Hidden Gems of Ladakh

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DELHI – LEH – ULEYTOKPO – STOK – TSO MORIRI – TSOKAR – SABU – NUBRA VALLEY – LEH – DELHI

Ladakh Holidays. Located between the Greater Himalayas and the lofty Karakoram, this destination is different from the bright rainbow like tapestry of the rest of India; Ladakh is sheer magic in white. The limitless expanse of Leh is dotted with several beautiful and ancient temples, monasteries or Gompas as they are called, a perfect base for adventure and trekking camps too.

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The journey begins with adjusting to the high altitudes at Leh and then taking a drive 12,000ft, above the sea level at Ulleytokpo. The route to Ulley brings you to the Fotula Pass, the picturesque Mulbek Valley, and the famous Spituk monastery. After letting the Tibetan Buddhist atmosphere seep inside, it’s indeed apt to visit the royal residence at Stok, which also has a museum housing the royal memorabilia.

After a short action packed spell comes the most placid and an experience that is close to heaven, the sight of Tso Morori Lake. Close your eyes and you become part and parcel of the cosmos! While you visit the colorful Nubra Valley and indulge in other tourist activities, invariably when you return home and close your eyes you cannot outgrow the magic of mesmerizing Ladakh – the Land of Light!

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Itinerary

DELHI – LEH – ULEYTOKPO – STOK – TSO MORIRI – TSOKAR – SABU – NUBRA VALLEY – LEH – DELHI

DAY 01 – DEPART FOR DELHI
Depart you chosen airport today bound for Delhi, arriving tomorrow.

DAY 02 – ARRIVE DELHI – Haveli Dharampura
Arrive Delhi today. VIP meet at aircraft door, assistant through baggage control, then outside the airport to meet our local representatives, where you will be meet at the arrivals door then transferred to your hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight.

DAY 03 – DELHI (B)
Today, after breakfast, you will enjoy a full day private guided sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi taking in all the major sights.

This afternoon explore the famous Chandni Chowkh Bazaar. For lunch today, you can experience the famous street food here, in fact, Chandni Chowkh is often called the food capital of India.

DAY 04 – DELHI TO LEH (HB) – Spic N Span
This morning, transfer to Delhi domestic airport to board your flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your Hotel.

The rest of the day is then at leisure to relax and acclimatize to your surroundings, which are at 3500 Mtrs above sea level.

DAY 05 – LEH (HB)
Day excursion to the famous monasteries, it is interesting to visit early in the morning to enjoy the praying ceremony at Thiksey monastery. Continue your drive to Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. On the way back visit the Shanti Stupa and Shey Palace.

DAY 06 – LEH VIA ALCHI TO ULETOKPO (HB) – Ule Ethnic Resort
After breakfast depart for Uletokpo (75 km’s) one of the most beautiful camping experiences in the Ladakh region. On the way visit Spituk monastery. Continue your drive to Alchi monastery. By the lunch time, you will reach Uletokpo.

On arrival, check-in at your hotel.

Evening sitting on the banks of the river which flows down from the Ridzong side.

DAY 07 – ULETOKPO (HB)
Today, you will be at leisure to walk out and explore on your own.

DAY 08 – ULETOKPO VIA LAMAYURU TO STOK (HB) – Skittsal Hotel
Drive to Lamayuru via Khaltsi.

From here another 22 Kms drive will take you to Lamayuru. The oldest and spectacularly set Lamayuru monastery founded in the 10th Century. Visit the monastery.

In the late afternoon drive Stok, which will take about 4-5 hrs, drive, on the way back we stop at magnetic hill. Total distance covered today is around 180 km’s

DAY 09 – STOK VIA CHUMATHANG TO TSOMORIRI (HB) – Tso Moriri Lake Camp
Leave in the morning and drive to Chumathang stop at Upshi for the checkpoint. From here the road turns left towards Karu.

Chumathang is famous for medical hot spring & people visit this place for a medical bath. 

DAY 10 – TSOMORIR TO TOSKAR (HB) – Pasture Land Camp
In the morning visit Korzok village with its houses and its gompa appearing like a mirage. The few barley fields at Korzok must be among the highest cultivation in the world. In the afternoon visit the Lake.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 11 – TOSKAR VIA TANGLANGLA TO SABOO the to LEH (HB) – Saboo Guesthouse 
Drive to Mahe village, and the road turns left from here towards Puga Valley. Continue drive towards to Leh via Tanglangla Pass (5350 Mtrs.) which is the second highest motorable pass in the world. Arrive Saboo nr Leh in the evening.

