LADAKH Fixed DEPARTURE PACKAGES - 2021 6 Nights / 7 Days

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Overview

ABOUT LADAKH.!!

Ladakh (meaning "land of high mountain passes") is a mountainous region in North India. Leh, the main city is situated at 3500m above sea level nestled in the great Himalayan, Karakoram, Zanskar and Ladakh ranges. Ladakh is known for remote mountain beauty, studded with monasteries and stupas. Ladakh is often referred as "Little Tibet" due to its geographical proximity and strong links to Tibetan culture.

ACCLIMATIZATION

Leh is at 3500m above sea level so acclimatization can get difficult because of high altitude. It is advisable to spend at least two days to acclimatize before you set out for your adventures. Drink plenty of water or other fluids such as soup, tea and juice.

CLIMATE

Ladakh is a rain shadow region of the Himalayas, the annual average rainfall in Leh is 100 mm. In summer, temperature reaches 25°C and it drops down to -15°C in winter. The high passes are closed during winter due to heavy snowfall.

LANGUAGES:

Ladakhi, Zanskari, Tibetan, English and Hindi - The predominant language is Ladakhi, it is closely related to Tibetan though is not mutually intelligible with it. A Ladakhi phrasebook "Getting Started in Ladakhi" by Melong publication is available in bookstores.

Itinerary
Day 1 : (Leh)DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH

Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome drink take a complete rest for acclimatization to the height altitude of Leh (3500 meters). In the late afternoon drive to the city for an orientation walk in the markets‚ followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa‚ Leh palace. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

SHANTI STUPA is situated on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Leh. Shanti Stupa as know Buddhist white-domed stupa. Shanti stupa provides beautiful and panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. This has become a primary reason for Shanti Stupa to become a popular tourist attraction, apart from its religious.

THE LEH PALACE, also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar,' is a 17th-century former royal palace and one of the central attractions in Leh. Built under the patronage of by King Sengge Namgyal, it used to house his family. The nine-story dun-colored palace now houses a museum and a prayer room, while the highlight is the sweeping view of Leh and the surrounding Zanskar mountain from the rooftop.

Day 2 : (Leh)DAY 02: LEH - EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY (65 KMS / 04 HRS – ONE WAY)

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 Kms from Leh was constructed in memory of Guru


Nanak Dev ji Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous Confluence Of Two Rivers Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). After visiting confluence we head to Alchi Gompa, The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After visiting Alchi we back towards leh enroute visiting Likir Monastery was built in 11th century and was again re-built in 18th century and houses a 25 feet Lord gold covered Buddha Statue. Later we drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.

HALL OF FAME An important stopover on the tourist circuit, the Hall of Fame encapsulates the essence of patriotism and displays exhibits relating the bravery of Indian soldiers and their courageous accomplishments. As you pass through the OP Vijay Gallery, which showcases weaponry that was used in the Kargil War, and see the elaborate display of the documents of the war, uniforms that are worn at the Siachen glacier and others, you will be filled with a sense of pride. The letters written by soldiers to their families, photographs clicked during wars fought in the region and a 30-minute documentary on the Kargil War, are some of the highlights. On the second floor, guns and equipment that were detained by the Indian Army during its confrontations with the Pakistan army have been put up as exhibits. The museum also houses a souvenir shop. The hall has been built inside a museum that was erected by the Indian Army in honour of soldiers who perished during the various wars that have been fought in this region.

MAGNETIC HILL Perched at an altitude of 14,000 ft, Magnetic Hill is one of the most intriguing spots in the country. This tiny hillock is said to defy gravity as it tends to pull vehicles upwards. It is quite thrilling to defy the laws of science and be pulled in the opposite direction. The scientific theory states that there is a strong magnetic force emanating from the hills that defies gravity at this particular spot. It is a good pitstop on the highway and serves as a break in between mundane road travel. Do note that it is best to visit between May to September, when the road is easily accessible. There is a board that marks the location of magnetic hill, so it cannot be missed while driving down the highway. Local Ladakhi superstition believes that the road is a straight stairway to heaven.

