Impressions of Ladakh-5 days
From the majestic Himalayas to the tropical forests of Western Ghats, India is perhaps the most diverse country in the world. India’s Ladakh is the northernmost tip of India, sandwiched between the Karakoram and the Himalayas. During winter, the region sometimes becomes inaccessible due to the high snows. The Ladakh Leh Region is also one of the most popular areas for tourists and yet also among the few less explored regions in India. It's believed that Buddhism penetrated into Tibet from India via the Ladakh Himalayas. The influence of Buddhism can also be seen in the capital of Ladakh, Leh.
For the Impression of Ladakh, we fly from Delhi to Leh. From Leh, we make excursions to Lower Ladakh, Khangong La, and Pangong Lake. Finally, we conclude the tour with a return flight from Leh to Delhi for wer onward destination. Other similar India tours include: Sikkim and Darjeeling Overland tour - 5 days, Enchanting Sikkim, Kalimpong and Darjeeling: Overland tour - 7 Days.
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
USD 840 per person for minimum 2 people group
What Is Included
- Airport/Hotel transfers
- Accommodation in 4 star or ‘A’ class hotels on twin-sharing basis with breakfast
- Professional and experienced English-speaking local trekking guide
- All ground transportation as per itinerary by non-AC private vehicle
- All necessary permits and paper work
What Is Not Included
- International and domestic airfares
- Indian visa
- All meals except breakfast
- Any charges for carrying still/video cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Travel insurance
We use 4 star or ‘A’ class hotels for this tour. The accommodation will be in Hotel Shambhala or Hotel Gwaling International or similar. Since the tour is designed on a twin-sharing basis, we share a room with our fellow traveler, but if we prefer a single room, it can also be arranged by paying USD 240 as a single supplement.
During our stay in Ladakh’, a buffet style breakfast will be served. The remaining meals are not included. As a variety of meals are available in most hotels, it is advisable to ask the hotel or restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.
Day to Day Itinerary
Fly from Delhi to Leh (3520m/11,545 ft)
Upon our arrival at the Leh Airport, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take us to our hotel. We check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest to become properly acclimatized wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the hotel. In the evening, we will take a walking tour to the Leh Market and Shanti Stupa. Overnight in Leh.
Drive Leh to Lower Ladakh to Leh
At 08:30 am after our breakfast at the hotel, we have a full-day sightseeing tour of Leh Palace and Lower Ladakh including Likir, Alchi Monastery, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame museum and also the Confluence of the Zanskar and Indus Rivers - Sangam. Return back to Leh in the evening. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Leh to Khardong La (5800 m/18680 ft) and back to Leh
Today at 08:30 am, we leave the hotel after breakfast and drive to Khardongla Pass at 5800 m (18680 ft). In the afternoon, return back to Leh and enjoy a hot meal at the hotel. After lunch visit Shey, Thikshey and explore the local market. Overnight in Leh.
Leh to Pangong Lake (4267 m/ 14000 ft) to Leh
Today, we leave the hotel at 06:30 am with a packed breakfast and have a long drive to Pangong Lake via the Changla Pass. The Pangong Lake extends from Tibet to Ladakh and is one of the highest and also the largest saltwater lake in the world. We enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high altitude of the lake. Drive back to Leh by the same route. Overnight in Leh.
Fly Leh to Delhi by morning flight
After a farewell tea/coffee at our hotel, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport for our flight to Delhi.
Visa and Travel Procedures
All visitors need a visa for India, except citizens of neighboring countries Nepal and Bhutan. An Indian visa must be obtained from the Indian Embassy in our home country before traveling to India.
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
The best time to visit Ladakh region is from May to October.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.