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  1. Ladakh Photo Adventure Safari & Trekking Expedition

    13 Days/12 Nights

    Under Rs 2,000

    Per person per night

    Ladakh - Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and mani walls. Colorful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. Prayer wheels spun clockwise release more merit-making mantras. The journey into Ladakh Himalaya will give you a view into traditional Ladakhi Village life and an appreciation for the grandeur of the great Himalayan Range. On this photo adventure, trek, camp, explore the 10th-century monasteries, the massif cold desert of the Nubra, high altitude lakes and moon landscape.  



     Ladakh tour package is specially made for nature lovers, photography tours, adventure activities such as Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Berlacha Pass, Namkila Pass from Manali to Leh Jeep Safari and the second highest pass in the world are called Tanglangla Pass. Driving west to east you can travel from Srinagar to Leh Jeep Safari, covering a distance of approximately 475 km, hiking in Ladakh, river rafting in the Zanskar and Singh rivers, mountains on the Stud Kandi peak and Cycle rider in Ladakh riding a mountain bike. Traveling in Lehigh, different activities can meet your travel needs. During the winter season, the Zanskar River called the Frozen River Track and Chedre Track on the Indus River will be a thrill for lovers of adventure.







    Ladakh Photo Adventure Safari & Trekking Expedition

    BEST SEASON: May - September
    NO OF DAY/NIGHT: 13 DAY/12 NIGHT

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

    * Leh Palace & Shanty Stupa
    * Liker Monastery and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
    * Lamayuru Monastery, Alchi Monastery
    * Gandala trek - trekking Zingchen to Chilling
    * Enjoy traditional ladakhi breakfast
    * Shey Palace and Gompa, The Pangong lake
    Thiksey Monastery & Thiksey Gompa
    * Explore Nubra Valley, the valley of flowers
    Camel safari at Sand Dunes
    * Deskit Monastery (Big Buddha),
    * Tsomoriri Lake
    Visiting the Korzok village and capturing the activities of the locals
    * Puga Valley (Natural sulphur mine & springs)

            

    SKETCH ITINERARY

    DAY

    SKETCH ITINERARY

    MEALS

    01

    Arrive Leh

    Lunch, Dinner

    02

    Drive from Leh to Lamayuru  & in the evening drive back to Leh

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    03

    Drive from Leh to Zingchen/ Trek to Rumbak (4-5 Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    04

    Trek from Rumbak to Yurutse (2-3 Hrs) 

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    05

    Trek from Yurutse to Kaya over GandaLa Pass 4380M (6-7 Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    06

    Trek from Kaya to Chilling (2-3 Hrs)  & drive back to Leh

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    07

    Drive from Leh to Pangong Lake (140Kms/ 4-5 Hrs )

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    08

    Drive back from Pangong Lake to Leh (140Kms/ 4-5Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

    09

    Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley (120 Kms/ 4-5  Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    10

    Drive back from Nubra Valley to Leh (120 Kms/ 4-5  Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    11

    Drive from Leh to Tsomoriri Lake (240 Kms/ 7-8  Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    12

    Tsomoriri – Tsokar - Tanglangla – Leh  (260 Kms/ 9-10  Hrs)

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    13

    Early morning transfer to Leh airport

    Breakfast

            

    Day 01: Arrive Leh

    *Arrival at Leh airport and transferred to the Hotel.
    *Complete day for Acclimatize.
    *Later evening visit to Leh Market, Leh Palace, and Shanti Stupa. - Shanti Stupa is a white-domed sacred shrine situated on a hammock in Leh. It is indeed a masterpiece of royal, ancient beauty. The astonishing Buddha statues, holy books, and holy relics are sealed here for future generations.
    *Overnight at Leh.

    Meals: Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 02: Leh - Lamayuru 110 Kms-Leh

    *After early breakfast drive to Lamayuru enroute visit Liker Monastery and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib. Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa (Kludd-kyil) is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, northern India, located approximately 52 kilometers (32 mi) west of Leh. It is picturesquely situated on a little hill in the valley near the Indus River and the village of Saspol about 9.5 kilometers (5.9 mi) north of the Srinagar to Leh highway.
    *Lunch en route 
    *Post lunch drive to Lamayuru monastery. By evening, the sun setting towards the west makes an impact on the mesmerizing Moon landscapes around the Lamayuru area mostly in the eastern sides, good for photography. Lamayuru is known for its monastery, and for its "lunar" landscape - quaintly promoted as a "Moonscape" for tourists. The landscape is certainly incredible with its spectacularly odd geological formations.
    *Drive to visit Alchi monastery. Alchi, a small village situated on low land, is about 70 km to the west of Leh district and is located on the banks of the River Indus. Alchi village is very fertile and it is all green with apricot trees on both sides of the road. Its isolation helped the village and gompas to keep their cultural traditions safe from the outer influences. The monastery was built, according to local tradition,
    *Later Drive back to Leh. Overnight at Leh

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 03: Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak

    *After having breakfast, drive to Zingchen and walk towards Rumbak through a straight forward road. Leaving Zingchen village, you enter Hemis national park – the habitat of Snow leopard and mountain ungulates, etc.
    *Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak village. Rumbak offers you an opportunity to stay in a village house with the family – a trend began in recent years under the homestay system being promoted and supported govt. NGOs and travel agencies.
    *You get to try different local food during your homestay experience

