Mosaic Ladakh Done

25000.00( per person )


Tour Code: #15742

Duration: 6 Nights -7 Days


Holiday Type: Family,Couple,Group

Country: India

City: Ladakh


Overview

 

 Sightseeing: Leh town / Indus valley / Nubra valley / Pangong Lake

Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival welcome and meet by our representative and transfer to Hotel/Guest for check in wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served. Complete half day rest at hotel for acclimatization as it is important at the height of Ladakh. Lunch will be served at 2:00 PM. Afternoon around 3:30 PM sightseeing to Shanti stupa and 17th century Leh palace.
Dinner & overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.
Leh KB Airport Leh Palace Shanti Stupa
Leh – the heart of Ladakh: Leh is the largest town of the Ladakh situated at an altitude of 3524 meters/11,562 feet. It has small yet fascinating market which is surrounded by several villages, Changspa, Chubi, Skara, Samkar, Yourtung, Gompa, and Shastang all within a radius of 3-5kms. A long time ago, Leh was the crossroad of the ancient silk route filled, with caravan traders from central Asian countries carrying textiles, spices, raw silk, carpets, dyestuff and narcotics. At present Leh is the Administrative centre of Leh district of Ladakh and the main commercial centre of tourism industry since 1974, when Ladakh was first opened to foreign tourist. Leh and its adjacent serene villages have a number of Hotels and Guest Houses. It serves as an ideal base to commence tours and treks to the different valleys of Ladakh.
Today after breakfast around 8:30 AM leave to full day sightseeing of Indus valley, 16th century Shey palace, 14th Thiksay monastery and 17th century Hemis monastery.
Sightseeing start with 17th century Hemis monastery 47km from Leh. On the way stop to take the photos of picturesque view of 16th century Shey palace and 14th century Thiksay monastery. You arrive at Hemis monastery around 10:30 AM. Hemis is the biggest monastery of Drukpa Kagyud Sect. After visiting Hemis monastery drive to Thiksay monastery on the same way back. Lunch at Thiksay in restaurant. Post visit Thiksay monastery and Shey palace. And drive back to Leh you will reach at Leh around 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM. Overnight at Leh in Hotel / Guest house.
Indus valley situated on bank of Indus River at the altitude of 3500 to 3600 meters above sea level within the radius of 15 to 56 kms from Leh Town. In early period during 5th and 6th century Indus valley was summer grazing pastures of nomads domesticating Sheep, Goats, Yaks, Cows and cultivating wheat and barley as a staple food in summer season. From 9th to 18th century Indus valley was summer capital of Kings of Ladakh and home of the ancient biggest monasteries of Ladakh dating from 15th century. All these monasteries were affiliated to the four main branches of Tibetan-Buddhism located at picturesque and serene villages on the top of craggy mountains such as Thiksay monastery, Stakna Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Chemrey monastery, Takdok monastery, Matho monastery, Spituk monastery and Phyang Monastery. Indus valley Jeep tours sightseeing can be done in day trip as a part of acclimatization process, in addition to this; there is ample scope for hiking in Indus valley to explore the charm and daily activities of the beautiful villages of Indus valley and explore frescos painting of ancient monasteries. Rafting of 1st grade is also done on Indus-river from Karu to Spituk village and Hemis to Choglamsar, which is an ideal option for amateur rafters.
Today after breakfast drive to Nubra Valley, popularly known as the valley of oasis among the tourist. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley is passing through Khardong-La pass (one of the highest motorable road in the world at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft) around 39 km from Leh. At the pass panoramic glaciers of Zanskar range. After 1:00 hrs drive from Khardungla pass there is Kardung village, the first village on the way to Nubra valley. Stop at Kardung village for lunch. You will reach at Deskit village around 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM, Deskit is main town of Nubra valley. Visit 14th century 14th century Deskit monastery and 107feet Maitreya Buddha at Deskit. After that drive to Hunder Sand dune 6 km from Deskit. Explore the scenic beauty of Hunder sand-dune and double hump camel riding.
Overnight at Hunder in Deluxe camp / Hotel.
Deskit Monastry Sand-Dune Nubra Valley 107 Maitreya Buddha Statue
Nubra valley: The ancient name of Nubra valley is Ldumra means orchard or garden. It is situated in the north part of the Ladakh region at the foot of the Karakoram Range with an average altitude of about 10000ft above sea level. Geologists have found that during the last glacial period the valley was filled with a vast glacier many hundred meters deep. After the end of glacier age, tens of thousands of years ago, the glacier disappeared leaving a plain and fertile valley. Most of the villages of Nubra valley are located along the bank of Shayok and Nubra Rivers. The river belts are sandy and the vegetation includes green Farmarisk and Myricaria. One of the distinctive features of Nubra valley from other valleys of Ladakh is the Sand dune landscapes from Deskit village to Hunder village. Here Double Hump Bactrian Camels are found which were left by central Asian Caravans as valley was the part of ancient Caravan trade route (a branch of the popular central Asian silk route); the route was closed when international boundary was drawn between India-China. There are
