Duration : 06 Nights & 07 Days
Code : EWHLEH07
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The following points are to be noted for Child Rate:
** Children above 10 years & above will be considered as adult.
** Children of 5 to 9 years sharing parent’s room will be charged as per Child without Extra bed
** Children below 5 years Complimentary.
(Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked )
Day 1: Srinagar-Sonamarg-Kargil- (205 kms)
After breakfast leave for Kargil, driving through Sonamarg and crossing the Zoji-la pass (11,500-ft./3,505 mtrs) enroute. Drass, the first town over the pass is famous as the 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world. At an hour and half’s drive away from Drass is Kargil, the 2nd largest town of Ladakh and headquarters of Kargil district. Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Kargil.
Day 2: Kargil-Leh (235 kms)
Early departure for Leh, enroute viewing/visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining ‘Moonland” hills. On the way to Leh, visit Sanagm (confluence of the Indus & Zanskar rivers), view/check the Magnetic Point & then visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib & Hall of Fame (if in time). Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Leh Sightseeing
After leisurely breakfast, visit Shey Palace, Sindhu Ghat & Thiksey Monastery. Post lunch visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace and the markets. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Leh- Pangong Lake -Leh
Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 150 kms), via Chang-la pass (alt: 17370 ft./5486 meters)-3rd highest motorable pass in the world. Pangong Lake (alt: 14,500 ft.) is 4-5 kms wide and about 140 kms long, of which about two-third lies on the other side of the Indo-China border. After sightseeing around the lake, drive back to Leh, reaching in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Leh- Nubra Valley
After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardong-la (alt: 18,380 ft.), highest motorable pass in the world, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Samstaling Monastery in the Sumoor area. Later check- in at a fixed tent/hut camp in the same valley OR drive across to Deskit/Hundar for overnight stay in a camp or a hotel. Dinner & overnight at the camp/hotel.
Day 6:Nubra Valley-Leh
In the morning, drive to/explore Deskit (headquarters of Nubra), Hundar and the Sand Dunes. You can enjoy a short camel safari amidst the sand dunes on the double humped Bactrian camels (optional). In the afternoon return to Leh, en- route visiting the dramatically located 15th century Deskit monastery. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 7:Departure Leh
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.Tour end with sweet memories.
Leh-Ladakh Important Info
A land of soaring snow-topped peaks and plunging green valleys, this austerely beautiful region is like nowhere else in India. The stark mountain landscape, with its rocky ridges, dry plains, and glassy lakes, is peppered with colorful gompas (Buddhist monasteries), palaces, villages, and seasonal orchards.
It’s geographical and cultural proximity to Tibet is famed the region as Littile Tibet.
The valley of Ladakh is situated at quite a high altitude, which varies from one place to the other. In fact the geographical location of Ladakh ranges from 9,000 ft (2,750 m) high at Kargil to 25,170 ft (7,672m) high at Saser Kangri, in the Karakoram Range. Due to its high altitude, Ladakh experiences a very cold climate, where even the summer temperatures rarely exceed 27 deg C. Due to the high altitude of Ladakh the air is very thin and makes the heat of the sun very severe.
As far as the geography of Leh Ladakh is concerned, the region abounds in physical beauty. Encircled by the Karakoram in the north and the Great. Himalayas in the south, it presents a picturesque sight. Now a high-altitude desert, Ladakh was covered by an extensive lake system, at one point of time. The remnants of this system are still found on its southeast plateau of Rupshu and Chushul, in the drainage basins or lakes of Tso-moriri, Tso-kar and Pangong-tso. However, snowfall still remains the main source of water in Ladakh.
Running in a generally northwest to southeast direction through Ladakh, the great Himalayan Range separates the Vale of Kashmir from Ladakh. Further east, and running in the same direction, the Zanskar Mountains enclose the Zanskar River Valley. Still further east is the Ladakh Range, forming the Indus River Valley, while to the northeast the Karakorum Mountains for the eastern boundary of Nubra Valley. The height of these ranges prevents rain clouds from crossing into Ladakh and as a result, Ladakh receives only about 2 inches (5 cm) of rain per year. The aridity of the area is immediately apparent to the visitor, with Ladakh's long vistas of mountains without vegetation and valleys with only a few oases of green.
The Indus River runs through Ladakh and the 30-mile (50 km) stretch of the Indus River Valley between Spitok gompa (near Leh airport) and Hemis gompa is the heartland of Ladakh. Here are scattered some of the finest gompas in the region and here also is the town of Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The valley lies at an altitude of about 11,350 feet (3,500 m) and some of the surrounding peaks reach heights of 22,500 feet (7,000 m).
Geography of Ladakh is largely dependent on two particular river streams which mainly flow in the Zanskar region known as Doda and Lungnak which is commonly known as Tsarap Lingti. The tributaries of Lungnak river near Rupshu which carries the water of Drang-Drung glacier which flows down towards Lungnak Valley. Zanskar also joined through a gorge with river Indus at central Ladakh. Indus river is the backbone of Ladakh & all other regions like Shey, Leh Basgo & Tingmosgang. These regions are also receives water from the Shyok river and the Nubra river which originates just below the Karakoram range.
|Religion & Culture|
- The predominant religion in Ladakh is the Tibetan form of Buddhism, although Islamic influences are found from the Kashmir Valley as far as Kargil, and there are some Christian families in Leh.
- For Ladakhis, religion is a daily affair with visible rituals that are frequently observed. These include spinning prayer wheels, making pilgrimages to gompas, chortens, mani walls and holy tombs, chanting mantras and reciting prayers in the area of the home set aside as a chapel.
