Package - Ladakh (3 Nights & 4 Days)

Package - Ladakh (3 Nights & 4 Days)

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Overview

Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular environment. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya in the south, it is traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar Range. In geological terms, this is a young land, formed a few million years ago. Its basic contours, uplifted by tectonic movements, have been modified over the millennia by the process of erosion due to wind and water, sculpted into the form that we see today. Today a high-altitude desert, shelter ed 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 the drainage basins or lakes of Tso-moriri, Tso-kar and Pangong-tso. But the main source of water is winter snowfall.
 
Inclusions
Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport with traditional welcome in the Hotel
03 Nights / 04 Days Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner included.
Return airport transfers as per package.
Sightseeing / excursion by non-A/C Indica or similar taxi cabs, on point–to-point basis as per the chosen itinerary.
 
entrance Fees for Monument, Monasteries & Museums included in the itinerary.
All Taxes
Itinerary :
Day 1 : ARRIVE LEH (LADAKH)
Arrival Leh by morning flight and transfer to the hotel. After welcome tea/ coffee/ breakfast on arrival, take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs). In the late afternoon drive to the city centre for an orientation walk in the markets, followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa. Dinner & overnight at the hotel. 
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 2 : In Leh 
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Sankar Gompa: Located on a valley floor and is the home to Lamas who belong to yellow sect and worship his Holiness - The Dalai Lama. Visit Shanti Stupa : a Buddhist religious monument built by Indian based Japanese Monk whose intention was to spread Buddhisim by building such stupas throughut the world & Leh Palace : the 17th. Century looking for all the world like a miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa. After Noon Visit SINDHU DARSHAN, Kali Mandir, Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Pather Sahib, conflunce of river INDUS.. The rest of the day is free for personal activities . Meals and overnight at Hotel. 
Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
 
Day 3 : In Leh 
After early breakfast full day sightseeing of Shey,Thicksey & Hemis. Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings and is where you can see the 36Ft. high statue of Buddha made of copper and covered with gold. Thicksey : The twelve storeyed monastery of Thicksey is situated in the most prominent of positions, lies on an island Mountain. Finally visit; Hemis : Farthest away from Leh, this is the wealthiest Monastery in Ladakh belonging to the Red Sect - it is here each summer that plays are held and Ladakhis from all parts of the country will visit Hemis. Evening return to Leh. Meals and overnight at Hotel . 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 
Day 4 : Depart Leh (Fly Out)
Check out from hotel in time to catch your onward flight back home. 
Meals: Breakfast
Ladakh is not only for trekkers; culturally akin to Tibet, the Buddhist Masked dancer, Monastery festivalculture and way of life is alive and kicking in this part of the world. Colourful masked dance festivals and some of the most spectacular roads in the world beckon the adventurous traveller. Our trip from Leh to Amritsar covers a whole host of cultures and scenery. From the barren mountains of Ladakh we drive across the Himalaya to the lush forests of Manali from where we visit Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama before finishing the trip at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar. You cannot fit much more into two weeks!
 
 
Although Ladakh is primarily a summer destination, few people realise that it is possible to go there in winter when very few other tourists are there. As temperatures plummet, it becomes cut off from the rest of the world. BUT this is the time when the elusive Snow Leopard descends to the valley floor in search of food.Snow leopard group on the lookoutThe In Search of the Snow Leopard trip transports you to Ladakh in the height of winter. Wonderful walking, a visit to Matho festival to see the state oracle and the chance of spotting a Snow Leopard, this trip is a photographer and wildlife enthusiast’s delight. On the March 2011 departure, clients were lucky enough to get two sightings of Snow Leopard in the Tarbuns Valley; it is just another reason why I love coming here again and again.
 
 
Ladakh is a high-altitude desert in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Covering an area of 40,000 square miles, it supports a population of only about 120,00, the majority of whom make their living through subsistence agriculture. The climate is extreme: rainfall averages less than four inches per year and winter temperatures can fall as low as - 40°F. In 1974 the region was opened to international tourism, and the old culture faced a rapid invasion of the modern world. Tourist arrivals grew rapidly from a few hundred in the initial years to around 15,000 by the mid-1980s. Foreign tourist arrivals have stabilized at about this level.
 
 
The last 15 years have seen a vigorous program of development in Ladakh, which has brought changes in education, health care, agriculture, energy, and transportation.Tourism is concentrated in the predominantly Buddhist settlements of the Indus Valley, of which the ancient capital and trading center of Leh (population 8,000) is the hub. Many areas of Ladakh are still off limits to foreign visitors due to their proximity to the Chinese and Pakistani borders. A large part of southern Ladakh is accessible only by foot.Ladakh, sometimes referred to as Little Tibet, is popular with tourists because it is home to one of the purest remaining examples of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Visitors come to see a preindustrial culture, tour the Buddhist monasteries, and take in the dramatic mountain vistas.
 
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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