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Golden Triangle Tour with Leh Ladakh

Explore the natural beauty of the Himalayas and cultural richness of North India.

New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Hunder - Diskit - Thiksey - Pangong TSO Lake - Hemis

Golden Triangle Tour with Leh Ladakh

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Group size: Individual or Any Group Size

Tour type: Historical, Cultural & Nature

Languages: English or Other Languages

Overview

Embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes of Northern India with our Golden Triangle and Leh Ladakh tour. This 11-nights, 12-day adventure will take you from the bustling cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur to the tranquil monasteries and majestic mountains of Ladakh. Experience the rich history and culture of India while being surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the rich history of Delhi, India’s capital city that has been thriving since the 6th century BC.
  • Experience the wonder and beauty of two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites in Agra: the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • Explore the charm of Jaipur by visiting its iconic landmarks such as Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal.
  • Discover Leh, a stunning high-desert city nestled in the Himalayas known for its rich Buddhist heritage and sacred sites.
  • Visit the world’s highest motorable pass – Khardung-La at 18,300ft MSL.
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Pangong Lake, a stunning endorheic lake nestled in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,350 meters.

What's Included

  • Pick-up and Drop from Delhi Hotel/Home stay.
  • Fuel, Toll Taxes, Interstate Taxes, Driver Charges and Parking at each sightseeing place.
  • Sightseeing & Excursion Tour by AC Car.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's Excluded

  • Personal insurance coverage. (personal loss, illness or damages incurred during trip)
  • Monument Entrance Fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Tips to the tour guide/driver.
  • Camera charges applicable inside the monuments.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Upon your arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the vibrant streets or stroll along the beautiful tree-lined boulevards and experience India for the first time. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Full-Day Delhi City Tour

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day sightseeing tour of Delhi. As India's National Capital, this city has a rich history dating back to the 6th century BC. Begin your journey by paying respects at Rajghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Then, visit Jama Masjid, Emperor Shah Jahan's magnificent mosque and one of the largest in India. Experience the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi with an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk market. Next, take a drive past some iconic landmarks such as President House and India Gate in Edwin Lutyen's designed New Delhi. Explore Humayun's Tomb, built in 1562 for Mughal emperor Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. In the evening, make your way to Qutab Minar - world's tallest brick minaret commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Admire its impressive architecture before returning to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (220 Km / 4 Hrs Drive)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will embark on our journey to Agra - famously known as "The City of the Taj Mahal". Upon arrival, we will check-in at our hotel and take some time to relax. Later, we will visit Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort, two iconic landmarks that showcase the rich history and architecture of this city. In the evening, you can explore the local market for unique handicrafts and souvenirs as mementos from your trip. Finally, we will return to our hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (240 Km / 5 Hrs Drive)

Start your day with an early morning pickup from your hotel, before the sunrise. Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you on a guided journey to explore the majestic Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Afterward, return to your hotel for a delicious breakfast. Once energized, we'll depart for Jaipur. On our way, we'll make a stop at Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed by Akbar in the late 16th century. Despite being abandoned after only 14 years of use, this walled city still stands tall and showcases its grandeur through its elegant buildings. Take some time to admire the beauty of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing on our journey to Jaipur where we will spend the night.

Day 05: Jaipur City Tour - Delhi (275 Km / 5.30 Hrs Drive)

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day guided tour of Jaipur. The first stop is the iconic attraction of Rajasthan, "Amber Fort and Palace", which was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh using red sandstone and marble. This magnificent fort complex consists of several sections and stands proudly atop an easily scalable mountain next to the picturesque Maota Lake. Its grandeur and strategic location make it a must-visit for tourists. After exploring Amber Fort, we will visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. These landmarks showcase the rich history and culture of Jaipur through their stunning architecture. In the evening, our representative will transfer you back to New Delhi where you can check-in at your designated hotel. You'll have some free time to relax or explore on your own before retiring for the night. Overall, this full-day tour will give you a glimpse into the vibrant city of Jaipur while also allowing you to appreciate its majestic forts and palaces that are steeped in history.

