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Srinagar to Leh overland

Ladakh
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Duration

07 Nights / 08 Days.

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Have you ever thought of an escape which takes you completely away from hustles of the mundane life and drops you in a place where peace and tranquil weather, serene scenic beauty, admirable landscapes, and the gush of gut prevails! The one-word definition to such a place is none other than Leh Ladakh which takes its place in the Northernmost part of India. Leh Ladakh is the perfect match for all the solo travelers, honeymooners and family vacationers for it has a thrill, romance, and solitude. Make your own way to Leh Ladakh as your next vacation getaway with the most delightful Ladakh tour packages with My Trip Villa. This package is specially curated for adventurous minded people like young travellers, honeymooners & friend groups of any age who likes to enjoy a trip with full of activities.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara, Monastery tour, Leh surroundings, Jeep Safari to Nubra Valley over Khardungla pass and Jeep Safari to Pangong Lake.

Itinerary

Day Wise Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrive Srinagar
Arrive Srinaghar airport Our representative will meet, assist and escort the guests to their hotel / houseboat in Srinagar. Later visit Mughal Gardens and Dal Lake. You may take a Shikara ride on the lake (on direct payment basis) return to your hotel / houseboat for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil. (205 Kms / 07 Hrs drive)
After an early breakfast, Pickup from Srinagar Hotel / houseboat and drive to Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have traveled back in time. Lunch will be at midway (on own). After an ID checks we continue on to Kargil. Dinner and overnight in Kargil.

Day 03 : Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh [230 Kms 08 Hrs drive]
Early morning after b/fast drive to Leh. This drive normally takes about 6-7 hrs nonstop, but we will be stopping at Lamayuru monastery for sightseeing. Later continue our drive to Leh enroute visiting Alchi, Sangam, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and Magnetic hill. Reach Leh in the evening and check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

LAMAYURU GOMPA: The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.

ALCHI GOMPA: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious center, it is looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.

LADAKH HALL OF FAME : The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh. And belongings of the enemy soldiers found at war site. All the martyr and the gallantry awards…

“Here’s something that you will be proud of our defense personnel who sacrificed themselves so that we could live in peace.”

GURDWARA SHRI PATTHAR SAHIB: The Shrine known as Gurdwara Patthar sahib is situated about 25 kms. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting memory of Shri Guru Nanak Deve Ji the great prophet who sanctified the place by his sacred visit during the year 1517 while on his second missionary tour (2nd Udassi 1515-1518). The Guru reached here via Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet Yarkand and Leh after having spiritual discourses with the sidhas at Mount Sumer (Central Himalayas). On the hill features across the road, there used to live a wicked demon that terrorized the people of the area. Their miseries multiplied day by day. As their miseries became unbearable they prayed for divine help. It is said that the Great Guru heard their woes and came to their rescue. The Guru settled down on the bank of the river flowing nearby. The people sought for help and the Guru blessed the people and became very popular in the area. The locals called him as Nanak Lama. The Demon got enraged and started making plans to kill Guru Nanak. One morning, when the Guru was sitting in meditation, he rolled down a big boulder from the hilltop with the aim of killing the Guru. But on the very touch of Guru’s body, the solid rock melted like wax and Guru’s back got embedded on it like a cushion. The Guru kept on sitting in meditation undisturbed. Thinking that the Guru must have been killed, the demon came down but was taken aback on seeing the Guru in meditation, undisturbed. With a rage of anger he tried to push the rock with his right foot but the rock had already became like wax his foot also got embedded into it. On this , he realized his folly and powerlessness as compared to the spiritual power of the Great Guru. He fell on the feet of Guru and humbly prayed to be pardoned. The Guru advised him to get rid of his wickedness and lead the life of a nobel person, in the service of humanity. This changed the life style of demon and he started serving the people. The Guru there after continued his Holy journey towards Srinagar and Kashmir via Kargil.The boulder having imprint of the Guru’s back is lying in the Gurdwara to this day.

MAGNETIC HILL : Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!

CONFLENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS : On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.

Day 04 : Monastery tour and Sindhu Darshan (90 Kms round trip)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thiksey village, visit Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Continue drive to Hemis monastery to visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh. Later on the way back to Leh get down at the Sindhu Ghat for Sindhu Darshan and walk along the river. After spending some time at the river return to Hotel and relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Leh.

THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.

SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.

HEMIS GOMPA: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.

