Ladakh 6Days 5Nights
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- 6 Days 5 Nights
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- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 5+ years
- Best Season - Summer (May, June, July) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)
Ladakh, the mystical mountain land with rough terrains, peaceful monasteries, and ever-fluttering prayer flags, is the hottest tourist destination in the country right now.
Geographically, Ladakh stretches between the Himalayan and Kunlun ranges and cradles the upper Indus River Valley. Ladakh is surrounded by Lahaul and Spiti to the south, Nubra Valley to the north, the entire upper Indus River Valley, and some parts of China and Pakistan across the mountain ranges. Since the Himalayas act as a blocker for monsoon clouds and winds, Ladakh remains a high-altitude cold desert in most parts, with the winter snowfall being the only source of water. Dras, Zanskar, Nubra, and Suru are fast growing to be important attractions in the Ladakh Region.
Ladakh’s populace has a thing or two to teach the masses when it comes to ecological sustainability. Fuel and dairy products are home-produced, as well as barley, which comes out to be used in a lot of home products. Food and drink at local households have been widely acclaimed by travellers to be very interesting.
Leh - Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Market
Nubra - Khardungla Pass
Pangong Lake - ChangLa Pass
NH-1D Tour - Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Arrival in Leh. Airport Pick up and hotel check-in. Full-day acclimatization. In the afternoon visit the following local sights (subject to acclimatization)
- Shanti Stupa - was built by the Japanese Buddhist organization "Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai" led by Nichidatsu Fuji in 1991. The stupa is said to promote world peace and attract tourists from all over the world to the region. It sits on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. The stupa is also a popular spot for meditation and prayer for Buddhists.
- Tsemo Palace – is also known as Tsemo Gompa and Tsemo Fort. It is situated on top of a hill, on the northern side of the Leh Palace. The palace was built in the 15th century by King Tashi Namgyal and was used as the royal residence of the Namgyal dynasty, which ruled over Ladakh for several centuries. The palace complex includes a number of temples and shrines, including a temple dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha. Tsemo Palace is one of the best places in Leh town to see the sunset.
- Leh Palace – is a former royal palace located in Leh, India, in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The palace was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal and served as the residence of the Namgyal dynasty, which ruled over Ladakh for several centuries. It is a nine-story building made of stone and wood and features a mix of Tibetan and Indian architectural styles. The palace was abandoned in the mid-19th century when the royal family moved to Stok Palace and later it was taken over by the Indian Army. It is now a museum and a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Ladakh and the royal family that once lived there. The palace offers panoramic views of the Stok Kangri mountain range.
After breakfast, we start our day tour of the NH-1D which connects Leh to Srinagar and is also the lifeline of the region. We visit the following places
- Sangam - The confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers in Ladakh, India, is known as the "Sangam". It is a popular tourist destination for its scenic beauty and religious significance. The two rivers merge at this point and continue their journey as the Indus River. The Zanskar River originates in the Zanskar range of the Himalayas where as the Indus River originates in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar, near Mount Kailash. This meeting point of the rivers is considered a sacred site by the local people.
- Gurudwara Pathar Sahib - The Gurudwara is situated on the banks of the Indus River and is dedicated to the memory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism. According to Sikh tradition, Guru Nanak visited this place during his travels and meditated here for many days. The current Gurudwara was built in 1517 by the king and his subjects to mark the spot where Guru Nanak had meditated. The Gurudwara is a popular pilgrimage site and is visited by many people throughout the year. It is also an important historical and cultural landmark in Ladakh.
- Magnetic Hill – is known for the phenomenon of a "gravity hill" illusion, where a downhill road appears to be going uphill due to the surrounding terrain. Cars left in neutral gear on this road appear to roll uphill, defying gravity. The surrounding hills and the horizon line creates an optical illusion that makes the vehicles appear to be rolling uphill. Many people visit this place to experience the illusion and take pictures of the same.
