Leh & Ladakh 4N/5d Tour. Dream destination for adventure enthusiasts, Rejoice yourself with scenic beauty

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Leh & Ladakh 4N/5d Tour. Dream destination for adventure enthusiasts, Rejoice yourself with scenic beauty

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Tour Details: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Places Covered: Delhi / Leh / Delhi

Tour description : Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

This is a classic 5 day trip Leh, Ladakh tour package. Ladakh is the highest, most remote and least populated region in the whole country. The trip takes you to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, situated on the banks of the Indus, at a height of 11,000 feet (3500 meters), and gives you an opportunity to explore the town of Leh, with its vibrant markets and discover the monasteries and valleys of the Indus valley. This Ladakh tour package also gives you an opportunity to visit the Nubra valley, and crossing the Khardongla pass, supposedly the highest motorable road in the world.

Day 01 – Arrive Leh
Leh Ladakh Tour PackagesYour Ladakh tour begins with an arrival into Leh , where you will be met at the airport by a Trans India Holidays representative and transferred to the hotel and assisted with check in formalities.

Leh - Leh, the starting point of your Leh Ladakh tour package, is the largest town of the Ladakh region. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600m above the sea level. The town is dominated by the nine-storey Namgyal Palace and Namgyal Tsemo (victory peak), built by Tashi Namgyal on his victorious in reunification of the Upper and Lower Ladakh. Leh became the capital of Stod (upper Ladakh) during the reign of king Graspa Bum- Lde, who ruled Ladakh from 1400 to 1430 AD. In the later period, Leh became an important center for trade in Central Asia. Leh remained merely a headquarter of Ladakh district until 1974, when Ladakh was opened for foreign tourists. Since then period Leh became the centre for tourism related activities in the region.

RNo activity is scheduled for the first day of your Leh tour, since it takes a bit of time to acclimatize yourself to the low oxygen levels at this altitude.

Overnight in Leh.

Leh Ladakh Tour PackagesDay 02 – In Leh
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Indus Valley Monastries.  Tour includes visits to the following places of interest:

Thiksey Gompa: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.

Shey Palaca and Gompa: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.

Hemis Gompa: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.

Ladakhi House:  A typical Ladakhi house is made of mud bricks. The center of the room is the kitchen cum guest room. Sitting are like that of Japanese thus by using low tables and Tibetan carpets where one sits in a meditation posture crossed leg. Ground floor is used during the winters called “Goontsa” and the top floors are used during summer. A visit to a Ladakhi house gives chance to directly interact with local and inside into custom. You can try “Chang” the local bear or salt tea. You may like to dress and photographed in traditional Ladakhi dress.

Also enjoy traditional ‘Gurgur Tea” (Ladakhi Salt and butter tea) with the local residents of Stok Village. Drive back to Leh.

Overnight in Leh.

Leh Ladakh Tour PackagesDay 03 – Drive Leh – Nubra Valley (125 kms/05 hrs)
After breakfast, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Nubra Valley. Drive past world’s highest motorable road at Khardungla Pass, said to be one of the highlights of any Leh, Ladakh tour.
khardungla pass : The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.

Nubra Valley - The Nubra means Ldumra (the valley of flowers), situated in the north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The main attraction in this area is Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes, Deskit & Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass (18,380 feet.) above sea level.

On arrival at Nubra, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities.

Leh Ladakh Tour PackagesLater in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken a guided sightseeing tour of Nubra Valley. Tour includes visits following places of interest:

Deskit village: Deskit is the main village of headquarter of Nubra valley, which has a small market consisting of a row of shops and about 500 years old Gompa on the hilltop. Spectacular view of the valley can be seen form the monastery.

Deskit Gompa: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.

hundar village:Hundar is a beautiful village to stay with lot of trees and you will really enjoy your stay at Hundar. It has a small monastery and ruined fort above the village. The walk or Camel Safari (Double Hump bacterian camels) from Hundar to Deskit, through sand dunes for two hours is wonderful.
Overnight in Nubra.

Ladakh Holiday pacakges Day 04 - Drive Nubra Valley - Leh (125 kms/05 hrs)
Morning after breakfast visit Samstanling Monastery then drive back to Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road.

Samstanling Gompa: Samstanling Monastery was founded by Lama Tsultrim Nima and Monastic community was introduced as Rezong Gompa. About 50-60 monks are residing at this 132 years old monastery. The Gompa has some strict rules and regulations.

On arrival at Leh, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check in formalities.

Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot.

Overnight in Leh.

Day 05 – Depart Leh
Your Leh Ladakh tour ends with a transfer to Leh airport, where you will be assisted by our representative, to check in for your flight for Delhi.

Price DetailsStandard

Valid from 01st June’13 to 30th September’2014

US$ 499 per person
Domestic airfareUS$ 360 per serson

 

CitiesStandard
LehHotel Gawaling
NubraTirith Deluxe Camp

 

Note: All the figures quoted above are nett per person in US Dollars.

