SAFARI THROUGH LADAKH WITH FESTIVALS

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SAFARI THROUGH LADAKH WITH FESTIVALS

EXPERIENCE THE LIVING CULTURES OF INDIA

DAY 1: DEPARTURE
DAY 2: ARRIVE DELHI
DAY 3: DELHI / AMRITSAR
DAY 4: AMRITSAR
DAY 5: AMRITSAR / DHARAMSALA
DAY 6: DHARAMSALA
DAY 7: DHARAMSALA / MANALI
DAY 8: MANALI / ROHTANG LA / KEYLONG / JISPA
DAY 9: JISPA / SARCHU
DAY 10: SARCHU – TSO-MORIRI
DAY 11: TSO-MORIRI
DAY 12: TSO-MORIRI / LEH
DAY 13: EXPLORING LEH
DAY 14: LEH
DAY 15: LEH
DAY 16: LEH / ALCHI
DAY 17: ALCHI
DAY 18: ALCHI / PHYANG / SPITUK / LEH
DAY 19: LEH / DELHI
DAY 20: DEPART DELHI

Day 1: Departure

Day 2: Arrive Delhi

After clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you at the receiving area and escort you to your hotel. Thereafter, arrive at the hotel and check-in.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3: Delhi / Amritsar (Train # 2013 ETD: 1635 ETA: 2230)

The day begins with the sightseeing of Old Delhi which includes a drive past the Red Fort on the way to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A tour is conducted through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) in cycle riksaws, once the imperial avenue, is today bustling with shops, stalls and silversmiths’ ateliers. You shall see the historical monuments of the capital as you drive past the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, and the Parliament House. Later in the evening, depart for the railway station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Amritsar where you shall be received and led to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 4: Amritsar

After breakfast, pay reverence at the Golden temple; the two storey marble structure reached by a causeway known as Gurus’ Bridge and is a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture styles, immense peace and tranquility tends to engulf you in this holy temple.;After a walk through the colorful bazaars of Amritsar, depart for the Wagha Border, one of the most controversial borders in the world.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 5: Amritsar / Dharamsala (Approx 6hrs drive)

Advance to Dharamsala after breakfast and check-in to a hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure to visit the beauty of Dharamshala.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 6: Dharamsala

The day will be devoted entirely to the vast and intriguing Tibetan civilization. As you continue the exploration of this region you will discover the nicknamed city “small Lhasa,” and proceed on to Norbulinka (Approx 4 kms from Dharamsala), which was established to preserve and teach ancient Tibetan arts.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 7: Dharamsala / Manali (8-9hrs drive)

After breakfast, begin the full day journey to Manali. On the way, stopover to look at the temples at Mandi on the banks of the beautiful river, Beas. If time permits, enjoy a pleasant walking tour of Manali.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8: Manali / Rohtang La / Keylong /Jispa (Approx 6-7 hrs drive)

Leave Manali after an early breakfast as the path carved by your journey leads you to the Beas watershed where you will climb and cross the first high pass of your journey, the Rohtang La pass (12960 ft.) The bustling town of Keylong greets you as you pass through it to reach Jispa where you may spend the rest of the day relaxing after the long journey.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 9: Jispa / Sarchu (Approx 8 hrs drive)

After breakfast, proceed on to your next destination Sarchu. The view is absolutely breathtaking as you wind your way through the region to Leh. Baralacha La, the most picturesque of the high passes you crest en route is certainly the glory of the place.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 10: Sarchu / Tso-Moriri (Approx 9- 10 hrs drive)

After breakfast, depart in a 4×4 vehicle for the lake of Tso-Moriri (4725 m) through the Lachung Pass(5060m), and to the lake of Tso Kar. This beautiful White lake is famed for the high quality salt that rings its edges.

Overnight at FH Camp (B, L, D)

Day 11: Tso-Moriri

After breakfast, embark on the exploration of the spectacular area surrounding Tso-Moriri. You will visit the Karzok Gompa (monastery) during your tour and are also given the option of taking an exciting afternoon hike.

Overnight at FH Camp (B, L, D)

Day 12: Tso-Moriri / Leh (Approx 7-8 hrs drive)

After breakfast, advance to Leh (3500 m), the capital of Ladakh. You will reach your destination by late afternoon and spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the altitude. In the coming days this region promises to dazzle you with some of the most mesmerizing and incredible sights possible.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 13: Exploring Leh

The day is dedicated to exploring this fascinating region. After breakfast, visit the Hemis Gompa which is the biggest monastery in Ladakh and houses monks of the Brokpa or Red Hat sect. From there on you will be taken to Shey, the king’s old palace where you absorb the splendor of the royalty. This day spent on a faraway land would end as you make your way towards the Thikse gompa-an impressive imitation of Lhasa’s Potala Palace.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 14: Leh

The monastic festivals of Ladakh are governed by the Tibetan calendar (luni-solar) and dance-dramas in the gompa courtyards are conducted. The performers are the lama monks themselves who wear colorful garments and often frightful, at times comic masks. The monks perform mimes representing various aspects of the religion, be it the progress of the individual soul and purification or the triumph of good over evil. 

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 15: Leh

Using our camp as the base, spend the entire day to do justice to all aspects of the spectacular festival.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 16: Leh / Alchi (Approx 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast proceed to Basgo. This complex of buildings includes a ruined fortress dated earlier than the 15th century, two large temples and a small shrine. The most interesting event of the day would be to explore the Likir Monastery also called the Klu-Kkhjil or ‘water spirits.’