several monasteries in valley. Deskit and Samtangling monasteries are the biggest among them with schools for the novice monks. A 107 feet Maitreya Buddha was built just below the Deskit Monastery, it is the only of its kind in Ladakh inaugurated and consecrated by H.H.Dalai Lama in 2010. Besides these, there is the isolated Ensa Monastery located on the middle of lofty mountain which has footprint of Arhat Nimagon dating back to 6th century, it is worth a visit. Apart from monasteries, there is the village of Panamik where there is a Sulpur-hot spring with lots of medicinal value according to the Amchi medicine system of Ladakh. Nubra valley can be reach in two different ways, one being through Jeep safari and second through trekking.
Jeep safari to Nubra valley goes through Khardung-La pass, at 5602m it the highest motorable road in the world as recorded in the Guinness World of Book recorded. From the Khardung-la pass one can enjoy the grand panoramic view of Leh valley; Zanskar ranges the sub-ranges of Himalayan on south direction and Karakorum Range on north direction.
The trekking route to Nubra valley starts at Phyang village, and traverses through beautiful mountains and meadows. There are many opportunities to meet local people along the way, who are staying with their flocks of sheep, goats and yaks. The trek ends at Hunder village of Nubra valley.
Today after breakfast around 9:00 AM check out from hotel and drive back to Leh by same route. Stop at Kardung village for short hike in the middle of barley field and take the photos of charming Kardung village. After short hike lunch at Garden restaurant of Kardung village. Post lunch drive to Leh. You will reach at Leh around 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM. Evening free to explore the Leh market.
Overnight at Leh in Hotel / Guest house.
After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake passing through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (the third highest motorable road in the world.). This route takes the visitor past picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side-valley of Chemrey and Sakti. Pangong Lake situated at 14,500 feet (4,267 m). One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Hike at lake and explore the beauty of Lake.
Overnight at Pangong Lake in deluxe camp.
Pangong Lake Pangong Lake Changla Pass Road
Pangong lake: One of the most spectacular lakes in Ladakh is Pangong lake, which lies across the Changla Pass from Leh. It is a saltwater lake with long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly 5 to 6 kms at its widest point, and over 135 kms long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. It presents a spectacular view of the mountains of the Chang-Chenmo range to the north, their reflections shimmering in the ever changing blues and greens of the lake’s brackish waters. During winters, the Pangong Lake freezes completely. Yaks and other livestock walk over the frozen hard surface of the lake when they migrate from place to place. The farthest village of Pangong area is Spangmik located at 6-7 km along the southern shore up to which the foreign tourists are permitted. One can have a spectacular view of mountains of the Chang-Chenmo range to the north west of the Pangong Lake, its image reflecting in the lake’s ever changing blue and green water. Above Spangmik are the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.
Flora, fauna and geography of Pangong lake: The brackish water of the lake is devoid of any micro-vegetation. There is no fish or other aquatic life in the lake, except for some small crustaceans. However, visitors can see numerous ducks and gulls over
and on the lake surface. There are some species of scrub and perennial herbs that grow in the marshes around the lake.
The lake acts as an important breeding ground for a variety of birds including a number of migratory birds. During summer the Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks are commonly seen here. The region around the lake supports a number of species of wildlife including the skiing (wild ass) and the Marmot. Formerly Pangong-Tso had an outlet to Shayok River, a tributary of Indus River, but it was closed off due to natural damming. Two streams feed the lake from the Indian side, forming marshes and wetlands at the edges. Strand lines above current lake level reveal a 5 m (16 ft) thick layer of mud and laminated sand, suggesting the lake has shrunken recently in geological scale. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.
Today don’t miss to wake up early morning around 5:30 AM to take photos sun rising view of lake. Breakfast will be serving around 7:30 A M after breakfast around 8:30 AM return back to Leh by same route on the way visit Chemday monastery. Lunch at Thiksay village in restaurant. Post Lunch drive to Stok village visit Stok palace museum. There after drive back to Leh. You will reach at Leh around 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM.
Overnight at Leh in Hotel or Guest house.
After early morning breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Delhi with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.

Inclusions

Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.

Meals Plan MAP (Daily Breakfast + Dinner).

To & Fro Leh Airport Transfers.

Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle as per mention tour plan (Point to Point)

All Hotel Taxes,GST Charges,Driver Expanses.Toll Taxes,Parking Charges.

Exclusions

Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.

Meals Plan MAP (Daily Breakfast + Dinner).

To & Fro Leh Airport Transfers.

Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle as per mention tour plan (Point to Point)

All Hotel Taxes,GST Charges,Driver Expanses.Toll Taxes,Parking Charges.

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Remarks

Accommodation on twin sharing Basis.

Meals Plan MAP (Daily Breakfast + Dinner).

To & Fro Leh Airport Transfers.

Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle as per mention tour plan (Point to Point)

All Hotel Taxes,GST Charges,Driver Expanses.Toll Taxes,Parking Charges.