Classic Ladakh June 2018

Classic Ladakh
6 nights/7 days

08-14 June 2018 (Exclusive Women’s Tour)
14 – 20 June 2018 (Open to all)

Ladakh is a spectacular region that has mesmerized travelers for the longest time. It has a fascinating culture and is steeped in spirituality that makes it one of the most peaceful destinations. Being isolated from modernity has allowed it to retain its traditions and sustain its natural beauty. There is so much incredible beauty here – from its blue lakes to surreal landscapes, from glaciers to deserts, from snow-capped mountains to high passes. Its Buddhist monasteries, palaces and charming traditional houses paint a picture of perfection for the senses.


What makes this tour special?

  • All must-see places in a compact tour but at a relaxed pace
  • Mix of hotels, homestays and camps so you can experience Ladakh in the best possible manner.
  • Professional and enthusiastic tour guides and drivers
  • Emphasis on safety and hygiene
  • Led by a professional tour leader with over 20 years of travel experience in India

Highlights of Jasmine Trails’ Classic Ladakh

  • Halt at Sangham, the confluence of Indus and Zangskar rivers
  • An exclusive picnic with Ladakhi home-made specialties
  • Drive through Khardong-La, the world’s highest motorable road
  • Camp at Nubra in a stunning location with a campfire
  • Visit monasteries at Diskit, Shey and Thiksey
  • Witness the early morning prayers at Thiksey monastery
  • Camp at Pangong Lake
Classic Ladakh with Jasmine Trails June 2018

Day 1, Leh

An early morning arrival at Leh airport where you will be received and transferred to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day resting and adapting to the high altitude of Ladakh. Take in the surrounding mountain views and the local gardens before dinner.

Hotel: Snowland Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2, Leh – Phyang (Approximately 2 hours driving time)

Start the day with a visit to the Japanese built Shanti Stupa, where you can make a silent prayer. Make your way through the Sham valley. Enjoy the optical illusion of ‘Magnetic Hill’ where your car appears to move without any ignition. Next, make a halt at the picturesque Sangham confluence of the Indus and Zangskar rivers for a picture or two.

Lunch is a specially prepared Ladakhi gourmet picnic made by our friend and restaurateur. Enjoy traditional home-made Ladakh food in the serenity of the surrounding mountains, forests and Indus river.

This night is booked at a family run guest house where you can relax in the garden and learn about typical family life in Ladakh.

Hotel: Nyanjen Family Guest House or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3, Phyang – Sumoor (Approximately 6 hours driving time)

After an early breakfast depart to Nubra Valley, popularly known as ‘valley of flowers’ because of the variety of wildflowers and medicinal plants that grow all over the area. Situated in the northern part of Ladakh (between the Karakoram and Ladakh Himalayan ranges), the journey between Leh and Nubra takes you over Khardong La pass, the world’s highest motorable road at 18,390 feet above sea level! The journey is a half-day drive of unforgettable and breathtaking landscapes and spectacular scenery. On arrival the rest of the day is free to relax. In the evening have fun by a complimentary campfire before dinner.

Hotel: Valley Flower Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, basic packed lunch, Dinner

Day 4, Sumoor -Diskit – Hunder – Leh

After an early breakfast visit the Disket monastery where you will see a 100-foot tall Buddha statue. Those interested in riding the famous resident double humped camel around the cold desert sand dunes can do so in Hunder (On direct payment).

Thereafter head back to Leh with one last safari drive over Khardong La Pass. For those interested mountain bikes can be arranged to meet you at the top of Khardong La peak so you can take a leisurely ride downhill into Leh (On direct payment), followed by the vehicle for those who don’t want to ride.

On your arrival to Leh, you can enjoy a visit to the 16th century built Leh Palace before free time in the town for any last-minute souvenir shopping before overnight stay in our prearranged guest house accommodation.

Hotel: Snowland Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Leh – Thiksey – Pangong Lake (Approximately 5.5 hours drive)

Start early this morning as you depart Leh at 6:30am to witness the mesmerizing morning puja at Thiksey monastery. Famous for its striking resemblance to the ‘Potala Palace’ in Lhasa, Tibet, the Thiksey gompa is a great place to start your journey of Ladakh and you will surely find peace within the traditional rituals and prayers of the local monks.

Next, sure to be a highlight of your tour, you will embark on an adventurous drive with a constantly scenic landscape to the magnificent Pangong Lake. A must-see destination for your time in Ladakh, Pangong Lake has been made famous by the ‘Three Idiots’ movie and more than half of the lake marks the separation border of India and China.  The appearance of the water changes colour at every angle of the sun – which makes for some amazing photographs so don’t forget your camera (and spare batteries!)

Hotel: Shambala Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6, Pangong Lake – Leh (Approximately 5 hours drive)

Start your morning with a sunrise view of beautiful Pangong Lake before making your way back to Leh via Shey Monastery and Palace – both built in 1655 as a summer retreat for the reigning King. Return to Leh for a well-earned rest with the evening free to roam in the market as per your leisure.

Hotel: Snowland Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7, Leh-Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast


Classic Ladakh with Jasmine Trails June 2018

Tour Price

Per person price on twin sharing basis Single room price
8 – 9 participants Rs. 30,288 Rs. 37,273
10 participants Rs. 27,300 Rs. 34,935

Inclusions

  • All transportation as per programme including group transfers in Tempo Traveller vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in programme
  • Campfire at Nubra Valley
  • English/Hindi speaking tour guide
  • Protected area permit required for travel to Nubra Valley and Pangong regions
  • Wildlife and Red Cross fees
  • All monument/monastery and sightseeing fees
  • Mineral water during sightseeings and long drives
  • 01 Oxygen cylinder for the group on long drive days
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Room service, telephone calls, laundry
  • Any airfare
  • Any cost of insurance
  • Any new taxes that government may levy
  • Any expenses that arise from illness, hospitalization, accident or any other medical emergency
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any porterage at hotels, tips, insurance, alcohol, soft drinks, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature
  • Any changes / cancellations / expenses borne due to delay in Flights / Trains / Buses.
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camel ride, mountain bike rental
  • Any cost arising due to ‘Acts of God’ including landslides, road blockage, terrorist activities, political disturbances (strikes) etc. Cost to be borne by the client – directly payable on the spot.

Cancellation Policy

Standard Cancellation fees:
21 – 8 days notice prior to commencement of services: 25% of total package price
7 – 4 days notice prior to commencement of services: 50% of total package price
3 days or less up until departure day: 100% of total package price


Like what you see and want to book?

Call us at +91 9899116467 or email us at jasminetrailsindia@gmail.com.

We will send you a registration form and bank details. We will require a part deposit or full payment depending on how soon the departure is.

Last date for booking and making your payment is
30th April 2018

Registration extended by a week to
07 May 2018

Classic Ladakh with Jasmine Trails June 2018

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