CONFLENCE OF THE ZANSKAR: indus river is originated from the great Himalayan ranges and Zanskar river originates from Zanskar ranges. Zanskar river is shiny blue in colour, on the other hand Indus looks a little green. Zanskar meets Indus in Nimmu valley from the north-east. This is a scenic view for the visitors and they find it fascinating to mark both the rivers even after their confluence

GURUDWARA PATHAR SAHIB is a highly revered gem located 25 miles away from Leh town on Kargil Leh Highway. Devoted to Guru Nanak Devi Ji, the founder of Sikh Religion, the sacred place beautifully commemorate his visit to Ladakh. Dating back to 1517, the Gurudwara houses a boulder with imprints of the head, shoulders and backside of Shree Guru Nanak Dev.

ALCHI GOMPA The architecture of Alchi Monastery is of Tibetan style. The monastery complex has three major shrines

- the Dukhang (Assembly hall), the Sumtsek and the Temple of Manjushri. There are also chortens in the complex.

Wall paintings are the major attractions here as they depict details of both Buddhist style and Kashmiri style. The complex houses a huge statue of the Buddha and lavish wood carvings and artwork, similar to baroque style.

Day 3 : (Leh)DAY 03: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

After an early breakfast we-check out from camp or hotel and drive towards PANGONG LAKE via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards Nubra) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse. For Pangong we pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally we can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). After spending an hour or more time (as time permits) we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 meters. Upon arrival at the lake we check-in at our pre-arranged camp for overnight stay.

ost breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The highest motor able road in the world) at 5,602 meters / 18,390 feet, which is 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 feet above sea level. Upon arrival at Nubra we check-in at our camp / hotel in Hunder for overnight


stay. In the evening one can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at the camp or hotel.

Day 4 : (Nubra Valley)IN NUBRA (HUNDER VILLAGE) –EXCURSION TO TURTUK

Today we will drive to Turtuk. The new area for tourist and the last village of Nubra toward end to Pakistan Border. Visit Turtuk and Bokdhang Villages. Drive back to Hunder. Overnight at camp.

Day 5 : (Nubra Valley)DAY 05: NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE (150 KMS / 5 HRS)

After an early breakfast we-check out from camp or hotel and drive towards PANGONG LAKE via Agham & Shyok Valley. Some of the road patches in areas are extremely tough (towards Nubra) in terms of road conditions but no doubt the journey is very scenic! Later after crossing this adventurous part we drive further towards Durbuk & Tangtse. For Pangong we pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally we can have a sudden view of the Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). After spending an hour or more time (as time permits) we drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 meters. Upon arrival at the lake we check-in at our pre-arranged camp for overnight stay.

Day 6 : (Pangong Lake)DAY 06: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH VIA CHANGLA (149 KMS / 6 HRS)

Morning at leisure, explore the beauty of lake and later drive back to Leh via Changla Pass 5486 meters en-route visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. And futher to Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and after another 5 km drive through a picturesque landscape we reach to Shey Palace (the ancient capital of Ladakh) and 3 Idiots Rancho School. Drive further to Leh. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7 : (Pangong Lake)DAY 07: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)

Tour concludes. The TBO Holidays thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

Hotel Detail
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Nubra Delight Camp or similar
Deluxe Hotel Hotel Sipa | Chonjor Residency or similar
Super Deluxe Ladakh Palace | Northen Singge | or similar
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Nubra Delight Camp or similar
Deluxe Hotel Nubra Ethnic Camp | Regal Camp Or similar
Super Deluxe | Nubra Summer Camp | Wooden Resort | or simialr
Hotel Type Hotel Name
Standard Hotel Norling Camp or buddha camp or similar
Deluxe Hotel Ladakh Palace | Northen Singge | or similar
Super Deluxe Mistal Cottage | Tso Camp | Or similar
Price Summary
Hotel Type 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax Extra Adult
Standard Hotel 59750 50750 47800 47250 -
Deluxe Hotel 62500 53550 50500 49950 -
Luxury Hotel 69150 60200 56950 56550 -
Super Deluxe 66550 57600 54550 53950 -
Other Info

Ä Service tax (5%)

Ä Any Kind of Personal Expenses / Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

Ä Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices includes”.

