Hidden Ladakh – Zhanskar Valley

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LEH

Few places in India are at once so traveler friendly and yet as enchanting and hassle-free as mountain-framed Leh. Dotted with stupas and whitewashed houses, the Old Town is dominated by a dagger of steep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort. Beneath, the bustling bazaar area is draped in a thick veneer of tour agencies, souvenir shops and Tandoori-pizza restaurants, but a web of lanes quickly fans out into a green suburban patchwork of irrigated barley fields. Here, gushing streams and narrow footpaths link traditionally styled Ladakhi garden homes that double as charming, inexpensive guesthouses. Leh’s a place that’s all too easy to fall in love with – but take things very easy on arrival as the altitude requires a few days' acclimatization before you can safely start enjoying the area's gamut of adventure activities.
Destination :Ladakh – Lamayuru – Rangdum – Padum – Suru Valley - Kargil – Drass – Srinagar.
Tour Highlights :

♦ Leh, Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass, Pangong Lake, Sham Valley, Lamayuru, Rangdum, Padum, Suru Valley, Kargil, Srinagar.

♦Day 1 ♦ Arrive Leh

On arrival at Leh Airport you will be met, assisted and get driven to Leh hotel. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Located at an elevation ranging between 7545 and 16404 feet above sea level, Leh is utterly a mountainous region, with three equivalent Himalayan ranges – Karakoram, Ladakh and Zanskar. After Kutch in Gujarat, Leh in Jammu and Kashmir is the second largest district in India. This place known for its stunning sceneries of extroverted valleys and snow-capped mountains, beckons flock of travelers every year. Some of the chief attraction of the place is Stock Monastery, Pangong Lake, Shanti Stupa and Nubra Valley. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.


♦Day 2 ♦ Leh (Excursion to Monasteries)

After breakfast proceed for in & around sightseeing of Leh, visiting Spituk Monastery, erected in the 15th century at the era of Grags ‘bum-lde. After that visit the Gelug-pa monastery, erected as a fortress on the summit of crags and also visit Hall Of Fame lies near Leh. In the afternoon, you will be visiting the Shankar Gompa, situated at an aloofness of approximately 3 km from the town of Leh. And then in the evening stroll towards market, Namgyal hill Lhasa's Potala Palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.


♦Day 3 ♦ Leh – Nubra Valley via Khardaongala (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the hotel and get driven to the valley of flowers mainly called as Nubra valley. On arrival at Nubra, check-in at your camp / hotel.

The road will go through the Khardaongala – uppermost motor-able pass in the world at a height of 18390 feet. Click the pictures of panoramic pass and proceed further to reach Nubra valley. Here you will be sighting the rocky to snowy mountains, Rivers, Sand dunes, Deserts and many more. Overnight stay at hotel / camp in Nubra.


♦Day 4 ♦ Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the hotel and take a ride on a double humped Bactrian camel, which still exists in the middle of the sand dunes of a high altitude desert with snowcapped mountains in the forefront. The scenery between Diskit and Hunder presents you both the harsh parched tons with rocky fields to snowcapped ton and rolling sand dunes. Later visit to the Diskit monastery, which is lying at a peak from where you can take pleasure of the bird’s eye view of the Nubra valley.

Later in the afternoon, you will be returning to Leh and in the evening if you are still thrilled then you can go out to the local market where you can explore the Leh cultures and lifestyles of local. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.


♦Day 5 ♦ Leh – Pangong Lake (140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check- out from the hotel and get driven to Pangong Lake, En-route visit the Shey Palace, an ancient capital of Ladakh a place where Film ‘3 Idiots’ has famed its Rancho school. On further drive, you will be halting at Thisky monastery. As you will pass through the Chang La, so this gives you a chance to sight the stunning sceneries of ‘pass of the south’. You will be planking through various small hamlets, which will lead you to reach the extravagant Blue Pangong Lake. On arrival at Pangong, check-in at your camp. Overnight stay at a camp in Pangong.


♦Day 6 ♦ Pangong Lake – Leh (140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the cam and explore the beauty of pond one last time and then depart for Leh, En-route visit Hemis Gompa -one of the largest solitary basis of Drukpa Kagyu sort of Tibetan Buddhism. On arrival at Leh check into the hotel, later visit the market place for some last minute memento shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.


♦Day 7 ♦ Leh – Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the hotel and get driven to Sham Valley, downhill along the Indus stream on Leh – Kargil Highway. From here you will be sightseeing the Hall of Fame (Museum erected by the India Army) near Leh is appeal to visit for every Indian, and continue further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib snuggled bottomless in the laps of Himalayas. Another drive of 4 km will take you to the charming peaks, which confront the law of gravity, & further heading through an appealing panorama will take you towards the convergence of The Indus and Zanskar streams. Also visit the Spituk Monastery, built in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery was built like citadel on the peak of cliffs. In the evening you will be free to stroll around the souk place for some last minute memento shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Sham Valley.


♦Day 8 ♦ Sham Valley – Kargil via Lamayuru (143 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the hotel and get driven to Kargil, En-route visit Lamayuru, an oldest existing monastery of the Ladakh region. Located in the charismatic milieu of pebbly crags, Lamayuru is a tranquil halt on your way to Wanla. Earlier in 11th century, this monastery exhibits an affluent collection of wall canvas, carpets, artifacts and statues from the past era. Apart from being known as a famous monastery, Lamayuru is also known for its two grand festivals, where a number of consecrated dances and rituals are performed to pay reverence to various Buddhist deities. Later in the afternoon drive to Kargil over Fatu-la (13,489 ft), which is the uppermost pass on Srinagar – Leh road? On arrival at Kargil, check-in at your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kargil.


