Incredible North India Tour

There is something for everyone here and that’s why it’s known as Incredible India. There something fascinating about Delhi so much so that once you get the feel of it, you never want to let it go. Follow this is holy city of Amritsar which is known for Golden temple and is also a must stop street food destination and home to plenty of museums, forts and bustling bazaars and markets. Lastly Dharamshalla is home to His Holiness Dalai Lama and it is also home to Tibetan government in exile. This country has so much to offer that you can never get enough of it.

Day 1: Delhi 
Our representative will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. After lunch visit the most stunning temple Akshardham and visit India gate at night time which has its own craze and later have dinner at any local restaurant at Pandara road famous for Indian Cuisines. Back to hotel for overnight stay.



Day 2 Delhi – Amritsar 

After early breakfast we will leave for Delhi railway station to board a train to Amritsar. On arrival we check into a hotel.
After lunch we meet up again in evening to visit Golden temple. Its called so because its roof is gold leafed and the best time to visit is night time when the lights are on and everything looks magical. Later have dinner at one of the local restaurant. 
Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Golden Temple

Day 3 Amritsar 

After breakfast in the hotel go for city tour. It will include Jallianwalla bagh where you get to know the history of this place , later visit Durgiana temple. In after noon take a drive to Wagah – Attari ( indo – pak )border to witness changing of guard and lowering of flags ceremony. This is something that you have definitely never seen before where our skin shrivel and sweat drips from our forehead. Even after the ceremony you will still have goose bumps for long long time.
 Later we have dinner at local Haveli and no meal is complete without having Amritsari Kulcha (bread) 
Overnight stay at Hotel.
                       

                                                 







Day 4: Amritsar to Dharamshala (Drive 4-5 hours)

After delicious breakfast we drive to Dharamshala via Pathankot . We stop over for lunch in between. On arrival in Dharamshala we check into hotel. Later we have free time to explore around. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.




Day 5: Dharamshala

Leave after breakfast and drive through small tea gardens, pine forest and passing through small villages we reach Masroor rock cut temple. The Masroor temples are 8thcentury old temples hewed in Indo Aryan architectural style from a single sand stone rock. These are only rock temple in North India. Then we drive to see fort of kangra, situated near Kangra town. Later we visit Brajeshwari Devi temple in kangra is also recommended.  After Kangra we drive to Norbulinga Institute, it is dedicated for preserving traditional Tibetan art and craft.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel .

Day 6 Dharamshala 

Tsuglaghang complex is the residence of his Holiness, The Dalai Lama. It is a scared place that holds a numb er of small monasteries and stupas. It also holds a 3 meter tall bronze statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha. 
Tibetan library the library of Tibetan works and Archives or the Tibetan library is located at the town called Gangchen Kyishong in the district of Dharsmhala. Then visit Tibetan museum is teh place where you can learn and understand the history behind this vregion. One visit to this place provide valuable information and almost the entire history of Tibet.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.



Day 07: Dharamsala - Pathankot (B, D)
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town - why not have walk to Dharamkot which is known as little Israel and is famous for cuisines from all over the world. Visit the market and take souvenir for friends and family back home. In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Pathankot train station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Delhi.



Day 08 Delhi- Agra
We arrive in Delhi and jump straight onto our bus/cab to take the transfer to Agra. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel. Later we visit the incomparable Taj Mahal no visit to India would be the same without seeing it. Built by Mughal emprorer Shah Jahan in loving memory of his wife and will always be symbol of undying love for anyone who sees it.
Overnight hotel.


Day 09 Agra – Delhi
Drive back to Delhi and take a flight back home. We take the transfer back to Delhi in order to catch our flight back to home.

SHEPERD HIMALAYAN TREK

Delhi - Dharamsala – Manali Over Thamsar Pass - Delhi 

Thamsar Pass is located between Bara Bhangal and Holi this 11 night and 12 days itinerary takes the traveler to comprehensive trekking tour of Thamsar Pass. This trail provides the insight of gaddi tribe .It is perfect tour for the travelers in the quest of getting soaked in natures beauty in the midst of relaxing tranquility. Nature is at its best when you are approaching Thamsar Pass. This trek has two high passes Thamsar Pass at 4750 Meters and Kali hani ay 4830 Meters.  The trek is full of landscapes, waterfall and streams.





