LADAKH:

Ladakh means – The Land of High Passes. It is extended from the Keun Lun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan.

 

Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Ladakh being one of the Halt points on the “SILK ROUTE”. Since then Ladakh is a prominence of Culture and human intervenes. Ladakh was a stopover on the silk route because of one major reason and that is “SALT”. After crossing end number of high passes and sky touching mountains, traders looked for salt and Ladakh was the only region on that altitude which can provide salt. As it being a desert on a high altitude.

By its name, Ladakh is host to enormous high passes but also the land to some claimed highest motor able roads in the world – “Khardung La and Taklang La”.

Not only geographical features but also is a vast land for their unique cultures and festivals. Ladakhi’s share their culture with Tibet. So prominently it is more of Tibet in India. The unique Dragon dance and many others, one can go ecstatic buying and shopping souvenirs for themselves and their family. As you arrive in Leh you get a quick rush of the altitude as you hit it is 3000M from the sea level and the warm breeze swings around your face, the travel excitement gets pumped up.

 

I hope you have got a fair idea on the destination you are visiting this summers.

Trail                             Jispa, Rohtang Pass, Manali, Leh, Hall of Fame, Spituk Monastery, Pathar Sahib Gurdurawa, Magnetic Hill, Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus River), Pangong Tso Lake, Changla Pass, Khardongla Top, Shey Palace, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, 3 Idiot School, Nubra Valley, Diskit, Hunder, Sand Dunes, Drass war Memorial, Kargil Valley, Moonland, Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zojila Pass.

Region                         Ladakh, Greater Himalayas

No of Days                   Ex – Delhi        11 Days

Grade                          Moderate

Maximum Altitudes    Khardung La                 (5359Mtrs)

Passes                          Khardung La, Chang La, Rohtang, Taklang La, Baralacha La, Gata Loops

Day Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Mumbai – Delhi – Manali Hotel D
Day 2 Manali – Jispa – Sarchu Hotel B,D
Day 3 Sarchu – Leh Hotel B,D
Day 4 Leh – Local Sight seeing Hotel B,D
Day 5 Leh – Nubra – Khardung La – Khalsar – Panamik – Hunder Camps B,D
Day 6 Hunder – Diskit Monastery – Leh Hotel B,D
Day 7 Leh – Karu – Chang La – Pangong Camps B,D
Day 8 Pangong – Chang La – Hemis – Leh Hotel B,D
Day 9 Leh – Lamayuru – Mulbekh – Kargil Hotel B,D
Day 10 Kargil – Sonamarg – Srinagar Hotel B,D
Day 11 Srinagar – Mumbai Fly B

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:  Mumbai – Delhi – Manali

Meal: Dinner

Arrive at Mumbai Airport & meet tour in-charge. Complete the check-in boarding process for flight to Delhi. (This will be an early morning flight). Arrive at Delhi airport & transfer to vehicle for drive to Manali (12hrs). Upon reaching late evening in Manali check in to the hotel & freshen up. Proceed for dinner & overnight stay. Walk down the streets of Manali by night.

Day 2:  Manali – Jispa – Sarchu

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Today you will be transferred to Jispa via Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m) & Baralacha Pass (4890m). Overnight stay in Jispa or Sarchu.

Day 3: Jispa/Sarchu to Leh

Meal: Breakfast and dinner

Today after breakfast you will check out from the hotel and drive to Leh via Taklang Pass 17,585ft world second highest motorable road. At Pang you can stop for lunch and continue driving to Lachung pass, which is at a height of 5065mts. Overnight stay in Leh.

