From the majestic Himalayas to the tropical forests of Western Ghats, India is perhaps the most diverse country in the world. The country’s northernmost tip, Ladakh is sandwiched between the Karakoram and the Himalayas. During winter, because of the high snows, the region sometimes becomes inaccessible. Although popular among tourists, the Ladakh Leh region is still among one of the less explored regions of India. It is believed that Buddhism penetrated into Tibet from India via Ladakh. 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 continue our tour to Lower Ladakh, Khangong La, and Pangong Lake. Finally, we conclude the tour with a return flight from Leh to Delhi.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: 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. After checking-in we take rest for some time, in order to get properly acclimatized to the high altitude. In the evening, we tour the Leh Market and Shanti Stupa. Overnight in Leh.
Day 02: Drive from Leh to Lower Ladakh then back to Leh
We begin our sightseeing tour after breakfast. We visit Leh Palace, Likir Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame Museum and also the Confluence of Zanskar and Indus Rivers. Later in the evening, we return back to Leh for a good night’s sleep.
Day 03: Leh to Khardong La pass (5800m/18680 ft) and back to Leh
After breakfast, we drive to Khardong La pass. After admiring the excellent scenery from the pass we return back to Leh to enjoy a hot meal. After lunch we tour Shey and Thikshey monasteries. Next, explore the local market and end the day. Overnight in Leh.
Day 04: Leh to Pangong Lake (4267 m/ 14000 ft) to Leh
We leave our hotel early in the morning for our visit to the Pangong Lake which is one of the highest and also the largest saltwater lake in the world. We spend time on the banks of the lake enjoying its breathtaking view. We drive back to Leh on the same route. Overnight in Leh.
Day 05: Early morning flight to Delhi
After a farewell tea/coffee at our hotel, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport for our flight to Delhi.
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
What Is Included
- Indian visa fee
- Airport/Hotel transfers
- All ground transportation by non-AC private vehicle
- Accommodation in 4 star hotel(s) on twin-shared basis with breakfast
- English speaking, trained and experienced local staff
- All necessary permits and paper work
- Company services and all required Indian government taxes/royalties
What Is Not Included
- International and domestic airfares
- 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.
Based on availability at the time of the booking, 4-star hotel(s) will be provided in this tour. We will be accommodated in Shabhala or Hotel Gwaling International. All accommodation will be on twin-shared basis. Single rooms can also be made available by paying an additional USD 240.
During our stay in Ladakh, a buffet style breakfast will be served. Remaining meals have to be managed on one’s own. As a variety of meals are available in most hotels, it is advised that you ask the hotel or restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Impressions of Ladakh route map
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.
The best time to visit Ladakh is from May to October.
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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.