Ladakh Safari from Kashmir 9N-10D


Diversity of Ladakh ex Srinagar to Srinagar

Tour Code: Kashmir-to-Ladakh-9N10D

Day 01 Arrive Srinagar Airport. - On Arrival you will be transferred to the House boat or Hotel , evening 30 mins Shikara ride on the lake. Over night at the House Boat in Srinagar /D

Day 02 Srinagar Sonamarg Kargil 7/8 Hrs drive 250 Kms..- Sonamarg - the Meadow of Gold Depart from Srinagar as per road opening timings. The drive to Sonamarg is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. drive to Kargil  the road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonamarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) k. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974 Over Night at the Hotel in Kargil. BF/PKDL/D

Day 03 Kargil to Leh -235 Kms 7/8 Hrs drive - depart from Kargil after early Breakfast,  en-route visiting the monastery of Mulbekh & Lamayuru & Moonlandscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes, The highest pass on the Srinagar- Leh road  and proceed to Leh Arrive Leh by evening Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 04 Leh Local Tour of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey monastery and Shanti Stupa - After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45 kilometers west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Later in the afternoon, we will then drive to visit the Shanti stupa to catch the entire view of Leh city with the Indus River, we will spend some time to catch the sunset and further on to Leh Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 05 Leh Khardungla-  Nubra Valley Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft , Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes  –  Drive 120 Kms 4/5 Hrs ( Temperatures below Freezing point at Khardungla Pass) ensure to carry heavy winter clothes as most of the time this pass has snow .Khardungla is the World's highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records , Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography.Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp  visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at  the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village . Over Night at the camp in Nubra Valley BF/PKDL/D

Day 06 After Breakfast proceed to  Diskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Later we will visit Singhu point (Indus river where all the Singhes pay holy bath) and Stok Museum. The Stok palace and museum is around 200 years old. The palace and museum at Stok is a showpiece for the royal tankhas, royal crown, dresses, coins, precious stones and turquoise head dresses. Return back to the hotel for Dinner over Night at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D



Day 07 Pangong Tour of Pangong Lake -It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs drive  each way . After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.   Deluxe Camping at Pangong. BF/PKDL/D

Day 08 Drive back from Pangong to Leh

Evening at Leasure - Shopping in Market


Day 09 Leh Culture Circuit -After breakfast depart for Alchi 70 kms sightseeing en-route  LIKIR visit the splendid three storey Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues. later proceed to the Magnetic Hill point, Indus and; Zanskar river Sangam , drive along the Indus river visiting Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia), Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace  and further on to see the 1000 year old  Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground proceed to Kargil 6/7 Hrs drive from Alchi. and Over Night at LEh. BF/D

Day 10 After breakfast Check out and transfer to Leh airport

(It is recomended that you last day as buffer just doing nothing, just rest at Leh and let the place sink in), so that will make the trip 10Nights and 11 Days.

Hotels, House Boats and Tents

Srinagar Deluxe House Boats and Grade One Hotels
Tent accomodation at Nubra Valley

Inclusions:-
Accommodation on Twin /Dbl Sharing 
Meals: Meals Breakfast (BF) and Dinner (D) 
Transfers, Excursions and Sightseeing as per detailed tour itinerary in Non Ac Van Maxi orCab/Scorpio /Innova as per programme only ( not at Disposal )
Entry tickets to monuments as per programme for resident Indians
Inner Line Permits for Resident Indian 
All Taxes included

Exclusions :-
Any Flight ticket
Any Guide service
Any Emergency Evacuation
Any Expenses incurred due to road blocks, landslides, weather conditions or any natural calamities guest has to make payments for all such extra expenses.
No refunds on Unutilized Accommodation

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