 

Day 4: Full day local sightseeing around Leh

Meal: Breakfast and dinner

After breakfast visit for local sightseeing of Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam View where Indus & Zanskar River meet. The Hall of Fame: Located near the Leh Airfield, is a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heroes. This building consists of two floors. While on the ground floor, there is information about the brave soldiers and a souvenir shop but on the first floor, there are artefacts of various wars (mainly Kargil war) such as the weapons used during the war and some important documents, related to the same. There is another section dedicated to the Siachen glacier. Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib: It is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Road, 25kms before the Leh. It is very beautiful and it was created in memory of the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Magnetic Hill: It is a so-called “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The “Magnet Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. On its south side flows the Indus, this originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan. The magnetic hill has become a popular stop for domestic tourists on car journeys. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars are able to drift upwards. Sangam Valley: It is a 48-kilometer drive from Leh and is the confluence of the rivers Indus and Zanskar. Just the view of Sangam Valley from the road above it can make you swoon in ecstasy. The colours of the two rivers can be distinctly seen at the confluence. It is an amazing place to sit, relax, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 5: Leh to Nubra via Khardongla Top

Meal: Breakfast and dinner

After breakfast at hotel drive towards Nubra valley popularly known as Dorma or “the valley of flowers” via Khardongla Pass – the World’s one of the highest motorable road (5602mts). On arrival, check-in to your Hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit the Diskit Monastery and the giant statue of Maitreya Buddha which is the tallest Buddha statue in Ladakh. Later visit the white sand dunes at Hunder where you can enjoy the Double Humped Bactrian camel ride (ride on direct payment basis).Overnight stay in Nubra.

Day 06: Nubra to Leh

Meal: Breakfast and dinner

After breakfast you will leave for Leh on the same route to Nubra. Afternoon you will we taken to visit Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Shanti Stupa: Located on the hilltop at Changsha. The Stupa was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist organization, known as “The Japanese for World Peace”. The aim behind the construction of the Stupa was to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote World Peace. Leh Palace: Built in the 17th century, it was built as the presidential palace for the King Singe Namgyal. Much smaller but resembling the Potala in Lhasa, Leh Palace is now in ruins. It has nine stories and has been deserted since the royal family shifted to the Stok Palace in the 1830s. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 07: Leh to Pangong (14270 ft. i.e. 4350mts)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast leave for full day excursion to 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. Tangste, 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. Overnight stay in Pangong

Day 08: Pangong to Leh (13950 ft. i.e. 4250mts)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast leave for walk at Pangong Lake, the highest saltwater lake in the World, shared by two countries India (25%) & China (75%), enjoy the beauty of lake on banks of the lake while appreciating the changing colours of fascinating high altitude lake. Drive back to Leh covering Shey Palace, Thiksey monasteries, Sindhu Ghat and 3 Idiot’s School. Shey Palace (15kms south of Leh): Was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17th century AD. The main image in the monastery is a three-story statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, made of copper gilt which was made by Deldan Namgyal in the memory of his father Singay Namgyal. The statue is the only of its kind in the region. Thiksey Gompa (17kms south of Leh): The most beautiful in all the monasteries in Ladakh, belongs to the Gelukspa order. Overnight stay in Leh

Day 09: Leh to Kargil en-route Mulbekh & Lamayuru

(11562ft i.e. 3524mt)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast drive from Leh to Kargil en-route Mulbekh and Lamayuru passing through Namikala & Fatula Passes, the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Overnight stay in Kargil.

Day 10: Kargil to Srinagar via Sonamarg (9000ft i.e. 2750mt)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Today drive directly to Srinagar (204 km) and drive through Sonamarg. Situated at an altitude of 9000 ft. Sonamarg – 84 km is also called as “The meadow of gold” has at its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahseer. Continue your journey towards Srinagar and passing over Zojila Pass. Stop at Drass, the 2nd coldest inhabitant place in the World. Drive along the Grass River till one arrives at Srinagar. On arrival check in the hotel & stay in Srinagar

 

Day 11: Srinagar to Airport Drop

Meal: Breakfast

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and you will be dropped at Srinagar Airport to proceed for your onward journey. The trip ends with extremely fond memories and an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

Rates Valid from 01st June to 30th September 2019:

  Ex – Mumbai Ex – Srinagar
Adult ₹34,500/-
Child (5-12yrs) ₹26,900/-

Fixed Departure Dates: 03-Jul 12-Jul 23-Jul 07-Aug 19-Aug 31-Aug 11-Sep

Total seats: 20 each batch

Private Package costing: (Land package)

