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Remarkable Ladakh

Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival Leh.

Arrival Leh, Wisdom representative will meet, greet, assist and transfer you to Hotel in Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening take a walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Leh (90 Kms round trip)

Morning after breakfast visit Hall of Fame, Spituk Monastery and Kali Mata Temple, Magnetic Hill,  Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and Confluence of Zanskar - Indus rivers. Return to Leh for lunch (on own). In the evening visit Leh Palace, Donkey Sanctuary and Shanti Stupa for beautiful sunset view. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

LADAKH HALL OF FAME: The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and  weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh.  And belongings of the enemy soldiers found at war site. All the martyr and the gallantry awards. Here’s something that you will be proud of our defense personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.

SPITUK GOMPA: 8 Kms from Leh, it stands prominently on the top of hillock commanding a panoramic view of the Indus Valley for miles. Many icons of Buddha and fine Thankas are to be found in this 15th century Gompa. The Gompa also houses a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe-inspiring image of Mahakaal. The face of the Kali image is kept covered and is revealed only at the annual function at January every year.

MAGNETIC HILL : Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!

GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB:

Situated 25 miles from Leh, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib stands at the place where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru, is believed to have vanquished a demon. According to legend, during his sojourn in Ladakh, Guru Nanak was attacked by a demon. The demon threw a large boulder on the guru as he sat at the base of a hill meditating. However, the rock became soft like molten wax and failed to cause any harm to the Sikh guru. The demon was in for a surprise when he found the Sikh guru unscathed. Bristling with fury, the demon tried to crush Guru Nanak by kicking the boulder with all his might. To his surprise, the demon’s foot caused a deep impression in the boulder which had turned soft. Realizing that the man in front of him was no mortal soul, the demon underwent a transformation and stopped harassing the people. The boulder with the imprints of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the foot of daemon still rests there. The gurudwara is maintained today by the Indian Army. It is a tradition for vehicles to stop and pay obeisance at the temple.

CONFLENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS : On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.

DONKEY SANCTUARY : The sanctuary is situated just off the road leading to Khardungla Pass. The public is encouraged to visit the sanctuary and friendly signs will direct you to the sanctuary from the center of Leh. Once at the sanctuary, the artistic surprise awaiting you is well worth the effort. It is open to the public throughout the day and donations and juicy carrots are most welcome and used exclusively for improving the lives and welfare of these wonderful animals.

LEH PALACE : The Palace overlooks Leh town and is modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The royal family moved to Stok Palace. Leh Palace is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The richest collection of jewellery, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns, and centuries-old pieces of jewellery are kept here for public display. There are Chinese Thangka or sooth paintings which are more than 450 years old but  still look new.

SHANTI STUPA (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.

Day 03: Leh - Nubra Via Khardungla Pass (140 Kms / 5 – 6 hrs)

Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Later if time permits visit Hunder Sand Dunes and Diskit monastery and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.

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).

Day 04: Nubra - Leh

Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.

Jokhang: the Ladakh Buddhist Association in 1957 built the small Gonpa opposite to SBI and known as Jokhang in the main bazaar, which is open throughout the day for visitors. The Gonpa contains statue of Joyo Rinpoche (crowned Buddha).

LEH MOSQUE: The Jama Masjid of Leh was built in 1666-67 AD under an agreement between Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi ruler Deldan Namgyal. Initialy, the architecture of the mosque bore Tibetan, Central Asian and Ladakhi style. In recent years it has been reconstructed and given a new look with minarets and domes.

Day 05 : Excursion to Pangong Lake (280 Kms round trip)

Morning after breakfast drive to to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Evening back to hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.

THE PANGONG LAKE : This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thiksey, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple.

But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.

Day 06 :Airport Departure.

Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.

 

 

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in Standard room at :
  • 04 nights stay at specified hotels in Leh with attached bathroom.
  • 01 night stay at specified camps / similar in Nubra with attached bathroom.
  • Stay on MAP Basis (05 breakfasts and 05 dinners) in Superior category and higher; Stay with breakfast only in “Economy Category”.
  • Transportation by one NAC Xylo / Scorpio / Innova / similar (as per availability) for arrival / departure transfers, sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance at the airport while arriving and departing.
  • charges are inclusive like
  • Ladakh Royalty Fee.
  • Inner-line permits
  • Potareges at hotel and airport

Hotels Envisaged :

 

Place Economy Superior Deluxe Luxury Premium
Leh Serchen Villa

Mir Villa

Onpo House

Wisdom Holiday Home

 

Lumbini

03 Roses

Kanishka

Royal Heritage

La Buddha

Khangri

Royal Ladakh

Lotus

Ladakh Himalayan Retreat

Alpine Villa

Eco Poplar Resort

The Himalaya

Wisdom Retreat

Spic n Span

Singgey Palace

(Dlx. room)

Grand Himalaya

 

Grand Dragon

(DLX. room)

Zen Ladakh

(Premium Room)

Singgey Palace

(Suite Room)

 Nubra Apple Camp

Dowa Camp

Royal Camp

Apple Camp

Dowa Camp

Royal Camp

Desert Himalaya Resort

(Deluxe Tent)

Desert Himalaya Resort

(Luxury Tent)

Desert Himalaya Resort

(Premium Tent)

 

PER PERSON COST ON TWIN SHARING BASIS IN INR

 

Category Standard - Economy Standard - Superior
Min No. of Pax 02 Pax 04 Pax 06 Pax 02 Pax 04 Pax 06 Pax
Per person cost ₹ 27,338 ₹ 18,263 ₹ 15,238 ₹ 30,088 ₹ 21,013 ₹ 17,988
Single room supplement ₹ 6,375 ₹ 7,625
Extra Bed (child / adult) ₹ 7,538 ₹ 9,738
Child w/o bed ₹ 5,888 ₹ 7,538

 

Category Deluxe Luxury
Min No. of Pax 02 Pax 04 Pax 06 Pax 02 Pax 04 Pax 06 Pax
Per person cost ₹ 33,525 ₹ 24,450 ₹ 21,425 ₹ 42,525 ₹ 33,450 ₹ 30,425
Single room supplement ₹ 9,938 ₹ 19,063
Extra Bed (child / adult) ₹ 12,488 ₹ 19,688
Child w/o bed ₹ 9,600 ₹ 15,000

 

Category Premium
Min No. of Pax 02 Pax 04 Pax 06 Pax
Per person cost ₹ 64,088 ₹ 55,013 ₹ 51,988
Single room supplement ₹ 33,750
Extra Bed (child / adult) ₹ 26,063
Child w/o bed ₹ 17,313

Cancellation policy :    -

15 Days prior to date of arrival - 25% of the total bill will be charged.

14 Days to 08 Days prior to date of arrival – 50% of the total bill will be charged.

07 Days less prior to date of arrival – 100% of the total bill will be charged.