HIDDEN LADAKH TOUR
7 Nights / 8 Days
Discover the hidden Ladakh whle trekking through the spectacular foothills of the Himalayan mountain range - Buddhist Monasteries, ancient cultures and tradtions, breathtaking landscapes, melting snow-capped mountains creating flowing valley rivers - a lifetime of memories are promised
Itinerary Route: Delhi - Leh - Tso Mariri - Delhi
Day 1: Delhi
You will be greeted at the airport by a Tour Packages India Representative and then escorted to your hotel by private AC car. Later, embark on a day of sightseeing around Delhi. Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Damascus and Varanasi. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old - it is said to have been built and destroyed 11 times throughout its history. In spite of its rich historical heritage represented by it's innumerable monuments, Delhi's population is reputed for having little awareness of or pride in the city's history due to the simple reason that few Delhi residents actually belong to Delhi. The population of Delhi is a heterogeneous mix of people originating from every corner of India. Undoubtedly, this will become obvious during your tour through the city. Delhi is by far the most cosmopolitan city in India and a true traveler's delight.
Day 2: Delhi to Leh (via Air)
Transfer back to the airport to catch your flight to Leh. This particular flight has to be one of the most magnificent in all of India especially with the early morning light rising across the Himalayan mountain range. Upon arrival in Leh, you'll be transported to your hotel. Take the day to rest and acclimatize. Leh is at an altitude of 3,500 m / 10,500 ft.
Day 3: Leh
Embark on a short drive to Stok village which has several points of interest to visit. Later, take an afternoon visit to Leh and meander through a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars, all in the shadow of the looming 8-story Leh Palace. which resembles the Lhasa Potala. Visit the Sankar Gompa and the Tibetan Refugee Camp on the way back to camp. Read more about the highlights of this day in "Local Attractions".
Day 4: Leh
Enjoy a full day excursion to Alchi, Likir and Lamayuru Gompa. After breakfast, depart for Alchi Monastery (Alchi Choskor), the only monastery in Ladakh built on flat ground. Visit Baazgo Castle which lies on banks of the River Indus. Continue drive to Lamayuru via Khaltsi. Stop off at the spectacularly situated Lamayuru Monastery built in the 10th century. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh via Likir Gompa.
Day 5: Leh to Tso-Morari
Today's excursion is to the legendry Tso-Morari Lake. On way we will stop to visit Hemis, Shey and Thikse Gompa after which we'll stop for a scenic picnic lunch near the Hemis Gompa. The road goes past the ancient gompas of Shey and Thiksey, via Karu and Upshi, upstream along bank of the Indus River. The drive to Chumathang will take you through the villages of Likche, Himya, Gaik, Kiara and Skidmang. After crossing the Mahe Bridge expect to encounter a rough dusty track through remote countryside. Except for an occasional nomad settlement along the way, there is nothing but spectacular nature to be seen. Before nightfall the beautiful and pristine Lake Thazang will come into view. Spend the night camping on the shores of Lake Thazang in Tso-Morari
Day 6: Tso Morari
Spend the day exploring the area. Tso-Morari (Mountain Lake) is situated in the middle of the elevated district of Rupsu. Its name is characteristic of its situation - nestled in the midst of 20,000 foot plus peaks, which completely surround the lake. Visit the nearby picturesque village of Korzok consisting of about a hundred families. Visit the 360 year old gompa set on top of the village. Overnight camping.
Day 7: Tso-Morari to Leh via Tso-Kar & Taglang-La
After breakfast depart for Leh. Stop off at the salt lake of Tso-Kar and Taglang-La. Overnight in Leh.
Day 8: Leh to Delhi (via Air)
Spend the morning as you wish. The flight to Delhi is in the afternoon. Upon arrival back in Delhi you'll be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an introduction to Indian classical dance technique followed by farewell dinner before departure.
Quite unique accommodations on this particular tour...start out in the bustling city of Delhi, travel to the outstandingly hospitable Leh, and camp...
Quite unique accommodations on this particular tour...start out in the bustling city of Delhi, travel to the outstandingly hospitable Leh, and camp on the shores of a mountain lake...fantastic choices!
Best Time: Summers - the days are warm and nights are crisp and cool - a wonderful time to experience life in the Himalayas - trekking, camping,...
Best Time: Summers - the days are warm and nights are crisp and cool - a wonderful time to experience life in the Himalayas - trekking, camping, sightseeing...nice! June thru Sept (Summer) 10°C - 30°C (50°F - 86°F)
Delhi is simply the most well-connected city in India. It's served 24 hours/day by an International Airport, four different railway stations, and an...
Delhi is simply the most well-connected city in India. It's served 24 hours/day by an International Airport, four different railway stations, and an abundance of public and private bus lines.
Delhi, of course, is loaded with dining options. Leh is very limited but quite good nonetheless - lots of simple Tibetan fare along with a smattering...
Delhi, of course, is loaded with dining options. Leh is very limited but quite good nonetheless - lots of simple Tibetan fare along with a smattering of Western style food.
It's all about nature and mountaintop monasteries...endless breathtaking views, nothing but the sounds and sights of nature. A true nature lover's...
It's all about nature and mountaintop monasteries...endless breathtaking views, nothing but the sounds and sights of nature. A true nature lover's paradise...
A Must Read before you book your tour... HIDDEN LADAKH TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary...
A Must Read before you book your tour... HIDDEN LADAKH TOUR Terms and Conditions Important and necessary information about Deposits and Payments, Cancellation Policy, Refund Schedule...be sure to read it before booking your tour Terms and Conditions The purchase of any travel services offered by Tour Packages India (hereafter referred to as "TPI") constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and TPI, and represents your acceptance of the TPI Terms & Conditions. Deposit and Final Payment A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 15% per tour is required for TPI to ensure your reservation. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received by TPI and you, in turn, receive a confirmation invoice via email. TPI accepts MasterCard and Visa. Your reservation will be automatically cancelled if deposit is not received by the deposit due date. Please review your booking invoice and contact TPI if your invoice appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later. TPI cannot accept responsibility if we are not notified of inaccuracies within 5 days of sending out the invoice. In the case of billing errors, TPI reserves the right to re-invoice you with correct pricing. Final payment is due 30 days prior to commencement of services, with some limited exceptions as set forth below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. If final payment is not received by the due date, your reservation will be canceled and your full deposit will be retained by TPI. TPI is not responsible for canceled land and/or air reservations in the event payment is not received by the final payment date. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Cancellation Fees are as follows: Tours cancelled 15 to 29 days before tour commencement date: 55% of the cost of services booked Tours cancelled 7 to 14 days before tour commencement date: 75% of the cost of services booked Any tour cancelled less than 7 days before tour commencement date will be ineligible for a refund.