LEH LADAK TOUR (7 Ns / 8 Ds) on 17th June 2017- 24th June 2017
Get ready for the Exciting Journey of the Himalayan Region as we take on Leh – Ladakh Tour on 17th June 2017 – 24th June 2017.
Brief Information about the Tour:-
Leh – a high-desert city in the Himalayas is the capital of the Leh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modelled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and maze-like lanes.
Ladakh is a region in the Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kuen Lun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
Monastery: – During the long course of its history, Ladakh was ruled by several dynasties who brought their culture, religion and traditions to this region, giving it a unique feature. As far as religion is concerned, Buddhism is followed here by a major portion of the population. Irrespective of the rugged terrain and remote inaccessible areas, monks and preachers passed through them and built monasteries all over the place. There are are innumerable monasteries in Ladakh, some in ruins while others are still in inhabited, running as educational and religious centres. It is no exaggeration that these gompas are cultural and architectural delight.
Schedule for the Event: – Traveling by train upto Chandigarh and then by bus to Manali on 17th June 2017. (Catch Paschim Express or CDG Superfast Express from Bandra Terminus on 15th June 2017)
Day #1:- Pick up from Manali on 17th June 2017 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. (Chandigarh to Manali – 475 Kms Approx) Night Stay in Keylong – Himachal Pradesh (after 120 kms of Journey) or Sarchu – Leh (after 225 kms of Journey)
Day #2 :- Travel from Keylong or Sarchu to Leh (Keylong to Leh is 367 kms ) and (Sarchu to Leh is 250 kms)
Day #3 :- Leh to Nubra Valley Via Khardungla Pass , Visit to Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa , Night Stay at Hunder (Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass 140 kms approx.)
Day #4:- Back to Leh, Enjoy the Serene beautiful landscapes on the way from Hunder to Leh.
Day #5:- Leh to Pangong Lake on the way visit to Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Night Stay at Pangong Lake .
Day #6:- Journey towards Leh and Visit to Shey Monastery and 3ided school.
Day #7:- Leh to Kargil on the way visit to Hall of fame Magnetic Hill & visit to Lamayaru Shangam Moonland in Ladakh. (Leh to Kargil – 215 kms approx.) – Night stay in Kargil.
Day #8:- Kargil to Srinagar on the way pay tribute to Drass war memorial, Zojila Pass and Visit to Sonmarg , ( Kargil to Shrinagar – 210 kms approx.)
Drop at Srinagar – Tour ends with lots of Colorful memories of Leh – Ladakh Tour.
One can visit to Dal Lake and Famous Tulip Garden at Srinagar (on their own cost)
Tour Duration: – 7 Nights / 8 Days
Cost of the Tour is 29999 /- Per Head.
Inclusions: – All Transportation (Transport from (Ex-Manali) and Drop to Srinagar), Accommodation in twin sharing basis (in Hotels & in Tents wherever applicable), Entry fees to visit the monastery, All meals (from Manali to Srinagar), Camel Ride Charges, Expertise, Guidance and Basic First Aid.
Exclusions:- Train / Airfare , travel to Manali, cold drink charges, mineral water charges, medical emergency evacuation (If any) & anything not mentioned under Inclusions.
Essential Things to carry on Leh – Ladakh Tour
Water: Water is the most essential thing while traveling in Leh – Ladakh, since dehydration can further complicate health issues at such a high altitude. So make sure you are carrying at least couple of liter of water per person all the time and drinking at regular intervals.
Medicines:- Acetazolamide (Brand Name: Diamox) is used to prevent AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) – it is a sulphur drug ( Please check with your allergies) with this also carry medicines for headache, fever, stomach ache, cold and cough syrup.
Sunscreen Lotions: – though we are on High altitude UV rays can harm skin even in winter season so don’t forget to carry a good quality sunscreen lotion eg. Lotus Herbal Sun Screen Lotion with rating of SPF30 or higher and apply it properly before going out in the sun.
