Gateway Of Ladakh

Gateway Of Ladakh

Departure Date

06th, 07th, 08th, 09th, 10th of every month

Duration

12 Days & 11 Nights

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Gateway Of Ladakh

Package Starts From

$1549 USD

Your Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Manali (1 Night)

Upon arrival in Manali you check in at our pre-arranged hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2

Manali (1 Night)

Post breakfast, half day tour visiting Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays) and few old temples in Naggar village. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Evening free to explore Manali Market. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3

Manali To | Jispa – 140 Kms / 06 Hrs Drive (1 Night)

Today we start our journey to Leh Stopping at Sarchu for a night. Today we cross Rohtang Pass (3978 m), Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay

DAY 4

Jispa To Tsomoriri – 285 Kms / 10 – 11 Hrs (1 Night)

After an early breakfast, we check out from the hotel and ride north on the Manali-Leh Highway. You get to see some of the most breathtaking landscapes that the Western Himalayas can offer. The scenery gets more stark and barren as we climb up to the 16,500-foot high Baralacha La the second mountain pass on our journey. From the pass beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains can be seen. And we proceed further through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to towards tsomoriri passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms) The journey is full of beautiful landscapes on the way when you reach at Tsokar 115 km and ahead 85 km is Tsomori-ri Lake. Tsomoriri is full of natural Landscaped which includes beautiful small lakes on the way and Mountains after this drive you reach to the Rupshu valley. Tsomori-ri is the Biggest Brackish water Lake which has no outlet. Overnight at Hotel or Camp.

DAY 5

Tsomoriri To Leh – 3506m/280 Kms (1 Night)

Post breakfast excursion around lake and Korzok Monastery (350 years old Korzok Monastery which has about 33 resident monks) which belongs to the yellow sect. Tsomori-ri or “Mountain Lake” is situated in the middle of the elevated valley of Rupshu surrounded by 6000 M peaks which completely shut the lake in.

This Valley is inhabited by a small scattered population of “Changpas” nomadic shepherds who also engage in trade and work the Caravans in Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti the area is rich in wildlife including the “Kyang” (Wild Ass) red fox and the rare highly endangered snow Leopard. Black Necked cranes and Geese flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer months.

Later we drive for 7hours to Leh via Sumdo and Chuma – Thang (3965M). Enroute stop at Mahe Bridge from where the road crosses to the south bank of the river by a bridge; it then follows the unmetalled road through Sumdo village up to join Puga stream. The drive from Sumdo to Mahe follows a narrow mountain gorge through green bushes.

Chuma-Thang is known for its famous medicated hot water springs where people from various parts of Ladakh come for relieving their pains. Enroute drive past beautiful villages of Nurnis, Kery and Kadgam. The Jeep drive through this part of the Indus valley is quite flat without much uphill or downhill drive, a wide-open village. Upon arrival in Leh transfer to your pre-arranged hotel.

DAY 6

Leh – Excursion To Monasteries (1 Night)

Post breakfast we visit Spituk Monastery, Built-in 15th century during the reign of Grags ‘bum-lde, these new Gelug-pa monastery was built like fortress on the summit of crags and also visit Hall Of Fame near Leh is worth a visit for every citizen. It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army.

Post lunch we take a sightseeing tour visiting Sankar Gompa, located at a distance of approximately 3 km from the town of Leh, Leh Palace is one of the most captivating architectural ruins that attract the attention of the tourists almost immediately with its majestic setting at the edge of the Namgyal hill and overlooking the town and at once looks like a reminiscent of Lhasa’s Potala Palace.

DAY 7

Leh – Excursion To Sham Valley – 50 Kms / 03 Hrs – One Way (1 Night)

After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. And start our sightseeing with Hall Of Fame (Museum Constructed by India Army) near Leh is worth a visit for every Indian, and proceed further to Gurudwara Patthar Sahib at an altitude of 3600 Mtrs about 22 Kms from Leh was constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev ji Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. As you move ahead from Magnetic Hills, just before Nimmu Village, there comes a famous Confluence Of Two Rivers Indus River coming from Tibet (left) and Zanskar River coming from Zanskar Valley (right). Zanskar River is known for its famous Chadar Trek. Later we drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.

DAY 8

Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. – 120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs (1 Night)

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 9

Nubra Valley – Leh 120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs (1 Night)

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 snowcapped 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 is Rocky Mountains 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. Diskitis 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 10

Leh To Pangong Lake – 140 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs – One Way (1 Night)

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 Pangonglake 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 11

Pangong Lake To Leh – 140 Kms / 6 Hrs (1 Night)

Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of lake and later we drive back to leh and check in at our hotel for Overnight. In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

DAY 12

Depart Leh (Fly Out)

Aj Travels Pvt. Ltd. thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

Package Inclusions

  • Assistance upon arrival at Hotel with traditional welcome
  • 02 Night Accommodation in Manali on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary With Breakfast & Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Jispa OR Sachu on twin sharing Basis With Breakfast & Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Tsomoriri on twin sharing With Breakfast & Dinner
  • 05 Night Accommodation in Leh on twin sharing Basis as per the Itinerary with Breakfast and Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Nubra on twin sharing Basis With Breakfast & Dinner
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Pangong on twin sharing Basis With Breakfast & Dinner
  • Morning Tea / Coffee with Biscuits on the day of departure
  • Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Non-Ac Innova | Xylo | Mahindra XUV OR Tempo Traveler (as per the option selected by client) for all Categories except for Standard Package for which we’ll use Scorpio|Qualis OR Sumo Grand as per the itinerary
  • Inner Line Permit (Wildlife, Red Cross & Environment fees)

