Odyssey Manager™: This tour is managed from Delhi airport to Leh airport by in house trained Indian Odyssey Manager™. They are trained to manage tours for foreign guest and provide customized information based on Guest’s preferences including general information and legends. Odyssey Manager spend 8-12 hours with our Guest after receiving them on their arrival till their departure to make sure all the services are provided as per the itinerary and manage any contingencies arising along the way, saving valuable time of our Guest. Guest can request Odyssey Manager for any possible changes in itinerary or visits along the way.
Himalayas on Wheels over 6 Passes in the Himalayas: Experience the formation of the Himalayas driving around 800 km by entering into the Shivalik or the Outer Himalayas, then visiting the Lower Himalayan hillsalong the Beas river, continue driving over the Great Himalayan ranges, crossing Rohtang Pass (3978m), Baralachala Pass (4890m.), Nikeela Pass (4739m), Lochulangla Pass (5065m), Tanglangla Pass (5360) & Changla (5360m), visiting Trans Himalayan valleys of Lahaul and Ladakh along the route.
About Himachal: Himachal is one of the Indian states located in the Western Himalayas. Himachal literally means “In the Lap of Snow”, set amidst the high mountain ranges of Dauladhar, Pir Panjal and the Great Himalayas. Himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes with mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, flower filled meadows, misty woods, fast flowing icy rivers, glaciers, enchanting lakes and part of the Tibetan Plateau. It is located in the transition zone from the plains to the Shivalik Himalayas to the Lower Himalayas to the High Himalayas and then to the Trans Himalayas.
About Ladakh: “More Tibetan than Tibet”, “Moonland”, “the Last Shangrila” are all romantic names given to Ladakh. With its stunning barren rugged terrain and untouched Tibetan culture, it is certainly a beautiful place – befitted all the above & much more. The height of these ranges of the Western Himalayas prevents rain clouds from crossing into Ladakh and as a result, Ladakh receives only about 2 inches (5cm) of rain per year. Ladakh was at the center of the great trade routes across Central Asia, when journeys lasting up to two or three years were not uncommon.
Day 01: SINGAPORE – DELHI – CHANDIGARH Arrive Air India, Singapore Air or Malindo Air LD
Arrive Delhi by morning flight. On arrival met by your Odyssey Manager and transfer for lunch. After lunch & some shopping transfer to train station to board on Shatabedi train to Chandigarh leaving 1705 hour and arriving 2020 hour. On arrival transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: CHANDIGARH – MANALI 320 km 7-9 hours drive BLD
After breakfast, drive to Manali. This journey offers a dramatic changes in nature from Lower Himalayas to Shivalik Himalayas and then again to the lower Himalayas. You will be driving form a hilltop to different valley structures and sometimes driving along different rivers. We would stop at Himachal Photo Darshan Gallery at Mandi and at Bajaura to visit Basheshar Mahadev temple with fine stone carvings and sculptures is believed to have been built in the mid 8th century. On completion drive to Manali.
Day 03: MANALI – JISPA 145 km, 6 hours, drive BLD
Early morning drive to Jispa over Rohtang Pass 3978m. We will stop for a while to enjoy the snow capped peaks of Chandra Bhaga range of peaks & passes. There are many waterfalls along the way and the scenery changes dramatically from lush green Kullu valley to the semi barren landscape of Lahaul. On arrival, transfer to Hotel. Free afternoon, walk around the village or relax in the hotel.
Day 04: JISPA – EASYTREK™ – SARCHU 120 km, 3-4 hours drive BLD
After breakfast start walking uphill to reach the next village perched on a slope called Khangsar. The old palace made of mud and clay during the reign of Thakurs is still fighting against the harsh climatic conditions. After visiting the village, drive continue further with your next destination, an easy day driving for a short distance to Sarchu Camp in around 3-4 hours drive over the second pass on our route Baralachala (4890m) passing by two small mountain Lakes Deepak Tal and Suraj Tal on the way. The landscape changes here from the semi barren to barren landscape with different color of stratum, indicating the past of the Himalayas, when it was under deep sea and rivers added multi color soil from different parts of earth. O/N Camp.
