FD: Ladakh - Silk Route

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FD:Ladakh - Silk Route-2
Operator Razalpat

Outline

Leh - Shanti stupa - Leh Palace - Hall of fame - Sangam - Gurudwara Patharsaheb - Nubra valley - Khardung La - Diskit - Hunder - Turtuk & Thang OR Siachen basecamp - Shyok - Changthang - Pangong lake - Hanle - Tso moriri - Karzok - Rafting - Leh.

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Batch Yes
Operator Razalpat
Destination Ladakh
Duration 10
reporting Leh City Airport
end_point Leh City Airport
Food Breakfast, Dinner, Unlimited, Jain Available
ideal_time June to early Sep
Weather Cold, Very Cold, Rainy, Windy, Dry, Humid
Suitability Beginners, Experienced, Family, Couple(s)
min_age 8
accommodation Standard, Deluxe, Premium
itinerary

Arrival at Leh airport, Check in at Hotel

The very exciting beginning of the journey ahead starts today when you have travelled to Leh in the flight from your city.

Observing the tall, snow clad mountains of the Himalayas from the little window beside the seat of your airplane will surely make you wonder how it is going to be when you land in the heavenly region of Ladakh.

You've travelled from above a high altitude from the sea level or plains of India to one of the highest regions in India. It is noticeable that the oxygen level has changed drastically from 70% - 80% in the air to a whopping 4% to 7% as you land at the Leh airport.

A thing to keep in mind is that it’s not easy for your body to cope up with such thin air and low levels of oxygen to function as it has been when you were in the city or when you travel to other hill stations.

Which is why it is important for you to relax at the hotel today and get acclimatized. Your Lunch and Dinner will be arranged here today so your body gets the rest it needs to acclimatize at a height of 11,000ft from Sea level in Leh city, the capital of Ladakh.

Sightseeing in and around Leh Today, after having a delightful breakfast in the morning we will proceed to visit the following places-

  • Sangam - Indus (Sindhu) and Zanskar river confluence
  • Gurudwara Pathar saheb
  • Magnetic hill
  • Shanti Stupa- It is one of the 7 Buddhist Shanti Stupas in the world.
  • Leh Palace- This former royal palace overlooks the town of Leh and is surrounded by peace and beauty.
  • Hall of fame- The place to feel proud, this museum was built in the recognition and acknowledgment of the Indian Army.

After we are done with the day, we will come back to our Hotel and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Leh to Nubra valley

Today, we will start in the morning and travel to Hunder from Leh. On our way, we will en route Khardungla, Diskit. In Diskit we will visit the Gompa Monastery, the maitreya Buddha statue, the sand dunes and Nubra Valley.

  • Diskit Gompa Monastery- The Diskit Monastery, also known as the Diskit Gompa houses very popular ancient monasteries. The monastery is also home to a huge Maitreya Buddha statue which is built atop it.
  • Maitreya Buddha Statue- This gold plated statue is huge and faces directly towards Pakistan. The statue has been painted in different colours and one cannot stop adoring its beauty.
  • Sand dunes- The sand dunes of Diskit are the only place where you can see the astonishing Bactrian Camel. A Bacterial Camel is such that it has double humps and looks majestic. Also known as the Mongolian camel, the species respectively have faced extinction and are now back in nature.
  • Nubra Valley- Also known as the Valley of Flowers, Nubra valley is where nature has gifted beauty the most. One cannot imagine to be seeing a valley so dry full of colourful flowers. Not only is Nubra a treat for the nature lover but it also a treasure box for the curious mind.

Overnight stay in Camps at Hunder.

Hunder to Turtuk and back

Today, we start from Hunder and en route Turtuk before we head back to Hunder. On our way we will visit-

  • Thang (0 point - LOC if the army permits)- The LOC village.
  • Thoise - The Air Force airport
  • Bogdang- Medium sized village located in Nubra which gives glimpse of culture, people and lifestyle into the lives of Gilgit and Baltistan.

After we come back to Hunder, we will have our dinner and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Camp in Hunder

Hunder to Pangong via Shyok

Today, we will move towards Pangong via Shyok.

