Thousands of miles above civilization, two states, enchanting mountain passes that are over 4000 meters above the sea level, three UNESCO world heritage sites and many significant high altitude lakes: the Trans-Himalaya tour is a trip on which best of this scenic republic unravels along the way.
On this expedition, you are going to enjoy birds-eye-view of the rugged majesty of Himalayan panorama- a limitless chain of gigantic glaciers and jagged ice-capped peaks.
Those who want to experience an adventure like never before should head for a Trans-Himalaya jeep safari expedition, which covers the most rustic regions of Himachal, and Jammu and Kashmir. The Trans Himalayan roads are a prime example of how the mundane business of laying roads has been elevated to high art here. Driving on these far-off mountain slopes can at the same time be an immense liberating and nerve-wracking experience.
This enormous, bountiful yet cosmic expedition begins from Delhi, the capital city of India brimming with antiquated architecture, ancient buildings, and primitive shrines. After spending some time sightseeing in Delhi, you will board a Shatabdi train from New Delhi Railway Station to reach Chandigarh. Following a sightseeing tour in Chandigarh, you will go for a drive to Shimla. It’s beyond Shimla roads that roads gain a bit gradient. As the roads slant upwards, the temperature, mixed forest of pine, and deodar lined up alongside. Higher up, more typical forest takes over.
Most enthralling part of the journey commences from Shimla as you will be crossing many high altitude villages like Narkanda (2708 Meters) and Kufri (2,290 m) to reach Sarahan, a picturesque village located at an elevation of 2,313 m. One the next day, you will embark on a journey to Sangla in Kinnaur via Karcham village. Further, you will visit Kalpa, the last village on the Indo-China border, by passing through Rakcham Village and Mastrang. From Kalpa, you can get the unhindered view of stupendous Kinner Kailash range, surely one of the most dramatic vistas anywhere on the earth.
Your eighth day of the jeep safari expedition is going to be scenic as you be passing through high altitude villages to reach Nako, which is believed to be created by Lord Padmasambhava while he was explaining a situation of fairytale to his disciple.
By far, you have experienced the best of Himachal Pradesh, but there is so much which is yet to behold. After exploring the richness of Nako, you will head to the antiquated yet tranquil town called Tabo. In Tabo, you will see colorful mantra-inscribed Buddhist flags fluttering madly in the strong, cold wind, with impressive monasteries in the foreground and peaks towering in the background- a magical slice of mountains and mysticism.
Following a trip to Tabo, you will visit the lush green Pin Valley, which has been the favorite haunt of trekkers for decades. Over the next few days, you will be visiting some of the finest monasteries, picturesque high altitude villages, and mountain passes till you reach Keylong. Also, you will come across a small village called Sarchu, which marks the border between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
When in Kashmir, you will have to cross a series of picturesque places like Tsokar, and Tsemoriri, to reach Leh, Small in size and colossal in beauty, Leh is known for its small monasteries like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Namgyal Shemo Gompa and Sindhu Ghat and Pangong Lake. Arrival in Leh marks the end of Trans Himalaya jeep safari expedition.
To know further about this Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari tour, go through the itinerary mentioned below.