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LADAKH

Ladakh means – The Land of High Passes. It is extended from the Keun Lun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan.

 

Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Ladakh being one of the Halt points on the “SILK ROUTE”. Since then Ladakh is a prominence of Culture and human intervenes. Ladakh was a stopover on the silk route because of one major reason and that is “SALT”. After crossing end number of high passes and sky touching mountains, traders looked for salt and Ladakh was the only region on that altitude which can provide salt. As it being a desert on a high altitude.

 

By its name, Ladakh is host to enormous high passes but also the land to some claimed highest motor able roads in the world – “Khardung La and Taklang La”.

 

Not only geographical features but also is a vast land for their unique cultures and festivals. Ladakhi’s share their culture with Tibet. So prominently it is more of Tibet in India. The unique Dragon dance and many others, one can go ecstatic buying and shopping souvenirs for themselves and their family. As you arrive in Leh you get a quick rush of the altitude as you hit it is 3000M from the sea level and the warm breeze swings around your face, the travel excitement gets pumped up.

 

We hope you have a got a fair idea on the destination you are visiting this summers.

 

Highlights:

  • Leh Sangam
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Druk School
  • Shey Palace & Hemis Monastery
  • Khardungla Pass
  • Changla Pass
  • Pangong Lake
  • Nubra Valley
  • Diskit Monastery
  • Zanskar Valley
  • River Rafting

 

Quick Details

Region                                    Ladakh, Greater Himalayan sand dunes

No of Days                            09 Days

Starting                                 Leh

Ending                                   Leh

Maximum Altitudes   Khardung La – 5359mtrs/17582ft | Chang La – 5360mtrs/17586ft 

Passes                         Khardung La, Chang La

Type                            Couple/Family/Friends

Day

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Leh – Acclimatization

Hotel

D

Day 2

Leh - Local Sight seeing

Hotel

B,D

Day 3

Leh – Pangong

Camps

B,D

Day 4

Pangong – Chang La – Hemis – Leh  

Hotel

B,D

Day 5

Leh – Khardung La – Nubra

Camps

B,D

Day 6

Nubra - Turtuk - Nubra

Camps

B,D

Day 7

Nubra – Leh

 Hotel

B,D

Day 8

Leh - River Rafting on Zanskar - Nimoo - Leh

Hotel

B,D

Day 9

Leh Departure

 

B

Itineraries

Day 1

Leh Arrival

Arrive at Leh Airport, meet our representative & transfer to hotel. Check in to the hotel & acclimatise for the day. The elevation of Leh is 11500ft and may be little difficult for few travellers to accommodate. Hence we recommend you to let your body tune to the altitude & the weather. In the evening take a stroll in the city to get the body accustomed to the new environment.

Day 2

Sham Valley & Local SS

Second day for acclimatization, take a short sightseeing trip around Leh. Some Places to visit:
Thiksey Gompa: 19Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
Shey Palace and Gompa: Situated on a hillock 15Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
Shanti Stupa: Built by the Japanese government in 1995 and inaugurated by H.H.Dalai Lama of Tibet. Enjoy panoramic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley from here.
Druk White Lotus School: Also known as Rancho School – 3idiot. The school was damaged in August 2010 when cloudbursts caused flash floods that washed mud and boulders into many school buildings. The Bollywood star Aamir Khan made a special effort to lend a helping hand.
Sangam (Indus & Zanskar river): The confluence of Zanskar & Indus river.
Also visit the Hall of Fame Museum, Alchi Monastery & Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.

Day 3

Leh – Pangong (220kms/6hrs)

Post early breakfast, drive to Pangong Lake taking the road via Karu. You will pass by the beautiful green valley of Shakti as you ascend towards Chang La - the third highest motor able pass in the world. As you drive down from the pass you will reach Tangste village, en-route you will see many endemic and migratory bird species and will certainly encounter the Tibetan Marmots. The landscape as you approach Pangong Tso is breath-taking! This lake of "3 Idiots" fame is world renowned for its changing colours throughout the day according to the sun's position and reflection.

Day 4

Pangong – Changla – Leh

Drive back to Leh (220kms - 6hrs). En-route take a short halt at Chang la Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea.
Hemis monastery: Hemis is the largest monastery in Ladakh and has one of the most beautiful locations. It also consists of a museum which houses the largest collection of ancient Buddhist artefacts in India. Head to Leh after seeing Hemis and reach hotel by late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5

Leh – Nubra (160kms/5hrs)

Post Breakfast head out to Nubra Valley via the world’s highest motor able pass - Khardung La. Stop by at the world’s highest café – catch a quick snack and tea and the customary photo shoot. As you continue towards Nubra, you will drop altitude and reach a region that is the most fertile in Ladakh. The drive between Khardung La and Nubra alongside the Shyok River is our favourite. The landscape is stunning, as you follow the Shyok River. Take Lunch halt at Khalsar. En-route visit the village of Sumur which is situated across the Shyok and Nubra Rivers, this picturesque village is famous for the 150 year old Samstanling Monastery. Founded by Lama Tsultim Nima the monastery houses 70 monks. Built on a hill, the gompa overlooks the valley and has a rich collection of gilded statues, murals and thangkas. Also visit Panamik, the last civilian point before entering the Siachen Glacier & Battlefield area. View the small hot spring at Panamik and drive to Hunder. The 7km stretch between Diskit and Hunder is marked by sand dunes which is a surprising sight at high altitude. Ride the unique double-humped Bactrian camels.

