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 The Roads of Karma
From the Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh to the Tibetan culture of Dharamsala and the Sikh's Golden Temple of Amritsar, embark on a fantastic journey of contemplation and revelation where beauty is synonymous with spirituality. Your adventure starts in Ladakh, on the Tibetan Plateau. Then take a memorable drive to Manali on one of the world's most
spectacular roads, crossing four Himalayan mountain passes and arrive in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. Complete your discovery with a visit to the Sikh's Golden Temple in Amritsar. An epic journey that will take your breath away. 
 Holiday Length: 13 days
 Start City: Delhi
 End City: Delhi
 Departures: Daily from June - September

 Private Holiday

 
 
 
  Day 1
   
 

Arrive Delhi
Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel.

       
  Day 2


 

Delhi
Full day tour to visit Old and New Delhi.  See Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and the Secretariat Buildings. (B)

       
  Day 3

 

Delhi – Leh
Morning transfer to Delhi airport for a scenic flight over the Himalayas to Leh.  Arrival transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day free to acclimatise to the high altitude of Ladakh.  Evening walk to the local bazaar. (B,D)

       
  Day 4





 

Leh - Indus Valley - Leh (120 km)
Today explore the superb Indus Valley with its famous Gompas (monasteries) perched on soaring hilltops.  Visit the Thiksey Monastery, famous for its intricate paintings and spectacular location, then drive to Shey, the former royal capital.  Continue to Hemis Monastery, the most famous in Ladakh, home to 1000 monks and to the famous 2-day Hemis Festival.  Return to Leh for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

       
  Day 5



 

Leh - Alchi (75 km)
Spectacular drive to Archi.  Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, see the confluence of the Sanskar and Indus Rivers, Basgo & Likir Monasteries.  Later visit the 1000 year old Alchi Monastery, located on the banks of the Indus River.  Overnight in Alchi.  (B,L,D)

       
  Day 6



 

Alchi - Lamayuru - Leh (180 km)
Early morning drive to Lamayuru Monastery - also known for its surrounding 'lunar' landscape.  This may be the most spectacular of all the Himalayan Gompas.  Drive back to Leh for overnight stay. (B,L.D)

       
  Day 7




 

Leh - Sarchu (250 km)
Today depart on one of the worlds most spectacular drives across the beautiful Himalayan desert and high plateaux, and through four mountain passes - including the Taglang La  Pass at 5,350m.  Arrive in Sarchu and spend the night in a permanent camp located in a stunning valley.  This is a day to remember!. (B,L,D)

       
  Day 8




 

Sarchu - Manali (256 km)
Drive through Baralachala Pass (4,883 m) to enter the State of Himachal Pradesh on your way to Manali.  Enroute view Surajtal Lake and stop at the villages of Darcha and Rumtse.  Continue to Manali, situated in the Himalayan foothills.  Surrounded by beautiful fir and pine forests Manali is a pleasant tourist and market town. (B,D)

 
 
  Day 9

  Manali
A relaxing day to explore Manali and its sights - Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, the Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan refugee market. (B,D)

       
  Day 10



 

Manali - Dharamsala (220 km)
Leave Manali and drive to Dharamsala visiting the Triloknath Temple en route.  Arrive in Dharamsala in the evening.  Also known as the Little-Lhasa, Dharamsala has been the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile and home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1960. (B,D)  

       

Day 11



 

Dharamsala
Full day sightseeing tour visiting the Norbulinka Institute (which promoted Tibetan arts) followed by McLeodganj, the residence of the Dalai Lama, with its impressive monastery and the Kangra Art Museum. (B,D)

       
  Day 12


 

Dharamsala - Amritsar (200 km)
Today drive to another sacred place - Amritsar in the state of Punjab, spiritual capital of the Sikhs.  See the flag ceremony at the Wagah border and visit the stunning Golden Temple. (B,D) 

       
  Day 13


 

Amritsar - Delhi
Morning transfer to the railway station to join your train to Delhi.  On arrival transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

       


  Inclusions








  • Private transportation with English speaking driver
• Accommodation in your choice of tourist or first class hotels (or best available) and one night in a simple
   camp in Sarchu
• Sightseeing with English speaking guide
• All transfers
• All entrance fees
• Most meals as per itinerary
• Welcome drink on arrival and traditional welcome ceremony upon arrival at Leh hotel
• Porterage at hotel and airport
       
  Note


  Due to the high altitude, travel to Ladakh is only possible in the summer from June to September. Due to the altitude of the area, time to acclimatise in Leh is essential. You may want to add an extra night in Leh as it is a great place to explore.
 

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