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A “hot favourite” program voted by our guests, it offers the best of Ladakh in the shortest span of time to save energy, time and budget.
Most unique outdoor experience Camping in Wilderness closer to Nature Stay and food (Taurus and guest house) India’s First Luxury Overland Truck Most hygienic kitchen in a camp Experience “aristocratic nomadic lifestyle” Best of Buddhist Culture Unique Landscape of Ladakh
Who should attend?
Suitable for anyone who is 1 year and above and has no medical restrictions
Night camping with Taurus
Arrive at Leh, transfer to the camp offered by Taurus, on the banks of the river Indus outside Leh, to acclimatize as per the medical advice for high altitude sickness, while relaxing in hammocks. After lunch, transport will take guests to visit Shanti Stupa. Enjoy your evening tea with hot snacks here at this location is an experience beyond any price-tag and beyond any words and photos to capture; offers unlimited bragging rights. If you wish you may enjoy with Weber Barbecue Grill on the banks of the river and dinner from the kitchen of Taurus. It’s your much desired and awaited van-life night, which Taurus offers outside Leh.
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Morning Tea at Indus River
Night camping with Taurus
After you have been woken up with the sweet and gentle call by the whistling kettles for warm drinking water, enjoy your morning tea from the kitchen of Taurus, which only millionaires or royals could enjoy till Taurus offered to everyone. Breakfast is a treat for your soul at this place! After breakfast, drive in a hired transport to visit Stok Palace, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and Leh Palace. Night with dinner in camp Taurus outside Leh.
Guest Enjoying Snacks on the Banks of Indus
After breakfast, your transport will drive you over the world’s highest motorable road Khardungla, with a very brief stopover of around 10 minutes to reach Nubra Valley, while enjoying mesmerizing views of the landscape giving you a feel being on a different planet. Enjoy your visit to the white sand dunes and Diskit Monastery, one of its kind in India, and you may opt for a camel ride if you wish, as extra activity. Stay in Homestay/ Guest House/ Camp, enjoy your dinner.
View of Diskit Monastery
Night camping with Taurus
After breakfast at the stay, drive to Pangong Lake, via Shyok to enjoy and admire the most beautiful natural lake. To avoid getting hit by “high altitude sickness” in such a remote place where medical facilities are scanty, we drive to Leh. On the way, if time permits, we stop at Chamrey Monastery. Explore Leh market for shopping. Night in camp Taurus outside Leh.
Enjoy Barbecue by the River
After your morning cup of tea and breakfast with Taurus, you may indulge in taking selfies with Taurus and your friends to fill the memory cards of your cameras and cellphones to turn you into the best story teller in your office and at home, we will say goodbye at the airport! NOTE: Try to book your late flights for the departure from Leh. We would love to host you for one more session of morning tea and breakfast at this location which everyone loves not to leave. And of course you need an elaborate photo session with your group posing with Taurus!
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Green Dot Expeditions
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Green Dot Expeditions was found to experience the outdoors, the wilderness and the raw nature as closely as possible, with creature comforts. We pursue Overland Expeditions to relax and enjoy the varied landscapes of India without a rush to go back to the hotel or looking out for something to eat. We create ‘destinations’ on your journey. We ensure that every aspect of the experience remains in our control so that everyone who travel with us immerse themselves in the nature. Our trucks are fully customised to offer healthy food, camping equipment, hammocks, chairs, few games and other gems which you will discover once you come on board. Plan your next expedition with us and discover light, landscape, culture, people and your true self in the wilderness with our Caravan.
Pickup and drop (Leh airport), as a group only. Stay (as per the accommodation displayed on our website and some tents on ground) twin sharing, onboard Taurus. Morning tea with biscuits and rusks from the kitchen of Taurus. Indian veg breakfast (with eggs) veg dinner, as per the plan. Evening tea with hot snacks from the kitchen of Taurus, whenever possible because of weather conditions. Drinking water (filtered) Stay at Nubra Valley, on twin sharing basis. Single supplement applicable for single occupancy. Local transport for excursions as per this program above.
