Ladakh with Turtuk - 7 Days 6 Nights
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- 7 Days 6 Nights
- Difficulty - Moderate
- For 5+ years
- Best Season - Summer (May, June, July) Monsoon (Aug, Sept, Oct)
Embark on an adventure like no other with our Ladakh tour featuring the breathtaking village of Turtuk. Tucked away in the northernmost region of India, Ladakh is an off-beat destination that offers a unique cultural experience unlike any other.
One of the highlights of our tour is Turtuk, a remote village that was once a part of Pakistan and only opened to tourists in 2010. Turtuk is a melting pot of cultures, where you can experience the rich heritage of both Ladakhi and Balti people. You will be amazed by the unique traditions and customs that are still practised in the village today.
Nubra Valley and Pangong are two of the most enchanting destinations in Ladakh that promise to leave you spellbound. Nubra Valley is known for its scenic beauty and unique culture, while Pangong boasts a serene lake that shimmers with different shades of blue. The journey to these places is as breathtaking as the destinations themselves, with winding roads that offer panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Whether you're a nature lover or a cultural enthusiast, a trip to Nubra Valley and Pangong is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
In summary, our Ladakh tour with Turtuk is a unique and culturally rich experience that offers a perfect blend of nature and peacefulness. Come join us on this adventure of a lifetime!
- Leh - Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Market
- Baltistan Village of Turtuk
- Nubra - Khardungla Pass
- Pangong Lake - ChangLa Pass
- NH-1D Tour - Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Hotel Snow Lion or similar
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.
Hotel Snow Lion or similar
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.
Turtuk Delight or similar
Turtuk is situated about 215 km north of Leh, and around 100 km from Hunder. Turtuk is known for its picturesque landscape, including the Shyok river which runs through the village, and its unique culture and history. Turtuk is the third last village on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) and is located near the border with Pakistan. It is one of the few villages in the region where the Balti language is spoken, which is a distinct dialect of the Tibetan language. Turtuk is also known for its apricot orchards and traditional mud-brick houses. It's a unique experience to see the culture and lifestyle of locals and their way of living in such remote and high-altitude areas. Visit the LOC and spend overnight at this lovely village.
Naycho Resort or similar
We wake up early morning to go for a walk around the village after breakfast. The cobbled narrow bylanes of the village will take you back in time. We depart for Hunder village after lunch. Hunder village and the sand dunes in Nubra Valley are some of the most beautiful and unique tourist destinations in India.
Hunder village is a small but charming village located in the heart of Nubra Valley. It is known for its beautiful greenery and picturesque landscape. However, what sets it apart is the unique experience of riding a double-humped Bactrian camel on the beautiful sand dunes. The sight of these gentle creatures meandering through the sand dunes against the backdrop of the rugged Himalayan mountains is truly mesmerizing.
The sand dunes in Hunder are a rare natural phenomenon and the only ones found in India. The landscape here is a contrast to the rest of the valley and creates an almost surreal atmosphere. Visitors can take camel rides through the dunes, enjoy a picnic or simply bask in the glory of this natural wonder.
Overnight in Hunder.
Gompa Homestay or similar
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 by the lake.
Hotel Snow Lion or similar
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 Thiksey Monastery.
- 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.
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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- Accommodation is provided on a double-sharing basis in Leh, Pangong Lake, Turtuk and Nubra Valley, subject to availability.
- The meal plan includes 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, and 1 lunch as per the itinerary.
- Breakfast on arrival for guests checking in on Day 1 before 9 am.
- Dinner is served until 10 pm, and room service is at hotel management's discretion.
- Non-a/c SUV provided for all transfers, including airport round transfers (1 Drop and 1 Pickup per car).
- Local on-ground assistance was provided throughout the tour.
- Environmental fees and Red Cross fees are included in the package.
- All places of interest and attractions are subject to weather and political conditions.
- Room accommodation is subject to availability, with similar category alternatives provided if necessary.
- No refunds for unused services during the tour.
- Cost resulting from itinerary/stay changes due to flight cancellations or force majeure are not covered.
- Airfares are not included in the tour price.
- Travel insurance is not included in the tour price.
- Meals or en-route meals are not included unless specified.
- Rafting and associated taxi costs are not included in the tour price.
- Government taxes, entrance fees, and other taxes are subject to change and may affect the tour price.
- Personal expenses such as tips and commissions are not included in the tour price.
- Entry to wildlife-protected and defence-prohibited areas is not included.
- Entry to historical monuments, museums, and monasteries is not included.
- Surcharge maybe applicable on taxi rates in the month of May and June.
- Any items or services not mentioned in the inclusions are not included.
HOW TO REACH
There are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai during the season. This is best suited for the 7 Days 6 Night 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.