Airport/hotel transfers by non-air-conditioned vehicle.
Non-Air-conditioned vehicle for land travel.
All interstate taxes, gasoline, parking, toll taxes and driver allowances.
All luxury taxes and value added taxes.
Any International/ Domestic Air/Train fare.
Departure taxes or VISA handling fee.
Any Monument/activity/guide fee, extra meals & expenses.
Tips and gratitude to drivers, representatives, guides etc.
Any beverages (hard & soft)/Table Drinks, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, travel or any kind of insurance etc.
Applicable Government taxes (GST).
Minimum of 02 persons required.
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Tour confirmation only on receipt of 50% advance payment.
Balance payment to be deposited 01 month prior to travel date.
Ashoka India Tours carries no insurance whatsoever for the tour participants. Hence it is advisable to get travel insurance by your own.
Mentioned special package rates are valid till 31st October 2021.
What to Expect
Tour Highlights: –
Sightseeing of Leh
Sightseeing of Hemis-Thiksey-Shey Monastery
Sightseeing of Sham Valley
Sightseeing of Khardung La Pass
Sightseeing of Alchi
Sightseeing of Lomayuru
Sightseeing of Pangong Lake
Day 1Arrive in Leh
Upon arrival welcome to the guests. Meet & greet with our company representatives at the airport who you will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in at hotel and relax rest of the day for the acclimatization. In the evening you may take the short walk around of Leh Bazaar on your own. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
(Leh is situated at a height of 3505 meters and is towards the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is the capital of Ladakh. The region is watered by the Zanskar River, which flows into the Indus River just below. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks, the Ladakhi capital sprawls from the foot of a ruined Tibetan style palace – a maze of mud-brick and concrete flanked on one side by cream-colored desert, and on the other by a swathe of lush irrigated farmland. Leh is a beautiful destination with so many attractions and is the center of Tibetan-Buddhist Culture for ages. Its colorful Gompas have attracted the devout Buddhists from all over the globe. Besides, it is also a favorite hiking locale and is known for some of the best hikes in the country.)
Day 2Leh - Monasteries (Thiksey, Hemis & Shey)
After early breakfast, full day excursion to Thiksey Monastery (It is better to visit early morning to see sunrise and prayer ceremony – Thiksey Monastery is around 500 years old. It contains a three-story high statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha), Later visit to Hemis Monastery (Hemis Monastery is the largest and one of the most important monasteries in Ladakh) followed by “3 idiots” School (famous after Hindi movie – 3 idiots). On the way back to Leh visit Shey Monastery (Shey – The summer palace of the king of Ladakh, built around 550 years ago and It has the largest Buddha statue in Asia made of copper). Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3Leh - Monasteries (Sham Valley)
After breakfast, half day tour of Spituk and visit Phyang Monastery, Kali Temple & Hall of Fame. Later explore Kings Palace, Leh Mosque, Leh Gompa, Shankar Gompa and Leh Bazar by walking tour. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4Leh – Khardung La Pass – Leh (40 km/ 1 hr drive - one side)
After breakfast, full day excursion to Khardung La pass (It has been recorded in the Guineas Book of world Records due to highest motorable road in the world at an altitude of 18390 feet or 5600 Meters above sea level). Enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountains at the top (18,390 feet). In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5Leh – Alchi (70 km/ 2-3 hrs drive)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Alchi. On the way visit Basgo Castle lie on the right bank of the Indus, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and The Magnetic hill. Arrive in Alchi and check-in at hotel. Later visit to Alchi Monastery followed by explore the beauty of Nature of Alchi village. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
(Alchi Monastery known as Alchi Choskhor is the only monastery in the Ladakh on flat ground. Built in the 11th century, it is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition, a style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh’s other monasteries. It was constructed under the supervision of Kaldan Shesrab, a follower of Rinchen Zangpo, the man responsible for reviving an interest in Buddhism at that time. Alchi is one of the few remaining examples of that era.)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Lamayuru via Khalsi (Passport checking point). From here another 22 Kms drive will take you to Lamayuru (The oldest and spectacularly set Lamayuru Monastery founded in the 10th century). Reach Lomayuru and visit the Monastery. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7Leh – Pangong lake – Leh (160 km/ 4-5 hrs drive – one side)
After breakfast, full day excursion to Pangong Lake via Shooting Point/ Spangmik. On the way enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages. On arrival enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots”. Enjoy rare nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Later in the evening drive back to Leh. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
(Pangong Lake – This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is about 5 Kms wide and over 135 Kms long with half of it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”, situated at an altitude of 14000 feet (4267 meter), is a long narrow basin of inland drainage. About 1/3rd of the lake is under Indian occupation and remaining under China. The Chinese border is just beyond the mountains across the lake. Spangmik, 7 km along the southern shore from the head of the lake is the farthest point to which foreigners are permitted. There are spectacular views of the mountains of Chang Chenmo range to the north and their shimmering reflection in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake’s brackish waters is breathtaking. Above Spangmik are the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range. Spangmik and other scattered small villages along the southern shore of the lake are the summer homes of the sparsely populated Chang-pa, semi-nomadic herders from Tibet and southeast Ladakh. Pangong Chang-pa barely cultivated sparse crops and peas in summer. During the winter they pack up their camp (rebo) and take their flocks of sheep. And the Pashmina goats go to distant pastures.)
After breakfast, transfer the guests to Leh Airport to board the flight for onward journey and tour terminates here but sweet memories remain for forever…