- Ladakh has been to evolve and inherit a rich culture, which survives eventoday as a living heritage to the western Himalayas. This heritage find manifestation in the regions monuments, monasteries, art and oral literature, fairs and festivals and in the time honored tradition of collective celebrations of various events. Among the many social and cultural events of LADAKH, the annual festival held in monasteries constitute the most important part of the regions living heritage.
- The faces and physique of Ladakhis, and the clothes they wear are more akin to those of Tibet and central Asia. In eastern and central Ladakh population seems to be mostly of Tibetan origin but in west around Kargil the appearance suggested as mixed origin.
- People are a hospitable, smiling, hardy lot, friendly and open. Social and cultural events of Ladakh, the annual festivals held in the Buddhist monasteries constitute the most important part of the regions living heritage.
Ladakh wildlife consists of some of the rarest and most exotic animals and birds of the Himalayan plateau. The alpine climate and the Rocky Mountains have supported a range of rich wildlife in the Leh Ladakh region of Kashmir.
Tibetan snow cocks, griffon vultures, lammergeyers or bearded vultures, etc Also find a number of migratory birds in Ladakh including the charming Black-necked Crane.
Entire Ladakh region consist of the following animals-
Yak or wild ox which long black hair tinged with gray at the has muzzle. Nyan is the largest wild sheep. Urial is the smallest sheep of the world. Also Bharal the gray-blue sheep is found at altitudes higher than 6000 m., Ibex is one of the most beautiful goats; One of the most renowned as well as most endangered animals of Ladakh is Chiru or Tibetan Antelope. Beautiful Snow leopard. Another endangered species, it is hunted for its silver gray pelt. It preys on the wild sheep and goats of the Ladakh region. Double-humped Bactrian camel around Nubra Valley in Ladakh region.Some other animals forming a part of Ladakh wildlife are the Himalayan Brown Bear, the Himalayan Black Bear, The Himalayan Wolf, The King or Himalayan Wild Ass etc.
|Do’s & Don'ts for the Visitors|
The tariff for groups in of 02, 04 & 06 pax sharing one CAR (NAC Qualis/Tavera/Scorpio). Pls note we do not use smaller car in Ladakh due to the topographical factor, which requires heavy vehicles. Supplement cost for Innova/Xylo will be on request.
All cancellations are to be communicated in writing, & will attract a sum of INR 1500.00 minimum. Beside the forfeiture of the deposit amount, a further charge will be levied if notice of cancellation is received within 15 days prior to the operation of the booked tour as per the following.
|When Cancellation is Made||Charges|
|30 Days more prior to the booked tour||Cancellation Charges Nil|
|30-21 Days prior to the booked tour||20% of total tour Price|
|20-15 Days prior to the booked tour||50% of total tour Price|
|14-07 Days prior to the booked tour||75% of total tour Price|
|06-0 Days Prior to the booked tour||100% of total tour Price|
All cancellation charges will be furthermost subject to the consideration of those engaged in arranging the itinerary. We will use all our powers to erase the cancellation charges and negotiate for the lowest possible charges.
|Exclusive Notes on Ladakh|
- Sequence of the day-wise tour program as listed above may change depending upon availability of suitable accommodation at different places and other travel conditions.
- Overnight staying options at Pangong Lake & Tsomo-riri Lake are mainly in tented accommodation with limited facilities. Visitors must be prepared to pass the night at a place where temperature may be quite comfortable even at the height of the summer. The stress of passing the night at high altitude is also to kept in mind.
- Overnight staying option in the Nubra Valley is mainly in tented accommodation or standard hotels with facilities which may not be of the same standard as in the hotels being used for the package in Leh.
- All prevailing State and Government taxes applicable on accommodation and transport. In case any hike in the taxes a surcharge will be applicable
- Suggested hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. In case the same is not available, then the best similar category will be provided
- The tour cost is not refundable at any cause, once tour starts
- The tour guide reserves the rights to make changes/detour or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road, strike or band and security reason
- Tourist will carry their luggage at own risk and responsibility.
- Itinerary may change due to any climatic condition/non availability of rooms/other natural circumstances.
- Ladakh is high Altitude destination; hence Ladakh trip is not recommended for people with poor heart condition, Epilepsy and asthma.
- Ladakh holiday trip is completely different from other holiday, please realize the hazards involved in this kind of holiday; including injury, disease, inconvenience and discomfort due to weather, mechanical breakdown, local political conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances.
- The tourism infrastructure of Ladakh region is not very advanced & one should not expect & match the hotel & transport service with the plains & other developed destinations. Flexibility is the whole philosophy of this type of tour. One requires and allows on trip alternatives due to untoward reasons.
- For Extra adult in the room we will provide an extra bed (wherever possible), but some hotels only provide a roll out bed and have no provision of an extra bed Operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
- The vehicle used is NAC and is available for point to point services only and is not at disposal. Clients are requested to follow the specific schedule of respective program.
- In case any services are miss due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds.
- Child sharing parents room will not be provided an extra bed.
- All prevailing State and Government taxes applicable on accommodation and transport. In case of any hike in the taxes a surcharge will be applicable.
- Suggested hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. In case the same is not available, then the best similar category will be provided.
- The tour cost is not refundable at any cause, once tour starts Under any circumstances like due to bad weather, bad road, strike or band and security related reason.
- Tourist will carry their luggage at own risk and responsibility; East Wind Holiday Tours Pvt.Ltd does not hold any responsibility for any loss of luggage during the tour.
- Keep yourself up to date with climate, political situation & economy of the destination.
Tariff for Festival season (Oct,Nov,Dec) will be Valid till 15th Octobar 2013.
Extra Meal Cost other than inclusion will be on request
For foreign citizen - Tariff will be given on request and against specific query.