UV Sunglasses: – Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays so carry good Sunglasses (Fastrack or any suitable brand).
Lip Balm :- Dry and cold weather of Leh – Ladakh will make your lips dry, which can get quite painful due to cracking and skin coming off, so make sure to carry a lip balm or Vaseline.
Mustard oil: Mustard oil can be used for moisturizing skin, putting it in your hair and for lubricating insides of nostrils, which can become quite dry and painful due to dry and cold winds of Ladakh. (It cannot be replaced with coconut oil as it freezes in cold region)
Glucose: Carrying water mixed with Glucon C/D is a good idea while traveling at high altitude, as it provides instant energy on the move, when your appetite is likely to be reduced due to AMS and at the same time, doesn’t act as a diuretic, like most caffeinated energy drinks. Carry couple of small packs with you, which you can mix in water, at the beginning of the day.
Chocolates, biscuits and nuts: Carrying couple of chocolates, a pack of biscuits and few hundred grams of almonds, raisins and cashews is a good idea, as these provide instant energy and easy snack and don’t take up too much space. Those who love spicy food, make sure to carry pickle or sauce, since Ladakhi food is a bit bland.
Other personal essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper. You can also carry your shaving kit and face wash if you have the space and need for these and any other toiletries.
Clothes: In Ladakh it is best to dress in layers, since majority of coldness is due to wind chill and temperatures can change rapidly depending on the place, time and weather. Hence dressing in layers will allow you to add/subtract layers as and when needed. So make sure apart from your regular cloths, you are also carrying a sweater, gloves, cap (protect head and ears from cold winds), warm inners (especially if you are traveling in off season) and if possible, air/water resistant jacket.
Documents and IDs: It is essential to carry at least one government issued identity card and couple of photocopies of it, since it is needed while applying for Inner Line Permit, and at certain places, to register at the check post. You should also carry your medical insurance card (if you have one), Map of Ladakh, your printed itinerary, hotel reservation slips (if you have prebooked), couple of copies of your flight ticket (if traveling by air) and list of important contacts (useful in case your mobile phone stops working).
Chargers for all the gadgets, cameras and mobile: Need I explain this?
Spare camera batteries: Carry at least one spare set of batteries required by your camera, since in cold environment, batteries can die quickly.
Car charger or battery bank: If you are an avid smart phone user and planning to log your route on your favourite GPS App, then make sure you are carrying car charger or a power bank with at least 4000-5000mAH capacity to keep your mobile phone running throughout the day.
3 socket Belkin Surge Protector: While it is a little large in size, 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector will not only keep your gadgets protected from power surges, but will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously and at the same time, provide the crucial cable length to safely place your gadgets in rooms with idiotic power socket locations (sadly enough, many hotels have this).
Enough memory cards to last you the entire trip: Doesn’t matter if you are carrying a laptop or planning to burn CDs/DVDs at Leh, carry enough memory cards to cover your entire shooting duration in Ladakh. If needed, borrow from friends but don’t depend on laptop HDDs or worse still, virus infested cyber café computers to copy and save your photographs!
Torch: Carry a good Torch with Spare Batteries
Money: While my recommendation would be to carry enough cash you need, to avoid wasting time withdrawing cash, it may not be feasible for everyone. So please keep in mind that ATMs beyond Srinagar and Manali are only available in Kargil and Leh and they too are few with often long queues in front of them.
Mobile phone connectivity: Only post-paid mobile phone connections from other states work in Ladakh and even from these, only BSNL has presence beyond Leh. So unless you wish to be dependent upon STD booths, carry a BSNL/MTNL post-paid connection.
Cancellation and Refund applicable & Calculated on the Entire Tour Cost:
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.
One has to make a Payment in the below mentioned account to Register / Book your Seat for the Tour, (50% amount to be transferred via NEFT / IMPS / CHEQUE or RTGS only)
Account No: 60212983061
Account Type: Savings Bank Account
Account name: Omkar Deshmukh
IFSC code: MAHB0001390