Great Himalaya Tour
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Delhi||Overnight at hotel|
|2||Delhi||India Gate, in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees.
Visit Qutab Minar, tallest brick minaret in India.
See Lotus temple and Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
|3||Agra-Delhi||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world. Visit Itmad- Ud - Daula, which is styled like the Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort built by Akbar is a must see because of its design and layout
|5||Srinagar||Mughal Gardens decked with flowers. Chasmashahi and Pari Mahal which offer spectacular view of Kashmir Valley. Make your way to Shankaracharya temple after conquering a flight of steps|
|6||Srinagar-Gulmarg||Go skiing. Enjoy the longest cable car ride. Opt for a pony ride. Visit the golf course.|
|7||Gulmarg to Pahalgam||Owing to its placement amid snow peaks, it is called the Switzerland of India.|
|8||Pahalgam-Srinagar||Overnight on houseboat|
|9||Srinagar-Kargil||Kargil is known for it’s scenic beauty. It holds a memorable place in hearts of Indians, the fourth war against Pakistan was fought here in 1999.|
|10||Kargil-Leh||Visit nine-storey palace known for its Tibetan architecture|
|12||Leh||Visit Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar gompa, women's vegetable market, Shankar monastery. Go to Leh Gompa which homes a statue of future Buddha|
|13||Leh to Khardung-la top - Leh||Enjoy your drive to Nubra via Khardungla, the highest motorable road. Visit Deskit monastery known for architecture|
|14||Leh-Pangong-Leh||Visit pristine Pangong Lake through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.)|
|15||Leh-Sarchu||Overnight at a camp in Sarchu|
|16||Sarchu-Manali||You can take a stroll around the city|
|17||Manali||Visit Hidimba temple, a the most important shrine here. You can also see Vashisht temple (stone temple dedicated to Vashisht muni, shaped like a pyramid) and Manu temple (dedicated to sage Manu)|
Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Sarchu - Manali - Delhi
Himalayan destinations of Manali, Kargil, Leh, Srinagar, Sonemarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg are covered in course of the journey. Natural streams, massive lakes, colorful valleys, Alpine meadows grace these much thronged hill spots.
Day01 – Arrive at Delhi
Welcome at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day02 – Delhi Sightseeing
GeTS holidays representative will welcome you at the International airport of Delhi and escort you to a hotel. Relax and proceed for sightseeing tour of Delhi.
Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort - a red sandstone marvel, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India, built by emperor Shah Jahan. Up Next is, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi tour covers Rashtrapati Bhawan, the India Gate.
At 1400 PM;- Afternoon proceed for remaining sightseeing visiting the Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar.
At 1930 PM; - Dinner at an Indian family restaurant. After dinner transferred you to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day03 – Delhi / Agra / Delhi by train
Morning take a train to Agra. On arrival, proceed for Agra sightseeing. Visit Agra Fort, Itmad ud Dulah. Keep your evening free to visit Taj Mahal. Take a train back to Delhi and on arrival return to your hotel for overnight.
Day04 – Delhi / Srinagar by flight
After breakfast, take a flight to Srinagar. On arrival, you will be escorted to a hotel. Rest of the evening will be free to enjoy yourself. Overnight at the hotel.
Day05 – Srinagar local tour
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Mughal gardens and Chesma Shahi, Pari Mahal and Shankar Charya temple. Evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake. Night stay at Hotel.
Day06 – Srinagar to Gulmarg by road 50 kms
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level,60kms from Srinagar. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world. An unplugged view of Nanga Parbhat awaits you, on a bright day. Opt for a gondola ride. You can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg, which can be covered in about 3 hrs. Also enjoy sledge riding on snow. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
Day07 – Gulmarg to Pahalgam by road 148 kms
After breakfast, leave Gulmarg and drive to Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs (Vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins. By afternoon, you will reach Pahalgam which is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. After lunch enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day08 – Pahalgam to Srinagar – Depart / Delhi
Breakfast and leisure, later back to Srinagar and check in at Houseboat.
After breakfast at drive to Kargil, on the way to Kargil enjoy the local villages (Sonmarg) and many fascinating places. On arrival check in at hotel and enjoy your evening there. Overnight at hotel.
Kargil is a district of Ladakh region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil lies near the Line of Controlfacing Gilgit–Baltistan to the west, and Kashmir valley to the south. Zanskar is part of Kargil district along with Suru, Wakha and Dras valleys
Day10 – Kargil - Leh by road 150kms
After breakfast at drive to Leh. On arrival, check in.
Leh offers a number of sightseeing options for the visitors. A historic town that served as the royal capital of the Old Kingdom, it is dominated by the nine-storey palace built by King Singge Namgyal in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture, which is said to have inspired the famous Potala in Lhasa built about half a century later.
Day11 – Leh Rest Day
Complete rest in the hotel in Leh
Day12 - Local Sightseeing
Leh Bazaar, Leh Palace and Sankar gompa. The women's vegetable market in the afternoon and some interesting place to visit. And the evening the Sankar monastery.Leh Gompa: It is situated above the Leh Palace and was built in 1430. It contains a 13.7 metres high statue of the Buddha which the Ladakhi call Chamba. Lamas say, the statue depicts future Buddha. Overnight hotel.
Day13 - Leh to Khardung-la top – Leh
You will visit the Khardung-la. It Takes you to the highest motorable road of in the world Khardongla (18,380 feet or 5,578 m). Nubra Valley lies in the north of Leh. Apart from unparalleled trekking opportunities, the valley has several Buddhists monasteries such as Sumor, Tigar and 350 years old Diskit monastery. Overnight in Leh.
Day14 – Leh to Pangong Lake – Leh
After breakfast leave for a trip to Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.) Return back to Leh for night stay. Pangong Tso (or Banggong Co Lake) meanders through the hilly terrain to Tibet. More than half the lake lies in China. During winter the lake freezes completely. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention. Overnight in Leh.
Day15 – Leh to Sarchu by road 255 kms
After an early breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sarchu via through Tanglang La Pass. At Pang you can stop for lunch and continue driving to Lachungla Pass,at a height of 5065 mts. On arrival at Sarchu, check in at a Camp for overnight.
Day16 – Sarchu to Manali by road 222 kms
Destination Manali, via Baralacha Pass (4890m), Keylong (3350 m), & Rohtang Pass (3978 m). Manali is the Land of Beas, with coniferous vegetation on rocky terrain. Upon arrival, check in at a hotel. Evening at leisure to exlore the area on your own and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day17 - Manali local sightseeing
Morning after Breakfast start for the Sight Seeing of Old Manali visit Manu Temple, Vashist Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple (A glance of Himachali Articture), Van vihar and Monestry . Evening dinner at hotel and overnight stay.
Day18 – Manali to Delhi and Departure by road 550 kms
Morning after Breakfast drive to Delhi and on arrival transfer to airport. Tour ends here.