Ladakh – The Mystic Escape


Ladakh – The Mystic Escape

Nights:
10 Days
Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast
Destinations:
DELHI, LEH, PANGONG TSO, NUBRA

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01 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 from £1999/pp

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Destinations Covered: Delhi, Leh, Pangong Tso, Nubra. Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

Itinerary

Flight to Delhi - Arrival Delhi in the night. Passage through Immigration and customs.

Welcome meeting at the airport by our representative with flower garlands.

Thereafter, transfer with assistance to the hotel. Check-in to your hotel room. Overnight stay at Hotel.

After Breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of New Delhi, which reflects the legacy of the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colors and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. It is built in red and buff sandstone with a diameter of 14.32 m at the base and about 2.75 m on the top with a height of 72.5 m. Qutbu'd-Din Aibak laid the foundation of the tower in AD 1199 for the use of the mu'azzin (crier) to give calls for prayer and raised the first floor, to which were added three more floors by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din Iltutmish (AD 1211-36). All the tiers are surrounded by a projected balcony encircling the tower and supported by stone brackets, which are decorated with honeycomb design, more conspicuously in the first floor.

Next stop would be the majestic Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begum, also known as Haji Begum, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture. It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile, and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb, although there is no record to that effect.

The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence.

Later explore the markets of Delhi around heart of Delhi.

Overnight will be in Delhi.

Early morning, board your internal flight to Leh. This must be one of the most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the      Nun Kun massif.

Leh, the capital of Ladakh is a fascinating hill station. It lies amidst the snow-capped hills of Himalayas withmany monasteries and colorful markets. It is also the Buddhist capital of North India. At a height of 11,000 feet, there are many strikingly beautiful and majestic mountains here, which slowly merge into an oasis of green fields.

Upon arrival in Leh, transfer to hotel. You would take a little time to settle in and acclimatize since you have gone from a relatively low elevation in New Delhi to over 11,000 feet!
Check in at the hotel and rest.

After breakfast we proceed for the Indus valley monastery tour including Thiksey, an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. We come back towards Leh and visit Shey the ancient capital of ladakh after which we drive Stok palace the present residence of the royal family.

Overnight will be at Leh.

Early morning we drive to Pangong Lake at the Tibet border. An all-encompassing trip to LADAKH will not be considered complete without experiencing the majestic as well as serene ambience of at least one of its three high altitude lakes on the way you cross over Chang La (5320 M / 17,800 Ft), a signboard proclaims it to be the third highest motorable pass in the world.

On reaching Pangong Tso, the largest brackish water lake in Asia, an absolutely amazing and captivating sight is laid out in front of you. One third of the lake is in India while the rest two thirds of the lake is in Tibet. Most of the streams feeding the lake are on the Tibetan side.

Overnight will be at Pangong.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Morning is at leisure at the lake and explores the surroundings on foot. After having thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the lake, you drive back to Leh.
Evening is at leisure and overnight will be in Leh.

Early breakfast will be at the hotel.
Later, we drive to Nubra valley crossing Khardung-la-pass - the highest motor able road in the world at 18,380 ft. Nubra valley is popularly known as valley of flowers.It is situated to the north of Ladakh between the Karakorum and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas.
On reaching Hunder experience the unique ride on a Bactrian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon.
Overnight will be at Nubra.

Breakfast will be at the hotel. In the morning we drive towards Panamik, located north of the Nubra valley. You can contemplate the hot springs and the magnificent mountains surrounding the city of Panamik.
On the way back to Hunder, visit the village of Sumur and Samstanling Monastery Overnight in mystique meadows earth homes.
Overnight will be in Hunder / Nubra.

Breakfast will be at the hotel, Later, you will get the unique opportunity to ride on a Bactrian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Then proceed to the other side of the river to visit the Hot Springs at Panamik and return to Sumoor to visit SAMSTANLING GOMPA founded by Lama Tsultims Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rezong Gonpa.About 50 monks are residing at this 132 years old Monastery. The Gompa has some strict rules and regulations like not allowing women in the monastery after sunset and before sunrise, no smoking etc.
Later drive to Leh over Khardung La.
Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market.
Overnight will be in Leh.

As per the flight timing, you will be transferred to the Leh airport to take a flight back to Delhi.
This day is free for you to relax shop or explore independently.
Later drive to Delhi airport and as per the flight timings you will be transferred to the airport to take flight back home with sweet memories of the tour.

Included

  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similiar using 01 double rooms.
  • International air fare and domestic air fare.
  • Daily buffet breakfasts except in pangong & nubra.
  • Hotel occupancy on double / twin sharing basis.
  • All meals included in pangong & nubra.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A/C vehicle for all transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary TOYOTA INNOVA.
  • English speaking drivers at all places.
  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Driver allowances etc.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.
  • All road taxes, government taxes.

Excluded

  • Please note that lunches and Dinner are not included unless mentioned.
  • Personal expenses, camera, etc. fees, tips, porter charges (if any) at places where applicable.
  • Visa charges are not the part of the tour package.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Items of personal nature like tips , laundry, phone calls etc.
  • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
  • Bar, telephone and laundry bills.
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby.
  • Any others expenses.

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