Spectacular Ladakh Vacation

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9 Nights 10 Days
Only Land Portion
Ladakh
Tour Details

This Ladakh vacation is an amazing deal for those who don’t wish to miss out on any of the gems in the surrounding valley.

Ladakh lies in the north-east region of India and is surrounded by the world’s highest mountain ranges, Karakoram and Great Himalayas. This high altitude region in Jammu is known for its extreme deserts, blue waters, freezing winds, glaciers and sand dunes. Totally isolated from the modern world ,the main source of water here is the winter snowfall on the mountains.

Mountain crafted Leh is the largest town in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is dotted with stupas, monasteries, granulating mud brick houses, bustling markets and irrigated barley fields. The weather and terrain of  this ex Buddhist kingdom takes a while to acclimatize to, but once you are there, adventure just begins.

Price Includes

  • Assistance upon arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport
  • Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea / Coffee / Kahwa) on arrival
  • 05 Nights Accommodation in Leh on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Sham Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Tsomoriri on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Nubra Valley on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With All Meals
  • Morning Tea / Coffee with Biscuits on the day of departure
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Innova | Xylo | Mahindra XUV OR Tempo Traveler (as per the option selected by client) for all Categories except for Standard Package for which we’ll use Scorpio|Qualis OR Sumo Grand as per the itinerary
  • Wildlife fees and Red Cross fee

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, travel insurance, visa, medical insurance
  • Entrance Fee (unless specified)
  • 50% supplement for arrival/departure transfer between 2200 hrs - 0700 hrs
  • If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable then the same will be Payable directly at hotel /Apartment.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
What to know before you go

This is a short and sweet manual for first timers who are excited to go on a Ladakh vacation. We want to ensure that you have a shock proof experience during your Ladakh vacation and avoid those “classic first time mistakes” while you are there. Also, we have listed a few tips and giveaways for you so that you know your destination a tidsy bit better and can enjoy a wholesome vacation with your family and friends. Take note of these little pointers and you are good to go.

 

  • Under all circumstances, you must consider acclimatization as the most important factor for a successful Ladakh vacation. Make sure you are in your best health.
  • Best time to go on a Ladakh vacation - April end to September
  • Hindi and English are commonly spoken and understood in Ladakh.
  • Never underestimate nature especially in Ladakh. SNowfall, landslides and road blocks are very common and unexpected during anytime of your journey. Hence, it is always advised to have a couple of bufferdays in your hand during your trip. A strict schedule is hard to follow in a region like this.
  • Drive with extreme caution as the terrian of Ladakh is more challenging than you can possibly imagine even for veteran bikers and drivers.. Don't try to be adventurous, it might cost you your life.
  • Make sure you have all medical facilities available just in case anyone gets sick or succumb to the high altitude. DO NOT expect to find medical kid readily available at such altitude. Falling sick can ruin your entire experience.
  • Get yourself a BSNL post-paid mobile connection from your hometown before you take off for Ladakh. It works in more places than any other provider. Pre-paid connections do not work at all in most places.
  • Keep multiple photocopies of your driving license, PUC, insurance, vehicle registration papers and PAN, voter-id card or passport. You will find it is far easier to go through military checkpoints if you have everything ready.
  • Try to have simple local food with less spices to stay fit during your trip. Ladakh is a bumpy ride throughout. So, experimenting with food is not a wise option.
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE IN LEH

Welcome to Ladakh vacation. Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in the World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.)

Upon arrival, you will met by our representative and be transferred to your hotel for check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. In the evening, visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2LEH TO SHAM VALLEY (75 KMS / 4 HRS)

After breakfast, you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River.

Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh.

After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting

Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3SHAM VALLEY TO LEH VIA LAMAYURU (180 KMS / 05 – 06 HRS)

Post breakfast, Your Ladakh vacation will take you on a drive to the 11th Century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing Moon Landscapes (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides.

On your return drive to Leh you first visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After visiting Alchi we drive back to Leh. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.

Day 4LEH – CHUMATHANG – TSOMORIRI (240 KMS / 06 – 07 HRS)

In the morning, we leave for Tsomoriri Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace,tThe ancient capital of Ladakh &3 Idiots Rancho School& further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Chumathang, which is famous for medical hot spring and people visit to this place for medical bath.

From here, a short drive will take you to the Mahey bridge, the main checking point to enter to this new area. On the way visit Sumdah village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri.

The Tsomoriri Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes, Tsomoriri Lake is also the breeding ground for numerous species of birds, like the bar headed goose, crested grebe, the Brahmini duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown-headed gull. The Tsomorir Lake is 8 kms wide and 28 kms long. Upon arrival we check in at our camp for overnight.

Day 5TSOMORIRI – TSOKAR – TANGLANGLA – LEH (240 KMS / 8 HRS)

After an early breakfast, we check out from our camp and visit Korzok village with its houses and its Gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. Later, we drive to Tsokar, the nomadic people Changpas are most outstanding feature of this area. They can be seen moving from one place to other grazing herds of goats, sheep and yaks.

Changpas pass their days with their animals and move with their flocks, their only wealth from pasture to pasture according to changing season. Their flocks, their yaks, and goat’s hair furnish the raw material of which they make their ropes, their clothes and shoes. All day long, men and women are busy milking, churning the milk into butter, making ropes, weaving mats and other fabrics. These people have been completely beyond the pale of all civilizing influences.

Even towards the fag end of the twenty first century, they belong to a primitive pre-historic age,.The Drive is scenic and Tsokar lake is one of the best. And, after spending some time we proceed further to Leh. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 6LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

Post breakfast, your Ladakh vacation will take you on a drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif.

Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.

Upon arrival in Nubra, we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.

Day 7NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

After an early breakfast, we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon.

Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return, stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley.

Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.

Later, we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax. In the evening, you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 8LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (140 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS – ONE WAY)

After an early breakfast, we will take you to the most stunning part of your Ladakh vacation. We leave for Pangong Lakevia Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village.We stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong, you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m).

This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

Day 9PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (140 KMS / 6 HRS)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight

In the evening, you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 10DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)

Tour concludes. We thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination. Your Ladakh vacation ends here today.

Booking conditions

This Spectacular Ladakh vacation is a seasonal package with limited validity. Kindly confirm before booking the same.

There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking. All above rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and can be changed without prior notice

Actual ROE is charged at the time of confirmation.

All tours are subject to weather conditions and will operate only if weather permits, no refund will be given if services are not operated due to weather or natural problems.

Please make sure you follow the timings given by the driver and guide for all the services and transfers. In case you fail to follow the timings, the Driver will leave for which no refund will be given.

Hotel and airline cancellations to be applied.

There would be no refund for the road blocks at Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake & Tsomoriri Lake due to natural calamity. The alternate accommodation Cost at Leh due to the same should be bear by the passenger directly.

Any addition in Tax or Fuel charge done by Airlines / Transport Company etc will be chargeable to group members.

Any dispute will be subject to Delhi jurisdiction.

Hotels suggested in the itinerary can be changed and will be equivalent or more to the one given to you in terms of price as per the official rate sheet of the hotel.

Please note to take care of the visa processing and its time as we will not be responsible for any kind of delays or refusal of visa from the concerned consulate and the cancellation policy of the holiday will be applied.

The above tour cost is calculated as per the current taxes, visa charges and other charges as per the current date. Any change till the time of departure and any additional cost of such nature will have to be taken care by the client.

Service tax extra as per new GST rules

Any kind of delays in flight such as fog or technical problem is not the responsibility of Trip Tap Toe and any kind of hotel cancellations and no shows will be the responsibility of the client.