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Discover India's Little Tibet (Daktok Festival) - Explore!
17 days

Discover India's Little Tibet (Daktok Festival)

From Amritsar to New Delhi
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124712
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Highlights

  • Explore Hemis, Tikse and Tak Tak monasteries
  • Stay in a picturesque village near the Indus River
  • See the beautiful, colourful valley town of Manali
  • Visit the home of Tibet's exiled religious leader
  • Take a rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk
  • Soak up the incredible atmosphere at the Golden Temple

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Itinerary

Start in Amritsar and end in New Delhi! With the Discovery tour Discover India's Little Tibet (Daktok Festival), you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Amritsar, India and 10 other destinations in India. Discover India's Little Tibet (Daktok Festival) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Amritsar
  2. Day 2: Travel to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
  3. Day 3: A free day to explore Dharamsala's temples
  4. Day 4: Drive to Mandi and visit the Tilonath Temple
  5. Day 5: Visit Nagar Castle en route to Manali
  6. Day 6: Take a walk through villages to aid acclimatisation
  7. Day 7: Cross the Rohtang La Pass (3977m) and visit the Khardang Monastery
  8. Day 8: Drive to Jespa
  9. Day 9: Drive to Sarchu via the Baralacha La Pass (4891m)
  10. Day 10: Experience the Gata Loops on the road to Leh
  11. Day 11: Spend a day watching the masked dances of the Daktok Festival
  12. Day 12: Visit the monasteries at Thiksey, Tak Tak and Hemis
  13. Day 13: A chance to raft on the Indus River on the way to Alchi
  14. Day 14: Explore Saspol Caves and Rizong Monastery
  15. Day 15: Take a walk to Likir Gompa before returning to Leh
  16. Day 16: Fly to Delhi and explore the city
  17. Day 17: Trip ends in Delhi
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Where You'll Stay

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13 nights
Camping
1 night
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2 nights

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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    already mentioned everything you might find useful, the only other thing I would share is sadly there was one person on the trip who seemed to make it their mission not to fit in...fortunately every other traveller was fun to be with and no one seemed... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you rated the trip highly.
    Trip date: June 2018
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    · May 17th, 2019
    I think that more information could have been given about the climb to the Saspol Caves as the path was not stable due to loose rocks and stones and I didn't make it to the top as you had to scramble to get into the caves. Although I appreciate that... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
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    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    The tour notes don't really prepare you for the many very long journeys (usually 6 hours plus) over rough roads on this trip. I enjoyed the road journeys very much, but I can see that not everyone would. The mountain scenery is absolutely spectacular,... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
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    Trip date: July 2018
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    · May 17th, 2019
    If it is logistically possible it would have been interesting to drive up to the (by some calculations!) highest pass in the Himalayas just north of Leh. I appreciate that this would add in a long driving day.
    Explore! commented on this review
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    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    A fascinating trip with loads packed in but never feeling under pressure to rush through things too quickly. The right amount of down time for personal exploration or relaxing.
    Explore! commented on this review
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    Trip date: August 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Excellent trip made memorable by the excellent drivers and tour leader ( Sanjeev Gurung) and local guide in Ladakh ( Snam Gyalpo)
    Explore! commented on this review
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    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Just shorten by one day (see ininerary notes) as there was a bit of “dead time” on the Keylong/Jispa days.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to review your trip, I am really pleased that you rated it highly! The number of days in Keylong and Jispa are required for altitude acclimatisation purposes and helps to reduce any discomfort felt when sleeping in such a... Show more
    Trip date: June 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    The attitude of the group leader made the trip more enjoyable and relaxing.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: August 2018
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17 days
Discover India's Little Tibet (Daktok Festival)
From Amritsar to New Delhi
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