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Ladakh – A magnetic place

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"Undisputed Roads experience of Ladakh"

Ladakh is made by mountains and made up of mountains. Sheer walls of rock and ice divide the Indus Valley, Tibet, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, and human habitation is restricted to narrow strips of greenery clinging to the rivers that drain down from mountain glaciers. This rugged region is home to one of the last undisturbed Tantric Buddhist populations on earth, protected from colonial interference, rampaging Mughals and the ravages of the Cultural Revolution by sheer force of geography.This popular hill station is famous for its picturesque views, peaceful natural bliss and elegant monasteries. This rough exterior and spiritual culture delights travellers with adventure sports, spiritual insights and peaceful beauty.

You have two options to go for Ladakh -

1) By bike or car (road trip)

2) By flight to Leh and then by car.

Season Starts from end June to October every year.

Normal itinerary can be extended as per traveler's passion and liking:

Day 01: Arrive at Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet

Arrive at Kushok Bakula airport at Leh - 3500m above sea level, here you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Breakfast will be served at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half day rest for acclimatization, lunch is served at the hotel. After lunch, drive to Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Later in the evening you can go for a walk around the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 02: Drive to Sham Valley & Alchi - 70kmAfter breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of 1000 year old Alchi monastery, the only Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastery to visit the splendid three storeys Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues. You will also witness the Indus & Zanskar river Sangam, drive along the Indus river visiting, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara and Magnetic Hill (where the cars defy gravity), Basgo Palace (hiking only) and further on to Leh Hall of Fame (which has a museum of the Kargil War memorabilia). Carry packed lunch for the day. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 03: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery, 3 Idiots School Campus and Sindhu DarshanAfter a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45 kilometers west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, we drive back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery. This monastery is located on a hill-lock and it offers formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is famous for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books that are stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. We then visit Shey Palace, the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Later we visit the 3 Idiots School Campus and get Sindhu Darshan. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 04: Tour of Khardungla Pass (18380 ft.) & Stok After breakfast drive to Khardungla- world's highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass enjoy snow-capped peaks and majestic mountain views. In the afternoon, we visit Singhu point (Indus River where all the Singhes take holy bath) and Stok Museum. The Stok palace and museum is around 200 years old. The palace and museum at Stok displays the royal tankhas, royal crown, dresses, coins, precious stones and turquoise head dresses. Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 05: Tour of Pangong LakeIt is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms from Leh 04 Hrs drive each way). After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 mts. Pangong Lake is situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). It is a long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Enjoy the landscape in the backdrop of the lake. Drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 06: Depart LehIn the morning drive down to the airport to board your flight for your next destination.

Itinerary can be extended to 8-10 days as per your requirement.

Cost : 600 USD or Rs. 36,500 without airfare

Package Includes :

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation on Twin / Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.
  • Daily Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips).
  • All sightseeing by Innova / Xylo.
  • Inner line permits to restricted area.
  • Environmental fee.
  • Hotel's/Camps other complimentary services.
  • All other applicable taxes.
  • Accompaniment of lead Rider & Photographer Aashu (If Group Trip).

Package exclude :

  • Any kind of personal expenses or extra meals ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Package includes"
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).

Also book Air tickets For Leh but rates are subject to change as per time.

Suggested Flights details:

Departs Arrives

  • Air India AI-445 Economy New Delhi-Leh 6:25 AM 7.50 AM
  • Air India AI-446 Economy Leh-New Delhi 11:10 PM 12.30 AM.

For more informations and Assistance :

Contact- 09893208331

email id - Trips.milestogo@gmail.com



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