DAY 12 – SABOO VIA KHARDONGLA TO NUBRA VALLEY (HB) – Desert Himalaya Camp
After early breakfast at the hotel departure to Nubra Valley with box lunch en route visit Khardongla pass, Disket, and Hundar monastery. On arrival check in at Camp. Accommodation in tents.

DAY 13 – NUBRA VALLEY (HB)
Today, you will be at leisure.

DAY 14 – NUBRA VALLEY TO LEH (HB) – Ladakh Sarai
After breakfast at the camp, you will drive to Leh with a lunch box.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Rest of the day free for shopping and independent activities.

DAY 15 – LEH TO DELHI (HB) – Pride Plaza Areocity
Today, you will be met and transferred to Leh airport to connect your flight to Delhi. On arrival around midday, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The day is at leisure to relax.

DAY 16 – DELHI HOMEBOUND (B)
Today India bids you farewell with your transfer to the international terminal.

Hidden Gems of Ladakh

Hidden Gems of Ladakh

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Special Value

  • A gift when you book your trip with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
  • International flights included
  • VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
  • Useful gift is given to you on arrival
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private car & driver for all road transfers
  • Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
  • Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
  • Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
  • Stay at a Heritage Haveli in Chandni Chowkh Bazaar
  • Walk the narrow lanes of Old Delhi
  • Try some local street food with your guide
  • Private guided tour of Leh to include
  • Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Shey Monastery, Stok Palace, Leh Palace
  • Visit Spituk & Alchi Monastery
  • Camping in Uleytokpo
  • Visit Lamayuru Monastery
  • Visit Sumdah village
  • See Tsomoriri Lake
  • Visit Korzok village and Toskar
  • Drive the Tanglangla pass (5350 Mtrs.)
  • Visit Khardongla pass
  • See Disket and Hundar monastery
  • Camping in the Nubra Valley
  • Visit a local village in the Nubra Valley

Our Tour features the following locations

DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.

LEH: If there is one place that would come close to being called heaven on earth, it would probably be in Leh. Very few destinations manage to excel at everything modern-day travellers desire – stunning natural beauty, a rich and beautiful history, an easy-going slow-paced lifestyle, great food and architectural beauty. Located on the crossroads of the iconic Silk Route, Leh presents a host of serene monasteries and landscapes to bring out the adventure lover in you. This is, after all, home to the highest motorable pass on the planet, remote wilderness, and numerous high-altitude lakes! White-water rafting, trekking and mountaineering truly are everyday activities here, but don’t wear yourself out to an early sleep, for this is one of the few destinations in India that is also famous for its stargazing experiences. This awe-inspiring world has few luxuries, and you’re probably going to have to brave harsh chilly conditions to be here, but this time-trapped town is sure to present an experience of a lifetime. 

ULEYTOKPO: Uleytokpo in Ladakh is one of the well-known trekking bases and camping in Ulleytokpo is considered one of the most beautiful experiences, amidst the snow-draped mountains. In the area is Lamayuru village, famous for its lunar-like landscapes and the 11th century Yundrung Monastery of Lamayuru reputed for its statues of Buddha, wall painting and attractive wood carving.

STOK: Stok Village is located 140 km’s (4.5 hours) from Leh, worth visiting in the area is Basgo Castle, Spituk Monastery, and the 555 years old Summer Palace of the kings of Ladakh ‘Shey Palace’ and Stok Palace Museum. The palace museum of the Royal family showcases the royal artifacts including 16th-century Thangkas.

TSO MORIRI: Tso Moriri Lake is a high altitude lake situated in the Rupshu Nomadic belt of eastern Ladakh (4520 m). Explore the tiny Korzok village which is the only village in the Lake area. The crystal clear lake is nearly 40 km’s long which is absolutely stunning surrounded by dry, barren mountains.

TSOKAR: Tsokar lake belt is one of the protected wetlands in Rupshu region of eastern Ladakh and again a favorite bird watching area. The lake also produces salt, so still, people get salt from the shore of the lakes. Later in the evening visit the tiny Thukje village monastery.

NUBRA VALLEY: Home to the world famous Khardongla Pass 18360 ft, the world highest motorable pass that has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Visit Panamic Village, during the trade between Central Asia and Ladakh, Panamic was the last major settlement before the caravans cross the Karakoram Range. Today Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people quietly working in their fields. Visit the village thermal hot springs locally reputed to have therapeutic qualities. Also, visit Samstenling Hot Spring.

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