Apricot Bloom (8 night / 9 days)
Day 1: Delhi – Leh – Transfer to Sham Valley
Upon arrival at the Kushok Bakula airport in Leh which is situated at 3500m altitude, you will be picked up by our representative at the airport and will be transferred to your Uleytokpo (Sham Valley). Overnight at Uleytokpo.
Sham Valley : The Sham Valley is full of green and fertile planes and is located about 125km west of Leh
Day 2 : Uletokpo – Lamayuru – Rizong Gompa – Kargil
After Leisurely breakfast drive the Indus Moon land of the Sham valley. LAMAYURU Monastery/Alchi And Rizong Gompa . Reaching Lamayuru village and have our lunch and later we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Today we ascend few passes and experience the first Buddhist village, Mulbek, the gaint statue of Matreya buddha , believed to be naturally existed . We cross the highest pass (Fotula 4166 mtrs.). Later afternoon reach kargil(2710 mtrs) . Overnight hotel at Kargil.
Lamayuru Monastery : Lamayuru monastery is ancient, built into the "moonscape". It has some beautiful frescoes and frightening masks. Visitors can also see the glass in the meditation cave of the Lama Naropa. Lamayuru is a part of the Dri-Gungpa sector in western Ladakh. Lamayuru was founded in the 11th century by Mahasiddacarya Naropa.
Rizong Gompa : Rizong (or Rhizong) gompa, Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Buddhist monastery is also called the Yuma Changchubling in Ladakh, India. It is situated at the top of a rocky side valley on the north side of the Indus, to the west of Alchi on the way to Lamayuru.
Day 3: Kargil to Sankoo Village (Suru valley excursion)
Enjoy the scenic breathtaking drive from Kargil via Trespon Village till Kartse Khar. The drive is so amazing and beautiful that it will sooth your soul with the magnificent colours and aura of its untouched beauty of the nature.
Once reaching Kartse Khar you will visit the 8.5 metre high statue of the Maitreya Buddha carved on the mountain which is from the 8th century. And just another few walks down the place there is the tomb of rRyal Khatoon, a queen from Baltistan.
Further drive few kms to catch a mesmerising glimpse of the Pinnacle Peaks and the Nun Run Peaks.
Later have a curated lunch experience on the outdoors of the beautiful Spiti Valley on you way back to Kargil via same trail.
Hunderman is one of the northernmost villages in India and is situated in the Kargil district of Ladakh. It is located 10 km from Kargil, the district headquarters, and is on the banks of the Drass River. It was under Pakistan's control until 1971. Later drive further to visit the Drass War memorial. The Kargil War Memorial, also known as Dras War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in the town of Dras, near Kargil city in Kargil district of Ladakh, India, commemorating the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. In evening drive back to Kargil. Overnight stay in Kargil.Day 5 : Kargil / Lamayuru/ Sangam Point/ Magnetic Hill/ Leh
After breakfast, start driving towards Leh. On the way stop for a quick visit to the Lamayuru monastery. Lamayuru is known for its unique landscape that resembles the moon. Take clicks of the beauty to cherish it as wonderful memories. Continue with your journey. Stop at the Magnetic hill to marvel at the amazing natural wonder. Also pay respects to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara- constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji- the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru. Continue your road journey. On arrival in Leh, visit the Hall of Fame Museum a war memorial by the Indian Army that was founded in the memory of Indian soldiers who laid lives in Indo-Pak wars. Complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.Day 6 : Leh /Nubra Valley via Khardongla. 125km.
After an early breakfast, drive to beautiful NubraValley via Khardungla (Highest Motor-able road in the World, 18,380 ft) with the zig zag trail continues and drive till Hundar village. On arrival check in Hotel or camp. Afternoon enjoy the beauty of sand dune and double hump camel ride. Overnight at Camp or Hotel.
KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
DESKIT VILLAGE: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen form the monastery.
DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar. HUNDAR VILLAGE: Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful (on own).
Today , we get up early morning visit to Diskit monastery and have wonderful view of Nubra valley. Later drive to Pangong Lake via Shayok. Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes which will leave you awestruck . Overnight at Camp.Day 8 : Pangong /Leh
After a late breakfast, we stroll in and around lake and watch the mother nature soothes you .Later drive back to Leh by visiting Thiksay monasteries and ShayPalace , if not visited the day before . Overnight Hotel.Day 9 : Departure: Leh/ Delhi
After an early breakfast ,depart to airport for onward destination ….fly with sweet memories of Ladakh.
|HOTEL CATEGORY||3 STAR||4 STAR||5 STAR|
|ULE||Alchi Zimskang /similar||Ule Standard Hut/similar||Ule Deluxe Cottages/similar|
|KARGIL||Barula/similar||The Kargil/similar||The Kargil/similar|
|LEH||NATURE’S LAND / PANGONG LEH/SIMILAR||DRUK LADAKH/LEH PLAZA / SIMILAR||THE GRAND DRAGON/ THE ABDUZ/ SIMILAR|
|NUBRA||DE NUBRA CAMP/ GREEN THRONES CAMP/SIMILAR||ORGANIC RETREAT / THE DUNES/SIMILAR||STONE HEDGE / SIMILAR|
|PANGONG||SHANTI CAMP/SIMILAR||NATURE’S NEST CAMP /SIMILAR||PANGONG RETREAT/ SIMILAR|
PACKAGE COST :
|NO OF PAX.||3 STAR||4 STAR||5 STAR|
|02 PAX (Innova)||45,100/-||58,600/-||76,600/-|
|04 PAX (Innova)||31,900/-||45,400/-||63,400/-|
|06 PAX (Innova)||27,500/-||41,000/-||59,000/-|
|06 PAX (Tempo)||29,116/-||42,616/-||60,616/-|
|08 PAX (Tempo)||26,512/-||40,012/-||58,012/-|
|10 PAX (Tempo)||24,950/-||38,450/-||56,450/-|
Package Cost Includes :
Ø Accommodation on double sharing basis as per the details given above.
Ø Meal Plan MAPI (Breakfast and Dinner).
Ø Arrival/departure transfer and all land transfers as per the itinerary
Ø 01 NAC Toyota Innova upto 6 Pax and 01 NAC Tempo Traveler from 6 to 10 pax for the entire tour as per the itinerary.
Ø Pickup Leh and Drop at Leh Airport
Ø Inner line permit.
Ø Driver allowance/toll/parking/road tax/fuel charges.
Package Cost Excludes :
Ø Air Fare/Train Fare and all entry fees at sightseeing spots.
Ø Any additional meals other than mentioned in the ‘inclusive’ column.
Ø Travel insurances.
Ø Monuments entrances fee and optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
Ø Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
Ø Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, political disturbances etc.
Ø Any item not specifically mentioned in Inclusions column.
Terms & Conditions:
Ø 100% payment to be deposited before the trip starts.
Ø Final Confirmation will be provided on full payment.
Ø April & October Month, Pangong Lake Journey will be done in one-day excursion.
Ø For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.