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Discover Ladakh the Land of Monks, Lakes & Yaks


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A journey of raw natural beauty and culture

Start the journey with exploring the city of Delhi and it’s great monuments, proceeding to the Himalayas experience the overwhelming landscape that surrounds. Travel through Rohtang Pass, spend a night under the stars, learn the way of the Monks visiting their captivating monasteries and temples along the way. Happen upon Panong Lake, the hot springs of Chumathang and then travel to Tso Moriri to indulge in the lake, sulphur springs and geysers that await.

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    Daily Breakfast
    Entrance Fees Per Itinerary
    Internal Flights
    All Taxes
    Tour Fees Per Itinerary
    English Speaking Guide
    All Transfers
    Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary
  • Not Included
    Travel Insurance
    Late Check-Out
    Early Check-In
    “Force Majure” Costs
    Personal Costs
    Laundry Costs
    Excess Baggage
    International Flights
    Local Transport
    Airport Taxes

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Arrive by International flight, then after a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) the travel guide will assist you and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in it's folds the ancient with modern. It's strategic location was the prime reason why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad. Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight in Hotel - Delhi

Day 02 Delhi

After breakfast visit New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on the 31st January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. Then we visit the President's House, official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House and served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar and it's monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Optional : Kingdom of Dreams Overnight in Hotel - Delhi

Day 03 Delhi - Chandigarh (by train)

Today we transfer you to the railway station to board the train for Chandigarh. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit Rock Garden & Rose Garden. Optional : Boat ride at Sukhna Lake Overnight in Hotel - Chandigarh

Day 04 Chandigarh - Manali (325km / 08hrs)

After breakfast drive to Manali. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Manali

Day 05 Manali

Manali is a popular hill resort in Himalayas and known for its beautiful surroundings and gateway to Ladakh. Half day visit to Hadimba Temple, Brighu Lake and Manu Temple. Optional : Manikaran Temple / Solang Valley Overnight in Hotel - Manali

Day 06 Manali - Sarchu (by jeep 225km / 9hrs)

Today we drive down from Manali to Sarchu which is a transit stop for a long drive to Leh. Manali-Leh highway is considered as one of the highest roads in the world and an extremely popular and spectacular approach to Ladakh. It’s open from the end of June to October. It's a very scenic route, full of adventure and rugged beauty. The road was closed for the civilian use till 1990, but now the adventure and nature lovers worship it, for this road gives closest contact with nature and thrill of being on the top of the world is enormous. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890 m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Overnight Camp - Sarchu

Day 07 Sarchu - Tso Moriri (210km / 8hrs)

Today we drive towards Tso Moriri Lake. From Leh we reach Upshi on Leh-Manali road and then turn to another valley and drive along the mighty Indus River. It is one of the most interesting areas and goes through narrow valleys, sandy deserts, rocky paths and our vehicle crosses a number of mountain streams. On the way we visit Chumathang, famous for it's hot springs that has medicinal properties and Sumdah village from where Korzok village is another 55km. Little before Tso Moriri Lake we drive past a small green valley famous for wild Marmots locally known as Phya. We arrive at Korzok village in the evening and check-in to the camps slightly away from the village. Korzok, the only village near Tso Moriri Lake, is the only permanent settlement in Rupshu region with an approximate population of 500 people. The few barley fields at Karzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. In the evening we visit Korzok Monastery. Overnight Camp - Tso Moriri

Day 08 Tso Moriri Lake - Tso Khar Lake - Tanglang La Pass - Leh (225 km / 8-9hrs)

Today we drive to Mahe village where the road turns left towards Puga Valley, a grassy plain with a small sacred stream, Sulphur springs and Geysers. We continue driving to Tsokar via Polokongka Pass and visit Tso Khar. It is also called White Lake because of salt deposits around it. The Lake is so salty that the salt extracted from it's margins are still sold all over Ladakh. The place is also famous for Kiangs (Tibetan Wild Ass), which are generally seen here grazing and moving in groups. From here a short drive takes us to Leh-Manali road and we continue towards Leh via Tanglang Pass, the third highest drivable point in the world. En route we drive past beautiful villages of Rumtse, Gya, Miru & Lato. We arrive at Leh in the evening. Overnight in Hotel – Leh