We will enroute Spangmik which is a village of just 7 families to reach Pangong. After that, we will enter the Changthang region of eastern Ladakh.

Overnight stay at homestay/camp/cottage in Pangong (depending on package selection)

Pangong to Hanle

Today, we will travel from Pangong to Hanle. It will not be an exaggeration if it's said that the roads to Hanle are genuine definitions of rugged and rough. One starts to feel “when will this end” the moment the journey begins and then throughout.

In Hanle, we will visit the darkest village of India and witness the observatory which hosts the biggest telescope in Asia -Hanle/Anlay is a place with true bliss. Over here, stars get so clear and feel so close that you might be able to snatch a few from the sky and put ‘em in pocket.

We will also meet and understand some technicalities and basics of how space research is done using the telescope over here from Bengalore office.

After the eventful day, we will check- in at our hotel in Hanle and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Hanle.

Hanle to Tso moriri

Today, after having a heavy breakfast, we will move towards visiting the monastery which offers a magnificent view of the whole region from a vantage position.

The beautiful Changthang region is at its peak in this less/undisturbed route.

After strolling around at these places, we will head towards Korzok village which is nestled at the bank of Tso Moriri lake.

In the evening, we will visit the Tso Moriri lake herself. Also known as the mountain lake, the sights of this lake promises to take your breath away. Beyond expression, this lake is the true epitome of beauty. Located in the Changthang wildlife sanctuary, Tso Moriri is birthed and placed at a whopping altitude of 4595 metres above sea level. Nestled amongst gigantic snow- clad mountains, this lake makes way of one of the most mesmerizing wonders of nature. Embellished with the reflection of the mountains on the water, the beauty of this lake is also enjoyed by the different migratory birds that fly all their way to feel the calm and the belongingness that this lake creates. A treat to every nature lover, the sights and aura around this lake will be a blessing finally attained.

After spending some time at the lake, we will head towards the Korzok village, check- in our stay and spend the rest of the evening in awe.

Overnight stay at Korzok village

Tso moriri to leh

Today, we start from Korzok village/ Tso Moriri and move towards Leh. On our way, we will visit Yumthang, Choglamsar, Druk Padma Karpo and the Thiksey Monastery.

  • Druk Padma Karpo- Also known as Druk White Lotus school, this school is located in a small village namely Shey. It was a part of the movie 3 Idiots and here is where Rancho studied. This school is no ordinary school as it not only teaches the syllabus but also teaches the life skills and caters to only the Ladakhi children.
  • Thiksey Monastery- Located on the top of a hill, Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukpa order of Buddhism. The monastery houses a temple and a few shrines. It also houses the most photographed and beautiful Maitreya Buddha statue.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Buffer day

Today is buffer day. Today, you get the time to spend with yourself and your close ones without having to listen to anybody else. Shop around, hop on cafes and eat the tastiest meals, go bike riding or river rafting, do anything and everything that an explorer will do to take the charge of his/her trip. (All are optional activities and the cost of any activities/ rentals/ transport are not included in the package for today).

As we have come to know throughout this journey that Ladakh can be very moody, it is still too early for us to visit Ladakh while the weather has proven to be volatile and unpredictable. For instance, the moment you blink your eye to a picture perfect blue sky, you might open it to a harsh rainfall. Our ground team assures your safety and essential arrangements for stay and food throughout the trip and this one extra day can assure your safe returns with happy and great memories back home on the day your flights are booked.

It is for the buffer day that we can assure that you do not miss your flight back home tomorrow.

Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.

Departure from Leh 

After having a mouth- filling breakfast today, our package will end at the Leh hotel. We will fly back home with great memories which we created during our time in the Himalayas.

things_to_carry
  • Warm clothes, gloves, good warm sweaters, jackets, inner thermal wear
  • Windcheater/Raincoat, cap, sunglasses, towel, napkin, sanitary requisites
  • small shoulder bag/backpack/day pack
  • Non disposable water bottle (at least 1 litre), Torch, Spare batteries for torch, Shoes,
  • Flip flops, Camera (optional), Dry snacks and munching, energy bars
  • Sun cream, cold cream, moisturizers
  • Personal medicines if any
  • Smiling face and positive attitude
things_not_to_carry

