A Lifetime Trip to Kargil and Ladakh ( 7 Nights )

Product Code: DP246

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotels

    Hotels

  • Transfers

    Transfers

  • Sightseeing

    Sightseeing

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast

  • Dinner

    Dinner

  • Taxes

    Taxes

 

PRICE AVAILABLE
Only ON CALL

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Duration

7 Nights

Destinations Covered

3N Leh, 1N Kargil, 2N Nubra Valley, 1N Pangong

Holiday Category

Family Package, Group Package, Without Flight

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This journey takes you through enchanting landscapes and stunning beauty of Ladakh and Kargil. Pay respect to martyred Indian soldiers at Vijay Smarak. Get awestruck by snow-capped mountains rising like sentinels in the horizon, crystal-clear Pangong Lake reflecting the blue skies and pristine white monasteries at Alchi, Thiksey, Lamayuru, and Thiksey. Get a chance to ride two-humped Bactrian camels across high-altitude desert dunes at Hunder.
Inclusions
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Leh (Hotel Sankar Residency / Noble House / Hotel Ladakh Marvel / The Himalaya / Malik Palace / Similar*)
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Kargil (Hotel PC Palace / Hotel Caravan Sarai / Similar*)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Nubra Valley (Habib Guest House / Sun N Sand Camp / Nubra Delight Camp / Similar*)
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Pangong (The Buddha Camp / The Norling Camp / Similar*)
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Return Airport transfers & Sightseeing tours (by Non AC Vehicle) as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Wild Life fee & Red Cross fee
  • Ladakh Entry fee
  • Inner-line Permits for Nubra valley, Pangong lake & Turtuk village
  • All Toll taxes, Parking fee & Driver allowance
Exclusions
  • Airfare
  • Entry fee, Camera fee & Guide charges at various places of Sightseeing
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tip to drivers / guides / representative, Laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food & drinks not in the regular menus provided by us
  • Any Service not mentioned in Inclusions
  • The Payments for Additional Services taken at the Hotel are to be settled directly at the hotel
  • Surcharges Extra (if applicable) on Long Weekends & Holidays

Destination

Leh is one of the beautiful places in India. It is one the major tourist attraction in India. Leh is blessed with vivid culture and religion. It receives hefty snowfall throughout from the month of November till late May. The best part of visiting Leh is, it has 9 months of winter and 3 months of summer. It also has variety of adventurous activities like: jeep safari, bike tours, trekking, cycling, yak safari, river rafting, mountain climbing and many more. Visitors come here to explore some beautiful and finest Monasteries in Leh. People visit Leh majorly at the time of festivals to admire Read More...

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Leh & take transfer to the hotel for check-in. After welcome drinks and completion of check-in formalities, you must take complete rest to acclimatize with the high altitude.

Leh is located at 3500 m above sea level and some people can feel discomfort due to rarefied air at this high altitude. This is why it is mandatory to acclimatise fully before beginning any sightseeing or exploration in Leh. This magnificent destination is framed by the Himalayan ranges and offer stunning vistas of barren landscapes that are a photographer’s delight. The stark land is dotted with beautiful monasteries and stupas. Bustling old towns with their markets, souvenir shops and cafes are delightful to explore.

Late in the afternoon, you will drive to the city for a short orientation walk through the busy market. You will also visit the Leh Palace and the Shanti Stupa. Overlooking the town of Leh, the majestic Leh Palace is a sight to behold. This was the former royal residence before the family moved to Stok Palace. The abandoned palace complex now houses a museum which has a rich collection of arts and artefacts including Chinese thangkas (paintings), crowns, jewellery, ceremonials dresses, and some restored bits of murals and interior décor. The Shanti Stupa was built by a Japanese Buddhist in 1991 as a part of the Peace Pagoda mission. This stunning white stupa holds the holy relics of the Buddha and is a great place to meditate and soak in the beauty of the surrounding.

Return to the hotel after the visit for dinner and overnight stay.

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After breakfast, you will drive downstream along the Indus River on the Leh - Kargil Highway. En-route you will visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, constructed in 1517 in memory of Guru Nanak Devji at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level. It is located about 25 km from Leh and has many interesting stories attached to it. Visit this sacred site and listen to the anecdotes before moving on to the famous Magnetic Hill that defy the laws of gravity.

On your way to the Magnetic Hill, stop and marvel at the famous confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers. It is a fascinating place where you can see the two colours of the rivers merge into one. Stop here to soak in this stunning sight and take photographs as memories. From here, proceed to the Likir Monastery, which is one of the most active monasteries in this region. The most popular attraction of this 11th century gompa is the 25 feet gold-covered statue of Lord Buddha. It also offers spectacular views of the surroundings. The structure that you see today is not the original one built in 11th century but the one that was re-built in 18th century as restoration following a devastating fire.

