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Trans Himalayan Journey

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: New Delhi, Taj Mahal, Shimla, Manali, Jispa, Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi
Guide language: English
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"India - You'd be mad not to go!" - Joanna Lumley Travel through the Himalayas to the state of Ladakh, where the altitude is not the only thing that will take your breath away! Discover the mountains and monasteries of this former-Buddhist kingdom in the ultimate Himalayan adventure.
Marvel at the marble-white Taj Mahal, the ‘Crown of Palaces’ Agra Explore this wonderful city nicknamed 'Queen of Hill Stations' Shimla Experience the unique festival where masked lamas perform dances Hemis festival Take a camel safari through this picturesque valley Nubra Valley

What's Included?

International flights and current taxes Domestic transportation Accommodation Most meals Touring with guides and entrance fees Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

23 Day Trans Himalayan Journey Tour Itinerary

Our Trans Himalayan Journey itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Days 1-2 Fly to Delhi

Fly overnight to Delhi, India’s rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 Agra

Transfer to the station and take an express train to Agra. On arrival visit the 17th-century Itmad-Ud-Daulah, nicknamed the ‘Baby Taj’ and the colossal Agra Fort. (B,L)

Day 4 Taj Mahal

Rise early for an enchanting sun rise at the magnificent Taj Mahal. Drive back to Delhi and tour New Delhi, visiting India Gate, passing the grandiose Parliament buildings and finishing in the heart of the city, the vibrant Connaught Place. (B,L)

Day 5 Travel to Shimla

Transfer to the station and take a train to Chandigarh, before continuing by road to Shimla. The rest of the day is free. (B,D)

Day 6 Explore Shimla

The summer capital of British India, and nicknamed the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Shimla has a spectacular location. Start the day with a visit to Jakhoo Temple, which sits at the highest point of the city, offering amazing views. Continue exploring with visits to the Himachal State Museum, Chadwick Falls, Prospect Hill and Sankat Mochan. Spend some time in the heart of town, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the views. (B,L)

Day 7 Travel to Manali

Drive to the picturesque town of Manali, passing through some breathtaking scenery. (B,L)

Day 8 Around Manali

Take an excursion to Naggar, where you’ll find an old castle and temples, and the Roerich Art Gallery. Set up a hill, the views are as impressive as the paintings. This afternoon, discover more about the town of Manali with a city tour. You’ll visit Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs and old Manali village. (B,L)

Day 9 Jispa

Drive to the small village of Jispa, going over the Rohtang pass (3,980 metres) en route. Visit Keylong village to browse the local market and explore the 12th-century Khardong monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Baralacha Pass

Travel on to Sarchu, making photo stops regularly along this spectacular route as it heads up into the mountains and over the Baralacha pass (4,800 metres). This afternoon is at leisure, where you can spend some time exploring your home for the night – a beautifully located tented camp. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Travel to Leh

Drive on to the captivating mountain-enveloped town of Leh, crossing two more spectacular mountain passes, La Chung La (5,065 metres) and Tanglang La (5,360 metres). This evening is at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude. (B,L,D

Day 12 Around Leh

Surrounded by stark mountain peaks, wherever you go in Leh brings more and more spectacular views. Today your explorations will include 11th-century Spituk Gompa, the Tibetan-Buddhist Sankar Gonpa and the hilltop Phyang Monastery. (B,D)

Day 13 Hemis Monastery Festival

Spend a day at one of the largest and well-known monasteries of the Ladakh region, Hemis. The Hemis festival is a colourful affair, with masked lamas performing dances and making sacrificial offerings to the divinities of the Buddhist Drukpa order. (B,D)

Day 14 Ladakh's Monasteries

Visit Thiksey Monastery, an excellent example of Ladakhi architecture, before exploring Shey Palace, built by the first king of Ladakh. (B,D)

Day 15 Uletokpo Camp

Drive to Uletokpo, stopping at Likir Monastery en route. Arrive at the Sham valley, where you will be spending the night in a tranquil eco resort. Take a pleasant walk through the woods to Ridzong Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Lamayuru Monastery

Explore the centre of the Ladakh region, an area that has a high concentration of Buddhist monasteries and visit the ruins of Lamayuru Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 17 Return to Leh

Hit the road back to Leh, stopping en route at Alchi Monastery, which boasts particularly beautiful sculptures and wood carvings. (B,L)

Day 18 Nubra Valley

Travel to the Nubra Valley via the route that is said to be the highest drivable road in the world. Crossing the Khardung Pass (5,260 metres) you’ll have incredible views down over the Indus Valley. Tonight’s tented camp is close to the beautiful village of Hunder, an oasis in the cold desert of the Nubra Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 19 Camel Safari

This morning, visit the famous sand dunes of this high altitude desert and take a camel safari. This afternoon explore Diskit Monastery, which is full of tangkas and statues to admire. (B,L,D)

Day 20 Return to Leh

Travel back to Leh, where the rest of the day will be at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 21 Day in Leh

Spend the morning at leisure before an afternoon walking tour that takes you through the historic bazaar and the narrow backstreets. (B,D)

Day 22 Fly to Delhi

Fly to Delhi. Take the afternoon to explore the sights of Old Delhi; drive past colossal Red Fort, browse the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, and visit Jama Masjid, India’s largest and most impressive mosque. Visit an Indian family home for dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 23 Fly Delhi to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day. (B)

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