♦Day 9 ♦ Kargil – Rangdum (130 Kms / 6 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and get driven to Rangdum, a hamlet situated between Kargil and Padum Rangdum. Enclosed by steep hills, pastures, streams and Rocky Mountains, the parish is 130 km southeast of Kargil, in the gorgeous Suru Valley of Leh District. Being the farthest region of the Suru Valley at an altitude of 3657 meters, it is progressed with a wild loveliness. This lonely place is also known for an oldest monastery in Leh-Ladakh. On arrival at Rangdum, check-in at your camp, evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at a camp in Rangdum.


♦Day 10 ♦ Rangdum – Padum via Suru Valley (131 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out from the camp and get driven to Padum, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, and today the administrative headquarters of the region. It is also the most populous settlement of Zanskar, otherwise a very scarcely inhabited valley, En-route to Padum, visit Sani Monastery, belongs to the southern branch of the Drukpa Kagyupa School and sited to the west side .The entire Sani Monastery of Ladakh has been built in parts, each dating back to a different century. On arrival at Padum, check-in at your camp, evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at a camp in Padum.


♦Day 11 ♦ In Padum (Excursion to Karsha & Bardhan Gompa) Approx 5 – 6 Hrs

After breakfast, proceed for in & around sightseeing of Padum, visit Karsha & Bardhan. The Karsha Monastery is situated in the Karsha, township of the Zanskar region and was erected along the steeply rising mountainside above Karsha village, the monastery can be seen from far. After visiting Karsha we precede further towards Bardan Gompa is a 17th century Buddhist monastery. Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, upended atop a rocky crag, belongs to the Dugpa - Kargyud reclusive order and was one of the first monasteries of this sect to be established in Zanskar. The monastery also ran several smaller hermitages in the area. Overnight stay at a camp in Padum.


♦Day 12 ♦ In Padum (Excursion to Stongde & Zangla) Approx 6 – 7 Hrs

After breakfast, proceed for in & around sightseeing of Padum, visit monastery of Stongde lays 18-km to the north of Padum, on the link road leading to Zangla. An old footing connected with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa, Stongdey is now the second largest reclusive founding of Zanskar, occupied by the resident community of about 60 Gelukpa monks. After staying above monastery, continue your drive further towards Zangla, lying cavernous in the northern arm of Zanskar at the end of the 35 km. Overnight stay at a camp in Padum.


♦Day 13 ♦ Padum – Rangdum via Suru Valley (131 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the camp and get driven back to Rangdum via Suru valley. On arrival at Rangdum, check-in at your camp, evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at a camp in Rangdum.


♦Day 14 ♦ Rangdum - Kargil (130 Kms / 6 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, check-out form the camp and get drive to Kargil, on arrival at Kargil check-in at your hotel, evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Kargil.


♦Day 15 ♦ Kargil – Srinagar (205 Kms / 6-7 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast check-out form the hotel and get driven to Srinagar by crossing through the Drass Pass, the second iciest occupied place on terrain and here you can glance the stunning view of Kargil War famous Peaks Tiger Hill and Tololing Peak. Pay an accolade to Vijay Samarak, dedicated to Indian Soldiers who laid their lives for us during Kargil War in 1999. On arrival at Srinagar, check-in at your houseboat / hotel, evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel / houseboat in Srinagar.


♦Day 16 ♦ Srinagar Local

After breakfast, proceed for in & around sightseeing of Srinagar, visit the Shrine dedicated to Shankracharaya, Mughal Gardens, Nishat Bagh (Garden of Pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Garden of Pleasure). Overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.


♦Day 17 ♦ Depart Srinagar

After breakfast, check-out form the hotel and get driven to Srinagar Airport for onward journey.

Inclusions

⇒  Welcome drink on arrival.


⇒  Daily News Paper and a bottle of mineral water.


⇒  Transportation - Pick and Drop at time of arrival / departure. All tours and transfers by Personal Vehicles including all state, toll taxes, parkings & driver night charges.


⇒  Accommodation in well appointed room for 16 nights including all luxury taxes.


⇒  Meals Morning Tea, Breakfast and Dinner are included.


⇒  Bus tickets, if necessary.


Exclusions

⊗  Camera fee.


⊗  Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages.


⊗  Travel insurance.


⊗  5% GST.


⊗  Any Airfare / Train fare.


⊗  Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mechanical functions, political disturbances etc.


⊗  Tips, laundry & phone call.


⊗  Entrance fees to monuments and museum.


⊗  All personal expenses.

Booking Procedure

• 50% advance to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.
• Balance 50% before the Tour Starts.
• Check In / Check out time at all the properties would at 12.00 hrs (Noon).
• All the above mentioned rates are per person rates on twin sharing.
• For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
• Rooms holding shall be for a period of 48 hours only.
• The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only.
• Any amendment and cancellation in the booking before 15 days RS.500 Per Person are chargeable as communication charges.
• 5% GST will be charged extra on all packages.


Cancelltion Policy

• 10% before 15 days from date of departure
• 25% before 7 days from dated of departure
• 50% within 7 days from date of departures
• 100% within 48 hours from date of departure

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