Day 09 Leh

Day at leisure today for you to explore the land of monks, lakes and yaks. Overnight in Hotel – Leh

Day 10 Leh Monasteries

We leave for a full day tour of the monasteries around Leh and visit Sankar, Spituk and Phyang monasteries. Later in the afternoon we walk around Leh town and visit the Leh Market, Palace ruins, Leh Gompa and Shanti Stupa. Overnight in Hotel – Leh

Day 11 Leh - Pangong Lake (160km / 6-7hrs)

After an early breakfast we drive to Pangong Lake. From Leh we reach Karu, an Army camp on Leh-Manali road and then turn left and cross Chang La Pass (5335 m) and finally to Tangtse. From here to Lukung is a 32 Km / 2 Hrs drive along a rough dirt road through spectacular barren mountain scenery. At Lukung there are many flat green stretches of land with clean streams ideal for camping. We arrive at Muglib in the evening. Tonight we stay near Pangong Lake, a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly 6-7 km at it's widest point and over 135km long. About a third of the lake is under Indian occupation and the rest under China. Chinese border is just beyond the mountains across the lake. Spangmik is 7km along the southern shore from the head of the lake and is the farthest point to which foreigners are permitted. Overnight Camp - Near Pangong Lake

Day 12 Pangong Lake - Leh (160km / 7hrs)

First half of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of the lakes and the surroundings. Later drive back to Leh by the same route and check-in the Hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Leh

Day 13 Leh - Lamayuru (124km / 4hrs) - Alchi (50km / 2hrs)

Today we drive to Alchi and visit Lamayuru Monastery. Lamayuru Monastery is one of the most popular and magnificent monasteries of Ladakh. It is known to be the oldest monastic establishment in Ladakh and was founded by Rinchen Zangpo in the 10th century. This Monastery is located amidst the massive mountains. The spectacular setting of this Monastery and it's renowned collection of carpets, thangkas and frescoes has been attracting many people all over the world over a long time. We will also be part of the prayer ceremony inside the prayer hall among the monks. It is a very soothing and spiritual experience to be there among these warm and friendly monks. Further we drive towards Alchi (50 km from Lamayuru). Just before Alchi we drive across the mighty River Indus over the bridge and reach Ladakh's most loved Alchi Monastery. Over a century old, it's wall paintings are very similar to those of the Tabo gompa in Spiti and Himachal Pradesh. Unlike other monasteries, which are usually on a cliff top or cling to a mountainside, Alchi is at ground level and is nestled in the shade of a garden. Overnight in Hotel – Alchi

Day 14 Alchi - Likir - Basgo - Leh (124km / 4hrs)

Today we drive to Likir (16 Km) and visit Likir Monastery, situated atop a windy cliff overlooking the beautiful village of Likir. It was founded in the 12th Century although the present construction dates back to the 18th century as the original one was destroyed by fire. In it's courtyard is a yellow coloured 3 storey high mammoth statue of the Buddha, which was constructed by a resident monk. The top floor has an impressive museum containing old thangkas and weapons used many centuries back. From Likir we drive 9Km to Basgo. It was an important centre in the old days, having been the capital of lower Ladakh when the kingdom was divided in the 15th and 16th centuries. We visit the ruins of the Royal Palace at Basgo, Ser Zung Temple, which is known for it's great frescoes and finally the temple with an enormous gold and copper statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Later we drive to Leh, capital of Ladakh and upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight in Hotel – Leh

Day 15 Leh - Delhi

Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalayas to Delhi. On arrival we transfer to our hotel. Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan. Overnight in Hotel - Delhi

Day 16 Depart Delhi

Today we will transfer you to the International airport to board your connecting flight for onward travel home. Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage and look forward to travelling with you in the future.

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