Day 01  - Delhi 
Upon arrival in Delhi, we are met by our local guides and transfer to a Hotel in Delhi to freshen up. There will be some free time to explore Delhi this afternoon, before we take the transfer to the train station to catch our sleeper train to Pathankot.

Day 02 - Pathankot and  Dharamshala (B, D)
Arriving in Pathankot early morning, we then transfer by coach to Dharamshala – the spiritual home of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. There we will be some free time today to explore this fascinating town, before we meet later in the evening for dinner and a briefing for the start of our challenge tomorrow.


Day 03 - Dharamsala to Bir Billing by Car (75 Km 1525 Meters)
We drive from Dharamshalla to Bir and from there our trek starts from Bir to Billing 4 hrs walk. The trek is of moderate ascent. It is known as one of the best placing for paragliding. It gives most scenic panorama of the Shivalik ranges.





Day 04 - Billing to Raj Gunda ( 13 Km 2400 Meters )
Trek goes to the north of billing along spur above the uhl river its a easy walk. Raj gunaa is at height of 2500 meters with the breath taking views. There are potato farms in this village. 




Day 05 - Raj gunda to Pani Hartu (3693mts)
This trek is moderate ascent crossing several villages and a beautiful scenic waterfall at the base of Thamsar pass.




Day 06 - Pani Hartu to Marhu (3900mts)
Over Thamsar pass (4665mts), 10-12 hrs. This trek is weary and it involves climbing. A beautiful small glacial lake can be seen on this trek. The pass is surrounded by snow and pass also shares two different valley (Kangra & Ravi valley). From here trail descends to the vast of snow towards north. The trekkers and gaddis camp at this place and make an early starts to cross Thamsar pass.





Day 07 - Mahru to Bada Bhangal 10 km 2540 meters 
It is downhill trek to Bada Bhangal which is situated above the attraction for trekkers, mountaineers, nature lovers and anthropologist who thrive to feel and experience the lives of local tribes who live there in complete isolation untouched from the outer world in their own traditional ways. 



Day 08 - Rest day Bada Bhangal is also a favorite destination for trekkers. Trek is operated from July once local people open the Thamsar pass (4750 meters ) and goes till October. Bada Bhangal is a tiny hamlet and has 50-60 houses. The people of this place are semi tribals as half of the year they live down here and when the temperature goes down they move towards Bir . The village is so remote and isolated from rest of the world and has no telecom signal.Its unbelievable that whole of the village has one satellite phone which is solar panel operated and used in emergency case.




 Day 09 - Bada Bhangal to Dal Madhi 13 km 3600 meters 
Trail from the Bada Bhangal village start gaining gradual height for first 2 hrs, trail between the grass and bushes. Later trail enter in open valley with stunning views of mountains. We cross shepherd's settlements at Chala got , Sunni got where shepherd's movement observed with big green spots in the mountains everywhere. These shepherd have to trek down to Bada Bhangal village for their food requirements. After Sunni got there is a steep up hill to reach a ridge. 




Day 10 - Dal Madi to Devi ki madhi (12 km/ 5-6 hrs, 3750 mts)
Trek goes down hill till you reach at Kali hani river bank and then again start gaining altitude till Lamba parbh, there is small land slide zone before Lamba parbh, Lamba parbh is a got for shepherd. Later trek down to river bed and follow the trail to ghirothala which can be seen from lamba parbh at the edge of mountain as green spot just after a mountain stream. It will take another 2 hrs to reach Devi ki Madi. There is a stream with strong current before Devi ki Madhi.
Overnight stay in Dome tents at Devi ki Madhi.





Day 11 - Devi ki Madi to Kali Hani base (7 km/ 3-4 hrs, 3950 mts)
Trail from Devi ki Madi to Kali hani base is all the way near river bed, sometime trails misleads you to rockfall, be still near river to avoid slippery rocks at the above. This is short day for trekking. Relax at base for the next day early start.
Overnight stay in Dome tents at Base.






