Leh - Ladakh Tours
16 NIGHTS /
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is bounded by world's two mightiest mountain ranges the great Himalayan and
the Karakoram, It lies athwart two others The Ladakh and the Zangskar range.
It lies at altitude ranging from about 2,750m to 7,673m. The temperature in
summer goes upto 27C and in winter it drops down to minus 20C
You will be met by our car with chauffeur for the short transfer to your
hotel for overnight stay
Full day sightseeing in Delhi. You could include some of the following: Old
Delhi, Red Fort, and the Jama Masjid Mosque, with a rickshaw ride through
the Chandni Chowk visiting the Spice, Wedding and Silver Markets and then
the Birla Temple if you wish before lunch. Then a drive through New Delhi to
see the Parliament Buildings of Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate and Humayun's
Tomb. Return to hotel for overnight stay
Lotus Temple in Delhi
03: Delhi - Chandigarh.
Take morning Shatabdi train to reach Chandigarh at 11.00 Hrs. Anglo Indiago
representative will meet assist and transfer you to hotel. Post lunch half
day sight seeing of Chandigarh. Visit Rock Gardens and Sukhna Lake.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Rock Garden : Chandigarh has the distinction
of having a unique world-acclaimed Rock Garden. It consists of art objects,
fashioned from industrial and urban waste. It is situated between the
Capitol Complex and Sukhna Lake in Sector 1. It nestles amidst 20 acres of
woods in the form of an open air exhibition hall, theatre trove and a
miniature maze all rolled into one vast fantasy land of art and landscape.
It is without doubt, a tourist spot that is a must on the itinerary of every
visitor to Chandigarh.
SUKHNA LAKE : This 3 sq km rain fed lake was
created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down
from the Shivalik Hills. Originally the seasonal flow entered the lake
directly causing heavy siltation. To check the inflow of silt, land
measuring 2542 hectares was acquired in the catchments area and put under
vegetation. In 1974, the Choe was diverted and made to bye-pass the lake
completely, the lake being fed by three siltation pots, minimizing the entry
of silt into the lake itself. The roof of the 'bund' or dam, elegantly
landscaped has become a favorite promenade.
04: Chandigarh - Manali. (310
Km / 8 - 9 hrs)
After early breakfast at the hotel start drive to Manali. Enroute stop at
Bilaspur for splendid view of Govind Sagar Dam and tea. Continue driving to
Manali via Mandi and Kullu. Arrive Manali by evening. After checking in the
hotel, proceed for walk in the town. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast leave for full day city tour of Manali. Evening stroll
around the mall road. Overnight at the hotel.
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa: Little Tibetan
monasteries, called Gompas, are a major tourist attraction in Manali. The
Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is full of life and colours.
Manu Temple: A picturesque half-hour walk up
the hills in Old Manali takes you to the Manu Temple. Legend has it that
Manu, the first Man, came to earth and landed on this spot after a great
Vashisht Baths: Vashisht, a village along the
banks of the river Beas, is famous for its hot springs and the temple of
Hadimba Devi Temple: 1.5 km from main Manali,
Hadimba Devi Temple has a 4-tier pagoda-shaped roof with an intricately
carved doorway and sculptures depicting Indian mythology. The surrounding
woods are very scenic, and you'll find plenty of locals ready to let you
photograph them in their local attire. You can even hop onto a yak and get
your photograph taken.
Day 06: Manali - Tandi (2573
M.) 110 Km / 5 - 6 Hrs Drive
Morning after breakfast drive to Tandi via Rohtang pass (3980 M) for
acclimatization purpose. Tandi is situated at the altitude of 2573 meters at
the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga River; Tandi is just 8 km short of
Keylong. The village has a population of about 500. It is believed that this
place was founded by Raja (King) Rana Chand under the name of Chandi which
over the years got corrupted in Tandi. According to the mythological story
about this place that Chandra and Bhaga River were son and daughter of the
Moon and sun God respectively. They were in love with each other and decided
to meet here to enter the wedlock. People respect this place as most sacred
place in Lahaul valley. Arrive Tandi in the evening dinner and overnight at
Drilbu Retreat in Tandi.
Day 07: Tandi - Sarchu (4253
M) 107 Km / 5 - 6 Hrs Drive.
From this day we drive on Leh route and the road winds through extensive
fields and long river of Bhaga on the way we stop at Darcha for Passport
check. Darcha is the base point for many different trekking routes.
Continue drive to Baralachla pass 4883 Meters. There is a lake known as
Surajtal and it is worth to stop here for pictures. Finally we reach Sarchu
which is the boundary line between Himachal and Jammu n Kashmir state.
Tonight our camp will be at an altitude of 4253 Meters. And it will be the
coldest night during the whole tour. This is the last point of Himachal in
this safari. Dinner and overnight at Swiss Cottage Tents.
Day 08: Sarchu - Karzok Village (4267m)
118 km / 6 hrs drive
after breakfast drive to Pang. Pang is the tiny migrated markets in
Leh-Manali road. The person who run the shops these are Ladakhi. They are
shifted there for few months as mid June till Sep. Just cross the Pang,
drive up. After the up hill drive we find the plain area around 60 km till
base of Tanglanla (5400m). Before Tanglanla we will take right turn to
Karzok village. The Gompa here is quite unusual because it is inhabited
predominantly by women, who often spend their day making beautiful garments
for themselves. The Gompa was built in about 1850 replacing one replacing
one destroyed during Dogra invasion. Rest day explore the village. Overnight
will be in the tent.