Ä The services of vehicle are not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.

Ä Guide charges, camera fee & any monument entrances.

Ä Medical & travel insurance

Ä Any changes you may choose to make during your tour.

Ä Additional costs due to flight cancellation, roadblocks etc.

1. 50% Amount of total billing (immediate on confirmation)

2. Remaining 50 % Payment one month prior to departure date

1. Prices valid from 01st May 2021 to June. 2021

2. Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon)

3. The TBO Holidays will not bear any cost for flight cancellation or delay due to Bad weather or any other reason given by the airline. Cost for accommodation and transport in such cases will have to be borne by passenger by at own.

4. There would be no refund for the roadblocks at Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake & Tsomoriri Lake due to natural calamity. The alternate accommodation Cost at Leh due to the same should be bear by the passenger directly.

5. No Refund or Compensation for any unused services or transport in any kind of circumstance.


6. No refund in case of No Show.

7. No changes in the date of travel once booked.

8. Room allotment will be as per availability at the time of check in, floor or view preferences are not guaranteed.

9. 50% advance (Non-Refundable) to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation (refundable in special/extreme cases) & Balance 50% 21 days prior to arrival.

10. Cost of Child between 5 to 09 Yrs (Without Bed only) & for extra Bed kindly consider the cost of Extra Bed

11. Child below 5 Yrs of age will be complimentary except air ticket.

12. Blocking of Rooms will be hold for period of 01 month only.

Note:

1. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned in the proposed hotels only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In case the accommodation is not available at any of the above-mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

2. Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available, we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.

3. We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost

4. The timings mentioned in Day schedule in the itinerary may vary depending upon the road conditions, particular destination visits, En route meals, climatic conditions, particular health conditions of the guests and timings of sightseeing places and monuments.

5. It is mandatory to carry the Photo identity Proof during travel and must be presented at the time of Check Inn in all hotels for security reason.

MUST KNOW

Protected area permits to citizen of following countries have to be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs / Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India, New Delhi. The District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate will not issue the Protected Area Permit without the prior approval of the above Ministries’.

They are requested to obtain the

Protected Area Permit / Inner Line permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs/ Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India, New Delhi.

1. Republic of China |2. Pakistan | 3. Myanmar | 4. Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Srilanka & those who Possess Diplomatic Official Passport

Ä Mumbai – Leh – Mumbai (Air tickets in economy class)

Ä Assistance upon arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport,

Ä Traditional welcome in the Hotel with Welcome Drink (Hot Tea / Coffee / Kahwa) on arrival

Ä 06 Night accommodation twin/triple sharing basis as per the itinerary.

Ä 06 Breakfast + 06 Dinner

Ä Return airport and round-trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Vehicle as per the itinerary

Ä Wildlife fee & Red Cross fee

Ä All toll taxes / parking fee / driver allowance

Ä Ladakh Entry Fee

Ä Inner Line Permit for Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake & Turtuk Village

Ä One Mid-Sized Oxygen Cylinder during Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake visit

1. Professional Tourist Guide : Rs. 2200 per day.

2. River Rafting on Indus | Zanskar : Rs. 1800 per person to Rs. 2000 per person

3. Motorbike hire for full day : Rs.1,800.00 per bike + fuel.

4. Pedal down the highest motorable road on a cycle : Rs.1,500 per person including transport (min 4 pax)

5. Double hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley at Sand Dunes: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 (as per the duration)

6. Cultural Dance Program : Rs. 10,000 per program

7. Oxygen Cylinder : Rs. 600 per day

8. ATV Ride : Rs. 1000 – 1500 per person (as per the duration)

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