Leh For the Soul (9 Nights / 10 Days)

Leh For the Soul (9 Nights / 10 Days)

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Often described as ‘Moonland’ on account of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh was an independent mountain kingdom for close to a millennium. Leh, the royal capital, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas, connecting Central Asia with the Indian sub-continent. Its landscape, sky, shooting stars, silence, wizened faces, rosy cheeks, dragons and Zen - everything makes Ladakh a quite place to visit. This ethereal cold desert that g

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Assistance upon arrival and departure

Accommodation on Twin sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar

Daily Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)

Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by Non Ac Innova / Xylo

Inner line permits to restricted area

Environmental fee

Day 1 : Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet.
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Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 : Drive Sham Valley & Alchi -70km
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After breakfast, carry packed lunch for the day. Sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastrey to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues., Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace Hiking only and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia) Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3 : Tour of Hemis
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After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4 :  Thiksey Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan
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Drive 120 Kms 4

Day 5 : Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes
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5hrs After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by Afternoon. Rest of the day, Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 6 : After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old
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After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 7 : Tour of Pangong Lake- It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way)
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After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Overnight stay at camp

Day 8 : Drive back to Leh
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Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 9 :  evening is Free for market
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Early morning after breakfast leave for Tsomoriri Lake via Chumathang (Hot spring) & Tsokar Lake, enroute visit Sulphur mines and arrive Tsomoriri Lake by afternoon. Evening walk around the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight stay at the camp

Day 10 : Leh - Chumathang - Tsomoriri (240 kms)
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Early morning leave for leisure walk on the Lake and enjoy the beauty of Lake and Changing colours. Then drive back for Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 11 : Tsomoriri – Leh
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On time departure transfer to Leh airport

Day 12 : Depart Leh
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Leh: A place where adventure and religion combine to give you an amazing experience. The Gompas situated here are a wonder to your eyes and the adventure activities here is sure to get your adrenalin flowing!
 Leh - Manali - Kargil - Srinagar
Leh lies on an altitude of 9000 meters! Swept by chilly winds and bright sunlight, gorgeous blue lakes and landscape devoid of vegetation, Leh is truly a masterpiece created by god. With adventure sports ranging from rafting to mountaineering, from polo to archery, Leh offers all! It is also known as the Small Tibet as it hosts extra-ordinary monasteries or gompas (so they are called) and more than half of the population consist of monks. From one monastery to another, once can notice the different architecture in every one of the monasteries. Also famous for the picturesque landscapes and the fury of nature during winter, Leh is one of the most visited hill stations in the country.

Famous Attractions
Leh is famous for:
Gompas
Historical Jama Masjid
Heritage Villages
Landscapes

Staying there
The famous hotels that provide good food and decent hospitality are the Dragon hotel, Cho Palace Hotel, The Lotus and Lasermo Hotel. The hotels provide all types of cuisines with decent costs and adept in quality. Different cuisines prepared are Tibetan (being the specialty), Kashmiri, Indian and Italian. One must try out the Penguin Bar and Restaurant which provide guests with a wide choice of baked goodies.

Adventure Activities
At such high altitudes where breathing is a difficulty, most tough tourists look for adventure sports like hiking, trekking, mountaineering and rafting! Up here trekking is given most importance. Once cane experience the monastic way of the villages isolated from the rest whilst on trekking tour. The mountain scapes are a breath-full when viewed from atop the ridges. Generally, tourists opt for trekking camps as they are adventurously guided through hilly and windy areas, which makes for a good trek. If you haven't trekked here, you haven't trekked at all! So, the villagers say, as the it is the most pleasant journey in your life so come and rock.

Festivals in Leh
The festivals of Leh are a sight not to miss. To visit during the festival is like a double treat for guests. Numerous cultural events like dances, processions, archery, polo etc are exhibited during these festivals. In summer, Sindh Darshan and Hemis are the festivals that are celebrated. Another part and parcel of every visitor is the shopping for traditional items in Leh. You can shop for silver, copper or brass tea pots, or, other items like hookah base, chortens, dried as well as fresh apricots etc. The traditional head-dress for women – Parek, ornate teak kettle and turquoise are among the best buy and most appropriate souvenirs one can enjoy.

Reaching there
Leh city is well connected by air from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. Although by road is another option as the highways are breath-taking but during winter these roads are closed for six months as it is covered by snow! The best way to travel within the Leh city is by either renting a cab or drive down in a rented vehicle. Both of which are readily available.
 

Leh Ladakh tourism has seen steep increase in the popularity charts in the recent years. The serene surroundings and wonderful arena of this place has the capability to leave every tourist spell bound. Nature’s bounteous beauty can be explored in a better way here in Ladakh only. The wonderful tourist destination is famous among the visitors for adventure and nature exploring needs. Not only the nature lovers but the adventure enthusiasts also find better opportunities in the Leh Ladakh in the snow capped mountain ranges. The abundant beauty and tranquil surroundings of the Leh make it a perfect vacation destination for the tourist of every kind. If you are confused and double-mined on planning the tour to this blissful place of Jammu & Kashmir region then there are special tour packages customized to meet the special requirements of the travelers willing to explore the natural beauty of the place.

Surrounded by mountains by three sides, Ladakh is the prominent touring destination where one can spend time with family or friends. The great Himalaya ranges make it a perfect spot to let you enjoy variety of adventure activities like rafting, skating, skiing and trekking with your family. The high altitude arena of Ladakh offers one to enjoy the game of polo which is a unique experience in itself. Centuries old monasteries and wonderful views of Himalaya offer great adventure opportunities. The most famous of the tourists is the trekking of monasteries which offers amazing traveling experience to the tourists more interested in exploring century’s old architecture and construction. Water rafting is one such activity which allures the tourists to a great extent in this area and offers them lifetime memories.

Ladakh tourism has witnessed immense popularity with time despite the fact that Ladakh once used to be a disputed land. The safety of tourists is taken great care by the respective authorities and there are some of the territories where special permission is required to pay a visit. Tourist can now enjoy all the facilities of a comfortable living and traveling in the area more influenced by the Tibetan culture and tradition. Whatever your touring requirement is Leh Ladakh tour packages can offer you all the facilities in a single package. These packages are wonderful gifts to those who are new to the place and unfamiliar with the surroundings. In fact other tourists also prefer to take advantage of the packages in order to reduce the complications. The packages offer a convenient medium to enjoy the bounteous beauty of nature in the tranquil arena.

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