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Discover India's Little Tibet

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • minimum participants 14
  • age requirement 16- yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21779
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Amritsar, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Encounter the Buddhist culture and mountain landscapes of Ladakh
  • Breathtaking Journey along the spectacular Leh to Manali Highway
  • Discover spiritual Dharamsala and the holy Sikh city of Amritsar
Start in Amritsar and end in New Delhi, the "Discover India's Little Tibet" tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 17 days. You will travel through Leh Ladakh, Thiksey and Alchi in India. "Discover India's Little Tibet" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Starting from golden Amritsar we travel through scenic mountain landscapes of Northern India to reach the Buddhist enclave of Ladakh. On route we travel through high mountain passes, discover ancient Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries and on some departures take in special festivals.



Amritsar - Soak up the incredible atmosphere at the Sikh's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple

Leh and Dharamsala - Learn all about Tibetan Buddhism as we visit several monasteries as well as visiting the home of the Dalai Lama

Western Himalayas- Journey through some of the highest mountain passes in the world such as Tanglang La
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Amritsar
  • Day 2 : Travel to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
  • Day 3 : A free day to explore Dharamsala's temples
  • Day 4 : Drive to Mandi and visit the Tirloknath Temple
  • Day 5 : Visit Nagar Castle en route to Manali
  • Day 6 : Take a walk through villages to aid acclimatisation
  • Day 7 : Travel through the Atal tunnel to the village of Jespa
  • Day 8 : Free day to acclimatise in Jespa
  • Day 9 : Drive to Sarchu via the Baralacha La Pass (4891m)
  • Day 10 : Experience the Gata Loops on the road to Leh
  • Day 11 : Spend a day watching the masked dances of the Hemis Festival
  • Day 12 : Visit the monasteries at Thiksey and Tak Tak
  • Day 13 : A chance to raft on the Indus River on the way to Alchi
  • Day 14 : Explore Saspol Caves and Rizong Monastery
  • Day 15 : Take a walk to Likir Gompa before returning to Leh
  • Day 16 : Fly to Delhi and explore the city
  • Day 17 : Trip ends Delhi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Ritz Plaza (1 night)
  • Hotel Shiva Sanctuary (2 nights)
  • Hotel Munish Resorts (1 night)
  • Hotel Utopia (2 nights)
  • Hotel Ibex - Jespa (2 nights)
  • Sarchu Fixed Camp (1 night)
  • Rezang-La Hotel (4 nights)
  • Hotel Zimskang (2 nights)
  • The Suncourt Hotel Yatri (1 night)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
  • Flight
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Amritsar and from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Discover India's Little Tibet tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover India's Little Tibet tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 02 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 December 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover India's Little Tibet tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Discover India's Little Tibet tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.

     

  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 

     

  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  

     

  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    

     

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