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India’s Golden Temple: Amritsar with Journey to Ladakh - 14 Nights / 15 Days

On this private escorted tour to India we take you on one of the worlds’ most spectacular road trip through the heart of Himalayas. The soft adventure tour suitable for all age groups starts from Amritsar where you visit the India’s Golden Temple before taking the road journey to Leh Ladakh famous as the “Little Tibet”. We drive over the World’s seven high mountain passes including the Khardung La Pass 18,380 feet, travel on the parts of the ancient silk route to Nubra valley, visit the crystal clear bluish water Pangong Lake, enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty, indigenous culture, tribal dances, food, handlooms and crafts on this amazing tour to Ladakh.

Tour Briefing

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days

Loction : North India Leh Ladakh Valley

Best Season : : Mid June to Mid September

Category : Cultural, Heritage and Nature

Covering : New Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Keylang, Jispa, Sarchu, Pang, Leh, Khardung La pass, Nubra valley, Pangong Lake.

You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)

Special About Tour :

On this private escorted tour to India we take you on one of the worlds’ most spectacular road trip through the heart of Himalayas. The soft adventure tour suitable for all age groups starts from Amritsar where you visit the India’s Golden Temple before taking the road journey to Leh Ladakh famous as the “Little Tibet”. We drive over the World’s seven high mountain passes including the Khardung La Pass 18,380 feet, travel on the parts of the ancient silk route to Nubra valley, visit the crystal clear bluish water Pangong Lake, enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty, indigenous culture, tribal dances, food, handlooms and crafts on this amazing tour to Ladakh.

Your knowledgeable English speaking guide and driver is with you throughout the trip to all the famous sights and makes history and culture come alive through the stories that unfold throughout the journey; this is what will make your authentic India tour a very special holiday experience. We stop at cities, towns and villages on the way to get an insight into the daily life of culturally diverse people of these areas.

India’s Golden temple Amritsar to Leh Ladakh tour is planned carefully by our travel experts, in such a way that you get enough time to acclimatize properly while driving over the Great Himalayas. You can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected.

Between Manali and Leh the exciting road trip to Ladakh takes you over the World’s 05 (five) highest mountain passes including Rohtang pass (3,980 metres/ 13, 058 feet), Baralacha Pass (4,830 metres/ 15, 847 feet), Naki La Pass (4,740 metres/ 15,551 feet), Lachung la Pass (5,019 metres/ 16, 467 feet) and Tanglang La Pass (5,360 metres/ 17,585 feet). You travel on the World’s most beautiful route through the Indian Himalayas, where the average elevation is more than 4,000 metres (13,000 feet).

We drive over the World’s highest mountain pass Khardung La Pass 5,600 metres / 18,380 feet to the Nubra valley, through the low valleys that abruptly rise up in mighty high mountain ranges with bright white of perennial snows with crown towering nameless peaks, the stunning mountain landscape, the high mountain passes, glaciers, beautiful crystal clear water lakes, isolated barren cold deserts, and the lovely tribal people of the mountains with their diverse religion and culture add a charm to your tour.

Treat the below India’s Golden Temple Amritsar with Journey to Ladakh just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary travel experience to cherish forever….!

Brief Itinerary : New Delhi (1 Night on arrival ) > Amritsar ( 2 Nights) > Dharamshala ( 1 Night) > Kullu ( 1 Night)> Manali ( 1 Night) > Jispa ( 1 Night) > Sarchu ( 1 Night)> Leh ( 3 Nights) > Nubra valley ( 1 Night) > Pangong Lake ( 1 Night) and fly back to New Delhi ( 1 Night at the end).

Today to start with your India’s Golden Temple Amritsar with Journey to Ladakh, you will be met from your flight to New Delhi International Airport by Summit Safari’s representative and driver, and we will transfer you to your hotel in New Delhi. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax after the flight.

Meals Plan: Dinner is included.