Day 12 - Kali hani bast to Kali Hani pass (4850 mts) to Sangoor thach (12 km / 5-6 hrs)
This trek passes through many ridges and crosses many streams on its way to Sangoor.

Start early depend upon weather, trail to pass is small. Follow the crayons (stone over stones used to show directions in mountains) It will take 3-4 hrs to cross Kali hani pass. One can see the kullu valley from the pass. Flags at the mountain designate a small temple of Devi Kali hani. Pass is cold and windy. After more 2 hrs trekking trail reaches at Sangoor thach near small lake in thach. One can see the trail to Manali on the other mountain top as thick trail.
Overnight stay in Dome tents at Sangoor thach.




Day 13 - Sangoor thach to Lama dugh (13 km / 5-6 hrs, 3050 mts)
Down hill over a ridge, till the river. Leave ridge at some spot once you find another trail diverted from it towards right side, if you follow ridge, it misleads to you dead end. Other diversion reach at river, need to cross river two times and small distance. After crossing stream 2nd time trail start gaining altitude again and entres o forest, it passes through Riali thach. This is the place where the diversions of route to Patli kuhl and Klath. We follow Manali trail by gaining altitude till the top of mountain over a Shepherd settlement. Make sure you are at right trail. This trail instantly losing altitude and steep downhill for next 2 hrs to reach Lama dugh. This downhill trail is over stones, dense grass of over 6 feet, rhododendron trees. Bushes converted into flowers as you are closer to Lama dugh. Trail is slippery if its raining. Lamadugh has a forest department sheds which can be used for cooking food. There is a artificial lake which is the source of water to few parts of Manali.
Overnight stay in Dome tents at Lama dugh..




Day 14 -  Lama dugh to Manali (6 km / 2-3 hrs, 2200 mts)
After trekking for more 2-3 hrs, you reach at Road head near hadimba Mata temple trail is total downhill and slippery at some spots if it rains.tThis evening we enjoy our celebratory dinner to take in our achievements.





Day 15 - Manali - New Delhi 
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries and temple In the afternoon, we take the transfer back to Bus stand  to catch the overnight Volvo Bus back to Delhi or take flight Bunter to Delhi.
Overnight: Bus

Day 16 - Last Day in Delhi - Today is free to enjoy - visit the stunning Akshardham Temple, go shopping for bargains in Connaught Place, or marvel at one of the beautifully preserved heritage buildings that Delhi is famous for. We can stop few hours at Junkyard for drinks and snacks  and then transfer to the airport for our flight back to Home.

Package Cost: Based on the above sketch itinerary our cost is as follows
For 00 - 02 Persons = US$ 1660 Per Person
For 02 – 05 Persons =US $ 1540 Per Person
For 05 – 10 Persons =US $ 1460 Per Person

Cost Includes:
Hotels stay in Delhi, Dharamsala and Manali
Train Tickets From Delhi – Pathankot 
Private surface transportation as per the itinerary including toll, tax, parking and driver’s TA / Da.
Arrival / Departure assistance at Delhi airport.
Necessary railway station transfers.
For Trekking: Complete Trekking arrangements with English speaking guide, porters/ponies to carry your baggage (10 kg each), Tent for sleeping with mattresses, kitchen tent and ; utensils, toilet tent and All Meals during trek (Chinese, Indian and continental).
Trekking permit, camping and wildlife fees and Current government taxes.

The above cost does not include:
·      Tips to trekking staff.
·      Air Fare and Travel insurance.
·      Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, telephone and  Laundry etc.
·      Sleeping bags, personal equipment for trek.
·      Expenses due to bad weather, Land Slide, Road block and any other natural reason beyond our control. 



       

INDIAN HIMALAYAN EXOTIC TREK



Day 01 -Arrive in Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Free afternoon to relax or explore - why not take a tuc-tuc ride, out and about? In the evening we will go to see India Gate - brightly lit at night, this is a popular spot for locals to meet their friends and hang out. 