We start our journey towards the Nubra Valley which is a high-altitude cold desert located in the northernmost region of India, in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The valley is situated between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges and is known for its picturesque landscape, including sand dunes and the Nubra River. The valley is also home to Diskit Monastery which is the largest and oldest monastery in the Nubra Valley and is a major centre of Buddhist cultural and religious activities. Enjoy a panaromic view from the Maitreya or future buddha statue. Access to the valley is through the Khardung La pass, which is considered one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Nubra Valley is about 150 km away from Leh. Enjoy the evening at the sand dunes. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
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Post breakfast, we start our journey towards the famous Pangong Tso also known as Pangong Lake, which is a high-altitude lake in the Himalayas of Ladakh, India. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft) and stretches around 134 km with about 60% of the length located in Tibet and the rest in India. The lake is known for its spectacular scenery and the changing colour of the water, which appears to be different shades of blue and green depending on the time of day and weather conditions. It is also a popular tourist destination, and many films have been shot here. We take the Shyok route to get to Pangong from Sumur. Reach Pangong by early evening. Overnight on the lake.
We start our final journey back to Leh via ChangLa pass which is located at an altitude of 17,586 feet (5,360 meters) above sea level and is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The pass connects the Ladakh and Zanskar regions and is a crucial link for the local population, providing access to essential services such as healthcare and education. The pass is also popular among adventure tourists for its stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and offers opportunities for trekking and other outdoor activities. Before reaching Leh we shall stop at two more sights:
- Thiksey Monastery - Thiksey Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Thiksey village, near Leh in the Ladakh region of India. It is one of the largest and most impressive monasteries in Ladakh and is known for its intricate architecture and the beautiful setting amidst the Himalayan mountains. Thiksey Monastery belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is home to around 100 resident monks. It contains numerous important Buddhist scriptures, paintings, and statues. The monastery attracts visitors from around the world with its unique blend of traditional Tibetan culture and breathtaking natural beauty.
- Shey Palace - Shey Palace is a former royal palace located in Shey village near Leh in the Ladakh region of India. It was built in the 17th century and served as the summer residence of the kings of Ladakh. The palace is known for its stunning architecture and is considered one of the most important cultural and historical sites in Ladakh. The palace contains several important Buddhist scriptures, paintings, and statues, and is a popular tourist destination for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful location amidst the Himalayan mountains. The palace is situated on a hill overlooking the Indus River and offers visitors breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
We reach Leh town by early evening. The rest of the evening is free to explore the market on foot. Overnight in Leh.
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- Stay on a double-sharing basis in Leh, Pangong Lake, and Nubra Valley as per the itinerary and availability.
- Meal Plans: As per itinerary. B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner - Total 5 Breakfast and Dinner and 1 Lunch.
- Guests checking in on Day 1 before 9 am can avail of breakfast on arrival.
- The dinner will be served at the dining hall till 10 pm and room service is at hotel management's discretion.
- All transfers in non-a/c SUV – Innova or Xylo or similar
- Airport round transfers. (1 Drop and 1 Pick-up per car)
- Local on-ground assistance.
- Environmental Fees and Red Cross Fees.
- All the places of interest and attractions mentioned in the itinerary are subject to weather, and political conditions in the destination
- In case of non-availability of rooms, you will be accommodated in other hotels of a similar category.
- A valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card) is mandatory.
- Vehicle will be provided point-to-point and not at disposal as per the itinerary.
- All permits, tolls and parking charges.
- Inner Line Permits, Wildlife Fees, Red Cross Fees & Environmental charges.
- The above-given prices are subject to change without prior notice.
- The quotation is based on the Standard room of the individual hotel, however if unavailable then the upgrading cost is to be borne by the guest.
- Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless specified at the time of booking.
- There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
- Cost occurring due to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks or any factors caused by force majeure.
- Travel Insurance.
- Any meals / en-route meals unless specified.
- Rafting and taxi costs related to rafting.
- Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, the tour price will be amended in accordance.
- Expenses are personal in nature.
- Any tips and commissions are payable on the spot.
- Entry to wildlife-protected areas and defence-prohibited areas.
- Entry to historical monuments, monasteries and museums.
- Any item not mentioned in inclusions.
- No adjusted or refund in meals will be provided.
- Expenses of personal nature viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
- Expenses of phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
- Any complimentary services (If not provided) cannot be claimed in the form of cash/money/alternative services.
HOW TO REACH
There are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai during the season. This is best suited for the 6days 5nights itinerary.
Policy and Terms
Between 30 to 15 days prior to arrival, 50% of the total cost is payable per person.
Less than 15 days prior to arrival, 100% of the total cost is payable per person.