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Trans Himalaya Tour: Kashmir with Leh

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Duration

9 Nights 10 Days

Destination

Language spoken

English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Ladakhi

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Per Person
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42,900 47,649
Cities Covered
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Duration
9 Nights 10 Days
Language Spoken
English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Ladakhi
Destination
Overview

Leh is the capital of the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir state. Originally a stop for trading caravans, Leh is now known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. Massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and mazelike lanes. The Kashmir Valley is a valley in the portion of the Kashmir region administered by India. The valley is bounded on the southwest by the Pir Panjal Range and on the northeast by the main Himalayas range.

Attractions at Kashmir and Leh Holiday Package

With Kashmir and Leh Holiday Package, we intend to arrange your meeting with the best of natural and cultural treasures endowed upon Kashmir valley. The weeklong journey will cover Srinagar, Gulmarg, Kargil and Leh. The journey will bring you face to face with the verdant Mughal Gardens, world’s highest motorable pass ‘Khardung La’ and several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

DAY 01: ARRIVE SRINAGAR

Upon Arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel or Houseboat for Check in. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.

DAY 02: SRINAGAR (LOCAL SIGHTSEEING)

After an early breakfast we take a morning tour of Shankaracharya Temple, It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old. And later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque, Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens &Jama Masjid, Situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. After visiting above places we drive back to hotel or houseboat.

Later in the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting our visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). After visiting above gardens we drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.

DAY 03: SRINAGAR (EXCURSION TO GULMARG) – 54 KMS / 1 & HALF HOUR ONE WAY

After Breakfast Leave House Boat / Hotel and proceed for full day excursion trip to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg has a Very famous Golf Course during Summer (Which is one of the highest 18- hole Golf Course in the World) And Ski resort during Winter .One can have Gondola Ride (Cable Car on their own). Return back to Srinagar for dinner & overnight in Hotel or House Boat.

DAY 04 SRINAGAR TO KARGIL (VIA SONMARG) – 204 KMS / 6 TO 7 HOUR ONE WAY

Post breakfast we drive to Leh via Sonmarg, One of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 06: LEH–NUBRA VALLEY VIA KHARDUNG LA 18,390 FT. (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

Post breakfast we drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.

DAY 07: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (120 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS)

After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes besides the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rockymountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.

DAY 08: LEH TO PANGONG LAKE (140 KMS / 4 – 5 HRS – ONE WAY)

After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School& further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea.

Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 09: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (140 KMS / 6 HRS)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight.

DAY 10: DEPART LEH (FLY OUT)

We thank you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
Inclusions:
  • Airport transfers and sightseeing by exclusive vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 Nights in Deluxe hotels
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Helicopter tickets
  • 01 Shikara ride on Dal lake
  • Hotel and transport taxes
Exclusion:
  • Airfare or Train fare.
  • Any meals other than specified in Inclusions
  • Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
  • Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc. which are not mentioned above are not included in the services.
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Any other services that is not shown in the inclusion above.
Notes:
  • Package is valid till September 2017.
  • A Govt. Service Tax applicable on the total package cost.
  • Rates are subject to availability or can change without prior notice.
  • Above Package Cost is not valid for any festive season, Government holidays, Long weekends, X’mas, New Year & any other high season Period.
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