After you have visited the monastery, you will continue your drive along the River Indus towards Uletokpo or Tingmosgang, en-route visiting the Rizong Monastery. Founded by the great Lama Tsultim Nima in 1831, this monastery is famous for its high standards of monastic discipline. It is perched at the end of a steep valley hidden from view. You can hike up the monastery and experience the full awe-inspiring view of the structure coming into view at the end of the climb.

Next, you will continue on to the Lamayuru Monastery built in the 11th century. En-route to the monastery, you will visit the otherworldly geographic landscape called Moonland that resembles lunar landscape on earth. This unique landscape will transport you to another universe right here on earth. You can also see small stupas and beautifully carved prayer rocks strewn across the mountain slopes making for an exquisite and unforgettable sight.

Continue you journey to Kargil via Fatu-La (13489 feet above sea level), which is the highest pass on the Srinagar - Leh road. The road conditions here are very good and the journey is smooth. Pay respect to the brave Indian soldiers who gave their lives defending the Motherland in the Kargil War of 1999 at Vijay Smarak. Continue to Drass, India’s coldest inhabited place and a landmark name in the Kargil War of 1999. It has an alluring natural beauty that will enthral you from the moment you arrive.

After the visit, you will return to Kargil where you will check-in at your hotel to rest well to rejuvenate yourself for the upcoming adventures. Dinner and overnight stay.

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After breakfast, you will drive to Leh. En-route you will visit the Alchi, which is home to Alchi Monastery, Ladakh’s most loved gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and they date back to the 11th century. It is one of the oldest Buddhist learning centres in this region and has exquisite artwork, wooden carvings and Buddhist statues within its complex.

Post visit continue your drive to Leh and check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

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After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Nubra Valley. Your drive through breathtaking mountains also passes over Khardung La, located at a height of 18390 feet / 5602 metres above sea level. This is the highest motorable road in the world. From the pass you can get an unbroken view of the Indus valley all they way to the majestic peaks of the Zanskar range in the south and the giant sentinel-like ridges of Saser Massif in the north.

Continue your journey to Nubra Valley nestled between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. It is also known as “Ldumra” or “Valley of Flowers” and was once a prosperous centre on the trans-Himalayan Silk Route. This quaint valley and its settlements are located at an average height of 10000 feet above sea level. It is famous for its mesmerising sand dunes and Bactrian camels. Cheerful prayer flags fluttering high on the hills, Buddhist monasteries, and fields of barley greet you as you enter Nubra Valley. Proceed to Hunder Village to check-in to your hotel / camp.

Rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. You can walk around the tiny villages near your hotel / camp to get a glimpse of the lives of local people. We can arrange for a visit to a Ladakhi home where you can interact with them if you are interested.

Dinner and overnight stay are at the hotel / camp in Hunder Village.

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Today you will proceed for an excursion to Turtuk, the northernmost village of India and the last village of Nubra towards the end of the Pakistan border. Slate grey mountains surround this quaint little village which is almost off-the-grid. It has been recently opened to visitors and the retains its unique Turtuk culture and traditions. The people here speak Balti, a language that uses sounds in Tibetan that are no longer used in modern Tibetan parlance. Apricot orchards and the Shyok River flowing near the village make it an unforgettable experience.

You will also visit a 16th Century Mosque, (comprising of a touch of Turkish & Iranian culture), ruined fort of Dhards and Monastery. Admire the magnificent view of the famous K2 peak (The second highest peak in the world after Mount Everest).

After the visit, return to Nubra (Hunder Village) for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel / camp.

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Following an early breakfast, you will check out from your camp / hotel and drive towards Hunder where you have the unique opportunity to ride on a double humped Bactrian camel. Take a journey through the famous sand dunes of this high-altitude desert surrounded by rugged peaks and ridges.

On your way back, stop at Diskit (Headquarters of Nubra Valley) where you can visit the monastery, stroll around the market and observe the local people going about their daily chores.

Continue on your drive towards the Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake via the adventurous route through Agham and Shyok Valley. Your journey will take you through rough patches of roads with tough driving conditions. However, the unparalleled views that await you on your journey makes it all worth the pains.

After you have traversed the adventurous part of the drive, you will continue towards Durbuk and Tangtse. You will also pass through few charming hamlets of Changthang on your way to Pangong. As you near your destination, you are suddenly greeted by the startling blue waters of the lake. Situated at a height of 14000 feet / 4267 metres above sea level, the Pangong Lake is a sight that you will never forget. Amidst the brown and grey mountains that surround it, the lake glitters like a jewel and creates an enticing sight for visitors. It has been featured in many Bollywood movies and it is a great place to take photographs for your social media feed.

Upon your arrival at the lake, you will proceed to your pre-arranged camp for overnight stay.