SINDHU GHAT: The Sindhu Ghat at Choglamsar village at the bank of River Indus has been inaugurated on the 1st of June 2001 by Hon’ble Minister for Home Shri L. K. Advani. Every year Sindhu festival is held on this bank of river, forges bonds of unity between communities. The festival is an ideal opportunity for travelers from all over the country and the world to visit this wonderful region and to savour its rugged beauty and charm.

Day 05 : Leh - Nubra Via Khardungla Pass (140 Kms / 5 – 6 hrs)
Early morning proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Khalsar Sand Dunes and enjoy various Adventure Activities like ATV ride, World’s highest and longest Zipline ride among other activities (Activities on direct payment). You can enjoy delicious lunch there as well (on own). Later visit Hunder Sand Dunes and Diskit monastery and check in at your camp / resort. Overnight at the camp.

KHARDUNGLA PASS: The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.

DESERT HIMALAYA ADVENTURE PARK : The Adventure Park is famous for the ATV rides over the White Sand Dunes. This is also the place where some scenes of the super hit movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag were shot. The Adventure park has the World’s longest zipline at highest altitude. The adventure seekers can go ahead and enjoy 02 Kms ZIPLINE ride, Bungee free fall, Cycle Zipline among other activities there. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves buffet lunch at very nominal charges.

DESKIT GOMPA: Deskit Gompa was founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo of Stod in about 1420 AD during the reign of King Dragspa. About 100 monks are residing in the Gompa, which is a branch of Thikse Monastery. The monastic festival called Gustor takes place on 20th and 21st days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar.

Day 06 : Nubra – Pangong (160 Kms / 04-05 hrs)
Morning after and early breakfast proceed Pangong Lake, driving through the beautiful Shayok River Valley. Arrive Pangong and visit the lake. And check into your camp / resort. Evening free to explore the lake area. Overnight at the hotel.

THE PANGONG LAKE : This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thiksey, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple.

But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.

Day 07 : Pangong Lake - Leh (140 Kms / 05 hrs trip)
Morning after breakfast drive Evening back to hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.ck to Leh. this time cross second highest motorable pass – Changla. Evening free to explore the town and market (on own) Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.

Day 08 : Airport Departure.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi.

Please Note:

The Names Mentioned in the offer only indicate that our rates/quotes are based using these Hotels mentioned therein, Do not consider this as confirmation mail, since none of the hotels have been booked, Hotels will be booked only once we receive your confirmation. If at the time of operation/reservation request, the hotels envisaged are not available or sold out, we will book similar accommodation or the next best alternate available in accordance with which we will advise you the supplements or rebates if any. Rates quoted are valid for said dates only and are subject to change without any prior notice any change in the dates will reflect on the given rates.
Furthermore accommodation options in remote areas outside Leh, like Alchi, Pangong,
Tsomoriri, Dha Hanu, etc. are very basic and sometimes guests face difficulties because of the same. The guests should avoid staying at these places if they are used to good hotel/camp accommodation. We would not entertain any refund requests due to a lack of amenities/services at these places.

All Indian tourists are required to carry valid photo IDs issued by any govt. institution, for the inner line permits. Children accompanying the parents are required to carry date of birth certificate. Non-submission of the above documents will result in denial of entry to the restricted areas in Ladakh.

Cancellation Policy:

1. 20 Days Prior to the date of travel: The booking amount will be charged.
2. 20-10 Days Prior to the date of travel: 50% of the total package will be charged.
3. 10 Days or less prior to the date of travel: 100% of the package cost will be charged.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in base category room (unless specified above) at specified hotels or similar.
  • Stay on MAP basis (06 breakfasts and 06 dinners)
  • Airport transfers by MUVs/Vans as required.
  • All sightseeing by exclusive NAC MUV (Innova/Xylo/similar) upto 06 full paying pax and by NAC Tempo Traveler for 07 full paying pax onwards.
  • Assistance at the airport while arriving and departing.
  • Permits, environment and Ecological fee.
  • All currently applicable taxes including GST
  • Airfares train fare.
  • Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.
  • Oxygen Cylinders (can be provided at an extra cost of Rs. 500.00 per cylinder per day)
  • Medical expenses (apart from first aid) and insurance of any kind.
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the programme, any extra running will be charges extra.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
  • In case of cancellation or non-utilization of any service (transportation, hotels accommodation (part / full), permits, any complementary ride at Khalsar Dunes etc.) because of any reason (ill health, flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike / road block / bad weather or any other natural calamities) there will be no refund for the unutilized service. The guests will have to bear the extra expenses of change in itinerary
  • Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.

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Ladakh

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