The stark and glorious land of Ladakh is located in Jammu and Kashmir. Yet, it is so far removed from what one expects of Kashmir, both in terms of geography and culture. A Ladakh tour will show you a very different and awe-inspiring world. Ladakh itself is separated from the Kashmir valley by the Himalayan range and the difference is immense. The breath-taking landscape is almost magical. Ladakh is known to be the world’s coldest desert. Here, you will find glaciers and sand dunes and freezing winds shaping the raw landscape.
Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is mystical in all the spheres it covers, from nature, geography, sceneries to the modest cultures that it fosters. It is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.
<p>Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest for acclimatization, wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Stay overnight in Leh.</p>
<p>After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardung La pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. Enroute, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardung La Pass (18,390 feet). After spending some time at Khardung La, proceed to Nubra. After Hotel check-in, enjoy camel Safari in the evening. Stay overnight stay in Nubra.</p>
<p>Start the day following the same route towards Leh till we reach Khalsar. From the Agyambridge, we will take the left route which leads us to the villages of Shyok and Durbuk. The road after Shyok is good but very steep. After Durbuk, take left towards Tangtse and follow the traditional route. Drive further to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 14000 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory and only one third part lies in India. Explore the lake area, might catch some rare wildlife. Stay Overnight in Pangong.</p>
<p>Start the day following the same route towards Leh till we reach Khalsar. From the Agyambridge, we will take the left route which leads us to the villages of Shyok and Durbuk. The road after Shyok is good but very steep. After Durbuk, take left towards Tangtse and follow the traditional route. Drive further to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 14000 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory and only one third part lies in India. Explore the lake area. Overnight stay at Pangong Lake. </p>
<p>Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.</p>
- 02 Night’s Accommodation in Leh,
- 01 Night Accommodation in Nubra
- 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong
- Daily breakfast at Hotel (Except day 1)
- Daily dinner at Hotel (Except day 5)
- Meet & Greet assistance at the airport.
- Pick-up & Drop from Leh Airport
- All Transfers and Sightseeing as per Itinerary by Non AC Vehicle (Point to Point Basis)
- Toll, Parking, Driver Bata, Fuel Cost
- Service of an experienced driver.
Package Does Not Include:
- Airfare & airport taxes. (Internal Airfare wherever applicable).
- Ladakh Environment Fee
- Wildlife Fee
- Camel ride in Nubra
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Heater Charges in Hotel
- Any other meals other than those mentioned in package includes.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in package includes.
- Any optional tours, excursions, supplement costs, entrance to any sightseeings, services and activities not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
- Any items of personal nature like tips to guides, drivers, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), and food and drink which is not part of set menu.
- 5% GST on total package price.
Acclimatisation can be defined as the process wherein our body gets adapted to certain climatic conditions to maintain its metabolism and required mechanism to keep us alive.
With attaining greater height during a Leh Ladakh tour, the oxygen level also decreases. However, since our body requires a certain amount of oxygen intake, we tend to breathe in more frequently or hastily. The increase in our breathing rate, though compensates the lack of oxygen, it makes our body tired and also increases the chances of becoming fatigue.
To overcome this adverse situation, our body needs to get adapted to low temperatures or high altitudes. This entire process, in scientific terms, is defined as acclimatisation
Acute Mountain Sickness is one of the most common sickness caused by altitude gain. As climbers ascend upward, oxygen level or pressure starts reducing drastically. Due to lack of oxygen in the blood system, climbers can get exposed to a series of sickness. These ailments or sickness are collectively called as Acute Mountain Sickness.
Ladakh is located at high altitude, nearly 11,500 feet above sea level. At this altitude people often find difficulty in breathing or are likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to a low level of atmospheric oxygen. It is advisable to give yourself enough time to acclimatize before engaging in any physical activity.
Some common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing. The best way to get acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours.
The months from mid-September to mid-October are considered to be the best season to enjoy the stunning beauty of the landscape of Ladakh and Leh. The month of March is considered to be the best time to visit Ladakh for adventure trip. While the months from April to mid-May remain the peak season for Ladakh tourism.
There are varieties of accommodations available in Ladakh. The region is sprawling with the innumerable hotels, guest houses, homestays, camps, and hostels. People can easily find accommodation in Ladakh without any hassle.
The ideal time depends on your plan and itinerary. Generally, it needs 5 to 10 days to cover the major destinations in Ladakh. If trekking is your main goal then you may have to increase the duration as some long trekking trails require a more prolonged time to complete the tour.
T-shirts and shorts are good clothing options during the daytime but after the sunsets the climate gets chilly and one requires a jacket and pullover. If you are trekking to the peaks of 4000 meters above sea level, you need warm woolen clothes. Rain and snowfall can take place in June and July and if you are travelling in this season then you should carry windcheaters and raincoats. If you are into trekking, a pair of waterproof shoes is a must.
BSNL, AIRTEL and AIRCEL networks are available and work in Leh and Ladakh. However, BSNL is the one that works the best. Please note that prepaid sims DO NOT work at all in Ladakh.
Also, Electricity can be an issue while in Ladakh. Try to keep your gadgets and devices charged or charge them whenever you have access to electricity.
Though the Indian Army keeps the world’s highest motorable road open through the year, it may not necessarily be possible to travel all year round. The best time to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and drive through is between April and June and then from September to October. The monsoon months in between make the stretch extremely treacherous, and in the months post November it goes under a blanket of snow. The road opens at 09:00 am and shuts by 05:00 pm everyday.
Yes! In fact, road trips; whether by motorcycles or personal cars, are the most popular and sought after ways to reach Ladakh. Road trips to this magical destination usually originates from Delhi, Manali, and Srinagar.
➢ Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
➢ There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
➢ Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
➢ Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.
➢ The above price is valid for travel till 31st Oct 2020.
➢ Kindly be on time as the coach will not wait for more than the confirmed pick up time and there will be no refund provided for missed transfers
➢ Night supplement will be added in early morning or late night arrival transfers
➢ Surcharges may be applicable on the entire package, depending upon the final date of travel.
➢ Kindly note that the drivers are not guides.
➢ Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
➢ Domestic hotel check in is 1500 hrs and checkout would be 1000 hrs
➢ Early check in and late check-out subject to availability. Itineraries are subject to change
➢ All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only. We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.