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Ladakh: Roof of the world, Once a milestone for the caravan of silk route, located between Karakoram and Himalayas ranges , Leh is the main town where you’ll lend by flight after flying over Himalayas, the Indus River flows through the valley , its barren landscape spotted by the oases, Here Chhortens ( stupas) contain the lyrics of sacred books which protect the villages from the evil spirits , In the monasteries the monks chant the mantra for the peace of the world and Peoples living here are cheerful and hospitable.


Day 1: Arrive Delhi.

Day 2:- Delhi —Leh : (3500 m) by Flight

Day 3:- Leh-Hemis -Thak-Thok-Chemere —Leh

Day 4:- Leh – Shey-Thiksey-Choglamsar 30 kms ( both way )

Day 5:- Leh to Stok and Spituk, 30 kms ( both way)

Day 6:- Leh – Lamayuru via Likkir, Basgo (3450 m), 135 kms.

Day 7:- Lamayuru – Alchi,-55 kms. stroll in the village

Day 8:- Alchi-Temisgam-Tia, Alchi

Day 9:- Alchi to Leh via Rizong and Ohyang , 71 km.

Day 10:- Leh-Dehli.

Day 11:- Visit Delhi and Departure.


Day 1:- Arrive Delhi.

Arrive Delhi, reception at airport, transfer and night in hotel.

Day 2:- Delhi — Leh : (3500 m) by Flight

Transfer to domestic airport to take the flight to Leh over majestic Himalaya , you will be lending on 3500 mtrs , On arrival in Leh airport our colleague will transfer you to hotel , to be better acclimatise you will relax till mid day, after lunch in hotel , leave for excursion, Drive to Shankar Gompa , Back by foot on your rhythm between the farms and villages , visit Shanti Stupa, Royal Palace built by 5th Dalailama in 17th century is look like little Potala of Lahasa , stroll in the Bazzar and , night in hotel.

Day 3:- Leh-Hemis -Thak-Thok-Chemere —Leh.

Leave early to visit the Hemis monastery, A mass of splendid architecture on a green hill has been built by the inveterate royal architect Singe Namgyal in1630 . the monastery belongs to Drukpa sect of Buddhism , site is privileged for Namgyal dynasty , its mural painting represent the different divinities dated back to 18th sanctuary. there is a huge Thanka reputed to be the Largest in existence which is exhibited once in every twelve years

Takthok belongs to the Nying-ma —pa order is the residence of about 55 lamas. .Inside the monastery is the images of Padma Sambhava and Avalokitesvara, The wall decorated with the mural of Padmasambhava,and painting of Sakyamuni and also house the statue of Mattrya or future Buddha or Buddha of compassion.

Chemrey Gompa, built in 17th century by Lama Tagsang Raschen and belongs to the Drugpa Order, approximately 20 monks and also their young apprentices lives here . Monastery was initially built to serve as a memorial to King Sengge Namgyal. Its attraction is one-story high image of Padmasambhava.and precious collection of scriptures.

Day 4:- Leh – Shey-Thiksey-Choglamsar 30 kms ( both way )

Leave early to attend the morning ceremony in the monastery of Thiksey, A majestic monastery perched on a rocky outcrop built in the 15th century during the first wave of expansion of Gelugpa sect in Ladakh. In the entry there are painting of protective deities and the great masters of the sect .

Then drive to Shey, once the capital of Upper Ladakh before being supplanted by Leh, monastery housed rich murals painting ,well restored and represent the 18 arhats (disciples of Buddha who attained enlightenment), Back to Choglamsar for Lunch in Tibetan restaurant, later visit Tibetan refuge camp, evening back to Leh.

Day 5:- Leh to Stok and Spituk, 30 kms ( both way)

Early breakfast , than leave to Stock to get the better sun rise light for photo- graphy .Visit Palace and village , Musium in palace house valuable antic objects, We will stroll from the village to village to meet the people and to see their daily activities, one can enter in a family house to have a cup of tea and discuss their mode of life .Back to Leh for Luch, Afternoon leave to visit the Spituk village, visit its monastery and stroll in village, night in hotel at Leh.

Day 6:- Leh – Lamayuru via Likkir, Basgo (3450 m), 135 kms.,

Leave to Likkir in the direction to west of Leh following the Indus valley , Here you will visit majestic monastery of 7th century of Gylukpa sect ( Red hat ) next is ruin of Basgo palace and its famous stucco temple. Now take road to Lamayuru, one of the ancient monastery magnificently perched on the hill . Before budhisme penetrated in the region this site was known as a centre for Bon religion. Stroll around the monastery campus and admire the stunning beauty of landscape, night in simple hotel.

Day 7:- Lamayuru – Alchi,-55 kms. stroll in the village

One can again attend the morning puja in the monastery , After breakfast short drive till Alchi , visit Monastery , Among the many temples, caves and stupas built in Ladakh Alchi choskor is the largest and most famous of all of them, .. built by Rinchen Zangpo ablout 990 years ago. Monastery house valuable mural painting and Thankas. Night in hotel or huest house .

Day 8:- Alchi-Temisgam-Tia, Alchi

We leave with Pack lunch to Temisgam, a small hidden oasis located in the heart of grand and mineral landscape known for the production of ales and apricot Visit PAlas built in 1460 , next step to the monastery of Temisgam , Monastery house magnifique freco et statues, Now walk in the village of Tia , visit Nunnery to discover the life of women in the isolated monastery. back to Alchi for over night stay.