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The morning is at leisure when you can explore the ethereal beauty of the Pangong Lake. After you have spent enough time to admire its otherworldly splendour, you will drive back to Leh via the Changla Pass. The Changla Pass is located at a height of 5848 metres above sea level and offers stunning views of the valley below. You will also stop en-route at the Hemis Gompa, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Druk Padma Karpo School (Rancho’s school from 3 Idiots).

The Hemis Gumpa or Monastery is both the biggest and most important monastery in Ladakh. It is highly revered by Buddhists from around the world. The famous Hemis Festival is held at this monastery. It also houses impressive gold statues and stupas bedecked with precious stones.

The Thiksey Monastery is another spectacular monastery that you will see on your way to Leh. This tiered monastery is a sight to behold and is a classic example of traditional Buddhist architecture. The complex is impressive in both size and structure. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.

Drive 5 kms along the picturesque landscape to reach Shey Palace or Shey Monastery which was the ancient capital of Ladakh. The complex is also built in tiers and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley below. The gilded statue of Buddha as Shakyamuni is the main attraction of this monastery / palace. There are also many murals depicting scenes from the life of Buddha within the monastery.

Last stop on your way to Leh is the Druk Padma Karpo School which was made famous as Rancho’s school in the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots. This unique centre of learning focuses on education and construction that can adapt to constant change. This award-winning school is a great place to learn about different sustainable means that the building employs to run itself.

After the visit, continue to Leh and check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

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After breakfast, the day is at leisure till you are transferred to the airport for your flight for onward destination. Bid adieu to the magical land of Ladakh with fond memories of picture-perfect sceneries and breathtaking architecture.

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Note: Above Itinerary is just Indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.

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Terms & Conditions

Important Information

  • Per person cost is calculated on the basis of Minimum 02 adults travelling together and sharing one double room.
  • Extra adult is the 3rd person who shares the same double room and is provided with an extra bed or roll away mattress.
  • Mostly the hotels allow 03 adults in one double room with an extra bed or 02 adults and 02 children below 12 years of age with one extra bed.
  • All the guests (husband, wife & adult children) are requested to carry their photo identity proof in original & a photocopy to be produced & handed over at the time of Check In at the resort. This is mandatory.
  • Only Post paid Mobile phones work in Leh. Please check with your Mobile Service provider before leaving for the tour.
  • Kindly carry your 4 Passport size photographs & 1 Photo ID proof (Original) for the permit.
  • It is very important to take complete rest on the first day to acclimatize with the climate.
  • If any sightseeing is not covered due to natural calamity or due to some personal problem of the client, there will be No refund for the same.

Terms & Conditions

  • Complimentary Arrival / departure transfers & sightseeing tours shall be provided as per schedule fixed by the hotel. However this may require you to wait at the airport for short duration until all the guests arriving at that time exit the airport.
  • Transfers and Sightseeing tours are on SIC (seat in coach) / shared basis.
  • To avail the arrival transfers please check the hotel representative holding the placard of your name / hotel name.
  • In hotels for an extra Adult / Child either Rollaway bed or mattress shall be provided.
  • The request for an adjacent or an adjoining room will be on subject to availability.
  • It is mandatory to carry the age proof of children (02 to 11 yrs) and infant (below 02yrs) along with other travel documents. Child above than 11 yrs shall be considered for an adult cost.
  • Room allocation (Twin bed / Double bed) is at the discretion of the hotel. The check in and check out time of the hotel is 12 to 12 noon. Numbers of meals are always corresponding to the number of nights booked. Breakfast is not provided on the day of arrival.
  • For early check in and late check out the payment is to be settled directly by the guest.
  • Hotel has the right to claim the damages incurred by any of the guest.
  • The guests are requested to take care of their personal belongings carefully and avoid leaving them unattended.
  • Cost of additional services availed by the guest which are not part of our package inclusions are to be settled directly at the hotel.
  • Mini bar facility available in the hotels is on chargeable basis.
  • Buffet meal will be provided at fixed venue decided by the hotel.
    Timings:
    Breakfast: 0800 - 1000 hrs
    Lunch: 1300 - 1500 hrs
    Dinner: 1930 - 2200 hrs
    These are the standard buffet timings observed by the hotels. Still you are kindly requested to check the perfect buffet timings at the time of check in at the hotel. Once the buffet time is over the hotel might ask you to pay for your meals.
  • This hotel is suggested on the basis of the feedback taken from our customers. Still we request you that before finalizing the tour with us kindly go through the website of the hotels and read the reviews.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made any time not less than 50 days prior to departure, 25% of the tour cost shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made 50 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made 30 to 15 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour cost shall be deducted.
  • If cancellation is made within 15 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour cost shall be deducted.

A Lifetime Trip to Kargil and Ladakh (7 nights )