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Surrounded by two of the world's most majestic mountain ranges, Karakoram and Himalaya, Ladakh is a land presenting an engrossing blend of snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, amazingly beautiful lakes and charming panorama. Without a doubt, Ladakh can be counted among the most desirous tourist places in India.
Ladakh is a home to a number of Buddhist Monasteries. No excursion can be a better tour than an expedition in which a comprehensive Ladakh itinerary is blended with a trip to Kashmir Valley. Kashmir is an empyrean for nature lovers. It boasts immaculate regions like Kargil, Sonamarg, Srinagar, Pahalgam and so on. This itinerary is a perfect option for all the tourists in quest of savoring nature's loveliness.Air tickets/Train tickets.
Pony Ride/ Sledging(it is done by Bargaining)
Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
Monument fees at all places.
Any sightseeing in Gulmarg (it is done by Union Taxi at Gulmarg or by pony ride and is on direct payment basis
Aru Chandanwari and Betaab valley Trip at Pahalgam.(it is done by Union Taxi at Pahalgam and is on direct payment basis.)
Thajwas Glacier Trip at Sonmarg. (it is done by Union Taxi at Sonamarg or by pony ride and is on direct payment basis.)
Any other thing which is not mentioned in inclusions
Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels/Houseboat
All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other
If you have any questions or suggestions, Please feel free to call me.
Day 1 : Arrive Leh
On arrival at Leh airport, our representative will be there to meet you and transfer to the pre booked hotel/guest house for check in. Rest of the day is free for relax and acclimatisation as this is necessary for getting acclimatised at the high altitude. In the evening, one can visit the colourful market of Leh. An overnight stay in the hotel/guesthouse.
Day 2 : Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
Today we will be going for the sightseeing tour to some ancient monasteries of Leh. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, Thiksey Gompa and Hemis monastery. Later return back to the hotel/guesthouse for an overnight stay.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey Gompa was built in the beginning of 17th century AD by Deldan Namgyal. One of the major attractions in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue located inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa is located close to Shey and is about 17 kms from Leh. This monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis monastery is about 45 kms south of Leh. It is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. This beautiful monastery belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17′Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls.
Day 3 : Leh – Lamayuru – Likir – Alchi
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Lamayuru. From Lamayuru we will visit the Likir monastery and then reach Alchi. Both Alchi and Likir monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar – Leh road. An overnight stay at the hotel/tent.
Lamayuru is a pretty little village surrounded by the rocky Hindukush peaks but the spectacular Lamayuru Gompa, which happens to be the most famous and spectacular monastery in Ladakh completely over shadows the landscape of Lamayuru.
Day 4 : Alchi – Leh
The day is fixed for local sightseeing tour to Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi. We will start our journey with the sightseeing tour to Lamayuru. After exploring the villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find that Lamayuru is a scruffy little place. Further, we will see the beautiful Alchi and Likir monasteries. These two monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of these monasteries is their 1000-year old wall painting, which makes it a very rewarding experience.
By the evening, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay at Alchi.
Day 5 : Leh – Kargil (263 kms)
In the morning, we will drive to Kargil. We will visit the Tete Spring and other interesting places like Suru Valley. Lying nestled along the northeastern foothills of the Great Himalayan wall, the valley extends from Kargil town, first south ward for a length of about 45 miles and then eastward for another stretch of nearly 50 miles up to the foot of the Penzila watershed where the Suru River rises. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kargil.
Day 6 : Kargil – Srinagar (216 kms)
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Srinagar via Drass, which is noted for its heavy snowfalls and extreme cold. On the road to Srinagar, Drass is a small township lying in the centre of a valley of the same name. It is the second coldest inhabited place in the world. During the spring and summer, however the valley around the township becomes very picturesque. From there, we will drive through Sonamarg, the gold valley to Srinagar and stay in the houseboat.
Day 7 : Srinagar – Visit to Mughal Gardens & Shikara Ride
Today in the morning after breakfast, we will visit the world famous Mughal Gardens, Nishant Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), the Chashme Shahi, etc. Later, return back to the houseboat for hot lunch. After Lunch, we will visit Shankaracharya Temple and in the evening, take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice sunset. An overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 8 : Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar (79kms)
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Pahalgam 2440 Meters. On the way, we will visit Saffron field and Avantipur ruins, which is eleven hundred years old temple. Pahalgam, is the most famous palace for Indian Film Industry. After lunch, enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Later return back to Srinagar for an overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 9 : Drop at Airport/Railway Station
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we will assist you with transfers to airport with memories of SHAYAS TOUR AND TRAVEL.
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Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
SHAYAS TOUR AND TRAVEL act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.
All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and check out time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggages & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.Please Note : We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
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15 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Tour / service cost
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