Today make an easy start after the breakfast and check out from the hotel at 9:30 A.M and we will take you for the private guided tour of Delhi to view some of the famous sights of the old and new parts of the city. Your excursions include the Gandhi Smriti, also known as the Birla house where –Mahatma Gandhi had lived the last 144 days of his life from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948 when he was assassinated in 78th year of life. We’ll also visit the India gate and the Parliament House of India from Outside . We will have a walking tour with your guide in the heart of old Delhi and covering the Chandni Chowk bazaar with the interesting lanes of Old Delhi. We will also take a walking tour through Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest Spice market in Old Delhi. Today the part of our tour also includes a bicycle rickshaw ride in old Delhi or a Tuk Tuk ( Three wheeler ) ride in New Delhi for you.

You will have lunch in a local restaurant in Delhi and later you will be transferred to New Delhi railway station to board the super fast Shatabdi express train leaving New Delhi railway station at 4:30 P.M. arriving Amritsar railway station at 10:30 P.M. Evening tea / coffee and Dinner will be served to you on this super fast Shatabdi express train. You will reach Amritsar at night where you will be met by your driver and will be transfer to your hotel in Amritsar for 2 nights.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Please Note: You'd be assisted onto the train and met at the other end by Summit Safari’s representative or your driver.

Amritsar is an international airport having flights from London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. You can start your tour from Amritsar international airport also or can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar. This all we’ll discuss with you while planning your holiday tour.

After breakfast at your hotel, around 09:30 A.M we will leave for sightseeing covering Golden Temple (the biggest and holiest Sikh shrine in the world – gilded with gold.),Jallianwala Bagh-the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memorial and Garden have been created here as a national monument.

Return back to your hotel by afternoon and after lunch at 03:00 P.M. we will be driving you to Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border ( Atari Wagha Boarder). A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well coordinated and spectacular display. The sound from the Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day. Return to hotel in the evening, second night in the same hotel at Amritsar.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Please Note-: Kindly carry your passports with you while going for the Retreat Ceremony at Atari Wagha Border at Amritsar. The Golden temple has its own charm visiting it at the night time, if interested we will take you to visit it at the night time also.

Today morning after breakfast at 08: 00 A.M we will drive to Dharamshala (220 kms / 5 hrs). Enroute stop for comfort break. We will arrive Dharamshala by afternoon where on arrival check in to the hotel. Later we will leave for the sightseeing tour around Dharamshala visiting the St. John church, situated in the wilderness, the Buddhist monastery and residence of his Holiness the Dalai Lama ji. Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, Mcleodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

There is a choice to walk to the nearby mountains to Gallu village 2-3 hrs and to view the beautiful water fall near the Bagsu Nag Temple. Evening would be free to explore in the local market in Mcleodganj and today in dinner you can taste the authentic Tibetan food at a local restaurant in Mcleodganj. Overnight stay in hotel in Dharamshala for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive you to Kullu (1,220 metres / 4,000 feet ( 200 kms / 7.30 hrs). Enroute we will visit the Norbulingka Institute at a place known as Sidhbari, an institute working for the preservation of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts including Thanka painting, tailoring, metal sculpture and wood crafts. There is a doll museum a monastery and a popular restaurant inside the Norbulingka institute. We will also visit the tea gardens and tea processing factory at Palampur, the famous Lord Shiva Hindu Temple at Baijnath, Pandoh Dam Near Mandi. We will reach Kullu by evening and check in to the hotel for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included..

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we drive you to take a hike up for Bijli Mahadev temple Trek (2,460 metres / 8,071 feet) from Kullu. This day walk will help you to acclimatize properly before making your journey over the high mountain passes from Manali to Leh Ladakh.

It is a three kilometers trek from the village Chansari. The ancient and strange temple is set up in a beautiful meadow on the top of the hill with an ancient Lord Shiva Temple, famous for its Shiva – Lingam, where lighting strikes every year resulting Shiva - Lingam shatters into two pieces. Later on accordingly to the traditions it is repaired with butter by the villagers. This temple provides panoramic and commanding views of the Central Himalayas with the Kullu and Parbati valleys.

Later continue your drive to Manali (2,050 metres / 6,726 feet) where on arrival by evening check in to the hotel. Evening is free to walk around the Mall road and the Old Manali village where you can choose to have dinner in a local restaurant.