Day 09: Karzok - Tsomoriri -
Tsokar - Karzok - Excursion
Full day visit the lake side the small collection of huts. Tso Moriri is
situated at an altitude of 4573m form south east from Leh. It is like a
pearl shape and contains large mineral deposits. The circumference of the
lake is around 36 km. Here you must register and show your permit. Tsokar is
about 7km from Tsomoriri. There is a small Gompa. At the village of Thukse a
collection of solid brick huts set up for the dramatic winters. Late evening
return to the camp for overnight.
Day 10: Karzok - Leh 220
km in 8 - 9 hrs drive
After breakfast drive to Leh. Leh is the capital of Ladakh, lies nestled
among low hills on the north side of the Indus Valley, between the Stok
Mountains to the south and the Ladakh Range to the north, for centuries it
has been a place where travelers of different nationalities have rested, In
the 15th century both Leh and the village of Shey shared the responsibility
of being the capitals of Upper Ladakh, Shey was the more fortified of the
two, while Leh was in the prime position for trade. The town's growth in
importance is relegated by the building of the first royal residency on top
of Namguyal peaks. Leh's prosperity derived from its location at the foot of
the Khardung La, the gateway of the infamous trade route to Yarkand in
Turkistan. The trade involved the people of Leh at all levels, a few
undergoing the rigorous journey over the mountains themselves, some merely
setting up as merchants.
Day 11: Leh Sight seeing.
Morning after breakfast visit Shey Monastery; proceed to visit Thiksey and
Hemis monasteries. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock
15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family.
According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A
7.5 meters high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of
its kind, is installed here.
THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly
sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive
Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas
and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
HEMIS GOMPA: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the
wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems
from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor
of Guru Padma Sambhava's birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka
in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Hemis was built
in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh.
It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa
sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly
hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is
also used as "green room" by the dancers during the festival. The
temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes,
among them the Buddhist "Wheel of Life" (Kalachakra) and the lords
of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.
Day 12: Leh - Nubra via Khardungla
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road
(5602 Meters) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra by noon and check in at The Silk
Route Cottages. Evening at leisure. Overnight at The Silk Route Cottage.
KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra
valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the
world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on
the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at
higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
Day 13: Nubra Sight seeing.
Morning after breakfast proceeds for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at
Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Visit Hunder and Diskit
monasteries. Evening trek to Samstaling Monestary. Overnight at The Silk
DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of
headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of
shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the
valley can be seen form the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by
Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King
Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of
Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th
and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.
HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village
to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It
has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel
Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand
dunes for two hours is wonderful.
SAMSTANLING GOMPA: Samstanling Monastery was
founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima and Monastic community was introduced as
Rezong Gompa. About 50-60 monks are residing at this 132 years old
monastery. The Gompa has some strict rules and regulations.
-Women are not allowed in the monastery after sunset and before sunrise.
-No smoking is allowed (not even bringing cigarettes packets) in the
-Alcohol and non-veg. Food are strictly prohibited.
-Do not enter in sleeveless shirts and Pants.
Day 14: Nubra - Leh
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla
pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for
souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Leh
Day at leisure. You can visit local bazaar if you wish. Overnight at the
hotel in Leh
Day 16: Leh
After breakfast leave for sightseeing of Sankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa.
Rest of the day free to visit the nearby places on foot. Overnight at hotel
Day 17: Airport Departure.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi
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will be as follows:
used on the tour
|2 - 04 pax
||Euros 1200 Per person
||Dbl / twin sharing basis.
|05 - 08 pax
||Euros 1100 Per person
||Dbl / twin sharing basis.
||Euros 800 Per person
||Dbl / twin sharing basis.
||QI River Country
||Rashpian Adv. Camp
||Swiss Deluxe Tents
|Sumur - Nubra
||Silk Route Cottages
- All accommodation in specified hotels / camps or similar.
- Meal plan as specified above.
- Train tickets from Delhi - Chandigarh
- All transportation as per the itinerary by NAC Quails. (Max. 04 Pax
in 01 car)
- Arrival and departure transfer with assistance.
- English Speaking Local Guide for sightseeing.
- All monastery entrance fees.
- Inner-line permits
- Poterage at hotel and airport
- All applicable luxury/ road taxes
QUOTATION DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International & domestic Airfares
- Any monument entrance except monasteries in Ladakh.
- Any additional cost arising out of change in itinerary.
- Medical and insurance of any kind.
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight
delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
- Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and
items of personal nature.
- All of the above is subject to availability. If the accommodation
requested or offered is not available, we will try to arrange
alternative hotel accommodation at the same / similar level. However
this could sometimes entail extra cost as not all hotels maintain the
- The price of the tour is subject to change if the Hotels / Government
of India / Airlines should make increases in their prices / taxes.
- There will be 2% Surcharge on credit card payment. Only visa &
Master card accepted.
- For International flights airlines require you to report for check in
3 hrs prior to departure if you are flying economy class.
- Return flights should be reconfirmed at least 72 hrs prior to
departure. Anglo Indiago will do this for you on request; however we are
not responsible if the request is not made to us and seats are released
by the airline.
- The rates valid from 1st Oct 2006 - 30th April 2007
- Hotel Check - in & Check - out time 1200 NOON
- The guests must sign the tour agreement before the leave for India.
In case it is not convenient you may sign the agreement upon arrival in
- The prices are not valid during Ladakh festival
- The prices are based on a minimum of 02 persons travelling together.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TREVELLERS:
Please make sure you have following valid documents with
you before you leave for India.
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- Valid passport
- International air tickets.
- Overseas medical insurance. ( Mandatory )
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