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 17: Alchi

In the morning, survey the gorgeous site of Rizong gompa which encompasses a number of colorful shrines spread across the valley in an amphitheater formation along with the dramatically situated Lamayuru gompa.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 18: Alchi / Phyang / Spituk / Leh (Approx 5 hrs drive)

Breakfast will be at the Alchi camp from where you will return to Leh through the splendid monastery of Phyang with its magnificent frescos of Buddha’s. Spituk monastery which is known for its collection of Buddhist artifacts and for the Spituk festival held from the 17th to 19th days of the 11th month of the Buddhist calendar would also be visited to make your beautiful journey more memorable.

Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 19: Leh / Delhi (Flight IT 3342 ETD: 0810 ETA: 0955)

After breakfast, depart to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. In Delhi, you may refresh yourself at the hotel and enjoy a half day tour of the city. A visit to the capital’s most striking monument, the 70 meter high Qutab Minar, looming majestically across the wide plains of Delhi will mark the end of your incredible journey.

Overnight at the Hotel (B, D)

Day 20: Depart Delhi

You will be escorted to the International airport to board your outgoing flight.

PRICE CHART

SAFARI THROUGH LADAKH WITH FESTIVALS PROGRAM

HOTELS VISUALIZED (18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS)

DAYS

ITINERARY

HOTELS

MEAL PLAN

DAY 1

DEPART

;

;

DAY 2

ARRIVE DELHI

THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

B

DAY 3

DELHI – AMRITSAR

HOTEL RITZ PLAZA

B,L,D

DAY 4

AMRITSAR

HOTEL RITZ PLAZA

B,L,D

DAY 5

AMRITSAR – DHARAMSALA

SURYA RESORT

B,L,D

DAY 6

DHARAMSALA

SURYA RESORT

B,L,D

DAY 7

DHARAMSALA – MANALI

BANON RESORT

B,L,D

DAY 8

MANALI – JISPA

IBEX

B,L,D

DAY 9

JISPA-DARCHA-BAR- SARCHU

GOLD DROP

B,L,D

DAY 10

SARCHU- TSOMORIRI

FH CAMP

B,L,D

DAY 11

TSOMORIRI

FH CAMP

B,L,D

DAY 12

TSOMORIRI – LEH

KAAL HOTEL

B,L,D

DAY 13

LEH

KAAL HOTEL

B,L,D

DAY 14

LEH

KAAL HOTEL

B,L,D

DAY 15

LEH

KAAL HOTEL

B,L,D

DAY 16

LEH – LIKIR – ALCHI

ALCHI RESORT

B,L,D

DAY 17

ALCHI

ALCHI RESORT

B,L,D

DAY 18

ALCHI – LEH

KAAL HOTEL

B,L,D

DAY 19

LEH – DEL

THECROWNE PLAZA HOTEL

B, D

DAY 20

DELHI DEPART

 

 

ALL PRICES MENTIONED BELOW ARE IN INR

PER PERSON LAND PRICES VALID FROM 16TH APRIL TO 30 SEPTEMBER ON TWIN SHARING BASIS

PAX GRID

PRICES PER PERSON

SUPPLEMENT OF ACCOMPANYING FAR HORIZON ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR MANAGER STAYING IN DIFFERENT HOTELS

SUPPLEMENT OF ACCOMPANYING LANGUAGE SPEAKING FAR HORIZON TOUR MANAGER STAYING IN DIFFERENT HOTELS

2 – 3 PAX

INR 127945 PER PERSON

INR 46327 PER PERSON

INR 51899 PER PERSON

4 – 6 PAX

INR 114468 PER PERSON

INR 23163 PER PERSON

INR 25950 PER PERSON

7 – 9 PAX

INR 107276 PER PERSON

INR 13236 PER PERSON

INR 14828 PER PERSON

10 – 12 PAX

INR 92727 PER PERSON

INR 9265 PER PERSON

INR 10380 PER PERSON

13 – 14 PAX

INR 91254 PER PERSON

INR 7127 PER PERSON

INR 7985 PER PERSON

15 – 20 PAX

INR 90867 PER PERSON

INR 5066 PER PERSON

INR 5779 PER PERSON

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

INR 26645

 

 

AIRFARE SUPPLEMENTS:-

SECTOR

FLIGHT

SCHEDULE

CLASS

SPECIAL FARES

IXL/DEL

9W 2246

0730/0845 HRS

ECONOMY

INR 12345 PER PERSON

***The above Air fare supplement in economy class (based on Special Fares available as of now which are subject to change at the time of issuance flight tickets).

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS:

OUR QUOTE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per hotels mentioned OR similar above on the base category of room.
  • Meals as per the plan mentioned above.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary will be by air-conditioned transportation in Delhi & Amritsar and by Non air-conditioned transportation in rest of the City.
  • Entrance fees at all the monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Train Fare from Delhi/Amritsar in AC Chair car.
  • Services of Local English speaking guide for sightseeing only.
  • All arrival & departure assistance transfers with representative at the airports/railway station.
  • After 15 paying pax, 1 Foreign Tour leader free on land arrangement.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

THE ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Airfares and Airport taxes
  • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future
  • Any meals or beverages that are not specified on the above inclusions
  • Christmas & New Year Eve dinner supplement.
  • Supplement for peak period  would be seperate
  • Gratuities for the local guides, drivers, bell boys, meals etc.
  • Accompanying Far Horizon Tour Manger English or Language speaking (Supplement applicable)
  • Gratuities for accompanying Far Horizon Tour Manager
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and air plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Any other thing that is not mentioned above.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Hotel Check-In, Check-out time 12 NOON.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we intimate you of the supplement price.
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