Day 06: Delhi - Leh (By Flight)

Our representative will transfer you to New Delhi Airport in the early morning for your flight to Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport, our representative will greet you and take you to your hotel. Take some time to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude and unique climate of Leh. In the evening, visit the beautiful white-domed Shanti Stupa located on a hilltop. Afterwards, explore the local market where you can find authentic Tibetan handicrafts like Prayer Wheels, Stoles, and Pashmina Shawls. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 07: At Leh (Visit Sham Valley)

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey to explore the magnificent Sham Valley. This place holds great significance as it was built by the Indian Army in honor of soldiers who lost their lives during Indo-Pak wars. It is an emotional and humbling experience that brings you closer to our brave soldiers. Next, visit Kali Mata Mandir and then head to Spituk Gompa, a famous Buddhist monastery dating back to the 11th century. Immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. Continue your spiritual journey with a visit to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, which was constructed by Lamas of Leh as a tribute to Guru Nanak Dev's visit in 1517. Don't miss out on experiencing the Magnetic Hills where an optical illusion makes downhill roads appear uphill. As you drive through picturesque landscapes, reach the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers for breathtaking views. In the evening, return back to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay after an eventful day filled with history, spirituality and natural wonders.

Day 08: Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley (125 Km / 5 Hrs Drive)

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before setting off on an enchanting drive to Nubra Valley, also known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers in Leh. Located in the north of Ladakh and nestled between the Karakoram & Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas, this picturesque valley sits at an average altitude of 10,000 ft. above sea level. Along the way, you will cross Khardungla Pass - standing tall at 18360 ft., it is recognized as the highest motorable pass in the world. As you make your way through this breathtaking landscape, be prepared to witness snow-capped peaks and majestic mountains that will leave you awestruck. The highlight of this drive is crossing a bridge laid over a glacier which has earned its spot in Guinness Book of World Records. Upon reaching Nubra Valley, check-in to your camp for an overnight stay amidst nature's beauty.

Day 09: Nubra Valley - Hunder - Diskit - Leh (125 Km / 5 Hrs Drive)

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the camp before heading to Hunder, where you will be amazed by the stunning silver sand dunes. Located at an average altitude of 10,000 feet, this small village is where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Here, you can experience a one-of-a-kind camel safari on double-humped camels that were once used for trade along the Silk Route. Don't miss out on visiting Diskit Monastery, also known as Deskit monastery. Perched atop a hill, it offers breathtaking views of the entire valley and houses an impressive Buddha statue that attracts thousands of tourists each year. Afterwards, take some time to explore the charming market in Diskit town and get a glimpse into local life in Ladakh. As evening approaches, make your way back to Leh via Khardung-La Pass - one of the highest motorable passes in the world! Upon arrival in Leh, check-in at your hotel for a comfortable night's stay.

Day 10: Leh - Thiksey - Pangong Lake (160 Km - 5 Hrs Drive)

Begin your day with a packed breakfast from the hotel and embark on a journey to Pangong TSO Lake. Located at an impressive altitude of 4,350m, this is the world's highest saltwater lake. Its mesmerizing blue waters stand in stark contrast against the rugged mountains that surround it. Stretching for almost 160km, one-third of the lake lies in India while the other two-thirds are part of China. Along the way, make a stop at Shey Palace - once used as a summer retreat by Ladakh's former king. Next up is Thiksey Monastery situated atop a hill offering breathtaking views of the Indus valley. As you continue your drive towards Pangong TSO Lake, don't forget to capture some quick photos at Changla Pass (5486 Mtrs), known for its fast photography session. Then head down to Tangtse village where you can take a break and enjoy a cup of tea before resuming your journey. Upon reaching Pangong Lake, check-in at your camp and if time allows, explore its serene beauty further. Spend overnight in your cozy camp surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Day 11: Pangong - Hemis - Leh (160 Km / 5 Hrs Drive)

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the camp before heading out to explore the stunning lake and its surrounding areas. In the afternoon, drive back to Leh while making a stop at Hemis Gompa along the way. This monastery was rebuilt in 1672 by King Sengge Namgyal of Ladakh and is located 45 km from Leh. Don't miss out on visiting during early June for the annual Hemis festival that celebrates Padmasambhava. Upon arriving back in Leh, check-in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure or take some time to shop in the local market. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 12: Leh - Delhi (By Flight) & Departure

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to New Delhi. From there, you can either choose to be transferred to your hotel in Delhi or board a flight for your home or onward destination. As you leave with unforgettable memories of your Golden Triangle Tour with Ladakh, we hope it was an experience that will stay with you forever.

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