BEST OF LADAKH
Extending from the Siachen Glacier to the Great Himalayas in the South, Ladakh is known for its remote mountain beauty and culture.
Activity Level Challenging
Accomodation Type Cozy
Famously called as ‘Heaven on Earth’ Srinagar is a major tourist attraction. Travel to Srinagar promises you scenic beauty, boating on the picturesque Dal Lake & some lips-smacking Kashmiri Cuisine. This journey also takes you to Kargil, where you visit the War Memorial and get to know about the stories of brave hearts who fought for our nation. Blessed with ethereal mountain beauty, Ladakh attracts tourists from across the world. Ladakh is known for its colorful culture, which has its own unique charm. Ladakh is popularly known as “Little Tibet” as its culture is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect Gompa (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries), dramatically crowned rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and mani walls are a sight to behold. Colorful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. The prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras. Gompa interiors are colorfully awash with the murals and statuary of countless bodhisattvas.
- Pick Up and Drop at Srinagar Airport.
- Internal Transfers via SUVs.
- Accommodation at all Places/Camps on Twin Sharing Basis.
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- All Inner-line Permits, Entry Fees, Wildlife Fees.
- Oxygen Cylinder with Basic First Aid Kit at Leh Circuit.
- Airfare / Train Fare.
- Lunch Throughout the Tour.
- Entry Fee For All Monuments and Places of Interest if Any.
- Any Expenses Incurred Like Car Damage, Use of Spare Parts etc.
- Taxes as Applicable.
- Any Personal Expenses Other Than Mentioned Above.
Arrivals at Srinagar, check-in hotel, have lunch, take rest or start exploring right away. Visit and enjoy the beauty of the Dal lake where you can also have an option for a Shikara ride. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast leave for Kargil. We will drive through beautiful Zanskar Valley. En-route we will visit Drass; the second coldest inhabited place in the world. Later visit Kargil War Memorial. Dinner & overnight in hotel at Kargil.
Post breakfast proceed to Leh. En-route we will visit Lamayuru Monastery, Magnetic Hills and Pathar Sahib. We will also take a photo stop at Sindh- Zanskar Confluence. Dinner & overnight in hotel at Leh.
Post breakfast proceed to Hunder, Nubra Valley. Reach by afternoon. While going to Nubra we will pass through Khardung La (approx.17,582 ft) which is highest motor-able road of world. En-route we will visit Diskit monastery. Enjoy the scenic view and explore the Nubra Valley. Dinner & overnight at camp-site in Hunder.
Post breakfast begin your drive back to Leh. On arrival to Leh, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. The day is free of plans; spend at your own leisure. There are activities of your interest, beautiful surroundings and a platter of sumptuous delicacies of the local cuisines to try out. Interact with the locals to know more about their culture. Overnight in Leh.
Drive to Pangong Lake which is approximately 150 km drive from Leh. The Pangong Lake is nearly 140km long and 3-5km wide and more than half of it lies in the Tibetan territory. Explore the beautiful Pangong. Overnight stay is at the campsite in Pangong.
Post breakfast leave for Leh. Reach Leh late by evening. Time at leisure followed by dinner & overnight in Hotel at Leh.
After breakfast, proceed for Leh city tour visit – Leh Fort & Shanti Stupa, (it is located On a hilltop near Changsha). Overnight at Leh.
Early morning transfer to Leh Airport on time to board flight back home. Your tour concludes with the great memories of land of Lamas.
- What to expect when in Leh?
Leh is a town in the Leh district. Famous for its scenic landscapes, the entire tour of Leh will take you through rocky mountains, famous passes and scenic views. Leh is also known for Buddhism and monasteries. Evenings in Leh can be spent shopping in the Tibetan market or simply enjoying hot drinks at cafes. Other destination on this tour will take you through cold deserts in Hunder & Pangong, which is a salt water lake amidst mountains.
- What is the usual sharing for accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
- How is the climate in Leh?
Winters in Leh which are from November end to Mid-March, the temperature dips to anywhere from -10 to -15 degrees at night. The roads during this season are blocked due to heavy snow fall and hence general tourism is not recommended during this time. The best time to visit Leh is after May till mid September. The snow slowly starts to melt and roads open. To travel throughout the Ladakh region it is advisable to travel from June till September end.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Leh is situated on a higher altitude and hence acclimatization is most important. Any person who is healthy and fit can travel to Leh given that he/she follows the instructions before and during the tour. Children above 5 years traveling with parents can be a part of this tour as well. Please get in touch with us to avail more details before you finalize the tour.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in adventure and offbeat tourism from last 7 years. Having conducted innumerable tours to Ladakh for all age groups, our expert tour leader makes sure that every person traveling is given all the necessary instructions, safety guidelines and is taken care off. In case of any emergency situations, we can provide immediate backup support as we have our own office in Leh for last 5 years.
- What do I pack for my travel?
The temperature in Leh is very cold even during the traveling season. Hence it is mandatory to carry thermals and warm apparels. Good comfortable shoes are a must throughout the journey; sun glasses, caps and sun-screens are most important for this tour to avoid sun burn. Please get in touch with us before the tour and we shall provide you with a list of things to carry.
- Are ATMS' & network connectivity easily available?
Network connectivity in Leh is only available for selective network companies (Airtel, BSNL, Jio). As per rules of Jammu and Kashmir only post paid connections are allowed here. Apart from this there is very less chance to get network connectivity at all the other places of sightseeing. ATMS’ are available in all the major villages as well as in Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.
- Is it safe?
Yes, it is very safe. Although Leh is situated near the border it has a strong army base. Tourism has rapidly developed in this area after 2013. The security and overall infrastructure compliments the tourism industry very well.