This one is VERY important. Here's the list

  • Alcohol, smoke, Pan-gutka, Tobaco
  • Wireless, Valuables and Jewelry (unless you can take care of yourself and you are responsible for it if you bring)
  • Paper plates, Plastic disposable water bottles and other cutlery items
  • Negative attitude and fear
inclusion
  • Accommodation as the package opted (note the names are to give you idea. Accommodation in the same is subject to availability at the time of booking or else alternative in same cost range will be provided.)
    • Standard - Leh: Hotel Leh villa, Nubra valley: Slysium camp, Pangong: Royal Foster cottage, Hanle - Padma Homestay, Tso moriri: Paradise Hut cottages 
  • Meals - Breakfast and Dinner at Accommodation (simple, veg, locally available and freshly cooked)
  • Transport Tourist vehicle depending on your group size (vehicle like xylo/innova to tempo traveller)
    • Reliable experienced local resident driver cum guide with intense knowledge of area, terrain, people and culture
    • Driver charges, Driver accommodation, fuel, inter-state toll, Parking charges during the journey
    • Transfers as specified in itinerary and vehicle on non-disposal basis
exclusion
  • Travel ticket charges from home to Reporting point AND End point to home ie Flight, train, bus etc..
  • Meals other than specified (First day Breakfast and last day dinner, meals at Kaza and Manali(to cherish delicacies at the cafes) , all lunches - as they will be on the way to sights at Dhaba/restaurants)
  • Camera fees, Monument entry charges, Rafting or other activities, Personal expenses, optional tours
  • Room Service Fees, porterage charges, tips, phone calls, laundry, shopping or other personal costs
  • Medicines, Travel insurance
  • Cost arise due to any emergency, weather instability or political unrest or such unpredictable and uncontrollable situations
  • Additional usage of vehicles to the sights not mentioned in the itinerary, market visits etc
  • Any charges that are not mentioned in inclusions
advisory

Consult your family physician before visiting Himalayan High-altitude region, get some idea about your fitness and take their advice seriously to improve fitness level for this region.

Many Travel operators suggest some medicines to help your body adapt / acclimatize on such altitudes but some contents of the medicine may or may not be suitable for your body and result in allergic reaction, a situation none of us want to go through.

While all the above-mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the above-mentioned route. With over a decade of us operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.

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suitability

Beginners, Experienced, Family, Couple(s)

location

Ladakh

duration

10 Days

min age

8 Years

weather

Cold, Very Cold, Rainy, Windy, Dry, Humid

ideal time

June to early Sep

reporting

Leh City Airport

end point

Leh City Airport

food

Breakfast, Dinner, Unlimited, Jain Available

Accommodation types

Standard, Deluxe, Premium

Things To Carry:

  • Warm clothes, gloves, good warm sweaters, jackets, inner thermal wear
  • Windcheater/Raincoat, cap, sunglasses, towel, napkin, sanitary requisites
  • small shoulder bag/backpack/day pack
  • Non disposable water bottle (at least 1 litre), Torch, Spare batteries for torch, Shoes,
  • Flip flops, Camera (optional), Dry snacks and munching, energy bars
  • Sun cream, cold cream, moisturizers
  • Personal medicines if any
  • Smiling face and positive attitude

Things NOT To Carry:

This one is VERY important. Here's the list

  • Alcohol, smoke, Pan-gutka, Tobaco
  • Wireless, Valuables and Jewelry (unless you can take care of yourself and you are responsible for it if you bring)
  • Paper plates, Plastic disposable water bottles and other cutlery items
  • Negative attitude and fear

Itinerary:

Arrival at Leh airport, Check in at Hotel

The very exciting beginning of the journey ahead starts today when you have travelled to Leh in the flight from your city.

Observing the tall, snow clad mountains of the Himalayas from the little window beside the seat of your airplane will surely make you wonder how it is going to be when you land in the heavenly region of Ladakh.

You've travelled from above a high altitude from the sea level or plains of India to one of the highest regions in India. It is noticeable that the oxygen level has changed drastically from 70% - 80% in the air to a whopping 4% to 7% as you land at the Leh airport.

