26,035
INR 28,036

Child without bed
INR 12,373
INR 13,653
INR 14,654

Single room supplement 
INR 21,876
INR 24,436
INR 26,437

Extra Innova/Xylo
INR 1,19,801
INR 1,19,801
INR 1,19,801

INR 1,40,943
INR 1,40,943
INR 1,40,943

Hotels Used:

Option 01
Option 02
Option 03
Orchid Green
Ibex Hotel / Yak Jispa
 Mulkila Adventure Camp / Adventure Camp 

Lumbini /
La Buddha
Khasdan  /
Cho Palace /
Hotel Kaal /
Hotel Zion
Or similar
/Omasila /
Caraven center/

Nubra Valley
Apple cottage /
Desert Oasis Camp/
Imperial Eco Cottage 
Pangong Sarai comfort
Chhutuk Height / Zojila Residency
Dlx Houseboat

Prices Include:
1.      Accommodation on Twin sharing Basis.
2.      Daily Breakfast + Dinner
3.      To and Fro Leh Airport Transfers.
4.      All Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle as per tour plan planned above for Super Deluxe & Deluxe Tour Package.
5.      Nature Fee

Any meals not part of the package
Bottled Water
GST 5% will be applicable

Any sightseeing or excursion that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
Monument, Guide, other expenses not mentioned in inclusion..
Any item of personal requirement, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.
Any medical or evacuation expenses.
Any expenses occur due to natural climate, security and other unexpected reason. 
Any type of insurance – personal, medical, travel etc.
Any airfares. 

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