A superb way to explore the mighty Himalayas - world's highest mountain range. The journey starts from Delhi to the Himalayas of Kumaon and Garhwal. This region has been an important centre for centuries with well-known pilgrim centres and the source of many a rivers including the holy Ganges. Continue on to Himachal Pradesh -the state in the Himalayas with its modern cities including Shimla (once the summer capital of British India) to the tribal areas of Kinnaur and Lahul-Spiti. Wide open spaces with strong wind blowing across your face offering a breathtaking, bewitching scenery while you drive along different landscapes on the mountain roads. A journey on the Manali -Leh road with the killer Rohtang Pass evokes great emotions as one drives past the bleak desert landscape of Ladakh through which the strategic Manali -Leh highway and the old Hindustan -Tibat road passes. Ladakh is a particularly challenging area where even a casual visit to a monastery or a remote village settlement involves rewarding safaris. Driving past changing landscapes, apple orchards, quaint villages and temples, the tribal districts where the landscape contrasts starkly with the greenery seen earlier, the Great Himalayan jeep safari is an unmatched experience.
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi You will meet our representative at the aiport and will assist you for transer to hotel. Overnight in Hotel. Day 2 : Delhi - Nainital by Jeep (303 Kms/7 Hrs). Nainital is a beautiful hill station built around the Naini Lake. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3 : Nainital - Almora - Gwaldam by jeep (188 Kms / 6 Hrs). Drive to Gwaldam enloute visiting Almora (1650 m) and Bageshwar -a famous Hindu Temple town.
Day 4 : Gwaldam - August Mum by Surface (214 Kms / 7 hrs) Check into hotel for overnight stay
Day 5 : August Muni - Rudraprayag - Uttarkashi by Surface (213 Kms / 7 hrs) Uttarkashi is a base for many mountaineering and trekking expeditions. It is also famous as the home to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, a pioneer institute for aspirant of mountaineering skills.
Day 6 : Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi by Surface (180 Kms / 8 hrs) A day's excursion to Gangotri (3048 M) -the sacred place and source of the holy river Ganges called (Bhagirathi), below the Gangotri glacier.
Day 7 : Uttarkashi - Chamba - Mussoorie by Surface (148 Day 6 hrs) Morning drive to Mussoorie (2000 m) via Chamba.
Day 8 : Mussoorie Morning visit to the Empty Falls (15 km) -the biggest and prettiest water falls of the region.
Day 9 : Mussoorle Paonta Sahib - Shimla by surface (190 Kms / 7 hrs)
Morning drive to Paonta Sahib -one of the most important Sikh Temples in the Himalayas. Continue to Shimla (2205 M) -the erstwhile capital of British India.
Day 10 : Shimla Full day to explore Shimla.
Day 11 : Shlmla - Sarahan by surface (183 Kms / 7 hrs) Morning drive to Sarahan (1920 M) Via Narkanda (2690 M). Sarahan was the capital of Bushahar State and has a unique Bhimkali Temple -a rare combination of Buddhist and Hindu architecture.
Day 12 : Sarahan - Recongpeo - Kalpa by Surface (95 Kms/4 hrs). Morning drive to Kalpa (2759 m) via Recongpeo - the headquarters of Kinnaur. Kalpa offers very good views of site of Kinner Kailash mountain range Mount Raldang.