LADAKH EXPERIENCE – August 5th to 12th’ 2017

Get a fascinating insight into the people, culture, cuisine, lifestyle, and topography of the Himalayan region of Ladakh in our ” Ladakh Experience” tour. In Ladakh we cross the high mountain passes of Khardung La and Chang La ; camp by the serenity of crystal clear high mountain lake of Pangong Tso; feel the spirituality at centuries old monasteries of Hemis, Tiksey and Alchi; drive through some of the most dramatic mountain landscape in the world passing through dry arid mountains of different hues of brown and grey shaped through centuries by wind and climate; visit Nubra Valley sand dunes for a ride on the double humped camels and stay at some beautiful locations from lakeside tents to village home stays.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Aug 5th: Leh

Arrive in Leh. A day to acclimatize and explore Leh town. The afternoon we visit the Leh market and Leh Palace. Then Overnight at Leh.

Day 2: Aug 6th: Leh – Hemis – Tiksey – Leh ( Monasteries )

Today we have a full day monastic tour. We visit Tiksey and Hemis Monastery, two of the most important monasteries of the region. Hemis is the largest monastery in Ladakh in terms of a number of monks staying there at any given time. While returning to Leh we visit Likir Monastery and Shey Palace (the summer retreat of the former Kings of Ladakh ) and the War Museum. Overnight at Leh.

Day 3: Aug 7th: Leh – Pangong Lake ( 130 km / 4 hours )

Early morning we leave for Pangong Lake located at about 130 km from Leh. We pass through Changla Pass (5486 meters above sea level ) on the way which is the second highest pass in our tour. While ascending Changla pass enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive at Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. We stay overnight in tents on the banks of the Pangong Lake. The overnight at Pangong Lake.

Day 4: Aug 8th: Pangong Lake – Leh ( 130 km / 4 hours )

After breakfast, we drive back to Leh crossing the Changla Pass. Overnight in Leh.

Day 5: Aug 9th: Leh – Alchi / White Water Rafting

Free day to rest/walk around Leh town / take an optional monastic tour or go white water rafting in the Indus or Zanskar River. The overnight in Leh.

Day 6: Aug 10th – Leh – Khardungla pass – Nubra Valley (140 km /5 hrs )

After breakfast, leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-La (Alt: 18,380 ft), the highest motorable pass in the world. Along the Nubra or Siachan River lie the villages of Sumur, Kyagar, Tirith, Panamik and many others. Across the Nubra or Siachan River at Panamik, is the isolated Ensa Gompa. After descending into the Valley, drive across the Shayok River and to Hunder / Sumur to check into the home stay. The overnight at the homestay/guesthouse.

Day 7: Aug 11th – Nubra Valley – Leh (140 km /5 hrs )

After breakfast leave for Leh. On route stop at the sand dunes of Hunder and take a Camel Safari on a double-humped and a visit to the Diskit Monastery. Later leave and reach Leh by evening. Overnight in Leh.

Day 8: Aug 12th – Departure

After breakfast, there will be drop to the airport.

 

Cost

Rs 27500/- per person

Booking & Discount

Rs 15000/- to be paid on booking and remaining to be paid 10 days before trip date.

Travel & Stay

  • Stay will be in clean and comfortable hotels and home stays with good reviews on double/twin sharing.
  • Mode of travel will be in Private SUV

Inclusion & Exclusion

Inclusion

  • 5 Nights stay at Leh at Hotel
  •  1 Night stay at Pangong Lake in tented camp
  •  1 Night stay at Hunder ( Nubra Valley ) in home stay
  •  Breakfast on all days
  •  SUV for all tours and transfers
  •  Permits, Taxes and Service charges

Exclusion

  • Flights from your city to Leh and back.
  • Dinner & Lunch
  • Camel Ride, White Water Rafting, any activity on day 5
  • Entry tickets and camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
  • Other than mentioned

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