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Ladakh and Zanskar

Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” as it is known is one of the most remote areas of India, lying to the north of the Himalayas on the Tibetan Plateau to the south of the Karakorams. It remained isolated for centuries to the outside world due to its inaccessibility, and the strategic position it occupies in the northern frontier. Ladakh has a rich cultural and religious heritage as can be seen from the centuries old monasteries, some of them built on sheer cliffs and still functioning actively. Ladakh offers its visitors some rare sights like the 130km long expansive magical Pangong lake, lying at 4267m and partly in China. The spectacular view of the Changchenmo range of mountains reflects itself in the ever changing blues and greens of this lake. The 23 km long Tsomoriri lake situated at 4551m in the high Changtang plateau is another attraction. Rare bird species make this their home during the short summer when they migrate here for breeding. Besides the lake lies the ancient village of Korzok where the hardy Changpas – nomads of this region live during the winter and tend to their pashmina goats and yaks in the vast grazing grounds during the short summer.

Best Season: Early June till end of September

PACKAGES


Tour Code: LACO
Grade: Relaxing, easy walks, transport by Innova / Qualis / Scorpio (max 4 to a vehicle), Comfortable, clean accommodation.
Fri 01 Sept. Day 01
Fly to Leh very early in the morning at 0530am. Meet with Rimo Rep in Leh and transfer to your hotel. Rest for acclimatization. Today we will have lunch at the hotel where you will be briefed about your tour and allowed to rest so you enjoy the following days in Leh .
Sat 02 Sept. Day 02
An easy day for further acclimatisation. Visit around town and Stakna and Hemis monastery. Evening drive to Shanti Stupa, a Japanese Peace Pagoda to see the sun set on the Indus Valley. Walk back through Changspa, one of the most popular places in Leh catering to tourists – with its street side restaurants, bakeries, internet cafes and shops.
Sun 03 Sept. Day 03
After breakfast, we drive to Uleytokpo (2 hrs) (Option of rafting on the Zanskar river from Chilling to Nemo). Enroute we stop to visit Alchi, Built in the 11th century is one of the few monasteries that survived the restoration of the 16th century. The complex consists of a group of 5 temples. The Dukhang is entered through a finely carved wooden archway and a door richly embellished with wood carvings depicting the Five buddhas. The three tiered Sumstek shows a strong influence of Kashmiri traditions, a unique feature in this monastery.
Mon 04 Sept. Day 04
We drive for 1 ½ hrs to visit the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery set against the unique moonlike landscape. We then drive to Tingmosgang, a lovely little village which used to be the ancient capital of Ladakh. Later visit the picturesque village of Tia and the ancient fort of Tingmosgang. O/N hotel
Tue 05 Sept. Day 05
For those who wish to walk, you have the option of taking a 3 ½ hrs walk crossing the 3720m Tsermachenla pass to the village of HemisShukpachen. Here we have lunch at a local home and drive to Leh. For those not wishing to walk, you will drive to Likir and visit around until the trekkers return and you will drive together to Leh stopping enroute at Basgo. The jagged skyline of the ruins of the 15th century capital of Ladakh dominates the village of Basgo. The citadel itself is in complete ruins. O/N Leh
Wed 06 Sept. Day 06
Drive to Nubra (3 ½ – 4 hrs) crossing Khardungla, the highest motorable pass in the world at 18360ft. It’s a scenic drive across the Khardungla as you see the high Saser Massif range of mountains of east Karakorams. Visit Yarab Tso lake and Samstaling monastery. O/N Kyagar village.
Thur 07 Sept. Day 07
Visit Deskit monastery and sand dunes. Continue to Sakti village across the Wari-la pass. O/N
Fri 08 Sept. Day 08
Make a day trip to Pangong lake (3 to 3.5hrs one way). Lunch at the lake and return to your comfortable accommodation in Sakti village. one of the temples.
Sat 09 Sept. Day 09
Return to Leh stopping enroute to visit the architecturally dominating Thiksey monastery which resembles the Potala palace in Tibet and covers a hillside. The huge 3-storied Maitreya Buddha is housed in one of the temples. The library with its old scriptures is also visited and the rooftop of the monastery offers one of the most beautiful views of the Indus valley and the Stok range of mountains. After visiting the monastery, one can visit the “Amchi” (Tibetan medicine man) who sits in the monastery complex with his array of Tibetan herbal medicines. O/N
Sun 10 Sept. Day 10
Race Day.
Mon 11 Sept. Day 11
Fly to Delhi.

