Arrive at Delhi, begin your journey with a pleasant bus ride to Manali and check in to the hotel.
Manali is located at an altitude of 1829 meters which is one of the popular hill stations of Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh. Experiencing the view of hill stations surrounding Manali is a marvelous experience. After Breakfast we move on for our mesmerizing Manali City Tour which includes Vashisht Temple, founded by Guru Vashisht who was sole guru and teacher of Ram and Laxman. The village was once the home residence of the Vashisht clan. There is a pair of temples stands opposite to each other. One temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and the other one is to Sage Vashishta, the pattern saint and Lord Ram. Once upon a time this was a meditation place for Vashishta Maharishi.Next on the board is Hidimba Temple, locally known as the Dhungiri temple, Hidimba Devi, it is one of the most popular temples in Manali. This four-storied structure lies amid a forest, called Dhungiri Van Vihar. The locals have named the temple on the name of the surrounding forest area. Dedicated to Goddess Hadimbi (wife of Bheem, one of the five Pandava brothers of epic Mahabharata), it was constructed way back in 1553. The top conical roof is in metal while the other three square-shaped floors are roofed with timbre tiles. There is also a 24-meter-high tower. Next up in the list is the famous Mall Road. This place is renowned for street shopping and bustles with activity throughout the day. As you amble through the streets, you can peek at the neatly lined shops that are loaded with interesting items like Kullu and Kashmiri shawls, woolen items, artificial jewelry, wooden furniture, antiques, books, Tibetan items and more. The Kashmiri Salwar suits, paper silk printed sarees and eatables like pickles prepared in traditional style are quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists. Lastly, we have the very beautiful Solang Valley. Be it summers or winters, it is one of the most gorgeous and adventurous places to visit in Manali. It’s not just another skiing paradise, but a lot more than that when it comes to the unique experiences it offers. So, irrespective of whether you’re an adventurous junkie or a calm nature admirer you will enjoy to the fullest.
After breakfast explore the beautiful city of Manali and after Lunch go on a bike ride to Jispa Campsite. Jispa is located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha, along the Manali-Leh Highway and the Bhaga river. There are approximately 20 villages between Jispa and Keylong. Travelers often stop for the night here as even we are for our camping experience; the village has a hotel, a mountaineers' hut, and a campground. Jispa also has a small folk museum.
After breakfast get transferred from Jispa Campsite to Rumse. It is yet another small town in towards our journey to Leh.
After breakfast get transferred from Rumse to Leh. Leh & Ladakh, situated amidst the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram ranges in the scenic state of Jammu and Kashmir, are two of the most spectacular places in the world where scores of tourists from across the globe throng annually. Emblems of pure paradisiacal beauty, Leh - Ladakh is all about awe-inspiring landscapes, picturesque green oasis, scintillating monasteries and quaint hamlets. You are taken in by the breathtaking beauty the moment you land in this incredible mountain town. Get mesmerized by the amazingly pristine blue sky and transfer to a world of complete solitude admiring the mountain flowers, the snow-covered peaks, the streams flowing by and the deep valleys. Monks in maroon robes, men trailing behind herd of sheep and the lilting mountain music, are some of the common sights and sounds of Leh-Ladakh. Moving ahead we shall precede to “Hall of Fame”, a well – presented museum located near the Leh Airfield maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It serves as a memorial for the war heroes. One could also get the feel of Ladakhi history and culture along with fueling patriotism decorated within these walls. Take rest in evening.
After breakfast we move for highest motorable road Khardungla pass and after passing this point we move for Nubra valley called as Sandust and its cold desert in Ladakh, we enjoy double hump camel ride and then check in the hotel.
Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Diskit the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra.
By sunrise we will move ahead to endorheic Pangong, one among the largest brackish lakes in Asia. The 224 kms ride is bound to shed sweat of everyone but the sight embarked by monasteries, snowcapped mountains and smooth roads ease all. A camping stay will be arranged at Pangong Valley. How can we shun away the limelight enjoyed by that memorable spot where the Epic movie “3 Idiots” was shot, the magical Pangong Tso Lake. Enjoying the extravagance of the place, we will build our base for the night. In such location’s tents are the best thing to rest in. Being in tranquility and admiring the beauty of lake water changing from azure blue to dark blue is the essence of this Pangong Lake.
We will be visiting the largest Thiksey monastery, approximately 18kms before from Leh town, almost situated at an altitude of 3600 meters in the Indus Valley. We will ride through Changla pass in this route which has an altitude of 17,590 ft.
Reaching Leh we will tour around for sightseeing. We shall begin with the mystifying “Magnetic Hill” a gravity hill located at 14,000 feet on the Leh-KargilBatalik highway. This short stretch of road appears to be uphill as a matter of fact is downhill and the gravity defying magnetism is the reason why cars slowly gain momentum inspire engine being killed. We will walk a mile further to offer our prayers at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib,a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. This Gurudwara is built to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. We will also enjoy the beauty of the majestic mountains around the picturesque sight of the confluence of the rivers Zanskar and Indus; a very popular panoramic visual. Then we move forward to Kargil, it is a town in the Kargil district of Ladakh region, inthe Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is located 60 km and 204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively, 234 km from Leh to the east, 240 km from Padum to the southeast and 1,047 km from Delhi to the south.
Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum river, a tributary of the Indus, Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits. It is the northernmost city of India with over 1 million people.
After Breakfast your memorable journey with Cruzing Wheelz ends here.