Start and end in New Delhi! With the Trekking tour Exclusive Jewels of Ladakh and Taj Mahal, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 5 other destinations in India. Exclusive Jewels of Ladakh and Taj Mahal includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
after arrival and check in at the hotel -leave for full day sightseeing of old and new delhi starting form birla temple all religion temple followed by juma masjid. the stunning juma mosque is the largest in india and final architectural magnum opus of mughal emperor shah jehan. from here enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of chandni chowk. this is one of famous old delhi market. the ride will end at red fort which was built by mughal emperor; shahjehan. the monument represents the grandeur of the mughal court, conustructd during the 17th century (visit from outside). the trip follows; it will be raj ghat now the place where mahatma ghandi was cremated and memorial was placed here. after raj ghat visit india gate lyttons building parliament house and presidential estate (all from outside)-the drive continues to humayun tomb which is considered the basic idea of taj mahals layout after the humayun tomb drive to bahays lotus temple-it is one of most incredible architectures of the bahai faith. the temple has been constructed to resemble a lotus flower and is made of marble. the last monument in delhi to visit will be qutub minar which is one of the tallest individual towers in the world, measuring about 234 ft in height return back to the hotel for overnight stay.Start point Main Arrival Gate, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 00:00
In and around Leharrive leh: upon arrival at leh airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel for check in. complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatise. evening visit to leh palace & shanti stupa. overnight at hotel.
leh to alchi to leh: after breakfast excursion to visit the 1000 year old paintings of alchi monastery 68 km from leh en-route visit the great statue of maitreya buddha at likir monastery, sangam of indus & zanskar river which are the two major rivers in ladakh, magnetic hill and military hall of fame.
leh excursion to monasteries (50 kms / 02 hrs one way): after breakfast we proceed for indus valley monastery starting with hemis gompa, the largest monastic foundation of drukpa kagyu order of tibetan buddhism, thiksey monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, shey palace, the ancient capital of ladakh, 3 idiots rancho school &sindhu ghat. after visiting above places we drive back to leh. evening at leisure to explore the city on your own. dinner & overnight at the hotel
leh to nubra valley (125 kms / aprx. 06 hrs): after an early breakfast we drive to nubra valley leads through khardung-la-pass (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from leh. nubra valley is popularly known as ldorma or the valley of flowers. it is situated to the north of ladakh between the karakoram and ladakh ranges of the himalayas. arrive sumur or hunder by afternoon and rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful village of sumur & hunder with a visit to diskit monastery. overnight stay at camp.
In and around Turtuknubra-turtuk-nubra: after breakfast, leave for turtuk. on the way visit diskit monastery. turtuk is the last village on the indian side of the border and was taken over by the indian army during the kargil war. you will be mesmerised by the beauty in the simplicity of turtuk and its people. return to nubra. overnight at your camp.
nubra pangong lake: after breakfast leave for pangong lake (14,500 ft.), ride through changla pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motor able road in the world. visit shyok river & durbuk, arrive at pangong lake it is the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by two countries india & china. enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of pangong lake with multi-colour reflections and fascinating high altitude of the lake. overnight stay at pangong lake.
pangong leh: this morning, after breakfast, drive around the pangong lake and don't forget to click photos!! continue to leh. en route visit hemis monastery hidden in a gorge, the largest and wealthiest gompa in ladakh. visit stok palace, famous for beautiful gardens and the view of sunrise as well as sunset is amazing from the palace. at present, the palace is open to visits and presents a collection of royal attires, crown and other royal materials. the rest of the day is at leisure. overnight in leh.
after arrival at new delhi aiport ,you will drive directly to agra in pre booked car arrive in agra check in the hotel and leave to visit the taj mahal, the best time to visit the taj is afternoon as taj is having an open background therefore the monument looks different at afternoon. return to hotel for overnight and dinner.
after breakfast check out the hotel and leave to visit agra fort built by mughal kings as per their taste followed by visit to sikandara the mausoleum of akber the great with this the agra tour ends and you will proceed to new delhi for onward flight,depending upon your flight schedule you will be transfered to international aiport.End point Main Departure Gate, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 00:00