Day 9:- Alchi to Leh via Rizong and Ohyang , 71 km.

Leave to Leh, on the way visit Rizong and Phyang monastery.

Rizong : A beautiful monastery built in 1840 by the Lama Tsultrim nyma who wished to restore an orthodox Lamaism that the monk still practice. The monastery is totally isolated , no village having been established in this barren area . At the entrance ceiling decorated with beautiful Manadala . Numerous thankas, representing for most part Budha or Tsonghapa , with the thousand Budhas. Together with the library complete the traditional contents of his dukhang.

PHYANG MONASTERY: The monastery was founded 446 years ago (reckoning from 1977). Called Tashi Chozang, there are sacred shrines and various wall paintings are to be seen which date back from the royal period. The protected deity of the monastery is Apchi Choski Dolma. Stroll in village and further drive to Leh, night in hotel.

Day 10:- Leh-Dehli.

Flight to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi Our colleague will accompany you till hotel, check in hotel at 12 noon. half day city tour to lotus temple and Hunmayun Tomb, night in hotel.

Day 11:- Visit Delhi and Departure .

Morning visit to the street of old Delhi by Tricycle ( Man drive rickshaw ) Discover the spice market and colorful bazzar, red fort and Grand Mosque ( Jama Masjid ) You can have lunch in Karim restaurant know of mughlai specialities .A glimpse to India gate and president house before Visiting the canaught place . After dinner transfer to airport to get your flight to onward destination, Check out time 12 noon, baggage can be stored in the hotel. N hotel in Delhi.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €1605 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €1470 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary.
  • Airport / Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • Twin sharing room in a 3* hotel
  • All Hotel on BB basis (Bed & Breakfast)
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Inner line permit
  • Firs aid box

Cost Exclude

  • International & Domestic flight ticket.
  • Any air fare,
  • Monument fee
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Visa and airport tax.
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and personal expenses.
  • Medical expenses and evacuation.
  • Tipping
  • Any other expanse occurred due to the road block and flight cancellation etc


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub to change in case of strike , civil war threaten , you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience. And co-operate with the situation ,while travelling to rural and isolated Area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication or distance to pass the message with the other vehicle those who are driving toward the nearest town or the place from where one can have telephone facilities. Or from where one can be connected by Mobile phone . Also you can be transferred by the other type of vehicle what ever is available at the moment as of local bus till you will be not having the proper mode of transport .

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations or delay of bus / train at destination , war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip. No refund will be made for unused services and in case of no show of the participants before starting the trip

It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on Twin / Double sharing on 3 star category in cities as of Delhi and Simla, In rural charming hotels, neat and clean local standards of hotels, Fixe camps or guest houses will be provided where choices are limited. Single room will be with a supplement charges.

Indian and partly Tibetan (local meals of Spiti) Veg. and non veg, meals is served. Indian recipes are bit on spicy side, Breakfast and dinner will be served at the hotel, Lunch packed or in local restaurant or in hotel sub. to the schedule.

You will be accompanying by a back up vehicle to assist you through out the tour, mechanic is there with necessary spare parts.
If you have special requirement for the pillion who wish to take comfortable journey time to time, In that case extra vehicle can be arranged in advance sub. to the number of persons.

All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle cannot be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, so you have to co-operate with. For the Autumns and spring season when temperature goes down, if you required heater except minibus each of those mentioned vehicles have the heating facilities and cannot be used while uphill drive

ROAD

You will be crossing two passes, highest is Kunzum pass(4590m), different type of road condition will be encountered vary from wet and humid in lower altitude to dry and garble road in higher altitude of Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahoul. you may be will not have any options except crossing the icy rivulets. You can face land slide not only cause of rainfall but also by higher melting rate of Snow and Ice (glacier) due to perpetual summer heat. You can be blocked for hours, day or more, you may miss the places expected to visit or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen at so many states, so please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.

During the trip it’s possible that back up vehicle and bike can get break down or road block can cause the delay, in that case guide on the spot will do the best possible to monitor the situation. In such circumstances patience and co-operation is required.

While travelling during summer and Autumns season, at higher altitude morning and evening are fresh ( even cold while bad weather and in Autumn ) hence required a Pull over, Raincoat ( occasionally required but pack it ) a polar jacket or waterproof jacket,( Type of Gore tax) light clothing for lower altitude, Sun hat, short and long sleeves Shirts, Loose trousers, ( wearing short is not allowed at holy spot ) a pair of good shoes, sandal, few pairs of socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, , toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare cards and batteries, battery Charger, day sac, water bottle, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Anti-mosquitos spray. fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money , Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it .
Generally, vary to different season, Ladakh remain almost rain free part of India due to its arid climate, how ever since few years Ladakh has noticed the rain due to climatic change.

Summer from Mai to August minimum can be recorded10 to 15°C and maximum can raise till is 30°C -35°C due to its high altitude deserted terrain.

In Sep. Temperature descend few degree compare to summer and occasionally in higher regions of Ladakh you can notice the fresh snow.

For such high altitude tour Pre-travel conditioning is required, as more you can be prepared the more you enjoy the trips. You will be sleeping at altitude of 3500m at Leh. There fore light physical exercise is required. First night on arrival at Leh, you will be taking rest till afternoon, than will move slowly to visit around which help to get acclimatized and the most important attribute for such a trip is positive attitude.

We strongly recommend you to consult your personal Doctor before booking this tour.