Mantra Indo - Tibetan Experience
8 Days - From $1,109 per person
Mantra Wild Adventures offers a unique experience with your very own driver from Delhi to Dharmshala/McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh. Rather than stopping at some of the very crowded and touristy places along the way, we have carefully picked quaint villages that are all your's to discover.
Why go all the way to Tibet, when you can stay in India and discover "Little Lhasa", and home of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj all in one trip! Enjoy the mesh of Tibetan and Indian Culture with lots of things to see and do. From Hiking, to shoping at the local markets, to visiting cultural centres. There is something for everyone. Himachal is situated in the western Himalayas. Covering an area of 55,673 kilometres, Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state with elevation ranging from about 350 metres to 7,000 metres above the sea level. The drainage system of Himachal is composed both of rivers and glaciers. Himalayan rivers criss-cross the entire mountain chain. In fact the rivers are older than the mountain system. Himachal Pradesh provides water to both the Indus and Ganges basins. The drainage systems of the region are the Chandra Bhaga or the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna. These rivers are perennial and are fed by snow and rainfall. They are protected by an extensive cover of natural vegetation.
There is great variation in the climatic conditions of Himachal due to extreme variation in elevation. The climate varies from hot and sub-humid tropical in the southern tracts to cold, alpine and glacial in the northern and eastern mountain ranges with more elevation. Broadly Himachal experience three seasons; hot weather season, cold weather season and rainy season. Summer lasts from mid April till the end of June and most parts become very hot (except in alpine zone which experience mild summer) with the average temperature ranging from 28C (82F) to 32C (90F). Winter lasts from late November till mid March. Snowfall is common in alpine tracts (generally above 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) i.e. in the Higher and Trans-Himalayan region).
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meet and greet at airport.
Transfer by car to Hotel Delhi is the capital of India, and it`s also the travel hub of northern India. Discover the inner peace of a city rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep with history and totally addictive to epicureans.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast depart for morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, the National Memorial of the father of the Nation, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun`s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple.
Also drive past President`s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Pragpur (8-9 Hrs/425 Kms)
After early breakfast depart for Pragpur a town nestled in the foot hills of the Himalayas, in the province of Himachal Pradesh.
Upon arrival check into Hotel Judges court, it is located in the Garli - Pragpur Heritage Zone of Kangra Valley - offering a unique experience of culture, heritage and ecotourism. It is half hour drive from the River Beas, the national wetland of Pong Dam. It offers a 12-month season and an unmatched holiday destination.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Pragpur/Dhramshala (2-Hrs/ 80 Kms)
After breakfast take a walking tour of the quaint little Pragpur, with its laidback beauty.
Later depart for Dharamshala.
The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas form a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamsala. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks the wide spread of the plains, with dense pine and deodar forests. Numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful.
Day 05: Dhramshala/ Mcleodganj (10kms / 20 mins)
After early breakfast depart for Mcloedganj.
Known as the little Lhasa, the Headquarters of his Holiness the Dalai Lama, it's a major Tibetan center.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Macloedganj/Palampur (2-3 Hrs/ 90 Kms)
After early spend time on own to explore the town and surroundings.
Evening return to Palampur.
Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station because it is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for the beautiful temples and buildings built in the Colonial period. Here a nature lover can enjoy a quiet stroll while feasting his eyes on the natural beauty and an outdoor lover with a taste for adventure can enjoy hand gliding and trekking.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07: Palampur/Chandigarh (4 Hrs/ 175 Kms)
After early breakfast depart for Chandigarh, the capital of two states Punjab and Haryana. This is one of the few cities in India which has been planned before construction, rest have evolved over time. Evening half day sight seeing tour of city, lake and Rock garden(Special creation made from city waste)
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08: Chandigarh /Delhi / Onwards (5 Hrs/238 Kms)
After breakfast morning at leisure. Depart for New Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to airport to connect your journey back home.
- Accommodation in all the hotels on twin sharing (Some hotels can be replaced by Homestays, B&Bs and experience based stays on request. 3 star hotels in Delhi can also be small boutique hotels with 20-30 rooms)
- Daily breakfast
- All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Service tax wherever applicable.
- All transfers to or from hotels, airport, railway station, sight seeing city tours, drives by air conditioned car with basic English speaking driver.
- Services of an English speaking Local guide as per itinerary.
- Road tax, toll tax, driver's allowance, parking etc.
- Monument entrance fees.
- Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
- Memories of a lifetime
- All camera fees.
- Tips & Gratuities & personal expenses
- Visa Fees & Airport tax or Airport improvement fees.
- Travel Insurance.
- All Expenses other than mentioned in What Price Includes.