Captivating the visitors with its old-world charm and natural beauty, Shimla has always been an all-time favorite destination in India. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, it is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, and a stunning hill station. Nature has blessed this zone with abundance and the best is enjoyed via jeep safaris. Exploring Himachal Pradesh is best done via roads, wherein you rule your trip into those enthralling mountains peaks, dense and lush green zones, fresh air, pleasant climate and all that has made travel aficionados come again and again. On the other side of this terrain is Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, which is a paradise for the adventure junkies. Embraced by the magnanimous Himalayas this little place has loads to offer. Jeep safari though Himachal Pradesh and Leh (in J&K) are one amongst the few sought-after road trips that most Indian & International tourists look forward to, in this terrain.
Max Holidays offers this meticulously planned jeep safari tour of 21 days. The trip will start with your arrival at New Delhi. The route covered is Delhi - Kalka (Shatabdi Express), Kalka – Shimla – Kufri – Sarahan – Sangla – Kalpa – Tabo – Kaza – Jispa – Sarchu – Leh – Nubra – Leh – Delhi (by flight). The jeep safaris with Max Holidays are one of the most exciting modes to explore the remote regions. The journey will take you through the foothills of the Himalayas, wherein you will experience vibrant Himachali and Himalayan cultures, natural beauty and travelling deeper you will leave being the time to immerse into those mystical mountains. The safaris take you through monasteries, captivating terrain, brilliant blue skies and more. The comfort of journey, stay and other necessities are meticulously take care by Max team. Also, along with you accompanies a well behaved and amicable Guide-cum-Driver who knows the best of those places. Village tours, Monastery visits, Adventure options, Photography etc., add lots more fun to these trips.
On arrival at Delhi International airport, meet with Max Holidays representative. After traditional Indian welcome, our representative will assist you to your car and transfer to the hotel for check in.
After breakfast, we proceed for a full day sightseeing of Delhi driving through the Red Fort built in red stone by the great Shah Jahan in 16th century, visit biggest mosque in India - Jama Masjid, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658. From here, drive to Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. While in Old Delhi, we will enjoy narrow streets and bustling markets through the rickshaw ride in and around Chandni Chowk one of the oldest market areas in India. From here, we head towards the New Delhi, by visiting Humayun's tomb built by the Bega Begum, widow of Emperor Humayun. Qutab Minar second tallest minar in India, drive through India Gate, Parliament House, the President's residence Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay at the hotel
After breakfast transfer to the railway station to board Shatabadi Express train to Kalka station dep. at 0740 from Delhi and arrival Kalka station at 1200 hrs. Reach Kalka and board to the Toy train (departure at 1210 hrs. from Kalka station) for a scenic journey of the valley to Barog. At Barog station our representative pick you up and drive towards Shimla hotel. Night stay at the hotel
Located in the hills and covered with the rhododendron, pine and oak forests, it is a favourite place of visitors all round the year. It is also known as the summer capital of Britishers. After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing of Shimla where we will visit Gaiety Theatre one of the oldest theatres in the world. Viceregal Lodge - housing some of the most ancient articles, which will take us back to the time of British rule. Other places around Shimla like Jakhu Hill to experience some beautiful views. Chadwick Falls – a famous picnic spot, Summer Hill famous for Goddess Taradevi.
After breakfast, your first step towards the hidden Himachal and first destination is Sarahan. Enroute we visit Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda famous for scenic beauty. Sarahan is surrounded by apple orchards and opposite to the Sarahan you can witness the Shrikh and Mahadev Peak (5155M). Overnight is at hotel
Morning we will continue our drive to Sangla through the scenic beauty and green mountains. Enroute we will visit Bhimakali temple dedicated to goddess Bhimakali, look like a monastery. From here continue our drive to Sangla and check into your hotel. Sangla valley is nothing less than like a heaven. Once here, you will enjoy natural beauty at its peak.
After breakfast, we visit to the Kamru Fort and later excursion to Chitkul village located on the Tibet boarder. One can see the view kind of fairy land, like the wooden huts, green mountains, colourful flowers, chipring of birds can be heard clearly. Spend some time here, and visit the Kagyupa temple. Before evening we will return back to Sangla. Overnight is at camp at Sangla.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kalpa, enroute visiting Reckong Peo a small but populated village and the new Buddhist monastery. Continue drive towards Kalpa where you can view the Kinnaur Kailash Mountains. Once you reach Kalpa village, you can hear the evening prayer from the temples of Vishnu and Shiva. Overnight is at hotel
After breakfast, collect some fresh apples from the Kalpa to enjoy on the way, our first stop will be Tabo monastery in Spiti Valley. Tabo has the oldest caves which are used by monks to meditate. Monastery also has Thanka paintings which are the oldest and precious paintings of Buddhism religion. Overnight at camp at Tabo
After breakfast, we drive towards Kaza which is located on the high altitude. Here while driving we will visit Dhankar and Lalung Buddhist monastery.Overnight Camp at Kaza
Today proceed to an excursion to Key monastery (training center of Lamas) and Kibber village known for Pin Valley National Park. After lunch, continue drive to the highest motorable road Langza, enroute visit Komik and Hikkim village. Overnight at camps at Kaza
Today we drive long to Jispa valley over magnificent Kunzum La pass. It is a tough drive but the landscapes make your journey really adventurous. Overnight at hotel at Jispa
Following breakfast, we drive to Sarchu lies in the Leh Manali highway. One can enjoy the trekking and camping at Sarchu. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
After breakfast drive to Leh via Lachulung La (5065 M) and Tanglangla (5360 M) - the second highest motorable pass. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is one of the easily accessible places in Ladakh. Every year tourists get attracted to Leh due to its mountains and trekking. On arrival at Leh, check into hotel for overnight stay.
Following a leisurely morning, visit Leh Palace, Leh gompa, Shanti Stupa and local bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Morning proceed for sightseeing of Shey, old summer palace with 12 feet statue of Buddha Those, the superbly situated Monastery on a hill top over looking the village, the Indus river and Hemis Monastery the riche stand the largest Monastery of the area. Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast drive for Nubra Valley via Khardungla (World's highest motorable road, 18380 Feet). Rest of the day is to explore the vicinity at your own. Overnight at camp
After breakfast, we proceed for a short walk or visit Deskit, Hunder and Panamik. Hunder is famously known as Deserts in the Skies. Panamik is the last place up to which civilians are allowed on the road towards Siachen Glacier. Overnight at Camp
After breakfast, we drive back to Leh. Enjoy resort of the time to relax or to explore the local market and buy the souvenirs. Overnight at the Hotel
Morning, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free. Night stay at the hotel
In time transfer to the airport to board the flight back to hometown. The representative of Max Holidays will ensure timely transfer and will see you off at the airport.
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We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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