India Hiking & Sightseeing (Himachal Pradesh & Delhi)

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India: India Hiking & Sightseeing (Himachal Pradesh & Delhi)

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DAY 01: 29 APRIL 2017: DELHI – PATHANKOT

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: 30 APRIL 2017: PATHANKOT & DHARAMSHALA (B)
Arriving in Pathankot early morning, we then transfer by car 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. 

DAY03: 01 May 2017: DHARAMSHALA (MACLEOD GANJ) TO KARERI - 2,070M / TREK 14 KM / 6 – 7 HOURS (B, L, D)
Following breakfast at our Hotel, we take the transfer to our start point to begin trekking! Our first few kilometres are undulating until we reach Satobari Village, which is where we start our descent through pine forests to Ghere Village. We stop at a mountain stream to enjoy lunch - a great spot!

We continue after lunch with a steep ascent for about 2 hours to Kareri Village, where we set up camp next to the Laund River.
Trekking distance - approx. 14km.

DAY 04: 02 MAY 2017: KARERI TO BAL VILLAGE - 2,330M / TREK 15 KM / 7- 8 HOURS (B, L, D)
After experiencing our first night under the stars, we continue ascending on a gradual trail passing through many charming villages, passing beautiful open meadows and pine forests on the way. We take a short descent to the mountain stream to stop for lunch, then ascend sharply afterwards to Bal. This is the main festival day of Divali so we’re expecting to see the many lights shine up the locals homes! We’re sure the memories of this day will never be forgotten. Trekking distance - approx. 15km 

DAY 05: 03 MAY 2017: BAL VILLAGE TO TRIUND – 2,995M / TREK 14 KM /6-7 HOURS (B, L, D)
We continue our trek by crossing over a suspension bridge then ascending through rhododendron and pine forests for approx. 2 hours. We’ll soon come across the local ‘chai’ (tea) shop where we can take a rest and enjoy our surroundings.
All around us are the Gaddi Tribal people taking their cattle up to the high pastures of Lak and Triund. Continuing our ascent after lunch, we finally reach our camp on an alpine meadow facing the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of the Duala Dhar mountain range.
Trekking distance - approx. 14km. 

DAY 06: 04 MAY 2017: TRIUND, TO LAKA GOT  - 3,550M, THEN TO TRIUND  / TREK 10 KM 5 – 6 HOURS (B, L, D)
Our trek today is a challenging ascent to see the fascinating Laka Got, situated at the tip of a glacier. There will be an opportunity for us to trek on the glacier in order to reach Lahes Cave – an overnight shelter used by the shepherds travelling over the mountains with their sheep.

After making the effort to climb up to the cave, we return to Triund for our last night under the stars. Trekking distance - approx. 10km.

DAY 07: 05 MAY 2017: TRIUND TO BHAGSU NAG. TRANSFER TO DHARAMSALA / TREK 12 KM / 5 – 6 HOURS (B, L)
Following our last breakfast in the campsite, we begin trekking over a grassy ridge which offers us lasting memories of the snow capped peaks that surround us.

Our trek continues with a steep descent to the Bahgsu Nallaha stream – we cross the stream by hopping over the boulders with the help of our local guides. We push towards Bhagsu Nag, which has a divine temple and natural springs which we can visit before taking the transfer back to Dharamsala. This evening we enjoy our celebratory dinner to take in our achievements.
Trekking distance – approx. 12km.

DAY 08: 06 MAY 2017: DHARAMSALA – AMRITSAR (DRIVE )(B)
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 09: 07 MAY 2017: AMRITSAR SIGHTSEEING (B)

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 

DAY 10: 08 MAY 2017: AMRITSAR – DELHI (AC TRAIN) (B)

In the morning transfer to Amritsar railway station to board the AC train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight: Hotel 

DAY 11: 09 MAY 2017: DELHI – AGRA (215 KM DRIVE / 3 – 4 HRS) (B)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check in hotel. Later visit visit the famous Taj Mahal "The Monument of Love" built by Shah Jahan, is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. After Taj Mahal we visit Agra Fort and Tomb ofI'timād-ud-Daulah also known as baby Taj.

Overnight: Hotel 

DAY 12: 10 MAY 2017: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR (250 KM / 5 – 6 HOURS)(B)

After breakfast check out hotel and drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace. Continue your journey and reach Jaipur in the late evening. Arrive and check in at hotel.

Overnight: Hotel 

DAY 13: 11 MAY 2017: JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING (B)

After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. En route, make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). You may also ride till the entry fate of fort on Elephant back on direct payment basis. Later visit to City Palace, and Royal Observatory (Jantar Manter-1728-34). 

Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing. 

City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum 

Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use 

Hawa Mahal - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 14: 12 MAY 2017: JAIPUR – DELHI (275 KM / 5 – 6 HOURS)(B)

In the morning drive to Delhi. Arrive an check in Hotel. Rest of the Day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel 

DAY 15: 13 MAY 2017: DELHI SIGHTSEEING  & TRANSFER TO AIRPORT (B)

After breakfast visit the monuments of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, Raj ghat, Chandni Chowk, drive pass Red fort in old Delhi. Later visit Qutub Minar, Humaun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Drive pass President’s house etc. 

END OF TOUR AND SERVICES

Flight Details:
Depart Singapore - 
SQ402 - Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:35
Depart India - 
SQ403 - Sat, 13 May 2017 21:55

PACKAGE COST: Based on the above itinerary our Cost for 02 Pax is US$ 750 Per Person. 50% deposit by bank TT upon confirmation. 

 

COST INCLUDES:

02 Night stay in hotel Blueberry or similar in Delhi with Breakfast.

02 Night stay in Hotel Sky Heaven Resort or similar in Dharamshala with Breakfast.

02 Night stay in Hotel Regenta Centeral Amritsar or similar in Amritsar with Breakfast.

01 Night stay in Hotel Royale Residency or similar in Agra with Breakfast.

02 Night stay in Hotel Mahal Khandela or similar in Jaipur with Breakfast.

Train Tickets (2 AC) from Delhi to Pathankot and Amritsar – Delhi (AC Chair Car).

Private Surface transportation as per the itinerary with necessary airport and railway station transfers including fuel, toll, parking, interstate taxes and driver’s allowances.

Guide for the sightseeing of Agra and Jaipur.

Complete camping & trekking arrangements with member tent, kitchen tent & utensils, English Speaking Guide, Cook & his assistants to prepare fresh meals at the time of trekking, All meals (Indian, Chinese, Continental), ponies to carry your baggage (15 kg each person), Chair/Stool for seating, toilet tent and mattresses)

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Air Fare & Travel Insurance.

Guide for the sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri.

Expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone and tips etc.

Expenses due to bad weather, landslide, road block and any other natural or personal reasons beyond our control.



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