- 20th Sep 2021 – 2nd Nov 2021
- 43 Nights / 44 Days
- 6200 km
- INR 9,75,000 + 5% GST Per Person
(EMI Option Available)
Begin the road trip by exploring the famed town of Srinagar, from where we will head towards Sonamarg and then consequently cross the mighty Zojila Pass. Feel free to meet, greet and salute the brave soldiers of the Indian Army as we drive towards Kargil to pay homage to the martyrs at the Kargil War Memorial. Traversing numerous passes, we will reach the Himalayan gem that’s Ladakh. Climb Khardung La Pass – the highest motorable road in the world located at an altitude of 18,380 feet – on your way to visiting celebrated tourist attractions like Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa, Pather Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill. Discover the numerous joys of the city of Leh as we conclude our first week of this journey.
Post navigating the most challenging and rewarding road dotted with mighty passes, hairpin bends and barren landscapes, we will arrive in the remote town of Jispa, where we will retire for the night. The following day will see us crossing the recently inaugurated 9.02 km long Atal Tunnel as we take upon the Manali-Leh Highway, considered one of the world's most beautiful highways. You will get an entire day to explore the ever-popular Manali, post which our convoy will make a stopover to visit Tehri Dam – the tallest dam in India built on the Bhagirathi River. This part of the trip will have us driving through the core of the Himalayas, crossing bucolic towns and hill stations of Narkanda, Chakrata, and New Tehri. Next up on our route will be the spiritual hotspot of Rudraprayag, located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini Rivers. From here, we will head towards the scenic town of Binsar in the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand for a full day of much-deserved rest.
The drive to Binsar will reward us with visions of mystifying waterfalls, enchanting valleys and lush green mountains. As you soak in the fresh air, feel that mother nature herself is opening her arms and welcoming you into the beautiful world of Binsar. Admire the 300 km of intriguing and panoramic views of the numerous snow-capped Himalayan peaks all around you. We next foray into the neighbouring nation of Nepal, where you will get to visit Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha. From Lumbini, we will undertake one of the most exciting drives of the entire journey as we drive towards Lower Mustang Valley [also known as the Ladakh of Nepal]. Enjoy a couple of days surrounded by the awe-inspiring, stark, barren landscapes which come dotted with Buddhist Monasteries as we conclude the third week of our sojourn.
The fourth week of our trip commences with us exploring further the beautiful country of Nepal, beginning with the village of Jomsom, which is located at 9,000 feet above sea level, and the popular hill station of Pokhara – known as the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit of the Himalayas. From here, we head onto Chitwan, the first National Park of Nepal, which boasts dense forests and grassy plains, and is home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers. Next up for our exploration is the buzzing and populous capital city of Kathmandu, where you will get plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate and take in all the delights of this great nation located on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. It is also home to eight of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga.
The penultimate week of our expedition will have us re-entering India. Our point of re-entry will be the state of West Bengal, wherein we will drive through the towns of Siliguri towards the city of Gangtok – capital to Sikkim, India's cleanest and least populated state, which shares its borders with Bhutan, Nepal and China. The stunning West Bengal hill station of Kalimpong will be next to welcome our convoy into its fold of rolling hills and stunning valleys as nature continues to impress us with its bounty. The following morning, we will hit the road to drive towards one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, as our fifth week comes to a glorious close.
The last week of this incredible expedition begins with us exploring the spellbinding 150-year-old living root bridges in Cherrapunjee. We also get to visit Mawlynnong, which was adjudged 'Asia's Cleanest Village' in 2003 and the cleanest in India in 2005. Add to the above, a dreamy boat ride upon the crystal-clear waters of the Umngot River in Dawki, and you will be left irrevocably charmed by Meghalaya. Next up on the route is Kaziranga National Park in Assam - home to 2/3rd of the world’s entire population of the native one-horned rhinoceros. Post-Kaziranga, we arrive in the holy town of Tawang after crossing the Sela Pass, located at a whopping 13,600 feet above sea level. Spend an entire day exploring the Tawang Monastery, one of the key places to visit in the state and the second largest monastery in the world. We will also visit the unexplored Madhuri Lake – located at 12,000 feet above sea level, the Nuranang Falls – located in the dense forests of Tawang, and the Tawang War Memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the Indo-China war of 1962. From here, we head towards Bomdila, perched amongst the pristinely panoramic settings of Eastern Himalayas to explore the Buddhist monasteries, apple orchids and scenic vistas that embellish this idyllic town. This once-in-a-lifetime expedition comes to a magnificent close in the bustling port city of Guwahati. Here, we will get together for a farewell dinner and relive the memories of the days gone past, as one of the most memorable, adventurous and rewarding experience of our lives draws to an end.
INR 9,75,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)
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