Day 02 - Sightseeing in Delhi. Delhi streets can be crazy, but today we have a chance to visit some of the beautiful quiet spots in Delhi, such as the serene Akshardam Temple, and the peaceful Lohdi Gardens. In the evening we catch the overnight train to Pathankot. This authentic experience is a great adventure, but don't worry, we don't travel quite in the way you may have seen in the movies! We will have individual bunks in air-conditioned carriages.
India Gate New Delhi
Day 03- Travel by road from Pathankot to Dharamshala through picturesque countryside, with delicious breakfast en route. On arrival in Dharamshala, take the opportunity to visit the home of the Dalai Lama and marvel at the amazing temple where he speaks to his devotees. Hotel stay and briefing, ready for the trek. .
In the Train 


Day 04Dharamshala (Macleod Ganj) to Kareri - 2,000m After breakfast we commence the first day of our trek which is an 11km walk towards Kareri village located at a height of 2000m above sea level. The first few kilometres covers undulating landscape until wereach Satobari Village, after that it is a descent through pine forests upto Ghere Village. The next two hours is a ascent till Kareri village where we set up camp next to the Laund River. Overnight stay in tents.
Camping @ Kareri
Day 05-Kareri to Reyot Camp - 2,600m.The next day's trek of 7 km from Kareri village to towards Reyot camp at an altitude of 2500 m is an easy to moderate trek with a few steep descents. This is a himalayan hamlet with a stream which arises from the Kareri Lake. Overnight stay in tents.
@ Reyot Camp
Day 06 - Reyot Camp to Kareri Lake -3,200m. Today's trek of 7 km leads us to the popular attraction of the entire trek that is the Kareri Lake at 3100m above sea level. The lake is fed by the melting snow of the Dhauladhar Range and remains frozen from early December to March-April. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Shakti on a hilltop overlooking the lake. The views here are simply stunning! Overnight stay in tents.

Kareri Lake 
Day 07 - Kareri Lake to Chandrala - 2,100m After breakfast we resume the trek and head towards Chandrala camp. The trek starts with crossing over an improvised bridge over a small stream and till Chandrala it is a gradual uphill and considered easy trekking. The 10km trek trail is along the river until we reach Chandrela dhaar. Overnight stay in tents.


Day 08 - Chandrala to Salli and Dharamshala - 1600mToday's trek of 7 km leads us to Salli village where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the snow clad mountain peaks and the stunning Khauli River that flows through the valley. From here transfer to hotel at Dharamshala (65km) and overnight stay at the hotel, with a well deserved hot shower.
@ Dalai Lama Temple Mcleod ganj
Day 09 - And rest...An opportunity to do a little shopping in the delightful Tibetan-influenced town of McCleodganj is followed by a transfer to the railway station at Pathankot to take the overnight train to Delhi. 


Day 10 -  On arrival in Delhi, we will transfer to Agra and check into our hotel, where we can freshen up and have a tasty brunch. In the evening we will go to the Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre, where we will watch a fabulous sound and light show that explains the story behind the Taj Mahal, ready for our visit at sunrise tomorrow.


Day 11 -No visit to India would be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, the symbol of love eternal. Be warned - it is busy! For many Indian families, a visit to the Taj Mahal is a real highlight of their lives. Sit and take photos on Diana's bench, and marvel at the intricacies of the carvings, inlaid with semi-precious stones. After brunch we head back to Delhi. Tonight we will celebrate and dance the night away in style at one of Delhi's up-and-coming nightclubs
@ Taj Mahal 
Day 12 - Last Day in Delhi - Today is free to enjoy - visit the stunning Hannuman Temple, go shopping for bargains in Connaught Place, or marvel at one of the beautifully preserved heritage buildings that Delhi is famous for. Late evening we will transfer to the airport for our flight back to Home.

@ New Delhi Airport T3

       

Himalayan Wander Trails


Jalsu pass is famously known as Valley of flowers of Himachal and its the easiest way of connecting two holy places Baijnath and Mani Mahesh Kailash. The most spectacular meadows at the top of the pass and en route offers you the most mesmerizing views that leaves imprint on your minds forever and ever. The entire trail is covered with lush green herbs, rhododendrons and plenty of water.
The pass stands at the height of 3900 meters and it offers a spectacular view of Chamba Kailash, Kuja peak and other prominent peaks of the Pir Panjal ranges.
Lets have a look at one of the most promising trek of Manu Adventures called with its new name Himalayan Wander Trail 
     
          

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Free afternoon to relax or explore - why not take a tuc-tuc ride, out and about? In the evening we will go to see India Gate - brightly lit at night, this is a popular spot for locals to meet their friends and hang out. 