COST:

2 pax: Rs. 59132/- per person plus airfares

3 – 4 pax: Rs.58355/- per person plus airfares

5 – 6 pax: Rs.57826/ per person plus airfares

7 – 10 pax: Rs.50590/- per person plus airfares

11 – 16 pax: Rs.47654/- per person plus airfares

Single supplement: Rs.26250/-
Cost includes:
Airport transfers in Leh, accommodation on twin sharing basis – 5 nights in Leh with breakfast only at hotel Omasila or similar, 1 night hotel in Nubra with all meals, 2 nights at Fana Resort in Sakti with all meals, 1 night at Uleytokpo with all meals, 1 night hotel in Tingmosgang with all meals, sightseeing in Leh as per program with guide and entrance fees to monasteries, transport by comfortable vehicle – non air-conditioned Toyota Innova.
Cost does not include:
Additional hotel nights, entrance fee to monasteries or places of interest, local guide for sightseeing places/tours, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc., extra hotel nights, extra costs incurred due to roadblocks, landslides, use of vehicle outside sightseeing hours.

Grade: Easy. Comfortable hotels, travel by Innova
Sat 02 Sept. Day 01
Arrive in Srinagar by noon, meet up with vehicles and drive to Sonmarg – 3 hrs. O/N Hotel. Later you have the option of walking up to Thajwas glacier.
Sun 03 Sept. Day 02
Leave early and drive to Alchi (long drive 7-8 hrs). Enroute we stop at the rock carvings at the cave in Mulbekh and Lamayuru. O/N in Alchi
Mon 04 Sept. Day 03
Morning visit Alchi, one of the most famous monasteries here which withstood the restoration of the 16th Century. Continue to Leh enroute stop at Basgo fort. Stopping options along the way for photography are many such as Magnetic point, confluence view point, Gurudwara
Tue 05 Sept. Day 04
A leisurely day in Leh to explore on your own.
Wed 06 Sept. Day 05
We drive to the Nubra valley (4 hrs) crossing Khardungla, the highest motorable pass in the world at 18360ft. Its 40 km to the top of the pass. It’s a beautiful drive as you gain height very quickly and look down at the Leh valley oasis with the Stok range of mountain almost pararell now.  The last 7 km is on a rough stretch on either side of the pass. The valley opens and the landscape just captivates you. Visit Diskit monastery and the giant Buddha statue and spend the night in Hundar. Visit the sand dunes in the evening.
Thur 07 Sept. Day 06
Drive to Pangong lake via Shyok valley – 6hrs. O/N
Fri 08 Sept. Day 07
Enjoy the colours of the lake and drive back to Leh – 5hrs. Enroute we can stop at Thiksey monastery. O/n in Leh
Sat 09 Sept. Day 08
At leisure in Leh.
Sun 10 Sept. Day 09
Race Day
Mon 11 Sept. Day 10
Fly out – end of services
COST:
2 pax: Rs.45570/- per person plus airfares
3 – 4 pax: Rs. 44216/- per person plus airfares
5 – 7 pax: Rs.43456/- per person plus airfares
8 – 10 pax: Rs.36325/- per person plus airfares
Single supplement: Rs.15250/-
Cost includes
accommodation on twin sharing – 1 night in Sonmarg with breakfast & dinner, 1 night in Alchi with breakfast & dinner, 5 nights in Leh with breakfast only, 1 night in Nubra with all meals, 1 night in Pangong with all meals, sightseeing as per program, transport by Innova/Xylo.

Cost does not include

Airfares, meals in Leh, entrance fees to monasteries and monuments, local guide, pony rides, camel rides, cultural program, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc, extra hotel nights, extra costs incurred due to road blocks, landslides, use of vehicle outside sightseeing hours.