A thing to keep in mind is that it’s not easy for your body to cope up with such thin air and low levels of oxygen to function as it has been when you were in the city or when you travel to other hill stations.

Which is why it is important for you to relax at the hotel today and get acclimatized. Your Lunch and Dinner will be arranged here today so your body gets the rest it needs to acclimatize at a height of 11,000ft from Sea level in Leh city, the capital of Ladakh.

Sightseeing in and around Leh Today, after having a delightful breakfast in the morning we will proceed to visit the following places-

  • Sangam - Indus (Sindhu) and Zanskar river confluence
  • Gurudwara Pathar saheb
  • Magnetic hill
  • Shanti Stupa- It is one of the 7 Buddhist Shanti Stupas in the world.
  • Leh Palace- This former royal palace overlooks the town of Leh and is surrounded by peace and beauty.
  • Hall of fame- The place to feel proud, this museum was built in the recognition and acknowledgment of the Indian Army.

After we are done with the day, we will come back to our Hotel and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Leh to Nubra valley

Today, we will start in the morning and travel to Hunder from Leh. On our way, we will en route Khardungla, Diskit. In Diskit we will visit the Gompa Monastery, the maitreya Buddha statue, the sand dunes and Nubra Valley.

  • Diskit Gompa Monastery- The Diskit Monastery, also known as the Diskit Gompa houses very popular ancient monasteries. The monastery is also home to a huge Maitreya Buddha statue which is built atop it.
  • Maitreya Buddha Statue- This gold plated statue is huge and faces directly towards Pakistan. The statue has been painted in different colours and one cannot stop adoring its beauty.
  • Sand dunes- The sand dunes of Diskit are the only place where you can see the astonishing Bactrian Camel. A Bacterial Camel is such that it has double humps and looks majestic. Also known as the Mongolian camel, the species respectively have faced extinction and are now back in nature.
  • Nubra Valley- Also known as the Valley of Flowers, Nubra valley is where nature has gifted beauty the most. One cannot imagine to be seeing a valley so dry full of colourful flowers. Not only is Nubra a treat for the nature lover but it also a treasure box for the curious mind.

Overnight stay in Camps at Hunder.

Hunder to Turtuk and back

Today, we start from Hunder and en route Turtuk before we head back to Hunder. On our way we will visit-

  • Thang (0 point - LOC if the army permits)- The LOC village.
  • Thoise - The Air Force airport
  • Bogdang- Medium sized village located in Nubra which gives glimpse of culture, people and lifestyle into the lives of Gilgit and Baltistan.

After we come back to Hunder, we will have our dinner and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Camp in Hunder

Hunder to Pangong via Shyok

Today, we will move towards Pangong via Shyok.

We will enroute Spangmik which is a village of just 7 families to reach Pangong. After that, we will enter the Changthang region of eastern Ladakh.

Overnight stay at homestay/camp/cottage in Pangong (depending on package selection)

Pangong to Hanle

Today, we will travel from Pangong to Hanle. It will not be an exaggeration if it's said that the roads to Hanle are genuine definitions of rugged and rough. One starts to feel “when will this end” the moment the journey begins and then throughout.

In Hanle, we will visit the darkest village of India and witness the observatory which hosts the biggest telescope in Asia -Hanle/Anlay is a place with true bliss. Over here, stars get so clear and feel so close that you might be able to snatch a few from the sky and put ‘em in pocket.

We will also meet and understand some technicalities and basics of how space research is done using the telescope over here from Bengalore office.

After the eventful day, we will check- in at our hotel in Hanle and spend the evening in leisure.

Overnight stay at Hanle.

Hanle to Tso moriri

Today, after having a heavy breakfast, we will move towards visiting the monastery which offers a magnificent view of the whole region from a vantage position.

The beautiful Changthang region is at its peak in this less/undisturbed route.

After strolling around at these places, we will head towards Korzok village which is nestled at the bank of Tso Moriri lake.

