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Holiday in Ladakh

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Directions
  • Include / Exclude
  • Gallery
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  • Things to do

Overview

The Ladakh region is nestled by the land of many passes, snow clad mountains and scorched land. It  is among the highest of the world's inhabited plateaus in between the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges. The walls of dramatic mountains that border in Ladakh, which makes for unforgettable scenery

Enjoy the destinations and be blessed, AIP Team will Assure your Pleasure. 


Itinerary

  • Day1

    ARRIVAL - LEH

    Arrival in Leh 3500 meters / 11560 feet & Local Sightseeing Arrival in Leh, Relax for half day & post lunch visit Indian Army Hall of Fame-A war museum dedicated to the brave martyrs of Indian Army, Leh palace- Palace of the erstwhile Royal King of Ladakh and Shanti Stupa which offers you a panoramic view of entire Leh town, Indus valley and lofty mountain of Zansker & Ladakh range(30 km) O/N stay at Leh.

    Leh

  • Day2

    Local Sightseeing

    Indus valley tour Full day local sightseeing to Indus valley including Shey Palace- the former Palace of the Namgyal king of Ladakh, Thiksey monastery-an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, resembling Potala Palace of Tibet and Hemis monastery which is one of the richest and largest monastery of Ladakh andhave a huge collection of Artifacts, Paintings etc at their museum and enroute visit Druk whiteLotus school of 3 idiots fame (85 km) O/N stay at Leh.

    85 km  Leh Breakfast

  • Day3

    Leh to Nubra valley

    After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (One of the Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 feet) Arrive at Hundar by afternoon. Lunch at Camp, rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hundar Village and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village (130 km). O/N stay at Hunder/Diskit - Nubra Valley.

    4-5 hours  Hunder/Diskit - Nubra Valley Breakfast

  • Day4

    Nubra to Leh

    After Breakfast visit Diskit Monastery, where you can see the Giant Statue of Maitriya Buddha and have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass (130 km). O/N stay at Leh.

    4-5 hours  Leh Breakfast

  • Day5

    Leh to Pangong Lake

    After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, which is the third highest motorable road in the world. Pangong, is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Upon arrival, visit the location of 3 Idiots also known as shooting point. Later on you can take a walk along the scenic turquoise colored Lake and enjoy its beauty (160 km) O/N stay at Spangmik.

    5-6 hours  Spangmik Breakfast

  • Day6

    Pangong to Leh

    Return from Pangong Lake via same route, evening free for shopping and stroll around Leh Bazaar (160 km) O/N stay at Leh.

    5-6 hours  Leh Breakfast

Directions


Include / Exclude

Inclusion


  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

Exclusion


  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

Gallery

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Things to do

1.Leh Palace

        The iconic architectural wonder seems to guard the beautiful town of Leh from a hilltop.Climb to the rooftops to witness the commanding views of towering snow-laden mountains and river valleys.With hanging wooden balconies, magnificent mural paintings and royal collections of crowns, jewelry and costumes, the 17th-century Tibetan-style palace is indeed a good start to Ladakh holidays and definately one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh.

  • The palace opens from 07:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
  • Entry fee is INR 15/100 for Indians/foreigners.
  • It is accessible via vehicles through the steep climb of about 15-20 min.Its is a much better option.

  2.Khardungla

At the thrilling altitude of 5,359 m., Khardungla enjoys the reputation as one of the world’s highest mountain passes (sometimes designated as the highest in the world).Winding roads unveil spectacular mountain landscapes while the fluttering prayer flags lend multiple hues to the scene. Mountain biking through the pass is something you would remember till the last breath.

  • There are specific timings for traffic to (09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.) and from (01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.) the pass.
  • High-altitude sickness and unpredictable weather conditions are common.
  • Inner Line Permit must be obtained.

3. Zanskar

The chaotic world behind as you traverse through the gigantic and handsomely rugged Zanskar Range exploring a secluded world of magnificent terrains.Zanskar Valley is full of surprises like the honeycomb-imitating Phugtal Monastery, authentic traditions and villages with ever-smiling faces.All this is reason enough for us to mark Zanskar as one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh.

  • Due to heavy snowfall, the place is accessible only from June-September (until you wish to attempt Chadar Trek).
  • Expect extremely time-consuming road trips, while certain areas are accessible only on foot.
  • Prefer to hire an SUV.
  • Homestays are the best accommodations.

4. Pangong Tso

Undoubtedly among the top places to visit in Leh Ladakh, Pangong Tso is the ‘enchanted lake’ with dramatic mountain backdrops, clear blue skies and peaceful ambience filling the entire canvas.Be there to enjoy the feasts of breathtaking sunrise and sunset views and moonlit nights if you decide to night-camp at its shores.Bird-watchers get to explore the likes of Brahmini ducks, black-necked Siberian cranes and bar-headed goose.

  • Foreigners must obtain group permits and accompany an authorized guide to visit the lake.
  • Tents are the only accommodations and eating options are limited.
  • Get the fuel tanks filled at Leh itself and carry additional fuel along.
  • Pagal Nala (Mad Stream) on the way must be crossed before 12 noon.
  • One has to cross Changla on the way to Pangong.Stopover at Changla for a photo opportunity.However, do not overstay as owing to high altitude, there may be problems.

5. Buddhist Monasteries near Leh

The town of Leh is the gateway to some outstanding Buddhist monasteries that standing on rugged hillocks overlook the majesty of Ladakh’s enthralling landscapes.The largest of them is Hemis Monastery, known for its Tsechu festive celebrations while Shey Monastery hosts the colossal gold-plated Buddha statue.A similar statue of Future Buddha can be found at Thiksey Gompa and the mesmerizing colorful wood cravings of Likir Monastery are simply unmatchable. Inimitable murals and Buddhist artifacts are other highlights of most of them.

Dress up modestly at these religious places. Know about the festive celebration schedules at each of these monasteries in advance and make sure to attend at least one of them.  

6. Nubra

Popular as the Valley of Flowers, Nubra has patches of greenery and picturesque orchards on one hand and white sand dunes on the other. And if you visit this astounding valley in winters, be ready to walk on a moon-like landscape.One of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh, it promises once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride Bactrian (double-hump) camels.Another captivating feature of the place is the hot springs at Panamik with curative qualities.

  • Permits are required to visit the valley.
  • Fuel stations are rare and it is better to carry petrol/diesel along.
  • Prefer BSNL mobile connections.
  • There are no ATMs.
  • Diskit Village offers the best accommodations.

7. Hemis National Park

Snow leopard roams here fearlessly and is a visual treat to the eyes. Hemis High Altitude National Park is home to other exotic Himalayan species like Tibetan wolf, red fox, Himalayan marmot, Asiatic ibex and Eurasian brown bear. Bird-watching is another activity as the park is home to accentors, warblers, sirens, snow finch, choughs, snow cocks and more.The best time to visit the park is between May and September. Trekking is the best way to explore it. Entry fee is INR 20/100 for Indians/foreigners.

8. Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill in Ladakh dares to defy the laws as it showcases the power to attract vehicles uphill.No wonder that the aeroplanes flying in the region are enforced to escalate to higher altitudes. Definitely, a wonderful memory to take back home and among the top places to visit in Leh Ladakh!





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