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JEEP SAFARI – THE HIMALAYAN TRIAL (23 Nights / 24 days )

Duration :23 Nights / 24 Days

Destination :Delhi - Chandigarh -– Shimla / Manali - Keylong - Sarchu - Leh - Nubra - Pangong Lake– Kargil - Sonamarg - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Gulmarg

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi
Meeting, greetings on arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 02 – Delhi to Chandigarh
Morning breakfast and drive to Chandigarh in around 5 hours time and chec into the hotel.

Afternoon sightseeing of Chandigarh and visit - Sukhna Lake, rose Garden and the world famous Rock Garden created by Nek Chand from waste material. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 03 – Chandigarh to Shimla
Little early in morning transfer to Kalka where you will board your Locomotive Toy train to Shimla. Arrive Shimla Station and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 – At Shimla
Morning tour of Shimla hills visiting Jakhu temple (Hiking), Wild Flower Hall, Christ Church and Museum. Evening explore Shimla’s Mall road and The Ridge of Shimla. The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 – Shimla to Manali – Drive 6 / 7 hours
Morning after an early breakfast at the hotel drive to Manali and check into Hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. You may walk on mall road. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 – At Manali
Morning post breakfast leave for sightseeing trip of Manali visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 07 – Manali to Keylong
Post breakfast at hotel meet your local crew and commence your first days Himalayan Jeep Safari to Keylong situated 3348 m. On they way have a briefe stop at Rohtang Pass -3978 m. Enjoy lovely vews around. Later continue your journey via Khoskar - 3140 m. Arrive Keylong and check into the hotel. Enjoy the views around Keylong and its surroundings.. Rest of the time free to relax and walk around town. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 – Keylong to Sarchu
Morning leave for Sarchu – 4253 meters which is the border between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir States of India. While driving you will have briefe stop at Baralacha la situated at 4891 meters. Baralacha La is also junction where roads rom Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet. Enjoy the surroundings of the town and meet some locals Shepherds, Army soldiers at some lonely check posts. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09 – Sarchu to Leh
Enjoy your breakfast at camp surrounded by the mountains and than leave for Leh first through plains for around 45 kms. While driving this stretch you may come across Kyung – animal like sheep. Today you will drive over the Tangnangla Pass at 5500 meter and have brief stop. Continue your journey to Ladakh over lachluang La situated at 5079 meters from sea level. Arrive Leh and check into your pre booked hotel.

Day 10 - At Leh
Morning after leisurely breakfast proceed Discovery Full Circle Tours takes you to for around Indus valley monastery tour visiting Shey - ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey Gompa – 30 meter high Gold Plated Statue of Maitreya Buddha is found here, Hemis gompa – founded in 1630s – one of the largest and richest gompa in Ladakh region. This is also venue for Monastic Dance festival which takes place in June/July every year. Festival is dedicated to Guru padmasambhava – second Buddha as also known. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 11 - Leh to Nubra Valley
Morning breakfast little early and than leave by jeep to Nubra valley – once the trade route. You will experience driving over highest motorable pass in the world - Khardung-la situated at elevation of 5602 meters. Most of the time of the year this pass is covered under fog and snow. Check into your lodge / camp on arrival. Nubra is well cultivated and fertile area and valley grows grains and fruits.

Day 12 – At Nubra
Full day at Nubra visiting different locations like Hunder, Panimik and enjoy some of self exploration. Overnight at the camp.

Day 13 - Nubra to Leh
After relaxed breakfast at hotel proceed to leh over the Khardung-la pass and check into the hotel. Rest of the day is left free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 - Leh – Day excursion to Pangong Lake
Early morning leave for days excursion to visit beautiful Pangong Lake around 155 kilometers from Leh. Half of the lake falls under the Chinese occupation and rest half in Indian terrotory. Return to Leh for overnight stay.

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Day 15 – Leh to Kargil
Morning breakfast at the hotel and leave by your jeep for next leg to reach Kargil. On the way you will visit stunning Alchi Monastery. On the way also visit Lamayur Monastery. Arrive kargil and check into your booked hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 – Kargil to Sonmarg
Morning post breakfast drive to reach Sonmarg and check in the hotel. Sonmarg is situated beautiful on the banks of Sind River and surrounded by mountains and Glaciers. Rest of the evening free to enjoy the surroundings and nice views. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17 – Sonamarg to Srinagar
Morning after breakfast at the hotel spend some time exploration Sonamarg and its surroundings. Late morning drive to Srinagar and check into the houseboat. Rest of the afternoon free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18 – At Srinagar
After early breakfast commence tour to visit famous Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Gardens and the Cheshma Shahi (The Royal Spring) built by Shah Jahan in 1636 AD, Nishat Bagh (The Garden of Pleasure) laid out by Jahangir for his beloved Noor Jahan in 1632 AD. Round off the trip with a visit to the Oriental Kashmir Carpet factory. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 19 - Srinagar to Pahalgam – Drive
Morning drive to Pahalgam and check in at HOTEL on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sights and surroundings of Pahalgam. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 20 – At Pahalgam
Breakfast at hotel. Later enjoy your day walking around Pahalgam where you will enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful hill station in Kashmir Valley or you may go for hike in nearby hills. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 21 - Pahalgam to Gulmarg - drive
Morning drive to Gulmarg and check in at HOTEL on arrival. Gulmard is situated at a beautiful location in meadow with grassy slopes and a home for a variety of flowers around. This is also venue for winter skiing sport in Kashmir.

You can enjoy the meadows of Gulmarg by Pony and can also walk or go for a Gandola ride (ropeway). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 22 - Gulmarg / Srinagar - Drive
Morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to Srinagar and check in at the hotel. Rest of the time free for independent activities or last minute shopping etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 23 – Srinagar to Delhi
Transfer to Srinagar Airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Meeting on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 24 – Depart Delhi
Transfer to the Airport intime to board homebound flight.

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