Leh Ladakh! Bollywood’s personal pick- it’s your time now to travel to this rustic and heavenly destination in real and not through movie screen. Set amidst the epic Himalayas the rugged valleys and mountains, winding roads coupled with the vibrant cultural life maintain the exuberance and charm of this region. The iconic Magnetic Hill, the turquoise Pangong Lake, the confluence of two mystical rivers, ancient and awe inspiring monasteries and the highest passes are a few of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh in general. The moon like desert mountains continue to be an exceptional destination for adventure seekers and admirers of Buddhism and phenomenal mountain vistas. So, pack some travel essentials with you to explore the most enthralling destination of India and bring back souvenirs of endless memories with you.These picture perfect destinations of India are still untapped and pristine to its core gems.Be a part of an unforgettable travel story with us and relish our legacy to travel, explore and celebrate life.
When exploring Ladakh, be a traveler not tourist!
DAY 01: Arrive Leh
You will be accompanied with KareVoyage Travel buddy from Delhi airport.
Upon arrival our local representative will meet us and transfer the members to the Hotel for Check in. Acclimatize for the day, this is very crucial so that your body gets acclimatize to the sudden change in altitude. Our local representative will visit you again in the evening to ensure that you are doing perfectly fine. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Day 02: Leh Excursion
After an early breakfast we start our day by visiting Leh palace sitting a top the Leh town to experience the grandeur of the kings of Ladakh. The architecture of the palace is something you can keep looking at for hours and the view from the top makes a picture perfect frame.
Then we move to Sindhu ghat, Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. Thiksay monastery is the most beautiful of all the monasteries, built as a replica of La-Potala in Lhasa.
After visiting above places, we drive back and drive to Gurdwara pather Sahib and Magnetic hill. Later we go to Shanti Stupa by evening to experience the sun set over Leh town and Zanskar ranges, the view from the atop the Shanti stupa is just breathtaking. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Day 03: Leh/Nubra Valley(148 Kms/6 hrs)
Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp in Hunder relax and get refreshed. In the evening we drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high-altitude desert with snowcapped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance, can be seen snow-capped mountains. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 04: Nubra to Turtuk and back. 80 Kms one way/7-8 hrs.
After breakfast drive towards Turtuk border village that sits on the crossroad of Himalayan and Karakoram ranges overlooking the Shyok river is home to the people of Balti tribe with its unique culture and tradition. Baltis are also known for their sumptuous cuisine. The village was used to be under Pakistani occupation until 1971 when India won it back in a fierce war fought against the Pakistani army. Atop the village you also get a view of Pakistani side of the border. Almost every family is divided and some of the relatives now reside on the other side of the border. You would get some of your best shots here in Turutk. The place is also known for quality apricots and sword dance which they perform on important occasions and marriages. As someone rightly said that “only smiles are sweeter than apricot in Turtuk”. Drive back to Nubra and overnight in Hotel/camp.
Day 05: Nubra Valley to to Pangong Lake via Shayok Valley (150 Kms/5-6hours)
After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake via Shayok Valley, probably one of the scenic landscapes as you drive across river shayok for most part of your journey. Reach Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). The lake is bisected by the international border between India and China. The lake became a rage with Indian tourists after Amir shot the climax of his film 3 idiot and Ladakh became a destination overnight. On a sunny day the reflection of the sky makes the color of lake look turquoise blue in contrast with the earthy mountains to make pictures look unreal and surreal. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at the camp near lake.
Day 06: Pangong to Leh (155Kms/5-6 hrs)
Explore the lake area early in the morning as you would get some good images. After breakfast drive back to Leh via Changla, Karoo before finally arriving the town.
Drop back at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Day 07: Leh
After breakfast we drive to get indulge into the offbeat experience. We will get you something really interesting to experience and we will decide this once our group is formed.
Later drive to market for shopping.
Evening experience the unique cultural performances by local artistes at the hotel in the evening.
Hope you all had fantastic times, we promise that you will cherish these memories for a lifetime.. Now is the time to say bye- bye to your friends, with a promise to meet again and keep in touch.
- Airfares – Delhi-Leh-Delhi
- 07 Nights accommodation at proposed Hotel
- 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunchesand 7 Dinners. (Breakfast & Dinner in the hotel)
- Inner Line Permit
- Oxygen Cylinder In Each Car
- Mineral Water Each Day
- Chauffeur drivenCars – 4 guests per car
- All parking, road taxes, fuel and driver allowances, taxes.
- Entrance to the attractions mentioned above
- KareVoyage Travel buddy
- Meals not mentioned in Inclusions.
- Extras like liquor, and any personal expense
KareVoyage Comfort :
• For our Elder travelers who wish to avail home-to home service for pick up and drop we will be happy to assist you with the same – At nominal additional cost – (Applicable for guests joining us from Delhi & NCR region.
• Before we start any trip as a practice and for your utmost comfort we gather all information pertaining to your day to day activities, medical history, eating habits, in order to give you a true wholesome experience.
• We will host a small get- together before we embark on the journey, the camaraderie is even better once you know your fellow travelers joining you for a tour.
We believe in transparency and deliver what we promise.
Please Note :
1. Itinerary can be changed as per museum’s opening days & availability of slots.
2. City tour route depends on present traffic & other situations. Guide and your Tour Leader can take decision about the same as per present situation while touring.
3. Portage/any, kind of tips/ telephone calls / laundry / Liquor & juice used from hotel room fridge / Paid T.V. channels at hotel rooms etc not included.
We try to support as much as we can in event that you have to cancel your tour because of reasons beyond your control.
However, our cancellation policy is aligned with our various service providers and it varies from country to country, for Leh Ladakh it goes as under ::
Upto 90 Days before departure date: 25% of package amount
89-60 days: 75% of tour package cost
59-45 days: 100%
We are delighted to see how India fought the pandemic and graph has almost flattened.
Incase a guest before departure gets COVID, 100% refund will be provided by the hotel & airlines. (Report will be required)
Incase government decides to ban travel due to Pandemic to the said location, airline will refund or adjust the amount for future travel.
We have contracted with the hotels in a way to give us the flexibility of 100% refund incase of cancellation due to COVID related emergency.
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The KareVoyage team understands the gap and works very hard on how to deliver on what we promise. Keeping all current gaps that people over 50 experience while