Tour Code: GLD
Mon 04 Sept. Day 01
Arrive Leh from Delhi. Transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization. It is imperative to take complete rest today if you want to enjoy the rest of your time in Ladakh
Tues 05 Sept. Day 02
After breakfast visit Spituk monastery , close to the airport and then take the less travelled Link road to Stok Palace Museum. Continue to visit Stakna returning to Leh by late afternoon / early evening. (There is a cafeteria in Stok Palace as well as well as Cloud café close to Thiksey monastery . Noon at leisure to visit around the market.
Wed 06 Sept. Day 03We drive for about 4 hrs today to Nubra valley across the Khardungla pass, the highest motorable pass in the world at 18360ft. Visit the Deskit gompa and the gigantic outdoor statue of Maitreya Buddha. Spend the night in Hundar. Evening visit the hundar sand dunes.
Thur 07 Sept: Day 04Following the Shyok valley drive to Pangong lake (6 hrs) O/N
Fri 08 Sept: Day 05

Enjoy the colors of the lake  in the morning  light of this magical lake, 1/4th of which lies in Tibet. The snow  capped Changchenmo mountains’s reflects on the lake and the colors of the lake keep changing with the light. Return to Leh – 5 hrs stopping enroute at Thiksey monastery.
Sat 09 Sept: Day 06
At leisure. Option of rafting, day hike, mountain biking< Sun 10 Sept: Day 07
Race Day
Mon 11 Sept: Day 08
Fly out – end of services

COST:

2 pax: Rs.30126/- per person plus airfares

3 – 4 pax: Rs.29400/- per person plus airfares

5 – 6 pax: Rs.28416/- per person plus airfares

7 – 10 pax: Rs.24500/- per person plus airfares

11 – 16 pax: Rs.23342/- per person plus airfares

Single supplement: Rs.12500/-

Cost includes
accommodation on twin sharing basis – 5 nights hotel in Leh with breakfast only, 1 night hotel in Nubra with all meals, 1 night deluxe tent in Pangong with all meals, transport as per program by non air-conditioned vehicle (Innova)
Cost does not include
Airfares, meals in Leh, local guide, entrance fees, camel ride in hunder sand dunes, extra hotel night, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc., extra costs incurred due to mishandled luggage, roadblocks, landslides, usage of vehicle outside sightseeing hours.

Following a wonderful circular route we climb Stok Kangri, perhaps one of the most popular trekking peaks. At a height of 6137m, the climb up Stok Kangri is a very straight forward climbing involving use of crampons ( depending on snow conditions)and minimum technical skills. At the summit you are rewarded with wonderful panoramic views of the karakorams – a great chance to be standing at 6000m+.Grade: Strenuous
Mon 04 Sept. Day 01
Drive from Leh to Matho ( 45 mins). From here we climb gradually crossing streams and then descend into the valley to the north of Stok Village. This lovely valley is a high and wild area which is visited only by climbing groups and by the local people who spend some of the summer months in picturesque villages of stone huts, from where they tend their flocks of sheep and goats. Camp in the open pastures of Gangpoche also known as Matho phu – 4350m (5 – 6 hrs)
Tues 05 Sept. Day 02
Again we have a steady climb in the morning, this time up to the Matho La (4820m) and then we descend into the valley to the north of Stok Village. This lovely valley is a high and wild area which is visited only by climbing groups and by the local people who spend some of the summer months in picturesque villages of stone huts, from where they tend their flocks of sheep and goats. Continue a little further to Yarlas (Stok Base Camp)
Wed 06 Sept. Day 03
Rest day. We take a walk to 5100m. Noon we rest and take excursions around for further acclimatization and practise use of crampons.
Thur 07 Sept. Day 04
If attempting peak from base camp, we will leave a little past midnight – 2 hrs to high camp and then we trek across the glacier and climb up to the col. From here it’s a steep and we will rope up and climb steadily to the summit marked with prayer flags ( 4 – 5 hrs from High camp). Either descend via the same route or if the conditions are fine we can descend direct down the scree slope. Return to Base Camp.
Fri 08 Sept. Day 05
Descend to the village of Stok (4 hrs) where we get to visit the Stok Palace Museum. Here vehicles will be waiting to drive you to Leh.

COST:

2 pax: Rs.44425/- per person

3 – 4 pax: Rs.41282/- per person

5 – 6 pax: Rs.36540/- per person

7 – 10 pax: Rs.31028/- per person

11 – 15 pax: Rs.28580/- per person

Single tent supplement: Rs. 1500/-
Cost includes:
Transport to and from trek point, ponies to carry luggage, full trek services – tents, mattress, hire of crampons, ice axe, boots (subject to size), meals, services of a cook, helper, Experienced Climbing Sherpa to guide climb, peak fees.
Cost does not include:
Accommodation in Leh, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips,etc, rescue& evacuation.

Should boot sizes not be available and hired from outside Rimo Stores, the hiring charges will be extra and as per the market store rates.

