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Ladakh At Its Best
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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. Ladakh's remoteness and awesome high-altitude landscape appeal to adventure travelers. So does the fact that Ladakh's Tibetan-style traditions and lifestyles remain firmly entrenched, largely untouched by the western world.

Trekking in Ladakh is a rewarding experience, it is not enough to be physically fit; trekkers must also be prepared to face the rigors of back country travel. There are considerable fluctuations in day and night temperatures even during the height of summer. While the days are pretty warm, even hot, due to the desert effect of the barren landscape, evenings can become chilly.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Delhi halfday guided tour.
Day 03: Fly to Leh, afternoon visit the local bazaar.
Day 04: Sightseeing tour of Leh.
Day 05: Leh/Phyan/Likir (3430m)
Day 06: Likir/Yangthang (3600m) 3-4 hrs trek.
Day 07: Yangthang/ Rizong/ Hemis-Sukhpachen (3340m) : 4-5 hrs trek.
Day 08: Hemis-Sukhpachen/ Themsigang / Ang (3200m): 4 hrs trek.
Day 09: Ang/ Khalse/ Basgo 2 hrs trek.
Day 10: Basgo/Leh (3450 m)
Day 11: Leh (Optional Rafting)
Day 12: Leh/ Delhi
Day 13: Depart Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
  Reach Delhi via respective airlines. Upon arrival meet and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon / evening will be free to look around.
   
Day 02:

Sightseeing tour of New Delhi.

  After morning breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of old and New Delhi. The tour starts from Old Delhi visiting The Raj Ghat, Red Fort & Jama Masjid. Time permitting visit Chadni Chowk, local market etc. After this proceed to New Delhi visiting imposing India Gate, The President House, Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India and the Red Fort. O/N Hotel.
   
Day 03: Fly to Leh. Afternoon visit the local bazaar.
  As per the flight schedule transfer to airport for the scenic flight to Leh, on reaching Leh our guide will receive you and transfer you to respective Hotels. After lunch visit the local Bazaar. Free for acclimatization.
   
Day 04:

Sightseeing tour of Leh

 

In Leh, the major highlights for sightseeing tour is visiting Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery & Palaces.

Shey Palace is built in 1645 A.D. by Deldan Namgyal as a summer residence for the kings of Ladakh. It is the oldest palace in Ladakh and above the palace is an even older ruined fortress. Hundreds of chortens of all shapes and sizes stand below the palace and gompa. These chortens demonstrate the interest taken in Shey by the Ladakhi kings and queens who succeeded Shey's original builder.

Thiksey Gompa is the most picturesquely situated monastery in Ladakh, perched high on a hill above the Indus. Its buildings are arranged at various levels, leading up to the private apartments of the incarnate lamas on the summit. From here one commands a magnificent view of the valley. The gompa possesses a rich and beautiful collection of hundreds of hand-written or painted prayer books.

Hemis Gompa is one of the most important in Ladakh, the largest and also the wealthiest. The king-architect Singe Namgyal, a great patron of Buddhism, built it in 1620. He filled Hemis with golden statues, stupas set with precious stones and thangkhas brought from many places, including Tibet.

   
Day 05:

Drive to /Likir (3430m) via Phyan.

 

After breakfast drive around 52 km/2 hrs towards to Likir, en route visit Phyang monastery. The building of 16th century gompa was ordered by the king Tashi Namgyal, its thought that he was trying to seek forgiveness for building his elder brother a devious act that made him heir to the throne and son after king.  The gompa is sits in a small hill above the attractive village Likir is sits right side of Leh-Srinagr highway nearby the Indus river. Likir monastery is about an hours walk from Likir village, the gompa was built in 1065 but the original structure was destroyed by fire so the building you see present time about 200 years old the monk are the gelukpa order.

After visiting the monastery, commence the trek. It is is more interesting to take the small path which descends steeply to the Likir Topko just after the chorten for overnight camp.

   
Day 06: Trek to Yangthang (3600m), 3-4 hrs trek.
  The small spread over village situated on the banks of the Likir Topko, a tributary of the Indus, is a lovely place to come to after the hustle and bustle of Leh. The track descends gradually to this prosperous-looking village, follow the signposted path to reach our campsite close to primary school. Afternoon free to visit the monastery and local village.
   
Day 07: Trek to Hemis-Sukhpachen (3340m), 4-5 hrs trek.
  After breakfast commence trek to Rizong, the trail is mostly downhill through the small gorge. The view from the Rizong gompa is very unique. Take a break and visit the monastery before ascending all the way to the pass at 4200m. The views from the top of the pass is brilliant, one can see the nice view of Hemis-Sukhpachen village. Descent to Hemis-Sukhpachen village for overnight.
   
Day 08:
Trek to Themsigang / Ang (3200m): 4 hrs trek.
  After breakfast continue the walk crossing the pasture in a north-west direction skirting the left side of the fields, just after passing some chortens the trail divides. Take the right fork that passes the mature cedar trees. Theisgam is the largest, most prosperous village on this trek.
   
Day 09: Trek to Basgo, 2 hrs trek.
  Continue the trek towards the road head at Khalse. When you arrive by roadside you are greeted by a collection of run-down tea stall. The jeep drive from here bring you to Basgo with an en route visit of Alchi Gompa. Overnight at Local house, witness the real Ladakhi life enjoy the folk song, folk dance & local food.
   
Day 10:
Drive to Leh (3450 m).
  After breakfast drive to Leh, en route visit the Spituk Gompa. Upon arrival at Leh, check in to Hotel.
   
Day 11: Free day in Leh  (Optional Rafting on Indus River).
  After the trek, you deserve a free day to relax. Alternatively you can do a day rafting on Indus River.
   
Day 12:
Fly Leh to New Delhi.
  Early morning Take the flight to Delhi, on arrival meet and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free to relax or visit nearby local market for souvenir shopping.
   
Day 13: Depart Delhi.
  Transfer to airport to catch flight back home with a good memories of Leh.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in New Delhi on Bed & Breakfast basis and Hotel in Leh on full board basis
 2.  Airport transfers in New Delhi and Leh.
 3.  Guided sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Leh with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Internal flight New Delhi / Leh / New Delhi.
 5.  Local transportation as per itinerary by private vehicle.
 6.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by crew on full board basis.
 7.  Applicable Permit & Entry Fees.
 8.  Insurance for crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from New Delhi.
 2.  India entry visa fees.
 3.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 4.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 5.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 6.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 7.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 8.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty ...(More)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying like a bird): Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi situated in the heart of Thamel is the best choice for those who want to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly & professional staff, home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the repeated visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Ladakh At Its Best
  • Trip Duration : 13 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate/Adventurous
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  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : m
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