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Delhi – Leh/Ladakh – Delhi
LADAKH is a high altitude mountainous region bounded by the Karakoram Range from the north and the Great Himalayas in the south. Often described as ‘Moonland’ on account of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh abounds in awesome physical features set in an enormous and spectacular environment. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh has a become a favorite haunt for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts. The rugged terrain and the majestic mountains around, make an exotic cocktail for an adventure sport lover.
“Merge into the joyous colors of Ladakh, be it the crystal clear blue water of the Pangong Lake, the mystical hues of Gompas or the rich shades of Nubra, the valley of flowers. Ladakh, a muse for writers, a haven for bikers and a perfect getaway for the experience loving travellers!”
- Child below 5yrs allowed to stay for free with parents without extra bed.
- Child between 5-12 yrs has to pay for extra bed at prescribed rate.
Delhi – Leh/Ladakh
Arrival in LehArrival in at the Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh (11562 ft), and our representative will transfer you to Hotel in Leh where you will check in with a traditional welcome, tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Days rest advised to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening visit Shanti Stupa, a popular sunset spot with a panoramic city view and then to Leh Palace, later drop at the local bazaar in Leh to explore the city. Spend overnight at the hotel.
a) Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda): Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda has architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for mediators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance. There's also a small, simple cafe at the top of the stairway.
b) Leh Palace: The Palace overlooks Leh town and is modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century; it’s one of the architectural icons. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The richest collection of jewellery, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewellery are kept here for public display. There are Chinese Thangka or sooth paintings which are more than 450 years old but still look new.
Visit Magnetic hill & Confluence of Indus – Zanskar RiverIn morning after breakfast move towards the next interesting spot i.e. Magnetic hill by Crossing holy Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, where you can witness the unusual phenomenon of your car sliding up hill on neutral gear. And after experience that optical illusion, leave for the second spot for the day confluence of Indus-Zanskar River Sangam Point, 14 km stretch of river in upstream direction (ending at confluence) is popular as rafting area. You can also do rafting (By Own Cost). While going to the magnetic hills there are other options you can also visit like: Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa. Then overnight stay at Leh hotel.
a) Magnetic Hill: A law of gravity defying phenomenon. This stretch of hills is at a short distance from Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill although some believe it’s only an optical illusion.
b) Confluence of the Zanskar & Indus: The Sangam Point is one spot that visitors to Leh must not miss – the spectacular sight of two diverse rivers meeting – the Indus and Zanskar. Parts of the Zanskar River tend to freeze during extreme cold conditions. Indus, on the other hand, never does. In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.
Excursion to Nubra StayNubra Valley stay -Hundar sand dunes & camel ride- Deskit Gompa - After breakfast prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure of your life. We will drive through the Kardungla Top (The highest motorable road in the world 5602 m) to have a magnificent Nubra valley. On the way, you have amazing panoramic view of Indus valley, Shayok River, Himalayan Mountains and Karakoram Ranges. Post Lunch at hotel/camp/resort, drive to Hunder where you enjoy the exotic Double humped bacterian camel riding. After then drive back to Deskit (administrative block of Nubra valley) and visit the monastery and recently built huge statue of Maitreya Buddha (100ft, Future Buddha). The most attractive features of Nubra valley is the sand dune. Explore the Nubra valley (The valley of flowers). If you like you can also attend a cultural show where the locals display their folk dance (at own cost). Return back to the camp for dinner. Overnight at Nubra Ethnic Camp or at a distance of 10km from camel safari Himalayan desert camp. Check in at our deluxe camp. The camp is completely in nature's lap. This is an ideal place to enjoy.
a) Nubra Valley: is one of the MUST VISIT places in Ladakh especially if you are visiting for the first time. Nubra Valley is among the sub-districts in Ladakh, located in North East side having Diskit Village as the it’s main headquarters. trip to Nubra Valley is going over the so called or hyped, highest motorable road, Khardung La Pass Being at lower altitude than Leh at an average altitude of 10000 Feet or 3048 Mtrs, Nubra Valley is an ideal place to fit into the acclimatization schedule of your Ladakh trip once you reach Leh. Climbing to very high altitude of Khardung La from Leh and then sleeping at low altitude of Nubra Valley DOES HELP tremendously in acclimatization. No wonder, if you are missing on this part of Ladakh on your trip, you are almost missing out on the heart of the Ladakh trip. Natural beauty of Nubra is excellent.
b) Sand Dunes - Double Humped Camel Ride: The best activity over at Nubra is riding Bactrian Double Humped Camel through the white sand dunes. Costing of the ride is INR 180 per 15 minutes and for photography the charge is INR 50 only. Entry fee for Nubra Valley is Rs.20/- only per vehicle.
c) Deskit: Diskit has become Nubra’s commercial hub, but it’s still a modest little place and more like an overgrown village. The main attraction here is Diskit Gompa, or monastery, perched high above town on a craggy spur. You can drive up here but it’s a joy to walk among the main walls (elongated, almost artfully arranged mounds of stones engraved with Buddhist prayers and mantras) and whitewashed chortens (dome-shaped monuments housing Buddhist relics).
Nubra - Turtuk - Leh“Nubra – Turtuk Village (163 kms 4 – 5 hrs)”
After breakfast leave Nubra for Turtuk Village, the base camp of Saichan Glacier. On the way you will find lot of tanks which has been captured during the India Pakistan War. Visit local village and witness BALTI UNIQUE CULTURE. Later we drive to Leh over Khardung la. You can rest and relax in the afternoon or take a walk to the local market. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel.
Pangong Lake stay - Excursion to Pangong Lake“Leh - Pangong Lake (145 kms / 5 hrs)”
After checking out from the Leh hotel ,the next breathtaking spot for the day would be Pangong Tso Lake drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. , via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft). Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the lake, click photographs for the beautiful memories, because one rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.
a) Pangong Lake:
Pangong Tso Lake in Changthang region of Ladakh has emerged as one of the most wanted places to visit among tourists. Pangong Tso lake is one of the high altitudes lakes of India at a staggering altitude of 4350 Meters or 14270 Feet. This salt water, beautiful ocean like lake is about 5 KM wide at its broadest point and about 134 KM long with about 60% of the length extending into Tibet. The beautiful multi shades of blue color offered by this lake along with a picturesque landscape around gives this place an extremely romantic feel as shown in Bollywood film songs. In this summer period, a large number of birds can also be seen around the lake including the most common Bar-headed goose and Brahmini d
Pangong Lake stay - LehAfter breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery. Overnight in Hotel.
a) Hemis , Thicksey Monasteries & Shey Palace: Hemish Gompa (45kms south of Leh) is one of the most famous and largest monasteries of Ladakh. It belongs to the Dupka order of Tibetan Buddhism. Thiksey Gompa (17kms south of Leh): The most beautifully in all the monasteries in Ladakh, belongs to the Gelukspa order. (15kms south of Leh): Was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17th century AD. The main image in the monastery is three story statue of Buddha Shakamuni, made of copper gilt which was made by Deldan Namgyal in the memory of his father Singay Namgyal. The statue is the only of its kind in the region.
Leh - Leh AirportsIt’s time to say farewell to Ladakh. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast then prepare for a fond farewell as you transfer to the airport and fly back, carrying memories of trip in Ladakh that will live with you for a lifetime.
- Traditional Welcome in the hotel
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Transportation by Non A/C Innova/ Scorpio/ Tempo Traveler as per the category opted and number of people.
- Restricted entry permit fee for visiting Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered Entrances fee
- In case of incomplete tour no refund due to personal reasons and natural calamity.
- Travel insurance
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
- GST 9 % extra on total invoice.