Ladakh Extended Tour-14 days
Ladakh Extended Tour
Ladakh Extended Tour
Ladakh Extended Tour
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.
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.
US$ 2290 per person (minimum 2 people)
What Is Included
- Airport/Hotel transfers
- Accommodation in 4 star or A class hotels on twin-sharing basis with breakfast
- Full board during camping
- 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 during hotel stay
- 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 in Leh, Alchi Resort or similar in Alchi, Hotel Green Land or similar in Kargil and Marq Hotel or similar in Padum. We use deluxe camp on full-board basis in Pongong Lake and Tso-Moriri Lake. 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 665 as a single supplement.
During our stay in Ladakh, a buffet style breakfast will be served in our hotels. 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. Only on camping days will all meals be provided by Himalayan Glacier.
Day to Day Itinerary
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.
Leh to Nubra Valley (5,578 m/18,380 feet): 120 Km, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we leave the hotel at 08:30 am and drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (highest drivable road in the world, 18,380 ft). Arrive at Deskit by Afternoon. Rest of the day we are free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel safari in sand dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight in Nubra.
Nubra Valley to Leh: 120 Km, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by the same route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Upon arrival at Leh, we visit Shey, Thikshey and Leh Palace. Overnight in Leh.
Leh to Pangong Lake (4420 m/14500 ft) 150 Km, 4-5 hours
After early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., the third highest drivableroad in the world. At noon, we arrive at Pangong, the highest salt water lake in the World, shared both by India and China. Enjoy the beauty of the fascinating high-altitude Pangong Lake while appreciating its changing colors. Overnight at Pongong Lake(Camp).
Pangong Lake to Alchi: 200 Km, 5-6 hours
After breakfast at camp, we leave camp and drive to Alchi and en-route visit Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Magnetic Hill. Arrive at Alchi by afternoon. Visit Alchi monastery and spend rest of the day free to explore Alchi village. Overnight in Alchi.
Alchi to Kargil 160 Km, 5-6 hours
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.
Kargil to Padum: 250 Km, 7-8 hours
Early morning after breakfast, we drive to Padum (Zanskar). On the way, we can admire the magnificent view of Nun Kun Peak and Dran Drung Glacier and visit Rangdum Monastery. We reach Padum by evening and spend the night.
After breakfast, we leave for sightseeing of Karsha, Stongdey and Sani then get back to Padum by evening. Overnight in Padum.
Padum to Kargil: 250 Km, 7-8 hours
After breakfast, go back to Kargil by same route via Penzi La Passs. Overnight Hotel in Kargil.
Kargil to Leh: 230 Km
After breakfast, leave back to Leh by same route. Reach Leh by evening. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Leh to Chumthang to Tsomoriri Lake: 240 Km, 7-8 hours
In the morning, we drive to Tsomoriri passing Chumathang (Hot Spring) along the Indus River then arrive at Tsomoriri at 4pm. Afterwards, we take a walk around the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight at Tso-Moriri Lake (Camp).
Tsomoriri to Sumdo to Leh: 235 Km
After a leisurely breakfast, we walk around the lake and drive back to Leh passing Puga (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar Lake, Tanglang La Pass (17,585ft) and Rumtse. On the way, we visit Hemis Monastery, Shey Palace, and Thiksey Monastery. Overnight in Leh.
Today we spend the whole day leisurely. We can stroll around the market places of Leh for some time or just rest and relax throughout the day in our hotel. If we are interested in souvenirs from Ladakh, we can buy them in Leh. Overnight in Leh.
Leh to Delhi
Our trip to Ladakh and Leh comes to an end today. 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. Indian visa must be obtained from the Indian Embassy in your 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.
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