Sat 02nd Sept: Day 01
Arrive Leh. Transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatisation. This is imperative and all are advised to sleep till lunch. Afternoon you can stroll around town but without attempting to get to any high point.
Sun 03rd Sept: Day 02
Visit the monasteries of Stakna and Stok Palace Museum. Evening visit Leh Shanti Stupa.
Mon 4th Sept: Day 03
Day trip to visit Alchi. ( 1 ½ hrs one way) . Built in the 11th century is one of the few monasteries that survived the restoration of the 16th century. The complex consists of a group of 5 temples. The three tiered Sumstek shows a strong influence of Kashmiri traditions, a unique feature in this monastery. ( There is an option of doing a rafting trip on the Indus( subject to water levels) or Zanskar river . Return to Leh.
Tue 05th Sept: Day 04
Drive to Nubra valley. The drive is about 4 hrs. About 12 km on either side of the pass is rough and once we cross the check point on the other side its a good road into Nubra. The landscape is as stunning as ever as you drive down to the valley floor. Visit the sand dunes in the evening.
Wed 06th Sept: Day 05
A day trip to visit the Balti village of Turtuk – 1 ½ hrs one way.
Thur 07th Sept: Day 06
Drive to Pangong lake via Shyok – 6 hrs. A scenic drive via the Shyok Valley to Pangong lake where you spend the night in deluxe tents with attached bathrooms.
,strong>Fri 08th Sept: Day 07
Return to Leh. Enroute we have the option stopping to visit Thiksey monastery The huge architecturally interesting, Thiksey monastery covers a whole hillside. Built like the Potala Palace in Tibet, this monastery has maintained its murals and paintings very well. The huge 3-storeyed Maitreya Buddha is housed in one of the temples.
Sat 09th Sept : Day 08
At leisure in Leh.
Sun 10th Sept: Day 09
RACE DAY
Mon 11th Sept: Day 10
Fly to Delhi.

COST:

2 persons: Rs.41800/- per person
3 -4 persons: Rs.40700/- per person
5 – 6 persons: Rs.39240/- per person
7 – 10 persons: Rs.33742/- per person
11 – 16 persons: Rs.32300/- per person
Single supplement: Rs.15250/-

Cost includes: Hotel Leh on twin sharing with breakfast only, hotel in Nubra with all meals , deluxe camp in Pangong with all meals , sightseeing as per program, transport as per program.
Cost does not include: airfares, meals in Leh, local guide, entrance fees to monuments, rafting, camel rides, mountain bike hire, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc, additional vehicle, extra costs incurred due to change in itinerary, delays due to roadblocks etc, marathon registration fee
Camel Rides: Rs.150/- onwards for 15 min upwards
Rafting: Depending on water level on Zanskar river; Rs.2500/- per person
Rafting on the Indus: Rs.1200/- per person

Tue 05th Sept Day 01
Arrive Leh. Transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization. O/N
Wed 06th Sept: Day 02
Acclimatisation walk / rafting / mountain biking
Thur 07th Sept: Day 03
Drive to Nubra valley -4 hrs via Khardungla pass. Enroute stop at Deskit monastery & visit the Gigantic outdoor statue of Maitreya Buddha. Spend the night at Hundar. Visit the sand dunes in the evening. Cultural shows are also organized. O/N hotel.
Fri 08th Sept: Day 04
Drive to Sakti via the warila pass – 4 hrs. O/N
Sat 09th Sept: Day 05
Leave early to drive to Pangong lake and return to Leh – 8 hrs.
Sun 10th Sept Day 06
Race Day
Mon 11th Sept: Day 07:
Fly to Delhi

COST:

2 persons: Rs.29240/- per person
3 – 4 persons: Rs.28860/- per person
5 – 6 persons: Rs.27912/- per person
7 – 10 persons: Rs.23794/- per person
11 – 16 persons: Rs.22712/- per person
Single supplement: Rs.13000/-

Cost includes: airport transfers, 4 nights hotel in Leh with breakfast only, 1 night hotel in Nubra with all meals , 1 night Fana Resort in Sakti with all meals, transport as per program by non A/C Innova .

Cost does include: airfares, meals in Leh, extra hotel nights due to flight cancellation, extra cost incurred due to mishandled luggage, roadblocks, landslides, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc, local guide, use of vehicle outside sightseeing hours, camel rides, cultural shows.