India’s north is a colorful, diverse and culturally rich treasure. Where Indus river begins to swell, lies our first destination, Ladakh. It inspires not only fans of the Himalayas from all over the world with its rich Tibetan-Buddhist culture and friendly people. Then there is the very heterogeneous Himachal, where we will visit Manali, the Switzerland of India and Dharamsala, exile of Tibetans in India. And at the end, our trip is leading us to Punjab and its capital Amritsar, where the Golden Temple with its own special aura is enchanting visitors and locals likewise.
We designed this trip especially for those who want a versatile journey, where they see a lot of the country, don’t hesitate to meet locals and don’t want to look at the culture just like in museum. You will witness very closely everything that is going on. An experienced travel guide is going to accompany you and show you his country. You will not only visit the classics like Thikse and Alchi monastery, but have the chance to have breakfast at a nunnery and he will invite you to visit several families. You have a lot of time for spontaneous encounters and activities outside a fixed schedule on this trip, because you cannot plan the most beautiful moments ahead of the tour. Create your own memories!
In western Ladakhs we visit old, lesser-known strongholds and will witness the first signs of Tibetan Buddhism. In northern Ladakhs we will meet the friendly people of Nubra and visit several beautiful oasis villages, some nights we are going to spend under centuries-old apricot trees in a deluxe camp.
This tour will lead over five passes with an elevation of more than 5,000 m. The drives can be adventurous, the dirt roads in a bad shape, but the ever-changing landscape will reward you for all the stresses and strains. On the Tibetan High Platau – Changthang – we will visit two crystal blue and turquoise lakes before we dive into fertile Himachal Pradesh. Keylong, Manali and finally the “capital” of Tibetans in exile, Dharamsala, will be other stops on our tour.
We complete our trip with two mega cities: Amritsar and Delhi. Our highlight in Amritsar will of course be the Golden Temple, but our attendance at the Wagah border ceremony at the Pakistani border won’t be any less exciting. Ultimately, we are taking the train to Delhi, the booming metropolis many people dislike because of its noise and sheer magnitude. But it also has its own charm – see for yourself!
Namaste! Julley! Tashi Delek! We would love to accompany you on this trip!
Best time of travel: June – end September
From 2 pax onwards
Duration: 24 days
Price: auf Anfrage
The package can be lenghtened or shortened by several days (with sightseeings/jeep safaris/day hikes/rafting etc.).
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