Please Note: Today if you do not want to trek to the Bijli Mahadev temple in Kullu we will drive you from Kullu to Manali via Naggar Village and include some other sightseeing for you. Changes could be done to the tour as per your interest.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today morning 7:30 A.M our driver will come to pick you from the hotel and drive you to Jispa to start with your Manali Leh Road Trip Adventure Holiday Tour Package. Today we drive you over the Rohtang pass (3,980 meters/ 13,ooo feet)-- Meaning The Pass Of Corpses, which remain closed 6 months in a year due to heavy snowfall. We entered into the Lahaul valley as soon as we cross the Rohtang pass.

We will stop for lunch at Koksar and further we continue our drive to Jispa through Tandi and Keylong. .

Enroute we will take you to visit the Khardhang gompa in Keylang. You will also have some time free to walk around the local market of Keylang which is the district headquarters of Lahaul Spiti valley.

We will arrive Jispa by late afternoon, which itself is a very tiny the night at the tiny settlement with a couple of local houses, hotels and camps. Jispa sits at the foot of the mighty 16,000-foot Baralacha Pass at an altitude of some 10,500 feet – again providing valuable acclimatization time before heading really high on the Manali Leh Highway.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast check out from the hotel at 9:00 A.M and we will drive you to Sarchu14,500 feet (85 kms / 4 -5 hrs). Enroute we will stop at Rarik Village which is almost last village towards Zanskar valley in Lahaul province, to visit a local family from the tribal community. We will have a walk around the village and will have tea with the locals.

Later we continue drive to Sarchu which includes many hairpins, especially in the scaling of a sinuous ribbon of tarmac up to our second mountain pass, Baralacha La (4,830 metres/ 15, 847 feet) the second mountain pass on our journey. The view from the top is extraordinary.

Today we enter from the brown mountains of the Lahaul to the golden sandy mountains at Sarchu. On the other side of Baralacha descend onto a huge, open plain with an azure river frothing at its centre, surrounded by huge mountains. Sarchu is situated on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh region, where on arrival we will stay in a fixed tented accommodation with attached toilets in a seasonal camp at Sarchu. Evening is free to walk around Sarchu Plains.

Meals Plan-: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

After breakfast around 7:00 A.M we will leave for Leh 3,524 metres / 11,562 feet ( 252 kms / 8 hrs) the Union Territory Of India, since August 2019, earlier it was the part of Jammu & Kashmir state. Today we ride through 21 hair pin bends to Lachlung La Pass (5,019 metres/ 16, 467 feet) the third mountain pass on our journey and Enroute we enjoy magnificent views of the Mountains and the valleys.

We will also cross Naki La Pass (4,740 metres/ 15,551 feet) the forth mountain pass before we drive down into the valley to Pang . Today there are chances to see the Snow ibex and the herds of wild Himalayan blue sheep in between Sarchu to Pang. Lunch will be taken at the small eating places with fresh food at the temporary village of Pang, before we ride through the vast More Plains the highest of the Tibetan Plateau at 4,200 metres.

This region also has rare wild life like the Tibetan wild Ass, wolf, and the elusive Snow Leopard, the black-necked Crane and Tibetan Snow Cock. We continue driving to Tanglang La pass (5,358 Metres / 17,582 feet) the second highest Motorable road in the world that commands breath taking views of the Zanskar range and the upper Indus valley in Ladakh region. We stop on the way in the local eating places to sip a cup of tea and while following the Indus River and the spectacular mountains views with green fields and purple mountains, sandy landscape we arrive in Leh by late afternoon. On arrival check in to the hotel and evening you can explore the local market of Leh by foot.