Package Exclusions

  • Any Airfare or GST (5%)
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc

Accommodation (Hotels & Camps) – Incorporated

DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
LEHLuxuryThe Manali Inn | QI River Country | Citrus Resort
PremiumManuAllaya Resort Spa Manali | Lharisa Resorts
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
NUBRALuxuryStone Hedge
PremiumLhachang Nang Retreat
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
PANGONGS. LuxuryCamp Whispering Waves | Camp Red Start | Water Mark | Similar
Luxury / PremiumPangong Retreat Camp | Pangong Sarai | Similar
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
SHAM VALLEYS. LuxuryNamra Camp | Alchi Resort | Zimskhang Holiday Home (Dlx Room) | Namra Hotel | Similar
Luxury / PremiumThe Apricot Tree | Namra Heritage | Similar
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
TSOMORIRILuxury / PremiumTsomoriri Camp & Resort | Hotel Lake View | Similar
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
TURTUKLuxury / PremiumTurtuk Holiday Camp (Superior)
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
JispaAllPadma Lodge | Hotel Ibex
SarchuAllAdventure Camp | Goldrop Camp
DestinationCategoryHotel Or Camp
ManaliLuxuryThe Manali Inn | QI River Country | Citrus Resort
SarchuPremiumManuAllaya Resort Spa Manali | Lharisa Resorts

Important Note

  • Kindly note that names of hotels / Camps mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement / reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.
  • We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost
  • During the month of October to April most of the camps | guest houses | hotels won’t be operational due to off season in various locations of Ladakh like Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake | Tsomoriri | Tsokar | Sham Valley | Kargil | Zanskar region etc. (So in that scenario best alternate accommodation will be provided with prior information to the guests at the time of booking)

Cost Of The Package (Per Person In USD )

Minimum PAXLuxuryPremium
Single Pax$4069$5287
Minimum 02$2212$2862
Minimum 04$17153$2365
Minimum 06$1549$2199
Cost Based on Tempo Traveller or Maxi Cab
Minimum 04$1906$2557
Minimum 04$1906$2557
Minimum 06$1677$2327
Minimum 08$1562$2212
Minimum 10$1493$1592
Minimum 12$1447$2098
Extra Adult$972$1122
Extra Child$958$1109
Child Without Bed$607$798
Single Room Supp$617$1021

Payment Terms

  • Deposit of 25% of the package cost at the time of booking.
  • Need 50% payment of the package cost, 30 days prior to departure date
  • Need 100% payment of the package cost, 15 days prior to departure date

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of full tour cost – 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% of full tour cost – between 15 & 29 days prior to tour.
  • 75% of full tour cost – between 14 & 7 days prior to tour
  • 100% – within 7 days prior to tour.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices valid from 01st April 2019 to 31stMarch 2020
  • Check-In / Check-out time at all the properties would at 1200 hrs (Noon)
  • Due to Heavy numbers of tourist Arrival during May & June at Leh Airport and further to avoid Taxi Que/registration delays and to ensure the promptness in transfers we are using Maruti Eco or Van or similar vehicles, this is only for Leh – Hotel Transfers, for the rest of the tours vehicle would be as covered in the package.
  • AJ Travels Pvt. Ltd. will not bear any cost for flight cancelled or delayed due to Bad weather or any other reason given by the airline. Cost for accommodation and transport in such cases will have to be borne by passenger.
  • There would be no refund for the road blocks at Nubra | Pangong & Tsomoriri due to natural calamity. The alternate accommodation Cost at Leh due to the same should be bear by the passenger directly.
  • No Refund or Compensation for any unused services or transport in any kind of circumstance.
  • No changes in the date of travel once booked
  • Room allotment will be as per availability at the time of check in, floor or view preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Food menu as per availability of vegetables based on Buffet | Fixed menus
  • Any dispute will be subject to Delhi jurisdiction
  • 25% advance (Non Refundable) to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation & Balance 75% one month prior to arrival.
  • Cost of Child between 5 to 11 Yrs (Without Bed only) & for extra Bed kindly consider the cost of Extra Bed
  • Child below 5 Yrs of age will be complimentary.
  • Maximum 06 Pax can be accommodated in one vehicle including children’s (Scorpio or Similar) Any addition in Tax or Fuel charge done by Airlines / Transport Company etc will be chargeable to group members.
  • The above rates are applicable strictly for resident Indian citizens only
  • Journey can be arranged from Chandigarh / Jammu Railway Station or Airport at Nominal Extra charges.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Chandigarh, Manali, Keylong, Jammu, Srinagar can be arranged on best deals.Blocking of Rooms will be hold for period of 01 month only.

Must Know

  • Protected area permit to citizen of following countries have to be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs / Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India, New Delhi. The District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate will not issue the Protected Area Permit without the prior approval of the above Ministries’.
  • They are requested to obtain the Protected Area Permit / Inner Line permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs/ Ministry of External Affairs Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • 1. Republic of China |2. Pakistan | 3.Myanmar | 4.Afghanistan & hose who Posses Diplomatic Official Passport
  • Duration : 12 Days & 11 Nights
  • Places to Visit : Starting from Manali, Jispa or Sarchu - Tsomoriri - Leh - Monasteries - Pangong Lake - Khardungla Top - Nubra Valley - Sham Valley
Package Includes
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Meal
  • Transfer
Tour ID : GTWL-0319

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