Day 05: SARCHU – LEH 240 km, 7-8 hours BLD
Early morning, drive 240 km, 7-8 hours to Leh driving over three high passes on this route Nakee La (4739m) Lachlungla (5065m) and Tanglangla (5360m). You might be finding some of the “Changpas” nomadic shepherds, who also engage in trade and use to work for caravans in Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti. The Area is rich in wildlife including the “Kyang” (wild ass), red fox and the rare, highly endangered, snow leopard. Barren mountains on this route makes you feel that you are traveling on moon. The change of mountain colors due to different mineral deposits specially descending down Tanglang La is noticeable. We shall stop at Upshi to get our jeeps paid the interstate taxes and continue straight along Indus River to reach Leh.
Day 06: LEH WALK AROUND BLD
A day to explore the surroundings of Leh town. We walk to Shanti Stupa followed by walk to Leh Palace. You can shop for turquoise and silver jewellery that come from Tibet and Burma. Main Market in Leh is a wonderful place to shop. Two of the places that are worth checking are Ladakh Art Palace and Lhasa Embroidery. Tibetan Refugee Market on Old Leh Road is another ideal place for shopping in Leh. For Tibetan-Ladakhi items of art one can head to Government Emporium. Popular souvenirs picked up by tourists include, Thangka paintings, small prayer wheels, music bowls, Ladakhi carpets, rugs, shawls and stoles.
Day 07:- LEH – SHEY – THIKSHEY – PANGONG LAKE 158 km, 4-5 hours BLD
Early morning drive to Pangong. This journey takes us past picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side-valley of Chemrey and Sakti. Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet), which despite its great elevation is one of the easier, passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple. But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). The surrounding views reflected on the lake are simply mesmerizing. The color of the lake keeps changing throughout the day. Overnight Camp.
Day 08:- PANGONG LAKE – HEMIS – LEH 173 km, 4-5 hours + 2-3 hour visit and Lunch BLD
In the morning enjoy sunrise at Pangong Lake. Later drive back to Leh via same route over Chang-La Pass visiting Hemis monastery on the way. Visit to Ladakh is not complete without visiting Hemis monastery. It is one of the largest and most important monasteries with excellent library, well preserved wall paintings and good Buddha figures. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Evening explore the market and some last moment shopping. Overnight hotel.
Day 09: LEH – DELHI – FLY HOME Domestic & International Flights BL
Early morning transfer to airport for your scheduled flight to Delhi. On arrival, visit around Delhi. Free day for own activities or shopping around Delhi. After dinner transfer to airport for board on your scheduled flight to Singapore.
|Economy||Sunpark Hotel||Himgiri Hotel||Hotel Ibex or Similar||Deluxe Tents||City Heart Guest House||Olthang G House|
|Standard||Regenta Almeida||Snow Peak Resorts||Hotel Bijoo||Stendel Hotel|
|Superior||The LaLit||Manuallaya Resorts||The Zen / Grand Dragon||Karma Inn|
Hotels Subject to availability
|Land Only Private Tour in SGD Valid between 1st June – 30 September, 2020|
|Hotels||6 Pax & above||3-5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|
SRS: Single Room Supplement, CWB: Child With Bed, CNB: Child No Bed
|Land Tour Cost Includes||Land Tour Cost Excludes|
|1. Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary from Chandigarh airport to Leh Airport
2. 5 passengers per MPV from Chandigarh airport to Leh airport.
3. Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with all meals provided in hotels and restaurants.
4. One night stay in Deluxe Tents at Sarchu on the route to Leh. Entrance charges to the places of interest as mentioned in the itinerary.
5. One mobile phone with Rs. 100 value for group use.
6. All applicable inner line permits.
7. 1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
8. Odyssey Manager* from Chandigarh airport to Leh airport.
|1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, telephone calls etc.2. And any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
3. Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.
4. Services not mentioned in the inclusion.
Note: Sequence of itinerary may change due to domestic flights availability or any other operational reasons
|Hotels||6 Par and Above Pax||3 - 5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|