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Classic Ladakh – Leh to Leh

Classic Ladakh – Leh to Leh

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Ladakh offers the perfect summer holiday as this area comes into its own when the rest of India is wet and soggy. Enjoy an unparalleled visit to the little visited states of India. Like Kashmir, Kargil and Ladakh. Our journey will start from capital of Ladakh Leh city then we will get to Himalayan desert of Ladakh. By passing through high passes such as Khardungla and  Changla.

07 nights / 08 Days

Tour Plan

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Day 01: Arrival Leh

On arrival meet our representative and drive to Hotel. After check in rest for some time and enjoy the surrounding of hotel and have small walk around premises of hotel to get acclimatize. To aid acclimatization it is necessary to have plenty of water along with rest. Overnight stay in hotel at Leh.
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Day 02: Leh full day sightseeing

Today post breakfast we will do day excursion to major monasteries of Ladakh which are nearby Leh town.This day will help us to get an opportunity to acclimatize further. We visit Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery and Stock palce. Hemis stands on the western bank of the Indus River. The monastery also boasts of a very rich collection of ancient relics. The Hemis Monastery also serves as the venue of an annual festival known as the Hemis Festival. Thiksey houses one of the largest Buddhist statues, the 15-meter-tall Champa, the Buddha of Future. Thiksey is one of the most frequented and photogenic monasteries in Ladakh. About a hundred plus monks live here.The Stok Palace is where the current royal family lives. The museum at the Stok Palace has an intriguing collection of Buddhist art, weapons, jewellery and artifacts, including thangkas painted with colours derived from crushed precious stones. Also on display are the ceremonial head dresses or 'peraks' of the erstwhile rulers of Ladakh. These head-dresses are decorated with turquoise, lapis lazuli and coral and gold, making them an exotic sight. Post lunch we will be back to hotel and after fresh n up we will drive further to visit Leh Palace and  Hall of Fame . If time permits we will visit Shanti Stupa which is a Buddhist white domed stupa on a hilltop in Changspa. We enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset. From here we can choose to leave the vehicles and walk down to Leh taking some quite back roads and into the Leh market to wander around at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh
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Day 03: Leh - Rafting to Nimo (2 hrs); Visit Alchi and Secmol; Drive back to Leh

After breakfast we do a rafting run down Zanskar River (2–2½ hrs). The exciting rapids make the rafting run interesting. Our run ends at Nimo and we break for lunch. Post lunch we visit Alchi Monastery which is a World Heritage Site also this is the only monastery on flat ground. From here we drive to Leh. Evening is free for rest. The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) was founded in 1988 by a group of young Ladakhis with the aim to reform the educational system of Ladakh. SECMOL Alternative School which is our eco-friendly campus near Leh, we organise residential activities for Ladakhi youth and students attending college in town.Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
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Day 04: Leh – Hunder (Nubra Valley) (3047m/9997 ft.; 125 km; 6 hrs)

Back on the road this time towards Khardungla pass (5602m/18,380 ft.), the world’s highest motor able pass. After a photography session and acclimatization break on the pass we cross it and head towards Nubra valley. Nubra valley is sandwiched between the Karakoram Mountains to the north and the Ladakh range to the south, in between lie the Shyok and the Nubra Rivers. The villages of Nubra valley are scattered along these two valley floors. This is a beautiful region that once formed a part of the Silk route into Afghanistan. Because of the lower altitude a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and grains are grown, creating an impression of abundance. We go to Hundar village and check into a hotel. After a late lunch the group sets off to visit the white sand dunes and if lucky one can take a ride on the double humped Bactrian camels. Dinner and overnight stay at Deluxe Tented Campsite at Hunder in Nubra Valley.
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Day 05: Hunder (Nubra Valley) – Turtuk (Nubra Valley) - Hunder

After an early breakfast we drive to Turtuk, and a lot of other small villages, were brought under Indian control after the 1971 war, when the Indian army pushed the Pakistani soldiers past the mountains towering the Nubra Valley. Turtuk lies at the extreme corner of the Indian border, and hence its accessibility is a challenge. Due to treacherous roads and sensitive army base camps, permits were not issued to Indian civilians until late 2010Although the roads are marred by landslides and shooting stones, the 3 hour drive from Hunder to Turtuk is nothing less than exceptional. Throughout the journey, one has the company of Shyok, as well as the vistas, that define the barrenness which is characteristic to Ladakh.After visting we drive back to our camp or Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay.
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Day 06: Hunder (Nubra valley) - Pangong Tso – Spangmik (4350m/14,272 ft.; 150 km; 4-5 hrs)

We leave early and set off for Pangong. The road offers some unexplored and beautiful landscape. Pangong is the world’s highest brackish water lake. It is 134 km long and 5 km wide spans two countries, India & China (2/3rd of the lake lies in China). The sun paints its various hues on the canvas of the surrounding mountains as we watch spellbound while walking on the shores of the lake. We are to spend the night in this magical setting and we check into our deluxe tented campsite and spend the evening watching the drama of light over water as the sunsets. Dinner and overnight stay in Deluxe Tented Campsite at Pangong Tso.
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Day 07: Spangmik –Man – Merak - Kakstet- Leh (3500m/11,484 ft; 208 km; 7-8 hrs)

We get up early morning, and experience the sunrise at Pangong Tso. Post breakfast drive around 35 kms toward Chishul to get untouched view of Pangong Lake till it turns to China side. Then drive back to Leh via our campsite. Lunch en-route we may stop at some villages’ enroute and explore them. Check in at hotel. Evening is free for leisure, we head out to Leh market and enjoy the hustle bustle and sights and sounds of the bazaar, shopping for curios and gifts. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
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Day 08: Final departure

As per flight timings drop to airport.
Proposed Hotel
DestinationStandardDeluxeSuper DeluxeLuxury
LehZizk Zik holidaysMahey RetreatLadakh Residency / Druk hotelSaboo resort / Ladakh Serai
HundarEdelwise campMagpai / Royal desert campStone Hedge campStone Hedge camp
PangongBlue Lake / Ibex cottagesBlue Lake / Ibex cottagesBlue Lake / Ibex cottagesBlue Lake / Ibex cottages
Includes:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in given / similar category hotels
  • Meal plan MAP: Breakfast and dinner included
  • Transportation by Innova from Manali to Srinagar as per itinerary not at disposal
  • All sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Guide for local sightseeing in Leh
  • All necessary permits
Excludes:
  • GST as applicable (5% as on today)
  • Travel to Manali and back from Srinagar
  • Personal expenses of any nature.
  • Train/Air fare
  • Guide, entry Charges, activity charges.
  • Unforeseen Expenses because of the weather conditions.
  • Excursion to Rohtang pass on direct payment
  • Cost of Insurance.
  • Any extra expense such as route change, Date change, Accommodation facilities, etc. incurred due to the unforeseen, unavoidable forced majeure circumstances during the tour.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in “Tour price includes”.
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