Incredible Ladakh 2013

Incredible Ladakh – Journey to The Land of Lamas
Program for the Year 2013.

Tour Code: Icredible-Ladakh-Leh-8N-9D

8 NIGHTS AND 9 DAYS

Over View: Ladakh is a high altitude mountainous region bounded by the Karakoram Range from the north and the Great Himalayans in the South. It is a land that abounds in awesome physical features set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Often described as ‘Moonland’ because of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh was an independent kingdom for close to a millennium. Leh, the royal capital, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayans, connecting Central Asia with the Indian Subcontinent. Its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen. Everything makes Ladakh a place like no other in this world and a worth a visit once in a life time.  This ethereal cold desert that goes by names such as ‘The Last Shangrila’, Moonscape, Little Tibet and so many others.. All of which ring true, is a land that seldom fails to baffle or surprise.  Ladakh, the land of jagged peaks and barren landscape is alluring and awe-inspiring.
A trip to Incredible Ladakh,  is a Journey through an ancient Kingdom of Ladakh, soaking in the beauty of its captivating landscape, visiting monasteries, villages, palaces and humble homes, Khardung-La Pass, ChangLa Pass, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley; Indus Valley.. A Journey that will truly make you want to return many more times.. All this is not complete without a experience of getting the friendly people of Ladakh.. JULEY.. Hi, Hello, here we come..
Highlights: Leh City, Thiksey, Hemis, Khardung-La, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake Camping, Alchi Monastery, Khardung La, Likir, Sangam, Halll of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib..

Day 1 Leh here we come, 3505 meters / 11567 feet.
At last we reach Leh, the wait is finally over..  Arrival at Kushok Bakuhok airport at Leh – 3500 meters above sea level. Transfer to Hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 9:30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
Overnight in Leh Hotel BF/PKDL/D




Day 2: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey Monastery 3 Idots School Campus Sindhu Darshan
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hillock with formidable views of Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also know for its (Drukhang) 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. 3 Idots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit.
 Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D




Day 3: Tour of KhardungLa Pass 18832 feet. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes.
Driver 120 Kms 4 to 5 hours Khardungla is the World’s highest motorable road at 188832 feet above sea level. At KhardungLa pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain view are amazing. The road then pases throught a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of World Records, Drive through the Valley which is exteremely 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 Two Hump Bacterian Camels, enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley spread across Hundur Village.
Overnight at the camp BF/PKDL/D




Day 4: After Breafast proceed to Diskit Monastery with is 515 year 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. Giant Budha Statue. Proceeed for the tour of Samsthaling, Panamik, Yaraptso Lake along with the splendid view of the Karakoram Himalayan Rage.. Samsthaling is situated on the mount side just above Sumur. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy centre, the last major settlement before the caravans proceed back to Leh cross the Khardungla pass once again and reach Leh.
Overnight at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 5: Tour of Pangong Lake
It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way from Leh 5 hour drive each way). After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla Pass 5486 meters. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometre at its Widest point and over 130 km long, it is bisected by the interenational 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 backdrop on the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and scenery is unforgettable.
Overnight at Pangong Lake Camp.




Day 6: Drive back to Leh, evening is free for market.
Overnight at the Hotel in Leh. BF/PKDL/D

Day 7: Alchi Uleytokpo, Basgo Palace, Likir Monastery, Magnetic Hill – Alchi Ule (4 hours)
After breakfast drive to Indus River,  Rafting for 4 to 5 hours (Optional cost) and sightseeing points Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Visit Alchi Monastery and evening free at the camp.
Overnight in Uleytokpo. BF/PKDL/D




Day 8: Moonland Lamayuru – Leh.
Sightseeing tour of Moonlandscape, visit Lamayur on the way back visit Lokir Monastary the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you’ll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha Statues, Indus and Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river and back to Leh
check into your hotel in Leh Overnight in Leh. BF/PKDL/D




Day 9: Depart Leh..
After breakfast, transfer to airport..
Transfer to airport.. BF 

Tour Includes: (Manali - Leh)


Assistance upon arrival and departure
Food as per hotel menu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Return Transfers Airport or Bus Stand; Site Seeing as per Planned Program by Non AC Scorpio / Tavera / Sumo Grand equivalent.
Inner Line Permits to restricted area

Optional

This is an escorted trip, by group leader who has traveled across Himachal and Ladakh

Cost does not includes

Any Airfares
Train Fare (We can help U in booking the same)
Volvo (Delhi-Manali - We can help U book the same along with the group)
Items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratitude, food ordered that is not part of package
Extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations
Extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage
Extra expenses due to act of God
Any thing is not included is excluded


INCREDIBLE LADAKH - JOURNEY TO LAND OF LAMAS 8 NIGHTS AND 9 DAYS..

M. Asif -             9619182010      / asif@natureknights.net 

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