|Duration:||14 Days||Trip Code:||HGTIN-0193|
|Primary activity:||Cultural and Historical Tours||Secondary activity:||n/a|
|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||4.420m/14.500ft|
|Arrival on:||Delhi, India||Departure from:||Delhi, India|
|Meals:||Breakfast during hotel stay and full board camping|
|Accomodation:||4 star hotels and deluxe camp|
Ladakh is situated on the northernmost tip of India, sandwiched between the Karakoram and the Himalayas. It is 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 to Tibet from India via Ladakh Himalayas. The influence of Buddhism can also be seen in the capital of Ladakh, Leh. During winter, the region sometimes becomes inaccessible due the thick layer of snow. Enjoy the brightly painted monasteries, wall tapestries, handmade crafts and the peculiar fragrance of Ladakh.
For our Extended Ladakh tour, we fly from Delhi to Leh. From Leh, we make excursions to various regions and landscapes of Ladakh including Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Alchi, Kargil, and Tsomoriri Lake. Finally, we conclude the tour with a return flight from Leh to Delhi.Other similar India tours include: Impressions of Ladakh Tour - 5 Days, Sikkim and Darjeeling Overland Tour - 5 days, Enchanting Sikkim, Kalimpong and Darjeeling: Overland tour - 7 Days.
After breakfast, we leave for Kargil and en-route we visit Moon Landscape, Lamayuru (oldest monastery in Ladakh) and Giant Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh. We arrive in Kargil by evening and have dinner. Overnight in Kargil.Kargil: Kargil is a quiet town now, but previously Kargil once served as an important trade and transit centre in the Pan-Asian trade network. Numerous caravans carrying exotic merchandise comprising silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory, etc. transited in the town on their way to and from China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir. The old bazaar displayed a variety of Central Asian and Tibetan commodities even after the cessation of the Central Asian trade in 1949 till these were exhausted about two decades back. Similarly, the ancient trade route passing through the township was lined with several caravanserais. Now, travelers of numerous nationalities have replaced traders of the past, and Kargil has regained its importance as a center of travel-related activities.