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. We begin this trip by flying to Leh from Delhi. 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.
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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 or coffee at the hotel, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport for our flight to Delhi.
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
Included in the Cost
Pickups and drops from airport and hotels
All ground transportation by non-AC private vehicle
Accommodation in 4 star hotel(s) on twin-shared basis
English speaking, trained and experienced local staff
All necessary permits and paper work
All required Indian government taxes/royalties
Not Included in the Cost
Indian visa fee
International and domestic airfares
All meals except breakfast
Any charges for carrying still/video cameras, etc.
Any kind of personal expenses
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.
A buffet style breakfast will be served during the trip. You are required to manage lunch and dinner on your 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.
Visa & Entry 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.
Best Time to Travel
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. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
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