Journey to Leh and back home, pick up and drop for singles and twos (will be as extra). Inner-line permits, entry fee of all kinds, camel rides, guide, porter, escort. Any extra food, non veg food, beverages of all kinds, any kind of food outside Taurus on excursions and travel. Extra expenses caused by weather conditions (for stay, food and transport). Medical emergencies (medicines, doctor, oxygen), evacuations, transport, insurances, accident insurances. Anything not mentioned in the WHAT IS INCLUDED
THINGS TO CARRY
A list about what to carry, will be sent soon after booking is confirmed
Policy and Terms
If your circumstances change and the payment has been made for the booking of your tour, should you decide to cancel your program at any stage, we have a policy with following points. First, you may consider opting for another program/tour/ expedition (only if seats are available), in that case you lose no money (only basic handling charges shall be deducted for the previous booking). This option is available 60 days before the commencement date (the day of commencement not counted) of the program/ tour. After a confirmed cancellation (verbal or written), one has to do fresh bookings. And the fresh bookings shall be as per the tariff for that particular program which is being sought for booking, there shall be no reference to the previous tariff (if discounts were offered) in any case. And 60% of the money paid is deducted if you wish to cancel less after 60 days before the commencement of your expedition. Less than 40 days there is no refund under all circumstances. In case one wishes to board Taurus on a later date, with prior intimation, than the start point mentioned with the itinerary, one shall have to make own arrangements (transport and other needs) to catch up and we shall not hold back the expedition at any point to cause any delays. ‘No show’ on the first day without prior intimation, tour shall be deemed as `travelled’ and no refund shall be made and no adjustment of tariff for the next booking whatsoever. There shall be no refund or adjustment of tariff for ‘NO SHOW’, for any portion of the tour not done, vacating seat before time for any reasons (sickness, accident, delays, mechanical failures, and other unpredictable reasons which may arise later out of any circumstances). In case, any participant is evicted from the camp for one’s personal conduct not conducive to the group or the crew, there shall be no refund or adjustment of tariff.
Terms and Conditions
Terms & Conditions BOOKING and PAYMENT Considering the nature of our operation for being a different kind of tourism product, where our expenses are incurred in much before the commencement of the expedition; this is our standard policy which is applicable to all our expeditions also as and when quoted. In case, there is any change to this policy, we shall mention along with your itineraries. As a standard practice, booking is 100% confirmed with 100% advance payment as ‘retainer fee’ as per the dates mentioned with programs and itineraries, either through e-mails or mentioned with each itinerary. If the time for the commencement of your expedition is less than 4 months, you have to pay 100% of the total cost of the tariff as retainership fee, non refundable under all circumstances. The nature of our operation is totally different and we are operating without profits at this stage, basically to promote the concept and to support the MISSION: NATURE CONSERVATION THROUGH TOURISM & PHOTOGRAPHY. Therefore, we would exhausted the money paid by you to make payments for various things we need to buy and hire for your expedition, which can’t be refunded to us as well. And must understand about this concept in detail before booking our program. Not having read these terms and other information on our website is no excuse. Please read PRE-BOOKING INFORMATION carefully to ensure you don’t come with skewed perceptions, assumptions and your own expectations which are outside the purview of our stipulated terms. Children below 3 years will be treated as our guests, below 5 years will be @ 50% of the tariff (will have to share accomodation with parents), above 5 years will be at full tariff A certain degree of respect and care (for the physical fatigue) has to be extended by all participants collectively and in personal capacity towards the crew of Taurus and anyone else associated with the operations of the expedition. It’s not that you have paid and you could demand your own ways and be disrespectful to crew and others. SIZE OF THE GROUP: As standard its 8 persons per group, but in some cases its max 10 participants, unless we specify. If your group is less than 8 participants then we may book rest of the seats by exercising our own choice without any intimation to anyone in the group who has already booked. These holidays are organised as mentioned in your program under ‘fair weather conditions’, if there is any change for any reasons, some portion can’t be done then we won’t be able to make other plans or make any refund. We operate in tough conditions, if we feel there is concern and issue about the safety, we may make a sudden change without prior intimation, without any adjustment and refunds. Any extra stay at any hotel or camp for bad weather resulting in roadblock for or there is delay for any reasons shall be paid by the participants before check out, there won’t be any adjustment in tariff. Your Responsibilities. We insist that please understand this is an outdoor activity and can not be compared with static camping, resort, hotel or restaurant for its food, sleeping and any other comforts. But at the same time it offers a different kind of experience for those souls who love outdoor life and its a luxury for outdoor experience in nomadic style and has no comparison as of now.