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Journey To Ladakh Via Manali 7D/6N

Jammu & Kashmir, Leh
INR 24,300.00
Holiday Overview

Begin your journey at Sarchu via Rohtang Pass, Keylong & Baralacha Pass. Proceed to Leh via Lachangla Pass & Skyangchu Thang the highest plateau in the world. Admire the beautiful scenic journey on the Manali Leh Highway. Cross the Tanglangla Pass and travel through the scenic Indus Valley. Drive to Nubra Valley known as the "Valley of Flowers" and the warmest region in Ladak via Khardung la pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. En route, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardung la Pass. Visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries. Take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living at the northernmost region of India. From here visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass, the third highest pass of the world. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market on your drive back to Leh.

START POINT MANALI
END POINT LEH
TRIP GRADE MODERATE
Holiday Highlights
  • Sarchu, Rohtang Pass and Baralacha Pass
  • Lachangla Pass and Skyangchu Thang
  • Nubra Valley and Khardungla pass.
  • Diskit and Hunder Villages and monasteries
  • Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat
  • Changla Pass and Shanti Stupa
Getting There
By Air

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi.

By Rail

The railway network connects Delhi to the all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road

Delhi is well connected by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.


Day 1
Manali - Sarchu

On arrival at Manali (on your own), you will be greeted by our Local Representative who will transfer you to Sarchu via Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m) & Baralacha Pass (4890 m). Overnight stop at Sarchu (The border of Himachal & Jammu-Kashmir).

Meals - Dinner
Day 2
Sarchu- Leh

After an early breakfast, proceed to Leh via Lachangla Pass (16,617 feet) & Skyangchu Thang (Biggest & Highest plateau in the world of around 42 km) and Pang. Admire the beautiful scenic journey on the Manali Leh Highway. Cross the Tanglangla Pass and travel through the scenic Indus Valley. Reach Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3
Leh - Nubra Valley

After breakfast, proceed to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is considered to be the highest motorable road of the world. Enroute, admire the spectacular views of the never ending snow-capped mountain ranges around Khardung la Pass (18,390 feet). After spending some time at Khardung la, proceed to Nubra. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Enjoy Camel Safari in the evening. Overnight stay in Nubra.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4
Nubra Valley (Local Sightseeing) & Back To Leh

After breakfast, visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries. Take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living at the northernmost region of India. Return back to Leh via Khardung la pass. Overnight stay in Leh.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5
Leh - Pangong Lake

After an early breakfast, visit sightseeing places like Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat and then proceed to Pangong via Changla Pass (17,586 feet), the third highest pass of the world. Pangong Lake is a salt water body of 120 km in length and 6-7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China's possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie "Three idiots" & enjoy outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven colour formations in the crystal clear salt water lake. Overnight stay in Pangong.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Pangong Lake - Leh

After breakfast, return back to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. Visit Shanti Stupa and Leh market in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7
Departure From Leh

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Leh Airport. Our Local Representative will transfer you to Leh Airport for departure according to the flight timings after an ever memorable holiday in Ladakh.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/06/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Super Deluxe
Leh
  • Guest House
  • home Stay
  • Budget Hotel
  • 2 Star Hotel
Nubra Valley
  • Swiss Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
Pangong Lake
  • Swiss Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
Sarchu
  • Swiss Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
  • Deluxe Tent
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • 10% of the total tour cost beyond 30 days of the tour departure date
  • 25% of the total tour cost between 15 days to 30 days of the tour departure date
  • 50% of the total tour cost between 17 days to 15 days of the tour departure date
  • No refund for cancellation within 07 days from the tour departure date
Terms and Conditions
  • Packages are valid up to 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
  • The Seller Reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • As per Govt. norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
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  • Holiday Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions
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  • In event of any changes done in Hotels or Room Categories or any Deviation is taken from the confirmed itinerary‚ By the Clients‛; Any expenses incurred from such changes will have to be paid in full by clients directly to local operators / Hotels / activity providers.

Kindly find below the additional activities that can be availed at an additional cost:

  • Professional Tourist Guide @ INR 1540 per day
  • Camel Safari @ INR 1100 per day
  • River Rafting in Indus (Phey to Nimo) @ INR 1870 per person (25th June to 30th August only)
  • Cultural program @ INR 8250 per day
  • Vehicle upgrade (Scorpio / Tavera / Qualis to Innova / Xylo) @INR 3300 per vehicle
Areas Covered

Manali -With super views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges, and with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet for tourists. It is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter. Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and the Rohtang Pass which is the main attraction near Manali.

Sarchu - An important stopover on the Leh-Manali highway, Sarchu lies on the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of just over 14,500 ft between the Himalayan mountain passes of Baralachcha La and Lachlung La, Sarchu is of great importance mainly due to its location on the Leh-Manali highway. Sarchu was an important trading point in the ancient Silk Route. It is still a hot favourite with traders, nomadic tribes and adventure seekers.

Nubra Valley - The Nubra Valley, once on the trading route that connected eastern Tibet with Turkistan via the famous Karakoram Pass has been opened recently to the tourists. Dotted around the valley are ancient gompas and ruined palaces and villages are close enough together to make this magnificent walking country. The main attraction of the Nubra valley is Bactarian Camels (double hump Camel).

Khardongla Pass - At an elevation of 18,379 ft, Khardung La is the world's highest motorable road and serves as gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys in Ladakh. Located in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, the high mountain pass is in the Karakoram Range north of Leh. The pass offers amazing views of the valley and the roads winding up the mountain. The pristine air, scenic vistas and the feeling of being on top of the world have made Khardung La a popular tourist attraction.