Meals Plan-: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast we will make an easy start at 10:00 A.M and will take you for a half day sightseeing tour around Leh to visit the Hall of Fame, Leh Fort, Shanti Stupa, Stok palace and museum. Evening you will be free to walk around the local market of Leh. Today our local office in Leh will prepare your inner line permits which are required to travel further to Nubra valley and Pangong Lake. Second night in the same hotel in Leh.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel at 8:30 A.M. and we will drive you on the Ancient Silk Route from Leh to Nubra valley, over the world’s highest Motorable road Kardung la Pass- 18,380 feet. On arrival at Diskit village we will visit the Diskit monastery and the statue of Buddha. Later check in to the hotel and in the late afternoon we drive you to Hunder village where you can visit the sand dunes and enjoy the camel ride on double humped Bactrian camel. These double humped camels are left here from the time when silk caravans stopped trading through the old traditional routes carrying the silk from China to Central Asia. You can also enjoy the cultural dance performances performed by the local ethnic tribal people. Overnight in hotel at Nubra Valley for 1 night.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and we drive you to Pangong Lake ( 185 kms/ 5.30 hrs) via Shyok Village crossing Durbuk and Tangste. Arrive by afternoon at the Pangong Lake which is the largest lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 metres (14,300 ft). It is 134 km long and extends from India to China (Chinese occupied Tibet) 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point. The entire area provides spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflections shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake’s bluish water. Afternoon will be free to relax and walk around the Pangong lake, you can even have a horse riding and visit the three idiots shooting point at the lake. Overnight in fixed tented accommodation at Pangong Lake for 1 night.

Please Note: Today you need to start early morning drive at 06:00 A.M due to rough road as you have to cross various water streams and Shyok River to reach Pangong Lake. In the afternoon the water level rises high so it is highly recommended to make a early start today morning. Please follow the drivers instructions as early start on some days are the necessity of this Himalayan Road Trip. The driving option from valleys to valleys depends on the road conditions and weather and our local drivers will suggest you the best options.

Every year government permits to fix, tented accommodation at a safe distance from the lake depending on the security of the region-in case government don’t allow tented accommodation by the lake we will arrange accommodation at Tangtse (back towards Leh -30 kms) in the hotel /guest house.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today after breakfast check out from the camp and we will drive you back to Leh (160 kms/ 5 hrs), over Chang La pass (17,500 feet). This morning there are chances to see the marmots, which come out of their holes during the early morning hrs to have sun. Enroute you can also stop in the camps of Nomadic people just before the Chan la pass where they are busy grazing their yaks. You can see how they stock butter and make Chura ( dry cheese) out of the fresh yak milk. You can also have a cup of tea with the nomadic people. You will also stop to visit the Thiksey monastery one of the biggest in Ladakh. You will arrive Leh by late afternoon and rest of the time is free to explore Leh market and do your final shopping. Overnight stay in a hotel in Leh.

Meals Plan: Breakfast + Dinner are included.

Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and we will transfer you to the airport in Leh to board your beautiful flight over the Greater Himalayas back to New Delhi.

On arrival at New Delhi you will be met by our driver and we will transfer you to the hotel in New Delhi. If interested we can take you for a half day sightseeing tour around New Delhi. Overnight stay in New Delhi for 1 night.

Today after breakfast at your hotel, you will be assisted and will be transfer to the international airport at New Delhi to board your return flight.

This is where the tour ends. However, if you wish to stay longer in Delhi or want to take extension tour, we can make arrangements for you to be transferred to the airport at a later time

End of the services and the tour…!

Foreign Tourists require an Inner Line permit to visit some of the areas in Leh Ladakh which are close to the China border. Our local office will complete the formalities and obtain the Inner Line permits for you in Leh.

This is the tour itinerary for the India’s Golden Temple Amritsar with Journey to Ladakh, which we run it regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the mentioned tour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that while travelling you get a good time to experience India and see the real life of Indian people from much closer.

Whether you choose to be on a privately guided tour to India or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required, you can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.

