KI - 31 Jeep Safari Classic Adventure Trails
Travelling in the flat terrain of Ladakh in a jeep is an experience that remains etched in the memory for long. The very thought of travelling on such a flat terrain at such a high altitude with mountains almost growing in front of your eyes is an out of the world experience. This safari becomes classic because of the presence of picturesque scenes straight out of any coffee table book, presence of high altitude lakes, jeepable roads that offer the opportunity to explore areas that otherwise takes days to reach.
Itourify India ensures that the tourists are accompanied with experienced drivers who have a reputation of driving carefully and are equally apt at manoeuvring through small and hilly roads, or steep rocky tracks. What’s more? A small personalised crew including a cook and an English speaking guide accompanies you on this trip to provide wholesome and hygienic meals along with complete details of the region in an easy to understand manner.
Day 01 :
Arrive Manali. Manali is blessed with nature's finest gifts. The enchanting valley is so picturesque that it has earned the name 'Switzerland of India'. The sky touching mountain peaks, the kingdom of clouds, the colorful valley, the lush green vegetation, the friendly people O/N in hotel.
Day 02 :
Drive Manali – Jespa (147 kms/06-07 hrs). Morning leave for Jespa & you will board four wheel drive Jeep to drive in greater Himalayas & your first stop will be at Rohtang Pass 3978 MSL, popularly known as heap of dead bodies. In the former Days when people of district Kullu & Lahul were trying to cross the pass during winter in the business connection, maximum number of people were loosing their lives by the snow storm. Continue your drive & reach to Tandi where two rivers of Himalayas namely Chandra & Bagga have the confluence with terrific flow of the water. After here this river is popularly known as Chenab. Continue your drive to reach Keylong which is headquarters of district Lahul & Sipiti & finally reach to Jespa, arrive & check in at the super deluxe tents on the banks of river Chandra. Afternoon visit local villages of Jespa situated on 3300 meters above sea level & Buddhist monastery where biggest festival of Kalchakra was organized by Dalai Lama in July 1994. Return to your tents for the dinner & overnight stay.
Day 03 :
Drive Jespa – Sarchu (98 kms/05-06 hrs). After breakfast drive to Sarchu & your first stop will be at Dharcha and another at Baralacha La 4870 MSL. Afterwards drive to Sarchu, arrive & check in at same super deluxe tents. Afternoon visit panoramic view of the beautiful god made natural high peaks & mountains. Overnight at the tents.
Day 04 :
Drive Sarchu – Leh (253 kms/08-09 hrs). Morning leave for Leh, first of all you will enjoy to reach at LaChungLa which is on 5000 meters above sea level after then reach to Pang 4950 MSL. After Pang you have to go up 15 Km and you will drive 42 Km on plains surrounded by high peaks & mountains. Here this is superb to watch 42 km plain land on 5000 meters. After the you have go up to reach world’s second highest motorable pass TANG-LANG-LA on 5378 meters above sea level. Afterwards drive to Leh via beautiful villages & river Indus. Arrive Leh & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05 :
Breakfast at Hotel & drive to Shey, the summer palace of royal family, a lake in front of it. In front of it Holiness ?Dalai lama has also his Ladakh residence. A small drive ahead takes you to Thiksey where you can see the biggest Buddha statue. Finally to the most revered and richest monastery of Ladakh The Hemis, this monetary is nestled between two mountains and has many a thing of great importance. Return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 :
Leh to Alchi & Uletopko (67 kms/02-03 hrs). Morning leave for Uletopko enroute visit at Monastery at Rizong, the school where young Lamas are taught Buddhism, finally arrive at your Uletopko camp. For sake of words this is a camp site however, location of this camp site and facilities puts this camp in many ways better than a Hotel. You are surrounded by peaches and apple trees and you are right on a Hill Cliff over the river Indus. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 :
Drive Uletopko – Lamayuru – Leh . Breakfast at camp and leave for Leh enroute visit at most important The Alchi Monastery has murals dating back to 11th centaury and is perhaps one of the oldest monastery in Ladakh. Drive towards Ladakh and another stop will be Pyang Monastery and finally at Spituk Monastery. Arrive back at Leh & check in your hotel for overnight stay.
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