Cultural Ladakh Tour
Closed to outside world for centuries, Ladakh lies high in a remote region of western Himalayas. In this part of Buddhist India monasteries overlook landscapes of snow-clad peaks, plateaus and deep valleys. Our itinerary traverses the mountain roads and the world’s highest pass to some of Ladakh’s most isolated locations.
- Dramatic landscape of Ladakh.
- Alchi monastery, the oldest in the region.
- Nubra Valley - the valley of flowers.
- Stunning Pangong Lake
- Tibetan culture in and around Leh
- Magnificent Taj Mahal in its full glory.
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Day 9 - Today drive to Pangong over Changla Pass (5360 m) one of the highest motorable road in the world. Pangong Tso (Tso means Lake) is a beautiful endorheic lake situated in the Himalayas and is about 90 kms. Pangong Lake is situated at a height of 4350 m and is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the country. The other factor is that this lake is so popular because of the fact it keeps changing colors. Late afternoon return to Sakti. Overnight Hotel ( 9 0kms &3 ½ hrs each way)
Overnight - Hotel
Day 10 - This morning after relaxing breakfast visit Takthok monastery before you drive to back to Leh en route side visit to Hemis monastery which is one of the biggest monasteries in Ladakh. Also visit Thiksay monastery and Shey Palace. Evening free time to explore Leh bazar. Overnight Hotel
Overnight - Hotel
Base Price Includes
- Accommodation in comfort hotels on double/ twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
- Daily buffet breakfasts included at hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a Private vehicle as indicated in the itinerary.
- Services of a local sightseeing guide during sightseeing guides at cities as per the itinerary.
- Representative for assistance on Arrival /Departure.
- 24/7 assistance by our support team.
Base Price Does Not Include
- International / Domestic air fare.
- Any meal other than Breakfast unless specified.
- Any service or activity charges other than those included in the inclusions.
- Supplement Cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season.
- Entrance fee at monuments and National Parks.
- Unforeseen expenses that demand changes in the itinerary like natural calamities, changes in weather, road blockages, flight/train cancellations and any medical emergency or evacuations.
- Travel insurance and Visa
- Expenses of a personal nature- Staff Tips, Laundry, phone calls, soft or alcoholic drinks, excess baggage charges, camera and Video fee or any other expanses which are not mentioned in above inclusion list.
- All government taxes as applicable.
Our tour begins with a spectacular flight over the Himalayas to the remote Ladakhi capital, Leh. At 3,500 metres above sea level. Leh was once a major trading post at the junction of the historic silk route that ran from China and Central Asia to the plains of India. The queer, distinctive culture and history, closely related to Tibet, are demonstrative of the way of life and culture well-preserved for hundreds of years. We spend the first two days acclimatizing to the high altitude with a gentle sightseeing tour of the sights around Leh before heading out in the Jeeps to the spectacular 11th century Alchi monastery. We take an exhilarating hike out to Mangyu monastery through the amazingly scenic Western Tibetan Plateau before travelling to the ethereal beauty of Pangong Tso, a sapphire-coloured high-altitude lake that serves as summer grazing area for nomadic yak herders. En route back to Leh, we also stop by at Hemis monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour involves extensive driving and some hiking, including side trips into the remote Nubra Valley after crossing Khardung La (5,602 metres), the highest motorable pass in the world with fabulous panoramic views across the Himalayas. A visit to Agra to see the magnificent Taj Mahal gives this incredible tour a fitting finish.