Cost Per Person Deluxe Package
2 Person Rs.52000 per person
4 Person Rs.39500 per person
6 Person Rs.34500 per person
8 Person Rs.32500 per person

Accommodation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

Location Hotel Names Nights Star
Manali Manali Inn/The Piccadilly/Winterfell – The Stay Resort/Similar 1 3
Jispa Hotel Ibex/Yak Hotel/Padma Lodge/Similar 1 3
Srinagar Shabnam Group of House Boat/Hotel Rose Petal/Similar 1 3
Kargil D-Zojila/Zojila residency/Royal Gyasho/Rangyoul resort/ similar 1 3
Leh Hotel Oasis Villa/Hotel Mahey Retreat/Hotel Grand Willow/Similar 4 3
Pangong Royal Camp/Camp Holiday Shore/Regal Camp/ Kora Valley Camp/Similar 1 3
Nubra Valley Mountain Camp/Tiger Camp/Camp/Regal Camp/ Similar 1 3

***Note: Above mentioned hotels are subject to change depending on the group size or similar category hotels will be offered.

Charges Include:

  • Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis in above mentioned hotels.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per above Itinerary by SUV Vehicle.
  • Daily Buffet breakfast & dinner is included in the package.
  • Airport transfers.
  • 15minutes double hump camel ride at Nubra Valley.
  • Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
  • All tolls (wherever applicable).
  • The Tern Travellers professional tour Leader

(***Subject to availability)

Charges Exclude:

  • 5% GST
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees, guide charges.
  • Fuel charges
  • Airfare/Rail fare
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Supplementary activity charges:

  • River Rafting INR 1500 Per Person for approx. 2 hrs. [Phey – Nimoo (Indus) / Choksti – Nimoo (Zanskar)]
  • River Rafting INR 2000 Per Person for approx. 3 hrs. [Chilling – Nimoo (Zanskar River)]
  • Motorbike on hire:
    • Royal Enfield 500 CC (Any kind of model) – Rs.1800 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Classic/Thunderbird) – Rs.1500 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Electra) – Rs.1300 per bike per day.
    • Royal Enfield 350 CC (Standard) – Rs.1200 per bike per day.
    • Bajaj Avenger 220 CC – Rs.1200 per person per day.
    • Yamaha FZ / Hero Impulse – Rs.1000 per person per day.
    • Automatic bike without gear – Rs.1000 per person per day.
    • Bajaj Pulsar 150 CC – Rs.1000 per person per day.

NOTE: An extra amount of Rs.100 per day will be charged for luggage carrier.

  • Downhill Mountain biking from Khardung La top on the way back from Nubra Valley at Rs.2500 per person.

Important notes:

  1. Post-paid mobile connections of Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL, MTNL and Idea Cellular only will work in the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. At all locations, there are no telephone landlines.
  3. Due to shortage in electricity, we request our guest to carry torches or portable lights.

Bank Details:

Account Name: The Tern Travellers

Bank Name: HDFC

Branch Name: Fort

Account number: 50200031137510

NEFT/RTGS IFSC code: HDFC0000355

Account type: Current

(After making an advance as per the policy, mention Tour name, departure date & no of pax in the remarks column for us to identify & confirm your seat accordingly)

Note: DO NOT FORGET TO GIVE YOUR DETAILS TO OUR SALES EXECUTIVE PRIOR TO PAYMENT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SEND YOU CONFIRMATION ON MOBILE & EMAIL ID.

Payment policy:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Per person)
  Adult Child Above 10Yrs Child Below 10yrs
At the time of booking 30% 25% 25%
On or before 60 days of Departure 75% 75% 75%
On or before 30 days of Departure 100% 100% 100%
  • The Tern Travellers reserves the right to cancel and forfeit the paid amount in case of payment schedule not followed.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
More than 120 days 25%
120 to 90 days 35%
90 to 60 days 50%
60 to 30 days 60%
30 to 21 days 80%
Less than 21 days 100%
07-Aug 19-Aug 31-Aug 11-Sep

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