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Leh to Srinagar Jeep Safari


Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Srinagar - Kargil Via Drass - Leh - Shey - Thicksey monastery: - Hemis Monastery - Spituk - Alchi - Likir – Uletokpa - Sarchu Jeep Safari - Manali - Delhi




Day 01 : Delhi to Srinagar (by air)
You can start your journey from Delhi by taking a flight to srinagar. Afternoon shikara ride on the Dal lake, visiting floating / vegetable gardens.

Day 02 : Srinagar
Shalimar Bagh(built by jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan.)Nishat Bagh, Lake side views, splendid sunsets, greenish landscape, Mughal Gardens, Shankaracharya temple , Dal Lake etc are the must watch sites of Srinagar.

Day 03: Srinagar to Kargil Via Drass
Early departure from srinagar to kargil by car/coach via sonmarg and Baltal hamlets crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) and then passing through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and after a passport check you finally reached to Kargil.

Day 04 : Kargil to Leh
During this journey you learn a lot about the Turkish architectural structure. Earlier, it was a major stop for Central Asian trade route. Amidst you will see the Mulbekh Monastery which is quite popular for huge image of Buddha carved from a giant rock. After mulberk , the famous Alchi and Likir monastery comes on your way. They are famous for old religious wall paintings.

Day 05: Leh :
On day 5 you can visit to some of the well renowned monasteries of ladakh –shey, thikse and Hemis monasteries.

Shey :this beautiful monastery was built by king Deldon Namgyal in the memory of his father Singay Namgyal. Inside the monastery there is a huge statue of Buddha Shalyamuni -the second largest statue of Buddha in Ladakh. The statue is made up of copper sheets and decorated with gold.

Thicksey monastery :it is an outstanding example of Ladakhi architecture located at a distance of 18 km from Leh.

Hemis Monastery:Hemis gompa is established in 1620 by Lama Tagstang Raspa and built by Palden Sara under the patronage of King Singe Namgyal. It is located at about 50 km away from the Leh city.

Day 06: In Leh (local sightseeing)
If you have a thrist to know about the ancient culture of ladakhis then you can start your day by visiting Stok Palace as it has excellent collection of Royal crowns, precious heirlooms, copper coins, prayer instruments and materials, precious stones and jewels .In the afternoon you can visit the markets of leh to purchase traditional dress, colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise and many other items which you want to take as a memory of Ladakh.

Day 07 : Leh - Spituk - Alchi - Likir – Uletokpa
From leh take a 8 km ride to visit the famous spituk monastery situated on the shore of Indus river.it was built in 11 century and named by scholarly translator Rinchen Zangpo as Spituk.

Now move further to the most magnificent gompa –The Alchi Gompa which is about 64 km from Leh.

The best quality of this gompa is that it is built on a flat ground. After that move yourself to likir to visit marvelous three storey Dharma Wheel Gompa. Now drive yourself to Uletokpa and stay overnight there..

Day 08 : Back to Leh
Its time to get back to leh, on the way you will see numerous mountains on one side and deep gorges on the other.

DAY 9: Leh to Sarchu (Jeep Safari Towards Manali)-
Now move yourself from leh to sarchu early in the morning. Sarchu is a very chilly place located at an altitude of 14,300 feet. It’s a traditional village on the way to Manali.

DAY 10 : Sarchu to Manali
Drive through beautiful landscapes through Rohtang pass, Marhi. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Manali Sightseeing
Manali is one of the coolest and heart touching tourist destination. Snow falls, mountains, landscapes etc increases its glory and beauty. Doongari Devi temple, Vashisht Bath are some of the major attraction of Manalli.

Day 12 : Manali to Delhi
So after such a wonderful experience of feeling by nature, you will be transfer to the Kullu airport and from their you can take a flight back to Delhi.