Ladakh Full Circuit

Experience nature to its best with this full circuit tour of Ladakh. Mountain vistas, lakes, desert formations and natural sulphur springs await your arrival.

  • mountains from fight on way to Leh

  • shanthi stupa, leh - Pic courtesy Prakash C.J

  • Team at Moonscape

  • Tsomoriri in May....pic courtesy: Prakash CJ

  • Ice formation like India map at Chumathang, Ladakh

  • team on ride at hundur, ladakh

  • Pangong Lake, Ladakh

  • Team posing at Pangong Lake

  • Dhahanu Village - Aryan race live here

  • Padum - Zanskar Valley

  • Rangdum from Padum while we tent in this place

  • Padum-Zanskar Valley

Overview

 In this exclusive Ladakh tour, you would see entire Ladakh like never before. From moonscapes at Lamayuru to Kargil via Dhahanu and Sanjak where Aryans stayed and even today you will find a beautiful village of Aryans. Then, we proceed to Padum which is famous for Zanskar river and reach Rangdum. After that, you shall see TWO lakes at Pangong and Tsomoriri reaching Tsokar on Manali highway.

In this route, you would be traversing through various passes of Fotu La, Khardung La, Chang La and Taglang La thus covering all the high passes in this region which falls under Karakorom belt of Himalayan ranges apart from visiting Sulphur springs on Indus river.

Come and explore complete Ladakh in 14 nights which is a visual treat for sure.

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Ladakh climate is arid and hardly any rainfall during the year. Thus, you would feel dehydrated very soon and the only way to be perfect in shape is to drink water all the time from the time you land in Leh to your departure.
Also, since you are at high altidue (~10,000 feet all the time), the skin would burn due to U/V and better to carry sun and winter lotion to take care of your skin.
BSNL post paid connection works across Ladakh and other private operators mobile works only in Leh. BSNL Prepaid does not work in Ladakh.

Leh and Ladakh

Itinerary

13 NIGHTS and 14 DAYS
BEST TIME TO VISIT : March to October

Leh / Nubra / Panamik / Alchi / Dha / Kargil / Padum / Tsomoriri / Pangong / Leh

 Day 01: Delhi – Leh

Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupas. O/N Leh.

Day 02: Leh – Ule 72 Kms / 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast drive to Alchi enroute visit to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill and enjoy the view of Sangam, a confluence of Indus and Zangskar river, Alchi Monastery. Arrive at resort. Lunch at resort. Evening free time at leisure by spending time on banks of Indus river. O/N Ule.

Day 03: Ule – Kargil via Dhahanu and Sanjak 180 Kms / 6-7 hrs

Morning after breakfast drive to Kargil via Dhahanu, A beautiful village of Aryans. Arrive Kargil by evening. O/N Kargil.

Day 04: Kargil – Padum 250 Kms / 10-11 hrs

Early Morning drive to Padum (Zanskar), On the way, visit to Karsekar village where u can have view of giant rock carved buddha in 960 AD, later leave for Padum enroute have magnificent view of Nun Kun Peak and Dran Drung Glacier. Reach Padum by Evening. O/N Padum.

Day 05: Padum – Local – Rangdum 130 Kms / 5-6 hrs

Morning after Breakfast leave for local sightseeing of Karsha, Stongdey & Sani gompa and visit to Zangla fort. Post lunch leave for Rangdum. O/N Rangdum.

Day 06: Rangdum – Kargil 127 Kms / 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast leave back to Kargil by same route, reach Kargil by afternoon. O/N Kargil.

Day 07: Kargil – Leh 230 Kms / 6-7 hrs

Morning after Breakfast leave for Leh, enroute visit Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, one of the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and enjoy the view of Moon Landscape. Arrive Ule by afternoon for Hot lunch, later leave for Leh, reach Leh by evening. O/N Leh.

Day 08: Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh 280 Kms / 10-11 hrs

After early Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong, it is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Banks of pangong while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake. Drive back to Leh by the same route. O/N Leh.

Day 09: Leh – Nubra Valley 120 Kms / 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Hundur by afternoon. Lunch at Camp, rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. O/N Nubra Valley.

Day 10: Nubra Valley – Leh 120 Kms / 4-5 hrs

After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery, where you can have a magnificient view of Nubra Valley and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. O/N Leh.

Day 11: Leh to Tsomoriri Lake 240 Kms / 240 Kms / 7-8 hrs

Morning after breakfast drive to Tsomoriri lake (14000 ft abov sea level) by passing Chumathang (Hot Spring) along the Indus river. Tsomoriri Arr. 1600 Hrs. Afterwards take a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. O/N Korzok Village.

Day 12: Tsomoriri – Tsokar – Taglangla – Leh 260 Kms / 8-9 hrs

Morning after breakfast leave to Leh passing Puga (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar Lake, Taklang La Pass 17,585ft, 2nd Highest motorable road in the world. Arrival at Leh by evening. O/N Leh.

Day 13: Leh

Full day at Leisure and rest. O/N Leh.

Day 14: Leh – Delhi

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.

Price

COST * Price depends upon PREMIUM, LUXURY, SUPER DELUX, DELUX and STANDARD and also number of people. Write or call us for price.

