Day 1: Arrival (Delhi). On arrival at the Indira Gandhi international in Delhi, you will be met by a Taj Hub representative who will escort you to the hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day and brace yourself for The Northern Shangri - La Tour.
Day 2: Old & New Delhi. On day 2 of The Northern Shangri - La Tour, enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Delhi. Right after breakfast, you will be taken on a tour around Old Delhi. Visit some interesting places like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat before enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride along the lanes of Chandni Chowk. Later, proceed to visit the Birla Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, President's House and the Qutub Minar. Also enjoy a welcome dinner at an Indian restaurant in Delhi before retiring to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Delhi - Leh. Board an early morning flight to Leh. Home to colorful gompas, breathtaking landscapes and a friendly populace, Leh is a wonderful place to visit. On arrival, a Taj Hub representative will escort you to a hotel. After relaxing awhile, set out to visit the Shankar Monastery in the evening and then proceed towards the Shanti Stupa to enjoy panoramic views of Ladakh.
Day 4: Leh. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before setting out on a visit to the Stok Palace Museum. A part of the palace serves as the residence of the Queen of Ladakh, while the other part has been converted into a museum. The palace also offers breathtaking views of the Barron Mountains. The Indus River flowing by also adds up as a wonderful sight to behold. You will also stop at a SOS camp for Tibetan children before driving back to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have ample time to visit the colorful bazaars of Leh and the fort of Ladakh. Overnight stay would be at your hotel in Leh.
Day 5: Leh - Uletopko. Leave for Uletopko, which is at a distance of 120 km away after breakfast. Stop to visit the Monastery at Rizong enroute. Later, drive towards your campsite in Uletopko. Equipped with a host of modern day amenities, the camp promises a comfortable stay to you and your friends. Overnight stay and dinner would be at the camp.
Day 6: Uletopko - Lamayuru - Alchi - Uletopko. On day 6 of the Northern Shangri - La Tour, travel to Lamayuru, an ancient monastery. Once you complete your journey through the serpentine roads that lead to the monastery, you will come to the very top of the mountain. Enjoy some breathtaking views of the surroundings before heading back to Uletokpo. Enroute, stop at the Alchi Monastery that houses many beautiful murals that date back to the 11th century. Stay overnight at your hotel in Uletokpo.
Day 7: Uletokpo - Leh. Set out for Leh after breakfast. You will also stop at the Pyang Monastery and the Spituk Monastery before arriving in Leh. Check into a hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Leh - Khardung La - Sumoor. As part of the Northern Shangri - La Tour, leave for Nubra via Khardung La. The highest motorable pass in the world, Khadungla La is situated at an altitude of 5800 meters above sea level. Continue with your drive towards Numbra and check in at a campsite in Sumoor. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before setting out on a visit to the natural hot springs at Panamik. Return for an overnight stay at your deluxe tent.
Day 9: Nubra. Visit two of the most important monasteries in the region - Diksit and Hundar. Diksit is considered to be among the oldest monasteries in this part of the world. It is also the seat of the Dalai Lama in Nubra. You will also stop to enjoy camel races and rides before returning to your camp.
Day 10: Nubra - Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh. Drive back to Leh after breakfast. On arrival, enjoy a sumptuous lunch and rest awhile. Thereafter, drive to Shey, the summer palace of royal family. You will later drive to Thiksey where you can see the biggest Buddha statue. Finally, you will visit the most revered and richest monastery of Ladakh, The Hemis. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Leh.
Day 11: Leh - Delhi. On the final day of the Northern Shangri - La Tour, drive to the Leh airport to board a flight to New Delhi. On arrival, enjoy a full day of shopping and exploring before enjoying a farewell dinner organized by Taj Hub. Thereafter, you will be driven to the international airport in Delhi, thus signaling the end of the Northern Shangri - La Tour.
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