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Ladakh Tour takes you to Leh as well as Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. Ladakh region is the highest Indian plateau and also one of the least explored Himalaya regions. Because of its proximity with Tibet, Ladakh looks more like Tibet than India which is why the region is also called 'Little Tibet'. Ladakh also has a historical importance in the region - it has been a part of the famous ancient Silk Road, serving as an important strategic point in the Himalayas since ancient times. Buddhism is believed to have penetrated to Tibet from India via Ladakh Himalayas. Similarly, Nubra valley has served as an important transit point for caravans travelling to Central Asia, China and Tibet.
The Ladakh Tour with Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake starts with your arrival in Delhi, the capital city of India. From Delhi, we fly to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. From Leh, we make a detour to Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. The tour ends with another flight from Leh to Delhi again, from where you will travel to your onward destination.
Other similar Ladakh Tours include: Impressions of Ladakh Tour - 5 Days,
and Ladakh Extended Tour - 14 Days
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. We use deluxe camp on full-board basis in Pongong Lake, Uletekpo and Nubra Valley. 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 385 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.
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.
Day to Day Itinerary
Fly from Delhi to Leh (3,520m/11,545 ft): 1 hour
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 Lamayuru to Uletokpo: 160 Km, 4/5 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Lamayuru and en route visit Liker Monastery and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Check in camp at Uletekpo and enjoy our hot lunch. After lunch, we drive to visit the mesmerizing Moon landscapes and the Lamayuru monastery (oldest monastery in Ladakh). Overnight Camp at Uleetokpo.
Uletokpo to Leh: 70 Km, 2/3 hours
After breakfast, we leave for Leh and en route visit Alchi, Likir Monastery, and Magnetic Hill. Upon arrival in Leh, visit Leh Palace and then transfer to our hotel in the evening. Overnight in Leh.
Leh to Pangong Lake (4,420 m/14,500 ft): 160 Km, 4/5 hours
Drive to Pangong Lake at 14,500 ft, and through Changla Pass at 17,350 ft. Pangong Lake is a spectacular lake which is surrounded by colorful mountains. The views reflected on the lake are simply mesmerizing. The color of the lake keeps changing throughout the day. Overnight Camp at Pongong Lake.
Pangong Lake to Leh: 160 Km, 4/5 hours
We take our breakfast in camp and then drive back to Leh. En route, we visit Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace. Overnight Hotel in Leh.
Leh to Nubra Valley (5,578 m/ 18,380 feet): 120 Km, 4/5 hours
We drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla, highest drivable road in the world at 18,380 ft. Arrive at Deskit by afternoon. For the rest of the day, we are free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight Camp at Nubra.
Nubra Valley to Leh: 120 Km 4/5 hours
Today, after breakfast, we visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by the same route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Upon arrival at Leh, we visit Hemis Monastery. 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. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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