Terms & Conditions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing, full board (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner) basis at the above mentioned hotels.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using a non aircondioned Scorpio / Sumo Grande vehicle.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the above itinerary alongwith an accompanying English Speaking guide and including entrance fees to the monuments/Monasteries.

About Leh/Ladakh

Ladakh is a land like no other. 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.

In geological terms, this is a young land, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia. Its basic contours, uplifted by these unimaginable tectonic movements, have been modified over the millennia by the opposite process of erosion, sculpted into the form we see today by wind and water.

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Yes, water! Today, a high -altitude desert, sheltered from the rain-bearing clouds of the Indian monsoon by the barrier of the Great Himalaya, Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, the vestiges of which still exist on its south -east plateaux of Rupshu and Chushul - in drainage basins with evocative names like Tso-moriri, Tsokar, and grandest of all, Pangong-tso. Occasionally, some stray monsoon clouds do find their way over the Himalaya, and lately this seems to be happening with increasing frequency. But the main source of water remains the winter snowfall. Drass, Zanskar and the Suru Valley on the Himalaya's northern flank receive heavy snow in winter; this feeds the glaciers whose meltwater, carried down by streams, irrigates the fields in summer. For the rest of the region, the snow on the peaks is virtually the only source of water. As the crops grow, the villagers pray not for rain, but for sun to melt the glaciers and liberate their water. Usually their prayers are answered, for the skies are clear and the sun shines for over 300 days in the year.

Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 degree celcius in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to minus 20 degree celcius even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes; 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!

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Ladakh, popularly known as 'the Moon Land', 'Little Tibet', and 'the last Shangri La' is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The region of Ladakh, has Leh as its capital city. The places of Alchi, Nubra Valley, Hemis, Lamayuru, Zanskar Valley, Kargil, Pangong Tso, Tso Kar & Tso Moriri are part of the Ladakh region.

Ladakh is a hill station, with spectacular landscapes at altitudes of 2750 m & higher. Ladakh is one of those places with unparalleled beauty of its barren stretches of land, lush green patches, gurgling streams & rivers, nestled in the midst of large expanses of snow capped mountains of the majestic Himalaya's. Its unfathomable beauty, almost musical silence of nature, earthy shades of brown against the turquoise blue & the welcoming people of Ladakh need to be experienced to be known.

Visiting Leh-Ladakh with Kids
The mesmerizing Leh can be inhospitable for kids and tourists should be wary of all the conditions that they need to take care of before planning a trip with kids. It is advisable for tourists to not take children below the age of 5 years, as they may face acclimatization issues.For tourists, the best route is Manali-Leh as it takes lesser time and allows the tourists to enjoy some of the most mesmerizing sceneries.

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Leh & Ladakh – Precautions and Measures
For tourists travelling directly by air to Leh, acclimatization to the high altitude may take time, around 48 hours, for even adults. To counter, please drink as well as carry plenty of water. It is advisable to carry Diomax and Disprin as a backup.
Alcohol and tobacco should be completely avoided, as the low level of oxygen makes it very difficult to come out of a hangover and you don’t want to lose the sightseeing time, sitting in a hotel. Alcohol and coffee should also be avoided if you are in Leh on a trekking expedition. Tea, which is available in plenty, can be consumed.Breathlessness due to low level of oxygen is common, so one should carry energy bars to keep boosting the system. Power cuts are very frequent in Leh and Ladakh and tourists are advised to good stock of batteries. Carry your own water bottles and make sure that you use only double boiled water for drinking. Mineral water too is not sold to avoid the menace of plastic garbage. Many shops are available selling double boiled water and ask the locals for the same. Don’t miss carrying a sanitizer as hygiene can be a concern in Leh and Ladakh.
Plastic is banned in Leh and Ladakh, so instead use biodegradable bags. Take permissions before taking a photograph of any local. During trekking do not litter the area and while touring a national park, make sure that you do not disturb the animals.


Ladakh is home to some of the most spectacular monasteries on earth. Buddhism is the way of life for the people in Ladakh, these mountain folks greet every visitor with their warm smile & its not too long before you experience their hospitable nature. Most of the villages in Ladakh have monasteries that normally stand on the higher mountain around the village, so that the population lives in the valleys and the monasteries are overlooking them & protects them. One of the most popular festivals in the region is the Hemis Festival - which is a key tourist attraction and is marked by chaams or sacred dances performed by elaborately masked Buddhist monks. Perched on a remote high peak, Ladakh, its people, places, crisp mountain air & deafening silence is all refreshing and rejuvenating to the body, mind & soul.

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One cannot help but sink into the splendor & natural beauty of this land. Its rugged terrains & gushing rivers & streams offers adrenaline rushing adventure options like white water rafting, jeep safari, mountaineering & most popular of them all trekking across its undulating terrains. An endearing abode of scenic charisma, which has travelers gripped to this destination year after year, Ladakh indeed is mother natures gift to mankind.
 

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