Day 6

Nubra – Diskit – Hunder – Turtuk – Nubra

Leave early morning after breakfast drive to the small hot spring at Panamik and drive to Hunder. The 7km stretch between Diskit and Hunder is marked by sand dunes which is a surprising sight at high altitude. Ride the unique double-humped Bactrian camels. Continue drive to Turtuk the last village on the Indo China Border. (Note: the visit requires a special inner line permit from the BSF & is subject to clearance). Soak in to the view of the high mountain ranges and drive back to Nubra via Hunder-Diskit. This is a full day tour and will consume at least 8-10hrs.

Day 7

Nubra – Leh

Leave early morning after breakfast drive to Diskit Monastery. Diskit Monastery, the largest and the oldest surviving monastery in Nubra Valley. Drive continues, reach Leh early afternoon. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8

Leh – Nimoo – Zanskar – Leh

Have breakfast at hotel and leave for white water rafting (optional) on the Zanskar River. Drive to Nimoo and then head to rafting start point. After rafting for 17kms reach Nimoo and drive back to Leh. Use the rest of the day to shop at Leh market. Buy last minute souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Day 9

Leh Departure

Bid farewell to the enchanting and breath-taking mountainous and rugged terrain of Ladakh, as you transfer to Leh Airport for your onward flight home.

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis in above mentioned hotel.
    • 5N Leh
    • 1N Pangong
    • 2N Nubra
  • Airport Transfers by AC Vehicle
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inner line permit + Forest Entry Fee
  • Sightseeing by private vehicle
    • 2 pax – Dzire
    • 4 pax – Innova
    • 6-10 pax – Tempo Traveller
  • All road taxes, toll, permit & driver allowance
  • Expertise and service fee
  • GST 5%
  • Convenience fee

 

Location

Economy

3 Star

4 Star

Nts

Leh

Hotel Bluestone

Namgyal Palace

The Grand Himalaya

5

Pangong

Wonderland Camp

Pangong Sarai Camp

Pangong Retreat Camp

1

Nubra

Desert Oasis Camp

Nubra Sarai

The Dunes Boutique

2

  • Activities
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Entry fee if any
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Heater charges
  • Entry fees, Camera fees
  • Airfares/Rail fares.
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

 

Destination

Altitude (Ft)

Altitude (Mtrs)

Temp. (min)

Temp. (max)

Leh

11500ft

3500mtrs

-8 deg. C

13 deg. C

Nubra

10000ft

3000mtrs

-9 deg. C

13 deg. C

Khardung La

17582ft

5359mtrs

-15 deg. C

2 deg. C

Chang La

17586ft

5360mtrs

1 deg. C

12 deg. C

Turtuk

9846ft

3001mtrs

-9 deg. C

13 deg. C

Pangong

13860ft

4225mtrs

1 deg. C

15 deg. C

Kargil

8780ft

2676mtrs

-6 deg. C

11 deg. C

Jispa

10500ft

3200mtrs

-10 deg. C

8 deg. C

Srinagar

5200ft

1585mtrs

16 deg. C

32 deg. C

Supplementary activity charges:

  • River Rafting INR 1500 Per Person for approx. 2 hrs. [Phey – Nimoo (Indus) / Choksti – Nimoo (Zanskar)]
  • River Rafting INR 2000 Per Person for approx. 3 hrs. [Chilling – Nimoo (Zanskar River)]
  • Motorbike on hire:
    • Royal Enfield 500 CC (Any kind of model) - Rs.1800 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Classic/Thunderbird) - Rs.1500 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Electra) – Rs.1300 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Standard) – Rs.1200 per bike per day.
    • Bajaj Avenger 220 CC - Rs.1200 per person per day.
    • Yamaha FZ / Hero Impulse - Rs.1000 per person per day.
    • Automatic bike without gear - Rs.1000 per person per day.
    • Bajaj Pulsar 150 CC – Rs.1000 per person per day.

NOTE: An extra amount of Rs.100 per day will be charged for luggage carrier.

  • Downhill Mountain biking from Khardung La top on the way back from Nubra Valley at Rs.2500 per person.

 

Important notes:

  1. Post-paid mobile connections of Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL, MTNL and Idea Cellular only will work in the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. at all locations, there are no telephone landlines.
  3. Due to shortage in electricity, we request our guest to carry torches or portable lights.

Cancellation period

Cancellation Charges on Cost

45 – 30 days

25%

30 – 21 days

50%

21 – 14 days

75%

Less than 14 days or No show

100%

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