Delhi

Day 02: Day sightseeing in Delhi. Delhi streets can be crazy, but today we have a chance to visit some of the beautiful quiet spots in Delhi, such as the serene Akshardam Temple, and the peaceful Lohdi Gardens. In the evening we catch the overnight train to Pathankot. This authentic experience is a great adventure, but don't worry, we don't travel quite in the way you may have seen in the movies! We will have individual bunks in air-conditioned carriages.

Day 03 : Panthanot - Chamba 6 to 7 hours drive

After breakfast drive to Chamba.  Overnight stay at Hotel in Chamba.  Afternoon visit Chamunda Devi Temple above Chamba town from where you have a good view of Chamba town and the ravi river below.  Also visit the ancient Laxmi Narayan Temples to participate in the evening prayer. Overnight stay in Hotel.


                       



Day 04:  Chamba - Holi - Nayagran - Surai 12 kms

After an hour walk on the rough road we get to Nayagoan, a tribal village at the last road-head in Chamba valley. After visiting the village we continue our walk to Laka, a small temple at the end of the village. From here it is a steep downhill walk to cross a small stream over a wooden bridge. After crossing the stream it is uphill walk to the next village called Surie. Camp for overnight stay.

Camping @ Himalayan
Day 05: Surie - Yara goth 8 kms, 4 hours walk

It is uphill walk passing through the long meadows of Yara goth. Camp for overnight stay. There are  sprawling, sloping grasslands, a generous sprinkling deodars on the way, lots of dark green Rhododendron bushes. Hence, the forest is dense provide calm climate to trekkers  and rare glimpse of Himalayan Thar, Sorrows, musk deer etc. The whole area is also famous for medicinal plants, shrubs and climbers. After a run of 4-5 hours the trail reaches at Yara Goth.Enjoy lunch here and spend the rest of the day in the Goth and get acclimatization for the next day journey. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the camp.

                                           At Top 



Day 06: Yara goth- Base of Jalsu Pass 7 kms, 3 hours walk.
This short stage in included in order to get acclimatize to the altitude. Camp at the base of Jalsu Pass.
Party Time
Day 07: Base - Jalsu Pass (3900M)- Parie

After a short ascent for an hour and half we get to the top of the pass. From the pass we have distant view of the snow covered Himalayan peaks on one side the valley on the other. During April and May the trail to the pass is under snow and you have to walk on the snow to reach the pass.  From the pass it is steep downhill walk for three to four hours to Paris, a temporary shepherd encampment. Camp here for night stay.
Amazing path
Day 08: Parie – Uttarala – Dharamsala 

After breakfast start your last day walk down to the nearest road-head at Uttarala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Drive to Dharamsala.
River Crossing

Day 09 : Dharamsala Free day....and in night time we will have our celebration dinner. 

Dharamsala


Day 10: Dharamshala - Amritsar (Drive)
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Tibetan market or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries.

Day 11: Amritsar Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast start sightseeing of Amritsar city. Visit Golden Temple-also called as Harmandir Sahib, Jalianwala Bagh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum situated in the heart of Ram Bagh and in the evening visit the Wagah border to see the famous flag retreat ceremony. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay at Amritsar Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel
Golden Temple Amritsar

Day 12: Amritsar - Delhi (AC TRAIN) 
In the morning transfer to Amritsar railway station to board the AC train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Tonight we will go to Junkyard one of the Delhi's most happening night club. Overnight: Hotel

Day 13 - Last Day in Delhi - Today is free to enjoy - visit the stunning Akshardham Temple, go shopping for bargains in Connaught Place, or marvel at one of the beautifully preserved heritage buildings that Delhi is famous for. Then transfer to the airport for our flight back to Home.

                 

        

Incredible North India Tour

There is something for everyone here and that’s why it’s known as Incredible India. There something fascinating about Delhi so much so th...