Costs Includes   :

    Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per Package Selected.
    All Meals (Bed Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch, Dinner)
    To & Fro Airport Transfers.
    Transportation by Non A/C Innova or Xylo for Premium, Luxury, Super Deluxe and Deluxe Packages.
    Transportation by Non A/C Scorpio, Sumo Grande or Qualis in Standard Package.
    Innerline Permit all all locations.
    Complimentary Reach Ladakh Guide Book on Arrival in Leh.

Cost Excludes    :

    Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
    Monument Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.
    Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
    Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
    Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
    Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

Hotel used at different Places

Location Premium Luxury Super Deluxe Deluxe Standard
Leh The Grand Dragon / Zen Resorts and Spa (Deluxe Room) Grand Himalaya & Ladakh Residency Lotus, Lharisa Resort & Glacier View Pangong, Nalanda & Alpine Villa Mahay Palace & Jorchung Hotel
Alchi Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (cottages with attached Bath) Ule Ethnic Resort & Ule Adventure Resort (Tent & with attached Bath) / Alchi Resort Moonland Guest House Lamayuru
Nubra Valley Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Stendel Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Stendel Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Organic Retreat. Valley Flower Luxury Camp, Karma Inn or Organic Retreat. Snow Leopard Hotel
Pangong Ser-Bum-Tso Resort / Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Ser-Bum-Tso Resort / Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Retreat Luxury Camp Man-Merak (Attached Bath) Pangong Delight Camp
Tsomoriri Lake view Hotel / Tsomoriri Resort Lake view Hotel / Tsomoriri Resort Nomadic Camp / Tsomoriri Resort / Lake View Hotel Nomadic Camp / Tsomoriri Resort / Lake View Hotel Yak camp
Kargil Zojila Residency Hotel Zojila Residency Hotel Siachen Hotel / PC Palace Greenland Hotel Greenland Hotel
Sarchu / Jispa Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa) Goldrop Deluxe Camp (Sarchu), Ibex Hotel or Padma Lodge (Jispa)

T&C

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We strives for cost effectiveness by having a maximum 6 guests and hence initial amount collected is based upon that. It might so happen that the number of people might become smaller than expected. Himalayan Fantasy representative will get in touch with guests within 15 days of the departure date on the final group size.Thus, the differential amount need be paid by guests due to this change.

Booking must be confirmed 20 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the tours in remote locations due to terrain and logistics involved. You would appreciate that it causes lot of inconvenience to people staying there due to cancellation as they would have reserved the hotel/lodges for us.

All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the guests. Himalayan Fantasy would not be responsible for the weather changes or personal health issues. We shall take adequate precaution and always check the weather condition in advance, but cannot say.

Cancellation policy – While we strive to plan everything for you well in advance, enabling your trip to be hassle-free and fun filled. Implication is that fees, permits, accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance at those locations and in most cases they would not refund to us. Any cancellation would be inconvenient and loss to all those who were involved in making your journey memorable. Considering the cascading effect you would appreciate that it is fair that the cost has to be borne by you. However, our policy on cancellation would be as under:

  •     Cancellation prior to 20 days from date of departure : Full Refund
  •     Cancellation between 19 days to 15 days prior to date of  departure: 50% Refund
  •     Cancellation between 14 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
  •     No Show : No Refund

FAQ

What kind of clothing is required?
Kashmir climate varies across the country. One can be in shorts and Tee shirts andw within a few hours of travel, might require woolen wear. Normally, there is always fluctuation in temperature all the time even in the same location. Depending upon the month you select, the temperature varies. Generally, in Kashmir you see different temperate zones as we travel from Srinagar to Leh and back. In summers, the weather would be pleasant 25 C and in winters like in Drass or Nubra, can go to -40 C.

What kind of hotels are we going to be put up? Would they be neat for the price being charged?
The hotels would be standard category. Standard here refers to a well furnished, clean and hygenic and food is of good quality. We don’t compromise on boarding and lodging and ensure that the hotels meet the set criteria.

Can we use mobile phones at these locations?
You will find mobile towers across Bhutan. But at higher elevation, the network might not be good. You would require Bhutan SIM card or International roaming facility to use mobile in Bhutan.

Can we charge mobile phones?
While staying in hotels at all locations, we could charge the mobile phones.

How would be the quality of the roads at these locations?
Kashmir roads are very good at most of the places but not that good in few places. However, at times, due to landslides which is a common feature in these locations, the roads might not be in good conditions. The local administration does everything to restore, but then might not be adequate. Thus you might experience bumpy rides at certain places. The guide would keep you informed about road condition.

What if the road is cut off or blocked? What should we do?
There is nothing to panic. We shall provide you with information on how the condition of road is on the day of travel to these high altitude places. If the road is blocked, we shall work out a different itinerary to ensure that you enjoy the holidays stress free and without hassles.

Can we get children on board?
Children above 6-8 years are certainly welcome and they would certainly enjoy the nature.

What kind of food is available in these high altitude places for eating?
Most of these places, the religion is Buddhist and follow Tibetan culture. In Leh and Ladkah, you get Rice, Roti, Sabz, Daal at all towns and then would be a good idea to try Tibetan food like momo and noodles.

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