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

     

    Day 04: Rumbak to Yurutse

    *With traditional Ladakhi breakfast begins your day trek to Yurutse.
    *At Yurutse after having lunch proceed for a short walk for wildlife sightseeing before returning to stay again in a local family house.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 05: Yurutse to Kaya

    *From Yurutse follow the path along the mountains, and then cross a small valley to a zig-zag steep path. Thereafter cross Ganda La pass (4380m)and after about two hours of descending walk, you get to the beautiful valley of Markha.
    *A few hundred meters further is the Kaya village, where you stay in a family house

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 06 Kaya to Chilling to Leh

    *After having the breakfast walk towards Chilling across the Zanskar River and drive back to Leh, where you get by evening

    .Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 07: Leh –Pangong Lake

    *Morning after breakfast drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China. 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft, 3rd Highest Motorable road in the world on the way visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Evening check in Camps for dinner and overnight stay.
    *SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 km upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 ms high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
    *THE PANGONG LAKE: This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes
    *But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 M). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometers at its widest point to which foreigners are permitted, is only some seven km along the southern shore from the head of the lake, but it affords spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, their reflection shimmering in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lakes brackish water. Above Spangmik are the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range.
    *Overnight at Pangong Lake

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 08: Pangong Lake – Leh 

    *Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sunrise on the lake. After breakfast drive back to Leh taking the same route. On the way back visit Thiksey Monastery.
    *THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
    *Arrive Leh and relax at the hotel or free for individual activities.
    *Overnight at Leh

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 09: Leh - Nubra Valley 

    *After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). Khardung La pass or the "Pass of Lower Castle" is the world's highest motorable pass and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valley in Ladakh. One of the most picturesque locales in Leh, Khardung la Pass has situated 39 km by road North of Leh and is at a height of 18,380 ft from the sea level.
    *Arrive Nubra valley and check into the camps/ hotel. Nubra Valley was originally called LDUMRA which means the valley of flowers. Now, it is also known as Orchard of Ladakh. Nubra valley is formed by the Shyok River, which is a tributary of the Indus, and the Nubra or the Siachen River. Nubra Valley was the ancient gateway for the famous Silk Route.
    *The main attractions of Nubra valley are Shaggy Double humped Bactrian Camels around sand dunes. Enjoy the camel safari at Sand Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village.
    *O/N Nubra Valley.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 10: Nubra Valley 

    *Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery (Big Buddha), where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley -The average altitude of Nubra Valley is about 10,000ft above from the sea level. Nubra Valley is surrounded from all the sides by snow-capped Himalayan ranges. Nubra Valley lies in between Tibet and Kashmir. The main attractions of Nubra valley are Panamik, Yarab Tso Lake, Hunder Monastery and Maitreya Buddha statue
    *Post early lunch, drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass.
    *Arrive Leh and evening at leisure to walk and capture the pulse of the town

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 11: Leh to Tsomoriri Lake

    *Wake up in the Morning after breakfast drive to Tsomoriri Lake by passing Chumathang (Hot Spring) along the Indus River - Tso-moriri is a High Altitude Lake officially named as Tso-moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve located in the Changthang area with an altitude of 4,595 m (15,075 ft). The Tso-Moriri Lake measures about 28 km in length from north to south and about 4-6 km in breadth and about 100 feet average in-depth.
    *The water is crystal clear and of a deep blue color and supports a lot of birdlife- black-necked cranes and geese flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer months. This serene lake and the area around attracts a large range of wildlife including migratory birds, marmots, wild asses, and Tibetan wolves. Nomadic herders of goats, yaks, and cows live in the lake's vicinity. This pretty valley is inhabited by a small population of ‘Changspa’, who are nomadic shepherds.
    *Evening time will be a good time to capture the landscape & the lake as the sun gives a stunning angle

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 12: Tsomoriri – Tsokar - Tanglangla – Leh 

    *Early morning, is a very good time for visiting the Korzok village and capturing the activities of the locals. The village faces east making it perfect for capturing some iconic moments
    *After breakfast drive to Leh passing Puga (Natural Sulphur Mine & Springs) - Puga Valley is 12 km long valley with a maximum width of 1 km. Thermal manifestations are spread over 3 sq km in the eastern part of the valley and a total of 115 thermal springs have been observed in the temperature range 30°C to 84°C. Extinct or fossil spring deposits have been observed as carbonate deposits in the form of a cone.
    *Cross the TSOKAR LAKE - The Tso-Kar Lake is known as 'White Lake' because of the white salt deposits all over the lake shores. Situated in Rupshu Valley, about 250 km southeast from its principal town, Leh, .it is located at an altitude of 4660m/15280ft in the Changthang region of South Eastern Ladakh. Tso-Kar Lake is at a distance of around 50 km from the Tso-moriri Lake. The Tso-Lake is surrounded by the marshlands that host amazing birdlife which include Brahmni ducks, bar-headed geese, and the great crested grebe. The black-necked cranes, known for their fidelity, come to Tso Kar to lay eggs. These birds make an amazing sight when they take off over the green, picturesque plains on the backdrop of snow-clad mountains.
    *Cross over the Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft, 2nd Highest motorable road in the world.
    *Arrival at Leh by evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Only

    Day 13: Leh

    Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination

    Meals: Breakfast Only 



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