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Road to Shambhala Ex Chandigarh

Destinations Covered:- Manali - Sarchu - Leh – Nubra Valley - Pangong Lake - Sham Valley - Leh
Tour Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Operational Time: June – October
Day: 01 Arrive Chandigarh Or Ambala / Manali (300 Kms / 9 Hrs)

Upon arrival at Amabala or Chandigarh Railway Station / Airport you’ll met by our driver and drive to Manali. On arrival check in at your pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay. (Dinner).

Day: 02 In Manali

Post breakfast, half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays) and few old temples in Naggar village. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Evening free to explore Manali market. Stay overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 03 Manali To Sarchu (222 Kms)

Today start your journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu check in at the tented campsite for overnight stay. Stay overnight at Camp. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 04 Sarchu To Leh (255 Kms)

Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in leh you’ll met by our representative and check in at our Hotel. Stay overnight at Leh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day: 05 Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

Post breakfast drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 06 Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)

After an early breakfast check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a Bactrian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed strange sights since immediately on the left of the road are rockymountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. Stay overnight at Leh. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 07 Leh To Pangong Lake (140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs – One Way)

After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at the Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 08 Pangong Lake To Leh (140 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at your hotel for Overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner).

Day: 09 Leh - Excursion To Sham Valley (50 Kms / 03 Hrs – One Way

After breakfast drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 Kms from Leh was constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km takes you to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous Confluence Of Two Rivers Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Zanskar River is known for its famous Chadar Trek.

After visiting confluence we head to Alchi Gompa, The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After visiting Alchi we back towards leh enroute visiting Likir Monastery was built in 11th century and was again re-built in 18th century and houses a 25 feet Lord gold covered Buddha Statue. Later drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 10 Depart Leh (Fly Out)

Transfer to the airport for onwards flight. (Breakfast).


COST INCLUDES:
  • √ Pick up from Chandigarh or Ambala
  • √ 02 Night Accommodation in Manali on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • √ 01 Night Accommodation in Sarchu on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • √ 04 Nights Accommodation in Leh on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • √ 01 Night Accommodation in Nubra Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • √ 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • √ Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle (Scorpio | Tata Safari | Tavera | for Standard Category) & (Innova | Xylo for Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Luxury & Premium) & (08 & Above Pax based on Maxi Cab or Tempo Traveler or Similar) as per the itinerary (Chandigarh Pick up till Leh Airport drop)
  • √ Wild Life fees & Red Cross fee for Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake
  • √ Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas (Khardungla Pass & Pangong Lake)
  • √ The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee) NOT APPLICABLE

COST EXCLUDES:
  • χ Any Airfare or Government Service tax
  • χ Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • χ Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”
  • χ The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
  • χ Accommodation / Sightseeing of Chandigarh
  • χ Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • χ Medical & Travel insurance
  • χ Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
  • χ Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
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