Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Ladakh Marvels

Destination:            Ladakh
Type:                     Culture
Duration:                05 nights / 06 days
Grade:                   Easy
Max. Attitude:         5604m/18380ft
Best Time:              May to Sep
Overview: The Ladakh Holiday always takes you away to the Highlands and tranquil land of the lamas, Lakes, Passes. This trip is for those who choose to visit Ladakh on a more relaxing holiday, visit  to the popular sights  at a leisure pace is a part of the itinerary, Pangong lake the high light of a Leh Ladakh holiday is a must visit jeep safari excursion. On this trip you will get a good experience of a Ladakhi Holiday where exploring at a leisure pace with inside visits to the Palace, Monasteries and Lakes. All the nights are in Leh. 
Highlights: Leh city, Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa, Pangong Lake, Changla Pass, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Stok, Khardung-la Pass K Top
Day 01: Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet.
Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization.
Lunch at the hotel. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 02: Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km
After breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 03: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45   kilometers west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and
bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit.  Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 04: Tour of Khardungla Pass (18380FT) & Stok
After breakfast drive to Khardungla- world’s highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. In the afternoon we will visit Singhu point (Indus River where all the Singhes pay holy bath) and Stok Museum. The Stok palace and museum is around 200 years old. The palace and museum at Stok is a showpiece for the royal tankhas, royal crown, dresses, coins, precious stones and turquoise head dresses. Return back to the hotel for Dinner over Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 05: Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms on way from Leh 04 Hrs driver each way.  After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.  Drive back to Leh.  Overnight Night at the Hotel in Leh.
Day 06: Depart Leh
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination

Minimum
Paying Pax
Standard
Dlx
Luxury
Premium
02 Pax
Rs. 20,291/-
Rs. 22,439/-
Rs. 31,963/-
Rs. 38,291/-
04 Pax
Rs. 14,896/-
Rs. 17,583/-
Rs. 26,568/-
Rs. 32,896/-
06 Pax
Rs. 13,097/-
Rs. 15,785/-
Rs. 24,769/-
Rs. 31,097/-
08 Pax
Rs. 14,896/-
Rs. 17,583/-
Rs. 26,568/-
Rs. 32,896/-
10 Pax
Rs. 13,817/-
Rs. 16,504/-
Rs. 25,488/-
Rs. 31,817/-
12 pax
Rs. 13,097/-
Rs. 15,785/-
Rs. 24,769/-
Rs. 31,097/-
Srs
Rs. 6,375/-
Rs. 8,750/-
Rs. 14,609/-
Rs. 16,250/-
Extra Adult With extra bed
Rs. 7,525/-
Rs. 9,825/-
Rs. 16,656/-
Rs. 22,250/-
Child without bed
Rs. 6,500/-
Rs. 8,125/-
Rs. 9,219/-
Rs. 11,250/-
 
Hotel envisage
Place
Standard
Dlx
Luxury
Premium
Leh
Snow Land
Silk route Inn
03 roses
The Kaal
Omasila
Caraven centre
Ladakh Sarai resort
Ladakh Residency
Shangrila
Spic n Span
The Grand Dragon
Inclusion
Assistance upon arrival and departure
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar
Daily Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)
Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by Non Ac Innova / Xylo
Inner line permits to restricted area
Environmental fee 
All Taxes
Cost does not includes
Airfares, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc
Extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage, any insurance