In the evening, we will visit the Tso Moriri lake herself. Also known as the mountain lake, the sights of this lake promises to take your breath away. Beyond expression, this lake is the true epitome of beauty. Located in the Changthang wildlife sanctuary, Tso Moriri is birthed and placed at a whopping altitude of 4595 metres above sea level. Nestled amongst gigantic snow- clad mountains, this lake makes way of one of the most mesmerizing wonders of nature. Embellished with the reflection of the mountains on the water, the beauty of this lake is also enjoyed by the different migratory birds that fly all their way to feel the calm and the belongingness that this lake creates. A treat to every nature lover, the sights and aura around this lake will be a blessing finally attained.

After spending some time at the lake, we will head towards the Korzok village, check- in our stay and spend the rest of the evening in awe.

Overnight stay at Korzok village

Tso moriri to leh

Today, we start from Korzok village/ Tso Moriri and move towards Leh. On our way, we will visit Yumthang, Choglamsar, Druk Padma Karpo and the Thiksey Monastery.

  • Druk Padma Karpo- Also known as Druk White Lotus school, this school is located in a small village namely Shey. It was a part of the movie 3 Idiots and here is where Rancho studied. This school is no ordinary school as it not only teaches the syllabus but also teaches the life skills and caters to only the Ladakhi children.
  • Thiksey Monastery- Located on the top of a hill, Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukpa order of Buddhism. The monastery houses a temple and a few shrines. It also houses the most photographed and beautiful Maitreya Buddha statue.

Overnight stay at Leh.

Buffer day

Today is buffer day. Today, you get the time to spend with yourself and your close ones without having to listen to anybody else. Shop around, hop on cafes and eat the tastiest meals, go bike riding or river rafting, do anything and everything that an explorer will do to take the charge of his/her trip. (All are optional activities and the cost of any activities/ rentals/ transport are not included in the package for today).

As we have come to know throughout this journey that Ladakh can be very moody, it is still too early for us to visit Ladakh while the weather has proven to be volatile and unpredictable. For instance, the moment you blink your eye to a picture perfect blue sky, you might open it to a harsh rainfall. Our ground team assures your safety and essential arrangements for stay and food throughout the trip and this one extra day can assure your safe returns with happy and great memories back home on the day your flights are booked.

It is for the buffer day that we can assure that you do not miss your flight back home tomorrow.

Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.

Departure from Leh 

After having a mouth- filling breakfast today, our package will end at the Leh hotel. We will fly back home with great memories which we created during our time in the Himalayas.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation as the package opted (note the names are to give you idea. Accommodation in the same is subject to availability at the time of booking or else alternative in same cost range will be provided.)
    • Standard - Leh: Hotel Leh villa, Nubra valley: Slysium camp, Pangong: Royal Foster cottage, Hanle - Padma Homestay, Tso moriri: Paradise Hut cottages 
  • Meals - Breakfast and Dinner at Accommodation (simple, veg, locally available and freshly cooked)
  • Transport Tourist vehicle depending on your group size (vehicle like xylo/innova to tempo traveller)
    • Reliable experienced local resident driver cum guide with intense knowledge of area, terrain, people and culture
    • Driver charges, Driver accommodation, fuel, inter-state toll, Parking charges during the journey
    • Transfers as specified in itinerary and vehicle on non-disposal basis

Exclusion:

  • Travel ticket charges from home to Reporting point AND End point to home ie Flight, train, bus etc..
  • Meals other than specified (First day Breakfast and last day dinner, meals at Kaza and Manali(to cherish delicacies at the cafes) , all lunches - as they will be on the way to sights at Dhaba/restaurants)
  • Camera fees, Monument entry charges, Rafting or other activities, Personal expenses, optional tours
  • Room Service Fees, porterage charges, tips, phone calls, laundry, shopping or other personal costs
  • Medicines, Travel insurance
  • Cost arise due to any emergency, weather instability or political unrest or such unpredictable and uncontrollable situations
  • Additional usage of vehicles to the sights not mentioned in the itinerary, market visits etc
  • Any charges that are not mentioned in inclusions

Advisory:

Consult your family physician before visiting Himalayan High-altitude region, get some idea about your fitness and take their advice seriously to improve fitness level for this region.

Many Travel operators suggest some medicines to help your body adapt / acclimatize on such altitudes but some contents of the medicine may or may not be suitable for your body and result in allergic reaction, a situation none of us want to go through.

While all the above-mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the above-mentioned route. With over a decade of us operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.

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