  • Sightseeing tour of Delhi the Capital of India.
  • Train journey from New Delhi to Amritsar.
  • Visit the Golden temple at Amritsar.
  • Enjoy the Retreat ceremony on India Pakistan border on Indian side.
  • Sightseeing tour of Dharamshala Home of Dalai Lama the head of Buddhist.
  • Trek up to the Bijli Mahadev Lord Shiva’s temple in Kullu.
  • Enjoy comfortable Hikes in the Himalayan tribal villages during the tour.
  • Interaction with the local tribal communities including lunch, tea with them.
  • Visit Pangong Lake the crystal clear bluish water lake, one of the biggest in Indian Himalayas.
  • take the world’s most spectacular mountain journey from Manali to Leh
  • Visit to the World’s highest motorable road Khardung la Pass 18,380 feet.
  • Cross the seven Himalayan mountain passes during the Manali Leh Ladakh road journey.
  • Visit some of the oldest and the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas including the Thiksey Monastery in Leh.
  • Sightseeing tour of Leh town, popularly known as the “Little Tibet”.
  • Get closer to glaciers and a number of crystal clear high altitude Himalayan lakes of Suraj Taal, Chandra Taal, and Deepak Taal .
  • Visit the traditional Himalayan villages, nomadic camps and meet the local tribal people.
  • Enjoy the Indian and Tibetan Local Food from the Indian Himalayas.
  • Explored the best off beat destinations of India in the Himalayas, where you are the curiosity to the locals.
  • Chances to see the rare Himalayan wildlife including the Himalayan blue sheep and the snow ibex.
  • Spend two nights in luxury tented accommodations at Sarchu and Pangong Lake.
  • Visit the traditional Himalayan villages, nomadic camps and meet the local tribal people.
  • Take a beautiful flight over the greater Himalayas from Leh to New Delhi.
Arrangements

You will follow the itinerary as a Private tour. Internal travel by road from Amritsar to Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, and back to Leh is by a private chauffeur-driven SUV Toyota Car/ similar vehicle.

Travel between New Delhi to Amritsar by the Shatabdi express first class train.

Internal Flights will be provided to travel from Leh to New Delhi back at the end of the tour.

Accomodation

These destinations are still hidden by groups of tourist, but still a good number of tourists come to explore these beautiful parts of Himalayas in North India. These places have plenty of hotels, which are well equipped with all modern amenities and comprises variety of deluxe hotels, budget hotels, guest houses, home stay with local people, fixed luxury tented accommodation. Most of these are run by the locals of these areas. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.

You stay in comfortable Neat and Clean local hotels , guest houses including some luxury tented camp all as preferred by you.

Your living arrangements are not going to be 5 star on this tour, but we do believe that we cater to people requiring different levels of comfort, and most importantly where you stay is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.

Meals Plan: Room + Breakfast + Dinner

Cloths: Cottons with light woollens

Tour Cost

The Cost would be provided on Request

Please Note: The Cost of our each tour is based as per individual requirements, interests and budget of the client. The tour cost depending on the hotel accommodations you choose, food plan, mode of transportation you choose, whether you choose to include Escorted guide throughout the tour or set off on a more independent trip, with local guides available wherever required during the tour. This all we discuss with you while planning your tour and work out the best cost for your tour, accordingly.

We'll work with you until you’re satisfied with every detail of your India Holiday Tour. We'll then manage all your reservations and logistics in India, so that you’re taken care of from the moment you landed in India until your return back. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.

Inclusions
  • All accommodation on twin sharing using hotels with modern amenities or as per your choice.
  • All transportation, using 1 Air conditioned SUV car including all sightseeing as per the tour details, fuel, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
  • Meals Including Breakfast and Dinner during the entire tour.
  • English Speaking Escorted Guide for entire tour.
  • Shatabdi Express Train tickets in Executive Class ( 1stClass) from New Delhi to Amritsar.
  • All kind of Entrance tickets to visit monuments, temples, museums etc. wherever required during the entire tour as per the tour itinerary.
  • Inner line permits fees to visit the restricted areas of Ladakh valley.
  • Internal domestic flight from Leh to New Delhi back at the end of the tour including baggage allowance of 25 Kgs + 7 kgs hand baggage per person.
  • 01 bottles of mineral water per person, per day.
  • All airport arrival and departures.
  • Assistance on arrival and departure.
  • All kind of hotel taxes and GST.
Exclusions
  • Any kind of lunch during the tour, other than 1 which is included with a local family in Himalayas.
  • Any kind of international / visa charges.
  • Any kind of tips to tour escort / local guides/ drivers/hotel staff.
  • Any kind of alcohol drinks ( Beer/ wine etc).
  • Any kind of camera fees.
  • Your travel Insurance.
  • Extra Baggage cost on the Domestic flight in India.
  • Any change in the tour management / additional arrangement due to road blockage / flight cancellations/ flight missed or things beyond our control etc.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or things which are not mentioned In the “Cost Includes”.

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