Pangong Lake - Situated at a height of about 13,900 ft, the name Pangong is a derivative of the Tibetan word Banggong Co meaning "long, narrow, enchanted lake". One third of the lake is in India while the remaining two thirds lies in Tibet, which is controlled by China. Majority of the streams which fill the lake are located on the Tibetan side. The first glimpse of the serene, bright blue waters and rocky lakeshore remains etched in the memory of tourists. There is a narrow ramp-like formation of land running into the lake which is also a favourite with tourists.

Shey - The old capital of Ladakh, Shey is situated in the upper Indus valley in Jammu and Kashmir in north India. It lies on the route between Leh and Hemis Monastery, 15 km from Leh. Currently, the palace serves as a centre of Buddhism and houses the Shey monastery. It has the largest golden Buddha statue. It covers almost three floors of the monastery. Painting on the walls, murals and sculptures of Buddha is worth seeing.

Thicksey Monastery - Thicksey Gompa is huge and and is built up the side of a rock rising from the flood plain of the Indus. It has been described as one of the finest examples of Ladakhi religious architecture and one of the most beautiful. 
The building has twelve levels which ascend the hillside with the red painted chief lama's private residence at the top. Below, the white monastery buildings tumble down the hillside with temples and rooms where the monks live.

Hemis Monastery - Hemis Monastery is revered as the largest monastic institution in Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir in north India. The monastery has more than 200 branches with more than 1,000 monks in the Himalayan region. Situated in the foothills of Indus at a distance of 45 km from Leh, the monastery has access to motorable roads. Travelling to Hemis monastery itself is a thrilling experience and the surroundings make the journey a memorable one.

Shopping And Entertainment

Shopping in Ladakh can be a wonderful experience. Some of the important shopping hubs are as follows:

Leh - Shopping in Leh is an experience in itself as the main bazaar gets full with souvenir shops and boutiques during peak tourist season. Though mostly selling Ladakhi and Tibetan handicrafts, the shops are largely owned by Kashmiri traders. There is also a cluster of shops in Leh that sell carpets, handicrafts, and curios from the Kashmir valley. Souvenirs on sale include local household items like the tea and chang vessels, cups, butter churns, knitted carpets with Tibetan design, jewellery, semi-precious stones like turquoise, coral, prayer flags, musical instruments, and dance masks. The main markets in Leh are Tibetan Market off Old Leh Road for clothes and Moti Market near the Leh bus stand.

Ladakh - Popular items with tourists are Pashmina shawls, stoles and other Pashmina wool garments. Locally handmade woolen socks, gloves, caps and sweaters are a favorite of tourists in Ladakh. Tibetan handicraft items including prayer wheels, Buddhist masks and Thangka paintings can be purchased in Ladakh. Tibetan silver jewelry and traditional Ladakhi jewelry with turquoise are also popular with tourists. Apricots that grow abundantly in Ladakh are another popular gift that you can take back as a delicious souvenir of your trip to Ladakh. The main markets in Ladakh are the Ladakh Art Palace on the Main Bazaar Road,Tibetan Handicraft Emporium on the Main Bazaar Road, Ladakh Environment and Health Organization on the Main Bazaar Road,Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom in Choglamsar and the Cottage Industries Exposition in Changspa.

Money- The currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR). The currency exchange departments are present in almost every Indian city. You can also exchange your currency in 5 star and 4 star hotels, no other currency is valid except for Indian currency (INR).

Best time to Visit- It is pleasant in Ladakh during the months of May till the end of September. However the remote trek routes open up only by June. Another reason to visit Ladakh during the summers is that the Buddhist Monasteries or gompas celebrate their annual festivals at this time of the year.

Travel Kit- Woolen clothes suitable for winters, camera.

Emergency Numbers-
HOSPITALS: Sonam Norbu Hospital 01982-253626 24-Hour Pharmacy 01982-252160
TOURISM OFFICE: Director Tourism Leh-(Ladakh) 01982-252297 01982-252095
POLICE: SHO- Leh 01982-252018 01982-252283

Language- Ladakhi is the most common language spoken by the people. Likewise, Purik and Tibetan are also spoken by the communities. Apart from these languages english and hindi are also commonly spoken languages.

Drugs- Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Temple Codes- It is advisable to dress conservatively in temples.

Smoking- Smoking is banned in public places.

Festivals and Fairs -Ladakh festival and various monastery festivals are the prominent festivals in Ladakh that are celebrated with much fervor and fanfare all over Ladakh. Some of the important festivals and fairs are as follows:

• Ladakh Festival: A week long cultural festival organized by the government to promote the region's unique heritage. The Ladakh Festival focuses on the different aspects of Ladakhi life, its art, crafts and culture, its music and dance. The festival features processions, archery contests, polo matches, music and dance performances, as well as a parade of traditional Ladakhi costumes.

• Monastery Festivals: The Buddhist monasteries play a pivotal role in the life of the community and each monastery celebrates its festival with the usual prayer for the well being of the community and the universe. The festival at the monasteries of Shey and Thikse fall within a few weeks of each other and include invocations and prayers.

• The Metukba Festival: Is held in July, the Shey Shublas, the harvest festival comes in August. Next comes the Thikse festival that is celebrated with a fair held in the monastery grounds.

• The two-day Nagrang Festival is held during Losar (February), part of the Tibetan New Year celebrations.

• Hemis Festival: In the warm summer month of June (or sometimes in July), when the weather is perfect for a gala event, the Hemis Festival is held - it is an explosion of noisy music, blaring trumpets, masked dances, dragon dances and plenty of cultural activity.

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